Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 5

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Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 5

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ChicagoAlive: Tribune: Editorial: Government subsidies promote corn over common sense http://trib.in/190RGTH Tribune: Editorial: Government subsidies promote corn over common sense http://trib.in/190RGTH
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sfornek: EXCLUSIVE: ‘Ex-CBOT chief accused of fleeing country to keep millions from ex-wife.’ @MarkBrownCST has the scoop. http://bit.ly/1aUoz5D EXCLUSIVE: ‘Ex-CBOT chief accused of fleeing country to keep millions from ex-wife.’ @MarkBrownCST has the scoop.http://bit.ly/1aUoz5D

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progressIL: Quinn Pulls Criminal Background Question From State Job Applications http://bit.ly/1cdXI8y #p2 #IL #TWILLQuinn Pulls Criminal Background Question From State Job Applications http://bit.ly/1cdXI8y #p2 #IL #TWILL

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FranEaton: Parents can’t get a break in #IL. Eaton: Working Overtime to Usurp Illinois’ Parental Rights #twill http://bit.ly/1f2uNFt #twill Parents can’t get a break in #IL. Eaton: Working Overtime to Usurp Illinois’ Parental Rights #twill http://bit.ly/1f2uNFt #twill

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WFLD – News
Labor union coalition pushes for income tax changes A coalition of labor unions and community activists claims that most new jobs in Chicago are going to college-educated white workers.

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Bench dedicated to former WREX anchor Jeannie Hayes Friday afternoon, Rockford neighbors and the staff at WREX paid a special tribute to a co-worker who passed away suddenly in 2012.

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
ADM learning a hard political lesson I’ll bet that the grass on the Decatur side of the fence is starting to look really green this morning to Archer Daniels Midland Co.In the past three days, the agricultural giant has been subjected to a genuine Illinois political hazing over its request to get a state tax break worth up to $24 million to move its headquarters and 100 jobs from Decatur to Chicago rather than, say, St. Louis or Minn

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Herald News
Carlson among candidates eyeing 2014 circuit judgeships JOLIET — Dave Carlson lost his race for state’s attorney in 2012, but he is not letting that stop him from seeking another elected office next year. Carlson, 42, who was appointed in August as a Will County associate judge, is one of several local attorneys expected to run in 2014 for two subcircuit judge openings. While he lost his race for state’s attorney, it appears the race elevated Carl

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Chicago Sun-Times
City could raise amusement, cigarette, liquor and lease transaction taxes Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring the possibility of raising the city’s tax on amusements, cigarettes, liquor and personal property lease transactions to chip away at a $338.7 million budget shortfall, City Hall sources said Friday. New revenues are needed to close at least part of a gap that will balloon to nearly $1 billion next year without a solution to the city’s pension crisis. Property a

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MDH News
Grundy County wraps up 65th annual Corn Festival The 65th annual Grundy County Corn Festival wrapped up last weekend with its traditional parade. The festival, held from Sept. 25 to 29, had a theme of “Corn Festival – Where Good Friends Meet” and offered five days of activities and events for attendees.

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News-Gazette.com
Democrat Hardiman plans to challenge Quinn The former director of an anti-violence group in Chicago said he wants to be an alternative for Illinois Democrats who can’t support Gov. Pat Quinn for another term. URBANA — The former director of an anti-violence group in Chicago said he wants to be an alternative for Illinois Democrats who can’t support Gov. Pat Quinn for another term. read more

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Local News
Jim Thome to serve as bartender at ‘Parents Night Out’ to benefit Elm School PTO HINSDALE – A "Parents Night Out" to benefit the Elm School Parent Teacher Organization will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 at CiNe, 29 East First St.

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Expressway’s fate to be determined soon The Illiana Expressway debate is coming to a head as two regional planning boards prepare to vote this month on the billion-dollar question of whether the road should get built. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Metropolitan Planning Organization have been asked to add the proposed tollway to a list of projects eligible for federal funding. The list is part of CMAP’s Go To

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Maintenance is a bridge too far Federal data released recently identifies 189 bridges in Illinois as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient,” a combination that experts say is seriously problematic. “Problematic” is a technical engineering term that means “we warned you the thing might fall down.” Every time a major bridge fractures or falls, we wonder why it wasn’t fixed. That’s easy. We spend money on disaste

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Illinois grapples with keeping guns from the mentally ill – Chicago Tribune Illinois grapples with keeping guns from the mentally illChicago TribuneThe passage of a concealed carry law, which goes into effect in January, calls for a fortified electronic database that would require mental health practitioners statewide to report patients they believe pose "a clear and present danger" to themselves …

