Today’s Headlines — Wednesday, July 31

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Schools hire Illinois lawyer to probe special ed http://feedly.com/k/166q8ux

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Champaign, McLean counties to see Medicaid surge http://feedly.com/k/166rWDQ

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Why Illinois Congressional Races Will Be Competitive In 2014http://feedly.com/k/166rXaZ

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Rauner: Springfield politicians "afraid to take on union bosses"http://feedly.com/k/166rUf4

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Over $300000 spent on repairs to governor’s mansion http://feedly.com/k/166rTI4

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Another View: Illinois’ bills still piling up so expect delays http://feedly.com/k/166rTrA

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Don’t look: Boss Madigan is playing the victim http://feedly.com/k/166rTb7

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Officials: Cost won’t fall on taxpayers http://feedly.com/k/166rUMe

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IHSA, coaches keep eye on heat http://feedly.com/k/166rSnv

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THE WATCHDOGS: RTA weighs hiring firm linked to House Speaker Michael …http://feedly.com/k/166rO7j

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Tom Miller@NewsradioWJPF11m

Pres. of the IL Coal Assoc Phil Gonet on the air at 8:20AM or listen on line athttp://wjpf.com

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Illinews @Illinews14m

Rockford: Gov. Pat Quinn to sign Reclaiming First bill http://bit.ly/14CpXUZ

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Illinews @Illinews19m

Peoria PR: Discovering why politicians "explore" running for office http://bit.ly/1cnLZCv

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Illinois Observer @IL_Observer22m

Remember me? Ex-Mayor Richard Daley Appointed Wedding Date to Chicago Health Board in 2010. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130730/hyde-park/mayor-daleys-wedding-date-is-doctor-he-appointed-health-board … #chicago

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions22m

Schools hire Illinois lawyer to probe special ed http://feedly.com/k/166q8ux

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack48m

"Situational urgency" is in the eye of the beholder so sometimes, perhaps, the ends justify the means. On second… http://fb.me/30bWmY90c

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Illinois Observer @IL_Observer52m

Already? Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off a "Back to School" campaign, touring Brennemann Elementary; 10:45 AM. #chicago #cps #ctu

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In the Know Illinois @ITKIllinois1h

Get "In the Know" on "Waste Watch", Rare Stomach Bug & Wesley Snipes!http://goo.gl/fb/AXprJ

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Carla K. Johnson @CarlaKJohnson1h

In Illinois, Champaign County projected to have highest growth rate in Medicaid under Affordable Care Act. http://bit.ly/17TgcWw

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Illinews @Illinews1h

Bloomington: Editorial: Illinois needs better rules for political mappinghttp://bit.ly/14C94JY

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack1h

"Situational urgency" used & abused for electoral gain? Sounds like the previous governor. http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2013/07/soyboysploy.html …

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Illinews @Illinews2h

DeKalb: Our View: Graduated income tax must be stopped http://bit.ly/1bJ7a48

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Illinews @Illinews2h

DeKalb: State administering Kishwaukee River bridge project http://bit.ly/1cntk9O

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Central IL Alive @CentralILAlive2h

Bloomington: Director search for Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau continueshttp://bit.ly/16CGISC

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Tom Miller@NewsradioWJPF2h

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner issued the following statement regarding the lawsuit by House… http://fb.me/V7aVPsY0

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Brian Wellner @brianwellner8h

Police: Man stole diapers, baby wipes, tequila: http://bit.ly/13xJQw4 via @qctimes

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan9h

Spoke at the #LovesPark @rotary luncheon earlier today. #twillpic.twitter.com/mWztMA0hOz

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Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard9h

#Family-Pac Boat Cruise honoring Rev. James Meeks, Sen. Jim Oberweis & Rep. Tom Morrison. Pictured is former Miss… pic.twitter.com/E4DIkHxVoX

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Deb Mell @debmell9h

Thank you for the birthday wishes!! They made my day even better.

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Ben Bradley @BenBradleyABC710h

Cullerton Contradiction? What the Senate President said about legislative pay BEFORE he sued @GovernorQuinn to get his back. ABC 7 at 10pm.

