Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Aug. 27

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

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RutherfordDan: .@bellevillenewsd: Rutherford: Illinois governor has to lower unemployment #twill … .@bellevillenewsd: Rutherford: Illinois governor has to lower unemployment #twill http://www.bnd.com/2013/08/26/2764322/rutherford-illinois-governor-has.html

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

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

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KirkDillard: Late night at district office after dinner at home with family. Catching up on correspondence & reading….LOTS o… pic.twitter.com/ZPBJwgOuRT Late night at district office after dinner at home with family. Catching up on correspondence & reading….LOTS o… pic.twitter.com/ZPBJwgOuRT

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

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

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WinnCountyNews: Governor Quinn Signs "Robo-Calls" Law – WIFR News Governor Quinn Signs "Robo-Calls" Law http://goo.gl/fb/9Afqz – WIFR News

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WMBD31News: Bloomington Council Makes Executive Session Minutes Available to Public Bloomington Council Makes Executive Session Minutes Available to Public http://tinyurl.com/k2bljla

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RayLong: Some new ideas on Illinois pension reform … #twill Some new ideas on Illinois pension reformhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-pension-reform-0827-20130827,0,594380.story … #twill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TalkIllinois: SJ-R Letter: Civil rights progress must continue in Springfield SJ-R Letter: Civil rights progress must continue in Springfieldhttp://goo.gl/fb/qFjsV

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KirkDillard: Great speaking to Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (multi-chapters from Illinois alums & actives) ….my college frater… pic.twitter.com/6yyWxrYVTN Great speaking to Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity (multi-chapters from Illinois alums & actives) ….my college frater… pic.twitter.com/6yyWxrYVTN

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

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tomdemmer: Welcome Rep. John Anthony to the Illinois House of Representatives and to the Republican caucus! Welcome Rep. John Anthony to the Illinois House of Representatives and to the Republican caucus! http://fb.me/TSdNWJVa

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BruceRauner: Was great to be in Gurnee with Warren Township Republican Rough Riders. These folks are the backbone of our Party. pic.twitter.com/xGYqh0QZIC Was great to be in Gurnee with Warren Township Republican Rough Riders. These folks are the backbone of our Party.pic.twitter.com/xGYqh0QZIC

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

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

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SenatorRezin: Varsity football picnic-JCA Varsity football picnic-JCA http://ow.ly/i/2YX7R

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

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DooleyJenna: #IL Pension Fix Latest: Revise And Compromise #IL Pension Fix Latest: Revise And Compromisehttp://bit.ly/14AbMom

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

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

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

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WJOL: GOP Gov Cand Kirk Dillard Defends Civil Unions NO Vote … GOP Gov Cand Kirk Dillard Defends Civil Unions NO Vote http://www.wjol.com/common/more.php?m=15&r=3&item_id=26901

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

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2013 Illinois State Fair Puddle Duck Racer Challenge Part 1 of 2. A man and his family build a complete sailboat in less than 8 days, to be given away as the prize for a kid’s model boat race on the 8th day. Pa… From: skylarking12 Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 18:06 More in Howto & Style

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

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

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

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

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

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Elmhurst Patch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joliet Patch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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billjcameron: .@RahmEmanuel loses one in court. #twill … .@RahmEmanuel loses one in court. #twillhttp://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&section_id=1&pt=City+loses+out+to+Fannie+Mae+and+Freddie+Mac+on+vacant+buildings&id=63003&is_corp=0

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch

Police Say Buffalo Grove Man Set Motorcycle Speed Record at 103 MPH Radar detected the Buffalo Grove man traveling at the highest speed ever recorded in La Grange Park, police said.

