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Sara Lee Posts 2Q Loss Due to Write-Down

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Food maker Sara Lee says it lost $17 million in its fiscal second quarter, largely due to a write-down related to its North American foodservice beverage unit.

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N. Central Fatal Car Accident

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Right Now Rockford Police are blocking off N. Central and Liberty Ave. due to a fatal car accident.

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Kraft Foods 4th-Quarter Profit Falls

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Northfield-based Kraft Foods says fourth-quarter profit fell 72 percent due to costs related to a restructuring program.

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Holy Name Cathedral Ablaze in Chicago

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Authorities in Chicago say there's no word yet on what caused the fire that broke out at the landmark Holy Name Cathedral early this morning.

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Illinois Legislators Back to Work

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Illinois legislators return to business in Springfield Wednesday, almost one week after the impeachment of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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Rockford Budget Cuts & Public Safety

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The city of Rockford's budget outlook just got a whole lot uglier. Finance leaders are now projecting a seven and a half million dollar deficit for this year. One proposed cut is prompting a standoff between city leaders and the firefighters union.

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Deer Killer Update

Posted: 02/03/2009 - "Jail is the safest place for you," that's what a judge in Wisconsin told one of the suspects accused of running down and killing deer with a snowmobile.

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Medical Helicopter Hearings Begin

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Today federal hearings began in Washington, where a local paramedic is pushing for new safety measures in medical helicopters.

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Accidental Baby Deaths

Updated: 02/03/2009 - It's an unimaginable tragedy, babies smothered or strangled to death while sleeping in their parents' bed. But these accidental deaths are on the rise, and health officials want parents to know, this can be prevented.

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New Campus Safety Bill

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Students and staff on college campuses can now feel a little safer after the House approves a measure to prevent violent incidents, like the one at NIU.

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House Approves National Center For Campus Safety

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The House has approved creation of an office to help university security forces train for and prevent violent incidents such as those at Virginia Tech at Northern Illinois University.

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Quinn Meets With Obama At White House

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says President Barack Obama made no commitments to him regarding funding in the economic stimulus package for the state of Illinois.

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10:10 Economy: Selling A Piece Of Mind

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The local housing market is going through its worst slump since the great depression, so you might think now would not be the best time to open up a new real estate agency. But a local expert disagrees. He's come up with a bold new plan to help buyers and sellers get off the fence.

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Tribune Moves To Adopt New Severance Plan

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Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Delaware bankruptcy judge is expected to approve Tribune Co.'s request to implement a new severance plan for nonunion employees.

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Ford Sales Drop 40 Percent In January

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales fell 40 percent in January, starting 2009 at an abysmal pace for the automaker and the industry.

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Medications Missing From Chicago Warehouse

Posted: 02/03/2009 - An audit has determined that thousands of dollars of vaccines and medications have expired and have gone missing from a Chicago Health Department warehouse because of poor record-keeping.

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Mideast Envoy Returning to Push for Peace

Updated: 10/30/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sending the Obama administration's special envoy for the Middle East back to the region within weeks to pursue further progress between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Motorola Loses $3.6Billion

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Motorola says it lost $3.6 billion, or $1.57 per share, in the fourth quarter as it took massive non-cash charges for goodwill impairment and an increase in a deferred tax reserve.

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