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McCain to Attend NAACP Convention

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Now that he's wrapped up the Republican nomination for president, John McCain has decided to attend the annual convention of the NAACP in Cincinnati in July.

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Wildfire Grows in Southern Florida

Posted: 05/20/2008 - South Florida's smoky skies are clearing a bit, even though a wildfire in Everglades National Park continues to grow.

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Riverfest Wants You To Volunteer

Posted: 05/20/2008 - It's the volunteers that make the difference, says Riverfest Executive Director Rod Beaudoin.

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Winn. Cty. Concealed Carry Debate Moves to Subcommittee

Updated: 05/19/2008 - The push for a concealed carry ordinance in Winnebago County moves ahead as county board members form a subcomittee to give the issue a closer look. But some say the proposal may be off target.

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Olympic Games and Hiring Changes

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Posted: 05/19/2008 - City council discussed Monday Chicago's aspirations for an 2016 Olympic Games and new hiring procedures for police and fire chiefs.

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Operation Lifesaver

Updated: 05/19/2008 - It's a nationwide program called Operation Lifesaver and that's exactly what it's trying to do, prevent unnecessary train collisions across the country and here in the stateline.

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Illinois Sends Aid to Myanmar & China

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Medicines, vaccines and medical supplies donated by U.S. drugmakers have begun entering disaster-ravaged areas of Myanmar and China.

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Young At Heart Festival

Posted: 05/19/2008 - It's now just a short wait until a long weekend of fun in Loves Park.

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President Bush Stops Oil Reserve Buys

Posted: 05/19/2008 - President Bush still thinks a bill forcing his administration to temporarily stop acquiring oil for the U.S. emergency stockpile is a bad idea. But a spokesman says the president will sign it anyway.

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Philly Police to Fire 4 Over Videotaped Beating

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Philadelphia's police commissioner says four officers are going to be fired and four others will be disciplined for their roles in the beatings of three shooting suspects.

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Tree Treatment Helps Midwestern Homeowners

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Midwestern homeowners who lost hope of saving their ash trees are optimistic about a new insecticide that's shown to be successful in fighting the tree-killing beetle.

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