Today’s headlines — Saturday, Aug. 3

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Rich Saal @RichSaal22m

Chief Illiniwek the 12th, aka Gaylord Spotts of Jacksonville, appeared at 1954 Ill State Fair. #spihistory #picpast pic.twitter.com/iAo7Gu3rJ6

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack34m

Justice can be vague & elusive. Sometimes there is an apt reply. This gent, who I know & respect, pulls it off. To me http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2013/08/01/man-pays-settlement-with-600000-quarters/?mod=e2tw …

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Illinews @Illinews36m

Champaign: Parents consider starting middle school for boys http://bit.ly/1bWgYHZ

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Illinews @Illinews36m

Champaign: Ameren’s second-quarter earnings dip http://bit.ly/1bWgYI9

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Illinews @Illinews36m

Champaign: Don’t pass separate farm and food stamp bills http://bit.ly/14RcOr0

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Illinews @Illinews1h

KFVS: Champaign writing rules to own backyard chickens http://bit.ly/1bW3n3m

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Batavia Patch @BataviaPatch2h

Superman Rescues Elderly Couple from Train Tracks in Iowa http://ames.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/ames-superman-rescues-elderly-couple-from-train-tracks …

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack2h

A segment of the bill signing of SB494 permitting DuPage the opportunity to reduce the no. of units of government. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130802/news/708029823/video/d6ce5b08/ …

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heraldandreview @heraldandreview3h

Families complain about state’s medical records review http://bit.ly/14Qvzek

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Ellyn Fortino @EllynFortino7h

Meigs Field II—the City Council very quietly passes Mayor Rahm’s DePaul basketball arena deal http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/01/meigs-field-iithe-city-council-very-quietly-passes-mayor-rahms-depaul-basketball-arena-deal …

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Ellyn Fortino @EllynFortino7h

Parents Fire Back At #CPS Over Budget Cuts At Riotous Public Hearing http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2013/08/02/parents-fire-back-cps-over-budget-cuts-riotous-public-hearing#.UfyT92qL94E.twitter … via @progressil

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Dan Kotowski @SenatorDan8h

#Keefer‘s is right. Guns and alcohol do not mix. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-concealed-carry-business-20130729,0,3092979.story?track=email-digitalLITE%20digest%20-General%20and%20OOA …

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Ray Long @RayLong8h

Impoverished suburb has a library district, but no library http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-ford-heights-library-20130804,0,953273.story …

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WPSD Local 6 @WPSDLocal69h

Durbin looking for answers surrounding NSA activities. DETAILS AT: http://bit.ly/13CtLGp #WPSD

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Illinews @Illinews9h

WQAD: Senator Durbin discusses bill focusing on Rock Island Arsenal’s future http://bit.ly/14PpvTe

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MyStateline.com@MyStateline10h

Credit Union Offers State Lawmakers Salary Replacement http://bit.ly/1bUKi1y #news

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Michael Tarm @mtarm10h

Below, TV report related to my AP piece on Judge Castillo & racial profiling here ( http://bigstory.ap.org/article/federal-judge-racial-profiling-possible-stings … ) http://abclocal.go.com/wls/html5/video?id=9194019&pid=9194021&section=news/iteam …

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Bill Brady @Bill_Brady10h

Taped @CraigDellimore‘s "At Issue" program today which airs at 9:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Sunday on WBBM Newsradio 780 AM and 105.9FM.

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23 WIFR @23WIFR10h

Gov. Quinn Signs Student Social Networking Law http://ow.ly/2yR9da

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Quincy Herald-Whig @WhigNews10h

Law enforcement agencies to share technology grant. http://whig.me/146B64t

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Rep. Ann Williams @RepAnnWilliams11h

@RonSandack Congrats on SB494…appreciate your efforts so streamline IL govt

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Greg Bishop @bishoponair11h

I totally agree with the golf cart policy! Illinois State Fair Preview Features … limits on golf carts: http://wmay.com/wmay-news/67467

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Brooke Anderson @MBrooke2011h

Friday eve. Amazing feeling

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Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard11h

#KankakeeCountyFair…..lots of fun & Republicans. Thanks to it fabulous new Chair Wanda Cantrall!!! pic.twitter.com/eTFimD6CLr

