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Drug Resistant Staph Infection

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Posted: 06/27/2007 - Hospitals have always struggled against staph infections, but in recent years a drug resistant version of the bug has crept up.

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Liz Claiborne Dies

Updated: 06/27/2007 - Liz Claiborne, founder of the fashion house that bears her name, died today at the age of 78.

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Video Game Addiction Issues

Posted: 06/27/2007 - The American Medical Association is backing off on its decision to call excessive video game playing a formal psychiatric addiction, saying instead that more research is needed.

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Teacher Qualifications

Posted: 06/27/2007 - A new public school teacher in North Dakota works for a year on probation before getting job security. In Illinois, it's four years.

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Rockford Schools Budget Woes

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Updated: 06/27/2007 - A two point eight million dollar deficit in the district's operating fund is deemed unacceptable by Rockford School Board members Tuesday night.

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Increased Enforcement

Updated: 06/26/2007 - A heads up for local drivers, State Police are on the prowl, looking for anyone breaking the rules of the road.

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Accidental Emergency Alert

Updated: 06/26/2007 - An accidental broadcast of an emergency alert that went out on TV and radio stations across Illinois is being blamed on FEMA.

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New Approach To A Common Surgical Procedure

Updated: 06/26/2007 - A Freeport woman now says she considers herself lucky after a local surgical team performs a special procedure for the first time in the area.

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What To Do With The Mill?

Updated: 06/26/2007 - An update tonight on the future of The Mill, a center for troubled youth in Rockford.

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Bed Bugs in the Stateline

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Posted: 06/26/2007 - Reports of bed bugs are growing, especially right here in Illinois.

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Highlander Parent Kroger Earnings Up 10%

Posted: 06/26/2007 - CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kroger. the parent company of Hilander Food Stores in the Rockford area, enjoyed a first-quarter profit surge of ten percent.

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State Rep. Switches from Republican to Democrat

Posted: 06/26/2007 - SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) -- State Representative Paul Froehlich of Schaumburg says he's changing political parties and becoming a Democrat because that's the best way to get things done.

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Missing Person Search

Posted: 06/26/2007 - A suspicious vehicle complaint in Rock County leads to a missing person search.

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Gay Kissing Picture Pulled From Yearbook

Posted: 06/26/2007 - New Jersey school district officials have issued an apology to student Andre Jackson after they ordered a picture of Jackson and his boyfriend kissing to be blacked out of the high school yearbook.

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Paris Hilton Free

Updated: 06/26/2007 - Paris Hilton may be out of jail, but she's still on probation for driving on a suspended license.

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Lottery Brings In Big Bucks

Posted: 06/26/2007 - Wisconsin lottery players spent 509 million dollars on tickets in the last fiscal year.

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Pushing an Override

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Posted: 06/25/2007 - Rockford's city council is gearing up for it's last chance to collect an increased sales tax early to fund road repairs this summer.

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Breaking News

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Updated: 06/25/2007 - A drunk driver fleeing police, that's what Rockford Police say led to a fiery two vehicle accident early this morning that killed a Rockford man.

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State Budget Progress

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Posted: 06/25/2007 - State leaders have failed to reach a compromise on many issues, particularly the Governor's new gross tax receipts plan.

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