Today’s headlines — Saturday, Aug. 31

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What’s it going to take? – bcrnews.com
What’s it going to take?bcrnews.comHe cited one of those towns as Peru, Ill., when it spent $100,000 to extend infrastructure two to three miles north when I-80 was first built. This action by city leaders was controversial at the time, but Peru now gets $5 million a year in retail …

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State prison inmate escapes from Robinson Correctional Center – The State Journal-Register Effingham’s News LeaderState prison inmate escapes from Robinson Correctional CenterThe State Journal-RegisterThe Illinois Department of Corrections says Jared Carter walked away around 11 a.m. Friday from a crew that was cutting grass on the grounds of the Robinson Correction Center. The crew was supervised and working outside the walls of the minimum …Man escapes from Illinois prison

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Our View: Little cause for holiday mood As we pause from our toils on this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the value of work, we should ponder how are we doing. Except for the top 1 percent or so of income earners, we’ve been struggling for at least a decade. Sorry, the figures don’t fib on this one. Fewer full-time jobs, and too many that don’t pay enough to allow their holders to join the middle class. The discouraging evidence sho

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MBrooke20: I’m engaged! #happy pic.twitter.com/I8PZ4fod9p I’m engaged! #happypic.twitter.com/I8PZ4fod9p

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics

Emanuel wants to ‘liven up’ city plazas It could be just a pipe dream. Or the basis of a really good idea. Or something of both. It’s really hard to tell so far after the Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both private and community, to take control of 50 city plazas that often are all but empty and "liven them up." According to a formal request for proposals, Chicago owns nearly 50 plazas as large as 1

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Lincoln College seeks public comment for HLC accreditation – Lincoln Courier Lincoln College seeks public comment for HLC accreditationLincoln CourierLincoln College is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its periodic evaluation through its regional accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The public is invited to …

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Illinois lowers school age. Sounds good, but at what cost? – MyWebTimes.com Illinois lowers school age. Sounds good, but at what cost?MyWebTimes.com"We don’t know how many students would now begin at 6, instead of 7, or where they would enroll," Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vannover said. "Based on the most recent enrollment data, we know that there was an increase of 5,700 …

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slaffertyAugust 30, 2013 9:52PM. Marlene Carlsmanager Elixir Fitness New Lenox expects business pick up now thorange cones have been moved. Marlene Carlson, manager of Elixir Fitness in New …

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RutherfordDan: 9/2 I will be Tweeting name of my Lt Gov & posting on Facebook Page ; official announcement will be 9/5 9/2 I will be Tweeting name of my Lt Gov & posting on Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/RutherfordDan ; official announcement will be 9/5

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KirkDillard: Swapped campaign cars at 40,000 miles. Been around this great state early and often in past months.… Swapped campaign cars at 40,000 miles. Been around this great state early and often in past months.… http://instagram.com/p/dp5q8ToxrK/

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SenatorMcCarter: With Zach at Rams Game.God has given me two fine young men. With Zach at Rams Game.God has given me two fine young men. http://fb.me/2zeet2wtx

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debmell: I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard! pic.twitter.com/rDpvaOktm1 I received a 100% rating from @ilenviro on the 2013 Environmental Scorecard!http://ilenviro.org/scorecard/ pic.twitter.com/rDpvaOktm1

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RepChrisWelch: @StateRepAnthony Welcome to the House Rep! Look forward to meeting you. @StateRepAnthony Welcome to the House Rep! Look forward to meeting you.

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RepBerrios: We’re at the #tasteofpolonia Join us! pic.twitter.com/RQ6Sl660Kg We’re at the #tasteofpolonia Join us!pic.twitter.com/RQ6Sl660Kg

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RutherfordDan: #Rochelle News-Leader: Ogle County Treasurer’s office to host #ICash kiosk during tax season #twill … #Rochelle News-Leader: Ogle County Treasurer’s office to host #ICash kiosk during tax season #twill http://www.rochellenews-leader.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=78&story_id=10264

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debmell: Feeling kinda tough in my vest. Learning more about gang activity in the ward. Thank you @Chicago_Police pic.twitter.com/CTQE0bvvHuFeeling kinda tough in my vest. Learning more about gang activity in the ward. Thank you @Chicago_Police pic.twitter.com/CTQE0bvvHu

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KirkDillard: The storms didn’t keep the Dillard family from enjoying the Taste of Polonia! The storms didn’t keep the Dillard family from enjoying the Taste of Polonia! http://instagram.com/p/dqaCN2oxhs/

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Christian County Jail Faces Overcrowding Issues – WICS-TV WICS-TVChristian County Jail Faces Overcrowding IssuesWICS-TVNot only that, but major infrastructure problems are creating huge leaks for the facility. … Nine of the state’s prisons and work camps in central Illinois are overflowing with inmates, according to recent numbers from the Illinois Department of …

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Senator Wants To Target Gangs – Alton Daily News Senator Wants To Target GangsAlton Daily NewsWBGZ Radio 8/31/2013. By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network. Two members of Congress from Illinois agree the state needs federal help to reduce gang violence-but they don’t agree on how that help should be used. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep.

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Illinois ACT scores post biggest drop in a decade – Chicago Tribune 1Illinois ACT scores post biggest drop in a decadeChicago TribuneIllinois 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 class …

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southtownstar.suntimes.com

Kadner: Chicago is ready for some football Finally, sports fans, after a long summer in purgatory, there may be a team worth watching. Next Sunday, the Chicago Bears will take to the gridiron for their first regular season game, mercifully putting an end to watching the Sox and Cubs for all but the masochistic. Yes, I know the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in June. That was great. But that was hockey, which shouldn’t be played in the

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Rep. Jim Sacia: I’ll miss this very rewarding job – Freeport Journal-Standard Rep. Jim Sacia: I’ll miss this very rewarding jobFreeport Journal-StandardI’ll miss writing these weekly articles. A short month from now, Sept. 30, I will step away from my position as your state representative. Over the past 11 years I have been asked often: “How do you like your job?” My standard answer has always been …

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Can extra padding make football helmets safer? – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneCan extra padding make football helmets safer?Chicago TribuneThe NFL’s concussion lawsuit was settled Thursday, but to get an idea of the confusion that still envelops the subject of football safety, consider the Guardian. It’s a padded fabric shell that is strapped around the outside of a helmet with the aim of …

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US Rep. Hultgren has ‘real concerns’ about Common Core – Crain’s Chicago Business vtdigger.orgUS Rep. Hultgren has ‘real concerns’ about Common CoreCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Randy Hultgren, R-Wheaton, said he learned enough after sponsoring a panel discussion on Common Core earlier in the week, featuring a debate between two proponents and two opponents. “There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core," Mr.Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debate

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michael madigan – Google News

Cicero state rep allegedly complained to Clifford about ‘mistreating’ of … – Chicago Sun-Times Cicero state rep allegedly complained to Clifford about ‘mistreating’ of …Chicago Sun-TimesClifford told the Regional Transportation Authority board in July that House Speaker Michael Madigan allegedly pressured Clifford to give a raise and promotion to certain employees, without saying why they deserved them. Clifford also told the board …

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RonSandack: The team. I love it when a plan comes together. 😉 The team. I love it when a plan comes together. 😉 http://ow.ly/i/31wxi

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ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ meters – Chicago Tribune ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ metersChicago TribuneRon Chebra, vice president, management operations and consulting for DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, said at a meeting Friday at the Illinois Commerce Commission that he has seen the benefit of smart meters. Chebra lives in New Jersey and said his 91 …

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governor quinn – Google News

Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning … – eNews Park Forest Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning …eNews Park ForestCHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–August 30, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois is one of six states to receive a supplemental award from the 2013 Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant fund to improve early learning programs across …

