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Machesney Park Pushes for Jobs

Updated: 08/23/2011 - With thousands of residents out of work a local village is trying to lower the unemployment rate by better competing for jobs.

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On the Waterfront Funding

Posted: 08/15/2011 - Rockford leaders say they'll likely stop funding the festival next year.

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Man arrested after razor attack in Janesville

Posted: 08/07/2011 - A man who told police he heard voices cut his own throat with a razor and then cut the throats of the woman who lived with him and the throat of their daughter.

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Wisconsin State Fair: New rules helped keep peace

Updated: 08/07/2011 - Wisconsin State Fair officials say more officers and new rules helped keep things calm, a day after dozens of youths fought inside and outside of the grounds.

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Local Drug Shortage

Updated: 08/02/2011 - Local hospitals are banning together in an effort to make an national drug shortage less apparent to patients

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Pipe bomb found near Janesville

Posted: 07/31/2011 - Rock County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a 14-inch pipe bomb was found in a county lake by a man swimming with his two young children

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UPDATE- Obama says he, Congress leaders reach deal

Updated: 08/01/2011 - President Barack Obama says Republican and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have reached an agreement with him to raise the government's debt ceiling and avoid a default.

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Small Plane Crash

Posted: 07/24/2011 - We're continuing to follow a breaking news story, the Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a small plane crash near the Poplar Grove Airport

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ComEd: Fewer than 6,000 in Ill. still lack power

Updated: 07/16/2011 - Fewer than 6,000 ComEd customers in northern Illinois remain without power after a major storm that left hundreds of thousands without electricity for days.

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Debt Showdown

Posted: 07/10/2011 - Obama, lawmakers still divided over debt deal

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New Stink Bug in Illinois

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Updated: 07/10/2011 - A new species of stink bug has been spotted in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois and researchers say it's a matter of time before breeding populations start moving in.

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Gas Prices Drop

Updated: 07/10/2011 - Gas prices drop slightly over past 2 weeks

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Emerald Ash Borer in Rockford

Posted: 06/28/2011 - The city of Rockford may have to pay millions of dollars over the next decade to prevent dying trees from injuring homeowners and destroying properties

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Pilot Police Report Released

Updated: 06/27/2011 - The way the Rockford Police Department operates could completely change in the next two years.

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