Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Sept. 17

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Letter: Thanks to Rep. Kifowit for Her Support for Veterans in the Community – Patch.com Letter: Thanks to Rep. Kifowit for Her Support for Veterans in the CommunityPatch.comI wanted to write to thank Representative Stephanie Kifowit for her support for the veteran in the community. I am an older veteran and it is refreshing to see younger veterans, like Rep Kifowit who served in the United States Marine Corps, take the …

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State fudges the rules for rating schools With thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped …

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newsroom. Monday night, the East Moline School board voted to end services for students at the Rock River Alternative …

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Illinois’ extravagant doors should head for auction block – The Alestle Illinois’ extravagant doors should head for auction blockThe AlestleDwight Kay, of Ill., recognized our state capitol as a perfect example of wasted spending on fancy fixtures and wants to address this by auctioning off the doors at the building’s west entrance. The copper doors are valued at $670,000. Kay was right …

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Ex-Metra board member has ties to former gang leader’s family – Chicago Sun-Times 31 Ex-Metra board member has ties to former gang leader’s familyChicago Sun-TimesHuggins, his companies and joint ventures have donated more than $400,000 to local political funds — including those benefitting Preckwinkle; her predecessor Todd Stroger; Chicago Ald. Ed Burke (14th), and former state Senate President Emil Jones …

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natashakorecki: Analysis: The mighty Quinn, mighty lucky – Chicago Sun-Times #twill http://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/22613298-505/analysis-the-mighty-quinn-mighty-lucky.html … via @suntimes Analysis: The mighty Quinn, mighty lucky – Chicago Sun-Times #twillhttp://www.suntimes.com/news/elections/22613298-505/analysis-the-mighty-quinn-mighty-lucky.html … via @suntimes

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Sam4Rep: just finished at the Drug Awareness Comunity Forum. Great presenters on the heroin epidemic in Lake County #LakeCounty #twill just finished at the Drug Awareness Comunity Forum. Great presenters on the heroin epidemic in Lake County #LakeCounty #twill

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RutherfordDan: I’m live tomorrow (9/17) on @WJBC #BloNo w/ @Laughlin1230 & Colleen Reynolds at 7:10am. Tune in! #twill I’m live tomorrow (9/17) on @WJBC #BloNo w/ @Laughlin1230 & Colleen Reynolds at 7:10am. Tune in! #twill

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Sam4Rep: just finished at the Drug Awareness Comunity Forum. Great presenters on the heroin epidemic in Lake County #LakeCounty #twill just finished at the Drug Awareness Comunity Forum. Great presenters on the heroin epidemic in Lake County #LakeCounty #twill

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IllinoisReview: Maria Rodriguez to be Bill Brady’s LG pick #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1ek5tuc Maria Rodriguez to be Bill Brady’s LG pick #ilgop #twillhttp://bit.ly/1ek5tuc

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StateRepAnthony: My prayers are with the victims of this horrible act of violence in DC. Let us hope that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice. My prayers are with the victims of this horrible act of violence in DC. Let us hope that those responsible are swiftly brought to justice.

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DHStatehouse: Who will Bill Daley pick to not be his lieutenant governor? #BadPunditry Who will Bill Daley pick to not be his lieutenant governor? #BadPunditry

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BrianMackey: This is a good indication of how the pension conference committee report could go: http://onion.com/13Iz6Py This is a good indication of how the pension conference committee report could go:http://onion.com/13Iz6Py

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ilhousegop: What Are Likely Outcomes Of Financial Crisis on State & Local Gov’t? via @forbes http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/09/what-are-most-likely-outcomes-of-state.html?spref=tw … #ILbudget What Are Likely Outcomes Of Financial Crisis on State & Local Gov’t? via @forbeshttp://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/09/what-are-most-likely-outcomes-of-state.html?spref=tw … #ILbudget

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RonSandack: Just now thinking through the enormity of the job?! Wow. Perhaps that analysis should have been addressed long… http://fb.me/2RhP7mHjL Just now thinking through the enormity of the job?! Wow. Perhaps that analysis should have been addressed long…http://fb.me/2RhP7mHjL

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BeachwoodReport: Bill Daley’s Facebook page has been scrubbed clean: https://www.facebook.com/BillDaleyIllinois … | #chicago | #twill Bill Daley’s Facebook page has been scrubbed clean:https://www.facebook.com/BillDaleyIllinois … | #chicago | #twill

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Editorials – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: What will Illinois pay? Obamacare still doesn’t look ready for prime timeTwo weeks from today, the online health insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act are supposed to open for business, offering policies that will take effect starting Jan. 1. Illinois residents still have no clue what that insurance will cost, which companies will offer benefits, which doctors and hospitals will be included in the net

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NRA Spokesman Frustrated with Process The drive to implement Illinois’ new concealed-carry law is dragging before it even starts, according to one of the state’s leading gun rights advocates. National Rifle Association Illinois representative Todd Vandermyde…

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CBS St. Louis
Ill. Official Defends ‘Structurally Deficient’ Bridges SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) – Around 200 of the state’s bridges are in need of repairs, but transportation officials say that doesn’t mean they’re unsafe. 189 bridges in Illinois are classified as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” according to federal data. The first label applies to older bridges that were designed without redundant protections, meaning they could collapse if one

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Scammers To Take Advantage of Cardinals Post Season Run 1 The St. Louis Cardinals appear to be gearing up for another post-season appearance, and that means a variety of criminals are gearing up too. Better Business Bureau spokesman Chris Thetford says fans who buy in the secondary market should buy from an…

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Rep. Davis Accepting Service Academy Applications U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis of Taylorville has announced that he is accepting applications from constituents from the 13th Congressional District interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy. “As a Member of Congress, I have the privilege o…

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Illinois State Senator Speaks at Kidney Action Day http://www.sleeplessnchicago.com/ill-state-senator-speaks-at-kidney-action-day/ The American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted Kidney Action Day at Millennium Park in… From: Sleepless’N Chicago Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:01 More in People & Blogs

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The Illinois Channel 9 2 2013 Quinn on expanding Ag exports Chapin Rose on IL Farm Economy Tom Cross on running for Treasurer Opportunties and Problems w/Farming Need to Rebuild Illinois … From: wcvideos1 Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:54:33 More in News & Politics

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Downtown Geneva sales tax? Trustees favor studying idea The Geneva city council indicated Monday it favors continuing with a plan to create a new business district for the downtown, to see if it could improve the area. Will it result in a new sales tax? Alderman Craig Maladra said it would “be premature to say ‘yea’ or ‘nay’” without knowing what projects could be undertaken and how such money could be used for them.

