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Group Demands Revote

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Updated: 05/28/2006 - The Boone County Board threw their support behind a proposed wind farm in the rural part of the county. Now one group of residents is calling for the board to take a recount.

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Dino Dig

Posted: 05/26/2006 - Shovel: 20 bucks; hiking boots: 50 dollars; the hope that your efforts will unearth a complete and preserved dinosaur skeleton: priceless.

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Suspicious Fire

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Posted: 05/26/2006 - Rockford firefighters are trying to figure out whom or what caused a suspicious fire at a clothing store on the city's south side.

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County Board Vote

Updated: 05/26/2006 - The Winnebago County board voted on a controversial issue involving the use of our tax dollars. At first glance it seems the equivalent of the wolf being in charge of the henhouse. The board voting on their own raises, it seems like a slam dunk, but this wolf pack did what was best for the community.

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Citizens Help With Foot Chase

Updated: 05/26/2006 - It started with a foot chase but ended as a perfect example of the community and the police department working together.

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Winnebago County Pay Raises

Updated: 05/25/2006 - The Winnebago County Board meets Thursday night to decide whether to raise their own salaries as well as the pay for some other elected officials.

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A Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Oprah's Wednesday guest was Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Wiesel has spent his life educating society about the atrocities of the Holocaust, and one local Holocaust survivor has made that her mission as well.

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A Talk With a Major General

Posted: 05/24/2006 - Retired Major General and former U.S. Senate candidate John Borling has called Rockford home for the last five years. The 66-year-old military hero shows no signs of slowing down.

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Severe Weather possible

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Posted: 05/24/2006 - Tune into channel 23 for updates on possible storms rolling into our area.

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Gang Conference

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Updated: 05/24/2006 - Shocking statistic on gangs; you won't believe how young kids are being lured into this life of crime.

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Veteran Data Stolen

Posted: 05/23/2006 - Problems caused by the loss of personal information of more than 26 million veterans may be worse than originally thought.

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Food Drive

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Updated: 05/23/2006 - Many families depend on government subsidized meal programs at school.

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Protection From Ticks

Updated: 05/23/2006 - Wisconsin bug experts are predicting a record number of Lyme disease cases this year, but tick problems won't stop at the border. There's already been an increase in tick cases in northern Illinois.

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Veterans' Stolen Info

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Updated: 05/23/2006 - They fought for our country, and now they may be fighting for their own identity.

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Sales Tax Opportunities

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Updated: 05/23/2006 - The land is set, the concept is in, and many want to start spreading the news that Rockford will be home to an outlet mall.

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Chase

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Updated: 05/23/2006 - A man led Rockford police on a high speed chase, but his getaway plan backfired.

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Oil Prices Impact Farmers

Posted: 05/22/2006 - For some of us it is just another expense that is going up. For others, it threatens their ability to make a living.

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Click It or Ticket

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Posted: 05/22/2006 - Police in Illinois and Wisconsin have started one of the largest scale enforcement efforts to date.

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Gov. OKs Budget- More for Schools, Health, Pork

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Posted: 05/22/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich today signed a new budget that increases state spending by about one-point-four billion dollars. That's a four-point-eight percent jump. The 56 (b) billion dollar budget includes more money for schools, health care and other social services. Critics point out that it also includes hundreds of (m) millions of dollars in lump sums that can be doled out for lawmakers' pet projects. The Democratic governor negotiated the budget with Democratic lawmakers. The Republican minority was excluded. A key part of the budget deal was cutting annual payments to state pension systems by about one-point-one (b) billion dollars. The budget takes effect July 1.

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