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Rock Island County to Consider Sales Tax Hike Referendum Rock Island County is taking another step toward potentially asking voters to approve a sales tax increase to fund public safety. The county’s Finance and Governmental Affairs committees have now both
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Joliet city manager candidates now down to three The Joliet City Council plans to re-interview three of the candidates for city manager, although it’s not clear if council members then will be ready to pick someone for the job. First interviews for a reported seven candidates were completed Monday. Three of them are to be interviewed again Sept. 30. Councilman Robert O’Dekirk said he’s impressed with all three finalists, adding that “in a co

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Chicago getting $245,000 for youth programs The city of Chicago is getting more than $245,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help implement strategies to reduce youth violence.

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Early inmate release safe policy By Salvador A. Godinez As director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, I have a duty to protect the public while ensuring that people who are incarcerated, if eligible, have a successful re-entry into society. read more

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French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants France’s Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, in an effort to protect girls from being sexualized too early.

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Illinois’ state government pension crisis and the top 100 pensioners 9/17/2013. Justin Hegy Policy Analyst. Illinois’ current unfunded state government pension liabilities total approximately $200 billion under Moody’s Investors …

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SIU: Athletics costs examined constantly – The Southern SIU: Athletics costs examined constantlyThe SouthernSPRINGFIELD — To find the highest paid public employees in Illinois, look no further than the nearest state university athletic department. College coaches are bringing home paychecks that not only are the envy of fellow university employees, but also …

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Illinois movement supports locally grown food – Daily Illini Illinois movement supports locally grown foodDaily IlliniNaomi Jakobsson, D-103, co-sponsored the bill in the Illinois General Assembly before Quinn signed it into law. “Well, I think it’s certainly a very good thing for this area, for economic development, for local businesses,” Jakobsson said. “Some of …

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Illinois lawmakers broke it, now they need to fix it | Letters to the … To all state legislators current and past. The fact that Illinois is the worst or nearly the worst state in financial stability is well-documented. This was created by …

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IDOT Seeks Winter Help A handful of job openings are being announced by the Illinois Department of Transportation as winter nears. These are openings for road crew personnell to …

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Non-tenured CPS teachers rated under new system 1 For the first time, Chicago Public Schools released teacher evaluations Tuesday based in part on student test scores, but the new assessments for 2012-2013 …

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Illinois’s Medicaid Scandal – National Review Online Illinois’s Medicaid ScandalNational Review Online (blog)Bollywood performers, a Boston boat cruise with an open bar, gifts of cigars and wine — the vendor working on Illinois’s expensive new Medicaid information-technology system entertains public officials in style, according to sources in the Illinois …

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New Illinois law puts limit on parking meter exemptions – WREX-TV New Illinois law puts limit on parking meter exemptionsWREX-TVA law going into effect next year will make it harder for people to obtain exemptions from parking meters. Currently, around 683,000 people in Illinois do not have to pay parking meters because they have special disabled placards. However, the new law …

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Police investigate at Secretary of State facility in Libertyville The Secretary of State facility in Libertyville was closed Tuesday as authorities investigate a possible act of vandalism. Two front windows were broken and … From: DailyHeraldClips Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:45 More in News & Politics

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SenatorDurbin: Happy to welcome the 8th graders of @LFCountryDay to DC&answer a few of their questions on the Capitol steps http://1.usa.gov/16iMDeW Happy to welcome the 8th graders of @LFCountryDay to DC&answer a few of their questions on the Capitol stepshttp://1.usa.gov/16iMDeW

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AndyManar: Yesterday, I attended worship services at Union Baptist Church in Springfield to congratulate Pastor McJunkins on… http://fb.me/L9jPMn7y Yesterday, I attended worship services at Union Baptist Church in Springfield to congratulate Pastor McJunkins on…http://fb.me/L9jPMn7y

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danielbiss: Please join us tomorrow evening in Chicago to support my re-election: https://secure.actblue.com/page/chicagorooftop … Please join us tomorrow evening in Chicago to support my re-election:https://secure.actblue.com/page/chicagorooftop

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RutherfordDan: Thurs, Sept 19, from 4:30-5:30pm free meet & greet w/ me in #ParisIL @ Main Street Cafe, 226 N. Main St. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/100/EventDetails.aspx … #twill Thurs, Sept 19, from 4:30-5:30pm free meet & greet w/ me in #ParisIL @ Main Street Cafe, 226 N. Main St. Info:http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/100/EventDetails.aspx … #twill

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33rdWard: An update on the Horner Park Project: http://ow.ly/oY1oz An update on the Horner Park Project: http://ow.ly/oY1oz

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RonSandack: Fantastic House Republican Org. event w/ @JoinTomCross introducing New Leader Jim Durkin. LOTS of GOP House members in attendance. Great gig Fantastic House Republican Org. event w/ @JoinTomCross introducing New Leader Jim Durkin. LOTS of GOP House members in attendance. Great gig

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on @WDWS1400 #Chambana tomorrow (9/18) at 7:40am w/ Dave Gentry & Elizabeth Hess, tune in! #twill I’m live on @WDWS1400 #Chambana tomorrow (9/18) at 7:40am w/ Dave Gentry & Elizabeth Hess, tune in! #twill

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RonSandack: The unsurprising withdrawal of Daley may energize the Republican gubernatorial candidates, but it undoubtedly… http://fb.me/MHnmPN2G The unsurprising withdrawal of Daley may energize the Republican gubernatorial candidates, but it undoubtedly…http://fb.me/MHnmPN2G

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Eliminate “lite gov” office? Let the people vote, says BGA DALEY FIGHTS BACK Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to cast his race against Bill Daley for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as a case of the populist who fights for the little guy (Quinn) vs. the “big shot” who has traveled i

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illinoispolicy: Our budget expert @policyvan joins @KMOVMatt at 10P on @KMOV to discuss wasteful spending in Illinois — $2M for a 3D theater in Granite City Our budget expert @policyvan joins @KMOVMatt at 10P on @KMOV to discuss wasteful spending in Illinois — $2M for a 3D theater in Granite City

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CentralILAlive: SJ-R: Our Opinion: Crackdown on disabled parking fraud good for all http://bit.ly/14hJGxD SJ-R: Our Opinion: Crackdown on disabled parking fraud good for all http://bit.ly/14hJGxD

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Kadner: Wal-Mart sparks another controversy – Southtown Star Wal-Mart, that great symbol of merchandising and American entrepreneurship, sure can spark community controversies. Tinley Park is pondering a plan for a …

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Letter: The benefits of affordable domestic energy Hydraulic fracturing permits will open the path for Illinois to enjoy the incredible prosperity, job creation and consumer benefits of America’s booming energy …

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$24 Million In TIF Funds Allocated To STEM Education For Three … Some $24 million tax increment finance funds will be used on improvements to three Chicago public schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans …

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Judge to hear arguments in suit over lawmaker pay Quinn used his line-item veto to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget because they hadn’t fixed Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension crisis.

