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  • Giuliani tops Republican presidential nominees poll

    Online Staff Report Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor, is currently the favored pick for the Republican Party ticket for president, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national poll. The poll showed Giuliani earning 16...

    • Posted May 30, 2011
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  • Borrowing or cutting, what clears Illinois’ backlog?

    By Benjamin Yount Illinois Statehouse News SPRINGFIELD — For the upcoming year, Illinois lawmakers are weighing whether to pay bills with borrowed money or not pay businesses and local government money the state owes them. However, if the...

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • PATRIOT Act extended by House, Senate

    By Jim Hagerty Online Editor The U.S.House and Senate passed a four-year extension of key elements of the PATRIOT Act, ending a week of holdups and legislative feuds. Three provisions of the Act were renewed by a...

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • Rod Blagojevich takes the stand, delivers bizarre testimony

    By Jim Hagerty Online Editor CHICAGO– Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich took the stand in federal court Thursday morning, May 26, ending weeks of speculation whether the fallen Democrat would testify in his second corruption trial. Blagojevich wasted...

    • Posted May 26, 2011
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  • Today is Missing Children’s Day in Illinois

    Online Staff Report SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Police joined people throughout Illinois today to celebrate the progress made in safeguarding children and those missing children who found their way safely home. Gov. Pat Quinn (D) also...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • Attorney General Lisa Madigan issues subponeas to curb ‘robosigning’

    Online Staff Report CHICAGO—Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) today expanded her investigation into “robosigning” practices, issuing subpoenas against two national mortgage servicing support providers. The subpoenas are the latest effort in Madigan’s ongoing probe into the fraudulent...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • Editorial: Greenies, 2030 Plan fail first test

    By Frank Schier Editor & Publisher No matter how I hope green things seem to be changing, the more I realize they remain a pain—yes, I’m a dupe. To put this in the proper frame of reference,...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • Paddle and Trail to offer paddle trips to Rockford’s City Market

    Staff report Friday afternoons this summer, Paddle and Trail is offering TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday) paddle trips in a variety of locations. In Rockford, they offer “Paddle to the Market,” a unique paddle trip that starts...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • The Second Half: No fear, no regrets—just success!

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist In my Second Half, I’ve heard folks discussing the possibility of making life changes: “I’d love to give up corporate life and work at a flower shop”; “I’ve always wanted to write...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • Yoga Rockford: The community of yoga

    By Jennie Williford Pranayama Yoga Studio Those of us who take a yoga class know the benefits of this great practice. I could list them all here, citing flexibility, strength, mental focus and stress relief, but I...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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