Today’s headlines — Saturday, Aug. 31

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What’s it going to take? – bcrnews.com
What’s it going to take?bcrnews.comHe cited one of those towns as Peru, Ill., when it spent $100,000 to extend infrastructure two to three miles north when I-80 was first built. This action by city leaders was controversial at the time, but Peru now gets $5 million a year in retail …

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State prison inmate escapes from Robinson Correctional Center – The State Journal-Register Effingham’s News LeaderState prison inmate escapes from Robinson Correctional CenterThe State Journal-RegisterThe Illinois Department of Corrections says Jared Carter walked away around 11 a.m. Friday from a crew that was cutting grass on the grounds of the Robinson Correction Center. The crew was supervised and working outside the walls of the minimum …Man escapes from Illinois prison

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Our View: Little cause for holiday mood As we pause from our toils on this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the value of work, we should ponder how are we doing. Except for the top 1 percent or so of income earners, we’ve been struggling for at least a decade. Sorry, the figures don’t fib on this one. Fewer full-time jobs, and too many that don’t pay enough to allow their holders to join the middle class. The discouraging evidence sho

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MBrooke20: I’m engaged! #happy pic.twitter.com/I8PZ4fod9p I’m engaged! #happypic.twitter.com/I8PZ4fod9p

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics

Emanuel wants to ‘liven up’ city plazas It could be just a pipe dream. Or the basis of a really good idea. Or something of both. It’s really hard to tell so far after the Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both private and community, to take control of 50 city plazas that often are all but empty and "liven them up." According to a formal request for proposals, Chicago owns nearly 50 plazas as large as 1

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Lincoln College seeks public comment for HLC accreditation – Lincoln Courier Lincoln College seeks public comment for HLC accreditationLincoln CourierLincoln College is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic evaluation through its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The public is invited to …

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Illinois lowers school age. Sounds good, but at what cost? – MyWebTimes.com Illinois lowers school age. Sounds good, but at what cost?MyWebTimes.com"We don’t know how many students would now begin at 6, instead of 7, or where they would enroll," Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vannover said. "Based on the most recent enrollment data, we know that there was an increase of 5,700 …

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slaffertyAugust 30, 2013 9:52PM. Marlene Carlsmanager Elixir Fitness New Lenox expects business pick up now thorange cones have been moved. Marlene Carlson, manager of Elixir Fitness in New …

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RutherfordDan: 9/2 I will be Tweeting name of my Lt Gov & posting on Facebook Page ; official announcement will be 9/5 9/2 I will be Tweeting name of my Lt Gov & posting on Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/RutherfordDan ; official announcement will be 9/5

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KirkDillard: Swapped campaign cars at 40,000 miles. Been around this great state early and often in past months.… Swapped campaign cars at 40,000 miles. Been around this great state early and often in past months.… http://instagram.com/p/dp5q8ToxrK/

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SenatorMcCarter: With Zach at Rams Game.God has given me two fine young men. With Zach at Rams Game.God has given me two fine young men. http://fb.me/2zeet2wtx

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debmell: I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard! pic.twitter.com/rDpvaOktm1 I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard!http://ilenviro.org/scorecard/ pic.twitter.com/rDpvaOktm1

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RepChrisWelch: @StateRepAnthony Welcome to the House Rep! Look forward to meeting you. @StateRepAnthony Welcome to the House Rep! Look forward to meeting you.

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RepBerrios: We’re at the #tasteofpolonia Join us! pic.twitter.com/RQ6Sl660Kg We’re at the #tasteofpolonia Join us!pic.twitter.com/RQ6Sl660Kg

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RutherfordDan: #Rochelle News-Leader: Ogle County Treasurer’s office to host #ICash kiosk during tax season #twill … #Rochelle News-Leader: Ogle County Treasurer’s office to host #ICash kiosk during tax season #twill http://www.rochellenews-leader.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=78&story_id=10264

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debmell: Feeling kinda tough in my vest. Learning more about gang activity in the ward. Thank you @Chicago_Police pic.twitter.com/CTQE0bvvHuFeeling kinda tough in my vest. Learning more about gang activity in the ward. Thank you @Chicago_Police pic.twitter.com/CTQE0bvvHu

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KirkDillard: The storms didn’t keep the Dillard family from enjoying the Taste of Polonia! The storms didn’t keep the Dillard family from enjoying the Taste of Polonia! http://instagram.com/p/dqaCN2oxhs/

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Christian County Jail Faces Overcrowding Issues – WICS-TV WICS-TVChristian County Jail Faces Overcrowding IssuesWICS-TVNot only that, but major infrastructure problems are creating huge leaks for the facility. … Nine of the state’s prisons and work camps in central Illinois are overflowing with inmates, according to recent numbers from the Illinois Department of …

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Senator Wants To Target Gangs – Alton Daily News Senator Wants To Target GangsAlton Daily NewsWBGZ Radio 8/31/2013. By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network. Two members of Congress from Illinois agree the state needs federal help to reduce gang violence-but they don’t agree on how that help should be used. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep.

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Illinois ACT scores post biggest drop in a decade – Chicago Tribune 1Illinois ACT scores post biggest drop in a decadeChicago TribuneIllinois experienced the steepest drop in a decade in its average ACT score after the testing company decided for the first time to include low scores that it previously excluded. With the release Wednesday of national and state results for the class …

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Kadner: Chicago is ready for some football Finally, sports fans, after a long summer in purgatory, there may be a team worth watching. Next Sunday, the Chicago Bears will take to the gridiron for their first regular season game, mercifully putting an end to watching the Sox and Cubs for all but the masochistic. Yes, I know the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in June. That was great. But that was hockey, which shouldn’t be played in the

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Rep. Jim Sacia: I’ll miss this very rewarding job – Freeport Journal-Standard Rep. Jim Sacia: I’ll miss this very rewarding jobFreeport Journal-StandardI’ll miss writing these weekly articles. A short month from now, Sept. 30, I will step away from my position as your state representative. Over the past 11 years I have been asked often: “How do you like your job?” My standard answer has always been …

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Can extra padding make football helmets safer? – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneCan extra padding make football helmets safer?Chicago TribuneThe NFL’s concussion lawsuit was settled Thursday, but to get an idea of the confusion that still envelops the subject of football safety, consider the Guardian. It’s a padded fabric shell that is strapped around the outside of a helmet with the aim of …

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US Rep. Hultgren has ‘real concerns’ about Common Core – Crain’s Chicago Business vtdigger.orgUS Rep. Hultgren has ‘real concerns’ about Common CoreCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Randy Hultgren, R-Wheaton, said he learned enough after sponsoring a panel discussion on Common Core earlier in the week, featuring a debate between two proponents and two opponents. “There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core," Mr.Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debate

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michael madigan – Google News

Cicero state rep allegedly complained to Clifford about ‘mistreating’ of … – Chicago Sun-Times Cicero state rep allegedly complained to Clifford about ‘mistreating’ of …Chicago Sun-TimesClifford told the Regional Transportation Authority board in July that House Speaker Michael Madigan allegedly pressured Clifford to give a raise and promotion to certain employees, without saying why they deserved them. Clifford also told the board …

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RonSandack: The team. I love it when a plan comes together. 😉 The team. I love it when a plan comes together. 😉 http://ow.ly/i/31wxi

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ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ meters – Chicago Tribune ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ metersChicago TribuneRon Chebra, vice president, management operations and consulting for DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, said at a meeting Friday at the Illinois Commerce Commission that he has seen the benefit of smart meters. Chebra lives in New Jersey and said his 91 …

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governor quinn – Google News

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning … – eNews Park Forest Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning …eNews Park ForestCHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–August 30, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois is one of six states to receive a supplemental award from the 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant fund to improve early learning programs across …

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Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe Illinois Department of Transportation is recommending that passenger and freight rail traffic through Springfield be rerouted along the 10th Street corridor. Social Media. Tweet. Yellow Pages. Find whatever you’re looking for with Totally Local …$14 million awarded for Springfield rail underpassCategory:

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The union label is wearing thin in Illinois – Saukvalley The union label is wearing thin in IllinoisSaukvalleyKersey, director of labor policy, just wrote “The Labor Book, a Guide to Illinois Government Unions.” The book is a must read for folks wanting to gain a better understanding of diverse issues such as school reform, taxation, government spending and …Union bosses fail working people they claim to help

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chicagolink: To partner or not to partner in the #software industry To partner or not to partner in the #software industryhttp://bit.ly/VUKqS6

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chicago tribune – Google News

Lombard businessman guilty in murder-for-hire plot – Chicago Tribune Lombard businessman guilty in murder-for-hire plotChicago TribuneA Lombard businessman was convicted Friday of trying to hire a hit man to kill a creditor who had won a multimillion-dollar legal judgment against him. After a weeklong trial, a federal jury deliberated about 41/2 hours before convicting Daniel Dvorkin …

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Our View: Inconsistency rules in NCAA punishments – Rockford Register Star Our View: Inconsistency rules in NCAA punishmentsRockford Register StarFormer Oklahoma State Star and current Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant was suspended for 11 games in 2009 for lying about meetings with former NFL great and current broadcaster Deion Sanders. It’s the lying that got Bryant in trouble; there was no evidence …

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Odds of ticket for speeding, using phone in work zones increase Erik Mahan knows his officers can’t catch everyone driving too fast or unsafely through the mileslong maze of orange cones and barricades that is otherwise known as East Main Street.

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Was Rod Blagojevich more victim than crook? – WLS Was Rod Blagojevich more victim than crook?WLSTina Butler, an insider in Dick Mell’s 33rd ward political organization who is retiring as City Council Sergeant-at-Arms, helped elect Blagojevich as state representative, congressman and governor. She says that Blagojevich was surrounded by ‘players …

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sue rezin – Google News

Mautino explains delay, fall veto solution for Dimmick-Cherry merger – LaSalle News Tribune Mautino explains delay, fall veto solution for Dimmick-Cherry mergerLaSalle News TribuneSue Rezin (R-Morris) were willing to have a bill passed this spring for the merger. However, he said Rezin received language from the Dimmick district for a bill on May 15, five days after the House’s deadline for introduction of bills that …

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Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on the Situation in Syria – eNews Park Forest Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on the Situation in SyriaeNews Park ForestIn response to the developing situation in Syria, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement: Syria is undergoing a humanitarian crisis. While the United States cannot stand by as innocent civilians are being massacred, it’s …

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Tribune’s net income plunges 61% – Crain’s Chicago Business Tribune’s net income plunges 61%Crain’s Chicago BusinessTribune Co., parent to 42 local TV outlets and eight major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, reported yesterday that second-quarter net income plunged 61 percent to $66.3 million, as both broadcast and publishing revenue declined.

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Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s role – Chicago Daily Herald 2Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s roleChicago Daily HeraldOn pension reform, Durkin has voted for a sweeping package of benefit cuts backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, while Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield, a downstate favorite for House GOP leader, voted against each of the …

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WANDTVDoug: Local DCFS Investigation – , NewsCenter17, Central Illinois News- … Local DCFS Investigation – http://Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, Central Illinois News- http://www.wandtv.com/story/23303880/local-dcfs-investigation#.UiHZ6waBm70.twitter

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New Art Association exhibit looks at antebellum Springfield – The State Journal-Register New Art Association exhibit looks at antebellum SpringfieldThe State Journal-RegisterHighlights of the exhibit include photos of antebellum Springfield houses; a self-portrait by local artist Edward Richardson Jr., on loan from the Illinois State Museum; an 1830s ewer recovered from the Edwards Place privy; Springfield daguerreotypes; …

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Illinois State Univ. professor heading to Arctic – WAND Illinois State Univ. professor heading to ArcticWANDNORMAL, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois State University professor is heading to the Arctic to draw inspiration for an environmentally conscious, large-scale art installation. Claire Lieberman is an associate professor in the university’s School of Art. She is …

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State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association says – The State Journal-Register State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association saysThe State Journal-RegisterUniversity retirees are getting confusing information about changes to their health insurance, the head of a retired university workers association said Wednesday. Linda Brookhart, executive director of the State Universities Annuitants Association …

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larry walsh – Google News

Will County officials prepare for possible strike – SouthtownStar Will County officials prepare for possible strikeSouthtownStarNick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County Executive Larry Walsh, described the meeting as an update on contract negotiations, saying “we are optimistic for a positive resolution soon.” But if there is no settlement and the employees strike, “we’re …

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PeterNickeas: Shout out to the two twitter followers I met at crime scenes tonight. A pleasant surprise. Shout out to the two twitter followers I met at crime scenes tonight. A pleasant surprise.

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Illinews: LaSalle: DNR closes Sterling office LaSalle: DNR closes Sterling office http://bit.ly/12WMTSF

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Congressman Foster discusses the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington On Wednesday, August 28th, Congressman Bill Foster discussed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during a telephone interview on Politics Tonight. From: RepBillFoster Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 05:46 More in News & Politics

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illinois budget – Google News

State, city budget woes help investors find yields – Chicago Sun-Times State, city budget woes help investors find yieldsChicago Sun-TimesSome wondered if Illinois and Chicago would be in a similar fix. Lawmakers have squabbled all summer about public pension deficits while making little headway. The dispute suggested little political will to improve public finances and scared off more …

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And another one gone and another one gone . . . – Chicago Tribune And another one gone and another one gone . . .Chicago TribuneIn that statement, Proft vowed to continue "to do intellectual battle with the craven Illinois Ruling Class" (his capital letters) from behind the radio microphone, "and to advance the flag for policies and personalities in furtherance of free minds …

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illinois education – Google News

Illinois Sees An Increase In Kids Interested in Sports – WSIL TV Illinois Sees An Increase In Kids Interested in SportsWSIL TVIt’s a trend we’re seeing across the nation and at schools in southern Illinois. In West Frankfort, the Redbirds have a record turn out of players. "Football’s probably the largest number we’ve had in probably 15 years," say’s Athlectic Director …

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illinois gambling – Google News

Quinn reappoints Illinois Gaming Board chairman – KWQC 6 Quinn reappoints Illinois Gaming Board chairmanKWQC 6CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn has reappointed Aaron Jaffe to serve as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement Friday, Quinn says it’s critical to have strong oversight of gambling. He says Jaffe and vice chairman Michael Holewinski have …

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illinois fracking – Google News

What’s Happening: ‘What’s the Deal with Fracking’ to be presented – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier What’s Happening: ‘What’s the Deal with Fracking’ to be presentedJournal Gazette and Times-Courier12, at Helen Matthes Library. The University of Illinois Extension Task Force will present an unbiased look at fracking, the controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas. Those who have strong feelings about fracking, are on the fence or have …

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ChicagoAlive: DH: Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s role DH: Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s rolehttp://dlvr.it/3tbB8K

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Announces Executive Appointments – Includes Reappointments of Illinois Gaming Board Chairman and… Governor Quinn Announces Executive Appointments – Includes Reappointments of Illinois Gaming Board Chairman and… http://dlvr.it/3tbBbh

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DaveThomas5150: “That’s the number one problem, is that the antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years.” … “That’s the number one problem, is that the antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years.” http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/antiwar-left-stays-quiet-on-syria

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kurtgessler: No Yorkville High football tonight No Yorkville High football tonight http://instagram.com/p/dqBgm5Gtvz/

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foxillinois: The team investigates the murder of a TV producer. #Bones The team investigates the murder of a TV producer. #Bones

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Dan_McCaleb: Earliest start we’re being told is 8 p.m. #MCSFNL Earliest start we’re being told is 8 p.m. #MCSFNL

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DaveThomas5150: Beware Illinois Tollway violators: They’re coming for you! … #twill Beware Illinois Tollway violators: They’re coming for you! http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-tollway-scofflaws-20130828,0,3573535.story … #twill

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Scott Drury – Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch

Candidate Packets Available for March General Primary Election If you’re thinking about running for election in 2014, here’s what you need to know.

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Feigenholtz, Cullerton Hosting Pre-Launch Ventra Event – Patch.com Feigenholtz, Cullerton Hosting Pre-Launch Ventra EventPatch.comSara Feigenholtz and Senate President John Cullerton are teaming up with the Chicago Transit Authority to host an educational event on the new fare-payment system for city buses and trains, Ventra. It’ll all happen on aug. 28 outside the 19th District …

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Oak Park-River Forest Patch

How Do You Make the Perfect PB&J? Well, for starters, you want your peanut butter to jelly ration at 2:1. What are your tips for creating the perfect sandwich?

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpass The city of Springfield will receive a $14.4 million federal grant to build one of eight underpasses that are planned as part of the 10th Street railroad consolidation project, officials announced Friday.

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SenBillBrady: Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day! Our offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ywXNJ7SlSA Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day! Our offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday.pic.twitter.com/ywXNJ7SlSA

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RepChrisWelch: Our office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend everyone! Our office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend everyone!

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RepBillFoster: Religious leaders from IL-11 delivered over 2,000 letters from constituents in support of immigration reform pic.twitter.com/iVynkZP7vT Religious leaders from IL-11 delivered over 2,000 letters from constituents in support of immigration reform pic.twitter.com/iVynkZP7vT

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amaloney24: The @ilhousegop decided on Durkin. Sen. @KwameRaoul decided against governor run. Thursday mattered in Ill. politics The @ilhousegop decided on Durkin. Sen. @KwameRaoul decided against governor run. Thursday mattered in Ill. politicshttp://tinyurl.com/oup53d4

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RevJJackson: @RepBobbyRush and @SenatorKirk working in coalition together to solve problems is politics at its best. #englewood @RepBobbyRush and @SenatorKirk working in coalition together to solve problems is politics at its best. #englewood http://bit.ly/18aOlR4

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SenatorRezin: Friday night lights – JCA v Providence. Go Hill!! Friday night lights – JCA v Providence. Go Hill!!

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend: Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) T… Capitol Fax #twill Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend: Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) T… http://bit.ly/176tOL0

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: State Police to post application for concealed carry firearms instructors… Latest on our Blog: State Police to post application for concealed carry firearms instructors… http://goo.gl/fb/KGNYG

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RonSandack: Well, that escalated quickly! Heck of a storm coming in. Well, that escalated quickly! Heck of a storm coming in.

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch

New Trier Grad Rumored to be New SNL Cast Member Beck Bennett — who also stars in the popular AT&T commercials — is rumored to be one of the newest additions to the Saturday Night Live cast.

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Durbin in Lake County to push immigration reform – Deerfield Review Durbin in Lake County to push immigration reformDeerfield ReviewTerry Link, D-Waukegan, and Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield, expressed support for the bill as part of a forum Durbin said was intended to present a cross-section of north suburban community leaders. Schneider, who argued the House must approve immigration …

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American workers today gasping for air – Chicago Sun-Times American workers today gasping for airChicago Sun-TimesBy CAROL MARIN August 30, 2013 4:14PM. Updated: August 30, 2013 4:34PM. Happy Labor Day. Unless, of course, you’re labor. My friend Lori Puerschner is the face I see. And the voice I hear on this so-called holiday. Because she, at 59, hasn’t had more …

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Concealed-carry instructor applications available – Belleville News Democrat Concealed-carry instructor applications availableBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police say applications for training to be a concealed-carry instructor are now available. State police made the announcement Friday, a week before a Sept. 6 deadline to make the paperwork available for those who …

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dailyherald: #Pace bus looking at more service for #Elgin by 2016 #Pace bus looking at more service for #Elgin by 2016http://bit.ly/19U1yzV

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BryanBoes: Invited to the Williamsville pregame tailgate. There are benefits to this job pic.twitter.com/32Ar96Lc0O Invited to the Williamsville pregame tailgate. There are benefits to this job pic.twitter.com/32Ar96Lc0O

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wbez – Google News

The ego and economics that build skyscrapers – WBEZ 5The ego and economics that build skyscrapersWBEZ3 questions, 1 will remain. What’s the Chicago area’s history of boat or ship accidents other than the Eastland disaster? Which is more important to Chicago (historically and today): Lake Michigan or the Chicago River? Become a WBEZ Sponsor …

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Romeoville Patch

South Suburban Firms on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies Carousel Checks in Bridgeview, Pens n More in Hickory Hills, Franchise Dynamics in Homewood, Meatheads and Cooper’s Hawk experience remarkable growth.

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader

Trotter wigs out on art students, and other food news bites 1• Charlie Trotter had a major meltdown, reports the Sun-Times. • Ina’s is closing.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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rebootillinois: We’re hosting a #photocontest of the great things about #Illinois! Enter now to #WIN a $500 #giftcard! #twillWe’re hosting a #photocontest of the great things about #Illinois! Enter now to #WIN a $500 #giftcard!http://goo.gl/6GnqMw #twill

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IllinoisReview: DuPage County Judge throws out zoning lawsuit against Aurora abortion clinic #twill #tcot #illinois DuPage County Judge throws out zoning lawsuit against Aurora abortion clinic #twill #tcot #illinoishttp://bit.ly/1coRGPG

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

Dillard/Tracy 2014? 3Next Tuesday, September 3, GOP gubernatorial candidate, State. Sen. Kirk Dillard (photo right) will kick off a "fly around" to announce his Lieutenant Governor running mate. Dillard has hinted at who it might be, and most presume it to be…

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rayhanania: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean slate: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean s… The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean slate: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean s… http://bit.ly/12UNDaK

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Skokie Patch

A $100K Vitamin Heist, 103 MPH Record Set A look at weird crimes in the Chicago area.

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

Did a local real estate developer hire a hit man? A jury yesterday began delib… Did a local real estate developer hire a hit man? A jury yesterday began deliberating the fate of Daniel Dvorkin, a Lombard real estate developer accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a creditor who won an $8.3 million judgment against him.Jury begins deliberations in developer hit man trialwww.chicagorealestatedaily.comProsecutors emphasized secret recordings, while Daniel Dvorkin’s lawye

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

The Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both pr… The Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both private and community, to take control of 50 city plazas that often are all but empty and “liven them up.” Mini Spanish Steps? Piazza Navonas? What would you turn them into? Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130830/BLOGS02/130839993/emanuel-wants-to-liven-up-city-plazas

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SJ-R.com’s Facebook Wall

State parks and recreation areas offer the opportunity and challenge to hunt. Wh… State parks and recreation areas offer the opportunity and challenge to hunt. Where do you like to go?George Little: Take a safari close to homewww.sj-r.comOpportunities still exist for the average hunter who enjoys his trips to the wild country.

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Donald Peloquin – Frankfort, IL Patch

Man Named Innocent Fails to Live up to His Name: Weird Crimes Woman gets unwelcome attention • Hospital security guard takes loogie to the face … This week’s roundup of weird crime news in the Southland.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) There are plenty of happenings scheduled for this weekend. A commenter pointed out that the Chicago Jazz Festival started yesterday. That goes on through Sunday in Millennium Park. For the capital city dwellers, stop by Brewhaus on Sunday night. Local music legend Tom Irwin, a friend of the blog, will be playing […]

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This just in…Jaffe, Madigan reappointed; Sambursky to SIU BOT Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) 4:46 p.m. – Not two minutes after comments were closed for the weekend, the Governor’s Office announced the reappointment of Aaron Jaffe as chairman of the Gaming Board… Judge Aaron Jaffe of Evanston, who has chaired the Illinois Gaming Board since 2005, has been reappointed to Chairman of the Board. Under […]

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ILConnected: AFSCME: This new video from the Chicago Federation of Labor reflects on the city’s role…: This new video fro… AFSCME: This new video from the Chicago Federation of Labor reflects on the city’s role…: This new video fro… http://on.fb.me/17t1lW5

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ILNewsNetwork: WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniors WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniorshttp://bit.ly/12UHwmW

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AmandaVinicky: .@GovernorQuinn on @WBEZ says "I’ve tried everything" to get #pensions resolved, when asked if he should take some personal responsibility .@GovernorQuinn on @WBEZ says "I’ve tried everything" to get #pensions resolved, when asked if he should take some personal responsibility

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BrianMackey: Struggling to reconcile @GovernorQuinn’s saying aides are "constantly" giving ideas to pension committee with this: … Struggling to reconcile @GovernorQuinn’s saying aides are "constantly" giving ideas to pension committee with this: http://wuis.org/post/after-long-silence-quinn-aide-meets-key-pension-lawmaker

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StatehouseChick: #JoelWeisman says no one cares about Lt. Govs except me. We also talk #Metra, #CPS, #MLK tonight at 7. … #JoelWeisman says no one cares about Lt. Govs except me. We also talk #Metra, #CPS, #MLK tonight at 7.http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/30/chicago-tonight-week-review-830

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Countdown to concealed-carry: What gunowners can expect – WGNtv.com Countdown to concealed-carry: What gunowners can expectWGNtv.comWith Illinois’ new concealed-carry law set to take effect in just a few months, the person next to you could soon be wearing one under his shirt, in her purse or around the ankle. Wisconsin passed its concealed-carry law almost two years ago, allowing …

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New Illinois law clarification allows cyclists to pass cars on the right – Voices New Illinois law clarification allows cyclists to pass cars on the rightVoicesA new bill has clarified an important part of Illinois transit laws for cyclists. Bike riders can now legally pass slow-moving cars on the right side of the road. The Illinois Vehicle Code previously prohibited this for drivers of “2 wheeled vehicles …

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Illinews: WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniors WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniorshttp://bit.ly/12UHwmW

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VideoTracker: IL Channel: Mark Rhoads, Author of "Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story" IL Channel: Mark Rhoads, Author of "Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story" http://dlvr.it/3tYrbD

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Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrants – WJTV Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrantsWJTVCHICAGO (AP) – After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of …Gay marriage push in Illinois turns to unions

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JayVeeAy: On its "Clout Street" page, the Trib runs this online ad: "Juice has an Enemy – it’s called Heat." Legit ad for OJ. Ingenious placement. On its "Clout Street" page, the Trib runs this online ad: "Juice has an Enemy – it’s called Heat." Legit ad for OJ. Ingenious placement.

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rkprsolutions: Illinois Image: Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1983 … … Illinois Image: Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1983 http://www.lib.niu.edu/1983/ii830111.html… … http://twitter.com/Iltracker1/status/368913718878281728/photo/1pic.twitter.com/lNhNESfwoE

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AmandaVinicky: On @WBEZ, @GovernorQuinn says he "can’t remember" the last time he toured a state #prison. (So it’s been awhile, evidently). #twill On @WBEZ, @GovernorQuinn says he "can’t remember" the last time he toured a state #prison. (So it’s been awhile, evidently). #twill

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AmandaVinicky: .@GovernorQuinn closed Jacksonville, Murray developmental centers w/o visiting them. Seems also didn’t visit before closing Dwight, Tamms .@GovernorQuinn closed Jacksonville, Murray developmental centers w/o visiting them. Seems also didn’t visit before closing Dwight, Tamms

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Geneva Patch

Scanners Indicate Brief Lockdown Is Over at Kaneland Elementary School Reports are unofficial, but Tri-Com scanners are reporting a lockdown at a Kaneland elementary school around 3:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Two subjects are in custody as of 3:47 p.m. One subject was captured at gun point at Ridge and Willow as of 3:45

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DNAinfoCHI: PHOTOS: This revamped Northwest Side park looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book PHOTOS: This revamped Northwest Side park looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book http://dnain.fo/17scylT

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DavidMercerAP: Watching the #Illini and #Salukis open the season Saturday? 5 things to keep an eye on: … Morning football in Champaign Watching the #Illini and #Salukis open the season Saturday? 5 things to keep an eye on: http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/illinois-siu-ready-hot-opening-day … Morning football in Champaign

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Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe city and county, with the support of the Illinois Department of Transportation and local Congressional leaders, applied in June for the TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. “Over $230 million in …$14 million awarded for Springfield rail underpass

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Community Members Working To Clear Roadblocks Back in June, I received an email from a writer friend requesting a favor. While spending time writing at a local coffee shop, she’d befriended one of the shop’s employees: "I have come to know and like very much a young woman who works [

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Do you know the IL state song? NEW LEADER The Illinois Republican Party is a bit of a train wreck these days. The 2012 election saw its membership in both chambers of the General Assembly fall to all-time lows. There's a major rift between the conservative and

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City Releases List Of Speed Zone Cameras CHICAGO (CBS) — The city on Friday announced the 50 zones around parks and schools which will be equipped with automated speed enforcement cameras this year. Revenue generated by the program will be invested in safety initiatives including after school programs, anti-violence and jobs programs; crossing guards and police officers around schools; and infrastructure improvements, such as signs, cros

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SenatorVanPelt: Here is a chance for free GED classes begining on Sept. 16: http://bit.ly/17rO4Jo Here is a chance for free GED classes begining on Sept. 16:http://bit.ly/17rO4Jo

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JudyBaarTopinka: Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend everyone! pic.twitter.com/sDgqYl2maM Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend everyone!pic.twitter.com/sDgqYl2maM

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RepRobinKelly: #FunFactFriday Casimir Pulaski, the "Father of the American Cavalry,” has a statue in the US Capitol building pic.twitter.com/hdd3y9NKWM #FunFactFriday Casimir Pulaski, the "Father of the American Cavalry,” has a statue in the US Capitol building pic.twitter.com/hdd3y9NKWM

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Trib_ed_board: Eric Zorn: In praise of Jim Durkin, the new GOP House minority leader http://bit.ly/1dyR0Ls Eric Zorn: In praise of Jim Durkin, the new GOP House minority leader http://bit.ly/1dyR0Ls

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RepBillFoster: Yesterday I shared my thoughts on Syria, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and other issues on @wttw Watch here: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/29/il-reps-syria-immigration-more … Yesterday I shared my thoughts on Syria, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and other issues on @wttw Watch here: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/29/il-reps-syria-immigration-more …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Question of the Day: Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feel… http://bit.ly/1dyJKzbCapitol Fax #twill Question of the Day: Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feel… http://bit.ly/1dyJKzb

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AmandaVinicky: No-bid emergency contracts up 300% under @GovernorQuinn vs. #Blagojevich: a must-read by @Illinois_Stage http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/state-accused-of-mismanaging-no-bid-purchases/article_77550374-102b-11e3-b370-0019bb2963f4.html … #twill No-bid emergency contracts up 300% under @GovernorQuinn vs. #Blagojevich: a must-read by @Illinois_Stagehttp://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/state-accused-of-mismanaging-no-bid-purchases/article_77550374-102b-11e3-b370-0019bb2963f4.html … #twill

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US Rep. Hultgren has 'real concerns' about Common Core – Crain's Chicago Business StateImpact FloridaUS Rep. Hultgren has 'real concerns' about Common CoreCrain's Chicago Business (blog)Randy Hultgren, R-Wheaton, said he learned enough after sponsoring a panel discussion on Common Core earlier in the week, featuring a debate between two proponents and two opponents. “There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core," Mr.Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debat

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Oops — another ‘error’ in Illinois’ pension mess 2 By Ted Dabrowski – If Illinoisans needed any more proof that the state’s defined benefit pension systems are unmanageable and dysfunctional, they got it on Aug. 26. Dick Ingram, head of the Teachers’ Retirement System, or TRS, informed Illinois’ pension…

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Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe city and county, with the support of the Illinois Department of Transportation and local Congressional leaders, applied in June for the TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. “Over $230 million in …

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New rules in Illinois open doors for in-house pro bono work – InsideCounsel New rules in Illinois open doors for in-house pro bono workInsideCounselWhen in-house lawyers licensed in other states are only permitted to do work for their employers, it can make setting up a successful corporate pro bono program pretty difficult, as socially conscious GCs are surely aware. But on April 8, the Illinois …

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Romeoville Patch

Do you know the IL state song? NEW LEADER The Illinois Republican Party is a bit of a train wreck these days. The 2012 election saw its membership in both chambers of the General Assembly fall to all-time lows. There's a major rift between the conservative and

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D300 ACT scores dip even as other success indicators rise – Elgin Courier News D300 ACT scores dip even as other success indicators riseElgin Courier NewsWithout adjustment, the state average was 20.6, giving Illinois the second highest score among the nine states in the country that test all graduates, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. District 300 did not comment … That's higher …

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Tougher boating regulations get mixed reaction – Chicago Daily Herald 2 Tougher boating regulations get mixed reactionChicago Daily HeraldMorrison told the crowd packed into a Lake County Central Permit Facility room that 161 opponents to the bills registered for the session, with 65 listed as in favor and 14 neutral. She was joined on the Senate panel by Republicans Pamela Althoff of …

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Lincoln Museum closes a chapter – Lincoln Courier Lincoln Museum closes a chapterLincoln CourierLincoln College President, John Blackburn, looks at framed scenes from Abraham Lincoln's life in the vault at the new Lincoln heritage Museum. History Moves On. « » Yellow Pages. Find whatever you're looking for with Totally Local Yellow Pages.

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Gas Prices Drop Before Labor Day: So Where's the Cheapest Gas in Burr Ridge? You can find the local prices at gas stations using the interactive map below.

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 Hon. Stephanie D. Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago Hon. Stephanie D. Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago October 5, 2010. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 22:59 More in News & Politics

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 Christine Radogno – Senate Minority Leader, State of Illinois Christine Radogno – Senate Minority Leader, State of Illinois April 4, 2011. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 26:36 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Brendan Reilly, Alderman, City of Chicago, 42nd Ward Hon. Brendan Reilly, Alderman, City of Chicago, 42nd Ward September 13, 2010. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 51:44 More in News & Politics

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 Malcolm Weems, Director, CMS, State of Illinois Malcolm Weems, Director, CMS, State of Illinois March 22, 2012. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 31:26 More in News & Politics

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 Chicago Sun-Times: Sports and Public Policy Chicago Sun-Times: Sports and Public Policy Rick Morrissey, Rick Telander, and Mark Brown January 22, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 58:10 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Mike Quigley, United States Representative, State of Illinois, 5th District Hon. Mike Quigley, United States Representative, State of Illinois, 5th District January 14, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 25:17 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff, Cook County Hon. Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff, Cook County January 29, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 10 0 ratings Time: 46:36 More in News & Politics

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Geneva Patch

Batavia Bridge Sculpture, 'A Look Back,' Unveiled Sunday, Sept. 1 The sculpture will be unveiled at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at its site at the Northeast bridge overlook.

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Proposed regional mental health center discussed – Belleville News Democrat Belleville News DemocratProposed regional mental health center discussedBelleville News DemocratBy JENNIFER A. SCHAAF — News-Democrat. A public hearing was held Thursday evening in Belleville to get input about a proposed regional mental … Fourteen people spoke and others gave written statements to the board to consider during the process of …Touchette Hospital employees rally for raises

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Laborless weekend starts with End Times Trio and friends – Illinois Times Illinois TimesLaborless weekend starts with End Times Trio and friendsIllinois TimesIf you read my last blog post, we are on a laborless journey through the weekend to Labor Day. We opened the weekend with freejazz at The Pharmacy, Thursday night. It was energizing. There were fireworks going off in my brain. The first person I met …

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The first letter in response to the Capitol doors story has arrived and will be… The first letter in response to the Capitol doors story has arrived and will be printed this weekend. Today's posted letters include concerns about retiree benefits. Don't miss any local views in letters and columns joining our Opinion Page.SJ-R Opinion PageThe SJ-R's Opinion Page highlights voices other than our own. Look here for discussions about letters to the editor and guest columns written

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dailyegyptian: Our Weekender will be on stands for an extra day because of Labor Day, but you can read it right here online: http://bit.ly/14H7MT9Our Weekender will be on stands for an extra day because of Labor Day, but you can read it right here online: http://bit.ly/14H7MT9

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jcfultz: Heat Advisory has been issued until 7 pm Saturday for Macoupin, Montgomery, and Fayette Counties. If you are… http://fb.me/2Ccv01UUcHeat Advisory has been issued until 7 pm Saturday for Macoupin, Montgomery, and Fayette Counties. If you are… http://fb.me/2Ccv01UUc

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natashakorecki: Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.' http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.'http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL

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Judge rules reporter must reveal his source of police reports in Joliet double murder A Will County judge has ordered a reporter to reveal the source who provided copies of police reports in a sensational double murder in Joliet.

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A huge win amid hopes for unity – The Capitol Fax Blog Alton Daily NewsA huge win amid hopes for unityThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)“I have offered my congratulations to Rep. Durkin. I look forward to continuing our work together. We have proven to be an effective team for our constituents. Jim is thoughtful, pragmatic and extremely well versed in the issues of importance to …Poe drops out before Durkin named new Illinois House GOP leaderRep. Durkin wi

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http://www.lincolncourier.com/features/x1837078935/Museums-last-days-at-McKinstr… http://www.lincolncourier.com/features/x1837078935/Museums-last-days-at-McKinstry-buildingMuseum's last days at McKinstry buildingwww.lincolncourier.comThe Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will bid farewell to its current location this weekend, as construction is nearly complete on the new museum building across campus.

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New York Local Fracking Bans To Be Challenged In State's Highest Court – Huffington Post 3 North Country Public RadioNew York Local Fracking Bans To Be Challenged In State's Highest CourtHuffington PostALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court agreed Thursday to hear appeals from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Court of Appeals, without comment, accepted two cases where lower …Top New York Court to Decide Wheth

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Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria CHICAGO (CBS) — Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake. play pause Durbin Wants Specifics On Syria Strike WBBM Newsradio's John Cody Durbin said it appears clear that Syrian President Bashar Assad had used poison gas against the

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Illinois, welcome to life at 70 mph – Western Courier Illinois, welcome to life at 70 mphWestern Courier (subscription)After reading the recent Illinois speed-limit bill and discussing it with sponsor Jim Oberweis, it is clear to me that the bill was intended to cover, and should apply to, metro Chicago for the same reasons that it makes sense downstate. The speed …

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StateRepSara: Thank you to the Ventra representatives for answering all of our questions on Wednesday! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151682455628884.1073741829.40696488883&type=1 … Thank you to the Ventra representatives for answering all of our questions on Wednesday!https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151682455628884.1073741829.40696488883&type=1 …

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ILSenateGOP: State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur and saw first hand the… http://fb.me/1KFgeSQl8 State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur and saw first hand the… http://fb.me/1KFgeSQl8

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AFLCIO: This #LaborDay we’re proud of workers & future #unionmembers fighting to have a voice on the job! This #LaborDay we’re proud of workers & future #unionmembers fighting to have a voice on the job!

