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Report Urges More Job Help For Black Americans

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Voters Press Indiana Democrat For Health Bill Decision

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New Music Emerges From Elkhart's Instrument Past

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Peterson, Courts Await Ruling On 'Drew's Law'

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Chicago Learns From Past Snow Storms

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Ill. Democrats Seek Lieutenant Governor Candidate

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Faulty Toyota Parts Latest Blow To Elkhart, Ind.

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Illinois Voters Ready For Choosing A Governor

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States Release Inmates Early To Cut Prison Costs

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Chicago School Board Chief's Death Raises Questions

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Black Males Hit Extra Hard By Unemployment

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Ill. Town Looks To Detainees To Solve Joblessness

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Guantanamo Prisoners May Be Illinois-Bound

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Thinking Of New Windows? Save Your Energy

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