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Allergy Season

Posted: 05/02/2006 - An early spring brought happiness to some but misery to the estimated 40 million people suffering with allergies, and here in the stateline the wheezing and sneezing began weeks ahead of schedule.

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No Immigrant March in Rockford

Updated: 05/02/2006 - Hundreds of thousands showed up for a protest in the streets of Chicago Monday. Closer to home, a march in support of fair immigration laws fell through.

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A Marine's Homecoming

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Updated: 05/02/2006 - He is a third generation Marine who signed on the dotted line immediately after graduating from Harlem High School in 2003.

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Student Accountability

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Updated: 05/02/2006 - One of the top five experts, in regards to student achievement, gives advice.

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Gangs

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Updated: 05/02/2006 - Rival gangs in Rockford are flexing their muscles.

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Chicago Protest

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Updated: 05/02/2006 - America's immigrants were making their voices heard by protesting in huge numbers all across the country.

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Cab Murder

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Updated: 05/02/2006 - It's the 5th murder in Rockford in eight days. A cab driver was shot in the head and killed around 10 p.m. Sunday night.

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Stores Closed in Belvidere

Posted: 05/01/2006 - On Monday the city of Belvidere felt the effects of a nationwide economic protest.

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Manufacturing Training

Updated: 05/01/2006 - There's a growing shortage of qualified skilled workers who are applying for manufacturing jobs in the stateline. Now, a new initiative called "manufacturing boot camp" is creating an opportunity for potential employees to get the skills they need to get hired.

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Mercury Reduction Program to Start in Rockford

Posted: 05/01/2006 - ROCKFORD – Building on efforts to reduce mercury emissions and protect the public health, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Doug Scott announced a new initiative to expand the collection and recycling of climate control thermostats that contain mercury switches.

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NIU Students to Pitch Business Plan to Belvidere Company

Posted: 05/01/2006 - As a company that traditionally makes products for the metal working industry, Deveco did not have a clear idea of how to introduce its new bio-based cleaning product to the general public.

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Immigration Reform

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Updated: 05/01/2006 - Officials gear up for a massive event to support immigration reform.

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New Chief, Part 2

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Updated: 04/30/2006 - Badges, bikes and bars, that's how many see the Police Department, but new Police Chief Chet Epperson wants to change that. He wants a department that works closely with its residents.

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Autism Awareness

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Updated: 04/28/2006 - Now-a-days one in every 166 kids is autistic.

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Heroin Deaths

Updated: 04/28/2006 - Two more people have died from suspected heroin overdoses in Rockford this week.

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Hispanic Conference

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Updated: 04/28/2006 - Given the current struggles of the Hispanic community, many say leadership skills among citizens are more important than ever.

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Rockford Library Closed May 6

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Posted: 04/28/2006 - Rockford Public Library's main library will be closing its doors to the public next Saturday because the building will be the site of the Minutemen's Town Hall meeting.

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TDS in New Hiring Phase

Posted: 04/28/2006 - TDS U.S. Automotive, which provides logistics services to the Daimler Chrysler Belvidere Assembly Plant, continues to recruit more than 50 potential employees for its growing operation.

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Police

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Updated: 04/28/2006 - Garbage, gangs, and graffiti are the top priorities for Rockford's new Police Chief Chet Epperson.

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