Today’s headlines — Friday, Nov. 22

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StatehouseChick: A quarry in Robbins… and a therapeutic horse farm. Forgive our skepticism, but: A quarry in Robbins… and a therapeutic horse farm. Forgive our skepticism, but:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-robbins-quarry-edit-1122-20131122,0,5785391.story …
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Chicago Bears’ Earl Bennett teams up with Illinois pork farmers to go the extra yard in fighting hunger LAKE FOREST, IL – Chicago Bears’ wide receiver Earl Bennett joins forces with Illinois pork farmers to help fight hunger in Illinois. On Thursday, November 21, Bennett will sign autographs from 5-6 p.m. at the Jewel-Osco in Lake Forest (890 N.

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Illinois State Board of Education to consider redrawn, consolidated map of … – The Republic Illinois State Board of Education to consider redrawn, consolidated map of …The RepublicCHICAGO — The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing to decide how to consolidate dozens of regional offices. The panel is set to meet in Chicago on Friday morning to approve a new map of regional education offices. A new state law requires …

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Editorial: Sheriff wants to slow Robbins project Sheriff’s office wants to slow a fast-tracked project The south suburb of Robbins usually makes headlines for one of two reasons: Either there’s a connection to hometown basketball star Dwyane Wade or some new calamity has hit the village. Sometimes they connect: Wade, who plays for the Miami Heat, once rescued the financially stressed local library with a $25,000 check to keep the lights on.

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GOP candidates for governor square off at Tinley Park forum Hammering away at Illinois’ deplorable financial condition and image, the four Republicans vying for the party’s nomination for governor used a forum in Tinley Park on Thursday to talk up their credentials and explain why they’re best suited for the job. Electability — specifically the ability to beat Gov. Pat Quinn in the general election a year from now — was an issue as much as shoring up

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County levy remains steady but taxes could go up in 2014 At roughly $23 million, La Salle County’s tax levy for the 2014 budget year is the same as the previous year’s, but to reach that number tax rates for county residents may increase.Because of a decrease in property values, it

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Ogle County sheriff suffers Bell’s palsy OREGON – Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy.

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Chicago newswire editor told the world of JFK’s death When President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas, 50 years ago, one of the first people to find out was in Chicago. Larry Lorenz was only 26 at the time, working as a newswire editor in the downtown office of United Press International.Lorenz says the morning of November 22, 1963 began like most days — editing copy in a smoky newsroom full of teletype machines.

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Chicago Business News

Exelon in line for $160 million-plus waste-dump bump A ruling against the U.S. Energy Department for failing to create a high-level nuclear waste repository amounts to a potential windfall for the utility.

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Latest entry to secretary of state’s race inspires petition push Latecomers to the campaign season, including a Naperville attorney running against Secretary of State Jesse White, rush to pass petitions to get on the March 18 ballot. Petition filing starts Monday and ends a week later.

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State of Genoa address highlights economy GENOA – Genoa’s economy may be seeing the light shining through the clouds.

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Firearm deer hunting season begins in Illinois It is firearm deer hunting season in Illinois.

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davemckinney123: ‘Progress’ cited in Thursday pension talks among legislative leaders but no deal struck via ‘Progress’ cited in Thursday pension talks among legislative leaders but no deal struck http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/progress-cited-in-thursday-pension-talks-among-legislative-leaders-but-no-deal-struck/ … via @suntimes

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BruceRauner: Great crowd in Barrington Township tonight! Great crowd in Barrington Township tonight! #BringBackIL

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KirkDillard: Enthusiastic crowd tonight in for the Barrington Township Organization’s Candidate Night. Enthusiastic crowd tonight in #Barrington for the Barrington Township #GOP Organization’s Candidate Night. pic.twitter.com/O9jzXwlWHr

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RutherfordDan: Join me Sun, Nov 24, 4-5:30pm, for a fundraiser in , at Baum Family Center, 4313 N Voss St Tix & Info: Join me Sun, Nov 24, 4-5:30pm, for a fundraiser in #PeoriaHeights, at Baum Family Center, 4313 N Voss St Tix & Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/122/EventDetails.aspx …

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RutherfordDan: Daily Leader: Rutherford talks strategic planning #Pontiac Daily Leader: Rutherford talks strategic planning #twill http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/article/20131120/NEWS/131129955 …

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davemckinney123: Hundreds of violent felons improperly getting Cook County boot camp Hundreds of violent felons improperly getting Cook County boot camp http://bit.ly/I3bjCu

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kylehillman: Extra: Rauner Reels in 2nd $250,000 Contribution in 2 Days via Extra: Rauner Reels in 2nd $250,000 Contribution in 2 Days http://bit.ly/1dnd1gA via @davidormsby

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The forth bad Republican of the week via Joe Walsh is Judy Baar Topinka for effectively endorsing Pat Quinn For Governor at the Gay marriage signing ceremony and for going against the national and state Republican Party platform which supports traditional marriage.

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dan rutherford – Social Mention

Palatine Township GOP endorsement spurs ‘pay-to-play’ claim Chicago Daily Herald – Found 38 minutes agoOn Wednesday, Rauner finished with 65 percent of the votes of Palatine GOP members, Dan Rutherford had 20 percent, Dillard had 11 percent, and…

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Rialto Awarded $2.2 Million by Gov for Renovation Work – Patch.com Rialto Awarded $2.2 Million by Gov for Renovation WorkPatch.com“We wish to thank Governor Pat Quinn along with local legislators, State Senator Pat McGuire and State Representative Larry Walsh, Jr., Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante and the Joliet City Council for working to make this grant possible.” 3 Comments Recommend.

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STATE AFFAIRS: Illinois courts in better shape today – MyWebTimes.com STATE AFFAIRS: Illinois courts in better shape todayMyWebTimes.comJudicial selection is another key process in the system, one that I think could use some fixing. In one recent state supreme court contest in southern Illinois, $10 million was spent by interest groups on behalf of the candidates. Justice should not be …

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Thomas More Society: Illinois ‘Religious Freedom and Marriage … As Illinois implements the new same-sex marriage law, titled "Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act," the Thomas More Society prepares to defend the …

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Obamacare flops puts damper on gun insurance proposals In Illinois, a proposal that would have required gun owners to carry $1mn in liability … responsibility to ensure all Americans carry adequate healthcare.

