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Obama lauds Clinton as she prepares to leave

Posted: 01/27/2013 - President Barack Obama is praising Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's discipline, stamina and thoughtfulness as she prepares to leave his Cabinet.

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Hospital: 61 killed in Venezuela prison riot

Posted: 01/26/2013 - The death toll has risen after a bloody prison riot in Venezuela, with a local hospital director saying 61 people died and 120 were injured.

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Closer Look: Pension debt costs hurt across Ill.

Posted: 01/13/2013 - Illinois' budget crisis is expected to worsen after lawmakers failed to enact pension reform last week, and residents will feel the impact across Illinois.

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Winnebago Man Loses Everything in Barn Fire

Updated: 01/14/2013 - More than 10 fire departments responded to a fire at a local barn Saturday morning. The barn and nearby trailer caught fire, now a man who lived in that trailer says he's glad to be alive.

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White House nixes idea for trillion-dollar coin

Posted: 01/12/2013 - The White House has ruled out minting a coin worth $1 trillion to pay the government's bills and avoid a nasty battle with Congress over the debt ceiling.

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Lawmaker optimistic on pensions deal

Posted: 01/06/2013 - A lawmaker at the heart of pension talks says the time is winding down for lawmakers to address Illinois' approximately $96 billion in unfunded liability but she's optimistic that a proposal could come up for a vote during the lame duck session.

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Talks on Illinois pension crisis end without deal

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Discussions between Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders on Illinois' massive pension crisis have ended without agreement even though at least one major sticking point has been set aside for now.

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First-Time Homeless Seek Help at Rescue Mission

Posted: 01/04/2013 - It's been an unusually warm December so far, but imagine sleeping outside on nights like tonight. A new local study shows more people are becoming homeless.

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Veterans park takes steps to build new museum

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Veterans Memorial Park officials want the stories of Illinois veterans to come alive in a new museum geared toward highlighting the service of local soldiers.

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Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Posted: 12/29/2012 - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.

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