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ILSenDems: ICYMI Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Law ICYMI Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Lawhttp://bit.ly/168sF5n

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ILFarmBureau: It’s setup day at #fps13 in Decatur. The smell of sawdust in the air. It’s setup day at #fps13 in Decatur. The smell of sawdust in the air. http://ow.ly/i/2Yzvj

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cubillinois: Gov. Quinn signed a bill that could turn Lake Michigan into a power plant…you could see wind turbines in the lake: Gov. Quinn signed a bill that could turn Lake Michigan into a power plant…you could see wind turbines in the lake: http://bit.ly/15cxOsQ

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MyStateline: Speed Cameras Turned On in Chicago #news Speed Cameras Turned On in Chicago http://bit.ly/14VMdup #news

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wqad: Happy National Dog Day! Share your photos and check out more pics of QC Family Pets at this link –>… Happy National Dog Day! Share your photos and check out more pics of QC Family Pets at this link –>…http://fb.me/34QYK4mC9

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afpillinois: Folks in So IL showing oppo to Prog Tax by signing @afpillinois petition at DuQuoin State Fair: #KeepILFlat Folks in So IL showing oppo to Prog Tax by signing @afpillinois petition at DuQuoin State Fair:http://ow.ly/i/2YEqr #KeepILFlat

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IllinoisReview: “Darth Vader” Answers Elgin “Darth Vader” Answers Elgin http://bit.ly/1dhLXOk

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IllinoisDoctors: Great profile of ISMS member who helped break color barriers & his memories of historic National March on Washington Great profile of ISMS member who helped break color barriers & his memories of historic National March on Washington http://ow.ly/ohhBS

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ChiTribLocal: Naperville commission rejects fitness studio plan Naperville commission rejects fitness studio planhttp://bit.ly/178oGMA

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ACLUofIL: Requiring #SexEd Classes To Teach Kids About Birth Control Isn’t Actually Controversial: via @thinkprogress #twillRequiring #SexEd Classes To Teach Kids About Birth Control Isn’t Actually Controversial:http://ht.ly/ohIFx via @thinkprogress #twill

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CentralILAlive: AP: EXCHANGE: Illinois to unveil Capitol renovation AP: EXCHANGE: Illinois to unveil Capitol renovationhttp://apne.ws/178nGrK

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

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RedEyeJessica: A week with the Ventra card: Love at first swipe? A week with the Ventra card: Love at first swipe?http://trib.in/15cCAgI

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thomasfrisbie: CST Editorial: Transit task force needs to come up with meaningful fixes #Metra #CTA #RTA #twill … CST Editorial: Transit task force needs to come up with meaningful fixes #Metra #CTA #RTA #twill http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/21971210-474/transit-task-force-is-opportunity-to-make-important-changes.html

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johnvmoore: Congrats to the IL GOP for this newsworthy moment that shouldn’t be newsworthy in 2013. #1stBlackILGOPer #Twill … Congrats to the IL GOP for this newsworthy moment that shouldn’t be newsworthy in 2013. #1stBlackILGOPer #Twill http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/26/2787066/swearing-in-ceremony-set-for-new.html

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Suntimes: A looming helium crisis wouldn’t just deflate the balloon business, @NeilSteinberg tells us: A looming helium crisis wouldn’t just deflate the balloon business, @NeilSteinberg tells us: http://suntm.es/16IxPsj

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Illinews: Peoria PR: Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers Peoria PR: Former Sec. Of Education Wants More Support For Teachers http://bit.ly/15q4iUy

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RodneyDavis: Via @ChrisDettroSJR: @UISedu student union plans generate buzz on campus Via @ChrisDettroSJR: @UISedu student union plans generate buzz on campus http://ow.ly/ohaWX

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LoveBlueDuPage: .@metroplanners profiled 5 Chicagoland communities’ approaches to green infrastructure. What ideas do you like best? … .@metroplanners profiled 5 Chicagoland communities’ approaches to green infrastructure. What ideas do you like best?http://blog.chicagolandh2o.org/2013/08/22/let-it-rain-five-different-approaches-to-stormwater-management/

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RepRobinKelly: I had the pleasure of meeting Pullman Museum President, David Peterson, Jr. #Pullman pic.twitter.com/8FxANypDRh I had the pleasure of meeting Pullman Museum President, David Peterson, Jr. #Pullman pic.twitter.com/8FxANypDRh

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afpillinois: Want to track all of the wasteful spending in federal govt? Check out from our friends at @publicnotice. Want to track all of the wasteful spending in federal govt? Check out http://spendopedia.org from our friends at @publicnotice.

