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Rockford City Leader Resigns

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Director of Education and Lifelong Learning steps down amid salary controversy

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More State Money Wanted for Olympic Bid

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Supporters of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games are asking the state of Illinois to increase its financial guarantee of the event.

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Madoff Pleads Guilty to all 11 Charges

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Bernard Madoff has pleaded guilty to charges that he carried out an epic fraud that robbed investors worldwide of billions of dollars

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New Jobless Claims Rise more than Expected

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The government says the number of Americans filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week while the total jobless benefit rolls reached a new record.

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Recession Prompts Layoffs at Sesame Street

Posted: 03/12/2009 - The crisis on Wall Street is plaguing Sesame Street.Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of "Sesame Street" and other kids' programs, is cutting about one-fifth of its work force because of the economic downturn.The New York-based company says that it's eliminating 67 of 355 staff positions.

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Freddie Mac Seeks Another $31 Billion in Aid

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Freddie Mac says that it will ask the government for nearly $31 billion in additional aid after posting a gargantuan loss of more than $50 billion last year as the U.S. housing market worsened

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Judge to Decide on Plea Today

Posted: 03/12/2009 - Bernard Madoff is expected to plead guilty to charges that he engineered one of the largest investment scams in U.S. history, facing a possible prison sentence of up to 150 years.

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GM's Unit Saab Lays Off 750 Workers

Posted: 03/12/2009 - A spokeswoman for Sweden's Saab Automobile says the loss-making General Motors unit is laying off 750 employees.

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U of I to pay $9 Million in Indiana Woman's Death

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Posted: 03/12/2009 - The University of Illinois has agreed to pay $9 million to the family of a Valparaiso, Indiana, woman who died during surgery last year at a university hospital in Chicago.

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West Rockford Residents Speak Out

Posted: 03/11/2009 - West Rockford residents speak their peace Wednesday night about several hotbutton issues facing the city right now.

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Rockford road closure

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A road closure to warn Rockford drivers of tonight, the 6700 block of Finchham Drive between Anee Drive and Stonefield Lane is closed.

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Freeport Small Business Growth

Updated: 03/11/2009 - During these hard times, opening up a business or even expanding one may seem like risky endeavors. But some small businesses in one Stateline community are charging ahead with no regrets.

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Illinoisans rally for 'concealed carry'

Updated: 03/11/2009 - More than five thousands gun owners., including many from the Rockford area, rallied in Springfield today for concealed carry in our state.

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Jefferson High text threat

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Rockford Police say they are aware of an alleged threat circling, via text message, at Jefferson High School.

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City of Rockford Flood Buyouts

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Updated: 03/11/2009 - The City of Rockford started buying flood-stricken homes in the Churchill Park neighborhood last year, and now thanks to a three-million dollar grant the city will be able to start paying back some of that debt.

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Bachman Family Testifies In Springfield

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Posted: 03/11/2009 - A Winnebago family who's two children were killed in an accident involving a state trooper are speaking before state leaders in Springfield today.

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Horse Slaughter Bill

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A 2 year old ban on horse slaughter in Illinois is being challenged by a Stateline Representative.

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NY Emergency Landing For Chicago-Bound Plane

Posted: 03/11/2009 - A Chicago-bound American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport today when an engine failed minutes after take-off, dropping metal debris onto a nearby home.

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