Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Sept. 4


Dietz announces for 62nd House District
LAKE COUNTY – Gerald (Jerry) Dietz, 44 announced Tuesday that he would seek the Republican nomination for 62nd State Representative District, a Lake County House seat now held by Democrat Sam Yingling. "I will fight for pension reform, property tax…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois on the pension hook for $620 Billion By Ted Dabrowski – Opponents of pension reform try to downplay Illinois’ $100 billion in official pension debt because it’s "not due at one point in time." They like to compare the pension debt to a "mortgage," which is paid…

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McLean Co. GOP picnic draws gov. candidates BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Republican Party will host a picnic Sunday that will include appearances by four Republican gubernatorial candidates, two state treasurer candidates and two she…

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`Transformers` return to blow up Chicago this weekend The movie "Transformers 4" has been blowing up Chicago since early this summer.

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Former Rockford golf course could see zip lining The Rockford Park District talks about what it’s going to do with a former golf course.

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Local News
Electronic monitoring devices a useful tool for court system Some convicted adults and juveniles are monitored after incarceration or as an alternative to spending time behind bars.

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Texting Detail Catches Motorists Texting while driving is illegal, and the police have no trouble finding offenders. State Police Lt. Dave Byrd says a recent enforcement detail produced 100 tickets in two hours, even though the cops were in plain sight. “The only people …

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The Rock River Times
Two join Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful board

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Dixon mayor promotes efforts for Reagan statue

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WQAD.com
Davenport looks for casino development agreement [ooyala code="I5eG82ZTox896NiCV7LC8opvuEdmVvQh" player_id="728b068401c44c3e960e1c9f3ab47295"] The city of Davenport has spent the past year and a half trying to move the Rhythm City Casino off of the water and onto land, but now people are wondering where developer Dan Kehl will build his casino. Thursday, the city announced that Kehl and Davenport have come up with a development agreement that go

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104.3 K-Hits Chicago
Rahm Emanuel Isn’t Just A Mayor, He’s A Super Hero! When a person riding a bike was hit by a moving truck yesterday, just who was it that first came to their aid? Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did! The mayor goes and gets his morning coffee at a coffee shop on Milwaukee Avenue near where it happened and when he saw the accident, he rushed to over to help! The mayor stayed with the bicyclist till paramedics arrived. Like I said in the title of this

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County officials expect little to change with higher interstate speed limit DeKALB – Doug Wallace hopes state politicians did their research when it came to raising the speed limit on rural interstate roadways to 70 mph.

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Shimkus Accepting Applications For Military Academies SHIMKUS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MILITARY ACADEMIES

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hpherald.com
Why I’m not running for governor By STATE SEN. KWAME RAOUL (D-13) First, I want to convey my deep and lasting appreciation to the men and women, from communities throughout the state, who have expressed confidence in my ability to lead Illinois as its next chief executive. I am inspired by their determination to improve life for all our residents, and I am humbled by their desire to work with me to achieve that goal. After carefu

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Child Abuse Going Up In Southern Illinois The number of child abuse cases are going up in downstate Illinois. DCFS Director Richard Calica says Cook County used to be the hotbed for abuse but now 69-percent of the kids taken into protective custody come from the southern region of the state….

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University of Illinois Student Held On $250-Thousand For Threats A 19-year-old University of Illinois student is being held on $250,000 bond after authorities say he threatened classmates while referencing the shootings at Virginia Tech. Champaign County jail records show Dany Sammak remains in custody Tuesday mo…

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Ill. state schools supt. isn’t the problem – Chicago Sun-Times Ill. state schools supt. isn’t the problemChicago Sun-TimesBy Linda Chapa LaVia September 3, 2013 6:10PM. Paul Horton, in a August 21 op-ed commentary in Chicago Sun-Times, finds fault with just about every important aspect of Chicago and state education policy, and, also, with the people charged with setting …

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illinois issues – Google News
Moody’s: Illinois Public Universities Strained by State Woes – Bond Buyer Moody’s: Illinois Public Universities Strained by State WoesBond BuyerCHICAGO — Illinois’ public universities are burdened, as are the state’s local governments, by the weight of state inaction on pension reform, but face additional fiscal strains from declining aid and tight in-state tuition regulations. That’s the …

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illinois cable – Google News
Illinois Central TV – WICS-TV Illinois Central TVWICS-TVEvery week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in Central Illinois, from area history to the arts, the great outdoors to health and fitness. ….. NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable are ending their spat …

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Rep. Cabello Running for Second Term – WIFR Rep. Cabello Running for Second TermWIFRTalkback with Rep. John Cabello. ROCKFORD (WIFR) — Term limits are not an issue yet for John Cabello, but Tuesday the 68th district representative announced that he’s hoping a second term in Springfield is in the future. After almost two decades …

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Study: University Pension Plan Would Weaken Financial Security Of Retirees – Progress Illinois Progress IllinoisStudy: University Pension Plan Would Weaken Financial Security Of RetireesProgress IllinoisThe pension plan, known as the “Universities” proposal, is currently under consideration by the Illinois General Assembly’s conference committee tasked with crafting compromise legislation to address the state’s nearly $100 billion in unfunded pension …

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illinois judiciary – Google News
Anonymous website "leaks" St. Clair County classified documents – KMOV.com Anonymous website "leaks" St. Clair County classified documentsKMOV.comSome of what is found on the mystery site is not posted on the official county website such as the judiciary committee which met with Illinois State’s Attorney Brendon Kelly on July 29 in a closed-session meeting. The agenda included the discussion on …

