Today’s headlines — Sunday, Sept. 1

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Tim Landis: SJ-R to take a look at ‘skills gap’ project A not-for-profit group dropped in at the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce in April with what seemed fairly startling news that four in 10 Sangamon County residents were ill-prepared for high-skilled jobs of the future.

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Fractional students gain more technology access – nwitimes.com Fractional students gain more technology accessnwitimes.comIn fact, it will be possible for students working on school computers to watch television programs on channels such as Cable News Network, the Food Network and other education-related programming. Students would not be able to watch programming on …

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SJROpinions: Letter: Fracking wrong for Illinois #twill Letter: Fracking wrong for Illinois http://bit.ly/1a9OERX #twill

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SuperAbe2014: @MikeforIllinois in one sentence: Standing tall for AFSME while taxing Grandma’s wheelchair @MikeforIllinois in one sentence: Standing tall for AFSME while taxing Grandma’s wheelchair

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Napoleon_Harris: NU FOOTBALL CAN’T WAIT #bigcats NU FOOTBALL CAN’T WAIT #bigcats

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BruceRauner: Enjoyed throwing out the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits game. pic.twitter.com/cdcv8ZYq2k Enjoyed throwing out the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits game. pic.twitter.com/cdcv8ZYq2k

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mccann_sam: With Rep. Davidsmeyer presenting certificates to Pittsfield centanarian, Marguerite Kennedy. Happy 100th, Marguerite! pic.twitter.com/dxk0JaFdaR With Rep. Davidsmeyer presenting certificates to Pittsfield centanarian, Marguerite Kennedy. Happy 100th, Marguerite! pic.twitter.com/dxk0JaFdaR

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Women’s Baseball comes back to Rockford 3Beyer is the former home of the Rockford Peaches and today played host to the 2013 Midwest Women’s Baseball Invitational.

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Flashback Springfield: High school was different 100 years ago – The State Journal-Register Flashback Springfield: High school was different 100 years agoThe State Journal-RegisterHugh Magill, from Springfield, got legislation passed that spring to allow kids from rural areas lacking high schools to attend any Illinois high school for free – and the law required that the student’s home school district, not their parents, pay for …

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Corn pest appears in 2 Illinois counties Farmers in two Illinois counties are reporting that the western corn rootworm, a potentially devastating pest, is showing up in their fields despite rotating fields and planting Monsanto Co.’s insecti

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Letter: 70 mph speed limit right for state Illinois has more miles of interstate highway than every state except Texas and California. You know the state’s highways are mostly straight and pancake-flat. So I applaud Governor Quinn and the General Assembly for raising the speed limit to 70 mph on most highways.

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Township foe sees hope in elimination bill – Northwest Herald Township foe sees hope in elimination billNorthwest HeraldWhile Article 7, Section 5 of the Illinois Constitution allows townships to be abolished either individually or countywide by popular vote, the only mechanism codified in state law provides for eliminating all townships within a county. And the only …

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CentralILAlive: SJ-R: Valerie LaRiviere: Back-to-school traditions are conducted around the world SJ-R: Valerie LaRiviere: Back-to-school traditions are conducted around the world http://bit.ly/15KSnkv

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PeterNickeas: Naked guy puts buttocks through windshield, tasered by police after they find him sitting in a puddle. #ncmf #chicago Naked guy puts buttocks through windshield, tasered by police after they find him sitting in a puddle. #ncmf #chicago http://ow.ly/orYM9

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Listen: The history and fallout of Illinois’ pension problems – Rockford Register Star Listen: The history and fallout of Illinois’ pension problemsRockford Register StarWNIJ’s Susan Stephens and Rockford Register Star Political Editor Chuck Sweeny sat down with self-described numbers guy State Senator Dave Syverson and Northern Illinois University Vice President Steve Cunningham, who developed the pension reform …

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Aurora immigration, labor law program set – Aurora Beacon News 1Aurora immigration, labor law program setAurora Beacon NewsLegal Update for Illinois Employers, a free presentation on immigration, labor and employment laws, will be hosted by Aurora University at 8 a.m. Sept. 25. Penelope Lechtenberg, a Rockford labor attorney, will speak in the university banquet hall at …

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Route 66 International Film Festival – Illinois Times Route 66 International Film FestivalIllinois TimesThe 2013 Route 66 International Film Festival is scheduled for Nov. 1-2 at Capital City Bar & Grill, 3145 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, Ill. Friday night Nov. 1 from about 6-10 p.m., military-themed films submitted in this year’s special …

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Voice of the Southern: Ask what candidates will do for the budget – The Southern 1Voice of the Southern: Ask what candidates will do for the budgetThe SouthernIt may seem premature, but it’s not too early to seriously consider what to do with the Illinois budget when the state’s income tax hike expires at the end of 2014. We agree with that recent message from state Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago …

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Mold forces major changes for Illinois school district – Southeast Missourian Southeast MissourianMold forces major changes for Illinois school districtSoutheast MissourianA waiver from the state allowed Meridian to reduce its daily instructional time to 4.5 hours — 30 minutes less than the standard requirement for Illinois schools — so students could attend classes in shifts and still have time for lunch, interim …

