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Illinois Utilities Step Closer to Rate Increases

Posted: 12/03/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Legislature committee has taken action that puts a pair of the state's electric utilities closer to receiving two more years of automatic rate hikes.

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Rauner Meets With State Lawmakers

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD (WIFR) -- It appears Pat Quinn's tenure as Illinois Governor will run out without a vote on a statewide minimum wage hike.

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Fighting the Holiday Blues

Updated: 12/02/2014 - ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- While many of us are hoping for sunshine, a local doctor says some people need it more than we think. Experts say if we're feeling down, it could be more than just the "holiday blues."

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Financial Management Systems to Close

Updated: 12/02/2014 - A local call center is closing, leaving more than 100 people out of work and Rockford out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Enrollment for Kindergarten Students Begins at District 205

Updated: 12/02/2014 - It is a busy day for Rockford Public Schools as today marks the start of Kindergarten Enrollment as parents get closer to the day they get to watch their little ones go to school for the first time on their own.

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Rauner Says State Budget "Worse Than Discussed"

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois' Republican governor-elect says he's finding the state budget is "worse than has been discussed" as he learns more about it.

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Legislature Overturns Quinn Veto on Truck Speeds

Posted: 12/02/2014 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers have overturned the governor's veto of legislation allowing higher speed limits for trucks on interstate highways in rural parts of the Chicago area.

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Illinois High Schools Voting on Football Proposal

Posted: 12/02/2014 - BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Members of the Illinois High School Association are voting this month on a proposal that would change the matchups of football teams in the state.

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Woodward and WCAS Set to Launch "Operation Santa Paws"

Posted: 12/02/2014 - Winnebago County Animal Services (WCAS) has teamed up with Woodward to start a new program known as “Operation Santa Paws," designed to benefit animals in need that are currently living in shelters in our community.

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Janesville Man Charged in Shoplifting Scheme

Posted: 12/02/2014 - A man charged in a shoplifting scheme says it relied on heroin users and hit Home Depot stores across southeast Wisconsin for thousands of dollars in losses.

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