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ILSenDems: Local workers, residents join fast-food protests – The State Journal-Register http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1837078312/Local-workers-residents-join-fast-food-protests … Local workers, residents join fast-food protests – The State Journal-Register http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1837078312/Local-workers-residents-join-fast-food-protests …

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GovernorQuinn: I’m proud to announce #IL has been awarded $17.6m for early education programs http://tinyurl.com/p8eovfj @ISBEnews @usedgovI’m proud to announce #IL has been awarded $17.6m for early education programshttp://tinyurl.com/p8eovfj @ISBEnews @usedgov

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 Gov Quinn on Agriculture Exports, Pension Reform Progress From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur… Gov Quinn and Agriculture Secretary Bob Flider talk with reporters about the goal of increasing Illinois farm expor… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 06:42 More in News & Politics

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 Congressman Rodney Davis on the Farm and Water bill, From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, we talk with Congressman Rodney Davis. We hear whether he thinks Congress will vote to fund a Water Resources bill th… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 12:49 More in News & Politics

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 Farm Leaders on the Future of Farming from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with two agricultural leaders about the challenges facing the farming community. We hear how farmers have be… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 14:56 More in News & Politics

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 Sen Chapin Rose on the Agricultural Economy from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with State Senator Chapin Rose (R), about the leading agricultural businesses located in Central Illinois, a… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:03 More in News & Politics

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 Urgent Need to Rebuild Mississippi Locks & Dams From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. A coalition of business, labor and agricultural leaders talk about the urgent need to rebuild the series of Locks an… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 23:14 More in News & Politics

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Quinn signs recreational liability law – The State Journal-Register Quinn signs recreational liability lawThe State Journal-RegisterConservation groups like The Nature Conservancy, Openlands and the Illinois Environmental Council, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association have worked with Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, and Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago, to craft the bill's language.

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Will County DUI Arrests: Aug. 31 A look at who has been charged with driving under the influence around the county.

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Illinois ranks nearly last among states for its rate of girls who get recommende… Illinois ranks nearly last among states for its rate of girls who get recommended shots for a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.http://bit.ly/18bft2jIllinois sees low HPV vaccine rate for teen girlswww.wandtv.com

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JoshWeinhold: A Schoolhouse Rock lesson from @amaloney24 on how a bill ensuring court settlements get paid faster became law. http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/08/29/Bill-8-29-13.aspx … A Schoolhouse Rock lesson from @amaloney24 on how a bill ensuring court settlements get paid faster became law. http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/08/29/Bill-8-29-13.aspx …

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rkprsolutions: Follow our friend and Statehouse lobbyist John Carr as he rolls out his new book @thebushellblog about war in Iraq. http://rogerbushellblog.com/ Follow our friend and Statehouse lobbyist John Carr as he rolls out his new book @thebushellblog about war in Iraq. http://rogerbushellblog.com/

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rkprsolutions: Good luck, Katie. RT @kathrynheinz: Today is my last day at WICS. I am leaving to pursue a new opportunity in Indianapolis. Good luck, Katie. RT @kathrynheinz: Today is my last day at WICS. I am leaving to pursue a new opportunity in Indianapolis.

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RodneyDavis: I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend! I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

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SangamonDems: Losers assemble in little groups and complain about everything….winners come together as a team and go to work! #teamsangamoncounty! Losers assemble in little groups and complain about everything….winners come together as a team and go to work! #teamsangamoncounty!

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ILPrincipalsGR: RT @repkendunkin: The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has a new website: http://illinoislbc.com RT @repkendunkin: The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has a new website: http://illinoislbc.com

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning Race to the Top – Key Federal Grant to… http://dlvr.it/3tX6XlGovernor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning Race to the Top – Key Federal Grant to… http://dlvr.it/3tX6Xl

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natashakorecki: Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.' http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.'http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL

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New Lenox Trustees Extend Sales Tax Rebate By a vote of 5-2, New Lenox trustees approved an extended tax rebate for the New Lenox Town Center development, Sun-Times Media reports.

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Question of the Day Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feels good to say that again.) the master of the house is taking some time off over the next couple of weeks and has left the blog in the hands of his intern emeritus. Blogging will be lighter than usual, but by no means non-existent. I […]

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kmrasmussen: RT @ilpoliski: Nearly 60% of Illinois’ #pension shortfall comes from some sort of missed "expectation" #twillRT @ilpoliski: Nearly 60% of Illinois’ #pension shortfall comes from some sort of missed "expectation"http://illin.is/192BXUm #twill

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illinoispolicy: What happened to Chicago’s bonds? via @cate_long #muniland #twill What happened to Chicago’s bonds?http://illin.is/15n8SPj via @cate_long #muniland #twill

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DHStatehouse: U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth: U.S. shouldn’t go it alone in Syria. #twill … U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth: U.S. shouldn’t go it alone in Syria. #twill http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130830/news/708309887/

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Caption contest! * We’ll have more on Rep. Jim Durkin’s election as House GOP Leader later this morning. For now, let’s welcome him to the fray with a caption contest… Yesterday’s winner was Oswego Willy for a multitude of hilarious comments.

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How can we miss you if you won’t go away? * Mike Riopell talked to former Congressman Joe Walsh, who says he may run for US Senate… “I’m still considering a run in 2014,” said Walsh, now a WIND-AM talk show host who hinted at a run for governor days after his 2012 loss. The McHenry Tea Party favorite says he’s keeping his options open, but the […]

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Raoul mulls endorsement * The Tribune’s Rick Pearson got a few moments with Sen. Kwame Raoul last night… Quinn, seeking a second elected term as governor after replacing the impeached and imprisoned Rod Blagojevich in 2009, traditionally has gotten his strongest support from African-American voters, though Daley maintains that backing is flagging. Raoul, in an interview with the Tribune outside […]

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A huge win amid hopes for unity * Rep. Durkin wrapped this up faster than just about anyone figured only a few weeks ago… Durkin said he had 32 votes going into a closed-door caucus. He only needed 24 to win the job. Poe, conceding his candidacy fell short of support, said he nominated Durkin and declared, like many of his peers emerging from […]

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Preserving history or grossly overpriced? * SJ-R columnist Dave Bakke heard a persistent rumor that a single door at the newly remodeled Statehouse cost $240,000, so he decided to check it out… I was directed to several offices that might know the answer: the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office or the Illinois comptroller’s office. […]

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Illinois’ debt burden * From Reboot Illinois… Back in 1981, Illinois reported $164 million in debt service “interest” expense. By 2012, Illinois’ accumulating debt led to a reported $1.6 billion in interest expense — about 900% higher than in 1981, despite a 95% decline in general interest rates! To boot, Illinois has had a longstanding ‘balanced budget’ […]

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Fifth student sues Illinois school district claiming sexual abuse during … – Raw Story 4Fifth student sues Illinois school district claiming sexual abuse during …Raw StoryA fifth plaintiff joined the lawsuit against Maine Township High School, its principal, Audrey Haugan, and two former coaches, Michael Divincenzo and Emilio Rodriguez. The suit alleges that the five soccer players were sexually assaulted during hazing …New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

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Cumulus sells its four Rockford stations – Rockford Register Star Cumulus sells its four Rockford stationsRockford Register Star (blog)Cumulus Media Inc. sold its four Rockford radio stations to a Connecticut company as part of a $238 million cash deal. WROK, WZOK, Q98.5 and 96.7 The Eagle were sold to Townsquare Media along with 49 other stations in small to mid-size markets.

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The Chicago way? Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contracts – Bayoubuzz The Chicago way? Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contractsBayoubuzz“The issues in other states since then do not in any way reflect the technological capabilities and performance Michigan has experienced with CNSI,” wrote director Hamos. A spokesperson for CNSI said these kinds of partnerships will be part of the …

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Quincy School District enrollment declines 94 from last year – Quincy Herald Whig Quincy School District enrollment declines 94 from last yearQuincy Herald WhigBy EDWARD HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer. The Quincy School District’s enrollment is down 94 students from last year. Total enrollment on Wednesday, the sixth day of the 2013 school year, stood at 6,596 compared with 6,590 on the sixth day last year, …

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Walsh weighing US Senate bid – Chicago Daily Herald 1Walsh weighing US Senate bidChicago Daily HeraldState Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa split the rest. So does it mean anything? Much like the famed straw poll of Ames, Iowa, even if it doesn’t, it’s still fun to talk about. Dundee Township includes …

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According to a report released earlier this year by STEM Connector, nearly 40 pe… According to a report released earlier this year by STEM Connector, nearly 40 percent of high school boys express an interest in STEM education, compared to just 14.5 percent of girls.Gender gap persists in STEM education participationwww.dailyherald.comJane Halloran doesn’t hesitate when asked about her future career plans. The South Elgin teen has been certain she’ll go into environmental engine

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Email lands Metra board member in hot water – Chicago Tribune NBC ChicagoEmail lands Metra board member in hot waterChicago TribuneJack Franks, D-Marengo, a longtime Schaffer adversary. "His actions probably helped shape Mr. Clifford’s strategy and may have cost the taxpayers a lot of money." Schaffer insists his detractors have released the email in retaliation for his criticisms …Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ SchafferSchaffer admits sending inte

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Jim McMahon: No Longer ‘Have Thoughts Of Killing Myself’ (CBS) Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has dealt with his fair share of issues since he walked away from the NFL in 1996 after a 15-year career. His struggles with dementia were well-documented in CBS 2′s in-depth look into the Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s life. Friday on The Dan Patrick Show, McMahon, who will receive part of the NFL’s $765 million settlement with its former players, said

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ilwatchdog: The math seems simple enough: higher minimum wage hurts lower-paid workers: The math seems simple enough: higher minimum wage hurts lower-paid workers: http://goo.gl/gHoI3j

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Caption contest! * We’ll have more on Rep. Jim Durkin’s election as House GOP Leader later this morning. For now, let’s welcome him to the fray with a caption contest… Yesterday’s winner was Oswego Willy for a multitude of hilarious comments.

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How can we miss you if you won’t go away? * Mike Riopell talked to former Congressman Joe Walsh, who says me may run for US Senate… “I’m still considering a run in 2014,” said Walsh, now a WIND-AM talk show host who hinted at a run for governor days after his 2012 loss. The McHenry Tea Party favorite says he’s keeping his options open, but the […]

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State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts — $15K for hot dog seasoning? – Belleville News Democrat State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts — $15K for hot dog seasoning?Belleville News DemocratPowered by. Find n Save. The Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State officials authorized more than $135 million in emergency no-bid contracts during the most recent fiscal year — about 33 percent more than the year before. The Springfield bureau …State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts

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Quinn steps up re-election bid, gets union nod – Dekalb Daily Chronicle WICS-TVQuinn steps up re-election bid, gets union nodDekalb Daily ChronicleThey are Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner and two state senators, Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady. Several are expected to announce lieutenant governor picks; candidates can start circulating petitions next week. ___.Sen. Kwame Raoul will not run for Illinois governor in 2014Quinn defends rele

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When a reporter approached Trotter later, he said, "Should I do an Alec Baldwin… When a reporter approached Trotter later, he said, "Should I do an Alec Baldwin or what?" He then walked away. And there’s a video from WGN-TV:http://trib.in/1953fcJReport: Charlie Trotter kicks students out of restaurantwww.chicagotribune.comA group of students were tossed out of Charlie Trotter’s restaurant after a series of odd and inappropriate exchanges, WGN-TV reported Thursday night.

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Davis hits SEIU tactic on immigration – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Davis hits SEIU tactic on immigrationChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteRodney Davis said Thursday that he didn’t like that members of the Service Employees International Union went to his Taylorville home and gave a letter to his 13-year-old son on the same afternoon he was meeting with SEIU representatives in Hillsboro.

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Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro Chicago – Elburn Herald Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro ChicagoElburn HeraldAfter reading the recent Illinois speed-limit bill and discussing it with sponsor Jim Oberweis, it is clear to me that the bill was intended to cover, and should apply to, metro Chicago for the same reasons that it makes sense downstate. The speed …

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ThomSerafin: Could now be A Most Valuable Pick for Illinois Lt Governor– Sen. Kwame Raoul says he is not running for g governor. Could now be A Most Valuable Pick for Illinois Lt Governor– Sen. Kwame Raoul says he is not running for g governor. http://bit.ly/170CJxu

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Durkin, Cameron Diaz & Ok – Go! Get "In the Know" on Durkin, Cameron Diaz & Ok – Go!http://goo.gl/fb/73Cy3

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ilhousegop: New Republican Leader, Reps Schmitz & Tryon, member photo gallery and more. … New Republican Leader, Reps Schmitz & Tryon, member photo gallery and more. http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/08/durkin-cameron-diaz-ok-go.html

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danielbiss: RIP Seamus Heaney. Let’s all work a little harder today to help hope and history rhyme. RIP Seamus Heaney. Let’s all work a little harder today to help hope and history rhyme.

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SenatorNoland: My arthroscopic knee surgery has been a real eye opener for me. Believe it or not, as of now, the only meds I’ve… My arthroscopic knee surgery has been a real eye opener for me. Believe it or not, as of now, the only meds I’ve… http://fb.me/22roj3NCH

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Call for renewed focus on reducing gun violence – Lake County News Sun Call for renewed focus on reducing gun violenceLake County News SunScott Drury, eight local police chiefs and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim met for a round-table discussion of ways to stop gun violence, and a national background check system topped everyone’s list. In addition, the re-creation of a …

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Why Chicago Will Never Be Ready for Reform – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Why Chicago Will Never Be Ready for ReformNBC Chicago (blog)The most successful Chicago politicians — Richard M. Daley, Edward Burke, Michael Madigan, Joe Berrios, Tom Hynes — have all put taxpayers’ money in their relatives’ pockets. The taxpayers don’t mind. The taxpayers go along with it by voting for the …

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Durkin Elected House Republican Leader Illinois House Republicans on Thursday elected Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to serve as their new leader.Durkin, who represents the 82nd District, replaces outgoing House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), who is reportedly eying a run for state treasurer.“We are unified, excited and ready to get to work,” Durkin said in a statement. “GOP members from the north, south, east and west shar

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Free Senior Health Fair State Senator Christine Radogno and I will be hosting a free Senior Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on October 9 at the Lemont Park District –CORE Fitness Center located at 16028 127th Street Lemont, Illinois. The fair will feature vendors with information regarding Healthy Eating, Fire Safety, Hospice, Assisted Living, Transportation, How to Save on Your Phone Bill, Alzheimers, Veterans Assist

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Rezin attends Farm Progress Show in Decatur 5State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur, Illinois and witnessed first hand the farming technology available to the industry. The annual Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show.

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Senate Week in Review: August 26-30 This week, Republican-led efforts to shine a light on state grant abuses and open up the state’s budget process were signed into law as the Governor wrapped up the process of reviewing and acting on legislation adopted during the 2013 legislative session. Plus, Rezin attends the Farm Progress Show in Decatur and more.

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Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogations Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions. The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the recording of homicide interrogations. The new requirements will take effect in phases over the next three years, and…

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Free ID Theft Seminar Please join us for one of our free Identity Theft Prevention Seminars. September 27, 2013 Downers Grove Public Library from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1050 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, Illinois or September 27, 2013 at the Naperville Public Library from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2035 South Naper Blvd. Naperville, Illinois There are approximately 10 million identity theft victims every year in the U.S. A ma

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Local Police Chiefs Talk Gun Violence Prevention With Congressman Schneider, State Rep. Drury Local law enforcement officials say gun violence is plaguing Cook and Lake counties, and they called upon U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D, IL-10) and State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) for help Wednesday at a roundtable discussion on the matter. Eight local police chiefs from the two counties said they’d be better equipped to tackle gun…

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Martinez ends mandatory HIV/AIDS disclosure in schools Measure will protect youth from discrimination State Senator Iris Y. Martinez applauded the governor’s signing today of legislation she sponsored to repeal an antiquated HIV/AIDS law. The law, which required the status of HIV-positive students to be disclosed to K-12 principals, was implemented in 1987, when little was known about the disease and no treatments were available. “There is an outdated

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Martinez gives schools option of hiring family therapists Marriage and Family Therapists familiar with students can help whole families weather crises State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago 20th) proudly announced today’s signing of legislation she sponsored to allow Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to become certified to work in public schools. Districts may now hire LMFTs, who are trained to work with entire families to address issues such as

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Senator Martinez hosts the Family Wellness and Back to School Fair On August 14, Senator Iris Y. Martinez hosted the Family Wellness and Back to School Fair at the Avondale/Logandale School. Hundreds of residents had the opportunity to take advantage of free cholesterol and diabetes screenings, among other health care services available on-site. Senator Martinez personally handed out free back-to-school supplies to children including, backpacks, notebooks, etc. C

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Martinez announces new Seal of Biliteracy for Illinois students New law will encourage language learning, help employers find bilingual workers Yesterday, legislation sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez to reward excellence in foreign language learning was signed into law. The new State Seal of Biliteracy will be affixed to the high school diplomas and transcripts of students who demonstrate proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a

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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois-Based GoHealth Expanding, Creating 450 Jobs – State’s Leading Health Insurance Exchange Doubling its Workforce to Serve More Americans Shopping for Healthcare Through the Affordable Care Act CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and GoHealth LLC today announced that Illinois’ leading health insurance exchange is adding 90,000 square feet in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as it expands to serve the influx of Americans shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The company plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013 – more than doubling its workforce this year. The

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Governor Quinn Announces $47.5 Million Investment to Complete Chicago Veterans Home – Outreach Programs Sept. 5 and 10 Will Encourage Veteran-Owned Businesses to Bid on the Facility’s Construction 11CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $47.5 million investment from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to complete the new Illinois Veterans Home at Chicago. The investment announced today is in addition to $23 million from previous years to build the $70.5 million facility. Outreach programs on Sept. 5 and 10 will encourage veteran-owned businesses to submit bids for the

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Sullivan visits Farm Progress Show DECATUR—State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) visited the Farm Progress show in Decatur on Wednesday.

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Brother of ex-police chief pleads guilty to fraud – Belleville News Democrat Brother of ex-police chief pleads guilty to fraudBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The brother of a former suburban Chicago police chief has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and obstruction of justice in a grant fraud scheme. Ricky McCoy on Thursday entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge …

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State Police Safety Check Friday Night on the Tri-State Tollway The Illinois State Police announced that officers will conduct a Roadside Safety Check from 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, until 4 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 on the northbound Tri-State Tollway (I-294/I-80) to Halsted Street (Plaza 47A). Officers working this

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Kadner: ‘Rocky’s Law’ kicks in with school year – SouthtownStar Kadner: ‘Rocky’s Law’ kicks in with school yearSouthtownStarNapoleon Harris (D-Flossmoor), a former professional football player, and state Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest). District 230 spokeswoman Carla Erdey said the cost of the district’s catastrophic insurance through AIG is $1,284 per school, or a total of …

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Jo Poshard, foundation honored by DCFS – The Southern Jo Poshard, foundation honored by DCFSThe SouthernDU QUOIN — For Jo Poshard, receiving an award Saturday from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services wasn’t only a tremendous honor, it also was an opportunity to put forth a call for action. DCFS presented Poshard and her charitable …

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Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccine – Chicago Tribune 2Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccineChicago TribuneWhile public health officials have been recommending since 2006 that preteen girls be vaccinated against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus, the percentage of teen girls in Illinois who received the prescribed dosage plunged last year …

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Air conditioning becomes a hot topic for central Illinois schools – Peoria Journal Star Air conditioning becomes a hot topic for central Illinois schoolsPeoria Journal StarJerry Brookhart and Gail Owen, regional superintendents of education in Peoria and Tazewell counties, respectively, are surprised at the number of school districts that haven’t dealt with heat schedules in years. Pleasant Hill Elementary School …

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New Law Focuses on Mugshots – Alton Daily News New Law Focuses on MugshotsAlton Daily NewsBy Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Your record follows you everywhere – much more easily, thanks to the Internet. Organizations such ashttp://www.mugshots.com/ put up, for example, mug shots of criminal suspects, then contact the subjects and …

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Illinois Supreme Court To Meet Temporarily In Chicago – WNIJ and WNIU Illinois Supreme Court To Meet Temporarily In ChicagoWNIJ and WNIU"For the first time since the Supreme Court building was opened in 1908 in Springfield, the Supreme Court is hearing … the full term of oral arguments outside of Springfield, and that will be in Chicago." -Joe Tybor, Illinois Supreme Court Spokesman.Supreme Court slated to hear arguments in 17 cases in ChicagoRenovation forces hig

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois I’m live on 1340AM WJPF #Carterville w/ @NewsradioWJPF tomorrow (8/30) at 8:20am. #twill #SouthernIllinois

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RayLong: Rahmbo’s ex-comptroller’s scandal gets messier; Ahmad’s ex-boss sought city business … #Rahmbo #Chicago #Ahmad #twill Rahmbo’s ex-comptroller’s scandal gets messier; Ahmad’s ex-boss sought city business http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-city-comptroller-indicted-0830-20130830,0,30895.story … #Rahmbo #Chicago #Ahmad #twill

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JasonMMcGrath: Proud of @KwameRaoul for making a tough–but good–decision. Big things in his future. #twill Proud of @KwameRaoul for making a tough–but good–decision. Big things in his future. #twill

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Glenview Company Owes $85K To Illinois Tollway The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday began publishing on its website the names of businesses that have over $1,000 in fines. Five local companies are on the list.

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Kane to evaluate proposals from vendors for courts software project GENEVA – Kane County information technology officials soon will begin the process of selecting the software vendors who will vie for the contract to design the county court system’s new electronic document management system.

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New PAC to support Republicans for Illinois House – Bloomington Pantagraph New PAC to support Republicans for Illinois HouseBloomington PantagraphA new political action committee has been formed to try to elect more Republicans to the Democrat-controlled Illinois House. Among the wealthy Republicans supporting Reform PAC is businessman Bruce Rauner (ROW’-ner). He’s also running for Illinois …

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Road rage: States get creative to fund highways – MarketWatch MarketWatchRoad rage: States get creative to fund highwaysMarketWatch… Technology, and Octo Telematics. Payment on the basis of VMT has been successfully carried out in pilot projects in Oregon. Seven states, Oregon, Arkansas, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming, are raising the fuel tax to fund …

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Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contracts – Fox News Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contractsFox News“No transparency and with no bidding — if that’s legal in Illinois, It shouldn’t be.” said Adam Andrzejewski of openthebooks.com, a watchdog group. “To the extent that is happening across the country, the citizens need to know it.” “It has the …

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Reeder: Unions promote unfair atmosphere in Illinois – Northwest Herald Reeder: Unions promote unfair atmosphere in IllinoisNorthwest HeraldIt’s high time Illinois lawmakers freed up workers, allowing them to make their own choices when it comes to whether to support a union. • Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute …

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Walsh weighing a bid for Durbin’s U.S. Senate seat 1Former Congressman Joe Walsh, who lost a 2012 bid against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, says he’s considering a run for office in 2014 — maybe the U.S. Senate. "It’s probably the race that I’m most seriously considering," said Walsh, of McHenry, adding he’ll decide within a month.

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Walsh to black conservatives in St. Charles: Don’t depend on government 1Former Congressman Joe Walsh called on black conservatives to encourage an end to government dependence in the black community Thursday in St. Charles. "Big daddy and big mommy government has replaced the black family, has replaced the black church in the black community," Walsh said at the Black Conservatives Summit.

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Illinois expands telemarketing liability and recordkeeping requirements – the … – Lexology Illinois expands telemarketing liability and recordkeeping requirements – the …Lexology (registration)The State of Illinois recently amended its telemarketing laws to create an additional incentive for consumers to file state actions as opposed to federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claims. Governor Quinn recently signed into law Public …

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DanProft: We have @realjonlovitz in studio at 8:37am in advance of his shows at @ChicagoImprov. #wlsam890 #BringBackTheCritic We have @realjonlovitz in studio at 8:37am in advance of his shows at @ChicagoImprov. #wlsam890 #BringBackTheCritic

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MikeKienzler: Appellate court has good news for SangCo defendant: fines reduced from $25 to $4. Bad news: still 10 years in prison. Appellate court has good news for SangCo defendant: fines reduced from $25 to $4. Bad news: still 10 years in prison.http://tinyurl.com/nqau2pk

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Are you a dove hunter? Are you excited about the season, which opens Sunday? Are you a dove hunter? Are you excited about the season, which opens Sunday?Dove season offers challenges, opportunitieswww.sj-r.comLate-maturing sunflowers could make dove hunting even more of a challenge this fall. Dove hunting opens Sunday in Illinois. Statewide hours are sunrise to sunset.

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Driven to distraction in Illinois – Belleville News Democrat ABC7Chicago.comDriven to distraction in IllinoisBelleville News DemocratDrivers in Illinois who seem to have a cell phone attached to their ear may want to start weaning themselves, because Gov. Pat Quinn just signed a law making it illegal to talk on hand-held phones while driving starting Jan. 1. It’s a controversial law …Sen. Kwame Raoul will not run for Illinois governor in 2014Sen. Raoul sa

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craignewman: Sen. Dick Durbin among 15 lawmakers on 90-minute White House Syria briefing call … via @suntimes Sen. Dick Durbin among 15 lawmakers on 90-minute White House Syria briefing call http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/sen-dick-durbin-among-15-lawmakers-on-90-minute-white-house-syria-briefing-call/ … via @suntimes

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news_gazette: Housing unit at Danville Correctional Center locked down due to illness: Housing unit at Danville Correctional Center locked down due to illness: http://bit.ly/14cEYhC

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BruceRauner: Great to be at Mike Nerheim’s event in Lake County. Great to be at Mike Nerheim’s event in Lake County.

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RepBerrios: Full room for Home buyers seminar at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago with Commissioner Edwin Reyes. Full room for Home buyers seminar at YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago with Commissioner Edwin Reyes.

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SenatorKirk: .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago. … pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago.http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=849pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej

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SenatorKirk: .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago. … pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej .@RepBobbyRush and I are united in our efforts to solve the problem of violence in #Chicago.http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=849pic.twitter.com/NdAa8Ls7Ej

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KirkDillard: DuQuoin has some amazing sunsets! Really enjoyed being down there for the fair! DuQuoin has some amazing sunsets! Really enjoyed being down there for the fair! http://instagram.com/p/dngA19IxmD/

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SenatorNoland: Ear corn, 10 for a dollar; deductible for arthroscopic knee surgery, $300 bucks; a wife to stand by you in… Ear corn, 10 for a dollar; deductible for arthroscopic knee surgery, $300 bucks; a wife to stand by you in… http://fb.me/6kIF6QpNH

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BruceRauner: Great crowd at Homer Founders Club gathering in Homer Glen. pic.twitter.com/1CeYturokr Great crowd at Homer Founders Club gathering in Homer Glen. pic.twitter.com/1CeYturokr

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Plainfield Patch

Candidate Wants End to Sheriff’s ‘Friends & Family Plan’ The second Democrat to announce his intent to run for sheriff took aim at the department’s hiring practices.

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southtownstar – Google News

Muslim convention coming to Tinley Park – SouthtownStar Muslim convention coming to Tinley ParkSouthtownStarThe 24th annual Muslim Convention will be held Friday through Sunday at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. The convention is open to the public and will include events such as a fashion show, financial planning workshops …

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Much progress in Illinois and US to cut youth incarceration – Elgin Courier News Much progress in Illinois and US to cut youth incarcerationElgin Courier NewsDuring that time, Illinois adopted several significant policy solutions that have contributed to this change, including increasing the availability of evidence-based alternatives to incarceration, requiring intake procedures that reduce the use of …

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Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports By DOUG WILSONHerald-Whig Senior Writer Illinois state Rep. Jil Tracy says she cannot comment on renewed speculation that she will be announced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s running mate, even though a day-long series of announcements as to who will pair up with Dillard will start in Quincy on Tuesday. A press release from Wes Bleed, a spokesman for the Dillar

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Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Tracy, Dillard mum on campaign team rumors – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports By DOUG WILSONHerald-Whig Senior Writer Illinois state Rep. Jil Tracy says she cannot comment on renewed speculation that she will be announced as Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard’s running mate, even though a day-long series of announcements as to who will pair up with Dillard will start in Quincy on Tuesday. A press release from Wes Bleed, a spokesman for the Dillar

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Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood – CBS2 Chicago Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour EnglewoodCBS2 Chicago“I don’t see, with the kind of headlines we’ve been getting, how we can attract a significant investment,” Kirk tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. Congressman Rush says: Bring on the jobs and watch the change happen. “The people suffer from …

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BenBradleyABC7: How’s Jesse Jackson Jr. spending his final two months of freedom? Poolside. In Beverly Hills. @ChuckGoudieABC7 How’s Jesse Jackson Jr. spending his final two months of freedom? Poolside. In Beverly Hills. http://bit.ly/1dUJtUY @ChuckGoudieABC7

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Batavia Patch

Jenny McCarthy’s Sister, Celebrities Cited for Public Intoxication in Geneva A "Dancing With the Stars" winner, a professional dancer, a Hollywood actor/writer/producer and the sister of Genevan Jenny McCarthy among the group cited at Third and State streets.

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The Atlantic

How the Senate Exploits Unpaid Interns – Stephen Lurie – The Atlantic 23Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns — and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, shown with his interns in July 2012, is one of the few senators who pays his interns — at least in the summer. (Flickr)If you walk into any of the 100 S

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Transportation Meeting in QC – CBS4 – WHBF Quad Cities, IL-IA News Weather Sports

Transportation Meeting in QC – CBS4 – WHBF Quad Cities, IL-IA News Weather Sports Transportation Meeting in QC Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:52 PM EST By: CBS 4 Newsroomnewsroom@cbs4qc.comFolks from all over the Quad Cities got together today to talk transportation. Officials from the Illinois Department of Transportation, The Chamber, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, were there to talk about local roads and bridges and how to make them

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Shuttered Niles Secretary of State facility to reopen in Des Plaines – Skokie Review Shuttered Niles Secretary of State facility to reopen in Des PlainesSkokie ReviewMarty Moylan, D-55th, said he was very active in connecting city officials with Secretary of State Jesse White’s office about two months before the Niles location closed. “It’s a major win for our economic development efforts because the DMV attracts a …

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Proposed boating laws debated at public hearing – Northwest Herald Proposed boating laws debated at public hearingNorthwest HeraldJulie Morrison, who serves as the special committee’s chairwoman. Operating a boat under the influence is unrelated to driving, and the proposal puts the state on a slippery slope to tying other offenses to people’s licenses, said David Zipp, an …

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Illinois Department of Transportation’s Facebook Wall

Data released today shows significant reductions in late-night, drunk driving fa… Data released today shows significant reductions in late-night, drunk driving fatalities in recent years in Illinois. Expect to see numerous stepped-up traffic enforcement details during the holiday weekend, including roadside safety checks and late-night safety belt enforcement zones. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. News release:http://ow.ly/d/1tpkProfile Pictures

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Editorial: To keep gambling honest – Chicago Tribune Editorial: To keep gambling honestChicago TribuneThese are the legislators who, in bills that didn’t become law, have tried to fire the entire Gaming Board, permit Chicago’s City Hall to regulate any city-owned casino, exclude the Illinois State Police from preventing mob influence at a Chicago …

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J-S Letter: We need Jim Sacia in Springfield – Freeport Journal-Standard J-S Letter: We need Jim Sacia in SpringfieldFreeport Journal-StandardNewell-Rubbermaid moved to Mexico to avoid the higher taxes and soon to be much higher health costs that the Obama Administration has imposed and is going to impose on business in this country; same for Sensata. Illinois’ problems are the not going to …

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BobbyLRushMC: @SenatorKirk and I listening to the family members of victims of gun violence in Englewood… pic.twitter.com/9Oqjo5PGvQ@SenatorKirk and I listening to the family members of victims of gun violence in Englewood…pic.twitter.com/9Oqjo5PGvQ

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ILSenateGOP: Senator Sam McCann was honored this morning to take part in the ceremony honoring fallen Illinois State Police… Senator Sam McCann was honored this morning to take part in the ceremony honoring fallen Illinois State Police… http://fb.me/EBGcZKjU

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SenatorKirk: Hearing from Englewood families who lost loved ones to violence with @RepBobbyRush pic.twitter.com/qNh8NcaLsZ Hearing from Englewood families who lost loved ones to violence with @RepBobbyRushpic.twitter.com/qNh8NcaLsZ

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debmell: Looking forward to my "ride along" with the police tac team tomorrow night. Thank you @Chicago_Police Looking forward to my "ride along" with the police tac team tomorrow night. Thank you @Chicago_Police

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StateRepSara: Big news today! … Big news today! http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/29/pf/taxes/same-sex-marriage-tax/index.html

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StateRepAnthony: Congrats to our new House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin. What an exciting time to start my service as a State Rep! Congrats to our new House Republican Leader, Jim Durkin. What an exciting time to start my service as a State Rep!

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RepBobRita: Bob will have office hours on Sept. 11 to sign up for the low-cost Lifeline telephone program. … Bob will have office hours on Sept. 11 to sign up for the low-cost Lifeline telephone program. http://www.robertbobrita.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Rita-Lifeline-Awareness-Week-News-Release-Updated.doc

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AndyManar: Farm Progress Show was a huge success this week in Decatur. Impressive exhibits from all over the world with… Farm Progress Show was a huge success this week in Decatur. Impressive exhibits from all over the world with… http://fb.me/2jVHBsKWH

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KwameRaoul: First, I want to convey my deep and lasting appreciation to the men and women, from communities throughout the… First, I want to convey my deep and lasting appreciation to the men and women, from communities throughout the… http://fb.me/1TNCsZELY

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Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costs – Herald & Review 1Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costsHerald & ReviewSaved. Save Article; My Saved Items · Print Email. 2013-08-28T19:00:00Z Illinois hospitals, doctors search patient data for unneeded costsCARLA K. JOHNSON – AP Medical Writer Herald-Review.com. 13 hours ago • CARLA K. JOHNSON – AP Medical Writer.

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KHQA: Learn why the state of Illinois is regulating drones in the Land of Lincoln coming up on #KHQATM with our friend @BenYount from @ilwatchdog Learn why the state of Illinois is regulating drones in the Land of Lincoln coming up on #KHQATM with our friend @BenYount from @ilwatchdog

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Lindsay_Romano: Neuhoff Ag Director @stevebridgewfmb checks in w/ #ByersCo. What to expect on final day of #FarmProgressShow ? #FPS13 Neuhoff Ag Director @stevebridgewfmb checks in w/ #ByersCo. What to expect on final day of #FarmProgressShow ? #FPS13http://tinyurl.com/lklqoae

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Illinews: Southern: Fritzler proposes sales tax increase Southern: Fritzler proposes sales tax increase http://bit.ly/1cjKpAw

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Du Quoin’s Martin to coach final season – The Southern Du Quoin’s Martin to coach final seasonThe SouthernAl Martin’s head coaching career at Du Quoin High School probably couldn’t have gone much better. The numbers are all there: two state championships, four runner-up finishes and 247 wins in 25 years. The Indians also enjoyed a remarkable streak of …

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Editorial: Records from council meetings should be public – Bloomington Pantagraph Editorial: Records from council meetings should be publicBloomington PantagraphThe city ignored that mandate for years, failing to review the records until Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the council had 60 days to correct the problem. Instead, last spring, then-Mayor Steve Stockton and then-council members decided only to …

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State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen … – 1340 WJOL State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen …1340 WJOLState Rep Tom Cross has decided to step away from the leadership post so he can run for a statewide office. 8-29 5 AM. » Bolingbrook 17 Year Old Dies Swimming in Quarry · » Benton Named Joliet Police Chief · » State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; …

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New administrative team in place – Morris Daily Herald New administrative team in placeMorris Daily HeraldThrough his almost two decades there, Jass held several roles, including safety and property manager and regional business manager for four community health centers in Kane County. … Bohacik’s background is grant writing in the higher education field.

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IDOT officials offer update on transportation projects – Morris Daily Herald IDOT officials offer update on transportation projectsMorris Daily HeraldJOLIET – At Tuesday’s leadership meeting of the Will County Board, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and Region One Engineer John Fortman reported on the status of three regional projects – the South Suburban Airport, the …Illinois expert tells how it would work for airport, IllianaWill County ge

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

New book released on Illinois government employee unions 3CHICAGO – A new book on the problems government employee unions impose upon state budgets was released Thursday by the Illinois Policy Institute. The Labor Book: A guide to Illinois government unions is available online, and warns that until political…

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Adam’s Law fights back against distracted driving – The Bugle Adam’s Law fights back against distracted drivingThe BugleEmily McAsey, D-Lockport, and state Rep., Tom Cross, R-Oswego, and reintroduced by state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet. Adam’s Law allows families to honor victims of distracted driving by placing markers along roadways. The makers must be ordered …

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Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schools – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schoolsThe State Journal-RegisterThe heat wave affecting the Central Illinois region this week has impacted area school schedules, including St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, with a current enrollment of 80 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Although the school is air …

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Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schools – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Help curb truancy in schoolsThe State Journal-RegisterThe heat wave affecting the Central Illinois region this week has impacted area school schedules, including St. Patrick Catholic School in Springfield, with a current enrollment of 80 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Although the school is air …

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on ‘Super’ Toll Violators, Corn Yields, & "Best Song Ever!" Get "In the Know" on ‘Super’ Toll Violators, Corn Yields, & "Best Song Ever!" http://goo.gl/fb/z5q0e

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AndyManar: Talked w/ @Busboom101 and @WANDTVDoug about progress of pension committee and my push for education funding reform. pic.twitter.com/gbV6xwsq1p Talked w/ @Busboom101 and @WANDTVDoug about progress of pension committee and my push for education funding reform.pic.twitter.com/gbV6xwsq1p

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AndyManar: At #FarmProgressShow talking with @byers_brian #ByersCo pic.twitter.com/aUsd4O38U2 At #FarmProgressShow talking with @byers_brian #ByersCo pic.twitter.com/aUsd4O38U2

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AndyManar: Benefits of cover crops #FarmProgressShow “@heraldandreview: Illinois launches sustainable farming effort ”Benefits of cover crops #FarmProgressShow “@heraldandreview: Illinois launches sustainable farming effort http://bit.ly/15AgdiH

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BruceRauner: Pat Quinn just set a dubious mark, worse than Blago: We need new leadership in the governor’s office. Pat Quinn just set a dubious mark, worse than Blago: http://bit.ly/1a0nNI1 We need new leadership in the governor’s office.