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Video gaming slow to meet revenue expectations – The State Journal-Register Video gaming slow to meet revenue expectationsThe State Journal-RegisterVideo gaming eventually should bring in $100 million to $200 million a year in state revenue, according to revised estimates from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Government Accountability. The commission provides revenue …

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Enyart: Region suffering from government shutdown – The Southern Enyart: Region suffering from government shutdownThe SouthernWASHINGTON— Prospects for a swift end to the 4-day-old partial government shutdown all but vanished Friday as lawmakers squabbled into the weekend and increasingly shifted their focus to a midmonth deadline for averting a threatened first-ever default.

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IGNN: State/All Press Release – Illinois.gov – Illinois Government … CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today appointed Simone McNeil as the acting director of the Department of Central Management Services (CMS), the state …

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Rep. Tom Cross’ Women’s Fair Set for Oct. 19 – State Representative … OSWEGO – Over 70 area businesses and state/local organizations covering a wide range of women’s health, child care, recreational and community services …

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Cross enlists Kendall County GOP office holders for treasurer’s … 2 YORKVILLE – State Rep. Tom Cross’ 2014 campaign for treasurer reports he has set into place a leadership team in Kendall County, made up of the county’s …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Truax, Dillard, Grogan win Milton Township GOP Straw Poll 2 From tonight’s Milton Township GOP Straw Poll: U.S. Senate Doug Truax – 92 Bill Lee – 17 Chad Koppie – 6 Governor Dillard – 110 Rutherford – 49 Rauner – 7 Brady – 5 Treasurer Grogan – 157 Cross -…

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WTAX’s Bob Murray Talks With Illinois Deputy Governor Cristol … Home » Podcasts » WTAX’s Bob Murray Talks With Illinois Deputy Governor Cristol Thomas. Podcasts. WTAX’s Bob Murray Talks With Illinois Deputy Governor …

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Illinois Art Education Association IAEA | The Illinois Regional High … Registration | Zhou B Art Center | Sponsor | Volunteer | Scholarships & Awards | About | Contact |. The ingenuity, technical mastery, and empowered voices of …

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VanMetre: Unmasking state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson’s agenda for … 1 By Ben VanMetre – State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, penned a press release attempting to mask her agenda for higher taxes in Illinois and sell her …

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Looking ahead during National Newspaper Week They provide readers with news and information they need to live informed lives. They offer businesses an opportunity to market their goods and services.

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Davis says Dems are to blame for shutdown – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteDavis says Dems are to blame for shutdownChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteRodney Davis, R-Taylorville, holds a sign at a protest Friday outside Davis’ Champaign office. The protest, organized by MoveOn.org, the Campaign for Better Healthcare and Progressive Democrats of America, was held to demand that Davis vote to end the …Groups Protest Shutdown Outside Davis’ Office

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Chicago suburb trying to oust skunks – Herald & Review Chicago suburb trying to oust skunksHerald & ReviewVERNON HILLS (AP) — Skunks have become such a nuisance that one Chicago suburb is looking to oust the critters. Vernon Hills officials have hired a trapper to target skunks. Parks superintendent Mike Moorman said there are "quite a few of those little …

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Letter: Gambling may be hazardous to your health A simple warning label should be on each of the 9,000 money machines scattered throughout the state of Illinois. Attorney General Warning: Gambling may be …

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Go west for best deal on Illinois insurance market – Chicago Sun-Times Go west for best deal on Illinois insurance marketChicago Sun-TimesPeople looking for the best deals in the new Illinois health insurance marketplace should consider moving to cities along the northwest state border, if they don’t live there already. Illinois counties in the Quad Cities area have the lowest prices for …

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CThomasABC7: .@Bill_Brady courts Black voters on South Side. @ilgop campaign for governor heats up. pic.twitter.com/aK8aNPGsyN .@Bill_Brady courts Black voters on South Side. @ilgop campaign for governor heats up. pic.twitter.com/aK8aNPGsyN

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News Details | Senator Jason Barickman | Jason Barickman, Illinois … BLOOMINGTON- State Senators Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) and Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) are inviting area residents to take part in a recycling fair to …

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Former Rep. Jim Sacia: Lots of wins, two huge losses as the ride ends As my career as a state representative comes to an end, you can imagine there is much reflection. I have loved this opportunity to serve you, the constituents of the 89th District, these past 11 years. Yes, it’s bittersweet. There are disappointments, there are great joys.