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Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe Illinois Department of Transportation is recommending that passenger and freight rail traffic through Springfield be rerouted along the 10th Street corridor. Social Media. Tweet. Yellow Pages. Find whatever you’re looking for with Totally Local …$14 million awarded for Springfield rail underpassCategory:

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The union label is wearing thin in Illinois – Saukvalley The union label is wearing thin in IllinoisSaukvalleyKersey, director of labor policy, just wrote “The Labor Book, a Guide to Illinois Government Unions.” The book is a must read for folks wanting to gain a better understanding of diverse issues such as school reform, taxation, government spending and …Union bosses fail working people they claim to help

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chicagolink: To partner or not to partner in the #software industry To partner or not to partner in the #software industryhttp://bit.ly/VUKqS6

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chicago tribune – Google News

Lombard businessman guilty in murder-for-hire plot – Chicago Tribune Lombard businessman guilty in murder-for-hire plotChicago TribuneA Lombard businessman was convicted Friday of trying to hire a hit man to kill a creditor who had won a multimillion-dollar legal judgment against him. After a weeklong trial, a federal jury deliberated about 41/2 hours before convicting Daniel Dvorkin …

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Our View: Inconsistency rules in NCAA punishments – Rockford Register Star Our View: Inconsistency rules in NCAA punishmentsRockford Register StarFormer Oklahoma State Star and current Dallas Cowboy Dez Bryant was suspended for 11 games in 2009 for lying about meetings with former NFL great and current broadcaster Deion Sanders. It’s the lying that got Bryant in trouble; there was no evidence …

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Odds of ticket for speeding, using phone in work zones increase Erik Mahan knows his officers can’t catch everyone driving too fast or unsafely through the mileslong maze of orange cones and barricades that is otherwise known as East Main Street.

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Was Rod Blagojevich more victim than crook? – WLS Was Rod Blagojevich more victim than crook?WLSTina Butler, an insider in Dick Mell’s 33rd ward political organization who is retiring as City Council Sergeant-at-Arms, helped elect Blagojevich as state representative, congressman and governor. She says that Blagojevich was surrounded by ‘players …

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sue rezin – Google News

Mautino explains delay, fall veto solution for Dimmick-Cherry merger – LaSalle News Tribune Mautino explains delay, fall veto solution for Dimmick-Cherry mergerLaSalle News TribuneSue Rezin (R-Morris) were willing to have a bill passed this spring for the merger. However, he said Rezin received language from the Dimmick district for a bill on May 15, five days after the House’s deadline for introduction of bills that …

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Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on the Situation in Syria – eNews Park Forest Congresswoman Duckworth’s Statement on the Situation in SyriaeNews Park ForestIn response to the developing situation in Syria, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) released the following statement: Syria is undergoing a humanitarian crisis. While the United States cannot stand by as innocent civilians are being massacred, it’s …

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Tribune’s net income plunges 61% – Crain’s Chicago Business Tribune’s net income plunges 61%Crain’s Chicago BusinessTribune Co., parent to 42 local TV outlets and eight major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, reported yesterday that second-quarter net income plunged 61 percent to $66.3 million, as both broadcast and publishing revenue declined.

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Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s role – Chicago Daily Herald 2Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s roleChicago Daily HeraldOn pension reform, Durkin has voted for a sweeping package of benefit cuts backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, while Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield, a downstate favorite for House GOP leader, voted against each of the …

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WANDTVDoug: Local DCFS Investigation – , NewsCenter17, Central Illinois News- … Local DCFS Investigation – http://Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, Central Illinois News- http://www.wandtv.com/story/23303880/local-dcfs-investigation#.UiHZ6waBm70.twitter

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New Art Association exhibit looks at antebellum Springfield – The State Journal-Register New Art Association exhibit looks at antebellum SpringfieldThe State Journal-RegisterHighlights of the exhibit include photos of antebellum Springfield houses; a self-portrait by local artist Edward Richardson Jr., on loan from the Illinois State Museum; an 1830s ewer recovered from the Edwards Place privy; Springfield daguerreotypes; …

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Illinois State Univ. professor heading to Arctic – WAND Illinois State Univ. professor heading to ArcticWANDNORMAL, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois State University professor is heading to the Arctic to draw inspiration for an environmentally conscious, large-scale art installation. Claire Lieberman is an associate professor in the university’s School of Art. She is …

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State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association says – The State Journal-Register State university retirees confused by insurance changes, association saysThe State Journal-RegisterUniversity retirees are getting confusing information about changes to their health insurance, the head of a retired university workers association said Wednesday. Linda Brookhart, executive director of the State Universities Annuitants Association …

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larry walsh – Google News

Will County officials prepare for possible strike – SouthtownStar Will County officials prepare for possible strikeSouthtownStarNick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County Executive Larry Walsh, described the meeting as an update on contract negotiations, saying “we are optimistic for a positive resolution soon.” But if there is no settlement and the employees strike, “we’re …

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PeterNickeas: Shout out to the two twitter followers I met at crime scenes tonight. A pleasant surprise. Shout out to the two twitter followers I met at crime scenes tonight. A pleasant surprise.

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Illinews: LaSalle: DNR closes Sterling office LaSalle: DNR closes Sterling office http://bit.ly/12WMTSF

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Congressman Foster discusses the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington On Wednesday, August 28th, Congressman Bill Foster discussed the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington during a telephone interview on Politics Tonight. From: RepBillFoster Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 05:46 More in News & Politics

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illinois budget – Google News

State, city budget woes help investors find yields – Chicago Sun-Times State, city budget woes help investors find yieldsChicago Sun-TimesSome wondered if Illinois and Chicago would be in a similar fix. Lawmakers have squabbled all summer about public pension deficits while making little headway. The dispute suggested little political will to improve public finances and scared off more …

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And another one gone and another one gone . . . – Chicago Tribune And another one gone and another one gone . . .Chicago TribuneIn that statement, Proft vowed to continue "to do intellectual battle with the craven Illinois Ruling Class" (his capital letters) from behind the radio microphone, "and to advance the flag for policies and personalities in furtherance of free minds …

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illinois education – Google News

Illinois Sees An Increase In Kids Interested in Sports – WSIL TV Illinois Sees An Increase In Kids Interested in SportsWSIL TVIt’s a trend we’re seeing across the nation and at schools in southern Illinois. In West Frankfort, the Redbirds have a record turn out of players. "Football’s probably the largest number we’ve had in probably 15 years," say’s Athlectic Director …

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illinois gambling – Google News

Quinn reappoints Illinois Gaming Board chairman – KWQC 6 Quinn reappoints Illinois Gaming Board chairmanKWQC 6CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn has reappointed Aaron Jaffe to serve as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board. In a statement Friday, Quinn says it’s critical to have strong oversight of gambling. He says Jaffe and vice chairman Michael Holewinski have …

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illinois fracking – Google News

What’s Happening: ‘What’s the Deal with Fracking’ to be presented – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier What’s Happening: ‘What’s the Deal with Fracking’ to be presentedJournal Gazette and Times-Courier12, at Helen Matthes Library. The University of Illinois Extension Task Force will present an unbiased look at fracking, the controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas. Those who have strong feelings about fracking, are on the fence or have …

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ChicagoAlive: DH: Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s role DH: Durkin looks to ease divides in leader’s rolehttp://dlvr.it/3tbB8K

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Announces Executive Appointments – Includes Reappointments of Illinois Gaming Board Chairman and… Governor Quinn Announces Executive Appointments – Includes Reappointments of Illinois Gaming Board Chairman and… http://dlvr.it/3tbBbh

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DaveThomas5150: “That’s the number one problem, is that the antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years.” … “That’s the number one problem, is that the antiwar movement is a shadow of its former self under the Bush years.” http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/antiwar-left-stays-quiet-on-syria

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kurtgessler: No Yorkville High football tonight No Yorkville High football tonight http://instagram.com/p/dqBgm5Gtvz/

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foxillinois: The team investigates the murder of a TV producer. #Bones The team investigates the murder of a TV producer. #Bones

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Dan_McCaleb: Earliest start we’re being told is 8 p.m. #MCSFNL Earliest start we’re being told is 8 p.m. #MCSFNL

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DaveThomas5150: Beware Illinois Tollway violators: They’re coming for you! … #twill Beware Illinois Tollway violators: They’re coming for you! http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-tollway-scofflaws-20130828,0,3573535.story … #twill

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Scott Drury – Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch

Candidate Packets Available for March General Primary Election If you’re thinking about running for election in 2014, here’s what you need to know.