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Illinews @Illinews12h

WMAQ: Alderman Admits to Alleged Political Activity http://bit.ly/14P0JCE

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Illinois Hardest Hit Program Deadline Approaching" http://www.senatorrezin.com/Home.aspx?nid=133 …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Cross to Host Annual Senior Citizen Health & Shredding Fair" http://www.tomcross.com/cross_to_host_annual_senior_citizen_health_shredding_fair …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Cunningham pushes fairness for students with disabilities" http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-cunningham-home/3613-cunningham-pushes-fairness-for-students-with-disabilities …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Sen. Cunningham to co-host meet and greet with State Rep. Hurley" http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-cunningham-home/3616-sen-cunningham-to-co-host-meet-and-greet-with-state-rep-hurley …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Recycling Center Groundbreaking" http://www.ronsandack.org/recycling_center_groundbreaking …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Nekritz and Sente to Co-Host Property Tax Appeal Workshop for Wheeling Township" http://repnekritz.org/nekritz-and-sente-to-co-host-property-tax-appeal-workshop-for-wheeling-township/ …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Berrios Supported Measure to Cut Legislators’ Pay Signed into Law" http://toniberrios.com/berrios-supported-measure-to-cut-legislators-pay-signed-into-law/ …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Rep. Berrios, Illinois Attorney General’s Office Partner to Teach Seniors about Identity Theft and Fraud" http://toniberrios.com/rep-berrios-illinois-attorney-generals-office-partner-to-teach-seniors-about-identity-theft-and-fraud/ …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Representative Berrios to Host Annual Back-to-School Health Fair" http://toniberrios.com/representative-berrios-to-host-annual-back-to-school-health-fair/ …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Stadelman offers informational meeting on financial assistance for crime victims" http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-stadelman-home/3619-stadelman-offers-informational-meeting-on-financial-assistance-for-crime-victims …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Hunter Health Fair – August 3" http://www.senatorhunter.com/index.php/component/content/article/3-newsflash/318-hunter-health-fair-august-3 …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"New opportunities for businesses owned by minorities and women" http://www.senatedem.ilga.gov/index.php/sen-collins-home/3621-new-opportunities-for-businesses-owned-by-minorities-and-women- …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Pension problems in spotlight during town hall meeting" http://www.jeanneives.org/pension_problems_in_spotlight_during_town_hall_meeting …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Ives Promotes Fitness and Health with ‘Boot Camp for Kids’" http://www.jeanneives.org/ives_promotes_fitness_and_health_with_boot_camp_for_kids …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Davidsmeyer’s hunting licenses for veterans bill is signed into law" http://www.cddavidsmeyer.org/davidsmeyer_s_hunting_licenses_for_veterans_bill_is_signed_into_law …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Jim’s Column 8/1/2013" http://www.jimsacia.com/jim_s_column_8_1_2013 …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"House Hearing Needed to Investigate Metra Allegations" http://www.miketryon.org/house_hearing_needed_to_investigate_metra_allegations …

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Jones supports legislation to help ex-offenders get back on track" http://senatoremiljones.com/index.php/news/news-releases/143-jones-supports-legislation-to-help-ex-offenders-get-back-on-track …

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WSIL News @WSILNews12h

Family Finds Man Trying Make Their Property His Home http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Family-Finds-Man-Trying-Make-Their-Property-His-Home-218164131.html?llsms=373361&c=y …

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Illinews @Illinews12h

Lake County: Lt. Gov. Simon’s ‘listening’ tour stops in North Chicago http://bit.ly/14OYG1x

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Illinews @Illinews12h

Southtown: Our view: O’Halloran made the right move in leaving Metra http://bit.ly/14OXwD7

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Former H-F student works for Nine Inch Nails" http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/21672724-522/former-h-f-student-works-for-nine-inch-nails.html …

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Illinews @Illinews12h

KWQC: Mercer County Treasurer Works His Last Day http://bit.ly/1bUn2Rj

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"Bummer of a bill signing | http://News-Gazette.com " http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2013-08-02/bummer-bill-signing.html …

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Illinews @Illinews12h

Sun-Times: Hand over TIF surplus cash to Chicago schools http://bit.ly/1bUk932

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Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h

