Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Oct. 1

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Progress at Pinckneyville: Officials break ground on a new 83,000-square-foot hospitalPINCKNEYVILLE — After a long wait, ground was broken for a new Pinckneyville Community Hospital Monday afternoon on White Walnut Road, just north of Illinois 154.

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QCOnline Opinion News
Editorial: Taxpayers the loser again Now that Illinois lawmakers are financially flush, let us sum up, shall we, the winners and losers in this latest Springfield political game. — Winner: Gov. Pat Quinn who got a million miles of voter good will

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Rep. Schakowsky: House GOP shut down government “to derail Obamacare” Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the government shutdown: “Tonight, House Republicans voted to shut down the U.S. government, insisting on their partisan push to derail Obamacare. “Tomorrow, Americans all across the country will feel the effects. National parks will be closed. Medical research grants won’t be made. People trying to sign up Continue reading →

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Rep. Foster on shutdown: “Time to end the political grandstanding” Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on the federal government shutdown: “The hardworking people of the 11th Congressional District are tired of this kind of brinksmanship, and so am I. It’s time to end the political grandstanding and get to work to reach an agreement. “We have many important issues to tackle – Continue reading →

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Health care reform could affect prison numbers One possible side effect of the new health care law – fewer people behind bars. IPR’s Sean Powers reports.

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EDITORIAL: Let bidders prove Illiana naysayers wrong Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It’s a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.

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Alton Daily News News
Agriculture Summit In Chicago Approaches The Illinois Farm Bureau is planning a summit on agriculture, and it’s taking place in Chicago. It’s the big city, but it has a history in agriculture: “If you look back in the history of Chicago you have the Chicago Union Stockyard…

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Letter: Sales tax proposal is short-sighted What are Rep. Sue Scherer and other legislators thinking when they propose to eliminate the 6.25-percent sales tax the state collects on most motor fuel sales?

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Our Opinion: Marketing will be key to Get Covered Illinois’ success Sixty percent of Illinoisans don’t know about the new health insurance marketplace set to be rolled out today to help the state’s uninsured get health coverage, according to a survey released Monday by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Editorials – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Federal government shuts down as Obamacare starts up At its moment of supreme dysfunction, Washington tries to launch a massive new programAmericans awoke Tuesday to the fact that nearly half the federal government has shut down, and to a certainty that one-sixth of the U.S. economy will be profoundly altered via Obamacare.

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RiverBender.com News
Kay Not Optimistic About Veto Session While there are some reports that a pension deal could be looming in Springfield, State Representative Dwight Kay isn’t so sure. The Glen Carbon Republican has not heard of any solid plan to address the mounting bills brought about by the…

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Our view: Trim fat from Illinois governments The U.S. Census Bureau last week released a final count of local governments operating in states around the country, and, as usual, Illinois was No. 1.

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Opinions – Editorials
Our View: Small relief for taxpayers It seems that just about everything in Illinois works against taxpayers.

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Dewitt Daily News News
Final Phase of 110 MPH Upgrades Start On Amtrak Workers are entering the final phases of upgrades that will someday allow Amtrak trains between Chicago and St. Louis to travel at up to 110 mph. Amtrak officials say the construction work includes new rail with concrete ties, upgrades to bridges an…

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Journal-Courier – opinion,opinion/
Editorial: Lottery contract appears improper What’s in a name?

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Editorial: Information essential in weighing health care plans A major part of the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — will be unveiled today. Whether it will be the law of the land, overturned or delayed is an open question at this point.

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Search Results – The Quad-City Times
Illinois troopers catch 130 distracted drivers shaving, texting CHICAGO — Illinois State Police say a man who was shaving was one of dozens of people stopped by officers patrolling a Chicago expressway for distracted drivers.

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Kadner: We need Kirkcare for every American 2 There’s nothing right or good about what’s going on now in Washington, D.C. This congressional battle is about the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, but it’s actually much bigger than that. It’s really about the future of health care in America, democracy and, yes, entitlements. Are ordinary people entitled to quality health care? In 2008 and again in 2012, that was a key issue in our presi

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Feigenholtz Offering Health Insurance Help in Lake View 1 Feigenholtz was chief sponsor of Senate Bill 26, which allows Illinois to begin implementing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and operate health insurance …

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Fracking: A big business that changes small communities – WPSD Local 6 2 Telegraph.co.ukFracking: A big business that changes small communitiesWPSD Local 6The wells bring up oil and natural gas by pumping water and chemicals down into tight rock formations. Trucks haul the frack … About 10 years ago, fracking took off in a part of Arkansas that was a lot like southern Illinois: small, rural, and quiet …Fracking Companies Gain Ground

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Editorial: Crackdown on offshore tax cheaters is paying dividends – Chicago Tribune Editorial: Crackdown on offshore tax cheaters is paying dividendsChicago TribuneYou know Beanie Babies, those delightful little stuffed animals that were a sensation with children and collectors in the 1990s. They made a fortune for Ty Warner, a Chicago-area entrepreneur who owns Ty Inc., the company behind the Babies. Beanie …