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SenBillBrady: Thanks @ILFarmBureau for hosting legislator day at @FPShow. Enjoyed checking out one of the new @JohnDeere tractors pic.twitter.com/9iNcCTxRex Thanks @ILFarmBureau for hosting legislator day at @FPShow. Enjoyed checking out one of the new @JohnDeere tractorspic.twitter.com/9iNcCTxRex

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: LINCOLN STORIES: The Presidential "Chin-Fly" Latest on our Blog: LINCOLN STORIES: The Presidential "Chin-Fly" http://goo.gl/fb/NAwf4

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mjzalewski: me neither Abe. Me neither. RT @ALPLM: "So long as I have been here I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man’s bosom." 11/10/1864 me neither Abe. Me neither. RT @ALPLM: "So long as I have been here I have not willingly planted a thorn in any man’s bosom." 11/10/1864

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Retired Illinois teachers: Do you know who controls your pensions funds? – ChicagoNow 1Retired Illinois teachers: Do you know who controls your pensions funds?ChicagoNow (blog)The Illinois legislature is working on pension reform while investor monies are walking out the back door into the pockets of politically connected folks who wired deals to obtain pension funds! Last month, Corruption Busters requested a FOIA (Freedom …

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DanJMontgomery: Right on, Randi! Union chief: ‘Shame’ on Rahm – Chicago Sun-Times … via @suntimes Right on, Randi! Union chief: ‘Shame’ on Rahm – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22220771-418/union-chief-shame-on-rahm.html … via @suntimes

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jay hoffman – Google News

Gov. Quinn presents $23 million to university – The Alestle Gov. Quinn presents $23 million to universityThe AlestleIllinois State Representative Jay Hoffman, also present Tuesday, said SIUE continues to play an important role in the region though it is no longer part of his district. Physics professor Jack Glassman said the renovation is much needed. Classrooms and …

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Report: Bleak fiscal outlook for Ill. universities – Belleville News Democrat Report: Bleak fiscal outlook for Ill. universitiesBelleville News DemocratState funding for higher education has decreased over the past decade, and lawmakers’ efforts to fix Illinois’ pension crisis could mean universities have to pick up more of those costs. The report also notes state law hampers the universities’ ability …

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Shimkus accepting applicants for military academies – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Shimkus accepting applicants for military academiesChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville, is accepting applications from young men and women interested in attending one of the U.S. military academies. Those eligible for appointment must be a U.S. citizen; at least 17 and not more than 23 years of age on July 1 …Shimkus Accepting Nominations to Military Academies

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Search for #twill on Twitter

CorStrategies: [Meghan] Consider this article the CliffsNotes of political fundraising. #TWILL #TCOT #ILGOP #Fundraising[Meghan] Consider this article the CliffsNotes of political fundraising. http://ow.ly/onEN5 #TWILL #TCOT #ILGOP #Fundraising

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kmrasmussen: RT @StateBudgets: Excellent guide from @illinoispolicy on government employee unions: … #twill RT @StateBudgets: Excellent guide from @illinoispolicy on government employee unions: http://illinoispolicy.org/news/article.asp?ArticleSource=6244 … #twill

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

Metra Service Resumes After Man Hit By Freight Train WHEATON, Ill. (STMW) – Metra Union Pacific West Line trains have resumed service after a man was struck and killed by a freight train in west suburban Wheaton early Thursday. An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks near North Hale Street, according to Wheaton police. The crash did not happen at a crossing. Lt. Bob Miller of the Wheaton police said a Metra train crew c

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Rockford Register Star scores a touchdown with niche section – Inland Press Rockford Register Star scores a touchdown with niche sectionInland Press“At one point, I had started a Preps Weekly publication,” said Ruef, who heads the sports department at the 44,000-circulation Rockford (Ill.) Register Star. “It was a separate tabloid weekly section that was only for high school sports. “We kind of …

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Batavia Patch

Batavia School Leaders Want to Open Up Conversation With Public Stakeholders The District 101 Board of Education announces a new "Coffee and Conversations" initiative.

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john bradley – Google News

IL Law May Help Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses – WSIL TV IL Law May Help Catch Drivers Passing Stopped School BusesWSIL TVBut Representative John Bradley fears the law has potential to become another unfunded mandate at a time when many schools are struggling to survive. "We’re back to the situation where you know, is the state going to put something on the school …

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez frustrated over immigration’s pace – The Hill 1ABC NewsRep. Luis Gutierrez frustrated over immigration’s paceThe HillGutierrez and other immigration advocates viewed the November re-election of President Obama as a clear referendum for comprehensive reform, and the issue quickly became Obama’s top domestic priority. Yet while the Senate passed bipartisan legislation …Gutierrez Takes Immigration Fight to Republican’s Home TurfIllinois Democra

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Journal Star’s Facebook Wall

Luciano: An unusual souvenir of bygone days brings back rich memories for a Peki… Luciano: An unusual souvenir of bygone days brings back rich memories for a Pekin woman. http://bit.ly/1870AOt

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Nekritz’ take on Bost’s rant over the rules: | DailyHerald.com Blogs

Proft isn’t running Dan Proft told me a few weeks ago he was weighing a run for governor, but now he isn’t, according to a statement at the conservative blog Illinois Review. The former Wheaton resident and WLS-AM talk show host said he’ll be working on backing certain Republican Statehouse candidates instead. He’s part of the Illinois Opportunity Project, which has said it’s working to draft conservative candidates.

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Des Plaines investment group to buy former Field’s warehouse – Chicago Sun-Times Des Plaines investment group to buy former Field’s warehouseChicago Sun-TimesA Des Plaines-based investment group said Wednesday it has a contract to buy the former Marshall Field’s warehouse on Chicago’s Northwest Side and wants to lease it to several industrial users. The 21-acre property at 4000 W. Diversey includes 4.6 …

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Illinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standards – WREX-TV Evanston NowIllinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standardsWREX-TVIllinois lawmakers pushing for new PE standards. Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:22 AM EST. Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 9:22 AM EST. By Aaron Wright – bio | email. Illinois politicians want to improve the state’s physical education programs.Quinn defends release program after ex-inmate charged with murderOur view: In prai

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Illinois Department of Transportation to restrict lanes for bridge work – KSDK KSDKIllinois Department of Transportation to restrict lanes for bridge workKSDKFAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KSDK) – The Illinois Department of Transportation will restrict lanes on eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 in Fairview Heights, beginning next week. The restrictions are necessary to allow crews to paint the bridge carrying …

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How IDOT truck escaped red-light ticket – Chicago Daily Herald 6How IDOT truck escaped red-light ticketChicago Daily HeraldIllinois Department of Transportation officials are investigating whether a veteran highway maintenance employee misused department letterhead and violated department policies to get out of a $100 red-light camera ticket issued by Hanover Park police.

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Mayor Emanuel breaks bread with Mark Wahlberg – Crain’s Chicago Business Mayor Emanuel breaks bread with Mark WahlbergCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)That prompted Mr. Emanuel to say “Let’s get you in Chicago.” Mr. Wahlberg said he’d love that. “The view of the ocean is great,” he apparently told Mr. Emanuel. Umm. Awkward. I hear the mayor corrected the Los Angeles-based actor quickly, saying, “It’s …

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

As startup-accelerator program Techstars turns 4, Demo Day gets bigger, more pol… As startup-accelerator program Techstars turns 4, Demo Day gets bigger, more polished. But some things never change. "There’s always drama," says co-founder Sam Yagan. But they’re always ready by showtime. Showtime for startups at House of Blueshttp://www.chicagobusiness.comTen companies in this year’s class hit the stage at House of Blues before full house of about 300 venture capitalists and angel i

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rlwindon: Big decision today for the #ilgop. Hoping we show we are the party of fiscal responsibility. … Big decision today for the #ilgop. Hoping we show we are the party of fiscal responsibility. http://my.chicagotribune.com/#story/ct-edit-gop-20130829/

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KwameRaoul: Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight! Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!http://fb.me/10Qz7mPdZ

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MikeMahoney18: Thanks to @SenMattMurphy for making AM radio enjoyable this morning. Check him out now on @wlsam890. Thanks to @SenMattMurphy for making AM radio enjoyable this morning. Check him out now on @wlsam890.

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AndyManar: Recap of my interview this morning with @byers_brian at #FarmProgressShow #ByersCo Recap of my interview this morning with @byers_brian at #FarmProgressShow http://tinyurl.com/m3qhe4z#ByersCo

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mccann_sam: Enjoyed the @FPshow in Decatur yesterday! pic.twitter.com/hPZNGZNvIz Enjoyed the @FPshow in Decatur yesterday!pic.twitter.com/hPZNGZNvIz

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BruceRauner: Was asked recently about the pending pension proposals. My response: #BringBackIL Was asked recently about the pending pension proposals. My response: http://bit.ly/16THHjg #BringBackIL

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JudyBaarTopinka: Cool photo of our friends from Willing Partners Canine Education after their demonstration at the #DuQuoinStateFair! pic.twitter.com/oi14Rw4z0d Cool photo of our friends from Willing Partners Canine Education after their demonstration at the #DuQuoinStateFair!pic.twitter.com/oi14Rw4z0d

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GovernorQuinn: #IL’s leading health insurance exchange @GoHealthDotCom is expanding & creating 450 jobs for Illinois residents #IL’s leading health insurance exchange @GoHealthDotCom is expanding & creating 450 jobs for Illinois residents http://tinyurl.com/on6gooj

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HastingsforIL: Sen. Hastings takes the no texting while driving pledge because It can wait pic.twitter.com/xamyc3MMYJSen. Hastings takes the no texting while driving pledge because It can wait http://www.itcanwait.com/pic.twitter.com/xamyc3MMYJ

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Jazz legend Jack DeJohnette returns to Chicago – WBEZ Jazz legend Jack DeJohnette returns to ChicagoWBEZ (blog)30 at 2:30 p.m. as he helps inaugurate the Von Freeman Pavillion south of the Cloudgate sculpture. Alison Cuddy is WBEZ’s Arts and Culture reporter and co-host of Changing Channels, a podcast about the future of television. Follow her on Twitter …

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Governor Quinn Announces $1.5 Million to Build High Speed Broadband Network in Southern Illinois CARBONDALE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.5 million to build an ultra high speed broadband network in Southern Illinois. The partne… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:38 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Announces $1.5 Million to Build High Speed Broadband Network in Southern Illinois CARBONDALE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced an investment of $1.5 million to build an ultra high speed broadband network in Southern Illinois. The partne… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:38 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Opens Railroad Spur to Mount Vernon’s Continental Tire MOUNT VERNON — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local and company officials to open a new railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon, a state-f… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 04:37 More in News & Politics

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moniquegarcia: Thank you, sir. @akeefe: More solid @BillDaleyIL v. @GovernorQuinn analysis via @moniquegarcia: … Thank you, sir. @akeefe: More solid @BillDaleyIL v. @GovernorQuinn analysis via @moniquegarcia: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-quinn-the-campaigner-20130826,0,6967596.story?page=2

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rebootillinois: Join us at the @NaperChamber for our panel debate featuring two leading experts on Progressive & Flat tax rates: Join us at the @NaperChamber for our panel debate featuring two leading experts on Progressive & Flat tax rates: http://goo.gl/D7lRZG

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Will Guzzardi Running Again Against Toni Berrios – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Will Guzzardi Running Again Against Toni BerriosNBC Chicago (blog)Guzzardi’s almost-successful campaign was an embarrassment to the Cook County Democratic Party, since Berrios is the daughter of party chairman and county assessor Joe Berrios. The 39th District, which covers the Northwest Side neighborhoods of …

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Illinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald’s Workers – NBC Chicago San Francisco ChronicleIllinois Lawmaker Supports Striking McDonald’s WorkersNBC Chicago (blog)Jan Schakowsky of Evanston, who was there to support workers striking for a $15 an hour wage. "Giving these workers a raise is not just good for them, it’s good for America," Schakowsky said, as she joined a worker and a supporter dressed as a …Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher

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Here’s Ed Hochuli In Suburban Chicago, Waiting On A Haircut 3This photo was taken Tuesday at a Supercuts in Schaumburg, Ill. A reader named Greg was getting his own hair cut when he saw NFL referee/muscleman Hochuli walk in and take a seat. "I was 99 percent sure it was him," Greg said. There was just no mistaking those biceps.Read more…

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Six Flags Great America Announces Plans for Fastest Wooden Roller Coaster in the World Six Flags Great America is building the world’s tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster for 2014.

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Health lobby tries to undo federal dialysis cuts – Honolulu Star-Advertiser Health lobby tries to undo federal dialysis cutsHonolulu Star-AdvertiserJohn Lewis, D-Ga., and John M. Shimkus, R-Ill., as well as Lujan. Overall, the industry has donated at least $8 million to lawmakers and their causes since 2009, nearly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, according to the data from the …

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Forum: ‘Union tax’ unfair to workers This Labor Day, I would like to highlight individuals whose work is on display every day — merit-shop, construction professionals. The vast majority of construction workers (86.8 percent) choose not to belong to a labor union. They have made the decision to put their professional craft skills to use in a merit-shop, free-enterprise environment. However, the livelihood of these merit-shop worke

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Hultgren Common Core Summit Part 2 Randy Hultgren Common Core Summit with Panelists 1. Bruno Behrend, Executive Director, For the Good of Illinois and Senior Fellow for Education Policy, The H… From: ChampionNewsOnline Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:01:10 More in Education

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IllinoisChannel: #twill IDOT and the State Police will hold late-night sobriety check pts around the state on Sat and Sun, in Marion, Chicago, Peoria, etc. #twill IDOT and the State Police will hold late-night sobriety check pts around the state on Sat and Sun, in Marion, Chicago, Peoria, etc.

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Kadner: Here’s a ‘thank you’ to Orland Park Library As I write this, it looks like the U.S. is about to launch a military action in Syria, which follows our military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are Muslim nations that most of us know little about. And there are many Americans who don’t want to know. They don’t understand the history of these countries, their cultures or their religions. Last week, the Orland Park Library attem

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JUST IN: Fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage was honored today… JUST IN: Fallen Illinois State Police Trooper Kyle Deatherage was honored today with a memorial sign on Interstate 55. The sign near Litchfield, marks the location of the fatal crash that ended his life. On November 26, 2012, while on patrol as a motorcycle officer, Trooper Deatherage was conducting a traffic stop on the shoulder of northbound I-55 at milepost 62 when he was struck and killed by a

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Will requiring Governor candidates to pair up with Lt. Gov. hopefuls in the prim… Will requiring Governor candidates to pair up with Lt. Gov. hopefuls in the primary create a bigger problem?Running For Lieutenant Governor Is A Risky Businesswuis.orgFor the first time, candidates for governor in Illinois will choose their second in command. They used to get stuck with whomever primary voters choose

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Chicago School Budget Approved Unanimously, Taps Reserves To Plug $1 … – Chicago Defender Progress IllinoisChicago School Budget Approved Unanimously, Taps Reserves To Plug $1 …Chicago DefenderIn a budget analysis released on Wednesday, the union said the school district was unfairly blaming all its fiscal woes on inadequate funding from the state of Illinois and inaction by state lawmakers on pension reform. "Absent from this discussion was …CPS Boycott: Hundreds Of Parents &

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Congresswoman veteran Tammy Duckworth opposes Syria strike – Peoria Journal Star Congresswoman veteran Tammy Duckworth opposes Syria strikePeoria Journal StarU.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and urged Middle East nations to find a resolution to the crisis. Speaking at a university in Bangkok, Duckworth said …

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Think term limits are the answer for Illinois? Not so fast – ChicagoNow Think term limits are the answer for Illinois? Not so fastChicagoNow (blog)9 with the Naperville Chamber of Commerce. Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability will take the pro-progressive tax side and Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute will advocate for keeping the tax rate flat and low. We …

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Renters now protected from foreclosures – The Capitol Fax Blog Renters now protected from foreclosuresThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)RT @TomCrossNews: Congrats to Rep. John Anthony on being sworn in as the new State Rep. for the 75th District in Morris yesterday! t… by Joe Sosnowski via twitter August 28 at 3:18 PM. Thank u to the Grayslake Park District Senior Club for such a warm …

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States offered more time to ignore education law – Quincy Herald Whig States offered more time to ignore education lawQuincy Herald WhigWASHINGTON (AP) – States can request permission to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law through the spring of 2016, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday. The long-term offer underscores the intensive work states have already …

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Naperville publisher inspired to make deal – Crain’s Chicago Business Naperville publisher inspired to make dealCrain’s Chicago BusinessSelling books directly to targeted audiences has been done via direct mail for decades, but doing so electronically is an emerging trend in publishing, said Bill Ott, editor and publisher of Chicago-based Booklist, a book-review magazine published by …

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Sen. Dan Kotowski on Illinois General Assembly pay cuts Sen. Dan Kotowski speaks about a plan to cut legislative salaries and implement furlough days for lawmakers that passed the General Assembly. From: ILStatehouseNews Views: 51 0 ratings Time: 04:17 More in News & Politics

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Illinois Teamsters Endorse Pat Quinn For Governor – PR Newswire Alton Daily NewsIllinois Teamsters Endorse Pat Quinn For GovernorPR Newswire (press release)"Pat Quinn is the right choice for Governor of Illinois and he is the Teamsters’ choice to continue to move our state forward," said John T. Coli, President of Joint Council 25. "As Illinois’ ‘Jobs Governor’," Pat Quinn is supporting legislation to …Gov. Quinn appoints Rochelle woman to state boardQuinn S

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Schock signs anti-Obamacare letter – Quincy Journal Schock signs anti-Obamacare letterQuincy JournalRodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, are among 80 members of Congress who signed an Aug. 21 letter urging a defunding of “Obamacare.” Spokesmen for Davis and Schock say that they don’t view the letter, spearheaded by U.S. Rep.

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kathrynheinz: Durkin: GOP "unified." "We’re going to use that energy to move forward, win races and get out of the super minority." pic.twitter.com/QnNKMLeHnt Durkin: GOP "unified." "We’re going to use that energy to move forward, win races and get out of the super minority."pic.twitter.com/QnNKMLeHnt

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icirr: Since @PeterRoskam won’t let us in his office, we’ve occupied the lobby of the building until he meets with us. pic.twitter.com/rJgWs2AFptSince @PeterRoskam won’t let us in his office, we’ve occupied the lobby of the building until he meets with us. pic.twitter.com/rJgWs2AFpt

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TheDailyIllini: According to the @ChampaignPD, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the two blow dart incidents. According to the @ChampaignPD, a suspect has been arrested in connection with the two blow dart incidents.

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WANDTVDoug: Farm Progress wraps up 2013 at 4pm. Farm Progress wraps up 2013 at 4pm.

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JDMirkovic: Headline of the Day: "CPS protester take their message to Rahm Emanuel’s office…" (Progress IL) turnout *was* light Headline of the Day: "CPS protester take their message to Rahm Emanuel’s office…" (Progress IL) turnout *was* light

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Illinois_Stage: The House GOPers just figured out their closed meeting was being broadcast to the media. They’ve stopped using the microphoneThe House GOPers just figured out their closed meeting was being broadcast to the media. They’ve stopped using the microphone

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rkprsolutions: Why Pensions Matter to Each of Us and Our Wallets Now via @rebootillinois Why Pensions Matter to Each of Us and Our Wallets Now http://buff.ly/1ci7a7O via @rebootillinois

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DOJ won’t block pot legalization laws The Justice Department will focus its marijuana enforcement efforts elsewhere.

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Blue Cross wins key ruling in antitrust case – Crain’s Chicago Business 1Blue Cross wins key ruling in antitrust caseCrain’s Chicago BusinessBlue Cross, the largest health insurance carrier in Illinois, and Southern Illinois Healthcare, which operates three hospitals including Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, illegally suppressed competition for outpatient surgeries, according to the …

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Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition database – Chicago Tribune 4Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition databaseChicago TribuneFacebook Inc. is considering adding most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos to its controversial facial recognition database. The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy Thursday, is intended to improve the …

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Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple’s savings – Chicago Tribune 2Attorney charged with misusing $2.3 million of couple’s savingsChicago TribuneA suburban attorney whose law license was suspended in May was arrested today on federal fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating more than $2.3 million from a couple who entrusted her with their life savings. Kathleen Niew, 57, was charged with 10 …

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New Illinois Law Requires that Food Handlers Receive ANSI-Accredited Training – PR Newswire New Illinois Law Requires that Food Handlers Receive ANSI-Accredited TrainingPR Newswire (press release)NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Under an amendment to the Illinois Food Handling Regulation Enforcement Act which passed this week, training providers issuing personnel certificates to food safety handlers in the state of Illinois …

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Question of the day – The Capitol Fax Blog Question of the dayThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Call Madigan and offer to work with him FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ILLINOIS. – Lobo Y Olla – Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:07 pm: Inclusion is the order of the day. – A guy… – Thursday, Aug 29, 13 @ 2:11 pm: Take a week off and clear your head. – wordslinger …

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Attempting to define the beginning – The Capitol Fax Blog Attempting to define the beginningThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)The 2014 race for Illinois governor has entered a new phase with Gov. Pat Quinn taking time out of a work day to accept a union endorsement. The Chicago Democrat has kept campaigning low-key so far with events such as speeches at churches and small …

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Get it together, man – The Capitol Fax Blog Get it together, manThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Recently, for example, the Illinois State Police and other agencies had to scramble to purchase goods and services to help implement the state’s new concealed weapons law. They also may have to declare an emergency if, for example, a tornado damages …

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Rauner’s race for mayor – Illinois Times Rauner’s race for mayorIllinois TimesRepublican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive …

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Rep Jim Durkin says he’ll transition into the Leadership with Tom Cross’ help as Durkin was unanimously picked as new GOP Hse Leader #twill Rep Jim Durkin says he’ll transition into the Leadership with Tom Cross’ help as Durkin was unanimously picked as new GOP Hse Leader

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Rep Poe who was seeking the Leadership role in the House asked that Rep Durkin be picked by acclamation, by the 47 Hse GOP members. #twill Rep Poe who was seeking the Leadership role in the House asked that Rep Durkin be picked by acclamation, by the 47 Hse GOP members.

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IllinoisChannel: #twill New House GOP Leader-Elect, Jim Durkin says he’ll be Leader in two to three weeks, as Rep Cross winds up some things.#twill New House GOP Leader-Elect, Jim Durkin says he’ll be Leader in two to three weeks, as Rep Cross winds up some things.

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Insurance exchange company expanding in Illinois – The State Journal-Register Insurance exchange company expanding in IllinoisThe State Journal-RegisterCHICAGO — A major Illinois health insurance exchange has announced plans to double its workforce to serve those shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. GoHealth LLC announced it plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of …

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Dropping those cigarette butts will cost you $1500 in this state – msnNOW 5msnNOWDropping those cigarette butts will cost you $1500 in this statemsnNOWSmokers know that nothing can burn their cash like the ever-increasing cost of cigarettes, but the cost of lighting up just got wa-a-a-y more expensive. Beginning on January 1, any Illinois citizen caught flicking a cigarette butt will face a fine of …Tossing Used Cigarette Butts On The Ground Now Illegal In IllinoisCiga

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Durkin Replaces Cross as House Republican Leader Durkin (R-Western Springs) was elected Thursday to replace outgoing House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego).

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Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ Schaffer – Crain’s Chicago Business 2Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ SchafferCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Jack Franks, D-Crystal Lake, a critic of both Metra and Mr. Schaffer, strongly disagrees. He noted that the April 5 memo to Mr. Clifford came a couple of days after Mr. Clifford wrote another now-famous memo to the board outlining the patronage …

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Number of no-bid state contracts on the rise – The Southern Number of no-bid state contracts on the riseThe SouthernJack Franks, a Marengo Democrat who chairs the House State Government Administration Committee, said the situation must be addressed. “We’re not getting the best deals because of poor management by the governor,” Franks said. (Kurt Erickson can be …

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Dem Rep. Warns Against Rape, Murder If Immigration Reform Does Not Pass – Mediaite Dem Rep. Warns Against Rape, Murder If Immigration Reform Does Not PassMediaiteLuis Gutiérrez (D-IL) explained why he believes it is so important for the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation when Congress returns from recess next month. If we don’t change the way we deal with immigrants in …Democratic Rep.Gutiérrez: Women will be raped if we don’t pass am

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Korecki implies racism in critique of Walsh’s "I Have a Dream" speech 2Chicago Sun-Times’ left-wing political reporter Natasha Korecki (photo right) stirred the racism pot today claiming former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s "I Have A Dream" speech has resulted in a "nightmarish backlash". According to Korecki, "[unamed] critics say Walsh’s version clings…

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WGN-AM brings in Radiate for traffic reporting – Chicago Business Journal WGN-AM brings in Radiate for traffic reportingChicago Business JournalLee got his start in the radio traffic reporting business in Chicago in 1973, when he handled traffic reports for CBS Radio-owned all-news WBBM-AM (780), which, with six traffic reports per hour, continues to be Chicago’s gold standard for traffic …WGN launching new radio traffic service

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Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston Bombing – CBS Local Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston BombingCBS LocalShe tells WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller the enhanced security measures shouldn’t be a problem for runners, with a little advanced planning. For more information, click here. %name Chicago Marathon To Enhance Security In Wake Of Boston Bombing.

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Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria – CBS2 Chicago Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About SyriaCBS2 ChicagoWBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Schakowsky said there are still too many unanswered questions. “How are we going to express that it is against civilization to use chemical weapons? If our side can get away with chemical weapons, are we saying …

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Our reporters and photogs often see people walking their dogs while they’re out… Our reporters and photogs often see people walking their dogs while they’re out reporting. At the Farm Progress Show, the animals are a bit bigger. Mike will be live from the final day of the show tonight at 5 and 6. No word on whether this steer will be in the shot.

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WLS-Channel 7’s "Windy City Live" slips in August ratings – Chicago Business Journal WLS-Channel 7’s "Windy City Live" slips in August ratingsChicago Business JournalAnd it indicates the live morning talk show "Windy City Live" on ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7 has some ground to make up as it heads into the fall season and to a new time slot with a new format that includes news and weather segments. In the August book, …

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Metra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner says – Chicago Tribune ABC7Chicago.comMetra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner


Governor Quinn Announces Illinois-Based GoHealth Expanding, Creating 450 Jobs – State’s Leading Health Insurance Exchange Doubling its Workforce to Serve More Americans Shopping for Healthcare Through the Affordable Care Act
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and GoHealth LLC today announced that Illinois’ leading health insurance exchange is adding 90,000 square feet in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as it expands to serve the influx of Americans shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The company plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013 – more than doubling its workforce this year. The

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Governor Quinn Announces $47.5 Million Investment to Complete Chicago Veterans Home – Outreach Programs Sept. 5 and 10 Will Encourage Veteran-Owned Businesses to Bid on the Facility’s Construction CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $47.5 million investment from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to complete the new Illinois Veterans Home at Chicago. The investment announced today is in addition to $23 million from previous years to build the $70.5 million facility. Outreach programs on Sept. 5 and 10 will encourage veteran-owned businesses to submit bids for the

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Sullivan visits Farm Progress Show DECATUR—State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) visited the Farm Progress show in Decatur on Wednesday. Sullivan toured the exhibits, watched presentations by industry representatives and learned about developments in agricultural technology. "All the different industries: seed, fertilizer, equipment, precision-ag, computers — it brings it all together," Sullivan said. "Farmers and those involve

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NEWS: How poor park districts could qualify for state help Sen. Lightford grant plan now law MAYWOOD – Park districts and local governments from low-income areas may now qualify for a state grant program to purchase new land thanks to a law sponsored by State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood). Illinois has long run a successful program to help local communities acquire new land to build playgrounds and other recreation areas throughout the state.

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State Representatives Mike Tryon and Tim Schmitz Partner for Legislative Breakfast Event State Representatives Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Tim Schmitz (R-Batavia) held a joint legislative breakfast on August 29 with local mayors, village presidents, village managers and village administrators from Illinois House Districts 65 (Schmitz) and 66 (Tryon). Local leaders from Algonquin, Batavia, Burlington, Elgin, Gilberts, Huntley, Sleepy Hollow, St. Charles and West Dundee attended the

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Schmitz and Tryon Host Legislative Breakfast ELGIN… State Representatives Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Tim Schmitz (R-Batavia) held a joint legislative breakfast on August 29 with local mayors, village presidents, village managers and village administrators from Illinois House Districts 65 (Schmitz) and 66 (Tryon).

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Today’s headlines — Thursday, Aug. 29

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Metra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner says – Chicago Tribune ABC7Chicago.comMetra directors should know trains, Cook commissioner saysChicago TribuneO’Halloran’s resignation came after Clifford leveled patronage allegations against him and others, including House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago. Some labeled his severance package as "hush money." O’Halloran, who also recently resigned his …Metra board member says he’s done at end of termQuinn vetoes ma
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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Springfield Park District revises vacation policy Non-union employees at the Springfield Park District have a year to use accrued vacation time now that a new policy has gone into effect that prohibits them from carrying the extra days from year to year.

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kevinartl: If a candidate announces for office, but no one covers it, did it happen? If a candidate announces for office, but no one covers it, did it happen?

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RutherfordDan: Tues Sept 10, join me @ Stewart Center, 50 W Douglas St 7th Fl, #Freeport, 12-1:30pm for our fundraiser. Tix & info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/88/EventDetails.aspx … Tues Sept 10, join me @ Stewart Center, 50 W Douglas St 7th Fl, #Freeport, 12-1:30pm for our fundraiser. Tix & info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/88/EventDetails.aspx

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SenatorRezin: I attended a reception for Dr Johnson, the new President -University of St Francis. I attended a reception for Dr Johnson, the new President -University of St Francis.

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State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association says – The State Journal-Register State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association saysThe State Journal-RegisterLinda Brookhart, executive director of the State Universities Annuitants Association, said she is also worried that information about the changes may not be reaching all of the people who will be affected by it. “One of the things we are very concerned …

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Kay to hold town hall meeting Thursday night – Alton Telegraph Kay to hold town hall meeting Thursday nightAlton TelegraphKay to hold town hall meeting Thursday night For The Telegraphthetelegraph.com. COLLINSVILLE — State Rep. Dwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, will be hosting a public town hall meeting Thurday night to discuss issues facing the state. The town hall meeting …

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RayLong: Freed from IL Death Row, graduates to ‘Peace Limo’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-reynolds-former-inmate-20130828,0,5491364.story … .@ReynoldsJessica #twill Freed from IL Death Row, graduates to ‘Peace Limo’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-reynolds-former-inmate-20130828,0,5491364.story … .@ReynoldsJessica #twill

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Moline and Rock Island town halls stay open as cooling centers – Quad-Cities Online Moline and Rock Island town halls stay open as cooling centersQuad-Cities OnlineQCOnline.com · RadishMagazine.com · QCHomes.com · QCOnlineAuction.com · Find It · QCOnline.Jobs · QCLife.com · Home Delivery | Contact Us | Jobs | Alerts | News Archives | Site map | Log In | Webmail | Internet Services | Mobile …

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Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debate – Northwest Herald Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debateNorthwest HeraldExecutive Director of Choice Media Bob Bowdon listens to the other panelists Wednesday during the Common Core Summit hosted by U.S. Rep Randy Hultgren at McHenry County College. The summit was held to discuss the Common Core standards, …

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Zalewski Has Second Thoughts – Southwest News-Herald Zalewski Has Second ThoughtsSouthwest News-HeraldAld. Michael Zalewski (23rd), whose ward takes in most of the Southwest Side airport, has concerns about Great Lakes Airport Alliance, which is a partnership of Spain’s Ferrovial and Macquarie Group — which leased the Chicago Skyway for 99 years …

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Funeral Home Strikers To Meet Lipinski – Southwest News-Herald 2 Funeral Home Strikers To Meet LipinskiSouthwest News-HeraldTammy Duckworth (D-8th), Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and state Rep. Tom Cullerton (D-23rd). Local funeral home directors and drivers have been unable to to get a commitment earlier from Lipinski. However, the congressman had …

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Bernard Schoenburg: Davis, Schock sign anti-Obamacare letter – The State Journal-Register Bernard Schoenburg: Davis, Schock sign anti-Obamacare letterThe State Journal-RegisterRodney Davis, R-Taylorville, and Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, are among 80 members of Congress who signed an Aug. 21 letter urging a defunding of “Obamacare.” Spokesmen for Davis and Schock say that they don’t view the letter, spearheaded by U.S. Rep.

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Rep. Jakobsson appointed to Education Commission of the States – Daily Illini 1 Rep. Jakobsson appointed to Education Commission of the StatesDaily IlliniNaomi Jakobsson, D-103, was recently appointed as an Illinois delegate to the Education Commission of the States. During her time as an Illinois representative, Jakobsson said she has championed higher education. She has served as a chairwoman of the …

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State lawmakers size up agribusiness economy during tour – Herald & Review State lawmakers size up agribusiness economy during tourHerald & ReviewChapin Rose, R-Mahomet, organized the ADM tour before the Illinois Farm Bureau took the legislators on a tour of the Farm Progress Show in the afternoon. The lawmakers, who included Republicans and Democrats, visited the … who has announced he will …

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Letter: Financial discrimination for civil union family – The State Journal-Register Letter: Financial discrimination for civil union familyThe State Journal-RegisterI am a state employee so we decided to put the family on my insurance plan. This has been a huge financial mistake. The state offers insurance to civil union couples, but it comes with a big price tag. There is a tax included with the service called an …

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Our view: In praise of Quinn, Legislature – SouthtownStar Chicago TribuneOur view: In praise of Quinn, LegislatureSouthtownStarThe Illinois General Assembly has come under heavy, and justifiable, criticism for its inability to address some major issues, most notably pension reform, but its spring session was not as devoid of accomplishment as you might think. While legislators …Quinn defends early release programRegulating Police Use of Drones

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When Will Illinois Stop Pushing Discredited Coal Curriculum on Children … – Huffington Post 24 Huffington PostWhen Will Illinois Stop Pushing Discredited Coal Curriculum on Children …Huffington PostTwo years after a national campaign exposed a coal industry-bankrolled curriculum foisted on unwitting teachers and children, the state of Illinois is still dragging its feet to revamp its own widely denounced, misleading and climate change-denying …

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Candidates will run on values campaign – Saukvalley VoicesCandidates will run on values campaignSaukvalleyThe known factors in the state race, State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, will be revisiting their past. Brady either lacked the fire-in-the-belly, or his arrogance cost him the election the last time around …New PAC to support Republicans for Illinois HouseRepublicans Rally at the Du Quoin State Fair

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Chicago Heights Patch
City To Invest in Selected Infrastructure Repair Chicago Heights is accepting bids for storm sewer and catch basin repair work.

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IDOT officials offer update on transportation projects – Morris Daily Herald IDOT officials offer update on transportation projectsMorris Daily HeraldText Size: AaAaAaAaAa. JOLIET – At Tuesday’s leadership meeting of the Will County Board, Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider and Region One Engineer John Fortman reported on the status of three regional projects – the South …Will County gets update on major road project from IDOT

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Series of concussions ended hopes of an NFL career – The State Journal-Register Series of concussions ended hopes of an NFL careerThe State Journal-RegisterIllinois needed help on the offensive line. Although he was not eligible to play because he had transferred, Klachko worked in summer camp last year with the Illini before the concussions came. “Ryan has issues with his head,” Illini coach Tim Beckman …

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State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen … – 1340 WJOL State Wrap: Dillard May Choose Tracy; Cross’ Replacement Could be Chosen …1340 WJOLRumor has it that state rep Jil Tracy will be joining Kirk Dillard’s ticket as lieutenant governor. Dillard hinted that his running mate was a woman from southern Illinois, who has two degrees from SIU Carbondale. Tracy fits the bill. She’s served in …

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RonSandack: The IL state GOP must offer a new vision and fiscal plan in contrast to the Democrats who control all of state… http://fb.me/2jURwEpHRThe IL state GOP must offer a new vision and fiscal plan in contrast to the Democrats who control all of state…http://fb.me/2jURwEpHR

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Mark Wahlberg ‘Transformers 4’, Chicago Uptown neighborhood Chicago Tribune reporter Luis Gomez visits the recent ‘Transformers 4’ film set, located in the uptown neighborhood of Chicago. For more video, visithttp://… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:39 More in News & Politics

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chicagotribune: Chicago Public Schools board approves budget. http://trib.in/18maHhp Chicago Public Schools board approves budget. http://trib.in/18maHhp

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Illinois Law Tempers Civil Penalties – Credit Union Times Illinois Law Tempers Civil PenaltiesCredit Union TimesLou Lang (D-Skokie), who sponsored the bill in the Illinois House, DFPR Acting Secretary Manny Flores and Division of Financial Institutions Credit Union Supervisor Francisco Menchaca to address credit union concerns. “We are very pleased the Illinois …

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Cost of drones, not new law to keep eye out of the sky By Benjamin Yount | Illinois WatchdogSPRINGFIELD — Chances are, a drone won’t find you as you speed down Interstate 55 or drink beer in a public park.Not because Illinois’ new drone regulations forbid it,

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mjzalewski: Good stuff from friend and former seat mate on difference between perception and reality http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22211204-452/hedlyne-jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.html … via @suntimes Good stuff from friend and former seat mate on difference between perception and reality http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22211204-452/hedlyne-jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.html … via @suntimes

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ashvinlad: I was torn between my hometown Rep & @ronsandack’s guy untiI I recalled the former, while great on the grill, is lost cause on fiscal issues I was torn between my hometown Rep & @ronsandack’s guy untiI I recalled the former, while great on the grill, is lost cause on fiscal issues

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StatehouseChick: Tomorrow’s editorial. Illinois GOP at crossroads. Who best to carry the party forward? Not Poe. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-gop-20130829,0,2881357.story … Tomorrow’s editorial. Illinois GOP at crossroads. Who best to carry the party forward? Not Poe. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-gop-20130829,0,2881357.story

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Wheaton Patch
Wheaton Chiropractor is Go-To for Hollywood Stars Local chiropractor Dr. George Gauthier is a favorite among celebrities, and takes the occasional break from his Wheaton practice to work movie sets and the Oscars.

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Number of no-bid state contracts on the rise – Quad City Times Number of no-bid state contracts on the riseQuad City TimesBrown said there definitely is an added cost. "We’re not getting the benefit of what competition might yield," Brown said. State Rep. Jack Franks, a Marengo Democrat who chairs the House State Government Administration Committee, said the situation …

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Lawmakers Tour Farm Progress Show – WICS-TV 2 WICS-TVLawmakers Tour Farm Progress ShowWICS-TVA few dozen Illinois lawmakers were among the farmers and agriculture CEOs. There were two tours of lawmakers there today. Sen Chapin Rose and Rep. Adam Brown led a tour through ADM, then the Illinois Farm Bureau took over with a tour of the show.

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MikeforIllinois: Pretty easy way to get lost in #Chicago history. An overlaid map of Chicago pre-Great Fire over the current city. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/What_Did_Chicago_Look_Like_Before_the_Great_Fire.html … Pretty easy way to get lost in #Chicago history. An overlaid map of Chicago pre-Great Fire over the current city.http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/What_Did_Chicago_Look_Like_Before_the_Great_Fire.html

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RepRobinKelly: Today I attended the bell ringing ceremony to celebrate #mow50 #50 mow pic.twitter.com/ZrYhCujDTU Today I attended the bell ringing ceremony to celebrate #mow50 #50 mow pic.twitter.com/ZrYhCujDTU

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dailyherald: Second man charged with $40K cellphone robbery in #Naperville http://bit.ly/19Om3xZ Second man charged with $40K cellphone robbery in #Napervillehttp://bit.ly/19Om3xZ

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SOUND OFF: Illinois will take greater steps to ensure the safety of students…. SOUND OFF: Illinois will take greater steps to ensure the safety of students. The state formed the new school safety task force. The idea behind the law stems from recent school shootings across the U.S. So do you think this is a good idea to make schools more secure?

