Today’s headlines — Monday, Sept. 9

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RonSandack: We almost lap the "2nd place" state. IL has the most units of government & likely the least effective. Time 4 change http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-townships-20130909,0,212900.story … We almost lap the "2nd place" state. IL has the most units of government & likely the least effective. Time 4 change http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-townships-20130909,0,212900.story
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ilhousegop: In The Know Illinois: Concealed Carry Training, Capitol Renovations, Illinois History & More: http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/09/concealed-carry-training-capitol.html?spref=tw … In The Know Illinois: Concealed Carry Training, Capitol Renovations, Illinois History & More:http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/09/concealed-carry-training-capitol.html?spref=tw

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WFLD – News
Mixing guns & alcohol, the pros and cons Booze and bullets don’t mix – that’s the premise behind a proposed ordinance scheduled to go to Chicago’s City Council this week.

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News-Gazette.com
Former Illini check-up: Week 1 A look at how former Illini fared in the opening week of the NFL season: A look at how former Illini fared in the opening week of the NFL season: Jeff Allen, Chiefs: Starting offensive lineman helped Kansas City rush for 120 yards in road win. Jon Asamoah, Chiefs: Offensive lineman was not active (calf) for road win. read more

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Alton Daily News News
I-57/I-294 Interchange Under Construction A new exit is under construction on I-57. The location is in Posen, near milepost 350, where I-57 crosses I-294, but there is no interchange. An interchange is now under construction. Gov. Pat Quinn was on hand to sign the first steel beam for one of…

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WHBF – More Local News
Suburbs hope golf tournament will bring tourists The top players in professional golf are headed to the Chicago suburbs this week and local officials are hoping to cash in on tourism dollars.

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WPSD – News – Local
SIU Carbondale chancellor to give State of the University address Southern Illinois University Chancellor Rita Cheng will give her fourth State of the University address Monday afternoon.

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WHBF – More Local News
Carl Sandburg College holds seminar on texting and driving A local college is celebrating student safety this month.

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Rockford Register Star News RSS
Q&A: Meter reading goes digital for Illinois ComEd customers CHICAGO — The days of the meter reader are numbered in most of Illinois with the advent of “smart” meters — wireless devices that relay information on electricity consumption directly to utilities. INSIDE: The local angle

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
New Fare System for CTA, Pace Officially Launches Chicago-area commuters can begin purchasing Ventra cards, the new fare system for buses and trains, beginning Monday. Vending machines will be located in Chicago Transit Authority train stations and in more than 700 area retailers, including CVS, Jewel Osco and Walgreens stores. The VentraChicago.com website has a search function to find a nearby retailer. The cost for a Ventra card is $5, but t

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Peoria Public Radio
Peoria ranks 12th for global trade Peoria is ranked among the top cities for global trade. The city is ranked 12th by Global Trade Magazine. It says Peoria’s businesses continue to do well despite a sputtering economy, shipping 17-billion-dollars worth of goods last year. The magazine says that’s in part to the city’s low corporate real estate taxes and growth of new businesses.

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Peoria Public Radio
Some good news for Illinois’ economy News about Illinois’ economy is typically bleak. The state DOES have the second-worst unemployment rate in the nation, behind only Nevada. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, at least one outside observer is seeing at least a modest improvement.Moody’s Analytics is changing Illinois’ rating from "at risk of recession" to "recovery." Moody’s economist Steven Cochrane.

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Dewitt Daily News News
Drought Spreading In Illinois DROUGHT CONDITIONS ARE INCREASING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE. ACCORDING TO THE U-S DROUGHT MONITOR…39 PERCENT OF ILLINOIS IS NOW IN A MODERATE DROUGHT. STATE CLIMATOLOGIST JIM ANGEL SAYS ABNORMALLY DRY WEATHER HAS BEEN ONGOING THESE LAST TWO …

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WFLD – News
NASA explorer to moon, Illinois grad on space station mission NASA’s newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late Friday in an unprecedented moonshot from Virginia that dazzled sky watchers along the East Coast.

