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Judge: Death Penalty Still Possible for Sheley

Posted: 05/29/2009 - GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- A Knox County judge says he believes a man accused of killing eight people can still be sentenced to the death penalty if convicted, despite a challenge from his attorney.

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UAW Approves General Motors Concessions

Updated: 05/29/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- Members of the United Auto Workers union have ratified a package of concessions designed to reduce General Motors Corp.'s labor costs. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said Friday that 74 percent of GM's production and skilled-trade workers voted in favor of the deal. The vote comes before an expected Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing by GM on Monday. Bankruptcy experts say having an agreement in place before the filing will help move the process through court more quickly.

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Driver Takes Empty School Bus On Police Chase

Posted: 05/29/2009 - The driver of an empty school bus was shot by police after leading them on a chase in which he rammed cars before stopping in the yard of a house in the Chicago suburb of Glenwood.

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UAW Members Likely to Approve GM Concessions

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Workers at six General Motors Corp. factories have voted overwhelmingly to approve contract concessions and local union leaders say the deal appears headed for ratification.

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Chrysler Heads back to Bankruptcy Court Today

Posted: 05/29/2009 - It'll take at least one more day for a judge to determine whether it's in the best interests of Chrysler and its stakeholders to sell most of the company to Italy's Fiat Group SpA.

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Medical Marijuana

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Illinois legislators make a major move this week that could make the state the 14th in the country to legalize medical marijuana.

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'40 Leaders Under 40' Honored in Rockford

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Today 40 young professionals under forty were honored at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce reception, including one member of the 23 News team.

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Did Burris Commit Perjury?

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Roland Burris said he never offering campaign money to coax then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich into appointing him to the U.S. Senate.

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Report: Addiction Costs Ill. Taxpayers Billions

Posted: 05/28/2009 - A new report estimates that Illinois spends $4.8 billion annually on substance abuse and addiction. Only 4 percent of that goes toward prevention and treatment.

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Stillman Valley Home Invasion Case Sentencing

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Updated: 05/28/2009 - Nathan Whitmire pled guilty today to one criminal count arising from the incident on April 6 of last year. The crime resulted in the death of one of Whitmire's accomplices.

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