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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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Cent. Ill. Father and Son Die of Smoke Inhalation

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Officials in central Illinois say a father and his young son died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning when their apartment was engulfed in flames early Tuesday.

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Urbana Clinic's Settlement with AG Approved

Posted: 12/18/2008 - A Champaign County judge has released one of two clinics accused of denying primary care to Medicaid patients from an antitrust lawsuit filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

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School Mistakenly Tells Some Students They're 'In'

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Some students who thought they'd received the best present of all this holiday season from Northwestern University instead got the computer equivalent of coal in their stockings.

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Fatal Car Crash in Boone County

Posted: 12/18/2008 - A woman is dead after a three car accident in Boone County. Sheriff's deputies say it happened on business 20, west of Townhall Rd yesterday morning.

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Legacy Charter School Discussion

Posted: 12/17/2008 - The clock has started to decide whether the Legacy Academy of Excellence Charter School is coming to Rockford. Wednesday night community members weighed in on the proposal, now school board members have 30 days to make a decision.

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Rosecrance Unveils New Facility

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Updated: 12/17/2008 - Rosecrance Health Network has expanded their facility. However, their work is still tailored to meet every individual needs.

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Inmate Death

Updated: 12/17/2008 - We now know why a Stephenson County Jail inmate died Monday night after being rushed to the hospital.

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CMF Boss Calls It Quits

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Updated: 12/17/2008 - The CEO of a Rockford Mortgage Company that recently filed for bankruptcy announces his resignation.

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Exxon Mobil Slapped with $6.1M Pollution Fine

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay a $6.1 million penalty for failing to comply with an agreement to cut pollution from four refineries in California, Louisiana and Texas.

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6,500 Deer Donated to Food Pantries

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Updated: 05/04/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Meat processors participating in a venison donation program say Wisconsin hunters have given more than 6,500 deer to help feed the hungry.

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Trains Collide in SE Minn.

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Updated: 05/04/2009 - DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) -- Two Canadian-Pacific trains collided in southeastern Minnesota early today, derailing 40 cars, some of which plunged into the Mississippi River.

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Blago's Attorney Stirs Impeachment Hearing

Posted: 12/17/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- An Illinois House hearing over whether Gov. Rod Blagojevich had all the trappings of a boxing match, and Blagojevich's attorney didn't pull any punches.

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Motorola to Freeze Pension Plans

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Cell phone maker Motorola says it will permanently freeze its U.S. pension plans, temporarily suspend matching 401(k) contributions and reduce the base salary of its two co-executives.

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Drew Peterson Engaged to be Married

Posted: 12/17/2008 - Drew Peterson's publicist says the former police sergeant suspected in the disappearance of his wife is engaged to be married again.

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