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Stimulus Plan Could Be Ready By Friday

Posted: 02/11/2009 - In an effort to balance our country's budget, President Obama hopes to have a stimulus bill on his desk ready to be signed by the end of the week.

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Save-A-Lot Closing in Rockford

Updated: 02/11/2009 - In this tough economy, many of us are looking for deals on just about anything, including our groceries.

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Freeport School Changes

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Freeport school leaders unveiled plans to the public Wednesday that would dramatically re-shape elementary and middle school education.

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New 24-Hour Help Line in Illinois

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A new site is here to help locate businesses. Today the Illinois Department of Human Services announced plans to launch a 24-hour service help line.

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Man Smashes Into Tree in Rockford

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Investigators are still looking into what caused a man to smash his car into a tree on Rockford's west side.

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Pickup Trucks Unsafe?

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Three large pickup trucks fail to pick up good grades when it comes to safety ratings.

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Beloit College Names New President

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Updated: 02/11/2009 - Maybe it's a sign of the times, but a man with an economics background is the new leader of Beloit College.

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Machesney Park Road Construction Plan

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Updated: 02/11/2009 - The village has completed 15.4 miles of street reconstruction. It's part of a five year long initiative to smooth out drivers commute.

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Rockford Mayor Morrissey & Family Welcome Baby

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Mayor Morrissey and his wife Stacy are proud to announce the birth of their baby girl, Sophia Marie Morrissey. Baby Sophia was born earlier today at 2:08 am weighing 8lb 4oz and measuring 20.5 inches.

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Beloit College Names Scott Bierman President

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The economist with 27 years of teaching and leadership experience in liberal arts education will become the leader of Beloit College starting this summer.

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Trade Deficit Drops to $39.9Billion, Lowest in 6 years

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The U.S. trade deficit fell to the lowest level in nearly six years in December as the recession depressed demand for imports. The trade deficit in 2008 fell for a second straight year and economists expect an even bigger decline this year.

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Caterpillar Offers Early Retirement To Workers

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Caterpillar Inc. is offering voluntary early retirement packages to about 2,000 production workers as it expects lower demand for heavy equipment amid the global economic slowdown.

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Ill. Voters View Quinn More Favorably Than Burris

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A Chicago Tribune poll finds nearly half of Illinois voters hold a favorable opinion of Gov. Pat Quinn. But almost as many say they have no opinion or have never heard of him.

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Sun-Times Media Selects New CEO

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Posted: 02/11/2009 - Sun-Times Media Group Inc. has picked the former president and general manager of The Dallas Morning News as interim chief executive officer and chairman.

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Local Reaction to Stimulus Plan

Posted: 02/10/2009 - President Obama needed two republicans in order for the senate to pass his $838 billion stimulus bill. And he got three as the proposal passes 61-37.

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Contract Controversy in Beloit Schools

Posted: 02/10/2009 - The Beloit school district is facing a painful four million dollar budget deficit and to close the gap, school board members are considering some serious personnel cuts.

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Trip to Israel

Updated: 02/10/2009 - This year started off with serious violence in one part of the world where a local woman just returned. We're talking about the Middle East and the deadly tensions between Israel and Hamas.

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