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City of Rockford Expected to Vote on 2011 Budget

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- There's not much time left when it comes to Rockford's budget deadline. The city hoped to pass the financial plan last week but delayed the decision until today's meeting.

Read the full story at: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/City_of_Rockford_Expected_to_Vote_on_2011_Budget_112496209.html

Five people hurt in weekend crash on South Main

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Five people were hurt in a two vehicle accident in the 4700 block of South Main Sunday.

Read the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13743915

Brian Urlacher coming to CherryVale Mall Tuesday

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Tickets are on sale now for an autograph session with Chicago Bears Linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Read the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13744099

• Titan Tire Rejects Contract

Members of the local steelworkers chapter cast their ballots on their last contract offer from Titan Tire and they voted it down.Read the full story at: http://mystateline.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=217466

• Rockford declares snow emergency

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford declares snow emergency as of 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

See the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13739302

• Extra patrols ready to help drivers stranded in the cold

UNDATED (WREX/PRESS RELEASE) - The Illinois Tollway Authority is activating its Zero Weather Road Patrols for the blast of bitter cold weather.

Please read the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13664477

• Salvation Army Donations Down

The Salvation Army's Chicago area division says donations through its Red Kettle Campaign are down 13 percent over last year.

Please read the full story at: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Salvation_Army_Donations_Down_111798204.html

• A big storm could wipe Rockford's snow budget

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Too much snow does not just mean problems for drivers, it could mean a big bill for the city of Rockford when it already has money troubles. 
Please read and see the story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13658698

• Sunday Blizzard Warning

The Associated Press:
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for much of
central and north-central Illinois.

Please read the full story at: http://www.wifr.com/news/headlines/Blizzard_Warning__111737644.html.

• Genoa beats Belvidere for new Amtrak route

ILLINOIS (WREX)- The Illinois Department of Transportation spent several years deciding the best route to open an Amtrak line that connects Chicago, Rockford and Dubuque.

Please read the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13655074

• Grammy nominee Sarah Siskind at Kryptonite Sunday, Dec. 12

Grammy Award nominee Sarah Siskind will close out a full weekend of music when she takes the stage at Kryptonite Bar Sunday, Dec. 12.

Please read the full story at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/12/10/grammy-nominee-sarah-siskind-at-kryptonite-sunday-dec-12/

• Semi hits tow truck already helping a car, causes fuel spill

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Traffic hit a snag after a chain of accidents where it seemed everything that could go wrong did.

Please see the full story at: http://www.wrex.com/Global/story.asp?S=13618016.

• Library of Congress exhibit rolls into Rockford Dec. 7-8

A special Library of Congress traveling exhibition—mounted in a customized 18-wheel truck–will visit Rockford in December.

Please read the full story at: http://rockrivertimes.com/2010/12/04/library-of-congress-exhibit-rolls-into-rockford-dec-7-8/