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Our View: Remember when adults populated Congress? – Peoria Journal Star ABC NewsOur View: Remember when adults populated Congress?Peoria Journal StarThere certainly is evidence that the ObamaCare insurance exchanges are not good to go. People of good faith can disagree on the merits of the legislation. The Republican House, including our own congressman, Aaron Schock, can vote to repeal it not just …Government shutdown looks likely as budget battle continues

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MikeforIllinois: Happy birthday, @KwameRaoul! Happy to have your support in my race and progressive voice in the Senate. #twill Happy birthday, @KwameRaoul! Happy to have your support in my race and progressive voice in the Senate. #twill

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RepChrisWelch: Maywood Employment Office Remains OPEN! Senior Services Fair Set for Saturday Oct. 5th! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/18Hi193 Maywood Employment Office Remains OPEN! Senior Services Fair Set for Saturday Oct. 5th! #constantcontacthttp://conta.cc/18Hi193

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KirkDillard: Great two days in #Effingham! Home for a pitstop then off to Elmhurst College for an event. #makeIllinoisadestinationeconomy Great two days in #Effingham! Home for a pitstop then off to Elmhurst College for an event. #makeIllinoisadestinationeconomy

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SenatorKirk: Discussing #Iranian nuclear issue and need to keep up sanctions pressure w/ #Israeli PM @netanyahu. pic.twitter.com/h3qG7fFNuo Discussing #Iranian nuclear issue and need to keep up sanctions pressure w/ #Israeli PM @netanyahu. pic.twitter.com/h3qG7fFNuo

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KwameRaoul: For my birthday give me a reasonable pension reform deal and no government shutdown! I know I’m greedy. For my birthday give me a reasonable pension reform deal and no government shutdown! I know I’m greedy.

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KirkDillard: Talked with a very engaging crowd here at Elmhurst College in #DuPage Co. A great institution for higher learning! pic.twitter.com/HqDuLravR7 Talked with a very engaging crowd here at Elmhurst College in #DuPage Co. A great institution for higher learning!pic.twitter.com/HqDuLravR7

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MikeWSOY: Manar says he wants to see ADM keep global HQ in Decatur if given incentive package http://bit.ly/15FzmSYManar says he wants to see ADM keep global HQ in Decatur if given incentive package http://bit.ly/15FzmSY

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RutherfordDan: 3rd Quarter campaign financial disclosure ends tonight. We reached goal of over $1.2 million cash on hand, all bills paid & no debt #twill 3rd Quarter campaign financial disclosure ends tonight. We reached goal of over $1.2 million cash on hand, all bills paid & no debt #twill

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AndyManar: Since ’99 IL doled out $630mil in EDGE $ credits; how much was targeted investment in places w/ high unemployment? Little. #reformplease Since ’99 IL doled out $630mil in EDGE $ credits; how much was targeted investment in places w/ high unemployment? Little. #reformplease

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tomdemmer: The Cubs had two losing seasons w/ Sveum and made a change. How many more losing seasons before Illinois shows Gov Quinn the door? The Cubs had two losing seasons w/ Sveum and made a change. How many more losing seasons before Illinois shows Gov Quinn the door?

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danielbiss: Please remember that this will have a severe effect on millions of people. It’s disgraceful. And totally avoidable. Please remember that this will have a severe effect on millions of people. It’s disgraceful. And totally avoidable.

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SenatorKirk: Partisan differences have brought us to a #shutdown of our government. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=874 … Partisan differences have brought us to a #shutdown of our government. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=874

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SenatorKirk: If we are to overcome this impasse, both sides must be willing to compromise. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=874 … If we are to overcome this impasse, both sides must be willing to compromise. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=874

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robertloerzel: RT @AmandaVinicky: Illinois’ #ACA insurance marketplace is live –> pic.twitter.com/fTB20Wk6cw RT @AmandaVinicky: Illinois’ #ACA insurance marketplace is live –> pic.twitter.com/fTB20Wk6cw

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ilhousegop: How to talk to your kids about "selfies" http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-selfies.html?spref=tw … @prsarahevans #ILFamilies How to talk to your kids about "selfies" http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-selfies.html?spref=tw … @prsarahevans #ILFamilies

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RonSandack: This is an event I have been looking forward to for some time. We need far more small businesses in our State. http://fb.me/1YcB5ydZu This is an event I have been looking forward to for some time. We need far more small businesses in our State.http://fb.me/1YcB5ydZu

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Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch
New Trier Grad Makes SNL Debut With Tina Fey Beck Bennett, one of the show’s newest cast members, appeared on his first episode of SNL this weekend.

