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Tough on Crime

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Updated: 05/15/2006 - New Approach to Solve and Old Problem

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Wells Contaminated With E. Coli

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Posted: 05/15/2006 - Harmful bacteria that contaminated some wells in Winnebago County is showing up once again.

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Highway 51Tourism

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Posted: 05/15/2006 - There's a highway of adventures open to anyone who wants to go on a road trip this summer .

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Health Department

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Updated: 05/15/2006 - The Winnebago county health department had originally thought the problem was solved in February but they continue to find low levels of ecoli and coliform in wells on Rice Avenue and Vinton Avenue.

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More Hiring in Belvidere

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Posted: 05/15/2006 - Product Action, the company providing quality control services for automotive manufacturing and parts suppliers in the area, continues its hiring efforts at its local facility.

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State Assists Women

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Posted: 05/14/2006 - Uninsured women in Illinois will have better access to health care.

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Two Rockford Moms Celebrate a Special Mother's Day

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Posted: 05/14/2006 - Mother's Day is a time where we thank our mothers for all they have done and still do for us. They packed our school lunches and helped us with our homework. In the United States, Mother's Day did not become an official holiday until 1915. But for one Rockford family this Mother's Day is extra special.

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Bad Heroin

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Updated: 05/14/2006 - It's possible that another bad batch of heroin is circulating around Chicago.

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Italian Sister City

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Updated: 05/14/2006 - For years Rockford has had a strong tie with a city just southeast of Rome.

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Residents Upset Over Proposed Annexation

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Updated: 05/14/2006 - Rockford and the village of Winnebago could soon be involved in a border war. The city is looking to expand its borders to the west by annexing land in unincorporated Winnebago County, but residents say they would prefer to remain independent.

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Tuition Increase

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Updated: 05/14/2006 - If your son or daughter wants to be a Redbird, it's going to cost you more.

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Crimestoppers

Updated: 05/13/2006 - Besides breaking up school fights, police have some other big-time problems on their hands like drugs and the thugs who deal them. Police need our help keeping the bad guys off the streets.

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Medicare

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Updated: 05/13/2006 - Monday is the last chance to sign up for the new Medicare prescription plan, and Illinois Cares Rx.

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Window Graffiti

Posted: 05/12/2006 - There's a growing graffiti problem in Rockford that can't be erased. Vandals are using chemicals that etch their symbols into glass.

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Five Areas by Rock River to Be Redeveloped

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Posted: 05/12/2006 - Several industrial areas along the Rock River in downtown Rockford will soon become more available for public use as industrial facilities are removed or reworked. A program was unveiled Friday which makes Rockford a part of a statewide river clean-up called the River Edge Redevelopment Initiative.

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Beaman Part Two

Updated: 05/13/2006 - We have a closer look at the man who was convicted for the murder of Lockmiller. Alan Beaman gives us an account of what the past eleven years have been like for him as he struggles to win his appeals.

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ISU Tuition to Jump 13.5 Percent

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Updated: 05/13/2006 - NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Tuition and fees for new Illinois State University students will increase by double digits for the fifth straight year next fall.

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County Board Passes Controversial Subdivision

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Posted: 05/11/2006 - Winnebago County has a controversial subdivision of its own. Neighbors have long opposed the Stormont Highlands subdivision slated for the corner of Montague and Weldon Roads. Their concerns range from traffic to a strain on area schools, but despite the emotional testimony, the board still gave its vote of approval.

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