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Capitol renovation worth every penny Amid the political firestorm over the renovation of the Illinois State Capitol, it is worth remembering the criticism that was visited upon the reconstruction of the …

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McConnaughay to seek re-election to state senate ST. CHARLES – One of the region’s newest state legislators has indicated she will seek another term in Springfield.

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Illinois state reps on marriage: Yes, no and maybe – Windy City Times Windy City TimesIllinois state reps on marriage: Yes, no and maybeWindy City Times57, Elaine Nekritz (D): Nekritz backed civil unions and was endorsed by Equality Illinois, but she did not state her stance on marriage in candidate questionnaires. In photos after the House’s failure to bring equal marriage for a vote in May, Nekritz …

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Belleville District 118 approves $40 million budget By JAMIE FORSYTHE — News-Democrat. Belleville District 118 school board unanimously approved the district’s $40 million budget for this school year at its …

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Congressman’s bill would rename a Chicago post office for … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 18, 2013 – 4:02 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. CHICAGO — An Illinois congressman is proposing that a post office be …

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Gas averaging $3.00/gallon for 1,000 days – IllinoisHomePage.net NATIONAL — Tuesday marks the 1000th consecutive day the average price of gasoline is $3.00/gallon.

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RutherfordDan: Happy #Mexican Independence Day yesterday! I hope the many fiestas held were full of fun. #twill Happy #Mexican Independence Day yesterday! I hope the many fiestas held were full of fun. #twill

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on @WDWS1400 #Chambana tomorrow (9/18) at 7:40am w/ Dave Gentry & Elizabeth Hess, tune in! #twill I’m live on @WDWS1400 #Chambana tomorrow (9/18) at 7:40am w/ Dave Gentry & Elizabeth Hess, tune in! #twill

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RayLong: U.S. internet sales tax bill to follow seven principles http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-online-20130912,0,2493900.story … #internetsales U.S. internet sales tax bill to follow seven principles http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-online-20130912,0,2493900.story … #internetsales

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Editorial: Using actual rate of inflation would be fair on pensions Few would have predicted, when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn decided to withhold legislators’ pay until they come up with a pension bill, that so little would have happened. The legislature failed. A special committee was appointed.

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NFL Offensive Linemen Endorse New Butt Wipes Some of the unsung heroes in the NFL are getting their chance in the spotlight and it’s pointed directly at their posteriors. Dollar Shave Club, a monthly subscription service for men’s razor blades, is enlisting the help of several offensive linemen in the NFL to endorse the company’s new flushable wet wipes. “Everybody’s got their eye on the center’s ass all season long,” Dollar Shave

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Cook Co. Jail holds record number of inmates John Maki, Exec. Director of the John Howard Association.

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Running for governor GALENA-Treasurer Dan Rutherford visited Galena to kick off his run for governor.

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Jeanine Nicarico’s legacy: DuPage center dedicated in murder victim’s memory A new DuPage County facility where crimes against children will be investigated was dedicated Tuesday to the memory of 1983 Naperville murder victim Jeanine Nicarico. Her mother Pat said she was “overwhelmed and touched” that her daughter’s name will live on in the pursuit of justice for other young victims of violence or abuse.

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Enyart: Air Force should fly with homegrown fuel U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, stumped for a bill he introduced earlier this year aimed at turning vast amounts of Illinois corn and other crops into military aircraft fuel.Click to Continue »

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Game of blind baseball helps players cope In the game of blind baseball, players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. They play the game known as Beep baseball with an oversized softball that beeps and bases that buzz. The National Beep Baseball Association was founded in 1975. Teams have been formed nationwide and compete annually in a World Series. In east Atlanta, a team called the Atlanta Eclipse plays

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County administrator quits abruptly Grundy County Administrator Chris Wittkamp resigned without notice Tuesday, citing an inability to work with County Board Chairman Ron Severson.

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Illlinois state troopers to get video-equipped Tasers Illinois State Police troopers who pull over motorists will soon carry state-of-the-art Tasers equipped to capture video of each encounter, officials said Tuesday. For the first time, the agency is preparing to outfit every patrol trooper and sergeant with the so-called “non-lethal” weapons, which can immobilize a person with a high-voltage charge.

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Bears’ Adrian Peterson to speak at Morrison church. Former Chicago Bears running back Adrian N. Peterson, the NCAA’s Division I career leading rusher, will speak at the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Peterson’s autobiography, “Don’t Dis My Abilities,” was published

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IDOT establishes freight advisory council – Belleville News Democrat IDOT establishes freight advisory councilBelleville News DemocratThe department is asking for nominations of potential members for the council between now and Oct. 15. Qualified candidates should have private or public sector experience representing freight companies using Illinois highways, railways, waterways and …

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Regional Office of Education sponsoring math nights – Quincy … Regional Office of Education sponsoring math nights – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage …

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Ex-director of charity accused of stealing $200K – CBS 3 Springfield … HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The former director of a Hartford charity has been accused of using its money for personal expenses including visits to Connecticut’s …

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Meatheads, Chicago Bears Kicker Gould Raise $5K to Help Students Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and his charity partnered with Meatheads to create a burger compiled with all of his favorites: a ⅓ lb. Meatheads burger …

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Medicaid eligibility work may return to Illinois – Bloomington Pantagraph Medicaid eligibility work may return to IllinoisBloomington PantagraphAn out-of-state vendor’s work to scrub unentitled Illinois residents from the Medicaid rolls may soon be taken over by the state. Reston, Va.-based Maximus Inc. started reviewing Medicaid cases in January under a $77 million contract with Illinois. The …Illinois to appeal arbitrator’s ruling on outsourcing of Medicaid eligibil

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Tom Cullerton tours local manufacturing facility Tom Cullerton Sternberg Lighting State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), visited Sternberg Lighting’s Roselle production facility and headquarters Monday.

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Carbondale Chamber to hold annual business conference Carbondale Chamber to hold annual business conference … is inviting the public to Drop Into Carbondale, a celebration of fun and education in Carbondale.

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Congresswoman Kelly Donates Computers to Sauk Village School Congresswoman Kelly Donates Computers to Sauk Village School … used government computers were refurbished by PC Rebuilders & Recyclers of Chicago.

