Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Oct. 2

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Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Oct. 2

by Ryan Keith

Illinois Marriage: Why We March After the non-vote in May on the state’s marriage-equality bill, Illinois activists, leaders and politicians had a myriad of responses to what happened and why.
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dave syverson – Google News
Chuck Sweeny: Kinzinger wants to pursue ‘big deal’ with Democrats – Rockford Register Star Chuck Sweeny: Kinzinger wants to pursue ‘big deal’ with DemocratsRockford Register StarDave Syverson, said that predictions of a GOP crack-up or national meltdown over the shutdown are greatly exaggerated. “Uncertainty hasn’t created problems in the stock market. One plus for the Republicans is that the first day of signing up for the …

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QCOnline Opinion News
Letter: Don’t hike gas tax, make leaders spend it all on roads I read in the paper on Sept. 27 there is a push to raise the federal gasoline tax another 10 cents a gallon. Why? Because the Congressional Budget Office says the Federal Highway Trust Fund will be empty in a

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Local News
Kinzinger refuses salary until funding resumes Most federal employees won’t get paychecks during the shutdown. Congressmen are among the exceptions.

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Local News
Demmer planning to seek second House term DIXON – At age 27 and in his first year in the legislature, Rep. Tom Demmer confirmed on Tuesday what was largely expected: He plans to run for a second year.

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Dental School To Welcome Children If your child is between 3 and 13 and in need of dental care, you need to be at the SIU School of Dental Medicine on Monday, October 14. That is the day for the school’s annual Give Kids A Smile Day from 7:30am-noon. Children qualified…

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Watchdog Group: Illinois Budget A "Lost Opportunity" – WIFR Watchdog Group: Illinois Budget A "Lost Opportunity"WIFRCHICAGO (AP) — A watchdog group says Illinois’ current state budget represents a "lost opportunity" because legislators didn’t prepare for even more grim financial realities in the years ahead. The Chicago-based Civic Federation released its analysis …

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

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Oprah Winfrey may sell Chicago studio site Realty firm hired to mull options for West Side propertyThe production company founded by Oprah Winfrey has hired a real estate firm to evaluate options for its West Side facility, a company spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday night.

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SenatorSandoval: @SenatorSandoval By the way, I just got a pay check after 3 months due to the same game of #politics!@SenatorSandoval By the way, I just got a pay check after 3 months due to the same game of #politics!

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tomdemmer: If the ACA really is like iOS 7, we could really use a #geniusbar right about now. If the ACA really is like iOS 7, we could really use a #geniusbar right about now.

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SenatorRezin: At the Blackhawks game with my family-Stanley Cup presentation http://ow.ly/i/3iWSa At the Blackhawks game with my family-Stanley Cup presentationhttp://ow.ly/i/3iWSa

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debmell: It’s an honor to be discussing such an important issue. Thanks for having me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjd8nVUA9CQ&feature=share … @TribEvents It’s an honor to be discussing such an important issue. Thanks for having me.

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RutherfordDan: Speaking at Meet & Greet in Highland Park. Great support in that part of the suburbs. #twill @CityHPIL pic.twitter.com/7sXpFfdSdC Speaking at Meet & Greet in Highland Park. Great support in that part of the suburbs. #twill @CityHPIL pic.twitter.com/7sXpFfdSdC

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RutherfordDan: Speaker @ Sheriff Zaruba’s brunch in #DuPage Cty.Great crowd.Appreciate Sheriff allowing me to be his keynote.#twill pic.twitter.com/8Ox4VPEg4j Speaker @ Sheriff Zaruba’s brunch in #DuPage Cty.Great crowd.Appreciate Sheriff allowing me to be his keynote.#twill pic.twitter.com/8Ox4VPEg4j

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SenatorKirk: Partisanship should not stop WWII #veterans from seeing their memorial. Looking fwd to joining them there tomorrow. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131001/news/710019821/ … Partisanship should not stop WWII #veterans from seeing their memorial. Looking fwd to joining them there tomorrow. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131001/news/710019821/

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AmandaVinicky: Not just for reporters: @BrendanNyhan in @CJR on #ACA & govt. shutdown: it’s beyond leadership. Congress is way split http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/roots_of_shutdown_go_local_to_cover_house_republicans.php?page=all … Not just for reporters: @BrendanNyhan in @CJR on #ACA & govt. shutdown: it’s beyond leadership. Congress is way split http://www.cjr.org/united_states_project/roots_of_shutdown_go_local_to_cover_house_republicans.php?page=all

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DanProft: What of IL’s de facto government shutdown? State vendors, Medicaid providers don’t get paid. Pensions not funded. Facilities for DD closed. What of IL’s de facto government shutdown? State vendors, Medicaid providers don’t get paid. Pensions not funded. Facilities for DD closed.

