Today’s headlines — Sunday, Jan. 12

Tom Kacich: Klein unchallenged for party chair, could name Frerichs successorChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteHis likely Republican opponent is former House Minority Leader Tom Cross, so his election as a statewide official is not a certainty. In fact, the current state treasurer, Dan Rutherford, is a Republican. But Frerichs does have a lot of money and won’t …
 
 
What is your view on the state’s medical marijuana law?Illinois still hashing out rules on medical marijuanawww.journalstandard.comMedical marijuana technically became legal in Illinois when the calendar flipped to January, but patients won’t be able to access the drug for many months.That’s about how long it will take state officials to write the rules related to its growth and sale. And city off
 
 
 
Illinois’ new medicinal marijuana law took effect Jan. 1, but it may be Jan. 1, 2015, before actual patients are able to obtain medical pot. “We are certainly hoping by the end of this year,” said Melaney Arnold, a spokeswoman with the Illinois …
 
 
CHAMPAIGN — Three correctional centers throughout the state are experiencing cases of Influenza A. CHAMPAIGN — Three correctional centers throughout the state are experiencing cases of Influenza A. Lincoln Correctional Center, Graham Correctional Center …
 
 
Associated Press file A protester attends a rally after a House Committee hearing on oil drilling, “fracking” legislation at the Illinois State Capitol in …
 
 
Women and families can’t afford to wait – we need a fair minimum wage, paid sick leave, and affordable child care NOW. #StandUpForWomen
 
 
Belleville: Clearing away the political fog is St. Clair County http://bit.ly/1iyKuDr 
 
 
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Scientists want to tap into Illinois’ ice age past http://dlvr.it/4h6dYt 
 
 
Fracking safeguards must be set in place http://thesouthern.com/news/opinion/fracking-safeguards-must-be-set-in-place/article_183d3cf6-7b49-11e3-9190-0019bb2963f4.html …
 
 
Lieutenant Governors Make Headlines — For All The Wrong Reasons Via @nprnews http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/11/260768973/lieutenant-governors-make-headlines-for-all-the-wrong-reasons?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook …
 
 
In Illinois, more people have applied for concealed carry permits than have enrolled in #Obamacare. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/06/Illinoisans-Flood-Online-Conceal-Carry-Application-Site …
 
 
Found this on Grundy County Dem page.
 
 
On a campaign swing, Doug Truax says he’s finding a friendly reception.  Truax, who lives in Downers Grove and whose employee benefit consulting business is based in Oak Brook, is a Republican running for the U.S. Senate seat held by three-term…
 
 
Republican candidates for governor believe the problem with the state’s education system comes down to funding.  State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) believes the first step to better schools is to get rid of the State Board of…
 
 
Bernard Swiecki, an analyst for the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., said crossover sport utility vehicles are popular exports because of their light weight and fuel economy.
 
 
As the executive director of the Township Officials of Illinois, I would like to respond to the Jan. 5 editorial that called into question Illinois’ local units of government — especially townships — and called for their consolidation. This is an age-old argument based on little facts and knowledge about what townships actually do. read more
 
 
Chicago-area Catholics attending mass on Sunday will find a letter likely in their church bulletins. The letter addresses the diocese’s handling of sex abuse cases involving priests.
 
 
A push for bigger paychecks for workers at the lower rungs of the economic ladder is typically associated with Democrats — President Barack Obama is supporting a bill in Congress that would elevate the $7.25 federal minimum to over $10 an hour. But entrepreneur Ron Unz, 52, is a former publisher of The American Conservative magazine with a history of against-the-grain political activism that incl
 
 
At the #TaiwaneseChamber #LunarNewYear event with friends and supporters in #Rosemont, #CookCounty. #twill pic.twitter.com/pQgeCMkAZg
 
 
At the Taiwanese Chamber Lunar New Year event with friends and supporters in Rosemont, Cook County.
 
 
MURPHYSBORO – With plenty of humorous anecdotes, and a few reflections on being a woman in a leadership position, Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon highlighted the fifth annual Women in Leadership Banquet on Friday at 17th Street Bar and Grill. Simon was keynote speaker of the dinner, which wrapped up a two-day…
 
 
Speaking at the endorsement session of the #LibertyvilleTownship #GOP. pic.twitter.com/gtEKnzR0tn
 
 
Tomorrow(1/12) 12-2:30 PM we will be having a “Rutherford for Governor” sign pick up at #Pontiac office, 320 N. Plum St. #twill
 
 
Good to see Congresswoman Kelly & Secretary White tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce event! #twill pic.twitter.com/VbvcE0PBzV
 
 
Spoke at the endorsement session of the Libertyville Township GOP.
 