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McHenry County candidates start petitions for March primary – Northwest Herald McHenry County candidates start petitions for March primaryNorthwest HeraldKaren McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, covers Grafton and far western Algonquin townships in McHenry County, and extends into northeastern Kane County. Half of the County Board’s incumbents have pulled petitions: Joe Gottemoller, R-Crystal Lake; John …

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How Do TIFs Work in Chicago? WBEZ Uses Sharpies to Explain – Patch.com How Do TIFs Work in Chicago? WBEZ Uses Sharpies to ExplainPatch.comThe fine folks over at Curious City, WBEZ’s excellent series that answers all your Chicago-related quandaries, set out to provide an easy to understand look at TIF districts. What they ended up with was Sharpie drawings and a straightforward video that …

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aaron schock – Google News
Tax Foundation gives Schock, Rubio higher education bill thumbs up – The Ripon Advance Tax Foundation gives Schock, Rubio higher education bill thumbs upThe Ripon AdvanceRubio and Schock said the legislation would save nearly $4 billion annually by eliminating credits that currently go to taxpayers who are not students or did not attend an eligible institution. It also eliminates students who attended less than half …

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Nonprofit groups rush to hire, train ‘Obamacare’ experts with just 3 weeks to go – Washington Post 1 Washington Post (blog)Nonprofit groups rush to hire, train ‘Obamacare’ experts with just 3 weeks to goWashington Post (blog)The Illinois Eye Institute, which will help with enrollment in the Chicago area, plans to train a dozen staffers for the task. The work will be more difficult than what most other temporary employees, such as census workers, do. The navigators must …

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illinois mental health – Google …
Veterans mental health summit planned in Chicago – Westport-News Veterans mental health summit planned in ChicagoWestport-NewsThe session will cover an overview of mental health issues and then break out into smaller groups. The idea is to put together strategies with community partners. Speakers include Erica Borggren, who is the director of the Illinois Department of …

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Credit rating downgrades hit Illinois state agencies and local governments – World Socialist Web Site Credit rating downgrades hit Illinois state agencies and local governmentsWorld Socialist Web SiteThe delayed payments, which the state has used for a number of years in order to balance its budget, have amounted to unstated forced loans from school districts, colleges, private health providers and other service providers receiving state money.Good News: Pension Crisis Far Worse than ImaginedAmeri

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Will Illinois RICO law ‘with teeth’ help Chicago? – Al Jazeera America 1 Will Illinois RICO law ‘with teeth’ help Chicago?Al Jazeera America (blog)Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, told The Associated Press last year. Chicago lawyer Tinos Diamantatos is hopeful that Street Gang RICO will be a success. In April 2011, before the new law was in place, Diamantatos helped local law enforcement officials and …

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Foreign firms employ more than 350000 in Illinois – WPSD Local 6 Alton Daily NewsForeign firms employ more than 350000 in IllinoisWPSD Local 6Quinn’s office says more than 2,000 foreign-owned businesses employ more than 350,000 people in Illinois. State officials say Japan and the United Kingdom are the top contributors. That number has gone up since 2009. That’s when foreign-owned firms …Quinn Defends Jobs Outlook In IllinoisQuinn announces employment by for

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WJBC: Bloomington looking at buying new refuse carts http://bit.ly/13zoD9p Bloomington looking at buying new refuse carts http://bit.ly/13zoD9p

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Illinoisreport: Illinois earning a second look after its 2-0 start – The Detroit News http://dlvr.it/3x37gW Illinois earning a second look after its 2-0 start – The Detroit Newshttp://dlvr.it/3x37gW

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sandraguy: How to avoid all those new speed cameras http://www.chicagogrid.com/reviews/tech/avoid-speed-cameras/ … via @Grid_Chicago How to avoid all those new speed cameras http://www.chicagogrid.com/reviews/tech/avoid-speed-cameras/ … via @Grid_Chicago

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MikeKienzler: The cheesiest ad insert ever was in my SJ-R this morning: https://www.facebook.com/mike.kienzler?hc_location=stream … The cheesiest ad insert ever was in my SJ-R this morning: https://www.facebook.com/mike.kienzler?hc_location=stream

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Debra Shore Talks about BP and Polluting Lake Michigan Speaking before the IL-IN-MO regional caucus at YearlyKos, Deb Shore talks about the recent decision by the state of Indiana to allow BP to increase dumping … From: Alan Cottrell Views: 24 0 ratings Time: 08:29 More in News & Politics

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Mike Quigley on his Congressional race Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley, candidate for the Democratic nomination in IL-05 for the March 3rd special election, talks about why he’s running for … From: Alan Cottrell Views: 17 0 ratings Time: 11:56 More in Entertainment

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Geneva Patch
Tri-Cities, Naperville Paying High Prices for Coal-Fired Electricity St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Naperville are among the communities hit by pricey electrical power after investing in a coal-fired power plant, a clean energy group report says.