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cljmitchell: Rang the opening bell for 1st day of school @ Reavis Elementary. Thx to Ms. King and staff for their great work! pic.twitter.com/69AtiYSQD7 Rang the opening bell for 1st day of school @ Reavis Elementary. Thx to Ms. King and staff for their great work! pic.twitter.com/69AtiYSQD7

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lahooddarin: In the Spotlight: May new law help prevent workplace violence – Peoria, IL – … In the Spotlight: May new law help prevent workplace violence – Peoria, IL – http://pjstar.com http://www.pjstar.com/opinions/forum/x1343094448/In-the-Spotlight-May-new-law-help-prevent-workplace-violence

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Quinn reacts to pension ideas: * Gov. Quinn was cautiously optimistic about the pension ref… Capitol Fax #twill Quinn reacts to pension ideas: * Gov. Quinn was cautiously optimistic about the pension ref… http://bit.ly/1dji6Go

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debmell: Love this photo hanging in the principal’s office at Cleveland school. pic.twitter.com/b7c73LaVbg Love this photo hanging in the principal’s office at Cleveland school. pic.twitter.com/b7c73LaVbg

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ILSenDems: ICYMI Sen John Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hours ICYMI Sen John Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hourshttp://bit.ly/16ik3Jk

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Fair stuff: * I was standing there when Rep. Rich Brauer ponied up and jokingly encouraged … Capitol Fax #twill Fair stuff: * I was standing there when Rep. Rich Brauer ponied up and jokingly encouraged … http://bit.ly/14Vz6JJ

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repsosnowski: Editorial: How Blagojevichy …Editorial: How Blagojevichy http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-museum-20130824,0,4615254.story

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ILSenDems: Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors. Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors.

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ILSenDems: Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors. Heat warnings expected next several days; stay cool, drink water, check on kids, seniors, pets, neighbors.

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MikeforIllinois: #CPS heads #backtoschool today, I hope students/families have a safe + productive year + teachers/staff do what they do every day, inspire. #CPS heads #backtoschool today, I hope students/families have a safe + productive year + teachers/staff do what they do every day, inspire.

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SJRbreaking: Corn-yield survey scheduled for Sept. 5 Corn-yield survey scheduled for Sept. 5 http://bit.ly/177PE6M

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wandtvnews: Champaign — Hot weather is forcing a handful of central Illinois school districts with limited or no air… Champaign — Hot weather is forcing a handful of central Illinois school districts with limited or no air…http://fb.me/12SREVrn4

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billjcameron: Your City Hall PR dollars at work on the #firstdayofschool #twill … Your City Hall PR dollars at work on the #firstdayofschool #twill http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?feed=11&pt=Emanuel+using+CPS+first+day+as+political+theater&id=62973&is_corp=0

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jdoob89: @BruceRauner’s support continues to grow, wins Dundee Township Straw Poll #2014elections @ilgop #twill” #BringBackIL @BruceRauner’s support continues to grow, wins Dundee Township Straw Poll http://bit.ly/1aIoeG4 #2014elections @ilgop #twill” #BringBackIL

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rkprsolutions: Illinois Image: Adlai Stevenson III, 1986 … … Illinois Image: Adlai Stevenson III, 1986 http://www.lib.niu.edu/1986/ii860207.html … …http://twitter.com/Iltracker1/status/369128690401030145/photo/1pic.twitter.com/wqmO70ra3G

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RodneyDavis: Met with employees at @ExelonNuclear’s Clinton Power Station today to talk about security and energy costs Met with employees at @ExelonNuclear’s Clinton Power Station today to talk about security and energy costs http://ow.ly/i/2YMvx

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StateRepSara: Congratulations to Patrick Kennedy on launching The Kennedy Forum to Unite the Mental Health Community! pic.twitter.com/SpZVD1t5YK Congratulations to Patrick Kennedy on launching The Kennedy Forum to Unite the Mental Health Community! pic.twitter.com/SpZVD1t5YK

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SenatorKirk: Toured Lock & Dam 15 w/@USACERockIsland Col. Deschenes. Discussed waterway infrastructure,WIN P3 bill & job creation. pic.twitter.com/7tjtmaaQrM Toured Lock & Dam 15 w/@USACERockIsland Col. Deschenes. Discussed waterway infrastructure,WIN P3 bill & job creation.pic.twitter.com/7tjtmaaQrM

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KirkDillard: Bad start to school year. My 5th grader has (confirmed by pediatrician)strep throat. Ugh. But she got dad to cook… pic.twitter.com/12BsWkvDxN Bad start to school year. My 5th grader has (confirmed by pediatrician)strep throat. Ugh. But she got dad to cook… pic.twitter.com/12BsWkvDxN

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repphelps: In Carbondale today meeting constituents! Great City! In Carbondale today meeting constituents! Great City!