 
Good to see Congresswoman Kelly & Secretary White tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce event! #twill pic.twitter.com/VbvcE0PBzV
 
 
Had a fantastic time tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of #Chicago Annual Celebration! #twill pic.twitter.com/aagqoM8Cdc
 
 
“@cathyw1965: @Bill_Brady are you gonna help so Illinois or be like all the others and only be in it for the north” /All of IL is important
 
 
 
1-10-14: Worked with volunteers on correspondence & mailers for residents.
 
 
1-9-14: Represented constituents as elected official at Wood Dale Council Committee Meeting.
 
 
1-9-14: Visited with local republican leaders at Wayne Township Republican Organization Meeting.
 
 
1-8-14: Met with local business leaders at Roselle Chamber of Commerce meeting.
 
 
1-5-14: Attended retirement party honoring local community leader.
 
 
Found this on Grundy County Dem page.
 
 
The “Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity,” fundraiser, featuring live music at the Copernicus Center to benefit children’s health takes place tomorrow from 12-8PM. No admission charged, donations welcome.
 
 
2014 Internship Program2014 Internship Program – Ramiro Juarez for State Representativewww.votejuarez.com”Let’s Restore Illinois!”
 
 
Together we can accomplish big things! Let’s stay in touch on LinkedIn to support one another even more http://tiny.cc/dhnc1w 
 
 
Found this on Grundy County Dem page. http://fb.me/2VYrZiTUi 
 
 
Facebook refused to allow me to promote my 2nd amendment pledge. Please go to my FB page and like and share it Sharon brannigan for congress
 
 
Check out more interesting facts on #SmallBusiness& how they impact our economy. http://tiny.cc/pnnc1w 
 
 
Had a fantastic time tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago Annual Lunar New Year Celebration!
 
 
Mixed In tonight @IndiGoCoOp was awesome! From the mandalas to the metal sculptures, it was amazing. @DTChampaign #chambana
 
 
RT “@CoachDNuss: Thanks Bama Nation for a very special two years! Can’t wait to get to The Big House! Go Blue!”
 
 
 
 
 
Had a fantastic time tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of #Chicago Annual Celebration! #twill pic.twitter.com/aagqoM8Cdc
 
 
“@cathyw1965: @Bill_Brady are you gonna help so Illinois or be like all the others and only be in it for the north” /All of IL is important
 
 
Wonderful time at the Taiwanese American Chamber’s Lunar New Year celebration. Great to see everyone! pic.twitter.com/eIFrMtbJ3Z
 
 
Thank you to Carl Arriaza for posting this photo of my speech at Wheeling Township GOP … #ILGOP pic.twitter.com/eGMSn9D4rI
 
 
Thank you to #Wheeling Township #GOP for endorsing my candidacy. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/wheeling-township-gop-endorses-dillard-oberweis-and-grogan.html … … #ILGOP #IL #Treasurer #ILNEEDSACPA #Elections
 
 
Having a great time tonight at the Taiwanese American Chamber of Commerce of Greater #Chicago Annual Lunar New Year Celebration. #twill
 
 
I count these #politico events as a success if I chat with @MikeforIllinois for at least 10 mins. Tonight = another resounding success :)
 
 
2014 Internship Program2014 Internship Program – Ramiro Juarez for State Representativewww.votejuarez.com”Let’s Restore Illinois!”
 
 
 
You might see a lot of bare legs if you take the train Sunday. It’s No Pants Subway Ride Day! The annual event started twelve years ago in New York, and has since spread to 26 countries worldwide. The event is reportedly meant to celebrate silliness, and make people laugh and smile. On their Facebook page, Chicago’s No Pants organizers recommended participants wear “granny panties, boxer briefs, a
 
 
 
Very cool graphic lets you handicap gov’s race w/ click of your mouse. @max__rust @natashakorecki @davemckinney123 http://bit.ly/KcurPo 
 
 
with several elite research universities. The 2010 Angel Investment Tax Credit encourages investment in life-sciences start-ups. Gov. Pat Quinn’s Illinois Innovation Council advances pro-biotech reforms. Illinois is poised to become the nation’s …
 
 
Pat Quinn signed the state’s medical marijuana bill into law in August. The law set up a four-year trial run, which began Jan. 1. It will allow those 22 …
 
 
Finke: Rauner trips over changing stancesPeoria Journal StarThe GARS plaintiff is former Springfield representative Gwenn Klingler. There are no judges listed as plaintiffs. As retirees know all too well, the judges aren’t included in the changes. Doug Finke covers Illinois politics for the Springfield State …
 
 
Tmrw I’ll be in WGN 720AM on @SundaySpin with @rap30. Tune in! Show starts at 7 am. Talking about our Mike Madigan story from last Sunday.
 
