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Workforce/Jobs Press Release – Illinois.gov – Illinois Government … HARRISBURG – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $1.5 million for several construction projects in southern Illinois.
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Poll Vault: Are American Indian team names racist? – Chicago Daily Herald Poll Vault: Are American Indian team names racist?Chicago Daily HeraldBillionaire NFL team owner Dan Snyder has so far resisted mounting pressure to rename the Washington Redskins to something more politically correct. On the surface, the name is cringe-inducing. But ESPN’s Rick Reilly wrote a thought-provoking column …

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Lawmakers gather input on education; report shows county students … DECATUR — Four local legislators met with the Education Coalition of Macon County members Thursday to discuss “larger issue drivers” in Illinois. Coalition …

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Quinn Announces $16.3 Million for Kane County Construction Projects – Patch.com Quinn Announces $16.3 Million for Kane County Construction ProjectsPatch.comDave Syverson (R-Rockford) said. “It is important that we invest in infrastructure and transportation needs in our state.” "The two-mile road extension and overpass in Elburn is an important regional priority to reduce congestion, promote economic …

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Gov. Pat Quinn lauds 3 businesses that will add 94 jobs in Illinois – Rockford Register Star Gov. Pat Quinn lauds 3 businesses that will add 94 jobs in IllinoisRockford Register StarHMC Products plans to move from its too-small 45,000-square-foot facility on 27th Avenue in Rockford (where it makes packaging machinery for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals) to a 90,000-square-foot building in the Park 90 Corporate Center near …Governor Quinn Announces Rockford Area Businesses Expanding

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Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood and Leading Education … Former Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood and Leading Education Activists Join ‘One America’ Volunteer Tour in Chicago. Panel tackles how to keep kids …

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Illinois’ education double-standard – The Navigator : Opinion For many, “voucher” is a dirty word. But, did you know that almost 150000 Illinois students already take advantage of a voucher program?

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Mixed-use project slated for Medical District … aiming to create a hub for the health care and biosciences sectors, said Warren Ribley, executive director of the district. Ribley, formerly director of the Illinois …

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State school officials tour RAS, tout state funding increase – Bloomington Pantagraph State school officials tour RAS, tout state funding increaseBloomington PantagraphIllinois State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico talked to Osborne when the board members toured the RAS, also known as the Regional Alternative School, in Bloomington. Osborne showed the board chairman his lesson and said he hopes to travel …

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Quinn announces $1.5 million in projects HARRISBURG — Construction projects totaling more than $1.5 million are coming to Southern Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday.

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Census: State poverty rates remain near 15 percent A new snapshot into local poverty shows not much has changed in La Salle County since the 2009 recession began, according to a recently released one-year report by the U.S. Census American Community Survey.

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Our View: CASA, kids need help While donating money and goods for children in need of help is necessary and helpful, what some kids really need is time and a person who cares.

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Chicago Apple fans line-up for iPhone 5S The new iPhone 5S hits stores today and people are already lined up to be one of the first to get it. People are already lined-up outside the Apple store on Michigan Avenue. There are reports that the stock of the new iPhone could be limited in U.S. stores. People in China had the option to pre-order the new iPhone starting Tuesday, and many of the gold models are already sold out The new phone fe

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Operations back to normal at Danville prison DANVILLE – Illinois prison officials said Danville Correctional Center is back to normal operations after more than 100 inmates were sickened, likely by a fungus.

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amaloney24: Illinois Supreme Court: no prison sentence for underage drinking. http://tinyurl.com/mubwks9 Illinois Supreme Court: no prison sentence for underage drinking.http://tinyurl.com/mubwks9

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ILSRCC: After 10 yrs of one party control in IL, misguided policies keep handcuffing our economy. Jobless rate remains one of nations worst. #twill After 10 yrs of one party control in IL, misguided policies keep handcuffing our economy. Jobless rate remains one of nations worst. #twill

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RutherfordDan: Tomorrow, Sept 20, from 2-3pm free meet & greet in #Fairfield Tomorrow, Sept 20, from 2-3pm free meet & greet in #Fairfield

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KirkDillard: Spoke at the 23rd Annual Aurora Township #GOP Spoke at the 23rd Annual Aurora Township #GOP

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RepAnnWilliams: @danielbiss @danielbiss

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AndyForSenate: Thanks again to everyone who helped last weekend. We will be collecting signatures in Carlinville and Decatur… http://fb.me/KoUgd6bj Thanks again to everyone who helped last weekend. We will be collecting signatures in Carlinville and Decatur…http://fb.me/KoUgd6bj

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WinnCountyNews: Illinois sees a boost in home sales http://goo.gl/fb/TKxb3 – WREX -13 News Illinois sees a boost in home sales http://goo.gl/fb/TKxb3 – WREX -13 News

