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RepChrisWelch: Senior Fair October 5th 12:00pm-3:00pm ! Location: Proviso Math & Science Academy 8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park IL! Senior Fair October 5th 12:00pm-3:00pm ! Location: Proviso Math & Science Academy 8601 W. Roosevelt Road, Forest Park IL!

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cljmitchell: After watching the Bears highlights, watching Manning and the Broncos play offense is making me physically ill. After watching the Bears highlights, watching Manning and the Broncos play offense is making me physically ill.

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EdSullivanforIL: @RonSandack @bambenek @SuperAbe2014 But the real question, Does the sox coach get the link slip tomorrow? #HeGone @RonSandack @bambenek @SuperAbe2014 But the real question, Does the sox coach get the link slip tomorrow? #HeGone

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: The week in review, September 23-27 http://goo.gl/fb/wAvhL Latest on our Blog: The week in review, September 23-27http://goo.gl/fb/wAvhL

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RutherfordDan: Sat, Oct 5, 1:30-2:30pm free meet & greet in #HomerGlen at Mullets Sports Bar & Rest, 14903 S Bell Rd. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/104/EventDetails.aspx … #twill Sat, Oct 5, 1:30-2:30pm free meet & greet in #HomerGlen at Mullets Sports Bar & Rest, 14903 S Bell Rd. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/104/EventDetails.aspx … #twill

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RonSandack: We’ll soon see if there’s a path to meaningful public pension reform. Because there’s no fixing our State’s deep… http://fb.me/18EPklq9M We’ll soon see if there’s a path to meaningful public pension reform. Because there’s no fixing our State’s deep…http://fb.me/18EPklq9M

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MikeWSOY: Benedictine University puts partial ban on alcohol http://bit.ly/1bkwF8w Benedictine University puts partial ban on alcohol http://bit.ly/1bkwF8w

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Kinzinger comments on Congress ‘bipartisan bills’ WASHINGTON – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Saturday released the following statement after the House of Representative passed, with Kinzinger’s support, a continuing resolution that funds the federal government at current levels, while delaying for one year the President’s healthcare law. The House also passed H.R. 3210, the Pay Our Troops Act, which would ensure American troops continue to re

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Chicago Sun-Times
Sheriff Tom Dart: Prisons, jails are ‘the new insane asylums’ 17 To highlight “what happens when we take mentally ill people and we cram them into the criminal justice system, where they’re not supposed to be,” Dart shared videos recorded by his staff inside the prison showing mentally ill inmates behaving erratically.

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Cliff Erwin: Assessing government efficiency a complex task What do collaboration between universities and local governments, cooperation between library systems, establishing a network of Sangamon County mayors and a shared administration of township general assistance have in common?

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David Kolata: Tips for trimming bloated cell phone data plans This year, the Citizens Utility Board partnered with wireless research firm Validas to release a report showing that Illinois consumers are overspending by $1.4 billion on the wrong data plans.

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Editorials – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: The promise of ride-sharing apps Don’t squelch the promise of ride-sharing appsWould you get into a car with a complete stranger?

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Lake County News Sun
Government shutdown could affect thousands of fed workers in Chicago 4 Most of those thought of as federal employees will be expected to show up anyway, even if they are not being paid. That would include sworn personnel at Naval Station Great Lakes near North Chicago. Social Security checks will be issued, and Medicare and Medicaid business will be processed. Air-traffic controllers Transportation Security Administration workers will be at their posts. Veterans

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Hultgren’s dilemma: Derail Obamacare or keep government running 2 Congressman Randy Hultgren says he is deeply torn between two mandates from his constituents: Fighting Obamacare and keeping the federal government open for business. He may be forced to choose between them this week.

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Commentary: Illinois has a spending problem What do Dennis Rodman, Rod Blagojevich and Jesse Jackson Jr. have in common with Illinois state government?

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Editoria: Troubled youths need more from state With all of Illinois’ financial problems, it’s understandable that taxpayers might have little enthusiasm for reforms in its prison system. But when you’re talking about juvenile detention centers, mo

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Hultgren Votes to Delay Government Shutdown “Let’s be clear: There are no winners if the government shuts down."

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IL EPA Wants AG to Take Action in Spoon River Spill The Illinois EPA wants law enforcement action against the owners of a railway which spilled thousands of gallons of corn syrup into a river in Fulton County last …

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State road money awarded to area counties – Bloomington Pantagraph State road money awarded to area countiesBloomington PantagraphBLOOMINGTON — McLean, Livingston and Woodford counties will receive part of $5.3 million in state money awarded Saturday as part of the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the awards Saturday in Peoria. The money is in …

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CUMTD becomes only transit provider in Illinois to earn … 1 Champaign-Urbana MTD became the sixth transit provider in the country and the only transit provider in Illinois to earn certification for its environmental …

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Travis Akin: Lawsuits hit home for Illinois business owners Illinois has tremendous natural resources, and with its position geographically in the center of the country there is no reason for Illinois to have the …

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My View: Engaging students in feedback good for them, teacher My View: Engaging students in feedback good for them, teacher. Zoom … 26, 2013, on his first day of kindergarten at Johnson Elementary School in Rockford.

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Other Views: Editorials from around Illinois Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman administered the oath and presented law licenses to the new attorneys in the auditorium of the Howlett building in …

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Neighbors Petition Against Illinois Veteran’s Habitat for Humanity … 13K A two-time bronze star recipient and his family were set to receive a home built by Habitat for Humanity. But when some of the new neighbors protested, the …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Zappa retiring after 21 years as circuit judge Circuit Judge Leo Zappa Jr., who turned 56 on Friday, is retiring from the bench on Dec. 20.

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Race on O’Hare runway to benefit veterans Tax Preparation in Peoria · Travel in Peoria · Featured · More… Featured Business ». By Anonymous. The Associated Press. Posted Sep 29, 2013 @ 04:00 PM …

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Madigan son-in-law 1 of 2 RTA officials in harassment probe 10 Matyas is the son-in-law of Madigan (D-Chicago) and the brother-in-law of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The allegations involve “a series of …

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Johnston City man wins goose calling championship Grounds, a Johnston City resident, easily wrapped up his fourth Tim Grounds World Open Goose Calling Championship. The contest is the highlight of the seven …

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Ball-Chatham board to vote on balanced budget “I think everyone appreciates where we were in our budget,” Hruby said. … At the same time, the Illinois General Assembly was making significant cuts to general …

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Illinois Lawmakers Get Their Backpay WSIL — Many Illinois legislators saw a big bump in their bank accounts Friday. It’s their first paycheck since Governor Quinn vetoed the legislature’s salary back …

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Flu Season Nears By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network … Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, believes it’s crucial to encourage everyone …

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Health Insurance Marketplace Opens Tuesday By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. The health insurance marketplace, now named Get Covered Illinois, will open Tuesday. The marketplace will be a …

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House Considering Corporate Tax Bill By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network … Under the Illinois Corporate Responsibility and Tax Disclosure Act, any publicly-traded company doing business in …

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Durbin Says on CBS He Thinks U.S. Government Will Shut Down … a Democrat from Illinois, said he thinks there will be a government shutdown. … Durbin said only way to avoid a government shutdown is for House to pass “a …

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Ill. Lawmaker Calls For Elimination of State Board of Education SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) – An Illinois state lawmaker has a proposal for state education officials who want more money for alternative schools: get another job.

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Area Unemployment Figures Drop In Central Illinois Counties The area unemployment figures dropped in the month of August across the area. DeWitt County saw nearly a percent change in unemployment, as unemployment came in at 7.4%, down from 8.% in July. Macon County unemployment remains in the double-digit t…

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Cardinals Mark 50 Year Anniversary of Stan Musial’s Final Game

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GED test fails students, critics say – Chicago Tribune GED test fails students, critics sayChicago TribuneA 2011 partnership between the nonprofit American Council on Education, which has administered the test since its inception, and the for-profit company Pearson made the changes possible, Turner said. The partnership and changes to the test also …

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Executive profile: Adam Klein, legal leader in sports world ‘I take very seriously that I’m somewhat of an extension of all my clients,’ Klein says. ‘Your reputation is what you’ve got when all is said and done, and the way you conduct yourself matters.’Adam Klein, Jerry Reinsdorf’s lawyer, has become a legal leader, grabbing more and more pieces of the sports law pie as it expands wildly in the United States.

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GOP’s Jim Moynihan to challenge Michelle Mussman in 56th House … 8 SCHAUMBURG – Jim Moynihan, a former candidate for U.S. Congress and current precinct captain in the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization, …

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ACG Chicago, Inc. to Honor Richard M. Daley with Lifetime … He also was appointed Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, where he coordinates a guest lecture series that …

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1 Sam Toia, Illinois Restaurant Association president on #chigourmet 2013 & 2014. via YouTube Capture. From: Bill Daley Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:05 More in People & Blogs

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Murray Center residents’ safety must be the state’s priority 25 Murray Development Center in Centralia isn’t fully closed yet, but already family members’ fears for their loved ones are being realized. When the state decided to relocate developmentally disabled residents…Click to Continue »

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IGNN: State/All Press Release – Illinois.gov – Illinois Government … CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today presented Gold Star banners to three Illinois mothers whose sons died while serving their country in the Global War on …

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pat_brady: Talking politics with Steve Cochran on Radio 720 WGN tomorrow morning at 6 40. Talking politics with Steve Cochran on Radio 720 WGN tomorrow morning at 6 40.

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tomdemmer: Waiting for the announcement of the big winners at today’s Lee County GOP Oktoberfest. http://fb.me/YFPn0AA8 Waiting for the announcement of the big winners at today’s Lee County GOP Oktoberfest. http://fb.me/YFPn0AA8

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Illinois Bar Association to hold continuing education program Oct. 10-11 – Freeport Journal-Standard Illinois Bar Association to hold continuing education program Oct. 10-11Freeport Journal-StandardGALENA — The Illinois Bar Association will hold a continuing education program from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10-11 at Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, 444 Eagle Ridge Drive. The program will bring judges experts and experienced practitioners for a trial …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Health Insurance companies raise rates, cancel policies as ObamaCare rolls out 100+ PALATINE – Palatine insurance broker and Illinois Tea Party leader C. Steven Tucker has been traveling the Midwest for the past couple of years, warning groups small and large about the impact of ObamaCare. He’s been featured on radio and…

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Emanuel calls for stricter menthol cigarettes regulation 5 Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on the Food and Drug Administration to tighten restrictions on — and potentially ban outright — the sale of menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products to youth.

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Illinois BMX state championship jumps to Quad Cities 30 [ooyala code="dnMXM2ZjofsNnCWRTGH7CTHz66hHk8OY" player_id="728b068401c44c3e960e1c9f3ab47295"] Today, East Moline hosted the Illinois BMX state championship. Previously, the championship was held in Rockford. Bringing the event to the Quad Cities is a win. Paul Depauw’s love for BMX started in the Quad Cities, and today he is the track operator at BMX East Moline. “It’s the firs

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Chicago Tribune – Editorial: Thumbs down on the Illiana Expressway
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Editorial: Thumbs down on the Illiana Expressway The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning staff sprayed cold water all over Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed Illiana Expressway last week, recommending against …

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Raoul says he’d be Quinn’s running mate – but gov. isn’t asking 19 “A lot of people have been calling me,” said Raoul, who told the Sun-Times he’d be open to running as Quinn’s lieutenant governor for the 2014 race. “A lot of …

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SenatorRezin: I’m walking in the Cornfest parade with my family and my two youngest supporters. http://ow.ly/i/3husa I’m walking in the Cornfest parade with my family and my two youngest supporters. http://ow.ly/i/3husa

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BruceRauner: Incredible turnout at our volunteer training session in Effingham. pic.twitter.com/yjIOqXmd2S Incredible turnout at our volunteer training session in Effingham.pic.twitter.com/yjIOqXmd2S

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RonSandack: @EdSullivanforIL @pzcarlson I wouldn’t expect you two to understand … but there are 4 quarters in a football game. @EdSullivanforIL @pzcarlson I wouldn’t expect you two to understand … but there are 4 quarters in a football game.

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Quad-Cities Marathon honors foundation The Erika Kate Hope Alliance, a national assistance program for families of children with life-threatening heart illnesses, was selected as the co-beneficiary for the 16th annual Quad-Cities M…

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South Shore Line looks into allowing bicycles on trains – Chicago Tribune 2 South Shore Line looks into allowing bicycles on trainsChicago TribuneA specific date has not been set, and any launch likely won’t happen as quickly as environmental, tourism and bikes-on-transit advocates in Illinois and northwest Indiana are requesting. … "We’re talking about allowing bikes on their trains, not …

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ILTrafficSafety: #Texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6s. At 55mph that’s like driving an entire football field blindfolded. http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/index.html … #Texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6s. At 55mph that’s like driving an entire football field blindfolded. http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/index.html

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Closer Look: Behind the numbers on gun permits JOHN , Associated Press. By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer. Updated 12:37 pm, Sunday, September 29, 2013. Tweet · Comments (0). Larger | Smaller.

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Illiana toll road would be ‘misplaced investment,’ planners say 1 Released Friday, the report recommends that the planning agency’s board reject the Illinois Department of Transportation’s request to include the Illiana …

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Sanitation course offered The Illinois Department of Public Health Certification Test will be given at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Course cost: $100. Call Chris Fitzsimmons at 497-1037 to make a …

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Competition for gamblers’ dollars getting tougher The competition for gamblers’ dollars is getting tougher as one Wisconsin tribe seeks to block another from building a casino between Milwaukee and Chicago.

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Emanuel: ‘Taste’ Profit Is First Since 2007 4 CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the 2013 “Taste of Chicago” turned a profit for the first time since 2007. Emanuel announced Sunday that the food and cultural festival made a $272,000 profit and generated an estimated $106 million in total business activity. He cited a report by Custom Intercept Solutions that also found $2.4 million in tax receipts for the city. Emanuel says “Taste” was re

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Bulls’ Rose working on timing – Chicago Tribune ESPN (blog)Bulls’ Rose working on timingChicago TribuneDerrick Rose practiced without issue for the second straight day of training camp Sunday, and the Chicago Bulls are scrimmaging often during the morning practice of double sessions for a reason. "It’s not just him. That whole unit has to get used to …Derrick Rose Happy To Be BackSet to Play, Bulls’ Rose Puts Focus on Future

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E-waste recycled in Illinois – Quad-City Times Medical marijuana heads for trial in Iowa · Motorcycle passenger dies in west Davenport crash · Special Olympians hone bocce skills during scrimmage …

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Wisconsin-Illinois casino market contends with more limited pool of … 2 MILWAUKEE — The competition for gamblers’ dollars is getting tougher as one Wisconsin tribe seeks to block another from building a casino between …

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SenatorMcCarter: Headed to Effingham for Republican fundraiser after church at Faith Family. Headed to Effingham for Republican fundraiser after church at Faith Family.

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Lake County has a New Undersheriff 1 Sheriff appoints Mundelein police veteran to position.