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Feigenholtz, Cullerton Hosting Pre-Launch Ventra Event – Patch.com Feigenholtz, Cullerton Hosting Pre-Launch Ventra EventPatch.comSara Feigenholtz and Senate President John Cullerton are teaming up with the Chicago Transit Authority to host an educational event on the new fare-payment system for city buses and trains, Ventra. It’ll all happen on aug. 28 outside the 19th District …

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Oak Park-River Forest Patch

How Do You Make the Perfect PB&J? Well, for starters, you want your peanut butter to jelly ration at 2:1. What are your tips for creating the perfect sandwich?

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Springfield awarded $14 million for 10th Street rail underpass The city of Springfield will receive a $14.4 million federal grant to build one of eight underpasses that are planned as part of the 10th Street railroad consolidation project, officials announced Friday.

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SenBillBrady: Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day! Our offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday. pic.twitter.com/ywXNJ7SlSA Wishing you a safe and happy Labor Day! Our offices will be closed for the holiday on Monday.pic.twitter.com/ywXNJ7SlSA

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RepChrisWelch: Our office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend everyone! Our office will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. Have a great weekend everyone!

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RepBillFoster: Religious leaders from IL-11 delivered over 2,000 letters from constituents in support of immigration reform pic.twitter.com/iVynkZP7vT Religious leaders from IL-11 delivered over 2,000 letters from constituents in support of immigration reform pic.twitter.com/iVynkZP7vT

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amaloney24: The @ilhousegop decided on Durkin. Sen. @KwameRaoul decided against governor run. Thursday mattered in Ill. politics The @ilhousegop decided on Durkin. Sen. @KwameRaoul decided against governor run. Thursday mattered in Ill. politicshttp://tinyurl.com/oup53d4

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RevJJackson: @RepBobbyRush and @SenatorKirk working in coalition together to solve problems is politics at its best. #englewood @RepBobbyRush and @SenatorKirk working in coalition together to solve problems is politics at its best. #englewood http://bit.ly/18aOlR4

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SenatorRezin: Friday night lights – JCA v Providence. Go Hill!! Friday night lights – JCA v Providence. Go Hill!!

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend: Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) T… Capitol Fax #twill Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend: Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) T… http://bit.ly/176tOL0

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: State Police to post application for concealed carry firearms instructors… Latest on our Blog: State Police to post application for concealed carry firearms instructors… http://goo.gl/fb/KGNYG

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RonSandack: Well, that escalated quickly! Heck of a storm coming in. Well, that escalated quickly! Heck of a storm coming in.

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Niles-Morton Grove Patch

New Trier Grad Rumored to be New SNL Cast Member Beck Bennett — who also stars in the popular AT&T commercials — is rumored to be one of the newest additions to the Saturday Night Live cast.

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Durbin in Lake County to push immigration reform – Deerfield Review Durbin in Lake County to push immigration reformDeerfield ReviewTerry Link, D-Waukegan, and Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield, expressed support for the bill as part of a forum Durbin said was intended to present a cross-section of north suburban community leaders. Schneider, who argued the House must approve immigration …

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American workers today gasping for air – Chicago Sun-Times American workers today gasping for airChicago Sun-TimesBy CAROL MARIN August 30, 2013 4:14PM. Updated: August 30, 2013 4:34PM. Happy Labor Day. Unless, of course, you’re labor. My friend Lori Puerschner is the face I see. And the voice I hear on this so-called holiday. Because she, at 59, hasn’t had more …

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Concealed-carry instructor applications available – Belleville News Democrat Concealed-carry instructor applications availableBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois State Police say applications for training to be a concealed-carry instructor are now available. State police made the announcement Friday, a week before a Sept. 6 deadline to make the paperwork available for those who …

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dailyherald: #Pace bus looking at more service for #Elgin by 2016 #Pace bus looking at more service for #Elgin by 2016http://bit.ly/19U1yzV

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BryanBoes: Invited to the Williamsville pregame tailgate. There are benefits to this job pic.twitter.com/32Ar96Lc0O Invited to the Williamsville pregame tailgate. There are benefits to this job pic.twitter.com/32Ar96Lc0O

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wbez – Google News

The ego and economics that build skyscrapers – WBEZ 5The ego and economics that build skyscrapersWBEZ3 questions, 1 will remain. What’s the Chicago area’s history of boat or ship accidents other than the Eastland disaster? Which is more important to Chicago (historically and today): Lake Michigan or the Chicago River? Become a WBEZ Sponsor …

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Romeoville Patch

South Suburban Firms on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies Carousel Checks in Bridgeview, Pens n More in Hickory Hills, Franchise Dynamics in Homewood, Meatheads and Cooper’s Hawk experience remarkable growth.

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader

Trotter wigs out on art students, and other food news bites 1• Charlie Trotter had a major meltdown, reports the Sun-Times. • Ina’s is closing.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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rebootillinois: We’re hosting a #photocontest of the great things about #Illinois! Enter now to #WIN a $500 #giftcard! #twillWe’re hosting a #photocontest of the great things about #Illinois! Enter now to #WIN a $500 #giftcard!http://goo.gl/6GnqMw #twill

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IllinoisReview: DuPage County Judge throws out zoning lawsuit against Aurora abortion clinic #twill #tcot #illinois DuPage County Judge throws out zoning lawsuit against Aurora abortion clinic #twill #tcot #illinoishttp://bit.ly/1coRGPG

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

Dillard/Tracy 2014? 3Next Tuesday, September 3, GOP gubernatorial candidate, State. Sen. Kirk Dillard (photo right) will kick off a "fly around" to announce his Lieutenant Governor running mate. Dillard has hinted at who it might be, and most presume it to be…

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rayhanania: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean slate: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean s… The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean slate: The METRA Train Wreck — taxpayers deserve a clean s… http://bit.ly/12UNDaK

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Skokie Patch

A $100K Vitamin Heist, 103 MPH Record Set A look at weird crimes in the Chicago area.

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

Did a local real estate developer hire a hit man? A jury yesterday began delib… Did a local real estate developer hire a hit man? A jury yesterday began deliberating the fate of Daniel Dvorkin, a Lombard real estate developer accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill a creditor who won an $8.3 million judgment against him.Jury begins deliberations in developer hit man trialwww.chicagorealestatedaily.comProsecutors emphasized secret recordings, while Daniel Dvorkin’s lawye

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall

The Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both pr… The Emanuel administration earlier this week formally asked for bidders, both private and community, to take control of 50 city plazas that often are all but empty and “liven them up.” Mini Spanish Steps? Piazza Navonas? What would you turn them into? Read more: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130830/BLOGS02/130839993/emanuel-wants-to-liven-up-city-plazas

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SJ-R.com’s Facebook Wall

State parks and recreation areas offer the opportunity and challenge to hunt. Wh… State parks and recreation areas offer the opportunity and challenge to hunt. Where do you like to go?George Little: Take a safari close to homewww.sj-r.comOpportunities still exist for the average hunter who enjoys his trips to the wild country.