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Illinois Republican Party’s Facebook Wall
Thank you to State Representative David Reis for inviting me to Ste. Marie for h… Thank you to State Representative David Reis for inviting me to Ste. Marie for his Hometown BBQ last Thursday. Not pictured here, but in attendance: 300+ enthusiastic Republicans ready to unite behind our nominee and take back the Governor’s mansion.

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Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch
Coach Q Hosting Hinsdale Racquet Club Fundraiser Patch takes a look at local happenings Tuesday in and around Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills.

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Oak Lawn Patch
Removing Basketball Hoops In Parks: Has It Deterred Crime? 4 Oak Lawn resident and youth sports blogger, Bob Cook, examines the “kill the hoops” debate in relation to recent trouble at a local park.

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hakanberberoglu: Paul Green from @CityClubChicago receives the @niagaraf Community Service Award at Peace Dialogue Award Ceremony. pic.twitter.com/J0C7ecjslc Paul Green from @CityClubChicago receives the @niagaraf Community Service Award at Peace Dialogue Award Ceremony. pic.twitter.com/J0C7ecjslc

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Kadner: Alan Dixon writes on his life in politics For decades, Illinois motorists would have to go outside in the snow and freezing cold in January to change their automobile license plates. Secretary of State …

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House Democrat calls for end of gas tax He said it is not his intent to have the legislation affect the ability of home-rule units of government to keep their own local taxes on fuel. In 2000, Illinois …

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Retired Illinois State Police officer to be next police chief in … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 16, 2013 – 3:49 pm EDT … Retired Illinois State Police Lt. Col. Brendan Heffner will take the job starting Oct. 7. The city …

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State: Ford-Iroquois board violated Open Meetings Act SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois attorney general’s office has concluded that the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department board committed multiple violations of the …

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Tom Weisner – Oswego, IL Patch
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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Daley react * From a press release… Quinn Campaign’s Statement on Bill Daley’s Decision CHICAGO – The Quinn for Illinois Campaign released the following statement on Bill Daley’s decision not to run in the 2014 primary election: […]

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Quinn says he respects Daley’s move to quit race CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Quinn says he respects William Daley’s decision not to challenge him for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

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Meet State Sen. Bill Cunningham in Person – Evergreen Park, IL Patch Illinois State Senator Bill Cunningham (18th) and Rep. Fran Hurley (35th) will both be at Worth Village Hall Tuesday night to meet people in their districts and …

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Local News
Russell, Lauzen still at odds over coroner’s hiring request GENEVA – While Kane County is gradually piecing its 2014 budget together, the County Board and the county’s coroner continue to struggle to resolve differences over the coroner’s request to hire two new deputies.

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AFL-CIO pushes for waiver for Illinois plants SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A labor coalition wants Illinois’ pollution control board to waive pollution controls at coal-fired plants being sold by Ameren Corp.

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Bill to strengthen oversight, improve accountability of intelligence community … – Lake County News Bill to strengthen oversight, improve accountability of intelligence community …Lake County NewsMike Thompson, Frank LoBiondo, Luis Gutierrez, and J. Randy Forbes have introduced bipartisan legislation today that would strengthen Congressional oversight and improve accountability of the Intelligence Community (IC). The Intelligence Oversight and …

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House Democrat calls for end of gas tax – Peoria Journal Star House Democrat calls for end of gas taxPeoria Journal StarJack Franks, D-Marengo, is chief sponsor of the bill. He said Monday he hopes to try to get it heard in committee during the fall veto session so it can be ready for action in January. “I think we’ve got a very good shot here, and I really challenge …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Rauner first to reply to Daley quitting gubernatorial bid CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner was the first to respond to Bill Daley dropping out of the Democrats’ 2014 gubernatorial race Monday. Rauner’s statement: “Pat Quinn is a master of machine politics, but that approach to governing…

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Gambling expansion’s impact on business, state revenue – Elgin Courier News Gambling expansion’s impact on business, state revenueElgin Courier NewsThe Illinois treasury could have collected an additional $35 billion to $56 billion from gambling interests from 1990 to 2013 and thereby produced a surplus for the 2013 state budget. According to the 2008-2013 multi-volume United States International …Forum: No free games in video gambling?

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Senator Daniel Biss Scheduled to Speak at Lake Shore Unitarian … Bulletin Board: A Post From the Community | Lake Shore Unitarian Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary by welcoming Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss …

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Local Businesses Helping Clean Up Springfield Springfield – As you enter Springfield’s east side from Route 29, first thing you come … When you look at Springfield’s downtown, it’s full of design and beauty.

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Charter School System Not Reporting All Teachers to Chicago … CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) completed a comprehensive review of the United Neighborhood …

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How 1 school went from failing to passing In 2012, Huntley High School in the northwest suburbs flunked federal academic standards. Between 63 and 68 percent of juniors passed state exams, well …

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Education reformer Paul Vallas speaks at … – Chicago Tribune Former Chicago CEO Paul Vallas talks about his ideas for creating successful schools.