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CindyWojCain: Proposed Will County budget balanced, but spending up $11.5M – Joliet Herald News http://bit.ly/1aQjifVProposed Will County budget balanced, but spending up $11.5M – Joliet Herald News http://bit.ly/1aQjifV

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Obama Nominates Shah for Northern Illinois Court Both Illinois senators back Shah’s nomination. Dick Durbin, a Springfield Democrat, says Shah will bring a wealth of knowledge to the federal bench. Mark Kirk, a …

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Jobe: City needs inspector general’s office Springfield Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe says the city should reinstitute the office of inspector general to “root out corruption throughout city hall.” “The general public …

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Letter: Smokers are over-taxed and persecuted The truth of the matter is that few states really want smokers to quit (Illinois is not one of them). When a state legalizes gambling and marijuana for the revenue, …

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Alvarez preaches vigilance, offers parents spy tool to avert online sex crimes If parents want to safeguard their kids from online sexual predators, they need to be more nosy about where their children are wandering on the Internet, two of the state’s top law enforcement officials said Thursday. While that advice isn’t anything parents haven’t heard before, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said her office is prepared to offer parents a free spy tool. Speaking

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Congresswoman promises more resources for Roseland U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL) paid a visit to Roseland recently and promised community stakeholders like Diane Latiker that she would work harder in Congress …

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State agrees to buy 60+ electric cars – IllinoisHomePage.net SPRINGFIELD — The state could soon add more electric cars to its fleet.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Scherer: End state sales tax on gasoline State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is a sponsor of a bill to remove the 6.25 percent sales tax the state collects on most motor fuel sales. State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, is chief sponsor of the bill. He said Monday he hopes to try to get it heard in committee during the fall veto session so it can be ready for action in January.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Picture perfect memory haunted Springfield man Dave Bakke column: We never know what will lead to regrets and an uneasy conscience as the years pile up. For Jim Williams, 92, of Springfield, it was an old photograph of a woman he danced with a long time ago.

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Billionaire Rejected In Novel Plan To Clean Up Illinois Coal … – Topix Chris Cline is willing to foot the bill to overhaul two old coal-fired plants, if they agree to buy coal from his Foresight Energy. Share. Post. Leave a Comment.

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Franks proposes property assessment legislation Franks proposes property assessment legislation. County officials … Jack Franks, D-Marengo, has introduced a bill he calls a “property taxpayer’s bill of rights.”.

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Rob Warden, Steven Drizin to leave Center on Wrongful Convictions … Pat Quinn (left) speaks to Rob Warden (far right) at the August signing of a bill aimed at preventing wrongful convictions. Warden will resign his post as the …

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State Board names student advisory council SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The State Board of Education has picked 18 high school students from around Illinois to serve on its advisory board. The students get a …

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Government Advocacy Group Offers App By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. A new good-government organization is turning to the app to let people connect with their state lawmakers. Sound Off is …

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Farm Deaths at All-Time Low WBGZ Radio 9/20/2013. By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Farm-related fatalities in Illinois are at an all-time low since a company billing itself as Illinois’ No.

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Rep. Kinzinger Running for Re-Election in 16th Congressional District ILLINOIS (WIFR) — Congressman Adam Kinzinger wants to continue to represent Northern Illinois on Capitol Hill. The Republican announced Thursday he’s …

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State To Mark Golden Anniversary Of Beatle George Harrison’s Downstate Tour (CBS) – Fifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him — southern Illinois. Saturday, the state of Illinois remembers what was probably “the quiet Beatle’s” last anonymous trip anywhere in a day that Gov. Pat Quinn has proclaimed “George Harrison Day” statewide in his honor. It’s difficult to believe, but Harrison and hi

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Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary – Peoria Public Radio Alton Daily NewsIl Dems to endorse candidates for primaryPeoria Public RadioBrown is the spokesman for party chairman Michael Madigan, otherwise known the House Speaker. Brown says the speaker, governor and other officials are expected to attend Sunday’s meeting. He says there’s nothing else on the agenda. Tags:.Should the Governor be Required to Live in the Mansion?

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Crucial votes loom for Illiana proposal 1 For the past two years, transportation officials from Illinois and Indiana have spent tens of millions of dollars drafting plans for the Illiana, a 47-mile roadway …

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Illinois Architecture Group Comments On State Capitol Renovations Illinois Architecture Group Comments On State Capitol Renovations. The Illinois Council on the American Institute of Architects shares its thoughts on the State …

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Governor and Lawmakers in Decatur – WICS-TV WICS-TVGovernor and Lawmakers in DecaturWICS-TVThe doors, chandeliers, and statues in the capitol’s West wing have also been a hot topic lately, but Chapin Rose said it’s indicative of the capital plan that the renovation was a part of. "This is one of the reasons I voted against the original …