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Declining last-minute offer, city OKs lease for new police station – Herald & Review Declining last-minute offer, city OKs lease for new police stationHerald & ReviewDECATUR — The Decatur City Council ended its decade-long search for a new police department Monday, despite a last-minute proposal that could have benefited The Community Foundation of Macon County. Attorney John Cobb and Community …

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Illinois School Keeps Students—and Parents—In the Dark – Budget & Tax News Illinois School Keeps Students—and Parents—In the DarkBudget & Tax NewsThe lights are off every Tuesday inside Grove Avenue Elementary School in Barrington, Illinois, thanks to the Green Tuesdays program, aimed to raise awareness about the environment. The school also asks its K-5 grade students to wear an article of …

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Grant will pay to store Lincoln document images – Belleville News Democrat Grant will pay to store Lincoln document imagesBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has been awarded a grant allowing for the storage of tens of thousands of images of documents related to the 16th president. Officials announced Tuesday that Amazon Web …

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IL Law to Open More Private Land for Public Recreation – Tri States Public Radio IL Law to Open More Private Land for Public RecreationTri States Public RadioIllinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law which could pave the way to open more private land for public recreational use. Several years ago an Illinois Supreme Court ruling stripped away the liability protections for private landowners who opened …

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Our View: Let’s skip lieutenant selections – Northwest Herald Our View: Let’s skip lieutenant selectionsNorthwest HeraldJil Tracy, and Treasurer Dan Rutherford selected Chicago attorney Steve Kim. The two other Republican nominees, venture capitalist Bruce Rauner and state Sen. Bill Brady, and the two Democrats, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bill Daley, have said they’re in no …

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Tom Kacich: Congressional delegation pondering Syria position – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Tom Kacich: Congressional delegation pondering Syria positionChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteAmong area senators, Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, scored an 88; Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, got a 75; Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, and Dale Righter, R-Mattoon, got 63 and Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, scored a 50. Jakobsson appointed. Jakobsson has …

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ShiaKapos: This story’s lead picture is awesome–It’s of the Daley children cheering on their dad, the late Richard J. Daley. http://bit.ly/14bhheS This story’s lead picture is awesome–It’s of the Daley children cheering on their dad, the late Richard J. Daley. http://bit.ly/14bhheS

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MollyBeckSJR: Visiting Franklin tomorrow to speak to students about the recent death of beloved teacher and cross country coach Scott Flohr.Visiting Franklin tomorrow to speak to students about the recent death of beloved teacher and cross country coach Scott Flohr.

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patrick_wade: Urbana council defers sales tax vote: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-03/urbana-council-defers-sales-tax-vote.html … Urbana council defers sales tax vote: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-09-03/urbana-council-defers-sales-tax-vote.html

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johnfritchey: Whole Foods is coming to Englewood. Let’s hope this is just the beginning – http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22343623-418/whole-foods-to-open-englewood-store-in-food-desert.html … Whole Foods is coming to Englewood. Let’s hope this is just the beginning -http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22343623-418/whole-foods-to-open-englewood-store-in-food-desert.html

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AmandaVinicky: Recognizing that it’s not regular topic in #Illinois, @BillDaleyIL weighs in #Syria – "no time for political posturing" Recognizing that it’s not regular topic in #Illinois, @BillDaleyIL weighs in #Syria – "no time for political posturing" (1/2)

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LucianoPhil: Consultants? Meh. Number games with a taxpayer investment, in #Peoria Consultants? Meh. Number games with a taxpayer investment, in #Peoria

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brianwellner: Northlake, Ill., sues firms that designed, built its police headquarters http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-northlake-sues-firms-that-designed-built-its-police-headquarters-20130903,0,1460595.story … Northlake, Ill., sues firms that designed, built its police headquarters http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-northlake-sues-firms-that-designed-built-its-police-headquarters-20130903,0,1460595.story

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Steve Staeger WCIA keeps us Connected to the Capitol. Tonight, one reform group… Steve Staeger WCIA keeps us Connected to the Capitol. Tonight, one reform group is calling for loopholes in the pension law to be removed.Pension law reform in spotlightwww.illinoishomepage.netSPRINGFIELD — There’s a new call for state lawmakers to fix the pension system, but this time, they’re not talking about the debt.

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southtownstar.suntimes.com
D227 rehires tenured teacher to allow for resignation Months after the previous Rich Township High School District 227 Board fired a tenured teacher during the school year for allegedly making inappropriate comments in class, the board reversed its decision, paid the teacher $35,000 and let her resign as part of a legal settlement, records show. The board approved the settlement with the former Rich Central High School teacher in August. The sett

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Oak Lawn Patch
Meet Your State Legislators State legislators have been on a tour of the district.

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St. Charles Patch
St. Charles Aldermen Advance Concealed-Carry Changes Police Chief Jim Lamkin tells the St. Charles City Council Government Operations Committee the ordinance change will bring local code into compliance with the state law.

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illinois immigration: Google Noticias
A look at ‘common sense’ immigration reform – Naperville Sun A look at ‘common sense’ immigration reformNaperville SunA most remarkable event, recently held at the Northern Illinois University Naperville campus, suggests that the country could soon see meaningful immigration reform, something both parties have been trying to accomplish for the last 30 years. The event …

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Doner: New speed limit should apply to Chicago area The new law raising the speed limit on Illinois highways to 70 mph begins to undo the damage done by the national 55 mph limit that was established in 1973. Illinois had a 70 mph speed limit 40 years ago, and it was not just for rural interstate highways. Most highways in the state, even two-lane highways, had limits higher than the 55 mph still in place on highways in the Chicago area. After

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Change in process creates dip in school test scores About half of Springfield School District elementary and middle school students met or exceeded state standards in reading and math, according to results of this year’s Illinois Standards Achievement Tests, compared to 72 percent of district students considered to be proficient by the state the year before.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Sangamon County beefing up insurance fund Sangamon County will be selling up to $8.5 million in bonds to replenish its insurance fund, which covers costs associated with lawsuits.

