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Roadblock in Privatizing IL Lottery

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Illinois officials face another roadblock in an attempt to privatize the lottery. The U.S. Justice Department says Illinois can hire companies to manage their lotteries, but the state must maintain control and make key decisions.

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Medical Helicopter Crashes Targeted

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A federal safety panel says aviation officials aren't acting quickly enough on proposals to prevent crashes of emergency medical helicopters.

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Feds Disrupt Alleged Plot Targeting Obama

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Federal authorities say two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a nationwide killing binge, shooting and decapitating dozens of black people and ultimately targeting Barack Obama.

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Consumer Confidence Plunges To Lowest In 41 years

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A private research group says consumer confidence in the U.S. economy plunged in October to its lowest in 41 years, as stock markets dropped sharply and companies began laying off workers.

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GM Supplier To Close Janeville Plant, Cut 117 Jobs

Updated: 10/28/2008 - An Atlanta-based company that delivers vehicles from manufacturers to dealers will close its Janesville plant Dec. 23, the same day General Motors Corp. will end SUV production in the area.

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Boy's Body Found on Chicago's West Side

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Police in Chicago say the license plate on the white SUV found containing a child's body matches the Amber Alert issued in the search for Jennifer Hudson's missing nephew.

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Shooting at Ark. University Kills 2, Wounds 1

Updated: 10/27/2008 - The top official of the University of Central Arkansas says the "campus is safe" after a shooting that killed two people near a dormitory but he is promising a review of the school's security measures.

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Brother Stabs Brother

Posted: 10/27/2008 - One man is stabbed during a domestic dispute between two brothers in Rockford at about 12:30 this morning

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Rockford Police and Fire Contracts Latest

Updated: 10/26/2008 - The city of Rockford's longest arbitration process ever will officially close Monday night, when aldermen are expected to certify a 2006 through 2008 firefighters contract. Here's what the deal means for the city's police union

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Murder Update

Posted: 10/26/2008 - An autopsy will be performed Monday on the Rockford man killed on Friday.

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Oktoberfest

Posted: 10/26/2008 - The Freeport Masons held their Oktoberfest celebration today to help raise money to benefit dyslexic children.

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Nursing School Open House

Posted: 10/26/2008 - The OSF Saint Anthony College of Nursing held an open house today to show its new training facilities.

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