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Political Organizer to Challenge Nekritz – Glenview, IL Patch
Quinn Appoints Glenview Residents Two Glenview residents were appointed to state boards by Governor Pat Quinn.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Remembering Don Wade Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) * Comments are closed on this post. Roma gets the last word on this one… Last Friday morning, my hero, my best friend, my soulmate left this mortal coil behind and entered the realm of spirit while wrapped in my loving arms. God blessed us with almost an entire year since […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Morning shorts Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor) Hi, I’m former Capitol Fax intern Barton Lorimor. You may remember me from such posts as “Rich isn’t here right now,” and “You’re stuck with me until he gets back.” Two points to anyone who read that in Phil Hartman’s voice. * State sales tax collection jumps 11 percent: Illinois sales tax collections […]

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Flashback Springfield: Radio brought the world into your home A look back at the news 85 years ago: When A. Dirksen & Sons in Springfield took delivery of the newest Philco radio set in October 1929, hundreds of people stood at their door. Imagine the scene today outside an Apple store when the computer manufacturer introduces its latest iPhone. Except that people are dressed differently, the two are practically the same.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Stable enrollment figures reported in District 186 Fall enrollment in the Springfield School District remains stable for a third year and remains in the ballpark of the district’s enrollment for the past 10 years.

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
Emanuel names ex-Ald. Oberman to Metra board Mayor Rahm Emanuel has selected a former reform alderman from Lincoln Park, who commutes by bike to his law office, to serve on the board of Metra, the troubled commuter rail agency. Mr. Emanuel is announcing today that he’s tapping Marty Oberman to be his voice at an agency that has been rocked by financial scandals and political and ethical woes for the past three years. If confirmed by the City

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Tally in Illinois grant-fraud probe so far: 13 charged, $16M embezzled – Chicago Sun-Times Tally in Illinois grant-fraud probe so far: 13 charged, $16M embezzledChicago Sun-TimesDanny K. Davis (D-Ill.), is accused of pocketing about $433,000 in kickbacks on health department contracts and grants that she oversaw. Her boss at the time, Obama’s friend Whitaker, has said he is cooperating with the investigation and “had no …

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Mother Charged In Son’s Stabbing Death SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. (STMW) – The mother of a slain Sauk Village teen has been charged in connection with his death. Robin Erwin, 31, was charged with first degree murder for allegdly stabbing her son, 17-year-old Diontae Erwin, to death on Sept. 7, police said in a statement. Diontae was stabbed at his home in the 1700 block of East 223rd Street in Sauk Village, according to the Lake County, Ind.,

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The Kidzeum’s new buildings are the old Schnepp and Barnes Printing building abo… The Kidzeum’s new buildings are the old Schnepp and Barnes Printing building about a block from the Old State Capitol at 412 E. Adams St.Kidzeum’s future home unearths part of city’s pastwww.sj-r.comThe people behind the Kidzeum thought they were getting a couple of old but sturdy buildings to house the future children’s museum when they signed a deal to purchase property in the 400 block of East

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QCOnline Metro News
New casino developers plan to meet with city on Tuesday DAVENPORT — The chief executive officer of Clairvest Group Inc., an international casino investor and developer proposing a $250-million land-based casino development, is coming to Davenport on Tuesday to meet with city officials. Jeff Parr,’s proposed casino-shopping-residential

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ToniPreckwinkle: Did you miss my interview tonight on Polvision TV? Reruns air tomorrow in the morning, at noon, and in the afternoon. Did you miss my interview tonight on Polvision TV? Reruns air tomorrow in the morning, at noon, and in the afternoon.