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Lawmakers, staff start moving into Capitol’s west wing – The State Journal-Register Lawmakers, staff start moving into Capitol’s west wingThe State Journal-RegisterElected officials and legislative staffers are beginning to move back into refurbished offices in the Capitol’s west wing even as controversy continues about some of the spending on the $51.5 million project. Among the first to move into the wing are …Pricey renovations, narrow oversight

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Local Businesses Helping Clean Up Springfield Springfield – As you enter Springfield’s east side from Route 29, first thing you come across is South Grand and Dirksen’s intersection. When you look at Springfield’s downtown, it’s full of design and

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State fudges the rules for rating schools – Chicago Tribune State fudges the rules for rating schoolsChicago TribuneWith thousands more students flunking achievement exams, the state has quietly changed how schools are judged based on test scores, a move that helped some schools pass muster despite dismal or lackluster student performance, the Tribune has learned …

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Toni Preckwinkle: Cook County courts need outside reformer – Elgin Courier News Toni Preckwinkle: Cook County courts need outside reformerElgin Courier NewsAgain, I am calling on the Illinois Supreme Court to ensure that the Cook County judiciary is doing its best to administer justice fairly and efficiently. It is in the ultimate interest of all Cook County residents who foot the bill for our criminal …

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SenatorMcCarter: Gov. Quinn: Illinois Prisons Are Not Overcrowded-What!? Read More Here… http://fb.me/6urCvD7m4Gov. Quinn: Illinois Prisons Are Not Overcrowded-What!? Read More Here… http://fb.me/6urCvD7m4

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WiStateJournal: Medical marijuana bill unlikely to pass in Wisconsin, despite growing public support http://dlvr.it/3zMD6GMedical marijuana bill unlikely to pass in Wisconsin, despite growing public support http://dlvr.it/3zMD6G

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ILSenateGOP: More than 70 documents that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln’s family have recently been donated to the Lincoln… http://fb.me/WeJDta7q More than 70 documents that once belonged to Abraham Lincoln’s family have recently been donated to the Lincoln…http://fb.me/WeJDta7q

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danielbiss: Thanks for a great presentation! MT @ToddBelcore Special thanks to @danielbiss 4 inviting me to his criminal justice policy event yesterday. Thanks for a great presentation! MT @ToddBelcore Special thanks to @danielbiss 4 inviting me to his criminal justice policy event yesterday.

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JudyBaarTopinka: Common Sense Express on its way to meet a big crowd for some fun in Springfield at our last stop of the day! pic.twitter.com/qAp7QhGZff Common Sense Express on its way to meet a big crowd for some fun in Springfield at our last stop of the day! pic.twitter.com/qAp7QhGZff

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BruceRauner: Best funded state owes $18 per capita for pension costs. Illinois – the worst – owes $7,421 per capita. http://wapo.st/16ys5T1 #ShakeItUp Best funded state owes $18 per capita for pension costs. Illinois – the worst – owes $7,421 per capita. http://wapo.st/16ys5T1 #ShakeItUp

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SJ-R.com Letter to Editor Comments = censored hard So..I basically cut back 90% going to SJ-R.com…. when they changed their comment section from having a SJ-R account….to a mandatory Facebook or Twitter …

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Springfield priest reassigned following ‘self … – Herald & Review SPRINGFIELD — A Roman Catholic bishop in Springfield has returned the Rev. Thomas Donovan to ministry in Alton after an internal investigation into what the …

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Bill would direct millions into research on plant-based jet fuel 24 Analysts see the Midwest, and particularly Illinois — home to Chicago-based Boeing and United Airlines — as the epicenter of efforts to develop bio-based jet …

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Richard Petty Hands Over Keys for a Mortgage Free House to Illinois … LISLE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty is no stranger to handing over keys. As the current co-owner of the famed …

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Jesse White visits Skokie to speak for child safety 1 SKOKIE — When it comes to child safety, a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, so Secretary of State Jesse White brought his own to Fairview School …

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Champaign’s Khan moves up Forbes 400 billionaire list New Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan concludes a news conference at the NFL owners meeting in Irving, Texas, on Dec. 14, 2011.

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SpeakerMadigan: It’s unfair to call him a quitter. That title would suggest that he, at some point, had started. It’s unfair to call him a quitter. That title would suggest that he, at some point, had started.

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Jobe Picks Up Early Endorsement For Mayor: His Boss – 970 WMAY … She’s just started her 2014 re-election campaign… but Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is ready to take sides in the 2015 race for mayor of Springfield. Appearing …

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rap30: Video of my interview: Bill Daley drops out of IL governor’s race, says ‘being a candidate is very different’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ndn-video-page,0,3091608.htmlstory?freewheel=90921&sitesection=sechicagotribune&VID=25171821 … Video of my interview: Bill Daley drops out of IL governor’s race, says ‘being a candidate is very different’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ndn-video-page,0,3091608.htmlstory?freewheel=90921&sitesection=sechicagotribune&VID=25171821

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Donald Peloquin – Evergreen Park, IL Patch
Society of Professional Journalists Calls on Judge to Drop Confidential Source Order Patch Editor Joe Hosey should not face jail time for refusing to turn over a source on his murder coverage, says National SPJ.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Daley drops out
Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Daley drops out * Tribune… “One of the things I always thought in my career that I wanted to do, I thought I would be able to have that opportunity, I hoped, would be to run for office. And even though you’re around it for a long time, you really don’t get a sense of the enormity of it until you get into it,” Daley told the Tribune. “But the last six weeks or so have been really tough on me, strug

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Scott Drury – Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch
Golf Spectator Accused of Carrying Concealed Gun Lake Forest police arrested a man Sept. 16 who they said tried to bring a concealed weapon into the BMW Championships. A portion of Riverwoods Road was closed for two hours while police investigated.

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Chicago Tribune – Exclusive: Bill Daley drops bid for Illinois governor
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Exclusive: Bill Daley says governor bid ‘isn’t the best thing for me’ Tells Tribune lifetime in politics didn’t prepare him for ‘enormity’ of both candidacy and jobBill Daley abruptly ended his bid for the Democratic nomination for governor today, telling the Tribune that a lifetime in politics had not prepared him for the “enormity” of his first run for office and the challenge of leading the state through difficult times.