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WHBF – More Local News
Illinois inmate accidently released Vienna prison An inmate of Vienna Correctional Center in southern Illinois has been accidently released by the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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mike tryon – Google News
Tryon to host session on Affordable Care Act – Northwest Herald Tryon to host session on Affordable Care ActNorthwest HeraldMike Tryon, R-Crystal Lake, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. the Huntley Village Hall, 10987 E. Main St., Huntley. (NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the session was set for 7 a.m. – the session starts at 7 p.m.). Topics to be …

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About 12,000 apply for Medicaid via new Illinois website More than 150,000 people have visited a state website to learn if they qualify for Medicaid or to buy health insurance on a new online marketplace.

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Reyopeidieh: West wing of the Illinois Capitol is open to public one again. Guess they finally evicted the Beast and that pesky enchanted rose. #twill West wing of the Illinois Capitol is open to public one again. Guess they finally evicted the Beast and that pesky enchanted rose. #twill

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Northwestern’s athletic director’s job given name EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) – Northwestern University’s athletic director’s office will bear the names of a trustee and his wife who donated $16 million to the university.

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Senior Prank At Riverside-Brookfield High Was ‘Vulgar,’ Caused … 2 According to the Chicago Tribune, the prank at Riverside-Brookfield High School — which entailed spray-painted obscenities, garbage and furniture scattered on …

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Congressman Bill Enyart Proposes Continuing Resolution To ‘Put … Enyart, who represents areas of Southern Illinois and East St. Louis, supports a … contends that the best way to support the troops is to reopen the government.

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cta: Remember: New Transit Crds no longer vended starting Mon (can still reload). Here’s how easy it is to start w/Ventra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VhLv0ZMuqg … Remember: New Transit Crds no longer vended starting Mon (can still reload). Here’s how easy it is to start w/Ventra:

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KirkDillard: Thank you Rep. Kosel for your endorsement earlier this week! http://instagram.com/p/fD1HJyIxnA/ Thank you Rep. Kosel for your endorsement earlier this week! http://instagram.com/p/fD1HJyIxnA/

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WICS Top Stories
Quinn Gives $838k to Lincoln Prison Gov. Pat Quinn is pumping big money into the Lincoln Correctional Center–to the tune of $838,000.The construction project will focus on several issues. For one, temperature control and fire alarm systems in 13 buildings will be replaced.The project is part of Quinn’s statewide $31 billion Illinois Jobs Now program. …

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Corboy & Demetrio Lawyer Matt Jenkins Named to Elite ’40 Under … … an attorney at Corboy & Demetrio, was selected for "40 Illinois Attorneys Under … named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s "40 Illinois Attorneys Under …

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Topinka Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness It’s wear pink day and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is promoting breast cancer awareness. Topinka signed the pink steel ribbon at the state capitol earlier today. The ribbon is touring Springfield on behalf of Springfield Clinic, Sevaggio Steel and O’Shea Healthcare Builders. …

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Governor Quinn Names Simone McNeil Acting Director of CMS – McNeil Has Served as Director of Operations for Governor’s Office Since 2009; Replaces Outgoing Malcolm Weems CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today appointed Simone McNeil as the acting director of the Department of Central Management Services (CMS), the state government’s human resources, technology, management and procurement agency. McNeil has served as the Governor’s Director of Operations since 2009. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to ensuring an efficient and responsive gove

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ADM’s tax break delayed – Chicago Sun-Times
ADM’s tax break delayed – Chicago Sun-Times ADM’s tax break delayed BY DAVE MCKINNEY Springfield Bureau Chief October 4, 2013 5:04PM

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Madison County Dems endorse Hertz over Lakin – Belleville News Democrat Madison County Dems endorse Hertz over LakinBelleville News DemocratDwight Kay, R-Glen Carbon, would face incumbent Treasurer Kurt Prenzler, a Republican. In addition, the party announced that Cullen Cullen, the superintendent at Venice Community Unit School District 3, will run as a Democrat against Kay. The seat …

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Vermilion County to videotape board meetings – Belleville News Democrat Vermilion County to videotape board meetingsBelleville News DemocratDANVILLE, Ill. — Video cameras are being installed in a Vermilion County courthouse annex in part because of a series of contentious board meetings about wind farm regulations. The $3,000 project follows a series of intense public comment periods …

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Quinn aide to take over state’s personnel agency – Wandtv.com … Gov. Pat Quinn has named a new director of the state’s personnel agency.