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Kadner: Candidate puts Streit on notice in Oak Lawn – SouthtownStar Kadner: Candidate puts Streit on notice in Oak LawnSouthtownStarPatrick McGowan may have set some sort of record by announcing his candidacy for Oak Lawn trustee 18 months before the village election. McGowan, 36, a sales executive for what he described as a “worldwide materials firm,” is running for 3rd District …

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Illinois Issues blog: October 2013 By Jamey Dunn After the federal government shut down at midnight in a battle over Obamacare, the online health insurance marketplaces that are a cornerstone …

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Transportation hearing outlines state’s improvement plans Those wanting to provide a written statement on a project may send it to Illinois Department of Transportation District 7 Office, 400 W. Wabash, Effingham, IL …

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Durbin on Shutdown By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the Republicans who control the U.S. House ought to negotiate the Affordable Care Act …

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LETTERS A call to state Rep. Harris Greg Harris is sincere in his efforts to work for LGBT marriage in Illinois. … I realize some will respond to this suggestion by saying Harris has shepherded this bill …

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Demmer planning to seek second House term “My priorities are controlling government spending, promoting transparency, and supporting job creation across Illinois,” he said. He said he was the chief House …

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Rezin on fracking task force Rezin on fracking task force. Tweet. Share. 10/01/2013 … Senate Bill 1715, which created regulation for hydraulic fracturing in Illinois, became law on June 17.

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Lt. Gov. launches cell phone donation drive – Wandtv.com … Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon has launched a cellphone drive to help victims of domestic violence.

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Miller: Quinn loses fight over legislators’ pay but will press on Quinn said he vetoed the budget appropriation for legislators’ pay because he was tired … Quinn had argued that transcripts from the 1970 Illinois Constitutional …

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WICS Top Stories
Manar Speaks on ADM Move State Sen. Andy Manar is speaking out on ADM’s decision to move its headquarters out of Decatur, which will take more than 100 jobs from the area.In a statement, Manar said there is legislation moving in Illinois’ House of Representatives to give ADM tens of millions of dollars to move to Chicago–and stay in Illinois. …

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New Pinckneyville Chamber director

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Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission names new interim director There is a new director at the Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, but old questions linger.

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Emanuel pulls some red-light cameras as speed tickets start Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that controversial red light cameras will be removed from 18 intersections as the city gets ready to issue tickets from automated speed cameras.

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Corrections summit helps ex-offenders re-enter society ROCK ISLAND — Their needs vary, from finding jobs to getting a driver’s license. On Tuesday, about 400 formerly incarcerated men and women, many on parole or probation, came to First Church of the Nazarene, 2921 38th

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Verschoore plans to withdraw courthouse bill ROCK ISLAND – State Rep. Pat Verschoore, D-Milan, said he now plans to withdraw a bill he sponsored that would allow Rock Island County to build a new courthouse without seeking approval from voters. The bill had

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Extra: UnitedHealthcare Snags $3.6 Billion Illinois Health Care … (Chicago) – Extra: UnitedHealthcare has won a $3.6 billion contract to provide health care insurance benefits for retired Illinois state employees.

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Quad Cities Honor Flight Charges On During Shutdown The latest Quad Cities Honor Flight leaves this Thursday, but National parks and monuments are closed or have limited access. Hub Director of the Quad Cities Honor Flight, Bob Morrison and his team of

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Kankakee receives $1 million war-ready vehicle in growing military surplus … – Kankakee Daily Journal Kankakee receives $1 million war-ready vehicle in growing military surplus …Kankakee Daily Journal"A police force exists for the purpose of maintaining law and order," said Edwin Yohnka, a spokesman for the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. "It doesn’t exist to frighten people or make people afraid of a government entity …

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A Better Illinois The problem with Illinois’ tax system and an explanation of how a modern, fair tax system would benefit the state and its citizens. From: benamatthews Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 07:30 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Launches Get Covered Illinois – The New Online Marketplace for Affordable Health Care CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today launched Get Covered Illinois, the state’s comprehensive education and enrollment online platform for uninsured residents… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 11:48 More in News & Politics

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tammyduckworth: Good news.I know so many folks who are out of work.Manufacturing activity highest since 2011 http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-manufacturing-activity-highest-2011-8C11307589 … via @NBCNewsBusiness Good news.I know so many folks who are out of work.Manufacturing activity highest since 2011 http://www.nbcnews.com/business/us-manufacturing-activity-highest-2011-8C11307589 … via @NBCNewsBusiness

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RepBerrios: Join us on the main campus – Free & Open to the public #jobs #volunteer #NEIU2013 pic.twitter.com/E9S3EyuzyM Join us on the main campus – Free & Open to the public #jobs #volunteer #NEIU2013 pic.twitter.com/E9S3EyuzyM

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MollyBeckSJR: Julio Barrenzuela brings his salsa-dancing motivational events to his alma mater Washington Middle School. pic.twitter.com/sDFpkHnAFD Julio Barrenzuela brings his salsa-dancing motivational events to his alma mater Washington Middle School.pic.twitter.com/sDFpkHnAFD

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GregHinz: #Rauner took in $1M-plus in 3Q — but apparently spent it just as quickly http://tinyurl.com/k4vjchh #Rauner took in $1M-plus in 3Q — but apparently spent it just as quickly http://tinyurl.com/k4vjchh

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RepRobinKelly: 51 employers and counting will have booths at my job fair this Friday. Save time and pre-register at http://goo.gl/z8rZwr #JobFairIL02 51 employers and counting will have booths at my job fair this Friday. Save time and pre-register at http://goo.gl/z8rZwr #JobFairIL02

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lynnsweet: Breaking from HHS on conf call: More than 2.8 million people already visited new health care market site. Open less than 24 hours. Breaking from HHS on conf call: More than 2.8 million people already visited new health care market site. Open less than 24 hours.

