Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Aug. 28

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

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Illinews: Aurora: Lauzen says Kane should stay out of businesses’ way Aurora: Lauzen says Kane should stay out of businesses’ wayhttp://bit.ly/17ejNSd

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

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

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

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

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Aurora News and headlines from the Beacon News

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

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

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

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

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RepChrisWelch: Onward and Upward! Onward and Upward!

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

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

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

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

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jonathan greenberg – Google News

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

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

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AmandaVinicky: .@GovernorQuinn signs @danielbiss bill regulating #drones. @ACLUofIL statement: #twill .@GovernorQuinn signs @danielbiss bill regulating #drones. @ACLUofIL statement: http://ht.ly/okaVG #twill

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

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

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

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dan brady – Google News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tweets from Illinews

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

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Illinews: SJ-R: Our Opinion: Tax-exempt revocations lack common sense SJ-R: Our Opinion: Tax-exempt revocations lack common sensehttp://bit.ly/16OGTII

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

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

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

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pat verschoore – Google News

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

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

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marty moylan – Google News

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

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

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

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DailyHerald.com > Top News

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

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

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

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Tweets from Illinews

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

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

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

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

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

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nekritz – Google News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wheaton Patch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tweets from Ryan Keith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DailyHerald.com > Top News

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

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

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

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

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Journal Star’s Facebook Wall

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

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

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Plainfield Patch

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

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

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

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

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

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

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

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

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Mokena Patch

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

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SJ-R.com’s Facebook Wall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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tkacich: International student enrollment at UIUC surging: 5,206 in fall 2008, 8,291 last fall, 9,020 this fall, according to 1st-day enrollment #sInternational student enrollment at UIUC surging: 5,206 in fall 2008, 8,291 last fall, 9,020 this fall, according to 1st-day enrollment #s

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ChicagoRedCross: Near-record #heat is closing some area schools: see if your child’s school is affected: #ilwx Near-record #heat is closing some area schools: see if your child’s school is affected: http://bit.ly/6elpM9 #ilwx

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ILSRCC: Not good. RT @mtpaprocki NorthShore to lay off about 130 employees: via @CrainsChicago #Obamacare #twill Not good. RT @mtpaprocki NorthShore to lay off about 130 employees: http://bit.ly/18Y5Fd9 via @CrainsChicago #Obamacare #twill

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EJMill: Bill reduces wrongful convictions, requires recording interrogations in 8 new felonies @mjzalewski @KwameRaoul … Bill reduces wrongful convictions, requires recording interrogations in 8 new felonies @mjzalewski @KwameRaoul http://www.bettergov.org/blogs/think_tank/landmark_wrongful_conviction_reform_bill_becomes_law/

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DownersGroveVlg: Police Chief Porter accepted the 2013 Traffic Challenge Award yesterday. pic.twitter.com/2diD3mzMeTPolice Chief Porter accepted the 2013 Traffic Challenge Award yesterday. http://bit.ly/13Cyc4dpic.twitter.com/2diD3mzMeT

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill A cautionary tale: * I was visiting a good friend’s office yesterday and accidentally left … Capitol Fax #twill A cautionary tale: * I was visiting a good friend’s office yesterday and accidentally left …http://bit.ly/1dn52zL

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SheilaSimonIL: I’m with @IllinoisUnites in the fight for marriage equality. If you believe in equality for all, join our effort. #IL4M I’m with @IllinoisUnites in the fight for marriage equality. If you believe in equality for all, join our effort. #IL4M

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

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Start Labor Day Weekend Off Right With Glen Ellyn Street Fest The third annual Sounds on the Street will be held Friday night in downtown Glen Ellyn.

