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Police/Tourism Seminar

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Updated: 04/10/2005 - Rockford hosts a special conference for the first time that focuses on how to keep us safe during special events.

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Beautiful Weather Brings Out the Gardeners

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Updated: 04/10/2005 - With increasingly balmy weather, more and more people are headed to the local home and garden store to put their green thumbs to work. Dial 987-HELP for a master gardener.

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Alternatives to Bextra for Pain

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Updated: 04/08/2005 - Back in September, painkiller Vioxx was taken off the market, and now Bextra. With these two drugs off the market, there are few drugs to turn to, and now the FDA is putting stronger warning labels on common over the counter medications like Advil and Aleve.

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Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Pope John Paul II, a symbol of humanity and devotion who was honored and loved by millions, the world now mourns, and Poland has said goodbye to its favorite native son.

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Rockford Remembers a Pope

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Locally, heads bowed and hands joined in prayer in papal remembrance. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown Rockford for a special mass Friday morning.

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ShopKo to Be Sold

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Updated: 04/08/2005 - Discount stores operator ShopKo Stores Inc., with several stores in the stateline, said Friday that it has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $715 million.

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Advance Directives

Updated: 04/07/2005 - She was the center of a 15-year-long contentious right to die case that ended last Thursday. Forty-one-year-old Terry Schiavo died after intensive legal battles that went as high as the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and the Vatican.

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Report Finds Lax Oversight at DCFS

Updated: 04/06/2005 - The Illinois Child Welfare Department is not doing enough to monitor children and the people who are supposed to care for them. That's the conclusion of a new report Wednesday.

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TMA Agrees to Continue Downstate Service

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Updated: 04/06/2005 - Trans-Meridian Airlines will continue to offer charter service from Mid-America St. Louis Airport to Florida through the end of the year.

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Local Turnout Mixed

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - The numbers of voters turning out in local elections Tuesday vary from community to community and precinct to precinct.

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Predicting Tornadoes Difficult

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - Weather forecasters suggest keeping umbrellas and jackets handy this spring, but they say it's anybody's guess whether the soggy outlook might spin up a third straight year of heavy tornadoes in Illinois.

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Cookie Recall

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - A California company is recalling Espresso Mocha cookies sold at Target stores in Illinois and more than 20 other states.

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Freeport Approves to Intergovernmental Agreement

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - Freeport's City Council agrees to an intergovernmental agreement on a plot of land slated for new development and jobs. Now, the vote is in the Stephenson County Board's hands.

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Election Day Countdown

Updated: 04/04/2005 - Polling places in Rockford will soon be open, but Rockford's three mayoral candidates are showing no signs of slowing down.

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