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mjzalewski: Good stuff from friend and former seat mate on difference between perception and reality http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22211204-452/hedlyne-jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.html … via @suntimes Good stuff from friend and former seat mate on difference between perception and reality http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22211204-452/hedlyne-jkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjkjk.html … via @suntimes

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Woodstock Man Charged With Attacking 6th Woman He Met On Craigslist WOODSTOCK, Ill (STMW) – A northwest suburban man already charged with several sex-related crimes he committed against woman he met on Craigslist was charged Tuesday with attacking a sixth woman. Charles R. Oliver, 45, of the 400 block of West Greenwood Avenue in Woodstock, was already being held at the McHenry County Jail on a $3 million bond for three counts of criminal sexual assault, three coun

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Woodstock Man Charged With Attacking 6th Woman He Met On Craigslist WOODSTOCK, Ill (STMW) – A northwest suburban man already charged with several sex-related crimes he committed against woman he met on Craigslist was charged Tuesday with attacking a sixth woman. Charles R. Oliver, 45, of the 400 block of West Greenwood Avenue in Woodstock, was already being held at the McHenry County Jail on a $3 million bond for three counts of criminal sexual assault, three coun

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Mark Kirk will push law enforcement money in Rockford stop – Rockford Register Star MyStateline.comMark Kirk will push law enforcement money in Rockford stopRockford Register Star (blog)U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) will stop in Rockford today where is expected to drum up support for his proposals in a $52.3 billion Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill meant to include money to fight violent crime in Illinois …Senator Kirk stops in Rockford, announces ef

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The Illinois Tollway is taking a new approach in its battle to get drivers who r… The Illinois Tollway is taking a new approach in its battle to get drivers who repeatedly skip tolls to pay up.http://bit.ly/1cicwQuIll. Tollway creates wall of shame for scofflawswww.wandtv.com

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Illinews: Moline: Education, infrastructure and government regulations discussed at Bustos forum http://bit.ly/16TRoe3 Moline: Education, infrastructure and government regulations discussed at Bustos forum http://bit.ly/16TRoe3

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Illinews: KFVS: Funds needed for Carbondale Pension and Project Idea http://bit.ly/16TUVZC KFVS: Funds needed for Carbondale Pension and Project Ideahttp://bit.ly/16TUVZC

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State Rep. Conroy to meet with residents at Villa Park coffee house – Suburban Life Publications State Rep. Conroy to meet with residents at Villa Park coffee houseSuburban Life PublicationsDeb Conroy (D-Villa Park) will visit with residents at the Funky Java Coffee House as part of her Coffee Shop Stop tour of the district. On a regular basis, Conroy visits different coffee shops in her district to meet with residents. She will be at the …

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Doctors search patient data for unneeded costs – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Doctors search patient data for unneeded costsChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteSeven Illinois-based ACOs — located in Champaign, Chicago, Peoria and other cities — are among about 250 operating nationally under the health law. Combined, ACOs are coordinating the care for more than 200,000 Illinois Medicare patients. The federal …

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ComEd Promises Improvements in La Grange after June Power Outage Village officials met with ComEd representatives this summer after storms knocked out power for a period of time President Tom Livingston called "unacceptable."

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SenMattMurphy: I will be filling in for John Kass tomorrow with Lauren Cohn. Listen in AM 890 from 9-11 we’ll be talking Syria, jobs and more. I will be filling in for John Kass tomorrow with Lauren Cohn. Listen in AM 890 from 9-11 we’ll be talking Syria, jobs and more.

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Aldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food deserts – Chicago Tribune 4 Chicago TribuneAldermen say Emanuel needs to do more on food desertsChicago TribuneMayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration needs to take more action to combat the city’s food deserts and focus less on issuing news releases touting progress on the issue, some Chicago aldermen said Wednesday in response to a Tribune story that showed …Rahm Emanuel’s food desert promises fall short

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Metra board member says he’s done at end of term 10 The lone Metra board member who voted against the controversial severance package for the agency’s former CEO has no plans to resign like five counterparts have done, but says he’s leaving the board once his term expires in June. "Eight years is more than enough for any rational human being to serve on a board like this," McHenry County appointee Jack Schaffer said.

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Quinn hands rooftops a win over Cubs – Crain’s Chicago Business 22 Quinn hands rooftops a win over CubsCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Score one for the Wrigley Field rooftops over the Chicago Cubs — thanks to Gov. Pat Quinn. Without much ado, Mr. Quinn yesterday signed legislation that protects the ability of the rooftop clubs that surround Wrigley to serve alcoholic drinks to their …

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Suburban police chiefs say they want national gun registry – Chicago Daily Herald 100+ Suburban police chiefs say they want national gun registryChicago Daily HeraldScott Drury of Highwood and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim hosted the bipartisan discussion in North Chicago with eight local police chiefs on ways to combat gun violence on the federal, state and local levels. Advertisement. The police …

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Half of New Trier’s Study Body Now Equipped with iPads 1 The 2013-14 school year kicked off with over half of New Trier High School’s student body, or around 2,300 students, using iPads as a learning tool. T

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Inmate trying for decades to prove innocence dies in prison – Chicago Tribune 1 Inmate trying for decades to prove innocence dies in prisonChicago TribuneBy Steve Schmadeke Tribune reporter. 4:00 p.m. CDT, August 28, 2013. An inmate who for decades had been trying to prove his innocence in a 1978 Harvey slaying has died in state prison while awaiting a hearing. Attorneys at Northwestern University …

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Illinois race involving 70-year-old jockey probed – The Southern 1 Alton Daily NewsIllinois race involving 70-year-old jockey probedThe SouthernThere also was no need to whip Magnificent Mandy, a horse that has never beaten My Kentucky Breeze. If the jockey knows he is getting everything he can from the horse, whipping the thoroughbred isn’t going to make him or her race harder, Wessel said.Race allegedly fixed for jockey, 70Investigation Into Illegal Horse Racin

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McLean County dropped from Beaman lawsuit – The State Journal-Register McLean County dropped from Beaman lawsuitThe State Journal-RegisterHe was convicted of the 1993 strangulation death of his former girlfriend, Illinois State University student Jennifer Lockmiller. But the Illinois Supreme Court reversed his conviction in 2008 based on DNA testing that pointed to two previously unknown …

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Our Opinion: Tax-exempt revocations lack common sense – The State Journal-Register 1 Our Opinion: Tax-exempt revocations lack common senseThe State Journal-RegisterThere are 425 such affected organizations in Springfield – 20,000 in all of Illinois, according to the IRS – many of which were not aware they were on a list of automatic tax-exempt revocations until a reporter contacted them. The IRS did not notify …

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BruceRauner: Had great time at Du Quoin State Fair last night. About to go on WJPF with Tom Miller. Tune in! pic.twitter.com/HWkR5QOzRl Had great time at Du Quoin State Fair last night. About to go on WJPF with Tom Miller. Tune in! pic.twitter.com/HWkR5QOzRl

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RepBerrios: Brady to help w/ #MarriageEquality http://www.suntimes.com/22197199-761/aclu-hires-ex-gop-chief-pat-brady-to-lobby-for-same-sex-marriage.html … Brady to help w/ #MarriageEquality http://www.suntimes.com/22197199-761/aclu-hires-ex-gop-chief-pat-brady-to-lobby-for-same-sex-marriage.html

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RepBerrios: Women in business http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130828/OPINION/130829825?template=mobile … Women in business http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130828/OPINION/130829825?template=mobile

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cljmitchell: Never been more grateful for fog on a morning training run. The sun is playing for keeps this week Never been more grateful for fog on a morning training run. The sun is playing for keeps this week

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ilwatchdog: DISLIKE: Facebook handed over data on thousands of its users to the federal government: http://goo.gl/dGKMYy DISLIKE: Facebook handed over data on thousands of its users to the federal government: http://goo.gl/dGKMYy

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Illinews: KHQA: IDOT suspends construction for Labor Day travelers http://bit.ly/1cgIHQm KHQA: IDOT suspends construction for Labor Day travelershttp://bit.ly/1cgIHQm

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Illinois-Based Franchise Dynamics Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest … – The Herald | HeraldOnline.com Illinois-Based Franchise Dynamics Named to Inc. Magazine’s List of Fastest …The Herald | HeraldOnline.comFounded in 2006, Franchise Dynamics serves a unique niche of growing businesses across many industries, including retail and restaurants, through franchise sales, and is the only company of its kind on the list. Robert Stidham, president of Franchise …

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StateRepLouLang: @GovernorQuinn signed my bill permitting Illinois Tollway to post publicly the names of drivers who owe fines of $1,000 or more. #twill @GovernorQuinn signed my bill permitting Illinois Tollway to post publicly the names of drivers who owe fines of $1,000 or more. #twill

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Actually, this is a good thing * Sun-Times… Another new PAC that has ties to gubernatorial candidate and millionaire businessman Bruce Rauner emerged this week. Since Monday, Rauner, Jack Roeser and Richard Uihlein — all wealthy businessmen — have dumped $94,000 into the Reform PAC, according to a state campaign filing. Roeser is one of the most influential Republicans in the state. “What […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Roskam: Honoring Dr. King and His Legacy of Service 6 WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream Speech” to 250,000 supporters during the March on Washington: “Fifty years ago today Dr….

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Illinois Enacts Landmark Homeless Bill Of Rights – Progress Illinois 500+ Progress IllinoisIllinois Enacts Landmark Homeless Bill Of RightsProgress IllinoisIra Silverstein (D–Chicago), who sponsored the legislation in the Senate. Under the measure, homeless people in Illinois also have the right to access emergency medical care and move freely through public buildings, spaces and transit systems. Other …

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ILSenateGOP: As high temperatures persist throughout the Midwest, the Senate Republican Caucus is reminding Illinoisans to… http://fb.me/2DtgIrrk3 As high temperatures persist throughout the Midwest, the Senate Republican Caucus is reminding Illinoisans to…http://fb.me/2DtgIrrk3

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BarackObama: At 2:45 pm ET, the President will speak from the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the dream Dr. King shared 50 years ago. #MLKDream506 At 2:45 pm ET, the President will speak from the Lincoln Memorial, honoring the dream Dr. King shared 50 years ago. #MLKDream50

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ILSenDems: Martinez announces new Seal of Biliteracy for Illinois students http://bit.ly/1ch4W8W Martinez announces new Seal of Biliteracy for Illinois studentshttp://bit.ly/1ch4W8W

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Today Lard: * From a photo taken at yesterday’s Du Quoin State Fair Republican Day and post… http://bit.ly/1ch6K1HCapitol Fax #twill Today Lard: * From a photo taken at yesterday’s Du Quoin State Fair Republican Day and post… http://bit.ly/1ch6K1H

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Vote set for tomorrow on House GOP Leader: * Subscribers have known about this for a few da… http://bit.ly/1aQfe1UCapitol Fax #twill Vote set for tomorrow on House GOP Leader: * Subscribers have known about this for a few da… http://bit.ly/1aQfe1U

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ILSenateGOP: State grants will soon be subject to additional scrutiny and specifically restricted from political use with the… http://fb.me/2Abn64b4cState grants will soon be subject to additional scrutiny and specifically restricted from political use with the… http://fb.me/2Abn64b4c

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Bill_Brady: Nancy and I very proud of son William, sworn in today as a JAG officer with Illinois Army National Guard. Nancy and I very proud of son William, sworn in today as a JAG officer with Illinois Army National Guard.

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RepChrisWelch: Good Morning everyone, Check out my interview on WLS 890 AM Radio discussing the Homeless Bill of Rights! http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1786911 … Good Morning everyone, Check out my interview on WLS 890 AM Radio discussing the Homeless Bill of Rights! http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1786911

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SenatorMcCarter: Announcing my candidacy for IL State Senate in 2014 today. Just met with friends over coffee and breakfast in Effingham.Announcing my candidacy for IL State Senate in 2014 today. Just met with friends over coffee and breakfast in Effingham.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s mystery * I received several text messages and phone calls about this automated poll last night… Robo-calls in the 9th and 16th congresional districts, as well as parts of Lake County, hint that Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) could be considering a 2014 bid for Governor. Tuesday night, Republicans in those Illinois districts began getting robo-calls that asked […]

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Trib_ed_board: Eric Zorn: Illinois gubernatorial hopeful @BruceRauner’s idea for term limits is popular, but not much else http://bit.ly/15vdRBI Eric Zorn: Illinois gubernatorial hopeful @BruceRauner’s idea for term limits is popular, but not much else http://bit.ly/15vdRBI

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Trib_ed_board: Eric Zorn: Illinois gubernatorial hopeful @BruceRauner’s idea for term limits is popular, but not much else http://bit.ly/15vdRBI Eric Zorn: Illinois gubernatorial hopeful @BruceRauner’s idea for term limits is popular, but not much else http://bit.ly/15vdRBI

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Gov. Quinn unveils USD 1.5 mln broadband network investment – Telecompaper Gov. Quinn unveils USD 1.5 mln broadband network investmentTelecompaper (subscription)The partnership between Frontier North, the city of Carbondale, Southern Illinois University and Connect SI will use the funding to build a gigabit network that will serve residents, businesses and institutions in Southern Illinois. The USD 1.5 million …

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Lopez: 2 Springfield public high schools better than 3? – The State Journal-Register Lopez: 2 Springfield public high schools better than 3?The State Journal-RegisterDepending on what Illinois schools get in state aid, the Springfield School District faces up to $6 million in spending cuts in order to balance its budget by the end of the next school year, according to interim business services director Joe Bascio …

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State Legislative Term Limits in Illinois Related Links: Term Limit Study Chicago Tribune blog on The limits of term limits The News-Gazette article on No limit on term limit issue Capitol Fax article on Rauner forms new PAC, but can he succeed? Reboot Illinois: Top 10 IL Government List Chicago Sun-Times: Voices blog on Bruce Rauner’s new SuperPAC raising campaign limit questions Chicago Tribune article on Rauner forms new PAC to

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CookCounty17th: Chicago Tribune Editorial: #Metra board can’t undo its mistakes http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-metra2-0828-jm-20130828,0,7751540.story … #CookCounty #twill Chicago Tribune Editorial: #Metra board can’t undo its mistakes http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-metra2-0828-jm-20130828,0,7751540.story … #CookCounty #twill

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CollegeDemsofIL: As our chapters begin their year, many have one thing particular in mind & that is making sure @ElectRodney is #OneTermRodney! #twill #IL13 As our chapters begin their year, many have one thing particular in mind & that is making sure @ElectRodney is #OneTermRodney! #twill #IL13

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CollegeDemsofIL: Just as @ElectRodney voted against the interest of the 100k students in #IL13, we look forward to voting against him next November! #twill Just as @ElectRodney voted against the interest of the 100k students in #IL13, we look forward to voting against him next November! #twill

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Roskam Gets Targeted By Activists For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Immigration … – Progress Illinois 5 Progress IllinoisRoskam Gets Targeted By Activists For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Immigration …Progress IllinoisWhile U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R, IL-6) attended a town hall meeting in Naperville on Wednesday, a group of protesters, upset with the congressman’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and several immigration reform proposals, held a …Protesters greet Roskam during Naperville vi

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Special prosecutor to review Southern Illinois woman’s gun death – STLtoday.com Special prosecutor to review Southern Illinois woman’s gun deathSTLtoday.comCARBONDALE, Ill. • A special prosecutor will review the case of a 21-year-old Southern Illinois woman whose body was found last year in the apartment of a police dispatcher she’d dated. A Jackson County judge signed off on the request by State’s …

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Governor Pat Quinn was joined this week by local and company officials to open a… Governor Pat Quinn was joined this week by local and company officials to open a new railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon, a state-funded infrastructure improvement that will strengthen the company’s expansion and pave the way for 100 new jobs by 2015. The new $1.1 million railroad spur, supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will help the company bring more resource

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Governor Quinn Opens Job Fair for Soon-to-Open Pullman Park Retail Development CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local officials to open the Workforce Development Resource and Job Fair at George H. Corliss High School fo… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:54 More in News & Politics

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Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The … – Wonkette 1 Wonkette (satire)Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The …Wonkette (satire)Joe Walsh (R-Shitbag of the year) Even the most casual reader of the Intertubes is aware that former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-DEADBEAT) is pretty much one of the worst people in the history of ever. (Yes, yes, we know: Hitler, Stalin, and Dick Cheney are much …Tea-partying deadbeat dad Joe Walsh ha

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Missouri, Illinois lead in clean energy job creation – St. Louis Business Journal 4 Missouri, Illinois lead in clean energy job creationSt. Louis Business Journal (blog)The $2 billion project will transmit more than 3,500 megawatts of wind energy from Kansas and Missouri east to other states. Illinois ranked No. 4 on the list with two new projects that will add 3,400 jobs in the state. One project is the Chicago …Oregon makes list of top green-job creators

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mjzalewski: Happy 65th wedding anniversary to Bob and Wanda Zalewski. I asked my Grandma what the secret is. She assured me there is none. #fb Happy 65th wedding anniversary to Bob and Wanda Zalewski. I asked my Grandma what the secret is. She assured me there is none. #fb

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repsosnowski: Before the Farm Progress Show I had the pleasure of touring ADM Corporate offices. Thank you for the tour! pic.twitter.com/wFUNHlaWj6 Before the Farm Progress Show I had the pleasure of touring ADM Corporate offices. Thank you for the tour!pic.twitter.com/wFUNHlaWj6

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repsosnowski: Since 1837, John Deere has been a global leader in agricultural equipment. Great presentation! pic.twitter.com/hsLnsntkbL Since 1837, John Deere has been a global leader in agricultural equipment. Great presentation! pic.twitter.com/hsLnsntkbL

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AndyManar: Enjoying tour of Farm Progress Show in Decatur with my colleague Senator Dave Koehler. pic.twitter.com/EHbX39jrUm Enjoying tour of Farm Progress Show in Decatur with my colleague Senator Dave Koehler. pic.twitter.com/EHbX39jrUm

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AFTunion: "They were seamstresses and steelworkers, students and teachers…" – @BarackObama #AdvancingTheDream #Unions #1u "They were seamstresses and steelworkers, students and teachers…" – @BarackObama #AdvancingTheDream #Unions #1u

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KirkDillard: I just visited the ADM trading floor in Decatur. I just visited the ADM trading floor in Decatur.

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RutherfordDan: Spoke at the Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club Breakfast on the state finances of #Illinois. pic.twitter.com/R7nroM3s0W Spoke at the Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club Breakfast on the state finances of #Illinois. pic.twitter.com/R7nroM3s0W

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BillDaleyIL: Honor the 50th anniv of the #MarchOnWash by advancing #VotingRights here in #IL – sign on http://action.billdaleyillinois.com/page/s/voter-access-in-illinois … pic.twitter.com/XEBdsQ0KlC Honor the 50th anniv of the #MarchOnWash by advancing #VotingRights here in #IL – sign on http://action.billdaleyillinois.com/page/s/voter-access-in-illinoispic.twitter.com/XEBdsQ0KlC

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ILSenateGOP: A new law sponsored by Senator Tim Bivins offers immediate and practical solutions for keeping students safe at… http://fb.me/14R9qh2qI A new law sponsored by Senator Tim Bivins offers immediate and practical solutions for keeping students safe at…http://fb.me/14R9qh2qI

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Vote set for tomorrow on House GOP Leader – The Capitol Fax Blog Vote set for tomorrow on House GOP LeaderThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Illinois House Republicans are gathering to elect a new leader on Thursday following a summer of internal squabbling while the current caucus chief debated his political future. The 1 p.m. meeting at Springfield’s Statehouse Inn follows House …

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Illinois eyeing new day care nutrition regulations – The State Illinois eyeing new day care nutrition regulationsThe StateSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State officials are considering a series of proposals that’d remove unhealthy snacks and chocolate milk from day cares, while also banning young children from watching television. Other proposals also mandate children go outside at …

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State Police put the brakes on unsafe buses in Decatur: http://www.wandtv.com/st… State Police put the brakes on unsafe buses in Decatur: http://www.wandtv.com/story/23270568/strike-force-puts-the-brakes-on-unsafe-busesStrike Force Puts The Brakes On Unsafe Buseswww.wandtv.comDecatur – Illinois State Police are part of a nationwide strike force targeting unsafe buses and bus drivers. "If there’s some type of equipment malfunction, or the driver errored, that could cause a

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sfornek: ‘Ex-White Sox exec sentenced in player kickback scheme.’ Dirty Sox sent up river. http://bit.ly/17khXx2 ‘Ex-White Sox exec sentenced in player kickback scheme.’ Dirty Sox sent up river. http://bit.ly/17khXx2

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Repevans33: I really wish I could have personally been in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on… http://fb.me/19dcFB8Yh I really wish I could have personally been in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on… http://fb.me/19dcFB8Yh

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Repevans33: I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/12j3hmfAk I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/12j3hmfAk

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rebootillinois: We love #Illinois. Our homes are worth fighting for. Join us! http://ow.ly/ohAOA #Fight4IL We love #Illinois. Our homes are worth fighting for. Join us! http://ow.ly/ohAOA#Fight4IL

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WVON1690: Check out photos from WVON’s 50th Anniversary Celebration events. If you see yourself tag and share. #WVON50years… http://fb.me/JvYK7Yy2 Check out photos from WVON’s 50th Anniversary Celebration events. If you see yourself tag and share. #WVON50years… http://fb.me/JvYK7Yy2

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WBEZNews: Hundreds march from CPS to City Hall in call for elected school board http://bit.ly/15xX5lz Hundreds march from CPS to City Hall in call for elected school boardhttp://bit.ly/15xX5lz

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DavidOrmsby: Dan Rutherford Backs Tea Party Opposition to Education Reform – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/08/28/insider-dan-rutherford-backs-tea-party-opposition-to-education-reform/ … #twill Dan Rutherford Backs Tea Party Opposition to Education Reform –http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/08/28/insider-dan-rutherford-backs-tea-party-opposition-to-education-reform/ … #twill

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moniquegarcia: Quinn also welcomed Rep. Derrick Smith to speak at the podium. Quinn previously called on Smith to resign following federal bribery charge. Quinn also welcomed Rep. Derrick Smith to speak at the podium. Quinn previously called on Smith to resign following federal bribery charge.

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Training to tote: Illinois concealed carry coursework in limbo – Medill Reports: Chicago Training to tote: Illinois concealed carry coursework in limboMedill Reports: ChicagoColleen Daley, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Handgun Violence, said she hopes that amendments to strengthen restrictions on concealed carry will surface then. Whether those changes may impact concealed carry coursework remains to …

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Area Businesses Included on Illinois Tollway’s ‘Super Scofflaws’ List The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday began publishing on its website the names of businesses that have over $1,000 in fines.

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Area Businesses Included on Illinois Tollway’s ‘Super Scofflaws’ List The Illinois Tollway on Wednesday began publishing on its website the names of businesses that have over $1,000 in fines.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
New Illinois rule allows underage kids to get sex infection vaccination without parents’ knowledge 4 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed to Illinois Review that twelve-year-old children could now be getting Gardasil vaccine shots without their parents’ knowledge or permission. A new administrative rule set into place in late June (see…

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Cleveland streetcar now in Illinois after plans for University Circle display … – Plain Dealer Cleveland streetcar now in Illinois after plans for University Circle display …Plain DealerBrookins assembled, displayed and operated trolleys at Trolleyville U.S.A. in Olmsted Township. After Trolleyville closed in 2002, Lake Shore Electric Railway Inc. formed to preserve the cars and crafted a downtown proposal for a trolley loop and museum.

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Carbondale mayor wants sales tax increase – The Southern Carbondale mayor wants sales tax increaseThe SouthernCARBONDALE — Carbondale Mayor Joel Fritzler has proposed increasing the city’s sales tax by 0.25 percent in an effort to help local public safety officer pensions and in the restoration of some community buildings. Fritzler announced the proposal …

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States experimenting to lower health care costs – The Southern States experimenting to lower health care costsThe SouthernOregon health officials are concentrating on coordinating services and preventing hospital stays. New Jersey medical centers are rewarding doctors who can save money without jeopardizing patient care. And Massachusetts is expanding the role of …

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Dillard drops hints on his Lt. Gov. choice – Quincy Journal Dillard drops hints on his Lt. Gov. choiceQuincy JournalState Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) has been widely rumored to be Dillard’s choice for Lt. Governor. She was born in Carbondale, Illinois and lived in Anna. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with both a bachelor’s degree and a law …

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rosalindrossi: Running a Tab: #IllinoisTollway publishes list of "#SuperScofflaws." http://bit.ly/17imsub Know anyone on this list: http://bit.ly/14Ef5LaRunning a Tab: #IllinoisTollway publishes list of "#SuperScofflaws." http://bit.ly/17imsub Know anyone on this list:http://bit.ly/14Ef5La

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ChicagoReporter: Missed the bus to the 50th anniversary March on Washington? Let @ChicagoReporter take you there. VIDEO: http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-muckrakers/2013/08/reflecting-on-the-dream-50-years-later/ … Missed the bus to the 50th anniversary March on Washington? Let @ChicagoReporter take you there. VIDEO:http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-muckrakers/2013/08/reflecting-on-the-dream-50-years-later/

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Will County Horse Tests Positive for West Nile Virus Fear is that human cases will begin to surface in the region next.

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IllinoisReview: New rule allows Illinois kids to get secret STD vaccinations http://bit.ly/1chMGw9 #parentalrights #underage #Gardasil #STDs @joelpollak New rule allows Illinois kids to get secret STD vaccinations http://bit.ly/1chMGw9 #parentalrights #underage #Gardasil #STDs @joelpollak

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Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Discuss Legislation At Bud Billiken Parade … – Huffington Post Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Discuss Legislation At Bud Billiken Parade …Huffington Post9, 2012, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, DC. Opponents of a gay marriage ban in Illinois don’t have to worry about a fight from attorneys who would normally be responsible …

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Tasteful teachings – Illinois Times Illinois TimesTasteful teachingsIllinois Times“E Pluribus unum” is the 2013 theme of this year’s Prairieland Chautauqua to be held four evenings over Labor Day weekend. Modeled after traditional Chautauquas, which were educational gatherings named after the first, held on Lake Chautauqua, the …

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Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Discuss Legislation At Bud Billiken Parade … – Huffington Post Illinois Gay Marriage Supporters Discuss Legislation At Bud Billiken Parade …Huffington PostIllinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, looks on during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Senate committee approved legalizing gay marriage for the …

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Evanston Man Charged In Cross-County Heroin Bust More than 30 people were charged in a large heroin trafficking ring that operated in DuPage and Cook counties

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Illinois Tollway Lists Suburban Businesses Owing Over $1K in Fines At least one area business was included on the Illinois Tollway’s ‘Super Scofflaws’ list, which was published Wednesday on its website.

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Illinois EPA Issues Update on June Seward Explosion and Fire – WIFR MyStateline.comIllinois EPA Issues Update on June Seward Explosion and FireWIFRUPDATE: SEWARD (WIFR) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) today issued an update to the public regarding an explosion and fire that took place at Nova-Kem Chemicals Company on June 2-3, 2013. The portions of the facility that …Chemical plant executive apologizes for June fire

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Arn: Robo-calls ask, "Adam Kinzinger For Governor?" 2 By Ulysses Arn – Robo-calls in the 9th and 16th congresional districts, as well as parts of Lake County,

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District 41 Approves $300,000 for ‘Innovation Lab’ Designs The new labs could be in place by 2017 and are considered a key part of the overall task of replacing aging portable classrooms.

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Illinews: Alton: Quinn touts money for SIUE Science Building Alton: Quinn touts money for SIUE Science Buildinghttp://bit.ly/151qily

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Chicago Woman Reflects On Attending March On Washington CHICAGO (CBS) — March 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that would help to unify a nation. Among the sea of people in the crowd was Chicagoan Brenetta Howell Barrett. “That day, I mean I was just thrilled,” said Barrett. Barrett helped to organize marchers from Chicago, spreading the one word that summed up demands splashed on all the signs: Freedom. “To me, the word freedom

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Medical Marijuana Research Comes to Illinois Don’t Forget to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE! SOURCES: http://newsreport.us.com/medical-marijuana-cancer-research-arrives-in-illinois/ From: The Buzz Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:11 More in Entertainment

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Aurora aims to hire firm to brand city AURORA — Aurora officials aim to hire a Nashville municipal branding firm to head up the city’s branding efforts. Under a proposal, Aurora plans to hire Tennessee-based North Star Destination Strategies Inc. for $138,000. Six branding firms submitted proposals to the city and four firms were deemed qualified, City Director of Communications Clayton Muhammad said at a Finance Committee meeting

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mccann_sam: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our town hall tonight in Godfrey! pic.twitter.com/WSg0yMuhDp Thanks to everyone who joined us for our town hall tonight in Godfrey! pic.twitter.com/WSg0yMuhDp

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EdSullivanforIL: Criminals know where the guns are. RT@natashakorecki @tnovaksuntimes: Chicago’s safest hoods? Where the cops live. … Criminals know where the guns are. RT@natashakorecki @tnovaksuntimes: Chicago’s safest hoods? Where the cops live. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2013/These-Are-the-Safest-Neighborhoods-in-Chicago/?r=4357J6816023F6X

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RutherfordDan: Visited with members of Tooling and Manufacturing Association Board of Directors today. Visited with members of Tooling and Manufacturing Association Board of Directors today.

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RepChrisWelch: Onward and Upward! Onward and Upward!

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mikeunes: I hope you can join me in walking in the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade on Sat., Sept. 7th! I hope you can join me in walking in the Pekin Marigold Festival Parade on Sat., Sept. 7th! http://fb.me/2FPsfcb5m

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KirkDillard: Had great time at Republican Day at DuQuoin State Fair! pic.twitter.com/dEqWSj7nls Had great time at Republican Day at DuQuoin State Fair!pic.twitter.com/dEqWSj7nls

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ilwatchdog: Reason we should be your news service: The words "Miley Cyrus" didn’t appear in a single story yesterday or today. Reason we should be your news service: The words "Miley Cyrus" didn’t appear in a singlehttp://Watchdog.org story yesterday or today.

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ashvinlad: I see @Bill_Brady has joined @BruceRauner as only Gov candidates using hashtags in their tweets. Just gotta be consistent. Oh, and no " ‘s" I see @Bill_Brady has joined @BruceRauner as only Gov candidates using hashtags in their tweets. Just gotta be consistent. Oh, and no " ‘s"

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Illini will play many freshmen in opener, but here are four to watch – Chicago Sun-Times Illini will play many freshmen in opener, but here are four to watchChicago Sun-TimesIllini will play many freshmen in opener, but here are four to watch. BY STEVE GREENBERG Staff Reporter August 27, 2013 9:40PM. Jonathan Miano/Staff Photographer/Sun-Time MediWest 20100720 Friday Bolingbrook — A. Jonathan Miano/Staff Photographer/Sun …

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Our view: A serious setback to overcome One of the more disturbing stories we’ve covered during the past year, one that’s still unfolding, is the stunning negligence, if not callousness, of Robbins police in not pursuing at least 201 rape cases dating back nearly 30 years. Cook County sheriff’s police, who have been assisting Robbins police since January, discovered the rape evidence kits in the police department’s evidence room tha

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rebootillinois: Which #Illinois lawmakers have been in office longest? Find out in our Top 10 list! Click here: #twILL Which #Illinois lawmakers have been in office longest? Find out in our Top 10 list! Click here: http://goo.gl/Fw6ibn#twILL

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BillRuthhart: Illinois Tollway to post names of scofflaws who owe more than $1,000 in tolls and fines, @RichWronski reports: … #twill Illinois Tollway to post names of scofflaws who owe more than $1,000 in tolls and fines, @RichWronski reports: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-tollway-scofflaws-20130828,0,3573535.story … #twill

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Congresswoman Duckworth Announces DOHHS Grant to Renz Addiction … – eNews Park Forest Congresswoman Duckworth Announces DOHHS Grant to Renz Addiction …eNews Park ForestToday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) announced a grant of $520,000 to Renz Addiction Counseling Center located in Elgin, Illinois. The Department of Health and Human Services grant will go towards improving the Center’s mental health and …

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Republicans Rally at the Du Quoin State Fair – WSIL TV Republicans Rally at the Du Quoin State FairWSIL TVIt’s a familiar place for State Senator Bill Brady, who narrowly lost to the Governor Quinn in 2010. "I got 1.8 million votes," said Brady. … Another Republican candidate, State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, was not at the fair Tuesday. However …

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SenatorKirk: Reflecting on the importance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in Freeport site of 2nd debate on this day in 1858 pic.twitter.com/wbjASrJQRZ Reflecting on the importance of the Lincoln-Douglas debates in Freeport site of 2nd debate on this day in 1858 pic.twitter.com/wbjASrJQRZ

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SuperAbe2014: @michaeltams @JDDeSplinter @JohnnyLappe @RonSandack I have the modern day legion of doom following me. Of course @BrunoBehrend is the brains @michaeltams @JDDeSplinter @JohnnyLappe @RonSandack I have the modern day legion of doom following me. Of course @BrunoBehrend is the brains

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RepChrisWelch: Today I was proud to present the Village of LaGrange Park and Mayor Discipio with a check for $450,000 for capital improvements!Today I was proud to present the Village of LaGrange Park and Mayor Discipio with a check for $450,000 for capital improvements!

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KirkDillard: Rolled out a big endorsement yesterday! Humbled and honored to receive the confidence of so many groups. Most p… Rolled out a big endorsement yesterday! Humbled and honored to receive the confidence of so many groups. Most p… http://bit.ly/1dlx0en

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RepBerrios: Thanks @RevBrewChicago for an awesome dinner & great beer choices! Fun times in #39thDistrict Thanks @RevBrewChicago for an awesome dinner & great beer choices! Fun times in #39thDistrict

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Bill_Brady: Lots of enthusiastic Republicans at DuQuoin Fair tonight. Great to see many Southern Illinois friends #Let’sFinishtheJob Lots of enthusiastic Republicans at DuQuoin Fair tonight. Great to see many Southern Illinois friends #Let’sFinishtheJob

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Blueroomstream: 961,142 fairgoers passed through the gates this year, an increase of five percent – or 42,707 visitors – compared to 918,435 a year ago. 961,142 fairgoers passed through the gates this year, an increase of five percent – or 42,707 visitors – compared to 918,435 a year ago.

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Illinews: Sun-Times: City taps 3 TIFs to help bring 90 jobs to new Pullman plant Sun-Times: City taps 3 TIFs to help bring 90 jobs to new Pullman plant http://bit.ly/152hLyP

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Expanding Illinois tire plant gets new rail spur – Fort Worth Star Telegram Expanding Illinois tire plant gets new rail spurFort Worth Star TelegramThe Associated Press. MOUNT VERNON, Ill. — One of southern Illinois’ biggest employers now has a new railroad spur as it presses ahead with a $129-million expansion it says will add 100 jobs by mid-2015. The $1.1 million spur paid for by Illinois …

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Kadner: No reports, so Harvey fined $19300 – SouthtownStar Kadner: No reports, so Harvey fined $19300SouthtownStarBradley Hahn, a spokesman for Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, said Harvey has been hit with $19,300 in fines. A new law took effect this year that gives the comptroller the ability to fine local governments that file to comply with the financial …

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State-Funded Improvement Will Strengthen Company’s Expansion and Lead to … – eNews Park Forest State-Funded Improvement Will Strengthen Company’s Expansion and Lead to …eNews Park ForestToday’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and build a 21st century infrastructure that will drive Illinois’ economy forward. “Continental Tire is one of the largest single site downstate employers in Illinois with 3,000 employees …

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IDES office to become call center – Quad City Times IDES office to become call centerQuad City TimesPat Verschoore, D-Milan, have asked Department of Employee Security Director Jay Rowell for a compromise, with the office opened on a part-time basis. They are pleased that more jobs could be added to the call center. "I think we’re compromise people," …

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silreport: Concealed-carry classes to be offered at new Marion gun range: With Illinois concealed carry on the way, anoth… Concealed-carry classes to be offered at new Marion gun range: With Illinois concealed carry on the way, anoth… http://bit.ly/1aPgLVQ

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New State Driver’s Facility A Good Thing: Des Plaines Officials – Journal & Topics Newspapers Online New State Driver’s Facility A Good Thing: Des Plaines OfficialsJournal & Topics Newspapers OnlineMarty Moylan (D-55th) echoed Bartholomew’s comments saying the new facility will be a “positive" for Des Plaines because people visiting it will also visit local businesses to shop of get a sandwich. Several weeks ago, the Journal & Topics Newspapers …

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NewsradioWJPF: Triple A says 34 Million people will hit the road for this Labor Day Weekend. Triple A says 34 Million people will hit the road for this Labor Day Weekend.

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ToddStapleton1: Illinois farmers take biggest hit after drought Illinois farmers take biggest hit after drought http://bit.ly/19MKICZ

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DailyHerald.com > Top News

How IDOT truck escaped red-light ticket Hanover Park police have only dismissed one red light camera ticket in two years. That ticket was issued to the driver of an Illinois Department of Transportation truck but cancelled after an IDOT worker sent police a note on agency letterhead saying the truck was on state business at the time. Now, IDOT and others are investigating. "To me, it’s highly unusual," Hanover Park…

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byers_brian: Does #BillBrady have a chance to be Governor? #JohnnyBravo joins us next. Does #BillBrady have a chance to be Governor? #JohnnyBravo joins us next. http://Wsoyam.com

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byers_brian: Does #BillBrady have a chance to be Governor? #JohnnyBravo joins us next. Does #BillBrady have a chance to be Governor? #JohnnyBravo joins us next. http://Wsoyam.com

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Tweets from Illinews

Illinews: Kane County: Our View: U.S. must keep striving toward being ‘free at last’ Kane County: Our View: U.S. must keep striving toward being ‘free at last’ http://bit.ly/16PH8U3

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

Biver & Smith: Durkin Not the Best Choice to Lead Illinois House GOP By John Biver & David Smith – It’s being reported that Illinois House minority leader Tom Cross (R-Plainfield) is considering a run for state treasurer. That would create a vacancy not only in the Illinois House but also in the…

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IllinoisReview: Documentary film about America’s central bank coming to Chicago #twill #illinois Documentary film about America’s central bank coming to Chicago #twill #illinois http://bit.ly/1dmkVFR

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Illinois’ youth deer hunt set for Oct. 12-14 – Herald & Review Illinois’ youth deer hunt set for Oct. 12-14Herald & ReviewIllinois Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday the hunt will be held Oct. 12-14 for youths who haven’t reached their 16th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Participants must have completed a DNR-approved hunter education course.

