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Democrats In The U.S. Senate Wait For Court Ruling

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Updated: 01/07/2009 - Democrats in the U.S. Senate say they're waiting for a court ruling before deciding if former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris can take over the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Alcoa To Cut 13 Percent Of Global Work Force

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Aluminum producer Alcoa is cutting about 13 percent of its global work force by the end of the year because of a deteriorating world economy.

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Study: More Species Invasions in Great Lakes

Posted: 01/07/2009 - TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Government scientists say dozens of foreign species may invade the Great Lakes in coming years, despite policies aimed at keeping them out.

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Reid Says Burris Might Ultimately Get Senate Seat

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Dick Durbin met with Burris in Washington today. Afterward, they set out the legal steps under which they're willing to welcome him into the Senate.

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10:10 Economy Rockford: 401-K Advice

Posted: 01/07/2009 - A new survey shows 11 percent of U.S. companies already have or are considering cutting retirement plan matches by the end of the year.

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GM Says Hoffman Deciding Between Brewers, Dodgers

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Posted: 01/07/2009 - General manager Doug Melvin says the Milwaukee Brewers will stay "in house" to find a closer if the ball club is unable to land all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman.

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CPS Spent $67,000 On Cappuccino Machines

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Posted: 01/07/2009 - An inspector's report shows Chicago Public Schools employees bent district rules to spend $67,000 for espresso machines that largely haven't been used.

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Senate Leaders Move Toward Seating Burris

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Posted: 01/07/2009 - In an abrupt reversal, Senate Democratic leaders are sitting down with Roland Burris in the Capitol amid new indications that he's likely to be seated as the new senator from Illinois.

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Rockford Charter School Proposal Close to Resolution

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The movement to bring a charter school to Rockford is getting closer to resolution. A school board committee hammered out some final kinks Tuesday night with the operators proposing to open the Legacy Charter School of Excellence.

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Rockford Crime Stoppers 1/6

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Posted: 01/06/2009 - Rockford Crime Stoppers gave out more than $75,000 in 2008. You could be next in 2009.

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Local Politician Shares Experiences With Roland Burris

Posted: 01/06/2009 - Right now you can't go long without hearing Roland Burris' name. But since he spent the last decade out of the political spotlight, we don't know much about him. But we spoke with a local politician who does and tells us he believes Burris would make a great senator.

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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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