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RT @IEA: The shale gas revolution has triggered strong inves – NorthcentralPa.com RT @IEA: The shale gas revolution has triggered strong invesNorthcentralPa.comRT @IEA: The shale gas revolution has triggered strong inves. By Feed: News from Marcellus Shale Coalition. in. Gas Industry. August 31, 2013. RT @IEA: The shale gas revolution has triggered strong investor interest in natural gas as a transport fuel …

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Bernard Schoenburg: Mooney’s winding road to academic stardom – The State Journal-Register Bernard Schoenburg: Mooney’s winding road to academic stardomThe State Journal-RegisterBernard Schoenburg: Mooney’s winding road to academic stardom. Zoom. Photos. 01212010mooney1.JPG. T.J. Salsman/The State Journal-Register. Chris Mooney, formerly a professor of political studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, will head the …

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IEA president an advocate for education, teachers – The State Journal-Register IEA president an advocate for education, teachersThe State Journal-RegisterCinda Klickna has come a long way since she started her career in education in 1973. In one fundamental way, though, things have remained the same for the current president of the Illinois Education Association. “I think that one of the exciting things …

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Letter: Pols should contribute to pension solution – The State Journal-Register Letter: Pols should contribute to pension solutionThe State Journal-RegisterThis is just what politicians of Illinois have done with the state retirement shortage. All of the people who worked for the state were required to put their fair share into the retirement system, but the politicians did not. The politicians created …

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Bob Heisse: Sign up for Springfield’s emergency alert system – The State Journal-Register Bob Heisse: Sign up for Springfield’s emergency alert systemThe State Journal-RegisterThat nasty storm brought heavy rain, tornado threats and quite a different holiday weekend to central Illinois than we’re seeing now. It also postponed the traditional Springfield Mile motorcycle race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds to the middle of …

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New proof of insurance law puzzling some police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) –

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Illinews: SJ-R: Our Opinion: After 30 years, it’s time to get serious about District 186 funding SJ-R: Our Opinion: After 30 years, it’s time to get serious about District 186 funding http://bit.ly/17cHrZ6

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Illinews: Tribune: Editorial: Paying for brain damage Tribune: Editorial: Paying for brain damage http://trib.in/17yMUjk

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ScottReeder: Corporate welfare alive and we’ll in Illliois: … via @illinoispolicy #twill Corporate welfare alive and we’ll in Illliois: http://ilnews.org/jobs-growth/illinois-pilfers-jobs/ … via @illinoispolicy #twill

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Chicago Heights Patch

Heights Dad Owes Over $80,000 in Child Support 1The Cook County Sheriff has arrest warrants out for these accused "deadbeat dads" in the south suburbs.

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Birth certificate legislation groundbreaking change for adopted in Ill. – CBS News 2KBirth certificate legislation groundbreaking change for adopted in Ill.CBS NewsIn 2010, the Illinois State Legislature changed the law making it possible for adoptees over the age of 21 to get a copy of their original birth certificate. When Mapes got her 61-year-old birth certificate, she was stunned to see she had a sibling …

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Illinois Farmers Wrestle with Rootworm in First-Year Corn – AgWeb 2Illinois Farmers Wrestle with Rootworm in First-Year CornAgWebEntomologists report that rotated corn is showing susceptibility to rootworm damage, even when planted to some Bt hybrids. Just how bad is the rootworm resistance problem going to get in the central Corn Belt? No one can say with any degree of accuracy …

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Illinois Metra fight I spent a little over an hour at Downers Grove on BNSF s Chicago Sub Racetrack this past Friday, to get some shots of the CB amp Q-era searchlight signals be… From: NewsManiya Views: 1 1 ratings Time: 01:07 More in News & Politics

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Court sets arguments in Illinois concealed-carry case – WPSD Local 6 Court sets arguments in Illinois concealed-carry caseWPSD Local 6LOUIS (AP) – A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledgling concealed-carry law. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle …

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Commentary: The Gov. with lowest approval rating – Jacksonville Journal Courier Commentary: The Gov. with lowest approval ratingJacksonville Journal CourierDaley, however, endorsed House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension plan, which radically cuts pension benefits and calls for workers employed by the state, state universities and school districts outside of Chicago to retire later if they are younger …

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State has done own share of ‘poaching’ Gov. Pat Quinn is doing something

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Glen Ellyn advocates’ push for indoor pool starts to kick – Chicago Daily Herald 8Glen Ellyn advocates’ push for indoor pool starts to kickChicago Daily HeraldGlen Ellyn swimming enthusiasts’ efforts to bring a year-round indoor pool to town have taken a dive for decades, but recently talk of such a facility has at least started to tread water. A grass-roots community group called the Glen Ellyn Aquatics …

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Erickson: Durkin has a tough job – The Southern Erickson: Durkin has a tough jobThe Southern“I would imagine when you are working hard to provide for your family, you look for opportunities that help pay the bills,” said Dan Brady. Yeah, right. Salary data. A former candidate for Illinois governor is promoting a new app for your smart phone …

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Letter: Autism organization asks for your help – The State Journal-Register Letter: Autism organization asks for your helpThe State Journal-RegisterWith that in mind, Autism Speaks is looking for advocates in Congressional Districts in the state, to at first call on Congressmen and women to advocate for federal legislation that is important to families with children and adults on the autism …

