Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Oct. 8

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Illinois has been shutting down for years Illinois has been shutting down for years … By Scott Reeder | Illinois News Network. SPRINGFIELD – Since the federal government “shut down,” some liberal …

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Former NBA Star Tackles Drug Abuse at Downers Grove North Event Former Boston Celtics point guard Chris Herren will speak about his struggles with alcohol and drug abuse during a special event at North High on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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RayLong: IL activists watching campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court http://bit.ly/1fetNOx via @WCBURadio .@amandavinicky #twill IL activists watching campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court http://bit.ly/1fetNOx via @WCBURadio .@amandavinicky #twill

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mkraju: Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he’d vote for a clean debt ceiling increase and vote for cloture, making him the first R to say so Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he’d vote for a clean debt ceiling increase and vote for cloture, making him the first R to say so

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breakingchinews: License suspended for Illinois doctor accused of sexual misconduct: Earlier charges were dismissed A doctor in… http://dlvr.it/45pd8D License suspended for Illinois doctor accused of sexual misconduct: Earlier charges were dismissed A doctor in… http://dlvr.it/45pd8D

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AmandaVinicky: Budget time comes so soon. RT @ISBEnews: #ISBE holding public hearings across #IL to guide FY15 budget development: http://www.isbe.net/news/2013/oct7.htm … Budget time comes so soon. RT @ISBEnews: #ISBE holding public hearings across #IL to guide FY15 budget development: http://www.isbe.net/news/2013/oct7.htm

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DanProft: Is this Wheaton City Council member @BruceRauner pick for LG to be announced Tues? #twill #ilgop http://www.evelynforwheaton.org/Mission.php Is this Wheaton City Council member @BruceRauner pick for LG to be announced Tues? #twill #ilgophttp://www.evelynforwheaton.org/Mission.php

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RonSandack: Good for Naperville!! Western suburbs leading again. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23017899-474/a-model-for-good-government.html … Good for Naperville!! Western suburbs leading again. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23017899-474/a-model-for-good-government.html

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on ADM, modified food, some parting thoughts and more! http://goo.gl/fb/ksgi1 Get "In the Know" on ADM, modified food, some parting thoughts and more!http://goo.gl/fb/ksgi1

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High School Improvement Grant Leaves Black Students Behind Lanphier’s School Improvement Grant was used to engage students in a culture of learning, but African Americans were left behind.The grant allowed for extended school days, tutoring opportunities, and mandatory ACT practice exams for 11th graders. After finishing two and half years of the program, overall student scores are up in math, but African American students continued to be left behind. …

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Morton votes down video gambling State-regulated video gambling still is banned in the village. After two months of vigorous and sometimes heated debate at Village Board meetings and in social media, the board voted 4-3 Monday against approval of an ordinance that would have lifted the 2009 ban and spelled out rules, regulations and punishments for noncompliance. A 3-3 tie among trustees was broken by Mayor Ron Rainson, who ca

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QCOnline Opinion News
Editorial: Social media can hurt kids It used to be all you had to fear from a bully was a black eye, a fat lip and some bruises. The physical pain would diminish over time, as would the mental scars if you stood up for yourself

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Our Opinion: Teen buy-in required for safe driving laws to work Illinois teenagers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to reducing traffic deaths among high schoolers, but a new report shows they may be ignoring the very laws that were enacted to protect them.

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Hastert: Primary Challenges Making Congress ‘Kind Of Neurotic’ When it comes to political dealmaking, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks from experience."I always had a feeling whenever I had to negotiate … you really needed to make sure that you knew where the hole in the box was, so if you got in there, you could get out of it again," says the Illinois Republican, who was speaker from 1999 until 2007.Hastert tells NPR’s Steve Inskeep tha

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County Clerk Helander won’t run in 2014 Longtime Republican Lake County Clerk Willard Helander is not seeking reelection next year. In a lengthy posting on Facebook Monday, Helander announced her decision.

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State Rep Wants Mandatory Minimum Sentencing For Gun Crimes The fight over guns will likely continue in Springfield as lawmakers head back later this month. State rep Michael Zalewski [[ Za-less-kee ]] says there should be mandatory minimum sentences for people who are busted with guns but shouldn’t hav…

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CentralILAlive: JJC: Letter: Please find professors to write moderate or conservative pieces http://bit.ly/1bU822A JJC: Letter: Please find professors to write moderate or conservative pieceshttp://bit.ly/1bU822A

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rebootillinois: #Governmentshutdown in #Springfield? We should be so lucky. See @sstantis’ latest #cartoon here >> http://goo.gl/qSB1vO #twILL #Governmentshutdown in #Springfield? We should be so lucky. See @sstantis’ latest #cartoon here >> http://goo.gl/qSB1vO #twILL

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Illinois Bans Using Handheld Cell Phones Behind the Wheel … Effective January 1st, Illinois drivers cannot legally hold cell phones and talk. Public Act 98-0506 subjects drivers to a…

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Leader says schools given little Common Core help (AP) — State education leaders shifted to a more rigorous set of testing standards for public schools, but have improperly left local school districts to grapple with …

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County Clerk Helander won’t run in 2014 – Lake County News-Sun County Clerk Helander won’t run in 2014Lake County News-Sun“I have enjoyed working with some incredibly fine people at the federal, state, county, municipal, township and other local units of government.” Helander said meeting with and working for county residents has been the part of the job she has …

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A model for good government Dick Simpson, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said it’s “not an uncommon practice” among local governments to put people in …

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Rauner, Quinn rake in campaign cash in 3rd quarter 1 Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale took in for the three-month period. Dillard also made a $50,000 transfer from his state legislative account to his newly established …

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State of Illinois debt isn’t ADM’s problem Thanks to the Herald & Review for the editorial on October 6. The opinions expressed were duplicates of ours, with some additions. When did our politicians …

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The Illinois Radio Reader Program serves the visually and print … The Illinois Radio Reader Program serves the visually and print impaired … program sets up real time broadcasts on October 3rd 2013 at the WILL radio station.