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Aurora News – Topix
East Aurora shaves $6 million off health care costs East Aurora School District 131 Board President Annette Johnson updated board members Tuesday night regarding budget changes before the final budget is approved later this month.

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Are you too concerned about the Illini defense after SIU scored 34? Are you too concerned about the Illini defense after SIU scored 34? Illini defense a question after narrow win over SIUwww.sj-r.comCHAMPAIGN — Anyone listening to coach Tim Beckman before the season knew the Illinois defense might have some problems with the pass.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Report: Adam Dunn Considering Retirement (CBS) – Adam Dunn may be considering retiring a the end of the season, according to a report by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Dunn, 33, said he would consider forfeiting the remaining $15 million on his contract. “I’m not coming back just to come back for money or because I have one year left (on his contract),” Dunn told FOX Sports on Tuesday. “I’m not coming back to chase home-run numbers or what

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Alderman Schuler resigns to take accounting job with city – Aurora Beacon News Alderman Schuler resigns to take accounting job with cityAurora Beacon NewsAURORA — Alderman Abby Schuler, 1st Ward, announced she will resign from City Council at a meeting Tuesday night. Schuler will leave her Council post to join the city’s Finance Department as a staff accountant beginning Sept. 16. Next week’s City …

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Schilling Questions Deere’s CFO Field Rep. Bobby Schilling (R-IL) questions Mr. James Field, Senior Vice President and CFO of Deere & Company. From: RepBobbySchilling Views: 617 0 ratings Time: 04:29 More in News & Politics

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mike quigley – Google News
Local congressional leaders struggling with Syria – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Local congressional leaders struggling with SyriaChicago Daily Herald"I’m keeping my options open," Congressman Mike Quigley, a Chicago Democrat who represents portions of western Cook County and eastern DuPage County, said Tuesday. "I’m waiting for further briefing. Everyone, with issues this big, usually takes their …

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Man Charged With Burning Woman With Hot Iron ELGIN, Ill. (STMW) – Bail was set at $40,000 Tuesday for a northwest suburban Elgin man accused of burning a woman with a hot clothes iron, the Elgin Courier-News reports. The woman was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin for treatment of the burns following the incident Saturday, authorities said. Eric Alonso, 32, of the 600 block of Chester Avenue, was charged with a Class 2 felony count

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Trib_ed_board: Illinois, take back your state http://trib.in/18BujOK Illinois, take back your statehttp://trib.in/18BujOK

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AmandaVinicky: Boom goes the dynamite. RT @ChrisBWills: He promised a fireworks show no one would forget. He delivered … http://ow.ly/owGXJBoom goes the dynamite. RT @ChrisBWills: He promised a fireworks show no one would forget. He delivered … http://ow.ly/owGXJ

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NW Illinois Theater Coalition to debut new musical – Rockford Register Star NW Illinois Theater Coalition to debut new musicalRockford Register StarORANGEVILLE — Mike Craver’s new musical comedy, "Queen of the Cow Towns," will premiere with the Northwest Illinois Theater Coalition beginning Sept. 20 in Orangeville. … 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 5 at Township Hall, 111 Monroe St., Hanover. Cost: $12.

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ThomSerafin: 100% cure for these times -“@hughdellios: Term limits for Illinois: Cure or gimmick? @kerrylester (from @AP) #twill http://apne.ws/17qXrqx ” 100% cure for these times -“@hughdellios: Term limits for Illinois: Cure or gimmick? @kerrylester (from @AP) #twillhttp://apne.ws/17qXrqx

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SPIMediaGuild: Fortress/GateHouse empire grows while employees suffer http://wp.me/p2Uf6z-1E via @wordpressdotcom #GateHouse @UMG-TMGFortress/GateHouse empire grows while employees suffer http://wp.me/p2Uf6z-1E via @wordpressdotcom #GateHouse @UMG-TMG

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Donald Peloquin – Frankfort, IL Patch
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra Ushers in 2013-14 Season with Community Open House on September 22 “So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.” ~Aaron Copland American composer Aaron Copland’s words aptly describe the

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Lincoln Courier Media’s Facebook Wall
Mayor Snyder broke the tie vote approving the much talked about Utility Tax at t… Mayor Snyder broke the tie vote approving the much talked about Utility Tax at the Lincoln City Council meeting tonight. Read more about the tax and what it means for you in the Courier on Thursday.

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nbcphilrogers: State document rips not just Metra, but all mass transit in Chicago. http://tinyurl.com/mrusp3h State document rips not just Metra, but all mass transit in Chicago.http://tinyurl.com/mrusp3h

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illinois fracking – Google News
On the Road Against Citizens United – In These Times 6 On the Road Against Citizens UnitedIn These TimesHe was invited to speak at the July 21 event by the Illinois Coalition to Overturn Citizens United, led by Common Cause Illinois, which is part of a national grassroots campaign to pass a constitutional amendment that would reverse Citizens United …

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Illinois Celebrates 24th Annual Recovery Month – WICS-TV WICS-TVIllinois Celebrates 24th Annual Recovery MonthWICS-TVThe IDHS also celebrates Recovery Month with their annual softball game and ice cream social at Cy Young Field at McFarland Mental Health Center on Wednesday, September 11. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. It’s free and open to the public …

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Ill. state schools supt. isn’t the problem – Chicago Sun-Times Ill. state schools supt. isn’t the problemChicago Sun-TimesHorton faults Dr. Christopher Koch, the state’s superintendent of education, for taking trips to educational conferences that he says were “paid for, in part, by the non-profit arm of a major education testing vendor…” In so doing, he tries to make it …

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Lake County News Sun
More families come forward with complaints against the Grove The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed it is investigating “more than one” complaint of improper care at the Grove at the Lake Living & Rehabilitation Center in Zion.

