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Posted: 03/04/2006 - Two Chicago papers endorse Republican candidate's for Governor.

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Home Invasion

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Posted: 03/04/2006 - A rural Kingston resident is forces to hit the panic button.

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Charter Schools

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Posted: 03/04/2006 - There's a different kind of school that's gaining popularity throughout the country. On Saturday local residents worked on starting a charter school in Rockford.

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Destination Denver

Posted: 03/03/2006 - It may seem like just a little thing a flight from the Chicagoland area to Denver. It happens every day, but it's much more than that. It's the Rockford Airport stepping out a bit from the shadows of Midway and O’Hare.

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Welcome to the Airport Family

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Friday, our community was celebrating United Airlines' entrance to our airport family. Dozens came out to the airport to revel in the good news and hear plans for the future...

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Home show

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Posted: 03/03/2006 - The Rockford home show is running at the Metro Centre this weekend. One of the main features is a patio with a hot tub and bubbling pond.

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3rd Member of Hate Crimes Commission Resigns

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Posted: 03/03/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A third member of the Illinois hate crimes commission has resigned over a Nation of Islam official's membership on the panel.

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Machesney Park Shooting

Posted: 03/02/2006 - One man takes two shots to the upper torso while another man's house is caught in the cross fire.

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Graffiti Suspects Caught

Posted: 03/02/2006 - Last Friday, we told you about one Rockford neighborhood on the southeast side that's been the target of increased gang graffiti, buildings, fences and street signs heartlessly spray painted. But this week, Rockford Police nabbed five suspects.

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Aquin High School Break-in

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Posted: 03/02/2006 - FREEPORT AQUIN HIGH SCHOOL IS VANDALIZED OVERNIGHT AND ALL 160 STUDENTS weRE SENT HOME Thursday morning.

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New Airline to Be Based in Rockford

Posted: 03/02/2006 - Festival Airlines says it will begin commercial flights later this year to vacation destinations in North and South America.

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Rochelle Ethanol Plant

Posted: 03/01/2006 - While Winnebago County residents debate the proposed ethanol plant for their county, construction is well under way on an even bigger ethanol plant in Rochelle. The Rochelle plant, however, did not create as much controversy as the proposed plant in Winnebago County.

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Illness Going Around

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Posted: 02/28/2006 - What's going around in one area school forces the cancellation of all classes.

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Rockton and Home Rule

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Posted: 02/28/2006 - It's a hot topic this election season - home rule. Rockton residents vote on the issue this March and it's generating some controversy in northern Winnebago County.

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Paramedic faces criminal charges

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Posted: 02/28/2006 - A man trusted with saving lives is accused of assaulting a child. A Belvidere paramedic is charged with five counts of criminal sexual assault.

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Ethanol Meeting

Posted: 02/28/2006 - A Rockford alderman lends his two cents on the proposed ethanol plant for Winnebago County. Victory Bell says it's a bad idea. But instead of fueling debate, his resolution was referred to legal council. However, the proposed ethanol plant did fuel a lot of discussion over at the Winnebago Township meeting.

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Small Plane Crash

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Posted: 02/27/2006 - Rescue workers in Winnebago County say he's lucky to be alive.

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Ending The Trash Talk

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Posted: 02/27/2006 - A new garbage ordinance will be starting soon in Rockford.

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Nursing Shortage

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - They're at the frontline of healthcare but their numbers are dwindling. There's a critical shortage of nurses in the country but the state of Illinois is in the process of making changes in order to lure more students and educators to the field.

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