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Drop in Infrastructure Spending Drives Highway Builders Off Road – Wall Street Journal Drop in Infrastructure Spending Drives Highway Builders Off RoadWall Street JournalA steep drop in public infrastructure spending is squeezing the nation’s highway contractors, pushing some out of the business and into other fields such as energy exploration. Road building, like defense, is one of the few industries tied directly to …

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Area ag students a visible force at ISBE hearing in Macomb Meixner said ISBE officials take the testimony they hear very seriously. … ISBE officials are scheduled to make a decision Friday on how the state’s 45 ROE …

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Taiwanese officials refuse cooperation, Roskam cleared – The Capitol Fax Blog Taiwanese officials refuse cooperation, Roskam clearedThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)by Michael Tryon via twitter November 21 at 8:58 AM. Tonight, I’ll be on a panel at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy school of Government to discuss youth violence in Chicago. newsle.com/article/0/1035… by Rep. Ken Dunkin via twitter November 21 at 8:20 AM.

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Wrigleyville plan with advertising arch above Clark advances Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a "branded" archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville …

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Editorial: Once again, The Quinn-dy City the de facto capital Pat Quinn would be able to take something that has divided people in this state for years — same-sex marriage — and find a way to anger people on both sides …

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Rauner continues to rake in contributions By Amanda Vinicky. Enlarge image. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois’ new …

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Mike Lawrence: 50 years later, young people continue to bear … President John F. Kennedy arrives at Capital Airport in Springfield Oct. 19, 1962 and greets people lined up to see him. File/The State Journal-Register.

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Ill. Supreme Court airline fuel tax ruling could affect Sycamore SYCAMORE – A top official at the Regional Transportation Authority said a Thursday decision by the Illinois Supreme Court could spell the end for Sycamore’s …

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Illinois to mark JFK assassination anniversary Pat Quinn will observe a moment of silence at 1 p.m. — the time Kennedy was pronounced dead on Nov. 22, 1963 — at the Donald E. Stephens Convention …

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Government Pays The Dead By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. It sounds like something the local TV news is running in the sweeps months of November or February: the federal …

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Devastation hits home for Frerichs Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs grew up in Gifford. He said he didn’t realize how many friends of his were affected until he toured the damage. “They were …

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QCOnline Metro News

Bustos bill targets benefits paid to deceased A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, would introduce measures to stop federal benefits from being paid to the deceased. The Improper Payments Agency Cooperation Enhancement Act has attracted 50 cosponsors and would give

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Des Plaines Patch

Driver’s License Facility Opens In Des Plaines; Replaces Niles Secretary of State Office It will offer the same services the Niles facility did, including issuing Illinois driver’s licenses, address changes, issuing driver’s permits, providing vehicle stickers and many more.

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davemckinney123: The Chicago Newspaper Guild tonight is reporting a tentative deal on a new contract with the Sun-Times. No details, but a promising turn. The Chicago Newspaper Guild tonight is reporting a tentative deal on a new contract with the Sun-Times. No details, but a promising turn.

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Blueroomstream: Jil Tracy denounced the campaign tactics of Rauner,of steering thousands of dollars to the Palatine group ahead of it’s official endorsement Jil Tracy denounced the campaign tactics of Rauner,of steering thousands of dollars to the Palatine group ahead of it’s official endorsement

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RonSandack: Full house for HRO’s event in Oak Brook. Leader Jim Durkin has a great turnout. Full house for HRO’s event in Oak Brook. Leader Jim Durkin has a great turnout.http://ow.ly/i/3NAzk

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Warning to Tornado Survivors – Don’t Sleep in Vehicles Latest on our Blog: Warning to Tornado Survivors – Don’t Sleep in Vehicles http://goo.gl/fb/YZcm1

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SenatorRezin: Group pic after the pasta dinner- Washington and JCA football Thanks to our host! Good luck Sat.! Group pic after the pasta dinner- Washington and JCA football Thanks to our host! Good luck Sat.!

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SenatorRezin: Kevin Jensen talking to the Washington football players. Kevin Jensen talking to the Washington football players. http://ow.ly/i/3NBCR

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debmell: Watching Christin on a filmmakers panel at Northwestern U. Watching Christin on a filmmakers panel at Northwestern U. @christintello #proudwife pic.twitter.com/xpLsALQsCF

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Petition Illinois Attorney General and Governor Quinn: Pardon Herb Whitlock and Randy Steidl: appoint a special prosecutor to find who really killed Dyke and Karen Rhoads On July 23, 2013, Investigating Innocence filed an affidavit with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board with new evidence identifying Tommy Lynn Sells as…

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Southern Illinois city cheers state board’s ruling favorable to local … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … NEWTON, Illinois — A southern Illinois town that’s home to a power plant a Texas company wants to buy with four others in the …

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Illinois investment board returns 14.6% for year, topping benchmark ISBI is the fiduciary for $13.9 billion in pension assets and $3.6 billion in defined contribution assets. It has 30% of its assets in domestic equity, 20% in …

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In Tornado-Ravaged Illinois ‘War Zone,’ Veterans Find A Mission – Public Radio East In Tornado-Ravaged Illinois ‘War Zone,’ Veterans Find A MissionPublic Radio EastInstead, they headed for central Illinois with just a few hours’ notice. "We have a lot of vets, some of them have PTSD, and vets have so much suicide," he says. "It’s healing to give back." Casler says he gets that kind of emotional satisfaction from …

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Gaming board to ban firms from video gambling business Struggling to keep tabs on who profits in the sprawling video poker market, state … The Illinois Gaming Board said it will create a “blacklist” of people who will be …

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Sounds like Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner is more interested in shaking down his own party for endorsements than "shaking up Springfield". The more I read about this Bruce Rauner guy, the more I dislike about him. Also, the Republican making the accusation (Kirk Dillard) isn’t exactly clean, either. He was in Jim Edgar’s administration back in the 1990’s, and, although Edgar was never indicted for anything, Edgar’s administration was rife with cronyism. Instantly connect to what’s most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.