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sfornek: ‘Union president to cops: Sorry for errors that may cost you back pay.’ Thinking opposition slate forming about now. http://bit.ly/1ecDU4m‘Union president to cops: Sorry for errors that may cost you back pay.’ Thinking opposition slate forming about now.http://bit.ly/1ecDU4m

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A tale of two states: Illinois vs. Wisconsin in the public pension debate – Watchdog.org WBEZA tale of two states: Illinois vs. Wisconsin in the public pension debateWatchdog.orgSPRINGFIELD – The dividing line in the national debate over the future of public-sector unions can be found between the Land of Lincoln and its neighbor to the north. The story of Illinois and Wisconsin is a tale of two very different states. Wisconsin …After nearly 5 years in office Gov. Quinn has no long-t

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natashakorecki: Illinois is slacking, now merely 16th most corrupt state http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/illinois-is-slacking-now-merely-16th-most-corrupt-state/ … via @suntimes #twill Illinois is slacking, now merely 16th most corrupt statehttp://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/illinois-is-slacking-now-merely-16th-most-corrupt-state/ … via @suntimes #twill

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WICS Top Stories
IEMA Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips When disaster strikes, will you be ready? September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and the state emergency management agency, or IEMA, says a lot of people aren’t prepared for an unforeseen disaster. IEMA urges Illinois citizens to be ready for the unexpected. …

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john shimkus – Google News
Rep. John Shimkus: Obama’s Red Line Crossed, Not the Consensus – WLS Effingham’s News LeaderRep. John Shimkus: Obama’s Red Line Crossed, Not the ConsensusWLSCongressman John Shimkus (R-IL) published an op-ed on his website stating a red line may have been crossed in regard to Syria, but it’s President Obama’s, not one defined by a consensus. Shimkus writes that while he has yet to see classified …Shimkus, Durbin Not Sold on Syria AttackU.S. Reps. Luetkemeyer, Shi

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SteveGrzanich: JUST IN: Enrollment at Southern #Illinois University at Carbondale @SIUC down 5% despite largest freshman class in 20 years via @WSIURadio JUST IN: Enrollment at Southern #Illinois University at Carbondale @SIUC down 5% despite largest freshman class in 20 years via @WSIURadio

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Tinley Park Patch
Ex-Cop Tried to Fool Officer During Seatbelt Violation Stop A 49-year-old Tinley Park man and suspended, part-time police officer was stopped for not wearing a seatbelt on Aug. 27, police said. Cops confiscated his badge and police ID.

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The Daily Journal Local News
Dimitrios Kalantzis: Are school bus cameras for profits or precaution? A child riding a school bus these days is just as likely to get killed by the bus driver than by another motorist. Thankfully, it isn’t likely a student won’t make it home on any given

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Regional school receives bomb threat BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police investigated an anonymous bomb threat called in about 3 p.m. Tuesday to the Regional Alternative School, 408 W. Washington St. Nothing was found in a search of…

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
CPD May Have To Do More With Less 2 Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy can get testy when he’s asked about Chicago’s crime rate. The city’s murder rate is down by 85 fewer murders this year compared to the same time a year ago. Still, this past holiday weekend saw eight dead and 23 wounded. One especially troubled neighborhood is Uptown. It has seen 17 shootings since June, the lastest, a 14-year-old boy shot on Saturd

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KMOV- Home
New radio system causes major issues for Columbia, Ill Police Officers in Columbia, Illinois are facing issues with a new police radio system that was recently put in place.

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Galesburg, Ill. National Guard Unit Trained For Chemical Attacks The location of latest chemical attack in Syria is more than 6,000 miles away but Army National Guard Troops in the QCA are prepared to respond to the same type of chemical warfare, if need be. While

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Towns pay a high price for power – Chicago Tribune 1 Towns pay a high price for powerChicago Tribune"Given current market conditions and forecasts, there is no question that Prairie State is not turning out to be a good deal for these communities," said David Kolata, executive director of the Citizens Utility Board, a nonprofit group created by …

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Peoria Public Radio
WTVP president takes dual role as WILL general manager The president of Peoria’s public television station, WTVP, will also serve as interim general manager for public TV and radio stations in Champaign-Urbana. Chet Tomczyk has spent 19 years at WTVP. He will continue in that role and also manage Illinois Public Media. That includes the WILL television and AM and FM radio stations. Officials say the move will help boost collaboration between the tw

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WICS Top Stories
Springfield Fire Chief Wants Rural Fire Protection Districts to Pay Up

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pjstar.com News Now RSS
Peoria road construction projects near completion Several road work projects that have tied up high traffic areas all summer are headed into their final stretch. But not all will be clear of orange barricades by the end of the year. The Warehouse District in particular will continue to have a major thoroughfare closed into next year with Washington Street for most of the way between Liberty and Persimmon streets undergoing a major conversio

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cwetterich: Except they always vote yes MT @jbarro Term limits, are an issue reporters and candidates care deeply about, but voters don’t give a shit. Except they always vote yes MT @jbarro Term limits, are an issue reporters and candidates care deeply about, but voters don’t give a shit.