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Kifowit To Host Veterans’ Roundtable Discussion – State Rep … AURORA, Ill. – To work directly with area veterans on several issues related to the veteran community, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, will host a …

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Illinois National Guardsman Dies During Fitness Test (CBS) – The Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the …

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Big coal producer makes unusual offer to save downstate power plants – Crain’s Chicago Business Progress IllinoisBig coal producer makes unusual offer to save downstate power plantsCrain’s Chicago BusinessThe surprise offer came from St. Louis-based Foresight Energy LLC, owner of four mines in Illinois and employer of more than 650 downstate. Foresight wants the Illinois Pollution Control Board to deny a request from Dynegy Inc., the proposed buyer of …Proposed Dynegy Coal Pollution Waiver

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Former Sen. William Marovitz, local residents help teen attend Ivy … And thanks to them, the Urban Prep Academy graduate is now attending the … After reading about Jason, Sun-Times readers helped raise $22,000 to help defray … Although swamped with classroom work, Jason wants Chicago to know how …

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Kansas considers ACT in lieu of state tests The state must switch to new tests by 2014-2015 to comply with federal requirements and ensure the tests match the Common Core. The state board may …

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CPS to use $24M to modernize schools amid state pension crisis ”On one level, the State of Illinois has over $6 billion in unpaid bills, owes over $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, and now has found new money as a …

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Emanuel on school spending at Wells Fargo press conference Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses school spending at a launch of the new regional headquarters for Wells Fargo in Chicago. (Posted on Sept. 17, 2013) For … From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:19 More in News & Politics

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MikeforIllinois: Yesterday I started the evening at Mid-America Club on the Aon Center’s 80th floor. Talk about great views! #twill pic.twitter.com/IyIv9ig9n3 Yesterday I started the evening at Mid-America Club on the Aon Center’s 80th floor. Talk about great views! #twill pic.twitter.com/IyIv9ig9n3

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MikeforIllinois: After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG

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MikeforIllinois: I ended the night in #Northfield with a big group of local #Democrats + @danielbiss @RobynGabel @ElaineNekritz #twill pic.twitter.com/rf0JdRkAAT I ended the night in #Northfield with a big group of local #Democrats + @danielbiss @RobynGabel @ElaineNekritz #twill pic.twitter.com/rf0JdRkAAT

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ILSenDems: Happy Constitution Day! “That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – A. LincolnHappy Constitution Day! “That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – A. Lincoln

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ILSenDems: RT @AndyManar Don’t forget Education Funding Advisory Committee Tues, 2pm Room 212 of the Capitol…. http://fb.me/JWsRyszd RT @AndyManar Don’t forget Education Funding Advisory Committee Tues, 2pm Room 212 of the Capitol…. http://fb.me/JWsRyszd

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debmell: I friend suggested IDOT should install spikes that would puncture tires on ramp if car was going wrong way. http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22620285-418/wrong-way-drivers-stopped-on-eisenhower-dan-ryan.html … I friend suggested IDOT should install spikes that would puncture tires on ramp if car was going wrong way.http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/22620285-418/wrong-way-drivers-stopped-on-eisenhower-dan-ryan.html

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MikeforIllinois: After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG

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ILSenDems: Senators Koehler, Holmes and Frerichs listen to testimony. #SB1666 #SenAg pic.twitter.com/O7xrKrRnqXSenators Koehler, Holmes and Frerichs listen to testimony. #SB1666 #SenAg pic.twitter.com/O7xrKrRnqX

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MikeforIllinois: Excited to head out to #DuPageCounty tonight for my fundraiser in #Hinsdale. Come + meet some @DuPage_Dems + support the campaign. #twill Excited to head out to #DuPageCounty tonight for my fundraiser in #Hinsdale. Come + meet some @DuPage_Dems + support the campaign. #twill

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EdTibbetts: A new poll conducted for @capitolfax says Rep. Cheri Bustos and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling are in a dead heat. Bustos up, 45-44. A new poll conducted for @capitolfax says Rep. Cheri Bustos and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling are in a dead heat. Bustos up, 45-44.

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IllinoisChannel: #twill As expected, House Republican Leader Tom Cross, will announce his run for State Treasurer on Weds 9/18. #twill As expected, House Republican Leader Tom Cross, will announce his run for State Treasurer on Weds 9/18.

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to members of the #Glenview #Rotary. #twill pic.twitter.com/1w2ltcp7kj Spoke to members of the #Glenview #Rotary. #twill pic.twitter.com/1w2ltcp7kj

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ILAttyGeneral: Madigan: Wayne Co. man held on $1M bond for child porn charges http://bit.ly/18uWm1C Madigan: Wayne Co. man held on $1M bond for child porn charges http://bit.ly/18uWm1C

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: With Daley out, might another Democrat enter the campaign for #ILGOV2014? Find out who’s considering it tonight on NBC5 at 6p With Daley out, might another Democrat enter the campaign for #ILGOV2014? Find out who’s considering it tonight on NBC5 at 6p

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to members of the #Glenview #Rotary. #twill pic.twitter.com/1w2ltcp7kj Spoke to members of the #Glenview #Rotary. #twill pic.twitter.com/1w2ltcp7kj

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MGlisovicWICD: The Illinois gubernatorial campaign is really starting to heat up! Here’s why: @WICD http://wicd15.com/news/top-stories/stories/illinois-governors-race-heating-up-8423.shtml … The Illinois gubernatorial campaign is really starting to heat up! Here’s why: @WICD http://wicd15.com/news/top-stories/stories/illinois-governors-race-heating-up-8423.shtml

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sfornek: So Bill Brady, how did the media coverage of your announcement go today? http://bit.ly/168fxEs So Bill Brady, how did the media coverage of your announcement go today? http://bit.ly/168fxEs

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Libertyville Secretary of State office closed when windows found broken The Secretary of State office in Libertyville was closed Tuesday as authorities investigate a possible act of vandalism. Two front windows were broken and there was damage to the inside of the full-service facility. Customers were diverted to other locations.

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RTA fails to reach funding agreement In a repeat of 2012, the RTA, Metra, Pace and CTA are at odds over how to divide up revenues. The dysfunction means missing a state deadline but that happened last year and no one went to “RTA jail,” one director pointed out. Adding to the friction, the RTA is demanding the CTA pay back a disputed $56 million loan.

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State poised to begin buying electric cars Beginning in 2016, a new Illinois law will require 25 percent of new state vehicles to run on electric, compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas or liquid …

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Video: Durbin on Navy Yard shooter U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor today about yesterday’s shooting.

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johnfritchey: Upcoming Property Tax Appeal Seminars #constantcontact http://conta.cc/185vtFb Upcoming Property Tax Appeal Seminars #constantcontact http://conta.cc/185vtFb

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BruceRauner: One of the greatest governing documents in the history of the world was signed 226 years ago today. #ConstitutionDay One of the greatest governing documents in the history of the world was signed 226 years ago today. #ConstitutionDay

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sfornek: Bill Daley and the heartache of the footsteps not followed. @MarkBrownCST explains. http://bit.ly/1a27V3s Bill Daley and the heartache of the footsteps not followed. @MarkBrownCST explains. http://bit.ly/1a27V3s

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journalstandard: Do you have a steep cell phone bill? This may be why. http://ow.ly/oXRqT Do you have a steep cell phone bill? This may be why.http://ow.ly/oXRqT

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Metro-east lawmakers disagree if Congress will pass a farm bill that includes … – Belleville News Democrat Belleville News DemocratMetro-east lawmakers disagree if Congress will pass a farm bill that includes …Belleville News DemocratJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville, the most senior metro-east U.S. House members, believes Congress will pass a long-term farm bill later this fall — despite sharp partisan disagreement over the size of cuts to the nation’s nearly $80 billion-per-year food …

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Davis accepting applications for military academies CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is accepting applications from 13th Congressional District residents interested in attending a U.S. …