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Closer Look: Peek behind gun-permit numbers shows challenges for public … – The Republic Closer Look: Peek behind gun-permit numbers shows challenges for public …The RepublicBy JOHN O’CONNOR AP Political Writer September 29, 2013 – 12:38 pm EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The issue of gun permits surfaced briefly in the Illinois governor’s race, when a candidate claimed that the Illinois State Police had …Closer Look: Behind the numbers on gun permits

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Ill Reps Roskam, Hultgren Talk Defunding Obamacare – ChicagoNow Ill Reps Roskam, Hultgren Talk Defunding ObamacareChicagoNow (blog)Sixth District Republican Peter Roskam says that the American people are in "clear in their opposition to a healthcare law that is driving up costs and limiting choice for millions of Americans" and celebrated the moves the House of Representatives …

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Illinois basketball teams unveiled at Illini Street Jam 11 The Illinois men’s and women’s basketball teams jumped off an army vehicle wearing camouflage clothes and eye black when they arrived at the first Illini Street …

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Legacy of Lincoln stands tall in his Illinois home Springfield, fortunately, also had the foresight to preserve the building that was central to Lincoln’s professional career — the old Illinois State Capitol, which sits …

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Watchdog to judges: Stop putting kids with mental health needs in prison – WBEZ 88 WBEZWatchdog to judges: Stop putting kids with mental health needs in prisonWBEZA new report from the prison watchdog John Howard Association says mental health treatment in Illinois youth prisons is so bad that judges need to stop sending kids with mental health needs to them. The scathing report was released on Thursday. It is …

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Prehistoric fish getting 2nd chance in Illinois – Albany Times Union Prehistoric fish getting 2nd chance in IllinoisAlbany Times UnionSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A fearsome fish whose roots date back 120 million years is getting a second chance in Illinois waterways. The alligator gar had been found as far north as Beardstown within the past century. But the last known catch was in …

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Area groups to spread word about Affordable Care Act 22 The rollout of the Affordable Care Act is here, and a massive push is under way to ensure everyone knows it. While the state is taking the lead with mass media advertising, 44 community organizations throughout Illinois have been tasked with doing local outreach education to tens of thousands of uninsured residents. The groups then will provide enrollment assistance to those who sign up for health

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Elaine Nekritz on Illinois Pension Crisis 6 Rick talks to Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz about the pension issue that the state of Illinois is facing. Callers chime in on the issue. Illinois State Representative Elaine Nekritz talks to Rick Pearson about the pension crisis on ‘The Sunday Spin’.

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Local woman to compete in horse championships 2 CARBONDALE — National Reining Horse Association member Kelsey Larkin of Carbondale has earned the right to compete in the NRHA Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships scheduled to take…

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Shawnee Volunteer Corps announces Fall Work Days HARRISBURG — Shawnee Volunteer Corps invites volunteers to join them to help assist with upcoming trail work days.

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About 13 percent of Illinoisans lack health insurance SPRINGFIELD — As the clock ticks down on the launch of the Affordable Care Act, new Census Bureau figures show nearly 13 percent of Illinoisans do not have health insurance.

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Register Star Special Report: ‘Bullying is everybody’s business’ – Rockford Register Star 11 Register Star Special Report: ‘Bullying is everybody’s business’Rockford Register StarAuthor Rosalind Wiseman talks about bullying to educators and students at an Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents seminar Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the IBEW Hall in Rockford. TODAY’S … The Internet can be an exciting and educational place.

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Our View: Social media can be used to hurt your children 1 It used to be all you had to fear from a bully was a black eye, a fat lip and some bruises. The physical pain would diminish over time, as would the mental scars if you stood up for yourself or one of your friends. It’s not that simple anymore.

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Release: Rita Wants Answers on Investigation of Lottery Hiring

See the press release below from state Rep. Bob Rita in response to a joint investigation by the Better Government Association and WFLD-TV Fox 32 in Chicago on hiring at the Illinois Lottery. As a leading voice on gambling issues in the Legislature, Bob has serious concerns about the behavior by the Lottery director alleged in this piece and wants accountability.

I’d be glad to connect you with Bob to talk more about the issues raised in the piece. You can see it here:

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/23509752/what-are-the-odds-ill-lottery-paid-for-contracts-to-lotto-chiefs-old-company

Let me know if you need more.

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Rep. Rita Calls for Answers on State Lottery Contracting

Media Investigation Raises Important Questions About Ties Between Business and Lottery Director

 

     Date: Sept. 30, 2013                                                                                                Contact:  Ryan Keith,217-737-7369

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BLUE ISLAND – State Rep. Bob Rita is calling for answers in the wake of a joint media investigation that alleges the state Lottery director helped steer business to his former company.

 

The Better Government Association and WFLD-TV Fox 32 in Chicago last week reported that Jones lobbied the Lottery’s private operator, Northstar Lottery Group, to give a contract worth nearly $170,000 to a company that Jones formerly owned.

 

The report also contended that Jones initially lobbied in 2011 for a research contract to go to the company but that idea was rejected when the governor’s office learned of the situation. The company then changed its name, and Jones later successfully persuaded Northstar to give it the contract – a move Northstar says it made under strong urging by Jones.

 

Rita, a Blue Island Democrat who now heads the House’s consideration of gambling legislation, said he was troubled both by the allegations and Jones’ responses to the reporters. He is asking the Legislative Audit Commission, which he sits on, to look further into this contract and a troubling audit from the summer that raised extensive questions about bookkeeping and financial management at the Lottery.

 

“We now have more questions than answers,” Rita said. “We have worked in Springfield to tighten our contracting and lobbying laws to try to restore faith with taxpayers that we know the difference between right and wrong. Investigations like this demand better explanations. I would ask Mr. Jones to come clean about his relationship with his former firm and urge my colleagues in Springfield to take a closer look at how we can prevent these kinds of situations from happening again.”

 

The BGA-Fox investigation can be found here: http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/23509752/what-are-the-odds-ill-lottery-paid-for-contracts-to-lotto-chiefs-old-company

 

 

 

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Quinn announces construction project The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the project. This project is part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now program, which will support more …

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Answers to questions about the Affordable Care Act On the Illinois health insurance exchange, eight insurers are offering a total of 165 plans. While all carriers and plans won’t be available in every corner of the …

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IL retired teachers gathered to understand benefit options Retired teachers often look to their school district to receive health insurance benefits, but retirees in Illinois recently met to understand more about their …

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Rep. Kelly announces online toolkit to help residents learn about Affordable Care Act U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., will offer information on the Affordable Care Act on her website athttp://www.robinkelly.house.gov/ACA-toolkit, she announced in a news release.

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LED Lightbulbs Cause Garage Door Malfunction BENTON — Homeowners and businesses in Southern Illinois are discovering a frustrating problem. The newest LED light bulbs can cause interference with garage doors.

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Reeder: Litigation ruining businesses I pulled up to a gas pump earlier this month and noticed a fellow struggling with a gas can.He gave me an exasperated look and said, “These new cans are almost impossible to use.”There is no doubt about that.Gas cans are being made with removable funnels instead of spouts.

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Beiser Asks For Donations to Food Pantries Hunger is an issue that affects thousands of people around the St. Louis area, and hundreds in the Riverbend. State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) is encouraging residents to join in Hunger Action Month this September by participating in e…

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Our views: Thumbs up, thumbs down THUMBS UP! To the Decatur Police Department and Richland Community College for proving to college students how dangerous distracted driving can be. Students were asked to navigate social media…

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Juvenile Prisoners Not Getting Treatment Says Report Juvenile prisoners with mental health problems aren’t getting the help they need, even in the state’s only facility that can hold them, according to a report. The report from the John Howard Association (JHA), a prison…

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Our View: Thumbs up to teen driving safety Thumbs up: To responsible teens. Thirty-five students at DeKalb High School are participating in a program to spread awareness of driving safety. The teens have pledged to practice safe driving behaviors and to limit distractions while driving, such as texting, phone conversations and loud music. Better yet, they are working to get their peers to take the same pledge. Sure, there is grant money an

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Executive delivers annual Will County address JOLIET – Will County Executive Larry Walsh outlined the many successes of the past year, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

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MikeforIllinois: With @KwameRaoul at his birthday and then #ThorntonTownship #Democrats tonight. Back to #Chambana and #MacoupinCoDems Dinner tomorrow #twill With @KwameRaoul at his birthday and then #ThorntonTownship #Democrats tonight. Back to #Chambana and #MacoupinCoDems Dinner tomorrow #twill

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Report questions need, financing for Illiana Building the proposed Illiana Expressway would be a “misplaced investment” of transportation improvement funds, and it’s questionable whether the highway is needed, according to a report by the staff of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The report, which CMAP’s board will consider at its Oct. 9 meeting, expresses doubts on whether the envisioned toll road would be financially feas

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Lt. Gov. to hold rural emergency medicine summit SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is bringing together emergency medical workers and health care providers from rural communities to discuss how to …

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Rep. Darlene Senger to Host Disability Transition Forum Transitioning Your Child with Disabilities into the Adult World:What You Should be Planning for Today NAPERVILLE – State Representative Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) will host a free Disabilities Transition Forum on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Naperville City Hall. The forum will focus on the opportunities and services available to help local families navigate the transit

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No One Is Happy With Emanuel’s Pension Plan The bill introduced at the end of the spring legislative session by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (with Emanuel’s backing) calls for postponing the …

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Legislators will get paid, but they may pay a price It’s too early to say Pat Quinn will be re-elected as governor of Illinois, especially after … But consider this: While the governor was losing the legal battle, he was …

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Rep. Jim Sacia: Moral values imperative in today’s society There is little doubt that we are a country of morals and values. In my years on this planet, it seems we have slipped somewhat from what we, the majority, …

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Illinois Tollway hosts networking event for firms interested in bidding … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 28, 2013 – 4:05 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. LOMBARD, Illinois — Small business owners are being invited to a free …

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Doug Whitley: Illinois poised to lose edge in transportation Illinois is the transportation hub of America, where waterways, interstates, railroads and global air travel converge. Our economic health is tied directly to the …

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Illinois Policy Institute – Average government pensions in Illinois 9/27/2013. Kristina Rasmussen Executive Vice President. DOWNLOAD THE AVERAGE PENSION FACT FINDER. Myth: Pensions for Illinois government …

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Illinois grapples with keeping guns from the mentally ill In the volatile debate over gun rights in Illinois, there is at least one prohibition that both sides of the issue claim they want: The dangerously mentally ill should …

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Illinois Democrats seek benefits for Filipino vets – Belleville News Democrat Illinois Democrats seek benefits for Filipino vetsBelleville News DemocratAffected benefits include service-related disability care, survivor benefits and education for the children of veterans. The bill was introduced Friday by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. House members Luis Gutierrez, Tammy Duckworth, William Enyart and …Durbin, Guitierrea, Duckworth, Enyart, Bustos Intorduce Bill to Restore

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Illinois Lottery Brings Back Halloween Raffle Game | NewsRadio … The Illinois Lottery is bringing back a Halloween-themed game that offers four $1 million prizes. The lottery’s Halloween Millionaire Raffle also offers a $500,000 …

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Our Opinion: Route 66 festival an annual favorite … which The State Journal-Register described as the “Titanic of festivals. … Road Festival to draw 80,000 visitors from more than 20 states and several countries.

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Repair Money Coming to Fort Massac MASSAC CO. — Fort Massac State Park finally has some money coming in to repair its centerpiece.

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Rep. Kelly announces online toolkit to help residents learn about … The toolkit includes a link to the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace that opens Tuesday, as well as information for small businesses and help center hotlines …

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Mautino recognized by the ABDI SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Frank Mautino from Spring Valley was presented with the prestigious Richard A. Mautino Industry Service Award, the highest honor in the Illinois beer distribution industry. The presentation was made on Sept. 17 at the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) 75th annual convention held at the President Abraham Lincoln Doubletree Hotel in Springfield, which was atten

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RonSandack: Like I said yesterday, Quinn shouldn’t continue with the appeal. #043 #leadgov! Like I said yesterday, Quinn shouldn’t continue with the appeal. #043 #leadgov!

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Chicago nearly overrun by charity races, walks 1 When organizers for a hip, multicity 5K run approached the Chicago Sport and Social Club about bringing the event to the city’s lakefront earlier this month, …

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Quinn: Taxpayers agree lawmakers shouldn’t be paid Gov. Pat Quinn says if lawmakers can’t fix Illinois’ pension crisis, they shouldn’t get paid. And he says taxpayers agree with him.

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Editorial: The tragic loss of Willow Long In one year, more than 100 children died in cases of suspected abuse or neglect — a sorry record for Illinois The day 7-year-old Willow Long went missing, law enforcement officials called the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to report suspicions about her family members. It was too late.

