Today’s headlines — Saturday, Aug. 24

Along with the usual headlines, I’ll put a plug in today for Statehouse lobbyist John Carr’s new book "Serving with Roger Bushell" about the World War II legend of The Great Escape and John’s time serving in the Iraq War. Check it out at these links:

Book on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EOR6I7O

Blog – http://rogerbushellblog.com

Facebook page – http://facebook.com/rogerbushellblog

Twitter page – http://twitter.com/thebushellblog

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  1. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview24m
    Jim Sacia, third Republican to leave Illinois House this year http://bit.ly/1dci4jx

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  2. AM1220 WLPO @AM1220WLPO41m
    Extreme Heat Coming To The Illinois Valley http://wp.me/pqhOH-6Kn

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  3. Illinews @Illinews46m
    Southern: AG’s office takes over Williamson probe http://bit.ly/16Z1O1P

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  4. Illinews @Illinews59m
    Jacksonville: New specialy plates spak http://bit.ly/14OlWOA

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  5. Illinews @Illinews1h
    DeKalb: Local firms try to stay nimble as Affordable Care Act rolls outhttp://bit.ly/14ObOVZ

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  6. IL Principals @ilprincipals1h
    Districts invest in panic buttons to contact police in emergencieshttp://buff.ly/154BMKP

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  7. Illinews @Illinews1h
    Kane County: Schools offer, or consider offering, all-day kindergarten programshttp://bit.ly/15jFugZ

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  8. Illinews @Illinews2h
    KFVS: Quinn puts $1.5M into southern Ill. broadband http://bit.ly/14Od8bf

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  9. Illinews @Illinews2h
    Kane County: Our View: Failing the test in Batavia http://bit.ly/16sdMuM

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  10. Illinews @Illinews3h
    CLTV: Chicago speed cameras to start issuing warnings Monday http://bit.ly/15jujFe

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  11. Illinews @Illinews3h
    Alton: Rose to Alton schools for more students http://bit.ly/15jq64b

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  12. Illinews @Illinews4h
    WHBF: Veterans honored Sunday at DuQuoin State Fair http://bit.ly/14NS3hp

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  13. Illinews @Illinews4h
    WHBF: New law encourages recreation on private lands http://bit.ly/15jk0Ro

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  14. Illinews @Illinews4h
    Southern: Kellerman seeks a fifth term http://bit.ly/14NQFeq

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  15. Illinews @Illinews5h
    Tribune: How Blagojevichy http://trib.in/14NNN1h

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  16. Chicago News Now @chicagonewsnow5h
    Former Ald. Richard Mell’s next gig: lobbying http://dlvr.it/3rq01M #chicago

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  17. Illinews @Illinews6h
    Decatur: Meridian celebrates new gym, then gets more good newshttp://bit.ly/1c2Ecc5

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  18. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Sun-Times: Getting the word out on health care reform http://bit.ly/1c2Bweu

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  19. Illinews @Illinews7h
    Sun-Times: Editorial: Last call, folks, for summer in Chicago http://bit.ly/1dbkIG5

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  20. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill AP picks up pension story: * No hat tip from the AP, but they were able to get the same pen… http://bit.ly/16r2NBD

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  21. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Turn it up, kids. Trombone Shorty is playing us … http://bit.ly/1dbepT1

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  22. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Exclusive pension reform details: There is no excerpt because… http://bit.ly/16r2Ld0

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  23. Rich Miller @capitolfax8h
    Capitol Fax #twill Your Friday bill-signing dump: * From the governor’s office… Governor Quinn Takes Bill Acti… http://bit.ly/16r2KG5

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  24. Deb Mell @debmell9h
    Christin and I just realized it’s our two year anniversary of our trip to Iowa to get married. We’re both in the doghouse for forgetting.

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  25. Illinews @Illinews9h
    LaSalle: NewsTribune to give mugs to 50 Facebook fans http://bit.ly/16qR9aa

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  26. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago9h
    Four computers w/ personal data for more than 4 million patients stolen.http://bit.ly/1f8tAYM

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  27. eNews Park Forest @eNewsParkForest10h
    Former Cook County Assessor Employee Charged In Fraud Schemehttp://ow.ly/2zlnXP

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  28. Senator Noland @SenatorNoland10h
    http://fb.me/2vUnoBJgZ

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  29. Scott Kleinberg @scottkleinberg10h
    Food fight: Tempers boil over as more food trucks vie for prime spots.http://trib.in/1dwmnnl

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  30. Illinois Policy @illinoispolicy10h
    In 13 states, welfare pays more than $15 per hour http://illin.is/13X2tuO

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  31. Senator Noland @SenatorNoland10h
    On Monday November 1, 2004, because of Dave Berkey, pictured here, who lead our volunteer effort in 2004, in 2006… http://fb.me/3cDe3mp0D

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  32. Register Star @rrstar10h
    How are the Chicago Bears shaping up? http://ow.ly/odAaI

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  33. Illinews @Illinews10h
    Southtown: Dog park plans advance in Tinley Park http://bit.ly/16qA5kB

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  34. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois11h
    #Quote of the day from @JudyBaarTopinka: http://goo.gl/QMzPBt #twILL #Illinois#ILnews

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  35. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Southtown: Our view: Dismantle the RTA and start over http://bit.ly/15iC6D5

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  36. Talk Illinois @TalkIllinois11h
    Tribune: Editorial: College, death and consequences http://goo.gl/fb/uGK9y

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  37. WPSD Local 6 @WPSDLocal611h
    Illinois state representative responds to Meridian School mold frustration. MORE AT:http://bit.ly/1aAwCrm #WPSD pic.twitter.com/83zENsFFUO