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nekritz – Google News

Want a State Pension? Become a Lobbyist – AARP News 2 Artesia Daily PressWant a State Pension? Become a LobbyistAARP News (blog)Elaine Nekritz, a Democrat, told AP. The issue has been bouncing around for some time now. A couple of years ago The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, offered up the story of Celeste Carpiano, the executive director of the New Jersey Association of …Lobbyists eligible for public pensionsWhy Are Privately Employed Lobbyists G

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State lawsuit: Handy man illegally booted from apartment over marital status – Chicago Tribune 1 State lawsuit: Handy man illegally booted from apartment over marital statusChicago TribuneThe claim, filed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, alleges that the director of Lawndale Christian violated the recently hired maintenance worker’s civil rights when the director told him that she wouldn’t condone him living with a female companion he …

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Ethanol mandate safe, for now – Agriculture.com Ethanol mandate safe, for nowAgriculture.comThat, said Jennings, is opposed by Representative John Shimkus, an Illinois Republican who heads the same Energy Committee’s subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. Shimkus is a strong supporter of biofuels and helped write the first RFS that …

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Quinn touts money for SIUE Science Building – Alton Telegraph Quinn touts money for SIUE Science BuildingAlton TelegraphJay Hoffman, D-Belleville, and Dan Beiser, D-Alton, and state Sen. William R. Haine D-Alton. The governor also expressed his gratitude to all the various trade unions that represent the construction workers who built the new building and will renovate …

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NBC News

Immigration reform activists seize on ‘moral tone’ of civil rights movement – NBC Politics 2 By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC NewsFifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic call for racial equality in the March on Washington, immigration reform activists are seizing on his "moral tone" in their fight for laws easing a pathway to citizenship. Watch the Aug. 25, 1963 edition of Meet the Press, featuring interviews with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP e

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Quinn to travel to Japan for conference – The State Journal-Register Agri NewsQuinn to travel to Japan for conferenceThe State Journal-RegisterDECATUR — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is set to travel to Japan next month for a conference. It’s the 2013 Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference. Nine states, including Illinois, are members of the association. Governors, lieutenant governors and …GOVERNOR QUINN ANNOUNCES ILLINOIS STATE FAIR ATTENDANCE …IL lowers school

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Wheaton Patch

Wheaton Tries to Move On After Department Bullying Exposé – Government – Wheaton, IL Patch City officials are defending their handling of workplace harassment after a Chicago Tribune expose claimed that it was “tolerated and ignored for years.” City of Wheaton officials on Monday publically addressed the allegations put forth in last week’s Chicago Tribune exposé of “a city department where workplace bullying… was tolerated and ignored for years,” the Daily H

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Wheaton Patch

Wheaton Tries to Move On After Department Bullying Exposé – Government – Wheaton, IL Patch City officials are defending their handling of workplace harassment after a Chicago Tribune expose claimed that it was “tolerated and ignored for years.” City of Wheaton officials on Monday publically addressed the allegations put forth in last week’s Chicago Tribune exposé of “a city department where workplace bullying… was tolerated and ignored for years,” the Daily H

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Downers Grove CPA Announces Run for State Treasurer – Patch.com Downers Grove CPA Announces Run for State TreasurerPatch.com"We need a financial professional watching over our tax dollars," Grogan said on his campaign Facebook page. "The practices of the past have led us to lost jobs, the brink of bankruptcy and a government that serves career politicians. I’ll work to …DuPage auditor to run for state treasurer

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MikeforIllinois: Stopped by #Decatur for the 2013 #FarmProgressShow. Always a good time talking with folks in #Illinois #agriculture. … Stopped by #Decatur for the 2013 #FarmProgressShow. Always a good time talking with folks in #Illinois #agriculture. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151627996736961.1073741842.191309156960&type=3

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RepKellyCassidy: @StateRepAnthony nice to "meet" you. Looking forward to working with you. @StateRepAnthony nice to "meet" you. Looking forward to working with you.

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AndyManar: Today’s senior fair in Benld was a huge success. We will post pictures and information soon. Tomorrow kicks off… Today’s senior fair in Benld was a huge success. We will post pictures and information soon. Tomorrow kicks off… http://fb.me/2AciBG8bV

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nwitimes.com

Lake County officials crave a piece of new tax windfall CROWN POINT | It was make-a-wish day at the Lake County Council.Some 50 local government department heads stood up Tuesday before county government’s budget makers and dreamed of raises, bonuses and more money for just about everything in 2014.The requests add up to tens of millions more dollars than the $109 million the state will allow local government to collect from county property

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Lake County officials crave a piece of new tax windfall – nwitimes.com Lake County officials crave a piece of new tax windfallnwitimes.comA representative for Calumet Township, Jackie Collins, said her office needs more money for supplies, postage and higher telephone and NIPSCO bills. For Lake County government, Treasurer John Petalas said, "We have a strong need for more part-time …

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Illinois governor signs law to regulate use of drones used by law enforcement – Daily Journal Illinois governor signs law to regulate use of drones used by law enforcementDaily JournalDaniel Biss has said the law helps maintain a reasonable expectation of privacy. The American Civil Liberties Union praises the new law as appropriate and reasonable. The legislation outlines a few exceptions, including when the Department of Homeland …

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StateRepSara: Please take a look at the latest Community Alert from the 19th Police District. pic.twitter.com/R1Y6Ik7pBG Please take a look at the latest Community Alert from the 19th Police District. pic.twitter.com/R1Y6Ik7pBG

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mjzalewski: @StateRepAnthony welcome to the House, Representative. @StateRepAnthony welcome to the House, Representative.

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SenatorBush: Do you live in Grayslake School District 46? Click for information on school closings Aug. 28th – 30th. Do you live in Grayslake School District 46? Click http://on.fb.me/18YWedB for information on school closings Aug. 28th – 30th.

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Tweets from Ryan Keith

whaas17: Nice chat with Jim Sacia today. Hope I can find the time to write about it. @rrstar @journalstandard Nice chat with Jim Sacia today. Hope I can find the time to write about it. @rrstar @journalstandard

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Tweets from Ryan Keith

amaloney24: RT @CDLB Lobbyist/vet John D. Carr’s book connects time in Iraq to man who inspired ‘Great Escape’ … … RT @CDLB Lobbyist/vet John D. Carr’s book connects time in Iraq to man who inspired ‘Great Escape’http://chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/08/27/dispatch-8-27-13.aspx … …(@thebushellblog)

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Politics 1

JohnMTillman: Joining @PaulLisnek at 6:15p on @PoliticsTonight to talk pensions and governor’s race Joining @PaulLisnek at 6:15p on @PoliticsTonight to talk pensions and governor’s race

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Introducing the Illinois Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative This innovation project is an effort to redesign the health care delivery system in Illinois for those who are enrolled in both the Medicare and Medicaid pro… From: Aging In Chicago Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 07:45 More in People & Blogs

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WCIA 3 News’s Facebook Wall

Carle Hospital has issued a statement about the proposed tax increase in Urbana. Carle Hospital has issued a statement about the proposed tax increase in Urbana.Hospital doesn’t want blame for possible tax hikewww.illinoishomepage.netURBANA — Carle Hospital says it’s not to blame for a possible sales tax increase in town.

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WUIS’s Facebook Wall

untitled WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: August 27, 2013wuis.orgThe State Journal-Register’s Business Editor Tim Landis joins us to talk about the possibility of faster freight trains along Springfield’s Third Street

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Daily Herald’s Facebook Wall

"Telling my parents I was going into the cannabis consulting and technology busi… "Telling my parents I was going into the cannabis consulting and technology business, that was an awkward conversation," Naperville native Chris Bochenski says.Naperville native can start his medical pot businesswww.dailyherald.comIlllinois’ approval of medical marijuana opens up new markets for businesses and means more opportunity for Naperville native Chris Bochenski of the Quantum 9 canabis co

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WBEZ hangs out with Robert Scoble WBEZ hangs out with Robert Scoble. From: WBEZ Views: 0 1 ratings Time: 51:40 More in Entertainment

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Illinois House Republicans plan to elect new caucus leader on Thursday – The Republic Illinois House Republicans plan to elect new caucus leader on ThursdayThe RepublicSPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Illinois House Republicans will gather later this week to choose a new leader of their caucus. The Thursday meeting at the Statehouse Inn in Springfield follows House Republican Leader Tom Cross’s announcement last week that he …Moving on: Cross to step down from House leadership to run for

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DailyHerald.com > Top News

Cook county commissioners want three Metra board to resign 1 A group of suburban Cook County commissioners is calling for the resignation of the three remaining Metra board members who represent Cook County — former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder, Don De Graff, and William Widmer.

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Gov. Quinn opens railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon – KFVS Gov. Quinn opens railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mt. VernonKFVSMOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) – Governor Pat Quinn was joined by local and company officials to open a new railroad spur to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon on Tuesday, a state-funded infrastructure improvement that will strengthen the company’s expansion …Railroad project helps Continental Tire

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Watch reported stolen from intensive care unit – Aurora Beacon News Watch reported stolen from intensive care unitAurora Beacon NewsA man reported a gold Rolex watch was stolen between 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday from the prenatal intensive care unit at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. The watch is valued at $12,000. Aurora. Charles J. Gonzalez, 21, of the 800 block of Foran …

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Illinois governor rejects mass transit contracts bill, cites problems at Metra – The Republic Illinois governor rejects mass transit contracts bill, cites problems at MetraThe RepublicBy SOPHIA TAREEN Associated Press August 27, 2013 – 5:56 pm EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn rejected a bill Tuesday that would have allowed Illinois’ mass transit agencies to spend more on projects without giving public notice …

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Journal Star’s Facebook Wall

Attendance at the Peoria Riverfront Museum has come in nearly 25 percent below e… Attendance at the Peoria Riverfront Museum has come in nearly 25 percent below expectations.Peoria Riverfront Museum attendance nearly 25 percent below expectationswww.pjstar.comAttendance was lower and the red ink was deeper than expected during the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s first year. While officials running the facility remain upbeat about its long-term prospects — and even improvements mad

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Quinn signs wheat, local food, egg bills into law – Agri News Agri NewsQuinn signs wheat, local food, egg bills into lawAgri NewsTim Bivins, R-Dixon, allows the state to impose fines on egg wholesalers who sell eggs to any person or business not properly licensed by the state. The bill also allows the state to suspend the wholesale license of the offender if the penalties and …

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Plainfield Patch

Egan Second Democrat Running for Will County Sheriff The Will County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant said he will announce his candidacy Friday. One other Dem, and two Republicans have also announced.

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

State Rep. Jeanne Ives keynotes West Point’s Women’s Equality Day Observation Lunch 2 Illinois State Rep. Jeanne Ives delivers the Keynote Address at the West Point Officers Club WHEATON, IL – Yesterday afternoon, August 26, State Representative Jeanne Ives was the keynote speaker at West Point’s 2013 Women’s Equality Day Observation Luncheon. Ives…

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

State Rep. Jeanne Ives keynotes West Point’s Women’s Equality Day Observation Lunch Illinois State Rep. Jeanne Ives delivers the Keynote Address at the West Point Officers Club WHEATON, IL – Yesterday afternoon, August 26, State Representative Jeanne Ives was the keynote speaker at West Point’s 2013 Women’s Equality Day Observation Luncheon. Ives…

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Bat found in Tinley Park was rabid A bat found in the 16400 block of Beverly Avenue in Tinley Park tested positive for rabies, the village said Tuesday in a news release. The village said that pet owners should keep their pets on a leash when outside of their home, and that pets should be current on their rabies vaccine. Residents are advised not to handle any bats, skunks or other wild animals. If any bats or skunks are found

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Moving on: Cross to step down from House leadership to run for state treasurer – The Bugle Moving on: Cross to step down from House leadership to run for state treasurerThe BugleLinda Holmes,” Cross said. “I never minded reaching across the aisle to get things done.” Former state Rep. Brent Hassert represented Plainfield before Cross and also served as Cross’ deputy leader for several years. He said there is no one more …

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Mokena Patch

Extreme Heat Slows Metra Trains, Pre-Labor Day Schedules Start Friday Metra riders could experience delays of 10 to 15 this week as trains operate as reduced speeds.

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SJ-R.com’s Facebook Wall

Last week, Dave Bakke revealed his list of the Most Useless Traffic Lights in Sp… Last week, Dave Bakke revealed his list of the Most Useless Traffic Lights in Springfield (http://bit.ly/1aMKL4R). He’ll have a follow-up tomorrow with additional entries suggested by our readers. What traffic lights in this city drive you to frustration?

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ILHelpDesk: IDNR-Sponsored Fire Crew Assists in Wildland Firefight in Western U.S. IDNR-Sponsored Fire Crew Assists in Wildland Firefight in Western U.S. http://dlvr.it/3shKsV

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Opens Railroad Spur to Mount Vernon’s Continental Tire – State-Funded Improvement Will Strengthen… Governor Quinn Opens Railroad Spur to Mount Vernon’s Continental Tire – State-Funded Improvement Will Strengthen… http://dlvr.it/3shKst

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ISBEnews: The new issue of #ISBE’s Weekly Message is now available online at …. The new issue of #ISBE’s Weekly Message is now available online athttp://www.isbe.net/board/archivemessages/2013/message_082713.pdf ….

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GovernorQuinn: This morning at @FPShow I proclaimed 8/28 #EmmettSeftonDay in honor of the man who brought the show to @DecaturIL_ & his dedication to #ILAg This morning at @FPShow I proclaimed 8/28 #EmmettSeftonDay in honor of the man who brought the show to @DecaturIL_ & his dedication to #ILAg

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SenatorKirk: Honored to visit the home of my #IL 10 predecessor, Elihu Washburne in #Galena #Illinois. Thx for the tour, Terry. pic.twitter.com/v3PkBX4xOp Honored to visit the home of my #IL 10 predecessor, Elihu Washburne in #Galena #Illinois. Thx for the tour, Terry. pic.twitter.com/v3PkBX4xOp

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ChicagosMayor: [Live at 2pm CT] We’re officially breaking ground on the Bloomingdale Trail. Tune in: cc @The606Chicago [Live at 2pm CT] We’re officially breaking ground on the Bloomingdale Trail. Tune in:http://bit.ly/VKJrnz cc @The606Chicago

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MeredithVK: Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Rep. John Anthony (R-Plainfield) takes the oath in… … Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Rep. John Anthony (R-Plainfield) takes the oath in… http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/08/rep-john-anthony-r-plainfield-takes.html?spref=tw

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SenatorHunter: Today I joined in the Million Father March, promoting black male involvement in the education of their children Today I joined in the Million Father March, promoting black male involvement in the education of their children http://bit.ly/1cdZe7z

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RepBobRita: Stay cool out there this next week. Use this handy list of cooling centers in your area if you need it. … Stay cool out there this next week. Use this handy list of cooling centers in your area if you need it. http://www2.illinois.gov/keepcool/pages/coolingcenters.aspx

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mjzalewski: "But that’s not how it works in a representative democracy…" @rebootillinois @aquavelvetman … "But that’s not how it works in a representative democracy…" @rebootillinois @aquavelvetmanhttp://www.chicagonow.com/fighting-for-illinois/2013/08/pension-committee-compromise-sure-to-displease/

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

Chicago home shoppers could see their new investment pay off in a year — or eigh… Chicago home shoppers could see their new investment pay off in a year — or eight — depending on where they buy, according to a new analysis. How long does it take to make up the cost of owning a newly bought Chicago-area home compared with renting?How long until you break even on a house?www.chicagorealestatedaily.comYour journal for Chicago area real estate business news, trends, events and pub

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Media Links

ChicagoBreaking: MacArthur Foundation bumps ‘genius’ grants to $625K MacArthur Foundation bumps ‘genius’ grants to $625Khttp://trib.in/1dkIMFK

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JohnReynoldsSJR: C-owner of Knights Action Park said cool summer has meant a 30 percent drop in business. See tomorrow’s SJ-R C-owner of Knights Action Park said cool summer has meant a 30 percent drop in business. See tomorrow’s SJ-R

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illinois mental health – Google …

Mental health conference features nationally recognized speakers – Northwest Herald Mental health conference features nationally recognized speakersNorthwest HeraldNanette Larson, director of recovery support services for the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health, will deliver the keynote address, “Recovery: The Journey to Health and Wellness.” A nationally recognized leader and speaker …

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illinois education – Google News

Some Illinois districts dropping federal lunches – Education Week News Some Illinois districts dropping federal lunchesEducation Week NewsSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Some Illinois school districts are part of a nationwide trend of dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. Catlin Community District 5 Superintendent Gary Lewis says some of his students won’t eat some of the …

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the southern – Google News

Big Muddy prison on lockdown again – The Southern Big Muddy prison on lockdown againThe SouthernSPRINGFIELD – For the second time in less than two weeks, part of a Southern Illinois prison is on lockdown after prison guards found potential weapons stashed in a cell. The move to limit inmate movement at the medium-security Big Muddy Correctional …

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the southern – Google News

JALC Board takes a close look at tentative budget – The Southern JALC Board takes a close look at tentative budgetThe SouthernCARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College officials cut it close with this year’s proposed $38 million budget, having until Sept. 30 to meet a state law deadline, but they maintain the extra work was worth it. College trustees agreed this week to put the …

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StateRepSara: Please take a look at the latest Community Alert from the 19th Police District. pic.twitter.com/R1Y6Ik7pBG Please take a look at the latest Community Alert from the 19th Police District. pic.twitter.com/R1Y6Ik7pBG

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alindall: "Food-Raiser" benefits IL Unites for Marriage, 9/16 @ Hideout w/ DJs Albini, Miller, Tshilds, Mazurek, more. Tix: "Food-Raiser" benefits IL Unites for Marriage, 9/16 @ Hideout w/ DJs Albini, Miller, Tshilds, Mazurek, more. Tix: https://secure.ilunites.org/foodraiser

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illinoisIGNN: 8/22/13 Governor #Quinn Announces More Than $43.2 Million in Capital Funds for Macon and Sangamon County #Schools #IL 8/22/13 Governor #Quinn Announces More Than $43.2 Million in Capital Funds for Macon and Sangamon County #Schools http://il.gov/11503 #IL

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A $100K Mystery at 5th Street Food Mart – Lincoln Courier A $100K Mystery at 5th Street Food MartLincoln CourierOn October 20, 2012 a Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Lincoln store, the purcharer matched all five numbers in the drawing making them a winner of $100,000. Since the win 10 month’s ago officals at the Illinois State Lottery have …

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ElectScottG: Congratulations to State Representative John Anthony who was appointed to the 75th district last night! #twill #ilgop Congratulations to State Representative John Anthony who was appointed to the 75th district last night! #twill #ilgop

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AmandaVinicky: Excerpt 2/2 "We can and should work together to be an even more effective minority with a new Leader and energized members." #twill #GOP Excerpt 2/2 "We can and should work together to be an even more effective minority with a new Leader and energized members." #twill #GOP

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IL_Observer: Insider: Illinois Labor Rejects Pension Reform Compromise #twill Insider: Illinois Labor Rejects Pension Reform Compromise http://wp.me/P2kvOk-2VG #twill

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chicago sun-times – Google News

Feds raid 2nd Chicago scrap-metal firm – Chicago Sun-Times 7 Feds raid 2nd Chicago scrap-metal firmChicago Sun-TimesThis time it was Serlin Iron & Metal Company on the Northwest Side, said Randall Samborn, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago. Agents with the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant …

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chicago sun-times – Google News

MORRISSEY: Brian Urlacher goes from media snubber to media member – Chicago Sun-Times MORRISSEY: Brian Urlacher goes from media snubber to media memberChicago Sun-TimesMany years ago, the NFL team I covered had a cornerback who refused to talk with reporters. No one knew where it all had gone wrong in his dealings with the media, but it was clear he rather would have gargled with Drano than associate with us.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

New play to debut about Stu Levine * From a press release… During the federal investigation of former Governor Rod Blagojevich, one of the biggest stories became the unsavory life of political insider and star government witness, Stuart Levine. As the judge said at Levine’s sentencing: “you are certainly one of the most corrupt individuals this district has ever seen.” The tawdry and […]

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illinois infrastructure – Google…

Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband network – FierceTelecom Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband networkFierceTelecomThis could help doctors in underserved areas in Southern Illinois transmit medical records and vital information quickly. Governor Quinn has invested over $71 million under the Illinois Jobs Now! program to build out new broadband network infrastructure.Illinois Announces Fourth Major Gigabit Network, to Frontier Com

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Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K users – Quincy Herald Whig Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K usersQuincy Herald WhigAssociated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) – Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

A cautionary tale * I was visiting a good friend’s office yesterday and accidentally left my mobile phone behind. I was sitting at a stop light in front of her office building listening to some loud tunes on the radio when my passenger door suddenly opened. The next thing I knew, there was a smiling person […]

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Tweets from Illinews

Illinews: Moline: Free Dentistry Day in Davenport Moline: Free Dentistry Day in Davenport http://bit.ly/1dn1my7

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Tweets from Ryan Keith

rkprsolutions: Illinois Image: US House Republican Leader Bob Michel, 1988 … … Illinois Image: US House Republican Leader Bob Michel, 1988 http://www.lib.niu.edu/1988/ii880832.html … … http://twitter.com/Iltracker1/status/369135066661675010/photo/1pic.twitter.com/6LpD0Zk8n2

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akeefe: .@capitolfax @WBEZ exclusive: @ACLUofIL hires ex-GOP head @pat_brady to lobby for #gay marriage bill: #twill #tcot.@capitolfax @WBEZ exclusive: @ACLUofIL hires ex-GOP head @pat_brady to lobby for #gay marriage bill: http://goo.gl/937cqK #twill #tcot

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kmrasmussen: Madigan #pension fix would save less than estimated via @AP Madigan #pension fix would save less than estimatedhttp://illin.is/12HLRJZ via @AP

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Legis

ILSenDems: Sen Pres Cullerton visits Southern Illinois; discusses the state’s budget: Sen Pres Cullerton visits Southern Illinois; discusses the state’s budget: http://bit.ly/1dLFNoo

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ILSenDems: Sen Pres Cullerton visits Southern Illinois; discusses the state’s budget: Sen Pres Cullerton visits Southern Illinois; discusses the state’s budget: http://bit.ly/1dLFNoo

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District 86 to receive $17.4 million in capital funds – East Peoria Times-Courier District 86 to receive $17.4 million in capital fundsEast Peoria Times-CourierA long wait is over for officials at District 86 in East Peoria. Superintendent Tony Ingold said the district has been on a state list to receive funding since 2002. On Thursday night, Ingold received a phone call from Sen. Dave Koehler and Rep. Mike …

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Pat Brady to lobby for gay marriage * From WBEZ… The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has hired former state Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady to lobby for a same-sex marriage bill in Springfield, months after his own support of gay marriage sparked a controversy that led to his resignation. The ACLU confirmed Tuesday that it has hired Next Generation Public Affairs, the […]

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Fahner blasts Poe * The Civic Committee’s Ty Fahner has come out from under a rock to blast the possible election of Rep. Raymond Poe as House GOP Leader… “Poe’s selection as leader would be another reason why employers large and small would think it prudent for those companies and shareholders to look for a less hostile business climate,” […]

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Illinois launches sustainable farming effort – Peoria Journal Star Illinois launches sustainable farming effortPeoria Journal StarIllinois officials are kicking off a three-year project aimed at encouraging farmers to plant environmentally friendly cover crops as part of an effort to boost sustainable farming around the state. The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the …

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Question of the day – The Capitol Fax Blog The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Question of the dayThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Some time next spring, Michael Madigan will become the longest-serving state House Speaker in American history. The current record is held by Thomas Bailey Murphy, who ruled the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years, from 1973 to 2002.

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Ill. Expands Recording of Police Interrogations – Officer.com Ill. Expands Recording of Police InterrogationsOfficer.comKwame Raoul, D-Chicago, led the effort in the Senate to expand recording. He could not be reached for comment. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez voiced concern about the financial and logistical implications of the law for large agencies such …

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

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Kadner: Beetle costs Orland Park $3.5 million It’s amazing to see the devastation caused by an insect less than a half-inch long. The emerald ash borer, a green beetle native to Asia, is going to cost Orland Park about $3.5 million over the next five years to seven years. That’s a lot of money, but only a fraction of the roughly $12.5 billion being spent nationwide to cut down and replace damaged ash trees. On Wednesday, a contractor hir

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Another view of traffic going to Progress City for the Farm Progress Show. Thank… Another view of traffic going to Progress City for the Farm Progress Show. Thanks Penny for sharing! Photos of WAND-TV NewsCenter 17My daughter was leaving Decatur this morning to return to college in Indiana. This is what traffic looked liked at 8:15 a.m in front of Pilot on Rt. 48

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Decatur- Congressman Rodney Davis met with city councilman Pat Laegeler and City… Decatur- Congressman Rodney Davis met with city councilman Pat Laegeler and City Manager Ryan McCrady to discuss the problem of Decatur’s high unemployment.http://bit.ly/16KxnXgDavis, City Leaders Discuss Decatur Unemploymentwww.wandtv.com

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Metra Board Picks ‘Railroad Man’ As Interim Director – CBS Local Metra Board Picks ‘Railroad Man’ As Interim DirectorCBS LocalWBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Don Orseno has been serving as Metra’s operations chief, and has been working in the railroad industry for 40 years. “He’s got a lot of experience in the market that we’re in. We run a railroad …

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Early-out parolee accused of murder in Decatur The Associated Press has learned the suspect in a Decatur murder is one of 1,600 Illinois inmates released early as part of the state’s revamped good-behavior release program.

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Naperville native can start his medical pot business – Chicago Daily Herald 3 Naperville native can start his medical pot businessChicago Daily HeraldAs vice president of sales and marketing for a new company called Quantum 9, Naperville native Chris Bochenski, 42, talks about "stimulating the economy" and the "growth potential" for entrepreneurs. Phrases such as "process management," "business …

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Naperville native can start his medical pot business – Chicago Daily Herald Naperville native can start his medical pot businessChicago Daily HeraldAs vice president of sales and marketing for a new company called Quantum 9, Naperville native Chris Bochenski, 42, talks about "stimulating the economy" and the "growth potential" for entrepreneurs. Phrases such as "process management," "business …

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Top biz group rips contender to lead state House GOP – Crain’s Chicago Business Top biz group rips contender to lead state House GOPCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)The head of one of the state’s most influential business groups is making his feelings clear — very clear — about the race to become Illinois House Republican leader. In a series of emails, Tyrone Fahner, Chicago attorney and president of the …

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Montgomery VFW wants early liquor sales for Bears games
The Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Montgomery is looking for a change in its liquor license for the start of the football season. Bill Regan, quartermaster with the Montgomery Memorial Post 7452, made the request the village earlier this week. Citing a variety of issues, Regan said he wants to have an “inside tailgate” party beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays during football season and requeste

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Governor Quinn Launches Statewide Cover Crop Demonstration Project – Initiative Aims to Improve Water Quality, Control Erosion and Increase Yields SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the start of a three-year demonstration project by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to encourage the planting of environmentally-beneficial cover crops. The initiative’s goal is to improve water quality in Illinois lakes and streams by reducing soil erosion and nutrient run-off from farm fields. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agend

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Governor Quinn Visits Nation’s Largest Outdoor Farm Show – Declares Aug. 28 “Emmett Sefton Day” in Illinois at Farm Progress Show DECATUR – Governor Pat Quinn today joined state and local officials in Decatur at the 2013 Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. The Aug. 27 – 29 Farm Progress Show near Richland Community College features more than 640 acres of exhibits and demonstrations that attract more than 300,000 visitors. The Governor today also proclaimed Aug. 28 “Emmett Sefton Day” in Illinois in ho

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Pay or Not, North Shore Legislators Keep Working North Shore members of the Illinois General Assembly remain focused on passing a law to ease the state’s public employee pension burden despite the legal maneuvering going on between Gov. Patrick Quinn and legislative leadership. Quinn used his amendatory veto power July 10 to suspend pay to members of the Illinois Senate and House of…

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State rep says bill would reduce taxes paid by company that manages military housing near Fort Sheridan The state representative from Highwood is calling on Gov. Patrick Quinn to veto a bill that would reduce the amount of property taxes paid by the private company that manages military housing near Fort Sheridan. The bill sponsored by Sen. Terry Link, D-Lincolnshire, would amend legislation passed in 2006 regulating how public-private ventures providing military…

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Legislative Update For August 26: Pensions 8 More than two months have passed since the bipartisan special conference committee on pensions was formed, and with each day that a solution is not brought to lawmakers, public frustration grows. Along with this overall sense of frustration is a great deal of misinformation, and also accusations that legislators aren’t truly interested in solving the pension crisis. I know I speak for every Repre

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State Rep. John Anthony Sworn Into Office Morris, IL…On Monday, newly appointed State Representative John Anthony was sworn into office by Judge Sheldon Sobol. Anthony was selected out of a field of nine applicants to replace resigning State Representative Pam Roth for the 75th District. Representative Roth announced her intentions to resign earlier in the summer after her husband was offered a job in Texas. John Anthony is the first b

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Bipartisan Committee Tackles Education Formula On Monday, August 19, the bipartisan Senate Advisory Committee on Education Funding met in Springfield to hear testimony from the Illinois State Board of Education and others concerning disparities in education funding in Illinois. The committee was formed in response to a Senate Republican study of school funding that drew attention to shifts in school-aid funding and called into question certai

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New Law Sets Speed Limit at 70 MPH in 2014 On January 1 Illinois’ traffic will move a little faster as the state’s speed limit increases to 70 MPH under a new law. Senate Bill 2356, co-sponsored by Senator Duffy, will bring Illinois’ speed limit in line with most of the rest of the country. The new law updates speed limits to reflect the reality of current driving speeds in Illinois and other states. Interstates were designed for a highe

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Cell Phone Driving Ban Under a new law taking effect January 1, Illinois residents will no longer be allowed to talk on cell phones unless they utilize hands-free technology. Illinois is one among a dozen states with similar laws banning the use of cell phones while driving, and already has a prohibition in place for texting and driving.

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Press Release: Rita, Jones Successfully Push for Prepaid Card Reform

See the press release below from state Rep. Bob Rita and Sen. Emil Jones III on the governor signing yesterday SB 1829 they sponsored to provide reform and consumer protections on prepaid debit cards. Let me know if you’d want to connect with Bob or have questions.

 
The link to the bill is here: http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1829&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=72753&SessionID=85&GA=98

 
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Rep. Rita, Sen. Jones Make Successful Push for Prepaid Debit Card Reform

Lawmakers Proud as Gov. Quinn Signs Bill to Protect Consumers from Fraud, Promote Card Use

 

     Date: Aug. 27, 2013                                                                                                 Contact:  Ryan Keith, 217-737-7369

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BLUE ISLAND – State Rep. Bob Rita and State Sen. Emil Jones today announced an important step in protecting consumers on reloadable prepaid debit cards after Gov. Pat Quinn signed their reform legislation into law.

 

Rita, D-Blue Island, and Jones, D-Chicago, worked together this spring to win support in the Illinois House and Senate for Senate Bill 1829, which became law today with the governor’s signature. The legislators worked with the industry to protect consumers, particularly the “unbanked” who have a great need for prepaid debit cards. Gov. Quinn signed the bill into law on Monday.

 

The bill requires that certain disclosures be made when reloadable prepaid cards are offered to customers, making sure customers know how to maximize their own convenience at minimal cost. The disclosures must be clear and conspicuous, and provided to customers in either writing or electronically. The required disclosures to the customer, which must be displayed on card packaging along with a toll-free number for inquiries, include the fee for purchasing the card, any monthly maintenance fees, the cost of withdrawing cash from an ATM and if there are any balance inquiry fees.

 

Many people are using reloadable prepaid debit cards as society moves to more electronic payments. They have become critical for those who do not have access to a bank account, as they allow wages to be deposited electronically and to pay expenses such as online shopping or telephone bill paying.

 

“Our challenge as legislators is to make sure we’re in tune with our constituents, and having a system that protects them as more use these prepaid debit cards is so important,” Rita said. “I was proud to work with Sen. Jones to provide our constituents these protections and ensure they have access to these cards that help them every day. We will be watching closely to make sure this law is doing its job.”

 

“I hope this new law helps ease doubts out there about prepaid debit cards and shows consumers we’re serious in Springfield about working for them,” Jones said. “I appreciate the support of Rep. Rita and my colleagues to stand up for those who need help here and make sure they know how to best use these cards to meet their needs.”

 

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Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogations – Chicago Tribune 6 Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogationsChicago TribuneScott Drury, D-Highwood, had originally proposed earlier this year that police record interrogations in all felonies, a measure some law enforcement authorities, including the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, opposed. Advocates of recording and …More police interrogations to be videotaped under law signed today

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BruceRauner: Wrapped up a great day in Lake County at the Vernon Township GOP. Heading downstate tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/iUTeDJLjMNWrapped up a great day in Lake County at the Vernon Township GOP. Heading downstate tomorrow.pic.twitter.com/iUTeDJLjMN

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RutherfordDan: We have events in September in many areas of the state. I hope you can join me in your community! #twill … We have events in September in many areas of the state. I hope you can join me in your community! #twill http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/List.aspx

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Our View: How should we pay to ensure good state roads? – Freeport Journal-Standard Our View: How should we pay to ensure good state roads?Freeport Journal-StandardMembers of the Transportation for Illinois Coalition have floated an idea that has been met with wide skepticism to say the least. But it’s important to keep the discussion going about how Illinois should pay to maintain its roads. The main thrust of …

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Senator Stadelman to present proclamation to Giorgi family – Rockford Register Star Senator Stadelman to present proclamation to Giorgi familyRockford Register StarROCKFORD — State Senator Steve Stadelman will present the Giorgi family with a proclamation in honor of former county board member Amedeo Giorgi at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the monthly Rockford United Labor meeting held at Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall, …

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Frack Me! Illinois Environmental Council Awards Big Coal/Fracking Champ … – Huffington Post Frack Me! Illinois Environmental Council Awards Big Coal/Fracking Champ …Huffington PostOn the same day as the first results of a long-awaited and major new study on the health impacts of hydraulic fracking for natural gas were released in Pennsylvania, the troubled Illinois Environmental Council boasted of a new "environmental scorecard …19 Legislators Receive 100% Rating from the Illinois En

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Pay or Not, North Shore Legislators Keep Working North Shore members of the Illinois General Assembly remain focused on passing a law to ease the state’s public employee pension burden despite the legal maneuvering going on between Gov. Patrick Quinn and legislative leadership. Quinn used his amendatory veto power July 10 to suspend pay to members of the Illinois Senate and House of…

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State rep says bill would reduce taxes paid by company that manages military housing near Fort Sheridan The state representative from Highwood is calling on Gov. Patrick Quinn to veto a bill that would reduce the amount of property taxes paid by the private company that manages military housing near Fort Sheridan. The bill sponsored by Sen. Terry Link, D-Lincolnshire, would amend legislation passed in 2006 regulating how public-private ventures providing military…

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Preparing for the fracking unknown – The Southern Preparing for the fracking unknownThe SouthernCity and county officials are doing what they can to prepare for the boom associated with hydraulic fracturing — if the process actually comes to Southern Illinois. The region, primarily the eastern half of it, is being eyed for high-volume horizontal …

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Reeder: Illinois workers deserve say regarding union membership – SouthtownStar Reeder: Illinois workers deserve say regarding union membershipSouthtownStarIt’s high time that Illinois legislators free up workers, allowing them to make their choice when it comes to whether or not to join a union. Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist-in-residence at the Illinois Policy Institute …

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Our Opinion: Emergency alert system requires better promotion – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Emergency alert system requires better promotionThe State Journal-RegisterBut with scorching conditions and potentially dangerous triple-digit heat indices settling over central Illinois, it’s a good time to remind residents to sign up for the city of Springfield’s free emergency weather alert system. The opt-in system …

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RepChrisWelch: Gov. Quinn Signs Rep. Welch’s Bill to Help Local Park Districts into Law! #constantcontact Gov. Quinn Signs Rep. Welch’s Bill to Help Local Park Districts into Law! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/19Vlo1f

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danielbiss: Proud to get a 100% rating from @ilenviro on their 2013 scorecard, and excited to work lots more on these issues: Proud to get a 100% rating from @ilenviro on their 2013 scorecard, and excited to work lots more on these issues: http://ilenviro.org/scorecard/

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RepChrisWelch: I will be on WLS, AM-890, tomorrow at 7:35am discussing the newly signed Homeless Bill of Rights. Please listen in if you get a chance. I will be on WLS, AM-890, tomorrow at 7:35am discussing the newly signed Homeless Bill of Rights. Please listen in if you get a chance.

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Residents to address proposed athletic field plan BATAVIA – A group of residents want Batavia School District 101 Board members to reconsider their approval of a plan for an estimated $13.4 million in improvements to Batavia High School’s athletic fields.

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Capitol Renovations Aim For Historical Look – WNIJ and WNIU Capitol Renovations Aim For Historical LookWNIJ and WNIUBy Brian Mackey. Originally published on Mon August 26, 2013 5:25 pm. In Springfield, the west wing of Illinois’ Capitol building is nearing the end of a two-year, $50 million renovation. Listen. Workers are putting on the finishing touches. Everywhere …

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Alvarez Urges Governor To Review State Panel Investigating Police Torture CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has written a scathing letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the state board that looks into police torture allegations has acted illegally. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports Alvarez has told the governor the state’s Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission’s failure to include some victims’ families in the review process is reprehensible and

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Suburban native to produce new John Wayne Gacy movie – Chicago Daily Herald Suburban native to produce new John Wayne Gacy movieChicago Daily HeraldWest, 31, just had a hit with her first movie, the critically acclaimed "Some Girl(s)", starring Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Morrison (an Arlington Heights native) and Emily Watson. The movie made national headlines for its unique Vimeo on …

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Hultgren campaign fined for misstating financials – Kane County Chronicle Hultgren campaign fined for misstating financialsKane County ChronicleRandy Hultgren, R-Winfield, will have to pay a $2,500 penalty to the Federal Election Commission after an audit showed a misstatement of receipts and expenditures for 2009 and 2010. According to the FEC’s audit, Randy Hultgren for Congress’ financial …Arent Fox LLP | Media Mention – The Chicago Tribune Quotes Arent Fox’s Brett

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Metra Board to discuss naming interim CEO on Tuesday – Chicago Sun-Times Metra Board to discuss naming interim CEO on TuesdayChicago Sun-Times… has “strongly urged” that Metra be run by one person, instead of the “split at the top” that board members approved June 21, only minutes after signing off on Clifford’s departure, Acting Metra Chairman Jack Partelow told the Chicago Sun-Times Monday.