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Aurora News – Topix
Nearly a Year In, Video Gaming Takes Hold in Chicago Suburbs Nearly a year after video gambling went live in Illinois, hundreds of video gaming terminals are now up and running in restaurants and businesses throughout the suburbs.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Lanphier High plans for life after federal grant In its third and final year of operating with a multimillion dollar federal school improvement grant, Lanphier High School has begun planning how it can sustain the progress that has been made after that money goes away at the end of this school year.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
183rd Fighter Wing focuses on missions worldwide 1 Col. Rick Yoder used to fly F-16s for Springfield’s 183rd Fighter Wing. That job went away when the Illinois Air National Guard unit lost its jets in 2008, but Yoder still has a lot on his plate as the commander of the 183rd’s Air Operations Group. The Springfield group plans missions worldwide and is aligned specifically with Air Forces Southern, whose areas of responsibility include South Am

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Google Alerts – illinois budget
The Illinois League of Women Voters Holds a Forum Focusing on … The Illinois League of Women Voters Holds a Forum Focusing on Tax Reform in … Senator Dave Syverson and the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability’s …

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Doug Whitley: Illinois poised to lose edge in transportation – Illinois … Illinois is the transportation hub of America, where waterways, interstates, railroads and global air travel converge. Our economic health is tied directly to the …

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Reeder: Illinois’ corporate courtship is going too far By comparison, last year Illinois state government had total revenue of $68 billion. So the state is looking at giving a lucrative deal to a company taking in more …

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Car vs. Deer Crashes Down in Illinois Deer Crashes Down in Illinois. Story by WBGZ … By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. Your chance of hitting a deer with your car is down in Illinois. This is …

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Agriculture Summit In Chicago Approaches WBGZ Radio 10/1/2013. By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. The Illinois Farm Bureau is planning a summit on agriculture, and it’s taking place in Chicago.

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Simon to host Ill. River council meeting in Peoria Sheila Simon is encouraging people to participate in a forum promoting conservation and recreation on the Illinois River. The Democrat from Carbondale on …

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Stewart named Superintendent of the Year Stewart’s award selection comes at a critical time in public education in Illinois, Sesser-Valier Superinten-dent Jason Henry said. “Our local schools are facing …

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Illinois task force to aid small and minority-owned businesses Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 572 to create … The task force will identify issues of importance to small businesses, with a …

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BillRuthhart: Asian carp as a financial windfall for Illinois? Go fish: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-asian-carp-economics-20130927,0,4958970.story … #twill Asian carp as a financial windfall for Illinois? Go fish:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-asian-carp-economics-20130927,0,4958970.story … #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Happy birthday, @KwameRaoul! Happy to have your support in my race and progressive voice in the Senate. #twill Happy birthday, @KwameRaoul! Happy to have your support in my race and progressive voice in the Senate. #twill

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KerryLuft: Woman sues Illinois county over strip-search at jail http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jail-strip-search-lawsuit-20131001,0,5970794.story … Woman sues Illinois county over strip-search at jail http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jail-strip-search-lawsuit-20131001,0,5970794.story

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QCOnline Metro News
Verschoore bill would allow new Rock Island County courthouse without voter OK 3 ROCK ISLAND — State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, has introduced a bill that would allow the Rock Island County Board to build a new courthouse and borrow to cover the expense without asking permission from voters. At

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Rockford business given ‘hours’ to move by state 38 A well-known business in Rockford is being shut down by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) before they are ready to leave the building they are …

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SIU Board Expected to Name Presidential Search Firm SIU’s Board of Trustees will take another step on the path to naming a new President this week as the Executive Committee is expected to name the outside firm they’ll hire to conduct the search.

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KwameRaoul: For my birthday give me a reasonable pension reform deal and no government shutdown! I know I’m greedy. For my birthday give me a reasonable pension reform deal and no government shutdown! I know I’m greedy.

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Governor Pat Quinn overplayed ‘populist’ hand in appealing lawmaker pay ruling – Examiner.com Examiner.comGovernor Pat Quinn overplayed ‘populist’ hand in appealing lawmaker pay rulingExaminer.comKwame Raoul (D-13), who chairman of a 10-member special legislative panel on the state’s pension issue, has said all along that the committee’s work was unaffected by the salary issue and that the committee was moving closer to a proposal. Sen. Raoul …

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J-S Letter: Thank you, Jim Sacia – Freeport Journal-Standard J-S Letter: Thank you, Jim SaciaFreeport Journal-StandardI’ve known Jim Sacia since his early days as our state representative. In a position with the Local Redevelopment Authority, we were chartered to bring jobs to the former Savanna Army Depot. Jim assisted our group on several occasions when needing …

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WSIL – News – Local
Memorial Hospital of Carbondale Builds Energy Plant CARBONDALE — A new energy plant is being built at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Hospital officials want to install extra back-up generators in case of an emergency or power outage.