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  38. Illinews @Illinews11h
    WSIL: Governor Quinn Stops in Southern Illinois http://bit.ly/1c25nns

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  39. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago11h
    O’Hare to Get $800M Transportation Hub http://bit.ly/1dbD3C2 | Artist Renderings:http://bit.ly/1f8lwao

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  40. Illinews @Illinews11h
    Lake County: Talk of the County http://bit.ly/1aAufEQ

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  41. Scott Fornek @sfornek11h
    Washington, DC, no Chicago when it comes to dealing with corrupt pols.@natashakorecki explains. http://bit.ly/1daRdo2

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  42. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard11h
    Fabulous group of Southern Illinois supporters at DuQuoin State Fair parade. Thank you….. beautiful night on fa… pic.twitter.com/1AjqBSlcyd

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  43. Kyle Hillman @kylehillman11h
    Want a IMDRUNK Illinois license plate? Sorry on naughty banned licence plate listhttp://zite.to/19CXgwB #Twill

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  44. Chicago Tribune @chicagotribune11h
    Metra meeting called to consider appointing interim leader http://trib.in/16EEx2z

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  45. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Aurora: Kendall Board will still vote on controversial roundabout http://bit.ly/16qlUvR

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  46. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Aurora: North Aurora changes rules for massage businesses, restaurantshttp://bit.ly/16qlUvJ

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  47. Illinews @Illinews12h
    Bloomington: Officials support college ratings plan, but concerns remainhttp://bit.ly/1daNDdp

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  48. WSIL News @WSILNews12h
    Benton Business Accused of Selling Synthetic Drugs http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Benton-Business-Accused-of-Selling-Synthetic-Drugs-220879471.html?llsms=412541&c=y …

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  49. Scott Fornek @sfornek12h
    Extreme Makeover: Illinois Edition. No pension reform or fiscal fix. But state finds $50 million to spruce up Capitol http://bit.ly/155ZKFv

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  50. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
    "McCann, Davidsmeyer to hold Town Hall Meeting in Godfrey"http://www.cddavidsmeyer.org/mccann_davidsmeyer_to_hold_town_hall_meeting_in_godfrey …

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  51. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
    "Sullivan Launches Online Concealed Carry Petition" http://www.repedsullivan.com/sullivan_launches_online_concealed_carry_petition …

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  52. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
    "Day 40, Still No Word from Speaker Madigan on House Mass Transit Hearing into Metra Allegations" http://www.miketryon.org/day_40_still_no_word_from_speaker_madigan_on_house_mass_transit_hearing_into_metra_allegations …

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  53. Catalyst Partners @CatalystIL12h
    "More Jobs Not Lawsuits" http://www.dwightkay.org/more_jobs_not_lawsuits …

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  54. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois12h
    #Quote of the Day via @RutherfordDan on #ILGov2014: http://goo.gl/7QEsOJ

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  55. Brooke Anderson @MBrooke2012h
    After a particularly long week ( please come back @GrantKlinzman !!) – nothing like a long walk through the city to wind down

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  56. FOX 32 News @fox32news12h
    #Chicago billionaire James #Pritzker now identifies as woman http://bit.ly/1daJXIQ

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  57. Illinois Lottery @IllinoisLottery12h
    Vince & Dan tried the new August ticket $2000 Spin & are excited to have some extra cash for tonight’s concert! pic.twitter.com/V3yMcWod9K

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  58. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan12h
    It is true, I did pocket tweet while walking in the Twilight Parade at the Du Quoin State Fair.

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  59. Kimberly Howard @KimberlyHoward13h
    "No Trespassing. Violators Will Be Shot." The message one angry Sangamon County resident scrawled in spray paint… http://fb.me/GmrW2VJ6

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  60. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Edwardsville: Quinn got this one right http://bit.ly/15iiD5B

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  61. Illinois report @Illinoisreport13h
    Illinois pension reform panel zeros in on COLAs – Reuters http://dlvr.it/3rmLrz

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  62. BGA @BetterGov13h
    Fmr. Cal City mayor is out of prison, campaigning for others, struggling to repay money he still owes the city http://bit.ly/14br0zY

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  63. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Champaign: Prussing asks Urbana council to raise sales tax by 1/4 centhttp://bit.ly/16q8kZk

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  64. Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski13h
    This day needed an ice cream night cap. pic.twitter.com/CbUt8CvQsd

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  65. WPSD Local 6 @WPSDLocal613h
    Du Quoin State Fair boosts small town’s economy. DETAILS AT:http://bit.ly/17a6VJ2 #WPSD pic.twitter.com/oGRSQlIhBW

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  66. Kyle Hillman @kylehillman13h
    #SB1609 – Social Work Safety was signed by @GovernorQuinn today. Thank you@RepKellyCassidy & Sen. Koehler! #Twill pic.twitter.com/b5HXdLKpTg

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  67. News Democrat @bellevillenewsd13h
    Meeting to focus on new school standards: A public meeting to discuss Illinois’ adoption of new school curricu… http://bit.ly/16XdjXG

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  68. Illinews @Illinews13h
    Aurora: New lights going in at Batavia elementary school http://bit.ly/1c1VRk7

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  69. Jake Griffin @DHJakeGriffin13h
    @RutherfordDan: Fy zzz y yzcqzsass” The man has a way with words.