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Montgomery Patch
Cullerton backs pension compromise, vote possible this month PROMISE FOR PENSION REFORM? Senate President John Cullerton is getting behind a pension reform compromise bill being hammered out by the General Assembly’s special, 10-member conference committee that has been working on a bill

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Considering more than 300 inmates have… – Chicago Tribune … Considering more than 300 inmates have waited three years or more for their cases to be resolved in the slow-moving Cook County courts, it’s a relief to…

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eastpeoriatimescourier.com
Construction career program offered at ICC Illinois Central College will offer an informational session for its Highway Construction Careers Training Program from 10 -11 a.m. Oct. 15. The session will be held at the ICC North Campus in Hickory Hall, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria.

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Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch
Chicago Tribune Sides with Patch Editor on Confidential Source Ruling Newspaper editorial published Friday asserts that Will County Judge Gerald Kinney’s ruling "is a very bad call."

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Chicago Sun-Times
Kadner: 1 Wow, some people sure hate Barack Obama. Their dislike is so great they are willing to bring the country to the brink of economic collapse to prove he’s wrong and they are right. Maybe it’s just the old Republicans vs. Democrats thing, conservatives against liberals. Political disputes can be petty, personal and nasty, going all the way back to Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. But thi

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Rep. Kay to Host Concealed Carry Seminars Oct. 28 and Oct. 30 Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law? Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay will be hosting two free public seminars covering ‘What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry’. The two seminars will be conducted on the following dates:Monday, October 28th 6:30 p.m. Lewis & Clark Community College N.O. Nelson Campus – Le Claire Room 600 Troy Rd. in EdwardsvilleWednesday, Octobe

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Student Prank, Complete With Live Chickens, Trashes Suburban High School (CBS) — Dozens of west suburban students may have gone too far by pulling a Homecoming prank on their high school that involved chickens, with damage estimated in the thousands of dollars. Police are investigating, reports CBS 2’s Chris Martinez. It happened at Riverside-Brookfield High School. Authorities are looking at footage from security cameras all around the school to identify the students

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WICS Top Stories
Ag Industry Hopes for Payoff from International Grain Tour People working in the state’s agricultural industry are hoping this year’s "grain tour" will pay off for the state’s agribusiness.Foreign buyers who took part in the trade missions are projecting $173 million in purchases over the next year. That’s three times what last year’s tour produced. …

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Former Waukegan basketball coach announces run for state House – Lake County News Sun Former Waukegan basketball coach announces run for state HouseLake County News SunVeteran incumbent Republican JoAnn Osmond, of Antioch, announced last summer that she won’t seek reelection. Rogers said he will campaign on a three-pronged platform: property tax reform, equity in funding for education and cost-effective sentencing …

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illinoispolicy: High revenue growth in Illinois leaves lawmakers hungry for more http://illin.is/GCYVZw via @policyvan #twill High revenue growth in Illinois leaves lawmakers hungry for more http://illin.is/GCYVZw via @policyvan #twill

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kylehillman: #Illinois state government general funds revenue up 9.1 pct in Q1 http://zite.to/16noFTG #Twill #Illinois state government general funds revenue up 9.1 pct in Q1http://zite.to/16noFTG #Twill

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RepKenDunkin: #Amen! MT @MikeforIllinois: #FF since its almost the weekend @IllinoisBeer @TwoBrothersBeer @HaymarketPub @HalfAcreBeer #craftbeer #twill #Amen! MT @MikeforIllinois: #FF since its almost the weekend @IllinoisBeer @TwoBrothersBeer @HaymarketPub @HalfAcreBeer #craftbeer #twill

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SenatorRezin: Just celebrated my #1 volunteer’s birthday #Happy Birthday Mom- you look good for 71!! http://ow.ly/i/3kMqU Just celebrated my #1 volunteer’s birthday #Happy Birthday Mom- you look good for 71!! http://ow.ly/i/3kMqU

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Dan_Brady: News Update from State Representative Dan Brady – http://eepurl.com/GqG7X News Update from State Representative Dan Brady – http://eepurl.com/GqG7X

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EdSullivanforIL: Poll says 60% of Catholics support SSM: American Catholics back Pope’s downplaying of contentious social issues. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/04/american-catholics-back-popes-downplaying-of-contentious-social-issues/ … Poll says 60% of Catholics support SSM: American Catholics back Pope’s downplaying of contentious social issues.http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/04/american-catholics-back-popes-downplaying-of-contentious-social-issues/

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bschoenburg: Dem candidate Ann Callis, by Lincoln Home, ask Rodney Davis to demand vote on clean CR. Davis aide says Prez and Senate should come to table Dem candidate Ann Callis, by Lincoln Home, ask Rodney Davis to demand vote on clean CR. Davis aide says Prez and Senate should come to table

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Michael Jordan attends Presidents Cup Among the fans and followers on hand for the Presidents Cup is six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. He hobnobbed with the American players, visited with fans and watched the action.