 
Putting out signs with my favorite guy.
 
 
Putting out signs with my favorite guy.
 
 
On Sunday, January 12, 2014 from noon-2:30 PM we will be having a stock the pantry and “Rutherford for Governor” sign pick up at our Pontiac office, through the 320 N. Plum Street entrance. Campaign staff and volunteers are spending long hours at the office during the months before the Primary and General Election. We would appreciate it if you would be willing to pitch in and help sup
 
 
I am a candidate running on Term Limits. Do you feel that the Springfield Legislation should have Term Limits on our Legislators of 8 years? If you agree, please LIKE our Facebook page in the Like button.
 
 
Met a lot of good people of the 110th today. People in Oakland and Ashmore like the words “Term Limits” and think all candidates should run on that platform. I told them I am!
 
 
Women volunteering & donating to help get another woman get elected is crucial email us to help info@alexandraeidenberg.com #WomenInCongress
 
 
I received a 100% endorsement from the Wheeling Township today! #victory http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/wheeling-township-gop-endorses-dillard-oberweis-and-grogan.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fdlacomb%2Fillinoisreview+%28illinoisreview%29&goal=0_a84651a09b-3cfaf3f091-69183193&ct=t%28RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN%29 …
 
 
66 mil women were employed in the U.S.—73% of employed #women worked full-time jobs, while 27% worked part-time. #Facts #WomenInCongress
 
 
Women comprised 46.8% of the total U.S. labor force in 2012 and are projected to account for 46.9% o#f the labor force in 2018. #Facts
 
 
Candidate for 10th Dist. State Rep., @PamelaForUs, speaking with residents today. #PamelaForUs pic.twitter.com/UUMq2ZNHNG
 
 
Not my jacket. Wish it was! http://fb.me/2GrpwK4iq 
 
 
We had a great day today! It was 36 degrees, but people were very receptive to the 10 volunteers that braved the cold temperature to get the message to the people. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to campaign. It is the best way to hear from the people and get to know your constituents better. I also like the benefits of a few lost pounds! In the words of our President, yes we can!@
 
 
Official Statement: Dan Rutherford does not support lowering the state’s minimum wage, nor does he support increasing it at this time.
 
 
Attending a benefit fish fry at the Murphysboro Elks. It is to benefit the Stilley family. A wonderful family from Murphysboro who lost their house and all of its contents in a recent fire. What a great turn out!
 
 
Attending a benefit fish fry at the Murphysboro Elks. It is to benefit the Stilley family. A wonderful family from Murphysboro who lost their house and all of its contents in a recent fire. What a great turn out!
 
 
I unanimously received a 100% endorsement from the Republicans of Wheeling Township today. I want to thank my awesome campaign manager Rae and many others who have helped along the way. In 2014, let’s CAN JAN! http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/wheeling-township-gop-endorses-dillard-oberweis-and-grogan.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+t
 
 
BELLEVILLE — City leaders have approved the purchase of property on North Illinois and F streets in the latest effort to gather the pieces for a …
 
 
By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune reporter … Related; Chicago Cubs v New York Mets · With Greg Maddux, appearances deceiving · Video: 2014 Hall …
 
 
Chicago crowdsourcing pioneer @Threadless cuts jobs, founder @skaw announces in emotional post http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140111/BLOGS11/140119969/t-shirt-maker-threadless-cuts-jobs … pic.twitter.com/543xuVzsXg
 
 
Give a listen to WDCB Week in Review. Let us know what you think and be sure to tune in Sunday morning at 8:00 for our new magazine program “The Arts Section.WDCB Week In Review #2Listen to WDCB Week In Review / WDCB Week In Review #2 | Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & au…
 
 
Stopped by @NBGC_Chicago to speak w/ parents during a youth tournament basketball game. pic.twitter.com/gJLtOFghd7
 
 
I was so honored today to present replacement military medals to the family of Eugene Diederich, a deceased local World War II veteran who had his original military medals stolen from him after leaving the service.
 
