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New Carbon Limits Could Hurt Coal Industry – WICS-TV 4 New Carbon Limits Could Hurt Coal IndustryWICS-TV"Well we have the resources here," says Republican Representative Wayne Rosenthal, "and we have the people that can mine it, because they’ve done it for years, so i think we need to utilize that resource." With three coal mines in his district …

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Illinois Farm to School and Illinois SARE partner to support Food … Additionally, lesson plans and other resources are being made available to Illinois teachers. “Food Day is an excellent opportunity for Illinois schools to …

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Jim Dey: Rhetorical delusions draw a mild rebuke Local lawyer Brian Sides talked himself into a jam that threatened his law license. Luckily for him, Sides’ lawyer talked him out of trouble with state regulators — at least for now. Local lawyer Brian Sides talked himself into a jam that threatened his law license. Luckily for him, Sides’ lawyer talked him out of trouble with state regulators — at least for now. Rather than losing his lic

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Farm-safety deaths drop in Illinois Illinois had fewer farm-related deaths in the 12 months ending June 30 than it had in any of the previous 35 years, according to Country Financial. A roundup of agriculture news: BLOOMINGTON — Illinois had fewer farm-related deaths in the 12 months ending June 30 than it had in any of the previous 35 years, according to Country Financial. Twelve deaths were reported during the 2012-13 year,

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Shutdown showdown over ObamaCare – Chicago Sun-Times Shutdown showdown over ObamaCareChicago Sun-TimesAll Illinois House Republicans voted for the resolution: Peter Roskam, Rodney Davis, Randy Hultgren, John Shimkus, Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock. All Illinois House Democrats were no votes: Robin Kelly, Dan Lipinski, Mike Quigley, Danny Davis, …

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to members of the #Flora Spoke to members of the #Flora

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MikeforIllinois: IEC will honor 3 w/ Environmental Leadership Awards tonight! @mikeforillinois IEC will honor 3 w/ Environmental Leadership Awards tonight! @mikeforillinois

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RepChrisWelch: Checkout my last tweet people! Checkout my last tweet people!

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cljmitchell: Is Rappers Delight playing at Ben’s Chili Bowl while I wait on my half smoke? Yes. Yes it is. Is Rappers Delight playing at Ben’s Chili Bowl while I wait on my half smoke? Yes. Yes it is.

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RepBerrios: Great event being hosted by Center for Changing Lives. Keep up the good work Ellen, all staff & volunteers Great event being hosted by Center for Changing Lives. Keep up the good work Ellen, all staff & volunteers

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KirkDillard: Beautiful sunset along the mighty Mississippi. Spent the afternoon in #Quincy Beautiful sunset along the mighty Mississippi. Spent the afternoon in #Quincy

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RutherfordDan: Had interview with the Mount Vernon Register News in Jefferson County. @mvrn Had interview with the Mount Vernon Register News in Jefferson County. @mvrn

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RutherfordDan: Had interview w/Tyler Barker at the #WMIX Had interview w/Tyler Barker at the #WMIX

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RutherfordDan: Had a meet and greet gathering in Wayne County at #Fairfield Had a meet and greet gathering in Wayne County at #Fairfield

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thomasfrisbie: Fixed link: Good thing they weren’t lead. Copper doors weigh down #pensionreform Fixed link: Good thing they weren’t lead. Copper doors weigh down #pensionreform

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RutherfordDan: Had interview w/Tyler Barker at the #WMIX Had interview w/Tyler Barker at the #WMIX

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PatGuinane312: Wired: How social media fuels Chicago gang wars. More in-depth than anything I’ve seen in Chicago newspapers. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/gangs-of-social-media/all/ … Wired: How social media fuels Chicago gang wars. More in-depth than anything I’ve seen in Chicago newspapers. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/gangs-of-social-media/all/

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RayLong: Daley relative got extra tax breaks for 12 years and claims to have never noticed http://huff.to/1evMxca via @HuffPostChicago Daley relative got extra tax breaks for 12 years and claims to have never noticed http://huff.to/1evMxca via @HuffPostChicago