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mifarmer: Chicago Tribune photo: Police escort kids to school on Day One in Chicago, hometown of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama. pic.twitter.com/jgbqexWS1g Chicago Tribune photo: Police escort kids to school on Day One in Chicago, hometown of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama.pic.twitter.com/jgbqexWS1g

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Demmer visits historic courthouse, summarizes current State issues – Rochelle News Leader Demmer visits historic courthouse, summarizes current State issuesRochelle News LeaderOREGON — On Thursday evening, State Representative Tom Demmer (R) visited the Ogle County Courthouse to update citizens on legislation in Illinois and to hear opinions in a town hall meeting. Approximately 30 people attended to listen to Demmer’s …

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Hot Start For Beginning Of School Year In Chicago CHICAGO (CBS) – As classes begin for the Chicago Public Schools, the city will be seeing some of the hottest conditions of the year. Although Chicago likely won’t match its highest temperature of the year – a 96-degree mark reached on July 16 – both Monday and Tuesday could see temperatures reaching 93 or 94 degrees. Combined with humid conditions, the heat index could reach more than 100 degrees

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Swearing in ceremony set for new state lawmaker – Northwest Herald Swearing in ceremony set for new state lawmakerNorthwest HeraldJohn Anthony was chosen by Republican officials to replace resigning state Rep. Pam Roth of Morris. The 37-year-old Anthony is a Kendall County sheriff’s deputy. He’ll be the first black Republican lawmaker in the state Legislature since the early 1980s.

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LakeForestPatch: Identity theft in Lake Bluff costs a resident $1.5K. And other police blotter items. Identity theft in Lake Bluff costs a resident $1.5K. And other police blotter items. http://goo.gl/PTq7y9

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Rutherford pledges not to go negative * Greg Hinz… He won’t go negative, says Mr. Rutherford, perhaps hoping that one of the other candidates, state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady, will do the job for him, or perhaps knowing that attacking Mr. Rauner would invite massive retaliation from a man who plays hardball. Rather, he says, it will be by playing […]

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Raoul by the numbers * The problem with most pundits when it comes to estimating Sen. Kwame Raoul’s chances in a Democratic primary is that they speak from the gut instead of using any actual polling numbers or recent history. Ergo, my Sun-Times column… A debate of sorts is raging about whether state Sen. Kwame Raoul would be a […]

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This ain’t another Gidwitz * My weekly syndicated newspaper column… Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has focused like a laser on his absolute disgust with public employee unions like AFSCME, the Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers. The wealthy former business executive claims the unions are the root of most of Illinois’ problems and has decried the […]

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Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes… Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes after unprecedented school closings and stepped-up efforts to keep children safe.Live blog: First day of classes for CPSmedia.apps.chicagotribune.comAbout a year after a strike shut down Chicago Public Schools for seven days, 403,000 students return to classes Monday in a district shaken by school closings, hammered by

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Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes… Continuing coverage as 403,000 Chicago public school students return to classes after unprecedented school closings and stepped-up efforts to keep children safe.Live blog: First day of classes for CPSmedia.apps.chicagotribune.comAbout a year after a strike shut down Chicago Public Schools for seven days, 403,000 students return to classes Monday in a district shaken by school closings, hammered by

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ILConnected: Decatur: 8 Stunning Then and Now Photos of the March on Washington : 8 Stunning Then and … Decatur: 8 Stunning Then and Now Photos of the March on Washington http://bit.ly/15pxnQf : 8 Stunning Then and … http://on.fb.me/14V6CQ8