 
Official Statement: Rutherford oppose lowering minimum wage Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford does not support lowering the state’s minimum wage, nor does he support increasing it at this time. “Lowering the minimum wage in Illinois is a bad idea. Doing so would place an unfair burden on workers. I will never be a fan of taking money from peoples’ wallets, and that’s what lowering th
 
 
Illinois grad students having a dinner party on a Saturday night and showing their support. Nice pins ladies!
 
 
Bad News – Today is the three-year anniversary of the 2011 state income tax hike. Good News – In January 2015 the Illinois income tax rate is slated to drop from 5% to 3.75%. Question 1: Do you think the current Illinois politicians will allow the “temporary” 2011 tax hike to sunset? [I would.] Question 2: What is your opinion on how the state has spent the additional revenue? For th
 
 
“While we can truly never do enough to thank them, we are pleased to once again join the Illinois CPA Society in promoting this outstanding service for …
 
 
ISBE President Gery Chico. From Wendy Katten. ISBE tabled the vote to eliminate special ed class size rules and the 70/30 rule in September. It looks …
 
 
… organization’s center in the Pilson neighborhood of Chicago. With the advent of social media usage by gangs, he says, “In the past you would have …
 
 
Working on the @sundayspin. Guests: @dsplacko on state pols, @chasejohn on Madigan and U of I @ProfBobBruno on min wage. 7-9a @WGNRadio
 
 
No matter who gets the GOP nod, the governor’s race looks close – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/24863779-418/faces-in-the-crowd.html … via @suntimes
 
 
Listening to an important, eye-opening, jarring League of Women Voters panel on voting rights.
 
 
Official Statement: Dan Rutherford does not support lowering the state’s minimum wage, nor does he support increasing it at this time.
 
 
A Chicago-area businessman convicted of bribery is to be sentenced this month, and federal prosecutors are asking the judge to take into consideration his alleged role in the Rod Blagojevich scandal.
 
 
Bruce Rauner makes an appearance at HB Jones in Elmhurst on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 as part of his run for Governor on the Republican ticket. Protesters wait outside the restaurant, picketing Rauner’s stance on the minimum wage.
 
 
State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch plans to recommend that the state not renew the charter for Tomorrow’s Builders YouthBuild Charter School in East St. Louis.Click to Continue »
 
 
State Rep. Frank Mautino says it’s always been the law, but adding “cigarettes” to examples of litter in the state’s law has brought more attention to those who fling cigarette butts out their car window, leading to a ticket for a Streator man. Do you think the addition is fair?: http://www.mywebtimes.com/news/local/streator-man-st-to-be-ticketed-for-butt-law/article_15f59453-6970-5254-b
 
 
Bruce Rauner stopped in Elmhurst Saturday afternoon as part of a week-long, 1,000-mile “Shake Up Express” bus tour of Illinois.  The Republican candidate for governor and his running mate, Evelyn Sanguinetti, rolled into the parking lot
 
 
Today we not only mourn the passing of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, but celebrate his lifetime of contributions to Israel and the world. A tremendous friend of the United States, Ariel Sharon dedicated his life to establishing and maintaining a strong Jewish state. His legacy of fighting for peace, freedom, and democracy will forever be enshrined in a secure and prosperous Israel.
 
 
Saw Elliot before he was deployed today. Please pray for my son & all those serving our country #ArmyStrong #IL13 pic.twitter.com/um8iIXOkDQ
 
 
Thank you @JohnMTillman @ilpoliski @JeanneIves @LopezBauman @illinoispolicy for speaking to us @ChicagoGOP. Great policy discussion!
 
 
On a great campaign trail today in #Gurnee, #Glencoe #Waukegan #Mettawa #Libertyville & this pic from #LakeForest pic.twitter.com/T7EkiJCMWM
 
 
#WomenInCongress Have ideas on how to help the community? Want to chat? Send a LinkedIn message to schedule date @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraeidenberg …
 
 
To contribute, simply go to <www.youcaring.com> and type in Richard Chapman. Its easy,safe and secure and will help buy media ads. The March Primary is rapidly approaching. Please help if you can. Rick Chapman for Illinois State Repwww.youcaring.comSupport Rick Chapman in his bid for Illinois State Representative 97th District! Donate today to ensure that someone with experience, determination
 
 
My condolences to the people of Israel, who have lost a great leader in Ariel Sharon. May we continue to be guided by his firm dedication to the State of Israel’s security and to the pursuit of peace.
 
 
Hanging with #TeamGuzz after a day of volunteering.
 
