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Crime Stoppers 4/17

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Updated: 04/18/2006 - $25,000 is the reward being offered for information about the last month’s murder in Beloit.

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History of Manufacturing

Posted: 04/17/2006 - Manufacturing companies have been Rockford's biggest employers for more than a century, so we wanted to highlight the many success stories and the struggles.

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Alderman Wants to See Drug Bust Money Used to Clean Up Streets

Updated: 04/17/2006 - Graffiti artists are taking aim on certain areas in Rockford, and at least one alderman is determined to make them pay for driving businesses away. Police seize over $200,000 each year in drug busts throughout the city. Most of that money goes back into the department to finance needed equipment. However, Alderman Victory Bell wants to see that money put back into cleaning up the community.

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Local Group Looks to Curb Drinking and Driving During Prom Season

Posted: 04/16/2006 - Prom is one of the most memorable events in any teenager's life. However, a few bad decisions can easily turn a delightful night into a deadly night. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking measures to prevent that from happening here.

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Firefighter Fundraiser

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Updated: 04/16/2006 - A tragic snowmobiling accident last month cost the Cherry Valley Fire Department one of its most beloved firefighters.

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Nursing Home Violations

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Updated: 04/16/2006 - The State of Illinois released a list of serious violations for the month of February.

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Home Rule Debate Over

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Updated: 04/16/2006 - The Home Rule petition drive is called off for now.

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Crime Stoppers 4/14

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Updated: 04/17/2006 - Police need your help in nabbing these people:

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Former Sheriff Candidate Indicted

Updated: 04/14/2006 - He says he was running to make a difference, but Friday Timothy Demers turned himself into authorities after a grand jury indicted him on forgery charges.

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Good Friday

Updated: 04/14/2006 - About 50 Catholics and Protestants united this Good Friday to walk for justice in Rockford. They stopped at 14 places around downtown, praying for peace and mercy.

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Freeport Garage Recognized for Contributing to Seat Belt Education

Posted: 04/13/2006 - Jessica Bacon was on her way to a high school basketball game nearly two years ago when she nearly lost her life in a head-on collision. That near-tragedy is being used to save even more lives, thanks to the help of the Freeport garage that towed and kept her vehicle.

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New Beloit Superintendent

Updated: 04/14/2006 - The next Beloit superintendent is a former coach and police officer. He also has 20 years of experience working in education.

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Save a Tree; Recycle Your Old Phonebooks

Posted: 04/13/2006 - New telephone directories are currently being distributed throughout our area. Instead of throwing your old phonebooks in the trash, why not help out our local environment by recycling them?

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Connecting Our Future Campaign

Posted: 04/13/2006 - They are the institutions that we entrust with our health and the health of our loved ones. Thursday, Rockford's three major hospitals announced a commitment to help improve the health of our community as a whole.

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2 confirmed Mumps Cases in Winnebago County

Updated: 04/13/2006 - The Winnebago County Health Department reports 2 confirmed cases of mumps in Winnebago County. As of 4 PM Thursday, state health officials report 57 cases which are either confirmed or probable in Illinois so far this year.

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High Schoolers and Teachers Honored

Updated: 04/13/2006 - Rockford, Illinois April 20, 2006 – Outstanding area high school students and educators are being honored by Rockford Rotary Club at the annual High School Awards Day today at Memorial Hall.

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I-90 Construction

Updated: 04/13/2006 - As Illinois prepares for open road tolling, delays are expected.

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Ethanol Dispute in Court

Posted: 04/12/2006 - The battleground for the ethanol dispute moved into a courtroom Wednesday.

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Displaced Katrina Victim Finds a Home in Rockford

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Posted: 04/12/2006 - Hurricane Katrina displaced millions of residents in the south last August, destroying homes and lives in the process. But for one hurricane victim, the tragedy introduced her to a life she never thought she'd be able to have.

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