7:05 am
Fri April 20, 2012

State 'multiplies' Winnebago Co. taxes

Winnebago County non-farm taxpayers are getting a bit of a kick from the State of Illinois annual review of property assessments. 

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5:33 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Illinois House Approves Constitutional Amendment


A proposed constitutional amendment on pension laws continues to advance in the Illinois legislature. 

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6:06 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Creek Name Conjures Emotions About Race and History

Bureau County Republican


The name of a waterway in northern Illinois is stirring up emotions about racial progress. 

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7:29 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Early Voting in Illinois


Early voting for Illinois’ March 20th primary is underway. 

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5:51 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

The Governor's Budget Address

Governor Pat Quinn delivered his State Budget Address Wednesday, announcing “today, our rendezvous with reality has arrived.”

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8:07 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Local Governments Increase Collection Efforts


Local governments in Illinois are stepping up their efforts to collect unpaid fines. 

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1:21 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Senator Mark Kirk upgraded to fair condition

Senator Mark Kirk is alert and talking, according to doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Illinois' junior Senator's condition has been upgraded to "fair," more than a week after he suffered a major stroke.

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4:03 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Wind Energy in Illinois

Wind turbines in Lee County

Illinois' wind energy industry isn't showing signs of slowing down.  But, like other growing industries, it faces a variety of challenges.

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Illinois Politics
12:35 pm
Wed December 7, 2011

Blagojevich Sentenced to 14 years

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

Blagojevich spent about twenty minutes on the stand this morning during his sentencing, making his case for leniency from Judge James Zagel. He apologized to his family and the people of Illinois, although he said he had no intention of breaking the law.

Prosecutors sought a sentence of 15 to 20 years for Blagojevich.

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1:00 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Enthusiasm for backyard chicken coops

An urban setting might not seem like the typical place where fresh eggs are produced.  But, the movement for backyard chicken coops is spreading.

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