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House Votes to Cut $4B a Year From Food Stamps

Posted: 09/19/2013 - The House has voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps, a 5 percent reduction to the nation's main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans.

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Cross Announces Bid for Illinois Treasurer in Rockford

Posted: 09/18/2013 - House Republican Leader Tom Cross says he's running for Illinois treasurer because the office has more opportunity than ever before in helping turn around Illinois' financial woes.

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Randal Olson Running for Winnebago County Sheriff

Posted: 09/18/2013 - Randal Olson announced Wednesday night he's entering the race. Oslon unsuccessfully ran for sheriff in 1998 and is currently the Chief Pilot for the Air-Emergency Response Coalition.

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WI Senate Passes Lemon Law Changes

Posted: 09/17/2013 - The Wisconsin state Senate has voted to tighten the state's lemon law, which covers when consumers can sue auto manufacturers.

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Topinka Running for Re-Election

Posted: 09/12/2013 - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she's hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election.

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Rockford Tea Party Founder to Run for Congress

Updated: 09/10/2013 - The founder of the Rockford tea party says he's running against U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger in the Republican primary for the 16th Congressional District.

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Bustos Undecided on Syria Strike

Updated: 09/05/2013 - President Obama has asked congress to authorize a military strike against Syria, but lawmakers are divided on the issue.

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Caruana Running for Winnebago County Sheriff

Updated: 09/05/2013 - There's a new sheriff in town.... It's a phrase that hasn't been uttered in Winnebago County for 15 years but Gary Caruana is hoping to change that.

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Rutherford Says Lt. Gov. Would Work to Grow Jobs

Updated: 09/05/2013 - Republican state Treasurer Dan Rutherford says if he's elected governor in 2014 his lieutenant governor's primary focus will be creating and keeping jobs in Illinois.

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Quinn 'Concerned' About Capitol's Copper Doors

Posted: 09/05/2013 - A spokeswoman for Pat Quinn says the Illinois governor is "concerned" about an architect's choice to use nearly $670,000 copper-plated wooden doors as part of a Capitol renovation project.

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