Today’s headlines — Saturday, Sept. 14

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Today’s headlines — Saturday, Sept. 14

by Ryan Keith

Illinois Begins Addressing State Park Repair Backlog For the first time in years, Illinois state parks are getting a little sprucing up. Budget and staff cuts have allowed hundreds of millions of dollars in delayed maintenance projects to build up. The
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Joliet bridge project will be ‘fairly cutting edge,’ state engineer says The plan to operate the six drawbridges in Joliet from one remote location will be a one-of-its-kind project, the state’s bridge maintenance engineer said. “It’s fairly cutting edge,” said Sarah Wilson, bridge maintenance engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation. “I think this is going to be a demonstration project that will have other people looking at.” One Joliet councilman s

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
RTA misses budget deadline as CTA, Metra squabble Right on schedule, negotiations over how to divide up funding among the Chicago area’s transit operators have again missed a key deadline and are in danger of breaking down. The Regional Transportation Authority board canceled a meeting scheduled for today at which it was supposed to make some initial decisions on how to parcel out $1.3 billion in public funds among the Chicago Transportation Auth

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Search Results – thesouthern.com
Group pushing capital bill CARBONDALE — Illinois faces a transportation funding crisis, and one group is pushing a plan it admits would hit motorists in the pocketbook.

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Quinn says DQ Fair numbers up 20 percent – The Southern Quinn says DQ Fair numbers up 20 percentThe SouthernGov. Pat Quinn announced attendance at the Du Quoin State Fair was up 20 percent over last year’s event, and that several new one-day attendance records were set. More than 365,000 fairgoers passed through the gates this year, and the Southern Illinois …

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Our View: Show wasteful spenders the door – Dekalb Daily Chronicle Our View: Show wasteful spenders the doorDekalb Daily ChroniclePat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have tin ears regarding such lavish expenditures. Their offices tried to deflect the blame to the Capitol architect and his committee. We don’t buy it. Nothing happens in …

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illinois mental health – Google …
S. Ill. mental health center keeps certification – NECN S. Ill. mental health center keeps certificationNECNANNA, Ill. (AP) — A mental health facility in far southern Illinois is keeping its state certification after an inspection this week. The Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna came under fire earlier this summer. That’s when …

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RayLong: State temporarily suspends doctor charged in Sacred Heart health care fraud case http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-sacredheart-doc-suspend-20130914,0,23111.story … #twill State temporarily suspends doctor charged in Sacred Heart health care fraud casehttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-sacredheart-doc-suspend-20130914,0,23111.story … #twill

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BrianCostin: Illinois Department of Corrections declares a “hot dog seasoning emergency” http://bit.ly/190AFaH #twill Illinois Department of Corrections declares a “hot dog seasoning emergency” http://bit.ly/190AFaH #twill

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tammyduckworth: Looks like folks are starting their weekends early. My guess is this car is headed 2 Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/AQZwMy7xS4Looks like folks are starting their weekends early. My guess is this car is headed 2 Wisconsin pic.twitter.com/AQZwMy7xS4

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Let this Paco de Lucía song play a little while a… http://bit.ly/1gbZ3tOCapitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Let this Paco de Lucía song play a little while a… http://bit.ly/1gbZ3tO

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rebootillinois: #Illinois has the 45th worst rating on #jobs & #economy, this might be a problem for #GovQuinn, says @governing: http://goo.gl/l1mG7k #Illinois has the 45th worst rating on #jobs & #economy, this might be a problem for #GovQuinn, says @governing:http://goo.gl/l1mG7k

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RepBerrios: Don’t drink & drive Call Will “@will_roadiecab: I’m out around and Humboldt Park now and Logan Square later…hit me up for service!”Don’t drink & drive Call Will “@will_roadiecab: I’m out around and Humboldt Park now and Logan Square later…hit me up for service!”

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RonSandack: Nice night for football! http://ow.ly/i/39ch4 Nice night for football!http://ow.ly/i/39ch4

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Bill_Brady: 300 people at Rep. David Reis’ Hometown BBQ last night. Great to see many friends, and they’re fired up for Republican wins in 2014 300 people at Rep. David Reis’ Hometown BBQ last night. Great to see many friends, and they’re fired up for Republican wins in 2014

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danielbiss: Getting ready to atone. For me, this holiday has always epitomized the best religion can offer society. May you have a meaningful one.Getting ready to atone. For me, this holiday has always epitomized the best religion can offer society. May you have a meaningful one.

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GetIltrac: Editorial: Speaker’s take on spending puzzles http://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/article_1d761c18-1994-11e3-acb0-0019bb30f31a.html#.UjPstQpgQxs.twitter … via @altontelegraph #twill Editorial: Speaker’s take on spending puzzleshttp://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/editorials/article_1d761c18-1994-11e3-acb0-0019bb30f31a.html#.UjPstQpgQxs.twitter … via @altontelegraph #twill

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Illinews: Sun-Times: Stony Island name change looks like sad political ploy: Mitchell http://bit.ly/13ZDUR4 Sun-Times: Stony Island name change looks like sad political ploy: Mitchell http://bit.ly/13ZDUR4