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"IDOT is partnering with Joliet Junior College (JJC) to run the semester-long Eng…"http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151523344822201&set=a.145920777200.119160.100903797200&type=1 …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Quinn to act on medical marijuana bill next week | http://News-Gazette.com "http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-07-30/quinn-act-medical-marijuana-bill-next-week.html …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Kifowit to hold community safety meeting – Aurora Beacon News"http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFYIvSXytqHuAtrIWtOS8SpHsd5Iw&url=http://beaconnews.suntimes.com/news/21629117-418/kifowit-to-hold-community-safety-meeting.html …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Why Illinois needs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – Crain’s Chicago Business"http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNH65d3ePlO98RXMe23cr4qCARuOcg&url=http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130730/OPINION/130719942/why-illinois-needs-the-f-35-joint-strike-fighter …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Local lawmakers deserve credit for pension reform stand – Elgin Courier News"http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNGi5sJpfwgE1BBWhU4aD0s64nQC6Q&url=http://couriernews.suntimes.com/opinions/letters/21625950-474/local-lawmakers-deserve-credit-for-pension-reform-stand.html …

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"Wrigley Renovations Approved, But the Battle Goes On – WLS"http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNFx2D5feYfMpYiq64Kc25rko0MTRg&url=http://www.wlsam.com/page/Wrigley_Renovations_Approved_But_the_Battle_Goes_On/57303 …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Lieutenant Governor position necessary?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt7wevCKZp8&feature=youtube_gdata …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL10h

"Jeanne Ives – Public Affairs – 2013-07-28" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3jZFNV7HC0&feature=youtube_gdata …

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Illinois Times @ILTimes10h

BREAKING NEWS: City subpoenaed in document shredding case –http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-12664-city-subpoenaed-in-shredgate.html …

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Kerry Lester @kerrylester10h

Love the family color coordination here with Mike Bost’s congressional campaign kickoff.http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Bost-Kicks-Off-Campaign-For-US-Congress–217498791.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&m=y&smobile=y …

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Andy Manar @AndyForSenate11h

Join me in supporting my good friend and Senate colleague Mike Frerichs for a Pre-Democrat Day Fundraiser in… http://fb.me/2jVXezUVs

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Pantagraph @Pantagraph11h

Mental health conference rescheduled http://bit.ly/16Bn6OO

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL11h

"Shaw: Surprisingly, Illinois’ integrity laws better than most – SouthtownStar"http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&usg=AFQjCNHhs0FSuvHNxLtNVghqvTFSWZRR-w&url=http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/opinions/21628151-474/shaw-surprisingly-illinois-integrity-laws-better-than-most.html …

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Illinews @Illinews11h

Charleston: LETTER: Ethanol a waste of tax money http://bit.ly/16Bj0GB

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL11h

"Metra Board Member From DuPage County Resigns" http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/30/metra-board-member-from-dupage-county-resigns …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL11h

Chicago Tribune – Editorial: Finally, an emergency http://feedly.com/k/16BfsnB

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Illinews @Illinews11h

WICS: Springfield Changing FOIA Policy http://bit.ly/1bHA9Fk

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Illinews @Illinews12h

WFLD: Illinois to get more than $5M from $491M drug marketing settlementhttp://bit.ly/14AqqqG

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Kristen McQueary @StatehouseChick12h

At last we know what counts as emergency in IL: lawmaker pay cut. Dems go to mat for ‘Constitution.’ Tomorrow’s edit: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pay-0731-jm-20130731,0,3966567.story …

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Illinews @Illinews12h

Southtown: Will County Board looks for airport bill answers http://bit.ly/1bHuIGk

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WSIL: Former Carbondale Pastor Makes First Court Appearance http://bit.ly/1clSTIc

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Scott Fornek @sfornek12h

Name change for Bill Daley? Yep. Of campaign committee. No more exploring, he’s running. @mitchdudek @natashakorecki http://bit.ly/19vT309

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Monique Garcia @moniquegarcia12h

That adorable kitten the Tribune accidentally put on the home page today is up for adoption. His name is Benton: http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/26383890 …

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dailyherald @dailyherald12h

Lauzen outlines half-year accomplishments, lists priorities http://bit.ly/158S18t

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Lincolnwood Review @LincolnwoodNews12h

The ComEd bike path could receive a face lift if the Village of Lincolnwood receives a state issued grant. http://bit.ly/16i4uWa

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Illinews @Illinews13h

Sun-Times: When lawmakers sue to get paid for not doing their jobshttp://bit.ly/1cbRDsU

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WPSD: Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board offers new details on concealed carry law http://bit.ly/14Agz3Z

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WPSD: Fracking is here to stay, so what’s next? http://bit.ly/14AgyND

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Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri13h

Enjoyed meeting w/ @SecretaryFoxx today to discuss our region’s transportation & infrastructure needs & priorities pic.twitter.com/l6cDqPtZCE

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Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski13h

Ron speaks the truth “@RonSandack: While the lawsuit plays out, the pension comm., the 1 the Governor wanted, will do its thing.”