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Donald Peloquin – Frankfort, IL Patch

Man Named Innocent Fails to Live up to His Name: Weird Crimes Woman gets unwelcome attention • Hospital security guard takes loogie to the face … This week’s roundup of weird crime news in the Southland.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

Reader Comments Closed for the Holiday Weekend Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) There are plenty of happenings scheduled for this weekend. A commenter pointed out that the Chicago Jazz Festival started yesterday. That goes on through Sunday in Millennium Park. For the capital city dwellers, stop by Brewhaus on Sunday night. Local music legend Tom Irwin, a friend of the blog, will be playing […]

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This just in…Jaffe, Madigan reappointed; Sambursky to SIU BOT Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) 4:46 p.m. – Not two minutes after comments were closed for the weekend, the Governor’s Office announced the reappointment of Aaron Jaffe as chairman of the Gaming Board… Judge Aaron Jaffe of Evanston, who has chaired the Illinois Gaming Board since 2005, has been reappointed to Chairman of the Board. Under […]

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ILConnected: AFSCME: This new video from the Chicago Federation of Labor reflects on the city’s role…: This new video fro… AFSCME: This new video from the Chicago Federation of Labor reflects on the city’s role…: This new video fro… http://on.fb.me/17t1lW5

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ILNewsNetwork: WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniors WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniorshttp://bit.ly/12UHwmW

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AmandaVinicky: .@GovernorQuinn on @WBEZ says "I’ve tried everything" to get #pensions resolved, when asked if he should take some personal responsibility .@GovernorQuinn on @WBEZ says "I’ve tried everything" to get #pensions resolved, when asked if he should take some personal responsibility

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BrianMackey: Struggling to reconcile @GovernorQuinn’s saying aides are "constantly" giving ideas to pension committee with this: … Struggling to reconcile @GovernorQuinn’s saying aides are "constantly" giving ideas to pension committee with this: http://wuis.org/post/after-long-silence-quinn-aide-meets-key-pension-lawmaker

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StatehouseChick: #JoelWeisman says no one cares about Lt. Govs except me. We also talk #Metra, #CPS, #MLK tonight at 7. … #JoelWeisman says no one cares about Lt. Govs except me. We also talk #Metra, #CPS, #MLK tonight at 7.http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/30/chicago-tonight-week-review-830

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Countdown to concealed-carry: What gunowners can expect – WGNtv.com Countdown to concealed-carry: What gunowners can expectWGNtv.comWith Illinois’ new concealed-carry law set to take effect in just a few months, the person next to you could soon be wearing one under his shirt, in her purse or around the ankle. Wisconsin passed its concealed-carry law almost two years ago, allowing …

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New Illinois law clarification allows cyclists to pass cars on the right – Voices New Illinois law clarification allows cyclists to pass cars on the rightVoicesA new bill has clarified an important part of Illinois transit laws for cyclists. Bike riders can now legally pass slow-moving cars on the right side of the road. The Illinois Vehicle Code previously prohibited this for drivers of “2 wheeled vehicles …

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Illinews: WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniors WREX: Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniorshttp://bit.ly/12UHwmW

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VideoTracker: IL Channel: Mark Rhoads, Author of "Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story" IL Channel: Mark Rhoads, Author of "Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story" http://dlvr.it/3tYrbD

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Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrants – WJTV Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrantsWJTVCHICAGO (AP) – After their efforts to legalize gay marriage fizzled in Illinois this year, advocates gave their campaign a serious makeover: They called on unions, focused longer-term and recalibrated their message by using personal stories instead of …Gay marriage push in Illinois turns to unions

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JayVeeAy: On its "Clout Street" page, the Trib runs this online ad: "Juice has an Enemy – it’s called Heat." Legit ad for OJ. Ingenious placement. On its "Clout Street" page, the Trib runs this online ad: "Juice has an Enemy – it’s called Heat." Legit ad for OJ. Ingenious placement.

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rkprsolutions: Illinois Image: Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1983 … … Illinois Image: Supreme Court Justice Seymour Simon, 1983 http://www.lib.niu.edu/1983/ii830111.html… … http://twitter.com/Iltracker1/status/368913718878281728/photo/1pic.twitter.com/lNhNESfwoE

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AmandaVinicky: On @WBEZ, @GovernorQuinn says he "can’t remember" the last time he toured a state #prison. (So it’s been awhile, evidently). #twill On @WBEZ, @GovernorQuinn says he "can’t remember" the last time he toured a state #prison. (So it’s been awhile, evidently). #twill

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AmandaVinicky: .@GovernorQuinn closed Jacksonville, Murray developmental centers w/o visiting them. Seems also didn’t visit before closing Dwight, Tamms .@GovernorQuinn closed Jacksonville, Murray developmental centers w/o visiting them. Seems also didn’t visit before closing Dwight, Tamms

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Geneva Patch

Scanners Indicate Brief Lockdown Is Over at Kaneland Elementary School Reports are unofficial, but Tri-Com scanners are reporting a lockdown at a Kaneland elementary school around 3:35 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Two subjects are in custody as of 3:47 p.m. One subject was captured at gun point at Ridge and Willow as of 3:45

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DNAinfoCHI: PHOTOS: This revamped Northwest Side park looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book PHOTOS: This revamped Northwest Side park looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book http://dnain.fo/17scylT

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DavidMercerAP: Watching the #Illini and #Salukis open the season Saturday? 5 things to keep an eye on: … Morning football in Champaign Watching the #Illini and #Salukis open the season Saturday? 5 things to keep an eye on: http://collegefootball.ap.org/article/illinois-siu-ready-hot-opening-day … Morning football in Champaign

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Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe city and county, with the support of the Illinois Department of Transportation and local Congressional leaders, applied in June for the TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. “Over $230 million in …$14 million awarded for Springfield rail underpass

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Community Members Working To Clear Roadblocks Back in June, I received an email from a writer friend requesting a favor. While spending time writing at a local coffee shop, she’d befriended one of the shop’s employees: "I have come to know and like very much a young woman who works [

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Do you know the IL state song? NEW LEADER The Illinois Republican Party is a bit of a train wreck these days. The 2012 election saw its membership in both chambers of the General Assembly fall to all-time lows. There's a major rift between the conservative and

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City Releases List Of Speed Zone Cameras CHICAGO (CBS) — The city on Friday announced the 50 zones around parks and schools which will be equipped with automated speed enforcement cameras this year. Revenue generated by the program will be invested in safety initiatives including after school programs, anti-violence and jobs programs; crossing guards and police officers around schools; and infrastructure improvements, such as signs, cros

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SenatorVanPelt: Here is a chance for free GED classes begining on Sept. 16: http://bit.ly/17rO4Jo Here is a chance for free GED classes begining on Sept. 16:http://bit.ly/17rO4Jo

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JudyBaarTopinka: Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend everyone! pic.twitter.com/sDgqYl2maM Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend everyone!pic.twitter.com/sDgqYl2maM

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RepRobinKelly: #FunFactFriday Casimir Pulaski, the "Father of the American Cavalry,” has a statue in the US Capitol building pic.twitter.com/hdd3y9NKWM #FunFactFriday Casimir Pulaski, the "Father of the American Cavalry,” has a statue in the US Capitol building pic.twitter.com/hdd3y9NKWM

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Trib_ed_board: Eric Zorn: In praise of Jim Durkin, the new GOP House minority leader http://bit.ly/1dyR0Ls Eric Zorn: In praise of Jim Durkin, the new GOP House minority leader http://bit.ly/1dyR0Ls

