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Workers Begin to Rebuild in China

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The few buildings left standing in the earthquake-stricken Chinese town of Beichaun (bay-shwan) are falling to the wrecker's ball as the first steps toward reconstruction are taken.

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Obama Church Appearance Ruled Not Improper

Posted: 05/22/2008 - The Internal Revenue Service says the United Church of Christ didn't violate rules when it hosted presidential candidate Barack Obama at its convention in Hartford last year.

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Peterson Due in Court on Weapons Ruling

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Former Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson is expected in court for a ruling on whether ownership of several guns can be transferred to an adult son.

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$11 Billion Road Plan for Illinois

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Governor Rod Blagojevich's administration is backing a nearly $11 billion plan to fix bridges and roads over the next six years but says the state could do much more if state lawmakers approve a new construction program.

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15 Arrested for Payoffs to Chicago City Workers

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Authorities in Chicago have arrested 15 developers, inspectors and others as federal prosecutors unsealed fresh charges in an investigation of payoffs to city officials.

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Report Says More Kids Drowning In Pools, Spas

Posted: 05/22/2008 - With the unofficial start of summer upon us, a government report shows an increase in the number of children who drown in swimming pools and spas.

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Democrats Planning A Farm Bill Redo Thursday

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Turns out the 316-108 vote to override President Bush's veto of the legislation yesterday was for naught. An override vote by the Senate was stalled after the discovery that a 34-page section of the legislation had been omitted from the printed bill sent to the White House.

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Freeport Curfew Update

Updated: 05/21/2008 - This month marks one year since the city implemented a new graduated curfew ordinace.

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Peterson Released from Jail

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson walked out of jail in Joliet this afternoon a short time after one of his sons posted $7,500 bail.

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Tough Times For Ethanol in Illinois

Posted: 05/21/2008 - But today critics are blaming the business for rising food prices. And some in Congress want to roll back government incentives that drive ethanol production.

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Chicago's Oceanarium To Close For Maintenance

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The animals will be shipped to facilities around the country so the aquarium can empty the pools of their 3 million gallons of saltwater for the project.

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