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Illinois lawmakers working on budget

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Governor Rod Blagojevich's huge capital construction program is getting a hearing in the Illinois House, but hardly anyone is listening.

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Rockford Crime Stoppers 7/8

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Posted: 07/09/2008 - Help Rockford Police find the following four suspects and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Iran Launches Missles

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Defense officials say U.S. tracking systems detected nine missile launches. Officials note that the test came during Iran's "Noble Prophet" exercise -- an exercise also held twice in 2006, each time including multiple missile launches.

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Officials Say Pentagon Will Reopen $35B Tanker Bid

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Congressional sources say the Pentagon will re-compete a $35 billion contract to build the Air Force's fleet of new refueling tankers and pick a new winner by the end of the year.

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Sheley Due In Court In Galesburg

Posted: 07/09/2008 - A northwestern Illinois man charged in two murders and named as a suspect in six others is heading back to court.

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Gardasil Vaccine Controversy

Updated: 07/08/2008 - 23 News sits down with a local nurse practitioner who advises her patients to get the Gardasil vaccine.

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Mosquito Blues

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Updated: 07/08/2008 - Warm and wet weather has produced a boom of mosquitoes.

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Autism Treatment to be Studied?

Updated: 07/08/2008 - Government researchers are pushing to test an unproven treatment on autistic children, a move some see as unethical.

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Chicago Tribune Job Cuts

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Chicago Tribune is eliminating about 80 editorial positions -- roughly 14 percent of its newsroom staff -- amid parent Tribune Company's campaign to cut costs as revenues decline.

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Strange Debris After Midwest Floodwaters Recede

Updated: 07/08/2008 - As floodwaters retreat across the Midwest, remnants of the lives touched by raging rivers and swollen lakes are popping up miles from those who lost them.

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State Lawmakers Meet Again

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield tomorrow to work on problems with the state budget.

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Local Fire Departments Get Grants

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Volunteer fire protection districts Win-Bur-Sew in Winnebago County and Amboy in Lee County will receive thousands of dollars in grant money from the state.

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Pet Owners Favor McCain

Posted: 07/08/2008 - If the presidential election were to go to the dogs, then John McCain looks like the best in show.

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Arrangements Set For Couple Killed In Festus

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Funeral arrangements are now set for the couple beaten to death last week in Festus, Missouri, allegedly by accused serial killer Nicholas Sheley.

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Tearing out Rockford's Main Street Mall

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A new project is driving forward that some business owners in downtown Rockford hope will steer more people to their doors. Here's the latest on a proposal to replace the Main Street pedestrian mall with a road.

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FEMA Assistance in Winnebago County

Posted: 07/07/2008 - It has been a few weeks since record-level flood waters swamped the stateline and FEMA and state officials are teaming up to help victims.

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More GM Cuts Ahead?

Posted: 07/07/2008 - More job cuts could be on the way for a major car manufacturer.

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Keep Cool in Rockford

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Rockford's Human Services Department is doing its best to help citizens keep cool this summer. The Department of Energy will begin offering uility assistance for households in need.

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