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RepBillFoster: Yesterday I shared my thoughts on Syria, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and other issues on @wttw Watch here: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/29/il-reps-syria-immigration-more … Yesterday I shared my thoughts on Syria, the debt ceiling, immigration reform and other issues on @wttw Watch here: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2013/08/29/il-reps-syria-immigration-more …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Question of the Day: Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feel… http://bit.ly/1dyJKzbCapitol Fax #twill Question of the Day: Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feel… http://bit.ly/1dyJKzb

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AmandaVinicky: No-bid emergency contracts up 300% under @GovernorQuinn vs. #Blagojevich: a must-read by @Illinois_Stage http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/state-accused-of-mismanaging-no-bid-purchases/article_77550374-102b-11e3-b370-0019bb2963f4.html … #twill No-bid emergency contracts up 300% under @GovernorQuinn vs. #Blagojevich: a must-read by @Illinois_Stagehttp://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/government-and-politics/state-accused-of-mismanaging-no-bid-purchases/article_77550374-102b-11e3-b370-0019bb2963f4.html … #twill

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US Rep. Hultgren has 'real concerns' about Common Core – Crain's Chicago Business StateImpact FloridaUS Rep. Hultgren has 'real concerns' about Common CoreCrain's Chicago Business (blog)Randy Hultgren, R-Wheaton, said he learned enough after sponsoring a panel discussion on Common Core earlier in the week, featuring a debate between two proponents and two opponents. “There certainly are some good aspects to Common Core," Mr.Hultgren hosts education leaders for Common Core debat

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Oops — another ‘error’ in Illinois’ pension mess 2 By Ted Dabrowski – If Illinoisans needed any more proof that the state’s defined benefit pension systems are unmanageable and dysfunctional, they got it on Aug. 26. Dick Ingram, head of the Teachers’ Retirement System, or TRS, informed Illinois’ pension…

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Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpass – The State Journal-Register Springfield awarded $14 million for high-speed rail underpassThe State Journal-RegisterThe city and county, with the support of the Illinois Department of Transportation and local Congressional leaders, applied in June for the TIGER grant, which stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery. “Over $230 million in …

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New rules in Illinois open doors for in-house pro bono work – InsideCounsel New rules in Illinois open doors for in-house pro bono workInsideCounselWhen in-house lawyers licensed in other states are only permitted to do work for their employers, it can make setting up a successful corporate pro bono program pretty difficult, as socially conscious GCs are surely aware. But on April 8, the Illinois …

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Romeoville Patch

Do you know the IL state song? NEW LEADER The Illinois Republican Party is a bit of a train wreck these days. The 2012 election saw its membership in both chambers of the General Assembly fall to all-time lows. There's a major rift between the conservative and

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D300 ACT scores dip even as other success indicators rise – Elgin Courier News D300 ACT scores dip even as other success indicators riseElgin Courier NewsWithout adjustment, the state average was 20.6, giving Illinois the second highest score among the nine states in the country that test all graduates, according to the Illinois State Board of Education. District 300 did not comment … That's higher …

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Tougher boating regulations get mixed reaction – Chicago Daily Herald 2 Tougher boating regulations get mixed reactionChicago Daily HeraldMorrison told the crowd packed into a Lake County Central Permit Facility room that 161 opponents to the bills registered for the session, with 65 listed as in favor and 14 neutral. She was joined on the Senate panel by Republicans Pamela Althoff of …

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Lincoln Museum closes a chapter – Lincoln Courier Lincoln Museum closes a chapterLincoln CourierLincoln College President, John Blackburn, looks at framed scenes from Abraham Lincoln's life in the vault at the new Lincoln heritage Museum. History Moves On. « » Yellow Pages. Find whatever you're looking for with Totally Local Yellow Pages.

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Gas Prices Drop Before Labor Day: So Where's the Cheapest Gas in Burr Ridge? You can find the local prices at gas stations using the interactive map below.

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 Hon. Stephanie D. Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago Hon. Stephanie D. Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago October 5, 2010. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 22:59 More in News & Politics

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 Christine Radogno – Senate Minority Leader, State of Illinois Christine Radogno – Senate Minority Leader, State of Illinois April 4, 2011. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 26:36 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Brendan Reilly, Alderman, City of Chicago, 42nd Ward Hon. Brendan Reilly, Alderman, City of Chicago, 42nd Ward September 13, 2010. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 51:44 More in News & Politics

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 Malcolm Weems, Director, CMS, State of Illinois Malcolm Weems, Director, CMS, State of Illinois March 22, 2012. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 31:26 More in News & Politics

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 Chicago Sun-Times: Sports and Public Policy Chicago Sun-Times: Sports and Public Policy Rick Morrissey, Rick Telander, and Mark Brown January 22, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 58:10 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Mike Quigley, United States Representative, State of Illinois, 5th District Hon. Mike Quigley, United States Representative, State of Illinois, 5th District January 14, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 25:17 More in News & Politics

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 Hon. Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff, Cook County Hon. Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff, Cook County January 29, 2013. From: CityClubofChicago Views: 10 0 ratings Time: 46:36 More in News & Politics

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Geneva Patch

Batavia Bridge Sculpture, 'A Look Back,' Unveiled Sunday, Sept. 1 The sculpture will be unveiled at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at its site at the Northeast bridge overlook.

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Proposed regional mental health center discussed – Belleville News Democrat Belleville News DemocratProposed regional mental health center discussedBelleville News DemocratBy JENNIFER A. SCHAAF — News-Democrat. A public hearing was held Thursday evening in Belleville to get input about a proposed regional mental … Fourteen people spoke and others gave written statements to the board to consider during the process of …Touchette Hospital employees rally for raises

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Laborless weekend starts with End Times Trio and friends – Illinois Times Illinois TimesLaborless weekend starts with End Times Trio and friendsIllinois TimesIf you read my last blog post, we are on a laborless journey through the weekend to Labor Day. We opened the weekend with freejazz at The Pharmacy, Thursday night. It was energizing. There were fireworks going off in my brain. The first person I met …

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The first letter in response to the Capitol doors story has arrived and will be… The first letter in response to the Capitol doors story has arrived and will be printed this weekend. Today's posted letters include concerns about retiree benefits. Don't miss any local views in letters and columns joining our Opinion Page.SJ-R Opinion PageThe SJ-R's Opinion Page highlights voices other than our own. Look here for discussions about letters to the editor and guest columns written

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dailyegyptian: Our Weekender will be on stands for an extra day because of Labor Day, but you can read it right here online: http://bit.ly/14H7MT9Our Weekender will be on stands for an extra day because of Labor Day, but you can read it right here online: http://bit.ly/14H7MT9

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jcfultz: Heat Advisory has been issued until 7 pm Saturday for Macoupin, Montgomery, and Fayette Counties. If you are… http://fb.me/2Ccv01UUcHeat Advisory has been issued until 7 pm Saturday for Macoupin, Montgomery, and Fayette Counties. If you are… http://fb.me/2Ccv01UUc

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natashakorecki: Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.' http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.'http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL

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Judge rules reporter must reveal his source of police reports in Joliet double murder A Will County judge has ordered a reporter to reveal the source who provided copies of police reports in a sensational double murder in Joliet.

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A huge win amid hopes for unity – The Capitol Fax Blog Alton Daily NewsA huge win amid hopes for unityThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)“I have offered my congratulations to Rep. Durkin. I look forward to continuing our work together. We have proven to be an effective team for our constituents. Jim is thoughtful, pragmatic and extremely well versed in the issues of importance to …Poe drops out before Durkin named new Illinois House GOP leaderRep. Durkin wi

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http://www.lincolncourier.com/features/x1837078935/Museums-last-days-at-McKinstr… http://www.lincolncourier.com/features/x1837078935/Museums-last-days-at-McKinstry-buildingMuseum's last days at McKinstry buildingwww.lincolncourier.comThe Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College will bid farewell to its current location this weekend, as construction is nearly complete on the new museum building across campus.