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Bruce Rauner shaking down the GOP for endorsements http://wp.me/p2w4ze-gV Kirk Dillard’s campaign for the Republican nomination in the 2014 race for Governor of Illinois is now accusing Bruce Rauner, one of Dillard’s three primary challengers, of buying the endorsement of the Palatine Township (Cook County)… [ 169 more words. ]

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Bruce Rauner can kiss my socialist ass.

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As Illinois leaders meet to hash out pension deal, public worker … Charlie McBarron of the Illinois Education Association told the AP that lawmakers "will be hearing from us very strongly between now and when they convene …

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What Bill Brady Thinks of Kirk Dillard Bill Brady speaking at PTRO on 11/20/13 on his Gubernatorial opponent, Kirk Dillard and his support for Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, and Terry Cosgrove of … From: ChampionNewsOnline Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:29 More in News & Politics

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Regional education district with Sangamon, 4 other counties likely State Superintendent of Education Chris Koch will recommend approval today of a new map of regional offices of education that will likely combine Sangamon, Menard, Cass, Morgan and Scott counties into one educational region.

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Chicago’s Hipster Neighborhoods May Surprise You You know, the hipster mecca of Chicago. We love to visit Lincoln Square because they have amazing restaurants, bars, a Dollar Tree and is right off the Brown …

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WICS Top Stories

Durbin to Visit Washington Friday As crews from FEMA look at the damage from Sunday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says getting federal aid is a tedious process. FEMA takes many different things into account when assessing damage, including population levels, amount of damage, and several other factors. …

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Upton, Shimkus Hold Google Hangout On Health Insurance Reform – WSJM WSJMUpton, Shimkus Hold Google Hangout On Health Insurance ReformWSJMThree people told their stories during the half-hour session online. Upton was joined by Illinois Republican Congressman John Shimkus to discuss the issues and what the GOP wants to do to solve them. WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI. Send via …

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Palatine Republicans Hold Endorsement Session The Palatine Township Republican Organization (PTRO), the official Republican organization of Palatine Township, held an endorsement session for contested …

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Durbin recognizes Illinoisan for river cleanup, recycling Chad Pregracke is known by a lot of Illinois River lovers who’ve volunteered on cleanups, such as at Plum Island.

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Regional Superintendents Battle Consolidation It is a reality we hear time and again; having to do more with less. But as regional superintendents face the facts and plan to do just that they are angry their hard work is seemingly not being considered.There are 44 Regional Offices of Education in Illinois. …

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District 220 Pilots New Emergency Management App Groundbreaking software stores school district’s vital safety and emergency procedures in a user-friendly app for smart phones and tablets.

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Chicago Business News

McRib not going national this year, but Chicago’s in luck (AP) — The fast-food chain says it’s leaving it up to local franchise groups to decide whether to offer the pork sandwich, which comes with pickles, onions and barbecue sauce.

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Bruce Rauner wrote: Great news! We are halfway to the signature requirement to get term limits on the ballot! Click "LIKE" if you think we need to term limit the career politicians!

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Bruce Rauner for Illinois Governor, huh? I’m listening. Pat Quinn has to go.

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ILGAConnected: ILLINOIS STATE POLICE LAUNCH “OPERATION KYLE” IN ADVANCE OF HOLIDAY ENFORCEMENT ILLINOIS STATE POLICE LAUNCH “OPERATION KYLE” IN ADVANCE OF HOLIDAY ENFORCEMENT http://ift.tt/19LF1Cz

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ILGAConnected: Marriage equality becomes law in Illinois Marriage equality becomes law in Illinois http://ift.tt/18rHq9z

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ILSenDems: We just added more photos to our Marriage Equality bill signing Facebook album: We just added more photos to our Marriage Equality bill signing Facebook album:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152013451407103.1073741832.53511187102&type=1&l=736f418241 …

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AmandaVinicky: Caravan from session on 12/4 anyone? RT : Styx and REO to headline tornado benefit in BloomingtonCaravan from session on 12/4 anyone? RT @Illinois_Stage: Styx and REO to headline tornado benefit in Bloomington http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/reo-styx-to-headline-tornado-relief-concert-at-coliseum/article_da5ec268-52f0-11e3-b1cf-001a4bcf887a.html …

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SenatorRezin: I spoke at the Oglesby Veterans Ceremony today. The event is hosted by the 5th grade band and choir. Thank you Mrs Adleman! I spoke at the Oglesby Veterans Ceremony today. The event is hosted by the 5th grade band and choir. Thank you Mrs Adleman!

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SenatorRezin: I just arrived in Washington Il with the JCA football moms and team. I just arrived in Washington Il with the JCA football moms and team.

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RepBillFoster: Yesterday I joined many of my old colleagues from the physics community in celebrating the Discovery.Yesterday I joined many of my old colleagues from the physics community in celebrating the #HiggsBoson Discovery. pic.twitter.com/LxN9sGsjuY

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RepBillFoster: What is a ? Learn more here - What is a #HiggsBoson? Learn more here -http://tinyurl.com/nmeec3x

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SenatorDan: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is looking for a part-time Marketing Data Assistant; Call 312.294.3000 if interested The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is looking for a part-time Marketing Data Assistant; Call 312.294.3000 if interested #joboftheday

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StateRepSara: Thanks for helping us get the word out! Thanks for helping us get the word out! @GoPride @LakeviewPantry

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GovernorQuinn: This week I’ve seen firsthand the devastation caused by these deadly storms, but I’ve also seen the generosity of the people of This week I’ve seen firsthand the devastation caused by these deadly storms, but I’ve also seen the generosity of the people of #IL

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GovernorQuinn: Last night I attended the telethon in which raised over $775,000 for tornado victims. Last night I attended the #HelpontheHomefront telethon in #Peoria which raised over $775,000 for #IL tornado victims. pic.twitter.com/9grnuxmjAa

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GovernorQuinn: To help those affected by the tornadoes, please visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS To help those affected by the tornadoes, please visit http://tinyurl.com/ppu8255 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS #CentralIllinoisStrong @RedCrossCIC

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SenatorKirk: Looking forward to working w/ to reconcile our amdts & pass bipartisan sanctions legislation. Looking forward to working w/ @SenatorMenendez to reconcile our amdts & pass bipartisan #Iran sanctions legislation. http://1.usa.gov/1ekURsI

