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One Year Later: Violent Crimes Task Force

Updated: 12/03/2014 - The Winnebago County Violent Crimes Task Force was formed a year ago and today they met to talk about ways to bring the crime rate down.

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Developer Plans to Demolish Essex Plant

Posted: 12/03/2014 - Once a thriving symbol for the manufacturing sector of Rockford, the Essex Plant has stood idle for the last 12 years, but now a new developer wants to bring life to the run down facility.

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Legislature Overturns Quinn Veto on Speed Limit

Posted: 12/03/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have overturned the governor's veto of legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 55 to 70 mph on the state's toll highways.

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Madigan: Illinois House Will Adjourn Until January

Posted: 12/03/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he plans to adjourn his chamber on Wednesday and not call lawmakers back before the new governor is seated.

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Illinois Utilities Step Closer to Rate Increases

Posted: 12/03/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Legislature committee has taken action that puts a pair of the state's electric utilities closer to receiving two more years of automatic rate hikes.

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Rauner Meets With State Lawmakers

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD (WIFR) -- It appears Pat Quinn's tenure as Illinois Governor will run out without a vote on a statewide minimum wage hike.

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Fighting the Holiday Blues

Updated: 12/02/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While many of us are hoping for sunshine, a local doctor says some people need it more than we think. Experts say if we're feeling down, it could be more than just the "holiday blues."

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Financial Management Systems to Close

Updated: 12/02/2014 - A local call center is closing, leaving more than 100 people out of work and Rockford out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Enrollment for Kindergarten Students Begins at District 205

Updated: 12/02/2014 - It is a busy day for Rockford Public Schools as today marks the start of Kindergarten Enrollment as parents get closer to the day they get to watch their little ones go to school for the first time on their own.

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Rauner Says State Budget "Worse Than Discussed"

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois' Republican governor-elect says he's finding the state budget is "worse than has been discussed" as he learns more about it.

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Legislature Overturns Quinn Veto on Truck Speeds

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have overturned the governor's veto of legislation allowing higher speed limits for trucks on interstate highways in rural parts of the Chicago area.

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