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New York Local Fracking Bans To Be Challenged In State's Highest Court – Huffington Post 3 North Country Public RadioNew York Local Fracking Bans To Be Challenged In State's Highest CourtHuffington PostALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's highest court agreed Thursday to hear appeals from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Court of Appeals, without comment, accepted two cases where lower …Top New York Court to Decide Wheth

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Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria CHICAGO (CBS) — Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake. play pause Durbin Wants Specifics On Syria Strike WBBM Newsradio's John Cody Durbin said it appears clear that Syrian President Bashar Assad had used poison gas against the

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Illinois, welcome to life at 70 mph – Western Courier Illinois, welcome to life at 70 mphWestern Courier (subscription)After reading the recent Illinois speed-limit bill and discussing it with sponsor Jim Oberweis, it is clear to me that the bill was intended to cover, and should apply to, metro Chicago for the same reasons that it makes sense downstate. The speed …

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StateRepSara: Thank you to the Ventra representatives for answering all of our questions on Wednesday! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151682455628884.1073741829.40696488883&type=1 … Thank you to the Ventra representatives for answering all of our questions on Wednesday!https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151682455628884.1073741829.40696488883&type=1 …

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ILSenateGOP: State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur and saw first hand the… http://fb.me/1KFgeSQl8 State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur and saw first hand the… http://fb.me/1KFgeSQl8

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AFLCIO: This #LaborDay we’re proud of workers & future #unionmembers fighting to have a voice on the job! This #LaborDay we’re proud of workers & future #unionmembers fighting to have a voice on the job!

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ILSenDems: Local workers, residents join fast-food protests – The State Journal-Register http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1837078312/Local-workers-residents-join-fast-food-protests … Local workers, residents join fast-food protests – The State Journal-Register http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x1837078312/Local-workers-residents-join-fast-food-protests …

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GovernorQuinn: I’m proud to announce #IL has been awarded $17.6m for early education programs http://tinyurl.com/p8eovfj @ISBEnews @usedgovI’m proud to announce #IL has been awarded $17.6m for early education programshttp://tinyurl.com/p8eovfj @ISBEnews @usedgov

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 Gov Quinn on Agriculture Exports, Pension Reform Progress From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur… Gov Quinn and Agriculture Secretary Bob Flider talk with reporters about the goal of increasing Illinois farm expor… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 06:42 More in News & Politics

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 Congressman Rodney Davis on the Farm and Water bill, From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, we talk with Congressman Rodney Davis. We hear whether he thinks Congress will vote to fund a Water Resources bill th… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 12:49 More in News & Politics

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 Farm Leaders on the Future of Farming from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with two agricultural leaders about the challenges facing the farming community. We hear how farmers have be… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 14:56 More in News & Politics

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 Sen Chapin Rose on the Agricultural Economy from the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. We talk with State Senator Chapin Rose (R), about the leading agricultural businesses located in Central Illinois, a… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 04:03 More in News & Politics

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 Urgent Need to Rebuild Mississippi Locks & Dams From the Farm Progress Show in Decatur.. A coalition of business, labor and agricultural leaders talk about the urgent need to rebuild the series of Locks an… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 23:14 More in News & Politics

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Quinn signs recreational liability law – The State Journal-Register Quinn signs recreational liability lawThe State Journal-RegisterConservation groups like The Nature Conservancy, Openlands and the Illinois Environmental Council, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association have worked with Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, and Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago, to craft the bill's language.

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Will County DUI Arrests: Aug. 31 A look at who has been charged with driving under the influence around the county.

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Illinois ranks nearly last among states for its rate of girls who get recommende… Illinois ranks nearly last among states for its rate of girls who get recommended shots for a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer.http://bit.ly/18bft2jIllinois sees low HPV vaccine rate for teen girlswww.wandtv.com

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JoshWeinhold: A Schoolhouse Rock lesson from @amaloney24 on how a bill ensuring court settlements get paid faster became law. http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/08/29/Bill-8-29-13.aspx … A Schoolhouse Rock lesson from @amaloney24 on how a bill ensuring court settlements get paid faster became law. http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/08/29/Bill-8-29-13.aspx …

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rkprsolutions: Follow our friend and Statehouse lobbyist John Carr as he rolls out his new book @thebushellblog about war in Iraq. http://rogerbushellblog.com/ Follow our friend and Statehouse lobbyist John Carr as he rolls out his new book @thebushellblog about war in Iraq. http://rogerbushellblog.com/

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rkprsolutions: Good luck, Katie. RT @kathrynheinz: Today is my last day at WICS. I am leaving to pursue a new opportunity in Indianapolis. Good luck, Katie. RT @kathrynheinz: Today is my last day at WICS. I am leaving to pursue a new opportunity in Indianapolis.

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RodneyDavis: I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend! I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

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SangamonDems: Losers assemble in little groups and complain about everything….winners come together as a team and go to work! #teamsangamoncounty! Losers assemble in little groups and complain about everything….winners come together as a team and go to work! #teamsangamoncounty!

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ILPrincipalsGR: RT @repkendunkin: The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has a new website: http://illinoislbc.com RT @repkendunkin: The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has a new website: http://illinoislbc.com

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning Race to the Top – Key Federal Grant to… http://dlvr.it/3tX6XlGovernor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded $17.6 Million for Early Learning Race to the Top – Key Federal Grant to… http://dlvr.it/3tX6Xl

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natashakorecki: Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.' http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL Roll Call's new prediction on IL Governor. With Lisa Madigan out. IL is LEAN Democrat not 'Democrat favored.'http://blogs.rollcall.com/rothenblog/ratings-change-illinois-governor/ … #TWILL

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New Lenox Trustees Extend Sales Tax Rebate By a vote of 5-2, New Lenox trustees approved an extended tax rebate for the New Lenox Town Center development, Sun-Times Media reports.

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Question of the Day Posted by Barton Lorimor As subscribers already know, (Oh man, it feels good to say that again.) the master of the house is taking some time off over the next couple of weeks and has left the blog in the hands of his intern emeritus. Blogging will be lighter than usual, but by no means non-existent. I […]

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kmrasmussen: RT @ilpoliski: Nearly 60% of Illinois’ #pension shortfall comes from some sort of missed "expectation" #twillRT @ilpoliski: Nearly 60% of Illinois’ #pension shortfall comes from some sort of missed "expectation"http://illin.is/192BXUm #twill

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illinoispolicy: What happened to Chicago’s bonds? via @cate_long #muniland #twill What happened to Chicago’s bonds?http://illin.is/15n8SPj via @cate_long #muniland #twill

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DHStatehouse: U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth: U.S. shouldn’t go it alone in Syria. #twill … U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth: U.S. shouldn’t go it alone in Syria. #twill http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130830/news/708309887/

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BillBaar: Bustos reveals little about her fundraising in Dixon IL, Sterling, IL and Rock Falls IL … #twill Bustos reveals little about her fundraising in Dixon IL, Sterling, IL and Rock Falls IL http://www.saukvalley.com/2013/08/30/bustos-reveals-little-about-her-fundraising/a298742/ … #twill

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

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Caption contest! * We’ll have more on Rep. Jim Durkin’s election as House GOP Leader later this morning. For now, let’s welcome him to the fray with a caption contest… Yesterday’s winner was Oswego Willy for a multitude of hilarious comments.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