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Freedom 1530 WCKG | Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Mancow, Peter Schiff, Free Talk Live, Ernie Hancock, No Agenda, Dan Patrick
Illinois grapples with keeping guns from the mentally ill By Bonnie Miller Rubin and Dahleen Glanton Source Chicago Tribune In the volatile debate over gun rights in Illinois, there is at least one prohibition that both sides of the issue claim they want: The dangerously mentally ill should not be allowed to own a firearm. The shooting deaths of 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard this month by a man who had showed signs of psychosis has reignited a na

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Governor Quinn Pioneers Innovative Approach to Fund New Opportunities for At-Risk Youth – “Social Impact Bonds” Performance-Based Financing Can Create New Pathways for Justice-Involved Youth at No Cost to Taxpayers CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the next step in developing a cutting-edge partnership between Illinois, community organizations and private investors to provide better opportunities for at-risk youth. Illinois is the third state in the nation to move forward with Social Impact Bonds – a performance-driven approach to funding programs that solve pressing community challenges by invest

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Scott Drury – Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL Patch
Lake Forest Man Donates Millions to GOP Richard Uihlein has donated nearly $6 million to various political candidates and causes, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

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AmandaVinicky: Sen @AndyManar on HB380, bill giving #ADM $ to keep headquarters in #IL, by moving them to #Chicago: "not so fast." http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB0380ham001&GA=98&SessionId=85&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=70316&DocNum=380&GAID=12&Session= … Sen @AndyManar on HB380, bill giving #ADM $ to keep headquarters in #IL, by moving them to #Chicago: "not so fast."http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB0380ham001&GA=98&SessionId=85&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=70316&DocNum=380&GAID=12&Session=

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Lawmaker: ADM package offering ‘tens of millions’ in state tax breaks ‘unprecedented’ State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), pictured here during an April legislative hearing in Naperville, criticized tax-break legislation designed for Archer Daniels Midland as “unprecedented.” | Terence Guider-Shaw~For Sun-Times Media SPRINGFIELD-The state shouldn’t fast-track “unprecedented” legislation to give Archer Daniels Midland tax breaks possibly worth “tens of millions” of dollars to l

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Illinois_Stage: Might have to postpone my plan to hang out at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site on Tuesday Might have to postpone my plan to hang out at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site on Tuesday

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RepRobinKelly: Thanks to #GOPShutdown, the Small Business Admin will stop approving applications for small biz loans, an important driver of our recovery Thanks to #GOPShutdown, the Small Business Admin will stop approving applications for small biz loans, an important driver of our recovery

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Quinn’s strategy in cutting lawmaker pay still questionable – Quincy Herald … – Quincy Herald Whig Quinn’s strategy in cutting lawmaker pay still questionable – Quincy Herald …Quincy Herald Whig"The reason I suspended legislative paychecks in the first place – and refused to accept my own – is because Illinois taxpayers can’t afford an endless cycle of promises, excuses, delays and inertia on the most critical challenge of our time. Illinois …

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Chicago, St. Louis face off over ADM decision – Crain’s Chicago Business 6 Chicago, St. Louis face off over ADM decisionCrain’s Chicago Business(AP) — At opposite ends of Illinois, St. Louis and Chicago have famously parried for more than a century: St. Louis snatched the 1904 Olympics even after Chicago had been named the host city, and the disdain between St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago …

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Deal to privatize Port of Chicago falls through Negotiations to privatize the poorly run and foundering Port of Chicago by handing over management to a Denver company have fallen through, according to the transportation company that intended to take it over.

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Only government you don’t know about could go away in Illinois – Watchdog.org 7 Only government you don’t know about could go away in IllinoisWatchdog.orgBy Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog. SPRINGFIELD — The government that most people know, and millions of people in Illinois use, is not going anywhere. Lost in all the hype about a possible federal government shutdown is the reality that for most …

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Local reaction varies when it comes to government shutdown 1 In the Rockford area, reaction to a potential shutdown varies. Monday at midnight certain aspects of our federal government could close up shop and head home.While alarming to some,others are taking on

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Tom Dart tells 60 Minutes: Prisons, jails are new insane asylums Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart tells “60 Minutes”, America’s jails and prisons have become the country’s new insane asylums because governments have cut funding for mental health treatment. The Cook County jail has more than 2500 inmates with mental issues. Most are nonviolent but Dart says, jailing the mentally ill and then releasing them into the general population, is a recipe for violence and tr

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Naperville may limit medical marijuana locations When Illinois’ medical marijuana industry begins in January, where will new growing and dispensing operations go? The answer is at least partly up to municipalities, which can use their zoning codes to regulate the locations of businesses defined as cultivation centers or dispensing organizations.

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Tax breaks may keep ADM in Illinois Illinois lawmakers are considering a tax incentive package in hopes of persuading agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company not to move its global headquarters out of the state.

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WICS Top Stories
Lathan Running for 96th District Seat The race for the 96th District in Illinois is heating up, as a local woman announces she’ll run for office.During Saturday’s Unity Rally at Comer Park, Gina Lathan announced her candidacy. The incumbent of District 96, which includes large portions of Decatur and Springfield, is Democratic state Rep. …

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Tollway closing Des Plaines oasis By: Richard Wronski Source: Tribune The Des Plaines Oasis overlooking the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, one of the glass-walled icons of the Illinois Tollway system, will be torn down next year to make way for the road’s widening, officials announced Thursday. Opened in 1959 and long a stopping point for fast food and quick naps, the bridgelike pavilion will close in April to allow for the additio

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WASTE WATCH: Paying State Interns It’s no secret: Illinois is in in a budget crisis. State agencies are slashing budgets: getting rid of funding for small and large programs, supplies, and positions.That’s one reason we’re helping track your tax dollars. Through our

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Illinois State Police cracking down on motorists who text and drive 22 Are you a distracted driver? It’s one of our big questions today on the FOX 32 News Facebook page. Illinois State Police begins a major crackdown on motorists who text and drive.

