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Sun-Times Media Group files for bankruptcy

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Posted: 03/31/2009 - The Sun-Times Media Group, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times and dozens of suburban newspapers, says it has filed for Bankruptcy, making it the fifth newspaper publisher in recent months to seek protection from creditors.

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French workers hold bosses at Caterpillar plant

Posted: 03/31/2009 - Angry French workers facing layoffs at a Caterpillar factory have detained four of their bosses at the Peoria (Ill.)-based manufacturer's plant in the Alps and refused to let them leave the premises.

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Experts help you save hundreds on phone bill

Posted: 03/30/2009 - A recent study by the consumer watchdog group CUB, finds that Illinois phone customers are overpaying by about $1.5 billion a year. So CUB is travelling our state showing us how to avoid paying too much for phone service.

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Family night for future Marines

Updated: 03/30/2009 - Forty-eight area men and women will soon be heading to basic training to become future Marines. And tonight family members get a sneak peak at what life in the "trenches" is all about.

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Federal Tobacco Tax

Updated: 03/30/2009 - As the State of Illinois debates raising its cigarette tax to increase revenue, the federal government's jacking up its tax on tobacco this week.

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Netflix ups fees for Blu-ray amid rising demand

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Netflix Inc. is raising its prices for rentals of Blu-ray discs. The change will triple or quadruple the high-definition surcharge on Netflix's most popular subscription plans.

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$12 million in stimulus money for O'Hare

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Chicago aviation officials say O'Hare International Airport will get $12 million in federal stimulus money to help improve existing infrastructure.

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Under pressure, Chase Bank to refund card fees

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Updated: 05/04/2009 - New York's attorney general has pressured Chase Bank into ending what he said was an "illegal" $10 monthly fee imposed on thousands of credit card accounts last November.

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Winds are the new worry in Fargo area

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Schools and businesses are closed today in Fargo, N.D., as residents brace for a snow and wind storm that could put the Red River's newest levees at risk.

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US launches new fight against Afghan drug trade

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that U.S. authorities are planning a broad new campaign against terrorist financing networks in Afghanistan. Dozens of federal drug enforcement agents are being sent in to help stem the country's massive opium trade.

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Autoworkers Critical Of Obama's Plans

Posted: 03/30/2009 - President Barack Obama's rejection of auto industry restructuring plans is getting a frosty reception in Michigan.

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Final Adjustments to Rockford Budget

Posted: 03/29/2009 - After months of debate, it's decision time for the Rockford city council. Aldermen must vote on the city's 2009 budget Monday night

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Polish Woman Honored at Ethnic Heritage Museum

Posted: 03/29/2009 - She helped launch one of the first Polish language schools in Rockford, and today, the Ethnic Heritage Museum honors her posthumously for a lifetime of hard work.

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