"School merger law signed" http://thesouthern.com/news/local/education/school-merger-law-signed/article_f9a2922c-fbbf-11e2-a164-0019bb2963f4.html …

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Illinews @Illinews12h

Alton: Law hastens voluntary school consolidations http://bit.ly/14OQkqF

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Breeze-Courier @BreezeCourier13h

Taylorville Airport gets grant for construction of taxiway – http://bit.ly/18XkAIK

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KMOX St. Louis News @kmoxnews13h

Missouri isn’t the only state running low on an execution drug; the nation’s leader in capital punishment is as well http://cbsloc.al/16mtKuy

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WSIL News @WSILNews13h

SI Airport Officials Hope Higher Traffic Helps Keep Tower http://www.wsiltv.com/home/top-story/SI-Airport-Officials-Hope-Higher-Traffic-Helps-Keep-Tower-218157181.html?llsms=373191&c=y …

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WMAQ: Rahm: Spotlight on Chicago for Lollapalooza http://bit.ly/14OIWvA

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WSIL News @WSILNews13h

Electric Aggregation is in the Hands of Harrisburg Voters http://www.wsiltv.com/home/top-story/Electric-Aggregation-is-in-the-Hands-of-Harrisburg-Voters-218159851.html?llsms=373251&c=y …

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WLS: Judge suggests ATF targeting minorities in Ill. http://bit.ly/14OFp08

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Illinews @Illinews13h

WPSD: Sesser, Illinois man burned in a backyard explosion http://bit.ly/15mauPc

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Illinews @Illinews13h

KWQC: Tax Free Weekend Helps Local Businesses http://bit.ly/14ODN6A

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dailyherald @dailyherald13h

Facing projected 2014 deficit, #KaneCounty chairman renews tax http://bit.ly/15m8XZm

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Michael Sneed @Sneedlings13h

Sneed stands corrected: Military-looking uniforms designed by Ald. Louis Farina years ago were for meter maids… not City Hall janitors.

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Illinews @Illinews14h

WAND: Demolition Begins On Illiopolis Chemical Plant http://bit.ly/14OxrUV

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Marcus C. Evans, Jr. @Repevans3314h

Thornton township Picnic Event

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Illinews @Illinews14h

Joliet: Letters: Constitutional crisis looming? http://bit.ly/15m2Tjw

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Charles Thomas @CThomasABC714h

While more Americans get back to work, IL jobless rate remains second-highest in USA. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9193948 …

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Illinews @Illinews14h

Peoria PR: Congressional Recess Isn’t A Cease-Fire; It’s A Chance To Reload http://bit.ly/14OmpPi

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Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard14h

#BearsTrainingCamp in Bourbonnais. Lets Go Bears!! pic.twitter.com/DCc3pBLXOt

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AM 560 The Answer@AM560TheAnswer14h

How many quarters can you fit in a truck? A man in #Southern #Illinois has #TheAnswer via @huffingtonpost http://huff.to/19Cks0w

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Evanston Now @EvanstonNow14h

Quinn signs bill on abolishing township: Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a bill that will let the Evanston City… http://dlvr.it/3lMrf7

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Northwest Herald @nwherald14h

Term limits dominate McHenry County Board rule review http://shawurl.com/p9f

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Chicago Tribune @chicagotribune14h

CPS gives pink slips to 200 lunchroom workers http://trib.in/12MJQ1i

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Skokie Review @Skokie_Review15h

The first Skokie mosque has been proposed at the former Illinois Holocaust Museum location. http://bit.ly/16OlYrg @ihemc

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Illinews @Illinews15h

Sun-Times: Americans struggling with hunger can’t afford big cuts to food stamp program http://bit.ly/14Oh5eU

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MyStateline.com@MyStateline15h

Treasurer Warns Stateliners Aboiut Paying for ‘I-Cash’ http://bit.ly/14OgzOa #news

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Jake Griffin @DHJakeGriffin15h

Ummm… The coolest view of Wrigley EVER! From the press box! http://instagram.com/p/chtDX7g5H_/

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Edward Marshall @edmarshallcbs215h

Arlene Mulder *NOT* quitting Metra. "I’ve never quit anything." Refreshing. CBS2 at 6p.

