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Sen. Burzynski To Retire This Year

Posted: 01/26/2011 - He has served the state senate for nearly 20 years, and now Brad Burzynski says it's time to better serve his family.

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Residents Watch President's Address

Posted: 01/25/2011 - Many tuned in for the State of the Union Address at home, and others headed to downtown Rockford to watch the historic speech.

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Attorney General Madigan Announces New Acting Public Access Counselor

Posted: 01/25/2011 - Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced she has appointed Amalia Rioja as Acting Public Access Counselor to succeed outgoing Deputy Chief of Staff and Public Access Counselor Cara Smith, who recently was named Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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Senate Dems OK to Repeal Small Part of Health Law

Posted: 01/20/2011 - Senate Democrats don't plan to join the House in voting to repeal the massive new health care law, but they do want to eliminate a small portion of the law that is unrelated to health care.

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Texas Governor Slams Illinois Tax Hike

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Gov. Rick Perry is criticizing Illinois for raising taxes and predicts the hikes will be a recruiting boom for Texas.

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Joe Sosnowski Sworn in as State Representative

Posted: 01/13/2011 - Today at the University of Illinois Building in Springfield, Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) took the oath of office and is ready to serve in the 97th General Assembly as State Representative.

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More Taxes = Fewer Jobs?

Posted: 01/11/2011 - While the proposed tax increase would help the state's tough budget in the short term it may cost more in the long run since more taxes could mean fewer jobs.

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HT: Tax Hike Proposal Clears House

Updated: 01/12/2011 - HT: The Illinois House Passed the Income Tax Hike. Why do you think the increase (if passed) will help the state's budget crisis, make things worse, is the right or wrong way to approach the problem, etc.? We want to hear your thoughts.

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Four Democrats Side with GOP in Health Care Vote

Posted: 01/07/2011 - House Republican David Dreier says today's vote to open debate on repealing the health care law is the first step to "fulfilling a key promise to the American people."

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Income Tax Hike Expected

Posted: 01/06/2011 - The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on raising our income taxes and cigarette tax.

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