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Henson will appear on ‘Illinois Pioneers’ Former Illini basketball coach Lou Henson opens the season as "Illinois Pioneers" returns to WILL-TV in September. URBANA — Former Illini basketball coach Lou Henson opens the season as "Illinois Pioneers" returns to WILL-TV in September. Retired WILL-AM host David Inge’s interview of the coach will air Thursday, followed by University of Illinois early childhood education pioneer Lilian Kat

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No chocolate milk? New Illinois day-care regulations proposed – The State Journal-Register 2No chocolate milk? New Illinois day-care regulations proposedThe State Journal-RegisterJaiden, 4, ponders what ingredients he would like to have in his homemade trail mix from Cathy Boren, a teachers assistant, during an afternoon snack at Building Blocks preschool and daycare, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Justin L. Fowler …

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Tent has been area man’s castle for four years – The State Journal-Register Tent has been area man’s castle for four yearsThe State Journal-RegisterAfter Justin decided to live like this, he got on the Internet and found a suitable tent he could buy at an Army surplus store in Springfield, Mo. When it rained, there were leaks that first year, but Justin found and repaired them one by one. He …

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journalcourier: Drawing biz with money: Illinois no stranger to incentives: Gov. Pat Quinn is doing something he has been cond… Drawing biz with money: Illinois no stranger to incentives: Gov. Pat Quinn is doing something he has been cond… http://bit.ly/15LASAD

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Pantagraph: Mental struggle continues for NCHS gunman Mental struggle continues for NCHS gunman http://bit.ly/17zpwCf

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Kirk Dillard receives endorsement from conservative group – The Doings Clarendon Hills Kirk Dillard receives endorsement from conservative groupThe Doings Clarendon Hills"State Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Wheaton, finally received some good news in his race for the GOP nomination for governor — but from a strongly conservative group whose backing could be of dubious value in a general election. The endorsement of Mr. Dillard …Miller: Rauner’s strategy plays well with pollsDoes the GOP wa

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Our view: Economic recovery remains slow This Labor Day finds at least some of the American workforce wanting more. It’s not hard to understand why.

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KirkDillard: Hoopston National Sweetcorn Festival with my family. Thanks to the new Vermilion County GOP Chairman… Hoopston National Sweetcorn Festival with my family. Thanks to the new Vermilion County GOP Chairman… http://instagram.com/p/ds1z96oxlg/

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mjzalewski: 1500 followers is a pretty cool Labor Day milestone. Thanks for listening, everyone. 1500 followers is a pretty cool Labor Day milestone. Thanks for listening, everyone.

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Women play baseball at Beyer Stadium for first time since 1954 6ROCKFORD — Beth Lang’s first pitch for the Rockford Starfires was historic and trivial. INSIDE: If you go

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Editorial: What will Obamacare cost in Illinois? – Chicago Tribune Sheridan MediaEditorial: What will Obamacare cost in Illinois?Chicago TribuneAs of Sunday, there’s one month to go before the grand opening of the Obamacare online health insurance exchanges. Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a penalty as of Jan. 1. What will insurance cost in Illinois? What companies will …Major Insurance Exchange Company Expanding in Illinois

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Finke: House jazzes things up a bit – Peoria Journal Star Alton Daily NewsFinke: House jazzes things up a bitPeoria Journal StarThanks to the House Republicans for providing a little intrigue to liven up the late summer doldrums. To recap: House Republican Leader Tom Cross is stepping away from the post to run for treasurer. Hence, the need for a new leader. Rep. Raymond Poe of …Divided House GOP to meet Thursday on new leader

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Voices

New map says Illinois has the most diverse college football allegiances Football season is back, and what better way to celebrate than with a heated argument over rivalries? A new map from USA Today breaks down college football allegiances based on who likes a team’s official Facebook page.

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robertloerzel: A 1901 Chicago Tribune editorial on trombones: "No other instrument in the band has such alarming possibilities in execution…" A 1901 Chicago Tribune editorial on trombones: "No other instrument in the band has such alarming possibilities in execution…"

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rsamuels: See if you can sort this one out: Feds: Doc made cuts for cash – Chicago Sun-Times … via @suntimes See if you can sort this one out: Feds: Doc made cuts for cash – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22238177-418/feds-examining-physician-e-in-probe-of-alleged-medicare-and-medicaid-fraud.html … via @suntimes

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Chicago_IL_News: Mark Brown: Program pays veterans’ families to care for disabled soldiers: J oe Santoscoy relies… #Chicago #News Mark Brown: Program pays veterans’ families to care for disabled soldiers: J oe Santoscoy relies… http://q.gs/4l0R9 #Chicago #News

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Boaters, Agencies Offer Opinions on Proposed Boating Safety Legislation – Patch.com Boaters, Agencies Offer Opinions on Proposed Boating Safety LegislationPatch.comIllinois Conservation Police Sgt. Jamie Maul said that tying operating under the influence convictions to an individual’s drivers license could serve as a deterrent. Some people who spoke at the hearing, however, disagreed. Rob Hardman said he feels …

