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Construction Underway on Rt. 173 in Machesney Park

Updated: 03/22/2014 - Winter is finished and that means Illinois’ second season, construction season, is upon us. We will have to take it slow while driving through one section of Machesney Park as road work is already underway on IL Route 173.

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Farmer Donates Equipment for Grain Bin Rescues

Updated: 03/22/2014 - Roger Bates nearly lost his life back in January after falling into his grain bin and being buried for hours. Now, the farmer doesn't want to see anyone stuck in the same situation.

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Family Safe After Kitchen Fire

Updated: 03/21/2014 - A Rockford family is safe but their home is heavily damaged after a fire that spread to a neighbor’s home.

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Major Exemption for Affordable Care Act

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Uninsured Americans have just ten days left to get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise they could face a fine. But a recent change in the law allows almost everyone to opt out of ObamaCare and avoid a penalty.

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IRS Watchdog Says Phone Scam is Largest Ever

Updated: 03/21/2014 - A government watchdog says more than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake IRS agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen.

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Illinois Budget Cuts Could Mean 13,400 Teacher Layoffs

Posted: 03/21/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois education officials say districts could be forced to lay off thousands of teachers and borrow money to stay afloat if proposed budget cuts take effect next year.

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Another Big Ten School May Be Established in Illinois

Posted: 03/21/2014 - SPRINGFIELD (WIFR) -- Two Illinois state senators are introducing legislation to make another Illinois university a Big Ten school. They say it will keep tuition low and retain home-grown talent in Illinois.

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Over 96,000 Clean-Energy Jobs in Illinois

Posted: 03/21/2014 - CHICAGO -- A new survey by a Chicago-based nonprofit group finds Illinois has more than 96,000 people working in clean-energy jobs, and the number should top 100,000 this year.

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Get Covered Illinois to Extend Call Center Hours

Posted: 03/21/2014 - CHICAGO -- Illinois officials are reminding people without health insurance to sign up for coverage before the end of the month to avoid facing a tax penalty.

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