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Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care law – Peoria Public Radio 1 Democrats hoping people adjust to new health care lawPeoria Public RadioRepublicans are continuing a last-minute push to dismantle the law known as "Obamacare" before a key part of it takes effect next week. The law remains unpopular in polls. But as IPR’S Brian Mackey reports, Democrats are hoping that changes once people …
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DennisCulloton: Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon http://huff.to/1eDUnAr Cook County Judge a Loose Cannon http://huff.to/1eDUnAr

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RonSandack: Nothing about Illinois’ execution has been timely or good with respect to implementation of Obamacare … Gov…. http://fb.me/6vh2wRFmt Nothing about Illinois’ execution has been timely or good with respect to implementation of Obamacare … Gov….http://fb.me/6vh2wRFmt

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RonSandack: 1 day after the press release celebrating supposedly lower than national rates (via incomplete numbers), comes this: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/NEWS03/130929853 … 1 day after the press release celebrating supposedly lower than national rates (via incomplete numbers), comes this: http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130925/NEWS03/130929853

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JoanieLum: Putting the brakes on red light cameras in #Chicago. Motorist POV, at 6:30AM on @fox32news Putting the brakes on red light cameras in #Chicago. Motorist POV, at 6:30AM on @fox32news

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WPSD – News – Local
Selling a local option sales tax Letting communities vote to increase sales tax by up to one cent to pay for new roads, community buildings, parks, or other projects is an idea being tossed around in Kentucky right now.

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The Daily Northwestern
City uses bands to enforce bike parking Evanston is rolling out a new way of reminding residents where to park their bikes, according to a city official. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Wednesday that city officials will wrap yellow bands around bike locks they spot on sign poles and street lights, among other objects besides bike racks. The bands include a city logo and read, "NO BIKE PARKING. Please Use Bike Racks." City

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The Telegraph – opinion,opinion/
Governor should live in Mansion Knock, knock.

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Editorials
Our View: In support of journalist Journalists aren’t always the most popular people.

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MDH News
Illinois, Indiana reach deal on Illiana Expressway SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation, The Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Department of Transportation have reached an agreement on how to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the proposed Illiana Corridor project.

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mnolan September 25, 2013 8:46PM. Jen Hoelzle Illinois’ tourism director speaks with Roy Patel chairman Chicago SouthlConventi Visitors Bureau prior. Jen Hoelzle, Illinois’ tourism director, speaks with Roy Patel, …

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Still No Pension Bill, With Veto Session Upcoming A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers has been meeting for months trying to find common ground to solve the state’s pension crisis. So far, members of the …

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Editorial: Support the Tobacco Coalition’s resolve – Daily Eastern News Editorial: Support the Tobacco Coalition’s resolveDaily Eastern News… debate on the campus due to the Eastern Tobacco Coalition’s relentless lobbying. Last year, the Eastern Tobacco Coalition members presented their case to make this campus a tobacco-free campus following other state schools like the University of …

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Sen McGuire tells King students good leaders listen, work as a team 9/25/2013, 10:31 p.m.. Illinois Senator Pat McGuire talks about "leadership" with members of the Irene King Elementary School Student Council Tuesday. Sen.

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Reports: Bad conditions linger at youth homes SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A year after Illinois was sued and reached a settlement over … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Our Opinion: Cooperative education — Lessons for the workplace – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Cooperative education — Lessons for the workplaceThe State Journal-RegisterBenedictine University at Springfield is responding to the changes with a new program that is unique to central Illinois. University officials, in response to concerns from prospective students, their parents and employers, is embarking on a …

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Letter: Illinois needs to switch to progressive taxation By law, Illinois can only tax at a flat, non-graduated rate of 5 percent. By switching to a progressive tax, like Wisconsin and 33 other states, Illinois could capture …

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pkadnerSeptember 25, 2013 9:48PM … I’m talking about school boards, city councils, village boards and township boards.

