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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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Judge Sets Blagojevich Trial Date

Posted: 06/25/2009 - A judge has scheduled a start date of June 3, 2010, for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's federal corruption trial.

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Sweeping Financial Regulation Changes

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The Obama administration has unveiled a sweeping regulatory overhaul that it hopes will restore confidence in the U.S. financial system and prevent a repeat of the worst crisis to hit Wall Street in seven decades.

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Dillard Considering Run For Ill. Governor

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Posted: 06/11/2009 - A Republican state senator who appeared in campaign commercials for President Barack Obama says he's considering a run for Illinois governor.

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Sen. Burris Heads Out On Tour Of Central Illinois

Posted: 05/27/2009 - U.S. Sen. Roland Burris says he never participated in a pay-to-play scheme despite the release of a transcript in which he offers to "personally do something" for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund.

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Sen. Burris Has Bumpy Ride From Washington

Posted: 05/22/2009 - A spokesman says a plane carrying U.S. Sen. Roland Burris made an unscheduled landing in Pittsburgh after pilots reported mechanical problems.

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Atty: Blagojevich's Wife Mulling Reality TV Spot

Posted: 05/18/2009 - An attorney says ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's wife is considering being on reality TV after her indicted husband was barred from traveling to Costa Rica to be on a show.

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Durbin Lobby For High-Speed Rail Corridor

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are lobbying for a high-speed rail corridor between St. Louis and Chicago.

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Durbin Hands Gavel to Specter

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Majority Whip Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) agreed to hand over his subcommittee chairmanship on crime to Republican turned Democrat Arlen Spector (D-PA).

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