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Reboot helps you sound off to your Illinois politicians We started Reboot Illinois last year because we knew our home state was in dire straits. We’re not paying off the state’s bills–$100 billion in pension liability and …

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You owe Illinois pensions $61000 A report released today by the Illinois Policy Institute finds that government agencies in Chicago have accumulated a combined $63.2 billion in pension and …

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DOT: Illinois has 189 bad bridges — 50 in Iroquois, 0 in Kankakee The I-57 bridges over the Kankakee River are budgeted for replacement by the Illinois Department of Transportation for 2014. The cost was estimated at $41.3 …

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Illinois gay marriage PAC raises money for Republican supporters The gay marriage PAC Equality Illinois is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night for Republican State Senator Jason Barickman and Republican State Reps. Ron Sandack and Ed Sullivan, with special guest Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who is also a…

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Sheriff Williamson hints he won’t be Springfield mayoral candidate By Bernard Schoenburg. The State Journal-Register. Posted Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:50 PM. Last update Sep 17, 2013 @ 01:32 PM …

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Comptroller back on conservative trail She said the state could save millions of dollars with the move, but the measure must be in the form of an amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Both houses of …

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Illinois State Senate subcommittee holds hearing on GMO labeling law 6 Illinois State Senate subcommittee holds hearing on GMO labeling law.

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Alan Keyes thinks we need a Congress that will ‘impeach and … Alan Keyes, who is in no way harboring any bitterness over the fact that Barack Obama beat him 70%-27% in the Illinois Senate Race (largest margin in state …

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Emanuel to stump for Booker The Chicago mayor will campaign with the Newark mayor, who leads his opponent in the polls.

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State pension plan funding continues decline in 2012: Morningstar Among states, Illinois was the worst-funded state retirement system for the second … Rob Kozlowski writes for Pensions & Investments, a sister publication of …

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Lawmakers Tackle School Funding Inequity The focus was to hear testimony from the Illinois State Board of Education on the … according to Manar, that inequity is worse in Illinois than any other state, and …

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Rep. Mike Tryon Named “Champion of Free Enterprise” by Illinois … State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The award is given …

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Bill Brady: Rauner and Dillard have RINO problems – Illinois Review 1 Bill Brady in Chicago | Photo by Bill Cameron CHICAGO – Not only did GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady make news Tuesday when he announced his …

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Daley departure breathes new energy into Republican race – Chicago Tribune Washington PostDaley departure breathes new energy into Republican raceChicago TribuneKirk Dillard of Hinsdale, in a Tuesday interview on my radio program on WLS-AM 890. “I’ve never underestimated Pat Quinn, and Republicans should just not assume we’re going to win the election. You’ve got to nominate the right person.” But which one is …A Run of Luck in Illinois for Its Embattled Gove

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Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mate – Danbury News Times Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mateDanbury News TimesColumnists · « Back to Article. Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mate. KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREE, Associated Press. By KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press. Updated 3:07 pm, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 …

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2 Red Cross experts from Illinois headed to help after deadly … CHICAGO — The American Red Cross in Chicago says the relief organization is sending two trained volunteers to help with flood relief in Colorado. Flooding …

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More consequences of the Rauner plan * A little-discussed aspect of Bruce Rauner’s term limit proposal is that it reduces the size of the Illinois Senate by almost a third… Rauner is heading a petition drive to institute term limits, to make it harder for legislators to override a governor’s veto, and to reduce the size of the General Assembly. His plan […]

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Opinion: Bill Daley Wastes Our Time for a Lark The Cook County Democrats said no to Bill Daley during their August slate making session. Berrios and friends decided to back incumbent governor Pat Quinn for the 2014 race for the statehouse. The state Democratic party appeared on course to do the same thing this Sunday. So Daley is bowing out. The former White House Chief of Staff, and Commerce Secretary and banking executive, said he had a c

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Reaction to Bill Daley’s Exit from IL Governor Race Related Links: Chicago Tonight: Bill Daley Drops Out of IL Governor Race Chicago Tribune article on Daley ends campaign for governor: ‘This isn’t the best thing for me’ Bill Daley faces the public after announcing that he is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor. Paris Schutz has the details. Tags: Bill Daley Illinois Governors Race Paris Schutz

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Illinois Stewardship Alliance Publishes … Illinois Stewardship Alliance Publishes Legal Guide for Farmers. By Robert Haugland September 17, 2013 at 10:19 am. Illinois. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois …

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Muslims Sue Illinois City over Mosque Permit 2 The American Islamic Center filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Des Plaines and five of its aldermen for violating its religious freedom when they denied it permission to convert a vacant office building into a mosque, the…

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State of Illinois to Begin Replacing Gasoline Fleet with Electric Cars – EV World State of Illinois to Begin Replacing Gasoline Fleet with Electric CarsEV WorldBeginning in 2016, a new Illinois law will require 25 percent of new state vehicles to run on electric, compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas or liquid natural gas. SPRINGFIELD — The Quinn administration is poised to hit the gas when it comes …

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Council votes to improve bridges Decatur – The city plans to make a smoother and safer ride for drivers. The city council approved a plan to fix several bridges on Mound Road.

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Brady picks Rodriguez * I told subscribers about this last night… Illinois Sen. Bill Brady will announce today that former Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez will be his new running mate. — Blueroomstream (@Blueroomstream) September 17, 2013 * More… Rodriguez (53) is the former Village President of Long Grove, Illinois, and was a 2010 GOP candidate for the Congress in the […]

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“This isn’t the best thing for me” * Greg Hinz talked to Bill Daley… “I’ve thought about elective office as sort of the crowning thing that I’d do,” Mr. Daley said in our phone conversation. “It’s one thing to think about it, another thing to do it.” Mr. Quinn “is in bad (political) shape. I would have beaten him,” said Mr. Daley. “Pat Quinn […]

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Question of the day * Treasurer Dan Rutherford believes that Bill Daley’s decision to drop out of the governor’s race helps Gov. Pat Quinn… “Without having to contest a primary, he won’t be spending as much money, so he’ll be able to reserve his funds. For those of us that are in a contested primary, we’ll need to use our […]

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Adventures in misgovernance – The Capitol Fax Blog Adventures in misgovernanceThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)The plaintiff, Kenneth Shanoff, says that Riperton-Lewis, his supervisor at the Illinois Department of Human Services, made life so unpleasant while he worked at the John Madden Mental Health Center in Chicago that he became ill. He says in his lawsuit …

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Vermilion officials several top statewide posts DANVILLE — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman will soon be the next chief justice and one of five local officials who have ascended to statewide …

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Stanley Cup coming to Millennium Park 7 Time is running out for Blackhawks fans to have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup — but there’s another chance Wednesday when the city and the team …

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Cook County reports first West Nile death in Cicero Health officials are reporting the first death from West Nile virus in suburban Cook County this year. The victim was a 67-year-old man in Cicero. He was also suffering from other health conditions. County health officials have now confirmed one death, two human cases, and five birds with West Nile. But those numbers don’t include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township because t

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Chicago Heights street renamed in honor of 101-year-old resident For 98 of his almost 101 years, August J. Barberi lived on the same South Chicago Heights street.

