Today’s headlines — Thursday, Aug. 22

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  1. Thomas Frisbie @thomasfrisbie17m
    CST Editorial: #CPS Teacher pensions have to take a hit. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22071259-474/editorial-teacher-pensions-have-to-take-a-hit.html … #twill

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  2. Illinews @Illinews19m
    Bloomington: Editorial: Soccer, Y proposal does not need public fundinghttp://bit.ly/1auMfAy

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  3. WBEZ @WBEZ22m
    Budget watchdog blasts CPS for silence on pension reform http://goo.gl/JUUVcc

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  4. Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop23m
    Latest on our Blog: LINCOLN STORIES: A Mischievous Ox http://goo.gl/fb/GAfpH

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  5. Illinews @Illinews32m
    WHBF: Clifford’s lawyer says he’d return to Metra http://bit.ly/1auJRKb

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  6. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF34m
    Shannon Woodward spokesperson for the D.Q. State Fair on the air about this years entertainment line up on the air… http://fb.me/HRWNiIo0

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  7. State Rep. Lou Lang @StateRepLouLang43m
    Illinois Legislative Ethics Committee meets to review Inspector General’s open cases; Thursday; 8 am. #twill @davemckinney123

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  8. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF54m
    Cards broadcaster Mike Shannon, is recovering after heart surgery. The Cardinals said yesterday that the… http://fb.me/2pmtSsLiR

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  9. Illinews @Illinews1h
    DeKalb: NIU alum’s first novel launched just in time for Corn Festhttp://bit.ly/14G49sF

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  10. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Jacksonville: Editorial: Cost of state mess seen in dwindling populationhttp://bit.ly/1auzsy3

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  11. In the Know Illinois @ITKIllinois1h
    Get "In the Know" on Jobs, GOP’s Diabetes Effort, Tori Amos & Some Reb Lobster Drama! http://goo.gl/fb/2Cr03

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  12. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork1h
    Stateline: Illinois building army of temps to sign people up for health insurancehttp://dlvr.it/3rJhdP

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  13. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork1h
    Stateline: Police Taser oversight good move by legislature http://dlvr.it/3rJhbv

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  14. Senator Noland @SenatorNoland1h
    Recent pic at True Patriots event Aug. 2nd. Great job Jerry Christopher!http://fb.me/1ZK15Qgj4

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  15. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield1h
    Noll Not Disqualified to Defend City in Police Harassment Casehttp://wmay.com/wmay-news/69524

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  16. dailyherald @dailyherald1h
    More and more suburban schools buying #tablets for students. http://bit.ly/16PRrNU

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  17. dri @DriXander1h
    Catholic Immigration Push Goes to Pews http://nyti.ms/1dtp895 Lipinski it’s not an issue Church speaks "authoritatively" on, unlike abortion

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  18. Ron Sandack @RonSandack1h
    This Metra mess proves there’s no accountability to taxpayers and far too little value to customers. http://fb.me/2TgwV0vEw

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  19. Illinews @Illinews2h
    NW Herald: Our View: Now, it’s up to the voters http://bit.ly/15csbPz

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  20. Crain’s Chicago @CrainsChicago2h
    Op-ed: Why aren’t more women in Chicago tech? http://fw.to/mh5BdVa

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  21. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF2h
    Today at 11:00am Governor Pat Quinn will announce an international corporation is moving its U.S. headquarters to… http://fb.me/20mP9hDgQ

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  22. Illinews @Illinews2h
    NIU PR: Environmental Group Sues Over Pipeline Project http://bit.ly/1d4AHG3

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  23. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC3h
    Illinois Wesleyan welcomes largest group of new students since 2010http://bit.ly/16gmV9D

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  24. Illinews @Illinews4h
    KFVS: New Illinois law protects renters in foreclosures http://bit.ly/1bVATDs

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  25. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Tribune: Editorial: Rising prosperity on the farm http://trib.in/1d4eLej

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  26. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Sun-Times: Editorial: Teacher pensions have to take a hit http://bit.ly/15bZmT9

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  27. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Southern: Fracking in Illinois: What’s an owner to do? http://bit.ly/16fN2O6

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  28. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Our Opinion: Police Taser oversight good move by legislaturehttp://bit.ly/1d47Xxh

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  29. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Bernard Schoenburg: Born of Obama campaign, OFA claims nonpartisan rolehttp://bit.ly/1d47Xxc

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  30. Illinews @Illinews5h
    SJ-R: Tim Evans: Fifteen percent ethanol is the right move http://bit.ly/1d47VW6

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  31. Politifix @Thepolitifix6h
    All: State Resistance to Federal Government Goes Back To US Beginningshttp://bit.ly/1d45Idj

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  32. Illinews @Illinews6h
    Sauk Valley: Dem says he has shot in GOP district http://bit.ly/16fJAD1

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  33. Illinews @Illinews6h
    Peoria: Peoria County installs $7 million criminal justice computer systemhttp://bit.ly/14Fljqi

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  34. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois7h
    S-T: Brown: Gutierrez crossing country to push immigration reformhttp://goo.gl/fb/e6vnM