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Auction starts for memorabilia bought by Jesse Jackson Jr. – Chicago Tribune MyStateline.comAuction starts for memorabilia bought by Jesse Jackson Jr.Chicago TribuneJesse Jackson Jr. will go up for auction starting Tuesday. The items include Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee memorabilia, a guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, and fur coats and capes. The U.S. Marshals Service is selling the 13 items, …Feds To Auction Jackson Jr. Collection, Including Michael

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Fmr. Congressman Walsh takes his gospel of smaller government to … Former Congressman and WIND radio talk show host Joe Walsh took his Walsh Freedom Tour to McHenry County yesterday. According to Cal Skinner of …

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Kifowit Honors Oswego Culver’s With Good Neighbor Business Award PHOTO : State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, joins Lisa Porter of Aurora (right) to present John Witcpalek (center-left), owner of Culver’s on Route 34 in …

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Traffic Alert: IDOT closing westbound lanes of McKinley, MLK bridges That’s because The Illinois Department of Transportation is planning projects on both the McKinley and Martin Luther King bridges. IDOT is planning to do bridge …

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Oak Forest Patch
Illinois Home to 15 of America’s Richest People North Side and North Shore money and six Pritzkers make the list.

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Conservatives say 2014 Illinois races about voters, not parties – Watchdog.org 8 Conservatives say 2014 Illinois races about voters, not partiesWatchdog.orgErika Harold, who is running against incumbent GOP Congressman Rodney Davis, said voters to which she has spoken don’t fuss about labels of Republican or Democrat. ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT: Harold says voters she speaks to want little to do with either …

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Donald Peloquin – Frankfort, IL Patch
Illinois Home to 15 of America’s Richest People North Side and North Shore money and six Pritzkers make the list.

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bschoenburg: Edgar says Topinka’s what’s needed: commonsense Republican Edgar says Topinka’s what’s needed: commonsense Republican

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bschoenburg: Topinka at Spfld event pic.twitter.com/AlY7DGl5sx Topinka at Spfld event pic.twitter.com/AlY7DGl5sx

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MikeforIllinois: Headed to #Chicago for Cook County Judicial & Legislative Dinner + then 2 petition events in the 49th Ward and Northfield Township. #twill Headed to #Chicago for Cook County Judicial & Legislative Dinner + then 2 petition events in the 49th Ward and Northfield Township. #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Thanks @Paul_H_Frank for being my 500th follower on #Twitter! Looking forward to visiting #HighlandPark soon! #twill Thanks @Paul_H_Frank for being my 500th follower on #Twitter! Looking forward to visiting #HighlandPark soon! #twill

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rebootillinois: Are you sick and tired of #patronage and #corruption in #Illinois? Then RT and click to sign our #petition! http://goo.gl/lvOHio #twILL Are you sick and tired of #patronage and #corruption in #Illinois? Then RT and click to sign our #petition! http://goo.gl/lvOHio #twILL

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bartonlorimor: About 35-50 people gathered here to listen to @JudyBaarTopinka speak in Springfield on #centsible tour #twill About 35-50 people gathered here to listen to @JudyBaarTopinka speak in Springfield on #centsible tour #twill

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Park Ridge Republican Women leader seeks Maine Township committeeman spot – Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Park Ridge Republican Women leader seeks Maine Township committeeman spotPark Ridge Herald-AdvocateInstead, Committeeman Rosemary Mulligan, who is not running for re-election next spring, endorsed Sweeney’s challenger, Democrat Marty Moylan, who won the election. “We need real support for future races and it’s critical to get the right person in (as …

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Illinews: SJ-R: $85,000 descrimination-complaint deal proposed http://bit.ly/1gq8QMI SJ-R: $85,000 descrimination-complaint deal proposedhttp://bit.ly/1gq8QMI

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Magazine rates SIUE in top 10 again 1 For the tenth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest and among the top 10 public universities

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: MRE has blown thru the police overtime budget. How much has the city spent? EXCLUSIVE details coming up at 6p on NBC 5 #CPD #RahmChicago MRE has blown thru the police overtime budget. How much has the city spent? EXCLUSIVE details coming up at 6p on NBC 5 #CPD #RahmChicago

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WICS Top Stories
Average Gas Prices Fall 7 Cents in Illinois Next time you fill up your gas tank, you may be a little happier. Reports indicate the average price of unleaded gas has fallen 7 cents per gallon in Illinois. The average now is about $3.65.Bill Fleischli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association believes there are many factors for lower prices at the pump. …

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Altamont Teachers Could Strike Beginning Next Week Teachers in Altamont could go on strike as early as next week. The Altamont Teachers Association filed an intent to strike notice on September 10, and can strike 10 days after that filing.Association president Mike Delaney said the school board is asking teachers to accept a schedule that includes less planning time, and take a wage freeze. …

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Navy Shooting Suspect Graduated From Great Lakes The suspect in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 13 people dead Monday is a former Navy officer who completed part of his training in Illinois. Aaron Alexis, 34, graduated from boot camp at Naval Station Great Lakes in Lake County as an Airman Recruit in 2007. Alexis is suspected of shooting several people on the third and fourth floor of the Navy Yard before he wa

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Durbin postpones “Stand Your Ground” hearing in wake of Navy Yard slaughter In the wake of the Navy Yard shootings on Monday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) cancelled a Tuesday hearing on the “Stand Your Ground” laws. The Senate Judiciary panel hearing had been scheduled in the wake of the Trayvon Martin murder in Florida and George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the shooting. “In light of today’s tragic shooting Continue reading →

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Last day to apply for Chicago police officer jobs The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on September 16. Applicants can apply online through the department’s website.