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Rep. DeLuca to host senior services fair – nwitimes.com Rep. DeLuca to host senior services fairnwitimes.com34 minutes ago • Times Staff. FRANKFORT, Ill. | State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, and his Senior Advisory Committee will host a free Senior Services Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 7 at the Frankfort Township Center, at 11000 W. Lincoln …

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Speakers say Illinois’ flat income tax ‘unfair’ – Quincy Herald-Whig … Illinois legislators are being urged to approve a law that would place a referendum on ballots in November 2014 asking whether voters want a graduated income …

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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Responds to the Chicago … CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In the wake of recent questions about charter school pension obligations, the Illinois Network of Charter …

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Governor Quinn Receives Seasonal Flu Shot as Part of Walgreens Get a Shot, Give a Shot Campaign – Encourages All Illinois Residents to Get a Flu Shot to Protect Themselves While Helping Children in Need CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today rolled up his sleeve to receive his yearly flu shot and remind everyone in Illinois of the importance of this annual vaccination. The Governor’s flu shot was administered by a pharmacist at the Walgreens flagship store in Chicago, where they announced a national immunizations campaign between Walgreens and the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life. Under the part

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Governor Pat Quinn Statement on Judge Ruling Against Suspension of Legislative Pay CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn issued the below statement regarding today’s ruling by Judge Neil Cohen to allow legislators to receive their paychecks:

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Rep. Reboletti Talks "Stand Your Ground" and Self-Defense Laws With CBS 2 Gun Advocates Want Change To Illinois Self-Defense Laws(CBS) – Concealed carry in Illinois will mean more people with guns who can protect themselves — but self defense laws have not yet changed. Using a gun to protect yourself, could still land you in jail.Some states have “stand your ground” or “castle doctrine” laws — defining when a person can use self defense. Illinois has neither. Outraged c

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Lawmakers: More gun instructors needed. They say state police must pick up the pace. September 21, 2013 BY KURT ERICKSON THE SOUTHERN SPRINGFIELD BUREAU SPRINGFIELD — With Illinois getting ready to join the rest of the nation in allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons, two state lawmakers are raising concerns about the number of instructors being certified to provide training. read more

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Rep. Sullivan Joins Fellow Legislators in Support of Wheel Chair Basketball Team Mundelein, IL … Just a few short weeks ago, State Representative Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) received an invite to participate in a friendly game of wheel chair basketball and gladly accepted. In result, he traveled to the southwest suburb of New Lenox to join his colleagues at Lincoln-Way Central High School to play against the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) Rolling Falcons wheel

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UPCOMING: Frerichs sponsoring job fair URBANA — State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) is encouraging constituents to attend a state job fair from 12 to 4 p.m. on October 1 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The event is being co-sponsored by Frerichs, Representative Naomi Jakobsson, the Office of the Governor and community co-sponsors such as the University of Illinois’ Office of Di

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Thank You to All Who Signed My Online Concealed Carry Petition Dear Neighbor: I wanted to take the time to thank you for your participation with my community survey. It was amazing to see the amount of completed surveys that where returned to my office. Your responses will give me the proper knowledge to better represent you while in Springfield. The residents of the 51st district have listed pension reform as the number one issue facing the state today. As

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Jim’s Column 9/26/2013 There is little doubt that we are a country of morals and values. In my years on this planet, it seems we have slipped somewhat from what we, the majority, believed to be right and good. A gentleman came into my office the other day, telling me in passing, that he was glad he was as old as he was and wouldn’t have to face the moral decay facing our young people. Worded differently, many have said

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Capitol Weekly 9-26-13 Budget – Medicaid Reform · State to continue scrutiny of 2.7 million Illinois Medicaid recipients. With the taxpayer-funded program’s costs and patient headcounts growing exponentially – more than one-fifth of Illinois’ 12.8 million men, women and children are now enrolled in the program, originally designed to provide medical care to the extremely poor – the General Assembly, led by Rep. Patrici

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Common Core Questions In 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted Common Core national standards for public schools in the State of Illinois. State Representative Rich Brauer has heard from many constituents who have questions and concerns about the policy. Representative Brauer advised, “Parents need to be aware of Common Core standards that have been implemented.” What Is Common Core? It is a set of

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Rep. Hatcher Announces 2013 Foxy Readers Summer Reading Club Graduates State Representative Kay Hatcher has announced the Class of 2013 graduates of her popular Foxy Readers Summer Reading Club. The Club features area students who pledge to continue reading during their summer vacation. “We partner with regional libraries to promote the program, and have a graduation ceremony in a different town each year. So far we’ve traveled to the libraries in Sugar Grove,

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Rep. Harris and Sen. Murphy Host Recycling Drive State Representative David Harris, in conjunction with local state Sen. Murphy, hosted a recycling event at Recreation Park on September 21. It was a great opportunity for local residents to be able to recycle various types of household items, and residents turned out in force. Nearly 280 donations of electronics, clothing, bikes, eyeglasses, and household items were made in the space of three h

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NIU nutritionist assists newspaper series The series ran from Sunday through Tuesday in the Northwest Herald and from Tuesday through Thursday in the Kane County Chronicle. It will appear in in the …

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Illinois Muni pulls $368 million from 2 US large-cap managers Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund’s board on Friday voted to terminate Piedmont Investment Advisors from a $168 million active domestic large-cap core equity …

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What Does Lawmaker Pay Lawsuit Mean for Pension Reform? The Illinois Comptroller’s Office has begun to issue paychecks for lawmakers.THat’s after a judge ruled against Quinn’s veto of lawmaker pay Thursday, and rejected the Governor’s motion for a stay on Friday.But the whole mess actually comes back to pension reform, which is why Quinn said he vetoed their checks in the first place. …

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Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie At Subject Hearing On … Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie At Subject Hearing On Corporate Tax Disclosure In Illinois. Ellyn Fortino for Progress Illinois …

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rap30: So far in the courts: #ILGov Quinn was 0-1 on Thursday, 0-2 on Friday. If baseball, he could play for his beloved White Sox? So far in the courts: #ILGov Quinn was 0-1 on Thursday, 0-2 on Friday. If baseball, he could play for his beloved White Sox?

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RayLong: Quinn paycheck veto against lawmakers loses in court, but popular w voters http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77574534/ … pic.twitter.com/PU6kLL7WEY Quinn paycheck veto against lawmakers loses in court, but popular w voters http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77574534/pic.twitter.com/PU6kLL7WEY

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States Face Language Barriers To Health Exchange Sign Up Polling shows that many Americans aren’t quite sure how the Affordable Care Act will affect them, and it may be even more confusing for immigrants and people who don’t speak English as their first language. Illinois has a large immigrant population, and the state has been working to resolve language barriers as it gets ready to launch its insurance marketplace.

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Apple ‘N Pork Festival Brings In Thousands Clinton – It started in 1968 with people mostly gathered around a kettle of soup and a stack of sandwiches. 45 years later the Apple ‘N Pork festival in Clinton is one of the most widely attended events

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Owner of ‘Rockford Register-Star’ Declares Bankruptcy – MyStateline … GateHouse Media says day-to-day operations will not be affected.

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State gives suburban company $2.4 million to move 15 miles to Chicago – The Capitol Fax Blog State gives suburban company $2.4 million to move 15 miles to ChicagoThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Dan Seals, the former congressional candidate now serving as assistant director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, was asked how he justifies giving a tax break to an Illinois company to move a short distance from suburb to …

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dailyegyptian: State and national engineers say Illinois’ bridge problem sounds much worse than what it actually is | http://bit.ly/15Wvewc State and national engineers say Illinois’ bridge problem sounds much worse than what it actually is | http://bit.ly/15Wvewc

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billjcameron: On being called cynical by judge, @GovernorQuinn – "I don’t believe in any of that. Anybody who’s followed my public life, I don’t do that." On being called cynical by judge, @GovernorQuinn – "I don’t believe in any of that. Anybody who’s followed my public life, I don’t do that."

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Another candidate may be challenging incumbent Earlean Collins – AustinTalks AustinTalksAnother candidate may be challenging incumbent Earlean CollinsAustinTalksKimberly Lightford and Don Harmon will be held Oct. 9 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Percy Julian Middle School Commons, 416 S Ridgeland Ave. in Oak Park. Learn how to swim in the Austin Town Hall pool. Kids ages 6 to 12 can take the free, hour-long …

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Perhaps a little payback? * Top Republicans received an interesting little mailer this week. The entirety of the letter was a recent Tom Kacich column in the Champaign News-Gazette about Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s unusually large number of ties to Democrats. The sender highlighted the most important parts. Here’s a cellphone pic of one page […]

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Exxon to offer benefits to same-sex couples in US Exxon Mobil Corp. said Friday that it will begin offering benefits to legally married same-sex couples in the U.S. for the first time starting next week.

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Topinka Cautions Against "Government By Blackmail" – WNIJ and WNIU Topinka Cautions Against "Government By Blackmail"WNIJ and WNIUComptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’s ordering her staff to begin processing the checks immediately. She cautioned against future governors or lawmakers using "government by blackmail." "The precedent here is a little bit of game-playing and …

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Planners give thumbs down to Illiana Corridor 2 Building the Illiana would “expose the State of Illinois to extensive financial risk” due … are based on the need to direct investment toward existing communities.

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MikeforIllinois: Congrats to New Jersey! #GayMarriage: Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start 10/21 http://huff.to/1bhtgdU #twill #LoveisLove #itstimeIL Congrats to New Jersey! #GayMarriage: Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start 10/21 http://huff.to/1bhtgdU #twill #LoveisLove #itstimeIL

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SBACIL: Join the #SBAC & @RonSandack at the Western Suburbs breakfast on 10/2 to discuss #smallbiz! http://ow.ly/p3Edj Join the #SBAC & @RonSandack at the Western Suburbs breakfast on 10/2 to discuss #smallbiz! http://ow.ly/p3Edj

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SenatorKirk: Actions speak louder than words. U.S. Should remain clear eyed and maintain sanctions to prevent a nuclear #Iran. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/20/iran-nuclear-deal-credit-should-go-to-kirk-and-menendez-not-obama.html … Actions speak louder than words. U.S. Should remain clear eyed and maintain sanctions to prevent a nuclear #Iran.http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/20/iran-nuclear-deal-credit-should-go-to-kirk-and-menendez-not-obama.html

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repsosnowski: Scott Reeder: State lawmakers are addicted to spending money http://shar.es/K4GaD via @sharethis Scott Reeder: State lawmakers are addicted to spending money http://shar.es/K4GaD via @sharethis

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KwameRaoul: "@Suntimes: Dick Durbin announced the federal government will give Chicago $1.9 million to hire 15 police officers http://suntm.es/179dKg9 " "@Suntimes: Dick Durbin announced the federal government will give Chicago $1.9 million to hire 15 police officershttp://suntm.es/179dKg9 "

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MikeforIllinois: Have a great weekend! Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Join The ‘#SesameStreet’ Gang To Sing Theme Song… http://huff.to/1eIPRAH #twillHave a great weekend! Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Join The ‘#SesameStreet’ Gang To Sing Theme Song… http://huff.to/1eIPRAH #twill

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RutherfordDan: Successful fundraiser with friends and supporters in #Jacksonville, Morgan County. #GOP #twill pic.twitter.com/V1wp00zwRpSuccessful fundraiser with friends and supporters in #Jacksonville, Morgan County. #GOP #twill pic.twitter.com/V1wp00zwRp

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thomasfrisbie: Op-ed: #FBI #crime stats bring up memories of ’89 shooting victim. http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22814324-452/crime-unearths-memories-of-89-shooting.html … Op-ed: #FBI #crime stats bring up memories of ’89 shooting victim.http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22814324-452/crime-unearths-memories-of-89-shooting.html

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Munoz encourages women to attend Women’s Health Festival State Senator Antonio Munoz (D-Chicago) is urging area women to attend the Women’s Health Festival, sponsored by Access Community Health Network, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Stand Against Cancer Program. The Festival is Saturday, October 5 from 10AM to 2PM at the Access Cabrini Family Health Center, 3450 S. Archer in Chicago. For more information, p

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Muñoz and Zalewski: Measure Aimed to Strengthen Illinois Gun Laws Needs to be Considered Chicago, IL – With more brutal shootings over the weekend in Chicago, state Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) and state Sen. Antonio Muñoz (D-Chicago) are calling for a measure that aims to increase minimum sentencing for the most serious gun crimes and requires offenders to serve at least 85 percent of imposed sentences to be considered during the upcoming fall veto session. “We continue to see

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Lawmakers call for more transparency on county RTA replacement – Northwest Herald Lawmakers call for more transparency on county RTA replacementNorthwest HeraldDan Duffy, R-Lake Barrington, wrote a letter to Hill Wednesday and said the process needed more transparency and that information about how to apply should be more widely-publicized. “I want this to be a full process where anyone can apply and that the …

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APNewsBreak: Ill. short on ‘Obamacare’ guides Illinois officials say only a fraction of the expected army of outreach workers will be certified and ready Tuesday to help people enroll for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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sara_burnett: 2 in one day: Appeals court denies Quinn’s bid to keep lawmaker pay freeze. http://bit.ly/15AnEZQ From @AP #twill 2 in one day: Appeals court denies Quinn’s bid to keep lawmaker pay freeze. http://bit.ly/15AnEZQ From @AP #twill

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RutherfordDan: Successful fundraiser with friends and supporters in #Jacksonville, Morgan County. #GOP #twill pic.twitter.com/V1wp00zwRpSuccessful fundraiser with friends and supporters in #Jacksonville, Morgan County. #GOP #twill pic.twitter.com/V1wp00zwRp

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Affordable Care Act explained at Schaumburg library The "Be Covered Illinois" program will be outlined and explained at several dates and times at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. A representative of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights will provide a basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act.

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Katie_Gaston: IIllinois geography lesson in the newsroom has spanned from Disco to Funks Grove and Shanghai City. IIllinois geography lesson in the newsroom has spanned from Disco to Funks Grove and Shanghai City.

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Former Senator Speaks in Ball Charter History Class Students at Ball Charter School in Springfield got out of the classroom today for a little history lesson.The History Makers presented a back-to-school event about African-American history. The nonprofit institution educated students on the untold personal stories of both well-known and unsung African-Americans. …

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Springfield Art Association Celebrates 100 Years The Springfield Art Association is celebrating 100 years of visual arts and education. At the core of their $4 million centennial capital campaign is the expansion of the current campus to transform the SAA into the Springfield Community Visual Arts Center. …

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Route 66 Celebration Helps Boost Springfield’s Economy Old school rides are everywhere in Springfield."We have a group of about 10 cars over there that we’ve traveled with. Ten more are still coming," Eddie Aubuchon said. She and Gary Aubuchon are participating in the weekend car show. Since the St. …

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MollyBeckSJR: Now a critic of charters, former asst. sec. of ed Diane Ravitch has written a new book supporting public schools: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/27/225748846/diane-ravitch-rebukes-education-activists-reign-of-error# … Now a critic of charters, former asst. sec. of ed Diane Ravitch has written a new book supporting public schools: http://www.npr.org/2013/09/27/225748846/diane-ravitch-rebukes-education-activists-reign-of-error#

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Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn gets flu shot Gov. Pat Quinn got a flu shot and he’s urging everyone else in Illinois to do the same.

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Your Friday moment of Zen * It’s been a crazy day. Actually, it’s been a bit of a crazy week. So let’s chill for a moment, shall we? Here’s a pic I took yesterday of Oscar the Puppy… * A commenter who owns the same breed of dog as Oscar wrote here not long ago about the phenomenon known as the […]

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State employees: Legislators are getting their back pay; click bit.ly/BackPay to… State employees: Legislators are getting their back pay; click bit.ly/BackPay to tell them to fund frontline workers’ back wages, too. Please SHARE.Back pay for workers, too!action.afscme.orgA judge ruled that state lawmakers must be paid the wages they’ve been denied since Governor Quinn vetoed their salaries in July.

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IDOT announces closure on Avenue of the Cities – Quad-Cities Online Quad-Cities OnlineIDOT announces closure on Avenue of the CitiesQuad-Cities OnlineToday is Friday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2013. There are 95 days left in the year. 1863 — 150 years ago: A stove company in this city is advertising a newly invented sorghum evaporator for sale as well as sheet iron for making sorghum pans. 1888 …

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Tribune aims to cut publishing costs by 5 percent Tribune Co. is reportedly targeting cost cuts of $100 million to keep up with declining revenue.