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  35. Robin Kelly @Robin42CD8h
    Tonight I had the pleasure of attending an event at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce’s 8th annual… http://fb.me/24uG5egJL

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  36. Robert Feder @RobertFeder8h
    This just in: Is Sun-Times scapegoating Jim Kirk for firing photographers?http://on.fb.me/19KL14N

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  37. Illinews @Illinews8h
    WSIL: Massac County Courthouse Needs $3 Million Worth of Repairshttp://bit.ly/14F2aoA

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  38. Illinews @Illinews8h
    SJ-R: A-C Central School District tax rate could drop 25 percent with mergerhttp://bit.ly/1bUZQik

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  39. Katie Heinz @kathrynheinz8h
    Former UI President Michael Hogan’s $290k salary to teach at UIS is being called by some a "golden parachute." Story: http://bit.ly/1d3KtIw

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  40. Andy Manar @AndyManar9h
    Today was full day of meetings in Pana with Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Lett, Mayor Steve Sipes and… http://fb.me/2BPSziDNV

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  41. Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch9h
    I enjoyed visiting PMSA today and visiting with students. Days like today make me miss my old job. http://instagram.com/p/dTMm5RQsSR/

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  42. Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch9h
    Whiteside County Farm Bureau at the Proviso Math and Science Academy today. They were very impressed! http://instagram.com/p/dTMcg7wsSB/

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  43. Emanuel Chris Welch @RepChrisWelch9h
    Enjoyed my tour of the 7th District today with farmers from the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. I took… http://instagram.com/p/dTMHAMwsRd/

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  44. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage9h
    Business owners are concerned about raising the minimum wagehttp://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/businesses-worry-about-minimum-wage-hike/article_eaec295c-0ab8-11e3-8ca9-001a4bcf887a.html …

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  45. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage9h
    10 years after Rod Blagojevich inked the first minimum wage hike in Illinois, Gov Quinn looking to do it again http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/quinn-touts–per-hour-minimum-wage/article_ca2f96e8-0ab5-11e3-a3e0-001a4bcf887a.html …

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  46. 14News @14News9h
    Local doctor accused of growing marijuana http://bit.ly/1atsucq

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  47. Illinews @Illinews9h
    Belleville: Other view: Our nanny state extends its reach http://bit.ly/1d3B2IW

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  48. Sue Rezin @SenatorRezin9h
    Tonight I spoke in support of the License Renewal for the Exelon Nuclear plant in Braidwood.

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  49. Scott Fornek @sfornek9h
    Ald. Zalewski Qs Midway privatization, warning Rahm’d wear ‘jacket for it." How many presidents has he worked for? http://bit.ly/1d3F9oo

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  50. OFA Illinois @OFA_Illinois10h
    More than 90% of Americans want sensible gun laws. #WhatWillItTake for Congress to Act. #ActionAugust pic.twitter.com/cQ3wJFYVna

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  51. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Southtown: Our view: Higher speed limit way to go http://bit.ly/1bUQfIw

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  52. ChicagoBreaking @ChicagoBreaking10h
    As part of a federal drill, Lincoln Park Zoo apes a disaster Lincoln Park Zoo simulates bird flu disaster http://trib.in/151Mamz

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  53. Illinews @Illinews10h
    SJ-R: Park district hoping for lower price on zoo quarantine buildinghttp://bit.ly/1d3CBGS

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  54. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WFLD: `Stop-and-frisk` debate: Is it the right approach? http://bit.ly/16eWJfJ

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  55. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WFLD: Sammy Hagar joins art campaign helping families of Chicago firefightershttp://bit.ly/16Oncqz

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  56. Skokie Review @Skokie_Review10h
    A pimp who was arrested in Skokie was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.http://bit.ly/17Leyp8

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  57. eNews Park Forest @eNewsParkForest10h
    Medical Marijuana Patient Advocates To Hold Statewide Illinois Conference on Implementation of Law http://ow.ly/o9lGp

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  58. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Sun-Times: Inmate mistakenly released from jail, authorities didn’t notice for weekshttp://bit.ly/16eV0XD

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  59. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Sun-Times: Letter raises more questions about ex-Metra CEO’s buyouthttp://bit.ly/16OltSd

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  60. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WSIL: First 2013 Human West Nile Case in Illinois http://bit.ly/16eJnzS

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  61. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WICS: Anti-Gun Violence Demonstrators Call for Universal Background Checkshttp://bit.ly/1d3B0ki

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  62. Illinews @Illinews10h
    WICS: Former U of I President Making Nearly $300,000 at UIS http://bit.ly/1d3AZwW

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  63. Paul Merrion @pmerrion10h
    Officials in three states fight suit against American Airlines-US Airways mergerhttp://news.yahoo.com/officials-three-states-fight-suit-against-american-airlines-221057113.html … via @YahooNews

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  64. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois10h
    Peoria Forum: Progressive income tax would help grow the economyhttp://goo.gl/fb/HO3Ti

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  65. Jon Hilkevitch @jhilkevitch10h
    RTA board’s city-suburb split leads to deadlock on 2014 budget planhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-rta-boards-citysuburb-split-leads-to-deadlock-on-2014-budget-plan-20130821,0,5599413.story …

