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Senators Seek Deadline for Stake in GM, Chrysler

Updated: 06/11/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans want the Obama administration to set a deadline for the government to sell its ownership stakes in G.M., Chrysler and financial institutions.

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Dillard Considering Run For Ill. Governor

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Posted: 06/11/2009 - A Republican state senator who appeared in campaign commercials for President Barack Obama says he's considering a run for Illinois governor.

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Swine Flu Pandemic has Begun

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic -- the first global flu epidemic in 41 years.

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New Jobless Claims Drop

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The tally of newly laid-off Americans requesting jobless benefits fell for the third time in the past four weeks, fresh evidence that companies are cutting fewer jobs.

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District 205's Cabinet Newcomer

Updated: 09/04/2009 - In less than a month Rockford schools welcome a new superintendent. Wednesday she announced some major changes to her cabinet, including the addition of one Rockford newcomer.

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Janesville GM Plant Meeting

Updated: 06/10/2009 - We'll know by the end of this month whether or not General Motors re-opens the Janesville plant with a small car line.

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Budget Cuts and Seniors

Updated: 06/10/2009 - One local organization serving Stateline seniors says they stand to lose half their funding under the current state budget plan.

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Recycle your computers for free

Posted: 06/10/2009 - If you have an old computer hanging around and need to get rid of it, Goodwill and Dell are making it a little easier.

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Illinois Disability Programs At Risk

Updated: 06/10/2009 - The Illinois state budget is due in less than three weeks. As it is written right now, community programs which assist the disabled stand to lose almost 2.5 billion dollars. Stateline legislators got an earful this morning from surrogates for the disabled. 23 News reporter Adam Behrman shows us why they are deeply concerned about the future of disability programs in Illinois.

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Iran's Guards Vow to Crush any 'Velvet Revolution'

Updated: 09/04/2009 - A top official of Iran's hard-line elite Revolutionary Guards is accusing reformist opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of seeking to launch a "velvet revolution" and vowing to crush any such attempts.

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1,000 Jobs To Be Cut At Chicago Public Schools

Posted: 06/10/2009 - Chicago Public Schools officials say they'll lay off 500 employees within the next few weeks and another 500 over the next year to help fill a budget shortfall.

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Donald Trump Ousts Prejean as Miss California

Posted: 06/10/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's official: Controversial Miss California Carrie Prejean has heard the words "you're fired" from pageant boss Donald Trump.

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Wis. Congress Members Tout Janesville to GM Execs

Posted: 06/10/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation say they made a strong case to persuade G.M. officials to reopen their Janesville plant.

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Fed Survey Sees Signs Recession is Easing

Posted: 06/10/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy's sharp downhill slide eased in the late spring and hopes for future business activity improved.

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Budget Deficit Hits Record for May of $189.7B

Posted: 06/10/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal budget deficit soared to a record for May of $189.7B, pushing the tide of red ink close to $1 trillion with four months left in the budget year. The rising deficit reflects increased government spending due to the recession, and billions of dollars spent on bailouts for banks and other troubled companies. The Treasury Department says the red ink so far this year totals $991.9 billion.

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Quinn Appoints Panel To Study U of I Admissions

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Posted: 06/10/2009 - University of Illinois President Joe White says he's shelving plans to create his own task force to examine the school's admission practices because Gov. Pat Quinn has named a special commission to investigate.

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Early Morning Fire Damages Home

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Fire crews battled an early morning blaze at a vacant home on Rockford's Northwest Side.

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Breaking Boone's Dependance on Chrysler

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Chrysler-Fiat merger gets the green light. But Boone County leaders are still working to reduce their financial dependance on the Belvidere Chrysler plant.

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Stateline Rail Update

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Passenger rail service in the Stateline is back on the agenda Tuesday, with a push to keep the gears in local control.

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Rockford Soldiers in Afghanistan

Updated: 06/09/2009 - We have a rare glimpse into a military mission in Afghanistan where two Rockford soldiers are serving our country right now.

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