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Tough-Man Fighting

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Updated: 10/27/2005 - It has been banned in Illinois since '04. Now the city is fighting to bring the matches back.

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Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - Multiple sclerosis short-circuits the wiring in the brain, causing loss of feeling, vision problems, fatigue and weakness for about 400,000 Americans. Now a new vaccine is showing promise.

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Chicago Tribune Article Spotlights Rockford

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - The Chicago Tribune's Sunday business section was primarily devoted to one thing, the City of Rockford. The Tribune began a new series looking at hard-hit communities throughout the Midwest. The article dug deep into Rockford’s wounds but also looked at ways the city is beginning the healing process.

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Freeport Tax Hearing

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Updated: 10/26/2005 - On Tuesday attorneys met for the latest hearing in a case that could mean a huge refund for taxpayers in Freeport. In August a judge ruled that the Freeport School District improperly spent tax dollars on salaries.

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Finding a Spot

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Updated: 10/25/2005 - For years many downtown Rockford business owners have wanted to have this discussion.

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The Haitian Project

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - It's the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has been plagued by political violence for most of its history; terrible sanitation, power problems, sparse fresh drinking water. That's the reality that exists in the country of Haiti but for years, one Rockford group has been working to improve the situation.

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Domestic Violence help

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Updated: 10/24/2005 - Do you know three women? At some point one of them will be abused in her lifetime. Most victims feel embarrassed, isolated or hopeless about their situation. But locally there is help.

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All Kids Plan

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Updated: 04/20/2006 - It's Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s plan to provide health coverage to every uninsured child in the state. It's called the "All Kids" Plan and it could come up for a vote in the fall legislative veto session beginning tomorrow.

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Speghetti Sauce Recall

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Updated: 10/23/2005 - Before making speghetti for dinner check the brand.

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A New Federal Courthouse in Rockford

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Posted: 10/23/2005 - It has been talked about for years. Thanks to $50 million in federal funds, Rockford could soon see a new federal courthouse.

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Fatal Accident

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Updated: 10/22/2005 - An autopsy should reveal what took place early Saturday morning.

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Hurricane Wilma

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Updated: 10/22/2005 - A hurricane watch has been issued for the entire southern Florida peninsula Saturday ahead of Hurricane Wilma.

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Record Setting Season

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Updated: 10/22/2005 - Alpha is the season's 22nd tropical storm, the most since record keeping began in 1851.

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