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University of Illinois College of Medicine ranked No. 11 – Peoria Journal Star University of Illinois College of Medicine ranked No. 11Peoria Journal StarTwo other Illinois institutions also were among the top 15: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge ranked ninth, and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield ranked 13th. In 2008, the Association of American Medical …

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New bill helps small businesses – Lake County News Sun New bill helps small businessesLake County News SunRita Mayfield (D-60) and Sen. Terry Link (D-30) was immediate and very productive.” While it took many months to write and move the legislation through both the Illinois House and Senate, Rep. Mayfield and Sen. Link continuously monitored and prodded …

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Some new ideas on pension reform – Chicago Tribune 2 Some new ideas on pension reformChicago TribuneThe two biggest voices will be Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, the Chicago Democrats whose failure to compromise on a pension fix left the Statehouse at loggerheads since the end of spring session in May.Madigan pension fix would save less than estimated

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Chicago loses court challenge to vacant building registry Chicago Tribune reporter Mary Ellen Podmolik discusses a ruling by a federal judge which states that vacant buildings in foreclosure with mortgages backed by… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:25 More in News & Politics

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RutherfordDan: We have events in September in many areas of the state. I hope you can join me in your community! #twill … We have events in September in many areas of the state. I hope you can join me in your community! #twill http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/List.aspx

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Habitat for Humanity announces major initiative in the Fox Valley A $1.8 million initiative to build six new homes and rehabilitate 14 others in south Kane and Kendall counties will be the focus of the Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity during the next four years. The announcement was made by Bill Allen, project director for the Fox Valley Habitat group, who said that the “Working Families Rebuilding Neighborhoods” will include partnering with

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J-S Letter: Rep. Sacia is not a politician we want in Springfield – Freeport Journal-Standard J-S Letter: Rep. Sacia is not a politician we want in SpringfieldFreeport Journal-StandardJim Sacia is spending more time blowtorching the Obama administration from food stamps, Obamacare and Nancy Pelosi just to name a few, rather than the problems of the 89th District. Let’s see under his 12-year watch: 1. Newell-Rubbermaid moved to …

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J-S Letter: Rep. Sacia is not a politician we want in Springfield – Freeport Journal-Standard J-S Letter: Rep. Sacia is not a politician we want in SpringfieldFreeport Journal-StandardJim Sacia is spending more time blowtorching the Obama administration from food stamps, Obamacare and Nancy Pelosi just to name a few, rather than the problems of the 89th District. Let’s see under his 12-year watch: 1. Newell-Rubbermaid moved to …

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Health crews train for insurance outreach in Illinois – Freeport Journal-Standard Health crews train for insurance outreach in IllinoisFreeport Journal-StandardCHICAGO — Illinois outreach workers are learning about the nation’s new health law as they work toward their certification as “in-person counselors.” Once trained and certified, they will help Illinois residents sign up for new insurance options under …

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Illinews: Sun-Times: Students ‘creeped out,’ curious about Millikin prof who killed family Sun-Times: Students ‘creeped out,’ curious about Millikin prof who killed family http://bit.ly/16GN7KE

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Change in who’s counted lowers state ACT score – Vidette Online Change in who’s counted lowers state ACT scoreVidette OnlineIllinois experienced the steepest drop in a decade in its average ACT score after the testing company decided for the first time to include low scores that it previously excluded. With the release Wednesday of national and state results for the … “It …

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Ald_Kifowit: Observing the Village of Montgomery Board meeting. Looking forward to working with all the municipalities in the district. Observing the Village of Montgomery Board meeting. Looking forward to working with all the municipalities in the district.

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AndyManar: Last week I visited Pana Community Hospital which recently received a State grant for $172,385 to cover costs… Last week I visited Pana Community Hospital which recently received a State grant for $172,385 to cover costs… http://fb.me/6syWZyIbs

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MikeforIllinois: I stopped by the #Shelby County #Democrats Dinner this weekend. Happy to spend some with such a great crowd! #twill pic.twitter.com/w0dkcBvgXD I stopped by the #Shelby County #Democrats Dinner this weekend. Happy to spend some with such a great crowd! #twillpic.twitter.com/w0dkcBvgXD

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BruceRauner: First time I felt short on the campaign. Great to meet with Bill Cartwright at his restaurant in Highwood. pic.twitter.com/kgWgx0J5fJFirst time I felt short on the campaign. Great to meet with Bill Cartwright at his restaurant in Highwood. pic.twitter.com/kgWgx0J5fJ

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Veteran Speaks Out About Military Suicides – WSIL TV Veteran Speaks Out About Military SuicidesWSIL TV"We are just going to make sure that he gets in front of the proper people," said State Representative Brandon Phelps. "We know this is a problem right now with PTSD that’s not going away." Phelps plans to have Little speak to the House Veterans …

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New bill helps small businesses – Lake County News Sun New bill helps small businessesLake County News SunTerry Link (D-30) was immediate and very productive.” While it took many months to write and move the legislation through both the Illinois House and Senate, Rep. Mayfield and Sen. Link continuously monitored and prodded the legislation along …

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Meetings seek community input on Springfield school superintendent search – The State Journal-Register Meetings seek community input on Springfield school superintendent searchThe State Journal-RegisterTwo days of meetings intended to gather input about the community’s desired qualities for the next Springfield School District superintendent begin at noon Tuesday. About 30 meetings will take place Tuesday and Wednesday with focus groups made up of …

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DuPage County auditor running for state treasurer – The State Journal-Register DuPage County auditor running for state treasurerThe State Journal-RegisterThe Republican put out a news release Monday saying that he will announce his candidacy during a news conference Tuesday at the Du Quoin State Fair. Grogan has served two terms as DuPage County auditor. He is an accountant and lives in the Chicago …

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Illinois Announces Fourth Major Gigabit Network, to Frontier Communications … – BroadbandBreakfast.com Illinois Announces Fourth Major Gigabit Network, to Frontier Communications …BroadbandBreakfast.com“Ultra high-speed internet access is a key to success for the future of Illinois,” Governor Quinn said in a statement. “In order to remain competitive in today’s digital society, Illinois must have broadband infrastructure second to none.” Quinn …

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19 Legislators Receive 100% Rating from the Illinois Environmental Council – 3BL Media 19 Legislators Receive 100% Rating from the Illinois Environmental Council3BL Media (press release)Springfield, Ill., August 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Illinois Environmental Council released its 2013 Environmental Scorecard today. Nineteen legislators received a … Passage of the most comprehensive hydraulic fracturing legislation in the nation …

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The dark side of downtown’s apartment boom – Crain’s Chicago Business 1 The dark side of downtown’s apartment boomCrain’s Chicago BusinessMany developers and landlords say they’re not nervous, citing an improving job market and downtown Chicago’s growing appeal to well-paid professionals in their 20s and 30s who would rather rent than own. The risk of a glut is small because the market …

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Ask agencies like Lutheran Social Services and you’ll find out that the state’s… Ask agencies like Lutheran Social Services and you’ll find out that the state’s Deadbeat ways date back to the late 1980s. Here’s this week’s Deadbeat Illinois story, showing the impact of that state not paying bills on time. Visit and like the Deadbeat Illinois Facebook page to read more in our weekly series that began in January.Deadbeat state rips apart safety netwww.sj-r.comROCKFORD — The stat

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Illinois Congressman rallies for immigration reform in Harrisonburg – Staunton News Leader International Business TimesIllinois Congressman rallies for immigration reform in HarrisonburgStaunton News LeaderLuis Gutierrez, D-Ill., spoke in the shady and crowded Court Square of downtown Harrisonburg to argue for immigration legislation that ends the threat of deportation for the 11 million who are in the country without permission. “Hundreds of thousands …Pro-Immigration Democrat Gutier

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Official Illinois State Department Website Offers Klingon Language Accessibility – The Mary Sue 3 UproxxOfficial Illinois State Department Website Offers Klingon Language AccessibilityThe Mary SueKnow any unemployed Klingons living in Illinois? Then you should probably go tell them their lives have become considerably easier. But since they don’t have a word for “unemployed,” you might have some difficulty explaining it, so bring a phaser in …Illinois Unemployment Site Available In Klingon

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Editorial: Ford gets a lesson in Chicago muscle – Chicago Tribune 1 Editorial: Ford gets a lesson in Chicago muscleChicago TribuneIt’s a familiar story in a city and state where elected officials, in the words of Illinois Chamber of Commerce chief Doug Whitley, treat potential investments as opportunities for "threat, coercion, a union squeeze, a minority holdup, a double-dip, a …

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GOP Board Boss Moustis’ Daughter Short $515 to Leave Jail One of Will County Board Republican Chairman Jim Mousitis’ children needs $515 to bond out of jail but says she doesn’t have it.

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Have you ever stomped some grapes? Have you ever stomped some grapes?A dozen teams compete in grape-stomping event at Kickapoo Creek Winerywww.pjstar.comIt looked bleak for team Stomp-tastic when Pam Horn succumbed to the only hazard at the Seventh Annual Grape Stomp at Kickapoo Creek Winery, the dreaded slip.

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BenYount: IL has trouble paying for the 98% of 6-year-olds already in school. But Quinn has decreed 100% next year. #twill IL has trouble paying for the 98% of 6-year-olds already in school. But Quinn has decreed 100% next year.http://ow.ly/ohQXz #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Posted some pictures from my time in #DuQuoin at the 2nd #IllinoisStateFair. Check it out! … #SouthernIllinois #twill Posted some pictures from my time in #DuQuoin at the 2nd #IllinoisStateFair. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151624954861961.1073741841.191309156960&type=1 … #SouthernIllinois #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Ended the weekend at @Illinois_Alma Quad Day with the @IlliniDems. Always an impressive crew! #twill @CollegeDemsofIL pic.twitter.com/BB09bNZn7S Ended the weekend at @Illinois_Alma Quad Day with the @IlliniDems. Always an impressive crew! #twill @CollegeDemsofILpic.twitter.com/BB09bNZn7S

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mjzalewski: Just attended private bill signing for #sb1006 increasing videotaped interrogations. Kudos to Scott Drury, @KwameRaoul @GovernorQuinn Just attended private bill signing for #sb1006 increasing videotaped interrogations. Kudos to Scott Drury, @KwameRaoul @GovernorQuinn

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News reports suggest the legislative conference committee on pensions is conside… News reports suggest the legislative conference committee on pensions is considering drastic cuts like those in the defeated Senate Bill 1. Click below for the We Are One Illinois union coalition’s response, then please LIKE and SHARE.Statement on Conference Committee Bill Outlinewww.weareoneillinois.orgParticularly harmful is the committee’s threat to delay and sharply reduce the cost-of-living a

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bylaurenfitz: Chaotic opening at #CPS welcoming school in Austin … via @kngrossman Chaotic opening at #CPS welcoming school in Austin http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/backtalk/chaotic-opening-at-welcoming-school-in-austin/ … via @kngrossman

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ILSenateGOP: Targeting what DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and the Illinois State Crime Commission have called an… Targeting what DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and the Illinois State Crime Commission have called an… http://fb.me/VGjMyLwA

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RonSandack: I am so not attuned to pop culture but whole Miley Cyrus – Alan Thicke thing threw me for a loss. I am so not attuned to pop culture but whole Miley Cyrus – Alan Thicke thing threw me for a loss.

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NationalNOW: RT @thinkprogress: On women’s equality day, six policies that could help make women economically equal RT @thinkprogress: On women’s equality day, six policies that could help make women economically equal http://j.mp/17hwSq8

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ILSenDems: Celebrate #WomensEqualityDay by watching the women of our caucus reflect on women’s suffrage in Illinois. Celebrate #WomensEqualityDay by watching the women of our caucus reflect on women’s suffrage in Illinois. http://bit.ly/1dJxoSD

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ILSRCC: Starting Sept 1st, families in Ohio will take home bigger paychecks thanks to @JohnKasich. Another example of GOP policies helping families. Starting Sept 1st, families in Ohio will take home bigger paychecks thanks to @JohnKasich. Another example of GOP policies helping families.

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MarkArchibald1: Eagerly anticipating @RutherfordDan ‘s LT. Governor pick. Excited you are keynoting @ricogop Regan BBQ. 9-12. See you soon.Eagerly anticipating @RutherfordDan ‘s LT. Governor pick. Excited you are keynoting @ricogop Regan BBQ. 9-12. See you soon.

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RepRobinKelly: #ConstituentSpotlight: Kelly Fair’s org, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring, teaches young girls communication skills #ConstituentSpotlight: Kelly Fair’s org, Polished Pebbles Girls Mentoring, teaches young girls communication skills http://goo.gl/Qay2uB

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mjzalewski: …as well as @BetterGov @EJMill …as well as @BetterGov @EJMill

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MikeforIllinois: Posted some pictures from my time in #DuQuoin at the 2nd #IllinoisStateFair. Check it out! … #SouthernIllinois #twill Posted some pictures from my time in #DuQuoin at the 2nd #IllinoisStateFair. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151624954861961.1073741841.191309156960&type=1 … #SouthernIllinois #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Ended the weekend at @Illinois_Alma Quad Day with the @IlliniDems. Always an impressive crew! #twill @CollegeDemsofIL pic.twitter.com/BB09bNZn7S Ended the weekend at @Illinois_Alma Quad Day with the @IlliniDems. Always an impressive crew! #twill @CollegeDemsofILpic.twitter.com/BB09bNZn7S

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RepKellyCassidy: @FatherForester @RogersPark1000 we’ve got lots of great coffee shops up here too. Welcome (back) to the neighborhood!@FatherForester @RogersPark1000 we’ve got lots of great coffee shops up here too. Welcome (back) to the neighborhood!

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CentralILAlive: WILL: IHSA Requires Insurance For Student Athletes WILL: IHSA Requires Insurance For Student Athleteshttp://bit.ly/14WWy9o

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USATODAY: Robocallers doing a number on the Do Not Call list Robocallers doing a number on the Do Not Call listhttp://usat.ly/13UtTGW

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USATODAY: Robocallers doing a number on the Do Not Call list Robocallers doing a number on the Do Not Call listhttp://usat.ly/13UtTGW

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Chicago’s vacant buildings law doesn’t apply to Fannie and Freddie – WBEZ WBEZChicago’s vacant buildings law doesn’t apply to Fannie and FreddieWBEZWBEZ 91.5 Chicago · Traffic · 90º Mostly · Pledge Your Support · Programs. Chicago Public Media ProductionsThe Morning ShiftRadio MSound OpinionsThe Afternoon ShiftThis American LifeWait Wait…WorldviewVocalo on WBEZ. National ProgramsMorning …

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Governor Quinn Opens Job Fair for Soon-to-Open Pullman Park Retail Development CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local officials to open the Workforce Development Resource and Job Fair at George H. Corliss High School fo… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:54 More in News & Politics

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Kane coroner seeks budget hike – Aurora Beacon News Kane coroner seeks budget hikeAurora Beacon NewsGENEVA — Kane County Coroner Rob Russell has proposed a $186,000 increase for his office’s budget in 2014 to the Kane County Judicial and Public Safety Committee. The number amounts to a 25 percent increase, and would largely go toward paying …

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State Moves To Crack Down On Robocalls 2 CHICAGO (CBS) — The State of Illinois is moving to get a handle on so-called “robocalls” that may interrupt so-many of our evening and daytime hours at home, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. play pause State Moves To Crack Down On Robocalls WBBM Newsradio’s Craig Delimore Governor Quinn signed a new law that requires phones that use automated dialers fo

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Illinois State’s disc golf champion Illinois State University business student Colleen Thompson is one of the top disc golf competitors in the U.S., winning both the National Collegiate Disc Go… From: ISUtube1857 Views: 16 0 ratings Time: 03:09 More in Education

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Ex-City Lawyer Pursues Discrimination Suit Against Evanston A former attorney with the city is moving forward with a lawsuit against the city, claiming superiors told her she was “not that pretty.”

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Task Force to Study Youths’ Heroin Use in Illinois Heroin use is considered an "epidemic" in the collar counties.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

Some Schools Shorten Schedules Tuesday, Due To Hot Weather Updated 08/27/13 – 7:46 a.m. (CBS) – Some schools in Chicago and the suburbs are scaling back classes Tuesday because of expected high temperatures and humidity. The most sweeping adjustment is at School District 129 in West Aurora, which is sending most students home early after only a half-day, officials announced. Officials released a schedule of dismissals that will occur, from earliest to lat

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Lobbyists earn millions from Metro East governments – St. Louis Business Journal Lobbyists earn millions from Metro East governmentsSt. Louis Business JournalUnits of local government in the Metro East have spent more than $2.7 million on lobbyists in recent years, including $7,000 a month being earned by former Congressman Jerry Costello. Taxpayers may be surprised that local government bodies are paying …

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Naperville gym completes 41,251 push-ups for Little Friends 2 Walkathons, 5K runs, long-distance bike races and even jumping jack challenges are tried-and-true in the world of fitness-based fundraisers, but there’s at least one common calisthenic that gets neglected: The push-up. Midwest Fit Club in south Naperville took the often-dreaded exercise and made it the star of the show for an entire 24 hours as the gym hosted its first Big Push-ups for Little…

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NEWS RELEASE Farm Progress Show to feature Larry Kafner NEWS RELEASE Farm Progress Show to feature Larry Kafnerhttp://www.springfieldbusinessjournal.com/releases/Kafner.pdfwww.springfieldbusinessjournal.com

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Elmhurst Patch

DuPage Sheriff Launches ‘Manhunt Monday’ Each Monday the DuPage Sheriff’s Office will highlight one criminal being sought after for having outstanding warrants. Here’s this week’s edition.

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UIS student union plans generate buzz on campus – The State Journal-Register UIS student union plans generate buzz on campusThe State Journal-RegisterArchitects’ renderings of the University of Illinois Springfield’s proposed student union made their debut last week on a 16-foot wide billboard at the site and at a campus convocation. “It has lots of students talking about it,” said Chancellor Susan …

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Union County dedicates new courthouse – The State Journal-Register Union County dedicates new courthouseThe State Journal-RegisterThe (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan quoted former county commissioner Randy Lambdin as saying the old building was the third-longest functioning courthouse in Illinois. He says it served the community well. But age and storm damage had taken its toll.

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Did Richard Mell Violate Lobbyist Laws? – ChicagoNow 3 ChicagoNow (blog)Did Richard Mell Violate Lobbyist Laws?ChicagoNow (blog)Former Chicago 33rd Ward Alderman Richard Mell might just love the action a bit too much as his seat wasn’t officially warmed yet by his daughter, Deborah Mell before maybe getting an early jump on his lobbying career. Problem is, Richard Mell has no …Former Ald. Richard Mell’s next gig: lobbying

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

*** UPDATED x1 *** Puppy tourism * After his bath yesterday, Oscar the Puppy toured the Statehouse grounds… * With Abe… * One last look… Oscar is not allowed inside the Statehouse, so that’s about as close as he’ll get to where I work during session unless somebody changes the rules. *** UPDATE *** Oops. I meant to add some related […]

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Suburban QB guru helps area players excel – Chicago Daily Herald Suburban QB guru helps area players excelChicago Daily HeraldSo Christensen joined the Philadelphia Eagles just as they added Randall Cunningham. Years later, former Bears personnel director Bill Tobin told Christensen the Bears would have taken him had he stayed on the draft board a little longer. Maybe he …

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Residents of Batavia asked to limit electric use today BATAVIA – The city of Batavia is asking residents to try and postpone electric usage from 2 to 6 p.m. today.

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Raoul by the numbers – The Capitol Fax Blog Raoul by the numbersThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)A Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of 1,394 likely Democratic primary voters on July 19 found that Quinn was leading Daley 38-33. In that poll, the governor was getting less than half — 47 percent — of the black vote, while Daley was getting 26 …

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This ain’t another Gidwitz – The Capitol Fax Blog This ain’t another GidwitzThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive …Miller: Rauner’s plan to get GOP nomination looking stronger

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Words of wisdom – The Capitol Fax Blog Words of wisdomThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)[Gov. Pat Quinn's] political obituary was half written twice in 2010 before he narrowly won difficult primary and general elections. “You would think that an incumbent with his low approval level would be toast,” said Chris Mooney, director of the …

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Quinn reacts to pension ideas – The Capitol Fax Blog Quinn reacts to pension ideasThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn called the outline of a pension overhaul proposal floated by a bipartisan panel “positive” and “progress,” but he shied away Sunday from saying whether he’d fully back it. The so-called conference committee — a 10-member panel …

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Fair stuff – The Capitol Fax Blog Fair stuffThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Words of wisdom * *** UPDATED x1 *** Puppy tourism * This ain’t another Gidwitz * Raoul by the numbers * Rutherford pledges not to go negative * SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Today’s edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password) * Yesterday’s blog posts …

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Will expensive paperwork lead to more iPads for the Tazewell County Board? This… Will expensive paperwork lead to more iPads for the Tazewell County Board? This and other tidbits in our weekly political column Word on the Street. http://bit.ly/15aqHYS

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Joliet Patch

Joliet Opens Cooling Centers, Urges Checks on Seniors The temps are to soar into the 90s this week, but it will feel more like the 100s, according to weather forecasters.

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Police: Woman held for beating man with stiletto heel, broom – Chicago Tribune 1 Police: Woman held for beating man with stiletto heel, broomChicago TribuneRelated; Special report: Chicago Under the Gun · Crime in Chicago: Explore your community · Map: Track homicides in Chicago · Your breaking news photos · TribLocal: Your suburban news source from Chicago Tribune; See more stories ». X. When she …

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How will states handle juveniles sentenced to life without parole? – USA TODAY 7 How will states handle juveniles sentenced to life without parole?USA TODAYState Supreme Courts in Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts and Colorado will likely consider the retroactivity question this fall, said Marsha Levick, chief counsel at the Juvenile Law Center, a legal advocacy group for youth. Evolving views on …

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SPOTLIGHT: Horses help trauma patients in Illinois – Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Daily NewsSPOTLIGHT: Horses help trauma patients in IllinoisAnchorage Daily NewsIn this July 26, 2013 photo, Healing Tales founder Elizabeth Freund stands between her horses, Phoenix, left, and Pierce while working with them inside the arena at Healing Tales in Spring Grove, Ill. Healing Tales helps trauma victims heal with the …

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Simon seeks changes in budget plan – Herald & Review Simon seeks changes in budget planHerald & ReviewIn the comptroller’s race, Simon would face incumbent Judy Baar Topinka. The picnic has taken place at the park for 36 years and is for members of any AFL-CIO-affiliated union in a 10-county area, council President Dan Kimball said. The council is a …

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Sheila Simon speaks at local labor council picnic – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier Sheila Simon speaks at local labor council picnicJournal Gazette and Times-CourierIn the comptroller’s race, Simon would face incumbent Judy Baar Topinka, currently the only Republican in a statewide constitutional office. The labor council picnic has taken place at the park south of Charleston for 36 years and is for members of any …

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Rutherford: Illinois governor has to lower unemployment – Belleville News Democrat Belleville News DemocratRutherford: Illinois governor has to lower unemploymentBelleville News DemocratIllinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford speaks to supporters at the Illinois State Fair during the Republicans Day rally Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. The Illinois Republican party is coming off major losses in 2012 as well as a recent …

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Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Announces Healthcare & Reform … – DigitalJournal.com Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Announces Healthcare & Reform …DigitalJournal.comCHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Aug 26, 2013) – The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) has selected Alliant Insurance Services as an exclusive Service Network Provider to support member companies’ compliance with the Healthcare Reform Act through …

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

ALEC promotes "fairly standard pension reform" solutions 2 SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ dire pension crisis continues to be the example state lawmakers are using as they urge their states to take dramatic steps to fix a scenario as serious as Illinois’. The American Legislative Exchange Council is working with…

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Court sets arguments in Illinois concealed-carry case – Peoria Journal Star Court sets arguments in Illinois concealed-carry casePeoria Journal StarMary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association want the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene after failing to sway a federal judge in East St. Louis to allow immediate concealed carry. The Illinois Legislature passed the …

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Yorkville Patch

Sign Up for Hometown Day’s Bean Bags Tournament BaggaPalooza will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.

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*** UPDATED x1 *** Here come the lite guvs – The Capitol Fax Blog *** UPDATED x1 *** Here come the lite guvsThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Chicagoan Bill Daley, of the Democratic Daley clan, will want either an attractive black such as state senators Toi Hutchinson or Kimberly Lightford, who do not face re-election in 2014, or a downstater, where his name is not playing well. On the …

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Illinois medical marijuana law draws big-money interest – Chicago Tribune 3 Illinois medical marijuana law draws big-money interestChicago TribuneThe risks may be even greater in Illinois, where Gov. Pat Quinn this month signed a bill into law that will allow a temporary, for-profit medical marijuana industry, permitting cannabis sales to patients with certain medical conditions starting in 2014 …

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Illinois 47 traffic to change as roadwork continues – Joliet Herald News Illinois 47 traffic to change as roadwork continuesJoliet Herald NewsYORKVILLE — Traffic patterns here will change a bit in the next week or so, as the Illinois 47 widening project continues. Contractors have completed the storm sewer and water main work at the intersection with Van Emmon Street, and sometime next week …

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Illinois 47 traffic to change as roadwork continues – Joliet Herald News Illinois 47 traffic to change as roadwork continuesJoliet Herald NewsYORKVILLE — Traffic patterns here will change a bit in the next week or so, as the Illinois 47 widening project continues. Contractors have completed the storm sewer and water main work at the intersection with Van Emmon Street, and sometime next week …

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Task Force to Study Youths’ Heroin Use in Illinois Illinois lawmakers have recently passes legislation to create a Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force to combat the growing use of heroin in Illinois. The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Kirk Dillard, targets what DuPage County State’s Attorney Bo

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Dillard “strongly preferred” by “Conservative Summit” – The Capitol Fax Blog Dillard “strongly preferred” by “Conservative Summit”The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)After hearing speeches and questioning GOP gubernatorial candidates Senator Bill Brady (R -Bloomington) and Senator Kirk Dillard (R -Hinsdale), the group of approximately 40 key leaders of pro-family, taxpayer, and Tea Party groups gave a significant …

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West Side CPS Welcoming School Sees ‘Smooth Transition’ On First Day Of … – Progress Illinois Progress IllinoisWest Side CPS Welcoming School Sees ‘Smooth Transition’ On First Day Of …Progress IllinoisThe Chicago Board of Education will vote on CPS’ $5.6 billion proposed budget, which includes a $68 million cut to classroom spending, at its monthly meeting Wednesday. Some 3,000 school employees across the district have already been laid off …Are Chicago schools learning the right lesso

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rebootillinois: Find out how #IDOT may be twisting rules to bring back old-style #patronage: #twill Find out how #IDOT may be twisting rules to bring back old-style #patronage: http://goo.gl/Xp2Shn #twill

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WSECTV: Mark McDonald speaks with a group at the #Chatauqua town hall. #ilstories #twill pic.twitter.com/lkOnp7iszr Mark McDonald speaks with a group at the #Chatauqua town hall. #ilstories #twill pic.twitter.com/lkOnp7iszr

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mtpaprocki: .@GovernorQuinn signs three bills backed by @illinoispolicy: #twill .@GovernorQuinn signs three bills backed by @illinoispolicy: http://bit.ly/14Q1931 #twill

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mtpaprocki: Pork chop on a stick at the Illinois State Fair @daviddring #twill pic.twitter.com/UrC4tRupXk Pork chop on a stick at the Illinois State Fair @daviddring #twill pic.twitter.com/UrC4tRupXk

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Sam4Rep: Heading to Lake County Heroin Task Force meeting. #twill #heroin #monteith #health #Illinois Heading to Lake County Heroin Task Force meeting. #twill #heroin #monteith #health #Illinois

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billjcameron: .@RahmEmanuel loses one in court. #twill … .@RahmEmanuel loses one in court. #twillhttp://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&section_id=1&pt=City+loses+out+to+Fannie+Mae+and+Freddie+Mac+on+vacant+buildings&id=63003&is_corp=0

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch

Police Say Buffalo Grove Man Set Motorcycle Speed Record at 103 MPH Radar detected the Buffalo Grove man traveling at the highest speed ever recorded in La Grange Park, police said.

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ILSenDems: ICYMI Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Law ICYMI Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Lawhttp://bit.ly/168sF5n

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ILFarmBureau: It’s setup day at #fps13 in Decatur. The smell of sawdust in the air. It’s setup day at #fps13 in Decatur. The smell of sawdust in the air. http://ow.ly/i/2Yzvj

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cubillinois: Gov. Quinn signed a bill that could turn Lake Michigan into a power plant…you could see wind turbines in the lake: Gov. Quinn signed a bill that could turn Lake Michigan into a power plant…you could see wind turbines in the lake: http://bit.ly/15cxOsQ

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MyStateline: Speed Cameras Turned On in Chicago #news Speed Cameras Turned On in Chicago http://bit.ly/14VMdup #news

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wqad: Happy National Dog Day! Share your photos and check out more pics of QC Family Pets at this link –>… Happy National Dog Day! Share your photos and check out more pics of QC Family Pets at this link –>…http://fb.me/34QYK4mC9

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afpillinois: Folks in So IL showing oppo to Prog Tax by signing @afpillinois petition at DuQuoin State Fair: #KeepILFlat Folks in So IL showing oppo to Prog Tax by signing @afpillinois petition at DuQuoin State Fair:http://ow.ly/i/2YEqr #KeepILFlat

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IllinoisReview: “Darth Vader” Answers Elgin “Darth Vader” Answers Elgin http://bit.ly/1dhLXOk

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IllinoisDoctors: Great profile of ISMS member who helped break color barriers & his memories of historic National March on Washington Great profile of ISMS member who helped break color barriers & his memories of historic National March on Washington http://ow.ly/ohhBS

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ChiTribLocal: Naperville commission rejects fitness studio plan Naperville commission rejects fitness studio planhttp://bit.ly/178oGMA

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ACLUofIL: Requiring #SexEd Classes To Teach Kids About Birth Control Isn’t Actually Controversial: via @thinkprogress #twillRequiring #SexEd Classes To Teach Kids About Birth Control Isn’t Actually Controversial:http://ht.ly/ohIFx via @thinkprogress #twill

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CentralILAlive: AP: EXCHANGE: Illinois to unveil Capitol renovation AP: EXCHANGE: Illinois to unveil Capitol renovationhttp://apne.ws/178nGrK

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StateRepSara: I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard! pic.twitter.com/sRNHJpFDww I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard! http://ilenviro.org/scorecard/ pic.twitter.com/sRNHJpFDww

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RedEyeJessica: A week with the Ventra card: Love at first swipe? A week with the Ventra card: Love at first swipe?http://trib.in/15cCAgI

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thomasfrisbie: CST Editorial: Transit task force needs to come up with meaningful fixes #Metra #CTA #RTA #twill … CST Editorial: Transit task force needs to come up with meaningful fixes #Metra #CTA #RTA #twill http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/21971210-474/transit-task-force-is-opportunity-to-make-important-changes.html

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johnvmoore: Congrats to the IL GOP for this newsworthy moment that shouldn’t be newsworthy in 2013. #1stBlackILGOPer #Twill … Congrats to the IL GOP for this newsworthy moment that shouldn’t be newsworthy in 2013. #1stBlackILGOPer #Twill http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/26/2787066/swearing-in-ceremony-set-for-new.html

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Suntimes: A looming helium crisis wouldn’t just deflate the balloon business, @NeilSteinberg tells us: A looming helium crisis wouldn’t just deflate the balloon business, @NeilSteinberg tells us: http://suntm.es/16IxPsj

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Illinews: Peoria PR: Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers Peoria PR: Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers http://bit.ly/15q4iUy

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RodneyDavis: Via @ChrisDettroSJR: @UISedu student union plans generate buzz on campus Via @ChrisDettroSJR: @UISedu student union plans generate buzz on campus http://ow.ly/ohaWX

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LoveBlueDuPage: .@metroplanners profiled 5 Chicagoland communities’ approaches to green infrastructure. What ideas do you like best? … .@metroplanners profiled 5 Chicagoland communities’ approaches to green infrastructure. What ideas do you like best?http://blog.chicagolandh2o.org/2013/08/22/let-it-rain-five-different-approaches-to-stormwater-management/

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RepRobinKelly: I had the pleasure of meeting Pullman Museum President, David Peterson, Jr. #Pullman pic.twitter.com/8FxANypDRh I had the pleasure of meeting Pullman Museum President, David Peterson, Jr. #Pullman pic.twitter.com/8FxANypDRh

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afpillinois: Want to track all of the wasteful spending in federal govt? Check out from our friends at @publicnotice. Want to track all of the wasteful spending in federal govt? Check out http://spendopedia.org from our friends at @publicnotice.

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cljmitchell: Rang the opening bell for 1st day of school @ Reavis Elementary. Thx to Ms. King and staff for their great work! pic.twitter.com/69AtiYSQD7 Rang the opening bell for 1st day of school @ Reavis Elementary. Thx to Ms. King and staff for their great work! pic.twitter.com/69AtiYSQD7

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lahooddarin: In the Spotlight: May new law help prevent workplace violence – Peoria, IL – … In the Spotlight: May new law help prevent workplace violence – Peoria, IL – http://pjstar.com http://www.pjstar.com/opinions/forum/x1343094448/In-the-Spotlight-May-new-law-help-prevent-workplace-violence

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Quinn reacts to pension ideas: * Gov. Quinn was cautiously optimistic about the pension ref… Capitol Fax #twill Quinn reacts to pension ideas: * Gov. Quinn was cautiously optimistic about the pension ref… http://bit.ly/1dji6Go

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debmell: Love this photo hanging in the principal’s office at Cleveland school. pic.twitter.com/b7c73LaVbg Love this photo hanging in the principal’s office at Cleveland school. pic.twitter.com/b7c73LaVbg

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ILSenDems: ICYMI Sen John Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hours ICYMI Sen John Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hourshttp://bit.ly/16ik3Jk

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Fair stuff: * I was standing there when Rep. Rich Brauer ponied up and jokingly encouraged … Capitol Fax #twill Fair stuff: * I was standing there when Rep. Rich Brauer ponied up and jokingly encouraged … http://bit.ly/14Vz6JJ

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repsosnowski: Editorial: How Blagojevichy …Editorial: How Blagojevichy http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-museum-20130824,0,4615254.story

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ILSenDems: Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors. Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors.

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ILSenDems: Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors. Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors.

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MikeforIllinois: #CPS heads #backtoschool today, I hope students/families have a safe + productive year + teachers/staff do what they do every day, inspire. #CPS heads #backtoschool today, I hope students/families have a safe + productive year + teachers/staff do what they do every day, inspire.

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tomdemmer: Where would you like the next Town Hall meeting to be held? Where would you like the next Town Hall meeting to be held?http://fb.me/2VQoSkBvC

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ILNewsNetwork: Crain’s: , a new Chicago-based college sports network, will introduc… Crain’s:http://CampusInsiders.com , a new Chicago-based college sports network, will introduc…http://on.fb.me/14VhjlG

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SJRbreaking: Corn-yield survey scheduled for Sept. 5 Corn-yield survey scheduled for Sept. 5 http://bit.ly/177PE6M

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wandtvnews: Champaign — Hot weather is forcing a handful of central Illinois school districts with limited or no air… Champaign — Hot weather is forcing a handful of central Illinois school districts with limited or no air…http://fb.me/12SREVrn4

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billjcameron: Your City Hall PR dollars at work on the #firstdayofschool #twill … Your City Hall PR dollars at work on the #firstdayofschool #twill http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&pt=Emanuel+using+CPS+first+day+as+political+theater&id=62973&is_corp=0

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KevinCraver: Filings draw lines in @McHenryCountyIL Ethics Commission counter-complaint against local blogger: #in #twill #mchcoil Filings draw lines in @McHenryCountyIL Ethics Commission counter-complaint against local blogger: http://shawurl.com/qma #in #twill #mchcoil

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jdoob89: @BruceRauner’s support continues to grow, wins Dundee Township Straw Poll #2014elections @ilgop #twill” #BringBackIL @BruceRauner’s support continues to grow, wins Dundee Township Straw Poll http://bit.ly/1aIoeG4 #2014elections @ilgop #twill” #BringBackIL

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rkprsolutions: Illinois Image: Adlai Stevenson III, 1986 … … Illinois Image: Adlai Stevenson III, 1986 http://www.lib.niu.edu/1986/ii860207.html … …http://twitter.com/Iltracker1/status/369128690401030145/photo/1pic.twitter.com/wqmO70ra3G

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RodneyDavis: Met with employees at @ExelonNuclear’s Clinton Power Station today to talk about security and energy costs Met with employees at @ExelonNuclear’s Clinton Power Station today to talk about security and energy costs http://ow.ly/i/2YMvx

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StateRepSara: Congratulations to Patrick Kennedy on launching The Kennedy Forum to Unite the Mental Health Community! pic.twitter.com/SpZVD1t5YK Congratulations to Patrick Kennedy on launching The Kennedy Forum to Unite the Mental Health Community! pic.twitter.com/SpZVD1t5YK

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SenatorKirk: Toured Lock & Dam 15 w/@USACERockIsland Col. Deschenes. Discussed waterway infrastructure,WIN P3 bill & job creation. pic.twitter.com/7tjtmaaQrM Toured Lock & Dam 15 w/@USACERockIsland Col. Deschenes. Discussed waterway infrastructure,WIN P3 bill & job creation.pic.twitter.com/7tjtmaaQrM

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KirkDillard: Bad start to school year. My 5th grader has (confirmed by pediatrician)strep throat. Ugh. But she got dad to cook… pic.twitter.com/12BsWkvDxN Bad start to school year. My 5th grader has (confirmed by pediatrician)strep throat. Ugh. But she got dad to cook… pic.twitter.com/12BsWkvDxN

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repphelps: In Carbondale today meeting constituents! Great City! In Carbondale today meeting constituents! Great City!

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Week in Review, August 19-23 Latest on our Blog: Week in Review, August 19-23http://goo.gl/fb/S8j8q

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mjzalewski: Pleased to get a 100% from the IEC. Pleased to get a 100% from the IEC. http://fb.me/IK31KyaL

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Sam4Rep: Heading to Lake County Heroin Task Force meeting. #twill #heroin #monteith #health #Illinois Heading to Lake County Heroin Task Force meeting. #twill #heroin #monteith #health #Illinois

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Reminds Residents to Take Advantage of State’s Cooling Centers During End of Summer Heat Wave -… Governor Quinn Reminds Residents to Take Advantage of State’s Cooling Centers During End of Summer Heat Wave -… http://dlvr.it/3sRtLS

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mifarmer: Chicago Tribune photo: Police escort kids to school on Day One in Chicago, hometown of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama. pic.twitter.com/jgbqexWS1g Chicago Tribune photo: Police escort kids to school on Day One in Chicago, hometown of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama.pic.twitter.com/jgbqexWS1g

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FOX2now: Farmers’ Almanac predicts colder than usual winter – Farmers’ Almanac predicts colder than usual winter –http://bit.ly/16Fv7jY

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ChicagoNow: We’re always looking for talented bloggers to join our team. Pitch us your blog idea here: We’re always looking for talented bloggers to join our team. Pitch us your blog idea here:http://www.chicagonow.com/pitch/

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wdws1400: We want your Illini football picks! We want your Illini football picks! http://fb.me/2ESYh5BeU

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billjcameron: .@RepLuisGutierrez cries foul over Hastert Rule. #twill … .@RepLuisGutierrez cries foul over Hastert Rule. #twill http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&pt=Gutierrez%3A+Republicans+using+undemocratic+rule+to+block+immigration+reform&id=63063&is_corp=0

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breakingchinews: Skip the CTA’s ORD Surcharge: Don’t want to pay $5 to take the Blue Line from O’Hare? The Trib’s Jon Hilkevich… Skip the CTA’s ORD Surcharge: Don’t want to pay $5 to take the Blue Line from O’Hare? The Trib’s Jon Hilkevich… http://dlvr.it/3sS4Nt

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tom demmer – Google News

Demmer visits historic courthouse, summarizes current State issues – Rochelle News Leader Demmer visits historic courthouse, summarizes current State issuesRochelle News LeaderOREGON — On Thursday evening, State Representative Tom Demmer (R) visited the Ogle County Courthouse to update citizens on legislation in Illinois and to hear opinions in a town hall meeting. Approximately 30 people attended to listen to Demmer’s …

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Chicago_IL_News: McDonald’s to add Mighty Wings to national menu: After months of testing in Chicago, McDonald’s is… #Chicago #News McDonald’s to add Mighty Wings to national menu: After months of testing in Chicago, McDonald’s is… http://q.gs/4jy7J #Chicago #News

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PeoriaIndNews: Peoria receives HUD loan to help with development. Do you want to know more?… Peoria receives HUD loan to help with development. Do you want to know more?… http://fb.me/XJRu7nls

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

Hot Start For Beginning Of School Year In Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) – As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year. Although Chicago likely won’t match its highest temperature of the year – a 96-degree mark reached on July 16 – both Monday and Tuesday could see temperatures reaching 93 or 94 degrees. Combined with humid conditions, the heat index could reach more than 100 degrees

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Swearing in ceremony set for new state lawmaker – Northwest Herald Swearing in ceremony set for new state lawmakerNorthwest HeraldJohn Anthony was chosen by Republican officials to replace resigning state Rep. Pam Roth of Morris. The 37-year-old Anthony is a Kendall County sheriff’s deputy. He’ll be the first black Republican lawmaker in the state Legislature since the early 1980s.