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Joe Girardi may want to re-think any Cubs’ offer RICK MORRISSEY: Next victim, please. The Cubs axed manager Dale Sveum on Monday, presumably because they have somebody bigger and better in mind.

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Preckwinkle picks retired CTA official for Metra board A retired CTA vice president has been chosen to be the Cook County Board’s next appointment to the Metra Board of Directors.

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Our View: Beware of bullies. They’re online, always lurking It used to be all you had to fear from a bully was a black eye, a fat lip and some bruises. The physical pain would diminish over time as would the mental scars if you stood up for yourself or one of your friends. It’s not that simple today.

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Illinois_Stage: State Treasurer candidate Bob Grogan visited the Statehouse press room recently pic.twitter.com/PX37eyzxTO State Treasurer candidate Bob Grogan visited the Statehouse press room recently pic.twitter.com/PX37eyzxTO

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ChrisKaergard: Tired of little or no competition for the state Legislature? Here’s a group trying to fix that. http://fb.me/2dUDs4lrb Tired of little or no competition for the state Legislature? Here’s a group trying to fix that. http://fb.me/2dUDs4lrb

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RayLong: Who is more incompentent? #IL for failing to fix pensions or feds for bringing on government #shutdown http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-government-shutdown-20130930,0,2495049.story … #Twill Who is more incompentent? #IL for failing to fix pensions or feds for bringing on government #shutdown http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-government-shutdown-20130930,0,2495049.story … #Twill

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tracyswartz: 2 switches should’ve stopped @cta blue line train that crashed into another train this morning, @jhilkevitch reports: http://po.st/i3YyGM 2 switches should’ve stopped @cta blue line train that crashed into another train this morning, @jhilkevitch reports: http://po.st/i3YyGM

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davemckinney123: Let the Girardi era begin: Cubs fire Dale Sveum; Joe Girardi interested – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/22886948-573 … via @suntimes Let the Girardi era begin: Cubs fire Dale Sveum; Joe Girardi interested – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/cubs/22886948-573 … via @suntimes

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IL_Observer: Lawmaker: Investigate Illinois Lottery Director over Contract Steering Allegations – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/30/lawmaker-investigate-illinois-lottery-director-over-contract-steering-allegations/ … via @davidormsby Lawmaker: Investigate Illinois Lottery Director over Contract Steering Allegations – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/09/30/lawmaker-investigate-illinois-lottery-director-over-contract-steering-allegations/ … via @davidormsby

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IllinoisChannel: Standard & Poor’s says Debt Ceiling debate unlikely to affect their credit rating of America’s debt, as long as the debate is "short-lived" Standard & Poor’s says Debt Ceiling debate unlikely to affect their credit rating of America’s debt, as long as the debate is "short-lived"

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tkacich: what a rich, telling photo. "BeschlossDC: This is Chicago skyline and vintage cars of the time, in color 1956: #CPL pic.twitter.com/RYxiZ5CmkO" what a rich, telling photo. "BeschlossDC: This is Chicago skyline and vintage cars of the time, in color 1956: #CPLpic.twitter.com/RYxiZ5CmkO"

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GovernorQuinn: Yesterday we honored our #IL #GoldStar Mothers, whose children made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation pic.twitter.com/KYGZZBbo23 Yesterday we honored our #IL #GoldStar Mothers, whose children made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nationpic.twitter.com/KYGZZBbo23

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danielbiss: Great piece on population & productivity growth. #IL gloss seems to say you should move to Peoria: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/great-growth-disconnect-population-growth-does-not-equal-economic-growth/5860/ … @Richard_Florida Great piece on population & productivity growth. #IL gloss seems to say you should move to Peoria:http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/great-growth-disconnect-population-growth-does-not-equal-economic-growth/5860/ … @Richard_Florida

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tammyduckworth: There’s a special place in Hell for people who cheat VetsAlleged scammer siphoned millions meant 4 Vets http://nbcnews.to/16Qf7Mu via @NBCNews There’s a special place in Hell for people who cheat VetsAlleged scammer siphoned millions meant 4 Vetshttp://nbcnews.to/16Qf7Mu via @NBCNews

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MikeMahoney18: Check out this prophetic letter from 2005 I found while cleaning out my desk. pic.twitter.com/Fwm4dDAUoC Check out this prophetic letter from 2005 I found while cleaning out my desk. pic.twitter.com/Fwm4dDAUoC

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tomdemmer: RTA spends $670k on PR firms with ties to Madigans — let’s hear how they spin that. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130930/news/709309951/ … RTA spends $670k on PR firms with ties to Madigans — let’s hear how they spin that. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130930/news/709309951/

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danielbiss: This is an also-fascinating sort of companion piece on high-, medium- and low-wage job growth: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/uneven-growth-high-and-low-wage-jobs-across-america/6937/ … @Richard_Florida This is an also-fascinating sort of companion piece on high-, medium- and low-wage job growth: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/09/uneven-growth-high-and-low-wage-jobs-across-america/6937/ … @Richard_Florida