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dailyherald @dailyherald15h

Every middle school #Dist220 student will get a netbook next school year http://bit.ly/15lNsIa

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Illinews @Illinews15h

WREX: District 205 still in negotiations with several unions http://bit.ly/14Ob95u

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Illinews @Illinews15h

WREX: Powerball jackpot reaches $300 million http://bit.ly/15lN3p9

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Kevin Haas @KevinMHaas15h

Will Winnebago Landfill cap reduce odors? http://ow.ly/nAxOg

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SJ-R Breaking News @SJRbreaking15h

Weekend outlook: Things to do in and around Springfield http://bit.ly/14O8Mjl

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Delbert and Glen will play us out… Or stay out a… http://bit.ly/1bTJh9Y

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Capitol Fax #twill Caption contest!: * Funniest commenter wins a free beverage at the Illinois State Fair…. http://bit.ly/14O7hBK

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Capitol Fax #twill Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Afternoon update: There is no excerpt because this is a prote… http://bit.ly/14O7hBC

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Capitol Fax #twill Rauner talks a bit about Rendell: * Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner was in … http://bit.ly/14O7hBw

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Rich Miller @capitolfax15h

Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * AP… Gov. Pat Quinn says if lawmakers don’t like his decision to halt… http://bit.ly/1bTJgD6

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Scott Fornek @sfornek15h

Big question: Will we get our regular daily Metra Board resignations on Saturday & Sunday or just three on Monday? http://bit.ly/17pfVs8

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IDOT @IDOT_Illinois15h

Help us save lives: Buckle up, designate a sober driver, don’t drive distracted. Have a safe & enjoyable weekend! #DrivetoSurvive

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Register Star @rrstar15h

Pipe bomb found along Rock River in #Dixon. http://bit.ly/14oMR9h

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Sen. Mattie Hunter @SenatorHunter15h

Join me and the Institute for Positive Living at 10 a.m. tomorrow, August 3rd, for our 10th Annual Health Fair at 33rd and State, Chicago.

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ChiTrib Clout Street @ChiTribCloutSt15h

Because we’re huge Blackhawks fans here at the Clout Street blog: Kinzinger collects on Stanley Cup wager. http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/315349-congressmen-settle-bipartisan-stanley-cup-wager …

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Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk15h

Our bill helps keep @RIA_JMTC a strategic asset to US defense & a local asset to Quad Cities’ economy. @SenatorDurbin http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=831 …

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Greg Hinz @GregHinz16h

Wanted: #Metra board members. Good pay. Lots of openings http://tinyurl.com/lm9p38g

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack16h

Many talk abt reducing units of government w/ overlapping services. Others act & strive 4 results. SB494 is now law. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=494&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=69821&SessionID=85&GA=98 …

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Illinews @Illinews16h

WHBF: Peoria officer pleads guilty in obstruction case http://bit.ly/1bTBrgG

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Bill Foster @RepBillFoster16h

I have introduced legislation with @RepTedDeutch to protect immigrants from fraudulent lawyers. Read more here:http://goo.gl/iinOcJ

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Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski16h

There may be a person on this planet less qualified to pick out a Bachelorette Party card and gift bag. But I doubt it.

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News Talk 1090 @1090WCRA16h

Illinois Rural Health Association Hosting 24th Annual Educational Conference In Effingham http://bit.ly/17YvcT1

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack16h

Larry Huggins just resigned from the Metra Board. Good. I think that leaves 7 remaining board members. Now, the rest ought to retire too.

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Central IL Alive @CentralILAlive16h

Taylorville: Edinburg Republican files to run for 96th District http://bit.ly/14NQKh2

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Alejandra Cancino @WriterAlejandra16h

What would a $15 minimum wage mean to the economy? #labor http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0802-wage-protests-20130802,0,7057260,full.story …

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Illinews @Illinews16h

WAND: U. of Illinois airport gets state money for work http://bit.ly/15lwVE1

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ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP16h

Sen. Rezin and State Rep. Pam Roth will host a FREE Senior Health Fair on Friday, August 16 at White Oak School… http://fb.me/2qpUR1ro2

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Canton Daily Ledger @CantonLedger16h

Canton School Board undecided on basketball coach http://shar.es/yXdlB

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mark lebien @marklebien16h

Larry Huggins latest Metra board member to quit. Story to come.

