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Used Cars
5:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Buyer Beware: Flood-Damaged Vehicles Are On The Market

Debris in engine of a flooded truck in Little Poland, New York City, October 31, 2012.
Credit Juan Monroy / Flickr

Looking for a great deal on a used car? Be careful, warns Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. As many as a quarter-million vehicles damaged in Super-Storm Sandy are hitting the market.

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State Employee Insurance
5:30 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

State Employees Can Keep HMO Provider

The State of Illinois has awarded Health Alliance Medical Plans a new long term contract to provide HMO coverage to tens of thousands of state workers. That includes many at Northern Illinois University.

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Government
4:43 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Singer Mental Health Case Delayed Until 2013

Credit Credit Courtesy of Friends of Singer Facebook page

In Rockford...the next court date in the Singer Mental Health Center lawsuit is scheduled for early January.

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Landfill Expansion
2:45 am
Fri November 16, 2012

DeKalb Landfill Opponents Try Another Tactic

Cortland residents meet with members of Stop the Mega Dump,
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group fighting landfill expansion in DeKalb County is going to take a new approach, pulling township government into the case. 

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Rita Crundwell Case
3:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Crundwell Changes Plea To Guilty In Federal Case

Acting U.S. Attorney Gary Shapiro, FBI Acting Special Agent-in-Charge William Monroe, U.S. Marshal Daryl McPherson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Pedersen and Scott Paccagnini.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded "guilty" in federal court Wednesday morning.

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Rita Crundwell Case
2:40 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Wanna Buy A Microscope? Latest Crundwell Auction Underway

Rita Crundwell's personalized paint job on trailer that's up for auction this week.
Credit professionalauction.com

UPDATE 11/14/12: The trailer/lab equipment auction yielded $56,450. The trailer went for $31,500.

UPDATE: Crundwell changed plea to guilty: see follow-up stories.

Time is running out for anyone interested in getting a deal on a horse hematology lab. The auctioning of former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s possessions continues, with a trailer and lab equipment on the on-line block until Wednesday night.

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Government
3:08 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

Newly Resigned CIA Director General David Petraeus

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency David Petraeus submitted his resignation today, citing an extramarital affair.

"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," Petraeus said in a message sent to CIA staff. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."

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Government
6:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Buyers Flock to County Tax Sales

Jenna Dooley

Election season is also the time for county treasurers to try to recoup unpaid property taxes. When property taxes go unpaid, Illinois counties rely on outside buyers to pick up the tab.

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Government
4:46 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Schmack Faces High-Profile Cases

Richard Schmack

The DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office is preparing for a change in leadership.  That's after Democrat Richard Schmack defeated incumbent Republican Clay Campbell in Tuesday's election. Schmack says he wants to focus on restructuring the office, with an emphasis on training younger assistants. 

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Warming Centers
10:48 am
Wed October 31, 2012

List Of Warming Centers For Winnebago And Boone Counties

Credit City of Rockford Human Services

UPDATE: The Salvation Army on 18th Avenue is no longer a warming site and has been removed from this list.

  

The City of Rockford Human Services Department has released a list of warming centers  for the 2012-2013 winter season for Winnebago and Boone counties.

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