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Quinn, others tout Illiana Expressway benefits CHICAGO | The Illiana Expressway received a thumbs up endorsement from … emphasized the need for the Milwaukee-Chicago-Gary area to develop their …

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Rezin to host district-wide recycling day Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is sponsoring a recycling day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in Ottawa, where residents will be able to bring unwanted items to …

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RutherfordDan: Nice to see @RayLong this morning as I walked through the newly renovated press room at the Capitol. #twill pic.twitter.com/ZDM5jzkfQ0 Nice to see @RayLong this morning as I walked through the newly renovated press room at the Capitol. #twillpic.twitter.com/ZDM5jzkfQ0

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BenYount: VIDEO: Rep Ed Sullivan on tax transparency. witch hunts, and boogeymen. #twill http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30952764 … VIDEO: Rep Ed Sullivan on tax transparency. witch hunts, and boogeymen. #twill http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30952764

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BenYount: VIDEO: IL Taxpayers’ Fed boss says "transparency" law is bad tax policy and won’t do what supporters claim they want. http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30951635 … VIDEO: IL Taxpayers’ Fed boss says "transparency" law is bad tax policy and won’t do what supporters claim they want. http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30951635

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BenYount: Listen to William McNarry say corp taxes are "public" & he wants to know how many of those dollars are available http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30950087 … Listen to William McNarry say corp taxes are "public" & he wants to know how many of those dollars are available http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30950087

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BenYount: VIDEO: GOP’s Dave McSweeney "don’t raise taxes on biz, instead create jobs" McSweeney sees where tax plan is headed http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30950438 … VIDEO: GOP’s Dave McSweeney "don’t raise taxes on biz, instead create jobs" McSweeney sees where tax plan is headedhttp://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2429349/videos/30950438

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RonSandack: (2 of 2) Would prefer to see Governor’s passion directed at LEADING the pension reform battle. Blago-like stunts ain’t cutting it. #leadgov! (2 of 2) Would prefer to see Governor’s passion directed at LEADING the pension reform battle. Blago-like stunts ain’t cutting it. #leadgov!

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capitolfax: Today’s Cook County judicial ruling on the gay marriage case is here: http://g.scrbliv.me/2TE1lZm Today’s Cook County judicial ruling on the gay marriage case is here: http://g.scrbliv.me/2TE1lZm

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SenatorHunter: 3rd Annual Englewood Film Festival takes place Oct 24 See link for details http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/22402025-452/englewood-film-festival-designed-to-transform- … 3rd Annual Englewood Film Festival takes place Oct 24 See link for detailshttp://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/22402025-452/englewood-film-festival-designed-to-transform-

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RonSandack: Another solid crowd for the ID theft prevention seminar, this time in Naperville. http://ow.ly/i/3gGJE Another solid crowd for the ID theft prevention seminar, this time in Naperville. http://ow.ly/i/3gGJE

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SenatorRezin: Cornfest- met my friends for Ham and Bean soup at the Methodist Church Cornfest- met my friends for Ham and Bean soup at the Methodist Church

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RutherfordDan: Nice to see Dave Dahl @WTAX this morning as I walked through the newly renovated press room at the Capitol. #twill pic.twitter.com/so2KPiNsep Nice to see Dave Dahl @WTAX this morning as I walked through the newly renovated press room at the Capitol. #twillpic.twitter.com/so2KPiNsep

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Are Illinois Pensions Fair To the Rest of Us? 1 Pensions for government workers continue to drag on the Illinois economy, adding to the already out of control debt, of which our state can ill afford. It is an issue …

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Our Opinion: Route 66 festival an annual favorite – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Route 66 festival an annual favoriteThe State Journal-Register… Route 66 Mother Road Festival kicked off Friday night, Sept. 21, 2012 with a procession of over 1000 classic cars and trucks driven through downtown Springfield on 6th street-known as the City Nights Cruise from the Capital City Shopping Center.

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The Midwest is home to nearly 40000 local governments Illinois is home to 6,963 local governments, more than any other in the nation. Pictured: The Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: AP/Seth Perlman.).

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Chamber sponsoring forum on Affordable Care Act The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and R.W. Troxell & Co. are sponsoring the “2013 Business Healthcare Forum,” 7:30-10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 …

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State’s youth prison system violates inmates’ rights, experts say – Chicago Tribune Columbus Ledger-EnquirerState’s youth prison system violates inmates’ rights, experts sayChicago TribuneA separate report scheduled to be released Thursday by the John Howard Association found serious problems at the Kewanee youth prison, which houses mentally ill youths and those charged with sex crimes. The prison watchdog group said staffing levels …Reports: Bad conditions linger at youth hom

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This Is Illinois * From the Belleville News-Democrat… An attorney appointed to represent the interests of some residents from the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center says in a sworn statement that the private homes they’re being sent to are unsafe and woefully understaffed. The attorney, Stewart Freeman, says in his affidavit that he fears someone might even die in one […]

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Judge denies Quinn bid to keep lawmaker pay freeze – The State Journal-Register San Francisco ChronicleJudge denies Quinn bid to keep lawmaker pay freezeThe State Journal-RegisterBy Sara Burnett. The Associated Press. Posted Sep 27, 2013 @ 11:16 AM. Print Comment. Related Stories. EARLIER: Judge says Gov. Quinn has to pay state lawmakers. On the Web. READ: The judge’s decision on lawmaker pay (pdf). Business News.Judge denies Gov. Pat Quinn’s bid to keep lawmaker pay freezeLa

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tonyjarnold: Both sides claiming victory in today’s decision allowing #samesexmarriage in IL lawsuit to go forward; both also say lawmakers should vote Both sides claiming victory in today’s decision allowing #samesexmarriage in IL lawsuit to go forward; both also say lawmakers should vote

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This just in… Quinn to appeal stay denial * 12:01 pm – I’ve confirmed that Gov. Pat Quinn is planning a quick visit to the appellate courts to try to overturn Judge Cohen’s ruling from this morning that denied Quinn a stay on Cohen’s Thursday legislative pay ruling. Quinn wanted the stay during his appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. Fasten your […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Cook County judge dismisses same sex marriage license challenge 1 CHICAGO – An effort to stop Cook County Clerk David Orr from distributing marriage licenses to same sex couples was dismissed Friday when a judge allowed the effort to move forward. If marriage licenses are allowed to be distributed in…

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Elizabeth Smart talks about abuse in Galesburg Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped and held as a captive by a homeless street preacher for nine months in Utah, visited western Illinois to raise awareness about abductions and sexual abuse.

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natashakorecki: Same-sex couple for 50 yrs say they could go to another state to marry but want to marry in Illinois #twill pic.twitter.com/SBMTjq8FBV Same-sex couple for 50 yrs say they could go to another state to marry but want to marry in Illinois #twill pic.twitter.com/SBMTjq8FBV

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BillRuthhart: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning give thumbs down to proposed Illiana Expressway corridor: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-reports-give-illiana-a-thumbs-down-20130927,0,634441.story … #twill #Indiana Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning give thumbs down to proposed Illiana Expressway corridor:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-reports-give-illiana-a-thumbs-down-20130927,0,634441.story … #twill #Indiana

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afscme31: Court guardian: Murray Center residents are being sent to "private homes [so] unsafe…someone might die" http://www.bnd.com/2013/09/27/2821194/unsafe-understaffed-and-out-of.html … #twill Court guardian: Murray Center residents are being sent to "private homes [so] unsafe…someone might die" http://www.bnd.com/2013/09/27/2821194/unsafe-understaffed-and-out-of.html … #twill

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This just in… Judge denies Quinn request for stay pending appeal * 11:01 am – From the Twitters… Judge heavily citing other cases, not the balance of powers, in denying @GovernorQuinn attempt to keep blocking lawmaker paychecks — Tony Arnold (@tonyjarnold) September 27, 2013 Judge calls it "cynical" for @GovernorQuinn to ask lawmakers who have been harmed to stay in that position #paychecks — Tony Arnold (@tonyjarnold) September 27, 2013 Motion […]

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Chicagoans With Mental Illness Push Back Against Stigma At Town … Chicagoans With Mental Illness Push Back Against Stigma At Town Hall Meeting … of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology and an expert on mental health. Various … Others have also worked to portray mental disorders as normal, …

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Government shutdown inches closer The Democratic-led Senate moved Friday on legislation keeping the government from shutting down, but disputes with and among Republicans ensured that the fight likely would spill into the weekend and possibly longer.

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DougWilsonWhig: Sen. Dick Durbin expects Senate vote to avoid shutdown, but said House is in "total disarray" and not close to decision. Sen. Dick Durbin expects Senate vote to avoid shutdown, but said House is in "total disarray" and not close to decision.

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War Diary Returns to Springfield By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network. A Civil War soldier’s diary is coming home to Illinois. The leather-bound journal of Springfield resident Peter Simon …

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Peoria residents and business owners learn about concealed carry Peoria County State’s Attorney Jerry Brady: “I think people also need to realize that when they do make that application process that they’re opening themselves …

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Amateur astronomers open central Ill. observatory FUNKS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — An amateur astronomy club in central Illinois is opening a … He says the group needed additional space after more people became …

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Illinois opens basketball practice with youth – Belleville News Democrat Illinois opens basketball practice with youthBelleville News DemocratCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois will start preparing for the upcoming basketball season Friday with its first practice. The Illini return only four players from last season’s surprise 23-13 NCAA Tournament team. Second-year head coach John Groce will lean …

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John Kass Excited About Silver Brick Match The Chicago Tribune columnist posted about the Lyons Township vs. Hinsdale Central boys soccer rivalry game taking place Saturday in Western Springs.

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Eastern Ill. Democrat plans run for Congress – The San Luis Obispo Tribune Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteEastern Ill. Democrat plans run for CongressThe San Luis Obispo TribuneJohn Shimkus’ seat. Eric Thorsland of Mahomet told The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/19M0CLp ) on Thursday that he’s entering the Democratic primary. Anti-abortion activist Angela Michael of Highland has also said she plans to run in the race.Thorsland acknowledges challenges in bid for C

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Twittereaction * Two consecutive tweets from yesterday… What is @RebootIllinois’ mission? To bring people together to make a positive change in #Illinois! http://t.co/R8s0tGRzZX #twILL — Reboot Illinois (@rebootillinois) September 26, 2013 Just in: Judge orders @GovernorQuinn to pay the #politicians…Plus interest! http://t.co/WUKIsyuplC #twILL #news — Reboot Illinois (@rebootillinois) September 26, 2013 A bit co

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Elmhurst College Cello Professor Joins Steve Martin on Letterman Tonight Be sure to tune in to CBS tonight to catch Jean Hatmaker’s performance.

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Updates and nuggets * We had a long, thorough discussion about Judge Cohen’s ruling yesterday. There’s not much in today’s coverage that expands on what I’ve already told you and what you commented on. But there are some updates. Tribune… Dealt a loss in his attempt to wipe out lawmakers’ paychecks, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will try to […]

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In other courtroom news… * WGN… A Cook County judge is expected to make a ruling today, on whether a same sex marriage ban in Illinois is constitutional. A lawsuit seeking to legalize same sex marriage got opposition from five downstate county clerks. Twenty-five gay couples initiated the case because they want the legal right to marry. Cook County’s top prosecutor […]

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KateGrossman1: Editorial: Chicago’s pension freight train is here. Don’t delay pension cost-cutting and payments to pension funds. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22810092-474/citys-pension-freight-train-is-here.html … Editorial: Chicago’s pension freight train is here. Don’t delay pension cost-cutting and payments to pension funds. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22810092-474/citys-pension-freight-train-is-here.html

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Our View: Limit leaf burning in Will County The chill of October is nearly upon us, and the scent of burning leaves soon will be in the air, a sensual reminder of a peaceful, simpler past in the heartland. But modern life exacts a heavy toll on tradition. Science and public policy intrude more often on our lives now. The polluting smoke from leaf burning is bad for human health and dangerous to those with respiratory problems. We are le

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Topinka rallies GOP in Evanston – Evanston Review Topinka rallies GOP in EvanstonEvanston ReviewSpeaking to a room of about 50 GOP club members, she criticized Democratic state lawmakers for spending money the state doesn’t have and for allowing Illinois to fall $7.5 billion behind in unpaid bills — a number she said would climb to $9 million by …

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GateHouse Media Inc. files prepackaged chapter 11 bankruptcy GateHouse Media Inc., owner of the Journal Star, has filed for voluntary chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Delaware. GateHouse announced on Sept. 11 that it had entered into an agreement with some secured lenders, including GateHouse affiliates, to restructure $1.2 billion of debt scheduled to come due in August 2014.

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ILSenDems: Senator Mulroe’s third annual Community Resource Fair a huge success http://bit.ly/18uRwFz Senator Mulroe’s third annual Community Resource Fair a huge successhttp://bit.ly/18uRwFz

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Opinion: Time to Try Another Tactic on Pension Reform – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Opinion: Time to Try Another Tactic on Pension ReformNBC Chicago (blog)The judge’s ruling was punctuated with the decision by Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to send money overnight directly to lawmaker’s accounts for checks they missed since the governor’s decision. Although he has already indicated he plans to …

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SenBillBrady: Great to attend The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland annual meeting yesterday. Keep up the great work! pic.twitter.com/WThecuSSza Great to attend The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland annual meeting yesterday. Keep up the great work!pic.twitter.com/WThecuSSza

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ilhousegop: Fair Economy IL testifying now. #SaveILJobs Fair Economy IL testifying now. #SaveILJobs

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ilhousegop: Fair Economy IL: The Corp. Responsibility Act will give us access to Corporate financials and identify loopholes to close. #SaveILJobsFair Economy IL: The Corp. Responsibility Act will give us access to Corporate financials and identify loopholes to close. #SaveILJobs

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill In other courtroom news…: * WGN… A Cook County judge is expected to make a ruling today, on… http://bit.ly/15Zoa1NCapitol Fax #twill In other courtroom news…: * WGN… A Cook County judge is expected to make a ruling today, on…http://bit.ly/15Zoa1N

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BenYount: If Dem corp tax plan is JUST about tax information, why is SEIU talking about the need for more money for schools, roads, and such #twillIf Dem corp tax plan is JUST about tax information, why is SEIU talking about the need for more money for schools, roads, and such #twill

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ILSenDems: Senator Mulroe’s third annual Community Resource Fair a huge success http://bit.ly/18uRwFz Senator Mulroe’s third annual Community Resource Fair a huge successhttp://bit.ly/18uRwFz

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ilhousegop: Rep. Sullivan: Do corporations already report the information required to the state? Dept: Yes. The state already has this info. #SaveILJobs Rep. Sullivan: Do corporations already report the information required to the state? Dept: Yes. The state already has this info. #SaveILJobs

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RepBerrios: Congratulations @OakStreetHealth on the opening of the Portage location. Thanks for invite to join you pic.twitter.com/pRNn6fBs37Congratulations @OakStreetHealth on the opening of the Portage location. Thanks for invite to join you pic.twitter.com/pRNn6fBs37

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Computer failure causes Metra North line delays At least three trains on Metra’s Union Pacific North line from Chicago to Kenosha are delayed this morning because of a "system wide computer failure," according to a Metra service update Friday. Trains may be delayed between 10 and 20 minutes until the computer system can be fully rebooted after experiencing a failure before 8:40 a.m.