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SJROpinions: Schoenburg: Davis, Schock sign anti-Obamacare letter. #twill Schoenburg: Davis, Schock sign anti-Obamacare letter.http://bit.ly/15tZABo #twill

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rkprsolutions: Bloomington: City’s rules for licensing vehicles-for-hire ruled unconstitutional Bloomington: City’s rules for licensing vehicles-for-hire ruled unconstitutional http://buff.ly/14fcweU

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BruceRauner: Enjoyed throwing out the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits game. pic.twitter.com/cdcv8ZYq2k Enjoyed throwing out the first pitch at the Quad Cities River Bandits game. pic.twitter.com/cdcv8ZYq2k

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SJROpinions: Coming in Sunday’s SJ-R editorial page: "After 30 years, it’s time to get serious about District 186 funding." Coming in Sunday’s SJ-R editorial page: "After 30 years, it’s time to get serious about District 186 funding."

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McDonoughVoice: ACT results not full indicator of students’ improvement, administrators say ACT results not full indicator of students’ improvement, administrators say http://shar.es/z9o9B

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Chuck Sweeny: What are municipal leaders afraid of, exactly? For years, the Rockford City Council has made it impossible, yes, impossible, for Rockfordians to know what’s going on in committee meetings. Where the real work gets done and the important decisions get made.

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KirkDillard: Stephanie and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Stephanie and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

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BobbyLRushMC: It will be interesting to see if Speaker Boehner invokes the GOP’s "Hastert Rule" on this military action in Syria vote… It will be interesting to see if Speaker Boehner invokes the GOP’s "Hastert Rule" on this military action in Syria vote…

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RonSandack: Birthday boy Jack & his sister. Birthday boy Jack & his sister. http://ow.ly/i/31JJ6

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SenatorRezin: Pictures of me and my truck–racing in the mud bog at the Peat Monster Pictures of me and my truck–racing in the mud bog at the Peat Monster http://ow.ly/i/31K5Qhttp://ow.ly/i/31K6d http://ow.ly/i/31K6G

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SenatorKirk: The President made the right to decision to seek congressional approval for any military action in Syria The President made the right to decision to seek congressional approval for any military action in Syria https://www.facebook.com/SenatorKirk

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EdSullivanforIL: Wife and kids at her sisters for the night. Super Sports Saturday with @IlliniFootball @PGATOUR @NDFootball @Cubs. Did I miss any? Wife and kids at her sisters for the night. Super Sports Saturday with @IlliniFootball @PGATOUR @NDFootball @Cubs. Did I miss any?

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SenatorBush: Their Dancing in the streets in Wauconda tonight. Good Music! pic.twitter.com/eNV1V6RU3n 4Their Dancing in the streets in Wauconda tonight. Good Music! pic.twitter.com/eNV1V6RU3n

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Ald_Kifowit: Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

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Letter: Fracking wrong for Illinois 3Congratulations to the governor and the state for passing a bill that will allow fracking to begin soon in central Illinois. The catastrophic consequences of this passage will far outweigh the “employment benefits” that we so desperately need.

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Belleville alderwoman wants all city employees and elected officials tested for drugs 6After one St. Clair County judge died from a cocaine overdose and another is facing heroin possession charges, Ward 2 Alderwoman Melinda Hult is asking for all city employees and…Click to Continue »

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Halbrook to host ID theft program – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier 1Halbrook to host ID theft programJournal Gazette and Times-CourierCHARLESTON (JG-TC) — State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Charleston) will host an identity theft presentation for senior citizens Thursday at the Lifespan Center, 11021 East County Road 800N. Scheduled from 10-11 a.m., the event is free and open to the public.

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Durbin glad for debate on Syria U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin declined to say Saturday how he would vote on any military strike against Syria, but he said he welcomed a congressional debate. CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin declined to say Saturday how he would vote on any military strike against Syria, but he said he welcomed a congressional debate. And he indicated he would support some kind of response to the charge that Syria

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Ventra cards for sale online, by phone, at stores 5Chicago transit travelers will soon have an easier way to pay for CTA and Pace bus trips.

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Manufacturing plant plans to close Kewanee location A Kewanee manufacturing plant has plans to close down and move to another location. Officials from international manufacturer, BOMAG Americas, say the company will close the Kewanee plant by the end of 2014, according to Quad Cities Online. BOMAG makes compaction equipment like rollers, recyclers, milling machines and more. Kewanee is the location of BOMAG’s U.S. headquarters. According to a repor

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Volunteer Official Dies After Injury During Althoff Football Game Belleville (KMOX–Belleville News-Democrat) A long time volunteer who worked as a sideline official at Althoff Catholic High School sports events died Friday night hours after he was injured during the school’s football game with Collinsville. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 80 year old Frank Antoine went to the ground during a play along the sideline. It wasn’t clear if he was hit by a p

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SheilaSimonIL: Donating blood is a quick and easy way help to save a life. Come to the Du Quoin State Fair to make a difference! pic.twitter.com/6W1AjDbsOV Donating blood is a quick and easy way help to save a life. Come to the Du Quoin State Fair to make a difference! pic.twitter.com/6W1AjDbsOV

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BobbyLRushMC: The Congress, including myself, asked POTUS to bring the debate on Syria before us and he has now indicated he will. Let the debate begin… The Congress, including myself, asked POTUS to bring the debate on Syria before us and he has now indicated he will. Let the debate begin…

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BobbyLRushMC: "@politicalwire: What a September: A congressional authorization of an attack on Syria and a massive fiscal showdown""@politicalwire: What a September: A congressional authorization of an attack on Syria and a massive fiscal showdown"

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BobbyLRushMC: 9 legislative days in September to authorize a war, fund the federal government and raise the debt limit… OK!!! 9 legislative days in September to authorize a war, fund the federal government and raise the debt limit… OK!!!

