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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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Small Plane Crash

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Posted: 05/21/2006 - A Rockton man had to put his crash landing skills to use.

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Students Honored for Accomplishments

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Updated: 05/21/2006 - Occasionally students who are not among the best and brightest get passed over. Today Freeport honored some students who stepped out of the crowd and decided they wanted a better future for themselves.

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Birthday Brawl

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Updated: 05/21/2006 - Law enforcement went in but those in attendance wanted out.

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Angel Flight Central

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Posted: 05/20/2006 - A little "angel" has been watching over many in the Stateline.

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Armed Forces Day

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Updated: 05/20/2006 - Seventy-seven of Winnebago's 3,000 residents are serving in the military. This takes them far from the places they know and love and puts them literally in the line of fire. Today, the community gathered to celebrate their contributions.

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New Cigarette Law

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Posted: 05/20/2006 - Cigarettes kill more than just smokers. More than seven hundred people a year are killed by fires caused by carelessly discarded cigarette butts. A new state law is aimed at extinguishing that deadly statistic.

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Crimestoppers

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Updated: 05/19/2006 - And remember you don't need to leave your name and you could earn up to a thousand dollars

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Protest

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Posted: 05/19/2006 - A crowd gathered tonight outside showplace sixteen to defend what some call an attack on their faith.

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YMCA Groundbreaking

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Posted: 05/19/2006 - It will have a pool, workout equipment, basketball courts and a park.

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YMCA Groundbreaking

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Posted: 05/19/2006 - It will have a pool, workout equipment, basketball courts and a park.

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Residents Graduate From Drug Court

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Posted: 05/19/2006 - They came into the program with an addiction and left with a new lease on life. Seven residents graduated from the Winnebago County Drug Court Thursday.

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Elm Street House Fire

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Posted: 05/19/2006 - Two west side Rockford residents escape from an early morning fire in their home.

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Emery Expands

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Updated: 05/18/2006 - More than 100-new jobs are coming to the stateline...

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High Heel Aches and Wedge Woes

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Updated: 05/18/2006 - They’re the hottest trends in women’s shoes this spring: stilettos, wedges, sparkles - basically anything with a high heel and some bling. But not only are shoe makers cashing in on this fad, so are doctors. Podiatrists say they stand to get a lot of business.

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Chief Retires

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Updated: 05/18/2006 - After 27-years with the Rochelle police department - Chief Ken Woolbright is retiring.

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Rockford School Choice

Posted: 05/18/2006 - Education leaders in Rockford get the ball rolling on changing the way students are assigned to schools.

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