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Illinews: WBBM: Coalition Continues To Fight Implementation Of New O’Hare Flight Pattern http://cbsloc.al/15VPQ7c WBBM: Coalition Continues To Fight Implementation Of New O’Hare Flight Pattern http://cbsloc.al/15VPQ7c

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rebootillinois: What is #RebootIL? We intend to give you the information and tools you need to act on improving Illinois. – http://ow.ly/owppr What is #RebootIL? We intend to give you the information and tools you need to act on improving Illinois. – http://ow.ly/owppr

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SenatorRezin: I attended the Channahon Village Board Meeting tonight. Many thanks to Mayor Cook, Joe and the trustees I attended the Channahon Village Board Meeting tonight. Many thanks to Mayor Cook, Joe and the trustees

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CThomasABC7: Is IL Lt. Gov. choice someone who can be Governor? Or someone to help win an election? http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=9234280 … Is IL Lt. Gov. choice someone who can be Governor? Or someone to help win an election?http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=9234280

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Chicago Tribune ‘s Facebook Wall
Mayor Emanuel stopped for coffee and heard a loud noise outside. He ran around t… Mayor Emanuel stopped for coffee and heard a loud noise outside. He ran around the corner to find a woman on a bike had been hurt in some kind of a crash and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.Emanuel aids bicyclist after crashwww.chicagotribune.comMayor Rahm Emanuel ’s morning coffee fix on Tuesday was anything but normal.

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CBS St. Louis
Shimkus, Durbin Not Sold on Syria Attack ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — As Secretary of state John Kerry pushed for military response in Syria Tuesday on Capitol Hill, back home in Illinois Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) both expressed either dismay or hesitancy about the plan. In a letter Shimkus said, “I am not convinced that a limited strike against Syria at this time is warranted.” The Collinsville Repu

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QCOnline Metro News
Local lawmakers still skeptical of Syria plans Quad-Cities area lawmakers, after new briefing and hearings, continued on Tuesday to be skeptical about attacking Syria, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. described evidence presented in a classified briefing that President Barack Obama hopes will convince lawmakers to

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Letter: Meet the new math – The State Journal-Register Letter: Meet the new mathThe State Journal-RegisterOn the bright side, the state saved a bucket of money by closing prisons turning Jones and 14,399 of his closest friends loose on Illinois citizens, and it only cost one man his life — so far. However, I am sure all the others are rehabilitated and …

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TIGER V: Springfield, Ill., receives funds for Carpenter Street underpass – Railway Track & Structures TIGER V: Springfield, Ill., receives funds for Carpenter Street underpassRailway Track & StructuresSpringfield, Ill. has been awarded $14.4 million for the construction of a railroad underpass at Carpenter Street, an important component of the Springfield Rail Improvement Project and the entire Chicago-to-St. Louis passenger rail corridor. In June …

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Blagojevich Attorney Makes Bid For Deb Mell’s Old House Seat CHICAGO (CBS) — Followers of the Rod Blagojevich saga would recognize the name and face. Now, Aaron Goldstein, the convicted ex-governor’s defense attorney, wants to make the jump from law into politics. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, Goldstein is running for Illinois state representative. For now, Goldstein needs to get gather enough voter signatures to get his name on the ballot. “You w

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MetroEastAlive: KSDK: Escaped inmate apprehended in eastern Illinois http://on.ksdk.com/1dMzu6L KSDK: Escaped inmate apprehended in eastern Illinoishttp://on.ksdk.com/1dMzu6L

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Houston opens door to re-election run Springfield Mayor Mike Houston now says it’s “totally up in the air” whether he will seek a second, four-year term.

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Concrete falls from Lake Shore Drive near North Ave Drivers are reporting pieces of concrete have fallen from under Lake Shore Drive onto the LaSalle/North Avenue exit and entrance ramps. No injuries have been reported and damage to vehicles is not yet known. Emergency vehicles are currently blocking the ramps, preventing all traffic from entering and exiting along LaSalle Street. The Chicago Department of transportation is on the scene, assessing

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Rahm to the rescue: Mayor aids injured bicyclist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reportedly ran to the aid of a bicyclist involved in an accident with a semi-truck this morning. The accident happened on Milwaukee Avenue, also known as “hipster highway”for the heavy bike traffic. Two ambulances and a fire engine reported to the scene. Nobody was hurt seriously enough to require hospitalization. The mayor has made cycling a priority adding bicycle-only

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MikeforIllinois: Powerful video from @chicagoaflcio released on #LaborDay. Great to hear working people’s voices loud and clear http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lMBjgib-ToM … #twill Powerful video from @chicagoaflcio released on #LaborDay. Great to hear working people’s voices loud and clear http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lMBjgib-ToM … #twill

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CrainsChicago: Quinn says Metra scandals provide a chance to improve public transportation in northeastern Illinois http://fw.to/2NFT2WH Quinn says Metra scandals provide a chance to improve public transportation in northeastern Illinois http://fw.to/2NFT2WH

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Diabetes Awareness license plates now available http://goo.gl/fb/4EFUC Latest on our Blog: Diabetes Awareness license plates now availablehttp://goo.gl/fb/4EFUC

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RepCheri: Great meeting workers & tour @IntlPaperCo facility in Rockford today as part of “Cheri on Shift” pic.twitter.com/w5VDPevG3j Great meeting workers & tour @IntlPaperCo facility in Rockford today as part of “Cheri on Shift” pic.twitter.com/w5VDPevG3j

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EdSullivanforIL: Qualify that run as "putting in the miles". #littletired Qualify that run as "putting in the miles". #littletired