How can we miss you if you won’t go away? * Mike Riopell talked to former Congressman Joe Walsh, who says he may run for US Senate… “I’m still considering a run in 2014,” said Walsh, now a WIND-AM talk show host who hinted at a run for governor days after his 2012 loss. The McHenry Tea Party favorite says he’s keeping his options open, but the […]

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Raoul mulls endorsement * The Tribune’s Rick Pearson got a few moments with Sen. Kwame Raoul last night… Quinn, seeking a second elected term as governor after replacing the impeached and imprisoned Rod Blagojevich in 2009, traditionally has gotten his strongest support from African-American voters, though Daley maintains that backing is flagging. Raoul, in an interview with the Tribune outside […]

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A huge win amid hopes for unity * Rep. Durkin wrapped this up faster than just about anyone figured only a few weeks ago… Durkin said he had 32 votes going into a closed-door caucus. He only needed 24 to win the job. Poe, conceding his candidacy fell short of support, said he nominated Durkin and declared, like many of his peers emerging from […]

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Preserving history or grossly overpriced? * SJ-R columnist Dave Bakke heard a persistent rumor that a single door at the newly remodeled Statehouse cost $240,000, so he decided to check it out… I was directed to several offices that might know the answer: the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office or the Illinois comptroller’s office. […]

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Illinois’ debt burden * From Reboot Illinois… Back in 1981, Illinois reported $164 million in debt service “interest” expense. By 2012, Illinois’ accumulating debt led to a reported $1.6 billion in interest expense — about 900% higher than in 1981, despite a 95% decline in general interest rates! To boot, Illinois has had a longstanding ‘balanced budget’ […]

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Fifth student sues Illinois school district claiming sexual abuse during … – Raw Story 4Fifth student sues Illinois school district claiming sexual abuse during …Raw StoryA fifth plaintiff joined the lawsuit against Maine Township High School, its principal, Audrey Haugan, and two former coaches, Michael Divincenzo and Emilio Rodriguez. The suit alleges that the five soccer players were sexually assaulted during hazing …New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

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Cumulus sells its four Rockford stations – Rockford Register Star Cumulus sells its four Rockford stationsRockford Register Star (blog)Cumulus Media Inc. sold its four Rockford radio stations to a Connecticut company as part of a $238 million cash deal. WROK, WZOK, Q98.5 and 96.7 The Eagle were sold to Townsquare Media along with 49 other stations in small to mid-size markets.

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The Chicago way? Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contracts – Bayoubuzz The Chicago way? Illinois officials under fire for ObamaCare contractsBayoubuzz“The issues in other states since then do not in any way reflect the technological capabilities and performance Michigan has experienced with CNSI,” wrote director Hamos. A spokesperson for CNSI said these kinds of partnerships will be part of the …

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Quincy School District enrollment declines 94 from last year – Quincy Herald Whig Quincy School District enrollment declines 94 from last yearQuincy Herald WhigBy EDWARD HUSAR Herald-Whig Staff Writer. The Quincy School District’s enrollment is down 94 students from last year. Total enrollment on Wednesday, the sixth day of the 2013 school year, stood at 6,596 compared with 6,590 on the sixth day last year, …

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Walsh weighing US Senate bid – Chicago Daily Herald 1Walsh weighing US Senate bidChicago Daily HeraldState Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of Chenoa split the rest. So does it mean anything? Much like the famed straw poll of Ames, Iowa, even if it doesn’t, it’s still fun to talk about. Dundee Township includes …

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According to a report released earlier this year by STEM Connector, nearly 40 pe… According to a report released earlier this year by STEM Connector, nearly 40 percent of high school boys express an interest in STEM education, compared to just 14.5 percent of girls.Gender gap persists in STEM education participationwww.dailyherald.comJane Halloran doesn’t hesitate when asked about her future career plans. The South Elgin teen has been certain she’ll go into environmental engine

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Email lands Metra board member in hot water – Chicago Tribune NBC ChicagoEmail lands Metra board member in hot waterChicago TribuneJack Franks, D-Marengo, a longtime Schaffer adversary. "His actions probably helped shape Mr. Clifford’s strategy and may have cost the taxpayers a lot of money." Schaffer insists his detractors have released the email in retaliation for his criticisms …Secret Metra memo tarnishes ‘good guy’ SchafferSchaffer admits sending inte

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NRA-ILA Grassroots News Minute 08-30-13 In recent months, several traditionally anti-gun states, and Colorado, have enacted laws that abuse the rights of the average citizen and offend their corpor… From: NRAVideos Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 02:38 More in News & Politics

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Jim McMahon: No Longer ‘Have Thoughts Of Killing Myself’ (CBS) Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has dealt with his fair share of issues since he walked away from the NFL in 1996 after a 15-year career. His struggles with dementia were well-documented in CBS 2′s in-depth look into the Super Bowl-winning quarterback’s life. Friday on The Dan Patrick Show, McMahon, who will receive part of the NFL’s $765 million settlement with its former players, said

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R_Mark_Grant: #NFIB Illinois State Director Kim Maisch explains how hiking min wage has negative impact on worker opportunities #NFIB Illinois State Director Kim Maisch explains how hiking min wage has negative impact on worker opportunities http://tinyurl.com/o7vvjow

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Illinoisreport: Illinois mans wins Publishers Clearing House "Forever Prize" – Illinois mans wins Publishers Clearing House "Forever Prize" – http://fox2now.com http://dlvr.it/3tTw8B

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sbjmonthly: NEWS RELEASE Passavant announces September events NEWS RELEASE Passavant announces September eventshttp://fb.me/2l1htLY44

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ilwatchdog: The math seems simple enough: higher minimum wage hurts lower-paid workers: The math seems simple enough: higher minimum wage hurts lower-paid workers: http://goo.gl/gHoI3j

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TribuneMM: Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccine … Illinois ranks low for HPV vaccine http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-hpv-vaccine-20130830,0,5997110.story

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Caption contest! * We’ll have more on Rep. Jim Durkin’s election as House GOP Leader later this morning. For now, let’s welcome him to the fray with a caption contest… Yesterday’s winner was Oswego Willy for a multitude of hilarious comments.

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How can we miss you if you won’t go away? * Mike Riopell talked to former Congressman Joe Walsh, who says me may run for US Senate… “I’m still considering a run in 2014,” said Walsh, now a WIND-AM talk show host who hinted at a run for governor days after his 2012 loss. The McHenry Tea Party favorite says he’s keeping his options open, but the […]

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State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts — $15K for hot dog seasoning? – Belleville News Democrat State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts — $15K for hot dog seasoning?Belleville News DemocratPowered by. Find n Save. The Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — State officials authorized more than $135 million in emergency no-bid contracts during the most recent fiscal year — about 33 percent more than the year before. The Springfield bureau …State logs $135 million in no-bid contracts

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Quinn steps up re-election bid, gets union nod – Dekalb Daily Chronicle WICS-TVQuinn steps up re-election bid, gets union nodDekalb Daily ChronicleThey are Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner and two state senators, Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady. Several are expected to announce lieutenant governor picks; candidates can start circulating petitions next week. ___.Sen. Kwame Raoul will not run for Illinois governor in 2014Quinn defends rele

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When a reporter approached Trotter later, he said, "Should I do an Alec Baldwin… When a reporter approached Trotter later, he said, "Should I do an Alec Baldwin or what?" He then walked away. And there’s a video from WGN-TV:http://trib.in/1953fcJReport: Charlie Trotter kicks students out of restaurantwww.chicagotribune.comA group of students were tossed out of Charlie Trotter’s restaurant after a series of odd and inappropriate exchanges, WGN-TV reported Thursday night.

