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Miss the 1st Quarter of the Bears Game on FOX 39? We Explain Why

mystateline.com — Are you still steaming over missing the 1st quarter of the Bears-Falcons game on FOX 39? We understand your pain. Matt Rodewald, Candice King and Scot Bertram explain what happened and why you missed part of the game. Here's a hint: it wasn't our call.

Weather Warnings: Why We Break-in

mystateline.com — WTVO/WQRF -- When it comes to interrupting regularly scheduled programming for dangerous weather, every newsroom in America feels like just like what a South Dakota TV news anchor ranted on-air during severe weather. "I felt bad for interrupting people's tv shows. I tell you what, I'm glad I did.

RAEDC Survey: Sharp Criticism for Rockford Business Outlook

mystateline.com — ROCKFORD (WTVO) -- A recently released 'Voice of the Customer' survey by the Rockford Economic Development Commission found significant challenges to business growth in the Rockford area. Their survey of local company executives found that nearly half plan to expand in the coming three years and that many say sales are increasing, but they are also very worried about the business environment and quality of life.

Beloit Shuts Down Apt Complex After Do-Nothing Landlord Goes Silent

mystateline.com — The City of Beloit says it had no choice but to force out residents after the Park Avenue Apartments deteriorated beyond habitation. Milwaukee-based Joe Miller owns the complex and has had a history of financial problems. BELOIT (WTVO)) -- The City of Beloit says it had no choice but to force out residents after the Park Avenue Apartments deteriorated beyond habitation.

E-Cigarettes are Gaining in Popularity, But are they Safe?

mystateline.com — MACHESNEY PARK - It's a typical day at The Vapor Shop in Machesney Park. As customers peruse the selection, Todd Kundert works with a young woman who's trying e-cigarettes for the first time. He's only owned the shop for 4 months, but the results to him are clear.

Rockford Veterans Remembering the Past at Annual Dinner

mystateline.com — ROCKFORD (WTVO) -- The phrase is well known, those who don't know their history are destined to repeat it. "We should remember the history and the veterans of all wars," says Leonard C. Cassaro, who'sgrandfather, great uncle and cousin all served in the millitary.

Veterans Mixed on Northwestern's "Wounded Warrior" Uniform

mystateline.com — ROCKFORD (WTVO) -- The American flag is a sacred icon. Northwestern unveiled plans to wear patriotic-themed uniforms against Michigan on November 16, but stateline veterans have mixed reviews on whether the uniform's detail is desecrating an American institution. "I personally don't find them offensive or anything," said Art Blewett, Staff Sgt.

Aldermen To Tackle Downtown Rockford Development

mystateline.com — ROCKFORD (WTVO) -- In the midst of the Fall Classic, Rockford Alderman want to use a baseball strategy to fix downtown. "I think one of the things we can be doing is get these quick wins, getting these base hits," said 3rd Ward Alderman Tom McNamara.

Halloween Stores Bracing For Late Rush

mystateline.com — ROCKFORD (WTVO) -- It used to be so simple. "I've been shopping around and trying to find the right pieces for my costume," says Susie Wallin, shopping hard for an Indiana Jones outfit. "This is my third store that I've been to today." She got what she wanted at Spirit Halloween, but it wasn't easy.

Digging Out: Dixon Faces $24 Million Deficit After Crundwell Scandal

mystateline.com — DIXON (WTVO) -- After the $40 million dollar settlement resulting from the Rita Crundwell scandal, the city of Dixon has to decide what to do with that money, but it's not that simple. "At least $24 million in debt is going to have to be retired as quickly as possible," says Jeff Kuhn, Dixon's Streets and Sanitation Commissioner.
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Oct 17, 2014

@markwcarlson @swizz_meetz @CEmma670 remember how physical that game was; watching you guys get off the bus was an awesome #1 salute to them

Oct 17, 2014

Wayne McClain kept a lot of secrets, including lung cancer from his family #Illini illinoishomepage.net/yourillininati…

Oct 16, 2014

THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT! THE GIANTS WIN THE PENNANT!

Oct 16, 2014

RT @thesouc: For the first time in over 20 years @BBCHSFootball is ranked in the Top 10, now ninth in Class7A AP Football poll.

Oct 16, 2014

RT @thesouc: 104 bids of the 256 are already claimed. I believe as many as 65 teams will sew up berths this weekend. Leaves 90 or so up for grabs in W9.

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