Today’s headlines — Thursday, Sept. 19

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*** UPDATED x1 – Alexi: “Ain’t happening” *** Could another Democrat emerge? – The Capitol Fax Blog *** UPDATED x1 – Alexi: “Ain’t happening” *** Could another Democrat emerge?The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)… the Republicans who were against the tax increase in the first place. Quinn loses a few thousand collar county votes and he’s done. State Dems already have conceded the Governors Mansion to the eventual Republican nominee and will continue to do …
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Inmate mistakenly released from Cook County Jail, recaptured – Chicago Tribune Inmate mistakenly released from Cook County Jail, recapturedChicago TribuneA Cook County Jail inmate with a lengthy criminal history who was mistakenly released Monday night — the third such incident this year and the second since July — was captured Wednesday at a home in Carpentersville. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning, …

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Our View: Daley-less race is bad for voters – Northwest Herald Alton Daily NewsOur View: Daley-less race is bad for votersNorthwest HeraldBut Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan declined to run because her father refuses to step down as Speaker of the House. Now Daley has decided that the state really is a mess, and running a campaign possibly followed by a term or two in office …Hillary Clinton: Pat Quinn is ‘luckiest politician’Hillary Clinton Calls Qu

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How many have no health insurance in suburbs 1 By Mike Riopell … Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services spokesman Mike Claffey said what policies will be available to uninsured people will …

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Tweaking pension reform – Illinois Times Tweaking pension reformIllinois TimesJil Tracy (lieutenant governor) and Rep. Darlene Senger (Congress). The Democrats fear that any strong objections from traditional Republican allies, particularly in big business, could spook those GOP members into opposition. And, as is usually the …

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October Is A Big Tourism Month If you are looking for a ‘staycation,’ there is no shortage of events around the Riverbend. While October can be a slow month of other Regional Convention and Visitor’s Bureaus across the state, things are just ramping up here in Alton,…

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Ill. colleges get $8.5 million to train workers Four Illinois colleges and universities have been awarded about $8.5 million to help businesses educate and train workers.

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24-hour casino push worries anti-gambling groups CHICAGO – To hear a gambling addict tell it, the precious few hours that Illinois casinos close – sometimes just two – are the only barrier preventing a sleepless, endless binge at the slots or card tables.

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IDOT Looking For Winter Workers The Illinois Department of Transportation is looking to hire more people during the winter season. IDOT’s Joe Monroe says they have openings for road crew personnel to help keep highways and bridges clear.

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Editorial: Mental health help should be available to all The availability of community mental health services isn’t everyday conversation for most people. That’s slowly turning around in McLean County, with the lead taken by — of all places — the co…

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rebootillinois: Only in #Illinois: 4 of our last 7 #ILGov’s have been in prison. #corruption http://ow.ly/oUopr #twILL Only in #Illinois: 4 of our last 7 #ILGov’s have been in prison. #corruption http://ow.ly/oUopr #twILL

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RutherfordDan: Prairie Advocate: An Interview with Dan Rutherford, Candidate for Governor http://www.pacc-news.com/9-18-13/rutherford9_18_13.html … #twill Prairie Advocate: An Interview with Dan Rutherford, Candidate for Governor http://www.pacc-news.com/9-18-13/rutherford9_18_13.html … #twill

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RutherfordDan: I’m live on @WRMN1410 #Elgin tomorrow (9/19) at 3:04pm w/ Allen Skillicorn & Jeff Ward discussing my campaign for Gov. Tune in! #twill I’m live on @WRMN1410 #Elgin tomorrow (9/19) at 3:04pm w/ Allen Skillicorn & Jeff Ward discussing my campaign for Gov. Tune in! #twill

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dailyherald: Daily Herald editorial: Take the pledge never to text and drive http://bit.ly/1aN8LSE Daily Herald editorial: Take the pledge never to text and drive http://bit.ly/1aN8LSE

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Big suburban firms joining private health exchanges 1 Deerfield-based Walgreen and Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings have switched to a private health care exchange operated by Lincolnshire-based Aon Hewitt. Thousands of other suburbanites are doing the same. Is that good? “I would assume these large companies are providing their employees with a sum of money to purchase a health plan on the exchange,” one attorney said.

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State to require all teachers to be fingerprinted SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — After his stroke last year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk became pen pals with an 11-year-old boy who told the Illinois Republican about his own …

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US Sen. Mark Kirk, 11-year-old Illinois boy become pen pals after … SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After his stroke last year, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk became pen pals with an 11-year-old boy who told the Illinois Republican about his own …

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Chatham board to vote on lobbyist’s contract … in 2005 and working with the village and a developer to promote residential and commercial development on the west side of Illinois 4 south of Mansion Road.

