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Freeport Newspaper Expansion

Updated: 07/24/2008 - In this day in age of companies cutting back, a Freeport newspaper is adding to the pages.

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Quarry Safety

Updated: 07/24/2008 - Fresh questions regarding water safety, after three separate drownings in the Stateline over the past day. Here's a look at quarry safety, both in South Beloit, where the first victim drowned, and here in Rockford.

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Dog Therapy Program At OSF St. Anthony's

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Updated: 07/24/2008 - Hospitals in our area are always looking to new techniques to improve patient satisfaction now one is turning to the dogs for help.

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Franklin Grove Lottery Winners

Posted: 07/24/2008 - It was supposed to be a normal family vacation turned out to be a bit grander for the Hackmans from Franklin Grove.

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Civil Rights Groups Want Consent Searches Banned

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Armed with four years of state data finding minorities are searched more often during traffic stops than whites, civil rights groups are asking the governor to bar state police from making such "consent searches."

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Clear Channel Drops Lawsuit Against Tribune

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Clear Channel Communications Inc. confirmed today that it withdrew a lawsuit that accused publisher Tribune Co. of stealing trade secrets.

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Reputed Mobster Frank 'The German' Schweihs Dies

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Reputed Chicago mob enforcer Frank 'The German' Schweihs (SHWYS) has died while awaiting trial on federal charges that he took part in a racketeering conspiracy and took part in two long-unsolved mob murders.

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Spike in U.S. Fentanyl Deaths

Posted: 07/24/2008 - The federal government says today that more than one thousand people died over two years from an illegal version of the painkiller fentanyl.

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Three Cubs Bidders Make Final Cut

Posted: 07/24/2008 - According to a person involved in the negotiations, the Tribune Company is inviting at least three potential buyers who each submitted bids for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field near or above $1 billion to participate in a second round of proposals.

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Bartman Turns Down $25,000 For Autograph

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Steve Bartman has refused yet another offer to cash in on the moment he became the most famous -- or infamous -- Chicago Cubs fan in history.

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Mary Jane Reed Legal Battle Update

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A sixty year old murder case is making headlines once again. Here's a look back at the mysterious murder of Mary Jane Reed and the latest on a legal battle to make Ogle County investigators release their evidence.

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