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Machesney Growth

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Machesney Park continues to boom with new homes and businesses. But with growing pains may come with some dollars for the community.

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Rockford College President Moves On

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Posted: 02/10/2006 - Dr. Pribbenow is taking his philanthropic expertise to Augsburg College in Minneapolis; the reason, a long time personal goal to work for a Lutheran college.

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Demonstrators Support Ethanol Plant

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Posted: 02/10/2006 - On Thursday night a new group rallied outside the courthouse. Their message is clear. They want the ethanol plant built in Winnebago County - and they want it now.

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Trailer Fire

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Posted: 02/10/2006 - A massive fire destroys a home on Rockford’s south side Thursday morning.

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Ethanol Update

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Posted: 02/09/2006 - That controversial $140 million ethanol plant proposed for Winnebago County goes before the county board. The company behind the project was in Rockford Thursday lobbying for support.

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New South Beloit Subdivision

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Posted: 02/09/2006 - It's been 50 years since there's been any new development on the west side of south Beloit. But that's all about to change, late last month, a new subdivision was approved, a large subdivision, with plans to build 700 homes.

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Madigan Releases Top Ten Consumer Complaints

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Posted: 02/09/2006 - CHICAGO (AP) -- It's a Top Ten list you won't see on David Letterman, but Attorney General Lisa Madigan has released a list of the ten top consumer complaints in Illinois.

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Smoking Ban Proposal

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Posted: 02/09/2006 - Lighting up at the bar could soon be history if some Illinois lawmakers get their way. They want to ban smoking in public places throughout our state.

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The Race for Governor

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Updated: 02/09/2006 - The gubernatorial primary is just six weeks away and the race for governor is starting to heat up. But how is the election for the state's top job shaping up?

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Horse Slaughter

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Updated: 02/08/2006 - The USDA ruled on Tuesday to allow Cavel Foods to continue to operate. That's despite an amendment from Congress last year that cut funding for the inspection of horse meat.

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United Airlines

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Posted: 02/07/2006 - In less than a month, United Airlines will begin service out of Rockford. The twice-daily flights will allow travelers to connect to more than 100 destinations worldwide. Airport executive director Bob O’Brien says flights out of Rockford are sold out but there are still plenty of unsold seats on flights into RFD. How will this situation affect United’s success?

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Local Middle School in State Guide

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Posted: 02/07/2006 - A local middle school is being featured in a statewide resource guide. Reagan Middle School in Dixon was used as a case study for the guide about healthy, high performing school buildings.

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