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IllinoisReview: Palin on Senate Run: "Never Say Never" #ilgop #tcot #teaparty Palin on Senate Run: "Never Say Never" #ilgop #tcot #teapartyhttp://bit.ly/16KWSuN

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cubillinois: Remember to check in on neighbors and loved ones. MT @chicagotribune Forecast: 90s today, even hotter tmrw Remember to check in on neighbors and loved ones. MT @chicagotribune Forecast: 90s today, even hotter tmrw http://trib.in/19Uor9S

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illinoispolicy: 400,000 #CPS students return to school via @chicagotribune 400,000 #CPS students return to school http://illin.is/1fdTbzE via @chicagotribune

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RonSandack: Wait. Pat Quinn was once operating in governing mode? I must have blinked and missed it. Wait. Pat Quinn was once operating in governing mode? I must have blinked and missed it. http://fb.me/6sEsbqpNu

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Preparing for Fracking, The 19th Amendment & Emili Sande! Get "In the Know" on Preparing for Fracking, The 19th Amendment & Emili Sande! http://goo.gl/fb/SPBfG

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KwameRaoul: "@cta: Students and accompanying adults ride free today with First Day of School Free Rides! Details: " "@cta: Students and accompanying adults ride free today with First Day of School Free Rides! Details:http://ow.ly/og7Qs "

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RepBerrios: Welcome back to school #CPS teachers, students & faculty. Welcome back to school #CPS teachers, students & faculty.

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RutherfordDan: Morning jog and off to Capitol #Springfield today Morning jog and off to Capitol #Springfield today

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RepBobRita: Travel safely and stay cool as children head back to school this week in the Southland: … Travel safely and stay cool as children head back to school this week in the Southland: http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/21955503-417/new-superintendents-face-challenges-as-students-return-to-school.html

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Former Rep. Joe Walsh Goes From Floor Speeches in Congress to Talk Radio in … – National Journal Former Rep. Joe Walsh Goes From Floor Speeches in Congress to Talk Radio in …National JournalTammy Duckworth, D-Ill., he was approached by an AM radio station in Chicago dubbed "The Answer" about doing a talk show. "I’m guessing that them contacting me had something to do with my time on the Hill," said Walsh, who was known for his colorful …

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Union OKs teacher contract; DeKalb school board to vote next – Dekalb Daily Chronicle Union OKs teacher contract; DeKalb school board to vote nextDekalb Daily ChronicleMembers of the DeKalb Classroom Teachers Association held a meeting Sunday to ratify a contract that lists their terms and conditions, said T.J. Fontana, the teachers’ union spokesman. Fontana said he would not be able to discuss the details of the …

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Former director of CeaseFire seeks Democrat Party nod for Illinois governor 1 Tio Hardiman By Ulysses Arn – Current Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and former White House chief of staff Bill Daley are getting some competition for the Democrat Party’s nomination for Governor. The former director of CeaseFire in Illinois, Tio Hardiman…

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New gambling machines bypass casino addiction safeguards – Chicago Daily Herald 3 New gambling machines bypass casino addiction safeguardsChicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat and key figure in gambling expansion pushes, said the video gambling machines aren’t high-stakes like a craps or blackjack table at a casino can be. "You’d have to sit there a very long time to really hurt yourself," he said.

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Governor Quinn Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Honors the Courage of All Who Marched at Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington which led to the passage of major civil rights reforms for the United States. At Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African American History, Governor Quinn reminded celebrants that the battle for social justice often requires direct action, and that those who “voted with their feet” in 1963 showed unpa

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Governor Quinn Signs Law to Ensure All Illinois Students Get an Early Start on Learning – New Law Lowers Compulsory School Age from Seven to Six Years Old CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed a new law that lowers the compulsory school age for students in Illinois in order to ensure all children have the opportunity to build a solid foundation for academic achievement. The law will also help to combat truancy. Research shows that children who start school at an earlier age are less likely to drop out of school, be placed in special education or

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Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War Traveling Exhibit When: Wed 2 Oct 2013 to Fri 15 Nov 2013 Where: Illinois State Library Atrium, 300 S. 2nd St., Springfield, IL 62701 Event Status: confirmed