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Mike Waldinger: Illinois Capitol deserves special attention The Illinois Capitol is a building of extraordinary significance. The seat of our state government for over a century was designed and built to uphold that role for …

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Patrick Kennedy Visits Mentally Ill Inmates Of Cook County Jail … CHICAGO — Before he was an inmate, a middle-aged man in a tan correctional uniform heard voices and believed he was God. Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy …

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Kadner: A judge threatens reporter with jail – Southtown Star 38 Will County judges apparently don’t like the idea of a free press or freedom of speech in America. On Friday, Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney issued a …

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Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon ’83 To Speak At Women In … Illinois Lt. Governor Sheila Simon ’83 To Speak At Women In Leadership Luncheon.

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Copper doors make pension reform hard sell By RICH MILLER September 20, 2013 5:42PM. Bill Daley’s withdrawal from the governor’s race pretty much snuffed out the “Statehouse doors” controversy.

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Our View: Pat Quinn’s amazing political luck He widely was viewed as a long shot if he sought re-election in 2014, with Attorney General Lisa Madigan seemingly a lock for the nomination. But Madigan …

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Illinois senators announce $10M for O’Hare taxiway CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ two U.S. senators announced a $10 million grant to … The new taxiway will improve traffic flow and access between the south field …

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State Supports Inter Modal Ramp Story by WBGZ Radio. WBGZ Radio 9/21/2013. By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. The state of Illinois contributed to a new intermodal ramp in Decatur.

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Round-The-Clock Gambling Concerns By John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network. At least one member of the Illinois Gaming Board isn’t convinced allowing round-the-clock gambling at casinos is a …

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Our View: Team effort needed for Batavia athletic plan The quest for improvements to the athletic facilities at Batavia High School makes sense.

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WANDTVDoug: Thanks to GOP candidate for state treasurer Tom Cross for joining us Friday on Busboom & Wolfe on TALK 101 Thanks to GOP candidate for state treasurer Tom Cross for joining us Friday on Busboom & Wolfe on TALK 101

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Governor launches cover crop demonstration project SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn announced the start of a three-year demonstration project by the Illinois Department of Agriculture to encourage the planting of environmentally-beneficial cover crops. The initiative’s goal is to improve water quality in Illinois lakes and streams by reducing soil erosion and nutrient run-off from farm fields. Today’s action is part of Quinn’s agenda to protect the st

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Our City Did Pension Reform and Lived to Tell the Tale If there is any hopeful news for Chicago, Detroit, Illinois and the other places where public pension funds are collectively underwater by an estimated $1 trillion, …

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Illinews: Moline: Committee recommends new courthouse http://bit.ly/18JNYLQ Moline: Committee recommends new courthouse http://bit.ly/18JNYLQ

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Bears Legend Gale Sayers Sues NFL, Claims Head Trauma 1 (STMW) – Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers is suing the NFL and Rosemont-based helmet maker Riddell for allegedly failing to prevent repeated head injuries he suffered while playing the game, which have since led to brain damage. The former Chicago Bear claims he suffers headaches, occasional short-term memory loss and other cognitive deficits from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, according t

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Whitley: Higher gas tax needed for Illinois’ transportation needs – SouthtownStar Whitley: Higher gas tax needed for Illinois’ transportation needsSouthtownStarA report from the Transportation for Illinois Coalition — a state umbrella organization committed to making infrastructure a priority – found that we need roughly $75 billion over the next five years to meet our construction needs. The American …

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For Illinois Marriage Equality Bill, No One Is Willing To Commit To A 2013 Vote – BuzzFeed For Illinois Marriage Equality Bill, No One Is Willing To Commit To A 2013 VoteBuzzFeedCHICAGO — When the Illinois House failed to take a final vote on marriage equality legislation this spring, the bill’s chief sponsor stood and tearfully told supporters his colleagues promised to return this fall to go on record with their votes …

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Metra releasing confidential files to state investigators 4 Metra directors agreed to turn over confidential documents to the state officials investigating misconduct charges. The documents in question include privileged communications between attorneys and the board.

