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Illinois Students Fare Poorly on New Statewide Tests

Posted: 09/16/2015 - Preliminary results from new statewide tests based on the Common Core educational standards show that the vast majority of Illinois high school students fell short of grade-level expectations.

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Janesville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Updated: 09/15/2015 - A man is now in custody on multiple drug charges after the Rock County Sheriff’s Office says they found drugs, guns, and cash while searching a Janesville home.

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UPDATE: Dollar General Distribution Center Deal Approved

Posted: 09/15/2015 - More than 500 new jobs will be on their way to Janesville after city council members unanimously approved a tax increment financing deal with Dollar General for a new 1 million square foot distribution center on 23 acres of land. the area.

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Maintenance on Byron Power Plant Expected to Boost Local Economy

Updated: 09/15/2015 - Hundreds of workers from more than 30 states are in the Stateline right now, doing some maintenance on Byron’s power plant. While the maintenance is routine, the traffic going in and out of Byron is anything by conventional.

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Annie's Locker Gives 300 Pairs of Gym Shoes to Students

Updated: 09/15/2015 - Only one child in Kishwaukee Elementary School is not living in poverty and hundreds of kids are sitting out from gym class because they can't afford the proper shoes to participate.

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Advocacy Group Details Impact of Illinois Budget Impasse

Posted: 09/15/2015 - A leading child advocacy group says even if state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner end the budget impasse, the damage is already done to numerous services, like afterschool programs and efforts to prevent infant deaths.

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Peppa Pig Live Show Coming to Rockford

Posted: 09/15/2015 - Peppa Pig, star of the hit Nick Jr. TV series, is coming to Rockford on March 25, 2016 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center as part of her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash.”

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Eastern Illinois Says 2 Students Diagnosed with Mumps

Posted: 09/15/2015 - Officials at Eastern Illinois University say two cases of mumps have been diagnosed on campus this month. That follows an outbreak of about 100 cases last month at the University of Illinois.

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Soldiers Visit Schools and Talk with Students

Posted: 09/14/2015 - Students at five schools throughout Rockford this week will have the chance to talk with military policemen about their duties, hear their stories, and see the service dogs.

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