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Maybe Repubs Should Make Rahm an Offer He Can’t Refuse Rich Miller and Carol Felsenthal are all over the close ties between Rahm Emanuel and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Turns out, besides being political acquaintances, they’re vacation buddies, too. It’s not like Democrat Rahm hasn’t been accused of close ties with Republicans before. In fact, there’s no shortange of people who are ready and willing to essentially claim Emanuel i

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Chicago Business News
ICD wins $10 million judgment against former president A Lincolnshire-based business-to-business magazine publisher won a state court damages award of nearly $10 million against a former president who defrauded the company by padding his expense reports.

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Secretary of State Jesse White’s Tumblers at EHS Conquering one’s fear is a test of manhood. Jesse White’s Tumbling Team has turned a lot of boys into brave men.

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Herrin woman crashed into gas pump A Herrin woman believed to be suffering a medical condition crashed into a pump at the ROC 1 station on Commercial Street, Harrisburg, Wednesday evening.

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Pujols sues Jack Clark over steroid comments Albert Pujols sued Jack Clark on Friday over comments on a local radio show accusing the three-time NL MVP of using steroids.

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Quinn to promote immigration reform in Wheaton Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) will join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and others to advocate for immigration reform in conjunction with the Day of Dignity and Respect Oct. 5, according to a news release from the coalition.

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Fire code requirement prevents opening of 2013 haunted house

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Kadner: Shutdown becomes real for local residents Edgar Mullins, of Richton Park, and Justin Jones, of Chicago Heights, became victims of the federal government shutdown on Thursday. They lined up early in the morning in front of the Social Security Administration office in Chicago Heights. The office was open for business but wasn’t offering new or replacement Social Security cards, the reason Mullins and Jones were there. “I lost my Social

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Representative Mike Tryon to Bring in ACA Expert for Healthcare Marketplace Information Meeting Residents from McHenry and Kane Counties are invited to attend an informational session on October 9th, where a representative from the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace will provide information and answer questions about the federal Affordable Care Act. The event will take place at the Huntley Village Hall, 10987 E. Main Street in Huntley, from 7:00-9:00 PM, and topics to be covered include:

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Conceal Carry Update Dear Friends, I wanted to send you a quick update on the Conceal Carry Act and its implementation. The Illinois State Police announced that approved concealed carry firearms training curricula will be available on Monday, September 30. That announcement marked what the State Police believes is another stage of progress towards the full rollout of concealed carry, which has been mandated by the G

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Ribbon Cutting at Clarendon Hills Park District Family Fall Festival Rep. Bellock joined Congressman Peter Roskam at the ribbon cutting for the new path at Clarendon Hills Park District during their recent Family Fall Festival. It was a fun weekend for all the families who came out!

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Bertino-Tarrant appointed to Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force SPRINGFIELD – Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) has just been appointed by Illinois Senate President John Cullerton to a new committee charged with finding legislative solutions to the state’s growing teen heroin problem. Over the past decade, heroin use, overdose and death have rapidly spiked in the Chicago suburbs – especially when being used by teenagers and young adults. “As a lif

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State Employee Health Care Update The Department of Central Management Services (CMS) announced this week that the Medicare Advantage procurement has concluded and contracts are being awarded to the winning vendors. For folks in Central Illinois, it is important to note that Health Alliance was a bidder, but that bid was not accepted by CMS. All members who will be offered a Medicare Advantage plan option, whether they live in I

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ILHelpDesk: Illinois Conservation Foundation Releases 2014 Wall Calendar http://dlvr.it/44sp4r Illinois Conservation Foundation Releases 2014 Wall Calendarhttp://dlvr.it/44sp4r

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mjbeckel: Fred Eychaner, a top Democratic donor, breached the aggregate campaign contribution limit last year, @publici finds http://bit.ly/18ZgHyx Fred Eychaner, a top Democratic donor, breached the aggregate campaign contribution limit last year, @publici findshttp://bit.ly/18ZgHyx