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RepRobinKelly: Projects to improve rail and other mass transit infrastructure will cease as nearly 1,300 grantees lose access to federal funds #shutdown Projects to improve rail and other mass transit infrastructure will cease as nearly 1,300 grantees lose access to federal funds #shutdown

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LisaMadigan: Madigan urges residents to use the IL Health Insurance Marketplace for safe insurance shopping #GetCoveredIllinois http://bit.ly/GzzW9y Madigan urges residents to use the IL Health Insurance Marketplace for safe insurance shopping #GetCoveredIllinoishttp://bit.ly/GzzW9y

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SheilaSimonIL: It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thanks, SIU Simmons Cancer Institute for taking care of my mammogram! pic.twitter.com/nNCXZzLbm8 It’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. Thanks, SIU Simmons Cancer Institute for taking care of my mammogram!pic.twitter.com/nNCXZzLbm8

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: No More Silence. No More Violence http://goo.gl/fb/ilGCp Latest on our Blog: No More Silence. No More Violence http://goo.gl/fb/ilGCp

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mjzalewski: the ios7 gmail snafu of 2013 has been resolved, thanks to this link..http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/software/3469850/how-clear-thousands-of-unread-gmail-emails/ … the ios7 gmail snafu of 2013 has been resolved, thanks to this link..http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/software/3469850/how-clear-thousands-of-unread-gmail-emails/

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * Do you believe Gov. Pat Quinn will be reelected? Take the poll and … http://bit.ly/18LUnbo Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * Do you believe Gov. Pat Quinn will be reelected? Take the poll and … http://bit.ly/18LUnbo

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timlandisSJR: Illinois gasoline prices lowest since February. http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x452545717/Lower-fuel-prices-expected-to-continue-this-fall … Illinois gasoline prices lowest since February. http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x452545717/Lower-fuel-prices-expected-to-continue-this-fall

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DC_Editor: Journalism job seekers: Don’t claim to have a solid grasp of AP style if you write "Indianapolis, Indiana, USA" in your cover letter. Journalism job seekers: Don’t claim to have a solid grasp of AP style if you write "Indianapolis, Indiana, USA" in your cover letter.

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davemckinney123: Jeanie Garrity, visitor to the closed #Lincoln home, said Tuesday she’s "furious" at the federal #shutdown. pic.twitter.com/ReQuUEKDJF Jeanie Garrity, visitor to the closed #Lincoln home, said Tuesday she’s "furious" at the federal #shutdown.pic.twitter.com/ReQuUEKDJF

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rebootillinois: Bringing #Illinoisans together to make a positive change, that’s what we are all about: http://ow.ly/pmKvD #twILL Bringing #Illinoisans together to make a positive change, that’s what we are all about: http://ow.ly/pmKvD #twILL

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Trib_ed_board: Robert Gilligan from @CatholicConfIL warns about what will be taught in public school if same-sex marriage becomes law. #tribnation Robert Gilligan from @CatholicConfIL warns about what will be taught in public school if same-sex marriage becomes law. #tribnation

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Trib_ed_board: That was in response to Ald. @debmell explaining she & her wife went to Iowa and got married, instead of enter a civil union in IL. That was in response to Ald. @debmell explaining she & her wife went to Iowa and got married, instead of enter a civil union in IL.

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Trib_ed_board: Rep. Harris says SB10 will be on the agenda this fall. Thinks many of his colleagues have taken a message from SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage Rep. Harris says SB10 will be on the agenda this fall. Thinks many of his colleagues have taken a message from SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage

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natashakorecki: Congressmen Schneider, Foster give up paychecks during shutdown http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/congressmen-schneider-foster-give-up-paychecks-during-shutdown/ … via @suntimes Congressmen Schneider, Foster give up paychecks during shutdown http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/congressmen-schneider-foster-give-up-paychecks-during-shutdown/ … via @suntimes

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RepRobinKelly: According to economists, the #GOPShutdown is costing us $300 mil a day in lost economic output. Our economy can’t afford the hit. According to economists, the #GOPShutdown is costing us $300 mil a day in lost economic output. Our economy can’t afford the hit.

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MikeforIllinois: I always enjoy talking to Dave and Elizabeth on @wdws1400. http://www.wdws.com/audio/2013-10-01/senator-mike-frerichs-1012013.html … #twill I always enjoy talking to Dave and Elizabeth on @wdws1400. http://www.wdws.com/audio/2013-10-01/senator-mike-frerichs-1012013.html … #twill

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SenatorKirk: Federal Housing Admin getting a $1.7 billion bailout from taxpayers. This is why we need reverse mortgage reform. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=876 Federal Housing Admin getting a $1.7 billion bailout from taxpayers. This is why we need reverse mortgage reform. http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=876

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SenatorSandoval: Follow Me, Marty Sandoval, on Facebook to see exciting things happening in the 11th district and in my personal life. http://on.fb.me/18Knj3T Follow Me, Marty Sandoval, on Facebook to see exciting things happening in the 11th district and in my personal life.http://on.fb.me/18Knj3T