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Chicago Heights Patch
Mad as Hell? Sound Off to Your State Leaders Don’t just yell, says Reboot Illinois. Sound Off via a new citizen engagement tool that will make it easier than ever to share your views on our state’s problems.

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Lake Zurich Patch
Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Visiting Cuba Township Cuba Township Republicans hosts candidate series.

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CentralILAlive: SJ-R: Bernard Schoenburg: Williamson stresses value of college for next sheriff http://bit.ly/16p1O6q SJ-R: Bernard Schoenburg: Williamson stresses value of college for next sheriff http://bit.ly/16p1O6q

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Should the Governor be Required to Live in the Mansion? Should the Governor be Required to Live in the Mansion? … We also reached out to Governor Pat Quinn’s office for a response, but were told they are not going …

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Daily Kos: IL-Gov: Anyone But Pat Quinn or: Thanks for Nothing, Bill … More Tagging tips: A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for “Barack Obama,” is this a diary they’d be trying to find? Use a person’s full …

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New lawmaker recalls humble childhood He will replace state Rep. Jim Sacia, R-Pecatonia, who announced last month he was leaving less than halfway through his 2-year term. His last day is Sept. 30.

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Our View: Daley departure Pat Quinn unless another legitimate contender jumps in. Daley had the name recognition, political and governing experience, and probably the funding to make …

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Our Opinion: Hunger games: Don’t gut food stamps for politics Sure it will,” Davis told The State Journal-Register editorial board Sept. 5. “We’re making sure we get the benefits to those who need them the most. If we can’t …

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Jesse White Holds Illinois’ Fifth Official U.S. Constitution and … llinois Secretary of State Jesse White today held the state’s fifth official U.S. Constitution and Citizenship Day Celebration. Seventy-seven people from 27 …

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Amtrak routes in Illinois, Missouri not in danger He also was an Illinois House member decades ago and voted for the state funding to support the Quincy-Chicago route. “It’s a great link, a vital link between us …

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Starbucks to ask patrons to leave guns at home – chicagotribune.com 16 Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz said Tuesday that the company is changing its gun policy and will now ask customers to leave their firearms at …

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Lake County News Sun
What do you give a billionaire for Christmas? EDITORIAL: If you want proof of money’s innately corrosive influence in politics, consider the case of Bruce Rauner, the billionaire hedge fund manager who is getting warm smiles, affection and money from deep-pocketed GOP aficionados. They want him to be governor of Illinois.

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Dawson dealing with major leak, could lose water Thursday Illinois Department of Transportation officials had been redirecting traffic Wednesday morning so the village water superintendent could pinpoint the leak, she …

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Kadner: ‘Forgotonia’ may lose planned Illiana Expressway – Southtown Star
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Chicago Tribune – Supreme Court: Help Cook County
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#AskTCR: Could John Groce Beat Up Mike Ditka? As for how I felt about other people, I’d say that once you reach your mid-twenties, if you’re out drinking in Champaign or Urbana, you need to be doing it in the …

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What’s shrinking big law? – Crain’s Chicago Business What’s shrinking big law?Crain’s Chicago BusinessThe number of attorneys — 5,468 — at the top 25 firms on Crain’s latest list of Chicago’s largest was off about 15 percent from totals at a slightly different mix of law firms on the 2008 list. Law firms are reacting to a squeeze on revenue and also …

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Chicago Sun-Times
Transit task force hit for banning public from smaller ‘working group’ meetings A gubernatorial task force charged with straightening out the Metra mess and other transit problems found itself facing its own brouhaha Wednesday over whether it should be holding closed-door meetings of its “working groups.’’ A lawmaker and a transit official complained about the closed sessions Wednesday, and at least two attorneys said the meetings — including one chaired by former U.S Att

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New Illinois House member outlines plans for his term – Dubuque Telegraph Herald New Illinois House member outlines plans for his termDubuque Telegraph HeraldFREEPORT, Ill. —- Brian Stewart, a businessman from Freeport, has been named an interim state representative in the Illinois House district that covers Jo Daviess County. Stewart, a Republican, will replace Rep. Jim Sacia, R-Pecatonica, who plans to …Freeport businessman named as new state rep.