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BobbyLRushMC: Overall, a pretty well laid out message today by POTUS on Syria… Whether one agrees or disagrees with taking military action!!!Overall, a pretty well laid out message today by POTUS on Syria… Whether one agrees or disagrees with taking military action!!!

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RutherfordDan: Did get an outdoor jog fr home late morning, hot Did get an outdoor jog fr home late morning, hot

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mccann_sam: Great time walking in the Pittsfield Fall Festival Parade.Many thanks to all of our volunteers and all who came out! pic.twitter.com/aPCnN8l7VJ Great time walking in the Pittsfield Fall Festival Parade.Many thanks to all of our volunteers and all who came out!pic.twitter.com/aPCnN8l7VJ

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Who will step up to solve pension problems? – Crain’s Chicago Business Who will step up to solve pension problems?Crain’s Chicago BusinessTime to kick back, enjoy what little is left of a Chicago summer and engage in some friendly debate about whether this finally will be the year that Jay Cutler delivers for the Bears. I had thought this Labor Day also would be the time to hoist a cold …

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Illiopolis Formosa plant demolition underway ILLIOPOLIS — Nine years after an explosion at the Formosa Plastics plant near Illiopolis tragically took the lives of five workers, injured several others, and resulted in part of the town being evacuated, the plant is being demolished.

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bishoponair: Nearly four hours in the sweltering sun of Springfield, IL to Rally for Non-Intervention #NoWarWithSyria pic.twitter.com/i4DBUdCQmO15Nearly four hours in the sweltering sun of Springfield, IL to Rally for Non-Intervention #NoWarWithSyria pic.twitter.com/i4DBUdCQmO

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A Brand New Start for Chicago Public Schools Thousands of Chicago Public School (CPS) students returned to the classroom Aug. 26 in the face of 50 school closings and hundreds of layoffs during the summ… From: TheColumbiaChronicle Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:32 More in Education

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rebootillinois: #JimDurkin is the new #GOPleader in the #IllinoisHouse. Think he can pull his party from the brink of irrelevance? #JimDurkin is the new #GOPleader in the #IllinoisHouse. Think he can pull his party from the brink of irrelevance? http://goo.gl/7fGJvW

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QuincyBob: Obama Hits Golf Course After Announcing National Emergency via @BreitbartNews Obama Hits Golf Course After Announcing National Emergency http://shar.es/z9mza via @BreitbartNews

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Ald_Kifowit: Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend! Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!

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IL_Greens: Obama has chosen the only Constitutional method to authorize war. If we elected to Congress people who… Obama has chosen the only Constitutional method to authorize war. If we elected to Congress people who… http://fb.me/2RsptVTx7

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Protesters look to call attention to Roskam on immigration bill – Aurora Beacon News 1Protesters look to call attention to Roskam on immigration billAurora Beacon NewsPeter Roskam’s West Chicago office recently asking him and other House members to vote on legislation that would provide immigrants who entered the country illegally with a pathway to citizenship. “We’ve been here the last eight days asking for a …

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Chicago Sun-Times

Will ObamaCare get the young enrollees it needs to succeed? 3Will one of the key elements of the Affordable Care Act work the way it’s supposed to? That could depend on whether young people who don’t have health insurance decide to get it.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria action 61WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama intends to seek congressional approval for action against Syria. Obama spoke on the developments in Syria from the Rose Garden on Saturday. The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ahead of the president Obama’s national security team was to consult senat

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rebootillinois: What does our very own @_Madison_B love about #Illinois? Click here to find out: #Fight4IL #twILL What does our very own @_Madison_B love about #Illinois? Click here to find out: http://goo.gl/hPZstO #Fight4IL #twILL

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Quinn: If lawmakers want paychecks, override veto – San Francisco Chronicle Quinn: If lawmakers want paychecks, override vetoSan Francisco ChronicleHouse Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, saying Quinn’s action was unconstitutional and violated the separation of powers. They want a judge to order paychecks to be issued. In a motion filed Friday, Quinn’s lawyers say …

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Salukis lose to Illinois 7CHAMPAIGN — The Southern Illinois University football team gave up too many big plays in a 42-34 loss to the University of Illinois.

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Senator Wants To Target Gangs 1Two members of Congress from Illinois agree the state needs federal help to reduce gang violence-but they don’t agree on how that help should be used. U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) say they’re both comm…

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Grayville looks at policies on social media Athletic policies were a point of contention at the Wednesday, Aug. 21 meeting of the Grayville School Board.