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WICS ABC 20’s Facebook Wall
A Lincoln neighborhood is combating a nasty problem – cockroaches. Neighbors say… A Lincoln neighborhood is combating a nasty problem – cockroaches. Neighbors say property in the 500-block of Maple Street is overrun with the pests. So much so, the entire neighborhood is being impacted.WICS NewsChannel 20 :: News – Top Stories – Lincoln Neighborhood Battling Cockroach Problemwww.wics.comA Lincoln neighborhood is combating a nasty problem – cockroaches. Neighbors say property in

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Patch
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $317 Million CHICAGO, – September 13, 2013— Powerball has rolled again bringing the jackpot to a whopping $317 million for Saturday night’s drawing – the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history.The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing were: 11

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Davis, Bustos: Highways need new revenue – Bloomington Pantagraph Davis, Bustos: Highways need new revenueBloomington PantagraphCheri Bustos and Rodney Davis took part in a roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the Illinois Truck Association. Both serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “We all know that the revenue from the gas tax isn’t …Bustos, Durbin, Kirk and Davis bill to improve locks and dams moves forward

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Jeanette Kendall spent more than a year doing research and collecting over 200 v… Jeanette Kendall spent more than a year doing research and collecting over 200 vintage photos for the history book series "Images of America" to be released Monday.Newspaper editor Jeanette Kendall compiles history of East Peoriawww.pjstar.comJeanette Kendall doesn’t stop at editing a weekly newspaper on East Peoria events. Now she’s compiled a history of East Peoria.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Motorcycle ride to benefit Toys for Tots A motorcycle club made up of active-duty and former Marines and Navy Corpsmen attached to the Marines will host a ride to benefit the U.S. MARINE CORPS RESERVE TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM in three counties.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Benedictine, MacMurray enrollment decline Fall enrollment at Benedictine University at Springfield declined slightly from last year as a result of fewer students in graduate and accelerated adult programs. Enrollment also declined at MacMurray College in Jacksonville.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
IDOT helicopter crash blamed on birds The crew of the Illinois Department of Transportation helicopter that crashed in New Mexico last Saturday veered to avoid birds while en route to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada for training in the use of radiation-detection equipment, officials said Friday.

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Good morning – here’s the front page of today’s Journal Star. Purchase this A1 a… Good morning – here’s the front page of today’s Journal Star. Purchase this A1 and others as a poster here: http://bit.ly/11PBCjjA1

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Illinews: Kane County: Our View: No wrongdoing, but DUI reporting situation still unfortunate http://bit.ly/140yNQx Kane County: Our View: No wrongdoing, but DUI reporting situation still unfortunate http://bit.ly/140yNQx

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Illinews: Bloomington: Vogel: Small-town politics way too entertaining http://bit.ly/165w7yO Bloomington: Vogel: Small-town politics way too entertaining http://bit.ly/165w7yO

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bcrnews.com | McMahon named regional superintendent
bcrnews.com | McMahon named regional superintendent DIXON – Paul McMahon is no longer an assistant at the Lee-Ogle Regional Office of Education.McMahon, 51, of Princeton took over as regional superintendent last month after serving as assistant for six years. He replaces Amy Jo Clemens of Dixon, who now is the Illinois State Board of Education’s assistant superintendent for the Center for Innovation and Improvement.“It’s kind of exciting and nervou

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Local Representatives Share Opinions On Syria Crisis – CIproud.com CIproud.comLocal Representatives Share Opinions On Syria CrisisCIproud.comKerry is in Geneva for a second day working on a Russian proposal on the crisis in Syria. U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos and Aaron Schock weigh in. Republican Representative Schock said, “When I learned about Syria and I learned what the President …

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch
Sente to Provide Legislative Insight at Community Drug Awareness Forum State Representative Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, will be participating in the Lake County Sheriff’s Community Drug Awareness Forum on Wednesday, September 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Vernon Area Library located at 300 Olde Half Day R

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CentralILAlive: WICS: New Road Improvements in Capital City http://bit.ly/163vbuE WICS: New Road Improvements in Capital City http://bit.ly/163vbuE

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rap30: Guest hosting @PoliticsTonight on @CLTVnews at 6p. Cook County jail at 10k inmates. Food deserts in the city. Come watch. Guest hosting @PoliticsTonight on @CLTVnews at 6p. Cook County jail at 10k inmates. Food deserts in the city. Come watch.

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Crain’s Chicago Business’s Facebook Wall
Op-ed: Andrew Broy of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools says that charter… Op-ed: Andrew Broy of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools says that charter schools are not to blame for the Chicago Public School closings. He also says charter schools are a part of the solution to improving educational opportunities for students all across the city. Do you agree?Why charter schools are part of the solutionwww.chicagobusiness.comAffluent parents can choose schools by movin

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VideoTracker: IL Channel: Former Senator Alan Dixon Discusses his Memoir http://dlvr.it/3yZNNc IL Channel: Former Senator Alan Dixon Discusses his Memoirhttp://dlvr.it/3yZNNc

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Chicago Sun-Times
Furyk cards record-tying 59 at BMW Championship On a blustery day in Lake Forest, Jim Furyk made history Friday, shooting 59 at the BMW Championship, tying the lowest round ever shot in a PGA tour event. Furyk is the sixth player to shoot 59 and joins Stuart Appleby (2010 Greenbrier Classic), Paul Goydos (2010 John Deere Classic), David Duval (1999 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), Chip Beck (1991 Las Vegas Invitational) and Al Geiberger (1977 M