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Our View: Listen to public owners of Peoria Stadium At a relatively modest cost Peoria Stadium could again be one of the real high school athletic gems in central Illinois, with a modern track and a synthetic turf field …

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Chicago tourism push boosts hotel occupancy CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago’s push to bring in more tourists and business … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Bridges in Illinois, nation show signs of falling down – The Daily … Crossing bridges in the country might not be as safe as it would seem these days. A study on the federal National Bridge Inventory shows that of 607,380 bridges …

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Overhaul transit funding, officials urge task force Leaders of the Chicago area’s mass transit agencies on Wednesday urged members of a state task force to overhaul the way public transportation is funded, …

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Pat Quinn | the chris robling blog dear candidates dan, bill, kirk and bruce–. i will not remain silent any more. check it out… http://capitolfax.com/2013/09/23/highly-doubtful/. – chris robling …

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Raise the gas tax? Better consider it, says Costello Better consider it, says CostelloBY CALEB HALE THE SOUTHERN The Southern … Jerry Costello says that same hyper-partisan behavior has also left the …

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Chuck Sweeny: Cheri Bustos expects close rematch in 2014 – Rockford Register Star Chuck Sweeny: Cheri Bustos expects close rematch in 2014Rockford Register StarThat’s not coming from the challenger, former congressman Bobby Schilling, a Colona Republican. It’s what U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-E. Moline, is telling her supporters in a fundraising email, a copy of which I received. Citing a poll by her former …

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Bernard Schoenburg: Sangamon GOP stays neutral, for now, in key … The Sangamon County Republican Party, which continues to have a strong structure, appears to be staying out, for now, of some key primary races.

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Our View: Fed up with high property taxes? Speak up We pay THAT much for THIS house in THIS city? By the time our blood pressures … That hasn’t been happening in northern Illinois. The meetings where levies …

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Danville board keeps pre-retirement pay boost for some employees DANVILLE — Eligible administrators and non-union flat-salaried staff can still take advantage of a retirement incentive that allows them to receive a 6 percent …

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Jack Franks Running for Re-Election | – McHenry County Blog With all the money he has in his campaign fund, State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) could have run for Governor or any of the other statewide offices except for …

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Quinn’s grants to help big plans become reality Pat Quinn’s visit to Sterling Saturday. Big plans cost big money, of course, and Quinn obliged on two fronts. First, the governor announced that Sterling would …

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In the News ~ Sept. 25 – Illinois Education Association A race to help District 112′s low-income students. Chicago Tribune – Coach Sheri Henkel teaches a game with basketballs to the girls in the after school …

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Local News
Kane County Board poised to OK $375K in riverboat cash for forest preserve district GENEVA – Kane County could sign off on a proposal to send $375,000 in riverboat money to the Kane County Forest Preserve District to help the district increase its operational budget over the next two years without asking property taxpayers for more.

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Illinois gets $500000 federal grant to expand availability of local … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Illinois will receive nearly $540,000 in federal funds to … Illinois is known for growing corn and soybeans.

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ILSenateGOP: According to State Senator Dave Syverson a number of new fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect January 1… http://fb.me/28iZDXC0A According to State Senator Dave Syverson a number of new fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect January 1…http://fb.me/28iZDXC0A

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KirkDillard: Today I visited with Dr. David Sam, President of Elgin Community College and Mayor Rodney Craig of Hanover Park. pic.twitter.com/Bad6Vt6PCZ Today I visited with Dr. David Sam, President of Elgin Community College and Mayor Rodney Craig of Hanover Park.pic.twitter.com/Bad6Vt6PCZ

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RepBerrios: Great community coming together for anti-violence march in 31st ward #community Great community coming together for anti-violence march in 31st ward #community

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chicagobars: Cheers to @mjzalewski Cheers to @mjzalewski

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danielbiss: At the DPOE #immigration At the DPOE #immigration