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Danville mayor says sexual assault rumors are not true The mayor of Danville says it’s unfortunate that people used social media to facilitate rumors about several sexual assaults occuring in the city. The mayor of Danville says it’s unfortunate that people used social media to facilitate rumors about several sexual assaults occurring in the city. Scott Eisenhauer was a guest Monday on the WDWS Morning Show. Danville police are investigating an

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Illinois_Stage: Illinois is ramping up the purchase of electric cars http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/state-poised-to-begin-buying-electric-cars/article_002fd79a-9a6f-53b9-b5d5-339cff31c945.html … Illinois is ramping up the purchase of electric carshttp://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/state-poised-to-begin-buying-electric-cars/article_002fd79a-9a6f-53b9-b5d5-339cff31c945.html

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Did you see our photos from Saturday’s Illini game? Did you see our photos from Saturday’s Illini game?PHOTOS: Illinois Football Chicago Homecoming Game vs. Washington : Galleryherald-review.comPHOTOS: Illinois Football Chicago Homecoming Game vs. WashingtonSeptember 14, 2013 9:26 pm(0) CommentsMore Sports GalleriesPHOTOS: AL-AH Football vs. CGBPhotos: Illinois vs. Cincinnati FootballSIU vs. EIU – College Football (09/07/2013)PHOTOS: Greenville Col

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Islamic group sues Des Plaines for rejecting planned mosque – Chicago Sun-Times Islamic group sues Des Plaines for rejecting planned mosqueChicago Sun-TimesDes Plaines officials either declined to comment Monday or failed to return calls from the Sun-Times. Nearly all of the American Islamic Center’s members are Bosnian refugees from the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to its lawsuit.

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Illinois considers GMO labelling – Newstips Illinois considers GMO labellingNewstipsThe subcommittee on food labelling will consider SB 1666, sponsored by subcommittee chair David Koehler (D-Springfield), on Tuesday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. in Room C 600 of the Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle. Testifying in support of Koehler’s …

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Evanston’s Jennifer Pritzker Among 400 Richest Americans 3 Forbes has released its annual list of the wealthiest people in the United States. Jennifer Pritzker clocked in at No. 327.

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What’s behind Pat Quinn’s push to name new state tourism agency – Chicago Business Journal What’s behind Pat Quinn’s push to name new state tourism agencyChicago Business JournalPat Quinn announced the state had attracted a record 101 million visitors in 2012, a RFP went out from the state seeking proposals from ad agencies interested in the Illinois tourism advertising account, which is believed to bill well under $20 million …Commentary: Quinn no longer an outsiderEliminate “li

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TomBeaumont: (AP) CHICAGO — Wealthy business world execs hope to convert blue state governorships to GOP, led by Illinois’ Rauner http://bigstory.ap.org/article/wealthy-business-executives-eye-political-races … (AP) CHICAGO — Wealthy business world execs hope to convert blue state governorships to GOP, led by Illinois’ Raunerhttp://bigstory.ap.org/article/wealthy-business-executives-eye-political-races

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KirkDillard: Dillard for Governor golf outing at #SevenBridges in #Woodridge Thank you to all who made this day possible! pic.twitter.com/jB1OWJ39UT Dillard for Governor golf outing at #SevenBridges in #Woodridge Thank you to all who made this day possible! pic.twitter.com/jB1OWJ39UT

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SenatorKirk: My thoughts and prayers are with the Navy Yard victims and their families. #NavyYardShooting My thoughts and prayers are with the Navy Yard victims and their families. #NavyYardShooting

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MikeforIllinois: Headed to #Chicago for Cook County Judicial & Legislative Dinner + then 2 petition events in the 49th Ward and Northfield Township. #twill Headed to #Chicago for Cook County Judicial & Legislative Dinner + then 2 petition events in the 49th Ward and Northfield Township. #twill

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Rep. Robin Kelly Brings Parents Of Gun Violence Victims To Washington 3 (CBS) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly has brought parents of children lost to gun violence to Washington to lobby for what she calls more common sense gun laws, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Congresswoman Kelly says mass shootings like those in Connecticut and Colorado are horrifying tragedies, but she says the killing of young people on Chicago’s streets are tragedies too and the gri

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Afraid of crossing bridges? Illinois must be a nightmare for gephyrophobiacs, wi… Afraid of crossing bridges? Illinois must be a nightmare for gephyrophobiacs, with nearly 200 bridges in need of repair or renovations.http://bit.ly/1goeTBr

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Loves Park store sells winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket A Loves Park-area resident could be $600,000 richer thanks to a grand prize-winning Lucky Day Lotto ticket.

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Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge KEVIN BEGOS, Associated PressSETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press read more

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Elgin’s riverfront plans, then and now The construction of a multimillion dollar riverfront promenade in Elgin’s downtown is transforming the area into a showpiece for the region. But plans for redevelopment of this Fox River community are nothing new. An even grander plan was proposed by an Elgin mayor in the early 1930s.

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cookcountyclerk: I agree with @chicagotribune editorial — More TIF transparency is needed. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tif-0916-jm-20130916,0,1607274.story … @Trib_ed_board #TIF #twill I agree with @chicagotribune editorial — More TIF transparency is needed.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tif-0916-jm-20130916,0,1607274.story … @Trib_ed_board #TIF #twill

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Kehl gets go-ahead from RDA for land-based casino Iowa casino developer Dan Kehl is getting unanimous approval from the Riverboat Development Authority for plans to build a $110-million complex along Veterans Memorial Parkway in Davenport. Monday’s vote is the next step to finalizing the deal. Kehl says he’s close to wrapping up the purchase of Rhythm City Casino. He must also get approval from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission. “We think it’

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Teen Attempts to Use “Whizzinator” to Fool Drug Test: Sheriff 3 Reports from the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office; Sept. 9 – Sept. 16.

