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Rezko Sentencing Delayed

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A federal judge in Chicago has delayed the sentencing of political fundraiser Tony Rezko for more than a month, moving it closer to the presidential election.

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Pontiac to Argue Against Prison Closure

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A state commission weighing Governor Rod Blagojevich's plan to close a central Illinois prison is preparing to hear the opinions of dozens of people expected to speak at a public hearing.

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Amtrak Needs More Cars

Posted: 08/20/2008 - Amtrak says it needs more passenger cars to keep pace with booming demand in Illinois and nationally.

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Belleville Priest Sex-Abuse Trial Underway

Posted: 08/20/2008 - An attorney for a man suing the Belleville diocese and one of its former priests says the diocese for decades concealed evidence of sexual abuse by priests.

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Jo Daviess County Scam

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A possible lottery scam to warn you about out of Jo Daviess County. It is from a company called "Trinity Health Care, Inc."

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Rockford LIHEAP's

Updated: 08/20/2008 - Help is on the way for area residents struggling to pay utility bills. Rockford city's energy division is offering financial assistance to qualified households in Winnebago and Boone counties.

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Illinois School Funding Unconstitutional?

Posted: 08/20/2008 - The Chicago Urban League is challenging Illinois' school funding system. The group filed a civil rights lawsuit today in Cook County against the state and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Paid Sick Days

Posted: 08/20/2008 - A number of states are looking at making paid sick days a standard benefit that comes with a job. Some 46 million U.S. workers lack them, but with federal legislation stalled, lawmakers in a dozen states could take matters into their own hands.

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Freeport Neighborhood Watch

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Freeport neighborhood watch group jumps in action after a violent burglary.

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Chemtool Gets a Tax Break in Rockton

Updated: 07/22/2010 - A taxing decision that split a Stateline community apart, comes down to a split vote at the Rockton village board Tuesday night. But in the end the manufacturing plant Chemtool will get its tax break, paving the way for 500 new jobs in Winnebago County.

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Clearing Up Rockford's Truancy Ordinance Enforcement

Posted: 08/19/2008 - Fighting truancy continues to be a top priority for Rockford city and school leaders. But federal privacy laws are making it difficult to carry out the city's truancy ordinance. We bring you up to speed on what can and cannot be done to keep our kids in school this year.

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Rockton TIF Divides Town

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Posted: 08/19/2008 - A proposed Rockton TIF District has divided the small community.

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Video Games Can Aid Students

Posted: 08/19/2008 - New research suggests that video games are not only fun but can actually enhance certain mental and physical abilities.

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