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WANDTVDoug: Thanks Rep Bill Mitchell for discussing ADM with me tonight on WAND News. Rep Sue Scherer joins me tomorrow AM on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101 Thanks Rep Bill Mitchell for discussing ADM with me tonight on WAND News. Rep Sue Scherer joins me tomorrow AM on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101

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Rep. Peter Roskam: We Shouldn’t Wait Another Day on Keystone (Op-Ed) – WLS 36 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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ILNewsNetwork: WSIL News: Costello Shares Concerns on Crumbling Infrastructure http://bit.ly/191fLYc WSIL News: Costello Shares Concerns on Crumbling Infrastructurehttp://bit.ly/191fLYc

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Daley gives Illiana Expressway green light 2 Pat Quinn and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is a necessity at this point, Daley said. "They really need that," the former mayor said while being interviewed after the …

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Rep. Conroy Continues Satellite and Extended Office Hours – State … VILLA PARK, Ill. –Rep. Conroy’s constituent services office will continue to host monthly extended and satellite office hours in October in order to remain …

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Tom Kacich: Weibel to challenge Kurtz in primary – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTom Kacich: Weibel to challenge Kurtz in primaryChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteThe two will face off in the March primary in District 7, an area entirely within Champaign and generally south of Springfield Avenue, west of Wright Street, north of Windsor Road and east of the Champaign Country Club and Mayfair Road. It includes …

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Evanston Among Best-Dressed Small Cities In America A recent study claims Evanston is a cut above the rest when it comes to what they’re wearing. Real estate blog Movoto.com ranked the suburb No. 8 in its list of the Top 10 Best Dressed Cities in America. The list is made of cities with less than 100,000 residents. The criteria included the number of high-end fashion, shoe and jewelry stores per capita, as well as tailors and dry cleaners.

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edmarshallcbs2: That’s torture panel CHIEF quits, David Thomas. The panel remains. AND Quinn sez he’ll appoint someone new. That’s torture panel CHIEF quits, David Thomas. The panel remains. AND Quinn sez he’ll appoint someone new.

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EAKrol: That awkward moment when you’re going to help a blind guy cross Wacker but he’s not using his stick maybe he can see and OMG that cab. Whew. That awkward moment when you’re going to help a blind guy cross Wacker but he’s not using his stick maybe he can see and OMG that cab. Whew.

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Naperville drafting ban on MMA events The Naperville City Council has not yet moved to ban mixed-martial arts, but the idea of holding a fight in the city still may be down for the count. A fight originally scheduled for Oct. 19 at Players Indoor Sports has been combined with an event Oct. 5 in McCook, and Naperville staff members are drafting an ordinance including a ban on mixed-martial arts to bring to councilmen at a later date.

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Tinley Park Patch
Midlothian Mayor Resigns From D228 School Board Sharon Rybak turned in her letter of resignation to the board over the weekend. She had received criticism for holding 2 elected offices after winning Midlothian’s mayoral race earlier this year.

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Letter: Preserving a hospitable business climate is not the answer Before reading any article by Rockford Register Star reporter Scott Reeder, look at his byline. He is affiliated with the Illinois Policy Institute, an arm of ALEC, the …

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NewsTalk 1400 WDWS-AM
Jim Duffett – Campaign for Better Healthcare 9-25-2013 Jim Duffett – Campaign for Better Healthcare 9-25-2013: Play now!Brian Moline talks with Jim Duffett about how the new healthcare exchanges will work starting on October 1, and what people need to do to sign up for coverage. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As…" or "Save Target As…" Download now!

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Countdown to shutdown – IllinoisHomePage.net SPRINGFIELD — The country could be just days away from a federal government shutdown.