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RepRobinKelly: A #GOPshutdown would cost the government millions of dollars.The economy is too fragile to hold the country hostage. pic.twitter.com/sPD34kA8YR A #GOPshutdown would cost the government millions of dollars.The economy is too fragile to hold the country hostage.pic.twitter.com/sPD34kA8YR

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MikeforIllinois: Can you help close the quarter out on a strong note? Donate $5, $10, or whatever you can afford right now: http://www.frerichsforillinois.com #twill Can you help close the quarter out on a strong note? Donate $5, $10, or whatever you can afford right now: http://www.frerichsforillinois.com #twill

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KevinCraver: Mental Health Board officials hopeful for Advantage Group’s future after funding setback, audit: http://shawurl.com/sxg #in #mchcoil Mental Health Board officials hopeful for Advantage Group’s future after funding setback, audit: http://shawurl.com/sxg #in #mchcoil

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Sneedlings: Sneed’s on Twitter, so is new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani… but not his people: http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/22835169-452/iranians-are-blocked-from-using-twitter-sneed.html … Sneed’s on Twitter, so is new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani… but not his people: http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/22835169-452/iranians-are-blocked-from-using-twitter-sneed.html

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BenBradleyABC7: NTSB news conference at 3pm with latest on investigation into cause of Blue Line collision. Watch it live here: http://abc7chicago.com/live NTSB news conference at 3pm with latest on investigation into cause of Blue Line collision. Watch it live here:http://abc7chicago.com/live

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APOConnor: #IL schools allow bullying reports online, sometimes anonymously: @AP http://tinyurl.com/kdyuftc @dailyherald #IL schools allow bullying reports online, sometimes anonymously: @AP http://tinyurl.com/kdyuftc @dailyherald

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DougIbendahl: Tom Cross sets sights on new government job to suck at http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=12884 #twill Tom Cross sets sights on new government job to suck at http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=12884 #twill

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Illinois Appeals Court Throws Out $80 Million Award SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CN) – A state appeals court threw out an $80 million punitive damages award against several companies in an asbestos conspiracy case, …

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Illinois Army National Guard Soldier among first to aid heart attack … SPRINGFIELD, IL (09/30/2013)(readMedia)– On Sept. 27 Jeffery Blakeman returned to his Olathe, Kan., residence happy to be home and happy to be alive …

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5 Things to Do Before a Government Shutdown As the possibility of a government shutdown increases, many Americans are feeling restless.

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Pat Quinn and Kwame Raoul: An unbeatable ticket? QUINN/RAOUL IN 2014? For an office derided as meaningless and unnecessary, lieutenant governor is getting a lot of attention these days. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sen. Kwame Raoul, a leader in the Illinois Senate and holder o

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Governor Quinn Makes Key Appointments to Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force – Task Force Charged with Identifying Ways to Ensure All Chicago Students are in School CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today made key appointments to the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Task Force which has been charged with identifying different strategies and approaches to help educators and CPS administration address the truancy problems in the City of Chicago. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to prepare every child for success in college, career and beyond.

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Rep. Cavaletto and Reis Host Concealed Carry Town Hall Meeting Salem. . . State Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem) and David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) are hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 10th at the Effingham County Sportsman’s Club to discuss the new concealed carry law. The event is open to the public.

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Reps Meier and Kay to host Conceal and Carry Town Hall Meetings State Representatives Charlie Meier and Dwight Kay are hosting a series of informational town hall meetings regarding the newly passed conceal and carry legislation. The events are free to attend and open to the public. To view the invitation, which contains all dates and times, please click HERE and HERE

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NEWS: Frerichs to hear from students and universities on rising costs 1 SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Michael Frerichs (D-Champaign), accompanied by Anthony Fiorentino, a student from the University of Illinois College of Law; the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; and other elected officials will begin his college affordability tour Oct. 2. The hearing is from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room 104 of the Illini Union at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Fr

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PHOTOS: Senator Lightford’s "Connect with Your Future" College Fair 1 {pgslideshow id=24|width=640|height=480|delay=3000|image=L|imageordering=9} State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford partnered with Introspect Youth Services to host her second "Connect with Your Future" College Fair. All Illinois public universities were present, as well as Triton College and City Colleges of Chicago. Senator Lightford welcomed Roosevelt University and Robert Morris Universi

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IHAhospitals: IL Health Insurance Marketplace opens tomorrow. Apply online http://www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov or call 866-311-1119 #ACA IL Health Insurance Marketplace opens tomorrow. Apply online http://www.GetCoveredIllinois.gov or call 866-311-1119 #ACA

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dailykos: House GOP leaders hold meeting on whether to shut down government http://bit.ly/17jhICO House GOP leaders hold meeting on whether to shut down governmenthttp://bit.ly/17jhICO

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bishoponair: Talking with Gubernatorial candidate for Governor Chad Grimm from @LPIllinois next. Listen online at http://www.WMAY.com Talking with Gubernatorial candidate for Governor Chad Grimm from @LPIllinois next. Listen online at http://www.WMAY.com