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Protesters Call For Rep. Lipinski To Fix Immigration System 21CHICAGO (CBS) — Today’s storms didn’t stop an immigration rally in front of Congressman Dan Lipinski’s office on the Southwest Side. play pause Protesters Call For Rep. Lipinski To Fix Immigration System WBBM Newsradio’s Veronica Carter They braved the pouring rain to make their point: Fix our broken immigration system. The rally was put together by a group called “O

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Taylorville Chamber Further Confirms New Department Store 2It’s confirmed through the Taylorville Chamber. President and CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, Patty Hornbuckle, says a new department store is coming to Taylorville::pattygoodies083013.mp3 Again…

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Local State Reps: Farm Progress Show Lives Up to Name; Important for Economy 3Legislators from throughout the state of Illinois joined thousands of people interested in agriculture at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Decatur. Representative Wayne Rosenthal of Morrisonville says the show really lives up to its name: [au…

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WICS Top Stories

Pease’s Opens New Springfield Plant A longtime Springfield business is expanding once again, bringing sweet smells to the south side of the capital city. Today, Pease’s Candy held a ribbon cutting at its new manufacturing plant on Jeffory Street near Toronto Road. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be able to buy candy and chocolates at a discount. …

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Springfield Mile Revs Up This Weekend After months of anticipation, bike enthusiasts are headed to the state fairgrounds for the annual Springfield Mile races.The event, originally slated for Memorial Day, was postponed until this weekend because of heavy rains. Officials said they’re expecting people to attend from all across the world. …

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Springfield Gets Grant for Railroad Underpass 1The federal government is handing $14.4 million in grant money to Springfield for a railroad underpass.The Carpenter Street underpass is part of work to consolidate rail traffic on a line east of downtown. It would also eliminate three street-level crossings, improving the safety of faster rail service through the capital city. …

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QHA receives 242 thousand dollars for surveillance system 1Grant will be able to install 35 surveillance cameras near 5th and Harrison

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Local campaign season ready to start Politicians at all levels are gearing up for a new round of elections and Tuesday, Sept. 3, is the first day candidates can circulate nominating packets for the March 18, 2014, primary.

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Prison officer searching for escaped inmate beaten A prison officer searching for a fugitive inmate in eastern Illinois was beaten by a man believed to be the prisoner who walked away from a work crew earlier in the day.

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Grand Champion at Illinois State Fair TAYLORVILLE — Brandon Butcher (left) and family pose with their Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Berkshire Female.

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Manar to Host Senior Citizen Fair in Taylorville 3Working to bring state services and free health screenings to seniors in Taylorville, State Senator Andy Manar is hosting a senior citizen fair this Tuesday at the Taylorville Senior Center. With assistance from the Illinois Department on Ag…

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journalcourier: State report recommends removal of Danville dams: A state report looking into safety and environmental concern… State report recommends removal of Danville dams: A state report looking into safety and environmental concern… http://bit.ly/12Y4ZDN

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Rep. Cheri Bustos hosts roundtable for area seniors 1With Capitol Hill abuzz with talks of sequester and budget cuts, some senior citizens could be left wondering if Social Security is on the chopping block.

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ISP taking applications for concealed carry firearms instructor 2Applications for Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor and Curriculum are now available on the website for Illinois State Police.

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Landmarks Illinois to visit Rock Island and Moline 3ROCK ISLAND — Preservation advocates are invited to meet with representatives from Landmarks Illinois on Wednesday. Bonnie McDonald, president of Landmarks Illinois, and Frank Butterfield, from Landmarks’ Springfield office, will meet with the public for

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Minimum-wage hike would hurt low-income workers SPRINGFIELD — Minimum-wage workers, many of whom spent Thursday striking, should look at Illinois before convincing themselves that a higher minimum wage will solve their problems.Illinois is one of the best paying states in the country, but the

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bylaurenfitz: Obama. Not taking questions? #syria Obama. Not taking questions? #syria

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Reporter to appeal judge’s order to reveal source – WAND Reporter to appeal judge’s order to reveal sourceWANDJOLIET, Ill. (AP) – A suburban Chicago reporter plans to appeal a judge’s ruling that he must reveal the source of information leaked to him about a double murder. Attorney Ken Schmetterer is representing Joe Hosey, a reporter with the news website Patch.

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KirkDillard: Stephanie and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Stephanie and I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!

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IllinoisChannel: #Syria Pres Obama to seek Congressional approval before launching a military attack on Syria. #Syria Pres Obama to seek Congressional approval before launching a military attack on Syria.

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BobbyLRushMC: "@nprnews: Obama: I didn’t take this job to avoid tough decisions, and neither did the members of the Senate or the House.""@nprnews: Obama: I didn’t take this job to avoid tough decisions, and neither did the members of the Senate or the House."