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Thieves Grabbing Sewer Grates In West Chicago (CBS) — Police in West Chicago are asking residents to be on the lookout for a thief — a thief with an eye on the city’s streets. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli explains. Since late June, someone has been picking up the 60-pound sewer grates along city streets, authorities say. More than 30 have been taken. Investigators believe the grates are being sold to out-of-town scrappers. “They cost the cit

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KWQC – Top Stories RSS Feed For Mobile
Corn Crop Looks Good, Soybeans Could Yield Less Local farmers may be seeing a great corn harvest this fall, but the soybean yield could be lousy. Local farmers say soybeans need a dry summer and significant rain closer to harvest. Unfortunately, the

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illinois policy – Google News
Sponsor: Progressive tax push coming in spring – ChicagoNow Sponsor: Progressive tax push coming in springChicagoNow (blog)Jim Thompson to protest a legislative pay raise. That’s just one example of Quinn’s pot-stirring past on which his political career was built. It’s just one example cited in today’s column by Scott Reeder of the Illinois Policy Institute. Reeder says …Scott Reeder: Quinn went from ultimate outsider to ultimate insiderSTATE AFFAIRS: R

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Elementary School Bus Driver Accused Of Being Drunk On Duty WHEATON (CBS) — A northwest suburban elementary school bus driver charged with driving under the influence while on duty is behind bars Friday on a $100,000 bond. Jill Beebe, 42, of the 600 block of Sunbury Road in South Elgin appeared before Judge Terence Sheen on a charge of aggravated DUI, a statement from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office said. After getting her bus in St. Cha

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pkadner September 12, 2013 9:38PM. Tinley Park is planning traffic roundabout 183rd Oak Park Ave. A roundabout is sort traffic. Tinley Park is planning a traffic roundabout at 183rd and Oak Park Ave. A roundabout is …

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Our View: Help bridge charity gap Each summer, charity groups feel an across-the-board pinch in donations – everything from cash and food to clothing and diapers – until new efforts are reborn during the holidays.

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News-Gazette.com
Updated: Illinois Supreme Court approves cameras in courtrooms for Sixth Judicial Circuit The Chief Judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Illinois said he’d like to start allowing cameras and other recording devices in courtrooms by the end of the year.The comments from Judge Dan Flannell come after the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday approved allowing the devices for the Sixth Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt Counties. read more

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duquoin.com
Du Quoin teacher among Illinois’ best of the best

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Local News
Former division chief sues Tri-State alleging wrongful dismissal DARIEN – A former division chief with the Tri-State Fire Protection District has filed a lawsuit against the district alleging he was wrongfully terminated and is seeking reinstatement of his position.

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D-181 to trade ISAT for ‘very rigorous’ testing HINSDALE – This school year, students at District 181 can rejoice as it will be the last year they have to take the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT).

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Mayoral candidate promises he will give up strip clubs (KTVI) – “Late Night” television host Jimmy Fallon, paid a special tribute to the popular television series, “Breaking Bad.” Watch as Fallon is dressed like lead, Walter White in his spin-off, “Joking Bad” to commemorate the six months he has left before he is the newest face on “The Tonight Show.”

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Voices
Jerry Seinfeld returns to Chicago for two shows at Chicago Theatre As you might know, comedian Jerry Seinfeld stars or perhaps starred in some sort of sitcom as a Seinfeld-like character named Jerry Seinfeld. Now the Man of a Thousand (or at least 46) Porsches is coming back to Chicago for an evening of stand-up at the Chicago Theatre, where he’ll perform two back-to-back shows (7 Continue reading →

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News Democrat — Metro-east news
Madison County to consider $18M jail bond issue proposal The plan to spend $18 million to renovate the Madison County Jail will go before the County Board next week, now that it has the approval of the Finance Committee.Click to Continue »

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News Democrat — Metro-east news
BND seeks input on HPV vaccine Are you a parent of a child who received the human papillomavirus vaccine or a young adult who chose to get the vaccine?Click to Continue »

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The Daily Journal Editorial News
Jim Nowlan: Why term limits make sense for Illinois lawmakers GOP gubernatorial aspirant Bruce Rauner has cast himself as Sir Lancelot out to slay an unpopular dragon (the Illinois legislature) in his initiative to limit the terms of Illinois lawmakers. Whether he wins on the issue is irrelevant to

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The Daily Journal Editorial News
Editorial: Why aren’t schools spending money on air conditioning? It’s August. It’s September. it’s hot. The kids are back in school. Well, they’re back in schools some days. Some days, they’re in school half a day. Some days, they’re not in school at all.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Judge orders city to pay $60 million in garage-privatization case A Cook County judge has rejected an attempt by Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration to overturn a nearly $60 million arbitration award City Hall owes the private company that operates four city-owned parking garages. But even though it now stands to be paid tens of millions of dollars by Chicago taxpayers, garage operator Chicago Loop Parking LLC appears poised to walk away from the privatizat

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Chicago Sun-Times
Emanuel visits Dulles, makes no mention of nearby violence The principal of Dulles School of Excellence on the South Side drew mostly praise Friday from parents and others for a recent memo sent to staff, urging them to hustle students and staff out of school at day’s end — to help keep them safe from neighborhood gun violence.