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Kristen McQueary @StatehouseChick13h

@RonSandack That’s why you have power to override. Feel so strongly, go down there and put a vote on it.

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WSIL: Fracking Conference Brings Out Hundreds http://bit.ly/16AP8tW

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan13h

Right now, live #ICash Telethon throughout the evening in #Rockford on WTVO 17 News. Call us at 815-964-4637! #twill pic.twitter.com/iBYfRxnjff

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack14h

I was just (weakly) chastised by a Gov. Quinn lemming! It made me smile.

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Andy Manar @AndyManar14h

Thanks to Stonington Village Board Trustee Ryan Marucco for helping us organize the Capitol on Your Corner event… http://fb.me/11rJ77KeZ

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Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop14h

Latest on our Blog: Gallery: Members in their Districts http://goo.gl/fb/HCVLk

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner14h

Instead of showing leadership & solving pension crisis, the politicians running Springfield are once again pointing fingers at each other

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner14h

With Madigan-Cullerton lawsuit, Springfield has never looked more dysfunctional. The people of Illinois deserve better. #BringBackIL

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Katie Heinz @kathrynheinz14h

State’s Appellate Prosecutor’s Office deciding if criminal charges should be filed in regards to shredding of police internal affairs docs.

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan14h

In studio #Rockford with @mystateline for #icash , phones haven’t stopped ringing… Getting people their money back

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Andrew Maloney @amaloney2414h

Part of legislators’ pay suit suggests Gov shanked his veto. Didn’t cross out ALL the lines. Court wouldn’t have to touch constitutionality.

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions14h

Conroy to bring state services to local community http://feedly.com/k/1c7Xtvo

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Rep. Jack Franks @RepJackFranks14h

Lawmaker Seeks ‘Wholesale Change’ At Metra After Latest Scandal « CBS Chicagohttp://cbsloc.al/13wQWkk

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack14h

News flash. While the separation of powers lawsuit plays out, the pension comm., the 1 the Governor wanted, will do its thing. Sans Quinn.

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Illinews @Illinews15h

Rockford: Our View: Getting people to vote is the real challenge http://bit.ly/16ACjzO

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Chicago Alive @ChicagoAlive15h

DH: Hoffman Estates woman wins $1,000 a week for 20 years http://dlvr.it/3kXkGH

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Leader Cross responds to suit: http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/30/this-just-in-276/ …

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Illinews @Illinews15h

WLS: Newspaper salesman shot to death at Gary gas station http://bit.ly/1cloWrW

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions15h

Quinn to act on medical marijuana bill next week http://feedly.com/k/1aVjj1R

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions15h

Detroit today, Illinois tomorrow? http://feedly.com/k/1c7WkE4

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

UPDATE: Simon is driving, not flying http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/30/simon-fly-around-today/ …

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Bill Cameron @billjcameron16h

Isn’t the Madigan-Cullerton paycheck lawsuit wrong on both the law & the politics? Stock rising on Quinn. #twill

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Greg Hinz @GregHinz16h

Lawyers get rich!! #Madigan and #Cullerton and #Quinn in court over pay sequester, oh my. http://tinyurl.com/kdbz6em

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RedEye Chicago @redeyechicago16h

Ever opened a beer on your bartender’s leg? Look for the story onhttp://trib.in/1bGO8ew soon! Video: http://bit.ly/1bGOa6g

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois16h

Here is some more coverage from yesterday’s #Bloomington #climatechange press conference. http://www.cinewsnow.com/home/Politicians-and-farmers-send-a-message-to-Congress-217462241.html?vid=a … #actonclimate #twill

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Tim Landis @timlandisSJR16h

Seemed like a matter of time on lawmaker pay. http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x369942975/Madigan-Cullerton-file-lawsuit-over-canceled-lawmaker-paychecks …

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Rich Miller @capitolfax16h

SGOP Leader Radogno, Bill Daley, Gov. Quinn, We Are One IL and others respond:http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/30/this-just-in-276/ …

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IL Attorney General @ILAttyGeneral16h

Madigan announces $491 million settlement over illegal drug marketing claimshttp://bit.ly/1bGMw4z

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Mark Konkol @Konkolskorner16h

Shia Kapos was first to out Mayor Daley’s girlfriend, a Hyde Park doctor pretty enough to be on TV who he also… http://fb.me/Y5Al1vTE

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews16h

IDOT is partnering with Joliet Junior College (JJC) to run the semester-long Eng…http://feedly.com/k/1314iXa

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Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn16h