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Our View: Shrinking SEDOM not all bad Typically in Illinois, when we see cuts in education or social services, it’s because of financial problems. But the reason SEDOM is shrinking is an easier pill to …

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State To Investigate Gun Theft from Chief A special prosecutor from the state Attorney General’s office will investigate how a southern Illinois police chief lost his gun. The weapon was reportedly stolen from Carbondale police chief Jody O’Guinn’s car in June 2011, and was used three…

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DeanOlsenSJR: White House White Board: What ObamaCare Means For You: http://youtu.be/EQG8eZs8AJc via @youtube #twill #ACA #ObamacareWhite House White Board: What ObamaCare Means For You: http://youtu.be/EQG8eZs8AJc via @youtube #twill #ACA #Obamacare

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Federal trial over Murray Center closure postponed to November A federal judge has delayed the hearing of a lawsuit that attempts to prevent the state from shutting down its Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.Click to Continue »

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The Midwest is home to nearly 40000 local governments Illinois is home to 6,963 local governments, more than any other in the nation. Pictured: The Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: AP/Seth Perlman.).

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Heights Active Transportation Plan is ‘Best of the Best’ Chicago Heights’ active transportation plan recently won the Illinois chapter of the … The award recognizes the "best of the best in Illinois," according to Outreach …

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Illinois’ New Smart Grid Education Foundation Names Program Director – PR Web Illinois’ New Smart Grid Education Foundation Names Program DirectorPR Web (press release)The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created by the Illinois Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act to administer a smart grid consumer education fund, is pleased to announce Clare Butterfield will join …

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EPA targets railway involved with spill The Illinois EPA director wants enforcement action against Keokuk Junction Railway Co., the operator of a train which derailed Sept. 16 over a bridge near Seville, sending six tanker cars into the Spoon River.
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Railroad crossing work to close route for 4 days 5 Illinois Department of Transportation District 7 in Effingham reported that it is coordinating with Eastern Illinois Railroad to rebuild the crossing surface. Plans call …

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Business Owners Concerned About New Marijuana Law Business owners have some concerns when it comes to the state’s new medical marijuana program. With the law going into effect Jan. 1, businesses are still unclear as to how it will affect existing policies, such as drug testing and zero-t…

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Editorial: Restore Jesse Owens name to this school Restore the Olympics hero’s name to a West Pullman school Many Chicago school buildings bear the names of historical figures that, sorry to say, most people don’t remember. But who could forget Jesse Owens?

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Forum discusses tax policy alternative for Illinois The League of Women Voters of Adams County is hosting a program called "A Better Way to Tax for Illinois" Thursday night. / Courtesy of the League of Women …

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Scott Reeder: State lawmakers are addicted to spending money 15 … reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. … Illinois’ revenues are at the highest level in the state’s 194-year history and yet state bills …

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Rezin to host district-wide recycling day – Morris Daily Herald Rezin to host district-wide recycling dayMorris Daily HeraldSue Rezin, R-Morris, is sponsoring a recycling day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in Ottawa, where residents will be able to bring unwanted items to recycle. The event is co-sponsored with Mayor Robert Eschbach and will be at the Woodward …

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Quinn Says Juvenile Justice Has Made Great Strides Gov. Pat Quinn says he hasn’t seen a report released Thursday that details inadequate conditions at juvenile detention centers, but Illinois has made "important strides" with fewer juveniles incarcerated. Quinn told reporters Thursday that Illinois …

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Illinois Judge To Decide Fate of Gay Marriage Lawsuit An Illinois judge promises to rule on the future of a lawsuit seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The lawsuit was filed last year by 25 gay couples who want the right to marry. Cook County Judge Sophia Hall is expected to rule Frida…

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Cullerton Pleased With Lawmaker Pay Ruling 1 Senate President John Cullerton is pleased about a judge’s ruling that requires the state to pay lawmakers. He and House Speaker Michael Madigan filed suit after Governor Quinn slashed their pay from the budget, back in July. They c…

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Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers, Lawsuit … – Huffington Post 53 Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers, Lawsuit …Huffington PostCritics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the fluids that are used in the process. But what if the companies themselves don’t even know what those …

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Illiana could poke $1 billion pothole in state budget, say planners – Crain’s Chicago Business Illiana could poke $1 billion pothole in state budget, say plannersCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Ms. Schneider’s spokeswoman at the Illinois Department of Transporatation said “not all” members of the policy committee could make the meeting on Oct. 9, even though it has been scheduled for several weeks. The CMAP staff report could not have been …

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SpeakerMadigan: I just heard Gov. Quinn say he’ll spend every cent the state has to keep his face on the news. I’m paraphrasing. I just heard Gov. Quinn say he’ll spend every cent the state has to keep his face on the news. I’m paraphrasing.

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RayLong: Watchdog: Putting off pension deadline ‘not an option’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-emanuel-pension-delay-0927-20130927,0,711629.story … #TWILL Watchdog: Putting off pension deadline ‘not an option’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-emanuel-pension-delay-0927-20130927,0,711629.story … #TWILL

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RepChrisWelch: Enjoyed speaking about the life of a State Representative to a political science class at Dominican University! Hope I inspired the future. Enjoyed speaking about the life of a State Representative to a political science class at Dominican University! Hope I inspired the future.

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SenVanPelt: Had a nice time at a fundraiser for @Fioretti2ndWard pic.twitter.com/tplHT5Vbzr Had a nice time at a fundraiser for @Fioretti2ndWardpic.twitter.com/tplHT5Vbzr

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KirkDillard: Great event at the Carlisle in #Lombard for my good friend Rep. Sandy Pihos! She is doing fabulous work in #DuPage! pic.twitter.com/PIrbhvz5Dj Great event at the Carlisle in #Lombard for my good friend Rep. Sandy Pihos! She is doing fabulous work in #DuPage!pic.twitter.com/PIrbhvz5Dj

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RutherfordDan: I’m live tomorrow (9/27) at 7:10am w/ Sam Madonia & Flynn Hanners on 1450AM #WFMB radio #Springfield. #twill I’m live tomorrow (9/27) at 7:10am w/ Sam Madonia & Flynn Hanners on 1450AM #WFMB radio #Springfield. #twill

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RayLong: Hunting for cash carp http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-asian-carp-economics-20130927,0,4958970.story … Trib’s Teddy Ballgame bats out a winner Hunting for cash carp http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-asian-carp-economics-20130927,0,4958970.story … Trib’s Teddy Ballgame bats out a winner

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RobertFeder: Tribune Co. confirms plans for cuts, layoffs: "Everything is on the table" http://bit.ly/1bh2e6F Tribune Co. confirms plans for cuts, layoffs: "Everything is on the table"http://bit.ly/1bh2e6F

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Illinois State Fair hiring cuts local unemployment to five-year low Hiring for the Illinois State Fair helped cut local unemployment to a five-year low of … The Springfield rate was the-second lowest in the state last month after the …

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Former Illinois bank president sentenced to prison SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The former president of a small-town central Illinois bank was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for embezzlement. The (Bloomington) …

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Kadner: Effort launched to save Beverly Art Center – SouthtownStar 6 Kadner: Effort launched to save Beverly Art CenterSouthtownStarChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, flanked by community leaders and students, announced Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, that the city is donating $250,000 in an effort to save the Beverly Arts Center, 111th Street and Western Avenue, from financial crisis that …

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Little hope for more parole officers as Illinois budget too tight … ROCKFORD — Changes aren’t likely coming soon to the state’s parole system. INSIDE: Database up, running.

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Battle resumes over corporate tax disclosure in Illinois A Springfield fight is resuming over whether to require publicly traded corporations to disclose how much they pay in state income taxes, and it could be a doozy.The House Revenue Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on HB 3627, which would require any publicly traded firm that does business in the state to file a form detailing, among other things, its net and taxable income, any tax credits

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Judge: Gov. Quinn has to pay state lawmakers 55 Quinn must order Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to restore salaries, with interest, immediately. "(The) Illinois Constitution grants the governor authority to …

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Judge rules against Quinn move to suspend lawmaker paychecks “Comptroller (Judy Baar) Topinka is ordered to pay the members and officers of the Illinois General Assembly in accordance with the Public Act 98-64 and the …

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In blow to Gov. Quinn, judge rules state lawmakers must be paid Pat Quinn’s move to stop paying lawmakers was unconstitutional and ordered Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to pay them immediately plus interest.

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Illinois Comptroller says she’ll begin issuing paychecks CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’s instructed her staff to begin re-issuing legislators’ paychecks after a judge ruled that Gov.

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State Lawmakers To Get Their Money Back With Interest The State Comptroller, Judy Baar Topinka, has been ordered to pay lawmakers the two paychecks they’ve missed, plus interest. Quinn suspended their salaries, …

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Quinn says he’ll appeal on salaries lawsuit However, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she has instructed her staff to pay legislators. Quinn halted legislators’ pay during the summer for failure to …

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Illinois Ordered to Pay State Lawmakers However, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said she has instructed her staff … action is unconstitutional and that Topinka must pay lawmakers immediately.

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Comptroller’s financial workshops set in Crystal Lake 1 CRYSTAL LAKE – The Office of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will present “Budgeting Your Money” and “Credit, and Shopping for Credit Cards” …

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Lawmaker Proposes Change to Gun Law Story by WBGZ Radio. WBGZ Radio 9/27/2013. By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. 2013 was the year Illinois became the last state to pass a concealed-carry …

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Legislators give update at Streator breakfast Sue Rezin, R-Morris, and Patrick Doggett, assistant to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, were on hand to give brief updates to Chamber members.

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Pension Committee Update Elaine Nekritz, D-Northbrook, is careful these days when she talks about the status of pension deliberations, and especially when asked how close legislators …

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Illinois And California: Similar Challenges, Different Approaches An even bigger problem: Illinois’ government consistently seems to be in crisis-management mode—waiting too long to act and losing the public’s confidence in …

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Democrats may scrap for House seat “If I run, I am going to represent Southern Illinois. With that, you have to work with the speaker of the House; you have to work with the Senate. I want to work with …

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Vaccine shortage may affect Illinois schools – ABC7Chicago.com ABC7Chicago.comVaccine shortage may affect Illinois schoolsABC7Chicago.comThe Illinois State Board of Education sent a memo this week to school nurses, principals and district administrators saying the Tdap vaccine shortage will be considered when deciding if a school is in compliance with the required vaccination protocols.Tdap vaccine shortage may affect Illinois schools

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CrainsChicago: Tribune Co. boss orders $100 million in budget cuts http://bit.ly/15WYqmH via @RobertFeder Tribune Co. boss orders $100 million in budget cuts http://bit.ly/15WYqmH via @RobertFeder

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RonSandack: Good start. MT @IL_Observer: Who’s writing $15,000 checks? Durkin to Fill Empty House GOP Coffers http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/26/durkin-begins-to-fill-empty-house-gop-coffers/ … #twill #il2014 Good start. MT @IL_Observer: Who’s writing $15,000 checks? Durkin to Fill Empty House GOP Coffers http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/26/durkin-begins-to-fill-empty-house-gop-coffers/ … #twill #il2014

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AmandaVinicky: .@mjzalewski (on #pension conf. cmte.): "good thing there’s one less distraction so we can focus on solving the State’s pension crisis." .@mjzalewski (on #pension conf. cmte.): "good thing there’s one less distraction so we can focus on solving the State’s pension crisis."

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Chicago charities work to fill gap left by loss of bishops’ funding Chicago community organizations affiliated with an immigration reform group that came out last spring in support of same-sex marriage expect to lose funding …

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State lawmaker calls for investigation into Fox 32 lottery findings 3 Earlier this week, Fox 32 News reported exclusively that the Illinois Lottery has been paying for contracts that went to a company that used to be owned by the lottery’s chief administrator.

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Madigan: FDA must regulate e-cigarettes, ban sales to minors CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) recently urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors …

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Editorial: Mayor, hang tough on pensions But Illinois keeps putting off the inevitable day of reckoning with its pension crisis. The mayor can’t allow himself to shuffle along the hackneyed path of other …

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ReporterHal: Tribune editor Mark Jacobs and I discuss Mayor Emanuel’s wish to delay pension reckoning (8 minutes): http://trib.in/16MF9RH Tribune editor Mark Jacobs and I discuss Mayor Emanuel’s wish to delay pension reckoning (8 minutes): http://trib.in/16MF9RH

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State Rep. Ann Williams aims to ban guns from Illinois restaurants – The Doings La Grange State Rep. Ann Williams aims to ban guns from Illinois restaurantsThe Doings La GrangeGun laws are no less contentious after a ruling on concealed weapons in Illinois last July. DNAinfo Chicago reports: "ALBANY PARK — Illinois’ concealed carry law bans guns from establishments that derive more than 50 percent of their business from …

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Brady pledges to live in Executive Mansion if elected governor – The State Journal-Register Brady pledges to live in Executive Mansion if elected governorThe State Journal-RegisterKirk Dillard of Hinsdale — in that he would definitely veto any attempt to extend the 2011 temporary income tax increase. But Mike Schrimpf, a spokesman for Rauner, said later, “Bruce will veto any extension of the income tax increase.” Dillard said …

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Updated: Champaign teachers propose 3.65% raise; school district … Illinois Federation of Teachers spokesman Dave Comerford, left, and Champaign Federation of Teachers president Cathy Mannen speak to the media about …

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Public can comment on state’s road, transportation needs SCHAUMBURG — Officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are inviting residents to tell them what should be done about the state’s roads and …

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Quinn plans to appeal order to pay lawmakers By Jamey DunnA judge has ordered the state to cut lawmakers’ checks after Gov. Pat Quinn used his veto pen to cut off their pay.Quinn cut out the money for legislators’ pay because they failed to pass pension reform legislation before a deadline he set in July. “Admittedly, this is a drastic measure, but I think it’s absolutely necessary to get a wake-up call to the members of the General Assembly

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Will County: Where a Judge’s Right to Watch Porn and a Reporter’s Right to Protect Sources Collide 10 Trying to make sense of the legal issues behind the reporter’s privilege case

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StateRepSara: Support local charities and celebrate a seasonal tradition at East Lake View Neighbors’ Oktoberfest this Sunday! http://eastlakeview.org/events/oktoberfest/ … Support local charities and celebrate a seasonal tradition at East Lake View Neighbors’ Oktoberfest this Sunday! http://eastlakeview.org/events/oktoberfest/

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MikeforIllinois: The #Illinois @AFLCIO made all types of good decisions today. "IL AFL-CIO exec board endorses #gaymarriage"- http://capitolfax.com/2013/09/26/illinois-afl-cio-executive-board-endorses-gay-marriage/ … #twill The #Illinois @AFLCIO made all types of good decisions today. "IL AFL-CIO exec board endorses #gaymarriage"- http://capitolfax.com/2013/09/26/illinois-afl-cio-executive-board-endorses-gay-marriage/ … #twill

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SenatorRezin: I spoke at the Streator Leg. breakfast this morning. Afterwards, we toured a company that makes products for the nuclear industry, Transco I spoke at the Streator Leg. breakfast this morning. Afterwards, we toured a company that makes products for the nuclear industry, Transco

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Corporate taxes and the state’s fiscal crisis – Newstips Corporate taxes and the state’s fiscal crisisNewstipsFrank Mautino (76th District) and Rep. Michael Zalewski (23rd District), helped defeat the measure. Both are allies of House Speaker Michael Madigan, whom many hold responsible for Springfield’s inability to address the fiscal crisis in a balanced manner.

