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Accidental Baby Deaths

Updated: 02/03/2009 - It's an unimaginable tragedy, babies smothered or strangled to death while sleeping in their parents' bed. But these accidental deaths are on the rise, and health officials want parents to know, this can be prevented.

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New Campus Safety Bill

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Students and staff on college campuses can now feel a little safer after the House approves a measure to prevent violent incidents, like the one at NIU.

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NM Man Arrested In Suspicious Powder Mailings

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A 47-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested on charges that allege he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices around the country.

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House Approves National Center For Campus Safety

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The House has approved creation of an office to help university security forces train for and prevent violent incidents such as those at Virginia Tech at Northern Illinois University.

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Quinn Meets With Obama At White House

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says President Barack Obama made no commitments to him regarding funding in the economic stimulus package for the state of Illinois.

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Beanie Babies Maker Renames Sasha, Malia dolls

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The first lady is pleased the company that makes Beanie Babies is retiring the names "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha" from its Ty Girlz collection.

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Tribune Moves To Adopt New Severance Plan

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Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Delaware bankruptcy judge is expected to approve Tribune Co.'s request to implement a new severance plan for nonunion employees.

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Ford Sales Drop 40 Percent In January

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales fell 40 percent in January, starting 2009 at an abysmal pace for the automaker and the industry.

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Medications Missing From Chicago Warehouse

Posted: 02/03/2009 - An audit has determined that thousands of dollars of vaccines and medications have expired and have gone missing from a Chicago Health Department warehouse because of poor record-keeping.

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Mideast Envoy Returning to Push for Peace

Updated: 10/30/2009 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is sending the Obama administration's special envoy for the Middle East back to the region within weeks to pursue further progress between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Motorola Loses $3.6Billion

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Motorola says it lost $3.6 billion, or $1.57 per share, in the fourth quarter as it took massive non-cash charges for goodwill impairment and an increase in a deferred tax reserve.

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Rockford Parking Plan

Posted: 02/02/2009 - A plan to improve parking in downtown Rockford gets tabled Monday. But new details are still emerging about the upgrades and possible parking fee hikes.

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Bad News for Rockford Budget

Updated: 02/02/2009 - The financial news out of Rockford City Hall gets worse after an updated report Monday night on the 2009 budget.

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New Stateline Realty Company Opens

Updated: 02/02/2009 - Despite the slow housing market, a national real estate firm thinks now is the right time to open up its first agency in the stateline.

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