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Proposed Will County budget balanced, but spending up $11.5M JOLIET — Will County Executive Larry Walsh said Thursday he has drafted a balanced 2014 budget that increases spending by $11.5 million. Part of the spending increase would be funded by higher property tax revenues, Walsh said. For the past several years, the county board kept its levy flat by not capturing new construction and also not including consumer price index increases to which it was

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Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Calls On UNO To Pay Its Fair Share Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Calls On UNO To Pay Its Fair Share … In a Monday interview with the Chicago Tribune, UNO’s CEO Juan Rangel blasted the …

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Tougher, more expensive GED process spurs rush Last year in Illinois, 19,876 people took GED tests and 17,799 earned a certificate of completion, according to data gathered by the Illinois Community College …

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Bridgework to disrupt Metra Rock Island line service Sunday Commuters from towns southwest of Blue Island who plan to take Metra Rock Island District trains into Chicago on Sunday or Oct. 6 will have to transfer to a Metra Electric District train at the Vermont Street station in Blue Island, according to a news release from Metra. Extra trains will take passengers from there to the 18th Street, Museum Campus, Van Buren and Millennium stations, Metra sa

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ACLUofIL: Photo: @danielbiss & @RepAnnWilliams receiving certificates for their work on #drones in IL: http://ow.ly/i/3cfFT #twill Photo: @danielbiss & @RepAnnWilliams receiving certificates for their work on #drones in IL: http://ow.ly/i/3cfFT #twill

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ACLUofIL: Photo: @heathersteans & Rep Camilly Lilly accept certificates to honor their work on #sexed in IL: http://ow.ly/i/3cfJB #twill Photo: @heathersteans & Rep Camilly Lilly accept certificates to honor their work on #sexed in IL: http://ow.ly/i/3cfJB #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Thanks for the recognition @ilenviro! See you later tonight! #twill #Environment #RenewableEnergy #fracking #greenies pic.twitter.com/hmDepljdy4 Thanks for the recognition @ilenviro! See you later tonight! #twill #Environment #RenewableEnergy #fracking #greeniespic.twitter.com/hmDepljdy4

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IllinoisReview: .@RepKinzinger Kicks Off 2014 Re-election Bid #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/16j7Zbg .@RepKinzinger Kicks Off 2014 Re-election Bid #ilgop #twillhttp://bit.ly/16j7Zbg

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Senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard to speak at Elmhurst College – Suburban Life Publications Senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard to speak at Elmhurst CollegeSuburban Life PublicationsSenator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard to speak at Elmhurst College. By SUBURBAN LIFE MEDIA. Created: Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:40 p.m. CDT. Comments (…) Text Size: AaAaAaAaAa. ELMHURST – Republican gubernatorial candidate …Rep. Kay Endorses Dillard For Governor

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Former Rep. Costello to speak on nation’s infrastructure – The Southern Former Rep. Costello to speak on nation’s infrastructureThe SouthernJerry F. Costello will share his thoughts on the infrastructure challenges facing the state and country when he delivers a luncheon presentation next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Costello will present “Our Nation’s Infrastructure …

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Quinn announces $1.2M for Newton Eagle Trail path – Effingham Daily News Quinn announces $1.2M for Newton Eagle Trail pathEffingham Daily News“Investing in our recreational infrastructure is not only an asset to the region, but creates tourism opportunities that benefit the local economy,” State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) said. This project is part of Quinn’s $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now …

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Village of Carrier Mills hosting clean up days The Village of Carrier Mills will be hosting three days for residents to bring in and drop off items that will clean up their residences and the village.

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Governor says state will give $36 million for CLC expansion 1 Stressing that two-year schools are important to education, Gov. Pat Quinn announced the state will provide $36 million for College of Lake County’s long-planned Lakeshore Campus expansion in downtown Waukegan. Quinn delivered the news Thursday afternoon to a crowd of CLC officials and local leaders who gathered in a tent near where more than 100,000 square feet of new building construction and re

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Governor says state will give $36 million for CLC campus expansion in Waukegan – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Governor says state will give $36 million for CLC campus expansion in WaukeganChicago Daily Herald"It’s good for public safety. You have eyes on the street. You have people coming together, going to restaurants after school and so on." Democratic state Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield said the Lakeshore Campus project should transform the city’s …

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Rep. Kay Endorses Dillard For Governor – Lincoln Trail Publishing Rep. Kay Endorses Dillard For GovernorLincoln Trail PublishingDwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) announced his support for Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) to be the 2014 Republican nominee for Governor, citing a need for Dillard’s proven track record of leadership. "Kirk Dillard already has proven himself as a leader …

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Illinois Green Party news: Oct. membership meeting, fracking, 2014 candidates … – Green Party Watch Illinois Green Party news: Oct. membership meeting, fracking, 2014 candidates …Green Party Watch“That’s the insult. The injury was inflicted earlier this year, when Bradley led the effort to pass a so-called ‘regulatory’ bill that will now permit ‘fracking’ — horizontal hydraulic fracturing to extract oil and natural gas — in Illinois. He was …Illinois Environmental Council Honors Three Illino

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader
Bill Daley and Bruce Rauner: Birds of a feather Bill Daley, who pursued the Democratic nomination for governor relentlessly for 97 days before throwing in the towel Monday, is now showing how loyal he is to his party. But before we talk about that, let’s go back to June 11, when Daley announced he was running.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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Quinn Announces $16.3 Million for Kane County Construction Projects The projects are part of Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward. … The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects.