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Editorial: Who was watching in Lyons Township? – Chicago Tribune 1 Editorial: Who was watching in Lyons Township?Chicago TribuneIllinois has nearly 7,000 units of government, more than any other state. We’re awash in local lighting districts and mosquito-abatement districts … and township schools trustees. These obscure entities nickel and dime taxpayers with unnecessary …

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sandraguy: College enrollment not picking up as fast as economy is – Chicago Sun-Times http://lnkd.in/eHERe2 College enrollment not picking up as fast as economy is – Chicago Sun-Times http://lnkd.in/eHERe2

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RepKenDunkin: As the Chair of Illinois’ Tourism &Conventions Committee, I am pleased to announce that our state set an all-time record for tourism in 2012 As the Chair of Illinois’ Tourism &Conventions Committee, I am pleased to announce that our state set an all-time record for tourism in 2012

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RutherfordDan: At McLean Cty #GOP picnic pic.twitter.com/AYAvohAO4d At McLean Cty #GOP picnic pic.twitter.com/AYAvohAO4d

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mikeunes: I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2l8zewbtm I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/2l8zewbtm

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BruceRauner: Glad to be at McLean County Republican Picnic. Everyone wants to know more about #ILTERMLIMITS. #BringBackIL pic.twitter.com/PdsHczZTv1 Glad to be at McLean County Republican Picnic. Everyone wants to know more about #ILTERMLIMITS. #BringBackILpic.twitter.com/PdsHczZTv1

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pzcarlson: I think @EdSullivanforIL may be one of my faves on twitter…even better than @RonSandack or @johnfritchey, but still no @ashvinlad I think @EdSullivanforIL may be one of my faves on twitter…even better than @RonSandack or @johnfritchey, but still no @ashvinlad

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wls – Google News
Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013) – WLS 2 Remembering Don Wade (1941-2013)WLSLast Friday morning, my hero, my best friend, my soulmate left this mortal coil behind and entered the realm of spirit while wrapped in my loving arms. God blessed us with almost an entire year since Don’s surgery to embrace life, love, family, and …

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Head of Pontiac business group to step down PONTIAC — The president and CEO of the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce will leave the post next month after 18 years on the job.

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Taylorville Daily News News
Hager to Run For Christian County Clerk Christian County Board member Greg Hager is throwing his name into the race for Christian County Clerk. Hager tells Regional Radio News about his decision to run: :hagercandidacy090913.mp3 Hager will be running …

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Mense Announces Run for Christian County Clerk Chief Deputy of the County Clerk Laurie Mense has announced that she will be running for Christian County Clerk. Mense tells Regional Radio News what makes her a good candidate: :mensecandidacy.mp3 Mense thanks …

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Search Results – The Quad-City Times
Aldermen want details on new casino proposal Some Davenport aldermen find a just-announced $250 million casino proposal interesting, but they want to hear more details before derailing a deal with an Iowa casino owner set to be voted on …

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BetterGov: Why public safety mergers are inevitable: @bettergov investigation in @CDLB http://bit.ly/1ahzXZH Why public safety mergers are inevitable: @bettergov investigation in @CDLB http://bit.ly/1ahzXZH

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SJRbreaking: IDOT helicopter crashes, nobody hurt http://bit.ly/1cWqGHq IDOT helicopter crashes, nobody hurt http://bit.ly/1cWqGHq

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Construction begins on Brown Line slow zones Work began today on the CTA’s Brown and Purple Lines. The goal of the work is to to eliminate more than 2 miles of slow zones on between the Armitage and Merchandise Mart stations. Rush-hour service will not be affected. Worl will be done mostly late at night and on weekends. Trains will operate on a single track during these times, resulting in longer travel times and some occasional changes i

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Illinois Rep. Greg Harris at Victory Fund 9-8-2013 Victory Fund hosted their second annual Chicago Champagne Brunch Sept. 8, 2013 at Aqua downtown. Victory Institute Board Chair Debra Shore welcomed the group… From: Tracy Baim Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:47 More in News & Politics

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AmandaVinicky: The only sports bet I’ll take: as everyone watches the @ChicagoBears / @NFL kickoff games, I’ll venture @GovernorQuinn isn’t; he’s in #Japan The only sports bet I’ll take: as everyone watches the @ChicagoBears / @NFL kickoff games, I’ll venture @GovernorQuinn isn’t; he’s in #Japan

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RepCheri: Very glad to see wrestling is back in the #Olympics! Very glad to see wrestling is back in the #Olympics!