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  70. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan13h
    Fy zzz y yzcqzsass

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  71. Mike Brooks @robyroad13h
    @raylong asking questions about the west wing renovation pic.twitter.com/cfVF0dsjnj

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  72. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan13h
    On way to kick off Twilight Parade after just finishing Ribbon Cutting opening at DuQuoin State Fair . @DuQuoin_IL pic.twitter.com/y658T5g6HG

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  73. Illinews @Illinews13h
    STL PR: Efforts Underway To Erect Statue Of Miles Davis In Altonhttp://bit.ly/16pXMcz

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  74. Pat Quinn @PatQuinnNews14h
    Quinn passes law allowing electronic proof of insurance http://www.snsanalytics.com/p6vRy9

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  75. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois14h
    Just hit 1,500 followers on #Facebook! Thanks everyone! #StandingTallforIL #twill

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  76. Carol Marin @CarolMarin14h
    Politics and golf!!! Thank you, Facebook/Twitter friends for your input on this column! Seriously! http://fb.me/2aRK6mRmS

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  77. MyStateline.com @MyStateline14h
    Has the Time Come for Term Limits for Illinois Legislators? http://bit.ly/1c1OI3c #news

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  78. Illinews @Illinews14h
    NW Herald: Filings draw lines in Ethics Commission complaint http://bit.ly/1dau1Gu

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  79. Champion News @ChampionNewsNet14h
    Rep. Ives to keynote at West Point’s Women’s Equality Day next week –http://www.championnews.net/2013/08/23/rep-ives-to-keynote-at-west-points-womens-equality-day-next-week/ …

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  80. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan14h
    About to join in the Ribbon Cutting for the opening of the #DuQuoin State Fair.

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  81. Mike Brooks @robyroad14h
    New senate Republicans office has a balcony area, inspired by the state library that used to be here pic.twitter.com/KBrUXedqWK

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  82. Tammy Webber @twebber0214h
    APNewsBreak: Possible pension fix could save $145B http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-08-23/apnewsbreak-possible-pension-fix-could-save-145b … via @BW

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  83. Mike Brooks @robyroad14h
    The new WICS office in the basement of the capitol pic.twitter.com/TPL4t28ly1

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  84. Mike Brooks @robyroad14h
    The door to our new office at the Capitol pic.twitter.com/wN1sx6pRlE

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  85. dailyherald @dailyherald14h
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s anti-gang push isn’t his first. http://bit.ly/154knuT

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  86. Michael Spaulding @MikeWSOY14h
    Medicinal Marijuana questions to be addressed at weekend eventhttp://bit.ly/16pKNrj

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  87. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WLS: Chicago speed cameras to begin issuing warnings http://bit.ly/16pK3Th

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  88. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WREX: Coming GED changes have some Rockford-area students scramblinghttp://bit.ly/15iamym

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  89. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WBBM: Enter Your Recipe In WBBM’s Tailgate Throwdown http://cbsloc.al/16pGBbe

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  90. WJOL News @WJOL14h
    AFSCME Union March Thurs Night Precedes Fri Bargaining Sessionhttp://ow.ly/odqY3

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  91. Illinews @Illinews14h
    WMAQ: SI Gives the Bulls an Offseason Grade of ‘B’ http://bit.ly/1dao7Fg

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  92. MV Register-News @MVRN14h
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan visited Jefferson County on Friday. She hosted a roundtable discussion on… http://fb.me/295kld8XV

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  93. Rockford Sports News @RockfordSports14h
    Tim Beckman and Illinois football ready to bounce back http://goo.gl/fb/lMmsl – Journal-Standard

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  94. Illinews @Illinews15h
    KHQA: State grants boost regional emergency response operationshttp://bit.ly/15i26ym

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  95. Rich Miller @capitolfax15h
    SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Exclusive pension reform detailshttp://capitolfax.com/2013/08/23/subscribers-only-exclusive-pension-reform-details/ …

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  96. Illinews @Illinews15h
    SJ-R: More and faster freights planned on Third Street line http://bit.ly/14MqeFW

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  97. Illinews @Illinews15h
    SJ-R: Memorial gets accreditation in rehab services http://bit.ly/16pt6Z4

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  98. Lindsey Hess @LindseyWICS15h
    It’s almost time for Blues & Barbecues in downtown Springfield! It smells great down here! #BBQ pic.twitter.com/PRletOvoLJ

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  99. Jason Barickman @jasonbarickman15h
    Enjoyed touring and meeting with staff at the Enbridge Pipeline near Flanagan this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/yvv3mxtq8G

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  100. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn15h
    SB1042 is a win-win for #IL landowners and outdoor enthusiastshttp://tinyurl.com/lp7nr7q

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  101. Governor Pat Quinn @GovernorQuinn15h
    A new law I signed today will increase public access to #IL open spaces while protecting landowners. pic.twitter.com/CarxO6CqDK

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  102. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    #SouthernIL #Democratic leaders endorsed me today, including Sen. Forby, and Reps Phelps, Bradley, + Costello. #twill pic.twitter.com/tURuxPMCPf

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  103. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois15h
    Had lunch with a great crowd that @repphelps put together of #SouthernIL#Democrats today in Harrisburg, IL. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151618755131961.1073741840.191309156960&type=1 … #twill

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  104. Illinews @Illinews15h
    WGN Radio: Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross http://bit.ly/15i1tF5

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  105. Sen. Mattie Hunter @SenatorHunter15h
    NEWS: Hunter supports legislation to protect renters from evictionhttp://senatorhunter.com/index.php/news/328-hunter-supports-legislation-to-protect-renters-from-eviction- …

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  106. Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski15h
    Great bill “@capitolbureau: Gov. Quinn signs law that could open up more land for recreation in IL. http://illinoisissuesblog.blogspot.com/2013/08/quinn-signs-liability-protections-for.html …

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  107. Rich Miller @capitolfax15h
    Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * George Ryan was in Springfield the other day and stayed at Tony Leon… http://bit.ly/16WJNRM