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SIU marks JFK’s 1960 visit to campus, region CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University is kicking off a series of … SIU chancellor Rita Cheng says the school will hang a photo of Kennedy in a …

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Promise for Pension Reform? – Huffington Post Promise for Pension Reform?Huffington Post (blog)… bill since June. It’ll save $138 billion over the next 30 years and bring the state’s five pension funds to full funding. That’s less than the $163 billion House Speaker Michael Madigan’s defeated bill would have saved, but a lot more than …

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Lt. Governor Simon Gets a Mammogram – WSIL TV Lt. Governor Simon Gets a MammogramWSIL TVSPRINGFIELD — Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is encouraging women across the state to get a yearly mammogram. Simon recently allowed a news crew to tag along for her annual exam. She reminds women that it only takes a few minutes, and it could …

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Study: Obamacare Costing 66000 Jobs in Illinois – Washington Free Beacon 7 Study: Obamacare Costing 66000 Jobs in IllinoisWashington Free BeaconThe Illinois Policy Institute studied the three employment sectors — retail, food, and merchandise– whose average hours were closest to 30 hours per week prior to the Affordable Care Act. The institute found that all three have now dipped below 30 …

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Shutdown crimps So. Illinois’ prized recreation – Belleville News Democrat Shutdown crimps So. Illinois’ prized recreationBelleville News DemocratLOUIS — Hunters in southern Illinois are officially shut out of tens of thousands of acres of federal lands thanks to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Fishermen looking to troll Rend Lake for crappies found closed campsites managed by the …

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illinois medicaid – Google News
Illinois providers – don’t forget prior approval of Medicaid non-emergency … – Lexology Illinois providers – don’t forget prior approval of Medicaid non-emergency …Lexology (registration)If you arrange for non-emergency ambulance services for Medicaid patients in Illinois, prior approval by the State is required as of October 1, 2013. Effective October 1, 2013, the prior approval for non-emergency ambulance services requirement will be …

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Kane, DuPage and Kendall clubs celebrating 4-H week – Elgin Courier News Kane, DuPage and Kendall clubs celebrating 4-H weekElgin Courier News4-H is part of University of Illinois Extension. University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems. University of …

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Moldy Illinois elementary school building condemned The announcement, by regional superintendent of schools Janet Ulrich, said the Meridian Elementary School building in Mounds was condemned and the doors …

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The joys of local news in the new Tribune 1 The suburbs "have a desperate need of knowing" some things about Chicago, such as the plight of the underclass, he said. "On the other hand, when we write …

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Illinois’ 89th District gets new representative Brian Stewart was sworn in Friday at the Stephenson County courthouse. He replaces Jim Sacia, who retired. The Journal-Standard in Freeport reports …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Through the looking glass? * I haven’t done any polling yet, but this may be smart local politics for a Sangamon County-area candidate… Republican Illinois House candidate Mike Bell said Thursday he would consider keeping the Illinois income tax at its current level if the extra revenue is used to meet long-term obligations of public pension systems. “I would look […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Voucher update * From the comptroller’s office… Our oldest regular vouchers are from 23 August 2013, 24 working days in arrears. Our oldest medical vouchers are from 6 August 2013, 37 working days in arrears. It’s important to note that those dates only reflect when the vouchers arrived here – and do not account for the time they were held […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Oh. My. Goodness. * Oy… When GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady talks about being confident in the numbers, he isn’t talking about his campaign kitty. Brady insists that polling data has him well ahead in the crowded, four-way race for Illinois governor. “Our polling data shows that our numbers are strong statewide,” Brady told the Sun-Times on Thursday. “The voters no […]

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Ex-Cubs skipper Dusty Baker out as Reds’ manager 2 Dusty Baker is out as manager in Cincinnati, according to multiple media reports. The former Cubs manager led the Reds to 90 wins and a Wild Card spot in …

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Dixon to hold town hall to discuss how to use $40M legal settlement … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … DIXON, Illinois — Residents of Dixon will get a chance to weigh in on how the northern Illinois community should spend $40 …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * Like all of you, I get a lot of junk e-mail. One from yesterday made me chuckle… Caskets factory direct. 200 models HERE in the USA ready to ship So, I opened it. There was a photo… A price list was also included. But I’m not gonna reprint it because this is kinda creeping […]

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Freedom to Marry: The Time is Now [The following is a paid advertisement.] Across Illinois, thousands of loving, committed couples and their families are being denied the freedom to marry. Every day that passes without the freedom to marry, those couples and their families are being harmed. They can be denied the opportunity to take time off of work to care for their […]

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Two new PACs of note * From the Windy City Times… A former marine sergeant who was kicked out of the military for being gay has formed his own political action committee to rally support for the passage of SB10. His group will concentrate mainly on building support in communities of color. Marquell Smith said that being in the Marines had taught […]

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Quinn to talk to lawmakers about police resources CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to talk to the Legislature about making sure state police have enough resources at their disposal to deal with a backlog of applications for gun ownership.

