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Drought, early spring affect Illinois fall color

Posted: 10/06/2012 - Brilliant red, yellow and orange fall colors are popping up over Illinois but state horticulture experts aren't sure how long leaves will hold the hues this season after a summer drought.

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Report: 200 kids flagged to DCFS died since 2000

Posted: 09/23/2012 - A published report says that more than 200 children who'd been flagged to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were killed over an 11-year period.

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Man charged in theft of checks from Obama offices

Posted: 09/22/2012 - A suburban Chicago man has been charged with continuing a financial crimes enterprise in connection with the theft of two checks totaling more than $50,000 from President Barack Obama's national campaign headquarters.

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Illinois Credit Rating Drops

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Updated: 09/16/2012 - - The state of Illinois is running into credit trouble, just like anyone else who pays bills late and owes lots of money.

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Afghan insider attack kills 4 US troops, US general reacts

Posted: 09/16/2012 - The escalating violence in Afghanistan -- including a NATO airstrike that killed eight Afghan women and girls gathering firewood -- is straining the military partnership between Kabul and NATO. And it comes as the U.S. begins to withdraw thousands of troops.

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Chicago teachers union to continue strike

Posted: 09/16/2012 - The Chicago teachers union will continue its week-old strike in the nation's third-largest city, keeping thousands of students out of class.

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Paddle and Trail Host Event to Celebrate 2nd Anniversary

Posted: 08/31/2012 - Paddle and Trail is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary by hosting a free open house at the Regional Activity Center on Windsor Lake in Loves Park on Saturday, September 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Sullivan Center in the Spotlight

Updated: 08/27/2012 - In what some consider a controversial vote, Rockford's library board moves forward with a proposal to take over a vacant theater in the heart of the city.

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Weekend Crime Update

Updated: 08/26/2012 - A busy weekend for Rockford Police as officers respond to more than four robberies

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Update: 1957 Sycamore Murder

Posted: 08/19/2012 - A judge says that attorneys for a man charged in the slaying of an Illinois girl more than 50 years ago must disclose their client's alibi.

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