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  66. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Lake County: New rules for Illinois roads http://bit.ly/15bgPvc

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  67. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk10h
    RT if you agree Congress should pass bill to grant #Polish citizens unrestricted travel to #US http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=843 …

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  68. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Decatur: PHOTOS: Farm Progress Show Media Preview Day http://bit.ly/1atiUqe

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  69. Northwest Herald @nwherald11h
    Follow reporters @KevinCraver @nwh_rowland @ChelAnneXO @jdallke@My_Di_Benedetto @SDShinneman @MEKColeman @JWEngelhardt @lsynett

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  70. Deb Mell @debmell11h
    Great news-Housing market heats up in Chicago area with July sales up 36.1% – Chicago Sun-Times http://couriernews.suntimes.com/business/22069326-420/housing-market-gets-hot-in-july-in-chicago-area.html …

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  71. Illinews @Illinews11h
    WPSD: Du Quoin State Fair preparations are underway http://bit.ly/1atgsjv

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  72. BNDBelleville @BNDBelleville11h
    #Belleville aldermen ask about city getting hotels, drawing restaurants etc; Mayor says two motels interested but they’re waiting on lenders

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  73. Rep. Bob Rita @RepBobRita11h
    The final Movie in the Park for this summer — Monsters Inc. — is set for Saturday, Sept. 7 in Calumet Park. pic.twitter.com/yuUgQTlZDY

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  74. Rep. Bob Rita @RepBobRita11h
    There’s a great community festival set for Calumet Park this Saturday. Bob and the township team are glad to help. pic.twitter.com/OI2a4mlIQB

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  75. Doings Oak Brook @Doings_OakBrook11h
    "Illinois experienced the steepest drop in a decade in its average #ACT score…"http://bit.ly/17KDfCf

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  76. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois11h
    Tribune: Editorial: Metra: The clarity — and the mystery http://goo.gl/fb/jvjKo

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  77. Illinews @Illinews11h
    WILL: Illinois House GOP Leader Cross Seeking Treasurer Runhttp://bit.ly/16O70FK

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  78. Champion News @ChampionNewsNet11h
    Kirk, Quigley push for visa-free travel for Poles – http://www.championnews.net/2013/08/21/kirk-quigley-push-for-visa-free-travel-for-poles/ …

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  79. BGA @BetterGov11h
    ICYMI: Evanston police practice their own version of controversial "stop-and-frisk"http://bit.ly/19xMrff

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  80. WSIL News @WSILNews11h
    School District Provides Free Meals to Students http://www.wsiltv.com/home/top-story/School-District-Provides-Free-Meals-to-Students–220580141.html?llsms=408141&c=y …

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  81. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Bloomington: Heartland in no rush to seek new president http://bit.ly/14EBpR8

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  82. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois11h
    The #Illinois politicians work for us. We hired them. Let’s hold them accountable. Click here to join us: http://ow.ly/o4h1o

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  83. Sangamon Democrats @SangamonDems12h
    A Statement From Illinois State Treasurer Candidate Mike Frerichshttp://wp.me/p3BOXP-5P via @SangamonDems

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  84. Illinews @Illinews12h
    WSIU: Local Vinyl & Media Sale is Coming September 7-8 http://bit.ly/16ewBl1

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  85. Illinews @Illinews12h
    KFVS: Casino revenue to help safety during storms http://bit.ly/1d3lh4S

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  86. Chicago Tribune @chicagotribune12h
    Indicted ex-comptroller got $8,250 payout for sick days http://trib.in/1f3kuwA

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  87. MortonGroveChampion @MG_Champion12h
    Take a look back at Rashard Mendenhall during his days at Niles West HS. —http://bit.ly/17EfFXD @R_Mendenhall

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  88. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois12h
    The #CookCounty #Democrats covered my recent slating. Thanks for the support!http://cookdems.blogspot.com/2013/08/cook-county-democratic-party-slates.html …#twill #StandingTallforIL

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  89. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois12h
    I’ve been to both! If you want to win an election in #Illinois, Knox + Will Counties are the best bellweathers http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/The-Swingingest-Counties-in-Illinois-220519881.html#ixzz2ceO9dMcF … #twill

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  90. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois12h
    What is @rebootillinois? We intend to give you the information and tools you need to act on improving #Illinois. http://ow.ly/o4gUY

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  91. Illinois Watchdog @ilwatchdog12h
    Guess which pays more: work of government welfare. You might be surprised. Or not. Link: http://watchdog.org/102295/in-many-states-welfare-can-pay-better-than-an-honest-days-work/ …

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  92. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Champaign: Ameren opens smart-grid test facility near UI http://bit.ly/16eo5m2

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  93. Jessica Cilella @jcilella13h
    Medical #marijuana facilities coming to #Bartlett? If they do, they’ll likely be located in a business park: http://bit.ly/12qw1mS

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  94. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC13h
    Dan Brady not interested in House minority leader job http://bit.ly/16ene4L

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  95. Illinews @Illinews13h
    KWQC: Illinois Teachers Trying to Make The Grade http://bit.ly/1at0828