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On the Front Lines Statewide Library Practitioners Conference When: Mon 4 Aug 2014 to Wed 6 Aug 2014 Where: University of Illinois Springfield, Public Affairs Center in Springfield, IL 62703 Event Status: confirmed

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Increased penalties for domestic battery now law in Illinois SPRINGFIELD — Today, the governor signed into law a regulation that imposes stiffer penalties on repeat domestic battery offenders. "This law sends a message that the more often abusers do harm, the more time they’ll spend in jail," said the bill sponsor, State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet). The new law increases the penalties for domestic battery from a Class 4 felony with a one- to three-year p

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Raoul’s law moves Illinois toward universal background checks Measure closes private sale loophole, requires reporting of lost/stolen guns Landmark public safety legislation sponsored by State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) was signed yesterday and will help law enforcement crack down on two key gun trafficking pipelines. Raoul’s law requires anyone who sells or transfers a firearm to verify that the recipient has a valid FOID Card; it also establishes

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Meningitis vaccine to be required for students Legislation sponsored by Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline) has been signed into law and will require students in the sixth and 12th grades to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. "I passed this legislation because I think students who can be immunized against this communicable disease should be," said Jacobs. "Meningococcal disease can be deadly to those infected in a very short amount of tim

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ICNC Free Computer Training Free Computer Classes ICNC’s on-site Computer Center offers no-cost classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and more – taught by experienced IT experts. Members are welcome to use the center or our conference rooms for their own meetings or trainings. ICNC’s on-site Computer Center is open for instructed classes as well as for […]

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Tom Cullerton: Bike safety and energy sourcing laws signed Two bills sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) were recently signed by the governor. Bike Safety HB 3367The new bike safety law clarifies the Illinois Vehicle Code, allowing bicycles to pass motor vehicles on the right and on shoulders. Prior to this law bicycles were lumped in with motorcycles, mopeds and scooters, which are prohibited from passing on the right of other vehicle

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Senate Week in Review: August 12-16 A new law advances an innovative way to collect child support from “deadbeat” parents, while State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) said other measures signed by the Governor this week seek to help Illinois veterans and protect the state’s minors from the potentially deadly effects of sunless tanning. Plus more.

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Hutchinson hosts back-to-school events for local children CHICAGO HEIGHTS – State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D- Chicago Heights) hosted three back-to-school events over the past few weeks. Supported by business donations, these events provided school supplies to students throughout the area. Sunday, Hutchinson teamed up with the city of Chicago Heights, as well as Rep. Anthony DeLuca, to help distribute backpacks filled with school supplies to students. Thi

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Lightford’s plan to protect low-income energy assistance becomes law MAYWOOD – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to continue the Supplemental Low-Income Energy Assistance Program and Percentage of Income Payment Program became law earlier today. Both programs help low-income families afford heat in the winter. "Seniors and low-income families depend on energy assistance to keep the heat on in the winter," Lightford said. "This program saves liv

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Rep. Sosnowski Bill Strengthening Illinois Stalking Laws Signed Into Law SPRINGFIELD – Legislation authored by State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) aimed to prevent stalking was signed into law on Friday. The new law addresses a major gap in current state law by outlawing the use of electronic tracking devices to record the location of a person without their consent.

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Collins’ law removes child sex crime statute of limitations When there is physical evidence or a mandatory reporter violation, charges may be filed at any time SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) applauded the signing today of a law that removes the statute of limitations on filing charges of sexual assault or abuse when the victim was younger than 18 and when there is either corroborating physical evidence or evidence that a

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Harmon: New law will protect mothers of children conceived by rape OAK PARK – A new law sponsored by State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) will ensure that victims of rape who choose to carry a child to term don’t have to share parental rights with the men who raped them. “Rape is a terrible, traumatic experience. When a victim of rape conceives a child and is brave enough to carry the baby to term, she shouldn’t have to worry about the man who attacked her seeki

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Morrison: Public deserves to know who’s lobbying legislators DEERFIELD – A new law sponsored by State Senator Julie Morrison will ensure that the public and the press know when a company, political group or nonprofit is lobbying the government. “Like it or not, lobbyists have become part of our political system,” the Deerfield Democrat said. “The people deserve to know which companies are trying to influence our laws and who they hire to do it.” Current law

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Rep. Cross’ statement on re-opening of 111th Street 1 PLAINFIELD – State Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) released the following statement on the re-opening of 111th Street between Van Dyke Road and U.S. Route 30 on Friday, August 16; which had been closed to through traffic since April when a sinkhole developed as a result of a local flood event.