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  108. Rich Miller @capitolfax15h
    Capitol Fax #twill Today’s quote: * Bill Daley… In the Quad Cites for the first time since announcing his cand… http://bit.ly/16poAtA

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  109. Rich Miller @capitolfax15h
    Capitol Fax #twill About that new Rauner PAC: * An expenditure made by a ballot initiative committee “in conc… http://bit.ly/16poAts

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  110. Rich Miller @capitolfax15h
    Capitol Fax #twill Renters now protected from foreclosures: * This seems like a common sense bill… A new law i… http://bit.ly/16poAda

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  111. IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems15h
    Hunter supports legislation to protect renters from eviction http://bit.ly/16WJBSs

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  112. IL Senate Democrats @ILSenDems15h
    Privately held nature sites throughout Illinois expected to reopenhttp://bit.ly/16WJBCa

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  113. Jason Barickman @jasonbarickman15h
    The Governor has signed our bill protecting consumers from buying homes that had previously been meth labs. http://bit.ly/13Mw13q

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  114. EmanuelChrisWelch @ChrisWelch_JD16h
    Nice shot of Gov. Pat Quinn congratulating me on the Homeless Bill of Rights. Fighting to give people… http://instagram.com/p/dXpzA2wsaL/

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  115. Dan Brady @Dan_Brady16h
    I’ll have a tent at the Sweet Corn Blues Festival this weekend. Stop by and see me if you’re in Uptown Normal!

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  116. Illinews @Illinews16h
    Bloomington: Quinn set to lower when kids start school http://bit.ly/16p7lIQ

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  117. Illinews @Illinews16h
    Kane County: Kaneland’s composite ACT score highest yet http://bit.ly/16p6Gr1

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  118. Aricka Flowers @ArickaFlowers17h
    IL Advances Offshore Wind Energy Research, But Lake Turbines Still ‘Light-Years’ Away, Experts Say http://ow.ly/2zkSJC

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  119. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork17h
    IL Review: Missouri lawmaker drops f-bomb on Twitter http://dlvr.it/3rk70y

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  120. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage17h
    Illinois state Rep. Jim Sacia, R-Pecatonica, is retiring. Here’s an example of his debating style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acn-8kFZ7Gc …

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  121. Tom Cross – Illinois @TomCrossNews17h
    Latest News: Day 40, Still No Word from Speaker Madigan on House Mass Transit Hearing into… http://goo.gl/fb/zpXNj

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  122. Journal-Courier @journalcourier17h
    OSHA cites East Peoria plant after worker’s death: A central Illinois metal manufacturing plant has been cited… http://bit.ly/1azEqcT

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  123. Illiknows @Illiknows17h
    Cook: The Cook County Situation Report: August 23, 2013 http://bit.ly/16Wp2Wh

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  124. Deerfield Review @DeerfieldReview17h
    Things to do in Lake County this weekend http://bit.ly/17QLblg

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  125. Bill Daley @BillDaleyIL17h
    We’ll be at the Du Quoin State Fair tonight. If you’re around please swing by and say hello – we’d love to meet you.

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  126. Greg Hinz @GregHinz17h
    #Metra pushes tax break for transit — for real http://tinyurl.com/m4laggf

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  127. IEC @ilenviro17h
    Thanks @DonHarmonIL for introducing SB1042 to help Illinoisans enjoy nature. This bill was signed by the Gov. today. pic.twitter.com/bU8KoOvMSv

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  128. Lake County News-Sun @newssun17h
    New @LakeCountyIL Forest Preserve head brings international conservation experience. http://bit.ly/15hICdh cc: @LCFPD

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  129. Jim Walsh @jxwalsh17h
    Rejected Illinois plates. @swasko tried to sneak in really dirty ones but they’re mostly PG-13 http://trib.in/14LW9GL pic.twitter.com/6BXDjVJgFS

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  130. Chicago Reader @Chicago_Reader17h
    "All families are strange—but some are stranger." Mike Miner on Lee Sandlin’s book about his Illinois antecedents. http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2013/08/23/generation-after-generation-of-strangeness-occupies-lee-sandlins-the-distancers …

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  131. PR Herald-Advocate @ParkRidge_HA17h
    Park Ridge City Council considers cutting employee workout rooms:http://bit.ly/17QtyC5

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  132. Rep Sara Feigenholtz @StateRepSara17h
    Come celebrate a new year of learning with Gill Park’s Back-to-School Bash this Saturday from 10am – 2pm!

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  133. IEANEA @ieanea17h
    Teachers’ Retirement Insurance Program (TRIP) Changes Expectedhttp://wp.me/pomWc-7zk

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  134. Rich Miller @capitolfax17h
    Capitol Fax #twill Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – This just in…: There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. http://bit.ly/16oNXM0

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  135. Illinews @Illinews18h
    KWQC: Police Investigate Strange Encounters With Moline School Childrenhttp://bit.ly/16oNPw5

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  136. Illinews @Illinews18h
    Aurora: Yorkville High School get long-awaited state money http://bit.ly/1c1eO6u

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  137. WUIS @WUIS18h
    State Week In Review http://bit.ly/15hElXr via @WUIS

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  138. Illinews @Illinews18h
    Southtown: Kadner: Preckwinkle says south suburbs a priority http://bit.ly/16oMhlT

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  139. ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP18h
    A speed limit increase, a ban on using cell phones while driving, education funding and more are discussed in… http://fb.me/330xoQDLS

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  140. ILSenateGOP @ILSenateGOP18h
    A speed limit increase, , a ban on using cell phones while driving, education funding and more are discussed in… http://fb.me/12pO66dzw

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  141. Marc Miller @DirectorMiller18h
    With @GovernorQuinn, Sen Harmon, Rep Ann Williams, & enviros to sign SB1042 to improve recreation liabilities for certain landowners.