 
Bad News – Today is the three-year anniversary of the 2011 state income tax hike. Good News – In January 2015 the Illinois income tax rate is slated to drop from 5% to 3.75%. Question 1: Do you think the current Illinois politicians will allow the “temporary” 2011 tax hike to sunset? [I would.] Question 2: What is your opinion on how the state has spent the additional revenue? For the
 
 
Illinois grad students having a dinner party on a Saturday night and showing their support. Nice pins ladies!
 
 
Chuck Sweeny: What if Rockford promised college for everyone?Rockford Register StarWe are still an industry powerhouse – you’d be amazed at the things we build in northern Illinois – but we lack the education infrastructure to remain so. This is a critical problem to solve because the average industrial worker is in his mid-50s and …
 
 
As this year’s midterm elections heat up, Ms. Wagner is one of the most sought-after political fundraisers in Illinois and a key player as Republicans try …
 
 
The new executive director of the Decatur Economic Development Corp. … She’s excited about the opportunity to help Decatur develop as a place …
 
 
State Rep. Dwight Kay has opened a new district office in Glen Carbon. It comes about five weeks after a fire that severely damaged his previous office …
 
 
CTA rail union turns to pension advisers for scholarship fund: investigationCrain’s Chicago BusinessBy Greg Hinz and Katie Drews. A union whose president is a member of the Chicago Transit Authority pension fund board has repeatedly asked top investment firms to donate to the union’s scholarship fund, raising questions of conflict of interest, a …
 
 
Tarter: Well-organized fishing effort could deplete Asian carpPeoria Journal StarBut the chamber reiterated that it’s all for keep the carp out of the Great Lakes. Columnist Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business was straightforward in his view of the Corps report. “Can we get real here? The odds of Congress and Midwest states …
 
 
SPRINGFIELD – In November, Washington became the latest state to reject a ballot proposal that would have required labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients. At the same time, Maine and Connecticut have passed laws requiring labels …
 
 
Great time celebrating @jfederations with @erezcohen @amalina @IntlMinimalist @chambanalaura. Together, we make #chamabana stronger.
 
 
Happy Birthday to Aldo Leopold! Where’s Aldo? @SierraClubIL @PrairieRivers #Environment
 
 
will be in Geneseo, 1/14 for open office hours, please drop by City Hall from 10-11:30 am. Thanks Mayor & staff for hosting us!
 
 
So glad I was able to see my son Elliot before he was deployed today. Please pray for him and all those who serve our country. (Use of military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense)
 
 
I am proud to announce that I just received the endorsement from the Republicans of Wheeling Township. I want thank Committeeman Ruth O’Connell and the precinct captains for their confidence. Wheeling Twp is the largest Republican township in Cook County and its GOP organization has a well deserved reputation as being effective and hard working. I won with 63.5 to 13.5 votes. For you accountant ty
 
 
I will be in Geneseo on Tuesday (1/14) for open office hours an a series of meetings, please feel free to drop by City Hall from 10:00 – 11:30 for the traveling office hours. Thanks to the Mayor and her staff for hosting us!
 
 
In the District: Salt Creek is rising.
 
 
I enjoyed my time at the Small Business Advocacy Council Gubernatorial Meet and Greet yesterday! Small businesses have generated 65% of all new jobs since 1995 (according to Forbes), and as Governor I will focus on helping our small businesses return to prosperity in order to get our job growth back on track.
 
 
CHICAGO – State Rep. Maria A. “Toni” Berrios, D-Chicago, filed legislation this week to create an animal abuse registry for previous offenders convicted of animal abuse. “It is our responsibility to protect animals from being abused and mistreated,” Berrios said. “For many, pets are considered family, and this bill will strengthen the enforcement of animal abuse crimes throughout our state and al
 
 
CHICAGO – State Rep. Maria A. “Toni” Berrios, D-Chicago, awarded City Newsstand with the 39th District Homegrown Business of the Month Award for the month of January. City Newsstand is a small business that buys and sells local Illinois products in both their café and news store. “It’s an honor to award the 39th District Homegrown Business of the Month Award to City Newsstand for their investment
 
 
Is the government hurting Chicago’s high-end home market?Crain’s Chicago BusinessTammy Duckworth, Brad Schneider, Bobby Rush, Dan Lipinski, Luis Gutierrez, Danny Davis and Jan Schakowsky to sign on and is keeping Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aware of the efforts. Mr. Watt’s agency lumps together the entire Chicago market—a …
 
 
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Saturday he will not seek interest payments lawmakers are due for going without pay for two months last summer, a shift from earlier comments by a spokeswoman who had indicated the Democratic leader would work to get the few extra bucks.    
 
