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Voters Flood Polls on Last Day of Early Voting

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Illinoisans have been lining up all day to cast ballots on the last day of early voting. Election officials estimate nearly 10,000 people voted in Chicago and suburban cities during the first hour polls were open.

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Exxon Mobil Breaks Record

Updated: 10/30/2008 - One company that is holding strong in a struggling economy is Exxon Mobil. The oil giant set a record-breaking profit, earning nearly $15 billion last quarter.

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Springfield Insider Cellini Indicted

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Lobbyist-businessman William F. Cellini Sr. has been indicted on charges that accuse him of conspiring with convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko to extort money for an unnamed public official.

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Sen. Levin: US Aid Could Bring GM-Chrysler Deal

Posted: 10/30/2008 - PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin says money from the government's $700 billion financial bailout program could help bring about the acquisition of Chrysler LLC by General Motors Corp.

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American Express To Cut 7,000 Jobs

Posted: 10/30/2008 - With a challenging outlook for the credit card business, American Express says it plans to cut 7,000 jobs. That is about 10 percent of its global work force. American Express wants to cut costs by $1.8 billion next year.

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Oil Well Explosion

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Posted: 10/30/2008 - CROSSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Autopsies are planned on the bodies of two men killed in a southeastern Illinois oil well explosion that also injured four other workers.

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Accused skinheads to face magistrate at hearing

Updated: 05/04/2009 - A federal magistrate will decide if authorities can continue to hold two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill dozens of black people including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

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Exxon Mobil posts biggest US quarterly profit ever

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's largest publicly traded oil company, says it shattered its own record for the biggest profit from operations by a U.S. corporation, earning $14.83 billion in the third quarter. bolstered

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Diebold 3Q earnings up 65 percent

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Ohio's Diebold Inc., which makes bank ATMs and voting machines, reported a 65 percent jump in third-quarter earnings.

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Halloween pranks prompt egg ban

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Halloween will serve as a test on whether an egg embargo imposed on Chicago and Evanston youths had proven effective.

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Speculation Over Obama's Senate Seat

Posted: 10/29/2008 - If Barack Obama were to win next Tuesday, his seat in the U.S. senate would go up for grabs and Governor Rod Blagojevich would name the successor. We spoke to our local representatives about which Illinois politican could be tapped.

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Freeport City Manager Referendum

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Days before a referendum that could determine his future role at city hall, Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp used a town hall meeting to spread the word about progress under his administration.

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SwedishAmerican Award

Posted: 10/29/2008 - SwedishAmerican Hospital is officially recognized today for its cardiac surgery expertise.

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Sweeny On WIFR Morning Blend

Updated: 10/30/2008 - The political editor of the Rockford Daily spent two segments on the Morning Blend with Aaron and Andy this morning and Chuck Sweeny says don't be surprised if the race tightens headed into election day.

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Lawsuit Over Voter Registration

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A lawsuit filed by local Republicans over disputed voter registrations in a northern Illinois county is headed to federal court.

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Police Gather Evidence Near Hudson SUV

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Police have swarmed an alleyway located around the corner from where Jennifer Hudson's nephew was found dead inside an SUV, but so far police are not confirming media reports that they've found a gun.

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Announcement on Rate Cut Expected

Updated: 10/29/2008 - The Federal Reserve today is scheduled to wrap up its two-day policy setting session, by announcing an interest rate cut.

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Arrest of 2007 Murder Suspect in Rockford

Updated: 10/29/2008 - On September 9th, 2007 approximately 6:44 p.m. Rockford Police Officers conducted a murder investigation stemming from a shooting that occurred near Cunningham and Corbin Streets.

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