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Outdoors Make Their Way Indoors with Weekend Expo

Updated: 02/18/2012 - It's been a Rockford tradition for 41 years, and this weekend's Boat, Vacation and Fishing Show at the Indoor Sports Center is starting to reel in big numbers.

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17th District Representative Makes His Way to Rockford

Posted: 02/11/2012 - The 17th District finds itself changing thanks to the new Illinois Congressional map; the district now represents parts of Rockford, where incumbent republican representative Bobby Schilling made his way Saturday night.

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Congressmen Face Off for 16th District Seat

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Posted: 02/11/2012 - With just over a month until voters hit the polls, political candidates are doing all they can to win their elections...and the case is no different in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District, where the newly drawn state map has two current Congressman facing off for one seat: incumbent Don Manzullo and current 11th District representative Republican Adam Kinzinger.

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Ill. Catholics worry over Obama birth control plan

Posted: 02/11/2012 - The directors of two Catholic organizations in Illinois say they still have concerns about the provision of free contraception in President Barack Obama's revised health insurance mandate.

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Wis. DOJ catches up on concealed carry permits

Posted: 02/11/2012 - State Justice Department officials say they've gotten the deluge of concealed carry permit applications under control and are meeting turn-around deadlines again.

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Whitney Houston Dead at 48

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Updated: 02/12/2012 - Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48.

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Freeport Police Cracking Down on Underage Drinking

Posted: 01/22/2012 - Underage drinking has caused issues in several communities across the Stateline and the police department in Freeport, with the help of the Freeport Health Network, is doing their part to make sure the same doesn't happen to their city.

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Fired Penn State coach Joe Paterno dead at 85

Posted: 01/22/2012 - Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

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