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Truant Students Speak Out

Updated: 06/22/2005 - Rockford schools administration tries to keep truancy down by seeking the help of truant students.

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Laptop Problems

Updated: 06/21/2005 - Laptops have become a staple of business and educational computing, but laptops are not ergonomic because the keyboard and screen are too close together. The result: either poor neck/head posture or poor hand/wrist posture.

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OUR TOWN: Discovering Burpee

Updated: 06/23/2005 - Over the next five years, it's estimated that 50,000 new visitors will come to Rockford with one exhibit in mind: Jane.

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PETA Loses Effort to Bar Elephant Move

Updated: 06/21/2005 - A federal judge in Washington Tuesday ruled four elephants out of a herd of 12 can be transferred from a McHenry County circus-training facility to an animal foundation in Oklahoma.

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Gidwitz Announces Bid for Governor

Updated: 06/21/2005 - A former business executive who once led the State Board of Education says he's running for governor in 2006 with a focus on fiscal responsibility and ending what he calls "pay-to-play" politics.

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Ashley Simpson's Family Speaks Out

Updated: 06/21/2005 - Nineteen-year-old Ashley Simpson of Machesney Park was killed in a hit and run accident. Her family is in disbelief, and is working to make sure this doesn't happen to someone else.

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HAZMAT Incident

Updated: 06/20/2005 - Authorities secured an area outside the Winnebago County Public Safety Building Monday morning for more than an hour after a postal worker noticed an unknown substance leaking out of a package.

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Living it Up

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Updated: 06/20/2005 - For years, downtown Rockford has had a negative image, but that may just be a memory in the future.

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The Rock River's History

Updated: 06/20/2005 - The Rock River starts a special look at what is going on in "Our Town."

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Pitney's Funeral Arrangements

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Updated: 06/20/2005 - Funeral arrangements have been made for the man who thrived on helping people.

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The Life of Perry Pitney

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Updated: 06/19/2005 - Perry Pitney's unfortunate death is especially hard for the family he formed at the Rockford Rescue Mission.

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Child Shot

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Updated: 06/19/2005 - A drive-by shooting ends up injuring the wrong person.

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Fatal Single-Car Crash

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Updated: 06/19/2005 - Near the Rockford airport, a person is killed in a single-car accident.

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Back on Track

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Updated: 06/19/2005 - MetroCentre money matters have been settled.

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S Main Food & Liquor Shut Down

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Updated: 06/19/2005 - The city of Rockford shuts down S Main Food & Liquor after the second shooting there this year.

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Stateline Family Receives Military Benefits

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Updated: 06/17/2005 - Families of Illinois soldiers killed in Iraq can receive around 268-thousand dollars from the state, but eight months after the state increased the benefits, just three of the 81 families who've applied have been paid.

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