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Memorial Day Parade

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Updated: 05/30/2006 - Memorial Day is not just a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. It's a time to honor more than a million men and women who have died defending our freedom. In downtown Rockford, that meant marking the day with a parade. Our living veterans appreciate the show of support.

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The Heat Is On

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Updated: 05/29/2006 - For the first time this year, the heat is on. Mother Nature flipped the switch on one of the busiest weekends to be outside.

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Home Invasion

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Updated: 05/29/2006 - A 19-year-old male thinks he is the victim of either mistaken identity or a racial attack.

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Breast Yard Sale

Updated: 05/28/2006 - One Ogle County garage sale is doing more than just turning heads.

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Board Member Tires of Controversy

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Updated: 05/28/2006 - A woman at the heart of a local controversy said she's sick of hearing about it. Boone County Board members voted in favor of allowing a special use permit for a wind farm on Tuesday. One of the board members said she can't understand what all the fuss is about.

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Group Demands Revote

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Updated: 05/28/2006 - The Boone County Board threw their support behind a proposed wind farm in the rural part of the county. Now one group of residents is calling for the board to take a recount.

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Dino Dig

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Shovel: 20 bucks; hiking boots: 50 dollars; the hope that your efforts will unearth a complete and preserved dinosaur skeleton: priceless.

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Suspicious Fire

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Posted: 05/26/2006 - Rockford firefighters are trying to figure out whom or what caused a suspicious fire at a clothing store on the city's south side.

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County Board Vote

Updated: 05/26/2006 - The Winnebago County board voted on a controversial issue involving the use of our tax dollars. At first glance it seems the equivalent of the wolf being in charge of the henhouse. The board voting on their own raises, it seems like a slam dunk, but this wolf pack did what was best for the community.

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Citizens Help With Foot Chase

Updated: 05/26/2006 - It started with a foot chase but ended as a perfect example of the community and the police department working together.

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Winnebago County Pay Raises

Updated: 05/25/2006 - The Winnebago County Board meets Thursday night to decide whether to raise their own salaries as well as the pay for some other elected officials.

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A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Oprah's Wednesday guest was Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Wiesel has spent his life educating society about the atrocities of the Holocaust, and one local Holocaust survivor has made that her mission as well.

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A Talk With a Major General

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Retired Major General and former U.S. Senate candidate John Borling has called Rockford home for the last five years. The 66-year-old military hero shows no signs of slowing down.

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Severe Weather possible

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Posted: 05/24/2006 - Tune into channel 23 for updates on possible storms rolling into our area.

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Crime Stoppers 5/23

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Updated: 05/24/2006 - Police need your help in nabbing these people...

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Gang Conference

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Updated: 05/24/2006 - Shocking statistic on gangs; you won't believe how young kids are being lured into this life of crime.

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Veteran Data Stolen

Posted: 05/23/2006 - Problems caused by the loss of personal information of more than 26 million veterans may be worse than originally thought.

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Food Drive

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Updated: 05/23/2006 - Many families depend on government subsidized meal programs at school.

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