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Forby reacts to higher speed limit SPRINGFIELD – The speed limit on rural interstate highways will increase from 65 mph to 70 mph under legislation signed by the governor on Monday. State Senator Gary Forby (D–Benton) was a co-sponsor of the measure: “Illinois’ rural interstate speed limits are now in-line with Kentucky and Missouri,” Forby said. “Thousands of drivers travel on Southern Illinois’ interstates each day, and the highe

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McGuire’s wildlife poaching bill signed into law SPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the governor signed a piece of wildlife legislation aimed to assist the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and its conservation police officers in keeping hunters from possessing illegal wildlife. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet), will not only allow Illinois conservation officers to prosecute hunters who are in possession of illegal wildli

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Hunter supports new law that keeps guns out of the hands of criminals An outspoken proponent of eliminating gun violence in her community, State Senator Mattie Hunter supported a measure aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and gives law enforcement another tool to stop gun smugglers. The new law requires anyone who sells or transfers a firearm to verify that the recipient has a valid FOID Card; it also establishes that gun owners must report lost or

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Hunter’s Health Initiatives Signed Into Law State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) saw two measures geared towards breast cancer prevention and awareness approved by Governor Pat Quinn. "Early detection gives people with breast cancer a much higher survival rate," said Hunter, chairwoman of the Human Services Committee. "Breast cancer is a life-threatening disease that can be overcome but only with routine check-ups and proper education."

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Collins’ tenant protections signed into law CHICAGO — In a ceremony at the home of a neighborhood advocate, legislation State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-Chicago 16th) sponsored to protect tenants affected by foreclosure became law. “Tenants should not suffer for the financial troubles of their landlords,” Collins said. “This legislation extends our foreclosure relief efforts to renters, who make up 40 percent of households affected by

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Sullivan to begin Galesburg office hours GALESBURG – State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) will begin holding office hours in Galesburg. Sullivan will be meeting with constituents from noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in his new satellite office in the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Building. The public is invited to share issues and concerns with Sullivan. Appointments are not necessary, and constituents will meet with Sullivan in the

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Rep. Sosnowski Presents Certificates to Winners of Candlewick Leisure Kid’s Day Fishing Tournament State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere) presents certificates of recognition to the winners of the Candlewick Leisure Kid’s Day Fishing Tournament.

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State Representative Joe Sosnowski Hosts ‘Cup of Joe’ in Roscoe State Representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Belvidere) provides a recap of the spring legislative session over coffee at Sophia’s Restaurant in Roscoe on Thursday morning.

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Morrison supports mental health first aid training SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Julie Morrison was pleased to see the governor sign a new state law allowing the Department of Human Services to facilitate mental health first aid training programs for people like teachers, librarians and pastors who spend a great deal of time working with the public. These programs train people on how to recognize the early warning signs of mental health and subs

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Important Information Regarding the Affordable Care Act Dear Constituents of the 10th District:We are pleased to be able to share with you some information related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a/k/a Obamacare, to help you better understand the Act and its benefits and how we are rolling out Healthcare in Illinois: The PowerPoint presentation (pdf) on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

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Back to School Hair Cuts and Hair Do’s

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Day 40, Still No Word from Speaker Madigan on House Mass Transit Hearing into Metra Allegations 1 Crystal Lake, IL….It has been 40 days since State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) made the first request for an official hearing of the House Mass Transit Committee to investigate allegations of impropriety involving high-level Chicago area mass transit officials. As of the writing of this release, no reply has been received from Speaker Madigan.

