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5% Tax on Digital Downloads

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Jim Doyle wants to impose Wisconsin's five percent sales tax on digital downloads starting October 1st.You would pay sales taxes when downloading a song from Itunes under the governor's proposed budget.

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Obama Names Urban Affairs Director

Posted: 02/19/2009 - President Barack Obama has tapped two men with ties to New York for White House urban affairs jobs.

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California Legislature Approves Budget Bill

Updated: 02/19/2009 - The California Assembly has followed the state Senate in approving a long-awaited budget, sending the package to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after an epic battle that involved several all-night sessions and political concessions.

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Boeing CEO says Pay Freeze Counterproductive

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The chief executive of the Boeing Co. says freezing wages and eliminating bonuses to avoid layoffs would be counterproductive for Boeing and other big employers.

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Oil Spill Cleanup Done

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Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing Caterpillar Inc.'s oil spill control and monitoring plans after 65,000 gallons of oil overflowed, some spilling into the Des Plaines River.

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Billions in Stimulus Bill for Illinois

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Illinois and the other states have responded to the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus bill like children hurrying to check under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Polling Location Change in Harlem Township

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A heads up for registered voters in Harlem Township. Winnebago County officials have moved three precincts to a new polling location for the February 24th primaries.

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Winners Picked for Machesney Park Loans

Posted: 02/18/2009 - More than 100 residents in Machesney Park were hoping to walk away with thousands of dollars tonight, to spruce up their homes. But only four were so lucky.

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Wind Farm Update

Posted: 02/18/2009 - It's become one of the latest spectacles in Stephenson County, a wind farm taking shape near Lena.

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Superintendent Search Leak

Updated: 02/18/2009 - The search for Rockford's next school superintendent moves forward despite a new twist in the process that's left school board members furious.

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White House: Ill. Needs To Know Details On Burris

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The White House says Sen. Roland Burris needs to tell Illinois constituents the extent of his involvement with the administration of disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Gov. Quinn Names Key Staff

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A new top aide to Gov. Pat Quinn is a holdover from Rod Blagojevich's administration who has ties to convicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

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10:10 Economy: Banking On The Future

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Some Analysts say the future is going to reward banks with a ‘back to the basics’ style of doing business. One local banking expert says there’s a lot of opportunity for community banks to prosper, if they act on those basic principles.

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Unemployment Service Hours Extended

Posted: 02/18/2009 - To help those trying to file unemployment claims, there are now extended hours to call to certify their benefits.

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Ill. House GOP Requests Info On Burris Affidavit

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Illinois House Republicans are demanding more information about when U.S. Sen. Roland Burris asked Democrats to amend testimony he gave about how he got his job.

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Deere Fiscal 1st Quarter Profit Falls 45%

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Posted: 02/18/2009 - Deere & Co. says its fiscal first-quarter earnings slid 45 percent, as the global economic slowdown, higher raw material costs and currency fluctuations hurt results.

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Comcast 4Q Profit Falls with Clearwire Writedown

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Comcast Corp. says its fourth-quarter earnings fell 32 percent, as the nation's largest cable company was hampered by a $600 million write-down related to its investment in Clearwire Corp.

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Caterpillar Sued Over Death of Contract Worker

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The mother of a Caterpillar Inc. worker killed last year in an accident at the heavy equipment maker's plant in Mossville has filed a lawsuit against the company.

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