 
Thank you #Wheeling Twnshp for your endorsement! Got over 80% of their vote. One of IL largest & best organizations! pic.twitter.com/Ugo1W6N7gf
 
 
Spoke to the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff. Talked about our campaign & #MakingILworkagain! pic.twitter.com/gmE6avhroE
 
 
Spoke to the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff. Talked about our campaign & #MakingILworkagain! pic.twitter.com/gmE6avhroE
 
 
Wheeling Township GOP endorses Dillard, Oberweis and Grogan #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1ixaPlx 
 
 
Thank you #Wheeling Twnshp for your endorsement! Got over 80% of their vote. One of IL largest & best organizations! pic.twitter.com/Ugo1W6N7gf
 
 
Great visit with students from Fox College today to discuss state government and my role as a state… http://fb.me/2hqRuEL9Y 
 
 
Sign here: http://bit.ly/1bUo0Ls  to tell Illinois legislators that this tax increase is unacceptable! pic.twitter.com/GcvDvZAbNU
 
 
Illinois lawmaker will push bill to label GMO food – Rockford Register Star: National GeographicIllinois lawma… http://bit.ly/KO8wyE 
 
 
CapitolView | 1/10/14 | WSEC-TV/PBS Springfield Host Bernie Schoenburg (Springfield State Journal-Register) and guests Kent Redfield (UIS) and Charlie Wheeler (UIS) discuss minimum wage and other issues coming up in the Illinois State Governor… From: NetworkKnowledge Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 27:22 More in News & Politics
 
 
Well… if you’re gonna screw up, you might as well screw up BIG.Pulled Over In A Snow Plow? – 104.3 K-Hits Chicagokhitschicago.cbslocal.comGuess if your going to do something really stupid, the least you could do is make it big! That’s what a 24 year old guy from western Illinois is charged with doing. He was…
 
 
Rauner calls for overhaul of state tax system http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-01-10/rauner-examine-states-tax-structure-overall.html …
 
 
Ready to make a change in 2014, get involved w/ our field team in the Chicagoland area, email Kitty today! kitsala@aol.com
 
 
Ready to make a change in 2014, get involved w/ our field team in the Chicagoland area, email Kitty today! kitsala@aol.com
 
 
The @USDA names #Illinois top #soybean producer in the nation for 2013 http://tinyurl.com/menn2lb  @AP
 
 
My condolences to my #Jewish American friends on the death of former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon.He was a man of strength&courage @Israel #twill
 
 
Enjoyed sharing our ideas to #MakeILWorkAgain with the Women’s GOP of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. #ILGOV pic.twitter.com/SXmK2w1H86
 
 
Thank you #Wheeling Twnshp for your endorsement! Got over 80% of their vote. One of IL largest & best organizations! pic.twitter.com/Ugo1W6N7gf
 
 
Spoke to the Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest & Lake Bluff. Talked about our campaign & #MakingILworkagain! pic.twitter.com/gmE6avhroE
 
 
When disaster strikes the heartland, Illinois’ #firstresponders are on the job to keep people safe.… http://instagram.com/p/jCM2kBm9ie/ 
 
 
I am officially going to be on the ballot making your hard work, contributions and support worthwhile. Thank you! #WomenInCongress
 
 
Saw Elliot before he was deployed today. Please pray for my son & all those serving our country #ArmyStrong #IL13 pic.twitter.com/um8iIXOkDQ
 
 
Thanks to all the precinct captains in Wheeling for your support! http://fb.me/2Z96m8wcu 
 
 
Thank You Wheeling Township GOP for your endorsement! pic.twitter.com/Jdhf24DQWm
 
 
Just kicked off our Latinos for #Guzzardi canvass– we need a rep who stands side by side with our Latino families: http://on.fb.me/1ewJQ8U 
 
 
An editorial Judge Dibs @john_kass would support (I think). http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-snow-dibs-0111-20140111,0,6219979.story …
 
 
Take a look at how your community compares to others nearby.
 
 
As a head coach, Mike Ditka wasn’t shy about going after media members and even fans on occasion. As a member of the same media class that he used to despise with such vigor and artfulness, Ditka isn’t afraid to weigh in on a variety of topics either. In an interesting interview in the Chicago Sun-Times, Da Coach shared his thoughts on Alshon Jeffery, Lovie Smith’s new gig as head coach of the Tam
 
 
A nonprofit group that’s funding a nationwide campaign to inform the public about President Barack Obama’s health law has hired organizers in Springfield and Peoria.
 