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Lake County Workers To Lose Jobs Under Obamacare Changes About 30 government workers in Lake County, Ind., recently received termination letters and will lose their jobs at the end of the month. The county said it’s a result of healthcare changes for seniors under the Affordable Care Act, but the soon-to-be-fired workers aren’t so sure. Each of the workers, including Dennis Tobin, a payroll administrator; Dan Sebben, a bailiff; and Patty Podgorny, who

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Connect Tri-States – Local News
WIU ranked among top regional universities WIU students credit smaller classroom and teacher attention as reasons they chose the school.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Website gives cyclists place to vent about driver harassment Steven Vance – a bike advocate and blogger — says Chicago bicyclists get “harassed” by drivers every day, ranging from a slight acceleration of the engine to intentional swerving.

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Rep. Elgie Sims | Political Forum on CAN TV Illinois Representative Elgie Sims (34th District) discusses Gov. Quinn’s hold on legislators’ pay, pension reform in Illinois, concealed carry, and helping … From: CAN TV Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 25:24 More in News & Politics

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Helping Illinois Become a Leader in Green Business Share our vision for creating a greener Illinois economy and being a leader in green business with the non-profit Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA)…. From: ILGreenBusiness Views: 6 2 ratings Time: 03:36 More in Nonprofits & Activism

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Foreclosures down, fewer tornadoes, I-55 bandit captured and more! http://goo.gl/fb/jYjR3 Get "In the Know" on Foreclosures down, fewer tornadoes, I-55 bandit captured and more! http://goo.gl/fb/jYjR3

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RutherfordDan: To my friends in the Jewish faith, happy new year and on this #YomKippur have an easy and meaningful day To my friends in the Jewish faith, happy new year and on this #YomKippur have an easy and meaningful day

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kylehillman: #Illinois’ share of students at U. of I. continues to decline pay for President increases. http://zite.to/15oJ8qA #Twill #Illinois’ share of students at U. of I. continues to decline pay for President increases. http://zite.to/15oJ8qA #Twill

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JudyBaarTopinka: Can’t wait to catch up with all of you and @RepAaronSchock in #Peoria for day two of my Common Sense Tour! Join us: pic.twitter.com/dvP1kQ4D6n Can’t wait to catch up with all of you and @RepAaronSchock in #Peoria for day two of my Common Sense Tour! Join us: pic.twitter.com/dvP1kQ4D6n

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EdSullivanforIL: Happened in the IL House. @RayLong: @shanmcf: MA Senate president issues warning about mice. No candy for you, http://zite.to/181iF0P Happened in the IL House. @RayLong: @shanmcf: MA Senate president issues warning about mice. No candy for you,http://zite.to/181iF0P

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tomdemmer: Senior Fair today from 9 a.m. to noon at Dixon’s Heritage Square. Drop by and say hello! @saukvalley @wixnam1460 Senior Fair today from 9 a.m. to noon at Dixon’s Heritage Square. Drop by and say hello! @saukvalley @wixnam1460

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tkacich: Stmnt frm Ofc of Architect of Capitol bd: Decision to renovate w wing of Capitol was part of IL Jobs Now program approved by GA & gov in ’09 Stmnt frm Ofc of Architect of Capitol bd: Decision to renovate w wing of Capitol was part of IL Jobs Now program approved by GA & gov in ’09

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MikeforIllinois: Held a training in #Champaign yesterday for the first of 13 Frerichs Fall Fellows (1 more joined up!). I’m excited. #groudngame #twillHeld a training in #Champaign yesterday for the first of 13 Frerichs Fall Fellows (1 more joined up!). I’m excited. #groudngame #twill

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MikeforIllinois: I speak for many of my constituents + say "Congratulations" to @illinoiscourts new Chief Justice, Rita Garman. http://goo.gl/VIwq9D #twill I speak for many of my constituents + say "Congratulations" to @illinoiscourts new Chief Justice, Rita Garman. http://goo.gl/VIwq9D#twill

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mtpaprocki: .@illinoispolicy’s Director of Media @Diana_Rickert joins @KassCohn on @wlsam890 to discuss Illinois’ need for vouchers #livenow #twill .@illinoispolicy’s Director of Media @Diana_Rickert joins @KassCohn on @wlsam890 to discuss Illinois’ need for vouchers #livenow #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Excited to be up in #Ottawa for the @UAW Region 4 Conference. Standing with proud union member is always a good way to start the day! #twill Excited to be up in #Ottawa for the @UAW Region 4 Conference. Standing with proud union member is always a good way to start the day! #twill

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willcountyboard: Will County closer to buying First Midwest Bank building @Joliet_HN http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/22523923-418/will-county-closer-to-buying-first-midwest-bank-building.html … #joliet #twill Will County closer to buying First Midwest Bank building @Joliet_HN http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/22523923-418/will-county-closer-to-buying-first-midwest-bank-building.html … #joliet #twill

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RutherfordDan: Interview w/ WGIL News Director Will Stevenson in #Galesburg @WGILNews #twill pic.twitter.com/1djAN8EUlI Interview w/ WGIL News Director Will Stevenson in #Galesburg @WGILNews #twill pic.twitter.com/1djAN8EUlI