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GrantMackall: @RutherfordDan what is meaning of #twill? @RutherfordDan what is meaning of #twill?

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thomasfrisbie: Good thing they weren’t lead. Copper doors weigh down #pensionreform. @capitolfax column. http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/22691517-452/time-haunts-nanci-koschman.html … #twill Good thing they weren’t lead. Copper doors weigh down #pensionreform. @capitolfax column. http://www.suntimes.com/news/marin/22691517-452/time-haunts-nanci-koschman.html … #twill

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Carpentersville reduces gas tax 2 cents In an effort to help Carpentersville gas stations better compete with those in Elgin and Algonquin, village officials rolled back a 2 cents per gallon motor fuel tax hike this week. That leaves the total gas tax at 2 cents.

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WICS Top Stories
Illinois Ranked 36th for Providing Low-Income Healthcare A new report from the Commonwealth Fund says Illinois ranks 36th in delivering health care services to its low-income residents. On top of that, new Census Bureau figures show the state’s poverty rate remained stubbornly near 15 percent last year. "My dad he has a real bad knee. …

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Rockford downtown advocacy group hires to build membership The group has about 50 members, down from about 550 in 2010, when funding from the city of Rockford dried up. The River District Association let the staff go then, including its executive director, and an all-volunteer board took over daily activities.

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RutherfordDan: Tomorrow, Sept 21, 3:15-4:15pm free meet & greet in #ViennaIL Tomorrow, Sept 21, 3:15-4:15pm free meet & greet in #ViennaIL

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Metra Hires First Hispanic Among New Board Members The Metra Board of Directors reportedly hired its first Hispanic member Friday, as well as a second new member from DuPage County. Former federal Judge Manuel Barbosa of Elgin and John Zediker of Naperville brought the board’s total up to eight, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. It now has enough members to elect a permanent chairman, but that’s unlikely to happen soon. Barbosa repo

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The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is lauching it’s fall underage drinking c… The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is lauching it’s fall underage drinking campaign: "Your Actions Matter."Don’t Be Sorrywww.youractionsmatter.orgThe fall "YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!" underage drinking awareness campaign, coordinated through the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s (ILCC) Don’t Be Sorry educational program, “kicked off” on September 20 throughout the State of Ill

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Deadspin
What’s So Special About Chicago Sportswriting? Over on The Stacks, we’ve been running excerpts all week from a fun new anthology of Chicago sportswriting, edited by Ron Rapoport, whose interview with Alex Belth is below. The book is worth a look. There’s Lardner and Lincicome and Royko, and if dyspeptic smartasses aren’t your thing, there’s young Telander and John Schulian. And if neither dyspepsia nor deadline lyricism is your thing, we have

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to members of the #Flora Spoke to members of the #Flora

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Rep. Kifowit Helps Local Vets Access Services at Roundtable – State … AURORA, Ill. – On Thursday, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, joined Mike Barbour, Naperville Township Veterans’ Advocate, for a discussion with area …

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RepChrisWelch: I really enjoyed the ED-RED Legislation luncheon today!Great panel discussion on education & pension reform."The Voice of Suburban Schools" I really enjoyed the ED-RED Legislation luncheon today!Great panel discussion on education & pension reform."The Voice of Suburban Schools"

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progressIL: Report: #Illinois Ranks No. 7 For Dirtiest Power Plants; Plan For #Pilsen #Coal Plant Sites Still Unknown http://bit.ly/1f0xlot #p2 #ILReport: #Illinois Ranks No. 7 For Dirtiest Power Plants; Plan For #Pilsen #Coal Plant Sites Still Unknown http://bit.ly/1f0xlot #p2 #IL

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Taxpayers a no-show despite $970000 deficit in $13763450 District … Taxpayers a no-show despite $970,000 deficit in $13,763,450 District 300 budget. email · print. By John H. Croessman. Du Quoin Evening Call – Du Quoin, IL.

