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South Beloit Sewage Sales Tax

Updated: 07/22/2010 - A sales tax proposal in South Beloit would be used to build a new water treatment plant, but not everyone in town is on board.

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Economy Rockford: Paying For Others Mistakes

Updated: 04/28/2010 - So far more than 15 U.S. Banks have failed this year, and many more are expected to follow suit in the future. The FDIC has proposed hiking premiums for banks to help make up for this funding shortfall.

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Records Show Tribune Co. Lobbying Of Blago

Posted: 03/31/2009 - New state records reveal heavy lobbying last year by Tribune Co. representatives looking to get then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to agree to having the state buy Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

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Walgreens offers free care to jobless, uninsured

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Drugstore operator Walgreens will offer free walk-in clinic services to the unemployed and uninsured for the rest of the year, though they'll still pay for prescriptions.

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Obama leaves White House for European meetings

Posted: 03/31/2009 - President Barack Obama left for Europe Tuesday, packing a weighty agenda as he heads for critical economic and political talks in his first journey across the Atlantic since taking office two months ago.

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$12 million in stimulus money for O'Hare

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Chicago officials say the $15 billion expansion project for O'Hare International Airport won't receive federal stimulus money because it doesn't qualify under the Obama administration's criteria.

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Ford calling back workers

Posted: 03/31/2009 - There is a bit of good news amid all the bad surrounding the auto industry.

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Sun-Times Media Group files for bankruptcy

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Posted: 03/31/2009 - The Sun-Times Media Group, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and dozens of suburban newspapers, says it has filed for Bankruptcy, making it the fifth newspaper publisher in recent months to seek protection from creditors.

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French workers hold bosses at Caterpillar plant

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Angry French workers facing layoffs at a Caterpillar factory have detained four of their bosses at the Peoria (Ill.)-based manufacturer's plant in the Alps and refused to let them leave the premises.

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Experts help you save hundreds on phone bill

Posted: 03/30/2009 - A recent study by the consumer watchdog group CUB, finds that Illinois phone customers are overpaying by about $1.5 billion a year. So CUB is travelling our state showing us how to avoid paying too much for phone service.

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Family night for future Marines

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Forty-eight area men and women will soon be heading to basic training to become future Marines. And tonight family members get a sneak peak at what life in the "trenches" is all about.

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Federal Tobacco Tax

Updated: 03/30/2009 - As the State of Illinois debates raising its cigarette tax to increase revenue, the federal government's jacking up its tax on tobacco this week.

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Canada agrees with US on rejecting auto plans

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Canada's federal government and Ontario's provincial government say they agree with President Barack Obama that neither General Motors nor Chrysler has proposed sweeping enough changes to justify further bailouts.

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