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Rockford AirFest is cancelled, and organizers are blaming the federal government.

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Plans to offer flights from Rockford to southwest Florida have fallen through. Chicago-Rockford International Airport director Mike Dunn announced Wednesday that after long and intense negotiations, the airport will NOT be able to provide service to Fort Myers this travel season. 

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A major road reconstruction project bordering the Chicago-Rockford International Airport is expected to boost business in the region.