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Lawmakers: More gun instructors needed – Quad City Times Lawmakers: More gun instructors neededQuad City TimesBrandon Phelps of Harrisburg and Jerry Costello of Smithton said the Illinois State Police must move faster on approving trainers to deal with the potential high number of applicants seeking concealed carry permits. "It is critically important that not …

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St. Louis is becoming older, poorer and smaller [ooyala code="Vkc2lyZToqGSK30F51uf_5WtyO2sHtdq" player_id="c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1"]ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Numbers never tell the whole story. They can’t quantify people’s spirit, or resilience, or determination. But numbers do give us an accurate picture of what’s happening. and what’s happening right now is that the entire St. Louis metropolitan area is becoming olde

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sfornek: So reporters must divulge sources, but judges & special prosecutors don’t have to release publicly-funded reports? http://bit.ly/15cQSs8So reporters must divulge sources, but judges & special prosecutors don’t have to release publicly-funded reports? http://bit.ly/15cQSs8

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DHStatehouse: Doug Finke just gave me a raincoat. #LiveTweetEverything #OfficeMove Doug Finke just gave me a raincoat. #LiveTweetEverything #OfficeMove

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Brandon Marshall to walk in benefit for mental illness awareness Saturday Bears receiver Brandon Marshall will be participating in the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ eighth annual 5k walk along the lakefront Saturday.

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Costello to host business workshop State Rep. Jerry Costello II, D-Smithton, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security will host a free Business Needs Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the World Shooting & R…

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Peoria Public Radio
New driving simulator aims to boost safety The region has a new driving simulator to help those who need evaluations on the road. The $20,000 machine is at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or IPMR. Sara Stomberg is an occupational therapist with IPMR. She says the goal of the simulator is to boost safety on the road before patients get behind the wheel:

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Daycare unionization drive put on hold by court ruling The Illinois case, Harris v. Quinn, has been before the Supreme Court since 2011. It involves an Illinois law that allows personal care assistants who are paid …

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BenYount: I can gain $1,800 a year leaving IL for FL. How much can you save by leaving? http://ow.ly/p3Rdd I can gain $1,800 a year leaving IL for FL. How much can you save by leaving?http://ow.ly/p3Rdd

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cljmitchell: http://tinyurl.com/l55lnjq This is why @KwameRaoul and I worked so hard for SB1005. Wired article about social media and Chicago gang violence http://tinyurl.com/l55lnjqThis is why @KwameRaoul and I worked so hard for SB1005. Wired article about social media and Chicago gang violence

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danielbiss: Uh…thank you…? 🙂 RT @DanLobbies Listening to @danielbiss talk policy makes me miss law school. Uh…thank you…? 🙂 RT @DanLobbies Listening to @danielbiss talk policy makes me miss law school.

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BridgetGainer: #FF @PCGchicago @thisislakeview @JamesCappleman @cookcountyclerk @debrashore @MikeforIllinois @danxoneil @33rdWard @susanalvasquez #FF @PCGchicago @thisislakeview @JamesCappleman @cookcountyclerk @debrashore @MikeforIllinois @danxoneil @33rdWard @susanalvasquez

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ilenviro: Congrats to @MikeforIllinois on your 2013 Environmental Leadership award! https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/65021_10151854402182235_765724989_n.jpg … Congrats to @MikeforIllinois on your 2013 Environmental Leadership award! https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/65021_10151854402182235_765724989_n.jpg

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RepSchneider: Voted against a bill yesterday that would cut $40 billion from #SNAP. These cuts are drastic and would hurt already struggling families. Voted against a bill yesterday that would cut $40 billion from #SNAP. These cuts are drastic and would hurt already struggling families.

