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Filing: Ex-Rep. Jackson to Sell DC Home to Pay $750,000

Posted: 10/25/2013 - Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. plans to sell his home in Washington to help pay $750,000 in penalties stemming from his sentence for illegally spending campaign funds on personal items.

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Fall Veto Session Ends Early

Posted: 10/23/2013 - After an two days in Springfield lawmakers adjourned from the first week of the fall veto session a day early.

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Medicare Enrollment Underway

Updated: 10/22/2013 - Medicare open enrollment is underway and a local lawmaker wants to make sure seniors get their questions, answered.

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Furloughed Workers Must Repay Unemployment

Posted: 10/21/2013 - State officials say federal employees in Illinois who were furloughed during the shutdown have to repay unemployment insurance benefits.

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Taxpayer Watchdog Group on Pensions

Updated: 10/18/2013 - Pension reform is an ongoing problem in Illinois, the state’s system is underfunded by nearly $100 billion dollars, but legislators will try once again to come up with a solution.

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Sept. Illinois Unemployment Rate Release Delayed

Posted: 10/17/2013 - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it will indefinitely delay the release of statewide unemployment data for September because of the partial federal-government shutdown.

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Businesses Begin Search for Holiday Help

Updated: 10/17/2013 - Rockford has the third highest unemployment rate in the state, and that means there are still a lot of people out of work. There could be some temporary relief, several local businesses are starting to hire for the holiday season.

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Wis. Senate to Vote on Underage Drinking Bill

Posted: 10/14/2013 - The Wisconsin state Senate is scheduled to vote on passing a bill that would allow bars and liquor stores to sue underage patrons or their parents for $1,000.

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Prosecutors Get More Time in Blagojevich Appeal

Posted: 10/11/2013 - A federal appellate court has given prosecutors more time to prepare their brief in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions.

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Amendment Limiting Recalls Passes WI Committee

Posted: 10/09/2013 - A state Assembly committee has approved a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution making it more difficult to recall elected officials from office.

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