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Senate President Wants More Slot Machines

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Updated: 05/18/2005 - Senate President Emil Jones is proposing the state put 20,000 new gaming positions at riverboat casinos and horse racing tracks to bring in much needed revenue for the next budget year.

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Inspector General Resigns

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Updated: 05/18/2005 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's inspector general has announced her resignation.

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Madigan Plans to Sue Over Base Realignment

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Updated: 05/18/2005 - Illinois' attorney general says she plans to take legal action over the Pentagon's decision to eliminate 163 jobs at Springfield's Air National Guard base.

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Saving School Spirit

Updated: 05/18/2005 - What happened to school pride in Rockford? Some students say the spirit is missing.

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City Council Wrap

Updated: 05/17/2005 - Future development in Rockford all starts with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Another Wal-Mart for the Stateline

Updated: 05/17/2005 - The big box stores versus the small mom and pop shops; it's a battle that's been playing out in several Rock River Valley communities: Belvidere, Rockton, and now Dixon.

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New School Funding Proposal Downstate

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Updated: 05/16/2005 - A piece of legislation is moving in Springfield to fund schools more on income taxes and less on property taxes.

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Fire Station Dedicated

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Updated: 05/16/2005 - A former alderman's dream came true when a fire station was built in his ward.

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Movie Theater Opens With Traffic Delays

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Updated: 05/15/2005 - A new movie theater opens in Machesney Park. The problem is the main entry is not open and movie-goes are forced to weave through a residential area.

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Slain Zion Girl Buried

Updated: 05/15/2005 - The body of one of two second grade girls stabbed to death in Zion this week was laid to rest Saturday.

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Finding Money for Candidates

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Updated: 05/15/2005 - Area Republicans join forces to discuss the next election, which isn't even until next March.

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A Twin Record?

Updated: 05/13/2005 - The fascination with twins is part of every culture and dates back centuries. Your odds of having twins: about three in a 100, or three percent, but at one stateline high school, twins surely aren't a rarity!

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Geese Peace

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Updated: 05/13/2005 - They're famous for flying in a V pattern and heading south for the winter but instead of migrating geese are staying here creating a population problem.

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