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Bill Allowing Guns in WI Schools Won't Get Vote

Posted: 10/30/2013 - A proposal to allow off-duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry concealed weapons at Wisconsin schools won't be getting a vote in the state Assembly.

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Medicare Chief Apologizes for Website Problems

Posted: 10/29/2013 - There's an apology today from the head of the Medicare program, for the website troubles that have kept Americans from signing up for the new health insurance exchanges.

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Quinn Asks Lawmakers for an Extra $221 Million

Posted: 10/28/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants lawmakers to approve $221 million in extra funds to spend this fiscal year. The request comes on top of the $35 billion budget the Legislature approved in May.

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New Chief Justice Backs Cameras in Court

Posted: 10/28/2013 - The Illinois Supreme Court's new chief justice says she fully supports her predecessor's push to open trials to news photographers and electronic media.

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Topinka: Financial Reports Online

Updated: 10/28/2013 - Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka stopped at Rockford City Hall today to announce a new online database called the Warehouse that allows us to look up the financial information of local municipalities.

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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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