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Rick's Picks Draws Tourists to Rockford

Updated: 08/17/2012 - Cheap Trick fans from all over the world have descended on the Rick's Picks exhibit in Rockford to take a peak into the life of guitarist Rick Nielsen.

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Online Lottery Sales Fall Short of Expectations

Updated: 08/15/2012 - Illinois became the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets online starting March 25, 2012. But only 157,000 people played online in the first three months - and the Illinois lottery was hoping for at least 600,000 players.

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Hope for the Soy Bean Crop

Updated: 08/14/2012 - Talk to any farmer in the area and they'll tell you this has been an especially rough year. But it won't be a total loss for some farmers.

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Safety Video Goes Viral

Updated: 08/07/2012 - A new video tells people what they should do when a shooter opens fire in a public place.

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Drug Bust in Loves Park

Posted: 08/02/2012 - Diane Balcom's home was destroyed by the mobile park owner on Aug. 2, before her three daughters, ages 8, 13, and 16 had a chance to remove their personal belongings.

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State Job Website Now Available

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Updated: 07/30/2012 - With so many out of work, Illinois just a launched a new program to help connect residents to thousands of jobs.

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Quinn Calls for Vote on Pension Reform in August

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Updated: 07/30/2012 - Governor Pat Quinn says he wants to push forward with "full-scale" pension reform. He's calling lawmakers back into session on Aug.14 to discuss the state's $83 billion debt.

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Summer Domestic Violence Skyrockets

Updated: 07/25/2012 - This summer domestic violence has become an epidemic in Winnebago County. In June Rockford Police say there were 419 reported incidents of abuse - in other words, someone got hurt by a loved one every two hours.

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Correctional Officers Demand Raises

Updated: 07/24/2012 - Winnebago County Correctional Officers say they want a $2.00 per hour pay raise because they are paid less than their counterparts in neighboring counties - and those counties don't have to deal with jail overcrowding and dangerous inmates.

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Operation Clean Sweep: By the Numbers, Sort Of

Updated: 07/18/2012 - Operation Clean Sweep started in October, 2012. Hundreds of law enforcement officers and their agencies joined forced to serve warrants, check on parolees, and find drug dealers.

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Beware of So-called Obama Utility Scam

Updated: 07/10/2012 - If you recently heard President Obama would fork out up to $1000 of your utility bills - watch out. It's just a ploy to steal your personal information.

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Anti-Police Video Made in Rockford Goes Viral; Rappers Apologize

Updated: 07/04/2012 - A music video made in Rockford and posted on YouTube has been viewed more than 4,500 times in the last week. It's a re-make of the famous NWA song "F*** tha Police," except local rappers re-wrote the lyrics about incidents that have happened in Rockford over the last few years, including police-involved shootings.

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60-year-old Man Arrested 60 Times

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Posted: 07/02/2012 - A local man has been arrested more than 60 times over the course of his life..and he's just 60 years old.

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Cops on the Block: S. 6th St. and 15th Ave.

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Updated: 06/27/2012 - 23 News Operation Safer Streets teams up with Rockford Police to bring you Cops on the Block on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer.

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