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Elgin’s riverfront plans, then and now – Chicago Daily Herald Elgin’s riverfront plans, then and nowChicago Daily HeraldHuddled into just a few blocks was about everything anyone could want — retail stores, professional offices, and entertainment. Many of the businesses faced South Grove Avenue with … The plans took a big leap forward a year ago when the city …

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All those years ago * Fifty years ago the Beatles took a vacation before starting an American tour. John Lennon went to Paris. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney headed to Greece. And George Harrison went to Benton, IL to visit his sister… Illinois State Historical Society executive director William Furry says Harrison’s obscurity allowed him to walk […]

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New Trier Grad Joins SNL After weeks of rumors, it’s official: Beck Bennett, who stars in popular AT&T commercials, is joining the cast of Saturday Night Live.

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RepBobRita: Bob and Orland Township Trustee Antonio Rubino enjoyed the great Illumin8 Run/Walk for charity Saturday. pic.twitter.com/3Chc4hgoJc Bob and Orland Township Trustee Antonio Rubino enjoyed the great Illumin8 Run/Walk for charity Saturday. pic.twitter.com/3Chc4hgoJc

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Denouncing conservative, Topinka officially announces reelection bid 6 Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has “officially” declared she is running for re-election next year. Topinka, who has been critical of the conservative base of her Party, told reporters at the Billy Goat Tavern that “We have to deal with…

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Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record Tourism Revenue – CBS2 Chicago Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record Tourism RevenueCBS2 ChicagoCHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s big tourism agency says the latest numbers show spending by visitors to Chicago is hitting record levels and rising, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. play pause. Choose Chicago CEO Says City Bringing In Record …

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ILFarmBureau: CAUTION: Safety Ahead. Celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week! Sept 15- 21. http://bit.ly/150H6cICAUTION: Safety Ahead. Celebrate National Farm Safety and Health Week! Sept 15- 21.http://bit.ly/150H6cI

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Elgin casino starts renovation, branches out into concerts 30 Grand Victoria Casino has launched a $4 million renovation and an outdoor concert series hoping to attract more customers to the riverboat. The casino partnered with Onesti Entertainment and the city of Elgin to hold the “Rock ‘N Roll Jackpot” concert series at Festival Park, which kicked off Aug. 24 with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Eric Burdon & The Animals. Grand Funk Railroa

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Topinka Launches Re-Election Bid Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka continues her state-wide re-election push this week.The Republican kicked off her campaign tour Sunday in Chicago, and has more stops planned around the state.

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SIU Issues Safety Alert SIU Police are asking people to be on the lookout after a robbery on campus early Sunday morning.

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U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart to speak on farm, military issues U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, R- Belleville, is set to speak to local agriculture leaders and reporters at 1 p.m. Monday to discuss new legislation to assist the military and the…Click to Continue »

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Sherman Community Dedicates Statue of Local Priest The community of Sherman marked the work of a well-known pastor this weekend. The Villas Senior Care Community held a statue dedication ceremony for Father Peter Mascari. Two life-sized bronze statues of the priest, constructed in Italy, were officially unveiled Saturday. …

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State Senator Wants To Add 1 Second To Yellow Light At Every Intersection (CBS) – An Illinois State Senator hopes the third time’s the charm as he tries to give drivers a break at intersections with red light cameras. play pause State Senator Wants To Add 1 Second For Yellow Light At Intersection WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody State Senator Dan Duffy wants to add one second to the yellow light at each red light camera intersection in the stat

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Journalists To Honor Fired Sun-Times Photographers The 29 photographers fired from the Chicago Sun-Times will get their due next week with a high honor for their work in their field. The Chicago Journalists Association plans to recognize each photo journalist with Chicago Journalist of the Year awards at the group’s 74th awards dinner on Sept. 27. The photojournalists, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning John White and photo editor Ernie Torres,

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State Pensions and Defined Contribution Plans – NerdWallet NerdWallet (blog)State Pensions and Defined Contribution PlansNerdWallet (blog)The Illinois Policy Center has already embraced moving to a defined contribution model as the only way to resolve a shortfall that large. Yes, the retirement incomes for all these state workers have to come from somewhere. Under a purely defined …

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Quincy School Board approves new health insurance plan – Quincy Herald Whig 3 Quincy School Board approves new health insurance planQuincy Herald WhigBoard member Richard McNay, chairman of the board’s Finance Committee, said that the new national health care plan being rolled out by the federal government will cost the Quincy School District about $200,000 in additional taxes next year and about …

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Illinois pension reform: The time has come – Chicago Sun-Times 10 Illinois pension reform: The time has comeChicago Sun-TimesA group of Illinois lawmakers has had all summer to drum up a new plan to cut public employee pension costs. They’re close, with the outlines of their plan already public. The moment has come to put on the finishing touches — and that should include a …

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RayLong: Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-gambling-rabbi-20130916,0,7897715.story … @TribSeeker Rabbi struggles with gambling addiction, loss of pulpit http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-gambling-rabbi-20130916,0,7897715.story … @TribSeeker

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BenYount: McLean County schools just gave $100 k in bonuses to janitors. But district now says it may have to raise taxes http://ow.ly/oUn1s McLean County schools just gave $100 k in bonuses to janitors. But district now says it may have to raise taxes http://ow.ly/oUn1s

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mtpaprocki: To help small businesses, Illinois should make LLC fees fair: http://bit.ly/1eiikgz via @BuiltInChicago @jhhuebert #twill To help small businesses, Illinois should make LLC fees fair: http://bit.ly/1eiikgz via @BuiltInChicago @jhhuebert #twill

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GregHinz: Another big financial departure at City Hall. What’s going on? http://tinyurl.com/kaskwcu Another big financial departure at City Hall. What’s going on? http://tinyurl.com/kaskwcu

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ChrisBWills: Robert Lincoln playing the banjo? His musical talents revealed in new documents at Lincoln Presidential Library. http://ow.ly/oUnRl Robert Lincoln playing the banjo? His musical talents revealed in new documents at Lincoln Presidential Library. http://ow.ly/oUnRl

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RepCheri: My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families & entire Navy community during these horrific #NavyYardShootings My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families & entire Navy community during these horrific #NavyYardShootings

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ILSenDems: We launch our Hispanic Heritage Month video series with Sen Iris Martinez http://bit.ly/162H1FD #HHM We launch our Hispanic Heritage Month video series with Sen Iris Martinez http://bit.ly/162H1FD #HHM

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JudyBaarTopinka: Hey guys check out our video from the first Common Sense Tour stop at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago! http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6YmnxlNQDBA&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6YmnxlNQDBA … Hey guys check out our video from the first Common Sense Tour stop at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago!