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Davis hits SEIU tactic on immigration – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Davis hits SEIU tactic on immigrationChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteRodney Davis said Thursday that he didn’t like that members of the Service Employees International Union went to his Taylorville home and gave a letter to his 13-year-old son on the same afternoon he was meeting with SEIU representatives in Hillsboro.

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Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro Chicago – Elburn Herald Letter: New 70 mph speed limit should apply to Metro ChicagoElburn HeraldAfter reading the recent Illinois speed-limit bill and discussing it with sponsor Jim Oberweis, it is clear to me that the bill was intended to cover, and should apply to, metro Chicago for the same reasons that it makes sense downstate. The speed …

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ThomSerafin: Could now be A Most Valuable Pick for Illinois Lt Governor– Sen. Kwame Raoul says he is not running for g governor. Could now be A Most Valuable Pick for Illinois Lt Governor– Sen. Kwame Raoul says he is not running for g governor. http://bit.ly/170CJxu

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danielbiss: Our pleasure! MT @dawnieangel76 Thank @RepAnnWilliams & @danielbiss for sponsoring #surveillance #drones bill: #twill Our pleasure! MT @dawnieangel76 Thank @RepAnnWilliams & @danielbiss for sponsoring #surveillance #drones bill: http://bit.ly/12IsqRr #twill

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Durkin, Cameron Diaz & Ok – Go! Get "In the Know" on Durkin, Cameron Diaz & Ok – Go!http://goo.gl/fb/73Cy3

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ilhousegop: New Republican Leader, Reps Schmitz & Tryon, member photo gallery and more. … New Republican Leader, Reps Schmitz & Tryon, member photo gallery and more. http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/08/durkin-cameron-diaz-ok-go.html

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danielbiss: RIP Seamus Heaney. Let’s all work a little harder today to help hope and history rhyme. RIP Seamus Heaney. Let’s all work a little harder today to help hope and history rhyme.

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SenatorNoland: My arthroscopic knee surgery has been a real eye opener for me. Believe it or not, as of now, the only meds I’ve… My arthroscopic knee surgery has been a real eye opener for me. Believe it or not, as of now, the only meds I’ve… http://fb.me/22roj3NCH

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lahooddarin: LaHood to host senior event in Peoria – … LaHood to host senior event in Peoria – http://senatorlahood.com/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/115/nid/326/r/1/Default.aspx

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Call for renewed focus on reducing gun violence – Lake County News Sun Call for renewed focus on reducing gun violenceLake County News SunScott Drury, eight local police chiefs and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim met for a round-table discussion of ways to stop gun violence, and a national background check system topped everyone’s list. In addition, the re-creation of a …

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Why Chicago Will Never Be Ready for Reform – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Why Chicago Will Never Be Ready for ReformNBC Chicago (blog)The most successful Chicago politicians — Richard M. Daley, Edward Burke, Michael Madigan, Joe Berrios, Tom Hynes — have all put taxpayers’ money in their relatives’ pockets. The taxpayers don’t mind. The taxpayers go along with it by voting for the …

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When: Tue 15 Oct 2013 to Thu 17 Oct 2013 Where: Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois Event Status: confirmed

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Durkin Elected House Republican Leader Illinois House Republicans on Thursday elected Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to serve as their new leader.Durkin, who represents the 82nd District, replaces outgoing House Minority Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego), who is reportedly eying a run for state treasurer.“We are unified, excited and ready to get to work,” Durkin said in a statement. “GOP members from the north, south, east and west shar

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Free Senior Health Fair State Senator Christine Radogno and I will be hosting a free Senior Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on October 9 at the Lemont Park District –CORE Fitness Center located at 16028 127th Street Lemont, Illinois. The fair will feature vendors with information regarding Healthy Eating, Fire Safety, Hospice, Assisted Living, Transportation, How to Save on Your Phone Bill, Alzheimers, Veterans Assist

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Rezin attends Farm Progress Show in Decatur 5State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) attended the Farm Progress Show on August 28 in Decatur, Illinois and witnessed first hand the farming technology available to the industry. The annual Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show.

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Senate Week in Review: August 26-30 This week, Republican-led efforts to shine a light on state grant abuses and open up the state’s budget process were signed into law as the Governor wrapped up the process of reviewing and acting on legislation adopted during the 2013 legislative session. Plus, Rezin attends the Farm Progress Show in Decatur and more.

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Quinn signs bill expanding recording of police interrogations Illinois police will have to record more interrogations of criminal suspects under legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Monday that aims to prevent false confessions and wrongful convictions. The law expands on legislation passed in 2003 mandating the recording of homicide interrogations. The new requirements will take effect in phases over the next three years, and…

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Free ID Theft Seminar Please join us for one of our free Identity Theft Prevention Seminars. September 27, 2013 Downers Grove Public Library from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 1050 Curtiss St. Downers Grove, Illinois or September 27, 2013 at the Naperville Public Library from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2035 South Naper Blvd. Naperville, Illinois There are approximately 10 million identity theft victims every year in the U.S. A ma

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Local Police Chiefs Talk Gun Violence Prevention With Congressman Schneider, State Rep. Drury Local law enforcement officials say gun violence is plaguing Cook and Lake counties, and they called upon U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D, IL-10) and State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) for help Wednesday at a roundtable discussion on the matter. Eight local police chiefs from the two counties said they’d be better equipped to tackle gun…

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Martinez ends mandatory HIV/AIDS disclosure in schools Measure will protect youth from discrimination State Senator Iris Y. Martinez applauded the governor’s signing today of legislation she sponsored to repeal an antiquated HIV/AIDS law. The law, which required the status of HIV-positive students to be disclosed to K-12 principals, was implemented in 1987, when little was known about the disease and no treatments were available. “There is an outdated

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Martinez gives schools option of hiring family therapists Marriage and Family Therapists familiar with students can help whole families weather crises State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago 20th) proudly announced today’s signing of legislation she sponsored to allow Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists to become certified to work in public schools. Districts may now hire LMFTs, who are trained to work with entire families to address issues such as

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Senator Martinez hosts the Family Wellness and Back to School Fair On August 14, Senator Iris Y. Martinez hosted the Family Wellness and Back to School Fair at the Avondale/Logandale School. Hundreds of residents had the opportunity to take advantage of free cholesterol and diabetes screenings, among other health care services available on-site. Senator Martinez personally handed out free back-to-school supplies to children including, backpacks, notebooks, etc. C

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Martinez announces new Seal of Biliteracy for Illinois students New law will encourage language learning, help employers find bilingual workers Yesterday, legislation sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez to reward excellence in foreign language learning was signed into law. The new State Seal of Biliteracy will be affixed to the high school diplomas and transcripts of students who demonstrate proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in a

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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois-Based GoHealth Expanding, Creating 450 Jobs – State’s Leading Health Insurance Exchange Doubling its Workforce to Serve More Americans Shopping for Healthcare Through the Affordable Care Act CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn and GoHealth LLC today announced that Illinois’ leading health insurance exchange is adding 90,000 square feet in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago as it expands to serve the influx of Americans shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The company plans to create 450 additional jobs by the end of 2013 – more than doubling its workforce this year. The

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Governor Quinn Announces $47.5 Million Investment to Complete Chicago Veterans Home – Outreach Programs Sept. 5 and 10 Will Encourage Veteran-Owned Businesses to Bid on the Facility’s Construction 11CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $47.5 million investment from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program to complete the new Illinois Veterans Home at Chicago. The investment announced today is in addition to $23 million from previous years to build the $70.5 million facility. Outreach programs on Sept. 5 and 10 will encourage veteran-owned businesses to submit bids for the

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Rep. Tom Demmer to Host Senior Fair

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Sullivan visits Farm Progress Show DECATUR—State Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) visited the Farm Progress show in Decatur on Wednesday.