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Governor and Senate Race Analysis

Updated: 01/19/2010 - 23 News Reporter Adam Behrman meets with Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Ryan and NIU Political Analyst Matt Streb with a look at how two statewide races are shaping up.

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Attorney General Says Ill. Gov May Sell Prison

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Posted: 12/17/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the governor does not need approval from the General Assembly to sell a prison in Thomson to the federal government.

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Obama Bemoans Desperation of People Out Of Work

Posted: 12/03/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a jobs forum he hosted at the White House generated many useful ideas for jump-starting job creation, some of which can be put into action "immediately" by his administration.

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Obama Approval Rating In Wis. Holds Steady

Posted: 12/03/2009 - MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama's approval rating in Wisconsin is holding steady, while anger at Congress is subsiding.

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Durbin: Thomson In Running For Gitmo Detainees

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Posted: 12/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Dick Durbin says a nearly empty state prison in Illinois appears to be the leading facility in the running to become the new home for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

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Stephenson County Budget Approved

Posted: 11/30/2009 - The Stephenson County Board has approved the 2010 budget, and the sheriff's department is taking a major hit.

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Winnebago County Board Member Search

Updated: 06/01/2010 - The search is on to fill a board vacancy on the Winnebago County Board. Nominations for appointment are now being accepted.

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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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