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Boone County Land Acquisition

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Updated: 07/08/2005 - With increased development sprouting up around the Stateline, preserving natural lands is a priority. The Boone County Conservation District has recently acquired more than 100 acres bordering the Kishwaukee River.

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Will Drought Affect The Market

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Updated: 07/08/2005 - Corn and soybeans are well behind where they should be. Will this mean we will have to pay extra when buying corn, soybeans or their products?

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London Bombings Video

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Updated: 07/07/2005 - Video of the attacks and state politician's statements.

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Stroller Recall

Updated: 07/07/2005 - The nation's largest children's manufacturer, Graco, is recalling some of its strollers.

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E-85 Fuel

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Updated: 07/07/2005 - It's been dubbed the "American Fuel", a clean, alternative fuel made from a renewable resource, American corn. On Thursday, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin stopped at the Phillips 66 on Sandy Hollow in Rockford to discuss the new energy bill and how it benefits ethanol-based fuel, or E-85.

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Manufacturing Grant

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Updated: 07/07/2005 - A group that's aimed at building a strong manufacturing network in northern Illinois got a boost Wednesday.

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Transportation Plan

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Updated: 07/06/2005 - Every 5 years, communities are required to update long range transportation plans. The Rockford Area Transportation Study, or RATS, is currently in the update process.

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Shelter Grants

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Updated: 07/06/2005 - Four organizations in Winnebago and Boone County are sharing some state money to better serve the homeless.

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Tax Incentive Decision Put On Hold

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Updated: 07/06/2005 - A proposed 10-year tax incentive plan to lure new jobs to Winnebago County is held over until next week.

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IL DNA backlog eliminated

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Updated: 07/05/2005 - Illinois state police today announced they have finally eliminated an enormous backlog in testing D-N-A samples.

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Target Distribution Center Update

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Updated: 07/05/2005 - Business growth along the I-39 corridor has been booming over the past year. Last November Target announced it would build a distribution center in Dekalb, creating at least 600 jobs. Here’s an update on that project as well as the hiring plan.

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Confiscated Fireworks

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Updated: 07/05/2005 - Americans celebrated the Fourth of July Weekend with patriotic pageants and fireworks shows but unfortunately, too many people take the law into their own hands and buy illegal fireworks.

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Memorial Hall Fundraiser

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Updated: 07/04/2005 - For the past 102 years, our city and residents history could all be found in one place.

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Flag Etiquette

Updated: 07/04/2005 - There are several traditions to follow to show respect for “Old Glory.”

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