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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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Two-Alarm Fire at Beloit Food Plant

Updated: 04/12/2006 - Fire units from both sides of the Stateline are currently (noon) at the scene of a blaze at the Frito-Lay plant in Beloit.

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Crime Stoppers 4/11

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Updated: 04/12/2006 - This week we need your help to locate individuals.

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Commuter Rail

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Posted: 04/11/2006 - All aboard, next stop Alternatives Analysis, just 80 miles away from the biggest city in the Midwest.

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Landmark Freeport Hotel Gets Extreme Makeover

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - The Stateline construction season is here and both residential and commercial projects are plentiful. Once finished, the hotel is expected to have a significant impact on our economy.

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$140 Million Ethanol Plant to Be Built Downstate

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Company officials say a $140 million ethanol plant in west central Illinois will use about 36 million bushels of locally grown corn a year when it's finished.

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Fire Kills Two in Rock County

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Posted: 04/11/2006 - One man is in critical condition and his parents are dead as a result of a house fire.

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Start-Up Contract Machine Shop Hiring

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Posted: 04/11/2006 - American Parts Supply is announcing plans to hire up to 20 full and part-time workers for a new facility to be located on Rockford’s far southeast side.

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Wal-Mart Development Agreement

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Updated: 04/11/2006 - Plans for a new Wal-Mart may have run into a road block on Rockford’s south side. City council decided to stall approval of a development agreement with Wal-Mart.

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New Police Chief

Updated: 04/11/2006 - The crowd applauded with congratulations for new Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson.

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