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Walgreens to cut 1,000 Jobs this Year

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Posted: 01/08/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says it will cut 1,000 jobs this year, or about 9 percent of corporate management, through a combination of voluntary buyouts and layoffs.

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Chicago Home Buyers Coming to Rockford

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A decrease in gas prices could lead to a spike in another recent trend: homeowners driving from Chicago to Rockford to buy more building for their buck. We spoke to one young couple that did just that and was shocked at the deal they got.

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Rockford Murder Arrest

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Serious charges tonight, against a third suspect in a 2008 Rockford murder.

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Freeport High Security

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The New Year is off to a more peaceful start at one Stateline high school after ending 2008 with threats of school shootings and ammunition found in a locker room.

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Reducing Deer to Reduce Car Accidents

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Most of us probably have, or know someone who has come close to hitting a deer. and now, a task force is trying to reduce these encounters, by reducing deer.

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Obama Urges Democratic Officials To Resolve Burris Matter

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A Democratic official says President-elect Barack Obama and the Senate's top Democrat discussed the need to resolve the dispute over naming Roland Burris to the Senate, a move both initially had opposed.

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Two Chicago Men Arrest For Scheming Millions

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Federal prosecutors have charged two suburban Chicago men who billed themselves as foreign currency traders with swindling customers out of $15 million to pay for a lifestyle that included strip clubs, jewelry and private jets.

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Stateline Recycling Recession

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Low commodity prices have made recycling less profitable, but we should still do it!

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Alcoa To Cut 13 Percent Of Global Work Force

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Aluminum producer Alcoa is cutting about 13 percent of its global work force by the end of the year because of a deteriorating world economy.

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Study: More Species Invasions in Great Lakes

Posted: 01/07/2009 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Government scientists say dozens of foreign species may invade the Great Lakes in coming years, despite policies aimed at keeping them out.

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Reid Says Burris Might Ultimately Get Senate Seat

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Dick Durbin met with Burris in Washington today. Afterward, they set out the legal steps under which they're willing to welcome him into the Senate.

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10:10 Economy Rockford: 401-K Advice

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A new survey shows 11 percent of U.S. companies already have or are considering cutting retirement plan matches by the end of the year.

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