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Lone Quinn challenger says Illinois deserves candidate who can ‘endure’ The man who’s now the lone Democrat challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in the 2014 primary says he’s staying in the race.

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JimSlusher: Today’s DH editorial. Don’t eliminate daily ‘breather’ from casino gambling. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/discuss/709179969/ … Today’s DH editorial. Don’t eliminate daily ‘breather’ from casino gambling.http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/discuss/709179969/

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We have established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a sta… We have established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in Illinois. Click http://youtu.be/I8BWl-lYLFg for Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider’s remarks on her appointment to the national council and for a closer look at details of IDOT’s commitment to leadership in freight transportation. News rele

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Topinka on Illinois’ $7.5B debt: We pay non-profits first, everybody else waits 1 SPRINGFIELD – If you’re interested in your new for-profit business getting a contract with the state of Illinois, you’d better have a stash of cash that will last nearly a year, lots of patience, and an appreciation for the value…

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Ill. bridge collapse sends freight cars into river A railway bridge has collapsed in rural east-central Illinois, sending six freight cars into the Spoon River.

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CeaseFire program shrinking due to funding woes – WBEZ WBEZCeaseFire program shrinking due to funding woesWBEZChicago’s CeaseFire program is shrinking because funding from the city has been exhausted. WMAQ-TV reports the organization’s West Side office closed its doors Aug. 31 after a $1 million dollar grant from the city ran out. The grant was part of Mayor …

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Average Chicago household owes $83000 for City Hall debt That’s the discomforting bottom line in a new study on debts of the city of Chicago, Board of Education and other city governments being released today by the …

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Jesse Jackson Jr’s Van Halen guitar removed from auction – WGNtv.com Jesse Jackson Jr’s Van Halen guitar removed from auctionWGNtv.comFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guitar signed by Michael Jackson & Eddie Van Halen was set to be part of Tuesday’s auction of his illegally obtained items, but no more, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said …

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Record gas prices: Average tops $3 per gallon for 1,000 days America may never see gas prices below $3 a gallon again. Gas prices have stayed above the $3 mark for 1,000 straight days. AAA says that has never happened before.

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State Board Of Education Could Lift Cap On Class Size For Special Ed CHICAGO (CBS) – A vote by the Illinois State Board of Education Tuesday or Thursday could mean more children with learning disabilities in special ed and regular classrooms. The state currently caps the number of special needs kids in classes catered to them (varies depending on disability), as well as requiring no more than 30 percent special ed students in general classes. A possible vote could

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Rock Island County to Consider Sales Tax Hike Referendum Rock Island County is taking another step toward potentially asking voters to approve a sales tax increase to fund public safety. The county’s Finance and Governmental Affairs committees have now both
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Joliet city manager candidates now down to three The Joliet City Council plans to re-interview three of the candidates for city manager, although it’s not clear if council members then will be ready to pick someone for the job. First interviews for a reported seven candidates were completed Monday. Three of them are to be interviewed again Sept. 30. Councilman Robert O’Dekirk said he’s impressed with all three finalists, adding that “in a co

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Chicago getting $245,000 for youth programs The city of Chicago is getting more than $245,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to help implement strategies to reduce youth violence.

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Early inmate release safe policy By Salvador A. Godinez As director of the Illinois Department of Corrections, I have a duty to protect the public while ensuring that people who are incarcerated, if eligible, have a successful re-entry into society. read more

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French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants France’s Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, in an effort to protect girls from being sexualized too early.

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Illinois’ state government pension crisis and the top 100 pensioners 9/17/2013. Justin Hegy Policy Analyst. Illinois’ current unfunded state government pension liabilities total approximately $200 billion under Moody’s Investors …

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SIU: Athletics costs examined constantly – The Southern SIU: Athletics costs examined constantlyThe SouthernSPRINGFIELD — To find the highest paid public employees in Illinois, look no further than the nearest state university athletic department. College coaches are bringing home paychecks that not only are the envy of fellow university employees, but also …

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Illinois movement supports locally grown food – Daily Illini Illinois movement supports locally grown foodDaily IlliniNaomi Jakobsson, D-103, co-sponsored the bill in the Illinois General Assembly before Quinn signed it into law. “Well, I think it’s certainly a very good thing for this area, for economic development, for local businesses,” Jakobsson said. “Some of …

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Illinois lawmakers broke it, now they need to fix it | Letters to the … To all state legislators current and past. The fact that Illinois is the worst or nearly the worst state in financial stability is well-documented. This was created by …

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IDOT Seeks Winter Help A handful of job openings are being announced by the Illinois Department of Transportation as winter nears. These are openings for road crew personnell to …

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Non-tenured CPS teachers rated under new system 1 For the first time, Chicago Public Schools released teacher evaluations Tuesday based in part on student test scores, but the new assessments for 2012-2013 …

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Illinois’s Medicaid Scandal – National Review Online Illinois’s Medicaid ScandalNational Review Online (blog)Bollywood performers, a Boston boat cruise with an open bar, gifts of cigars and wine — the vendor working on Illinois’s expensive new Medicaid information-technology system entertains public officials in style, according to sources in the Illinois …

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New Illinois law puts limit on parking meter exemptions – WREX-TV New Illinois law puts limit on parking meter exemptionsWREX-TVA law going into effect next year will make it harder for people to obtain exemptions from parking meters. Currently, around 683,000 people in Illinois do not have to pay parking meters because they have special disabled placards. However, the new law …

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Eliminate “lite gov” office? Let the people vote, says BGA DALEY FIGHTS BACK Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to cast his race against Bill Daley for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as a case of the populist who fights for the little guy (Quinn) vs. the “big shot” who has traveled i

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Letter: The benefits of affordable domestic energy Hydraulic fracturing permits will open the path for Illinois to enjoy the incredible prosperity, job creation and consumer benefits of America’s booming energy …

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$24 Million In TIF Funds Allocated To STEM Education For Three … Some $24 million tax increment finance funds will be used on improvements to three Chicago public schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans …

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Judge to hear arguments in suit over lawmaker pay Quinn used his line-item veto to cut money for legislators’ salaries from the state budget because they hadn’t fixed Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension crisis.

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McConnaughay to seek re-election to state senate ST. CHARLES – One of the region’s newest state legislators has indicated she will seek another term in Springfield.

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Illinois state reps on marriage: Yes, no and maybe – Windy City Times Windy City TimesIllinois state reps on marriage: Yes, no and maybeWindy City Times57, Elaine Nekritz (D): Nekritz backed civil unions and was endorsed by Equality Illinois, but she did not state her stance on marriage in candidate questionnaires. In photos after the House’s failure to bring equal marriage for a vote in May, Nekritz …

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Belleville District 118 approves $40 million budget By JAMIE FORSYTHE — News-Democrat. Belleville District 118 school board unanimously approved the district’s $40 million budget for this school year at its …

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Congressman’s bill would rename a Chicago post office for … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS September 18, 2013 – 4:02 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. CHICAGO — An Illinois congressman is proposing that a post office be …

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Gas averaging $3.00/gallon for 1,000 days – IllinoisHomePage.net NATIONAL — Tuesday marks the 1000th consecutive day the average price of gasoline is $3.00/gallon.