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Ron Sandack @RonSandack16h

Today a very significant piece of legislation was signed into law. SB494 permits DuPage County to stand as a test… http://fb.me/2FUP6tg2B

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KFVS News @kfvsnews16h

Study: Sales tax holidays do more to hurt buyers, retailers & the state despite their promotion as an economic boost. http://bit.ly/1eh6ZJg

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ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP16h

Helping DuPage County streamline local government operations is the aim of a new law cosponsored by Senator… http://fb.me/2onIstHZ4

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Bill Foster @RepBillFoster17h

I’m increasingly concerned about #NotarioFraud. We must do more to protect hard-working immigrants who just want to play by the rules.

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Kyle McCarter @SenatorMcCarter17h

Gov. Quinn signed the Med Marijuana bill. Biz in Colorado is so good they are exporting. Gov’s new economic… http://fb.me/1wz67OvQn

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DailyRegister @DailyRegister17h

Do you suppose there might be a real haunting at the West Frankfort Museum? http://ow.ly/nAiXN

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dailyherald @dailyherald17h

Temporary injunction sought to halt creation of Lake County election commission http://bit.ly/15lgLdW

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dailyherald @dailyherald17h

New law to help #DuPage consolidation efforts. http://bit.ly/15lgIPl

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dailyherald @dailyherald17h

Slag removal slated for Illinois Superfund site http://bit.ly/15lgIyG

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Bill Foster @RepBillFoster17h

It’s not secret our immigration system is complex—and some fraudulent lawyers take advantage of that. Read more here: http://goo.gl/FJK7FM

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Daniel Biss @danielbiss17h

My buddy @JSEllenberg illustrates the danger of mixing donors & politics with metrics and accountability. Using math! http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/do_the_math/2013/08/tony_bennett_education_an_astonishing_act_of_statistical_chutzpah_in_the.single.html …

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WLDS News @wldsnews18h

South Jax officials hoping to memorialize teenagers killed in last month’s motorcycle accident http://www.wlds.com/news/1444-village-considering-naming-road-after-teens-killed-in-accident …

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Illinews @Illinews18h

Kane County: Hastert: ‘I will not be running’ for Hatcher’s seat in 50th http://bit.ly/1bTbFZX

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DH Statehouse @DHStatehouse18h

I missed conference call. I thought it was at 1:30 p.m. But it was at 1:30 p.m., Eastern. "See you at 2:30!" I said. It was at 12:30, dummy.

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Austin Weekly News @AustinWeeklyChi18h

STEM workforce jobs a good career move-http://bit.ly/16jPAyP

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MikeFlanneryFOX32 @PoliticalEditor18h

Consultants: pot farm in IL could earn $3 million/year profit on medical marijuana; 22 licenses avail. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23024349/batavia-man-wants-to-be-illinois-first-legal-pot-farmer …

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Illinews @Illinews18h

LaSalle: Follow that Bill http://bit.ly/14NiimR

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VermilionCountyFirst @VCFirst18h

Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Illinois State Fair http://bit.ly/12Md40l

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Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri18h

Proud to introduce new #bipartisan bill to put our vets back to work rebuilding our roads, bridges & tunnels http://bustos.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/bustos-fitzpatrick-team-up-to-make-bipartisan-push-to-put-veterans-back …

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Ray Long @RayLong18h

#Jackson Jr. gets time to pay $750K to feds http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-jesse-jackson-jr-gets-time-to-pay-off-750k-debt-to-feds-20130802,0,7245500.story … #TripleJ #Elkheads Still facing potential prison time

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Brian Mackey @BrianMackey18h

"When confronted by a problem, deal with it. Look at the facts." Clearly they’ve been out of DC for a while. http://nyti.ms/11xUCG6

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Sheila Simon @SheilaSimonIL18h

Together, we can make defense communities even better places to live & work. Great discussion at the listening post! pic.twitter.com/oqk0rnsgXa

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Brian Mackey @BrianMackey18h

Four past EPA administrators — all from Republican administrations — call for action on climate change. http://nyti.ms/11xUCG6

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Chicago Reader @Chicago_Reader18h

"Essentially #MayorRahm & the council have said they’d rather spend $29 mil buying land than spend it on schoolkids."http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/01/meigs-field-iithe-city-council-very-quietly-passes-mayor-rahms-depaul-basketball-arena-deal …

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Robin Kelly @RepRobinKelly18h

The Lincoln Highway was the first highway to stretch across the entire United States http://goo.gl/tD0Uh3 #FunFactFriday

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News Democrat @bellevillenewsd18h

Former Senator Dixon to sign copies of his book at Lindenwood University: Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon has penn… http://bit.ly/1bT29WL

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Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul19h

"@JoinCPD: CPD open house at police academy, 1300 W. Jackson Sun 4 Aug, 10-2. Come see the academy and some special units."