 
Illinois has another pension reform law on the books, and this one may have an impact on local municipalities down the road.Cities pushing for municipal pension reformwlds.com
 
 
Management scheduled to review practices, officials sayWith 2014 barely two weeks old, Metra has already slid off the rails when it comes to measuring on-time performance, an area many commuters say is of critical importance.    
 
 
Last month, payrolls rose by the smallest monthly gain in three years as our economy continues to recover. Unfortunately, the drop in unemployment was mostly due to the decades-low rate of labor force participation, now at 62.8 percent. Here’s the status of the bills the House has passed to help Americans find jobs. Some hit the finish line, and others are almost there: http://www.speaker.gov/jo
 
 
As a member of Congress I will serve the people, not be served. A great article on why term limits are needed. Let’s CAN JAN! http://www.turningpointusa.net/why-congressional-term-limits-are-needed/Why Congressional Term Limits are Needed!www.turningpointusa.netBiography William DurelWilliam Durel is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, small business owner, and corporate executive to a Fo
 
 
This morning, I attended Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers’ monthly constituent coffee where I gave residents an update on the happenings in Congress, including the debate over extending unemployment insurance, as well as the latest on economic development projects in the South Suburbs, including construction of the Illiana and the Third Airport. My good friend Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Lar
 
 
Kicking off our Latinos for Guzzardi canvass–because we need a leader who will fight side by side with our Latino families and all of our families in this community. #Guzzardi
 
 
Downers Grove, IL – “It’s time for real reform,” stated State Representative Ron Sandack as he looks toward 2014 and the future of Illinois. “We must look ahead, face our challenges head-on and dedicate ourselves to improving our state.The post Happy New Year – It’s Time For Real Reform appeared first on Ron 4 Illinois.
 
 
Kicking off our Latinos for Guzzardi canvass–because we need a leader who will fight side by side with our Latino families and all of our families in this community. #Guzzardi
 
 
Believe it or not, It’s Time … to soon pick those best suited to turn this State around. I’m one of those ready to do so.Home – Ron 4 Illinoisron4illinois.comMedia Gallery
 
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) gave a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives calling for Democrats and Republicans to come together to repeal the benefit cuts to military retirees included in the recent bipartisan budget deal. Last week, Bustos announced support for the Military Retirement Restoration Act, which is fully paid for and would repeal the
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
Due to a pipe break in a store next to my office my entire office has been flooded. Clean up has begun, but it will take several days to complete. So, my district office will closed until sometime next week. Please contact my Springfield office for immediate help. Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
 
January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
Literally one of the only dry spaces in the office.January 10, 2014 – District office flood
 
 
We need a change of leadership or this is where Illinois is headed. Let’s Make Illinois Work Again! LIKE if you’re with us!Quinn budget office projects $4 billion hole by 2016www.chicagobusiness.comUnpaid bills will soar, too, by fiscal 2016 unless the ”temporary” income tax hike is extended or something else changes, a report says.
 
 
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Doe Run, the last bullet-producing smelter in the US, closed last month because President Obama and the EPA drastically raised environmental regulations. Lead bullets will now be replaced with copper-based bullets, which will cost more and have little effect on the environment. As your congressman, I will support and protect our Second Amendment, which is being destroyed by our current administr
 
 
Thank You Wheeling Township GOP for your endorsement! http://t.co/Jdhf24DQWmOberweis2014 (@Oberweis2014) posted a photo on Twitterpic.twitter.comGet the whole picture – and other photos from Oberweis2014
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks to all the precinct captains in Wheeling for your support!Carl Arriaza’s PhotosAt <a href=”http://www.facebook.com/ROWTGOP?ref=stream&amp;viewer_id=0&#8243; data-ft=”{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;}” data-hovercard=”/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=121746201624&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%2C%22viewer_id%22%3A
 
 
 
Timeline PhotosAfter many insurance companies lobbied FOR ObamaCare, Obama and his administration are planning to bail them out with YOUR tax dollars! &quot;Share&quot; if you know we can't afford it, and it's unconstitutional! Tell Congress right now to stop the new ObamaCare bailout: http://bit.ly/191yEiN
 
 
Professor Colleen Scott and I are officiating at the SIU track meet today. Takes me back to my high jump days!
 
 
My condolences to my Jewish American friends on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He was a man of strength and courage, and that is his legacy.
 
 
Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.
 
 
 
Quinn budget office projects $4 billion hole by 2016www.chicagobusiness.comUnpaid bills will soar, too, by fiscal 2016 unless the ”temporary” income tax hike is extended or something else changes, a report says.
 