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Quinn really has gone off the high-speed rails this time … those estimates come from a study released this week by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Rail Transportation and Engineering Center.

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Drury, panel to talk domestic violence Oct. 10 in Highwood Scott Drury (D-Highwood) and A Safe Place will co-host a panel discussion to raise awareness about domestic violence at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, …

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Unmasking state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson’s agenda for higher taxes 10/4/2013. Ben VanMetre. Senior Budget and Tax Policy Analyst. State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, penned a press release attempting to mask her …

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Quinn: Pension debt is paramount That’s because the Chicago Democrat says Illinois’ $100 billion pension crisis is paramount. Quinn told The Associated Press Thursday that he wouldn’t support …

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Illinois Gets Money to Continue WIC SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) – Illinois state officials say the Women, Infants and Children program or WIC will continue despite the partial shutdown of the federal …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Kirk pleads with Obama’s Secretary of Defense to pay National Guard & Reserves 2 WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today joined a group of 50 Senators in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urging that the National Guard and Reserves, and the civilians who support our troops, receive pay during…

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Gov. Pat Quinn stops short of endorsing pension deal – Freeport, IL … CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn says there are "a lot of good ideas" in a pension reform proposal, but he’s stopping short of a full endorsement of the deal.

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Simon promotes math program Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is out trying to make sure today’s students will have a better understand of mathematics with the new integrated math curriculum.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Rep. Dwight Kay: State Can’t Afford ADM Tax Break 1 By State Rep. Dwight Kay – When tax credits are used as intended they are very good. But, when they are used inappropriately or for political purposes they are bad. So let me explain what’s likely to happen in veto…

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Chicago agency committee votes to keep Illiana in long-range plan Oct. 17: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning votes on adding the Illinois portion of the Illiana Expressway to its transportation plan’s "fiscally constrained" …

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In which I once again agree with the Tribune * Look, I am fully aware that supporting any sort of corporate tax break is definitely not a popular thing to do. But it’s hard to argue with this logic when it comes to ADM’s request… ADM’s bid is getting a generally cool response from other political leaders … in part because it is not […]

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Through the looking glass? * I haven’t done any polling yet, but this may be smart local politics for a Sangamon County-area candidate… Republican Illinois House candidate Mike Bell said Thursday he would consider keeping the Illinois income tax at its current level if the extra revenue is used to meet long-term obligations of public pension systems. “I would look […]

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Voucher update * From the comptroller’s office… Our oldest regular vouchers are from 23 August 2013, 24 working days in arrears. Our oldest medical vouchers are from 6 August 2013, 37 working days in arrears. It’s important to note that those dates only reflect when the vouchers arrived here – and do not account for the time they were held […]

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Illinois sues after railway derailment LEWISTOWN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are suing an Iowa railroad after a train derailed … Pay It Forward… because sometimes people need a little extra help.

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Local teacher receives grant from retired teachers association Each year the Illinois Retired Teachers Association gives 35 grants to teachers across Illinois for additions to their classrooms. On Wednesday …

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Quotations of the day "The best way to help jobs in Illinois is to do pension reform. To distract legislators in any way from this issue of a lifetime is just plain wrong." — Illinois Gov.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois’ I-CARE Registry stores all children’s immunization records 3 SPRINGFIELD – Few Illinois parents are aware that if they live in the state and get medical attention from an Illinois health care provider, their children’s immunization records are stored in the state’s I-CARE system — the Illinois Department of…

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Chicago suburb trying to oust skunks Skunks have become such a nuisance that one Chicago suburb is looking to … Parks superintendent Mike Moorman tells The News-Sun (http://bit.ly/18ypOHj) …

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DooleyJenna: Who owns the pipelines that run beneath you? Who inspects them? #icc #phmsa #twill @Gasconader http://bit.ly/1ga5TCS Who owns the pipelines that run beneath you? Who inspects them? #icc #phmsa #twill @Gasconader http://bit.ly/1ga5TCS

