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Fireworks Safety

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Updated: 06/28/2005 - Fireworks are a big part of 4th of July celebrations, but in the wrong hands they can have dangerous, even deadly consequences.

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Spontaneous Combustion

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Updated: 06/29/2005 - The heat and the wrong materials almost caused a family to lose their entire home.

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Wal-Mart Construction Plans in Rockton

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Posted: 06/28/2005 - Plans for the new Wal-Mart on Rockton Road and Highway 251 have been approved and Rockton leaders are waiting for construction to begin.

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Supreme Court Rulings

Updated: 06/27/2005 - The Supreme Court says it's OK to display the Ten Commandments in public places sometimes.

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Wells Running Dry

Posted: 06/27/2005 - A drought in the Stateline is causing problems for many people who own private wells.

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Man Involved in Fatal Crash Is Sentenced

Updated: 06/27/2005 - Twenty-one-year-old Ryan Moberg is sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement in the fatal crash of 46-year-old Jill Clankie in March of 2004 in Northwest Rockford.

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Korean War Memorial

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Updated: 06/27/2005 - Fifty five years ago war broke out in Korea as forces from the communist north invaded the south. Now local veterans from that war are working to make sure their fight is not forgotten by building a memorial.

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Byron Fees Increase

Updated: 06/27/2005 - Byron School District parents need to budget now for August enrollment.

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Drought Task Force

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Updated: 06/27/2005 - Our Illinois governor is pulling together resources all because we are lacking one major natural resource, water.

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Raffle Scam

Updated: 06/26/2005 - There are lottery scams, Internet scams, but one unusual scam taking place uses the name of a Loves Park church.

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The Last Station Standing

Updated: 06/25/2005 - It has taken several decades, but a historical institution may finally be coming to an end.

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Boat Safety

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Updated: 06/25/2005 - Each year hundreds of people die in boating accidents. Winnebago County sheriff's deputies and the Department of Natural Resources are out trying to prevent these accidents. We have their tips on boating safety.

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Three People Killed in Accident on I-90 Near Riverside

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Updated: 06/25/2005 - It was a terrible scene Friday afternoon on I-90 near the Riverside exit. A truck rolled over on its side with a car trapped underneath and flames quickly destroyed both with people still inside.

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Fields Project Arts Festival

Updated: 06/24/2005 - It has been said that "agriculture is food for the table; art is food for the soul." One Ogle County town is working to be an art center in a rural community.

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How Do We Stop the Violence

Updated: 06/24/2005 - Ex-gang members speak out on how the city is going in the wrong direction when trying to solve the violent crime problem.

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Tips on Beating the Heat

Updated: 06/24/2005 - Temperatures are expected to climb dangerously high over the next few days. The heat index is predicted to hit 100 degrees. Here are some tips on what to eat, what to drink and where to go to keep cool.

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Airport Growth

Updated: 06/23/2005 - For the past week we've been highlighting the city of Rockford and the different institutions that make our town unique.

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