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MikeforIllinois: Busy few days. Stops in #Chicago, #Itasca, #Peoria, #Sparta, and #RendLake. See you soon @KoehlerIL @CitizenActionIL @HeatherSteans! #twill Busy few days. Stops in #Chicago, #Itasca, #Peoria, #Sparta, and #RendLake. See you soon @KoehlerIL @CitizenActionIL @HeatherSteans! #twill

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RepKellyCassidy: Take my new constituent opinion survey! http://conta.cc/1aZKuwf Take my new constituent opinion survey! http://conta.cc/1aZKuwf

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SenDelgado: VIDEO: learn more about the contributions Hispanics have made to the 2nd Legislative District http://bit.ly/16vekBk VIDEO: learn more about the contributions Hispanics have made to the 2nd Legislative District http://bit.ly/16vekBk

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RepKellyCassidy: Cardinal George reacts to controversial Pope Francis interview http://voices.suntimes.com/news/cardinal-george-reacts-to-pope-francis-controversial-interview/ … via @suntimes Cardinal George reacts to controversial Pope Francis interviewhttp://voices.suntimes.com/news/cardinal-george-reacts-to-pope-francis-controversial-interview/… via @suntimes

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader
Twenty-four hours of barbecue with Mike Mills of 17th Street BBQ Chicago has a few barbecue makers with something of a national profile—from Lee Ann Whippen of Chicago Q to Dave Raymond of Sweet Baby Ray’s—and some with at least local cult status, like Barry Sorkin of Smoque and Mack Sevier of Uncle John’s. But nobody in Chicago comes close to being a truly nationally renowned barbecue figure like Mike Mills of 17th Street BBQ, in far-downstate Murphysboro, n

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Governor Quinn, Magic Johnson Join to Get Illinois At-Risk Students Back on Track CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today joined Earvin "Magic" Johnson to launch the NBA Hall-of-Famer’s new organization, "Friends of Magic." The movement aims t… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 18:14 More in News & Politics

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Joliet reporter could be jailed for not revealing source * This is crazy… A Will County judge on Friday found a Joliet crime reporter in contempt of court for not divulging how he obtained confidential police reports about a notorious double murder earlier this year. Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Friday found patch.com reporter Joseph Hosey in contempt of court and gave him […]

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Today’s quotables: * Sen. Bill Brady… “Rahm Emanuel’s only candidate left in this race is B… http://bit.ly/1f04Veq Capitol Fax #twill Today’s quotables: * Sen. Bill Brady… “Rahm Emanuel’s only candidate left in this race is B… http://bit.ly/1f04Veq

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Board puts jail project on hold A resolution to issue $18 million in bonds to repair and upgrade the Madison County Jail was tabled Wednesday during a confusing and sometimes chaotic meeting of the County Board.

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U. of Illinois and community college open food pantries, expect to … CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — The University of Illinois and a community college in … Schaefer says she expects many of the students who need help to be …

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Durbin Offers Tepid Support for Quinn – NBC Chicago NBC Chicago (blog)Durbin Offers Tepid Support for QuinnNBC Chicago (blog)Earlier in the week Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who is also running for re-election said she would “support the Democratic nominee for governor.” Madigan never mentioned Quinn’s name and when pressed that her words were not a ringing endorsement …

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BlackBerry to lay off 4,500 employees BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results.

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Cheaper Illinois coal slows US power market switch to natgas NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Cheaper, dirtier Illinois coal is giving cleaner burning natural gas a run for its money as a fuel for electric power plants, helping …

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Southern Illinois man accused of running over pedestrians A southern Illinois man faces charges after police say he struck three people with his car, then fled the scene.

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MichaelPfleger: Join us tonight for our MARCH at 7pm to condemn the Violence Isiah Thomas and others will join us. We will go to… http://fb.me/6CpwK8f6Y Join us tonight for our MARCH at 7pm to condemn the Violence Isiah Thomas and others will join us. We will go to…http://fb.me/6CpwK8f6Y

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Senator Kirk Statement on Back of the Yard’s Shooting http://1.usa.gov/16lsbZW Senator Kirk Statement on Back of the Yard’s Shootinghttp://1.usa.gov/16lsbZW

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Grayslake Omitted from Chicagoist’s ’20 Best’ Pizzerias Only two suburban pizza parlors made the list. Do you think pizza in Grayslake is worthy of a spot on the list?