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  142. Cities 92.9 FM @cities92918h
    Illinois Drivers Can Show Proof Of Insurance On Phone… http://fb.me/Ik1hFqdl

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  143. Crain’s Chicago @CrainsChicago18h
    #Metra capable of producing more than scandal, pushes tax break for transit ridershttp://fw.to/ydmsHXE via @GregHinz

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  144. Ron Sandack @RonSandack18h
    No fuzzy math. Train is boarding.

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  145. eNews Park Forest @eNewsParkForest18h
    Representatives Foster, Duckworth, Schneider Discuss Economic Benefits Of Immigration Reform, Call on Illinois Rep… http://ow.ly/2zkQpz

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  146. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage18h
    Someone wants to put wind turbines in Lake Michigan. What’s wrong with corn fields? http://www.progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2013/08/23/il-advances-offshore-wind-energy-research-lake-turbines-still-light-ye …

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  147. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk18h
    50 yrs later Martin Luther King’s #IHaveADream lives on join me in remembering his work 4 #freedom & unity #DreamDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs …

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  148. Suntimes @Suntimes18h
    Ex-assessor’s office clerk accused of stealing more than $100,000 with phony government checks: http://suntm.es/15hyxND

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  149. Rich Miller @capitolfax18h
    Capitol Fax #twill Beer can spoiler: * Maybe it’s because I’m still not feeling well, but I’ve read this three… http://bit.ly/16oBEiY

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  150. Rich Miller @capitolfax18h
    Capitol Fax #twill We now return you to our regularly scheduled programming…: * Sorry. Wasn’t feeling well th… http://bit.ly/16oBEiQ

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  151. Illinews @Illinews18h
    Lincoln: No decision on raises yet http://bit.ly/16W9emC

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  152. Robert Loerzel @robertloerzel18h
    RT @Illinois_Stage: Illinois is selling one of its old prisoner transport buses. Put your bid in now https://ibid.illinois.gov/item.php?id=17286#gallery …

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  153. Register Star @rrstar18h
    State Rep. Sacia hasn’t said what he’ll do after stepping down this fall.http://ow.ly/ocrJs

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  154. WUIS @WUIS18h
    U of I President Wants Annual Raises For Employees http://bit.ly/15hvO6K via@WUIS

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  155. NewsTalk 1400 WDWS @wdws140018h
    Are you sitting down? Good. The UI has broken the world record for largest salsa serving at 6840 pounds. #chambana

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  156. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan18h
    In the vehicle doing staff conference calls on the drive down to DuQuoin State Fair

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  157. Tim Landis @timlandisSJR18h
    Pease’s downtown has closed in preparation for next Friday’s opening of new south-side outlet.

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  158. Illinews @Illinews18h
    WGN Radio: Governor Quinn Declares “Johnny B. Day” in Illinois!http://bit.ly/1d9FCpf

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  159. dailyherald @dailyherald18h
    Do you like video poker? #Island Lake says go gamble somewhere else.http://bit.ly/153Cmld

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  160. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC19h
    GOP policies work. Indiana, Wisconsin & Iowa passed balanced budgets with tax cuts for families. All have GOP Governors. #ResultsNotRhetoric

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  161. Illinois_Stage @Illinois_Stage19h
    The race for Illinois governor is going south http://jg-tc.com/news/local/state-and-regional/governor-candidates-head-south-for-du-quoin-fair/article_ebdc15f2-0ba3-11e3-b007-0019bb2963f4.html …

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  162. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Aurora: Kendall County Board will still vote on controversial roundabouthttp://bit.ly/1aznQty

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  163. Illinews @Illinews19h
    Aurora: Kendall website change increases transparency http://bit.ly/1c12Rhc

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  164. Illinews @Illinews19h
    WICS: History Conference Coming to Capital City http://bit.ly/1d9CGJe

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  165. Illinews @Illinews19h
    WICS: Local School Districts Get Millions in Grants http://bit.ly/1d9CIAP

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  166. Crain’s Chicago @CrainsChicago19h
    O’Hare transit hub will create 3,000 jobs, according to @ChicagosMayorhttp://fw.to/OZv47BG

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  167. Crain’s Chicago @CrainsChicago19h
    City will break ground on $800 million O’Hare transit hub http://fw.to/OZv47BG via@meribah

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  168. Aricka Flowers @ArickaFlowers19h
    City Committee To Recommend New Uses For Closed CPS Schoolshttp://ow.ly/2zkGsf

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  169. Telegraph Herald @TelegraphHerald19h
    A recently received state grant will help repair 117-year-old clock atop Clayton County Courthouse in Elkader http://www.thonline.com/news/tri-state/article_2b70667e-0c16-11e3-b629-001a4bcf6878.html …

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  170. ChicagoBreaking @ChicagoBreaking19h
    O’Hare $800-million project to consolidate rental car garage slated for springhttp://trib.in/188ANnS

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  171. ABC 7 Chicago @ABC7Chicago19h
    Billionaire Koch brothers won’t buy Tribune Company, say 8 newspapers including the Trib aren’t economically viable http://abc7.ws/19P2id8

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  172. Doings Hinsdale @Doings_Hinsdale19h
    Hinsdale McDonald’s temporarily closed due to issues with grease fire suppression system http://bit.ly/178Q8rC @McDonalds

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  173. dri @DriXander19h
    Just bought tix to see Rep. @cljmitchell box & raise money for charity, at the same damn time. More info + tix here: http://www.mercyhome.org/ringside

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  174. PrairieRivers @PrairieRivers19h
    Kaskaskia @RepShimkus: I am west of the Mississippi River but still in Illinois. Where am I? pic.twitter.com/v5vNU0s4Y6

