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Stress and the Economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - As the stock market continues to go down many people's stress level keeps on rising.

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International Walk Day

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Today is international walk to school day and dozens of students in the Harlem District participated.

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Haskell Celebrates With A Parade

Updated: 10/08/2008 - It was an all out celebration today at Haskell's Year Round Academy in Rockford to celebrate their success on 2008 standardized testing.

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center to Offer Concierge Service

Posted: 10/08/2008 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center will be offering concierge services to its employees, patients and guests through a contract with Avascend Healthcare Hospitality beginning on November 3. Avascend will also assume the operations of valet parking for Medical Center patients and guests. On Monday, January 5, 2009, valet parking will be further extended to patients of and visitors to the OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut location at Perryville Road and Route 173 in Loves Park. ”The concierge services will provide a valuable benefit to and support of our employees who have many personal demands, and they will serve our patients and families who may be dealing with difficult times in their lives,” states Karen Brown, vice president of human resources and operations at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. “We are pleased to partner with Avascend for our concierge and valet parking services.” Avascend’s healthcare hospitality services are designed to support patients and visitors during a time when assistance is most valuable, allowing them to focus on their health and the health and experience of their loved ones. Avascend specializes in creating a lasting, positive impression for the patients, visitors and employees of healthcare facilities. The result is a measurable increase in patient flow, improved patient satisfaction and increased retention of healthcare professionals. “Avascend has always believed that parking and logistics are ultimately about people. Avascend is a front-of-house company – focused on not just patient flow and logistics but on the total patient, guest, employee and physician experience.” says Dave Geenens, president/CEO of Avascend.

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Double Fatal Car Crash

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The two vehicles struck head-on, just after 6 AM near the intersection of North Second and Forest Hills Road. Police have closed the roads to further investigate how the crash happened. Please avoid this area at least through the late morning.

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Madigan Announces Agreement to Reduce Cigarette Sales to Minors

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Release from Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announces an agreement with Shell Oil Products US and its joint venture, Motiva Enterprises LLC, in which Shell will implement new procedures designed to reduce cigarette sales to minors at more than 13,000 independent retail outlets.

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Mustard Museum on the Move

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Mount Horeb Mustard Museum and its 5,000 jars from more than 60 countries are on the move.

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Dozens Gather to remember Shooting Victims

Posted: 10/08/2008 - More than 100 people gathered in Crandon to mark the date one year ago when six young people were killed in a fit of rage by a man who was paid to protect and serve.

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Repeat Drunken Driver finds way to Start Car

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Police say a repeat drunken driver from Waukesha County used a portable air compressor and a balloon to get around the ignition interlock device on his van.

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Emergency Rate Cut to 1.5%

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Federal Reserve has ordered an emergency interest rate cut of a half a percentage point to cope with the worst financial crisis since the 1929 stock market crash.

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Second Presidential Debate Recap

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In their second presidential showdown, Barack Obama and John McCain sparred on the economy, health care, energy and foreign policy.

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Janesville Standoff Ends Peacefully

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A two-hour stand-off ends peacefully in Janesville Tuesday night, when a man wanted on serious domestic battery charges is taken into custody.

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Professor Reaction

Updated: 10/07/2008 - Local political experts are weighing in on the second presidential debate.

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