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Ethics Committee: No Punishment For Burris

Posted: 11/20/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate ethics committee on Friday admonished Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., for making "inconsistent, misleading or incomplete" statements about the circumstances surrounding his appointment to the seat once held by Barack Obama. The committee didn't recommend any punishment.

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AP Sources: Long-Term Care In Senate Health Bill

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Posted: 11/17/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic officials say the Senate health care bill is likely to include a new long-term care insurance program to help disabled people and the elderly stay in their homes.

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Obama To Visit Pennsylvania After Jobs Forum

Posted: 11/16/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will travel to Pennsylvania and other states next month after hosting a White House forum on creating jobs.

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Durbin, Quinn Support Back Illinois Terror Prison

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Posted: 11/16/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says if a prison in northwest Illinois is used to house Guantanamo Bay detainees it would be the safest prison in America.

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Alexi, Just Take a Position on Thomson Already

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Posted: 11/16/2009 - CHICAGO – Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady repeated his call for Democrat Alexi Giannoulias to take a position on the biggest homeland security question to face the State of Illinois since September 11th.

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Feds Ignored Medicare Scam Warnings For Years

Posted: 11/13/2009 - MIAMI (AP) -- The federal agency that is supposed to prevent Medicare fraud repeatedly ignored internal watchdog warnings about swindlers stealing millions of dollars over three years.

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Davis To Run Again For Congress

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Posted: 11/09/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Congressman Danny Davis has officially decided that he'll seek another term representing the 7th District instead of running for Cook County Board president.

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GAO: Full Recoup of Gov't Auto Investment Unlikely

Posted: 11/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government investigators say the U.S. government is unlikely to recover all of its investment in General Motors or Chrysler because the companies' value would need to "grow substantially above what they have been in the past."

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Obama: Private, Public Sectors Must Create Jobs

Posted: 11/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the public and private sectors must find more ways to create jobs to continue the nation's climb out of an economic recession.

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Burris Stops In Chicago For Health-care Speech

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Posted: 11/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Roland Burris plans to use a stop in Chicago to outline his position on proposed changes to the way health care is provided in America.

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House Leader Applauds Reid Public Option Move

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Posted: 10/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says House leaders are pleased that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is including government-sponsored insurance in the Senate's health care bill.

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Congressman Don Manzullo Seeks 9th Term

Updated: 10/26/2009 - The man who has represented Illinois's 16th district since 1993 is seeking two more years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Oprah to Interview Sarah Palin

Updated: 06/01/2010 - Harpo Productions announced Tuesday that the former governor of Alaska and Republican vice presidential candidate will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Monday, Nov. 16.

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Blago Aide Pleads Guilty

Updated: 06/01/2010 - CHICAGO (AP) -- One of Rod Blagojevich's former top aides has pleaded guilty to charges in the corruption case involving the ousted Illinois governor.

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Illinois Lawmakers Begin Fall Veto Session

Updated: 06/01/2010 - As the Illinois Legislature begins it's fall veto session this week. Illinois college students will be paying close attention to an item at the top of the agenda.

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High Court To Look At Local Gun Control Laws

Posted: 09/30/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether strict local and state gun control laws violate the Second Amendment.

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