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Marathonpundit: ILL-inois: RINO Dillard collects suspicious Big Labor contributions #twill #tcot #lur #ilgop #BigLabor http://nblo.gs/P15Sf ILL-inois: RINO Dillard collects suspicious Big Labor contributions #twill #tcot #lur #ilgop #BigLabor http://nblo.gs/P15Sf

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kerrylester: At a board meeting of the #IL architect of the Capitol. Alsop, Mapes, Anderson discussing renovation work pic.twitter.com/1LdqPDQgOOAt a board meeting of the #IL architect of the Capitol. Alsop, Mapes, Anderson discussing renovation workpic.twitter.com/1LdqPDQgOO

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ILSenateGOP: Nine months ago the last residents were moved out of the Jacksonville Developmental Center (JDC) as part of an… http://fb.me/Jd1HC7M3 Nine months ago the last residents were moved out of the Jacksonville Developmental Center (JDC) as part of an…http://fb.me/Jd1HC7M3

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RepSchneider: Wishing all observing Yom Kippur an easy and meaningful fast. Wishing all observing Yom Kippur an easy and meaningful fast.

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ILSenDems: A peek behind the curtain: http://instagram.com/p/eNI5EuxqHV/ A peek behind the curtain: http://instagram.com/p/eNI5EuxqHV/

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JamesEWebb: #Cook County #Jail now holds more people than many small suburbs. Trib’s Steve Schmadeke explains the increase. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cook-jail-overcrowding-20130913,0,384143.story … #Cook County #Jail now holds more people than many small suburbs. Trib’s Steve Schmadeke explains the increase.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cook-jail-overcrowding-20130913,0,384143.story

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GregHinz: Price of taxi medallions soars as city asks minimum of $360k each. http://tinyurl.com/kmxrptt Price of taxi medallions soars as city asks minimum of $360k each.http://tinyurl.com/kmxrptt

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WCIA3Megan: CONFIRMED: Cameras will be allowed in Champaign County courtrooms- most likely beginning in December. CONFIRMED: Cameras will be allowed in Champaign County courtrooms- most likely beginning in December.

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CThomasABC7: .@ChicagosMayor visits #Dulles School in gang war’s "no man’s land". #SafePassage pic.twitter.com/Cakca1aEvZ.@ChicagosMayor visits #Dulles School in gang war’s "no man’s land". #SafePassage pic.twitter.com/Cakca1aEvZ

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AmandaVinicky: .@IDPH reports first #WestNile death of ’13 in #Illinois — an elderly Logan County man who got ill last month .@IDPH reports first #WestNile death of ’13 in #Illinois — an elderly Logan County man who got ill last month

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CompTopinka: Great catching up and talking state finances with @ABC7Chicago’s @KrasheskyABC7! pic.twitter.com/952G3UEnxj Great catching up and talking state finances with @ABC7Chicago’s @KrasheskyABC7! pic.twitter.com/952G3UEnxj

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RepCheri: Enjoyed talking w/ everyone at the @iltrucking annual meeting today, I’ll continue to fight for our transportation & infrastructure needs.Enjoyed talking w/ everyone at the @iltrucking annual meeting today, I’ll continue to fight for our transportation & infrastructure needs.

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CaseHoag: Was good to see @RutherfordDan in central #IL this morning! pic.twitter.com/UvkaJVtfCK Was good to see @RutherfordDan in central #IL this morning!pic.twitter.com/UvkaJVtfCK

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EdSullivanforIL: For the love of all that is holy! RT@CrainsChicago: Old Style beer is fighting to stay at Wrigley Field http://fw.to/iV0gorB For the love of all that is holy! RT@CrainsChicago: Old Style beer is fighting to stay at Wrigley Field http://fw.to/iV0gorB

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AdvocateGSAM: Thank you for meeting with our nurses this morning at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital @RepPihos @RonSandack @DarleneSenger Thank you for meeting with our nurses this morning at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital @RepPihos @RonSandack @DarleneSenger

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ILSRCC: NBC poll today says voters trust the GOP more to fix the economy. They prefer GOP results (WI, IN & IA) to lip service of Dems (IL) #twillNBC poll today says voters trust the GOP more to fix the economy. They prefer GOP results (WI, IN & IA) to lip service of Dems (IL) #twill

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ILSRCC: WSJ/NBC poll released today says fewer and fewer voters trust Democrats to look after the middle class. http://on.wsj.com/180qQul #twillWSJ/NBC poll released today says fewer and fewer voters trust Democrats to look after the middle class. http://on.wsj.com/180qQul #twill

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rap30: Our story in today’s print edition: Democrats to weigh governor’s race endorsement http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-democrats-slating-0913-20130913,0,7389325.story … Our story in today’s print edition: Democrats to weigh governor’s race endorsement http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-democrats-slating-0913-20130913,0,7389325.story

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peoriajournal: Dan Rutherford tours Galesburg company during campaign stop: GALESBURG, Ill. — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford… http://dlvr.it/3yYJjp Dan Rutherford tours Galesburg company during campaign stop: GALESBURG, Ill. — Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford…http://dlvr.it/3yYJjp

