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School Testing Gaps

Posted: 10/31/2007 - New education statistics show a troubling problem in Illinois -- a sharp drop in performance between elementary school and high school.

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Amtrak Ridership In Illinois Up

Posted: 10/31/2007 - Huge ridership gains are tied to increased Amtrak train frequencies in Illinois, with the three routes between Chicago and downstate communities showing large increases and helping Amtrak to set a new national record for passengers

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Chicago Transit Scare

Posted: 10/31/2007 - As the Chicago Transit Authority's threatened "doomsday" budget cuts approaches, members of the public are demanding that their favorite bus route be spared

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GDP Expands Briskly In 3Q

Posted: 10/31/2007 - The Commerce Department says the nation's economy was growing briskly in the third quarter.

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Britney Spears-Custody

Posted: 10/31/2007 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears can spend more time with her sons.

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Hepburn Papers

Posted: 10/31/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Public Library has gotten a treasure trove of material: personal papers from the life of actress Katharine Hepburn.

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Robert Goulet Dies

Posted: 10/31/2007 - Robert Goulet, whose baritone launched stage career, dies at 73 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fellow entertainers are remembering actor-singer Robert Goulet, who died today in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 73.

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Rockford High Schools "Dropout Factories"?

Posted: 10/30/2007 - Three out of four Rockford public high schools are labeled dropout factories in a new nationwide study. School leaders think the report overstates the case. But they agree there is a lot of work to do to keep our kids in school.

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Rockford Crime Stoppers 10/30

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Posted: 10/30/2007 - Help find the suspects of a robbery at a Cellular One in Rockford and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Reckless Homicide

Posted: 10/30/2007 - A Boone county man will spend three and half years in prison for reckless homicide

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Local High School Blood Drive

Updated: 10/30/2007 - There's a need for blood in our community and today local high school students took it upon themselves to tackle the diminishing supply.

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Rockford Police Car Crash

Updated: 10/30/2007 - A Rockford Police officer is injured after slamming into a car that never yielded at an intersection.

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Medicare Plans

Posted: 10/30/2007 - Some medical experts say if seniors thought the new medicare drug plan was confusing and complicated when it first launched in 2005, wait till you have to enroll for next year.

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Calls For Resignation of C.P.S.C. Head

Updated: 10/30/2007 - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling for the resignation of Nancy Nord, the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission following recalls of Chinese-made toys.

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