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Government
4:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

DeKalb Park Fans Fight Land Swap Deal

Kiwanis Park, on DeKalb's south side.
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group of residents is trying to stop a land swap deal between a developer and the DeKalb School District. 

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Government
5:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Veto Session Resumes This Week

Credit state of Illinois

State legislators will return to Springfield Tuesday for their second - and final -  week of veto session.  Governor Pat Quinn only used his veto powers to reject or change ten pieces of legislation. The veto session's ostensibly a time for legislators to decide if they agree with the governor, or want to override him.  There'll be some of that.

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Used Cars
5:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Buyer Beware: Flood-Damaged Vehicles Are On The Market

Debris in engine of a flooded truck in Little Poland, New York City, October 31, 2012.
Credit Juan Monroy / Flickr

Looking for a great deal on a used car? Be careful, warns Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. As many as a quarter-million vehicles damaged in Super-Storm Sandy are hitting the market.

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State Employee Insurance
5:30 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

State Employees Can Keep HMO Provider

The State of Illinois has awarded Health Alliance Medical Plans a new long term contract to provide HMO coverage to tens of thousands of state workers. That includes many at Northern Illinois University.

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Government
4:43 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Singer Mental Health Case Delayed Until 2013

Credit Credit Courtesy of Friends of Singer Facebook page

In Rockford...the next court date in the Singer Mental Health Center lawsuit is scheduled for early January.

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Landfill Expansion
2:45 am
Fri November 16, 2012

DeKalb Landfill Opponents Try Another Tactic

Cortland residents meet with members of Stop the Mega Dump,
Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group fighting landfill expansion in DeKalb County is going to take a new approach, pulling township government into the case. 

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Rita Crundwell Case
3:00 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Crundwell Changes Plea To Guilty In Federal Case

Acting U.S. Attorney Gary Shapiro, FBI Acting Special Agent-in-Charge William Monroe, U.S. Marshal Daryl McPherson, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph Pedersen and Scott Paccagnini.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded "guilty" in federal court Wednesday morning.

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Rita Crundwell Case
2:40 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Wanna Buy A Microscope? Latest Crundwell Auction Underway

Rita Crundwell's personalized paint job on trailer that's up for auction this week.
Credit professionalauction.com

UPDATE 11/14/12: The trailer/lab equipment auction yielded $56,450. The trailer went for $31,500.

UPDATE: Crundwell changed plea to guilty: see follow-up stories.

Time is running out for anyone interested in getting a deal on a horse hematology lab. The auctioning of former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell’s possessions continues, with a trailer and lab equipment on the on-line block until Wednesday night.

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Government
3:08 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Citing Extramarital Affair

Newly Resigned CIA Director General David Petraeus

The director of the Central Intelligence Agency David Petraeus submitted his resignation today, citing an extramarital affair.

"After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair," Petraeus said in a message sent to CIA staff. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation."

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Government
6:30 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Buyers Flock to County Tax Sales

Jenna Dooley

Election season is also the time for county treasurers to try to recoup unpaid property taxes. When property taxes go unpaid, Illinois counties rely on outside buyers to pick up the tab.

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