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IllinoisReview: Walsh rallies conservative, Tea Party and independent activists @WalshFreedom #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/19xVT1K Walsh rallies conservative, Tea Party and independent activists @WalshFreedom #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/19xVT1K

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RutherfordDan: In between the official & political functions today I’m still keeping up with @ChicagoBears #twill In between the official & political functions today I’m still keeping up with @ChicagoBears #twill

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Judy Baar Topinka – Illinois State Comptroller GLMV Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn, http://www.glmvchamber.org, featuring Judy Baar Topinka. June 18, 2013 hosted by Las Palmas Restaurant, Mundelein. Ta… From: glmvchambercommerce Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 26:21 More in News & Politics

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Aurora Alderman Speaks Out Against Speedway in Oswego The gas station would sit on the northeast corner of Route 30 and Wolf Road and would be in both the Oswego and Aurora jurisdictions.

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Capitol renovations have IL lawmakers on edge More details about ornate renovations at the state Capitol are drawing criticism from lawmakers at a time when Illinois already has massive financial problems.The Chicago Sun-Times reports the nearly $50

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SenatorRezin: Mass, football and cook out with my family Mass, football and cook out with my family

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RutherfordDan: Sister Rosemary Connelly at #Misericordia Family Fest today. Amazing lady on a blessed mission #twill pic.twitter.com/D7tNmlLD7tSister Rosemary Connelly at #Misericordia Family Fest today. Amazing lady on a blessed mission #twill pic.twitter.com/D7tNmlLD7t

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Bill_Brady: Lots of enthusiastic Republicans at Northwest Suburban GOP picnic today ready to help us finish the job. On to McLean County picnic.Lots of enthusiastic Republicans at Northwest Suburban GOP picnic today ready to help us finish the job. On to McLean County picnic.

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jasonbarickman: Way to go, Bears! Way to go, Bears!

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AndyManar: Standing on the deck of the USS Minnesota SSN 783 is my cousin Anthony Montgomery. And somewhere in that crowd… http://fb.me/6tWYyJDfy Standing on the deck of the USS Minnesota SSN 783 is my cousin Anthony Montgomery. And somewhere in that crowd… http://fb.me/6tWYyJDfy

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Something as small as a peanut is causing a lot of passionate discussion on both… Something as small as a peanut is causing a lot of passionate discussion on both sides of the nut allergy issue in Peoria School District 150: http://bit.ly/1dTaoCd

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pattonoswalt: I hope Illinois passes same-sex marriage the same day they win the Super Bowl so the #CongratsChicagoBears hastag really lands.I hope Illinois passes same-sex marriage the same day they win the Super Bowl so the #CongratsChicagoBears hastag really lands.

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Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and North Dakota Rep. Joshua Boschee at Victory Fund Victory Fund hosted their second annual Chicago Champagne Brunch Sept. 8, 2013 at Aqua downtown. Victory Institute Board Chair Debra Shore welcomed the group… From: Tracy Baim Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 11:50 More in News & Politics

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pjstar: Word on the Street: Newcomers on City Council bring back memories for Grieves http://zo.pe/bNun Word on the Street: Newcomers on City Council bring back memories for Grieves http://zo.pe/bNun

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RayLong: "@amandakaschube: RT @Aisle424: .@Cubs attendance of 20,696 is lowest at Wrigley since April 9th, 2002 when they drew 18,151 vs. the Mets." "@amandakaschube: RT @Aisle424: .@Cubs attendance of 20,696 is lowest at Wrigley since April 9th, 2002 when they drew 18,151 vs. the Mets."

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Mayor of Normal wins snowplow competition – Belleville News Democrat Mayor of Normal wins snowplow competitionBelleville News DemocratThe Pantagraph reports (http://bit.ly/17J6c3B) that Koos won and accepted a "golden snowplow" trophy. Real snowplow drivers were competing on the same course in the American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter Roadeo competition. Even though …

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Thousands enthralled by all aspects of Wings Over Waukegan air show The booming operatic voice of Jim Cornelison of Blackhawks home-game fame filled the sky above the Wings Over Waukegan air show Saturday when he sang the national anthem, inspiring a renewed public awareness of the sacrifices and dedication of America’s war veterans.