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Dynegy gets pollution waiver for Ill. coal plants – U-T San Diego Dynegy gets pollution waiver for Ill. coal plantsU-T San DiegoDynegy argued that the same conditions would exist if it acquired the plants, including lower electricity prices driven in part by competition from natural gas-fired plants. It also said that Illinois’ plants — which sell power on the open market and …

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Governor Quinn Announces $2 Million for University of Illinois and Parkland College Construction Projects – Projects Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs CHAMPAIGN – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of nearly $2 million for construction projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Parkland College in Champaign. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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Governor Quinn Announces $324,000 for Whiteside County Airport Improvements – Project Will Include Drainage System Work STERLING-ROCK FALLS – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $324,000 capital investment for a construction project at the Whiteside County Airport in Sterling-Rock Falls. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The contract was awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating constr

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Governor Quinn Announces $640,000 for Macomb Airport Improvements – Project Will Include Electrical Work MACOMB – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $640,000 capital investment for a construction project at the Macomb Municipal Airport. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The contract was awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction jobs.

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Governor Quinn Announces $225,000 for Lawrenceville Airport Improvements – Project Will Include Paving WorkLAWRENCEVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $225,000 capital investment for a construction project at the Lawrenceville-Vincennes International Airport. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The contract was awarded following a competitive bidding process and addresses a critical infrastructure need while creating construction j

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Governor Quinn Announces $4.3 Million for Peoria International Airport Improvements – Projects Will Expand Aircraft Boarding and Loading Areas PEORIA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced $4.3 million in capital investments for construction projects at the Peoria International Airport. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. The contracts were awarded following a competitive bidding process and address critical infrastructure needs while creating construction jobs.

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Legislative leaders report progress in pension meeting – The State Journal-Register Legislative leaders report progress in pension meetingThe State Journal-RegisterLeaders of the Illinois Legislature say they’re making progress negotiating a plan to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. The four caucus leaders of the state House and Senate on Thursday held a conference call over a plan that could …Legislative leaders report progress in meeting

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Oberweis: Higher speed limit is ‘will of the people’ Lawmaker Jim Oberweis wants the Illinois tollway to recognize that people drive faster than 55 mph on toll roads. But the agency says it’s following the recommendations of state police and experts in keeping speeds lower in urban areas.

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Illinois Home Seen Literally Blowing Away In A Second’s Time In Shocking Video Of EF-2 Tornado One second it’s there, the next second it’s gone. In the wake of the deadly tornadoes that tore through central Illinois Sunday, it can be difficult to fathom the sheer terror of seeing someone’s home literally disappear in an instant, but a new …

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timlandisSJR: Illinois Pollution Control Board rules for Dynegy-Ameren. Illinois Pollution Control Board rules for Dynegy-Ameren. http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x450319393/Extra-time-granted-for-pollution-controls-at-coal-fired-plants …

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Prison inmate sentenced for crimes committed during escape A local prison inmate who escaped, then held four people hostage is sentenced to 60 months in prison. 55-year old David Pederson escaped the federal prison camp in Marion, Illinois on March 26 while being transferred between facilities.

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Lt. Gov. Simon visits Rockford emergency responders Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon made a stop in Rockford Thursday to visit local emergency medical technicians and learn about their daily challenges.

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Illinois beats investment return goals amid pension stalemate – Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois beats investment return goals amid pension stalemateCrain’s Chicago Business(Bloomberg) — Illinois is beating pension investment goals despite a long-running stalemate over restructuring its retirement systems, according to the executive director of the Illinois State Board of Investment. William Atwood, whose board oversees …

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REO, Styx to headline tornado relief concert at Coliseum BLOOMINGTON — Illinois’ rock royalty is banding together for a storm relief fundraiser Dec. 4 at Bloomington’s U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel Reopens Historic Wells Street Bridge to Traffic "I applaud Mayor Emanuel, Commissioner Klein and President Claypool for continuing to improve transportation for Chicago residents,” said Illinois …

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18 children hospitalized, schools evacuated after Cicero gas leak Two Cicero elementary schools were evacuated and about 18 students hospitalized after a gas line was struck and fumes sickened the students Thursday afternoon.

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Stand firm on 75-cent cigarette tax increase, health officials tell mayor Public health officials on Thursday urged a reluctant City Council to raise Chicago’s cigarette tax by 75-cents-a-pack to persuade young people — the “most price-sensitive consumers ever” — to quit smoking or avoid taking up the deadly habit.

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Not So Smooth Rollout For Drivers Licenses For Illegals An Illinois law passed last January could let up to half-a-million undocumented immigrants drive legally for the first time. But many of them are having a hard time …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax Off-duty cops hired to patrol exorcism: * Yesterday’s gay marriage “exorcism” was unusual, …Capitol Fax #twill Off-duty cops hired to patrol exorcism: * Yesterday’s gay marriage “exorcism” was unusual, … http://bit.ly/1c7l77V

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Destroyed SNAP benefits, food to be replaced after tornadoes SPRINGFIELD, Ill – Supplemental Nutrition Asistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be replaced for any food that was destroyed in the Illinois tornadoes last …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka offers to be flower girl for gay weddings CHICAGO – Republican State Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka congratulated the three GOP State Representatives and the one GOP State Senator that broke with party ranks and voted with Democrats to legalize same sex marriage. "They were there!" to push the numbers…

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Illinois Unions Plan ‘Emergency Days’ to Lobby Lawmakers SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) – Illinois unions are planning an intensive lobbying push in opposition to a developing plan to deal with the state’s $100 billion pension crisis.

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Attorney General Madigan Calls on US House of Representatives to … Attorney General Lisa Madigan today called on U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to bring to a vote the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and …

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Senate GOP chief Radogno sues over traffic accident Legislative leaders usually are the ones targeted in lawsuits, but Illinois Senate GOP leader Christine Radogno is proving to be the exception to the rule.