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SenatorSandoval: People & Governance lose out to Politics! What a shame! #governmentshutdown http://cbsn.ws/1fGX6uc People & Governance lose out to Politics! What a shame! #governmentshutdown http://cbsn.ws/1fGX6uc

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RepRobinKelly: I spoke on the House Floor to bring up the Senate Amendment to the CR and end the #governmentshutdown http://goo.gl/9Ik9tU I spoke on the House Floor to bring up the Senate Amendment to the CR and end the #governmentshutdown http://goo.gl/9Ik9tU

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Robin42CD: If you’re one of thousands of Illinoisans who need health insurance, today is the day to #getcovered! Open… http://fb.me/15R2FHBLX If you’re one of thousands of Illinoisans who need health insurance, today is the day to #getcovered! Open… http://fb.me/15R2FHBLX

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Republican Bruce Rauner announced Tues that his campaign raised over $1 million from 1,300 donations in the 3rd fundraising quarter #twill Republican Bruce Rauner announced Tues that his campaign raised over $1 million from 1,300 donations in the 3rd fundraising quarter

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IllinoisChannel: #twill Republican Bruce Rauner announced Tues that his campaign raised over $1 million from 1,300 donations in the 3rd fundraising quarter #twill Republican Bruce Rauner announced Tues that his campaign raised over $1 million from 1,300 donations in the 3rd fundraising quarter

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kylehillman: If you are genuinely a moderate #GOP today, what exactly do you do when your party is crashing your brand? #Twill If you are genuinely a moderate #GOP today, what exactly do you do when your party is crashing your brand? #Twill

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Illinews: Moline: Local politicians speak out on shutdown http://bit.ly/17qdAkp Moline: Local politicians speak out on shutdown http://bit.ly/17qdAkp

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Suburban counselors get few inquiries on first day of health reform act 1 Suburban in-person counselors didn’t have many visits Tuesday, the first day to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, people got their information from state and federal call centers and websites, healthcare.gov and getcoveredillinois.gov, and call centers.

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Quinn to speak at chamber luncheon Gov. Pat Quinn will be the guest speaker at the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Consensus Luncheon on Oct. 14. The luncheon will be …

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Jacksonville fire dog wins national contest Smokey, a rescue dog that lives at the Jacksonville firehouse, has been voted the country’s top firehouse dog, earning him a cameo appearance on the NBC …

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Governor Quinn Launches Get Covered Illinois – The New Online Marketplace for Affordable Health Care – Statewide Options Now Available Through Illinois’ Official Health Marketplace Created by the Affordable Care Act CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today launched Get Covered Illinois, the state’s comprehensive education and enrollment online platform for uninsured residents to sign up for health coverage under the Federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Illinois.

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Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County’s Obamacare Program Cook County’s early experiment with Obamacare through its waiver-based “CountyCare” Medicaid program has been faltering in the delivery of a key benefit – substance abuse treatment. The problem has prompted State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse to intervene to provide a solution. Part of the dilemma has […]

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Governor Quinn Announces $5.3 Million for Peoria Area Local Transportation Improvements – Funds from Illinois Jobs Now! Program Will Help Area Cities and Counties Create Jobs Tackling Critical Transportation Projects PEORIA – Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by local officials to announce $5.3 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction investments to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure in the Peoria area. The funds are in addition to the annual Motor Fuel Tax revenues these municipalities are scheduled to receive this year. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment

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Concealed carry training begins The Illinois State Police announced instructors can begin training individuals for concealed carry licenses Tuesday. ISP has finalized training materials and guidelines for instructors. ISP approved 757 instructors from across the state and has also released a listing of existing training programs that can help satisfy the 16 hour requirement. Applications for licenses will be available Jan. 5, 20

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School safety and civics task forces created, Cullerton appointed State Senator Tom Cullerton will serve on two newly created taskforces: The School Security and Standards Task Force and the Task Force on Civic Education, which were formed this year. The School Security and Standards Task Force "Sadly, the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, ongoing violence in some of our neighborhoods and the potential for other tragedy changed how we look at securi

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant to host ‘Sandwich Generation’ seminar Next week, Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be partnering with Representatives Manley and Cross to host an event for the many members of our community who find themselves not only still caring for their young children, but also caring for their aging parents. ‘The Sandwich Generation’ event will be held on Saturday, October 12th from 10-11:30am at the Edward Plainfield Outpatient Center (Buil

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant announces LIHEAP registration for families Senator Bertino-Tarran is pleased to announce that the Will County Center for Community Concerns has begun registration for energy assistance to income-eligible households as a part of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Applications are currently accepted for households that contain a senior receiving Social Security benefits. Today, funding assistance is also available to those whose

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Jacobs: State Police post new information on concealed carry law Senator Mike Jacobs announced today that the Illinois State Police have approved concealed carry firearms training curricula. “By setting the curriculum, Illinois is one step closer to allowing law-abiding gun owners to carry their weapons,” Jacobs said. The Illinois State Police have also updated the approved firearms instructor registry that includes instructors who have met all eligibility gu

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Representative Mcauliffe Tours Area High Schools Talks with Faculty and Students about School Priorities and Education CHICAGO, IL (OCTOBER 1, 2013)- In honor of Principal Appreciation Month State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-20) began a tour of visiting local High Schools to hear from school leaders about their priorities and share his commitment with making sure area schools receive the proper resources.