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  96. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Alton: Jobs available under Obama health law in Illinois http://bit.ly/16el7Ox

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  97. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois13h
    Thanks to @K_Beach for being my 400th follower on #Twitter! Hope to run into you when I’m next in #Chicago! @Illinois_Alma @UIAA #Champaign

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  98. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois13h
    Just 1 follower away from #400 on #Twitter. Who is it going to be? #twill #Democrat#Illinois #Progressive #ImTheTallGuy #StandingTallforIL

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  99. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois13h
    Stopped by the #WillCounty Fair today. Great to see all aspects of #Illinoisagriculture throughout the state https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151615479356961.1073741839.191309156960&type=1 … #twill

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  100. Illinews @Illinews13h
    WBBM: Questions Raised After City Workers Get Discount On Bike-Share Programhttp://cbsloc.al/16NKDQO

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  101. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois13h
    @CapitolFax covered our response to Cross getting in. Tom has a long history of obstructionism, extreme partisanship + fiscal mismanagement.

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  102. Charles Thomas @CThomasABC713h
    Did Metra Bd. pay off fired CEO to avoid litigation that would have revealed patronage? http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9214116 …

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  103. Ron Sandack @RonSandack13h
    Absolutely! MT @chamberlainedu: We appreciate all of the Chamberlain #nurseswho volunteered at @RonSandack’s free family health fair today!

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  104. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Joliet: Online payments for water bills coming in Joliet http://bit.ly/1asU3CM

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  105. Rep. Brad Schneider @RepSchneider13h
    .@NancyRotering Thanks for participating–it was great to hear all the great work going on in Highland Park.

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  106. Greg Hinz @GregHinz13h
    #Clifford willing to go back to #Metra — maybe http://tinyurl.com/m7p6z9h

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  107. Jeffry Couch @jcouch13h
    Thirty-three retired judges here were paid $100,000 each last year. See the latest update of our public pay database. http://bit.ly/15NhC1i

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  108. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board13h
    Perspective: Why is it so hard to find a public restroom? http://trib.in/19xrst9

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  109. Jim Slusher @JimSlusher13h
    Tom Cross thinking about leaving helm of state House GOP. Line to replace him begins forming. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130821/news/708219792/ …

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  110. Paris Schutz @paschutz13h
    Exclusive: Alex Clifford’s attorney says there is one and only one way to undo the controversial #Metra severance package.the answer shortly

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  111. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois13h
    Please RT: There is power in numbers! We need to stand together, for a better Illinois. #Fight4IL http://ow.ly/o4flL

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  112. SJ-R Breaking News @SJRbreaking13h
    Appeals court: Peabody liable for retiree benefits http://bit.ly/1bUi03V

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  113. tom kacich @tkacich14h
    DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan says on Facebook that he also will seek GOP nom for state treasurer.

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  114. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk14h
    Visa free travel for #Poland = more #jobs & #tourism for #Chicagohttp://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=843 … @PLinChicago

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  115. Aricka Flowers @ArickaFlowers14h
    Roskam Gets Targeted By Activists For ‘Standing In The Way’ Of Immigration, Health Care Reform (VIDEO) http://ow.ly/2zhwJP

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  116. Ron Sandack @RonSandack14h
    Who voted for the tax hike? Sounds concerned MT @capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twillFrerichs responds to Cross candidacy. http://bit.ly/16e5uGG

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  117. Illinews @Illinews14h
    Aurora: City of Aurora aims to give grant to STEM school http://bit.ly/1d366Zz

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  118. IL Immigrant Rights @icirr14h
    We went to @PeterRoskam‘s townhall meeting today. The only question that got crowd applause was ours about #CIR. #TimeIsNow

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  119. Rich Miller @capitolfax14h
    Capitol Fax #twill Frerichs responds to Cross candidacy: * From state Sen. Michael Frerichs, Democratic candid… http://bit.ly/16e5uGG

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  120. Duffy Blackburn @DuffyBlackburn14h
    Want you to see the speech I gave in Springfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc0fRRHtmTk&feature=youtube_gdata_player …

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  121. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois14h
    To read my full statement (not cut up into six posts) about Tom Cross’ announcement, visit my #Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-frerichs/for-immediate-release-mike-frerichs-statement-on-potential-treasurer-candidacy-b/565137296878311 … #twill

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  122. Jeffry Couch @jcouch14h
    Task force leads regional efforts to keep Scott AFB open and growing in the future.http://bit.ly/17KY4NL

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  123. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board14h
    Eric Zorn: Second City Cop blog spurred Anita Alvarez into actionhttp://bit.ly/1dtLaZl

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  124. Doug Wolfe – WAND TV @WANDTVDoug14h
    Please give a like to our Facebook page: WAND-TV NewsCenter 17. We now have over 24,000 likes! #WANDTV #NBC #TV

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  125. Ray Long @RayLong14h
    @sophiatareen: @davemckinney123 Is that the Terminator behind PQ or@RayLong pic.twitter.com/PsCXqBoqiZ” I’m in baaaaaack!