 
Come join join us at the opening of our new campaign headquarters. Wednesday, January 22 – 5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 1100 Essington Rd Joliet, IL 60435
 
 
Great visit with students from Fox College today to discuss state government and my role as a state representative. Thanks to Dr. Sherry Miller for the invitation.
 
 
https://www.youcaring.com/SupportRickChapmanRick Chapman for Illinois State Repwww.youcaring.comSupport Rick Chapman in his bid for Illinois State Representative 97th District! Donate today to ensure that someone with experience, determination and guts heads to Springfield!
 
 
Medical marijuana technically became legal in Illinois when the calendar flipped to January, but patients won’t be able to access the drug for many months. That’s about how long it will take state … Health System plans to do internal education …
 
 
“We are honored to receive this recognition from MADD,” Schneider said. “Here in Illinois, we have zero tolerance for drunk driving, and along with law enforcement throughout the state, we work hard to put programs in place to keep our motorists safe from …
 
 
Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford — have voting records or have made statements that are all over the place. A general …
 
 
On October 1 Gov Quinn @GovernorQuinn tweeted that Cover Ill, the Illinois ACA signup site was open and has not said another word or made any …
 
 
Pat Quinn, stepped out of a convention hall in Springfield to take questions from reporters. When asked about an impending 25-cent Illinois minimum …
 
 
Pat Quinn is running on. Their best bet is to adopt a consistent, coherent policy on the minimum wage, stick to it and hope it doesn’t become a big …
 
 
Pat Quinn says he’ll appeal FEMA’s decision. He has 30 days to file it. Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com. Sponsored …
 
 
Scientists want to tap into Illinois’ ice age pastChicago TribuneCreated from two regions that became northwestern and northeastern Canada, glaciers reached their southernmost point in Illinois. They made the state what it is today — a place rich in natural resources that drew Native Americans, then Europeans.
 
 
Bald eagles’ numbers soaring in IL http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-cold-eagles-met-0111-20140111,0,3913635.story … State now second to Alaska in the U.S. in wintering bald eagle population.
 
 
Event is located at The Yorkville Moose Lodge from 8am-11:30 http://fb.me/2gmml8Jjb 
 
 
Lawmakers respond to municipal needs http://fb.me/25PhOllXf 
 
 
Okay, please excuse this semi-shameless plug. I do this because it is campaign season. Yes, it really is campaign… http://fb.me/3aOvQJZT0 
 
 
Believe it or not, It’s Time … to soon pick those best suited to turn this State around. I’m one of those ready… http://fb.me/1buSg08Hd 
 
 
Ready to make a change in 2014, get involved w/ our field team in the Chicagoland area, email Kitty today! kitsala@aol.com
 
 
Ready to make a change in 2014, get involved w/ our field team in the Chicagoland area, email Kitty today! kitsala@aol.com
 
 
I’m at a meeting now with the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative. Wolf lake is located in the Powers State… http://fb.me/2RBAq7Mvs 
 
 
LEMME SEE ‘EM: If you come across any giant potholes, send a photo our way. Be sure to tell us where the picture was taken. #ABC7pothole
 
 
Bankrupt THR Accused Of Failing To Pay Employee Withholding Taxes http://wmay.com/wmay-news/84996 
 
 
Lincoln, Two Other Prisons On Lockdown Because Of Flu http://wmay.com/wmay-news/84997 
 
 
Legislators ponder pay planGalesburg Register-MailNorine Hammond, R-Macomb, considered her district’s location when assessing the impact of increasing the state’s minimum wage. “I’m very hesitant for a number of reasons,” Hammond said. “Particularly where our district is located, we’re very close to …
 
 
Chicago taxpayers spend $825,000 to learn crooked comptroller didn’t steal a dime http://bit.ly/1hFMxYT 
 
 
A move to close the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Marion is a “horrible decision” and one that will be fought, state Rep. John Bradley said. The department, which provides employment and unemployment services, announced Friday …
 
 
The girl who starred for years in and around Buffalo Grove is now taking her game — hockey — to the highest level. Megan Bozek, the former baby sitter for Newmark and a baseball foe and friend for Sorkin, was named to the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team on Jan. 1.
 
 
Illinois lawmakers to discuss future of tax credit programChicago Tribune”I think that’s a terrible public policy to have.” A case in point is Motorola Mobility, which laid off more than 1,000 workers in 2012 and fell below its requirement to retain at least 2,500 jobs but was still eligible for a tax credit worth about $11 …