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Rockford Crime Stoppers 1/2

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Posted: 01/02/2009 - Help find three wanted suspects police believe are involved in a Rockford Heroin operation broken up earlier in the week.

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Winnebago County Sheriff's Department Promotions

Posted: 01/02/2009 - The debate over how many patrol officers should be on the streets is not exclusive to the Rockford police department. New promotions within the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department are raising questions over how to use manpower and money.

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British Couple has "Black-and-White Twins" Twice

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Updated: 05/04/2009 - A mixed-race British couple has defied the odds -- twice -- by producing two sets of twin girls in which one sibling appears to be black and the other white.

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Sergeant at Arms Expects No Trouble from Burris

Posted: 01/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Senate's sergeant at arms says he doesn't expect trouble when Roland Burris shows up to be sworn in as President-elect Barack Obama's successor on Tuesday.

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Burris Asks Ill. Supreme Court to Hurry

Posted: 01/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris wants the state Supreme Court to hurry up and rule on his efforts to force the secretary of state to certify his appointment to the U.S. Senate.

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Cash-Poor States Eager for a Piece of Obama Plan

Posted: 01/02/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama's plan to jolt the economy by overhauling the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems has local officials across the country clamoring for their share.

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Blagojevich Pick to Be Given Few Privileges

Updated: 01/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic leaders plan to grant few if any privileges next week to Roland Burris even if he arrives on Capitol Hill with the right credentials.

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Former NIU Football Player Headed to Court

Posted: 01/02/2009 - A former NIU football player is due in court on monday. 22-year-old William Ikegwuonu (eye-kee-GWAH'-noo) is charged with residential burglary.

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One Year Anniversary for Illinois Smoking Ban

Updated: 05/04/2009 - it's been one year to date since the Illinois smoking ban first went into effect and now some local business are blaming a smoke -free environment for lower revenue.

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10:10 Economy: 2008 In Review

Posted: 01/01/2009 - 2008 has been a year that's defied all expectations, in all the wrong ways. It makes one of the biggest financial catastrophe's in U.S. History, bringing down banks, home prices, and our financial markets. But as we close the book on 2008, we take a look back at what went wrong aroun teh world and a look forward to what 2009 will bring.

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New Ill. Laws Toughen Sex Offender Restrictions

Posted: 01/01/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Four new Illinois laws will further restrict the movements of sexual offenders and increase penalties for people charged with possession of child pornography. The new laws take effect Thursday. One law bars convicted sex offenders from working as election judges and mandates that authorities check names by the Illinois sex offender registry. Several offenders were recently found working as judges in Cook County schools. Separate legislation extends time victims have to report sexual assault to three years. Another law toughens penalties for people convicted of possessing 100 or more images of child pornography. A fourth law defines the 500-foot boundary prohibiting sex offenders from going near schools, parks, and day care centers.

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Ill. Officials Recommend Readiness in the New Year

Posted: 01/01/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Department of Emergency Management is urging people to add readiness for emergencies to their list of New Year's resolutions.

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Illinois Airs New Anti-smoking Ads

Posted: 01/01/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has a new media campaign to highlight the successes of the state's Smoke-free Illinois Act.

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