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themikemaxwell: I feel pretty let down that Bill Daley is no longer running for #Illinois gov. I was already growing my eyebrows out for support. #twillI feel pretty let down that Bill Daley is no longer running for #Illinois gov. I was already growing my eyebrows out for support. #twill

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Body Found In West Chicago Might Be Missing Arlington Heights Man WEST CHICAGO (CBS) – The body of a missing elderly Arlington Heights man might have been found in a ravine in West Chicago. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports a landscaper working near Illinois Route 59 and Hawthorne Lane flagged down a West Chicago police officer Thursday afternoon, when he found a car off the road. “The car struck several bushes, some underbrush, and trees, before coming to r

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Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Habitat for Humanity of … SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Keeping in line with its mission to support good causes throughout Illinois, Northstar Lottery …

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KateGrossman1: Another round of winners and losers: CTU op-ed on CPS building spree announced this week. http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22671383-452/another-round-of-cps-winners-and-losers.html … Another round of winners and losers: CTU op-ed on CPS building spree announced this week. http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/22671383-452/another-round-of-cps-winners-and-losers.html

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s quotables * Sen. Bill Brady… “Rahm Emanuel’s only candidate left in this race is Bruce Rauner.” * Bob Grogan, Republican candidate for state treasurer… “If you owned a business and you were going to hire a treasurer, I would be on the list of people that you would be interviewing. Tom Cross would not be on that […]

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A look at school districts in southern Vermilion County Here is a look at the five school districts in southern Vermilion County: Catlin Community Unit School District #5 Current district enrollment: 523 District enrollment five years ago: 517 Current high school enrollment: 166 High school enrollment in 1967: 224 2012-13 revenues: $ 3.90 million 2012-13 expenditures: $4.56 million read more

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Chicago Police Sergeants Getting Raises An arbitration ruling is giving raises to Chicago Police sergeants. The city’s 1,100 sergeants are getting 8% raises over four years. The raises are retroactive to July of 2012 and will cost the city two million dollars. Some retirees will be paying for health coverage for the first time. Those who retire before they’re 60, will pay two percent of their penson checks toward insurance. Older retir

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Rapper Common to keynote Chicago Music Summit Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Common will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural Chicago Music Summit.

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Old School 95.5
Michael Jordan Turns To Magic Johnson For Advice On Dealing With Gay Daughter Word on the street is basketball legends Michael Jordan and Earvin “Magic” Johnson have developed a new bond because of their gay children. According to…

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Nerds take Chicago Being a hardcore nerd as a child and awkward teen is usually not the most enjoyable of experiences. In fact, getting lost in fantasy worlds and committing oneself fully to passions that others might not understand (or worse, mock) can often feel very frustrating and even acutely lonely at times. As a former child-geek who cried when I didn’t get my Hogwarts letter, I would know. Thankfully, bein

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Bartlett officials worried about growth in video gaming The Bartlett village board heard more details about two proposed video gaming bars this week, and the response from some board members and residents was not positive. Five existing businesses in the village have already been granted a state license for video gambling and two new video gaming bars are building out and waiting for their license.

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Lake County bank robbery plays out like Ryan Gosling movie A bank robber jumped onto a teller’s counter and demanded money at the Associated Bank in Third Lake on Thursday, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Bank security cameras captured the theft, which occurred at 10:47 Thursday, showing the suspect wearing a motorcycle helmet and a backpack. The garb was similar to that worn by actor Ryan Gosling in the 2012 movie “A Place Beyond the

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Illinois Control Pollution Board Rules in Favor of Clinton Landfill INC A complaint filed by several area agencies against the Clinton Landfill INC was dismissed Thursday. The Mahomet Valley Water Authority, City of Champaign, Don Gerard, Mayor of Urbana, Laurel Lunt Prussing of the City of Bloomington, County of Champa…

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WHBF – More Local News
Ill. reporter in contempt for not revealing source A suburban Chicago reporter has been found in contempt for failing to disclose how he got confidential police reports in a gruesome double murder case.