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MikeforIllinois: Thanks to the #Illinois #Democratic County Chairmen’s Association for their endorsement this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-frerichs/illinois-democratic-county-chairmens-association-endorses-mike-frerichs-for-stat/576682669057107 … #twillThanks to the #Illinois #Democratic County Chairmen’s Association for their endorsement this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/notes/mike-frerichs/illinois-democratic-county-chairmens-association-endorses-mike-frerichs-for-stat/576682669057107 … #twill

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AndyManar: In an effort to make sure that our cities and villages have all of the tools necessary to finance and fund water… http://fb.me/1U7kONJPv In an effort to make sure that our cities and villages have all of the tools necessary to finance and fund water… http://fb.me/1U7kONJPv

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GovernorQuinn: Shocked and saddened by today’s tragic news in #DC. My prayers are with the families of those we’ve lost and all those affected. Shocked and saddened by today’s tragic news in #DC. My prayers are with the families of those we’ve lost and all those affected.

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Daley’s retort * From a press release announcing the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association’s endorsement of Gov. Pat Quinn over the weekend… “Four years ago the Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s Association remained neutral in the primary race for Governor. Now our Association enthusiastically and overwhelmingly endorses and supports Pat Quinn for election in the 2014 primary and […]

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Why Parents Will Buy Their Kids the Cheap New iPhone Kids: “I want a Samsung” Parents: “Shut up and take this yellow 5C”

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Two sets of victims * At first glance, I, like Eric Zorn, was somewhat puzzled about this story… Gov. Pat Quinn has asked the director of a state commission vetting allegations of police torture to step down amid complaints from victims’ families that the commission violated Illinois law by excluding them from the process. Quinn said in a letter released Wednesday […]

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Brady to announce female running mate tomorrow * From Sen. Bill Brady’s Twitter page… Excited to be announcing my choice for a running mate tomorrow. She’ll be a great Lieutenant Governor for Illinois! — Bill Brady (@Bill_Brady) September 16, 2013 Any guesses about who she is?

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Today’s quote * Jim Edgar asked an AP reporter a couple of questions about his story on GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner… For a candidate seeking support, [Rauner] comes on strong and can sometimes give offense. “Have you met him? Did you get to talk?” former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar asked sardonically. Edgar has — and didn’t. Heh.

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Prison brunches to save money, time * Some state prisons are now serving two meals a day instead of three… Feeding prisoners is a lot of work — not only cooking and cleaning up, but moving inmates from cells or dorms over to the mess hall. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says at some prisons, breakfast is served at 4 a.m., […]

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More Illinois prisons switching to 2 larger meals a day for inmates, down from 3 DEKALB, IL – Illinois corrections officials say they’re expanding a program that changes the meal schedule for prison inmates. WNIJ-FM reports the project serves two larger meals a day, rather than three traditionally sized meals. The brunch and dinner schedule…

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Report: Illinois could save millions by raising graduation rate CHICAGO – John Gregory of Illinois Radio Network is reporting on a new study that concludes the obvious: a key to reducing crime in Illinois is getting students to graduate high school. The report from the liberal Alliance for Excellent…

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Video: Tillman Saves Sideline Reporter From Moving Camera Cart 100+ (CBS) With protective instincts like this, maybe the Bears should put Charles Tillman on the offensive line. Early in the first quarter, the Bears cornerback noticed a rogue camera cart barreling down the sideline, aimed right for unsuspecting FOX sideline reporter Laura Okmin. Tillman acted quickly, pulling Okmin out of the way and into safety. Watch the video here!

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Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry movie begins filming in Southern Illinois MAKANDA, IL – Filming for the 20th Century Fox Movie “Gone Girl” is moving into southern Illinois and will begin shooting Monday morning. Crews were at Giant City State Park Sunday afternoon, setting up camera equipment and lighting. The Giant…

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Soriano Lists Chicago Home For $2.9 Million (CBS) A little over six weeks after he was dealt to the Yankees, former Cub Alfonso Soriano has listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium unit in River North for $2.95 million. Soriano purchased the home for $2.65 million in December of 2006. The 44th-floor condo unit features 3-1/2 baths, a master suite and two additional en-suite bedrooms, two large his-and-hers walk-in

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Lipinski to Pursue $60 Million in Annual Highway Funding – ForConstructionPros.com Lipinski to Pursue $60 Million in Annual Highway FundingForConstructionPros.comWhile acknowledging the difficulties of getting any significant legislation passed in Congress, Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) told the Association of Equipment Distributors (AED)/Infor Executive Forum Sept. 13 in Rosemont, IL that he plans to pursue a new …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s quote * Jim Edgar asked an AP reporter a couple of questions about his story on GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner… For a candidate seeking support, [Rauner] comes on strong and can sometimes give offense. “Have you met him? Did you get to talk?” former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar asked sardonically. Edgar has — and didn’t. Heh.

