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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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Quinn Reverses Some Probation Cuts

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Posted: 09/16/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says he's restoring $16 million in funding previously expected to be cut from probation services statewide, averting many layoffs critics said would compromise public safety.

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Cheryle Jackson Announces Senate Run

Posted: 09/16/2009 - Chicago Urban League president Cheryle Jackson launched a campaign that could make her the only black member of the U.S. Senate if she manages to overcome concerns about her former boss, disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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2nd Congressman Draws Papers To Succeed Kennedy

Posted: 09/08/2009 - Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts says he's taken out nomination papers and will announce next week whether he'll join the race to succeed Edward Kennedy in the U.S. Senate.

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Woman Guilty In ID Theft That Ensnared Bernanke

Posted: 09/08/2009 - A doctors' receptionist has admitted to stealing bank account information from patients as part of an identity theft ring that ensnared Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as a victim.

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Jesse Jackson to Visit Rockford School

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Rev Jesse Jackson will speak to Jefferson High School students Wednesday. While the general public can't attend, WIFR will have coverage of his address.

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Blago Book Points Fingers

Updated: 09/04/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel isn't commenting on what ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says about him in a new book.

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Kennedy Senate Desk Draped In Black

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The Senate desk that was used by Sen. Edward Kennedy -- and earlier by his brother John -- is now covered by a black shroud, and a vase of white roses.

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Health Care Town Hall Meeting #3

Updated: 08/24/2009 - Hundreds packed into the Coronado tonight for a town hall meeting on health care reform hosted by US congressman Don Manzullo. 23 news reporter Adam Behrman was there to find out if Illinoisans think congress has the right prescription for American health care.

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Crowded Health Care Forum in Rockford

Updated: 09/04/2009 - More than one thousand people turn out for a town hall meeting on health care reform at Rockford's NIU campus.

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