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WGN-TV GM adds SVP title at Tribune Broadcasting – Chicago Tribune WGN-TV GM adds SVP title at Tribune BroadcastingChicago TribuneFarber was named acting general manager of WGN-TV in September 2012 after Marty Wilke left to become general manager at CBS-owned WBBM-Ch.2. Before that, he was vice president of programming operations for Tribune Broadcasting, where his …After a Year as Acting GM of WGN, Steve Farber Named SVP of Operations for …

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WICS Top Stories
Residents Speak Out About City’s Infrastructure Issues Capital city residents are speaking out about the condition of alleys in their neighborhoods. The city is proposing to fix the problem with proceeds from a recent sales tax increase. Their complaints cover everything from seemingly tiny passages to the high number of potholes and loose gravel, but good news may be coming their way, if aldermen okay the use of $2 million to spruce up the alleyway

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Workforce Training Grant U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced a new federal grant awarded to Harper College and Northwestern University to help the colleges partner with industr… From: SenatorDurbin Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:03 More in News & Politics

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Still No Pension Bill, With Veto Session Upcoming A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers has been meeting for months trying to find common ground to solve the state’s pension crisis.So far, members of the conference committee have talked about a basic idea they are looking at. It would set the cost of living adjustment for retirees at half the rate of inflation. …

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Ill. inmate who said he fell dies in hospital SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state prison inmate who was found bleeding from the mouth and said he fell has died in a southern Illinois hospital. An Illinois …

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Illinois has a spending problem – Morris Daily Herald Illinois has a spending problemMorris Daily Herald… has borrowed to pay for things such as $700,000 doors for the State Capitol. Spending is public enemy No. 1 in Illinois. • Scott Reeder is a veteran statehouse reporter and the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute. Previous Page …

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Rockford, Kankakee still mired in real estate woes – The Capitol Fax Blog Rockford, Kankakee still mired in real estate woesThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Kankakee faces a similar problem as Rockford, Ill. The population is stagnant and its unemployment rate hasn’t been below 10 percent since mid-2008. Even selling the city’s …… by Reboot Illinois via twitter September 24 at 7:35 AM. Tell your family …

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DuPage Board member worried county may lose clout with RTA – Aurora Beacon News DuPage Board member worried county may lose clout with RTAAurora Beacon NewsSenate Bill 1594, sponsored by Waukegan Democrat Terry Link, would consolidate the RTA Board with that of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to create a new entity with a new board of directors. “Because it increases the size of the doard, …

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KWQC – Top Stories RSS Feed For Mobile
Changes At The Pump Many QCA drivers are now being forced to make a tough decision: do you want to fuel up with an ethanol blend or do you want to pay more to get straight gas? Starting this week, there’s no longer a low-cost,

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Caterpillar paychecks help drive the local economy, but the company’s impact on… Caterpillar paychecks help drive the local economy, but the company’s impact on the Peoria area is much deeper than that. http://bit.ly/15tjNIA Our special section on Big Yellow publishes Sunday, Sept. 29. Look for daily posts here: http://www.pjstar.com/extra

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Former Sen. Alan Dixon writes memoir – Belleville News Democrat Former Sen. Alan Dixon writes memoirBelleville News DemocratThe Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/15unSl4) he was in Carbondale at Southern Illinois University on Tuesday. He talked about how his family urged him to write the memoir even though he didn’t want to. He says he wrote on a legal pad and his …

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Tom Weisner – Oswego, IL Patch
Shorewood Mayor to Run for State Representative Longtime Village President Rick Chapman will seek Tom Cross’ seat in 2014.

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I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Police Release New Details on Unsolved Murders 20 SPRINGFIELD-Police are closing in on a suspect in a double murder that devastated one Springfield family. And now police say they need your help. Springfield police say they know who killed two young

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Governor Quinn Announces Quad Cities’ MATCON Expands, Creates 150 New Jobs EAST MOLINE — Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by executives from Material Control Systems, Inc. (MATCON) to announce the business is building a $10 mill… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 04:14 More in News & Politics

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IDOT_Illinois: Summer may be over but construction season is still going strong. Slow down & use extreme caution while driving through #workzones! Summer may be over but construction season is still going strong. Slow down & use extreme caution while driving through #workzones!

