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Boy Dies After Apparently Hanged In Bathroom

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Parents are meeting with officials at a suburban Chicago school where a 10-year-old boy reportedly was found hanging from a coat hook and later died.

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Sara Lee Posts 2Q Loss Due to Write-Down

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Food maker Sara Lee says it lost $17 million in its fiscal second quarter, largely due to a write-down related to its North American foodservice beverage unit.

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N. Central Fatal Car Accident

Updated: 02/04/2009 - Right Now Rockford Police are blocking off N. Central and Liberty Ave. due to a fatal car accident.

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Kraft Foods 4th-Quarter Profit Falls

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Northfield-based Kraft Foods says fourth-quarter profit fell 72 percent due to costs related to a restructuring program.

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Holy Name Cathedral Ablaze in Chicago

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Authorities in Chicago say there's no word yet on what caused the fire that broke out at the landmark Holy Name Cathedral early this morning.

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Illinois Legislators Back to Work

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Illinois legislators return to business in Springfield Wednesday, almost one week after the impeachment of former Governor Rod Blagojevich.

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Rockford Crime Stoppers 2/3

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Posted: 02/03/2009 - If you know the whereabouts of any of the following four wanted suspects, make the anonymous call to Crime Stoppers and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Rockford Budget Cuts & Public Safety

Updated: 02/03/2009 - The city of Rockford's budget outlook just got a whole lot uglier. Finance leaders are now projecting a seven and a half million dollar deficit for this year. One proposed cut is prompting a standoff between city leaders and the firefighters union.

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Deer Killer Update

Posted: 02/03/2009 - "Jail is the safest place for you," that's what a judge in Wisconsin told one of the suspects accused of running down and killing deer with a snowmobile.

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Medical Helicopter Hearings Begin

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Today federal hearings began in Washington, where a local paramedic is pushing for new safety measures in medical helicopters.

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Accidental Baby Deaths

Updated: 02/03/2009 - It's an unimaginable tragedy, babies smothered or strangled to death while sleeping in their parents' bed. But these accidental deaths are on the rise, and health officials want parents to know, this can be prevented.

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New Campus Safety Bill

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Students and staff on college campuses can now feel a little safer after the House approves a measure to prevent violent incidents, like the one at NIU.

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NM Man Arrested In Suspicious Powder Mailings

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A 47-year-old New Mexico man has been arrested on charges that allege he mailed threatening letters containing suspicious powder to banks and federal offices around the country.

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House Approves National Center For Campus Safety

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The House has approved creation of an office to help university security forces train for and prevent violent incidents such as those at Virginia Tech at Northern Illinois University.

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Quinn Meets With Obama At White House

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says President Barack Obama made no commitments to him regarding funding in the economic stimulus package for the state of Illinois.

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Beanie Babies Maker Renames Sasha, Malia dolls

Posted: 02/03/2009 - The first lady is pleased the company that makes Beanie Babies is retiring the names "Marvelous Malia" and "Sweet Sasha" from its Ty Girlz collection.

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Tribune Moves To Adopt New Severance Plan

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Posted: 02/03/2009 - A Delaware bankruptcy judge is expected to approve Tribune Co.'s request to implement a new severance plan for nonunion employees.

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Ford Sales Drop 40 Percent In January

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Ford Motor Co. says its U.S. sales fell 40 percent in January, starting 2009 at an abysmal pace for the automaker and the industry.

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