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Jersey County Journal
Railroad crossings to receive attention

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Jersey County Journal
Schafer inducted into Illinois 4-H Hall Fame

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Our View: United Way’s focus on results, not on money … provide children and families the additional support they need to move out of poverty. … Almost one in four Rockford residents lives in poverty, according to the …

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Agreement to cut pollution from Chicago rail yard … have agreed to cut diesel pollution from a rail yard on the city’s South Side. … organizations and community leaders tell us about events in central Illinois.

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Former township official pleads guilty to taking $700000 in public funds – Belleville News Democrat Former township official pleads guilty to taking $700000 in public fundsBelleville News DemocratAs township supervisor, Flack was required to accurately report the finances of the township to the township board, the citizens and the Illinois Comptroller’s office. Flack also served as the chairman of the board of directors of a local financial …Former Moro Township official pleads guilty to fraud

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College of Lake County receives $36M for expansion WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois college is receiving a $36 million state grant to … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Feds cancel Jackson Jr. auction over Van Halen guitar – Chicago Tribune ABC7Chicago.comFeds cancel Jackson Jr. auction over Van Halen guitarChicago TribuneWASHINGTON—The U.S. Marshals Service announced today it was canceling an ongoing auction of some of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s pop culture mementos because of concern about the authenticity of a guitar supposedly signed by Michael Jackson …Jesse Jackson Jr. Auction Stopped After Authenticity Issues With Celeb

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La Grange leaders urge texting ban pledge – The Doings La Grange La Grange leaders urge texting ban pledgeThe Doings La GrangeLa Shawn Ford, D-8th, Chicago, who represents parts of La Grange, LaGrange Park and Westchester, said taking the pledge in the morning has made him more mindful of texting. “Most of the time, I’m expecting a rapid response, but now I’ll be waiting, …

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Mayor Calls Park Shooting "Senseless, Brazen" "Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for. The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and …

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New iPhones Draw Big Crowd To Mag Mile Apple Store – CBS2 Chicago New iPhones Draw Big Crowd To Mag Mile Apple StoreCBS2 ChicagoWBBM Newsradio’s Dave Berner reports the line wrapped around the corner of Michigan and Huron Street, with approximately 200 people waiting to get a new iPhone 5s or 5c. play pause. New iPhones Draw Big Crowd To Mag Mile Apple Store; WBBM …

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Durbin: Chicago shooting ‘heartbreaking’ – Belleville News Democrat Durbin: Chicago shooting ‘heartbreaking’Belleville News DemocratThe Illinois Democrat says Friday that the shooting on the city’s southwest side highlights the need for what he says is "basic, sensible gun legislation." Speaking to reporters in Chicago, Durbin says authorities will "hunt these people who are …

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National Groups Join Illinois Consumers to Rally For GMO Labels at Senate … – Food and Water Watch National Groups Join Illinois Consumers to Rally For GMO Labels at Senate …Food and Water WatchChicago—This morning, national consumer advocacy organizations, led by Food & Water Watch, Consumers Union and Organic Consumers Association, and hundreds of people, gathered downtown for a hearing called by Illinois Senator Dave Koehler, …

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Figure associated with Jackson, Blagojevich to plead guilty CHICAGO — A one-time contributor to former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. who was also a figure in the scandal surrounding imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich …

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84 Suburbs Have Video Gaming, Including Morton Grove Nearly a year after video gambling went live in Illinois, hundreds of video gaming terminals are now up and running in businesses throughout the suburbs. See our Interactive Map to find out where.