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner19h

Enjoyed learning about smart grid issues at S&C electric company pic.twitter.com/1mupFD5PIu

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Illinews @Illinews19h

Aurora: Aurora school works to develop unique program to hone students’ science and math skills http://bit.ly/16NRrK7

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Rep. Ken Dunkin @RepKenDunkin19h

The IL State Fire Marshal has withdrawn his sprinkler mandate proposal! Thank you to everyone who came to the town hall this past Wednesday!

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Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk19h

Retweet if you agree: No state bailouts! My resolution protects #US credit rating. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=829 …

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems19h

Correx, @SenDelgado 20th annual All Kids & Family Health Fair today, Mozart Park 9-2.

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Fran Spielman @fspielman19h

.@AldReilly credits @GovernorQuinn for pressuring state fire marshal to drop sprinkler mandate for Chicago’s older high-rises after outcry.

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WSIL News @WSILNews19h

Eldorado man originally sentenced to 20 years has now been given life in prison for murder of 4-year-old girl http://ow.ly/nA2I3

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WIXN AM1460 @wixnam146019h

The Vice-President of the Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce, Vicki Carlson, is the Monday August 5th Talk-Line guest at 8:15am on AM 1460 WIXN

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Dave Dawson @cyclones10020h

Fisher quits at Decatur library. @allison0512 has the scoop: http://herald-review.com/news/local/fisher-quits-as-decatur-librarian-board-to-meet-aug-to/article_89258a0e-fb92-11e2-87bd-001a4bcf887a.html … #dechr

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Illinews @Illinews20h

KFVS: Man jumps from moving vehicle during argument with wife http://bit.ly/1bSNFGg

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy20h

State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal http://conta.cc/19Ca5Kg http://fb.me/J7JM0xbS

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy20h

State Fire Marshal Withdraws Sprinkler Proposal #constantcontact http://conta.cc/19Ca5Kg

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Darlene Senger @DarleneSenger20h

We need answers on the #MetraMess. I’ve joined w/ @TomCrossNews in demanding a public hearing – Dems are stonewalling http://bit.ly/1385tUQ

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch20h

College & Career Fair this Sunday, Aug. 4 at Rock of Ages Church. FREE & open to the public! #college #fair http://bit.ly/172gXdB

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Chicago Reader @Chicago_Reader20h

Did you read about Reddit mobs, rabid raccoons attacking hipsters, or losing jobs because of Twitter? http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/02/did-you-read-about-reddit-a-uk-take-on-lollapalooza-and-alderman-joe-moore …

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HOI19News @HOI19News20h

Peoria gas station owner charged with defrauding the state of sales tax dollars. http://ow.ly/nzYPP

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Bill Cameron @billjcameron20h

State Fire Marshal turns his sprinkler proposal off. #twill http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?pt=State+fire+marshal+withdraws+proposal+for+high-rise+sprinkler+requirement&id=57923&is_corp=0 …

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KMOX St. Louis News @kmoxnews20h

Saint Louis University Looking For Volunteers With Advanced Heart Disease http://cbsloc.al/1clsFHx @SLUHospital

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Doings LaGrange @Doings_LaGrange20h

.@RepLaShawnFord visits the new @ATT store in La Grange. http://bit.ly/19C8BQ0 #grandopening

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Crain’s Chicago@CrainsChicago20h

Rahm Emanuel (@ChicagosMayor) honored for his dance ‘moves’ http://ow.ly/nzVeO #blurredlines (via @ShiaKapos)

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ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP20h

Medical marijuana, pension negotiations and more are in focus in this week’s Capitol Connection. Don’t forget to… http://fb.me/1jsQCLAYP

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Rep Sara Feigenholtz @StateRepSara20h

BREAKING: The Fire Marshal has withdrawn his proposal. OUR PRESSURE WORKED!