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Rep. Conroy and AT&T Bring “It Can Wait” Campaign Against Texting and … – Chicago Tribune Rep. Conroy and AT&T Bring “It Can Wait” Campaign Against Texting and …Chicago TribuneDeb Conroy joined students and school officials yesterday at Willowbrook High School as part of the AT&T “It Can Wait” campaign against texting while driving. “Everyone that we can get to sign the pledge means that our roads will be safer for students …

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Illinois State Police Launch “Operation Kyle” In Advance Of Holiday Enforcement Springfield– Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today that ISP districts statewide are gearing up for the holiday travel period, beginning with the Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, and lasting through the New Year. This year, a special enforcement memorial operation is being dedicated to fallen Trooper Kyle Deatherage, who was killed in the line of duty on November 26, 2012, while conductin

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Illinois Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand Requiring Two Years of Employment to Support Restrictive Covenant The enforceability of post-employment restrictive covenants in Illinois suffered a set back on October 14, 2013, when the Illinois Supreme Court refused to review an appellate decision that held that two years of employment was required to enforce a non …

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Nearly every state addressing medical marijuana legislation (BPT) – As the medical community and many Americans come to accept the use of marijuana to treat a range of diseases and symptoms, state legislators are working to keep pace with laws concerning marijuana for medical use.

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City, township pressing fight vs. Carle tax status – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette City, township pressing fight vs. Carle tax statusChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteThe Illinois Hospital Association said the state hospitals provided $704 million in charity care for the most recent reporting period ending Sept. 30, 3012. The organization defends the new law vigorously. "It was probably one of the most thoroughly …

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Centerstone expands into Illinois and Kentucky – Nashville Business Journal Centerstone expands into Illinois and KentuckyNashville Business Journal (blog)Nashville-based Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of community-based behavioral health care, is doubling its geographical footprint, expanding operations into Kentucky and Illinois. The company has signed a letter of intent …

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Man Gets Punched After He Startles Another Man With Popped Balloon at Fox & Hound On Dundee Rd, Arlington HeightsArlington Heights police responded about 11:34 PM Tuesday to a battery at Fox & Hound Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a male, unknown age, popped a balloon next to another male near his back. The noise startled the man, and he also felt a poke in his back. The man turned around and struck the man that popped the balloon. He struck the man once, but the victim fell and stru

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davemckinney123: Private security deal for amphitheater raises questions in Country Club Hills Private security deal for amphitheater raises questions in Country Club Hillshttp://bit.ly/I6yb4U

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Northfield trustees begin work on infrastructure plan – Winnetka Talk Northfield trustees begin work on infrastructure planWinnetka TalkSigman said a 2009 study of the village’s storm sewer system led to the completion of 91 local public works maintenance projects and securing a $200,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Development to clean up the existing …

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits Reaches 150,000… PRWeb – Found 2 hours ago“Illinoisans are hungry for term limits and our effort is gaining serious momentum,” said Bruce Rauner, chairman of the committee.

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Sheriff slams Secretary of State on driver’s license rollout A suburban Chicago sheriff says Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office is dragging its feet on setting up a driver’s license program for immigrants who are in the country illegally.Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran points out that White’s office, which is launching a pilot phase of the program, is scheduling just 120 appointments a day for applicants to present their proof of state residen

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ILOpportunity: Sen. Durbin, who turns 69 today, has spent 44 years working in government. Sen. Durbin, who turns 69 today, has spent 44 years working in government. http://bit.ly/1aJDCQC

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MikeforIllinois: A little late, but happy birthday to my friend, mentor, fellow progressive, and hard working champion for , !A little late, but happy birthday to my friend, mentor, fellow progressive, and hard working champion for #Illinois, @DickDurbin! #twill

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kerrylester: A bit more on that union "emergency plan" to gear up before a pension vote. . A bit more on that union "emergency plan" to gear up before a pension vote. #twill. @APhttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/e094adf0394a4609a0eb9ee4fa60f8bc/IL–Illinois-Pensions …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax Unions gear up for final push: * AP… Illinois unions are planning an intensive lobbying pu… Capitol Fax #twill Unions gear up for final push: * AP… Illinois unions are planning an intensive lobbying pu… http://bit.ly/1bVjj3S

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From today’s Chicago Tribune editorial: "The CTA’s riders are mad as hell, and… From today’s Chicago Tribune editorial: "The CTA’s riders are mad as hell, and they can’t do anything about it. We feel their pain. Let’s vent." We’ll let you vent too. Or, if you have ideas to fix what’s broken that’s also good.Editorial: CTA riders vent about botched Ventra rolloutwww.chicagotribune.comThe Chicago Transit Authority held a public hearing last week to discuss its 2014

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Evanston Now – News from Evanston’s online newspaper

Walgreens opens ‘net zero’ store on Chicago Neal Shankman, a Forest Avenue resident, was the first customer Thursday to enter Evanston’s new Walgreens store on Chicago Avenue, lauded as the most environmentally-conscious retail establishment in the country.

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governor quinn – Social Mention

I try not to be aggravated about Governor Quinn that much. But he absolute had to sit at the same desk as Abraham Lincoln. So what does he do, he has the desk transported to Chicago with the risk of it getting damaged. What a waste of taxpayer money, when he could have taken the trip to Springfield himself. Why can’t laws be signed in the capital which is here in Springfield? Rather than in Chicago?

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governor quinn – Social Mention

This hurts my soul and is a must read please. I have something urgent to share with all of you and this nation. No coincidences. The time and the hour we are in is urgent. Tornados hit the Midwest hard recently and Illinois especially. This is why! Quote: Illinois press, "16th state is the largest in the heartland of America to pass gay marriage. Put our state on the right side of history, we are an example to the nation," says Governor Pat Quinn. Hawaii also passed it on November 13th! Obama said, "I have always been proud and todays vote even makes me prouder." Pride destroys a nation, besets every fall. Next quote, "When freedom and equality are affirmed our nation becomes stronger." Really? Powerful storms wreaked havoc and Illinois received the worst brunt of it and the heartland "heart of America" got weaker by Tornados. Are you listening people? Governor Pat Quinn declared 7 counties a disaster area. 7 biblically means completion, time to repent, turn away from sin America, especially perversions and lusts. Mr. Quinn said, "we are an example to the nation." Yes, they were! Sin brings death and destruction. Remember what Jesus said, "As it was in the Days of Noah and Lot so shall it be when the Son of Man appears." Lot, represents Sodom and Gomorrah. Illinois was a prophetic example to the nation guys like Sodom and Gomorrah. The Heart of America is sinful and judgment is coming. The arrogance of these leaders against the covenant of marriage is mocking God. He is not silent anymore. They are shaking their fists at God and His marriage covenant. These disasters will continue as we provoke the Almighty. Ironically, the worst hit at 11 o’clock when most were in church and they were spared. The Lord is merciful and pleading with this nation. The number 11 means a lot also. ~ Thanks Pastor Rick

