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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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ACE H.S. gets new location

Posted: 06/09/2009 - A Rockford high school gets a new location to kick off a new school year.

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Wisconsin Budget Outlook Still Grim

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Wisconsin's state budget is expected to be short again in four years even after lawmakers approve the current spending plan.

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Wis. Congressional Members, GM Execs To Meet

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Four members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation plan to meet with General Motors Corp. executives to discuss the possibility of reopening GM's Janesville plant.

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Last Day for Some Chrysler Dealers

Updated: 06/09/2009 - Several Stateline dealers are spending their last day selling new Chryslers, Dodges, or Jeeps. Belvidere Motors, has been a staple of the Stateline auto market for over 40 years. Although Chrysler has terminated its Dodge franchise, General Manager Gary Dixon hopes his business will be around for another four decades.

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Economy Forces 2009 Grads To Dump Dream Colleges

Posted: 06/09/2009 - In a survey to be released today, 71 percent of high schools reported that more of their students are forgoing their "dream schools" this year than in previous years.

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Farmers Are Behind Planting Soybeans

Posted: 06/09/2009 - After struggling to get the corn crop planted, central Illinois farmers continue to battle wet conditions to get soybeans in the ground.

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Quinn To Meet With Top Lawmakers

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Posted: 06/09/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn and top lawmakers are headed into another round of budget negotiations amid dire warnings of massive service cuts.

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Budget Battle Continues

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn and top lawmakers are headed into another round of budget negotiations amid dire warnings of massive service cuts.

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MetroCentre Report

Updated: 06/08/2009 - There's another delay Monday night in the much-anticipated report about funding for the struggling Rockford MetroCentre.

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