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Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul20h

"@IML_Legislative: Today, the State Fire Marshal withdrew his proposed fire sprinkler rules."

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Robinson Daily News @robdailynews20h

The Robinson Police Department is looking for information regarding a theft of a 37” flat screen television from… http://fb.me/2FdDNnkun

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Rep Sara Feigenholtz @StateRepSara20h

The Chicago Police Department is looking for new recruits! Apply online from now until Sep. 16. http://www.chicagopolice.org/answerthecall/

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saukvalley.com @saukvalley20h

Man receives 7 years for church burglary: http://shawurl.com/p8a

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems20h

@SenDelgado 19th annual All Kids & Family Health Fair today, Mozart Park 9-2 w/ North West Side Health Advisory Cmte. pic.twitter.com/6SGjTeyWqS

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KSDK NewsChannel 5 @ksdknews21h

Unscheduled landing by pilot of hot-air balloon @ Scott Air Base this a.m. No immediate word on what forced pilot to land. No one hurt.

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

>50% of #STEM PhDs at @IowaStateU are awarded to foreign-born students—we need those skills to build jobs&businesses right here in America

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch21h

Join State Rep. Chris Welch for a Back to School Health Fair Tomorrow! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/1bSo00r

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

.@UFCW Local 222 rep Nick Harrington gets a standing ovation in #Ames talking abt how important #CIR is for all American workers #IA04

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dailyherald @dailyherald21h

Should food carts remain in downtown #Naperville? City surveying the public. http://bit.ly/13HKszs

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Lori is a leader in the community helping develop @DesMoinesMetro’s imm policy: “we need to be looking forward, not back” #CIR #IA04

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Hector is a #Dreamer dedicated to helping his community&this country wrking as the youth outreach coordinator at @afsc_org in Des Moines

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Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk21h

Joining @SenatorDurbin & @RodneyDavis to honor war hero & #Illinois public servant James Burgess http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=828 …

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IL Attorney General @ILAttyGeneral21h

Madigan, IDOR: Peoria gas station operator charged in tax fraud crackdown http://bit.ly/1egGbJd

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Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner21h

We need lower taxes, a better business climate and stronger schools to keep more families in Illinois: http://bit.ly/16NlGky #BringBackIL

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Ed came to the US when he was just 1 yr old—since #DACA he has worked leading school programs for at-risk youth in Sioux County #IA04

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Ed Rodriguez is one of the #Dreamers I am honored to have with us in #Ames today #TimeIsNow #IA04 #DreamAct

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Crain’s Chicago@CrainsChicago21h

Inland venture pays $24 million for most of Naperville retail complex http://ow.ly/nzQaw

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

Our country was built by immigrants w/ the get up&go to leave behind everything they knew to come here&make a better life for themselves

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Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski21h

A final reminder about tomorrow’s Back to School Party at Ehlert Park from 1-4. A special thank you to the Moms… http://fb.me/H2LpB7mi

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

We are a nation of immigrants: that’s my story, that’s my family’s story, that’s America’s story #IA04 #Ames #DreamAct #CIR #TimeIsNow

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David Thomas @DaveThomas515021h

@capitolfax is right. The revelations coming out of Metra can only be described as "carnage." http://feedly.com/k/17XUtwD #twill

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems21h

#FF our caucus members @SMartinSandoval @SenatorHunter @SenatorNoland @SenDelgado

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems21h

#FF our caucus members @danielbiss @KwameRaoul @DonHarmonIL @SenatorVanPelt @AndyManar @SenatorDan @SenatorBush @49JBT

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Tom Miller@NewsradioWJPF21h

U.S. Representative John Shimkus joins us – literally in the middle of voting on the House floor – to discuss… http://fb.me/2GeUoP201

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin21h

We are a nation of immigrants & we should celebrate that, not apologize for it #IA04 #TimeIsNow #Ames #DreamAct

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Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri21h

Yesterday, I met w/ @SenatorDurbin & Dir. of Federal Bureau of Prisons to talk continued progress on Thomson Prison pic.twitter.com/XJZZO0vFTc