I will defend the interest of IL taxpayers in the courts. Nobody should be paid until the pension reform job is done. http://tinyurl.com/mqm4bkv

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Des Plaines looks at ways to spend casino cash http://feedly.com/k/13kB7C1

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More than 100,000 Illinois Medicaid enrollees found ineligible for the programhttp://feedly.com/k/1314fe3

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Police: Southwestern Illinois woman tossed baby during shopliftinghttp://feedly.com/k/1314eXz

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Illinois taxpayer contributions to state pensions skyrocket http://feedly.com/k/1ckUHkX

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State, Local Officials File Pollution Complaint Against ExxonMobil: Reporthttp://feedly.com/k/1314ea3

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Harris to Metra chairman O’Halloran: Resign now http://feedly.com/k/12Cvkco

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Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn16h

Instead of focusing on IL’s pension crisis, legislators have chosen to focus on their own pay & waste taxpayer time & money on this lawsuit.

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Scandal puts focus on ‘toothless’ Ill. ethics law http://feedly.com/k/12CsxA7

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Wednesday’s Powerball Jackpot Grows to $235 Million http://feedly.com/k/1314bei

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Crashing Quinn’s Rockford event to protest Peotone airporthttp://feedly.com/k/1314aXO

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Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn16h

Today’s lawsuit filed by two members of the Illinois General Assembly is just plain wrong.

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Grant to Help Uninsured Enroll in Insurance Programs http://feedly.com/k/1314cyV

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Our Opinion: Restore funding for Lincoln Papers project http://feedly.com/k/1314aqz

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Illinois man gets high school class ring back after over 60 yearshttp://feedly.com/k/1314c1R

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Mary Ann Ahern @MaryAnnAhernNBC16h

Bill Daley, candidate for #ILGov2014 says #Quinn is "governing by side show" and suspending pay "is likely unconstitutional"

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Quinn signs bill for new Illinois loan program http://feedly.com/k/15tuOf5

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Illinois’ Largest LGBT Organization Plans Strategy to Get Gay Marriage Passedhttp://feedly.com/k/13149Dh

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DuPage County Residents Live Longer Than Anywhere Else in Illinoishttp://feedly.com/k/16hb8vJ

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DuPage heavyweights contend for GOP treasurer nominationhttp://feedly.com/k/16h7sKB

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Reeder: Quinn doesn’t spend much time in Springfield http://feedly.com/k/13148PI

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Coffee and Dessert with State Rep. Sandy Pihos http://feedly.com/k/13145U2

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Illinois State alum Donald McHenry’s $3 million gift http://feedly.com/k/13144PP

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Mary Ann Ahern @MaryAnnAhernNBC16h

Gov Quinn says "just plain wrong" on Cullerton/Madigan lawsuit #govquinnsued

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News Talk 1090 @1090WCRA16h

Two Retired State Troopers To Run For Effingham County Sheriff http://bit.ly/18LpOnd

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois16h

1 of my favorite pics from last week. Rarely do I get to practice #Mandrin on the campaign trail. #Chinatown #twill pic.twitter.com/ebg4USdGFL

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Illinews @Illinews16h

Rockford: Former fire lieutenant found guilty of theft over falsified time sheetshttp://bit.ly/158gKK9

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Illinois IGNN @illinoisIGNN16h

7/30/13 Governor #Quinn Statement on General Assembly #Lawsuit to Restore Their Own Pay Before Enacting #Pension http://il.gov/11395 #IL

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois16h

Excited to announce that I have 63 #Democratic County Chairman standing with me as co-hosts for my 8/13 event. #twill pic.twitter.com/BODytSPBwE

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Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop16h

Latest on our Blog: House Republican cost-cutting measure highlighted on ‘Waste Watch’ http://goo.gl/fb/uJ6JT

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Steve Reiss @StephenReiss16h

Madigan, Cullerton play Wimpy: Sue to get their paychecks today, promise pension reform someday http://fw.to/u7Q4COB via @GregHinz #twill

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Bill Foster @RepBillFoster16h

#Medicare turns 48 today. RT if you support keeping Medicare strong for future generations. pic.twitter.com/hyaVAsp4Zx

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Craig Newman @craignewman16h

RT @fspielman: @RahmEmanuel opens door to Wrigley deck over Sheffield, despite Lower Wacker effect – http://bit.ly/16hH9DT

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ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP16h

While the fiscal year ended with a bill backlog over $1.4 billion smaller than last year, the Comptroller’s… http://fb.me/2W3li8NPM

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions16h

New State Coalition Calls For ‘A Better Illinois’ http://feedly.com/k/12Ysv0i

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack16h

@StatehouseChick (2/2) If unchallenged bad precedent set. Would you be ok if Governor did same for legislators’ failure to pass a tax hike?

