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Illinois Casino License Award Postponed

Posted: 12/17/2008 - The Illinois Gaming Board has delayed a decision to award the state's only available casino license so officials can continue examining the three finalists.

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Family Pushes Dog as Next Illinois Governor

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Questions have been dogging Illinois ever since Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested last week on corruption charges. Now a California couple says the answer to all the state's woes may, in fact, be a dog. Their dog.

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Winnebago House Fire

Posted: 12/17/2008 - A fully involved house fire broke out at 9797 Cunningham Rd. just east of Winnebago a little before 4 a.m.

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New Rockford School Improvement Plans

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Rockford school leaders announce a new three year plan for improving the district's schools. We get reactions from one Rockford family about what they think would help students succeed.

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Rockford Crime Stoppers 12/16

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Posted: 12/16/2008 - Help find the following four suspects and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Ill. Senate GOP Angry about Adjournment

Posted: 12/16/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Senate Republicans are angry the Democratic majority ended their session without taking up calls for a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

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Big Drug Bust

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Impounded cocaine has an estimated street value of about $60,000.

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Robbery Spree

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A shooting and two robberies all within the last 16 hours and Rockford Police believe the same man may be behind them.

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Rezko Sentencing Delayed, May Mean Trouble for Blagojevich

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko's sentencing has been postponed indefinitely, possibly adding to the legal problems of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who already is facing federal charges.

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Plane's Landing Gear Fails, Lands at O'Hare

Posted: 12/16/2008 - No one was hurt this morning when a plane's landing gear failed, forcing it to return to O'Hare International Airport shortly after it had taken off.

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Man Sentenced for Kidnapping Chicago Woman

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for kidnapping a Chicago woman and joyriding for hours with her locked in the trunk of her car.

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House Fire in Beloit

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at 1109 Keeler Ave. in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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New Rockford Charter School Proposal

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Another charter school operator throws its hat in the ring Monday to open a branch in Rockford. Proponents plan to flood the school board Tuesday night and ask members for their support for a charter.

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Wing Ding Leaving Loves Park

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Thousands of rock fans go their every year. But now the future venue for the annual Wing Ding summer festival is up in the air.

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