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New Hospital Equipment

Updated: 06/28/2007 - Some new equipment at a local hospital boosts the survival rate of low birth weight infants.

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Harry Potter Premiere

Updated: 06/28/2007 - Coming soon to a theater near you, that's exactly what Harry Potter fans can expect to hear after the latest sequel has it's world premiere in Tokyo.

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Eagle's Comeback

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Posted: 06/28/2007 - Bald eagle goes off endangered list, marking remarkable recovery

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Toothpaste Recall

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Posted: 06/28/2007 - A report in the New York Times says about 900-thousand tubes of tainted Chinese toothpaste have been distributed in the U-S.

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Sales Tax Legislation

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Updated: 06/29/2007 - Senate and House overrides Governor Blagojevich's veto on early sales tax collection.

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Rochelle Kraft Plant to Close

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Updated: 06/27/2007 - Dozens of employees at the Kraft Foods plant in Rochelle will be out of a job come October.

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Beloit Smoking Restrictions

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Updated: 06/27/2007 - Starting this weekend in Beloit, you'll need to watch out where you light up a cigarette.

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Autopsy Results In

Updated: 06/27/2007 - New developments tonight in the fatal house fire where two young boys died.

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New Cease Fire Director

Updated: 06/27/2007 - There's a new chain of command at an anti violence group here in Rockford.

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Preventing Cardiac Arrests

Updated: 06/27/2007 - A medical alert tonight, it's estimated that more than 350,000 people die each year in the US from sudden cardiac arrest.

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HIV Testing

Updated: 06/27/2007 - If we're heading to the doctor's for a check up, HIV testing is now going to be part of our routine blood work.

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Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

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Updated: 06/27/2007 - Police say, Juan Castro ran into a car in Belvidere, abducted one of the female passengers inside, and then fled.

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Drug Resistant Staph Infection

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Posted: 06/27/2007 - Hospitals have always struggled against staph infections, but in recent years a drug resistant version of the bug has crept up.

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Liz Claiborne Dies

Updated: 06/27/2007 - Liz Claiborne, founder of the fashion house that bears her name, died today at the age of 78.

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Video Game Addiction Issues

Posted: 06/27/2007 - The American Medical Association is backing off on its decision to call excessive video game playing a formal psychiatric addiction, saying instead that more research is needed.

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Teacher Qualifications

Posted: 06/27/2007 - A new public school teacher in North Dakota works for a year on probation before getting job security. In Illinois, it's four years.

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Rockford Schools Budget Woes

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Updated: 06/27/2007 - A two point eight million dollar deficit in the district's operating fund is deemed unacceptable by Rockford School Board members Tuesday night.

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Increased Enforcement

Updated: 06/26/2007 - A heads up for local drivers, State Police are on the prowl, looking for anyone breaking the rules of the road.

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Accidental Emergency Alert

Updated: 06/26/2007 - An accidental broadcast of an emergency alert that went out on TV and radio stations across Illinois is being blamed on FEMA.

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New Approach To A Common Surgical Procedure

Updated: 06/26/2007 - A Freeport woman now says she considers herself lucky after a local surgical team performs a special procedure for the first time in the area.

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What To Do With The Mill?

Updated: 06/26/2007 - An update tonight on the future of The Mill, a center for troubled youth in Rockford.

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