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Register Star @rrstar16h

Boone County may go with program that erases some nonviolent felonies from records.http://ow.ly/nt8U2

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack16h

It is a separation of powers issue. A horrible precedent could be set if not challenged. Imagine the Governor… http://fb.me/21i5cjzJL

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Kristen McQueary @StatehouseChick16h

Will #Madigan, #Cullerton file lawsuit on behalf of 80,000 vouchers, business owners, waiting six mos or longer for state to pay them?

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Amanda Vinicky @AmandaVinicky16h

Speaker Madigan, President Cullerton sue @GovernorQuinn over his canceling legislators’ pay raises. Like the Blago days. And I’m on vacay.

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ChicagoBreaking @ChicagoBreaking17h

Madigan, Cullerton sue Quinn over blocked lawmaker raises http://trib.in/13kvHH8

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Rich Miller @capitolfax17h

Capitol Fax #twill This just in…: * 2:39 pm – From the Senate Democrats… Speaker Michael J. Madigan and Presid… http://bit.ly/1586kub

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Will Lee @MidnoirCowboy17h

Metra boss got village pay despite ban http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-metra-ohalloran-pay-20130730,0,3359648.story …

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Rep. Ken Dunkin @RepKenDunkin17h

Join my office for a town hall meeting to discuss recently proposed amendments to the Fire Safety Code. pic.twitter.com/FFv55h488y

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Illinews @Illinews17h

WQAD: “Hiring Our Heroes” helps to lower unemployment for local veteranshttp://bit.ly/17fdR5X

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Evanston Patch @EvanstonPatch17h

Northwestern agrees to pay U.S. $3 million over claim that former researcher billed federal grants for family trips http://bit.ly/18PKw93

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Tom Miller@NewsradioWJPF17h

Sen. Gary Forby and Rep. John Bradley joined Franklin County officials today in West Frankfort to discuss tax… http://fb.me/6ooRs8Wgo

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions17h

Topinka: Time to Clean Out Metra Board http://feedly.com/k/12Ysx8t

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Rep. Ken Dunkin @RepKenDunkin17h

Today, I stopped by the GreenLight Movement’s Young Entrepreneurs Program. I was extremely impressed! pic.twitter.com/xm1jjdGJx3

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Greg Hinz @GregHinz17h

New law makes it twice as hard to run for #Chicago alderman. Only in #Illinois. #Quinnhttp://tinyurl.com/knnaxgc

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois18h

Spoke with @wdws1400 this morning about the presser in #Bloomington yesterday on#climatechange. http://www.wdws.com/audio/2013-07-30/senator-mike-frerichs-7302013.html … #ActOnClimate #twill

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Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage18h

This Old Mansion: Mostly unused guv’s house in Springfield being fixed uphttp://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-governor-s-mansion-under-repair/article_1efbb0dd-32b8-5be3-a779-c2d0c8fa1227.html …

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Daniel Biss @danielbiss18h

Fun reading for #Pension innovation enthusiasts: http://crr.bc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/slp_33.pdf … (and, come on, who isn’t a pension innovation enthusiast?)

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Katie Heinz @kathrynheinz18h

Special Springfield City Council mtg scheduled for 5:30pm. Aldermen will discuss whether to release minutes + audio from 5/7/13 exec session

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Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard18h

Luncheon speaker Crime Reduction Act Steering Committee at University Club of Chicago. Great to be with Justice … pic.twitter.com/trZOAVhf2K

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions18h

From @capitolfax: Will Burns floated as possible Daley running mate.http://capitolfax.com/2013/07/30/will-burns-floated-as-possible-running-mate/ …

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Rich Miller @capitolfax18h

Capitol Fax #twill Will Burns floated as possible running mate: * Greg Hinz… …(Former state Rep. and current C… http://bit.ly/17f3BL3

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Rich Miller @capitolfax18h

Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * From commenter Norseman… * The Question: Well, why the heck not? http://bit.ly/1ckOiGo

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions18h

Rep. David Harris to Metra chairman O’Halloran: Resign nowhttp://feedly.com/k/12Cvkco

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions18h

WLS Radio dropping Limbaugh and Hannity at the end of the yearhttp://feedly.com/k/12yUj0t

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Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn18h

Today I signed HB3267-a law to increase minority & female owned business participation in state construction projects http://tinyurl.com/klgukhc

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan18h

After the meet and greet I’ll head over to the Western #KaneCounty #GOP picnic in#Elburn. #twill

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan18h

I’m having a meet & greet in #KaneCounty on Sunday, Aug 4, 3-4:30pm at #CamptonHillsComm Center, 5N082 Old LaFox Rd. #twill

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Dave Bakke @DaveBakkeSJR18h

Chicago Tribune editorial http://trib.in/18HByHg is wishful thinking. It belongs in Springfield, people.

