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Quinn Names New State Conservation Director

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Posted: 02/05/2009 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is introducing a new state conservation director but is leaving open the possibility that some of his predecessor's cabinet officers will stay.

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NTSB: Hamilton Sundstrand Device Helped Save Flight 1549

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The National Transportation Safety Board confirms one of Rockford's manufacturers played an integral role in the successful ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River last month.

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Congress Tackles Salmonella Outbreaks

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Salmonella-laced peanut butter has claimed the lives of eight people and sickened hundred of others nationwide. So, Congress is pushing to give the FDA new tools to protect our food supply.

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Ill. House begins cleaning up after Blagojevich

Updated: 02/06/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House has begun passing legislation meant to clean up some of the problems left behind by former governor Rod Blagojevich.

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Watchdog: Treasury Overpaid For Bank Stocks

Posted: 02/05/2009 - A government watchdog group says the federal government overpaid for stocks and other assets from financial institutions under its $700 billion rescue program.

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Iconic Chicago Church Offers Mass Despite Fire

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Dozens of parishioners are attending morning Mass at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral, a day after the landmark church was devastated by fire and water damage.

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Boeing Jet Deliveries Virtually Flat In January

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Boeing Co.'s commercial jet deliveries rose slightly in January compared with the same month last year, but orders for new airplanes fell sharply, reflecting weaker demand amid the global economic slowdown.

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Some Wisconsin Stations are Making the Early Switch

Posted: 02/05/2009 - The U.S. House vote to postpone the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting gives stations the option of switching sooner than June 12 if they choose.

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Sun-Times CEO Cyrus Freidheim Quits

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Posted: 02/05/2009 - A power shift on the board of directors of Sun-Times Media Group, parent of the Chicago Sun-Times, has prompted the resignation of chief executive officer Cyrus Freidheim.

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Rockford Unemployment Tops Charts

Posted: 02/04/2009 - So just how does Rockford's unemployment rank compared with other metropoliton areas in the country? In a word, dismal.

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United Way Cuts

Posted: 02/04/2009 - Another sign of the times hits a major non-profit in the Rock River Valley. The United Way announced a host of cutbacks Wednesday, including staff and funding for 49 local agencies.

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