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mjzalewski: Seems like he’s on a real roll out there “@TheStalwart: KERRY: "To my knowledge, I have no knowledge…"” Seems like he’s on a real roll out there “@TheStalwart: KERRY: "To my knowledge, I have no knowledge…"”

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LarryRogersJr: Important Cook County Board of Review Township Information – http://eepurl.com/EFDsr Important Cook County Board of Review Township Information -http://eepurl.com/EFDsr

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AndyManar: Our last senior citizen fair is tomorrow from 9-11am at the Macon County Senior Center in Decatur. Seniors can… http://fb.me/JIQegQHcOur last senior citizen fair is tomorrow from 9-11am at the Macon County Senior Center in Decatur. Seniors can…http://fb.me/JIQegQHc

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AndyManar: I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album "Senior Fair | Springfield" http://fb.me/YrrDXUpQ I posted 10 photos on Facebook in the album "Senior Fair | Springfield"http://fb.me/YrrDXUpQ

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Chicago Sun-Times
Reporter delayed in plan to appeal judge’s order to reveal source 1 The process to appeal a Will County judge’s order requiring a reporter to reveal the source that provided him with copies of police reports in a sensational double murder in Joliet got off to a slow start Tuesday.

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Obama taps Doug Frantz, former Chicago Tribune reporter for State Department post WASHINGTON–President Barack Obama on Tuesday tapped Douglas Frantz, a former reporter with the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers to be the next Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the State Department. Below, from the White House… Douglas Frantz, Appointee for Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of State Douglas Frantz served as the National Security Continue reading →

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Chicago Man Sentenced for Assaulting an SIUC Student One man has been sentenced and another is awaiting sentencing in a beating case on the SIU-Carbondale campus last spring.

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Ameren Illinois helps farmers understand energy usage at Farm Progress Show 2013 From: Ameren Illinois Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:30 More in Education

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Jim Nowlan: ‘Big bucks’ lobbying hurts political system I never have cared for Washington, D.C. It is all about who you know rather than what you know. And about money. Since members of Congress and their staffers know key people in the political game, they are prized

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Editorial: Why didn’t the government consult insurance pros? You would think a lifetime of service in a field might count for something. That ought to be true even if the field happens to be something people are often critical of — such as health

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Close pension loophole, watchdogs urge – Chicago Tribune Close pension loophole, watchdogs urgeChicago TribuneA longtime Springfield power broker went to prison in Kansas after being convicted in a shakedown scheme at the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, but that very pension fund still cuts him a tiny check because he briefly taught at a public school …

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Task Force Gets To Work To Fix Illinois Public Transit Problems CHICAGO (CBS) — Governor Pat Quinn’s transit task force has morphed from checking up on Metra to designing a transit system that’s the envy of the world after a few local issues are settled. John Cody reports on day one. play pause Task Force Gets To Work To Fix Transit Problems WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody Governor Quinn says the RTA is the world’s third largest publi

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Police use ‘Find my phone’ app to find 10 stolen phones, suspected theif A tech-savvy Chicago police officer used a phone finding app to track down an iPhone thief. Ayesha Hayes is accused of stealing 10 iPhones worth more than $5,000 from a Near North nightclub between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday. The officer used the Find My iPhone app to track the stolen phone and saw that the phone appeared to be in a vehicle traveling only a few miles away. Police responded and pull

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Waterloo man injured in BASE jump IDAHO (KTVI) – A Waterloo, Illinois man suffered serious injuries when his main parachute failed to open during a BASE bridge jump in southern Idaho, according to FOX 14 KTWT. Investigators say 45-year-old Timothy Sumpter was hurt Saturday, while base jumping off Perrine Bridge at Twin Falls, Idaho. The bridge spans the Snake River Canyon, a 486 foot drop to the river. Sumpter was airlifted to a m

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New Ill. law requires records of robo calls – cbs4qc.com New Ill. law requires records of robo callscbs4qc.comQuinn’s office said in a news release the new law increases consumer protections already provided in existing laws against such calls. The legislation was sponsored by state Sen. Pamela Althoff and takes effect immediately. Copyright 2013 The …

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Metro-east lawmakers urge caution in Congressional debate on air strikes against Syria Democratic and Republican members of Illlinois’ Congressional delegation have said they will not fully support President Barack Obama’s call for air strikes against Syria until they get more information and…Click to Continue »

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Lt. governor picks go public, one candidate stops in Rockford CHICAGO — Two Illinois Republicans eyeing the governor’s office headed into Tuesday — the first day that Illinois candidates wanting to run in 2014 can circulate petitions — with a jump start on announcing their running mates.

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Time may be here for legislative term limits – Aurora Beacon News Time may be here for legislative term limitsAurora Beacon NewsSenate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is the godfather of Madigan’s son and began his career as a political acolyte to Madigan in the House. Cullerton, 64, also is a longtime lawmaker, having served 34 years in the General Assembly. For years, I …New leader for House Republicans

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SOUND OFF: Illinois casinos are asking Illinois’ Gaming Board to allow 24-hour,… SOUND OFF: Illinois casinos are asking Illinois’ Gaming Board to allow 24-hour, non-stop gambling 7 days a week. The Illinois Gaming Board turned down 24 hour gambling at casinos three times before, due to a robust opposition. What do you think about the request?