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jenmwheeler: Ron Wait: If we move forward with constructing a new Animal Control building, it should not be lavish. Not be a “puppy palace.” Ron Wait: If we move forward with constructing a new Animal Control building, it should not be lavish. Not be a “puppy palace.”

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Congressman Schock Honors Lt. Colonel Harold Arthur Fritz on House Floor September 18, 2013: Lieutenant Colonel Harold Arthur Fritz, served in the United States Army and is a resident of the 18th District of Illinois. Lieutenant C… From: repaaronschock Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:25 More in News & Politics

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Quinn: I’m Focused | NewsRadio WTAX Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t gloating about his Democratic challenger dropping out of the governor’s race. He says even with Democratic candidate Bill Daley dropping …

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Lack Of State Funding Could Affect QCA Juvenile Offenders The juvenile detention center in Galesburg – the place that houses teens in trouble with the law in the Illinois QCA – is in jeopardy of closing. The Knox County Treasurer says Illinois owes the Mary

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BNDBelleville: SCC County Clerk Tom Holbrook says he’s been in politics 40 years and has never seen anything like #Belleville Township election tonight. SCC County Clerk Tom Holbrook says he’s been in politics 40 years and has never seen anything like #Belleville Township election tonight.

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Brian Stewart to be named as Sacia’s replacement Jim Sacia at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Freeport Public Library, 100 E. … “He has big shoes to fill replacing Jim Sacia who did a great job representing our area …

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SenatorBush: In Chicago for the 56th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. In Chicago for the 56th Annual Meeting of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.

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RepAnnWilliams: @RonSandack Honoring Illinois Republicans supporting marriage equality in Illinois #rightsideofhistory@RonSandack Honoring Illinois Republicans supporting marriage equality in Illinois #rightsideofhistory

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Decatur Students Learn About Their Constitutional Rights – Wics.com WICS NewsChannel 20 :: News – Top Stories – Decatur Students Learn … WICS :: Community – Summer of Service … WICS :: Community – Illinois Central TV …

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Hillary Clinton Draws Large Crowd at Chicago Event http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/hillary-clinton-chicago-224217191.html … via @ward_room Hillary Clinton Draws Large Crowd at Chicago Event http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/hillary-clinton-chicago-224217191.html … via @ward_room

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Illini Basketball Season Starts With Illini Street Jam – The Champaign Room Illini Basketball Season Starts With Illini Street JamThe Champaign RoomThere also will be standing-room-only space surrounding the court for fans to enjoy the event. U of I alumnus Ryan Baker, sports anchor for WBBM-CBS 2 in Chicago, will emcee the evening’s events. Illini Street Jam will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m..

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September is Cholesterol Education Month September is recognized as Cholesterol Education Month. Nancy Alexander, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator for Pana Community Hospital’s Rehab Wellness Center, says it’s important to keep your cholesterol level under control:

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Cross wants to enforce balanced budget requirement * Tom Cross officially announced for state treasurer today. From an e-mail to supporters… State law requires we have a balanced budget, yet the gimmicks legislators and Governor’s have used over the past decade have resulted in the nation’s worst budget deficit and over $7 billion in unpaid bills. It’s not fair to taxpayers and it […]

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IDOT establishes freight advisory council – Herald & Review SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation is establishing a freight advisory council.

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Proposal to shrink Senate may hurt downstate – IllinoisHomePage.net SPRINGFIELD — A proposal to shrink the State Senate may hit hard south of Interstate 80.

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State Sen. Daniel Biss to speak at Lake Shore Unitarian Society Lake Shore Unitarian Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary by welcoming Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss and other local leaders and educators to the …

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Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce observes 100th anniversary From: nctv17 Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 07:42 More in News & Politics

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AFSCME Council 31′s Facebook Wall
In Chicago, AFSCME-represented city employees are standing together for a fair c… In Chicago, AFSCME-represented city employees are standing together for a fair contract.City of Chicago employees go green for fairnesswww.afscme31.orgAFSCME-represented city of Chicago employees turned their worksites green on Thursday, Sept. 12, to show solidarity and commitment to winning a fair contract.

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Springfield Business Journal Illinois’s Facebook Wall
NEWS RELEASE UIS enrollment tops 5,100 students NEWS RELEASE UIS enrollment tops 5,100 studentshttp://www.springfieldbusinessjournal.com/releases/UIS918.pdfwww.springfieldbusinessjournal.com

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WQAD.com
Illinois Lotto just became a little easier to play The Illinois Lottery is now allowing users to play the Lotto right from their phone. In order to play using the mobile site, you must physically live in Illinois—be a resident of the state and are over the age of 18-years old. Currently, the service is only available to AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Customers. Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated at 400 million dollars.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Students injured by pepper spray at South Side elementary school A student brought pepper spray to school and it discharged, police said. Of those injured, three were in fair-to-serious condition and 16 were in good condition, Fire Media said.