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Health care workers aim to enroll former inmates CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Champaign Urbana Public Health District is working to … She noted that many of those behind bars have mental health problems that …

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Nekritz’ take on Bost’s rant over the rules: | DailyHerald.com Blogs
Roskam’s take on shutdown U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam put out a video late Monday with his take on the late-night shutdown fight.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Isn’t there enough misinformation without stuff like this? * The AP needs a babysitter in its Chicago office. To wit… Illinois’ marketplace is called Get Covered Illinois. It was experiencing some glitches Tuesday. People trying to enroll we’re having problems with the website, and some reported waits of 20 minutes or more on a hotline set up to assist consumers. Quinn says glitches are […]

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Ten SD 227 students face felony charge for brawl – Southtown Star Ten students were charged with mob action, a felony, after a massive brawl broke out Monday afternoon at Rich South High School between students at Rich …

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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 …

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Government shutdown no big deal for Illinois Valley In all of the Illinois Valley the only federal agency to close its doors is the Illinois Waterway Visitor’s Center at Starved Rock Lock and Dam near Utica. The dam …

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Government Shutdown Closes Recreation Areas in So. Illinois Services at Shawnee National Forest, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and Rend Lake are shut down. Mike Petersen, a spokesperson for the U.S. Army …

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Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky on Republican Government … – eNews Park Forest Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky on Republican Government …eNews Park ForestJan 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 …

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Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky on the Opening of ‘Get Covered … – eNews Park Forest Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky on the Opening of ‘Get Covered …eNews Park ForestWashington, DC—(ENEWSPF)–October 1, 2013 – Rep. Jan Schakowsky released the following statement on the opening of the Get Covered Illinois Marketplace under Obamacare: "Today is an historic day in this country. Despite a Republican-led …

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Letter: Readers would prefer a balanced news report The Rockford Register Star printed an article titled “Forecast: Higher seas, temperatures” on September 28 to report on the U.N. IPCC findings. In the article it is …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Shutdown finger-pointing reaches central Illinois The partisan wrangling over the government shutdown is in evidence in central Illinois, as U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, called it “totally unacceptable,” and one of the Democrats seeking his job accused him of voting for the shutdown “to score political points.”

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch
Buffalo Grove Opposes Reservoir Plan for Didier Farms Village trustees adopted a resolution Monday opposing the plan. Public comments will be accepted through Wednesday.

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Interest Cost Of Delaying Lawmaker Paychecks Still … – WMAY.com It’s still not known how much extra the state will have to pay in interest for the two-month delay in issuing paychecks to Illinois lawmakers. A judge who last week …

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Sangamon County Health Department Still Waiting For … – WMAY.com The Sangamon County Department of Public Health is a step closer to being able to provide direct assistance under the new health insurance marketplace.

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Lee Cuts Debt 2 Years Ahead of Schedule The publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and other newspapers says the company cut its debt by $98.5 million in the fiscal year through September 29.

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Winnetka considers local hearings for minor offenses Winnetka officials are considering an administrative hearing process they said would allow residents fighting parking tickets and other minor infractions to save …

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Red light cameras coming down at 18 Chicago intersections Chicago motorists are getting some relief from video surveillance just when Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s speed cameras around schools and parks are about to start …

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Ammons formally declares for 103rd District Carol Ammons, right, announces her candidacy for state representative in the 103rd District at Carle Park in Urbana Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013.

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Davis: Dems playing politics over shutdown – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Davis: Dems playing politics over shutdownChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette… playing politics than keeping the federal government open. Representative Rodney Davis of Taylorville said he never thought a shutdown would occur, and that the House passed four different pieces of legislation in an attempt to keep that from …

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Ill. Governor Touts Health Exchange Legislature Rejected Pat Quinn is touting the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. This, even though he couldn’t manage to convince his legislature that the state should run its own …

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Fire Prevention Month chance to raise awareness Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored a fire prevention campaign each October to raise the public’s awareness about the …

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Some Oak Park residents back Ike expansion "Oak Park has been standing alone against (the Illinois Department of Transportation)," said South Elmwood Avenue resident Chris Donovan, one of several …

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How the suburbs are dealing with the shutdown – Chicago Daily Herald 4 How the suburbs are dealing with the shutdownChicago Daily HeraldPeter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, and Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, say they will be there as well. House Republican lawmakers including Roskam on Tuesday pushed piecemeal budget plans that could open the memorial and other national parks, …

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Some suburban members of Congress say they’ll forego pay – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Some suburban members of Congress say they’ll forego payChicago Daily HeraldRandy Hultgren of Winfield and Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield say they’ll give their salaries back. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, says he’ll give the money he’s paid during the shutdown to …

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Gov: Ill. health marketplace is ‘historic’ Quinn spoke at a press conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the same day the marketplace opened in Illinois and other states. Illinois’ marketplace is called Get Covered Illinois. … broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated Press.