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Cross sets up committee for state treasurer: * No surprise here, but Tom Cross filed paperw… http://bit.ly/162WzZVCapitol Fax #twill Cross sets up committee for state treasurer: * No surprise here, but Tom Cross filed paperw… http://bit.ly/162WzZV

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List 7
BenYount: Six figure salaries (& pensions) shrink the IL at the U of IL. We’ll talk about it on Illinois Watchdog Radio 4-5 on http://ow.ly/oQYVX Six figure salaries (& pensions) shrink the IL at the U of IL. We’ll talk about it on Illinois Watchdog Radio 4-5 on http://ow.ly/oQYVX

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Search for #twill on Twitter
AmandaVinicky: Alsop: project’s w/ CDB, under exec (aka Quinn). Cap rehab scope agreed to "long before I got here." #twill pic.twitter.com/o27Unz01kH Alsop: project’s w/ CDB, under exec (aka Quinn). Cap rehab scope agreed to "long before I got here." #twillpic.twitter.com/o27Unz01kH

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Search for #twill on Twitter
DefendtheVote: Just Invited! Important ISBE Meeting Monday – Please join us! #ilgop #twill http://eepurl.com/FfENb Just Invited! Important ISBE Meeting Monday – Please join us! #ilgop #twill http://eepurl.com/FfENb

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AFSCME Council 31’s Facebook Wall
Tribune: "Sheriff Dart attributes … a surging mentally ill population fueled i… Tribune: "Sheriff Dart attributes … a surging mentally ill population fueled in part by the closing last year of six Chicago mental health clinics and the Tinley Park Mental Health Center."Cook County Jail’s inmate population risingwww.chicagotribune.comPolice crackdown, closing of mental health facilities cited as causes

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Joliet Patch
Illinois kids never could read at grade level By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog SPRINGFIELD — No one is surprised that only 60 percent of Illinois school kids can read, write, and add at grade level. As Benjamin Yount

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Crystal Lake-Cary Patch
Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $317 Million CHICAGO, – September 13, 2013— Powerball has rolled again bringing the jackpot to a whopping $317 million for Saturday night’s drawing – the ninth largest jackpot in the game’s history. The winning numbers from Wednesday’s drawing we

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Joliet Patch
Manley to Hold Three Events to Meet with Public The first is Tuesday morning at the McDonald’s on Route 59 in Joliet.

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Yorkville Patch
OMG PD: Portable Toilet Tipped Over at Elementary School A round up of strange or bizarre recent police reports from the Kendall County Area.

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tonyperaica: Judge To Thugs: Let ex-Cicero president work on house without police interference http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22527960-418/judge-let-ex-cicero-town-president-work-on-house-without-police-interference.html … via @suntimes Judge To Thugs: Let ex-Cicero president work on house without police interference http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22527960-418/judge-let-ex-cicero-town-president-work-on-house-without-police-interference.html … via @suntimes

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13WREX: CDC officials think illness at Illinois prison caused by fungus: http://bit.ly/17wdhnu CDC officials think illness at Illinois prison caused by fungus:http://bit.ly/17wdhnu

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RepDwightKay: State should sell $670,000 copper doors purchased for state capitol entrance http://www.dwightkay.org/state_should_sell_670_000_copper_doors_purchased_for_state_capitol_entrance … State should sell $670,000 copper doors purchased for state capitol entrance http://www.dwightkay.org/state_should_sell_670_000_copper_doors_purchased_for_state_capitol_entrance

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New 3
OnlyCarbondale: SIU Aviation Alum flies Blue Angel jet to Southern Illinois Airport. http://ow.ly/i/38ZNE SIU Aviation Alum flies Blue Angel jet to Southern Illinois Airport.http://ow.ly/i/38ZNE

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ILHelpDesk: Filing by Ameren Illinois Company;d/b/a Ameren Illinois http://dlvr.it/3yY3X5 Filing by Ameren Illinois Company;d/b/a Ameren Illinois http://dlvr.it/3yY3X5

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RepSchneider: True honor to speak at Naval Station Great Lakes graduation ceremony today: pic.twitter.com/RUbZREdnIB True honor to speak at Naval Station Great Lakes graduation ceremony today: pic.twitter.com/RUbZREdnIB

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mattie hunter – Google News
Illinois Lottery Kicks Off New ‘Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure’ Instant Game – Sacramento Bee Illinois Lottery Kicks Off New ‘Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure’ Instant GameSacramento BeeThis specialty game was renamed Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure, under legislation sponsored in 2011 by State Senator Mattie Hunter and signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn. It is named for former Illinois Lottery Superintendent (2003-2007) Carolyn …

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springfield ill – Google News
Illinois trappers net 2000 otters during season – Belleville News Democrat Illinois trappers net 2000 otters during seasonBelleville News DemocratFind n Save. The Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois trappers captured about 2,000 river otters during the first otter-hunting season in decades. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/13VS6uw ) that’s more than …First otter trapping season called a successFirst Illinois Hunt in 87 Years Ne

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illinois times – Google News
Bankrupt GateHouse still bullish – Illinois Times Bankrupt GateHouse still bullishIllinois Timessays Jason M. Stewart in an interview with Illinois Times. Stewart is an analyst for Compass Point Research & Trading who follows Newscastle stock. “There’s a lot of risk between now and the spinoff (of New Media). … I don’t know that this newspaper …