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  126. Amanda Vinicky @AmandaVinicky14h
    House GOP Leader @TomCrossNews to run for IL treasurer. GOP’s Will County Auditor Bob Grogan running too, announcing next week in DuQuoin

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  127. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WREX: Travel journalists gather in Rockford for convention http://bit.ly/16Nx5F1

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  128. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WBBM: Emanuel, McCarthy Address Safe Passage Traineeshttp://cbsloc.al/16NwSS5

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  129. Broadband Illinois @brobandillinois14h
    A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report finds two-thirds of U.S. farms now have Internet access. Here in… http://fb.me/2XDSY8W8o

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  130. natasha korecki @natashakorecki14h
    Most Illinois GOP rebuff movement threatening shutdown over Obamacarehttp://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/most-illinois-gop-say-no-to-movement-threatening-shutdown-over-obamacare/ … via @suntimes

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  131. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn14h
    SB 56 is a safeguard for families living in rentals who are at risk of losing their home due to no fault of their own.http://tinyurl.com/mwkweoo

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  132. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn14h
    Today I signed a new law that will protect #IL renters living in foreclosed propertiespic.twitter.com/1y26UcDI33

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  133. Ray Long @RayLong14h
    Rahmbo’s face dripping with eggs in comptroller scandalhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0821-20130821,0,7429630.column … Trib’s @John_Kass chews over who brung Ahmad & who dances now

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  134. IL Immigrant Rights @icirr15h
    Video coverage of rally today at @RodneyDavis‘ office in Champaign.http://bit.ly/17L7Zmv Take action: http://chn.ge/13oPsdb #TimeIsNow

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  135. Rep. Kelly Cassidy @RepKellyCassidy15h
    Proud to have gotten this passed: Renters get new state protection from foreclosures http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130821/BLOGS02/130829947 …

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  136. DH Statehouse @DHStatehouse15h
    Republican’s diabetes effort tests 2,000. http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7735

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  137. News Talk 1090 @1090WCRA15h
    City of Effingham Reminding Motorists to Slow Down in School Zoneshttp://bit.ly/1d5PU8T

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  138. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC15h
    Illinois State keeping presence at Schroeder Hall, nothing foundhttp://bit.ly/16dQTLq

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  139. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    "security and college savings of working and middle class families.” 6/6 #twill

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  140. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    "and programs to protect Illinois’ seniors. I look forward to a vigorous and exciting debate about how best to protect the retirement" 5/6

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  141. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    with the middle class and has sought to cut to the core the very programs that working families across IL depend on like public schools 4/4

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  142. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    "hazardous fiscal decisions leading to our current financial crisis. Leader Cross has championed a GOP caucus which has lost touch," 3/4

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  143. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    “State House GOP Leader Cross has been a Springfield insider for over two decades during which he contributed to many of the most" 2/4

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  144. Carla K. Johnson @CarlaKJohnson15h
    Range of pay for Obamacare outreach in Illinois. Some jobs advertised at $9/hr, others $45,000/year. My story http://bit.ly/14DtQdA

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  145. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan15h
    Staff meetings and work from #Springfield office today at the Capitol.pic.twitter.com/6P22yr4780

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  146. Illinews @Illinews15h
    Aurora: Kendall County deputies get technology upgrade http://bit.ly/16dOcta

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  147. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    Today, I responded to @TomCrossNews announcement that he’s running for State Treasurer, read it here. 1/4 #twill

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  148. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk15h
    .@WGNNews Poll: 71% of viewers agree @ATFHQ should help fight #gangs and reduce #violence in #IL RT if you agree pic.twitter.com/VziD23iCD1

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  149. Rep. Daniel Lipinski @RepLipinski15h
    Joined @RepBillFoster @RepHultgren at @argonne for today’s Doing Business w/ Argonne & Fermi. http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/22070945-418/argonne-fair-ties-science-business-together.html … pic.twitter.com/qj1bYEz9zz

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  150. Toni Preckwinkle @ToniPreckwinkle15h
    Today is an Air Pollution Action Day. If you are interested click http://goo.gl/dhIWA1 to sign up for air quality forecast emails.

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  151. Illinews @Illinews15h
    WGN Radio: Former SNL Star Nora Dunn Live in Studio http://bit.ly/16dKYWI

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  152. Advance Illinois @advanceillinois15h
    New figures suggest that graduation rates at community colleges are higher than previously thought. @CCE_Illinois http://ow.ly/o8HZ2

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  153. Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream15h
    Governor Pat Quinn today signed SB 56, a new law protecting Illinois renters in foreclosed multifamily properties.