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FuscoChris: The editorial page’s take on our DCFS investigation with One child’s death is too many The @suntimes editorial page’s take on our DCFS investigation with @WBEZ @tonyjarnold One child’s death is too many http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23865560-474/one-childs-death-is-too-many.html …

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Google Alerts – central illinois nonprofit

Looking for Lincoln wins $5000 technology prize Joined 15 non-profits from across Iowa, Illinois and southern Wisconsin in … preservation and education programs in a 42-county region of central Illinois.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Sales tax avoiding companies dealt huge loss by IL Supreme Court * For a long time now, the RTA, Cook County and Chicago have been attempting to stop companies from avoiding paying sales tax revenues by setting up “sham” billing offices in low tax counties. They won today… The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a resounding blow to questionable tax strategies that allow businesses to [...]

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GregHinz: Illinois Dept of Revenue will move to close big sales-tax loophole, citing high court decision ‘s smiling Illinois Dept of Revenue will move to close big sales-tax loophole, citing high court decision #Rahm’s smiling http://tinyurl.com/oqz9gmh

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The Rock River Times

Kinzinger votes for energy package that would open federal lands for oil, natural gas exploration U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. Online Staff Report WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., this week voted in support of a set of bills that, according to his office, would expand U.S. energy exploration, lower energy costs on businesses and families, and help revitalize the manufacturing base. The legislation represents an all-of-the-above approach by taking advantage of all of Am

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Illinois_Stage: Here’s a handy list of how much Illinois paid for state fair concerts in 2013…Ke$ha, Toby Keith, John MayerHere’s a handy list of how much Illinois paid for state fair concerts in 2013…Ke$ha, Toby Keith, John Mayer http://www2.illinois.gov/cpo/general/Documents/Annual Report Art and Music Procurement Exemptions November 2013.pdf …

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More Rauner money news * Illinois Review… Palatine Township Republicans met [yesterday] evening to endorse 2014 primary election candidates. Those candidates receiving 60% or more of the votes were officially endorsed by the Palatine Township Republican Organization (PTRO). The results were as follows: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR * Rauner: 65% (endorsed) * Rutherford: 20% * Dillard: 11% [...]

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Question of the day * It’s now the law of the land… * Gay marriage bill signed: ‘A triumph of democracy,’ Quinn says: Perhaps the biggest legislative advocate for the law, state Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, the bill’s House sponsor, was the last to speak before Quinn. “When our constitution was written, those who wrote it understood that liberty [...]

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Rauner claims he’s half way to putting term limits on the ballot * From a press release… The Committee for Legislative Reform and Term Limits announced today that it has collected more than 150,000 petition signatures and is halfway to placing the term limits amendment on the November 2014 ballot. “Illinoisans are hungry for term limits and our effort is gaining serious momentum,” said Bruce Rauner, chairman of the [...]

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Illinois Shop Donates 25th Vehicle Through Benevolence Program … vehicle to a local, deserving individual at its shop in Springfield, Ill., on Dec. 11. Zara’s Benevolence Program has donated 25 vehicles throughout its 14 years.

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Winterize to save on energy bills With old man winter breathing down our necks, now is the time to prepare your home for the colder months.

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Rep. Feigenholtz collecting holiday food donations for Lakeview Pantry – ChicagoPride.com Rep. Feigenholtz collecting holiday food donations for Lakeview PantryChicagoPride.comSara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is helping collect food to benefit the Lakeview Pantry East this holiday season. Volunteers help restock shelves with food :: lakeview pantry/facebook. Volunteers help restock shelves with food credit :: lakeview pantry …

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GregHinz: sales-tax decision out. RTA declaring victory, but it’s complicated #Hartney sales-tax decision out. RTA declaring victory, but it’s complicated http://tinyurl.com/oqz9gmh

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lynnsweet: Durbin speaking now at presser on Senate "nucelar option" Dems have reached a "tipping point." Durbin speaking now at presser on Senate "nucelar option" Dems have reached a "tipping point."

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Illinois outdoors: Another cougar found & killed Another cougar has been found and killed in Illinois. Here is the word from the IDNR: Wildlife Biologists to Examine Cougar Found in Whiteside County SPRINGFIELD, IL – Wildlife biologists will examine the remains of a cougar found on a farm near Morrison in rural Whiteside County in an effort to learn more about the Continue reading →

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David Ellis on writing, Blagojevich Author David Ellis at Anderson’s Bookshop in Downers Grove. David Ellis chatted with Rick about his new book, “The Last Alibi,” which is the fourth in Ellis’ “Jason Kolarich” series. The book follows attorney Kolarich as he tries to find a serial killer while proving his own innocence. Ellis, an attorney himself, served as House prosecutor during the impeachment of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagoje

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Plainfield Patch

Map: Which Low-Income Families Are Without Plumbing? The map below shows a snapshot of the percentage of people living in poverty and the percentage of homes without plumbing across town.

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TribLocal – chicagotribune.com

Striking Will County employees pack morning board meeting Hundreds of union employees this morning packed the first Will County Board meeting since employees went on strike Monday.

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Michael Jordan’s mansion to be auctioned Friday Michael Jordan’s 56,000-square-foot mansion ¿ complete with an NBA regulation-size basketball court ¿ will be put up for sale during a live auction Friday.

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RepBerrios: Free Diabetes screenings at Maranatha Church from 10am-noon. 4301 W Diversey Ave. Join us Free Diabetes screenings at Maranatha Church from 10am-noon. 4301 W Diversey Ave. Join us

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RepBobRita: Bob is happy to support ComEd’s aid to veterans and deployed military personnel to keep the lights on. Bob is happy to support ComEd’s aid to veterans and deployed military personnel to keep the lights on. http://www.robertbobrita.com/news/

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ILSenDems: State Sen Cunningham Announces New Deadline for Golden Apple Scholars State Sen Cunningham Announces New Deadline for Golden Apple Scholars http://bit.ly/188Hptc @goldenapple_il

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49JBT: Satellite hours at the Joliet Public Library- West Branch today 10 to noon Satellite hours at the Joliet Public Library- West Branch today 10 to noon

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SenatorRezin: Today,the JCA moms and football players are going to Washington to serve our "pre-game ritual" pasta dinner to their football team. Today,the JCA moms and football players are going to Washington to serve our "pre-game ritual" pasta dinner to their football team.