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  175. Illinois Lottery @IllinoisLottery19h
    Plus FIREBALL is coming to Pick3 & Pick4! Check back for exciting news on our newest game enhancement on 9/1! pic.twitter.com/tVFf2lYGF4

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  176. David Luechtefeld @DaveLuechtefeld19h
    Senate Week in Review: August 19 – 23 – http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/416/r/1/Default.aspx …

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  177. Andy Manar @AndyManar19h
    WUIS #DCEO bill relevant given latest jobless numbers http://www.wuis.org/post/decatur-job-troubles-spur-business-law …

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  178. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview19h
    If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He’d Look Like Christopher Lane … http://bit.ly/16Dy2Nm

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  179. WSIL News @WSILNews19h
    Illinois AG’s office appointed special prosecutor in investigation into Williamson County Circuit Clerk’s Office http://ow.ly/od67z

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  180. WBEZeducation @WBEZeducation19h
    Beautiful photos of Chicago’s closed schools by WBEZ photographer Bill Healy@chicagoan http://ow.ly/od6nz #cpsclosings

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  181. CatholicConferenceIL @CatholicConfIL20h
    RT @opjchicago Our own Cardinal George urges us to #PrayForSyria in a letter to#Chicago Catholics. http://goo.gl/ZxeLil

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  182. RedEye Chicago @redeyechicago20h
    RT @ShiaKapos: Billionaire James Pritzker announces he is now living as a woman named Jennifer. http://bit.ly/188hZoK

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  183. danvock @danvock20h
    Beautiful MT @AmandaVinicky: $50 million renovation of #Illinois capitol west wing is nearly complete pic.twitter.com/RvOIYEsoW7

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  184. Deanese’Neacy’Harris @neacynewslady20h
    Former Assessor clerk accused of collecting $112K in phony refundshttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-exclerk-accused-of-bilking-more-than-112k-while-working-at-assessors-office-20130823,0,2976108.story …

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  185. 970 WMAY Springfield @WMAYSpringfield20h
    Mayor Tells Residents Near Tracks: Don’t Wait Around For Rail Projecthttp://wmay.com/wmay-news/69727

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  186. Lake Forester @Lake_Forester20h
    PHOTOS: There is a slow pitch softball legend amongst us in Lake Forest.http://bit.ly/17QoGx1

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  187. Illinews @Illinews20h
    WQAD: Student reports being approached by man dressed as womanhttp://bit.ly/16o9VyI

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  188. Greg Hinz @GregHinz20h
    #Metra can’t — and shouldn’t — rehire Alex #Clifford http://tinyurl.com/l6wbgsm

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  189. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois20h
    Give a warm welcome to @MadCoILDems who just joined #Twitter! Thanks for all the hard work, Chairman Stack! #MetroEast #twill #Democrats

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  190. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois20h
    I’m just 8 away from 1,500 followers on #Facebook! Sign-up today:https://www.facebook.com/mikeforillinois #twill

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  191. IEC @ilenviro20h
    @GovernorQuinn just signed SB1042. Big win for nature in Illinois. Congrats@Openlands @ELPCenter @Nature_IL pic.twitter.com/qLvzKCMPTh

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  192. Amanda Vinicky @AmandaVinicky20h
    $50 million renovation of #Illinois capitol west wing is nearly complete, attempt to restore to original pic.twitter.com/uk2EH1Fltn

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  193. US Rep Rodney Davis @RodneyDavis20h
    Next Wednesday I will be holding traveling office hours in Hillsboro and Godfrey – visit my website for more info: http://ow.ly/od0aU

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  194. Blueroomstream @Blueroomstream20h
    SB 1042 limits liability for landowners who allow the public to access their property for activities such as bird watching, hiking, fishing.

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  195. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Moline: Martin Luther King Center hosts 27th annual Family Fun Dayshttp://bit.ly/1c0MEIR

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  196. Illinews @Illinews20h
    WAND: GE adds jobs in Illinois, Ohio at lighting plants http://bit.ly/16o3Pym

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  197. Illinews @Illinews20h
    WREX: 2 charged in mail fraud scam that hit Illinois http://bit.ly/1d9mMi2

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  198. Fran Spielman @fspielman20h
    Rahm is a control freak who needs to let his managers manage, former CPS CEO says – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/22110063-418/mayor-emanuel-needs-to-let-his-managers-manage-former-cps-ceo-says.html … via @suntimes

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  199. Illinews @Illinews20h
    Peoria: Illinois’ youth deer hunt set for Oct. 12-14 http://bit.ly/15habU5

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  200. Illinews @Illinews20h
    WMAQ: O’Hare to Get $800M New Transportation Hub http://bit.ly/16nZv24

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  201. Lauren FitzPatrick @bylaurenfitz20h
    #MayorEmanuel needs to let his managers manage, former #CPS CEO sayshttp://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/22110063-418/mayor-emanuel-needs-to-let-his-managers-manage-former-cps-ceo-says.html … via @fspielman

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  202. Bruce Rauner @BruceRauner20h
    . @wlsam890 @KassCohn Thanks for having me. Rewarding the best performers is a common sense initiative that works everywhere it is applied.