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RayLong: U.S. internet sales tax bill to follow seven principles http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-online-20130912,0,2493900.story … #internetsales U.S. internet sales tax bill to follow seven principles http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-online-20130912,0,2493900.story … #internetsales

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Editorial: Using actual rate of inflation would be fair on pensions Few would have predicted, when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn decided to withhold legislators’ pay until they come up with a pension bill, that so little would have happened. The legislature failed. A special committee was appointed.

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NFL Offensive Linemen Endorse New Butt Wipes Some of the unsung heroes in the NFL are getting their chance in the spotlight and it’s pointed directly at their posteriors. Dollar Shave Club, a monthly subscription service for men’s razor blades, is enlisting the help of several offensive linemen in the NFL to endorse the company’s new flushable wet wipes. “Everybody’s got their eye on the center’s ass all season long,” Dollar Shave

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Running for governor GALENA-Treasurer Dan Rutherford visited Galena to kick off his run for governor.

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Jeanine Nicarico’s legacy: DuPage center dedicated in murder victim’s memory A new DuPage County facility where crimes against children will be investigated was dedicated Tuesday to the memory of 1983 Naperville murder victim Jeanine Nicarico. Her mother Pat said she was “overwhelmed and touched” that her daughter’s name will live on in the pursuit of justice for other young victims of violence or abuse.

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Enyart: Air Force should fly with homegrown fuel U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, stumped for a bill he introduced earlier this year aimed at turning vast amounts of Illinois corn and other crops into military aircraft fuel.Click to Continue »

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Game of blind baseball helps players cope In the game of blind baseball, players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. They play the game known as Beep baseball with an oversized softball that beeps and bases that buzz. The National Beep Baseball Association was founded in 1975. Teams have been formed nationwide and compete annually in a World Series. In east Atlanta, a team called the Atlanta Eclipse plays

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County administrator quits abruptly Grundy County Administrator Chris Wittkamp resigned without notice Tuesday, citing an inability to work with County Board Chairman Ron Severson.

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Illlinois state troopers to get video-equipped Tasers Illinois State Police troopers who pull over motorists will soon carry state-of-the-art Tasers equipped to capture video of each encounter, officials said Tuesday. For the first time, the agency is preparing to outfit every patrol trooper and sergeant with the so-called “non-lethal” weapons, which can immobilize a person with a high-voltage charge.

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Bears’ Adrian Peterson to speak at Morrison church. Former Chicago Bears running back Adrian N. Peterson, the NCAA’s Division I career leading rusher, will speak at the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Peterson’s autobiography, “Don’t Dis My Abilities,” was published

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IDOT establishes freight advisory council – Belleville News Democrat IDOT establishes freight advisory councilBelleville News DemocratThe department is asking for nominations of potential members for the council between now and Oct. 15. Qualified candidates should have private or public sector experience representing freight companies using Illinois highways, railways, waterways and …

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Ex-director of charity accused of stealing $200K – CBS 3 Springfield … HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The former director of a Hartford charity has been accused of using its money for personal expenses including visits to Connecticut’s …

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Meatheads, Chicago Bears Kicker Gould Raise $5K to Help Students Chicago Bears Kicker Robbie Gould and his charity partnered with Meatheads to create a burger compiled with all of his favorites: a ⅓ lb. Meatheads burger …

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Medicaid eligibility work may return to Illinois – Bloomington Pantagraph Medicaid eligibility work may return to IllinoisBloomington PantagraphAn out-of-state vendor’s work to scrub unentitled Illinois residents from the Medicaid rolls may soon be taken over by the state. Reston, Va.-based Maximus Inc. started reviewing Medicaid cases in January under a $77 million contract with Illinois. The …Illinois to appeal arbitrator’s ruling on outsourcing of Medicaid eligibil

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Tom Cullerton tours local manufacturing facility Tom Cullerton Sternberg Lighting State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), visited Sternberg Lighting’s Roselle production facility and headquarters Monday.

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Carbondale Chamber to hold annual business conference Carbondale Chamber to hold annual business conference … is inviting the public to Drop Into Carbondale, a celebration of fun and education in Carbondale.

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Congresswoman Kelly Donates Computers to Sauk Village School Congresswoman Kelly Donates Computers to Sauk Village School … used government computers were refurbished by PC Rebuilders & Recyclers of Chicago.

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Kifowit To Host Veterans’ Roundtable Discussion – State Rep … AURORA, Ill. – To work directly with area veterans on several issues related to the veteran community, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, will host a …

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Illinois National Guardsman Dies During Fitness Test (CBS) – The Illinois National Guard remains in shock over the sudden death of a seemingly healthy officer during a fitness exam last Friday. The latest on the …

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Big coal producer makes unusual offer to save downstate power plants – Crain’s Chicago Business Progress IllinoisBig coal producer makes unusual offer to save downstate power plantsCrain’s Chicago BusinessThe surprise offer came from St. Louis-based Foresight Energy LLC, owner of four mines in Illinois and employer of more than 650 downstate. Foresight wants the Illinois Pollution Control Board to deny a request from Dynegy Inc., the proposed buyer of …Proposed Dynegy Coal Pollution Waiver

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Former Sen. William Marovitz, local residents help teen attend Ivy … And thanks to them, the Urban Prep Academy graduate is now attending the … After reading about Jason, Sun-Times readers helped raise $22,000 to help defray … Although swamped with classroom work, Jason wants Chicago to know how …

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Kansas considers ACT in lieu of state tests The state must switch to new tests by 2014-2015 to comply with federal requirements and ensure the tests match the Common Core. The state board may …

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MikeforIllinois: Yesterday I started the evening at Mid-America Club on the Aon Center’s 80th floor. Talk about great views! #twill pic.twitter.com/IyIv9ig9n3 Yesterday I started the evening at Mid-America Club on the Aon Center’s 80th floor. Talk about great views! #twill pic.twitter.com/IyIv9ig9n3

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MikeforIllinois: I ended the night in #Northfield with a big group of local #Democrats + @danielbiss @RobynGabel @ElaineNekritz #twill pic.twitter.com/rf0JdRkAAT I ended the night in #Northfield with a big group of local #Democrats + @danielbiss @RobynGabel @ElaineNekritz #twill pic.twitter.com/rf0JdRkAAT

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MikeforIllinois: After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG After the Aon Center, I made my north and joined @JoeMoore49 in Rogers Park for his 49th Ward Dems meeting. #twill pic.twitter.com/AhiHmuWkDG

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EdTibbetts: A new poll conducted for @capitolfax says Rep. Cheri Bustos and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling are in a dead heat. Bustos up, 45-44. A new poll conducted for @capitolfax says Rep. Cheri Bustos and Republican challenger Bobby Schilling are in a dead heat. Bustos up, 45-44.