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State Rep. McAsey Highlights Alzheimer’s Resources Available to … Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.2 million people nationwide and over 210,000 individuals here in Illinois. Family members of those diagnosed with the disease …

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Editorial: No charges in Koschman case, but still plenty of stink – Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: No charges in Koschman case, but still plenty of stinkChicago Sun-TimesIt was reporters for this newspaper — Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin — who exposed the suspicious shabbiness of the original police investigation into the death of 21-year-old David Koschman. They unearthed one troubling proof of clout or …

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AgNews: Legislators @RepCheri @SenatorDurbin echo hope that unified farm bill will move http://ow.ly/p1T4r Legislators @RepCheri @SenatorDurbin echo hope that unified farm bill will move http://ow.ly/p1T4r

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RepBerrios: Thank you @LurieChildrens for inviting me to come out with colleagues and sing to the kids today! It was awesome! Keep up the good work Thank you @LurieChildrens for inviting me to come out with colleagues and sing to the kids today! It was awesome! Keep up the good work

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ILSenateGOP: During a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Sept. 17, state officials said they plan to… http://fb.me/yIH0Wqlp During a joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Sept. 17, state officials said they plan to…http://fb.me/yIH0Wqlp

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MediaDervish: RT @ChicagoReporter: IL sen. Jacqueline Collins, on the #SNAPChallenge http://bit.ly/1et2WxP #Hunger #food #SNAP She craves olive oil. RT @ChicagoReporter: IL sen. Jacqueline Collins, on the #SNAPChallenge http://bit.ly/1et2WxP #Hunger #food #SNAP She craves olive oil.

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RepBillFoster: I will be voting against the Republican plan to slash $40 billion from #SNAP food assistance #EndHungerNow pic.twitter.com/Y8IfJakPPM I will be voting against the Republican plan to slash $40 billion from #SNAP food assistance #EndHungerNowpic.twitter.com/Y8IfJakPPM

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BruceRauner: Checking out the Rockford Chamber Business Expo pic.twitter.com/3qEXF8XWtS Checking out the Rockford Chamber Business Expo pic.twitter.com/3qEXF8XWtS

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MikeforIllinois: Thanks for the recognition @ilenviro! See you later tonight! #twill #Environment #RenewableEnergy #fracking #greenies pic.twitter.com/hmDepljdy4 Thanks for the recognition @ilenviro! See you later tonight! #twill #Environment #RenewableEnergy #fracking #greeniespic.twitter.com/hmDepljdy4

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paschutz: After a several months wait, Senate Judiciary Committee will consider nomination of Zach Fardon for US Attorney in Chicago After a several months wait, Senate Judiciary Committee will consider nomination of Zach Fardon for US Attorney in Chicago

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SenatorKirk: I agree with @SenBillNelson that Congress should pass the bill @SenBobCasey and I introduced to fight #cyberbullying http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/323393-senate-democrats-call-for-vote-on-cyber-bullying-bill … I agree with @SenBillNelson that Congress should pass the bill @SenBobCasey and I introduced to fight #cyberbullyinghttp://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/323393-senate-democrats-call-for-vote-on-cyber-bullying-bill

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Dart: Paperwork To Blame For Inmate’s Accidental Release CHICAGO (CBS) — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says, it’s not his fault an inmate was set free by mistake. Jeremiah Harris was supposed to return to Stateville to finish serving a 12-year sentence for being an armed habitual criminal. He was brought back into custody after the mistaken release was discovered. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot takes a look at how this could even happen. “This was not ours a

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New SIU Police chief expected to start Oct. 9 CARBONDALE — A lieutenant with the police force for the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus is the new chief of public safety at SIU. The university says Benjamin Newman will begin in Carbondale Oct. 9 as the successor to Todd Sigler, who is retiring after 30 years at SIU. Newman joined UW-Madison’s police department as an officer and evidence technician in 1999. He was promoted to sergeant

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IDOT to close westbound I-55-70 in East St. Louis this weekend The Illinois Department of Transportation will close another interstate highway in the metro-east this weekend to repave the interstate that will connect to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge…Click to Continue »

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Foreclosed R. Kelly Home Finds a Buyer R. Kelly’s former south suburban mansion has finally found a buyer. Crain’s reports the Olympia Fields home that the singer lost to foreclosure six months ago, is under contract and expected to close Oct. 14. The five-bedroom, 14,525-square-foot home was purchased for close to the asking price of $587,100, although it needs around half a million dollars in repairs, according to Crain’s. Kelly h

