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Jail Bids Too High

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Updated: 04/08/2005 - The Winnebago County Jail project is over budget.

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Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Pope John Paul II, a symbol of humanity and devotion who was honored and loved by millions, the world now mourns, and Poland has said goodbye to its favorite native son.

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Rockford Remembers a Pope

Updated: 04/08/2005 - Locally, heads bowed and hands joined in prayer in papal remembrance. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown Rockford for a special mass Friday morning.

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ShopKo to Be Sold

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Updated: 04/08/2005 - Discount stores operator ShopKo Stores Inc., with several stores in the stateline, said Friday that it has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $715 million.

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Advance Directives

Updated: 04/07/2005 - She was the center of a 15-year-long contentious right to die case that ended last Thursday. Forty-one-year-old Terry Schiavo died after intensive legal battles that went as high as the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and the Vatican.

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Report Finds Lax Oversight at DCFS

Updated: 04/06/2005 - The Illinois Child Welfare Department is not doing enough to monitor children and the people who are supposed to care for them. That's the conclusion of a new report Wednesday.

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TMA Agrees to Continue Downstate Service

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Updated: 04/06/2005 - Trans-Meridian Airlines will continue to offer charter service from Mid-America St. Louis Airport to Florida through the end of the year.

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Local Turnout Mixed

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - The numbers of voters turning out in local elections Tuesday vary from community to community and precinct to precinct.

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Predicting Tornadoes Difficult

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - Weather forecasters suggest keeping umbrellas and jackets handy this spring, but they say it's anybody's guess whether the soggy outlook might spin up a third straight year of heavy tornadoes in Illinois.

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Cookie Recall

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - A California company is recalling Espresso Mocha cookies sold at Target stores in Illinois and more than 20 other states.

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Freeport Approves to Intergovernmental Agreement

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Updated: 04/05/2005 - Freeport's City Council agrees to an intergovernmental agreement on a plot of land slated for new development and jobs. Now, the vote is in the Stephenson County Board's hands.

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Election Day Countdown

Updated: 04/04/2005 - Polling places in Rockford will soon be open, but Rockford's three mayoral candidates are showing no signs of slowing down.

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Motorcycle Registration Changes

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Updated: 04/04/2005 - Secretary of State Jesse White is changing the way motorcycles are registered in the state.

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Mayor Doug Scott

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Updated: 04/03/2005 - 23 News reporter Nichole Vrsansky speaks with the incumbent for the final profile in our continuing coverage of the Rockford mayoral race.

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