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Fake Abduction

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Updated: 01/30/2006 - A Dakota teen lies about her abduction and will likely be charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

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Abduction Never Happened

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Updated: 01/29/2006 - The small town of Dakota was sent into shock this week when one of their own was kidnapped, or so she said.

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New Site For Tax Help

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Updated: 01/29/2006 - Illinois launches a new site to help file taxes.

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Carbon Monoxide

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Updated: 01/28/2006 - There's a hidden danger lurking in many of our homes that is especially dangerous in the winter. There's a feature in many new homes in the stateline that make them more prone to house this deadly poison.

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Homeland Security Grants

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Homeland security…it's not only a way to make our country safe, it's also a way to make our local economy strong.

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Pedicure Dangers

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Updated: 01/26/2006 - You would be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn't love a pedicure. Not only is it relaxing, but the end result looks terrific, clean, polished toes. Pedicures are perfectly safe if the tools and equipment are cleaned properly but if these rules aren't followed serious problems can be brewing...

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Rockford Shooting

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Posted: 01/26/2006 - A Rockford man is fighting for his life after being shot in the chest Wednesday morning.

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Dakota Teen Speaks Out About Abduction

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Updated: 01/25/2006 - She is thankful and perhaps, even lucky, to be alive tonight. A young girl on the way home from school in Dakota is abducted.

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Syverson Announces Alternative on Capital Plan

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Updated: 01/24/2006 - The governor has been pushing his plan to improve Illinois highways. But now statehouse Republicans are touting a different plan to help us get around better.

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IPOD Ear

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Updated: 01/24/2006 - Like VCRs and cell phones, I pods have solidified their spot in the history of American culture. Millions of Americans own them and their popularity continues to grow. But what's also growing is hearing problems associated with the mini-music players. It's being called "I-pod ear and there are steps you should take to protect yourselves and your children from hearing loss.

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Gov. Says No-No to Keno

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Updated: 01/24/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Governor Rod Blagojevich says he'll take keno off the negotiating table if it means state lawmakers will support his road and school construction plan. The governor sent a letter to House Minority Leader Tom Cross today saying keno has become an excuse for lawmakers to oppose the proposal he calls a critical jobs-creation bill. Blagojevich says he's willing to forgo the keno idea as long as legislators work to find the money needed for the three-point-two (b) billion dollar construction plan he proposed two weeks ago. Blagojevich had proposed legalizing the video poker-meets-bingo game to pay for 500 (m) million in new school construction projects. But the idea has went over poorly with lawmakers who say they fear keno will create additional societal and financial problems.

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Durbin Votes `No' on Alito

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Updated: 01/24/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Samuel Alito to become a Supreme Court justice on a straight party-line vote, with Senator Dick Durbin reminding everyone of the irony of the moment.

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Terrorism Dollars For The Stateline

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Making our area more secure against the 21st century worries of terrorist attack or Mother Nature’s fury got a big boost today with some federal dollars.

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Fuel Efficient Car Tax Credit

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Updated: 01/21/2006 - Governor Rod Blagojevich wants to give us 500 dollars if we buy a fuel efficient vehicle.

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Geothermal Heating

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Updated: 01/20/2006 - Wouldn't it be nice to have a heating and air conditioning system in our homes that could slash our electric bills in half?

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Cell Phone Records for Sale

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Lawmakers are scrambling to stop a business that profits off selling our personal information.

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Closings & Cancellations

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Updated: 01/20/2006 - A list of the closings and cancellations due to the winter storm.

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Winter Road Conditions

Updated: 04/20/2006 - If you're looking for the latest road conditions we have two great websites for you

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Illinois Gas Stations Considering Closing in a Disaster

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An official with a trade group representing independent gasoline stations in Illinois says they may shut down if another disaster similar to Hurricane Katrina hits.

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Byron Nuclear Plant Assessment Appeal

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Updated: 01/20/2006 - The Byron school district is taking a battle to the state. They're fighting for $2 million tax from the nuclear power plant.

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