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Hostage situation in Waukegan ends without suspect being found What started as a hostage situation around 11 a.m. and then evolved into a police standoff, ended just before 5 p.m. Sunday at a Berwick Apartments building in Waukegan, but no suspect was found and no arrest was made. Police said the address was 1605 Berwick Blvd., just west of the Aldi food store on Lewis Avenue. Berwick is a north/south street, running parallel to Lewis.

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Cutler, Marshall lead Bears over Bengals 24-21 Sluggish for most of the afternoon, the Chicago Bears found their rhythm in time to make Marc Trestman a winner in his debut. Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping the Bears rally for a 24-21 victory over the sloppy Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and giving Trestman a victory in his first game as an NFL head coach.

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State Senator Kimberly Lightford to Host ‘Connect With Your Future College Fair’ – eNews Park Forest State Senator Kimberly Lightford to Host ‘Connect With Your Future College Fair’eNews Park ForestWestchester, IL—(ENEWSPF)—September 8, 2013. On Saturday, September 21, State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford will host the Connect With Your Future College Fair. The event will be held at 10001 W. Roosevelt Road, Suite 222, Westchester from noon …

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amaloney24: Washington Words: A visual guide to "Inside the Beltway" vocabulary http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/08/opinion/sunday/ben-schott-washington-words.html?ref=politics&_r=0 … Washington Words: A visual guide to "Inside the Beltway" vocabulary http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/09/08/opinion/sunday/ben-schott-washington-words.html?ref=politics&_r=0 … (cc: @Briannaehley & @hannahmeisel)

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In case you missed it: The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4 1/2-y… In case you missed it: The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4 1/2-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work.Why fewer working-age Americans are workingwww.chicagobusiness.comMore than 300,000 people were no longer working or looking for a job. Their exodus shrank the so-called labor force participation rate — the percentage o

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SJRbreaking: Springfield’s oyster, beer festival growing in popularity http://bit.ly/17K0sm7 Springfield’s oyster, beer festival growing in popularity http://bit.ly/17K0sm7

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
End Of Era For Storied Wrigley Field Ballhawks? CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s Labor Day at Wrigley Field and the Cubs are taking morning batting practice. 66-year old Rich Buhrke is readying his stool and his Mizuno catcher’s mitt at the corner of Waveland and Kenmore just over the left field wall. “It looks like it’s going to be a good day because the wind is definitely blowin out,” It’s a routine he’s followed thousands of times as one of Wrigley Fiel

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State’s new exams will put grade school students to the test – Chicago Tribune 5 Chicago TribuneState’s new exams will put grade school students to the testChicago TribuneIllinois grade school students this school year will face the toughest state exam in 15 years, raising fears of unprecedented academic failure across the state. As students face more difficult questions and a higher passing bar, educators expect more …

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Chicago Investor Buys Dilapidated Packard Plant In Detroit – CBS2 Chicago Chicago Investor Buys Dilapidated Packard Plant In DetroitCBS2 Chicago(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images). (CBS) — A Chicago investor is hoping to transform a Detroit eyesore. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger. play pause. Chicago Investor Buys Dilapidated Packard Plant In Detroit; WBBM Newsradio’s Regine.

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billjcameron: Jim Durkin, new leader of @ilhousegop on #c2c + @lynnsweet @RayLong @GregHinz @EricZorn John Dempsey #twill http://www.stationcaster.com/stations/wls/?d=AM&cid=5791 … Jim Durkin, new leader of @ilhousegop on #c2c + @lynnsweet @RayLong @GregHinz @EricZorn John Dempsey #twill http://www.stationcaster.com/stations/wls/?d=AM&cid=5791

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rebootillinois: Hey #Illinois! Check out our Top 10 List of lawmakers that have been in office the longest here: http://goo.gl/Fw6ibn #twILL Hey #Illinois! Check out our Top 10 List of lawmakers that have been in office the longest here: http://goo.gl/Fw6ibn #twILL