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WCIA 3 News’s Facebook Wall
JUST IN: The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) decided to keep the existing “P… JUST IN: The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) decided to keep the existing “Peace Meals” home delivered meal program unchanged for seniors in East Central Illinois. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Region #5 had planned to change vendors and reduce home delivered meals from four hot meals per week to two deliveries of frozen meals per week. Counties that would have been impacted by the change in

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monicadavey1: A violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago, a city wrestling to lower its homicide rate. 8 dead, 20 hurt. Via Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/22321188-418/7-men-and-a-16-year-old-boy-killed-20-injured-in-weekend-shootings.html … A violent Labor Day weekend in Chicago, a city wrestling to lower its homicide rate. 8 dead, 20 hurt. Via Sun-Timeshttp://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/22321188-418/7-men-and-a-16-year-old-boy-killed-20-injured-in-weekend-shootings.html

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Lake County volunteers need help preserving Des Plaines River – Lake County News Sun Lake County volunteers need help preserving Des Plaines RiverLake County News SunThe Illinois Paddling Council and OpenLands are looking for volunteers to walk shorelines or float in canoes to clean up the river, beginning at 9:30 a.m.. Along the banks of the Des Plaines ahead of the third annual event, Paul Klonowski says he …

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JournoBuedel: Real name mentioned on the scanner a few minutes ago: Wheeler McDougal. Real name mentioned on the scanner a few minutes ago: Wheeler McDougal.

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edmarshallcbs2: Data:Metra UP lines exaggerated Friday storm threat, stalling 1,000′s for hours. Jay Levine/Edw. Marshall at 6p on CBS2.Data:Metra UP lines exaggerated Friday storm threat, stalling 1,000′s for hours. Jay Levine/Edw. Marshall at 6p on CBS2.

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robyroad: Dillard holding a Springfield press conference announcing Jill Tracy as his running mate. #twill pic.twitter.com/jf8BAJgFZO Dillard holding a Springfield press conference announcing Jill Tracy as his running mate. #twill pic.twitter.com/jf8BAJgFZO

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Illinois adds South Florida football schedules – Belleville News Democrat Illinois adds South Florida football schedulesBelleville News DemocratCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois says it will face an opponent it’s never played before when it takes on South Florida in 2017 and 2018. Illinois will play the Bulls in Tampa on Sept. 9, 2017. The teams will then play in Champaign on Sept …

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AFSCME Council 31′s Facebook Wall
Marching in Springfield’s Labor Day parade were some 200 AFSCME members and reti… Marching in Springfield’s Labor Day parade were some 200 AFSCME members and retirees from many locals, including SIU School of Medicine employees (below). For more on their contract fight and Labor Day, see http://www.afscme31.org/news/celebrating-labor-in-springfield.

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From the WUIS Harvest Desk… From the WUIS Harvest Desk…Illinois County Relied Heavily On Crop Insurance Last Yearwuis.orgFarmers in the Midwest were devastated by a crippling drought in 2012. The federal crop insurance program paid out a record $17.3 billion. And in rural

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Communications tower falls, no injuries The Chicago Fire Department is trying to figure out what caused a large communications tower to topple onto a sidewalk.

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illinoispolicy: Yorkville awarded for online transparency http://illin.is/1ah3hTz via @BrianCostin #twill Yorkville awarded for online transparency http://illin.is/1ah3hTz via @BrianCostin #twill

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progressIL: Second Chance Summit Offers Hope to Ex-Offenders http://bit.ly/17pzCj7 #p2 #IL #TWILL Second Chance Summit Offers Hope to Ex-Offenders http://bit.ly/17pzCj7 #p2 #IL #TWILL

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Political Organizer to Challenge Nekritz – Glenview, IL Patch
Music Shop Restores A 300-Year-Old Cello The workshop where violins, violas, cellos and basses are hand-crafted for the Harris Lee & Co. is patterned after shops of the 17th and 18th centuries. The art of violin making lives on in their Chicago location at 410 S. Michigan Avenue. They also ha

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Illinois Kicks Running Back Ayoola Off Team CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois coach Tim Beckman says sophomore running back Dami Ayoola has been kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules. Beckman said Tuesday that the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native will no longer be with the team. A day earlier, Beckman said only that he was working through “a situation” with Ayoola. Ayoola was one of Beckman’s top signings in his first re

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor CHICAGO (CBS) – A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krasuer reports a new Facebook page went online yesterday, titled “Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago.” One post on the page says, “Let’s flex some muscle.” play pause Activists Want CTU’s Lewis To Run

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Sen. Sue Rezin Farm Progress Show ’13 From: TheILSenateGOP Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 01:49 More in News & Politics

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Mayor: Controversial inspector general to stay one more year – Chicago Tribune 1 Mayor: Controversial inspector general to stay one more yearChicago TribuneMayor Rahm Emanuel plans to reappoint Joseph Ferguson as inspector general, but the feisty city watchdog who has given the mayor occasional fits only plans to stay on for one more year, according to a statement issued by the mayor’s office.

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Carbondale Times
State funds to go toward city broadband CARBONDALE — Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that the state will invest $1.5 million to build an ultra high-speed broadband network in Southern Illinois. The partnership between Frontier North, the city of Carbondale, SIU and Connect SI will use the funding to build a high-speed fiber optic network to Carbondale’s businesses, schools, hospitals and neighborhoods. “Ultra high-speed internet access i

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Elmhurst musician admits he never opened for the Beatles ELMHURST – An Elmhurst musician who claimed he and his band opened for the Beatles has since admitted he made up the story.