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Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campus – Quincy Herald Whig Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campusQuincy Herald WhigWith a degree in marketing and aspirations of working as a nonprofit fundraiser, she applied for more than 30 post-graduate internships – none of which were paid positions. "Getting a job at The Franklin Institute is really prestigious. And I know I’ll …

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SenatorKirk: Good news: Project to improve #Illinois rail safety and efficiency in Springfield moves forward. … Good news: Project to improve #Illinois rail safety and efficiency in Springfield moves forward. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=850

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mattyglesias: Thompson’s apparent corruption aside, this is a huge systemic problem with public pension governance: … Thompson’s apparent corruption aside, this is a huge systemic problem with public pension governance:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/nyregion/thompson-donors-were-familiar-faces-to-comptrollers-office-records-show.html?hp&_r=0&pagewanted=all

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evanFmoore: None of those Speed Cameras are in Beverly or Mount Greenwood. Plenty of them where Blacks/Latinos live. #clout #thecitythatworks #chicago None of those Speed Cameras are in Beverly or Mount Greenwood. Plenty of them where Blacks/Latinos live. #clout #thecitythatworks #chicago

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SenatorBush: Just spoke with ComEd. 20,000 still without power. 400 units out on the Street. Just spoke with ComEd. 20,000 still without power. 400 units out on the Street.

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SenatorBush: Hoping to see those with power outages back in service today. Hoping to see those with power outages back in service today.

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Local News

Column: Former commissioner gave us inside look 1Recently, former Dixon City Council member Ralph Contreras agreed to an interview about his years at City Hall. It was his first since the Rita Crundwell scandal broke in April 2012.

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Sink or swim on public pools DIXON — No community goes into the swimming pool business to make a profit. Breaking even? That’s just as far fetched, said Elaine Russell, executive director of Princeton’s park district, which has its own indoor and outdoor pools.

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D-427 works hard to have optimal class sizes 26SYCAMORE – Southeast Elementary School has become a place for kindergartners and second-graders who can’t fit in anywhere else.

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Somonauk ag program receives $10K grant SOMONAUK – Somonauk High School’s ag education program is the recipient of a $10,000 America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant through the Monsanto Fund.

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Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campus – Quincy Herald Whig Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campusQuincy Herald WhigA nascent campaign against employers’ use of unpaid interns is taking aim at what critics call some of the longstanding practice’s biggest enablers: colleges that steer students into such programs in exchange for academic credit. Organizers hope to …

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akeefe: Ouch, @ChicagosMayor, via @fspielman: Analysis: Overpromising could come back to haunt Emanuel: … #trythisagainOuch, @ChicagosMayor, via @fspielman: Analysis: Overpromising could come back to haunt Emanuel: … http://tmi.me/17oqBv #trythisagain

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FranEaton: RT @IllinoisReview: Black Conservative Summit asks "Is Marriage just for White People?" Mason Weaver answers … #BCS13 #marriage RT @IllinoisReview: Black Conservative Summit asks "Is Marriage just for White People?" Mason Weaver answers … #BCS13 #marriage

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jenmwheeler: A store in downtown Belvidere will be closing its doors today after 19 years of service. A store in downtown Belvidere will be closing its doors today after 19 years of service. http://ow.ly/oq9G7

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jhilkevitch: CTA waiving $5 Ventra card fee for rest of 2013 … CTA waiving $5 Ventra card fee for rest of 2013http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-ventra-20130830,0,5545373.story

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schlikerman: Charlie Trotter has left his restaurant. Almost got in a car crash trying to pull out of loading zone where he parks. Charlie Trotter has left his restaurant. Almost got in a car crash trying to pull out of loading zone where he parks.

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billjcameron: City Council Sgt-at-Arms Tina Butler on #c2c + @lynnsweet @RayLong @GregHinz @EricZorn @NickGale_WLS #twill … City Council Sgt-at-Arms Tina Butler on #c2c + @lynnsweet @RayLong @GregHinz @EricZorn @NickGale_WLS #twill http://www.stationcaster.com/stations/wls/?d=AM&cid=5791

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ILNewsNetwork: WINI Radio: The WINI DuQuoin State Fair business of the day is the Murphysboro Chamber of Co… WINI Radio: The WINI DuQuoin State Fair business of the day is the Murphysboro Chamber of Co…http://dlvr.it/3tkYz4

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Illinews: WLS: Police officer attacked by dog as suspect fires shots WLS: Police officer attacked by dog as suspect fires shotshttp://bit.ly/15fr4LG

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lstreamWICD: The Newschannel 15 team is ready to pass out candy at the 70th NationL Sweetcorn parade in Hoopeston The Newschannel 15 team is ready to pass out candy at the 70th NationL Sweetcorn parade in Hoopeston http://instagram.com/p/drpi-aOloH/

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rebootillinois: Check out our one-stop-shop on all #Illinois #news in our Daily Tip-Off: #twILL Check out our one-stop-shop on all #Illinois #news in our Daily Tip-Off: http://ow.ly/oql5y #twILL

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Libertyville forum on tighter boating laws draw vocal opposition – Lake County News Sun Libertyville forum on tighter boating laws draw vocal oppositionLake County News SunJulie Morrison, is the aunt of Tony Borcia, who was tubing on the lake when he was run over and killed by a boater under the influence of cocaine and alcohol in July 2012. The measure that provoked the most contention would suspend the drivers …

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A boxer gives back – Illinois Times 100+Illinois TimesA boxer gives backIllinois TimesThey’re watching me all the time, so I think about things that I might do and the consequences a lot more. It’s changed me a lot.” Moon says he enjoys boxing because of the competition and discipline, and he wants to instill those values in his students.