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LakeForestPatch: Identity theft in Lake Bluff costs a resident $1.5K. And other police blotter items. Identity theft in Lake Bluff costs a resident $1.5K. And other police blotter items. http://goo.gl/PTq7y9

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WSILNews: SIC Offers Online Criminal Justice Degrees … SIC Offers Online Criminal Justice Degrees http://www.wsiltv.com/news/news-3-this-morning/SIC-Offers-Online-Criminal-Justice-Degrees-221152101.html?llsms=414691&c=y

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Today’s edition of Capitol Fax There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Rutherford pledges not to go negative * Greg Hinz… He won’t go negative, says Mr. Rutherford, perhaps hoping that one of the other candidates, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, will do the job for him, or perhaps knowing that attacking Mr. Rauner would invite massive retaliation from a man who plays hardball. Rather, he says, it will be by playing […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Raoul by the numbers * The problem with most pundits when it comes to estimating Sen. Kwame Raoul’s chances in a Democratic primary is that they speak from the gut instead of using any actual polling numbers or recent history. Ergo, my Sun-Times column… A debate of sorts is raging about whether state Sen. Kwame Raoul would be a […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

This ain’t another Gidwitz * My weekly syndicated newspaper column… Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive claims the unions are the root of most of Illinois’ problems and has decried the […]

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Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes… Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes after unprecedented school closings and stepped-up efforts to keep children safe.Live blog: First day of classes for CPSmedia.apps.chicagotribune.comAbout a year after a strike shut down Chicago Public Schools for seven days, 403,000 students return to classes Monday in a district shaken by school closings, hammered by

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Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes… Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes after unprecedented school closings and stepped-up efforts to keep children safe.Live blog: First day of classes for CPSmedia.apps.chicagotribune.comAbout a year after a strike shut down Chicago Public Schools for seven days, 403,000 students return to classes Monday in a district shaken by school closings, hammered by

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IllinoisReview: Palin on Senate Run: "Never Say Never" #ilgop #tcot #teaparty Palin on Senate Run: "Never Say Never" #ilgop #tcot #teapartyhttp://bit.ly/16KWSuN

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cubillinois: Remember to check in on neighbors and loved ones. MT @chicagotribune Forecast: 90s today, even hotter tmrw Remember to check in on neighbors and loved ones. MT @chicagotribune Forecast: 90s today, even hotter tmrw http://trib.in/19Uor9S

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illinoispolicy: 400,000 #CPS students return to school via @chicagotribune 400,000 #CPS students return to school http://illin.is/1fdTbzE via @chicagotribune

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RonSandack: Wait. Pat Quinn was once operating in governing mode? I must have blinked and missed it. Wait. Pat Quinn was once operating in governing mode? I must have blinked and missed it. http://fb.me/6sEsbqpNu

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Preparing for Fracking, The 19th Amendment & Emili Sande! Get "In the Know" on Preparing for Fracking, The 19th Amendment & Emili Sande! http://goo.gl/fb/SPBfG

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KwameRaoul: "@cta: Students and accompanying adults ride free today with First Day of School Free Rides! Details: " "@cta: Students and accompanying adults ride free today with First Day of School Free Rides! Details:http://ow.ly/og7Qs "

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RepBerrios: Welcome back to school #CPS teachers, students & faculty. Welcome back to school #CPS teachers, students & faculty.

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RutherfordDan: Morning jog and off to Capitol #Springfield today Morning jog and off to Capitol #Springfield today

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debmell: Bateman school kids pic.twitter.com/5VX8p21464 Bateman school kidspic.twitter.com/5VX8p21464

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RepBobRita: Travel safely and stay cool as children head back to school this week in the Southland: … Travel safely and stay cool as children head back to school this week in the Southland: http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/21955503-417/new-superintendents-face-challenges-as-students-return-to-school.html

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh Goes From Floor Speeches in Congress to Talk Radio in … – National Journal Former Rep. Joe Walsh Goes From Floor Speeches in Congress to Talk Radio in …National JournalTammy Duckworth, D-Ill., he was approached by an AM radio station in Chicago dubbed "The Answer" about doing a talk show. "I’m guessing that them contacting me had something to do with my time on the Hill," said Walsh, who was known for his colorful …

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Union OKs teacher contract; DeKalb school board to vote next – Dekalb Daily Chronicle Union OKs teacher contract; DeKalb school board to vote nextDekalb Daily ChronicleMembers of the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association held a meeting Sunday to ratify a contract that lists their terms and conditions, said T.J. Fontana, the teachers’ union spokesman. Fontana said he would not be able to discuss the details of the …

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

Former director of CeaseFire seeks Democrat Party nod for Illinois governor 1 Tio Hardiman By Ulysses Arn – Current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley are getting some competition for the Democrat Party’s nomination for Governor. The former director of CeaseFire in Illinois, Tio Hardiman…

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New gambling machines bypass casino addiction safeguards – Chicago Daily Herald 3 New gambling machines bypass casino addiction safeguardsChicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat and key figure in gambling expansion pushes, said the video gambling machines aren’t high-stakes like a craps or blackjack table at a casino can be. "You’d have to sit there a very long time to really hurt yourself," he said.

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Transformers 4 Chicago Set Footage – Michael Bay Blows Up Chicago #4 A mechanic and his daughter make a discovery that brings down Autobots and Decepticons – and a paranoid government official – on them. Video is shared as par… From: ComicBuzzCBM Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 00:22 More in Entertainment

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Illinews: Bloomington: Aldermen to reivew ideas to improve safety downtown Bloomington: Aldermen to reivew ideas to improve


Governor Quinn Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Honors the Courage of All Who Marched at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington which led to the passage of major civil rights reforms for the United States. At Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, Governor Quinn reminded celebrants that the battle for social justice often requires direct action, and that those who “voted with their feet” in 1963 showed unpa

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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Ensure All Illinois Students Get an Early Start on Learning – New Law Lowers Compulsory School Age from Seven to Six Years Old CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that lowers the compulsory school age for students in Illinois in order to ensure all children have the opportunity to build a solid foundation for academic achievement. The law will also help to combat truancy. Research shows that children who start school at an earlier age are less likely to drop out of school, be placed in special education or

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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Traveling Exhibit When: Wed 2 Oct 2013 to Fri 15 Nov 2013 Where: Illinois State Library Atrium, 300 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62701 Event Status: confirmed

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On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference When: Mon 4 Aug 2014 to Wed 6 Aug 2014 Where: University of Illinois Springfield, Public Affairs Center in Springfield, IL 62703 Event Status: confirmed

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Increased penalties for domestic battery now law in Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Today, the governor signed into law a regulation that imposes stiffer penalties on repeat domestic battery offenders. "This law sends a message that the more often abusers do harm, the more time they’ll spend in jail," said the bill sponsor, State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet). The new law increases the penalties for domestic battery from a Class 4 felony with a one- to three-year p

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Raoul’s law moves Illinois toward universal background checks Measure closes private sale loophole, requires reporting of lost/stolen guns Landmark public safety legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) was signed yesterday and will help law enforcement crack down on two key gun trafficking pipelines. Raoul’s law requires anyone who sells or transfers a firearm to verify that the recipient has a valid FOID Card; it also establishes

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Meningitis vaccine to be required for students Legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) has been signed into law and will require students in the sixth and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. "I passed this legislation because I think students who can be immunized against this communicable disease should be," said Jacobs. "Meningococcal disease can be deadly to those infected in a very short amount of tim

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ICNC Free Computer Training Free Computer Classes ICNC’s on-site Computer Center offers no-cost classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and more – taught by experienced IT experts. Members are welcome to use the center or our conference rooms for their own meetings or trainings. ICNC’s on-site Computer Center is open for instructed classes as well as for […]

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Tom Cullerton: Bike safety and energy sourcing laws signed Two bills sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) were recently signed by the governor. Bike Safety HB 3367The new bike safety law clarifies the Illinois Vehicle Code, allowing bicycles to pass motor vehicles on the right and on shoulders. Prior to this law bicycles were lumped in with motorcycles, mopeds and scooters, which are prohibited from passing on the right of other vehicle

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Senate Week in Review: August 12-16 A new law advances an innovative way to collect child support from “deadbeat” parents, while State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said other measures signed by the Governor this week seek to help Illinois veterans and protect the state’s minors from the potentially deadly effects of sunless tanning. Plus more.

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Hutchinson hosts back-to-school events for local children CHICAGO HEIGHTS – State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D- Chicago Heights) hosted three back-to-school events over the past few weeks. Supported by business donations, these events provided school supplies to students throughout the area. Sunday, Hutchinson teamed up with the city of Chicago Heights, as well as Rep. Anthony DeLuca, to help distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to students. Thi

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Lightford’s plan to protect low-income energy assistance becomes law MAYWOOD – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to continue the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Program and Percentage of Income Payment Program became law earlier today. Both programs help low-income families afford heat in the winter. "Seniors and low-income families depend on energy assistance to keep the heat on in the winter," Lightford said. "This program saves liv

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Rep. Sosnowski Bill Strengthening Illinois Stalking Laws Signed Into Law SPRINGFIELD – Legislation authored by State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) aimed to prevent stalking was signed into law on Friday. The new law addresses a major gap in current state law by outlawing the use of electronic tracking devices to record the location of a person without their consent.

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Collins’ law removes child sex crime statute of limitations When there is physical evidence or a mandatory reporter violation, charges may be filed at any time SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) applauded the signing today of a law that removes the statute of limitations on filing charges of sexual assault or abuse when the victim was younger than 18 and when there is either corroborating physical evidence or evidence that a

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Harmon: New law will protect mothers of children conceived by rape OAK PARK – A new law sponsored by State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) will ensure that victims of rape who choose to carry a child to term don’t have to share parental rights with the men who raped them. “Rape is a terrible, traumatic experience. When a victim of rape conceives a child and is brave enough to carry the baby to term, she shouldn’t have to worry about the man who attacked her seeki

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Morrison: Public deserves to know who’s lobbying legislators DEERFIELD – A new law sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison will ensure that the public and the press know when a company, political group or nonprofit is lobbying the government. “Like it or not, lobbyists have become part of our political system,” the Deerfield Democrat said. “The people deserve to know which companies are trying to influence our laws and who they hire to do it.” Current law

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Rep. Cross’ statement on re-opening of 111th Street 1 PLAINFIELD – State Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) released the following statement on the re-opening of 111th Street between Van Dyke Road and U.S. Route 30 on Friday, August 16; which had been closed to through traffic since April when a sinkhole developed as a result of a local flood event.

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Forby reacts to higher speed limit SPRINGFIELD – The speed limit on rural interstate highways will increase from 65 mph to 70 mph under legislation signed by the governor on Monday. State Senator Gary Forby (D–Benton) was a co-sponsor of the measure: “Illinois’ rural interstate speed limits are now in-line with Kentucky and Missouri,” Forby said. “Thousands of drivers travel on Southern Illinois’ interstates each day, and the highe

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McGuire’s wildlife poaching bill signed into law SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the governor signed a piece of wildlife legislation aimed to assist the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its conservation police officers in keeping hunters from possessing illegal wildlife. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet), will not only allow Illinois conservation officers to prosecute hunters who are in possession of illegal wildli

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Hunter supports new law that keeps guns out of the hands of criminals An outspoken proponent of eliminating gun violence in her community, State Senator Mattie Hunter supported a measure aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and gives law enforcement another tool to stop gun smugglers. The new law requires anyone who sells or transfers a firearm to verify that the recipient has a valid FOID Card; it also establishes that gun owners must report lost or

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Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Law State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) saw two measures geared towards breast cancer prevention and awareness approved by Governor Pat Quinn. "Early detection gives people with breast cancer a much higher survival rate," said Hunter, chairwoman of the Human Services Committee. "Breast cancer is a life-threatening disease that can be overcome but only with routine check-ups and proper education."

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The Latest on Pension Reform http://wtax.com/podcasts/the-latest-on-pension-reform-2/

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Collins’ tenant protections signed into law CHICAGO — In a ceremony at the home of a neighborhood advocate, legislation State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) sponsored to protect tenants affected by foreclosure became law. “Tenants should not suffer for the financial troubles of their landlords,” Collins said. “This legislation extends our foreclosure relief efforts to renters, who make up 40 percent of households affected by

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Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hours GALESBURG – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) will begin holding office hours in Galesburg. Sullivan will be meeting with constituents from noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in his new satellite office in the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Building. The public is invited to share issues and concerns with Sullivan. Appointments are not necessary, and constituents will meet with Sullivan in the

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Rep. Sosnowski Presents Certificates to Winners of Candlewick Leisure Kid’s Day Fishing Tournament State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere) presents certificates of recognition to the winners of the Candlewick Leisure Kid’s Day Fishing Tournament.

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State Representative Joe Sosnowski Hosts ‘Cup of Joe’ in Roscoe State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere) provides a recap of the spring legislative session over coffee at Sophia’s Restaurant in Roscoe on Thursday morning.

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Morrison supports mental health first aid training SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Julie Morrison was pleased to see the governor sign a new state law allowing the Department of Human Services to facilitate mental health first aid training programs for people like teachers, librarians and pastors who spend a great deal of time working with the public. These programs train people on how to recognize the early warning signs of mental health and subs

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Important Information Regarding the Affordable Care Act Dear Constituents of the 10th District:We are pleased to be able to share with you some information related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a/k/a Obamacare, to help you better understand the Act and its benefits and how we are rolling out Healthcare in Illinois: The PowerPoint presentation (pdf) on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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Back to School Hair Cuts and Hair Do’s

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Day 40, Still No Word from Speaker Madigan on House Mass Transit Hearing into Metra Allegations 1 Crystal Lake, IL….It has been 40 days since State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) made the first request for an official hearing of the House Mass Transit Committee to investigate allegations of impropriety involving high-level Chicago area mass transit officials. As of the writing of this release, no reply has been received from Speaker Madigan.

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Open Tollway Positions! Hi, everyone! I am very excited to share with you four important Tollway positions that we are seeking to fill. Please send this information to everyone you know, post it on your websites and Facebook pages, and tweet about it! There are lots of people who are searching for jobs who would love to know […]

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Privately held nature sites throughout Illinois expected to reopen New law frees landowners from fear of lawsuits OAK PARK – For years, Illinois landowners were able to let people onto their land, free of charge, to enjoy rivers, lakes, forest, cliffs, canyons and other natural wonders. A 2005 court decision changed all that. It said that you could be held legally responsible for anyone on your land. Prompted by the possibility of lawsuits, the owners of many pop

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Hunter supports legislation to protect renters from eviction State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) recently saw legislation she sponsored, Senate Bill 56, signed into law. The new law provides protections for tenants living in foreclosed buildings. "Tenants shouldn’t be forced from their homes because of an irresponsible landlord," Hunter said. "This measure gives families rights if the property they are renting is repossessed by the bank or sold." Curren

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Lightford law sends children to school earlier Lowers the compulsory education age from 7 to 6 CHICAGO – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to require all children to start school at age 6 is now law. "Study after study has demonstrated that the earlier kids start school, the more likely they are to succeed," Lightford said. "This law will help make sure all of our children are on the right path." The new law (Senate Bill 1

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Silverstein’s homeless equal rights bill signed into law SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ homeless will be given equal rights to access public buildings, voting and other basic rights now that a measure sponsored by State Senator Ira I. Silverstein (D–Chicago) was signed into law today. “The homeless deserve to be afforded the same basic rights as any other citizen in our state,” Silverstein said, “This law will allow homeless people to get back on their fee

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Demmer Meets with Ogle County Residents for Town Hall Meeting On Thursday evening, State Representative Tom Demmer (R) visited the Ogle County Courthouse to update citizens on legislation in Illinois and to hear opinions in a town hall meeting. Approximately 30 people attended to listen to Demmer’s summary of concealed carry, pension and state budget issues in Illinois, stemming from his July 9 trip to Springfield. He discussed legislation that has now been

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Mandatory Proof of Insurance for Motorist Registration Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Friday a bill to prevent uninsured motorists from registering a vehicle. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Sen. Tim Bivins(R-Dixon).The law will require licensed drivers to provide proof of car insurance in order to register their vehicle in the State of Illinois starting with the 2016 registration year. Without proof of insurance drivers

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Halbrook to host I.D. Theft program for Senior Citizens CHARLESTON – State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Charleston) will host an identity theft presentation for senior citizens Thursday, September 5 at the Lifespan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800N, Charleston, IL from 10am – 11am. The event is free and open to the public.

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NEWS: Lightford law sends children to school earlier 1 Lowers the compulsory education age from 7 to 6 CHICAGO – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to require all children to start school at age 6 is now law. "Study after study has demonstrated that the earlier kids start school, the more likely they are to succeed," Lightford said. "This law will help make sure all of our children are on the right path." The new law (Senate Bill 1

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NCTV Visits Rep. Senger’s Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE — Fire trucks, police cars, even a garbage truck made a stop at Frontier Park Saturday during the annual Children’s Safety Expo. Kids could climb aboard more than 25 various city, county, and state vehicles and learn about them from the people that drive them. "It’s just very interesting to see all this stuff," said Naperville resident Dayton. "They have a Hummer over there that used t

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NCTV Visits Rep. Senger’s Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE — Fire trucks, police cars, even a garbage truck made a stop at Frontier Park Saturday during the annual Children’s Safety Expo. Kids could climb aboard more than 25 various city, county, and state vehicles and learn about them from the people that drive them. "It’s just very interesting to see all this stuff," said Naperville resident Dayton. "They have a Hummer over there that used t

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Rep Kay’s View on Workers’ Compensation Rate Reduction In a ballyhooed announcement last week Governor Quinn took credit for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filing a request for an overall rate reduction of 4.5 percent in workers’ compensation rates from the Department of Insurance. Quinn continued on to say that this rate adjustment could save $110 million in premiums. This estimate is based on individual rates for businesses

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Photo Album: State Rep. Senger and Sen. Connnelly Team Up to Host 2013 Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE… State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville)

Today’s headlines — Monday, Aug. 26

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Today’s headlines — Monday, Aug. 26

by Ryan Keith

  1. dailyherald @dailyherald7m
    Self-exclusion lists don’t apply at bars, restaurants with video gamblinghttp://bit.ly/13SBRAm

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  2. Illinois report @Illinoisreport13m
    Lyme disease on the rise in Illinois – Jacksonville Journal-Courierhttp://dlvr.it/3sKwg6

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  3. Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul14m
    "@cta: Students and accompanying adults ride free today with First Day of School Free Rides! Details: http://ow.ly/og7Qs "

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  4. Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul16m
    Happy first day of school CPS students and parents! I hope you’re fired up and ready to go!

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  5. CatholicConferenceIL @CatholicConfIL17m
    CCI’s Bob Gilligan talks Common Core, CCI’s Prison Ministry Training Program, and Syria & Egypt. 950 AM in Chicago @ 9 a.m. TODAY.

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  6. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy23m
    Illinois’ version of high-speed rail is such a waste of money http://illin.is/1fcG0z4 via@CrainsChicago

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  7. Illinews @Illinews25m
    Southern: 2014 candidates for governor to choose running mateshttp://bit.ly/16Dal4z

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  8. Illinews @Illinews25m
    Southern: Murphysboro man takes the Broadway stage as Spidermanhttp://bit.ly/1diA7Vi

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  9. Illinews @Illinews25m
    Bloomington: Logan Co. village once the center of attention http://bit.ly/14UOrdx

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  10. In the Know Illinois @ITKIllinois35m
    Get "In the Know" on Preparing for Fracking, The 19th Amendment & Emili Sande!http://goo.gl/fb/SPBfG

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  11. Jon Hilkevitch @jhilkevitch39m
    Getting Around: Beating the $5 CTA fare at O’Hare http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/ct-met-getting-around-0826-20130826,0,7452578.column …

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  12. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF51m
    IL. State Rep John Bradley on ‘Fracking’ at 7:20 and at 8:20 Tom McNamara from SIEG on the increase of Heroin use in SO IL.

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  13. WNIJ @WNIJNews59m
    Rockford District Gives Career Academies A Try | WNIJ and WNIUhttp://bit.ly/1aHDUcR

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  14. Neil Steinberg @NeilSteinberg1h
    Leave it to Congress to gin up a shortage crisis with the 2nd most abundant element in the universe, helium. http://www.everygoddamnday.com/2013/08/what-gas.html …

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  15. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Jacksonville: Editorial: Raising speed limit OK unless traffic deaths risehttp://bit.ly/176JDau

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  16. Ron Sandack @RonSandack1h
    Wait. Pat Quinn was once operating in governing mode? I must have blinked and missed it. http://fb.me/6sEsbqpNu

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  17. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield1h
    School Board President: Community Needs to Grow in Regards to School Financeshttp://wmay.com/wmay-news/69837

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  18. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield1h
    Gubernatorial Candidates Will Have to Announce Running Mates Soonhttp://wmay.com/wmay-news/69836

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  19. Lindsey Hess @LindseyWICS1h
    I’m live from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur! Coming up, hear from an ISP trooper on what drivers can expect. pic.twitter.com/OUSOJAa1Cw

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  20. Illinews @Illinews2h
    NIU PR: Puppy Lemon Law: What Happens To Returned Animals?http://bit.ly/176B3bW

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  21. Pat Brady @pat_brady2h
    Sitting in for John Kass on the John Kass and Lauren Cohn show from 9 to 11 this morning on 89 WLS. Tune, tweet or text in.

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  22. News Talk 1090 @1090WCRA2h
    Representative Halbrook Hosting Identity Theft Program In Charleston For Senior Citizens http://www.effinghamradio.com/Representative-Halbrook-Hosting-Identity-Theft-Pro/17132416 …

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  23. AM1220 WLPO @AM1220WLPO2h
    Roth’s Replacement Taking Over Monday Night http://wp.me/pqhOH-6KI

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  24. Carla K. Johnson @CarlaKJohnson3h
    Ready or not, training for Illinois Obamacare outreach workers begins. My story for AP. #aca #hcr http://bit.ly/19TSs9E

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  25. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois4h
    SJ-R Letter: E-15 not viable fuel alternative yet http://goo.gl/fb/FUVkv

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  26. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois4h
    SJ-R Letter: Mind the Constitution on pensions http://goo.gl/fb/c0iTk

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  27. Illinews @Illinews4h
    Tribune: Editorial: Baseball pursues perfection http://trib.in/14U6RuF

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  28. Illinews @Illinews4h
    Tribune: Editorial: Rewarding success at CPS http://trib.in/14U6Ren

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  29. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Editorial horseshoe: Kudos to state fair, teachers, nature volunteershttp://bit.ly/1c8ldwN

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  30. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Letter: Balloon launches should be outlawed http://bit.ly/1c8lbVD

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  31. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Letter: Rep. Davis short on specifics http://bit.ly/1aH1WVc

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  32. Illinois Watchdog @ilwatchdog7h
    So, this school decided it’d be a great idea to introduce 4th graders to masturbation:http://goo.gl/o5Yino

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  33. Illinews @Illinews8h
    Joliet: Will County Democrats picked Kelley event or union rally http://bit.ly/1aGClf5

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  34. Illinews @Illinews8h
    WSIL: Herrin Charity Opens Doors To Community http://bit.ly/15onGl5

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  35. Illinews @Illinews8h
    SJ-R: Health-care coverage’s ‘Cadillac tax’ a concern for AFSCMEhttp://bit.ly/14TEpJq

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  36. Illinews @Illinews8h
    SJ-R: Some unions call for changes in health-care law http://bit.ly/15onfXN

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  37. WSIL News @WSILNews8h
    Herrin Charity Opens Doors To Community http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Herrin-Charity-Opens-Doors-To-Community–221112671.html?llsms=414381&c=y …

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  38. IL Statehouse tweets @SJRthedome8h
    $50 million Capitol west wing renovation almost done http://bit.ly/1c7W19L

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  39. WSIL News @WSILNews8h
    Veterans Day at the State Fair http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Veterans-Day-at-the-State-Fair-221110491.html?llsms=414281&c=y …

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  40. Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul8h
    "@ChiPubSchools: School starts tomorrow—Monday, August 26th—for all CPS students. RT and spread the word! http://cps.edu/B2S #CPSB2S"

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  41. Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul8h
    "@WGCI: CPS starts tomorrow! Who’s set and ready to go? http://bit.ly/18aYSdN "

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  42. Rep Sam Yingling @Sam4Rep9h
    Jenga…for adults. pic.twitter.com/TEHTxrOzpi

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  43. Molly Beck @MollyBeckSJR9h
    Heartbreaking video produced by our Ted Schurter commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZayAV4N0Oxs …

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  44. OFA Springfield @OFA_Springfield10h
    Immigration Lead Tom Hutchison & Jonathan recruiting volunteers for Saturdays Rally with Senator Durbin in Champaign pic.twitter.com/aRW6udACcc

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  45. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WREX: Immigration Reform meeting held for group in Rockford http://bit.ly/16B21SP

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  46. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board10h
    Bravo to the CPS principals who received cash bonuses, but we have a better idea.http://trib.in/18e4q7m

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  47. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board10h
    Vetoing the bill reducing the number of free days at museums sure sounds Blagojevichy http://trib.in/17dBfEt

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  48. SJ-R Sports @SJRsports10h
    From AP: Andre Iguodala and son, Andre Jr., 6, watch players warm up before a 49ers/Vikings game in S.F. on Sun. http://ow.ly/i/2YjSx

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  49. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board11h
    A warning for college students — and their parents http://trib.in/14T8GYU

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  50. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Lake County: Highland Park gets it right with food festival http://bit.ly/15nZSh5

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  51. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Lake County: Balloonists launch in Grayslake, and go where the wind takes themhttp://bit.ly/15nZSh3

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  52. Illinews @Illinews12h
    SJ-R: Quinn says pension panel’s framework is ‘positive’ http://bit.ly/1dhbVm7

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  53. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board12h
    The pension committee’s draft is full of red flags. Lawmakers: You can do better.http://trib.in/15aF9t2

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  54. Steve Grzanich @SteveGrzanich12h
    GRAPHIC: What to expect this week from #Chicago #weather. Hot temps as@ChiPubSchools resume classes. pic.twitter.com/7CUC1X79IV

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  55. Bill Brady @Bill_Brady12h
    Good visit with Kane County Republicans today. Thanks to Kane GOP Chair Barbara Wojnicki and Dundee Twp. GOP Chair Ray Auger .

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  56. Illinews @Illinews12h
    WREX: Quinn signs law regarding school age for children http://bit.ly/14T7CEv

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  57. ILOpportunityProject @ILOpportunity12h
    Only 25% of IL’s ACT takers are considered college-ready in all four core subjectshttp://bit.ly/1daVuGX

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  58. Ron Sandack @RonSandack12h
    Wish he’d dabble in governing mode. MT @chicagotribune: Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode. http://trib.in/19GBesX

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  59. IDOT @IDOT_Illinois12h
    Please watch this important safety message from a man who was severely injured while working in a highway work zone: http://youtu.be/6LUo47J6XN8

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  60. Michael Spaulding @MikeWSOY12h
    Millikin University students mourn the loss of a fellow classmate http://bit.ly/12Ckv8g

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  61. BGA @BetterGov12h
    We’re counting down the days until our 90th anniversary! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151796931868486&set=a.404456968485.182665.82111363485&type=1&theater …

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  62. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Charleston: Sheila Simon speaks at local labor council picnic http://bit.ly/1dh7PdQ

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  63. news_gazette @news_gazette13h
    Here’s a gallery of images from the University of Illinois Quad Day:http://bit.ly/18Ud90K

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  64. Amanda Vinicky @AmandaVinicky13h
    A talented singer/song writer is in our midst, #Springfield. Download@ElizabethEckert‘s "Alone" then dance! https://itun.es/i6xR5DK #iTunes

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  65. Rockford Arts News @RockfordArts13h
    Miles Davis tribute on Sept. 8 in Mt. Morris http://goo.gl/fb/AN8Rx – RRStar GO

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  66. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Bloomington: Council to review releasing closed-meeting minuteshttp://bit.ly/14SZIuJ

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  67. Erika Harold @erika4congress13h
    Supporting the SAFE House benefit concert at Hessel Park. #transformationpic.twitter.com/NI3hWvcXHO

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  68. Illinews @Illinews13h
    WAND: Barickman Meth Legislation Signed by Governor Quinn http://bit.ly/16AhOBo

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  69. Illinews @Illinews13h
    WSIL: Law Lowers Required Age for IL Students http://bit.ly/16A6RzF

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  70. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WMAQ: Safe Passage Workers Prepare for First Day of Schoolhttp://bit.ly/16AeBBR

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  71. Chicago Reader @Chicago_Reader14h
    "Mayor Emanuel’s not the first mayor to invoke the possibility of a catastrophe to defend the indefensible." http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/22/daddy-mayors-protecting-chicago …

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  72. Journal Star Sports @pjstarsports14h
    Where Are They Now? Sergio McClain http://zo.pe/bK1b

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  73. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard14h
    Enjoyed meeting hundreds of hard working Illinois folks & families at Palatine Street Festival. Great being back … pic.twitter.com/62mDcCPWxm

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  74. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Southtown: Miller: Rauner’s plan to get GOP nomination looking strongerhttp://bit.ly/174Hso5

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  75. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Southern: Grand Rapids police catch a pig, post him online http://bit.ly/16Acq12

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  76. Andy Manar @AndyManar14h
    Don’t forget, this Wednesday evening we are coming together as a community to mark the 50th Anniversary of Dr…. http://fb.me/Ve7uZk2Y

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  77. Erika Harold @erika4congress14h
    Delighted to spend the afternoon with leaders of the College Republicans at@Illinois_Alma at #QuadDay. pic.twitter.com/WKsloIsbCg

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  78. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner14h
    Enjoying the PTRO booth at Palatine Street Fest. pic.twitter.com/FZObl3V8Lj

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  79. Ron Sandack @RonSandack14h
    Wait. He was in governing mode? RT @ChicagoBreaking: Quinn tries to regain footing by switching to campaign mode http://trib.in/15aobSe

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  80. Illinois Help Desk @ILHelpDesk14h
    Governor Quinn Signs Law to Ensure All Illinois Students Get an Early Start on Learning – New Law Lowers… http://dlvr.it/3sBXYq

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  81. Dennis Anderson @dennisedit14h
    Peoria’s role in 1963 March on Washington grew from bus boycotthttp://shar.es/zhd9L via @sharethis

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  82. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Aurora: Injury weighs on world-class weightlifter http://bit.ly/1aFSLEJ

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  83. Chicago News Now @chicagonewsnow14h
    Quinn Says Pension Panel’s Framework Is ‘Positive’ http://dlvr.it/3sBQbR #chicago

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  84. Illinews @Illinews15h
    Peoria: Deadbeat Illinois: State’s payment practices strain safety nethttp://bit.ly/16A0aO1

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  85. Illinews @Illinews15h
    Peoria: Word on the Street: Paperwork costs could mean more iPads on Tazewell County Board http://bit.ly/16A088S

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  86. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview15h
    Rutherford_Dan to announce LG via Twitter http://bit.ly/16JfBqE #twill

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  87. Corina Curry @corinacurry15h
    Rock River Valley residents share memories of the National March on Washington, 50 years ago this week http://bit.ly/17dl0XQ

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  88. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan15h
    I have made the decision on my Lt Governor. I will announce it first via #Twitter, so I encourage you to follow along. #twill

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  89. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn15h
    The new law lowers the compulsory school age from 7 to 6. Today is a good day for our students & the future of #IL.

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  90. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn15h
    Today at Nash ES I signed a new law to ensure all #IL students get a head start on academic success http://tinyurl.com/kktvjrm

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  91. Illinews @Illinews15h
    Joliet: Kendall County looks a ‘unique’ way to deal with growth http://bit.ly/1c7ahzs

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  92. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois15h
    Tribune: Editorial: Rewarding success at CPS http://goo.gl/fb/dAKwj

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  93. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan15h
    Got a good jog in, outside. When I got back I checked and it was 88 degrees out. I thought it was pretty warm!

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  94. BGA @BetterGov15h
    Public Pensions Go To Private Lobbyists In 20 States via @huffingtonposthttp://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3813437?ir=Chicago …

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  95. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard16h
    Dundee Twn. GOP picnic. Nice day! pic.twitter.com/a9bRHk1BF4

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  96. Illinews @Illinews16h
    Suburbs: Glen Ellyn resident wins Illinois State Fair award http://bit.ly/14SEKMu

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  97. Illinews @Illinews16h
    KMOX: New Law Lowers Required Age Illinois Students Must Attend Schoolhttp://cbsloc.al/174nOIJ

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  98. Rich Saal @RichSaal16h
    The elegant Orpheum Theater in Springfield. A sad anniversary, it was razed this month in 1965. #spihistory pic.twitter.com/K4HDS8eynM

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  99. Lainie Steelman @LainieSteelman16h
    Received word today that Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon will stop in Macomb @ 5 p.m. for fish fry @ the McDonough County 4-H fairgrounds.

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  100. Chicago Tribune @chicagotribune16h
    Kelsey Grammar films ‘Transformers 4’ scenes at ‘The Bean’ http://trib.in/14LSWqs

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  101. Kaarin Tisue @katchicago16h
    Trailer for HBO documentary on flame retardants, featuring interviews with Tribune reporters, is out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hWwfcsJXHM …

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  102. Ron Sandack @RonSandack17h
    @mjzalewski Cool, eh? Can’t wait to find out what he did.

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  103. Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy17h
    Jesse White Tumblers getting ready to perform at the 49th ward back to school picnic. Loyola Park,… http://instagram.com/p/dcljGTDd4d/

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  104. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner17h
    Great talk w/ crowd at Dundee Township Picnic. Everyone has passion for term limits & taking on govt union bosses pic.twitter.com/XRyM61Qvpg

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  105. Historical Pictures @HistoricalPics18h
    Women in Chicago being arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without covering their legs, 1922. pic.twitter.com/sANNZNx9gH

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  106. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC18h
    Local author says Latino immigrants face many challenges http://bit.ly/15nfuRP

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  107. Illinews @Illinews18h
    WMAQ: Man Accused of Robbing Person With Cerebral Palsy in Wheelchairhttp://bit.ly/14SdZrv

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  108. Illinews @Illinews18h
    WMAQ: Police: Handcuffed Man Flees in Squad Car http://bit.ly/14SgzOd

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  109. MarkSuppelsa @MarkSuppelsa18h
    I’ll see you today around 4pm live on CNN as we talk about my 12 hours on a summer night in Englewood…. http://fb.me/3iBgZGpxt

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  110. WinnebagoCountyNews @WinnCountyNews19h
    Lieutenant Governor http://goo.gl/fb/ocr0o – WNTA News

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  111. Don Harmon @DonHarmonIL19h
    Come out to the Taste of Oak Park! About to cut the ribbon at Scoville Park with American Women of Oak Park. Taste runs until 7pm. Enjoy!

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  112. Maria A. Berrios @RepBerrios19h
    Last day of The Boulevard Fest on #logansquare. Come out & enjoy this beautiful day pic.twitter.com/KuMcFNwrtk

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  113. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Southern: DCFS honors Jo Poshard’s commitment to helping childrenhttp://bit.ly/16yW1Kf

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  114. Illinews @Illinews20h
    KFVS: Veterans honored Sunday at DuQuoin State Fair http://bit.ly/14S4F7b

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  115. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago20h
    Hear those choppers this morning? It was for #Transformers: ‘Transformers 4’ Takes Over #Chicago Skies http://bit.ly/17cV2Us

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  116. WLDS News @wldsnews20h
    Fewer young people are overcoming the hurdles to becoming a farmer. Jim Anderson reports. http://wlds.com/news/1590-fewer-young-people-farming …

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  117. Eric Krol @EAKrol20h
    Never change, @dailyherald … 20 tweets at a time to clog up your feed instead of spreading them out like most news orgs. Twitter as chore.

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  118. saukvalley.com @saukvalley20h
    Quinn has signed a new law that lets Illinois residents use cellphones to prove they have auto insurance: http://shawurl.com/qkc

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  119. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Champaign: John Roska: Canceled debt may have income-tax effecthttp://bit.ly/16yGU3u

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  120. Equality Illinois @EqualityILL20h
    Fun night at Out at the Chicago @whitesox for EQIL supporters during the Civil Rights Game. Thanks to everyone! pic.twitter.com/L7gkEns7Sg

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  121. Molly Beck @MollyBeckSJR20h
    To combat what some call an isolated atmosphere, 186 to form mentoring program for black teachers: http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x1868831156/School-district-to-begin-mentoring-program-for-black-educators …

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  122. WLSAM890 @wlsam89020h
    Scottie Pippen Fouls Out in Lawsuit Against Media Outlets http://bit.ly/17erQKY

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  123. James Webb @JamesEWebb20h
    A look at how city hopes to protect #Chicagoschool students this week.http://trib.in/1fbOBlz #safepassage #cpd #cps

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  124. Scott Stantis @sstantis20h
    Because I love my fellow Chicagoans I will pass on "Go Topless Day"-http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2013/08/breast-wishes.html#.UhooACfjj-E.twitter …

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  125. BGA @BetterGov20h
    Sign up for MORNING WATCH, our daily round-up of government-related news delivered straight to your inbox: http://bit.ly/1c49zGz

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  126. Evanston Patch @EvanstonPatch20h
    Funny police news from around the north suburbs: http://bit.ly/13ZapvD

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  127. Doings LaGrange @Doings_LaGrange20h
    Chicaog’s Smokin M’s discusses local barbecue with Pioneer Press.http://bit.ly/1aEO8ut #bbq #localdish

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  128. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan20h
    Celebrated Pakistan Independence Day with the Pakistani American Community, the Consul General, and Talat Rashid. pic.twitter.com/8SM5Napksm

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  129. James Webb @JamesEWebb20h
    Questionable timing for #rahmemanuel on his now-indicted former city comptroller, scoop by @BillRuthhart http://trib.in/13XZiD9

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  130. Illinois DNR @IllinoisDNR21h
    Asian Carp Partner’s Corner | AsianCarp.us http://fb.me/WEa1eD5i

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  131. Suntimes @Suntimes21h
    A looming helium crisis wouldn’t just deflate the balloon business, @NeilSteinbergtells us: http://suntm.es/16IxPsj

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  132. AM1220 WLPO @AM1220WLPO21h
    Trying to run over family members with a backhoe and a new state skydiving record set at Ottawa yesterday. Details… http://fb.me/SBEUWUOr

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  133. Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski21h
    The pension conference committee was given a clear goal in June: find a comprehensive proposal that saved the… http://fb.me/6rOuQv6vl

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  134. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage21h
    Hollywood in Springfield? Some stuff from the "Lincoln" movie may be coming to the Abe museum http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/erickson-museum-may-host-lincoln-memorabilia/article_2b73bdb6-0c3d-11e3-8f4e-0019bb2963f4.html …

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  135. Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream21h
    Over 130 Chicago Public Schools principals have learned they’d been selected to receive generous bonuses some as much as $20,000.

