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Lawmaker optimistic on pensions deal

Posted: 01/06/2013 - A lawmaker at the heart of pension talks says the time is winding down for lawmakers to address Illinois' approximately $96 billion in unfunded liability but she's optimistic that a proposal could come up for a vote during the lame duck session.

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Talks on Illinois pension crisis end without deal

Posted: 01/05/2013 - Discussions between Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders on Illinois' massive pension crisis have ended without agreement even though at least one major sticking point has been set aside for now.

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First-Time Homeless Seek Help at Rescue Mission

Posted: 01/04/2013 - It's been an unusually warm December so far, but imagine sleeping outside on nights like tonight. A new local study shows more people are becoming homeless.

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Veterans park takes steps to build new museum

Posted: 12/30/2012 - Veterans Memorial Park officials want the stories of Illinois veterans to come alive in a new museum geared toward highlighting the service of local soldiers.

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Former President Bush moved out of intensive care

Posted: 12/29/2012 - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve and that he was moved Saturday out of intensive care and into a regular hospital room.

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Ex-Sandy Hook teacher: Lanza was sweet little boy

Posted: 12/23/2012 - A former teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School says she remembers the gunman who killed 26 people at the school as a smart, sweet boy in her second-grade class.

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Closer Look: Ill. faces hard choices with gun law

Posted: 12/16/2012 - The clock is ticking for Illinois lawmakers to come up with a law approving the concealed carry of weapons after a federal appellate court's decision to throw out the state's ban on concealed guns.

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UK hospital protests to Australian radio over hoax

Posted: 12/08/2012 - A British hospital that fell victim to a hoax call from two Australian DJs seeking information about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has protested to the head of the radio station's parent company.

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'Dallas' star Larry Hagman dies in Texas

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Posted: 11/24/2012 - Larry Hagman, who played scheming oil baron J.R. Ewing on TV's long-running nighttime soap opera "Dallas," has died. He was 81.

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Missing Woman's Husband Speaks Out

Posted: 11/21/2012 - It's been exactly one week since a Machesney Park woman vanished. Today, police have confirmed Katrina Smith's wallet was found in Rockford, nowhere near where her car and purse were found abandoned.

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