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Obama Hails Historic Health Care Overhaul Bill

Updated: 03/23/2010 - (AP) -- A beaming President Barack Obama is celebrating passage of landmark health care legislation. He said it sets in motion "desperately needed reforms" sought by generations of Americans.

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Attorney General Plans to File Lawsuit

Posted: 03/22/2010 - Florida's Attorney General is following last night's historic vote with plans to file a lawsuit to block the plan on constitutional grounds.

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Obama to Sign Health Care Bill

Updated: 03/22/2010 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted 219-212 late Sunday to send legislation to Obama that will extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans.

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Turner Submits Application for Lt. Gov.

Posted: 03/09/2010 - (AP) -- Another former candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor has submitted an application to be the new Democratic nominee for the post.

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Kirk Talks Tough About Giannoulias Bank

Updated: 03/01/2010 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican Mark Kirk is touting ways to help small businesses while talking tough about his opponent in the Senate race whose family bank is struggling.

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White House Social Secretary Resigns

Posted: 02/26/2010 - Our Chicago ties to the White House may be getting a little bit shorter as Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigns.

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Unemployment Benefits at Risk

Updated: 04/28/2010 - About 1,000 stateline residents are set to lose their unemployment benefits each week if the U.S. Senate can't approve another extension for laid-off workers.

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Quinn considers $2 Billion in Budget Cuts

Updated: 02/24/2010 - (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is considering cutting $2.2 billion from next year's budget, but that would still leave Illinois with a nearly $11.5 billion deficit.

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Senate Approves Tax Breaks for New Hires

Posted: 02/24/2010 - (AP) -- The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting job growth by giving tax breaks to businesses that hire the unemployed.

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Quinn Putting Budget on the Web

Updated: 02/24/2010 - (AP) -- Illinois is facing a deficit that could reach $13 billion this year, and Gov. Pat Quinn wants Illinoisans to see the details.

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