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Spotlight on Freeport

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - All this week, we're highlighting the some of the major commercial and retail changes coming to Stateline communities. Today, we focus on Freeport. Many projects are in the works, and optimism is running high.

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Road Project Battle

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Posted: 02/20/2006 - Two Illinois road plans are going in two different directions and both could end up at the same place, a dead end.

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Cooper Death Investigation

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Updated: 02/20/2006 - On Feb. 5, a 26-year-old man was shot and killed by a Rockford police officer.

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Garbage Collection

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Posted: 02/18/2006 - We still have to take the garbage out.

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Hamilton Sundstrand 100 years celebration

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Updated: 02/18/2006 - Hamilton Sundstrand is celebrating 100 years in Rockford. But this anniversary is bittersweet for hundreds of people who won't be around to celebrate in the future.

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A Marine Honored

Posted: 02/18/2006 - A local hero who made it back from war is honored for his service and sacrifice to our country.

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New After School Program in Freeport

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Updated: 02/18/2006 - A new community agency in Freeport is helping at risk youth keep their lives on track. It's called youth becoming leaders.

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Lawsuit to Be Filed in Cooper Case

Posted: 02/17/2006 - He recently handled the largest settlement case against the city of Chicago, securing $9 million for his client who was falsely arrested, and now that high-profile Chicago attorney is filing a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Donald Cooper who was shot and killed by a Rockford officer earlier this month.

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Gidwitz: State GOP Should Back Off

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Posted: 02/17/2006 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Gidwitz said the state GOP party should stay out of the campaign back-and-forth between him and fellow challenger Judy Baar Topinka.

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NCO Hiring 1,200 people in Rockford

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Posted: 02/16/2006 - NCO Group in Rockford is hiring 1,200 new employees to work in its call center. That's about 400 more people than originally expected. The vice president made the big announcement.

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Tritium Inspection Program

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - There is nothing to worry about....That's what Exelon Nuclear is saying regarding some elevated levels of radioactive tritium at some of it's nuclear plants. Recent inspections at the Byron power station have shown elevated levels in some on-site concrete vaults.

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Inside the Budget

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Posted: 02/15/2006 - The 2007 State budget is out for everyone to see.

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Internet Safety

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - On Wednesday, Oprah dedicated her program to one of the greatest and gravest threats our children are facing - internet predators. The World Wide Web has changed the way deviants can find and lure innocent children into their web of harm.

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Former Preschool Worker Sentenced

Posted: 02/14/2006 - He robbed a young child of her innocence, and Tuesday his sentence was handed down. Eighteen-year-old Samuel Feffer will spend the next 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young child at a Belvidere day care center.

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Primary Voting Changes

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Posted: 02/14/2006 - We've all been there…Election Day is busy, and it's tough to get to a polling place but it's going to be a lot easier for many people very soon.

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Sex Offender Website

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Updated: 04/10/2006 - There are more than 600 sex offenders in the Stateline and chances are, they're no stranger to our neighborhoods. But there are ways to help us find out who is living next door and you might be surprised by what you discover.

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Freeport Minority Students

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Posted: 02/14/2006 - Freeport school board members were pleased with Monday night's meeting. They say Freeport schools have made tremendous strides keeping kids in school.

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Tire Recall

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Updated: 04/10/2006 - Cooper Tire and Rubber is recalling about 288-thousand replacement tires used on passenger cars and light trucks.

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