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions18h

Scandal puts focus on ‘toothless’ Ill. ethics law http://feedly.com/k/12CsxA7

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Bill Daley @BillDaleyIL18h

We need leadership that fights for the middle class. ICYMIhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvF2NMzzmls …

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Dan Haar @dahaar18h

Emanuel warm to right field Wrigley party deck over Sheffieldhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-emanuel-warm-to-right-field-wrigley-party-deck-over-sheffield-20130730,0,4882487.story …

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Alissa Groeninger @A_Groeninger18h

Springfield and Rockford both have per capita crime rates higher than Chicago.http://ow.ly/nt7hv

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Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream19h

IL juvenile justice boss, says his department is investigating claims of sexual abuse in the juvenile justice system http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2227128/videos/25933093 …

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy19h

Only 36% of youth in DJJ facilities have visits/contact with family members

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois19h

From the #Bloomington presser where I called on #Congress to #ActOnClimate NOW.#climatechange #globalwarming #twill pic.twitter.com/dWxSa0Z0Db

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Benjamin Yount @BenYount19h

VIDEO: IL now has a sex abuse hotline for juvenile justice sex abuse reports. And inmates are calling. http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2227128/videos/25933093 …

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions19h

Motorcycles to return to Lincoln? http://feedly.com/k/15txlFP

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner19h

Great crowd at multichamber luncheon in Crystal Lake. Folks know improving jobs climate is a top priority. pic.twitter.com/F0yBGkf2Ys

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Illinews @Illinews19h

KSDK: Stan Musial portrait created with 2,500 LEGOs http://on.ksdk.com/1bG9Sam

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Greg Hinz @GregHinz19h

Top #Preckwinkle aide makes political move — maybe for lite govhttp://tinyurl.com/lezugen

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions19h

Lake County to Challenge New Election Legislation in Court http://feedly.com/k/15tuKvH

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Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage19h

Today’s Number: 478. That’s how many bills are still on Gov Quinn’s deskhttp://www.ilga.gov/reports/Preview.asp?t=cr&k=8&ga=12&y=1&h=Bills%20Pending%20Governor%20Action%20(1st%20Yr …)

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Rich Miller @capitolfax19h

Capitol Fax #twill Chiraq: * HBO’s “Vice” program did something this month that I haven’t seen much in any loc… http://bit.ly/1bG4uEq

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Rich Miller @capitolfax19h

Capitol Fax #twill Our monied overlords: * From the Associated Press… U.S. energy regulators are accusing JPMo… http://bit.ly/14yOSZm

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Rich Miller @capitolfax19h

Capitol Fax #twill So, what’s with this Roskam stuff?: * You may have seen this story… The House Ethics Commit… http://bit.ly/14yOSZk

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Rich Miller @capitolfax19h

Capitol Fax #twill Quinn setbacks: * Kurt Erickson reports… Gov. Pat Quinn’s push to close the Warren G. Murra… http://bit.ly/14yOSZj

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Rich Miller @capitolfax19h

Capitol Fax #twill Now, hey you, mister, can’t you read?: * A recent Tribune photo… Cutline… Diners pass a NO… http://bit.ly/1bG4x2Q

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions20h

From @capitolfax: Behind the scenes on the governor’s veto http://feedly.com/k/14dWl7l

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner20h

Enjoyed sitting down with Stew Cohen (@WYENexperience) this morning. Listen to interview Sunday morning on Star 105.5 pic.twitter.com/i3FRNFTPGc

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Daniel Biss @danielbiss20h

Oregon is exploring an interesting approach to college affordability. Let me know what you think about it. http://prospect.org/article/oregon-doing-free-higher-education-right-way … #fb

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Mary Ann Ahern @MaryAnnAhernNBC20h

MRE and Claypool announce #CTA absentee rate down 22percent "you’ll see better service" #RahmChicago pic.twitter.com/CY2tbLmonl

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Illinews @Illinews20h

WREX: Lt. Gov. Simon plans trips to discuss political future http://bit.ly/17eBiwp