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SenatorDurbin: IL could run out of #TANF funds within a week if there is a #GOPShutdown IL could run out of #TANF funds within a week if there is a #GOPShutdown

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SenatorDurbin: A #GOPShutdown would halt testing for some heavy metals&other toxic waste in the Great Lakes A #GOPShutdown would halt testing for some heavy metals&other toxic waste in the Great Lakes

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SenatorDurbin: Our servicembers in IL&across the country deserve better than a #GOPShutdown http://1.usa.gov/1bfRqWa @ArsenalIsland @ScottAFB Our servicembers in IL&across the country deserve better than a #GOPShutdown http://1.usa.gov/1bfRqWa @ArsenalIsland @ScottAFB

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SenatorDurbin: For every day during a #GOPShutdown approx $2.4 million in small business lending in IL will not be madeFor every day during a #GOPShutdown approx $2.4 million in small business lending in IL will not be made

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Editorial: While the new system used to evaluate Chicago Public School teachers… Editorial: While the new system used to evaluate Chicago Public School teachers has some flaws, it ultimately will help lead to a higher standard of teaching.Editorial: Better than a meaningless teacher checklist – Chicago Sun-Timeswww.suntimes.comEDITORIAL: A key issue driving Chicago’s teachers strike was a new teacher evaluation system, one that for the first time judged teachers in part on how

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Emanuel pension plan drawing fire from all sides Chicago homeowners and businesses would face annual property tax increases to solve the city’s pension crisis — but a balloon payment to shore up police and fire pensions would be put off until 2022 — under legislation backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is drawing fire from all sides.

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Why do a third of corporations fail to pay state taxes? – Chicago Sun-Times Why do a third of corporations fail to pay state taxes?Chicago Sun-TimesWhen our families and businesses pay their taxes and when members of our churches and unions pay them, we view it as an investment in the schools that educate our children and train our employees, the roads on which we transport our goods, and the …

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Rep. Kinzinger more vocal amid GOP primary threat Three years after he was elected with support from Sarah Palin and other tea party activists, Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger finds himself in new territory: the target of a primary battle waged by people who say he’s not conservative enough.

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PCCC Renovations Nearing Completion – WICS-TV WICS-TVPCCC Renovations Nearing CompletionWICS-TVThe center is adding bathrooms and a food court, and doubling the size of the lobby. Meeting rooms … Every week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in Central Illinois, from area history to the arts, the great outdoors to …

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Will Co. workers union sets strike prep meetings – SouthtownStar Will Co. workers union sets strike prep meetingsSouthtownStarWill County government’s largest employee union has scheduled three meetings with its 1,260 members to discuss strike preparations. “Our goal is to get a settlement, but if we have to go on strike to get a fair settlement, then we’re going to be …

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StateRepLouLang: Judge Neil Cohen recognized there is a separation of powers among government branches, not submission by any one to the other. @capitolfax Judge Neil Cohen recognized there is a separation of powers among government branches, not submission by any one to the other. @capitolfax

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Illinois Coal Association Also Sounds Alarm Over New Federal … 2 The head of the Illinois Coal Association is echoing the alarm sounded last week by City Water Light and Power… that new coal regulations from the Obama …

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SpeakerMadigan: Would someone please bring an oxygen tank to the Tribune Editorial Boardroom. Would someone please bring an oxygen tank to the Tribune Editorial Boardroom.

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UPDATED: Both drivers ticketed in school bus/semitrailer crash District 21 Illinois State Police said in a news release that a Paxton-Buckley-Loda school bus was northbound on Ford County Road 2000 East (Stockholm …

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The Midwest is really good at the SATs Instead, most students choose to take the ACT, the SAT’s competitor; 100 percent of high school seniors in Illinois and North Dakota’s class of 2012 took the ACT …

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davemckinney123: Sen. Bill Brady: Quinn’s withholding of legislative pay "dirty politics," and any appeal of Thursday’s ruling would be "a waste of money." Sen. Bill Brady: Quinn’s withholding of legislative pay "dirty politics," and any appeal of Thursday’s ruling would be "a waste of money."

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Chicago tops Moody’s list of public pension problems 1 Chicago, based on 2011 data, had a ratio of 678 percent, Moody’s said. … Some funds, especially those of school districts, received state support in meeting …

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Enyart Meets with Scott Taskforce, Endorses Sustained Regional Effort Meeting with leaders of the Scott Air Force Base and Southwestern Illinois Defense Assets Retention and Expansion Taskforce on Tuesday, Congressman Bill Enyart voiced his strong support for the regional collaborative effort.

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George Ryan Fast Facts 1972 – Is elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. 1981-1983 – Speaker of the House. 1983-1991 – Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. 1990 – Becomes …

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Oswego business leader announces House run Oswego resident and business gorup official Keith Wheeler has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 50th State House seat.

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Pinckneyville High School board pares $600,000 deficit to $152,452

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Metallica’s Hammet hosting film screening in Schaumburg 36 Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will be at the AMC Streets of Woodfield 20 movie theater in Schaumburg early Friday morning to introduce a screening of …

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Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig To Retire After Next Season Baseball commissioner Bud Selig will retire after the 2014 season, Major League Baseball said on Thursday."It remains my great privilege to serve the game I have loved throughout my life," Selig, 79, said, according to MLB.com.

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Quinn: Juvenile justice has made great strides Gov. Pat Quinn says he hasn’t seen a report released Thursday that details inadequate conditions at juvenile detention centers, but Illinois has made "important strides" with fewer juveniles incarcerated.

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WBBM-Channel 2 news ratings take a dive – Chicago Business Journal WBBM-Channel 2 news ratings take a diveChicago Business JournalElsewhere, ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7’s 10 p.m. news report remained the clear ratings frontrunner with an 8.5 rating Monday through Friday, two ratings points ahead of the solid second-ranked NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5, which scored a 6.5 rating.

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ILSenateGOP: The latest federal statistics continue to show an Illinois economy that remains stagnant, lagging behind the rest… http://fb.me/Lb6BY5ol The latest federal statistics continue to show an Illinois economy that remains stagnant, lagging behind the rest… http://fb.me/Lb6BY5ol

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SenatorKirk: RT if you agree #ObamaCare will hurt #SmallBusiness. Evidence: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/obamacare-faces-new-delay-in-small-business-enrollment-97401.html?hp=t1_3 … RT if you agree #ObamaCare will hurt #SmallBusiness. Evidence:http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/obamacare-faces-new-delay-in-small-business-enrollment-97401.html?hp=t1_3

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AndyManar: We had a great turnout of municipal officials this morning at our Clean Water Initiative meeting. Making sure our… http://fb.me/OKbdkLtc We had a great turnout of municipal officials this morning at our Clean Water Initiative meeting. Making sure our…http://fb.me/OKbdkLtc

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RonSandack: Hearing Judge Cohen has ordered that legislators be paid … over Governor Quinn’s veto. More to come.Hearing Judge Cohen has ordered that legislators be paid … over Governor Quinn’s veto. More to come.

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ILSenateGOP: The Illinois State Police are rolling out the state’s initial listing of approved concealed-carry instructors. As… http://fb.me/6wi8COUOf The Illinois State Police are rolling out the state’s initial listing of approved concealed-carry instructors. As… http://fb.me/6wi8COUOf

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Celebrating Chicago’s indie filmmakers – WBEZ Celebrating Chicago’s indie filmmakersWBEZ (blog)… the Chicago Reader in their 2013 "Best of Chicago" issue. vimeo.com/brainkellerreel. Who are your favorite Chicago-based filmmakers? Leah Pickett is a pop culture writer and co-host of WBEZ’s Changing Channels, a podcast about the future of television.

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Pihos to honor veterans at Glen Ellyn event – Suburban Life Publications Pihos to honor veterans at Glen Ellyn eventSuburban Life PublicationsSandra Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn), will sponsor an "Honor a Veteran" event Oct. 4 at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. From 7 to 9 p.m., local veterans and their families will be treated to free entertainment and refreshments.

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This just in… 12 * 2:32 pm – Wow… BREAKING: Judge Neil Cohen grants summary judgement to IL lawmakers in paycheck suit; orders @JudyBaarTopinka to pay members. #twill — Marc Karlinsky (@MarcKarlinsky) September 26, 2013 Judge Cohen cites both Illinois Constitution, Merriam Webster’s Dictionary in ruling that "change" can mean increase or decrease. #twill — Marc Karlinsky (@MarcKarlinsky) September 26, 20

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untitled Plan To Keep Asian Carp Out Of Lake Decaturwuis.orgThe latest round of work on the Lake Decatur dam is underway and will include a barrier aimed at keeping invasive Asian carp at bay. The $4 million project

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Today’s quote * James Krohe Jr. wrote about the Statehouse remodeling controversy. He doesn’t think much of it. Krohe’s conclusion… The Capitol is a singular building. If you want to mock the pretensions of the original conception, go ahead; they verge on the preposterous. But attempting to aggrandize self-government is not an entirely contemptible gesture, and […]

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Community leader honored at IRMA dinner Sue Rezin (center) is pictured at the IRMA Annual Dinner with Jim Baum (right) and his wife, Carol, who worked with her husband for several years in business …

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Lawmaker Pay Ruling Expected Today – WICS-TV WICS-TVLawmaker Pay Ruling Expected TodayWICS-TVHouse Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, saying Quinn’s actions were unconstitutional. Quinn said if lawmakers want to be paid, they can vote to override his veto. Lawmakers, who earn a base annual salary of almost …

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Illinois man charged with courthouse bomb threats Illinois man charged with courthouse bomb threats. September 26, 2013 … He did not have a listed telephone number in Carpentersville. Sponsored Content …

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Alton School Board to consider smaller budget ALTON — On the day of Illinois’ deadline for the Alton School Board to pass a fiscal year 2013-2014 budget, members will convene a special meeting Monday to …

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La Grange trustees question state’s plans for La Grange, Ogden … The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) began data collection and engineering analysis on the intersection earlier this year and has a preliminary plan …

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Beason murders tab tops $419K for Logan County LINCOLN, Illinois — Logan County is facing a $419,000 tab for the trial and court … Logan County officials sold $600,000 in revenue bonds to help finance their …

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Getting Political with Rep. Michael J. Zalewski 1 Bob and Marianne speak with Rep. Michael J. Zalewski about a new proposed gun control bill which “would set stiffer sentences for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and for gun crimes committed by felons. It would require offenders serve 85% of their sentence.” Bob and Marianne with Rep. Michael Zalewski

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Reports: Bad conditions linger at Illinois’ juvenile detention center – The State Journal-Register Mid Columbia Tri City HeraldReports: Bad conditions linger at Illinois’ juvenile detention centerThe State Journal-RegisterA year after Illinois was sued and reached a settlement over inadequate conditions in its juvenile detention centers, two new reports have documented a number of conditions that show the situation is not improving. In a report ordered by a federal …Reports: Bad conditions li

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Oberweis: I back term limits, but that doesn’t mean Rauner endorsement. Yet. State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) said he’s circulating petitions to support the effort to put a term limits question on the November 2014 ballot. Oberweis said “it does not necessarily mean that” he’s endorsing gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, who launched a PAC to collect money and put the question to voters. “I will support Continue reading →

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John Marshall Law School Expanding Veterans’ Clinic Offices … CHICAGO (CBS) – A ribbon-cutting was being held downtown on Thursday for a more spacious legal clinic for military veterans. The John Marshall Law School …

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CITV no longer on Comcast – Lincoln Courier CITV no longer on ComcastLincoln CourierMayor Snyder told the Lincoln City Council Tuesday evening that, as of Sept. 25, Comcast cable channel five in Lincoln will no longer air CITV programming. The Mayor received the news from a Comcast representative earlier that day. He said that Comcast …

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Des Plaines tollway oasis closing next year Goodbye Des Plaines oasis. The glass-enclosed pavillion spanning I-90 is set for demolition next spring to make way for tollway widening and the extension of the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. So enjoy the fast food while it lasts.

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BenBradleyABC7: Eight years after @IllinoisTollway spent millions rebuilding Des Plaines oasis over I-90, they’re going to tear it down to widen the highway Eight years after @IllinoisTollway spent millions rebuilding Des Plaines oasis over I-90, they’re going to tear it down to widen the highway

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dmihalopoulos: CPD chief said no tnx to state troopers but Sneed source says some have been ‘quietly’ helping already. http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/22795701-452/sneed-state-troopers-already-helping-out-at-request-of-chicago-cops.html … CPD chief said no tnx to state troopers but Sneed source says some have been ‘quietly’ helping already.http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/22795701-452/sneed-state-troopers-already-helping-out-at-request-of-chicago-cops.html

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Executive director search community input meeting Oct. 1 The Champaign Park District Board of Commissioners has initiated a search for a new executive director. To assist with the process, the district has retained the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA), a consultant firm that specializes in assisting boards with the consideration of candidates for the position. read more

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WMAYSpringfield: Illinois Coal Association Also Sounds Alarm Over New Federal Rules http://wmay.com/wmay-news/73559 Illinois Coal Association Also Sounds Alarm Over New Federal Rules http://wmay.com/wmay-news/73559

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Illinois Digital Government Summit | Tableau Software This event is for and about state and local government. The purpose of the event is to foster discussion and dialogue on the use of information technology as a …

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Gaming the pension systems then using the money to destroy benefits – The Capitol Fax Blog Gaming the pension systems then using the money to destroy benefitsThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)If TRS banked on a 7.75% return — the rate that two other Illinois public pensions lowered their forecasts to this year — its assets would equal only 43% of obligations. That would swell its shortfall to $50.1 billion from $43.5 billion. * And Bruce …

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Roskam: ObamaCare is ‘wildly unpopular’ and will be dealt with – WLS Roskam: ObamaCare is ‘wildly unpopular’ and will be dealt withWLS(CHICAGO) Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL 6) says the notion Harry Reid has that ObamaCare is completely off the table in Congressional discussions is ridiculous. "It’s a wildly unpopular law and it’s going to be dealt with in some fashion." There’s a …

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tonyjarnold: Something I missed from 3 weeks ago: IL State Rep Derrick Smith bribery trial date has been moved from Oct 21 to Jan 27, 2014 … part 1/2 Something I missed from 3 weeks ago: IL State Rep Derrick Smith bribery trial date has been moved from Oct 21 to Jan 27, 2014 … part 1/2

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RonSandack: A phenomenal story of 3 colleagues who truly stepped up & saved a person’s life! @Dan_Brady A phenomenal story of 3 colleagues who truly stepped up & saved a person’s life! @Dan_Brady

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MikeWSOY: Community leaders and police officers start to gather for the groundbreaking for the new police building pic.twitter.com/nhyQHvf3aT Community leaders and police officers start to gather for the groundbreaking for the new police building pic.twitter.com/nhyQHvf3aT

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Former U.S. Senator from Belleville says compromise will return to Washington The art of compromise is not a lost art in Congress, said former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, although it seems to be missing there these days.Click to Continue »

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IllinoisReview: 53% say IRS broke the law when targeting Tea Party, conservative groups http://bit.ly/15WeyVH #IRS #LoisLerner #TeaParty #twill 53% say IRS broke the law when targeting Tea Party, conservative groups http://bit.ly/15WeyVH #IRS #LoisLerner #TeaParty #twill

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Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.