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  154. Northbrook Star @Northbrook_Star15h
    PHOTOS: National Dog Day is Monday Aug. 26! We’re looking for photos of the four-legged friends in your life: http://bit.ly/174E8rc

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  155. Tom Demmer @tomdemmer15h
    Don’t forget: You’re invited to an Ogle County Legislative Update & Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 22 at 6… http://fb.me/2PyPsvSru

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  156. Sierra Club Illinois @SierraClubIL15h
    Last night the Ottawa City Council approved the ADM agreement to ship sand product from their new terminal—with… http://fb.me/1Mqxmi1vW

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  157. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois16h
    Check out my statement on @TomCrossNews‘ announcement today that he’s running for State Treasurer. https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-frerichs/for-immediate-release-mike-frerichs-statement-on-potential-treasurer-candidacy-b/565137296878311 … #twill

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  158. Aricka Flowers @ArickaFlowers16h
    McPier Files Lawsuit To Gain Land For DePaul Arena http://ow.ly/2zhm5a

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  159. Illinews @Illinews16h
    WMAQ: "Transformers 4" Shoots In Chicago This Weekend http://bit.ly/16dEhE4

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  160. Greg Hinz @GregHinz16h
    Renters get new protection from foreclosure under bill #Quinn signs #Illinoishttp://tinyurl.com/k4n96rf

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  161. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board16h
    Paying hush money to ousted Metra CEO wasn’t the cheap option after all. Metra’s phony excuse: http://trib.in/1arkSal

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  162. SBJ Illinois @sbjmonthly16h
    NEWS RELEASE LLCC’s Community Learning offers travel opportunities in August and September http://fb.me/2wmXVg0zl

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  163. Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop16h
    Latest on our Blog: Gallery: Members in their Districts Summer 2013http://goo.gl/fb/iIxFh

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  164. Illinews @Illinews16h
    WLS: Field Museum to get piece of California meteorite http://bit.ly/1d2HS1s

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  165. SBJ Illinois @sbjmonthly16h
    NEWS RELEASE Two Hanson employees receive licenses, one becomes full-time librarian http://fb.me/2CeOSn6vQ

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  166. David Mercer @DavidMercerAP17h
    Odd one as students come back to U of Illinois. 2 hit by blowgun darts on campus:http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1367231362/2-hit-by-blowgun-darts-on-U-of-Is-Champaign-campus … Source of darts unknown. #uiuc

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  167. Illinews @Illinews17h
    Rockford: Jobs available under Obama health law in Illinois http://bit.ly/14DFzIQ

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  168. Ron Sandack @RonSandack17h
    Many thanks to @Walgreens, @DeVryInc @chamberlainedu & Indian Boundary YMCA for today’s Family Health Care Sceening pic.twitter.com/yjUOIFbNkM

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  169. Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop17h
    Latest on our Blog: Best Kept Secrets: 12 Sights to See in Illinoishttp://goo.gl/fb/jz37J

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  170. Jason Barickman @jasonbarickman17h
    Thanks to all of those who came out to our Senior Fair yesterday in Normal!pic.twitter.com/hcuFkoiVDT

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  171. Phil Luciano @LucianoPhil17h
    Two guys got cuffed, but both were released, including man with biggest afro in history of #Peoria

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  172. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk17h
    #Chi has 2nd largest #Polish pop. outside Poland. Congress should grant #Polishcitizens unrestricted travel to #US http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=843 …

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  173. Benjamin Yount @BenYount17h
    Will new law help find more than 38 cases of Medicaid fraud in IL’s $16 billion system? Maybe. #twill http://ow.ly/o8HeS

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  174. Dwight Kay @RepDwightKay18h
    The disparity in education funding is currently being discussed at the ‘Budgeting for Results Commission’ hearing in Collinsville

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  175. Bill Foster @RepBillFoster18h
    MT @argonne: Congressmen @RepHultgren, @RepLipinski & @RepBillFoster @ “Doing Business with Argonne and Fermilab” pic.twitter.com/sP5TcK0bZy

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  176. Dwight Kay @RepDwightKay18h
    At the ‘Budgeting for Results Commission hearing in Collinsville. Thank you to those who attended and spoke pic.twitter.com/ATJUQ2J5be

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  177. Sue Rezin @SenatorRezin18h
    I toured the ADM grain facilities in Morris and Ottawa today with Brett Madison, Dir of Terminal Services&Gregg Webb http://ow.ly/i/2Weo6

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  178. Sheila Simon @SheilaSimonIL18h
    Budgeting for Results Commission in Collinsville today as we work toward an outcome-based budget. pic.twitter.com/1BZ0N0LiZw

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  179. Rich Miller @capitolfax18h
    Capitol Fax #twill Ignoring the warning signs: * This story… Illinois is outsourcing part of its Medicaid prog… http://bit.ly/14DqmHR

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  180. Rich Miller @capitolfax18h
    Capitol Fax #twill First black Republican in 30 years takes Illinois House seat: * Pat Quinn’s Cutback Amendme… http://bit.ly/14DqmHL

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  181. State Rep. Lou Lang @StateRepLouLang18h
    Illinois Legislative Ethics Committee meets to review Inspector General’s open cases; Thursday; 8 am. #twill

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  182. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Southtown: Kadner: Battling crime with part-time cops http://bit.ly/1bTtNiK

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  183. Dave McKinney @davemckinney12319h
    UPDATE w/Cross statement: Says he’s ‘considering’ state treasurer bid, will give up leadership slot http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/cross-tells-house-gop-caucus-hes-considering-state-treasurer-bid-aims-to-remain-leader-until-october/ … via @suntimes

