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Rock County Sheriff's Office to Get Grant

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The Rock County Sheriff's Office will receive a $15,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety to crackdown on speeders.

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No New Trial for Rezko

Posted: 11/12/2008 - A federal judge in Chicago has turned down a request for a new trial from convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko.

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Madigan Sues Telemarketer for Cramming

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today filed a lawsuit against a Las Vegas-based corporation, alleging that, in offering Internet yellow pages listings, this company bilked small businesses in Illinois and across the country through a practice known as “cramming.” Cramming involves adding charges to a consumer’s telephone bill that the consumer never wanted or ordered.

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Search Continues for Missing Chicago Student

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The search continues for a 15-year-old Chicago girl who vanished after she was seen heading off to high school, and a local resident has offered a $10,000 reward.

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Military Brides Honored on Veterans Day

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Nearly $200,000 worth of free gowns were given away to military brides at a suburban Chicago boutique this Veterans Day.

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Belleville Astronaut Headed into Space Again

Posted: 11/12/2008 - An astronaut with Illinois ties is heading back into space. Forty-four-year-old Belleville native Sandra Magnus is scheduled to lift off Friday with six other astronauts from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard the space shuttle Endeavor.

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Wettest Year Ever for central Illinois

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The National Weather Service in central Illinois says this week's rainfall has put the region over the mark, making it the wettest on record.

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Lawsuit Filed in Four-Fatality Crash

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The family members of one of four people killed in Kane County car crash last year have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in the case.

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Marion to Get New Truck Terminal

Posted: 11/12/2008 - An East St. Louis-based trucking company says it's expanding to Marion, meaning it'll need to hire 100 drivers.

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Supremacist Pleads Not Guilty in Juror Threat

Posted: 11/12/2008 - An avowed white supremacist has pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of threatening a juror at the trial of a man convicted of soliciting the murder of a federal judge.

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Wisconsin's Budget Woes

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Updated: 11/12/2008 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin's budget deficit will reach $5 billion by the end of the next budget cycle thanks to declining tax collections and a national recession.

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2008 Wettest Ever for Parts of Illinois

Posted: 11/12/2008 - LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) -- The National Weather Service in central Illinois says this week's rainfall has put the region over the mark, making it the wettest on record.

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Study Explores Separating Great Lakes, Mississippi River Basins

Posted: 11/12/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- An environmental advocacy group says Chicago waterways engineered more than a century ago to connect the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds should be altered to stop the exchange of invasive species that can cause irreversible damage.

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Woman Dies In Car Accident

Posted: 11/12/2008 - One woman is dead after a fatal car accident in loves park Tuesday night at 9:30.

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