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MikeforIllinois: Incredible that @tedcruz spent 21hrs demanding that US default on our obligations + destroy economy so that millions go without healthcare. Incredible that @tedcruz spent 21hrs demanding that US default on our obligations + destroy economy so that millions go without healthcare.

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RepBillFoster: Disappointing news from @washingtonpost Budget sequester squeezes scientific research http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/budget-sequester-squeezes-scientists/2013/09/24/a88f3686-1caa-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html … Disappointing news from @washingtonpost Budget sequester squeezes scientific researchhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/budget-sequester-squeezes-scientists/2013/09/24/a88f3686-1caa-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html

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RutherfordDan: Fun Facts V: Dan Rutherford http://www.rebootillinois.com/?eopinion=6017&utm_source=chicagonow&utm_medium=reboot-opinion-2014-9%2F25%2F2013&utm_campaign=fun-facts-dan-rutherford-9%2F25%2F2013 …Fun Facts V: Dan Rutherfordhttp://www.rebootillinois.com/?eopinion=6017&utm_source=chicagonow&utm_medium=reboot-opinion-2014-9%2F25%2F2013&utm_campaign=fun-facts-dan-rutherford-9%2F25%2F2013

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BruceRauner: Another day another bad report. IL’s dropped 14 spots in Forbes Best States for Business rankings since Quinn took office. It’s got to end. Another day another bad report. IL’s dropped 14 spots in Forbes Best States for Business rankings since Quinn took office. It’s got to end.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Senator Syverson: New Obamacare Taxes to Start January 1 ROCKFORD – New fees and taxes are scheduled to go into effect as part of implementing the Obamacare health plan, Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said Wednesday. One particular tax that begins January 1, 2014, Syverson said, the Transitional Reassurance Assessment…

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Chicago Business News
Illinois: Obamacare insurance call center likely to be delayed A call center for the Illinois health benefits exchange isn’t likely to be up and running on Oct. 1 when the marketplace is scheduled to launch, the Quinn administration said today.

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Illinois College Students Raise Awareness About Hunger Illinois College Students Raise Awareness About Hunger. Choosing between … Their hope is that people will see the statistics and try to help. Illinois College …

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Ashton Gazette – Top Stories
Lee County Sheriff John Varga announces plans to seek re-election in 2014

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Legislative, Budget Snafus Put Horse Racing Season … – WMAY.com Horse and harness racing in Illinois could be dramatically scaled back next year… unless Illinois lawmakers find a lot of money in a hurry for the state racing …

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ArickaFlowers: Chicago Owes Cops $1 Million In Overtime NATO Summit Pay http://ow.ly/2Ac8PS Chicago Owes Cops $1 Million In Overtime NATO Summit Payhttp://ow.ly/2Ac8PS

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Illinois Reminds Student Transporters of School Bus Stop-Arm … The Illinois Department of Transportation last week reminded student transporters of a new law that expands the definition of automated video surveillance and …

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Media
GWSawyer: Expanding casino hours won’t do much harm but don’t plan on extra profits. See Thursday’s editorial. #dechrExpanding casino hours won’t do much harm but don’t plan on extra profits. See Thursday’s editorial. #dechr

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Downers Grove Patch
Rep. Pihos to Sponsor “Honor a Veteran” Event on October 4 at Glenbard South High School State Representative Sandy Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) is sponsoring an “Honor a Veteran” event on Friday, October 4th at Glenbard South High School from 7:00-9:00 PM. Local veterans and their families will be treated to free entertainment and

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Local legislators meet with area businesses 3 Five Rockford-area lawmakers made a stop at Rock Valley College Wednesday to meet with local business owners.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Emanuel Dismisses Calls To Increase Size Of Police Department 300+ CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is deflecting suggestions from some Chicago Aldermen who want to increase the City’s police force to deal with continuing gun violence, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/mp3_bc-carts-cops-rahm-092513-w1.mp3 size=340px download=false name="Emanuel Dismisses Calls To Increase Size Of Police