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  203. Mike Kienzler @MikeKienzler20h
    Somebody at CMS doesn’t like the Illinois State Fair. Check out the titles of the 2013 ISF Uplink Releases: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/agency/media/Pages/IllinoisStateFairMultimedia.aspx …

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  204. Brian Mackey @BrianMackey20h
    The old Statehouse Press Room used to be eight feet below this ceiling. After the renovation, that whole fl… https://vine.co/v/he6Fddid3PW

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  205. dailyherald @dailyherald21h
    Former Cook County Assessor employee charged with stealing tax refunds.http://bit.ly/16Vza1C

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  206. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    Great picture from the last parade we walked in with @AndyForSenate. #Springfield#twill pic.twitter.com/4bSU8ajkzX

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  207. Tom Demmer @tomdemmer21h
    Rep. Sacia has been a true representative for the people of the 89th district. We’ll miss his honesty and… http://fb.me/K9sJrJNM

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  208. Patrick Yeagle @PatrickYeagle21h
    Illinois lawmakers did a good thing for homeless folks recently, but it wasn’t quite good enough. http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/blog-276-homeless-bill-of-rights-literally-the-least-we-can.html …

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  209. Brian Mackey @BrianMackey21h
    If I was active on Pinterest, I’d pin this photo of a doorknob in the newly remodeled west wing of the Statehouse. pic.twitter.com/0EDzwuBoER

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  210. Illinois Times @ILTimes21h
    Illinois lawmakers did a good thing for homeless folks recently, but it wasn’t quite good enough. http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/blog-276-homeless-bill-of-rights-literally-the-least-we-can.html …

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  211. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Champaign: Schools on soft lockdown after Champaign robbery attempthttp://bit.ly/1c0CFTW

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  212. Lindsey Hess @LindseyWICS21h
    Right now employees of BUNN in Springfield are completing a month long renovation of Family Service Center. pic.twitter.com/inl8k7k93q

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  213. Brian Mackey @BrianMackey21h
    Touring remodeled west wing of Statehouse, in what’ll be new Press Room. (Architect of Capitol is second from right.) pic.twitter.com/EZSPKpjmmM

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  214. Ron Sandack @RonSandack21h
    "Hand-in-hand." RT @mtpaprocki: @daviddring @RonSandack Scalzo has never looked so happy in his entire life.

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  215. Ron Sandack @RonSandack21h
    Will be missed. RT @Blueroomstream: 6th term GOP state rep Jim Sacia says he’s stepping down from the legislature at the end of September.

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  216. Illinews @Illinews21h
    Joliet: Our View: No bounds to Internet cruelty http://bit.ly/1ayUziO

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  217. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board21h
    Editorial: Be wary of spending spike in Cook County health carehttp://trib.in/12vI8PF

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  218. Naperville Patch @PatchNaperville21h
    Disgruntled Employee Speeds Off in Golf Cart: Naperville Police Blotterhttp://goo.gl/LFnfsB

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  219. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    #FF @SangamonDems @ISUDems @McLeanDemocrats @SIUDemocrats@uchidemocrats @IlliniDems @DePaulDems @IWUCollegeDems #Democrats #twill

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  220. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    #FF #LGBT leaders @Sam4Rep @RepAnnWilliams @debrashore @AldTomTunney@debmell @JamesCappleman @CDALGBTCaucus @IllinoisUnites #twill

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  221. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    #FF to both #Democratic candidates in #IL13 who will beat Rep. Davis and turn#IL13 blue! @Callis4Congress @GeorgeGollin #twill

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  222. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois21h
    #FF to #Chicago Alderman, young elected official, and #progressive #Democrat@AldermanErvin. Thanks for your support, Jason! #twill

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  223. State Rep. Lou Lang @StateRepLouLang21h
    Midwest CannaBusiness Symposium invited me to speak; Saturday; Embassy Hotel; 3:30 p.m #medicalmarijuana #twill https://www.facebook.com/events/142026789328020/ …"

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  224. Senator Van Pelt @SenatorVanPelt21h
    Sign-up for my newsletter to stay updated with what is happening in the district!http://www.senatorvanpelt.com/

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  225. Barbara Wheeler @bmwheeler21h
    Currently reading Northern Illinois state representative stepping down in Septemberhttp://m.sj-r.com/sjr/article/DcP2lD9O …

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  226. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h
    I’ve traveled the world and #Chicago‘s flag is the best looking one out there. Hands down. http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/The-312/August-2013/Chicago-City-Flag/ … #Chicago #Twill

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  227. Dillard for Governor @KirkDillard22h
    Great interview with Tom Miller in Marion on WJPF. See you all at DuQuoin State Fair Parade tonight! pic.twitter.com/ZvOS16NLNu

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  228. SJ-R Breaking News @SJRbreaking22h
    RT @davebakkesjr: Springfield’s Most #UselessTrafficLights. It’s a long list. Here’s a start in today’s column. http://www.sj-r.com/bakke/x1868830691/Dave-Bakke-These-traffic-lights-have-got-to-go …

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  229. Mike Frerichs @MikeforIllinois22h
    Heading down to #Harrisburg (thanks @repphelps!), then #DuQuoin for meetings + a parade. Great day to be traveling in #SouthernIL. #twill

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  230. Senator Van Pelt @SenatorVanPelt22h
    A Second Chance Summit, Sept. 7th, 10am – 2pm, UIC Forum, 725 W. Rooseveltpic.twitter.com/oTtlUB3sPC

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  231. Northwest Herald @nwherald22h
    Reporter @My_Di_Benedetto@CSD_158 program helps special-needs students –http://shawurl.com/qft

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  232. David Nelson @DavidNelsonNews22h
    RT @illinoispolicy More than 115,000 #Medicaid enrollees in Illinois found ineligible for the program http://illin.is/1dzDPYb via @ingramlaw

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  233. Tribune Edit Board @Trib_ed_board22h
    Perspective: Sen. Durbin tries to intimidate ALEC members http://trib.in/1bXTSxe

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  234. Kim Clarke Maisch @KimMaisch22h
    Is it still George Bush’s fault? MT Illinois Unemployment Second Highest In Nationhttp://bit.ly/14KJeos @AmandaVinicky @RayLong