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changeillinois: #Illinois has no comprehensive economic development plan. http://www.civicfed.org/civic-federation/blog/new-state-law-aims-reforming-economic-development-incentives … #Illinois has no comprehensive economic development plan.http://www.civicfed.org/civic-federation/blog/new-state-law-aims-reforming-economic-development-incentives

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wldsnews: Government shutdown shouldn’t have much effect locally http://www.wlds.com/news/1834-government-shutdown-shouldn-t-have-much-affect-locally … Government shutdown shouldn’t have much effect locally http://www.wlds.com/news/1834-government-shutdown-shouldn-t-have-much-affect-locally

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wldsnews: Local assistance available for health insurance marketplace http://www.wlds.com/news/1835-local-assistance-available-for-health-insurance-marketplace … Local assistance available for health insurance marketplace http://www.wlds.com/news/1835-local-assistance-available-for-health-insurance-marketplace

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Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Applauds Major BNSF Rail … I applaud BNSF for making this important investment to improve and expand existing rail infrastructure in our region and across Illinois. This investment will not …

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Chicago Blackhawks receive championship rings CHICAGO (AP) – The Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks now have their championship rings. The Minneapolis, Minn.-based jeweler Jostens says it …

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State Ready For Day One Of ‘Obamacare’ Deputy Governor Cristal Thomas is Gov. Pat Quinn’s point person on health care reform, WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports. She says …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Federal workers protest shutdown at Chicago’s Daley Plaza CHICAGO – SEIU-backed "Progress Illinois" is on hand at Monday’s lunchtime protest of federal workers in Chicago’s Daley Plaza.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
We should all probably calm down and wait 2 * You may have noticed that I’ve completely avoided the Illinois Obamacare implementation story. That’s by design. There’s been just way too much propaganda from both sides to easily sift through. For instance, a few days ago Gov. Pat Quinn announced that health insurance exchange rates were lower than expected. That doesn’t really […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day 3 * Gov. Pat Quinn got a flu shot on Friday, the same day he failed to convince two judges for a stay during appeal of the previous day’s legislator pay ruling… * The Question: Caption? Funniest commenter wins a new Statehouse mobile app that I’ll be launching soon. Our most recent winner was Old Shepherd… “As God […]

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Defending the indefensible * OK, you’re about to see something that you’ve probably never seen here before. I’m gonna defend Rep. Bill Mitchell and Reboot Illinois. First, Kass… The Quad City Times reported that state Rep. Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth, said he was having lunch with a friend when Cohen’s ruling [striking down Quinn’s veto of legislative salaries[ was […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Truax points out Dick Durbin’s hypocrisy on debt ceiling 48 DOWNERS GROVE — Over the weekend, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin urged Republicans not to be “irresponsible” by voting against lifting the debt ceiling once again, but when George W. Bush was president, Durbin opposed increasing America’s debt three times. Monday,…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Rep. Jeanne Ives: "Get Covered, Illinois!" 12 By State Rep. Jeanne Ives – "Get Covered, Illinois!" Hearing the tag line for the new Affordable Care Act, I instinctively think that for some reason I walked out of my house half-dressed. But, instead it is an appeal to…

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Lane restrictions in place on I-55 in Madison County 5 The Illinois Department of Transportation said lane restrictions will be in place on I-55 from mile marker 31 to 34 as crews resurface the pavement. The work will …

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Deborah Graham, a Don Harmon protege, approves TIF money for … Conservative, Catholic, ex-newsman, Oak Parker (IL) (by Jim Bowman)

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Chicago union members plan rally against government shutdown Tax Preparation in Peoria · Travel in Peoria · Featured · More… Featured Business ». By Anonymous. The Associated Press. Posted Sep 30, 2013 @ 08:36 AM.

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Fracking and the Clean Air Act In Illinois, the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act requires that prior to fracking a well, operators must demonstrate, through a permitting process, how it is that …

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Apples & Pork Fest attracts thousands – IllinoisHomePage.net 4 CLINTON — An unlikely combination has people hungry in DeWitt County.

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Survey: 6 in 10 Illinoisans unaware of marketplace – DailyHerald.com 4 A new survey shows six out of 10 Illinois adults don’t know about the new Illinois health insurance marketplace launching Tuesday, or that it will offer eligible …

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Kinzinger comments on Congress ‘bipartisan bills’ WASHINGTON – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Saturday released the following statement after the House of Representative passed, with Kinzinger’s …

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Roskam: Fully Fund the Government, Delay … – Illinois Tea Party WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the following statement on House action to send to the Senate a bill to fully fund the …

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Moffitt to seek re-election to 74th district "Government should help us help ourselves, and that is what I have tried to do." … to retain and create Illinois jobs, and strengthening the state’s agriculture.

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Government shutdown would leave thousands out of work in Ill. (CHICAGO) With a federal government shutdown looming, the impact in Illinois would go far beyond the federal workers who stand to temporarily lose their jobs.