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Let states keep control of fracking – Illinois Chamber of Commerce Illinois recently became a new member of the club of states that have promulgated rules and/or passed legislative regulations ensuring hydraulic fracturing is …

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Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s tax credit request gets frosty reception 1 Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) said ADM “essentially is blackmailing the state” and asking for special treatment. “You’re asking us to change the tax policy to …

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Thousands go online to enroll in ACA – IllinoisHomePage.net ILLINOIS — The government shutdown is not stopping healthcare reform.

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Jacksonville Claims Another Local Celebrity | NewsRadio WTAX Jacksonville has another claim to fame. This time it is of the canine variety. Smokey, a mascot of the Jacksonville Fire Department to make his network television …

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Sherman’s Rail Pointe Gets Another Green Light | NewsRadio WTAX Touting itself as the Route 66 Gateway to the Abraham Lincoln Historic Sites, a planned 99-acre development is taking another step forward. Sherman Village …

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Head Lice and Cockroaches Are More Popular Than Congress On the other hand, Congress is thought of more highly than the Kardashians.

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Duckworth, Nekritz talk with JCFS staff and other human service providers … – Jewish United Fund Duckworth, Nekritz talk with JCFS staff and other human service providers …Jewish United Fund"This is a very personal issue," said Tammy Duckworth (Congresswoman, 8th District of Illinois) to a large group of suburban community human service providers in Arlington Heights, "because I was hungry as a child." Congresswoman Duckworth’s father …

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RepLipinski: My offices in the Third District and in Washington will remain open to help with constituent needs, despite the #governmentshutdown My offices in the Third District and in Washington will remain open to help with constituent needs, despite the #governmentshutdown

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StacyStClair: Woman sues LaSalle County over strip-search — troubling, fascinating story by @davidheinzmann and @perezjr http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jail-strip-search-lawsuit-20131001,0,5970794.story … Woman sues LaSalle County over strip-search — troubling, fascinating story by @davidheinzmann and @perezjr http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-jail-strip-search-lawsuit-20131001,0,5970794.story

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Gov Quinn calls it "historic" as he launches #Obamacare in Illinois #twill "nobody’s left out" pic.twitter.com/vYilwxYPKS Gov Quinn calls it "historic" as he launches #Obamacare in Illinois #twill "nobody’s left out" pic.twitter.com/vYilwxYPKS

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Some ADM context: * The House Revenue Committee is meeting today to talk about various corp… http://bit.ly/18KONX1 Capitol Fax #twill Some ADM context: * The House Revenue Committee is meeting today to talk about various corp…http://bit.ly/18KONX1

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Crash on I-80 EB Between Mokena and New Lenox, Minor Injuries Traffic is backed up on Interstate 80 in the eastbound lanes between New Lenox and Mokena.

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kcchronicle: Employee charged with sexual misconduct with inmate at Illinois Youth Center… http://fb.me/1AxolAL4oEmployee charged with sexual misconduct with inmate at Illinois Youth Center… http://fb.me/1AxolAL4o

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WBBM & Wing Stop Present Chicago’s Wing Eating Contest Text 780-780 or enter here for a chance to compete in a Wing Eating Contest at Soldier Field on October 10th! Five contestants will battle it out to see who can eat the most wings in weight in 2 minutes! Enter by 11:59 PM Sunday, October 6th. Prize does not include game tickets or parking.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Immigrant rights group to march Friday in Rodney Davis’ 13th CD 1 DECATUR – Starting this Friday, October 4th, dozens of people from across Illinois will march 30 miles from Decatur, IL to Taylorsville, IL to urge Rep. Rodney Davis to support comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the U.S. Congress. The group,…

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APOConnor: We at AP are ready for #autumn, thanks to my 3-year-old pal Avett. Yes, @ha_nah_nah, that’s the magic wand in back. pic.twitter.com/9CJJBdka5E We at AP are ready for #autumn, thanks to my 3-year-old pal Avett. Yes, @ha_nah_nah, that’s the magic wand in back. pic.twitter.com/9CJJBdka5E

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BenYount: On ADM tax credit: Rep David Harris asks can’t ADM go it alone? ADM says yeah, but… Lawmakers pondering paying ADM to move to Chi On ADM tax credit: Rep David Harris asks can’t ADM go it alone? ADM says yeah, but… Lawmakers pondering paying ADM to move to Chi

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BenYount: ADM getting its lunch handed to them. Both Dem and GOP lawmakers not impressed with ADM plea to get paid to move from Decatur to Chi. ADM getting its lunch handed to them. Both Dem and GOP lawmakers not impressed with ADM plea to get paid to move from Decatur to Chi.