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Geneva Patch

Let’s put the "Labor" back in "Labor Day" OK. . so here’s my Labor Day rant. Call me a relic, but as the granddaughter of working-class tradesmen, I’m wondering today how many people ever give a thought to the meaning of "Labor" in "Labor Day"? On other honorary holidays –

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Two arrested after deaf-mute man robbed of bicycle – Herald & Review 11Two arrested after deaf-mute man robbed of bicycleHerald & ReviewDECATUR — Two men were arrested for allegedly robbing a deaf-mute man of his bicycle by implying that the victim would be shot if he resisted. About 6:45 p.m. July 12, the victim was outside United Discount Food, 737 S. Jasper St., filling his bicycle …

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littlewern: ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ meters … ComEd to begin rolling out ‘smart’ metershttp://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0831-smart-meters–20130831,0,2883549.story

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nbcchicago: Police: 9-Year-Old Struck by Squad Car While Crossing Street Police: 9-Year-Old Struck by Squad Car While Crossing Streethttp://bit.ly/19VFJ2X

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ACA is strengthening healthcare system – Bloomington Pantagraph 1ACA is strengthening healthcare systemBloomington PantagraphAaron Schock and House Republicans have repeatedly participated in 40 stunt votes-to-nowhere — bills that would have actually increased the deficit — to repeal Obamacare, votes that wasted over $50 million of taxpayer money and too much time that …

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CarolMarin: A Must read by Sandra Guy! … A Must read by Sandra Guy!http://www.chicagogrid.com/reviews/tech/life-google-layoffs-show/

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Firefighters make wish come true, and then some – Chicago Daily Herald 100+Firefighters make wish come true, and then someChicago Daily HeraldA special present from the Make-A-Wish Foundation — an adaptive bike — arrived Friday afternoon at the Mount Prospect home of 11-year-old Zachary Jakubowski, who has a rare and severe form of epilepsy. Advertisement. But the foundation made the …

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SenatorMcCarter: Oscar, my mentor & friend went to heaven this week. Now laughing with Amber…. Oscar, my mentor & friend went to heaven this week. Now laughing with Amber…. http://fb.me/1IbWU8r3F

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RonSandack: Some things transcend. RT @AP: Iraqis gather to protest lawmakers’ pension benefits: -KK Some things transcend. RT @AP: Iraqis gather to protest lawmakers’ pension benefits: http://apne.ws/1craSfv -KK

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Analysis: Overpromising could come back to haunt Emanuel – Chicago Sun-Times 200+Analysis: Overpromising could come back to haunt EmanuelChicago Sun-TimesOn the one-year anniversary of Emanuel taking office, the Chicago Sun-Times wrote about the new mayor’s obsession with controlling the media message and packaging his plans as new, even when they’re not, using catchy new slogans like, “Building a …

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Illinois gets low ranking among business-friendly states – Kankakee Daily Journal 1Illinois gets low ranking among business-friendly statesKankakee Daily Journal"There is nothing that recruits business more than a vibrant economy," said Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy at the Illinois Policy Institute, an independent economic think tank. "Everyone wants to be in Texas now. In Illinois, we have a …

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GOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for position – Chicago Tribune 1Chicago TribuneGOP gubernatorial candidates jockey for positionChicago TribuneAsk any of the four Republican governor candidates why they’re running, and they’ll quickly tick off a list of Illinois’ perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state’s Democratic legislative leadership. Dig a bit deeper and they’ll each cite the …

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DailyHerald.com > Top News

Rep. Hultgren says border security is first step to immigration reform 10Congressman Randy Hultgren said this week he will not support the Senate’s immigration reform bill, saying increased border security must come first. "I see the engine of this immigration ship not working," said Hultgren, a Winfield Republican. "The bureaucracy is failing. But I also see on the ship that we’ve got a leak — we don’t know who is coming in and out across our borders.

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Jim Dey: It’s easy to settle, sometimes hard to collect – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Jim Dey: It’s easy to settle, sometimes hard to collectChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteLast month, Urbana-based U.S. Judge Harold Baker rejected a request by Steidl lawyers to order Attorney General Lisa Madigan to pay Steidl $1.65 million to compensate him for the prosecutorial misconduct of former Edgar County State’s Attorney Michael …

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WindyCityTimes1: March on Springfield benefit with great LGBT musical talent – 9/9 … via @CityWineryCHI March on Springfield benefit with great LGBT musical talent – 9/9 http://www.citywinery.com/chicago/march-on-springfield-benefit-with-windy-city-gay-idol-and-special-guests-9-9.html … via @CityWineryCHI

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Gay marriage advocates get personal in Illinois campaign – The Detroit News 20Twinsburg BulletinGay marriage advocates get personal in Illinois campaignThe Detroit NewsHe was hired to lead a coalition that since June has grown from three organizations to roughly 50, including other unions, and raised roughly one-quarter of the campaign’s $2 million. On the campaign trail, Kohlhepp’s energy ripples out to the nearly …Gay marriage push looking to unions, immigrantsGay marri

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Margaret Vaughn, lobbyist – Chicago Tribune Margaret Vaughn, lobbyistChicago TribuneQ: Beyond your lobbying clients, you also head several health organizations. You’re the executive director of the Illinois Rural Health Association, the Illinois Coalition of Community Blood Centers and the Illinois Surgical Assistant Association. A …

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