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Quinn Names New State Conservation Director

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Posted: 02/05/2009 - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is introducing a new state conservation director but is leaving open the possibility that some of his predecessor's cabinet officers will stay.

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AG Madigan Blasts Blagojevich 'Culture Of Secrecy'

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has blasted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich for imposing a "culture of secrecy" on state agencies under his control and hampering the release of public records.

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Ill. House begins cleaning up after Blagojevich

Posted: 02/06/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House has begun passing legislation meant to clean up some of the problems left behind by former governor Rod Blagojevich.

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NY Gov Says Campaign Aide Leaked Kennedy Dirt

Posted: 02/04/2009 - New York Gov. David Paterson says a campaign staffer leaked unsubstantiated claims to the press that Caroline Kennedy "wasn't ready for prime time" and faced possible tax, nanny and marital problems.

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Quinn to meet with Chicago Mayor Daley

Posted: 02/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- New Gov. Pat Quinn is doing something his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich, rarely did: Quinn's talking to other top elected officials.

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Obama to return to Illinois

Posted: 02/02/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama is heading back to his home state for the first time as president.

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Obama's Stimulus Package

Posted: 02/02/2009 - The Senate is set to start debate on President Obama's economic stimulus package tomorrow. It passed in the House last week, but without any Republican support. Drew Levinson has more on what some Republicans say needs to change in order to give the green light.

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Quinn Prepares to Leave for DC

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Governor Pat Quinn is preparing to leave for Washington this week, where he's expected to speak with President Obama about the economic stimulus package. But before he goes, he's urging us to be humble and not hold grudges.

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Obama Touts Middle-Class Task Force Lead By Biden

Posted: 01/30/2009 - President Barack Obama has announced a series of executive orders that he says should "level the playing field" for unions in struggles they have with management.

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Ill. Officials Look To Leave 'Sad Chapter' Behind

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Illinois' top elected officials say they look forward to working with new Gov. Pat Quinn and putting the "sad chapter" of his predecessors' administration behind them.

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Burris Says He Stands Behind Blagojevich Removal

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Illinois Sen. Roland Burris says the ousting of Rod Blagojevich as Illinois governor speaks "loud and clear" that there were serious hurdles keeping him from doing his job.

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Blagojevich: I Did Nothing Wrong

Posted: 01/29/2009 - In a last-ditch effort to save his job, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told senators at his impeachment trial that he's done nothing wrong and the evidence doesn't support kicking him out of office.

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Obama Signs Equal-Pay Bill

Posted: 01/29/2009 - President Barack Obama is singing the praises of newly passed legislation making it easier for workers to sue for discrimination on the job.

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Ill. Governor To Speak At Impeachment Trial

Posted: 01/30/2009 - After days of bashing the impeachment trial that could remove him from office, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich plans to address the assembly today.

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Will Blagojevich Try Any Last-Minute Mischief?

Posted: 01/28/2009 - With Gov. Rod Blagojevich entering what could be his final hours in office, some politicians are watching closely to see whether he attempts some last-minute mischief by spending state money, issuing executive orders or granting pardons.

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