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DickDurbin: Thank you so much for the warm birthday wishes! Loretta and I are very grateful. Thank you so much for the warm birthday wishes! Loretta and I are very grateful.

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reptryon: The pension systems will get a financial bump through this huge court settlement: The pension systems will get a financial bump through this huge court settlement:http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/11/jpmorgan-settlement-horse-racing.html …

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SenatorKirk: I support Dr. Yellen’s nomination b/c she has the experience, intellect & courage to wind down stimulus program soon. I support Dr. Yellen’s nomination b/c she has the experience, intellect & courage to wind down stimulus program soon. http://1.usa.gov/18qYbS9

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SenatorKirk: I’ll work w/ Dr. Yellen on econ issue of states like w/ debts that pose risks to broader financial system. I’ll work w/ Dr. Yellen on econ issue of states like #Illinois w/ debts that pose risks to broader financial system. http://1.usa.gov/18qYbS9

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New video gaming businesses open A series of new video gaming establishments will create dozens of new jobs in Southern Illinois, including a location at 517 E. Vienna St. in Anna which opened last Friday.

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Governor Quinn Adds Fayette and Vermilion Counties to State Disaster Declaration – Warns Tornado Survivors of Dangers of Sleeping in Vehicles SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today declared Fayette and Vermilion counties state disaster areas, bringing to 15 the number of Illinois counties to receive the designation after several tornadoes ravaged the state on Sunday. Other counties declared state disaster areas by Governor Quinn include Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will

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Cubs Hold Donation Drive For Illinois Tornado Victims, CSN And … The Chicago Tribune reports a game ball signed by Marc Trestman, plus uniform … High School’s playoff game against Sacred Heart Griffin High School live at 1 …

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Chicago Sun-Times

Sen. Kirk backs Yellen to lead Fed Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., backs Janet Yellen to be the next Federal Reserve chief and on Thursday in the Senate Banking Committee voted with the majority to advance her nomination to the full Senate floor. The vote was 14-8, with the no votes all from Republicans.

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Social media is saving lives during disasters and helping salvage them afterwards. Social media is saving lives during disasters and helping salvage them afterwards.Virtual lost-and-found could return items to storm victimswww.illinoishomepage.netILLINOIS — Social media is saving lives during disasters and helping salvage them afterwards.

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WHBF – More Local News

Most Alton students in bus crash return to school An Alton school official says students taken to a hospital after a van hit their school bus have returned to classes.

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Chicago parents press for solution to overcrowded schools Parents whose children attend overcrowded Chicago schools complained to the … However, in order to be deliberate and thoughtful and purposeful, we need to …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

More Rauner money news * Illinois Review… Palatine Township Republicans met [yesterday] evening to endorse 2014 primary election candidates. Those candidates receiving 60% or more of the votes were officially endorsed by the Palatine Township Republican Organization (PTRO). The results were as follows: ILLINOIS GOVERNOR * Rauner: 65% (endorsed) * Rutherford: 20% * Dillard: 11% [...]

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Libertyville Patch

CASA Lake County Volunteers Prepare for Dec. 13 Open House CASA Lake County is located in Vernon Hills.

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Illinois Supreme Court leaves sales tax loophole open – Chicago Tribune Illinois Supreme Court leaves sales tax loophole openChicago TribuneThe Illinois Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling Thursday on the complicated issue of how local governments collect sales taxes. The court found that a petroleum marketer once based in Cook County correctly interpreted state regulations when it …

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Governor Quinn Adds Fayette and Vermilion Counties to State Disaster Declaration Warns Tornado Survivors of Dangers of Sleeping in Vehicles SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today declared Fayette and Vermilion counties state disaster areas, bringing to 15 the number of Illinois counties to receive the designation after several tornadoes ravaged the state on Sunday. Other counties declared state disaster areas by Governor Quinn include Champaign, Douglas, Grundy, Jasper, LaSalle, Massac, Pope, Tazewell, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, Will and Woodford counties. “The initial damage reports continue to pour into the State Emergency Operations Center, illustrating just how far-reaching these deadly storms were,” Governor Quinn said. “Illinois will recover and we will rebuild our communities, but we expect the total number of homes damaged and destroyed will exceed 1,500. That’s why it is so important for those who have been impacted in our hardest-hit areas to document damages and save their receipts in order to qualify for future assistance.” The state disaster declaration makes available a wide variety of state resources that can help affected communities respond and recover from the storms. The state of Illinois has personnel and assets that can be mobilized to help local government officials with disaster recovery, including such things as trucks, heavy equipment to remove debris, communications equipment and assistance with security and other public safety issues. On Monday, Governor Quinn personally inspected the damage in some of Illinois’ hardest hit communities: Washington, Diamond, Gifford, Brookport and New Minden. Governor Quinn also urged people whose homes were heavily damaged or destroyed to stay with friends, family, at a local shelter or in a hotel, and not in their vehicles. State officials have heard reports of people sleeping in their vehicles, which can result in serious health effects or death if carbon monoxide builds up in a running vehicle. “You cannot see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels it can kill a person in minutes,” Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said. “We want to help people stay safe and healthy as we pick up and rebuild in communities around the state. Do not stay or sleep in your car if your home has been damaged. Instead, take advantage of the shelters and other resources available.” Carbon monoxide is produced whenever any fuel such as gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. People who have lost power and are heating their homes using an appliance that burns fuel should make sure the appliances are working properly and are being used correctly. Hundreds of people die accidentally every year from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning or improperly used fuel-burning appliances. Symptoms of mild to moderate carbon monoxide poisoning may resemble winter flu and can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and lethargy. Higher levels of exposure can cause fainting, confusion and collapse. If exposure to carbon monoxide continues, death can result. For more information about disaster recovery resources, visit Ready.Illinois.gov . Multiple severe storms and tornadoes have caused damage throughout the state. The State Emergency Operations Center in Springfield is activated and resources are being coordinated and deployed to assist. Touchdowns have been confirmed by the National Weather Service in Vermilion, Champaign, Tazewel….