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rebootillinois: We pay the tab for corruption and fraud. Why do we accept it? #twILL http://ow.ly/oDD39 We pay the tab for corruption and fraud. Why do we accept it? #twILLhttp://ow.ly/oDD39

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Details on Capitol renovations irk state lawmakers – Belleville News Democrat Details on Capitol renovations irk state lawmakersBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — More details about ornate renovations at the state Capitol — including more than $323,000 for four chandeliers — have drawn sharp criticism from lawmakers who say Illinois is not in a position for such pricey upgrades when it’s …Our Opinion: Copper-plated doors at Capitol warrant outrageCapitol renovati

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Behind the scenes as Midway privatization deal falls apart – Chicago Sun-Times Behind the scenes as Midway privatization deal falls apartChicago Sun-TimesThis time, the city has nothing to show for a process that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars with two teams of consultants — one working for the city, the other for a Midway Advisory panel that included Aviation Committee Chairman Mike Zalewski …

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University of Illinois offers online application The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has launched its new online application early.

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syklein: Listening to elected officials at the #NilesTownshipDems meeting in #Skokie w/ @janschakowsky @StateRepLouLang @danielbiss #politics Listening to elected officials at the #NilesTownshipDems meeting in #Skokie w/ @janschakowsky @StateRepLouLang @danielbiss #politics

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RutherfordDan: In #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twill pic.twitter.com/zx4vibAPKF In #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twillpic.twitter.com/zx4vibAPKF

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BruceRauner: Great crowd and lots of energy at Northwest Suburban GOP Picnic. Folks are ready for term limits in Springfield. pic.twitter.com/IGtSI2nWKx Great crowd and lots of energy at Northwest Suburban GOP Picnic. Folks are ready for term limits in Springfield.pic.twitter.com/IGtSI2nWKx

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KirkDillard: Great to be with tracy4il at #Northwest #Suburban GOP Picnic. Great way to start my Sunday afternoon! http://instagram.com/p/eAm0pGIxrV/ Great to be with tracy4il at #Northwest #Suburban GOP Picnic. Great way to start my Sunday afternoon!http://instagram.com/p/eAm0pGIxrV/

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WHBF – More Local News
University of Illinois offers online application The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign has launched its new online application early.

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ILBlogNetwork: IL Review: Hey Obama, want to Start a War in Syria? We’ve Got a Few Questions First http://dlvr.it/3wwjTP IL Review: Hey Obama, want to Start a War in Syria? We’ve Got a Few Questions First http://dlvr.it/3wwjTP

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WHBF – More Local News
Illinois woman has baby in truck outside hospital A suburban Chicago woman and her baby are home after she gave birth in a truck outside a hospital.

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BetterGov: Last-minute raises at suburban fire department boost pensions, cost taxpayers http://bit.ly/1fwxTNY Last-minute raises at suburban fire department boost pensions, cost taxpayers http://bit.ly/1fwxTNY

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Chicago_IL_News: Stroger to testify in pal’s corruption trial: Former Cook County President Todd Stroger isn’t… http://q.gs/4mTgl #Chicago #NewsStroger to testify in pal’s corruption trial: Former Cook County President Todd Stroger isn’t… http://q.gs/4mTgl #Chicago #News

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News-Gazette.com
Alternatives to incarceration deserve serious consideration Editor’s note: This piece is based on a letter sent to Champaign County Board members Chris Alix and James Quisenberry on Aug. 14, 2013, signed by Lierman Neighborhood Action Committee president Robin Arbiter and 36 more people living in or visiting the Lierman Neighborhood. read more

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dan beiser – Google News
Hospital funds could go back to taxpayers – Alton Telegraph Hospital funds could go back to taxpayersAlton TelegraphThe taxpayers paid for a very long time,” Babcock said. Haine said the wheel still is in spin. “It’s not final. We are looking at our options, and I have to consult with (state Rep.) Dan Beiser (D-Alton), the House sponsor. There is no blueprint for …

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Aurora News – Topix
Reenacting history in Batavia "About 1/3 of them died from infections, and another 1/3 died from disease," said Civil War reenactor Mark Contratto of Aurora, who was portraying a private from the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company H. "You had to worry about getting clean water, or getting water at all sometimes."