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Prison brunches to save money, time * Some state prisons are now serving two meals a day instead of three… Feeding prisoners is a lot of work — not only cooking and cleaning up, but moving inmates from cells or dorms over to the mess hall. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says at some prisons, breakfast is served at 4 a.m., […]

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Charlie nails it * From Charlie Wheeler’s latest Illinois Issues column… After watching Illinois government and politics for more than 40 years, one might reasonably assume that he or she has seen it all. One — or at least this one — would be wrong. […] On the other hand, the amazement was understandable to find out that Ty Fahner, president […]

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Tell Hultgren to Drop His Support For A New Obama National Global Warming … – Stop the ACLU Tell Hultgren to Drop His Support For A New Obama National Global Warming …Stop the ACLUIllinois’ 14th District Congressman, Randy Hultgren, is a co-sponsor of a bill to create a national Science Laureate. This position will be little else but a chance for Obama to push someone into the national debate that supports all his favorite, left …

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Farmersville Il. bank robbed FARMERSVILLE, IL. (KTVI) – The Montgomery County Sherriff’s Department is working a bank robbery that occurred Monday morning around 9 am. The suspect, a thin, tall white male walked into the Bank and Trust in Farmersville, Illinois and handed a teller a note demanding money. The note also stated that the man was armed, but he never displayed a weapon. The suspect was last seen leaving the bank i

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Study: Metra Communities Saw Greater Increase in Home Sale Prices The results show that in the 116 communities that have Metra train service, the median sales price increased 5.6 while non-Metra communities only rose by 2.3 percent.

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Dick Mell tribute: part roast, stand-up comedy, soap opera – Chicago Sun-Times Dick Mell tribute: part roast, stand-up comedy, soap operaChicago Sun-TimesAld. Deb Mell (33rd), who succeeded her father, underscored the mayor’s point by talking about the calls she answered because her dad “felt compelled to give everyone our home number.” She also recalled Thanksgiving dinners that had to wait while her …

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Bridge safety is in a state of concern and focus. Bridge safety is in a state of concern and focus.Photos: Bridge Safety in Illinois, U.S. : Galleryherald-review.comFrom major spans over the Mississippi River to overpasses on traffic-choked arteries skirting Chicago, some 200 bridges throughout Illinois are in need of replacement or repair because of their outdated, insufficient design and their advanced deterioration.

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EdSullivanforIL: Great weather in Lake County. Going to be some low scores at the BMW Tourney. Alas I will not be there. #watchTigergolow Great weather in Lake County. Going to be some low scores at the BMW Tourney. Alas I will not be there. #watchTigergolow

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Brady to announce Lieutenant Governor Tuesday – and it’s a “she” BLOOMINGTON – With little detail as to how and where he’ll be making the announcement, State Senator Bill Brady said via Facebook that he’ll be announcing his pick for LG in 2014, and it will be a “she”:

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We’ll be in Peoria, Morris, Carterville, and Carlyle this week for public outrea… We’ll be in Peoria, Morris, Carterville, and Carlyle this week for public outreach meetings concerning the development of our FY 2015-20 Proposed Multi-Modal Transportation Improvement Program. Please join us, we want to hear from you! Meeting times/locations:http://www.dot.state.il.us/opp/outreach/outreach.html

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Common Core standards puts 39 percent of students below grade level reading NORMAL — Like a baseball bat to the side of the head, the latest sales pitch for Common Core in Illinois is blunt and painful. Half the students in Illinois high schools cannot read, write or

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Illiana proposal could affect historic sites Northern Illinois preservationists are working with state officials to make sure historic properties aren’t affected by the proposed Illiana Expressway. The 47-mile route would link Interstate 55 south of Chicago and I-65 south of Gary.

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Aldermen asked to restrict electronic cigarettes City staff will ask aldermen at the Human Services Committee tonight to support a proposed ordinance that would impose the same restrictions on electronic cigarettes as exist for traditional tobacco products in Evanston. read more

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CTA: Stay Off The Tracks, Your Phone’s Not Worth The Risk 73 Surveillance image of a man standing on the tracks at the Western station on the CTA Blue Line. (Credit: CTA) CHICAGO (CBS) – The CTA has launched a new public service campaign to warn riders to stay off the tracks, after the number of people who died after going on tracks went up last year. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports the CTA and emergency crews responded to 349 reports of people jumping

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Roskam wife sends letter to supporters: ‘I am so proud of Peter.’ – Voices Roskam wife sends letter to supporters: ‘I am so proud of Peter.’VoicesU.S. Rep. Peter Roskam’s wife sent a letter to supporters on Sundayproclaiming “I am so proud of Peter” less than a week after her husband received the unwelcome news that a congressional ethics inquiry would not drop its probe of a trip the Roskams …

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New Illinois law puts limit on parking meter exemptions A law going into effect next year will make it harder for people to obtain exemptions from parking meters.

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Miller: Special committee’s pension reform plan about ready – SouthtownStar 1 Miller: Special committee’s pension reform plan about readySouthtownStarSeveral members of the Illinois General Assembly’s special pension reform committee told me last week that they believed a final proposal would emerge within the next week to 10 days. The conference committee has been working since June on a solution …

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More Ill. prisons to tweak inmate meal schedule Illinois corrections officials say they’re expanding a program that changes the meal schedule for prison inmates.

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NewsradioWJPF: Moodys says Illinois’ economic outlook is improving! We will talk about it at 8:20AM with John Forbes of the… http://fb.me/6tZjcG2JO Moodys says Illinois’ economic outlook is improving! We will talk about it at 8:20AM with John Forbes of the…http://fb.me/6tZjcG2JO

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Chicago Ventures backs same-day delivery startup – Crain’s Chicago Business Chicago Ventures backs same-day delivery startupCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)With Amazon, eBay, Google and others offering same-day delivery for online and offline retailers, the business is starting to take off. Other players include Chicago-based WeDeliver, which takes a slightly different approach by crowdsourcing its …

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Drivers can expect detour with Musial Bridge construction [ooyala code="FqYW9sZToreBKgTUbGXoZeTFKz4_PuXd" player_id="c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1"] ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Work on the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, the area’s newest bridge, continues and it will effect anyone heading east from St. Louis to I-64. This afternoon will be the first rush hour test. Jeff Church, Illinois Department of Transportation engineer, j

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Preservationists watch Illiana Expressway proposal Northern Illinois preservationists are working with state officials to make sure historic properties aren’t affected by the proposed Illiana Expressway.

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