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Lt. Gov. Urges Blagojevich To Resign

Posted: 12/19/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn encouraged the governor to step aside under a constitutional provision that would allow him to keep his title and give his duties to an acting governor.

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Former NU Student Charged in Death

Posted: 12/19/2008 - A former Northwestern University student is free on $25,000 bond after being charged with providing alcohol to a teenager who died.

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Alleged Racetrack Robbers Caught

Posted: 12/19/2008 - Court filings show three people accused of robbing nearly $170,000 from Fairmount Park Racetrack were apprehended because one went on a shopping spree.

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Storm Pounds Northern Illinois

Posted: 12/19/2008 - A fierce storm is pummeling Illinois with sleet and snow, canceling flights, knocking out power and snarling morning commutes as drivers try to navigate the ice-slicked roads.

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Verna's Lamp Light Bar Robbery In Rockford

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Updated: 12/19/2008 - We now know the name of the man at the center of a police standoff this afternoon at a Rockford bar. Police arrested 30 year old Derrick McIntousch.

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Rockford Storm Preparation

Updated: 12/18/2008 - 23 News talks with Rockford Public Works about getting ready for another winter blast.

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Belvidere Chrysler Workers React to Temporary Shutdown

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Chrysler plans to close all of it's manufacturing plants for a month starting Friday. The latest sign of trouble at Chrysler has Belvidere assembly workers and economic leaders even more concerned.

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Lawyer: Feds Want Gov. to Forfeit Campaign Fund

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Posted: 12/18/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- A defense attorney says federal prosecutors are warning that Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund might be in jeopardy if he's convicted on corruption charges.

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Blagojevich Attorney: Wiretaps Were Illegal

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Posted: 12/18/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The lawyer for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich says federal investigators illegally monitored his client's conversations.

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IL House Panel Hears FamilyCare Expansion Testimony

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Posted: 12/18/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A witness tells the state House committee considering impeachment against Gov. Rod Blagojevich that the governor's expansion of a health care program without legislative approval "should sicken anyone who believes in a representative Democracy."

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Chicago Archdiocese to Pay Teen $1.2M

Posted: 12/18/2008 - The Archdiocese of Chicago has agreed to pay $1.2 million to a teenage boy and his mother, who claim he was sexually abused by a former Catholic priest.

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Former Student Wins Bail Appeal in SIU Threat Case

Posted: 12/18/2008 - judge in Madison County has ruled that a former Southern Illinois University student charged with threatening a shooting rampage can no longer be held without bail.

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