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Caterpillar Institutes Rolling Layoffs

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Caterpillar Inc. has instituted rolling layoffs at its Pontiac plant. The move allows the heavy equipment maker to furlough the entire work force for a time while remaining in operation.

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Rockford Budget Talks Stall

Updated: 03/16/2009 - With a looming deadline to approve a city budget in two weeks, Rockford Alderman postpone a vote, hoping more time means new ways to find more palatable cut-backs.

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District 205 Superintendent Finalist Visits Rockford

Updated: 09/04/2009 - It's been a busy day for the potential new superintendent of the Rockford schools, Dr. LaVonne Sheffield. She's in Rockford meeting parents, teachers and community members.

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Freeport soldier killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A 22-year-old Freeport soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. National Guardsman Norman Cain was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Sunday.

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Trashed Parks

Posted: 03/16/2009 - As the spring thaw hits the Stateline, melting snow is revealing a season's worth of trash in Rockford's city parks.

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Government Says Business Loans Down In January

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The government says that lending to businesses from the top banks getting bailout funds fell in January despite the billions of dollars the banks received in government support.

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Airports' Homeless Resist Efforts To Remove Them

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Clusters of homeless have long settled in terminals from Philadelphia to Chicago, ideal round-the-clock shelters for men and women displaced by cities trying to clean up their downtowns.

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AIG Misses Deadline, Subpoenas Are Issued

Posted: 03/16/2009 - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says American International Group missed his deadline for providing details about employees set to receive millions of dollars in bonuses and he's issuing subpoenas for the information.

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Blind Bowling

Updated: 09/04/2009 - If you feel as though you're in a slump and just can't get out of it, this next story may be just what you need. It's a tale of inspiration, about a group of athletes striking up optimism even in their darkest hour. 23 News Reporter Chris Norman has the story.

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Industrial Output Drops In February

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Posted: 03/16/2009 - The government says the nation's industrial output fell for the fourth straight month in February with the factory operating rate dropping to the lowest level in more than a half-century of record keeping.

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Chrysler CEO: Fiat Technology Worth $8B to $10B

Posted: 03/16/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler's top executive says the technology that Fiat would contribute in its proposed tie-up with Chrysler is worth $8 billion to $10 billion.

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SC Gov Wants President to Intervene in DNC Ad

Posted: 03/16/2009 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is calling on President Barack Obama to get the Democratic National Committee to pull an ad criticizing the Republican's opposition to federal stimulus money.

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Free Bus Rides

Posted: 03/16/2009 - From 5:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. March 17th Cricket Wireless will be sponsoring free bus rides.

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New Peanut Allergy Findings

Posted: 03/15/2009 - In health news, new hope tonight for the two million Americans suffering from peanut allergies.

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