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ILBlogNetwork: IL Policy: 9/3/2013 – If ‘food deserts’ are a problem, blame Chicago politicians http://dlvr.it/3vY4Qm IL Policy: 9/3/2013 – If ‘food deserts’ are a problem, blame Chicago politicians http://dlvr.it/3vY4Qm

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KirkDillard: Standing ovation in Marion with a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, I think it has something to… http://instagram.com/p/dziWrnIxsM/ Standing ovation in Marion with a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters, I think it has something to… http://instagram.com/p/dziWrnIxsM/

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RonSandack: We hope to have Diabetes Awareness Plates available by Diabetes Day Nov. 14. Request yours today by visiting http://www.tomcross.com/diabetes We hope to have Diabetes Awareness Plates available by Diabetes Day Nov. 14. Request yours today by visitinghttp://www.tomcross.com/diabetes

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EdSullivanforIL: Desensitized defined, MT@johnfritchey:Not even headline-worthy anymore 8 dead, 25 hurt in Labor Day weekend shootings http://bit.ly/17soar4 Desensitized defined, MT@johnfritchey:Not even headline-worthy anymore 8 dead, 25 hurt in Labor Day weekend shootings http://bit.ly/17soar4

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JudyBaarTopinka: So glad I could make it to the Taste of Polonia at the Chicago Copernicus Center on Sunday. Always a fantastic event! pic.twitter.com/304foPdy6G So glad I could make it to the Taste of Polonia at the Chicago Copernicus Center on Sunday. Always a fantastic event!pic.twitter.com/304foPdy6G

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GovernorQuinn: As we honored #IL workers this past #LaborDay weekend, I continued the fight to raise #minwage from $8.25 to $10 http://tinyurl.com/kz37q77 As we honored #IL workers this past #LaborDay weekend, I continued the fight to raise #minwage from $8.25 to $10http://tinyurl.com/kz37q77

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RonSandack: It was SIU. Please get a grip. Stat. RT @IlliniNews1: Tupper: Award affirms Illini quarterback choice http://bit.ly/Plkt9K It was SIU. Please get a grip. Stat. RT @IlliniNews1: Tupper: Award affirms Illini quarterback choice http://bit.ly/Plkt9K

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BruceRauner: Put together a video on the need for term limits. Check it out! http://bit.ly/1fwUg5R #ILTermLimits #BringBackIL Put together a video on the need for term limits. Check it out!http://bit.ly/1fwUg5R #ILTermLimits #BringBackIL

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Liberty farmer found dead on his ATV Danny Hugenberg, 53, was found shortly before 3 a.m. Monday by a search party formed after he didn’t return home Sunday afternoon.

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State preparing to replace GED exam with new test Indiana’s plans to replace the GED exam with a new test based on more rigorous academic standards has set off a scramble for students hoping to complete the old test by December.

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Old barn at U. of Illinois getting new life The University of Illinois plans to build a solar-energy farm where a century-old barn now stands. But the barn will live on in a new location.

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Sen. Tom Cullerton to host job fair in Villa Park – Suburban Life Publications Sen. Tom Cullerton to host job fair in Villa ParkSuburban Life PublicationsTom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, will partner with the Illinois Department of Employment Security to host a job fair open to local job seekers. The fair will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Odeum Sports and Expo Center, 1033 N. Villa Ave. in Villa Park.

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rebootillinois: Incredible! MT @senormarten: Pumpkin field in Mason County, IL. IL is #1 in #pumpkin production. #AgChat #Fight4IL pic.twitter.com/TGf3OxpjMj Incredible! MT @senormarten: Pumpkin field in Mason County, IL. IL is #1 in #pumpkin production. #AgChat #Fight4IL pic.twitter.com/TGf3OxpjMj

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Illinois Department of Transportation’s Facebook Wall
Engineer Technician Training Program Information Session at CLC Waukegan Campus… Engineer Technician Training Program Information Session at CLC Waukegan Campus Information sessions were held for individuals to apply for the Engineer Technician Training Program which starts October 1st. The application deadline is September 8th. Program information: http://www.diversity.dot.illinois.gov/engineer_technician.aspxCommunity Outreach

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Illinois Department of Transportation’s Facebook Wall
Lane reductions on I-55 between MM 31-34 in Madison County begin today. One lane… Lane reductions on I-55 between MM 31-34 in Madison County begin today. One lane in each direction will be closed at all times for approximately three weeks to complete necessary pavement rehabilitation.

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South Suburban Cook County Job Fair 275 attendees visited our Diversity Recruit… South Suburban Cook County Job Fair 275 attendees visited our Diversity Recruitment & Outreach table.Community Outreach

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An analysis of 83 school districts in the Daily Herald’s circulation area shows… An analysis of 83 school districts in the Daily Herald’s circulation area shows poverty rates rose an average of 18 percentage points from 2000 to 2012.Suburban school districts see jump in low-income student populationswww.dailyherald.comSuburban school districts are experiencing steady and perhaps staggering growth in low-income student populations. Illinois State Report Card data for 83 school

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Libertyville Patch
Schneider: Syria Makes Worst Nightmare Good Dream North Shore Congressman is one of 100 lawmakers to return to Washington for closed door briefing after President Obama decides to seek Congressional approval for attack on Syria.

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Illinois libraries struggle to buy popular e-books – KFVS ABC7Chicago.comIllinois libraries struggle to buy popular e-booksKFVSARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Some Illinois librarians say they’re struggling to keep up with demand for e-reader versions of popular books. That’s because getting a single copy of an e-book for borrowers can cost $85 – more than six times what it …Libraries in Illinois struggle to buy popular e-books

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Mayor: Airport is an Asset to Taylorville When it comes to the Taylorville Municipal Airport, there are some people who will say that the city doesn’t need it. Taylorville Mayor Greg Brotherton tells Regional Radio News the airport is an asset to the city: div>

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
New law to add more accountability for how state grant funding is spent 2 SPRINGFIELD – State grants will soon be subject to additional scrutiny and specifically restricted from political use with the August 27 signing of two new laws sponsored by State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) “State grants account for hundreds of millions…