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IllinoisChannel: #twill As expected, House Republican Leader Tom Cross, will announce his run for State Treasurer on Weds 9/18. #twill As expected, House Republican Leader Tom Cross, will announce his run for State Treasurer on Weds 9/18.

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ILAttyGeneral: Madigan: Wayne Co. man held on $1M bond for child porn charges http://bit.ly/18uWm1C Madigan: Wayne Co. man held on $1M bond for child porn charges http://bit.ly/18uWm1C

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: With Daley out, might another Democrat enter the campaign for #ILGOV2014? Find out who’s considering it tonight on NBC5 at 6p With Daley out, might another Democrat enter the campaign for #ILGOV2014? Find out who’s considering it tonight on NBC5 at 6p

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sfornek: So Bill Brady, how did the media coverage of your announcement go today? http://bit.ly/168fxEs So Bill Brady, how did the media coverage of your announcement go today? http://bit.ly/168fxEs

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Libertyville Secretary of State office closed when windows found broken The Secretary of State office in Libertyville was closed Tuesday as authorities investigate a possible act of vandalism. Two front windows were broken and there was damage to the inside of the full-service facility. Customers were diverted to other locations.

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RTA fails to reach funding agreement In a repeat of 2012, the RTA, Metra, Pace and CTA are at odds over how to divide up revenues. The dysfunction means missing a state deadline but that happened last year and no one went to “RTA jail,” one director pointed out. Adding to the friction, the RTA is demanding the CTA pay back a disputed $56 million loan.

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State poised to begin buying electric cars Beginning in 2016, a new Illinois law will require 25 percent of new state vehicles to run on electric, compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas or liquid …

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Video: Durbin on Navy Yard shooter U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor today about yesterday’s shooting.

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BruceRauner: One of the greatest governing documents in the history of the world was signed 226 years ago today. #ConstitutionDay One of the greatest governing documents in the history of the world was signed 226 years ago today. #ConstitutionDay

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sfornek: Bill Daley and the heartache of the footsteps not followed. @MarkBrownCST explains. http://bit.ly/1a27V3s Bill Daley and the heartache of the footsteps not followed. @MarkBrownCST explains. http://bit.ly/1a27V3s

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Metro-east lawmakers disagree if Congress will pass a farm bill that includes … – Belleville News Democrat Belleville News DemocratMetro-east lawmakers disagree if Congress will pass a farm bill that includes …Belleville News DemocratJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville, the most senior metro-east U.S. House members, believes Congress will pass a long-term farm bill later this fall — despite sharp partisan disagreement over the size of cuts to the nation’s nearly $80 billion-per-year food …

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Davis accepting applications for military academies CHAMPAIGN — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is accepting applications from 13th Congressional District residents interested in attending a U.S. …

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Reboot helps you sound off to your Illinois politicians We started Reboot Illinois last year because we knew our home state was in dire straits. We’re not paying off the state’s bills–$100 billion in pension liability and …

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You owe Illinois pensions $61000 A report released today by the Illinois Policy Institute finds that government agencies in Chicago have accumulated a combined $63.2 billion in pension and …

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DOT: Illinois has 189 bad bridges — 50 in Iroquois, 0 in Kankakee The I-57 bridges over the Kankakee River are budgeted for replacement by the Illinois Department of Transportation for 2014. The cost was estimated at $41.3 …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois gay marriage PAC raises money for Republican supporters The gay marriage PAC Equality Illinois is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night for Republican State Senator Jason Barickman and Republican State Reps. Ron Sandack and Ed Sullivan, with special guest Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who is also a…

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Sheriff Williamson hints he won’t be Springfield mayoral candidate By Bernard Schoenburg. The State Journal-Register. Posted Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:50 PM. Last update Sep 17, 2013 @ 01:32 PM …

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Comptroller back on conservative trail She said the state could save millions of dollars with the move, but the measure must be in the form of an amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Both houses of …

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Illinois State Senate subcommittee holds hearing on GMO labeling law 6 Illinois State Senate subcommittee holds hearing on GMO labeling law.

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Alan Keyes thinks we need a Congress that will ‘impeach and … Alan Keyes, who is in no way harboring any bitterness over the fact that Barack Obama beat him 70%-27% in the Illinois Senate Race (largest margin in state …

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Emanuel to stump for Booker The Chicago mayor will campaign with the Newark mayor, who leads his opponent in the polls.

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State pension plan funding continues decline in 2012: Morningstar Among states, Illinois was the worst-funded state retirement system for the second … Rob Kozlowski writes for Pensions & Investments, a sister publication of …

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Lawmakers Tackle School Funding Inequity The focus was to hear testimony from the Illinois State Board of Education on the … according to Manar, that inequity is worse in Illinois than any other state, and …

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Rep. Pritchard to Host Two More “Lemonade with Bob” Events … pritchard_lemonade_pc_2013_r_Page_1.jpg State Representative Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) will be hosting two meetings this week to meet constituents, listen …

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Rep. Mike Tryon Named “Champion of Free Enterprise” by Illinois … State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has been named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The award is given …

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Bill Brady: Rauner and Dillard have RINO problems – Illinois Review 1 Bill Brady in Chicago | Photo by Bill Cameron CHICAGO – Not only did GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady make news Tuesday when he announced his …

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Daley departure breathes new energy into Republican race – Chicago Tribune Washington PostDaley departure breathes new energy into Republican raceChicago TribuneKirk Dillard of Hinsdale, in a Tuesday interview on my radio program on WLS-AM 890. “I’ve never underestimated Pat Quinn, and Republicans should just not assume we’re going to win the election. You’ve got to nominate the right person.” But which one is …A Run of Luck in Illinois for Its Embattled Gove

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Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mate – Danbury News Times Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mateDanbury News TimesColumnists · « Back to Article. Brady chooses ex-Long Grove mayor as running mate. KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREE, Associated Press. By KERRY LESTER and SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press. Updated 3:07 pm, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 …

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2 Red Cross experts from Illinois headed to help after deadly … CHICAGO — The American Red Cross in Chicago says the relief organization is sending two trained volunteers to help with flood relief in Colorado. Flooding …

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More consequences of the Rauner plan * A little-discussed aspect of Bruce Rauner’s term limit proposal is that it reduces the size of the Illinois Senate by almost a third… Rauner is heading a petition drive to institute term limits, to make it harder for legislators to override a governor’s veto, and to reduce the size of the General Assembly. His plan […]

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Opinion: Bill Daley Wastes Our Time for a Lark The Cook County Democrats said no to Bill Daley during their August slate making session. Berrios and friends decided to back incumbent governor Pat Quinn for the 2014 race for the statehouse. The state Democratic party appeared on course to do the same thing this Sunday. So Daley is bowing out. The former White House Chief of Staff, and Commerce Secretary and banking executive, said he had a c