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BenYount: DCEO boss Pollet says tax credits are NOT major factor when companies pick a location. So why is IL paying millions? #cronyism #twill DCEO boss Pollet says tax credits are NOT major factor when companies pick a location. So why is IL paying millions? #cronyism #twill

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BenYount: You learn something new covering IL government everyday. This is the 40th anniversary of pong. Hmm. #Iamold #twill You learn something new covering IL government everyday. This is the 40th anniversary of pong. Hmm. #Iamold #twill

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tkacich: Rep. Rodney Davis statement on partial government shutdown http://www.news-gazette.com/blogs/central-illinois-gazette/2013-10/rep-davis-statement-partial-government-shutdown.html … via @news_gazette Rep. Rodney Davis statement on partial government shutdown http://www.news-gazette.com/blogs/central-illinois-gazette/2013-10/rep-davis-statement-partial-government-shutdown.html … via @news_gazette

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Wgn-Tv Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2 CHICAGO, September 16, 2013 – WGN-TV will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by offering special programming of interest to the Hispanic community. News stories will appear on WGN News at Nine first and then air on other WGN News programs. WGN-TV kicks off the celebration September 17 when WGN’s Julian Crews reports on the extraordinary flow of Cuban talent into Major League Baseball. He’ll take

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CompTopinka: Great catching up w/ Bill Jurek for an interview this AM. Fantastic work he does over @ChiLighthouse! Have a look: http://chicagolighthouse.org/programs-and-services/-beacon-show/host … Great catching up w/ Bill Jurek for an interview this AM. Fantastic work he does over @ChiLighthouse! Have a look: http://chicagolighthouse.org/programs-and-services/-beacon-show/host

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Illiknows: ITA: Applied Systems Flagship User Conference Is the Largest Ever http://bit.ly/GzCsNx ITA: Applied Systems Flagship User Conference Is the Largest Everhttp://bit.ly/GzCsNx

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s numbers * AP… The issue of gun permits surfaced briefly in the Illinois governor’s race, when a candidate claimed that the Illinois State Police had a backlog of 75,000 gun-owner’s ID applications under Gov. Pat Quinn, forcing hunters to miss entire hunting seasons. The real number isn’t that high — just 49,000, according to state police. But those […]

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Some ADM context * The House Revenue Committee is meeting today to talk about various corporate tax breaks. Watch it live. ADM’s fiscal officer was asked why the company didn’t just use existing tax law to underwrite its move to Chicago. ADM has dropped its request for a cut to its public utility taxes, but does want […]

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Google Alerts – springfield il
Lower fuel prices expected to continue this fall The lowest gasoline price since February in Illinois should continue into the fall … Illinois prices dropped 28 cent in September to an average $3.48 a gallon for …

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timlandisSJR: The "closed" signs are up at the Lincoln Home. The "closed" signs are up at the Lincoln Home.

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Chicago Dope Dealer Frederick "Juicy" Sims Got $105K In Public … Chicago Dope Dealer Frederick "Juicy" Sims Got $105K In Public Cash To Open … licenses for the area, even though the street doesn’t need a new liquor store.

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Port of Chicago privatization deal collapses In July, both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn trumpeted a $500 million, 62-year deal between the Illinois Port Authority District and Denver, …

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StatehouseChick: So tired. Up all night pirating VHS copies of "Dirty Dancing." #shutdown #windowofopportunity So tired. Up all night pirating VHS copies of "Dirty Dancing." #shutdown #windowofopportunity

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Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County’s Obamacare Program – Huffington Post 1 Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County’s Obamacare ProgramHuffington PostWhen Harris, Chair of the House Human Services Appropriations Committee, learned of this problem in July, he flew to the phones within, literally, hours and contacted state officials to find a solution that would keep the County’s health plan from …

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SenBillBrady: Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment begins today. Questions? Visit Get Covered Illinois: http://getcoveredillinois.gov/ Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment begins today. Questions? Visit Get Covered Illinois: http://getcoveredillinois.gov/

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CoveredIllinois: Welcome to #GetCoveredIllinois. We’re here to help you make the best health care decision for you & your family http://www.getcoveredillinois.gov Welcome to #GetCoveredIllinois. We’re here to help you make the best health care decision for you & your family http://www.getcoveredillinois.gov

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StateRepSara: It’s live! Illinois’ Health Insurance Marketplace is online. http://www.getcoveredillinois.gov/ It’s live! Illinois’ Health Insurance Marketplace is online.http://www.getcoveredillinois.gov/

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MikeforIllinois: Giving an early #FF to @CoveredIllinois for healthcare exchange information in #Illinois now that #Obamacare has opened enrollment. #twill Giving an early #FF to @CoveredIllinois for healthcare exchange information in #Illinois now that #Obamacare has opened enrollment. #twill

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MikeMahoney18: About 5 hours into October and I already got pumpkin smashed. #nogovernment pic.twitter.com/GpZwIwzTrc About 5 hours into October and I already got pumpkin smashed. #nogovernment pic.twitter.com/GpZwIwzTrc

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RepBillFoster: It’s time to end the political grandstanding and get to work to reach a budget agreement #EnoughAlready http://foster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/foster-time-to-end-the-political-grandstanding-get-to-work … It’s time to end the political grandstanding and get to work to reach a budget agreement #EnoughAlready http://foster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/foster-time-to-end-the-political-grandstanding-get-to-work

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BruceRauner: Full house at meet & greet in Kane County. Folks love term limits and are ready to get rid of the career pols. pic.twitter.com/RvIAlGqMDX Full house at meet & greet in Kane County. Folks love term limits and are ready to get rid of the career pols.pic.twitter.com/RvIAlGqMDX

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SIU board to take next step in presidential search CARBONDALE — The Southern Illinois University system’s governing board is poised to take the next step in its search for a replacement for the university’s …

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Our Opinion: Marketing will be key to Get Covered Illinois’ success 1 That’s a problem and something the state of Illinois is going to have to work … Through the marketplace, no county in Illinois will have fewer than 57 plans …

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Jerome Illinois Middle School Goes Muslim For The Month Of … 2 Jerome Illinois made big news this week when they announced plans to celebrate Muslim Appreciation Month in an exceptional fashion.

