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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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Blagojevich Lawyers Need More Time To Hear Tapes

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich say they'll need three more weeks to listen to secret recordings that'll feature prominently at his corruption trial.

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Durbin Wrote to Chicago HS for staffer's Child

Posted: 08/18/2009 - A letter written by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is getting attention as Chicago's school system undergoes an investigation of the use of clout in high school admissions.

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Sotomayor Confirmed, Community Reacts

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The senate approves the newest member to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic justice.

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Chicago Police Spend $2.2M To Secure Obama Home

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Chicago Police Department has spent at least $2.2 million on security for President Barack Obama's home on the city's South Side since his election in November.

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Madigan Won't Testify On U of Ill. Admissions

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Posted: 07/16/2009 - A spokesman for Mike Madigan says the House speaker will not testify before the commission investigation the influence of lawmakers and others on admissions at the University of Illinois.

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Lisa Madigan's Surprising Decision

Posted: 07/08/2009 - In a surprise move Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has decided against running for Illinois governor or the U.S. Senate. 23 News reporter Adam Behrman looks into her decision and speaks with local politicians about what this means for both races.

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State Budget Update

Posted: 07/03/2009 - The budget impasse in Springfield has state government workers and social service agencies wondering how long they can keep moving forward without fresh dollars.

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