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WATCH: Red Hatters Walk the Runway in Downtown Libertyville MainStreet Libertyville held its first-ever Red Hat Day Friday, with many businesses offering special deals and events. The day also included a Red Hat contest at Petranek’s. Check out the full story and photo gallery

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Realtors: August home sales, prices see growth in Illinois compared … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Home sales were up across Illinois by 17.3 percent in August compared with a year earlier, and the …

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Vendors: Clown Posse festival checks bouncing AP Photo/The Southern Illinoisan, Joel Hawksley. In this Aug. 11, 2012 photo, confetti is released over the crowd for the grand finale of I.C.P.’s headline …

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Illinois makes unusual offer to save downstate power plants Illinois largest coal producer made a novel offer today at a hearing in Springfield, agree to burn Illinois coal at one of the largest power plants downstate and the …

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As 2014 Looms, Rep. Franks Aims to Curb Illinois Tax Assessor Powers Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) (Chicago) – Insider: As Illinois’ 2014 elections approach, taking aim at the taxman is a political ritual. With that fact in mind, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) is pushing a measure to narrow the powers of Illinois tax assessors. Franks introduced legislation on Thursday, House Bil

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Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage tonight at the Peoria Civic Center…. Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld takes the stage tonight at the Peoria Civic Center. His newest project is a quirky, casual web show about coffee, cars, and conversations with other famous comics.http://bit.ly/1gDT6WI

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Tom Cross makes campaign stop in Peoria | WEEK News 25 – News … PEORIA, Ill. — Tom Cross, who stepped down recently as Illinois House Republican leader, made a stop Thursday in Peoria to kick-off his campaign for state …

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All Illinois Republicans vote to slash food stamp spending: The … WASHINGTON–House Republicans–including all GOP House members from Illinois– on Thursday voted to slash $39 billion–over the next decade–in spending …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
More like this, please * From a press release… Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by company and local officials to open a new intermodal container facility at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) in Decatur. The facility will enable businesses to tap into the company’s deep transportation and logistics expertise and provide a platform for economic growth in central Illinois. […]

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More rantings from the ivory tower asylum * Once again, the Tribune editorial board acts as a mindless propaganda mouthpiece for those who want to reduce pension benefits. This time, it’s a completely one-sided “argument” against the lawsuit over Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of legislative pay… Madigan and Cullerton could have promptly called lawmakers into session for an override vote after […]

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Stuff that ain’t gonna happen * Certain legislation, when it’s introduced, is almost guaranteed to receive a big press pop and then never actually go anywhere. This would be one of those measures… An Illinois lawmaker wants Governor Pat Quinn to spend more time in Springfield. State Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) on Tuesday filed House Resolution 581 that “urges” Quinn to […]

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Scott Drury – Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch
How Popular is Video Gambling in the Chicago Suburbs? Nearly a year after video gaming went live in Illinois, hundreds of video gaming terminals are now up and running in the Chicago suburbs.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Two Illinois House Democrats eye scrapping gas tax SPRINGFIELD – Democrat State Reps. Sue Scherer and Jack Franks are introducing legislation in the fall veto session to remove the sales tax Illinois places on gasoline. Scherer told the State Journal-Register that her constituents are frustrated by high gas…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Hultgren: Illinois’ education system in peril, but Common Core won’t save it By Congressman Randy Hultgren – Our education system in Illinois is in peril. We all have seen the numbers: Hundreds of Illinois schools are failing, more and more high schoolers drop out before graduation, and our students are falling further…

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
A Mexican heroin cartel and social media * A big hat tip to a commenter for pointing me to this NPR story about one of the roots of Chicago’s street violence. John Lippert is an investigative reporter for Bloomberg Markets magazine. Lippert spoke with Steve Inskeep of NPR about how Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, who heads the Mexican Sinaloa drug […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a cartoon? Pat Byrnes is Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s husband and House Speaker Michael Madigan’s son-in-law. He’s also a cartoonist for the New Yorker, runs a very funny blog called “Captain Dad” and has a new book out. Maybe I’m reading too much […]

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Watchdog Group Lists 2013 Most Corrupt Members of Congress – Roll Call Watchdog Group Lists 2013 Most Corrupt Members of CongressRoll Call (blog)Y.; Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky.; Rep. Don Young, R- Alaska. CREW also listed four members in the category of Dishonorable Mention. They include Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y.; Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill.; Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill.; and Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass.

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