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RutherfordDan: Off to #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twill Off to #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twill

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RonSandack: I’m picking the Bears today in a tough, rough, could be very ugly, win. Bears 19, Bengals 17. You heard it here first. 😉 I’m picking the Bears today in a tough, rough, could be very ugly, win. Bears 19, Bengals 17. You heard it here first. 😉

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dan lipinski – Google News
‘Big bucks’ lobbying hurts American political system – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette ‘Big bucks’ lobbying hurts American political systemChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteAnd this being Illinois, Lipinski anointed his son Dan, who was teaching in Tennessee at the time, to become his successor in Congress, where he sits on the same transportation committee. About 350 former congressmen and many hundreds more of their …

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Chicago Sun-Times
CPS Safe Passage program: West Englewood welcoming — and skeptical For the most part, O’Toole Elementary loves the extra security and attention of CPS’s Safe Passage program. But the O’Toole community is skeptical about how long the attention will last.

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illinois coalition – Google News
Editorial: Ballot initiatives for election reform deserve signatures – Bloomington Pantagraph Editorial: Ballot initiatives for election reform deserve signaturesBloomington PantagraphOne would take the redrawing of political maps out of the hands of politicians and is crucial if Illinois is going to have state leaders who respond to the voters. … A nonpartisan statewide coalition called Yes for Independent Maps wants to change …

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daily herald – Google News
Were YWCA Elgin kids racially profiled? – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Were YWCA Elgin kids racially profiled?Chicago Daily HeraldOfficials from the YWCA Elgin claim a group of black teenagers they were supervising on a swim outing were racially profiled by the staff of the Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center in Carpentersville. But the executive director of Dundee Township Park …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Kinzinger: Offered to help Obama on Syria, never heard back from White House 4 WASHINGTON DC – Sunday morning, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL -16) said on ABC’s This Week that despite reaching out and offering help to get votes on Syria, the White House has not responded in more than a week. As Kinzinger…

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Channahon-Minooka Patch
Are Your Bad Manners Blowing Your Job Interviews? You’d be surprised at the things people do in job interviews.

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illinoispolicy: Illinois has only $0.39 of every $1 it should have today to make sure government workers receive their pensions http://illin.is/1dPbIquIllinois has only $0.39 of every $1 it should have today to make sure government workers receive their pensions http://illin.is/1dPbIqu

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illinois need – Google News
Mayor wants new Caseyville police chief this month – WICS-TV Mayor wants new Caseyville police chief this monthWICS-TVCASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of Caseyville in southern Illinois says he hopes to have a new police chief later this month after the village’s former chief committed suicide. Mayor Leonard Black says he wants a new police chief on the job by Sept. 18.

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RutherfordDan: Off to #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twill Off to #Palatine for services at the Gurdwara Sikh Temple #twill

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Journal-Courier – news/local,news/local/
IC offers up pomp for new leader’s circumstance Barbara A. Farley quietly took the reins as Illinois College president months ago, but now comes the time for the college to show all the pomp and circumstance befitting the installation of a new pres

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CLTV
Chicago Bears Kick Off Season Opener The Chicago Bears kicked off their season today and there are plenty of changes for fans this year. The NFL has new restrictions over the kinds of bags that people can bring inside the stadiums. Fans will be allowed to bring in purses, but they can’t be any larger than a clutch style purse that’s about the size of your hand. Larger clear bags are allowed, but they can only be 12″ by 6″. The leagu

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WHBF – More Local News
ComEd rolling out ‘smart’ meters, Ameren to follow The days of the meter reader are numbered in most of Illinois.

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rap30: Incumbent GOP Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka formally announces re-elect bid with 3-day statewide tour starting next Sunday in Chicago.Incumbent GOP Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka formally announces re-elect bid with 3-day statewide tour starting next Sunday in Chicago.

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HQBD: Preservationists probably want to look away, but if you want to watch the demolition of the Newcomb Hotel, you… http://fb.me/6suK7v7zKPreservationists probably want to look away, but if you want to watch the demolition of the Newcomb Hotel, you… http://fb.me/6suK7v7zK

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IllinoisROCKS: Maryland has a state cat: Calico. Hmm. Wondering if we have one. Maryland has a state cat: Calico. Hmm. Wondering if we have one.

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