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Letter: Capitol doors funded by local economies I just read an article about the outrageous spending for the Illinois State Capitol renovation on such things like $700,000 for three sets of copper-plated doors.

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Illinois Chosen For Veterans Employment Pilot Program Illinois Chosen For Veterans Employment Pilot Program … SPRINGFIELD – Federal officials looking to engage younger Veterans and quickly return them to …

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Sinclair Names Scott McBride General Manager of WICD-TV and … … Scott McBride General Manager of WICD-TV and WCCU-TV in Champaign, IL … Illinois and will also be responsible for leading the sales effort to Champaign …

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Illinois treasurer candidate to announce bid in Rockford today Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross is preparing to make his bid official for state treasurer. According to campaign officials Cross is expected to make …

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Franchise owners plead for changes to ObamaCare – Hot Air Franchise owners plead for changes to ObamaCareHot AirDaniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) and in the Senate by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.). The franchise trade group has also launched a website, 40hoursisfulltime.com, to encourage visitors to lobby their lawmakers on the full-time threshold.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Jennifer Pritzker Becomes First Transgender Billionaire Billionaire Jennifer Pritzker has become the first transgender person named to the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans, with a listed net worth of $1.7 billion. There are only 48 women in total on the list of 400. She is…

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Bustos, Durbin, Kirk and Davis bill to improve locks and dams moves forward – Aledo Times Record Bustos, Durbin, Kirk and Davis bill to improve locks and dams moves forwardAledo Times RecordToday, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) announced that a key provision of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation to help speed up repairs and …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois infomercial king Kevin Trudeau thrown in jail for lavish spending Oak Brook, Illinois’ infomercial king Kevin Trudeau (photo right) has been jailed by a federal judge for repeatedly violating court orders that required him to stop his lavish spending and turn over his assets to pay a $38 million fine….

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Legislative aide to run for State Rep. Kay Hatcher’s seat in 2014 AURORA – Aurora’s Beth Goncher, a 12-year legislative director for state Rep. Tim Schmitz (R-Batavia), announced this week that she’s running in 2014 to succeed retiring state Rep. Kay Hatcher (R-Aurora). Goncher’s boss, Rep. Schmitz, announced last week that he’s…

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Way Too Early: Poll Shows IL-17th Rematch Will be Tight Race – MyStateline.com MyStateline.comWay Too Early: Poll Shows IL-17th Rematch Will be Tight RaceMyStateline.comWTVO/WQRF — The Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign has released a new poll which shows a tight race in his rematch with incumbant Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17). When nearly 1500 17th District likely voters were asked in a ‘Capital …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Kinzinger demands accountability for Benghazi attacks WASHINGTON – Wednesday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) questioned a State Department official at a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Administration’s response to the Benghazi attacks and sought accountability for security decisions made prior to the attacks. A former Air…

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St. Charles Patch
Hultgren Co-Sponsors Bill to Delay, Defund Obamacare ”Illinois is keeping residents in the dark about what plans will be available on the state exchange or how much they’ll cost. We need answers from the state so residents can plan for their healthcare needs.”

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
State’s Newest Fire Investigator Has A Real Nose For The Job CICERO, Ill. (CBS) – A rookie arson investigator on the job for just four months at the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office already has an impressive record. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Zoe, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, has worked 26 fire scenes since starting her job as an arson dog in May. “Labrador retrievers are all-weather, all-purpose canines. They have excellent noses,

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Lawmakers Take Quinn To Court Over Pay Freeze CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s an old saying: A day’s pay for a day’s work. Gov. Pat Quinn said lawmakers were failing to act on pension reform. To his mind, that meant they weren’t working, so he stopped paying them. So, the lawmakers took Quinn to court. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, a court hearing on the issue on Wednesday didn’t quite go as planned. Essentially, Judge Neal Cohen calle

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Former Stroger Aide Convicted On Corruption Charges CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger’s top aide has been convicted on charges of mail fraud and taking kick-backs. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has spoken with attorneys. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mp3_bc-wav-carts-mullins-w1-boro.mp3 size=340px download=false name="Former Stroger Aide Convicted On Corruption Charges" artist="WBBM N