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Baseball Community Remembers Darren Coffel After a well-known figure in Elkville’s baseball community tragically dies, family and friends are making sure he is never forgotten.

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BlairKamin: Chicago’s landmark law is not unconstitutionally vague, state Appellate Court rules. More to come. Chicago’s landmark law is not unconstitutionally vague, state Appellate Court rules. More to come.

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Grayslake Patch to Participate in Weekly WRLR Radio Segment The first segment will take place at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 27.

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George Ryan Jr. found guilty of DUI – Kankakee Daily Journal George Ryan Jr. found guilty of DUIKankakee Daily Journal… drunk drivers who voluntary pull over in attempt to sleep off their intoxication should be given special consideration. "There are in fact members of the judiciary who believe since the defendant had sense enough to get off the road that they …

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This week’s cover story is a business profile of Hanson Professional Services, a… This week’s cover story is a business profile of Hanson Professional Services, a local engineering firm with major projects all over the world. Hanson’s global experience helps keep Springfield’s rail relocation project on track.

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Quincy School Board adopts $70.4 million budget – Quincy Herald-Whig … – Quincy Herald Whig Quincy School Board adopts $70.4 million budget – Quincy Herald-Whig …Quincy Herald WhigThe spending plan hasn’t changed since it was initially presented to the board in August. Business Manager Joel Murphy said the budget is essentially "balanced," even though the document reflects estimated revenues of only $69.3 million. That falls …

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sfornek: Patrick Fitzgerald grilling transit agencies. This is going to get interesting fast. @rosalindrossi Patrick Fitzgerald grilling transit agencies. This is going to get interesting fast. @rosalindrossi

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McDonough County sees its first case of the West Nile Virus The West Nile Virus has hit McDonough County.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Dr… TRAFFIC ALERT: In order to accommodate construction traffic at 2307 Sangamon Drive (Leonhard Recreational Center), Champaign Park District will be closing a section of Sangamon Drive just east of Kenwood Road. Sangamon Drive will be closed from Kenwood Road to the Sholem Pool parking lot starting on Monday, September 30, 2013, through Friday, October 25, 2013. The road will be closed on working da

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National Press Club Criticizes Illinois Court for Coercing Patch.com … "Judge Kinney’s order appears to disregard the Illinois shield law and sends a bad signal to journalists working throughout the state and indeed the country," …

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Senate Judiciary Committee moves Zach Fardon nomination to Senate floor … – Voices NBC ChicagoSenate Judiciary Committee moves Zach Fardon nomination to Senate floor …Voices“Today’s unanimous vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee continues the bipartisan support for Zachary Fardon, who will be an exceptional U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a statement. “His range of …Committee approves nomination of US attorney

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Proposed Kane County budget defers pension problem Wary of following a path that created Illinois’ pension woes, a handful of Kane County Board members are taking a hard look at a plan to partially fund about …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Caption contest! * Treasurer Dan Rutherford tweets… In @MetropolisIL found my newest supporter The photo… Funniest commenter will win a free copy of a new mobile app that I’ll be rolling out before veto session.

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More like this, please * Senators Kirk and Durbin have been pressing the US Attorney to do more to fight Chicago street gangs. From a media advisory… U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy, and representatives of the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Division will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday Sept. […]

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MikeWSOY: Accident that caused the death of Pastor BG Nevitt has been ruled ‘accidental’ http://bit.ly/185xoJe Accident that caused the death of Pastor BG Nevitt has been ruled ‘accidental’ http://bit.ly/185xoJe

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MikeWSOY: Rare Civil War journal coming to Springfield http://bit.ly/1fIgogz Rare Civil War journal coming to Springfield http://bit.ly/1fIgogz

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bruceanddan: Famed attorney Sam Adam Jr. spoke with us about the sentencing of Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers. http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1901413 … Famed attorney Sam Adam Jr. spoke with us about the sentencing of Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers.http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1901413

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Fitzgerald questions transit agencies’ training on taking politics out of hiring – Aurora Beacon News Fitzgerald questions transit agencies’ training on taking politics out of hiringAurora Beacon News… of allegations by ex-Metra CEO Alex Clifford that two Metra Board members conspired to dump him because he would not “play ball” on patronage requests — two of them supposedly originating with Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
State gives suburban company $2.4 million to move 15 miles to Chicago * Power Construction is moving from Schaumburg to Chicago (15 miles, according to Google) and is getting $2.4 million in state assistance over ten years. That naturally prompted questions… Dan Seals, the former congressional candidate now serving as assistant director of the Ill. Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, was asked how he justifies giving […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
More like this, please * Senators Kirk and Durbin have been pressing the US Attorney to do more to fight Chicago street gangs. From a media advisory… U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy, and representatives of the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Division will hold a press conference at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday Sept. […]

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EdSullivanforIL: Pope Francis asked his flock to love ALL they neighbors. I believe this is the first call for resistance to his word. http://mobile.spectator.org/theamericanspectator/#!/entry/when-paul-corrected-peter,5242b7ebda27f5d9d0269ce5 … Pope Francis asked his flock to love ALL they neighbors. I believe this is the first call for resistance to his word.http://mobile.spectator.org/theamericanspectator/#!/entry/when-paul-corrected-peter,5242b7ebda27f5d9d0269ce5

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Self defense, horse racing, Sasquatch sightings and more! http://goo.gl/fb/gFZTU Get "In the Know" on Self defense, horse racing, Sasquatch sightings and more! http://goo.gl/fb/gFZTU

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mjzalewski: I’ll be joining Bob Sirott this afternoon around 12:15 on WGN radio to discuss our efforts to make our gun laws stronger. Tune in! I’ll be joining Bob Sirott this afternoon around 12:15 on WGN radio to discuss our efforts to make our gun laws stronger. Tune in!

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DavidOrmsby: Durkin Begins to Fill Empty House GOP Coffers – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/26/durkin-begins-to-fill-empty-house-gop-coffers/ … Durkin Begins to Fill Empty House GOP Coffers – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/26/durkin-begins-to-fill-empty-house-gop-coffers/

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ISBAlawyer: Illinois Supreme Court disbars 6, suspends 31 in latest disciplinary filing http://pagetweet.com/831 Illinois Supreme Court disbars 6, suspends 31 in latest disciplinary filing http://pagetweet.com/831

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thomasfrisbie: Editorial: #Obamacare will have its snags, citizens will have to help if it is to succeed http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22769679-474/obamacare-off-to-good-start-but-success-requires-effort.html … Editorial: #Obamacare will have its snags, citizens will have to help if it is to succeed http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22769679-474/obamacare-off-to-good-start-but-success-requires-effort.html

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tkacich: Cubs attendance lowest since 1998. But at least they beat the WSox … http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/BLOGS04/130929861/cubs-attendance-lowest-since-1998 … Cubs attendance lowest since 1998. But at least they beat the WSox …http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/BLOGS04/130929861/cubs-attendance-lowest-since-1998

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APOConnor: Today in 1833, Treaty of #Chicago, last Indian #treaty ceding #IL land, signed. #LegisResUnit #TIH Today in 1833, Treaty of #Chicago, last Indian #treaty ceding #IL land, signed. #LegisResUnit #TIH

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DavidOrmsby: Good deal? Quinn: Basic #Obamacare Good deal? Quinn: Basic #Obamacare

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RutherfordDan: Great turn out at Matt and Karen’s home for meet & greet in #Hinsdale Great turn out at Matt and Karen’s home for meet & greet in #Hinsdale

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Illinois Times
Fixing the wrong problem Term limits are bad politics and worse government “Throw the bums out!” I say.Ah, if only we knew who the bums are. Bruce Rauner thinks he knows – they are public sector unions, public school systems and the politicians who enable t

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Why gambling expansion is bad for business The Illinois treasury could have collected an additional $35 billion to $56 billion from gambling interests from 1990 to 2013 and thereby produced a surplus for the 2013 state budget. Pursuant to the

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Taylorville Daily News News
Myers: ACA Will Have Little Impact on Social Security Recipients Americans will start signing up for health insurance next week as the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s known, kicks in. It raises the question: how will this affect retirees? Jack Myers of Springfield’s Social Security office say…

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Congressman Rodney Davis 9/26/2013 Congressman Rodney Davis 9/26/2013: Play now!Dave and Elizabeth talk Obamacare, government shutdown and more with congressman Rodney Davis. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As…" or "Save Target As…" Download now!

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Quinn, TRP y Madigan Celebra la Reapertura de Second Federal Casi un año después de que Second Federal Loans and Savings iba a ser subastado por FDIC a presuntos depredadores y especuladores, la afiliación que rescató al banco sostuvo una celebración comunitaria junto a más de 100 residentes el pasado sábado, 21 de septiembre. El Gobernador Pat Quinn, la Procuradora General del Estado de Illinois, Lisa Madigan, el Comisionado del Condado de Cook, Jesús Garc

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Home Depot distribution center in Joilet brings 200 new jobs Governor Pat Quinn will be joined by Home Depot officials to open the company’s new Joliet stocking distribution center.

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Gov. Quinn joins Home Depot opening Gov. Pat Quinn will be in Joliet Thursday to join Home Depot officials as they mark the opening of a new distribution center.

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Renovation wraps up at Ill. convention center Officials at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield say a $15.8 million renovation is on track to be completed by the end of the year.

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Pooper Troopers: battling River North’s dog poop problems 4 For dog owners, there are a few basic rules that are very simple to follow that make you a decent human being. One of those things is picking up your own dog’s poop, particularly if it’s in a public place or basically anywhere else that’s not your private yard. (And even then that’s pretty gross Continue reading →

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Caption contest! * Treasurer Dan Rutherford tweets… In @MetropolisIL found my newest supporter The photo… Funniest commenter will win a free copy of a new mobile app that I’ll be rolling out before veto session.

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Editorial: Gambling expansion isn’t a sure bet for casino success – Bloomington Pantagraph Philly.comEditorial: Gambling expansion isn’t a sure bet for casino successBloomington PantagraphThe answer to both questions is probably yes, but the Illinois Gaming Board has to weigh the consequences of each probability in a decision that should be made next month. Currently, Illinois casinos can only stay open a maximum of 22 hours per day.Kadner: Video gambling growth equals nine casinosNew J

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Costello Shares Concerns on Crumbling Infrastructure JACKSON COUNTY — A former Southern Illinois congressman and leader on transportation issues is worried about the condition of our country’s roads and …

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Illinois attorney general’s office to review theft of chief’s gun used in … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … CARBONDALE, Illinois — A special prosecutor will examine the theft of a southern Illinois police chief’s gun that that was used in a …

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Editorial: Governor’s Mansion should be governor’s home It has been the home of the governor of Illinois since Joel Matteson first called it such in 1855. It has witnessed history — joyous and turbulent times. Governors …

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Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law – Peoria Public Radio 1 Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care lawPeoria Public RadioRepublicans are continuing a last-minute push to dismantle the law known as "Obamacare" before a key part of it takes effect next week. The law remains unpopular in polls. But as IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are hoping that changes once people …
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DennisCulloton: Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon http://huff.to/1eDUnAr Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon http://huff.to/1eDUnAr

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RonSandack: Nothing about Illinois’ execution has been timely or good with respect to implementation of Obamacare … Gov…. http://fb.me/6vh2wRFmt Nothing about Illinois’ execution has been timely or good with respect to implementation of Obamacare … Gov….http://fb.me/6vh2wRFmt

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RonSandack: 1 day after the press release celebrating supposedly lower than national rates (via incomplete numbers), comes this: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/NEWS03/130929853 … 1 day after the press release celebrating supposedly lower than national rates (via incomplete numbers), comes this: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/NEWS03/130929853

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JoanieLum: Putting the brakes on red light cameras in #Chicago. Motorist POV, at 6:30AM on @fox32news Putting the brakes on red light cameras in #Chicago. Motorist POV, at 6:30AM on @fox32news

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WPSD – News – Local
Selling a local option sales tax Letting communities vote to increase sales tax by up to one cent to pay for new roads, community buildings, parks, or other projects is an idea being tossed around in Kentucky right now.

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The Daily Northwestern
City uses bands to enforce bike parking Evanston is rolling out a new way of reminding residents where to park their bikes, according to a city official. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Wednesday that city officials will wrap yellow bands around bike locks they spot on sign poles and street lights, among other objects besides bike racks. The bands include a city logo and read, "NO BIKE PARKING. Please Use Bike Racks." City

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Governor should live in Mansion Knock, knock.

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Our View: In support of journalist Journalists aren’t always the most popular people.

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Illinois, Indiana reach deal on Illiana Expressway SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, The Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation have reached an agreement on how to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the proposed Illiana Corridor project.

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mnolan September 25, 2013 8:46PM. Jen Hoelzle Illinois’ tourism director speaks with Roy Patel chairman Chicago SouthlConventi Visitors Bureau prior. Jen Hoelzle, Illinois’ tourism director, speaks with Roy Patel, …

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Still No Pension Bill, With Veto Session Upcoming A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers has been meeting for months trying to find common ground to solve the state’s pension crisis. So far, members of the …

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Editorial: Support the Tobacco Coalition’s resolve – Daily Eastern News Editorial: Support the Tobacco Coalition’s resolveDaily Eastern News… debate on the campus due to the Eastern Tobacco Coalition’s relentless lobbying. Last year, the Eastern Tobacco Coalition members presented their case to make this campus a tobacco-free campus following other state schools like the University of …

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Sen McGuire tells King students good leaders listen, work as a team 9/25/2013, 10:31 p.m.. Illinois Senator Pat McGuire talks about "leadership" with members of the Irene King Elementary School Student Council Tuesday. Sen.

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Reports: Bad conditions linger at youth homes SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A year after Illinois was sued and reached a settlement over … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Our Opinion: Cooperative education — Lessons for the workplace – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Cooperative education — Lessons for the workplaceThe State Journal-RegisterBenedictine University at Springfield is responding to the changes with a new program that is unique to central Illinois. University officials, in response to concerns from prospective students, their parents and employers, is embarking on a …

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Letter: Illinois needs to switch to progressive taxation By law, Illinois can only tax at a flat, non-graduated rate of 5 percent. By switching to a progressive tax, like Wisconsin and 33 other states, Illinois could capture …

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pkadnerSeptember 25, 2013 9:48PM … I’m talking about school boards, city councils, village boards and township boards.

