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Sale Completed of Marshall Field's to May

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Updated: 07/30/2004 - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Target Corporation Friday announced that it's completed the sale of its Marshall Field's department stores to May Department Stores for $3.2 billion.

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Low Carbs Help Cause 300 Jobs to Be Lost

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Updated: 07/30/2004 - NORTH LAKE, Ill. (AP) - The closure of a bakery in the Chicago suburb of North Lake will cost more than 300 people their jobs.

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Blagojevich Signs Tardy, Austere Budget

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Updated: 07/30/2004 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Governor Rod Blagojevich Friday signed a state budget that closes a multibillion-dollar deficit and increases funding for education and health care.

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House Fire Kills Woman

Updated: 07/30/2004 - A 53-year-old Beloit woman is dead after an early morning house fire Friday.

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Kerry's Trip to Beloit Is Second for Wife

Updated: 07/30/2004 - BELOIT, Wis. (AP) - When Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry visits Beloit next Tuesday, it will be a return trip for his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry.

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Governor Says Nixing Pork Would Have Held Up Budget

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Updated: 07/29/2004 - BOSTON (AP) - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he had to let lawmakers add pork-barrel spending to the state budget approved last week or hold up an otherwise good agreement.

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Ryan Withdraws from U.S. Senate Race

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Updated: 07/29/2004 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Republican Jack Ryan officially withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Thursday nearly five weeks after a sex club scandal forced him to abandon his candidacy.

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County Board to Downsize?

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Updated: 07/29/2004 - The first steps toward possible downsizing of the Winnebago County Board are taken at a Wednesday night meeting.

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A Year Later...

Updated: 07/28/2004 - Twelve months ago, adult business owners in Rockford were faced with tougher restrictions: shorter hours and a cleaner look. The efforts by city leaders were meant to curb illegal activity around or perhaps in the shops. But have those regulations worked?

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Exelon's Profits Up

Updated: 07/28/2004 - CHICAGO (Dow Jones/AP) - Chicago-based Exelon today reported a 40 percent increase in second-quarter profits.

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Ryan Still Officially Running for US Senate

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Updated: 07/28/2004 - CHICAGO (AP) - Republican Jack Ryan is still officially running for US Senate, despite saying he would drop out of the race nearly five weeks ago.

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Wal-Mart Stores Come to Stateline

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Posted: 07/27/2004 - Wal-Mart stores have been popping up all over the region, bringing hundreds of jobs to the community.

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Road Projects at Risk

Updated: 07/27/2004 - Following the passage of the state budget, there has been concern that some of the main road projects in our region are in jeopardy, particularly those that were meant to be funded by the opportunity returns economic development program.

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