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ilhousegop: Rep. Pihos Files Bills to Improve Accountability for Issuance of Education Block Grant Funds http://www.sandypihos.com/rep_sandra_pihos_files_bills_to_improve_accountability_for_issuance_of_block_grant_funds_for_chicago_schools … Rep. Pihos Files Bills to Improve Accountability for Issuance of Education Block Grant Fundshttp://www.sandypihos.com/rep_sandra_pihos_files_bills_to_improve_accountability_for_issuance_of_block_grant_funds_for_chicago_schools

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HastingsforIL: "The Twins" told me that I should use twitter more at school. All the kids are doing it. #Hillcrest #hillcresthawks pic.twitter.com/EBrlvIM56G "The Twins" told me that I should use twitter more at school. All the kids are doing it. #Hillcrest #hillcresthawkspic.twitter.com/EBrlvIM56G

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HastingsforIL: "I am going to change the driving age to 17, will that get your attention?" #gotoschool #Hillcresthighschool #gohawks pic.twitter.com/eGQbYPKM0E "I am going to change the driving age to 17, will that get your attention?" #gotoschool #Hillcresthighschool #gohawks pic.twitter.com/eGQbYPKM0E

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RepRobinKelly: It’s job fair day! 2nd Dist. Job Fair, 10a-2p, South Suburban College in South Holland. If you’re looking for a job, it’s the place to be! It’s job fair day! 2nd Dist. Job Fair, 10a-2p, South Suburban College in South Holland. If you’re looking for a job, it’s the place to be!

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RepCheri: Yesterday, I was privileged to greet vets from the QC Honor Flight at the WWII Memorial, including Charles Marshall pic.twitter.com/876UqNloFf Yesterday, I was privileged to greet vets from the QC Honor Flight at the WWII Memorial, including Charles Marshallpic.twitter.com/876UqNloFf

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ILSenDems: City considers adopting Sen Cunningham’s gang funeral procession law http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/22943399-418/panel-drive-recklessly-during-funeral-procession-lose-your-car.html … via @suntimes City considers adopting Sen Cunningham’s gang funeral procession law http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/22943399-418/panel-drive-recklessly-during-funeral-procession-lose-your-car.html … via @suntimes

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BruceRauner: Looking forward to spending today in and around Metro East and tomorrow around Marion, Olney and Mt. Vernon. #BringBackIL Looking forward to spending today in and around Metro East and tomorrow around Marion, Olney and Mt. Vernon. #BringBackIL

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HastingsforIL: The result of the emerald ash borer. Very sad. #deadtrees #suburbanloggers pic.twitter.com/iSpTaC6pmRThe result of the emerald ash borer. Very sad. #deadtrees #suburbanloggers pic.twitter.com/iSpTaC6pmR

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Our View: Is ‘less unconstitutional’ enough where pension reform concerned? – Peoria Journal Star 1 Our View: Is ‘less unconstitutional’ enough where pension reform concerned?Peoria Journal StarIllinois Senate President John Cullerton has signed off on a pension reform compromise, which should considerably enhance its chances of passing the Legislature, if not of surviving judicial scrutiny. While the details remain a bit sketchy, and while …

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Shutdown affects state health insurance recipients SPRINGFIELD | The effects of the government shutdown have trickled down to thousands of Illinois state workers and retirees who have their health insurance …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Republican Bob Grogan on Decatur’s WSOY radio 2 DECATUR – This week, GOP candidate for State Treasurer Bob Grogan told WSOY radio’s Brian Byers said that he’s best qualified for the office because Grogan is a CPA and a certified fraud examiner. Grogan, the current DuPage County auditor,…

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Suburban animal shelter damaged in crash seeks help Help is pouring in for a suburban animal shelter that was damaged after a school bus crashed into it. Most of the 15 dogs and cats at Wright-Way Rescue in Niles were adopted Thursday. The rest will be up for adoption at an event in the shelter’s parking lot this weekend, as well as dozens of animals from the shelter’s downstate facility. The founder of the rescue says it is now looking for a new f

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Illinois sues after railway derailment Illinois officials are suing an Iowa railroad after a train derailed into the Spoon River last month, spilling about 17,000 gallons of corn syrup.

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elaine nekritz – Google News
Denial by delay in state pension crisis – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette 1 Denial by delay in state pension crisisChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteElaine Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat who is serious about tackling the problem, recently said she will no longer make predictions about when the Legislature will act because she’s been wrong so often before. At least for a while, the consensus was …

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