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Housing Starts Down

Updated: 09/08/2008 - Housing starts at lowest level since March 1991

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Little Cubs Field Vandalism

Updated: 08/18/2008 - They are some of the most famous Chicago Cubs baseball players, Ron Santo and Ernie Banks. But now their tributes, flying high over a Stateline ball-park, are gone.

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Rockford School Construction Projects

Updated: 08/18/2008 - With the first day of school just a week away, Rockford students and parents are finishing last minute preparations, while district administrators wrap up one of their busiest summer construction seasons ever. We bring you up to speed on some of the biggest changes.

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Rockford Takes Jobs From China

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Posted: 08/18/2008 - Rockford Automated Machinists are awarded a contract that was previously held by China.

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Accused Serial Killer Charged with Murder Plots

Posted: 08/18/2008 - An Illinois truck driver accused of killing at least four women in three states has been booked on five counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder.

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Chewing Gum Speeds Up Healing Process?

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Can you chew gum and recover from surgery at the same time? A new analysis of five studies suggests chewing gum may speed the return of normal bowel function after colon surgery.

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FEMA Sets Up Shop At Home Depot

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Updated: 08/18/2008 - With local flood victims still recovering from recent storms, officials are looking ahead to make sure we're protected from future damage.

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Stephenson County Fair

Updated: 08/18/2008 - All week long we can head on over to Freeport for the Stephenson County Fair.

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Candidates Pop Up as Illinois Senate President Steps Down

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Illinois Senate President Emil Jones announced Monday that he will retire when his term ends in January. The talk immediately turned to which Senate Democrat might replace him in the top job.

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Metro East Man to Spend 50 Years in Prison

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A Metro East man whose six-day crime spree included driving a man around in a car trunk for four days is headed to federal prison for a half century.

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Man Arrested in Chicago Police Officer's Death

Posted: 08/18/2008 - An attorney representing a suspect in the shooting deaths of an off-duty Chicago police detective and a woman says authorities have arrested the wrong man.

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RSO Single Ticket Sales to Begin

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Single tickets for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra will go on sale beginning Monday, August 25th for the 2008/09 concert season.

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Home Builder Sentiment

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The National Association of Home Builders says this month's housing market index remains at a record low. At the same time, gauges related to current sales and expectations of future sales improved.

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Senate President Emil Jones Retiring This Fall

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A high-ranking state senator confirms that Emil Jones is stepping down as Illinois Senate president. Senator Rickey Hendon tells The Associated Press that Jones, who's about to turn 73, plans to step down after November's legislative veto session.

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