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Illinois Income Tax Reform Topic of Political Debate Tonight Illinois Income Tax Reform Topic of Political Debate Tonight … Both the federal government and many states, however, charge a higher tax rate to those who …

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Pat Quinn and Kwame Raoul: An unbeatable ticket? – Reboot … QUINN/RAOUL IN 2014? For an office derided as meaningless and unnecessary, lieutenant governor is getting a lot of attention these days. The Chicago …

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Governor Quinn Makes Key Appointments to Truancy in Chicago … CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–September 30, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn today made key appointments to the Truancy in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Task Force …

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Governors Like ‘Illiana Expressway’ Plan The governors of Illinois and Indiana say they endorse the proposed "Illiana Expressway." Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Indiana Governor Mike Pence say the …

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Ill. workers paid with fed funds might see layoffs Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown proceeds, Illinois employees paid by federal funds could face temporary layoffs as early as Wednesday.

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Lake County Group Gets Drinking, Drug Prevention Grant A grant received by the Lake County Underage Drinking and Drug Prevention Task Force will help officials address local concerns.

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Ex-DOC employee sentenced to 21 months for embezzling The charges were investigated by the Illinois State Police and the U.S. Postal … Fund, Inmate Commissary Fund and the Reimbursement and Education Fund.

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Be Covered Illinois Partner Organizations Announce "Care Fair" CHICAGO, Sept. 30, 2013 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Be Covered Illinois, the statewide grassroots public outreach and education effort focused on helping …

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Photo: Dale Sveum’s High School Yearbook Picture Dale Sveum (CBS) We first brought you this photo hours after Dale Sveum was hired as Cubs manager back in November of 2011. Now that Sveum has been let go by the Cubs, let’s relive this awesome picture. Two seasons as Cubs manager. 127 wins. 197 losses. One incredible picture. Thanks for the memories, Dale.

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Donald Peloquin – New Lenox, IL Patch
Judge, State’s Attorney Fight ‘Intimate’ Pic Case Deposition Will County Judge Gerald Kinney and State’s Attorney James Glasgow are fighting a subpoena from a former county board member who claims old boyfriends circulated "intimate" photos of her.

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Donald Peloquin – New Lenox, IL Patch
More Journalism Orgs Support Patch in Confidential Source Battle 1 Illinois News Broadcasters Association, Radio Television and Digital News Association and National Press Club released statements in support of Patch editor Joe Hosey as he faces jail time and fines for protecting a source.

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List of approved concealed carry courses A list of approved concealed carry courses were posted online Monday. Anyone who wants to legally carry a gun in Illinois has to take one of these courses. Find the list of courses here: www.isp.state.il.us

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Republican strategist, Democratic strategist on government shutdown Republican strategist Chris Roboing and Democratic strategist Marj Halperin discuss the looming government shutdown.

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Political analyst Paul Lisnek on government shutdown Political analyst Paul Lisnek discusses the looming government shutdown.

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Jason Plummer Challenges Bill Enyart to 12 Debates in Illinois 12th …
Lawmaker: Investigate Illinois Lottery Director over Contract Steering Allegations Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this (Chicago) – An Illinois lawmaker is calling for a legislative probe of the Illinois Lottery’s director. State Rep. Bob Rita (D-Blue Island) wants the Illinois General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Commission, on which he sits, to probe Lottery chief Michael Jones in the wake of a media report that alleges the state Lotter

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RTA spending more than $670000 on spin control – Chicago Daily Herald RTA spending more than $670000 on spin controlChicago Daily HeraldCompass is led by Mike Noonan, a former aide to Michael Madigan, and as the firm’s website notes, "Mike is also proud of his job as Lisa Madigan’s campaign manager, helping Lisa become the first female Illinois attorney general." Lisa Madigan is the …

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis on shutdown Statement from Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, on government shutdown: read more

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StateRepLouLang: I’ve got Toni’s back in her primary fight. You? Rep. Toni Berrios has a fundraiser tonight, 9/30, Old Town Burger Saloon; 5:30 pm. #twill I’ve got Toni’s back in her primary fight. You? Rep. Toni Berrios has a fundraiser tonight, 9/30, Old Town Burger Saloon; 5:30 pm. #twill

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StatehouseChick: Based on pace of pension conference committee, pretty sure we’re experiencing gov’t shutdown right here in #IL. Based on pace of pension conference committee, pretty sure we’re experiencing gov’t shutdown right here in #IL.

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Transformers Ending with a ‘Boom’ Filming of Transformers 4 is wrapping up in Chicago this week, but it’s going out with a bang. The Chicago Tribune reports there will be a major explosion on the set Wednesday afternoon. It will happen near 29th and Damen in the Pilsen neighborhood. One source is calling it the “Mother of all bombs.”

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Pat Brady’s Look on Illinois Governor’s Race Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady came on The Steve Cochran Show to chat with Steve about the 2014 election for the Governor of Illinois.

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Pension Deal Could Be Close 1 A pension deal could be looming. State Rep Elaine Nekritz tells the “Chicago Tribune” it’s very likely a vote could come as early as next month, during veto session. She’s on the ten-member committee charged with f…

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