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Darlene Senger @DarleneSenger22h

Help us WIN the weekend! Click Here –> http://bit.ly/1cldYnS and complete the 3 tasks today! pic.twitter.com/zsUXwxPJ7B

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Senator Dick Durbin @SenatorDurbin22h

In Ames w/ @SenatorHarkin #DREAMers & #CIR supporters from across IA. Join us live: http://americasvoiceonline.org/livestream #IA04 #TimeIsNow

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Daniel Biss @danielbiss22h

Anyone have any thoughts about "patent troll" legislation on the state level? http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/01/how-vermont-could-save-the-nation-from-patent-trolls/ …

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h

We’re just 7 followers away from 300! Rewteet this to help bring more people into our campaign! #twill #Illinois #Democrat #progressive

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h

Consider joining me and over 60 #Democratic County Chairmen in #Springfield on 8/13 for #Democrat Day! #twill pic.twitter.com/ntN6rcsO1h

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h

#FF @richardTrumka @aftunion @ufcw @unitehere @steelworkers @mineworkers @CWAUnion @workingAmerica @teamsters @afscme @ibew197 @SEIULocal1

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Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h

#FF @EnyartforIL12 @RepBillFoster @cheribustos @janschakowsky @Tammy4Congress @RepBobbyRush @RepDannyDavis @RepMikeQuigley @Robin42CD #twill

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Lauren FitzPatrick @bylaurenfitz22h

Story from the North Side #CPSbudget hearing: Parents blast schools budget http://www.wbez.org/news/parents-blast-schools-budget-108267 … via @wbez

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch22h

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

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Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch22h

Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

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Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board22h

Want special treatment for your wedding at a Chicago park? Fine, but it’ll cost you http://trib.in/14nZJfY

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions23h

Manley, Novak Holding Meetings to Explain Property Taxes http://feedly.com/k/17VUfpI

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IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems23h

To our friends in this weekend’s Redneck Fishing Tournament in Bath, IL – have fun, be safe, kill Asian carp! http://originalredneckfishingtournament.com/2013-redneck-fishing-tournament.html …

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Andrew Maloney @amaloney2423h

Illinois Supreme Court delivers a victory for the "mailbox rule" http://tinyurl.com/oe4blo6

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danvock @danvock23h

Tidbit from the jobs report: Local govts added 6,000 jobs, have now expanded five months in a row. Lost 560,000 jobs in previous 48 months.

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Sheila Simon @sheilasimon23h

I announced my campaign for Comptroller this week because Illinois needs a leader dedicated to accountability, not… http://fb.me/R2NPRFtz

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Illinews @Illinews23h

WDWS: UI Economist Fred Giertz 8/2/2013 http://bit.ly/1ckWKXN

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Illinois Observer @IL_Observer23h

Cross Asks Madigan to Resume Metra Hearings – Will It Happen? http://wp.me/p2kvOk-2Uc

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Thomas Frisbie @thomasfrisbie23h

Editorial: #MetraMess wasn’t a "media frenzy." It was a Metra Mess. http://ow.ly/nzqUD #twill

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Sen. Kwame Raoul @KwameRaoul23h

Check out my interview with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin where I discussed pensions, medical marijuana, and… http://fb.me/6iDQ6DLtm

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Ryan Keith @rkprsolutions23h

Quinn defends Lake County election board decision http://feedly.com/k/1chddMH

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Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy2 Aug

Hmmm. “@rebootillinois: "…Quinn spent 50 days doing at least some work in #Springfield…" says @ScottReeder: http://ow.ly/nxZnx

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Stephen Miller @ssmiller2 Aug

State Commission Probing Police Torture Withdraws Decision In 1983 Case « CBS Chicago http://cbsloc.al/17ov7pu

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IL News Network @ILNewsNetwork2 Aug

WPSD-TV: The official U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent in July from 7.6 percent… http://dlvr.it/3lG7Zp

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Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop2 Aug

Everett McKinley Dirksen: Fiscal conservative and champion of Civil Rights http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/08/everett-mckinley-dirksen-fiscal.html?spref=tw …

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Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop2 Aug

In The Know Illinois: State Fair, Is TV Watching You & Corduroy! http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/08/state-fair-is-tv-watching-you-corduroy.html?spref=tw …

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