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Central Illinois Goodwill Helping Veterans Get Back To Work PEORIA – Goodwill of Central Illinois is seeing an overwhelming amount of veterans who need food, housing, and a job. A special program through the …

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Audio from this event is available on our website: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms… Audio from this event is available on our website: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/agency/media/radio/Pages/default.aspx.Timeline PhotosI was joined by company and local officials in Decatur this morning to open a new intermodal container facility at Archer Daniels Midland Company. The new facility will enable businesses to tap into the company’s deep transportation and logistics expertise and provid

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StateRepLouLang: Medical Marijuana & Sausage Making. How the bill became law is my topic to a class at John Marshall Law School tonight; @RepAnnWilliams Medical Marijuana & Sausage Making. How the bill became law is my topic to a class at John Marshall Law School tonight; @RepAnnWilliams

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NIU Ranked 19th Ugliest College Campus NIU ranked 19th ugliest college campus.

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GregHinz: Bang bang! Illinois State #Rifle Assn. takes aim at #Starbucks Bang bang! Illinois State #Rifle Assn. takes aim at #Starbucks

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GregHinz: #Quigley, #Foster, #Schakowsky rip GOP’s food-stamp plan http://tinyurl.com/p9mq4q8 #Quigley, #Foster, #Schakowsky rip GOP’s food-stamp planhttp://tinyurl.com/p9mq4q8

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Gay rights group raises money for suburban Republicans – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Gay rights group raises money for suburban RepublicansChicago Daily HeraldRepublican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka was a guest of honor at the Chicago event. "She gave a great, fiery speech," Hannig said. Comments ( ). We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion.

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Quinn announces $5.6 million for MRB road relocation work EAST ST. LOUIS — Gov. Pat Quinn announced a capital investment of more than $5.6 million Thursday to relocate key roads in East St. Louis to prepare for the opening of the $708 million Stan Musial Vet

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Quinn says he’s still focused on his day job 1 With his top Democratic challenger out of the 2014 race, Gov. Pat Quinn says he remains focused on his day job. Quinn addressed reporters Wednesday in Chicago. The appearance was his first since former White House chief of staff Bill Daley bowed out of the 2014 race.

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Here’s the scoop on poop convention in Rosemont 3 It’s not everyday a convention on poop comes to Rosemont. Here’s the scoop: the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists, also known as aPaws, kicks off its 11th annual Pooper Scooper convention Friday at the Best Western At O’Hare, 10300 W. Higgins Road.

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Annual state report cards coming — but with new look “The redesigned report card represents more than a cosmetic change,” said the Illinois State Board of Education. “It reflects comprehensive changes under way …

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State Rep. McAsey Highlights Alzheimer’s Resources Available to Families McAsey: "Wear Purple on Alzheimer’s Action Day."

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Census: Ill. poverty rate remains near 15 percent LOUIS (AP) — New U.S. census figures show that Illinois’ poverty rate held … of the very employers politicians normally say they want to grow and be successful.

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Harper among four state colleges given training grants Palatine’s Harper College and Northwestern University are among four Illinois colleges and universities awarded about $8.5 million to help businesses educate and train workers. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the workforce development and training grants on Wednesday. He says the Department of Labor grants are intended to address the nation’s "skills gap."

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HastingsforIL: Congratulations to Bill Lemonnier, head Big 10 football official, on the Golden Whistle Award!! pic.twitter.com/Con17pVPsU Congratulations to Bill Lemonnier, head Big 10 football official, on the Golden Whistle Award!! pic.twitter.com/Con17pVPsU

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RepRobinKelly: Nearly 3 million vets & their families do not have enough to eat. We need to #EndHungerNow, and prevent $40 million in cuts #SNAP Nearly 3 million vets & their families do not have enough to eat. We need to #EndHungerNow, and prevent $40 million in cuts #SNAP

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RepCheri: Today I led 36 lawmakers calling on the @whitehouse to protect veterans from the consequences of a gov shutdown http://bustos.house.gov/press-and-media/press-releases/bustos-leads-group-of-37-lawmakers-in-calling-for-veterans-to-be … Today I led 36 lawmakers calling on the @whitehouse to protect veterans from the consequences of a gov shutdownhttp://bustos.house.gov/press-and-media/press-releases/bustos-leads-group-of-37-lawmakers-in-calling-for-veterans-to-be

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BruceRauner: We will only get Illinoisans back on the job when Pat Quinn loses his job. #BringBackIL We will only get Illinoisans back on the job when Pat Quinn loses his job. #BringBackIL

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SenBillBrady: September 19 is “Drive 4 Pledges Day” for no texting while driving – See more at: http://www.senategop.state.il.us/News/NewsDetails/tabid/120/nid/637/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.ThwjlE4A.dpuf … September 19 is “Drive 4 Pledges Day” for no texting while driving – See more at: http://www.senategop.state.il.us/News/NewsDetails/tabid/120/nid/637/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.ThwjlE4A.dpuf

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month http://goo.gl/fb/IGxWK Latest on our Blog: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Monthhttp://goo.gl/fb/IGxWK

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cljmitchell: Just landed in DC. Could Dulles be farther from everything? Yikes. Just landed in DC. Could Dulles be farther from everything? Yikes.

