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Body Found in Local River

Updated: 12/19/2011 - We now know the name and cause of death of the Belvidere man found dead in the Kishwaukee River over the weekend.

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Postal Workers Protest Processing Center Shutdowns

Posted: 12/17/2011 - Hundreds of local post office workers are hoping they can keep their jobs in 2012. Protesters attempted to hold their ground outside the mail processing center on Harrison Ave. Saturday afternoon.

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Family, Friends Remember 23-Year Old Rockford Man

Posted: 12/17/2011 - Five weeks have passed since the tragic murder of 23-year old Brandon Wright. a loss that's still shocking those who knew him, including his best friend, Byron Emerson.

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Cardinal describes 'nice' meeting with Quinn

Posted: 12/17/2011 - Cardinal Francis George says he and the state's 13 Catholic bishops had a friendly, faith-based discussion with Gov. Pat Quinn about a month after a public disagreement.

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Freeport Citizens Fighting to Preserve City Hall

Updated: 12/13/2011 - Freeport citizens’ mission to save their 113-year old City Hall building continued tonight and it may not be long until it becomes historically preserved.

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Freeport Aldermen Hold Public Forum Meeting

Posted: 12/12/2011 - Pressing issues facing the city of Freeport were up for discussion tonight during a town hall meeting, letting residents give their input to aldermen for the first time in an open forum setting this year.

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Software Under Fire for Tracking Smartphone Consumers' Actions

Updated: 12/22/2011 - There are 150-million of the devices worldwide and your phone could be one of them. Hundreds of thousands of users are concerned about a new tracking software that logs every move we make...sometimes without our knowledge.

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Rockford Gets One Step Closer to Approving 2012 Budget

Updated: 11/29/2011 - A deficit of more than $5 million was projected for Rockford’s 2012 finances earlier this year. Tonight, aldermen took a big step forward in approving a budget that could give the city a small surplus.

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Residents Sound Off on Mill Race Crossing Property

Posted: 11/21/2011 - A $5.5 million loan sits on the property known as Mill Race Crossing in Stephenson County. The community got their first chance to let county board members know what they wanted done with the land on Monday night.

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Baby Maggie Comes Home

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Updated: 11/22/2011 - Family and friends are raising funds to bring a 7-month old, suffering from severe brain damage, home for the holidays.

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Pretzel City USA Ceasing Operations Next Month

Updated: 11/20/2011 - Promote the City of Freeport as much as possible. That was the goal for non-profit organization, Pretzel City USA, a mission that will come to an end next month.

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Electric Bill Rates Reduced for Winnebago County Residents?

Posted: 11/19/2011 - Millions of dollars in savings and cheaper electric bills for all who live in Winnebago County. That's the goal for a plan that would allow local governments to shop for the lowest rate for electricity which could save individual households hundreds of dollars a year.

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