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Koats For Kids Distribution

Updated: 10/31/2007 - They've been collecting for weeks, now the Salvation Army has about one thousand coats to hand out to needy kids in our area.

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How Obesity Effect's Cancer

Posted: 10/31/2007 - We're constantly hearing about the consequences of being over weight but now a new study shows being obese and having excess fat can increase our risk of cancer.

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Amtrak Ridership Up

Updated: 10/31/2007 - New ridership numbers out today are not only good for Amtrak but also good for our area.

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Murder Case Update

Posted: 10/31/2007 - A Winnebago County Grand Jury has determined two Rockford Police officers were justified in shooting an 80 year old man to death.

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Durbin Comments On Reform Of Consumer Protection Safety Commission

Updated: 10/31/2007 - United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a press conference today where he discussed recent remarks by the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and touted a strong reform package to strengthen the faltering watchdog agency.

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Pumpkins Taxed in Iowa

Posted: 10/31/2007 - Pumpkins are a decoration -- so they're taxed in Iowa

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Manufacturing Business Falls in Northern Illinois

Posted: 10/31/2007 - The association says the monthly business barometer of activity in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana fell to 49.7 this month. That marks the third time this year that the index slipped below 50.

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Halloween Costumes In Schools

Posted: 10/31/2007 - At West Elementary School in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, princesses and superheroes will walk the halls for Halloween today. But there will be no Richard Nixons or George Bushes.

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School Testing Gaps

Posted: 10/31/2007 - New education statistics show a troubling problem in Illinois -- a sharp drop in performance between elementary school and high school.

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Amtrak Ridership In Illinois Up

Posted: 10/31/2007 - Huge ridership gains are tied to increased Amtrak train frequencies in Illinois, with the three routes between Chicago and downstate communities showing large increases and helping Amtrak to set a new national record for passengers

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Chicago Transit Scare

Posted: 10/31/2007 - As the Chicago Transit Authority's threatened "doomsday" budget cuts approaches, members of the public are demanding that their favorite bus route be spared

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Britney Spears-Custody

Posted: 10/31/2007 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears can spend more time with her sons.

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Hepburn Papers

Posted: 10/31/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Public Library has gotten a treasure trove of material: personal papers from the life of actress Katharine Hepburn.

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Robert Goulet Dies

Posted: 10/31/2007 - Robert Goulet, whose baritone launched stage career, dies at 73 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fellow entertainers are remembering actor-singer Robert Goulet, who died today in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 73.

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