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St. Louis, Rockford Chosen for Federal Initiative

St. Louis is among seven cities chosen to take part in a federal initiative aimed at bettering the city and tackling some of its urban challenges.

01/16/2014

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Another Illinois Gaming Bill Passes Senate Committee

SB 1739 would establish a new land-based casino in Chicago plus four others and would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks.

03/14/2013

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Illinois State Senator Expects ‘Rapid Pace’ For Gambling Bill

While not ruling out anything, Sen. Terry Link said it would be similar to his previous proposal of five new casinos.

01/14/2013

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Video Gambling Returns to Illinois

Video gambling is up and running in Illinois, at least on a limited basis, and other venues are expected to go live in the coming weeks.

09/25/2012

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DOD: Rockford Soldier Dies In Afghanistan

Federal officials say a 25-year-old Army sergeant from Rockford has died in Afghanistan.

07/15/2012

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Rockford Man Gets 80 Years For Fatal Shooting

80-year prison sentence for a 26-year-old man who shot two bouncers who’d escorted him out of a bar after he’d been caught smoking.

06/06/2012

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Police: Woman Stabs Man With Metal Fork At McDonald’s

A woman is in jail for allegedly trying to stab a man with a fork at a local McDonald’s.

04/27/2012

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‘Creative Bookkeeping’ Prevents Illinois Layoffs

Officials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.

12/05/2011

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Deal Could Be Near to Keep Seven Illinois State Facilities Open

If negotiations to keep the facilities open are successful, “the administration should go take those pink slips out of people’s mailboxes before the holidays.”

11/14/2011

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Northern Illinois Swedish Radio Programming To End

With 27,500 Winnebago County residents about 9 percent claim Swedish ancestry.

05/15/2011

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