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ILSenDems: Is your life worth more than a text? Take the #ItCanWait pledge to never text and drive again at http://ItCanWait.com #IL Is your life worth more than a text? Take the #ItCanWait pledge to never text and drive again at http://ItCanWait.com #IL

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ILSenateGOP: Justice Rita Garman was unanimously chosen to be the 119th chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and she… http://fb.me/2qrJf9aik Justice Rita Garman was unanimously chosen to be the 119th chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and she…http://fb.me/2qrJf9aik

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Our View: Yes to political independence – Peoria Journal Star Our View: Yes to political independencePeoria Journal StarOn Wednesday the New York Times editorial board came to the defense of Congressman Aaron Schock of Peoria – the Republican should savor the moment – who has found himself in the cross hairs of the rabidly conservative Club for Growth, which …

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Statewide home sales up 17.3 percent, median prices rise 13.6 … SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois home sales increased 17.3 percent over previous-year levels in August and median prices increased 13.6 percent, according to the …

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GregHinz: Food stamps, sticky buns and #Starbucks. http://tinyurl.com/p9mq4q8 Food stamps, sticky buns and #Starbucks. http://tinyurl.com/p9mq4q8

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Road Closure Issued WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming lane reductions on Illinois 13 westbound only from Russell Street to Illinois 37.

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Illinois State Board of Education postpones vote on changes to … NORMAL, Illinois — The Illinois State Board of Education is postponing a controversial vote on changing the makeup of special education classes. The board …

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Term limits and unintended consequences CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR "Term limits has a lot of appeal as something that might do something to help root out the culture of corruption in politics. And in Illinois, you have to admit that recent history suggests that we need

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ANC Of Illinois Sits Down With Rep. Brad Schneider In District Office – Armenpress.am ANC Of Illinois Sits Down With Rep. Brad Schneider In District OfficeArmenpress.amThe Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Illinois took issues of importance to Armenians in the 10th Congressional district of Illinois to Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) on Monday, September 16, 2013, Armenpress reports referring to ANC of Illinois»

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Illinois Gaming Board hears testimony on 24-hour gambling push The Illinois Gaming Board is considering arguments on whether to extend casino hours around-the-clock.

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Illinois unemployment remains at 9.2 percent in August The unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.2 percent in Illinois last month. That’s one of the country’s highest jobless rates.

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Operations back to normal at Danville prison DANVILLE (AP) — Illinois prison officials say Danville Correctional Center is back to normal operations after more than 100 inmates were sickened, likely by a …

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All Aboard! Amtrak Ridership from Quincy to Chicago is Up I love taking the Amtrak train to Chicago, and now I hear there is very good news for the route between Quincy and Chicago. Continue reading…

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Illinois Elected Officials and AT&T Encourage Drivers to Take the … Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sec. of State Jesse White, 150 Illinois Municipal Leaders Support "Drive 4 Pledges Day" Asking Motorists to Take the Pledge …

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Census: Illinois poverty rate remains near 15 percent Amy Terpstra of the Heartland Alliance’s Social Impact Research Center, a Chicago-based nonprofit that pushes for policy changes to help the poor, said the …

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Let’s retire the talk about term limits So the question came up last week in Springfield when long-serving Secretary of State Jesse White announced he would seek an unprecedented fifth term in …

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Illinois Elected Officials and AT&T Encourage Drivers to Take the … Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sec. of State Jesse White, 150 Illinois Municipal Leaders Support "Drive 4 Pledges Day" Asking Motorists to Take the Pledge …

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The Rock River Times
Bipartisan bill to improve Illinois’ locks and dams moves to House floor for vote

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
The obsession with doctrine * I’m not a Catholic, but I gotta say that this is pretty good advice for everyone, in all walks of life, including politics… [Pope Francis’] vision of what the church should be stands out, primarily because it contrasts so sharply with many of the priorities of his immediate predecessors, John Paul II and Benedict XVI. […]

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Oak Lawn police look for fake cops Police in the southwest suburbs are looking for two men who may have been posing as police when they pulled over a driver and stole money from him. Oak Lawn police say two men drove a black Chevy Tahoe in front of a car driven by an 18-year-old man near 95th and Parkside. The men got out wearing vests, belts with gadgets on them and possibly badges. As the driver was giving the men his license, th

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danvock: What do term limits really do? Illinois poli sci prof Chris Mooney tackles common promises, myths http://bit.ly/16r4BvO What do term limits really do? Illinois poli sci prof Chris Mooney tackles common promises, myths http://bit.ly/16r4BvO

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kylehillman: Frankenfood Food Opponents Hail Illinois Senate Hearing http://bit.ly/18cJAIV via @davidormsby Frankenfood Food Opponents Hail Illinois Senate Hearing http://bit.ly/18cJAIV via @davidormsby

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49JBT: Looking forward to speaking at BB Chamber member’s lunch with my colleagues Sen McGuire, Reps Manley & McAsey. Looking forward to speaking at BB Chamber member’s lunch with my colleagues Sen McGuire, Reps Manley & McAsey.