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Reaction to Bill Daley’s Exit from IL Governor Race Related Links: Chicago Tonight: Bill Daley Drops Out of IL Governor Race Chicago Tribune article on Daley ends campaign for governor: ‘This isn’t the best thing for me’ Bill Daley faces the public after announcing that he is dropping out of the race for Illinois governor. Paris Schutz has the details. Tags: Bill Daley Illinois Governors Race Paris Schutz

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Illinois Stewardship Alliance Publishes … Illinois Stewardship Alliance Publishes Legal Guide for Farmers. By Robert Haugland September 17, 2013 at 10:19 am. Illinois. SPRINGFIELD – Illinois …

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Muslims Sue Illinois City over Mosque Permit 2 The American Islamic Center filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city of Des Plaines and five of its aldermen for violating its religious freedom when they denied it permission to convert a vacant office building into a mosque, the…

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State of Illinois to Begin Replacing Gasoline Fleet with Electric Cars – EV World State of Illinois to Begin Replacing Gasoline Fleet with Electric CarsEV WorldBeginning in 2016, a new Illinois law will require 25 percent of new state vehicles to run on electric, compressed natural gas, liquid petroleum gas or liquid natural gas. SPRINGFIELD — The Quinn administration is poised to hit the gas when it comes …

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Council votes to improve bridges Decatur – The city plans to make a smoother and safer ride for drivers. The city council approved a plan to fix several bridges on Mound Road.

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Brady picks Rodriguez * I told subscribers about this last night… Illinois Sen. Bill Brady will announce today that former Long Grove Village President Maria Rodriguez will be his new running mate. — Blueroomstream (@Blueroomstream) September 17, 2013 * More… Rodriguez (53) is the former Village President of Long Grove, Illinois, and was a 2010 GOP candidate for the Congress in the […]

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“This isn’t the best thing for me” * Greg Hinz talked to Bill Daley… “I’ve thought about elective office as sort of the crowning thing that I’d do,” Mr. Daley said in our phone conversation. “It’s one thing to think about it, another thing to do it.” Mr. Quinn “is in bad (political) shape. I would have beaten him,” said Mr. Daley. “Pat Quinn […]

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Question of the day * Treasurer Dan Rutherford believes that Bill Daley’s decision to drop out of the governor’s race helps Gov. Pat Quinn… “Without having to contest a primary, he won’t be spending as much money, so he’ll be able to reserve his funds. For those of us that are in a contested primary, we’ll need to use our […]

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DHStatehouse: Story: Former Long Grove Mayor @Maria4Illinois to be picked as Bill Brady’s running mate: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/news/709179874/ … Story: Former Long Grove Mayor @Maria4Illinois to be picked as Bill Brady’s running mate: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/news/709179874/

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DanielAnthonyIL: Chicago’s combined pension, retirement-related and other debt is $61K per household http://illin.is/1boLYzy #twill @ilpoliski Chicago’s combined pension, retirement-related and other debt is $61K per householdhttp://illin.is/1boLYzy #twill @ilpoliski

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CompTopinka: My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by yesterday’s tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by yesterday’s tragedy.

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RepSchneider: We must be vigilant in protecting #GreatLakes. New study shows small number of Asian Carp could establish a foothold: http://goo.gl/4yE95U We must be vigilant in protecting #GreatLakes. New study shows small number of Asian Carp could establish a foothold:http://goo.gl/4yE95U

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Adventures in misgovernance – The Capitol Fax Blog Adventures in misgovernanceThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)The plaintiff, Kenneth Shanoff, says that Riperton-Lewis, his supervisor at the Illinois Department of Human Services, made life so unpleasant while he worked at the John Madden Mental Health Center in Chicago that he became ill. He says in his lawsuit …

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Vermilion officials several top statewide posts DANVILLE — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman will soon be the next chief justice and one of five local officials who have ascended to statewide …

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Stanley Cup coming to Millennium Park 7 Time is running out for Blackhawks fans to have their photo taken with the Stanley Cup — but there’s another chance Wednesday when the city and the team …

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Cook County reports first West Nile death in Cicero Health officials are reporting the first death from West Nile virus in suburban Cook County this year. The victim was a 67-year-old man in Cicero. He was also suffering from other health conditions. County health officials have now confirmed one death, two human cases, and five birds with West Nile. But those numbers don’t include Chicago, Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, or Stickney Township because t

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Chicago Heights street renamed in honor of 101-year-old resident For 98 of his almost 101 years, August J. Barberi lived on the same South Chicago Heights street.

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Lone Quinn challenger says Illinois deserves candidate who can ‘endure’ The man who’s now the lone Democrat challenging Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn in the 2014 primary says he’s staying in the race.

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JimSlusher: Today’s DH editorial. Don’t eliminate daily ‘breather’ from casino gambling. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/discuss/709179969/ … Today’s DH editorial. Don’t eliminate daily ‘breather’ from casino gambling.http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130917/discuss/709179969/

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We have established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a sta… We have established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in Illinois. Click http://youtu.be/I8BWl-lYLFg for Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider’s remarks on her appointment to the national council and for a closer look at details of IDOT’s commitment to leadership in freight transportation. News rele

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Topinka on Illinois’ $7.5B debt: We pay non-profits first, everybody else waits 1 SPRINGFIELD – If you’re interested in your new for-profit business getting a contract with the state of Illinois, you’d better have a stash of cash that will last nearly a year, lots of patience, and an appreciation for the value…

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Ill. bridge collapse sends freight cars into river A railway bridge has collapsed in rural east-central Illinois, sending six freight cars into the Spoon River.

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CeaseFire program shrinking due to funding woes – WBEZ WBEZCeaseFire program shrinking due to funding woesWBEZChicago’s CeaseFire program is shrinking because funding from the city has been exhausted. WMAQ-TV reports the organization’s West Side office closed its doors Aug. 31 after a $1 million dollar grant from the city ran out. The grant was part of Mayor …

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“alerts/13080386885701878978″ via Ryan
Average Chicago household owes $83000 for City Hall debt That’s the discomforting bottom line in a new study on debts of the city of Chicago, Board of Education and other city governments being released today by the …

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eddie jackson – Google News
Jesse Jackson Jr’s Van Halen guitar removed from auction – WGNtv.com Jesse Jackson Jr’s Van Halen guitar removed from auctionWGNtv.comFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s guitar signed by Michael Jackson & Eddie Van Halen was set to be part of Tuesday’s auction of his illegally obtained items, but no more, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Spokesperson Lynzey Donahue said …

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WFLD – News
Record gas prices: Average tops $3 per gallon for 1,000 days America may never see gas prices below $3 a gallon again. Gas prices have stayed above the $3 mark for 1,000 straight days. AAA says that has never happened before.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
State Board Of Education Could Lift Cap On Class Size For Special Ed CHICAGO (CBS) – A vote by the Illinois State Board of Education Tuesday or Thursday could mean more children with learning disabilities in special ed and regular classrooms. The state currently caps the number of special needs kids in classes catered to them (varies depending on disability), as well as requiring no more than 30 percent special ed students in general classes. A possible vote could

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