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Beavers’ lawyers to ask judge to postpone jail Lawyers for longtime Cook County Commissioner William Beavers are getting ready to ask a judge to let the outspoken ex-politician to remain out of jail while they appeal his tax evasion case.

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Central Illinois hotels fill up after tornadoes Hotels near central Illinois communities that were hit the hardest by last weekend’s tornadoes say they’re working to accommodate storm victims.

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Will County Government continues to provide services; Reports 33% of AFSCME … – Chicago Tribune Will County Government continues to provide services; Reports 33% of AFSCME …Chicago TribuneJOLIET– Will County Executive Larry Walsh reported that based on attendance taken by County offices over 33% of AFSCME Local 1028 employees who were eligible to strike came to work on Monday despite the strike by their union. These numbers …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

“The belly of the beast” * My former intern Kevin Fanning recently stumbled across a short essay he wrote back in 2009 about his work for me the year before… I had the rare opportunity to work for Capitol Fax creator and Illinois political guru Rich Miller. The experience was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to look inside the belly of the beast [...]

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$100 million for Illinois pensions from “too big to fail” bank * Illinois’ $100 billion unfunded pension liability just got a bit smaller. Illinois Issues… As part of a $13 billion national settlement, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay millions to Illinois’ public employee pensions systems for not disclosing the risks associated with some investments. As part of the settlement, JPMorgan Chase admitted that it [...]

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Edgar stands by his man * Bernie talked to Jim Edgar about Sen. Kirk Dillard’s emphasis on his socially conservative beliefs… Particularly since Dillard spoke at a Statehouse rally in opposition to same-sex marriage before the House vote that sent the measure to the governor, some observers have sensed that Dillard is stressing conservative credentials in his quest for the GOP [...]

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Ill. panel to vote on pollution waiver for Dynegy – MyFox Houston News & ObserverIll. panel to vote on pollution waiver for DynegyMyFox HoustonThat company is seeking its own waiver, citing the same economic conditions – including lower electricity prices driven, in part, by competition from natural gas plants. Environmental groups have filed formal objections to Dynegy’s request. Copyright …Newton, Ill., reveres Burl Ives but really likes its coal-fired p

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DHStatehouse: Back in the office today to hear story pitches about opposing candidates, legislative proposals and fad diets. Back in the office today to hear story pitches about opposing candidates, legislative proposals and fad diets.

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tammy duckworth – Google News

Rep. Quigley CSTtv exclusive: Obamacare political woes are "curable" – Voices Rep. Quigley CSTtv exclusive: Obamacare political woes are "curable"Voices… House Democratic freshmen who sided with Republicans in a vote on an Obamacare measure. My column on the political reality faced by Illinois Democratic Reps. Bill Foster, William Enyart, Brad Schneider, Tammy Duckworth and Cheri Bustos is HERE.

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illinois lawmakers – Google News

Bishop: Lawmakers ‘morally complicit’ in sins of same-sex couples – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneBishop: Lawmakers ‘morally complicit’ in sins of same-sex couplesChicago TribuneA Catholic bishop offered prayers of exorcism Wednesday in response to Gov. Pat Quinn’s approval of an Illinois gay marriage law, and he suggested politicians are "morally complicit" in assisting the sins of same-sex couples. Bishop Thomas Paprocki …Paprocki exorcism marks same-sex marriage b

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Edgar stands by his man * Bernie talked to Jim Edgar about Sen. Kirk Dillard’s emphasis on his socially conservative beliefs… Particularly since Dillard spoke at a Statehouse rally in opposition to same-sex marriage before the House vote that sent the measure to the governor, some observers have sensed that Dillard is stressing conservative credentials in his quest for the GOP [...]

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WPSD – News – Local

FEMA officials in Brookport today FEMA will be on the ground today, completing their official assessment of the damaged Brookport area.

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Voices

Yelp declares Chicago the best city for brunch No surprise here: A Yelp analysis of reviews finds Chicago has the best brunch in the country. What are your plans this weekend?

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WGN-TV

Jon Stewart declares a pizza truce with Chicago Following a pizza feud he started last week, Jon Stewart has made peace with Chicago deep-dish. On the Daily Show Wednesday night, he tried a piece of Chicago pizza delivered by Marc Malnati of Lou Malnati’s. Before taking a bite, he poked fun at the weight of the pizza and the audience booed when Malnati offered him some silverware. “This is for Chicago, I have great friends there, it’s a beautif

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Do you agree with the consultant’s recommendation? The city has spent about $400… Do you agree with the consultant’s recommendation? The city has spent about $400,000 to subsidize the cemetery in each of the past two budget years, and Mayor Houston has said he expects next year’s budget to call for the same level of spending. Consultant recommends private Oak Ridge managementwww.sj-r.comA consultant’s report distributed to Springfield aldermen last week by email supports Mayor

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Mayor Emanuel on 95th Street Red Line station redesign Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke about the work that was done at the 95th Street Station stop on the CTA red line. For more video, visit http://chicagotribune.com/vi… From: Chicago Tribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:12 More in News & Politics

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illinois – Bing News

Illinois man admits stealing jobless benefits (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man faces up to a decade in federal prison now … year he improperly collected unemployment benefits while hiding the fact he had a job. Federal prosecutors have not disclosed how much was allegedly stolen.

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Peoria Public Radio

IEMA Director talks tornadoes

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IDOT_Illinois: Time is running out to submit comments on the IL Transportation Plan. Contact with your feedback. Time is running out to submit comments on the IL #Bike Transportation Plan. Contact http://www.illinoisbikeplan.com/illinois-bike-transportation-plan/contact-us/ … with your feedback.

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on JPMorgan settlement, horse racing extension, DCFS investigation and more! Get "In the Know" on JPMorgan settlement, horse racing extension, DCFS investigation and more! http://goo.gl/fb/L4Xa0

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Kadner: Dixmoor to disband fire department Financially struggling Dixmoor has decided to dissolve its fire department at the end of the month. In a letter dated Tuesday, the village attorney notified the union representing fire department employees “that this shall serve as notice that the Village will be moving forward with implementing the dissolution of the Fire Department. The final effective date shall be December 1, 2013.” Earli

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