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kathrynheinz: Have you seen these? CWLP has installed recycling stations for fishing lines at different spots along lake pic.twitter.com/SlXuBwGLuE Have you seen these? CWLP has installed recycling stations for fishing lines at different spots along lake pic.twitter.com/SlXuBwGLuE

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jawurth: Group says state regs hampering its efforts: PACA trying to salvage parts of two UI houses … via @news_gazette Group says state regs hampering its efforts: PACA trying to salvage parts of two UI houseshttp://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-08-27/paca-trying-salvage-parts-two-ui-houses.html … via @news_gazette

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timlandisSJR: Gasoline $3.37 a gallon in Decatur, according to . Gasoline $3.37 a gallon in Decatur, according tohttp://gasbuddy.com .

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Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband network – FierceTelecom Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband networkFierceTelecomBuilt via a partnership between the city, Frontier Communications (Nasdaq: FTR), Southern Illinois University and Connect SI, a local broadband task force, the new network is being made possible through a $1.5 million investment supplied by Governor …

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IDOT suspends road work for Labor Day weekend – Quad-Cities Online IDOT suspends road work for Labor Day weekendQuad-Cities OnlineSPRINGFIELD – With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced today that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible to …

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Grant to SIU will help foster economic growth – The Southern Grant to SIU will help foster economic growthThe SouthernCARBONDALE — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has received $50,000 in U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration funding to foster economic growth, innovation and job retention and creation. In the last half-century, …

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chicagotribune: CVS vows customers will no longer be given receipts that can be used as jump ropes: … CVS vows customers will no longer be given receipts that can be used as jump ropes: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/os-shorter-receipts-cvs-082713,0,2620366.post

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ChiNewsNetwork: CEO of Chicago health care company, doctor, charged in fraud scheme – Chicago… #chicago #news CEO of Chicago health care company, doctor, charged in fraud scheme – Chicago… http://goo.gl/fb/QIB6I#chicago #news

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byers_brian: The Illinois Department of Agriculture has timed its International Grain Tour to coincide with this year’s show, which will allow Cont.The Illinois Department of Agriculture has timed its International Grain Tour to coincide with this year’s show, which will allow Cont.

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ilwatchdog: Shark attacks are on the rise and this community is very, very concerned: Shark attacks are on the rise and this community is very, very concerned: http://goo.gl/EFMW3J

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Dream Big: Welcome to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chancellor Phyllis Wise, with some help from future Illini, welcomes new and returning members of the Illinois family to campus for the 2013-14 year. Illinoi… From: Illinois1867 Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 01:59 More in Education

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andrewwang13: Physician arrested in Medicare probe of house call firm @CrainsChicago Physician arrested in Medicare probe of house call firm @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/SB8N6dJ

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Pension committee compromise sure to displease – ChicagoNow Pension committee compromise sure to displeaseChicagoNow (blog)Like the Tribune, a majority of members of the Illinois House and the Civic Federation (the most credible source on the pure math of the pension crisis), Reboot Illinois was firmly in favor of Madigan’s original bill. In a perfect world for us, the …

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

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Question of the day * From Tedd McClelland… Some time next spring, Michael Madigan will become the longest-serving state House Speaker in American history. The current record is held by Thomas Bailey Murphy, who ruled the Georgia House of Representatives for 29 years, from 1973 to 2002. First elected speaker in 1982, Madigan has held the job for all but two […]

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Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Another HGOP leadership update There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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

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

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Report: Underage tobacco sales at record lows – Peoria Journal Star Report: Underage tobacco sales at record lowsPeoria Journal StarNew statistics show that the sale of tobacco to minors in the U.S. were held near all-time lows last year under a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage usage. The violation rate of tobacco sales to underage youth at retailers …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illinois & The Affordable Care Act Find out how health reform affects you.

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DuPage auditor running for state treasurer – ABC7Chicago.com DuPage auditor running for state treasurerABC7Chicago.comGrogan made the decision on the


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Illinois’ Lost Decade and the Road Back Home

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Join Senator Matt Murphy and Representative Tom Morrison for a recycling event – September 14th

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

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

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

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

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Judge Temporary Injunction Against Lake Co. Election Commission Law During the spring legislative session the General