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illinois – Google News
Public misled over Illinois pension reform – Saukvalley Public misled over Illinois pension reformSaukvalleyMany media formats have criminalized the position of the Illinois state employee in regard to state pensions. Public perception is the employee somehow is forcing the government to give us the great “golden parachute” retirement. The current …

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judy barr topinka – Google News
Capitol renovation saga began by chance – The State Journal-Register Capitol renovation saga began by chanceThe State Journal-RegisterI called Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s office. I called Tim Mapes, who is co-chair of the board that oversees the Office of Capitol Architect. I called J. Richard Alsop III, the Capitol architect. I called House Speaker Mike Madigan’s spokesman Steve …

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illinois health care – Google Ne…
Our View: Hospital mergers must first help health care consumers – Peoria Journal Star Our View: Hospital mergers must first help health care consumersPeoria Journal StarOSF St. Francis Medical Center has long been the big dog where health care is concerned in central Illinois, of course, so from the other two parties’ perspective, their combined presence and enhanced market power – both under the umbrella of Iowa …

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illinois republican – Google New…
Illinois, Wisconsin Congressmen Wary of Talk of Government Shutdown to Stop … – MyStateline.com MyStateline.comIllinois, Wisconsin Congressmen Wary of Talk of Government Shutdown to Stop …MyStateline.comWASHINGTON — As some conservative Republicans are laying the groundwork for a government shutdown as the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or ‘Obamacare,’ looms, most Republican Congressmen in both Illinois and Wisconsin appear to be …

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logan county – Google News
Logan County Democrats to hold meeting – Lincoln Courier Logan County Democrats to hold meetingLincoln CourierThe Logan County Democrats will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Lincoln Public Library in Lincoln. All Logan County Democrats are welcome to attend and bring along another Democrat. For more information contact Rebecca Drake, Logan County Democrat …

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chicago sun-times – Google News
NPR offering buyouts to cut staff by 10 percent – Chicago Sun-Times NPR offering buyouts to cut staff by 10 percentChicago Sun-TimesWASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio says it’s offering across-the-board buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff by 10 percent. The buyouts, which are to be offered across the entire organization, were approved by NPR’s board of directors as a way to …

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wbbm – Google News
CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up – CBS2 Chicago CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries UpCBS2 ChicagoWBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports the group’s North Lawndale office already has closed, and the Woodlawn office will follow suit at the end of the month. Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from …

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champaign news gazette – Google …
Jakobsson retirement sparks immediate interest – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Jakobsson retirement sparks immediate interestChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteJakobsson said she’s backing Michael Richards, the Champaign County Board member who has managed her last two campaigns, to take her seat representing the 103rd House District, which includes most of Champaign-Urbana, except for chunks of …

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springfield illinois – Google Ne…
Illinois schools chief joins 2 education boards – The State Journal-Register Illinois schools chief joins 2 education boardsThe State Journal-RegisterHe is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Illinois’ state schools superintendent has been named to two national boards. Christopher Koch will serve a two-year term as finance vice chair for the Education Commission of the States …

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illinois fracturing – Google New…
Author Biggers speaks against fracking in Illinois – The Southern Author Biggers speaks against fracking in IllinoisThe SouthernHe talked about how the people need to provide a voice for the coal miners and need to step up to stop the current Hydraulic Fracturing Act in Illinois. “Fracking has been going on since the 1950s,” Biggers said. “If the state took all the oil and gas …

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daily herald – Google News
United sells free tickets for hours before website shut down – Chicago Daily Herald 1 United sells free tickets for hours before website shut downChicago Daily HeraldChicago-based United Airlines said it’s reviewing whether to honor an unknown number of tickets accidentally offered online for free after faulty data was put into its reservations system. The $0 fares were only on the United.com website for "a couple …

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illinois – Google News
Jesse White: 5th term could be last as Illinois Secretary of State – WBEZ WBEZJesse White: 5th term could be last as Illinois Secretary of StateWBEZIn this March 27, 2012 file photo, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in his Springfield, Ill. office. A campaign spokesman said that White will announce Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, his bid for re …Jesse White running for 5th term as Illinois secretary of stateWhite a

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judy barr topinka – Google News
Judy Baar Topinka running for Comptroller re-election – ABC7Chicago.com ABC7Chicago.comJudy Baar Topinka running for Comptroller re-electionABC7Chicago.comSeptember 13, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she’s hitting the road to announce her candidacy for re-election. Topinka put out a schedule Thursday detailing stops across Illinois. Her trip starts Sunday in Chicago …Topinka Running For ReelectionSpeak Out for Sept. 15, 2013

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illinois mental health – Google …
Lt. Gov. Simon pushes to prioritize mental health funding – The Rock River Times Lt. Gov. Simon pushes to prioritize mental health fundingThe Rock River TimesCARBONDALE, Ill. — Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon (D) urged the state to prioritize funding for mental health services during a tour of a southern Illinois group home and a mental health crisis center Sept. 13. Simon is the only southern Illinois …Simon Advocates For Mental Health

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illinois mental health – Google …
Illinois man guilty but insane in mother’s death – KFVS Illinois man guilty but insane in mother’s deathKFVSThe Northwest Herald reports (http://bit.ly/13X576V) that Davis previously was found mentally unfit to stand trial. The stabbing happened in November 2011. Davis is being held at Chester Mental Health Center. He is awaiting an October hearing to …

