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Records Show Tribune Co. Lobbying Of Blago

Posted: 03/31/2009 - New state records reveal heavy lobbying last year by Tribune Co. representatives looking to get then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich to agree to having the state buy Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs.

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Canada agrees with US on rejecting auto plans

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Canada's federal government and Ontario's provincial government say they agree with President Barack Obama that neither General Motors nor Chrysler has proposed sweeping enough changes to justify further bailouts.

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AP Source: Ex-Miss. Gov To Get Nod For Navy Post

Posted: 03/27/2009 - A person familiar with discussions on the matter says President Barack Obama will nominate former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus to be the secretary of the Navy.

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Morrissey Campaign Sign Controversy

Posted: 03/25/2009 - The man who owns a Rockford women's health center that performs abortions wants to press charges against Mayor Larry Morrissey's campaign manager for plucking campaign signs off clinic property.

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Rockford Mayoral Debate

Posted: 03/25/2009 - The four candidates for Rockford mayor take on tough issues and each other, in a debate at the Coronado theater. Here's a look at what's up for discussion between the four very different men.

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Rockford Candidate Forum

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Candidates for Rockford mayor, 14th ward alderman and school board, as well two Rockford township posts take some tough questions Tuesday night at a community forum.

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US endorses UN Gay Rights Text

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Obama administration is formally endorsing a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure former President George W. Bush had refused to sign.

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Troops to get Bonuses

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Rep. John Murtha says the military has agreed to begin $500 monthly payments to troops who are forced to stay in the military beyond their enlistment terms.

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Hispanics Say They Can Work With Burris

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Hispanic leaders in Chicago have met with Democrat Roland Burris and say they support him despite outstanding questions about his appointment to the U.S. Senate by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Obama Plans Small-Business Lending Boost

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Obama administration is announcing that the 21 largest banks receiving government money must report monthly on how much lending they do to small businesses.

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Report: Zell Was On Blagojevich Campaign's List

Posted: 03/13/2009 - The Chicago Sun-Times reports that two weeks before former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges his campaign was planning to solicit a $25,000 campaign contribution from Tribune Co. chairman Sam Zell.

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