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ILSenDems: Senator Bush provides update on first Watercraft Safety Committee Hearing http://bit.ly/14mGn8w Senator Bush provides update on first Watercraft Safety Committee Hearing http://bit.ly/14mGn8w

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RepKenDunkin: Learning a lot at the Council of State Governments conference! @CSGovts Learning a lot at the Council of State Governments conference! @CSGovts

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MikeforIllinois: Honored to be recognized tonight by @ilenviro for my work to regulate #fracking and encourage growth of #renewableenergy in Illinois. #twill Honored to be recognized tonight by @ilenviro for my work to regulate #fracking and encourage growth of #renewableenergy in Illinois. #twill

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ILSenateGOP: Did you know that those who read and send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash?… http://fb.me/1Ekuks8JL Did you know that those who read and send text messages while driving are 23 times more likely to be in a crash?…http://fb.me/1Ekuks8JL

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GovernorQuinn: In @DecaturIL_ to open an intermodal container facility at @ADMupdates to help #IL export biz http://tinyurl.com/l5r3c8c pic.twitter.com/OZpQkT7xLv In @DecaturIL_ to open an intermodal container facility at @ADMupdates to help #IL export biz http://tinyurl.com/l5r3c8cpic.twitter.com/OZpQkT7xLv

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The city of Chicago is asking the state to change its method of buying power on… The city of Chicago is asking the state to change its method of buying power on behalf of utility customers in a way that almost certainly would hike electricity rates for customers still getting their electricity from ComEd.Chicago can’t beat ComEd price. So raise it?www.chicagobusiness.comThe move, also endorsed by retail power suppliers, would make it easier for the city’s supplier, Chicago-bas

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BND seeks input on HPV vaccine Are you a parent of a child who received the human papillomavirus vaccine or a young adult who chose to get the vaccine?Click to Continue »

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Illinois Environmental Council Honors Three Illinois Legislators for … – 3BL Media Illinois Environmental Council Honors Three Illinois Legislators for …3BL Media (press release)Chicago, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) will honor Senator Don Harmon, Senator Mike Frerichs, and Representative Mike Fortner for Outstanding Environmental Leadership at its 11th Annual Environmental …

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Mental health help should be available to all Mental health help should be available to all … A recent inspection by the Illinois Department of Corrections found the McLean County Jail exceeds state …

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Summit aims to help parolees From left are Connie Kaiser, lower left, superintendent of Champaign County … But the shootings troubled her enough that she wanted to do something to help.

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Naperville Law Firm Suing Man For Writing Negative Online Review – CBS2 Chicago Naperville Law Firm Suing Man For Writing Negative Online ReviewCBS2 ChicagoLaBarre tells WBBM he wrote the bad review about Attorney Paul Nordini and his law firm in Naperville because of the way the firm handled his divorce from his ex-wife. It was the ex-wife who was Nordini’s client, not LaBarre. And LeBarre’s bad comments …Naperville lawyer files lawsuit over bad review

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Chicago teacher pensions on the air with CTPF Executive Director … CTPF Executive Director Kevin Huber and Ralph Martire. Chicago Teachers Pension Fund Executive Director Kevin Huber and Center for Tax and Budget …

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Chicago educators see potential in new teacher evaluation system The overwhelming majority of teachers and principals in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) believe the overhaul of the district’s teacher evaluation system has …

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Henry County, Illinois Tourism Bureau Announces 2013 Trail of Terror – PR Web Henry County, Illinois Tourism Bureau Announces 2013 Trail of TerrorPR Web (press release)Exciting weekend festival activities are set to include live music, draft horse demonstrations, hayrides, flying pumpkins shot from the Q-9 pumpkin cannon, a giant pumpkin contest, corn cannons, concessions, bonfires, and more. For complete details on …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Roskam urges Obama to say "Yes" to the Keystone Pipeline 1 Five years ago today, the Keystone XL pipeline project was sent to the Obama Administration for approval. That’s right, today marks the fifth year anniversary of the president stalling, delaying and denying building a huge pipeline project that represents jobs,…

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Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols Illinois State Police to Conduct Nighttime Enforcement Patrols … This project is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.