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Sen. Dick Durbin: Compromise possible on medical device tax Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, said Senate Democrats may be able to compromise on repealing the medical device tax despite the fact that the …

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$250,000 lottery ticket sold in Gillespie GILLESPIE — A Gillespie store sold a grand prize-winning ticket for the Lucky Day Lotto midday drawing, meaning someone in the area is going to be $250,000 richer.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * Your one-word response to the federal government shutdown? Please keep your answers to one word only. Thanks.

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Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Supplement to today’s edition and a campaign roundup There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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pjstar: New features keeps the turnstyles turning at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. #pjstarextra http://zo.pe/bR0c New features keeps the turnstyles turning at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. #pjstarextra http://zo.pe/bR0c

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ILConnected: CapFax: Irony of ironies: * Kurt Erickson… At the same time Illinois lawmakers are expected to debate a plan t… http://bit.ly/18KnjCL CapFax: Irony of ironies: * Kurt Erickson… At the same time Illinois lawmakers are expected to debate a plan t… http://bit.ly/18KnjCL

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Officials: Chicago Area Won’t Feel Short-Term Shutdown The Chicago area may not feel the effects of a short-term federal government shutdown, but if the bitter battle lasts a few weeks, many will be forced to take notice, officials said. Most agencies said they can survive off of reserve funds for a few days, but if the stalemate lasts for several days or weeks, tapping into those reserves won’t save them. The government shutdown officially began Tues

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Rep. Pihos visits Montini to promote not texting and driving – Suburban Life Publications Rep. Pihos visits Montini to promote not texting and drivingSuburban Life PublicationsSandra Pihos, R-Glen Ellyn, visited Montini Catholic High School on Sept. 19 to promote safe driving and encourage students to sign a pledge that they will not text and drive. This program was part of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign, which works to educate …

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Dist. 303 summit focuses on mental health 1 St. Charles School District 303 officials review the action plan coming out of the most recent series of summit meetings, which attempted to address security gaps uncovered by the Sandy Hook shootings.

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Jason Plummer Challenges Bill Enyart to 12 Debates in Illinois 12th …
Quinn Social Impact Bonds Plan Gets Cool Response Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this Governor Pat Quinn (Chicago) – Governor Pat Quinn on Monday announced the next step in a new human services funding scheme – Social Impact Bonds – an announcement that drew a lukewarm response. “Illinois’ first Social Impact Bonds project will offer a critical hand of support to our state’s youth who need the most help,”

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Get Covered Illinois offers health care insurance 1 SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ new health care exchange website is up and running Tuesday morning. After answering basic questions such as whether anyone in your family is on Medicaid or All Kids, how many are in your family, if your household…

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DavidOrmsby: Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County’s #Obamacare Program http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ormsby/rep-greg-harris-helps-fix_b_4022483.html … #twill via @HuffPostChicago Rep. Greg Harris Helps Fix Cook County’s #Obamacare Programhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-ormsby/rep-greg-harris-helps-fix_b_4022483.html … #twill via @HuffPostChicago

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Health insurance markets open; success to be seen The online insurance marketplaces at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are showing signs of trouble handling the volume of consumers on the first day of a six-month open enrollment period.

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New Il GOP House leader says same-sex marriage is likely in the state Some members of the bipartisan legislative commission studying ways to plug Illinois’ massive $100 billion pension hole say much progress has been made this …

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RayLong: Behind Obamacare fight: The Long Arm (And Hidden Hand) of Jim DeMint http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/the-long-arm-and-hidden-hand-of-jim-demint-20131001 … via @nationaljournal Behind Obamacare fight: The Long Arm (And Hidden Hand) of Jim DeMinthttp://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/the-long-arm-and-hidden-hand-of-jim-demint-20131001 … via @nationaljournal

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Marriage law defenders claim victory in Cook County lawsuit 1 CHICAGO – Thomas More Society attorney Peter Breen explained on Fox Chicago marriage defenders take on the recent marriage ruling in Cook County. Gay marriage advocates are pushing to redefine marriage in Illinois through the courts and through the legislature….

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Best information won’t come from politicians 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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House committee to take up ADM incentives – The State Journal-Register House committee to take up ADM incentivesThe State Journal-RegisterCHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is expected to discuss a proposed incentive package created to persuade Archer Daniels Midland Company to keep its global headquarters in the state. The proposal would give ADM a 10 percent break on utility …

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Cross Says Legislature Must Address Pension Problem There is talk that the Illinois Legislature may be ready to address the pension problem. Representative Tom Cross, who is the former House Republican and current candidate for Illinois Treasurer, says it’s a problem that hits close to home for …

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Illinois begins work on medical marijuana rules Illinois officials have begun setting up a system to let people buy medical marijuana in the state.

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