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Gary Sawyer @GWSawyer20h

The Postal Service can’t keep current delivery system and expect to break even. See today’s editorial. #dechr

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems20h

Munoz encourages minority donor awareness http://bit.ly/13jWfsd http://www.lifegoeson.com/

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions20h

From @capitolfax: Quinn setbacks http://feedly.com/k/1e8CvJc

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Rep Sara Feigenholtz @StateRepSara21h

IL Unites for Marriage has some of the best organizers in the state working towards winning marriage equality. pic.twitter.com/LMTUIFA7nT

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Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri21h

Today, on its 48th Anniversary, I pledge to protect #Medicare for another 48yrs — and beyond http://bustos.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-cheri-bustos-pledges-to-continue-to-protect-preserve …

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Joe Sosnowski @repsosnowski21h

Deadline Sept. 30 for IL homeowners to apply for up to $35K in mortgage payment assistance http://www.keepyourhomeillinois.org #foreclosurehelp

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch21h

Aug 3rd Join State Rep. Chris Welch for a Back to School Health Fair! #constantcontacthttp://conta.cc/11ecyVZ

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions21h

DuPage County Residents Live Longer Than Anywhere Else in Illinoishttp://feedly.com/k/16hb8vJ

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Andrew Maloney @amaloney2421h

Metra chair got village pay despite state ban, tried to return it this monthhttp://tinyurl.com/q6a2l43 (@davidheinzmann & @StacyStClair)

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy21h

"There are not practical methods for youth in DJJ to have access to counsel while in DJJ facilities. There are no attorneys in DJJ"

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DH Statehouse @DHStatehouse21h

Lake County officials will challenge in court the law that allows for online voter registration. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130730/news/707309899/?fb_comment_id=fbc_157098137813669_193977_157102567813226 … via @rlissau

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Benjamin Yount @BenYount21h

VIDEO: IL among the worst in nation when it comes to adult prison workers having sexual contact with young prisoners http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2227128/videos/25925583 …

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Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop21h

Latest on our Blog: Famous Illinoisans: Who Am I? http://goo.gl/fb/xtqH8

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Illinews @Illinews21h

WBEZ: Local talent helped draw major studio productions to Chicagohttp://bit.ly/14yse3p

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Illinews @Illinews21h

Peoria: U. of Illinois study documents concentrations of mercury in fishhttp://bit.ly/17eoAxE

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy21h

Cites Redeploy IL as an effective tool to reduce incarceration and help maintain critical family connections.

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Senator Durbin says immigration reform could become law in October…http://feedly.com/k/16h907n

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy21h

Follow live stream of Restorative Justice hearing at http://blueroomstream.com

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Bloomington police issue warning after attacks http://feedly.com/k/16h8VAw

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Williamson Co. Sheriff Hosts Gun Safety Class http://feedly.com/k/16h8INI

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy21h

Lisa Jacobs of Juvenile Justice Commission giving overview of the national study where IL was one of 4 states with sex abuse rates over 15%

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Back to School: Be Aware of New Illinois Vaccine Requirementshttp://feedly.com/k/16h8EO9

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

New Law Sponsored by Duffy Targets Transit Board Pensionshttp://feedly.com/k/16h8zdl

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Medicaid Expansion Signed By Governor http://feedly.com/k/16h8Bll

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Sen. Cunningham to co-host meet and greet with State Rep. Hurleyhttp://feedly.com/k/16h8AOm

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Judge halts transfer of Murray Center residents who are wards of the statehttp://feedly.com/k/16h8yWJ

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RKPRS News @RKPRSNews21h

Capitol Weekly 7/22 – 7/26 http://feedly.com/k/16h8xSA

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IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork21h

Cap Fax: Now, hey you, mister, can’t you read? http://dlvr.it/3kSnxX

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy21h

House Restorative Justice committee is underway hearing testimony on DoJ report on sexual abuse in IL Juvenile Facilities.

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions21h

Illinois YouthBuild receives grant for weatherization training http://feedly.com/k/14dW4Bf

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Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream21h

Lawmakers tackle problem of youth inmates being sexually assaulted. Watch live athttp://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions21h

McHenry Co. Residents Live Shorter Lives than Neighboring Kane Co.http://feedly.com/k/16h7fqE

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Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan21h

On the road to Winnebago County for #Kiwanis & #Rotary speeches & then Icash telethon tonight

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack21h

State Rep. Jim Durkin will be on WLS 89 am in a few minutes.