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IL DOT helps Restore Emiquon Prairie The Emiquon Preserve along the Illinois River is known for its wetlands, but it’s … The Illinois Department of Transportation is donating around 18 thousand …

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Shedd Aquarium Celebrates 80 Years with a Giant Fish Party with Granddad, a 25-pound lungfish, features seaweed-frosted cake.

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Census: IL Poverty Rate Near 15 Percent in 2012 ST. LOUIS (AP) – New Census Bureau figures show Illinois’ poverty rate remained stubbornly near 15 percent last year, and anti-poverty advocates say that’s a sign an economic recovery isn’t trickling down to the least fortunate.

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Rep. Peter Roskam: We Shouldn’t Wait Another Day on Keystone (Op-Ed) – WLS Rep. Peter Roskam: We Shouldn’t Wait Another Day on Keystone (Op-Ed)WLSFive years ago today, the Keystone XL pipeline project was sent to the Obama Administration for approval. That’s right, today marks the fifth year anniversary of the president stalling, delaying and denying building a huge pipeline project that …

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Law enforcement agencies work to take illegal guns off the street Decatur – Crime Stoppers, Decatur Police and Macon County Sheriff, Tom Schneider are teaming up to take illegal guns off the streets.

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Summit aims to help parolees From left are Connie Kaiser, lower left, superintendent of Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center; Tiffany Gholson, Central High School social worker and …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Term limit myths * Chris Mooney, director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, tackled some myths about term limits in Crain’s. Mooney has done quite a bit of research on the topic. One point that particularly caught my eye is the apparently false belief that term limits shift power to lobbyists… […]

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Yesterday’s other hearing * SJ-R… Attorneys for some retired state workers argued before the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday that the retirees should not be required to pay premiums for their state-subsidized health insurance. However, attorneys for the state continued to maintain that health insurance benefits are separate from pension benefits and thus not protected by the state Constitution. […] “Do an […]

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Brad Paisley coming to Springfield Nov. 21. A concert for you? Brad Paisley coming to Springfield Nov. 21. A concert for you?Paisley headlining concert in Springfieldwww.sj-r.comCountry singer will help PCCC with its grand reopening.

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Rep. Schock partners with Rep. Gabbard to launch “Future Caucus” WASHINGTON–Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), looking for openings to carve out a distinctive presence in Congress, is partnering with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.) to launch the Congressional Future Caucus. Lawmakers have a plethora of special interest caucus groups they can join, dealing with a wide number of issues. From Schock’s statement: “The Future Caucus is focused Continue reading →

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Caption contest! * The photo is a little difficult to see because it was taken with a mobile phone kinda far away, but the photographer inadvertently caught a moment during David Vite’s retirement party last night when it almost appeared as if House Speaker Michael Madigan was bowing down to new House Republican Leader Jim Durkin… Funniest commenter […]

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My favorite charity * Commenter “Lobo Y Olla” scoffed this week at a claim made by another commenter that the Cook County State’s Attorney was low-balling the number of cases it would dismiss against people who benefited from the recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling on carrying loaded guns in public… If Cook dismisses more than 100 cases, I’ll donate […]

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Only 3 of 5 car seats used correctly in Illinois About 90 percent of child passengers on Illinois roads are riding in car seats, but only three out of five of those car seats are being used correctly.

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Editorial: Kankakee needs to work on first impressions Saturday, we ran the many suggestions from our readers that we received about economic development. We wish there were more to run. And if people send them in, we will run them. We have in this

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ICIRR Celebrates Citizenship Day by Registering New Voters This week, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) celebrated National Citizenship day by attending three oath ceremonies in Chicago and registering 221 new voters. Since January 2013 ICIRR has registered 10,000 new immigrant voters in Illinois to move immigration reform. In Illinois there are 550,000 Legal Permanent Residents. Of these, 370,000 are eligible to naturalize.

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Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett tells charter parents closings … Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett (center) speaks to a crowd of … blamed by angry unionized teachers, activists and non-charter parents for …

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Berrios Mails Reassessment Notices Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that reassessment notices were mailed to close to 32,000 residential property owners in Niles Township. Each year, the Cook County Assessor’s Office reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels of property located in Cook County. This year, the Assessor’s Office is reassessing properties in the townships located in north and west suburban Coo

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Williamson Delivers Pot Shot At Sheriff Candidate Barr – 970 WMAY … Sangamon County Sheriff Neil Williamson has made no secret of his support for Undersheriff Jack Campbell to succeed him in office. And now Williamson is …

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As the shredder turns Win or lose, FOIA lawsuits can be expensive. The University of Illinois Springfield, for example, recently paid more than $170,000 to lawyers who successfully …

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Illinois woman accused of fundraising deception A southern Illinois woman is accused of running a garage sale she falsely claimed was being held on behalf of fundraising group formed after last year’s shooting death of a 21-year-old woman.

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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. :rddIDOThire1.mp3 Each pos…

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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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