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  184. Rich Miller @capitolfax19h
    Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * Yesterday, we talked a bit about about Republican state treasurer ca… http://bit.ly/1d2jnBD

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  185. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF19h
    REPLAY: State Senator David Luechtefeld says students in Chicago receive $13,000 each through poverty grants,… http://fb.me/XuTJy8zm

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  186. Illinews @Illinews19h
    WAND: Illinois students close to national ACT average http://bit.ly/16cOII8

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  187. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk19h
    Polska powinna mieć taki same przywileje jak 30 sąsiadów Europy.http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=843 …

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  188. Rich Miller @capitolfax19h
    UPDATED x2 – Cross issues statement http://capitolfax.com/2013/08/21/cross-to-step-aside/ …

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  189. IL Attorney General @ILAttyGeneral19h
    Madigan: Governor signs bills addressing PSE, human trafficking, child pornographyhttp://bit.ly/1bTmrvG

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  190. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Peoria: U. of Illinois aims for salsa serving record http://bit.ly/1bTo4tq

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  191. Illinews @Illinews19h
    WMAQ: The Swingingest Counties in Illinois http://bit.ly/16cId8d

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  192. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Peoria PR: LaHood named Distinguished Fellow at BU http://bit.ly/16cHWlA

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  193. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Peoria PR: Shaking Up The Grand Old Party http://bit.ly/16cHW59

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  194. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Peoria PR: Lessons From Getting Shot http://bit.ly/1d2eiJw

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  195. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC19h
    IL jobless rate is 9.2%. Neighboring states: Iowa (4.8%), Wisconsin (6.8%) & Indiana (8.4%). Proof that GOP policies work. #WeCanDoBetter

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  196. Rich Miller @capitolfax19h
    Capitol Fax #twill The Metra mess continues: * Ugh… Metra officials repeatedly misled the public when they ins… http://bit.ly/16cEqrh

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  197. Rich Miller @capitolfax19h
    Capitol Fax #twill *** UPDATED x1 *** Cross to step aside: * Leader Cross is holding an 11:30 conference cal… http://bit.ly/16Mkv90

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  198. Mike Unes @mikeunes20h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2MvXdadAV

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  199. Mike Unes @mikeunes20h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2HgHtCKdw

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  200. Mike Unes @mikeunes20h
    I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/IrwVtoUn

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  201. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Aurora: Internet sales tax is a tangled web http://bit.ly/1arW0PM

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  202. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC20h
    Illinois Democrats also have historic majorities in the state legislature, which explains the high taxes, record debt & rising unemployment

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  203. Illinews @Illinews20h
    WHBF: Police not seeking suspects in Ill. motel deaths http://bit.ly/16cywq7

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  204. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC20h
    Since 2003, Democrats have had 100% control in Illinois. In related news, IL has the 2nd highest jobless rate in US and worst credit rating

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  205. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Moline: Jesse White reminds drivers to be safe over Labor Day weekendhttp://bit.ly/1d26mYw

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  206. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois20h
    Just heard from the #Democratic Chairman of #PerryCounty that their Central Committee endorsed me last night. Thanks, Chairman Dolce! #Twill

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  207. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC20h
    Dems have failed IL. Chicago, Cook Cty and IL are controlled 100% by Democrats. All have high taxes, high debt and high jobless rate. #twill

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  208. Rich Miller @capitolfax20h
    Capitol Fax #twill Who wears short shorts?: * Umm… A Southern Illinois courthouse is relaxing its dress code t… http://bit.ly/16csPbU

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  209. Rich Miller @capitolfax20h
    Capitol Fax #twill Perennial candidate decamps to New Hampshire: * I wasn’t aware that Andy Martin had left Il… http://bit.ly/16csPbN

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  210. Rich Miller @capitolfax20h
    Capitol Fax #twill Anti gay marriage group hit with complaint: * From a press release… The Illinois Campaign f… http://bit.ly/16csPbH

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  211. Rich Miller @capitolfax20h
    Capitol Fax #twill Rauner forms new PAC, but can he succeed?: * As subscribers already know, Republican gubern… http://bit.ly/1d24W0r

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  212. Rich Miller @capitolfax20h
    Capitol Fax #twill Kicking up the hysteria: * From Guns Save Life… Governor Patrick Quinn, the clueless, inept… http://bit.ly/16csOVl

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  213. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk20h
    Promowanie włączenia polski do Programu Ruchu Bezwizowego w/@RepMikeQuigley at PAA. pic.twitter.com/wWeIWz7onZ

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  214. ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP20h
    The Chicago Tribune highlighted the suburban heroin fight in a pair of articles on August 20. Senator Matt… http://fb.me/1VSPsgcjG

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  215. Rep Sara Feigenholtz @StateRepSara20h
    Our Ventra Information Session is only a week away! Come have your questions answered before the citywide rollout. https://www.facebook.com/events/158802190980768/ …

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  216. Melinda Bush @SenatorBush21h
    Touring Illinois School of Optometry in Chicago today.

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  217. Rep. Cheri Bustos @RepCheri21h
    Staff will hold office hours tomorrow from 9am-4pm at our Sterling satellite office at 212 3rd Ave. Stop in if you need any assistance!

