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Illinois Treasurer Exploring Run for US Senate

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is considering a run for the US Senate. The Chicago Democrat has formed an official exploratory committee. That lets him raise money for a possible run next year.

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Quinn Says Time to Move On from Burris

Posted: 03/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time to move on from the flap over embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and focus on the economy.

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Bomb Found at Local Bar Near WIU Campus

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Police in Macomb say an active bomb has been found by the beer garden of a Macomb bar frequented by Western Illinois University students.

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Govt Extends New Aid Package to AIG

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The government has revamped its rescue package to insurance giant American International Group and will provide the troubled company another $30 billion.

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Obama will Sign Spending Bill Despite Earmarks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Administration officials say President Barack Obama will sign a budget bill stuffed with money for lawmakers' pet projects, despite a campaign pledge against congressional earmarks.

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Illinois Concealed Carry Debate Carries On

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The question of whether or not Illinois residents should be allowed to carry concealed firearms comes up almost every year in Springfield. Now with a new Supreme Court decision and a new governor, the heated topic could gain extra support.

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Republic Windows and Doors Bought

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Laid-off workers who staged a sit-in at a Chicago window and door manufacturer in December may soon have their jobs back.

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I-90 Detour Through Cherry Valley

Updated: 07/23/2010 - If you use I-90 to get into Rockford, listen up, because there's a major detour starting tomorrow that will last for several months.

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Wisconsin Budget

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Wisconsin is also facing major budget woes, and the effects could be felt in Beloit very soon. Beloit has one of the state's eight welcome centers. And if Governor Jim Doyle gets his way, it would be shut down.

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Illinois Ethics Reform

Posted: 03/01/2009 - An Illinois reform commission is expected to come forward with some ideas on how to strengthen the state's ethics laws.

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Illinois Deficit Reduction Committee

Updated: 03/01/2009 - A new panel in the Illinois Senate is taking on the task of trying to figure out what got the state into such a massive budget deficit.

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