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  235. MV Register-News @MVRN22h
    The Jesse White Tumbling Team will perform at Waltonville High School this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. for students…. http://fb.me/33IaluCPR

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  236. Illinois Observer @IL_Observer22h
    Tea Party snares Dan Rutherford in latest frenzy. #twill #Insider #newsletter #il2014#chicagogram http://instagram.com/p/dW8roQNrfe/

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  237. Michael J. Zalewski @mjzalewski22h
    Lesson learned. Never retweet Plouffe. @BeachwoodReport

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  238. Jen Sabella @jensabella22h
    A woman biked all over the city to photograph closed public schools — and found misunderstood ‘hoods in the process http://dnain.fo/178IgnX

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  239. Illinois Trucking @iltrucking22h
    Illinois Trucking This Week 08/23/2013 #constantcontact http://conta.cc/12uIw0Y

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  240. Illinews @Illinews22h
    WBBM: Crap Of The Week: Mike Ditka http://cbsloc.al/16nqZ84

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  241. Doings LaGrange @Doings_LaGrange22h
    Speedy Gonzales! A Buffalo Grove man was driving 103 mph in a 30-mph zone in La Grange. @BuffaloGrovePPN http://bit.ly/13Ls0fL

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  242. Illinois Senate GOP @ILSRCC22h
    With 13% unemployment, families & employers in Decatur have been especially hard hit by failed policies of IL Dems. http://bit.ly/152XUyh

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  243. Deerfield Patch @DeerfieldPatch22h
    Hand held cell phone use leads to arrest for more in Deerfield. More on Deerfield Patch. http://goo.gl/fDVB6j

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  244. Illinois Review @IllinoisReview22h
    Stolman boasts 22 officials endorsing his bid for Lake County treasurerhttp://bit.ly/152VY99

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  245. Kimberly Howard @KimberlyHoward22h
    BACK TO SCHOOL: Don’t have any dorky back-to-school pics of myself from grade school here in Illinois… But I do… http://fb.me/2EnWZvOnz

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  246. Sen. Mattie Hunter @SenatorHunter22h
    Get a back to school haircut or hair do this Sunday: pic.twitter.com/cIzQLQOOpa

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  247. Your Fox 18 @YourFox1822h
    New Quad City Teacher Evaluations http://fb.me/2422b0CqU

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  248. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois22h
    There are more of us than them. Together, we can improve #Illinois and eliminate#corruption. http://ow.ly/o4jAl #Fight4IL

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  249. Illinois Observer @IL_Observer23h
    Which Illinois Gov candidate reported more than $40,000 today but is returning $2,500? http://wp.me/P2kvOk-2Rg #twill #WhoGivesWhoGets

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  250. Doings LaGrange @Doings_LaGrange23h
    A big congrats to #Lyons Township High School for receiving the Outstanding School Support of the Year award. http://bit.ly/#LTHS

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  251. Dan Rutherford @RutherfordDan23h
    Off to southern Illinois today for kickoff of the Fair

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  252. Alex Keefe @akeefe23h
    Maybe Ben Affleck should run for Illinois governor, too. #batman #twill

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  253. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk23h
    looking forward to returning to the #QuadCities this coming monday.http://qctimes.com/news/local/kirk-making-first-trip-to-q-c-since-stroke/article_38765430-4b66-57de-a409-3edf0aaa2021.html …

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  254. WJBC AM-1230 FM-93.7 @WJBC23h
    Illinois clarifies seat belt law exempting police http://bit.ly/16n9IMa

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  255. IL Blog Network @ILBlogNetwork23h
    IL Review: Major companies begin dropping spousal health insurancehttp://dlvr.it/3rdlny

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  256. Reboot Illinois @rebootillinois23h
    Love us on #Twitter? Then be sure to "Like" us on #Facebook too! Click here:http://ow.ly/o4jjK

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  257. Illinois Veterans @ILVetsAffairs23h
    What a great effort in Lake County. Court reporters and others volunteering to help record veteran’s oral… http://fb.me/6rTIULaSP

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  258. IDOT @IDOT_Illinois23h
    I-90/94 (Kennedy Expressway) lane closures this weekend: http://goo.gl/DrV1wc

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  259. Tom Miller @NewsradioWJPF23h
    Unemployment on the rise in southern Illinois. Franklin County is second in the state with 12.9 percent. Read… http://fb.me/SZI5gH92

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  260. Maria A. Berrios @RepBerrios23h
    @GovernorQuinn is @JShowChicago on @B96Radio this morning to sign a bill. Kinda cool!

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  261. Bill Ruthhart @BillRuthhart23 Aug
    Wrigley Field ballhawks, an endangered species. Video board will mean few Waveland Ave. homers, by @pwsullivan http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-spt-0823-ballhawks-cubs-chicago-20130823,0,2236090.story … #Cubs

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  262. Equality Illinois @EqualityILL23 Aug
    Prepare for the fall session of the #IL House and sign the #marriage petition:http://tinyurl.com/EQIL-Marriage-Petition … pic.twitter.com/8NrM6IOA1s

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  263. Dan Proft @DanProft23 Aug
    Quinn signs homeless "Bill of Rights" incl such "rights" as access to public spaces/transit systems. How about the Governor’s office?#twill

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  264. Illinews @Illinews23 Aug
    Bloomington: Editorial: Cheers and farewell http://bit.ly/16mTxP3

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  265. Ron Sandack @RonSandack23 Aug
    This contract was NOT put out to bid. Weeks ago I said that seemed unusual. Read this, because it has graduated… http://fb.me/11MC1l86R

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