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Senate Plans to Accept Burris

Updated: 01/07/2009 - More developments in the Roland Burris saga, the Associated Press is reporting that democratic leaders in the U.S. senate are planning to accept Roland Burris for the Illinois Senate seat.

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Attracting Freeport Business

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Today's risky economy makes for a tough sell when it comes to luring businesses to any community. But Freeport city leaders are still marching forward in the new year, trying to strengthen one of its main commercial corridors.

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No More Funding for DTV Switch

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Six weeks from today, TV signals will turn digital, but a program intended to ease the transition, is out of cash.

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Hundreds of Stateline Drivers Cited

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Last month was a busy one for Illinois State Police Dist. 16 and for Belvidere Police. Combined officers cited more than 700 drivers violating the law.

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Oregon Man Cash In On Obama Shoes

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Updated: 01/06/2009 - Barack Obama made history by becoming the Nations first African American President. So it may not come as a surprise that many would like to walk in his shoes, literally.

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Boone County Tornado Anniversary

Posted: 01/06/2009 - One year after the Boone County torndao, we take a look at how some of the victims are doing.

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Illinois Still A One Senator State

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - Illinois is still a one senator state. Following a circus like atmosphere for the swearing in ceremony on Capital Hill, and taking center stage wall Illinois Democrat Roland Burris.

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Obama To Include Accountability In Economic Plan

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama is promising that his economic stimulus plan won't include money for politicians' pet projects and will include provisions aimed at ensuring his administration is open and accountable to taxpayers and Congress.

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Roland Burris Remains In Political Limbo

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - Roland Burris remains in political limbo. Burris showed up on Capitol Hill today seeking to claim Illinois' open Senate seat. But a short time later he announced that his effort to fill the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama had been thwarted.

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Toddler Hurt In Dispute Over Christmas Tree

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - A southwestern Illinois woman is accused of reckless conduct after an angry tug-of-war with a relative over a Christmas tree seriously injured her toddler.

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Burris Denied Seat In US Senate To Succeed Obama

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris announced his rejection for Barack Obama's Senate seat Tuesday in a bizarre rainy-day scene on the Capitol grounds as lawmakers awaited the gaveling of the 111th Congress into session.

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Charter School's Financial Impact on District 205

Posted: 01/05/2009 - The movement to bring charter public schools to Rockford is running strong. But supporters face one major stumbling block -- funding. Here's a look at how charters would impact finances for the rest of District 205.

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Rockford Budget 2009

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Right now the city predicts a $4.8 million deficit in 2009. That's around the same figure that was presented in 2008, but due to the current economy, balancing this year's budget looks like a challenge.

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