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  218. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    Thanks to @tkacich for a great article on my endorsement by the Cook County#Democratic Party last week. http://www.news-gazette.com/news-gazette/2013-08-21/tom-kacich-frerichs-gets-cook-county-endorsement.html … #twill

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  219. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner21h
    Term limits can clean up Springfield, end career politicians & make politics about public service: http://trib.in/14j2mxt

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  220. Rosalind Rossi @rosalindrossi21h
    #RTAudit: Acting Chair Magalis says consultant 1st needs to explain how RTA disperses revenues now as there’s alot of "mistrust" out there.

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  221. Ann Dwyer @AnnDwyer_Crains22h
    Social-media aside, Chicagoans still do biz face-to-face. Here’s a guide to the hottest meetups and networking events http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/ISSUE02

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  222. Illinews @Illinews22h
    WGN Radio: Odd and Infamous Baseball Promotions http://bit.ly/1arxe2g

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  223. David Mercer @DavidMercerAP22h
    Never mind Big Data, U. of Illinois focuses on Big Salsa:http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22067765-418/u-of-illinois-aims-for-salsa-serving-record.html … One suggestion: Needs garlic. #illini

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  224. Illinews @Illinews22h
    Kane County: Another View: E-cigarettes need rules even if they turn out to be saferhttp://bit.ly/16bZTk4

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  225. Kate N. Grossman @KateGrossman122h
    CST Editorial: We humans created the global warming problem. It’s on us to fix it.http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22048060-474/global-warming-is-real-and-its-our-fault-lets-fix-it.html …

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  226. Benjamin Yount @BenYount22h
    This is a problem with standardized tests. Results can easily be altered.http://ow.ly/o83fG

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  227. Benjamin Yount @BenYount22h
    One of the most GOP counties in IL has decided to accept Obamacare money. Would this have happened 15 years ago? http://ow.ly/o81S0

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  228. Ann Dwyer @AnnDwyer_Crains22h
    The answer to Lake Shore Drive congestion? It isn’t more cars http://fw.to/e3GVWzL Op-ed by @activetrans via @CrainsChicago

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  229. Benjamin Yount @BenYount22h
    One of my pet peeves, specialty license plates. Not the biggest of the issues, but still a monumental waste. http://ow.ly/o80T9

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  230. Kristen Schorsch @kschorsch22h
    Firm Illinois Medicaid taps is under fire. http://tinyurl.com/kptxj38

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  231. Kristen Schorsch @kschorsch22h
    CVS moves into Walgreen’s backyard in mail-order drug battle.http://tinyurl.com/lxayj4h

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  232. Dave Bakke @DaveBakkeSJR22h
    Wednesday’s column is a profile of downtown Springfield’s unofficial ambassador.http://www.sj-r.com/bakke/x1868830073/Dave-Bakke-Downtown-Springfields-morning-greeter …

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  233. Illinews @Illinews22h
    WHBF: U of Illinois aims for salsa serving record http://bit.ly/1arqdP1

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  234. IllinoisChannel @IllinoisChannel22h
    Sales of existing homes jumps 6.5% in July. #economy

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  235. Amy Jacobson @AmyJacobson22h
    Can’t wait to beat Todd Ricketts at this Sunday’s Wrigley Field Road Tour. A quick 100 mile race! pic.twitter.com/a5n76CHewX

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  236. Bruce & Dan @bruceanddan22h
    Thank you to all of today’s guest: IL State Sen. Jim Oberweis, Steve Stone, and Supt. Shawn McNulty

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  237. tom kacich @tkacich22h
    A Mike Frerichs/Tom Cross faceoff next year for state treasurer?http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130821/BLOGS02/130829963/house-gop-leader-cross-to-run-for-treasurer …

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  238. Illinois House GOP @ilhousegop22h
    Latest on our Blog: Tribune editorial: Illinois still starving for jobshttp://goo.gl/fb/6ZbcY

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  239. Steve Grzanich @SteveGrzanich23h
    GRAPHIC: Fall preview for #Chicago. Here’s an @AccuWeather forecast #Illinoisundefined #Midwest

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  240. Jake Griffin @DHJakeGriffin21 Aug
    Paying for public school doesn’t end with property tax bill in Illinois.http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130821/news/708219933/ …

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  241. Illinews @Illinews21 Aug
    STL PR: Supreme Court Justices Aren’t Email Savy http://bit.ly/16bqtKl

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  242. Illinews @Illinews21 Aug
    WMAQ: Blackhawks Raise Ticket Prices By Average of 17 Percenthttp://bit.ly/158Y6Ao

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  243. Illinews @Illinews21 Aug
    Bloomington: Editorial: Time will tell whether ‘carry’ law is workablehttp://bit.ly/158XieE

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  244. Rich Saal @RichSaal21 Aug
    The corner of 6th and Adams in Springfield, Aug. 1932, shoppers drawn downtown by Dollar Days specials. #spihistory pic.twitter.com/OGWJ1BjW49

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  245. Illinews @Illinews21 Aug
    LaSalle: That 70s go: Area drivers mixed on increase to speed limithttp://bit.ly/158RAtg

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