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Open Tollway Positions! Hi, everyone! I am very excited to share with you four important Tollway positions that we are seeking to fill. Please send this information to everyone you know, post it on your websites and Facebook pages, and tweet about it! There are lots of people who are searching for jobs who would love to know […]

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Privately held nature sites throughout Illinois expected to reopen New law frees landowners from fear of lawsuits OAK PARK – For years, Illinois landowners were able to let people onto their land, free of charge, to enjoy rivers, lakes, forest, cliffs, canyons and other natural wonders. A 2005 court decision changed all that. It said that you could be held legally responsible for anyone on your land. Prompted by the possibility of lawsuits, the owners of many pop

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Hunter supports legislation to protect renters from eviction State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) recently saw legislation she sponsored, Senate Bill 56, signed into law. The new law provides protections for tenants living in foreclosed buildings. "Tenants shouldn’t be forced from their homes because of an irresponsible landlord," Hunter said. "This measure gives families rights if the property they are renting is repossessed by the bank or sold." Curren

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Lightford law sends children to school earlier Lowers the compulsory education age from 7 to 6 CHICAGO – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to require all children to start school at age 6 is now law. "Study after study has demonstrated that the earlier kids start school, the more likely they are to succeed," Lightford said. "This law will help make sure all of our children are on the right path." The new law (Senate Bill 1

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Silverstein’s homeless equal rights bill signed into law SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois’ homeless will be given equal rights to access public buildings, voting and other basic rights now that a measure sponsored by State Senator Ira I. Silverstein (D–Chicago) was signed into law today. “The homeless deserve to be afforded the same basic rights as any other citizen in our state,” Silverstein said, “This law will allow homeless people to get back on their fee

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Demmer Meets with Ogle County Residents for Town Hall Meeting On Thursday evening, State Representative Tom Demmer (R) visited the Ogle County Courthouse to update citizens on legislation in Illinois and to hear opinions in a town hall meeting. Approximately 30 people attended to listen to Demmer’s summary of concealed carry, pension and state budget issues in Illinois, stemming from his July 9 trip to Springfield. He discussed legislation that has now been

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Mandatory Proof of Insurance for Motorist Registration Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Friday a bill to prevent uninsured motorists from registering a vehicle. The measure was sponsored by Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Sen. Tim Bivins(R-Dixon).The law will require licensed drivers to provide proof of car insurance in order to register their vehicle in the State of Illinois starting with the 2016 registration year. Without proof of insurance drivers

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Halbrook to host I.D. Theft program for Senior Citizens CHARLESTON – State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Charleston) will host an identity theft presentation for senior citizens Thursday, September 5 at the Lifespan Center, 11021 E. Co. Rd. 800N, Charleston, IL from 10am – 11am. The event is free and open to the public.

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NEWS: Lightford law sends children to school earlier 1 Lowers the compulsory education age from 7 to 6 CHICAGO – State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford’s (D-Maywood) plan to require all children to start school at age 6 is now law. "Study after study has demonstrated that the earlier kids start school, the more likely they are to succeed," Lightford said. "This law will help make sure all of our children are on the right path." The new law (Senate Bill 1

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NCTV Visits Rep. Senger’s Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE — Fire trucks, police cars, even a garbage truck made a stop at Frontier Park Saturday during the annual Children’s Safety Expo. Kids could climb aboard more than 25 various city, county, and state vehicles and learn about them from the people that drive them. "It’s just very interesting to see all this stuff," said Naperville resident Dayton. "They have a Hummer over there that used t

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NCTV Visits Rep. Senger’s Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE — Fire trucks, police cars, even a garbage truck made a stop at Frontier Park Saturday during the annual Children’s Safety Expo. Kids could climb aboard more than 25 various city, county, and state vehicles and learn about them from the people that drive them. "It’s just very interesting to see all this stuff," said Naperville resident Dayton. "They have a Hummer over there that used t

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Rep Kay’s View on Workers’ Compensation Rate Reduction In a ballyhooed announcement last week Governor Quinn took credit for the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filing a request for an overall rate reduction of 4.5 percent in workers’ compensation rates from the Department of Insurance. Quinn continued on to say that this rate adjustment could save $110 million in premiums. This estimate is based on individual rates for businesses

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Photo Album: State Rep. Senger and Sen. Connnelly Team Up to Host 2013 Children’s Safety Expo NAPERVILLE… State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville)

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