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Oil Spill Cleanup Done

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Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing Caterpillar Inc.'s oil spill control and monitoring plans after 65,000 gallons of oil overflowed, some spilling into the Des Plaines River.

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Billions in Stimulus Bill for Illinois

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Illinois and the other states have responded to the nearly $800 billion economic stimulus bill like children hurrying to check under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Polling Location Change in Harlem Township

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A heads up for registered voters in Harlem Township. Winnebago County officials have moved three precincts to a new polling location for the February 24th primaries.

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Winners Picked for Machesney Park Loans

Posted: 02/18/2009 - More than 100 residents in Machesney Park were hoping to walk away with thousands of dollars tonight, to spruce up their homes. But only four were so lucky.

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Wind Farm Update

Posted: 02/18/2009 - It's become one of the latest spectacles in Stephenson County, a wind farm taking shape near Lena.

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Superintendent Search Leak

Updated: 02/18/2009 - The search for Rockford's next school superintendent moves forward despite a new twist in the process that's left school board members furious.

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Beloit Troop Deployment

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Members of The Wisconsin National Guard's 1158th Transportation Company prepare to ship out for Iraq.

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Gov. Says Burris Must Answer Questions Under Oath

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn says Sen. Roland Burris is serving with a cloud over him and that Burris needs to answer questions from law enforcement under oath about his testimony at former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's impeachment hearings.

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White House: Ill. Needs To Know Details On Burris

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The White House says Sen. Roland Burris needs to tell Illinois constituents the extent of his involvement with the administration of disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Gov. Quinn Names Key Staff

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A new top aide to Gov. Pat Quinn is a holdover from Rod Blagojevich's administration who has ties to convicted fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

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Unemployment Service Hours Extended

Posted: 02/18/2009 - To help those trying to file unemployment claims, there are now extended hours to call to certify their benefits.

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Ill. House GOP Requests Info On Burris Affidavit

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Illinois House Republicans are demanding more information about when U.S. Sen. Roland Burris asked Democrats to amend testimony he gave about how he got his job.

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Deere Fiscal 1st Quarter Profit Falls 45%

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Posted: 02/18/2009 - Deere & Co. says its fiscal first-quarter earnings slid 45 percent, as the global economic slowdown, higher raw material costs and currency fluctuations hurt results.

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Comcast 4Q Profit Falls with Clearwire Writedown

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Comcast Corp. says its fourth-quarter earnings fell 32 percent, as the nation's largest cable company was hampered by a $600 million write-down related to its investment in Clearwire Corp.

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Caterpillar Sued Over Death of Contract Worker

Posted: 02/18/2009 - The mother of a Caterpillar Inc. worker killed last year in an accident at the heavy equipment maker's plant in Mossville has filed a lawsuit against the company.

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New Rockford Budget Cuts Unveiled

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Rockford leaders are trying to dig themselves out of a seven and a half million dollar budget deficit and Tuesday night they rolled out a list of cuts to close the gap. But some of the cuts will require serious negotations with local unions.

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Chrysler Bailout Plan

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Chrysler's latest plan to the government calls for another $5 billion in loans. It also promises thousands of lay-offs and possible plant closures. However one auto expert says he believes the Belvidere Chrysler plant is safe.

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