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Our View: Listen to public owners of Peoria Stadium At a relatively modest cost Peoria Stadium could again be one of the real high school athletic gems in central Illinois, with a modern track and a synthetic turf field …

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Chicago tourism push boosts hotel occupancy CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago’s push to bring in more tourists and business … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Bridges in Illinois, nation show signs of falling down – The Daily … Crossing bridges in the country might not be as safe as it would seem these days. A study on the federal National Bridge Inventory shows that of 607,380 bridges …

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Overhaul transit funding, officials urge task force Leaders of the Chicago area’s mass transit agencies on Wednesday urged members of a state task force to overhaul the way public transportation is funded, …

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Pat Quinn | the chris robling blog dear candidates dan, bill, kirk and bruce–. i will not remain silent any more. check it out… http://capitolfax.com/2013/09/23/highly-doubtful/. – chris robling …

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Raise the gas tax? Better consider it, says Costello Better consider it, says CostelloBY CALEB HALE THE SOUTHERN The Southern … Jerry Costello says that same hyper-partisan behavior has also left the …

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Chuck Sweeny: Cheri Bustos expects close rematch in 2014 – Rockford Register Star Chuck Sweeny: Cheri Bustos expects close rematch in 2014Rockford Register StarThat’s not coming from the challenger, former congressman Bobby Schilling, a Colona Republican. It’s what U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-E. Moline, is telling her supporters in a fundraising email, a copy of which I received. Citing a poll by her former …

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Bernard Schoenburg: Sangamon GOP stays neutral, for now, in key … The Sangamon County Republican Party, which continues to have a strong structure, appears to be staying out, for now, of some key primary races.

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Our View: Fed up with high property taxes? Speak up We pay THAT much for THIS house in THIS city? By the time our blood pressures … That hasn’t been happening in northern Illinois. The meetings where levies …

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Danville board keeps pre-retirement pay boost for some employees DANVILLE — Eligible administrators and non-union flat-salaried staff can still take advantage of a retirement incentive that allows them to receive a 6 percent …

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Jack Franks Running for Re-Election | – McHenry County Blog With all the money he has in his campaign fund, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) could have run for Governor or any of the other statewide offices except for …

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Quinn’s grants to help big plans become reality Pat Quinn’s visit to Sterling Saturday. Big plans cost big money, of course, and Quinn obliged on two fronts. First, the governor announced that Sterling would …

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In the News ~ Sept. 25 – Illinois Education Association A race to help District 112′s low-income students. Chicago Tribune – Coach Sheri Henkel teaches a game with basketballs to the girls in the after school …

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Kane County Board poised to OK $375K in riverboat cash for forest preserve district GENEVA – Kane County could sign off on a proposal to send $375,000 in riverboat money to the Kane County Forest Preserve District to help the district increase its operational budget over the next two years without asking property taxpayers for more.

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Illinois gets $500000 federal grant to expand availability of local … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Illinois will receive nearly $540,000 in federal funds to … Illinois is known for growing corn and soybeans.

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ILSenateGOP: According to State Senator Dave Syverson a number of new fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect January 1… http://fb.me/28iZDXC0A According to State Senator Dave Syverson a number of new fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect January 1…http://fb.me/28iZDXC0A

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KirkDillard: Today I visited with Dr. David Sam, President of Elgin Community College and Mayor Rodney Craig of Hanover Park. pic.twitter.com/Bad6Vt6PCZ Today I visited with Dr. David Sam, President of Elgin Community College and Mayor Rodney Craig of Hanover Park.pic.twitter.com/Bad6Vt6PCZ

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RepBerrios: Great community coming together for anti-violence march in 31st ward #community Great community coming together for anti-violence march in 31st ward #community

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chicagobars: Cheers to @mjzalewski Cheers to @mjzalewski

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danielbiss: At the DPOE #immigration At the DPOE #immigration

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WANDTVDoug: Thanks Rep Bill Mitchell for discussing ADM with me tonight on WAND News. Rep Sue Scherer joins me tomorrow AM on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101 Thanks Rep Bill Mitchell for discussing ADM with me tonight on WAND News. Rep Sue Scherer joins me tomorrow AM on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101

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Rep. Peter Roskam: We Shouldn’t Wait Another Day on Keystone (Op-Ed) – WLS 36 Rep. Peter Roskam: We Shouldn’t Wait Another Day on Keystone (Op-Ed)WLSFive years ago today, the Keystone XL pipeline project was sent to the Obama Administration for approval. That’s right, today marks the fifth year anniversary of the president stalling, delaying and denying building a huge pipeline project that …

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Daley gives Illiana Expressway green light 2 Pat Quinn and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is a necessity at this point, Daley said. "They really need that," the former mayor said while being interviewed after the …

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Rep. Conroy Continues Satellite and Extended Office Hours – State … VILLA PARK, Ill. –Rep. Conroy’s constituent services office will continue to host monthly extended and satellite office hours in October in order to remain …

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Tom Kacich: Weibel to challenge Kurtz in primary – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTom Kacich: Weibel to challenge Kurtz in primaryChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteThe two will face off in the March primary in District 7, an area entirely within Champaign and generally south of Springfield Avenue, west of Wright Street, north of Windsor Road and east of the Champaign Country Club and Mayfair Road. It includes …

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Evanston Among Best-Dressed Small Cities In America A recent study claims Evanston is a cut above the rest when it comes to what they’re wearing. Real estate blog Movoto.com ranked the suburb No. 8 in its list of the Top 10 Best Dressed Cities in America. The list is made of cities with less than 100,000 residents. The criteria included the number of high-end fashion, shoe and jewelry stores per capita, as well as tailors and dry cleaners.

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edmarshallcbs2: That’s torture panel CHIEF quits, David Thomas. The panel remains. AND Quinn sez he’ll appoint someone new. That’s torture panel CHIEF quits, David Thomas. The panel remains. AND Quinn sez he’ll appoint someone new.

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EAKrol: That awkward moment when you’re going to help a blind guy cross Wacker but he’s not using his stick maybe he can see and OMG that cab. Whew. That awkward moment when you’re going to help a blind guy cross Wacker but he’s not using his stick maybe he can see and OMG that cab. Whew.

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Naperville drafting ban on MMA events The Naperville City Council has not yet moved to ban mixed-martial arts, but the idea of holding a fight in the city still may be down for the count. A fight originally scheduled for Oct. 19 at Players Indoor Sports has been combined with an event Oct. 5 in McCook, and Naperville staff members are drafting an ordinance including a ban on mixed-martial arts to bring to councilmen at a later date.

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Tinley Park Patch
Midlothian Mayor Resigns From D228 School Board Sharon Rybak turned in her letter of resignation to the board over the weekend. She had received criticism for holding 2 elected offices after winning Midlothian’s mayoral race earlier this year.

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Letter: Preserving a hospitable business climate is not the answer Before reading any article by Rockford Register Star reporter Scott Reeder, look at his byline. He is affiliated with the Illinois Policy Institute, an arm of ALEC, the …

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Jim Duffett – Campaign for Better Healthcare 9-25-2013 Jim Duffett – Campaign for Better Healthcare 9-25-2013: Play now!Brian Moline talks with Jim Duffett about how the new healthcare exchanges will work starting on October 1, and what people need to do to sign up for coverage. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As…" or "Save Target As…" Download now!

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Countdown to shutdown – IllinoisHomePage.net SPRINGFIELD — The country could be just days away from a federal government shutdown.

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WGN-TV GM adds SVP title at Tribune Broadcasting – Chicago Tribune WGN-TV GM adds SVP title at Tribune BroadcastingChicago TribuneFarber was named acting general manager of WGN-TV in September 2012 after Marty Wilke left to become general manager at CBS-owned WBBM-Ch.2. Before that, he was vice president of programming operations for Tribune Broadcasting, where his …After a Year as Acting GM of WGN, Steve Farber Named SVP of Operations for …

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WICS Top Stories
Residents Speak Out About City’s Infrastructure Issues Capital city residents are speaking out about the condition of alleys in their neighborhoods. The city is proposing to fix the problem with proceeds from a recent sales tax increase. Their complaints cover everything from seemingly tiny passages to the high number of potholes and loose gravel, but good news may be coming their way, if aldermen okay the use of $2 million to spruce up the alleyway

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Workforce Training Grant U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced a new federal grant awarded to Harper College and Northwestern University to help the colleges partner with industr… From: SenatorDurbin Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:03 More in News & Politics

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Still No Pension Bill, With Veto Session Upcoming A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers has been meeting for months trying to find common ground to solve the state’s pension crisis.So far, members of the conference committee have talked about a basic idea they are looking at. It would set the cost of living adjustment for retirees at half the rate of inflation. …

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Ill. inmate who said he fell dies in hospital SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state prison inmate who was found bleeding from the mouth and said he fell has died in a southern Illinois hospital. An Illinois …

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Illinois has a spending problem – Morris Daily Herald Illinois has a spending problemMorris Daily Herald… has borrowed to pay for things such as $700,000 doors for the State Capitol. Spending is public enemy No. 1 in Illinois. • Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. Previous Page …

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Rockford, Kankakee still mired in real estate woes – The Capitol Fax Blog Rockford, Kankakee still mired in real estate woesThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Kankakee faces a similar problem as Rockford, Ill. The population is stagnant and its unemployment rate hasn’t been below 10 percent since mid-2008. Even selling the city’s …… by Reboot Illinois via twitter September 24 at 7:35 AM. Tell your family …

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DuPage Board member worried county may lose clout with RTA – Aurora Beacon News DuPage Board member worried county may lose clout with RTAAurora Beacon NewsSenate Bill 1594, sponsored by Waukegan Democrat Terry Link, would consolidate the RTA Board with that of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to create a new entity with a new board of directors. “Because it increases the size of the doard, …

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Changes At The Pump Many QCA drivers are now being forced to make a tough decision: do you want to fuel up with an ethanol blend or do you want to pay more to get straight gas? Starting this week, there’s no longer a low-cost,

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Caterpillar paychecks help drive the local economy, but the company’s impact on… Caterpillar paychecks help drive the local economy, but the company’s impact on the Peoria area is much deeper than that. http://bit.ly/15tjNIA Our special section on Big Yellow publishes Sunday, Sept. 29. Look for daily posts here: http://www.pjstar.com/extra

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Former Sen. Alan Dixon writes memoir – Belleville News Democrat Former Sen. Alan Dixon writes memoirBelleville News DemocratThe Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/15unSl4) he was in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University on Tuesday. He talked about how his family urged him to write the memoir even though he didn’t want to. He says he wrote on a legal pad and his …

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Tom Weisner – Oswego, IL Patch
Shorewood Mayor to Run for State Representative Longtime Village President Rick Chapman will seek Tom Cross’ seat in 2014.

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I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Police Release New Details on Unsolved Murders 20 SPRINGFIELD-Police are closing in on a suspect in a double murder that devastated one Springfield family. And now police say they need your help. Springfield police say they know who killed two young

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Governor Quinn Announces Quad Cities’ MATCON Expands, Creates 150 New Jobs EAST MOLINE — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by executives from Material Control Systems, Inc. (MATCON) to announce the business is building a $10 mill… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 04:14 More in News & Politics

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IDOT_Illinois: Summer may be over but construction season is still going strong. Slow down & use extreme caution while driving through #workzones! Summer may be over but construction season is still going strong. Slow down & use extreme caution while driving through #workzones!

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MikeforIllinois: Incredible that @tedcruz spent 21hrs demanding that US default on our obligations + destroy economy so that millions go without healthcare. Incredible that @tedcruz spent 21hrs demanding that US default on our obligations + destroy economy so that millions go without healthcare.

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RepBillFoster: Disappointing news from @washingtonpost Budget sequester squeezes scientific research http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/budget-sequester-squeezes-scientists/2013/09/24/a88f3686-1caa-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html … Disappointing news from @washingtonpost Budget sequester squeezes scientific researchhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/budget-sequester-squeezes-scientists/2013/09/24/a88f3686-1caa-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html

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RutherfordDan: Fun Facts V: Dan Rutherford http://www.rebootillinois.com/?eopinion=6017&utm_source=chicagonow&utm_medium=reboot-opinion-2014-9%2F25%2F2013&utm_campaign=fun-facts-dan-rutherford-9%2F25%2F2013 …Fun Facts V: Dan Rutherfordhttp://www.rebootillinois.com/?eopinion=6017&utm_source=chicagonow&utm_medium=reboot-opinion-2014-9%2F25%2F2013&utm_campaign=fun-facts-dan-rutherford-9%2F25%2F2013

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BruceRauner: Another day another bad report. IL’s dropped 14 spots in Forbes Best States for Business rankings since Quinn took office. It’s got to end. Another day another bad report. IL’s dropped 14 spots in Forbes Best States for Business rankings since Quinn took office. It’s got to end.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Senator Syverson: New Obamacare Taxes to Start January 1 ROCKFORD – New fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect as part of implementing the Obamacare health plan, Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said Wednesday. One particular tax that begins January 1, 2014, Syverson said, the Transitional Reassurance Assessment…

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Chicago Business News
Illinois: Obamacare insurance call center likely to be delayed A call center for the Illinois health benefits exchange isn’t likely to be up and running on Oct. 1 when the marketplace is scheduled to launch, the Quinn administration said today.

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Illinois College Students Raise Awareness About Hunger Illinois College Students Raise Awareness About Hunger. Choosing between … Their hope is that people will see the statistics and try to help. Illinois College …

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Ashton Gazette – Top Stories
Lee County Sheriff John Varga announces plans to seek re-election in 2014

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Legislative, Budget Snafus Put Horse Racing Season … – WMAY.com Horse and harness racing in Illinois could be dramatically scaled back next year… unless Illinois lawmakers find a lot of money in a hurry for the state racing …

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ArickaFlowers: Chicago Owes Cops $1 Million In Overtime NATO Summit Pay http://ow.ly/2Ac8PS Chicago Owes Cops $1 Million In Overtime NATO Summit Payhttp://ow.ly/2Ac8PS

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Illinois Reminds Student Transporters of School Bus Stop-Arm … The Illinois Department of Transportation last week reminded student transporters of a new law that expands the definition of automated video surveillance and …

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GWSawyer: Expanding casino hours won’t do much harm but don’t plan on extra profits. See Thursday’s editorial. #dechrExpanding casino hours won’t do much harm but don’t plan on extra profits. See Thursday’s editorial. #dechr

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Downers Grove Patch
Rep. Pihos to Sponsor “Honor a Veteran” Event on October 4 at Glenbard South High School State Representative Sandy Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) is sponsoring an “Honor a Veteran” event on Friday, October 4th at Glenbard South High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Local veterans and their families will be treated to free entertainment and

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Local legislators meet with area businesses 3 Five Rockford-area lawmakers made a stop at Rock Valley College Wednesday to meet with local business owners.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Emanuel Dismisses Calls To Increase Size Of Police Department 300+ CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is deflecting suggestions from some Chicago Aldermen who want to increase the City’s police force to deal with continuing gun violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mp3_bc-carts-cops-rahm-092513-w1.mp3 size=340px download=false name="Emanuel Dismisses Calls To Increase Size Of Police