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems21h

Sen. Cunningham to co-host meet and greet with State Rep. Hurley http://bit.ly/17c3xf9

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems21h

Harmon’s online voter registration plan becomes law http://bit.ly/16vQ1nw

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Rep. Bob Rita @RepBobRita21h

The deadline to apply for state foreclosure aid is nearing, as Bob notes in this new press release: https://www.rebelmouse.com/repbobrita/release_deadline_nearing_for_s-213619104.html …

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Across-the-board #sequestration cuts are forcing us to play “whack-a-mole” with the defense budget&we cannot continue like this.

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Daily Herald Opinion @dh_opinion21h

Today’s editorial. Pay officials on what job and individual are worth – not just what others are making…. http://fb.me/3dOpgMgvf

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

The @SenateApprops spending bill for the @DeptofDefense supports our troops, our veterans&their families.

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Lisa Madigan @LisaforIL21h

Happy Birthday, Lisa! Retweet to wish AG Madigan a ‘Happy Birthday’ and encourage friends to follow her on Twitter.

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Julie Wernau @littlewern22h

Chicago wants large-building owners to disclose energy consumptionhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0730-energy-efficiency-20130730,0,3205501.story …

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Benjamin Yount @BenYount22h

Years ago, IL looked at weight regs for car seats. One lawmaker worried he would’ve gone to prom in a booster seat. http://ow.ly/nsAtg

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin22h

Today, I am chairing the @SenateApprops markup for the @DeptofDefense spending bill. You can listen live here: http://1.usa.gov/ZqXPpw

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Darin LaHood @lahooddarin22h

LaHood and Leitch to host senior health event in Metamora – See more at:http://senatorlahood.com/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/115/nid/314/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.cE4iTS5M.dpuf …

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack22h

Hosting mobile office hours at Woodridge Public Library today from 11am – 1pm. Stop by and say hello to my staff and interns.

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Dennis Grubaugh @dennisgrubaugh22h

Water main break shuts down Broadway in Alton http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/local/article_176a427e-f921-11e2-9293-001a4bcf6878.html#.UffNUw5TBto.twitter … via @altontelegraph

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch22h

For the Illinois Hardest Hit Program Please get connected via http://www.keepyourhomeillinois.org or call 1-855-keep-411 (toll-free)

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch22h

@governorquinn annouced IL successfully administered IL Hardest Hit program-Helping 9k homeowners keep homes

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Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage22h

Judge slows Gov Quinn’s latest bid to close another large, downstate facilityhttp://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/judge-rules-murray-developmental-center-residents-can-stay/article_1e9ea25a-f8c8-11e2-8891-001a4bcf887a.html …

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Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage22h

Daley no longer exploring gov’s race, says he’s in to win. He also has not visited 91 counties https://s3.amazonaws.com/billdaleyillinois.com/img/Daley+tears+off+exploratory+label.pdf …

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Stephanie Tyrpak @StephTyrpak22h

Hydraulic Fracturing is the big discussion at Rend Lake College. Politicians, Illinois leaders, and residents are… http://fb.me/2uWZ7MEtS

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Andy Manar @AndyManar23h

The link below provides answers to many questions we are receiving about the new Concealed Carry law in Illinois…. http://fb.me/2ig28MUwF

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems23h

Find all our "2013 Accomplishments" stories here: http://bit.ly/19uNGhP

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Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski23h

My #Metra conductor just created a new word: detrain. Good lookin out!

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems23h

Latest in our "2013 Accomplishments" series, concealed carry http://bit.ly/14fQn5J

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Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski23h

Theres some things in here my friends on the other side of the aisle might balk at, but some worthy ideas as well http://feedly.com/k/13gIGtw

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IllinoisIGPA @IllinoisIGPA23h

IGPA’s Fred Giertz says #Illinois‘ backlog of bills will be tough to eliminate. #economy#Illinois http://bit.ly/13jzjJD

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Ed Sullivan @EdSullivanforIL23h

"Chicago Way" of doing things. Please throw the book at him…Alderman Says Ethics Allegations May Be True http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/alderman-joe-moore-political-action-ward-office-217465321.html …

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Ed Sullivan @EdSullivanforIL23h

Now that’s funny! RT@ilwatchdog: At this point, I fear, Shelia Simon’s announcement will draw a resound ‘yawn’ http://ow.ly/nsdv8

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions23h

Study: Different strategy needed to fix Illinois economy http://feedly.com/k/13gIGtw

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Ed Sullivan @EdSullivanforIL23h

GOP needs to lay out a plan on all issues. We can no longer just say no. Byrne: GOP needs to face reality, or else http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-oped-0730-byrne-20130730,0,7974669.column …

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