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SJ-R.com’s Facebook Wall
Did you participate in the first otter trapping season since 1929? Did you participate in the first otter trapping season since 1929?First otter trapping season called a successwww.sj-r.comIllinois trappers took just over 2,000 river otters during the 2012-13 season, the first time trappers could legally catch them since 1929. That there are enough otters to support a trapping season at all is a conservation success story. The river otter had become rare in the s

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john shimkus – Google News
Shimkus urges NRC to comply with new court order – The Ripon Advance The StateShimkus urges NRC to comply with new court orderThe Ripon AdvanceJohn Shimkus (R-Ill.) chaired an Energy and Commerce hearing on Tuesday to ask members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about its plans to resume its review of the Department of Energy’s license application for the Yucca Mountain repository.NRC taking initial steps on Yucca review after court order

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Local News
State Rep. Schmitz won’t seek re-election BATAVIA – Another member of Kane County’s state legislative delegation has announced that he will not seek another term representing the Tri-Cities region in Springfield.

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bobby schilling – Google News
Rauner calls for more charter schools – Quincy Journal Rauner calls for more charter schoolsQuincy JournalSt. Giuseppe’s is owned by former GOP Congressman Bobby Schilling, who spoke favorably of Mr. Rauner but fell short of endorsing his candidacy for governor. Mr. Rauner has long been involved with the charter school movement in Chicago. If elected to …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Time for Illinois to legalize marijuana? 2 SPRINGFIELD – If Illinoisans and Illinois lawmakers are relieved that the discussion over medical marijuana was decided last session, and the state can move on to more pertinent "non-social" issues, they’ll be irritated with the latest trial balloon released by…

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
What’s at stake * An e-mail from NRA lobbyist Todd Vandermyde about yesterday’s Illinois Supreme Court rulings on the right to carry guns in public… Rich — here is the dilemma the state is now in. Both the Federal Court and now the State Supreme Court have said that that there is a right to carry a firearm in […]

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch
Buffalo Grove’s Band and Director Profiled in National Publication One hundred and thirty-three Buffalo Grove High School music students, teachers, and parent chaperones spent two weeks traveling and performing in picturesque countries on their 10th European Concert Tour this past June, as part of the school

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Lincoln Museum Getting Dozens Of New Documents SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – Dozens of Lincoln family documents have been donated to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, thanks to the widow of a man who was once the state of Illinois’ Lincoln collection curator. WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, when he wasn’t collecting Lincoln memorabilia for the state of Illinois for 27 years, James T. Hickey was getting Lin

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Dillard hauls in $157,200 from union-affiliated PACs 1 SPRINGFIELD – Political buzz today points to three controversial $52,600 donations to GOP gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard from private sector union-affiliated political action committees: The IUOE Local 150 is the state’s electrical workers union and the Chicago Land Operators Joint…

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Aurora News – Topix
Questions raised about Batavia industrial park project Aldermen have left it up to a developer to decide whether to proceed through the city review process for an industrial park on a 56-acre tract of land on the east side of Kirk Road and Wind Energy Pass.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Capitol Architect Defends $700K Doors Installed On Statehouse play pause Architect Defends Statehouse Doors WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Dahl (CBS) – The state architect overseeing the Illinois Capitol renovation– including its controversial copper-clad doors — installed at a cost of nearly $700,000 – is firing back at critical comments made by Gov. Pat Quinn. Architect Richard Alsop III answered questions briefly Friday following a

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Department of dumb ideas * I tried restraining myself, but I just gotta say, this is probably the most stupid reaction to the “Statehouse doors” controversy I’ve yet seen. From Rep. Dwight Kay’s website… Do you think the Illinois State Capitol should have copper doors valued at $670,000? Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) thinks they should […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Cross sets up committee for state treasurer * No surprise here, but Tom Cross filed paperwork this afternoon with the State Board of Elections to create a new campaign committee… Sorry to scoop his Twitter account, but one’s gotta do what one’s gotta do, I suppose.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
This is how it’s done * We’ve seen some pretty lame campaign kickoffs this year. Videos, social media, three-city car tours, etc. This one is the most impressive by far. From a press release… TOPINKA EMBARKS ON ‘COMMON SENSE EXPRESS’ ANNOUNCEMENT TOUR Comptroller begins three-day statewide bus tour Sunday CHICAGO –Judy Baar Topinka will board the “Common Sense Express” Sunday […]

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tammy duckworth – Google News
Duckworth Signs On To Bill Meant To Protect Immigrants From Fraud – Progress Illinois Duckworth Signs On To Bill Meant To Protect Immigrants From FraudProgress IllinoisDuckworth Signs On To Bill Meant To Protect Immigrants From Fraud. U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has signed on as a co-sponsor to a bill aimed at protecting immigrants from fraudulent legal representation in their attempts to gain citizenship. “Immigrants …

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Donald Peloquin – Frankfort, IL Patch
Former Bears Linebacker Joey LaRocque to Sign Autographs in Frankfort Saturday He will speak on epilepsy and sports safety from 2 to 4 p.m. at Dancing Marlin as part of a fundraiser.

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