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Byron Nuclear Plant Passes Safety Inspection

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Posted: 04/10/2006 - The report cards are in for nuclear energy plants across the country. The plants are graded on their ability to maintain a safe operation and the one in our own back yard passed with high marks.

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Blagojevich Opens BIO 2006 Meeting in Chicago

Posted: 04/10/2006 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says it's appropriate that Chicago is hosting an international D conference for biotechnology because the Midwest is home to 20 percent of the nation's bio-tech firms.

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Black Caucus

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Updated: 04/09/2006 - Two minority groups are joining forces to become a major political influence in the greater Rockford area. The Northwest Illinois Black Caucus is also representing the Hispanic community. They hope their combined powers can make some changes in our area.

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Rockford Police Raid

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Updated: 04/09/2006 - Rockford police called in a bomb squad on Friday after finding what they call "questionable compounds" inside a home in the 3,000 block of Kishwaukee Street. Neighbors watched fearfully as police raided the house.

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Caledonia Crossings

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Updated: 07/23/2010 - It's a topic many rural towns fear: change. And the village of Caledonia could be in for a lot of it if a proposed residential development goes through.

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Lowes Update

Posted: 04/07/2006 - Some exterior walls are now up for a building that will soon house more than 500 new workers.

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Freeport Development

Posted: 04/06/2006 - We've heard the chatter, the discussion, the curiosity, what's in store for nearly 80 acres of land on Freeport’s southside? We're now learning that two big stores are eyeing the property.

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E-mail Scams

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Criminals are using the Internet more and more to go fishing and plenty of victims seem to be going for the bait, hook line and sinker.

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Now Hiring

Updated: 04/06/2006 - A Belvidere business is looking for 100 new employees.

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Job Fair

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Posted: 04/06/2006 - April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 1208 Logan Ave., Belvidere.

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UI Trustees Consider Tuition and Fee Hikes

Posted: 04/06/2006 - Next fall's incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois' two largest campuses will be asked to pay 9.5 percent more in tuition than this year's class.

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Headstart Funding Cut

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Updated: 04/06/2006 - A program that helps hundreds of low-income kids every year is being slashed because of federal budget cuts.

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State Budget Talks

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Posted: 04/05/2006 - The self-imposed deadline for a new state budget is drawing near.

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Couric Coming to CBS

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - NBC Today Show's Katie Couric comes to CBS Evening News.

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Pre-Annexation Agreement

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Updated: 04/05/2006 - The Village of Winnebago may get a hold of some land before the City of Rockford gets a chance.

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Tax Tips

Updated: 04/04/2006 - We have less than two weeks left to file our taxes, and there are lots of items we can write off this year.

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Illinois Launches Elder Abuse Hotline

Updated: 04/04/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The state of Illinois has set up a hotline to help elderly abuse victims and their family members get help.

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Earned Income Tax Credit

Updated: 04/04/2006 - There are dozens of volunteers in the Stateline that are ready to help file taxes for people who make a low income.

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