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  136. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Aurora: East Aurora sees gains in ACT scores http://bit.ly/14RN6nv

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  137. Anthony Ponce @anthonyponceTV21h
    My exclusive, tell-all interview with Cookie Monster http://bit.ly/1aETSEs @stcookie

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  138. IML Legislative @IML_Legislative22h
    Tribune Editorial: "Red Flags in Pension Draft." http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77140437/ …

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  139. IEC @ilenviro22h
    The regulations that were in place relating to fracking in Illinois were left over from World War II. – @JoshatNRDC on the @mikenow show.

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  140. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy22h
    Illinois lost more than $20B in taxable income to other states through out-migration from 2000-2010 http://illin.is/16tqYTv

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  141. IEC @ilenviro22h
    Hydraulic fracturing was legal in Illinois and completely unregulated before the law passed. – @JoshatNRDC on @mikenow show.

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  142. IEC @ilenviro22h
    Just talked about the recreation liability bill SB1042 in the @mikenow show! More info at http://ilenviro.org .

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  143. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview22h
    Will Illinois legalize recreational pot next? http://bit.ly/16Iqp8H

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  144. Kristen McQueary @StatehouseChick22h
    We got a sneak peek at the latest pension reform draft. It isn’t pretty. Editorial:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pension-0825-jm-20130825,0,6061360.story …

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  145. tammyduckworth @tammyduckworth22h
    Pie!!! at the @Palatine farmers market. M.Belle’s pie shop. Yum!pic.twitter.com/hy664YjKuI

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  146. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield22h
    Latest Pension Proposal A Mixed Bag For State Workers http://wmay.com/wmay-news/69808

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  147. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield22h
    School Board President: Time For Community To ”Grow Up” About School Fundinghttp://wmay.com/wmay-news/69807

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  148. tammyduckworth @tammyduckworth22h
    Enjoying the new handicap accessible playground @SunnysidwPark in@Bloomingdale pic.twitter.com/DQ7YxLoelo

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  149. Paul Merrion @pmerrion22h
    Illinois medical marijuana law draws big-money interesthttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-medical-marijuana-20130824,0,5861491.story …

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  150. La Shawn K Ford @lashawnfordjobs22h
    Job Leads from State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford’s Workforce Development#constantcontact http://conta.cc/19CJASl

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  151. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork22h
    IL Review: Willises’ six children memorialized by family member’s mournful tunehttp://dlvr.it/3s6MjZ

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  152. Andy Manar @AndyForSenate22h
    I posted 11 photos on Facebook in the album "Hillsboro Old Settlers Parade | August 22, 2013" http://fb.me/2NCDdlzHw

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  153. Gerould Kern @GerryKern23h
    Illinois system fails to protect students from abuse. Tribune investigation by Diane Rado, Christy Gutowski. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-teachers-revoked-20130825,0,663522.story …

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  154. Ron Sandack @RonSandack23h
    A brief primer on big, bad government in Illinois. Maddening.http://fb.me/1yxKQBQ9o

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Today’s headlines — Sunday, Aug. 25

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  1. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC30m
    Champaign chicken ordinance moving closer to decision http://bit.ly/14RvsAy

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  2. Illinews @Illinews41m
    NW Herald: Technology, strategic plan concerns raised for Cary policehttp://bit.ly/1c63Blj

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  3. Illinews @Illinews41m
    Champaign: Tom Kacich: Illinois has bad government, and lots of ithttp://bit.ly/16xNPtR

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  4. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Bloomington: Editorial: Workers comp reform still needs some tweakinghttp://bit.ly/16xJdno

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  5. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Bloomington: Erickson: Museum may host ‘Lincoln’ memorabilia http://bit.ly/16xJdnk

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  6. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Bloomington: Sawyer: Pantagraph staying put, leasing out part of buildinghttp://bit.ly/172YC5j

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  7. Robin Kelly @Robin42CD1h
    After yesterday’s awards ceremony, I ended a great day at The Taste of Thornton Township. Here I am with Thornton… http://fb.me/6t1XYrBll

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  8. Lake Forester @Lake_Forester1h
    David M. Lutrey named to Illinois Bar Association. http://bit.ly/17ctjmS

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  9. Illinews @Illinews1h
    NW Herald: Our view: Support for boating OWI proposal http://bit.ly/16xA3Hz

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  10. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois1h
    Southern: Now is the time, still http://goo.gl/fb/sW5SJ

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  11. Illinews @Illinews2h
    Decatur: Reform workers compensation further http://bit.ly/1dfcxbX

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  12. Illinews @Illinews3h
    Decatur: Fabric flies as Illinois Wesleyan welcomes international studentshttp://bit.ly/16x9RN9

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  13. Illinews @Illinews3h
    Decatur: Bill Daley makes campaign stop at ISU to speak with studentshttp://bit.ly/16x9Tou

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  14. heraldandreview @heraldandreview3h
    Fabric flies as Illinois Wesleyan welcomes international students http://bit.ly/1df6B2z

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  15. Illinews @Illinews4h
    Belleville: Guest view: If you want to know where trucking regulations go, ask a professional driver http://bit.ly/1c5CMh2

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  16. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Our Opinion: Continue to support the Springfield Sliders http://bit.ly/16wUd4C

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  17. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Bernard Schoenburg: Newcomer to 13th race has socialist agendahttp://bit.ly/1deVcjr

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  18. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Statehouse Insider: Term limits apply to everyone, not just Demshttp://bit.ly/16wUcgM

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  19. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Bob Heisse: Readers share memories of March on Washingtonhttp://bit.ly/1deVcjn

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  20. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Letters: Readers weigh in on worthless stop lights http://bit.ly/1deVcjl

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  21. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Tribune: Editorial: Red flags in pension draft http://trib.in/16wSiNs

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  22. Illinews @Illinews6h
    SJ-R: Jump Start Illinois: Perspectives on helping kids succeed in school and lifehttp://bit.ly/15lS7s5

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  23. Illinews @Illinews6h
    WSIL: DCFS Honors Poshard Foundation http://bit.ly/15lKSQN

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  24. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Southern: Du Quoin State Fair opening day sets new record http://bit.ly/16wB8PR

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  25. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Rockford: ‘Butt’ flickers face hefty fines after Illinois litter law takes effecthttp://bit.ly/15lN76I

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  26. Illinews @Illinews7h
    SJ-R: A La Carte: Flaming drinks and sushi are among offerings at Gourmet Househttp://bit.ly/15lAOY7

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  27. Illinews @Illinews7h
    SJ-R: Tim Landis: City waits for signal on rail grant http://bit.ly/171YIKB

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  28. Craig Newman @craignewman7h
    Wow. Umm, Rahm isn’t Republican. From Globe&Mail … The dark side of Chicago and U.S. conservatism http://zite.to/16sQ41m

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  29. Barbara Wheeler @bmwheeler7h
    GOP gubernatorial candidates make pitch in Nunda Townshiphttp://www.nwherald.com/articles/2013/08/24/4c9fd6573974490c8f93ebe29038be08/index.xml … via @nwherald

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  30. Illinews @Illinews7h
    NW Herald: Local businesses brace for health care changes http://bit.ly/16wvZY4

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  31. Illinews @Illinews8h
    WSIL: Democrat Day at the State Fair http://bit.ly/1c5hgZD

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  32. Robin Kelly @Robin42CD8h
    I had the pleasure of being honored earlier today at the Rich Township Minority Business Expo Awards. Small, women… http://fb.me/Y7riDjy9

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  33. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard8h
    Great crowd/response at Williamson County Reagan Day dinner. HT to chair Sue Hamilton & Patty Howard for organiz… pic.twitter.com/cp8G6p2AGg

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  34. Illinews @Illinews9h
    Peoria: Governor candidates look for running mates http://bit.ly/16wclLT

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  35. EmanuelChrisWelch @ChrisWelch_JD9h
    They grow up fast. http://instagram.com/p/da8cqMwsV8/

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  36. IL ASCD @ILASCD10h
    The Illinois Sustainable Education Project (ISTEP) – Illinois Zero Waste Schools Program – ISTEP Resources http://www.ildceo.net/dceo/Bureaus/Energy_Recycling/Education/ISTEP_program.htm …

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  37. dri @DriXander10h
    Former Ald. Richard Mell’s next gig: lobbying http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22100315-418/former-ald-richard-mells-next-gig-lobbying.html … And he’s already working a contract dealing with Pilsen. #Chicago

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  38. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Southtown: Pole Dancing competition, convention features the best of the besthttp://bit.ly/1c54rOZ

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  39. qctimes @qctimes10h
    Rock Island to hold community workshop http://qctim.es/1c53PZV

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  40. Kendall County GOP @KendallRepub10h
    The Kendall GOP put on a little family picnic today, and we hope that you all enjoyed the day as much as we did…. http://fb.me/3fGklffao

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  41. Ray Long @RayLong10h
    Illinois system fails to protect students from abuse drado cmgutowski

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  42. Gary Sawyer @GWSawyer10h
    New workers comp laws have saved Illinois businesses money but more needs to be done. See Sunday’s editorial. #dechr

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  43. John McCormick @McCormick15011h
    For the college student in your life: Editorial: College, death and consequenceshttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-niu-20130825,0,7075663.story …

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  44. saukvalley.com @saukvalley11h
    A cellphone tower on the campus of Sterling High School will be complete in time for the first home football game: http://shawurl.com/qif

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  45. Larry Yellen Fox 32 @LarryYellen11h
    Cannabis industry leaders huddle here @fox32news at 9

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  46. Illinews @Illinews11h
    KSDK: Fayette Co., IL Teen Hit & Killed After Bike vs Car Collisionhttp://on.ksdk.com/16vQkNj

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  47. Ray Long @RayLong11h
    Thousands march to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-king-dream-speech-20130824,0,2809914.story …

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  48. News Democrat @bellevillenewsd11h
    Legal wrangling continues over the ‘hole’ in downtown Belleville: Three months after a court order to cleanup … http://bit.ly/16vNzLN

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  49. News Democrat @bellevillenewsd11h
    ‘That’s just not right’: Sparta funeral home holds remains until families pay their debt: Motorcycles and four… http://bit.ly/14QawKc

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  50. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Peoria: Finke: Rauner’s PAC gets cheers at state fair http://bit.ly/14QcEBr

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  51. Journal Star @pjstar12h
    Finke: Rauner’s PAC gets cheers at state fair http://zo.pe/bKUC

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  52. DailyRegister @DailyRegister12h
    Blogger Travis Akin awards a prize for most ridiculous lawsuit. http://ow.ly/oddU4

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  53. Erika Harold @erika4congress12h
    Supporting positive young people at Youth Quake at Salem Baptist Church. #praise#soproud pic.twitter.com/yvvKTyrfKt

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  54. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois12h
    MT @tradingad: Bad Moody – Due to its massive pension gap, #Illinois has the lowest grade among states #moodys #badgrades

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  55. Illinews @Illinews12h
    NW Herald: GOP gubernatorial candidates make pitch in Nunda Townshiphttp://bit.ly/16vzSMM

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  56. OFA Illinois @OFA_Illinois12h
    #Obamacare is already working for Illinoisans. Get ready and be on the look out for resources like these:http://ofa.bo/94pKeS

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  57. News Democrat @bellevillenewsd12h
    ‘We definitely still have a lot of work to do’: Illinoisans travel to D.C. for King rally: A busload of metro-… http://bit.ly/16vufOQ

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  58. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork13h
    Zorn: Breast wishes http://dlvr.it/3rzrlL

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  59. Dewitt for Dan 2014 @Rutherford4Gov13h
    Dan at the IL state fair before delivering his speech. pic.twitter.com/gjsTp6rj6x

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  60. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan13h
    Speaking at the Kendall Cty. GOP picnic. It’s good to be back having attended many years. @KendallYR @KendallRepub pic.twitter.com/MN9eSGGVI4

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  61. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Rockford: Chuck Sweeny: Sacia may run for statewide office; is it ‘lite gov’?http://bit.ly/1aDetce

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  62. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois13h
    Peoria Forum: ‘The Government’ is demanding http://goo.gl/fb/KHd6j

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  63. Rep Sam Yingling @Sam4Rep13h
    I feel like a kid again at the Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Launch!pic.twitter.com/PI0dZqRSJ2

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  64. ChicagoBreaking @ChicagoBreaking13h
    Mark Wahlberg visits Transformers set in Chicago http://trib.in/16vkUql

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  65. Deb Mell @debmell13h
    4100 N Whipple. A great day spent listening to neighbors.pic.twitter.com/cGbtHH16xH

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  66. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner13h
    Helping out and having great time at Kendall County pig roast.pic.twitter.com/0oKB4j6A38

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  67. Joe McCoy @JoeMcCoy_13h
    Very proud the White Sox are hosting the Civil Rights game tonight. And thank you Jackie Robinson for breaking the color barrier. #WhiteSox

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  68. Erika Harold @erika4congress13h
    Having a great time at the @urbanasweetcorn festival! #urbanasweetcornpic.twitter.com/XCOXVtjLeL

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  69. Journal-Courier @journalcourier13h
    Skydiving women set Illinois formation record: A state record has been set in women’s skydiving in central Illinois. http://bit.ly/16vhbsP

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  70. MikeFlanneryFOX32 @PoliticalEditor13h
    Former @whitesox Bo Jackson accepts Beacon award US Cellular Field.#civilrightsgame pic.twitter.com/NzlqZ8Z55o

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  71. Journal Star Sports @pjstarsports13h
    Tim Beckman tries to get Illinois football on right path in his second year as coachhttp://zo.pe/bKTV

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  72. Daniel Biss @danielbiss14h
    This tweet about a MOOC is not a commentary on disruption in higher ed. It is a shameless plug for my brother: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/arts/music/hey-ludwig-theres-an-app-for-you.html?ref=music&_r=1& …

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  73. OFA Springfield @OFA_Springfield14h
    ACLU’s Ed Yohnka – Director of Communications & Public Policy will speak at OFA August 31st #ImmigrationReform Rally http://bit.ly/176qvI0

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  74. Deb Mell @debmell14h
    4800 N Christiana pic.twitter.com/8nMMOWHC3Z

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  75. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard14h
    Admiring Mayor Butler of Marion new statue & greeting folks at car show in town square. pic.twitter.com/rPABCC52oz

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  76. Journal-Courier @journalcourier14h
    Illinois governor marks March on Washington: Gov. Pat Quinn appeared at Chicago’s DuSable of African American … http://bit.ly/1710RpT

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  77. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Joliet: Our view: Dismantle the RTA and start over http://bit.ly/1aD5mZj

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  78. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/1Hp2RLMcL

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  79. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2vWrxK5rV

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  80. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/6laDn0zDs

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  81. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    @ Saved Mothers in Charge event

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  82. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/1RiGEUXEC

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  83. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2fZpokrvf

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  84. Darlene Senger @DarleneSenger14h
    Having a great time serving some Hard working Republicans out in Kendall County. Together we will beat Bill Foster! pic.twitter.com/ExoQ45KYbH

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  85. WGEM News @WGEM14h
    New information from the Illinois State Police about yesterday’s school bus crash in Hancock County. http://www.wgem.com/story/23242421/2013/08/23/at-least-five-injured-in-accident-between-car-nauvoo-colusa-school-bus …

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  86. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Belleville: LIST: Metro-east lobbying expenditures http://bit.ly/16uTQHD

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  87. Deb Mell @debmell15h
    3800 N Whipple pic.twitter.com/LNBOrGI1NW

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  88. BGA @BetterGov15h
    Smaller Chicago City Council could improve accountability: BGA @Suntimes columnhttp://bit.ly/19Bh72L

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  89. Evanston Patch @EvanstonPatch15h
    Burglars used a key to steal two TVs, an XBox, wedding ring and more in Evanston:http://bit.ly/17aYDCz

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  90. Andy Manar @AndyManar15h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/1iyTEeYSv

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  91. The Telegraph @altontelegraph15h
    State’s Attorney’s Office to get two SUVs http://www.thetelegraph.com/news/local/article_5f69f068-0c51-11e3-ad59-0019bb30f31a.html#.UhkoTYD_W1k.twitter … via @altontelegraph

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  92. Kimberly Howard @KimberlyHoward15h
    BEHIND THE SCENES: A lot goes into a two minute segment! Just finished editing my story on the Lincoln Art and… http://fb.me/11Tl83weF

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  93. News Democrat @bellevillenewsd15h
    Lobbyists earn $2.7M from local governments; Costello earns $7K monthly from Madison County Transit: Local uni… http://bit.ly/1c4xIcK

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  94. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan15h
    Spoke at the Nunda Township #GOP picnic in McHenry County. Great to visit with friends and supporters. pic.twitter.com/v3h2DjfcgE

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  95. Deb Mell @debmell16h
    2900 Giddings pic.twitter.com/1B3dWBwrqq

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  96. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan16h
    Walked in the Twilight Parade at the #DuQuoinStateFair. Amazing number of cheers and thumbs up from the crowd. pic.twitter.com/raPRfBFOph

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  97. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan16h
    After speaking Nunda Twp #gop picnic & meetings with supporters in McHenry Cty, now off to Kendall Cty #gop picnic

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  98. Deb Mell @debmell16h
    2900 w Eastwood. They said this is the best block in the city. Love the pridepic.twitter.com/xVsbLE6RAV

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  99. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard16h
    Stopped at Effingham (Crossroads of Opportunity) Starbucks to promote 2nd Amendment & see local officials. pic.twitter.com/t4cP8xudXW

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  100. Journal-Courier @journalcourier16h
    Computers stolen containing data for 4M patients: Officials with a suburban Chicago hospital say four computer… http://bit.ly/16uCKJZ

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  101. Illinews @Illinews16h
    WMAQ: March Wants Dads to Take Their Kids to School http://bit.ly/16uBd6B

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  102. Deb Mell @debmell17h
    4800-4900 N Bernard pic.twitter.com/B2FIjpOSDJ

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  103. Illinews @Illinews17h
    Bloomington: At ISU, Daley touts importance of leadership http://bit.ly/1c4ltgd

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  104. Megan Brilley @WCIA3Megan17h
    Tonight at 6- million dollar drug bust in Decatur, possible sales tax increase in Urbana and hundreds coming together for a day of action

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  105. Bill Daley @BillDaleyIL17h
    TY Jim Hughes for inviting me to your annual Pig Roast in Rockford today.pic.twitter.com/Yxbdqw6HS1

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  106. Kenosha News @Kenosha_News18h
    Elected officials, business and labor leaders urge Walker to approve casinohttp://dlvr.it/3rxsb5

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  107. Kyle Hillman @kylehillman18h
    Can we get a tech update next? / 50 million Capitol rehab: Long overdue? Or questionable excess? http://zite.to/17TtIJ6 @davemckinney123

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  108. Journal Star @pjstar18h
    There’s still room in the digital age for an old-school print shop in Eureka.#pjstarextra http://zo.pe/bKSw

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  109. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3318h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2F8U17tlQ

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  110. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3318h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/6q7sbvtSJ

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  111. Sue Rezin @SenatorRezin18h
    I just left the Il Valley United Way Tractor pull. http://ow.ly/i/2XUkK

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  112. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy18h
    Household income below end-of-recession http://illin.is/1dzFCwj via @AP

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  113. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3318h
    Enjoying a beautiful day in the park with the Concern Citizens of Burnside

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  114. Scott Fornek @sfornek18h
    ‘State’s $50 million Capitol rehab.’ If it means a new bathroom and coffeemaker in the press room, money well spent. http://bit.ly/155ZKFv

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  115. Scott Fornek @sfornek18h
    ‘Former Ald. Richard Mell’s next gig: lobbying.’ Who? The grandkids he said he was quitting to spend time with? http://bit.ly/15730K2

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  116. Illinews @Illinews18h
    WBBM: 2014 Governor Candidates To Choose Running Mateshttp://cbsloc.al/1aCBoo8

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  117. Scott Fornek @sfornek18h
    Federal judge with lifetime appointment rejects claim that remap makes it too tough too beat incumbents. http://bit.ly/16Gq4TR

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  118. Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream18h
    More than 12 other states also let motorists use programs on their smartphones instead of paper cards provided by auto insurance companies.

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  119. cta @cta18h
    Our websites/trackers may be temporarily unavailable due to a technical problem; working with host to resolve ASAP. We apologize for inconv.

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  120. Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream18h
    Gov. Quinn has signed a new law that lets Illinois residents use cellphones to prove they have auto insurance.

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  121. Journal Star @pjstar19h
    #Peoria Public Library gallery featuring vintage Caterpillar ads http://zo.pe/bKSf

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  122. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Edwardsville: Tort reform group takes summer campaign across Illinoishttp://bit.ly/1c41xu2

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  123. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk19h
    Touring the @RIA_JMTC Monday. Eager for a manufacturing progress update.#QuadCities http://qctimes.com/news/local/kirk-making-first-trip-to-q-c-since-stroke/article_38765430-4b66-57de-a409-3edf0aaa2021.html … @EdTibbetts

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  124. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork19h
    IL Review: Black Conservative Summit welcomes like-minded to Pheasant Run next Saturday http://dlvr.it/3rxKsj

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  125. WLDS News @wldsnews19h
    Secretary of State encourages sign-ups for library contesthttp://wlds.com/news/1595-secretary-of-state-encourages-sign-ups-for-library-contest …

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  126. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner19h
    Next stop: Nunda Township. Today is a perfect day for campaigning and meeting voters. #BringBackIL pic.twitter.com/ySq7sce9mW

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  127. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan19h
    Fri, Sept 6 join me @ K of C Hall, 806 Oakley Ave, #Streator, 5:30-6:30pm for our fundraiser. Tix & more info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/80/EventDetails.aspx … #twill

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  128. James Taylor @wrmj219h
    I declare today Aug E Kerres Day in Aledo, Illinois. Aug EEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!#greatguy pic.twitter.com/lyo8vhvenC

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  129. Stephen Di Benedetto @My_Di_Benedetto19h
    Nunda Township Republicans have rolled out a slate of prominent leaders today. Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner & Tom Cross included.

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  130. Mike Unes @mikeunes20h
    I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Hanna City Heritage Days Parade-"http://fb.me/2CtaOcyBv

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  131. 1470 & 100.3 WMBD @1470WMBD20h
    Moving into Williams Hall on the Bradley campus. Classes start Wednesday.pic.twitter.com/RCZGfZLAoj

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  132. Bill Daley @BillDaleyIL20h
    Really enjoyed meeting the #collegedemocrats at @IllinoisStateU today.pic.twitter.com/rYVB44bI8Y

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  133. Daily Chronicle @Daily_Chronicle20h
    Our View: Thumbs up, thumbs down: @NIUlive volunteers helping with move-in:http://shawurl.com/qiq

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  134. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn20h
    The new retail center will create 600 jobs for area residents who are ready to roll up their sleeves & get to work. http://tinyurl.com/lxjmcs2

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  135. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn20h
    Great to be at Corliss HS this morning to open the Pullman Park Retail Development job fair!

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  136. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Bloomington: Almost 300 kids miss deadline for new health paperworkhttp://bit.ly/1aCinCf

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  137. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Southtown: Kadner: Chainsaw attack ends a friendship http://bit.ly/1c3ScSS

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  138. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk21h
    I have been working against gang violence 4 more than a decade #IL needs #ATFanti-gang coordinator now http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130823/news/708239599/ … @DHStatehouse

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  139. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview21h
    @CollinCorbett Not sure Cross’ made his decision final yet But we’re hearing of yet another House member that will be seeking another office

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  140. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview21h
    BlueCross BlueShield co-pays to skyrocket in Illinois http://bit.ly/1dcHvRV #twill

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  141. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn21h
    The #DuQuoinStateFair is officially open! Come to beautiful @DuQuoin_IL & enjoy all the fair has to offer http://tinyurl.com/lnkxkmu

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  142. Illinois IGNN @illinoisIGNN21h
    8/24/13 Governor #Quinn Opens #Job #Fair for Soon-to-Open Pullman Park #RetailDevelopment http://il.gov/11485 #IL

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  143. James Fuller @DH_jfuller21h
    #KaneCounty coroner, chairman at odds over budget http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130824/news/708249914/ …

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  144. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Rockford: Drivers logged 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates http://bit.ly/1c3NhS3

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  145. James Taylor @wrmj221h
    Getting ready for NIU to host state title games in 2013 http://wrmj.com/?p=17967

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  146. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC21h
    Dem. candidate for governor Bill Daley talks to college Democrats at #IllinoisStatepic.twitter.com/C3lICw24gr

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  147. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan21h
    Early morning jog at home and now off to a number of suburban #gop events before wrapping up the day speaking at a huge ethnic festival

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  148. Ron Sandack @RonSandack21h
    Quinn = Blago, in fiscal policy, faux populism & attendance in Springfield. All bad for IL, in case u haven’t noticed http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-museum-20130824,0,4615254.story …

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  149. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Champaign: Roadways are too rotten to raise the speed limit http://bit.ly/1dcI3XZ

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  150. Ron Sandack @RonSandack22h
    The Trib must have missed all earlier indications. Quinn has the same attendance policies in Springfield as Blago… http://fb.me/1Osw9ORIS

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  151. FOX Illinois @foxillinois22h
    Enter to win McDonald’s Breakfast Extra Value Meals for you and nine of your favorite coworkers! http://ow.ly/nYk48

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  152. Deb Mell @debmell22h
    5 block parties and a wedding, that should be a name of a movie.

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  153. Illinews @Illinews22h
    Alton: County joins prescription program http://bit.ly/15k7IbF

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  154. Illinews @Illinews22h
    Alton: State’s Attorney’s Office to get two SUVs http://bit.ly/15k7IbC

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  155. Mundelein Review @MundeleinReview22h
    Judge: ‘Best to maintain the status quo’ in operating elections http://bit.ly/17SY2DI

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  156. SJ-R Breaking News @SJRbreaking22h
    New law encourages recreation on private lands http://bit.ly/14OM3oo

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  157. SJ-R Breaking News @SJRbreaking22h
    Better weather means better Illinois apple crop http://bit.ly/14OM386

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  158. US Rep Rodney Davis @RodneyDavis22h
    Congrats to Sonya Ali for 55 years! http://ow.ly/21Cl86

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  159. TaylorvilleDailyNews @TaylorvilleDN22h
    Left to Right: Illinois County Fair Queen Amella Marten, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and Jim Olive…. http://fb.me/2COq0A4Fs

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  160. Robin Kelly @RepRobinKelly22h
    50 years later, the need for us to come together is just as great. The March continues. #marchonwashington pic.twitter.com/s1DY8RkUzO

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  161. Andy Manar @AndyManar22h
    Early morn swamp hike @ Beaver Dam State Park–signs all around of the end of summer @IllinoisDNR @DirectorMiller pic.twitter.com/av7SmFzi6B

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  162. Dick Durbin @DickDurbin22h
    15K+ of my supporters are calling on Boehner to bring up #immigration vote when House reconvenes. Pls join: http://action.dickdurbin.com/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9359&tag=twp_20130824 … #CIR

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  163. Register Star @rrstar22h
    Car culture: Drivers logged 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates in 2011http://bit.ly/1f9wEUJ #highways

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  164. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner22h
    Big crowd at Northfield Township GOP meeting this morning. Folks are fired up to#BringBackIL pic.twitter.com/jmbZ1Um14K

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  165. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy22h
    Moody’s new methodology puts Chicago’s #pension underfunding at $36B, nearly double what the city says it is http://illin.is/161KR0h

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  166. ChicagoBreaking @ChicagoBreaking22h
    Winfield congressman penalized by FEC http://trib.in/156oTcs

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  167. Common Core Illinois @CommonCoreIL23h
    Here’s a list of English Language Arts #CommonCore resources for elementary teachers. Most are free! http://ow.ly/ocWd5 @ieanea

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  168. John Presta @MrGrassroots23h
    AP reports State Senator Kwame Raoul’s 10-member committee may have the "framework" of a "pension reform" deal. http://fb.me/OKpEev9g

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  169. Dan Hinkel @dhinkel23h
    Cool of the Sun-Times editorial board to admit it once said something really stupidhttp://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22093000-474/editorial.html …

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  170. Illinews @Illinews23h
    Champaign: C-U, Danville Elks sponsor orthopedic assessments for childrenhttp://bit.ly/16sZz0s

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  171. Illinews @Illinews23h
    Champaign: Reader’s search stumps the all-knowing Google http://bit.ly/16ZuxDQ

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  172. Deb Mell @debmell23h
    I am very happy the gov signed my bill to add cig to litter code.http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2013/08/butt_no.html#.UheRnwRMPzN.twitter …

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  173. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview23h
    Who are those @ALEC_states supporters and where did #Durbin get the list?http://bit.ly/16FQ1Tx

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  174. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview23h
    Why does @SenatorDurbin refuse to answer: Who are those #ALEC supporters and where did Durbin get the list? http://bit.ly/16FQ1Tx #twill

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  175. Dan Proft @DanProft23h
    Looking forward to visiting w/ old friends and loyal supporters when I address the Schaumburg Township GOP this morn. #ILgop #unfixit

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  176. Dan Johnson @DanLobbies23h
    Metra needs to get modernized. Great @hsrail oped in @suntimes todayhttp://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22112891-452/dear-metra-its-time-for-a-makeover.html …

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  177. saukvalley.com @saukvalley23h
    Jimmy John’s switches focus to Rock Falls: http://shawurl.com/qi5

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  178. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork23h
    IL Policy: 8/24/2013 – Daily Links for August 24 http://dlvr.it/3rv28y

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  179. John Presta @MrGrassroots24 Aug
    Brokers and agents make insurance shopping for health insurance coverage easier and cheaper, says study. http://fb.me/SyqRyMYz

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Today’s headlines — Saturday, Aug. 24

Along with the usual headlines, I’ll put a plug in today for Statehouse lobbyist John Carr’s new book "Serving with Roger Bushell" about the World War II legend of The Great Escape and John’s time serving in the Iraq War. Check it out at these links:

Book on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EOR6I7O

Blog – http://rogerbushellblog.com

Facebook page – http://facebook.com/rogerbushellblog

Twitter page – http://twitter.com/thebushellblog

https://www.rebelmouse.com/rkprsolutions/

  1. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview24m
    Jim Sacia, third Republican to leave Illinois House this year http://bit.ly/1dci4jx

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  2. AM1220 WLPO @AM1220WLPO41m
    Extreme Heat Coming To The Illinois Valley http://wp.me/pqhOH-6Kn

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  3. Illinews @Illinews46m
    Southern: AG’s office takes over Williamson probe http://bit.ly/16Z1O1P

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  4. Illinews @Illinews59m
    Jacksonville: New specialy plates spak http://bit.ly/14OlWOA

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  5. Illinews @Illinews1h
    DeKalb: Local firms try to stay nimble as Affordable Care Act rolls outhttp://bit.ly/14ObOVZ

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  6. IL Principals @ilprincipals1h
    Districts invest in panic buttons to contact police in emergencieshttp://buff.ly/154BMKP

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  7. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Kane County: Schools offer, or consider offering, all-day kindergarten programshttp://bit.ly/15jFugZ

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  8. Illinews @Illinews2h
    KFVS: Quinn puts $1.5M into southern Ill. broadband http://bit.ly/14Od8bf

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  9. Illinews @Illinews2h
    Kane County: Our View: Failing the test in Batavia http://bit.ly/16sdMuM

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  10. Illinews @Illinews3h
    CLTV: Chicago speed cameras to start issuing warnings Monday http://bit.ly/15jujFe

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  11. Illinews @Illinews3h
    Alton: Rose to Alton schools for more students http://bit.ly/15jq64b

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  12. Illinews @Illinews4h
    WHBF: Veterans honored Sunday at DuQuoin State Fair http://bit.ly/14NS3hp

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  13. Illinews @Illinews4h
    WHBF: New law encourages recreation on private lands http://bit.ly/15jk0Ro

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  14. Illinews @Illinews4h
    Southern: Kellerman seeks a fifth term http://bit.ly/14NQFeq

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  15. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Tribune: How Blagojevichy http://trib.in/14NNN1h

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  16. Chicago News Now @chicagonewsnow5h
    Former Ald. Richard Mell’s next gig: lobbying http://dlvr.it/3rq01M #chicago

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  17. Illinews @Illinews6h
    Decatur: Meridian celebrates new gym, then gets more good newshttp://bit.ly/1c2Ecc5

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  18. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Sun-Times: Getting the word out on health care reform http://bit.ly/1c2Bweu

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  19. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Sun-Times: Editorial: Last call, folks, for summer in Chicago http://bit.ly/1dbkIG5

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  20. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill AP picks up pension story: * No hat tip from the AP, but they were able to get the same pen… http://bit.ly/16r2NBD

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  21. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Turn it up, kids. Trombone Shorty is playing us … http://bit.ly/1dbepT1

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  22. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Exclusive pension reform details: There is no excerpt because… http://bit.ly/16r2Ld0

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  23. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Your Friday bill-signing dump: * From the governor’s office… Governor Quinn Takes Bill Acti… http://bit.ly/16r2KG5

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  24. Deb Mell @debmell9h
    Christin and I just realized it’s our two year anniversary of our trip to Iowa to get married. We’re both in the doghouse for forgetting.

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  25. Illinews @Illinews9h
    LaSalle: NewsTribune to give mugs to 50 Facebook fans http://bit.ly/16qR9aa

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  26. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago9h
    Four computers w/ personal data for more than 4 million patients stolen.http://bit.ly/1f8tAYM

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  27. eNews Park Forest @eNewsParkForest10h
    Former Cook County Assessor Employee Charged In Fraud Schemehttp://ow.ly/2zlnXP

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  28. Senator Noland @SenatorNoland10h
    http://fb.me/2vUnoBJgZ

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  29. Scott Kleinberg @scottkleinberg10h
    Food fight: Tempers boil over as more food trucks vie for prime spots.http://trib.in/1dwmnnl

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  30. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy10h
    In 13 states, welfare pays more than $15 per hour http://illin.is/13X2tuO

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  31. Senator Noland @SenatorNoland10h
    On Monday November 1, 2004, because of Dave Berkey, pictured here, who lead our volunteer effort in 2004, in 2006… http://fb.me/3cDe3mp0D

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  32. Register Star @rrstar10h
    How are the Chicago Bears shaping up? http://ow.ly/odAaI

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  33. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Southtown: Dog park plans advance in Tinley Park http://bit.ly/16qA5kB

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  34. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois11h
    #Quote of the day from @JudyBaarTopinka: http://goo.gl/QMzPBt #twILL #Illinois#ILnews

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  35. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Southtown: Our view: Dismantle the RTA and start over http://bit.ly/15iC6D5

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  36. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois11h
    Tribune: Editorial: College, death and consequences http://goo.gl/fb/uGK9y

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  37. WPSD Local 6 @WPSDLocal611h
    Illinois state representative responds to Meridian School mold frustration. MORE AT:http://bit.ly/1aAwCrm #WPSD pic.twitter.com/83zENsFFUO

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  38. Illinews @Illinews11h
    WSIL: Governor Quinn Stops in Southern Illinois http://bit.ly/1c25nns

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  39. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago11h
    O’Hare to Get $800M Transportation Hub http://bit.ly/1dbD3C2 | Artist Renderings:http://bit.ly/1f8lwao

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  40. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Lake County: Talk of the County http://bit.ly/1aAufEQ

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  41. Scott Fornek @sfornek11h
    Washington, DC, no Chicago when it comes to dealing with corrupt pols.@natashakorecki explains. http://bit.ly/1daRdo2

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  42. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard11h
    Fabulous group of Southern Illinois supporters at DuQuoin State Fair parade. Thank you….. beautiful night on fa… pic.twitter.com/1AjqBSlcyd

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  43. Kyle Hillman @kylehillman11h
    Want a IMDRUNK Illinois license plate? Sorry on naughty banned licence plate listhttp://zite.to/19CXgwB #Twill

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  44. Chicago Tribune @chicagotribune11h
    Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader http://trib.in/16EEx2z

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  45. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Aurora: Kendall Board will still vote on controversial roundabout http://bit.ly/16qlUvR

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  46. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Aurora: North Aurora changes rules for massage businesses, restaurantshttp://bit.ly/16qlUvJ

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  47. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Bloomington: Officials support college ratings plan, but concerns remainhttp://bit.ly/1daNDdp

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  48. WSIL News @WSILNews12h
    Benton Business Accused of Selling Synthetic Drugs http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Benton-Business-Accused-of-Selling-Synthetic-Drugs-220879471.html?llsms=412541&c=y …

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  49. Scott Fornek @sfornek12h
    Extreme Makeover: Illinois Edition. No pension reform or fiscal fix. But state finds $50 million to spruce up Capitol http://bit.ly/155ZKFv

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  50. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
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  53. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
    "More Jobs Not Lawsuits" http://www.dwightkay.org/more_jobs_not_lawsuits …

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  54. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois12h
    #Quote of the Day via @RutherfordDan on #ILGov2014: http://goo.gl/7QEsOJ

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  55. Brooke Anderson @MBrooke2012h
    After a particularly long week ( please come back @GrantKlinzman !!) – nothing like a long walk through the city to wind down

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  56. FOX 32 News @fox32news12h
    #Chicago billionaire James #Pritzker now identifies as woman http://bit.ly/1daJXIQ

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  57. Illinois Lottery @IllinoisLottery12h
    Vince & Dan tried the new August ticket $2000 Spin & are excited to have some extra cash for tonight’s concert! pic.twitter.com/V3yMcWod9K

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    It is true, I did pocket tweet while walking in the Twilight Parade at the Du Quoin State Fair.

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