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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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Winnebago Celebrates July 4th

Updated: 07/04/2005 - Motorcycles, old fashioned cars, fire trucks, and that was just the beginning of Winnebago's 4th of July parade. Here are some of the sights and sounds of the village's patriotic procession.

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Conserving Water

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Updated: 07/03/2005 - The state wants to stop the sprinklers.

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Storms Hurt Crops

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Updated: 07/03/2005 - While drought is hurting crops across the stateline, some fields have been damaged by to much precipitation: hail!

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Flag Burning

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Updated: 07/02/2005 - Area Boy Scouts spend the day burning flags.

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Live 8

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Updated: 07/02/2005 - The Live 8 concert in Philadelphia on Saturday drew one of the largest crowds in musical history.

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N Main Groundbreaking

Updated: 07/01/2005 - A medical clinic started construction on a new facility at the site of the old Kmart on North Main Street Friday.

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Drought Conditions Continue

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Updated: 07/01/2005 - The majority of the Stateline is in a severe drought with all areas at least experiencing abnormally dry conditions.

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Major Surprise Announcement

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Updated: 07/01/2005 - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is retiring. The announcement by O'Connor, the first woman ever appointed to the court, creates the first vacancy there in eleven years, and gives President Bush his first opportunity to appoint a justice.

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Escape from Alcatraz Race

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Updated: 07/01/2005 - Accomplishing the extraordinary since 2002, the balance bar grant program has been awarding financial support to amateur athletes nationwide.

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Community Comforts Those Who Lost

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Updated: 07/01/2005 - The Virgilio family received an incredible amount of support at a benefit banquet Thursday night.

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Soldier Farewell

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Updated: 06/30/2005 - Employees at Rockford Memorial Hospital throw a going away party for a dialysis patient care technician who is going to spend 2 years in Kuwait.

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James Ennis back in jail

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Updated: 06/30/2005 - The man police believe struck and killed 19 year old Ashley Simpson of Machesney Park is back in jail.

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