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Mental Evaluation Ordered of Sterling Murder Suspect

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A judge has given attorneys until next Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether an Illinois man charged with killing eight people is fit to strand trial in one of those cases.

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Man Pleads Guilty to 1991 Bank Robbery

Posted: 09/26/2008 - An 80-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced in federal court to five years in prison for taking part in a 1991 bank robbery in Michigan.

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Court Halts Blagojevich Health Care Expansion

Posted: 09/26/2008 - An Illinois appellate court ruled that Governor Rod Blagojevich exceeded his authority in expanding a health care program to wealthier participants.

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Illinois Boaters Close to Getting Off River

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A couple dozen boaters are inching closer to getting off the Illinois River. The Coast Guard says only a nearly 20-mile stretch of the river remains closed to recreational traffic because of lingering current and debris issues from Hurricane Ike's remnants.

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Rockford Fatal Car Accident

Posted: 09/26/2008 - We now have the name of the man who died in a car accident in Rockford early this morning. Twenty-five year-old Anthony Jensen of Sycamore was killed in a multi-car collision.

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Bomb Threat at Harlem High School

Updated: 09/26/2008 - We just got word today that a bomb threat was reported at Harlem High School yesterday afternoon.

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McCain To Attend Debate

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Republican John McCain says he's going to be at the first presidential debate, even though Congress doesn't have a bailout deal.

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Rockford Fire Station Open House

Posted: 09/26/2008 - The Rockford Fire Department invites the public to their open house in conjuction with Fire Prevention Week

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Rockford Murder Investigation

Updated: 09/25/2008 - The investigation continues into the murder of a 25-year old man. Rockford police found his burned body abandoned in a field late Wednesday night. Here are reactions from neighbors who know the suspected killer.

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Congressman Manzullo on the Bailout Plan

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Right now the financial bailout plan faces sharp critique from house republican's who are the loudest voice of discontent on the measure.

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Governor Blagojevich to be Indicted?

Updated: 09/25/2008 - WBBM-TV in Chicago is reporting federal agents say they have enough evidence to indict Ilinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. The charges would involve fraud and conspiracy.

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Up

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Perhaps a sign of the times with the struggling economy, Rockford's unemployment rate jumped more than 3% last month.

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