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Danville-area planners to study train quiet zones DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Danville-area officials say they’ll consider creating quiet zones where train whistles could not be blown. Jaclyn Marganski is director of the …

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Illinois experiences sustained success in wheelchair sports Some of the most successful athletes at the University of Illinois are not household names. They aren’t members of a varsity sport, and most students have …

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Peoria’s Bradley University boosts freshman retention rate to highest … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 08, 2013 – 4:01 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. PEORIA, Illinois — Administrators at Bradley University say the freshman …

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Chuck Sweeny: Politicians don’t get to define journalism “The Illinois Policy Institute is not a journalism organization nor is it … But in this country it has never been any government official’s job to define what’s …

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Cullerton could have pension answer This is Illinois, so we caution against getting too excited, but Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said last week that he’s working to build support for a bill …

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untitled Court Case Could Upend Illinois Campaign Capswuis.orgThe scandal that brought down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich led to campaign-contribution caps in Illinois. Advocates of the limits are fearful a

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AndyManar: Happy 70th Birthday to my Father–Bill Manar! This picture was taken in 1976 when I was one year old. Thanks… http://fb.me/1T7QBpb3m Happy 70th Birthday to my Father–Bill Manar! This picture was taken in 1976 when I was one year old. Thanks…http://fb.me/1T7QBpb3m

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cljmitchell: @tomdemmer amen to that brother! @tomdemmer amen to that brother!

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SenatorRezin: I attended the Legislative forum for Senior/Disabled services in Yorkville this morning- great discussions.I attended the Legislative forum for Senior/Disabled services in Yorkville this morning- great discussions.

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davemckinney123: Is Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, Wheaton city councilwoman, gonna be Rauner’s running mate? Should find out in the morning. Is Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, Wheaton city councilwoman, gonna be Rauner’s running mate? Should find out in the morning.

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mjzalewski: Thanks Jane. You and me both. “@janemichaels22: Nice job, @mjzalewski on Chicago Tonight. Looking forward to that pension bill” Thanks Jane. You and me both. “@janemichaels22: Nice job, @mjzalewski on Chicago Tonight. Looking forward to that pension bill”

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CentralILAlive: WICS: Some National Guard Employees Recalled http://bit.ly/1b5jZBL WICS: Some National Guard Employees Recalled http://bit.ly/1b5jZBL

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IDOT defends Illiana Expressway project Indiana and Illinois could start construction on project as early as late 2014, but environmental groups have raised objections including impact to endangered …

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Ventra gives customer $50 for his troubles A man who received 267 Ventra cards in the mail received a call from customer service, which walked him through the registration process and loaded $50 onto his card for the inconvenience.

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Springfield Armory recalls pistols due to accidental discharge SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A gun maker is recalling two pistols because they could go off on their own. Springfield Armory is recalling its 3.3 XD-S 9mm and its 3.3 XD-S …

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Sounds of shutdown politics in Illinois In parts of Davis’s Illinois district, which extends from central Illinois to Metro East, the Democrats’ House Majority PAC began running television ads today …

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New State Representative Welcomed With Open Arms Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) welcomed Rep. Brian Stewart to the House. Stewart was sworn-in last week as the representative of the 89th District. "I have no …

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Clinton School Board Considering Sales Tax Increase Clinton school superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes said they brought up the sales tax … Every week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in …

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TONIGHT ON NIGHTSIDE: District 186 officials are looking into the possibility of… TONIGHT ON NIGHTSIDE: District 186 officials are looking into the possibility of a county wide sales tax increase. Would you vote yes for this?

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IllinoisReview: Cross wins backing of conservatives and GOP leaders in Will County #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/19b4nxaCross wins backing of conservatives and GOP leaders in Will County #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/19b4nxa

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rebootillinois: Rich #candidates have had trouble winning in #Illinois. See the proof here! >> http://goo.gl/U91b5K #twILLRich #candidates have had trouble winning in #Illinois. See the proof here! >> http://goo.gl/U91b5K #twILL

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danielbiss: It’s well past time for #marriage equality in Illinois! Please join me in supporting this important cause: https://secure.ilunites.org/page/contribute/Biss … #twill It’s well past time for #marriage equality in Illinois! Please join me in supporting this important cause:https://secure.ilunites.org/page/contribute/Biss … #twill

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Geneva man wants state House 65th District seat Geneva attorney and library trustee Steven Andersson is running for the Republican nomination for the state 65th House seat. The current representative, Republican Tim Schmitz, is not seeking re-election.

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Video gambling companies betting on women – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneVideo gambling companies betting on womenChicago TribuneA wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella’s Place, Emma’s Eatery, Dotty’s and Betty’s Bistro. They’re a far cry from the stereotypical smoke-filled …

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Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider speaks with Richard Wronski o… Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider speaks with Richard Wronski of the Chicago Tribune about the Illiana Corridor Study. http://www.illianacorridor.org/

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Fracking: Public to soon learn who wants to extract Illinois oil – Chicago Tribune Chicago Tonight | WTTWFracking: Public to soon learn who wants to extract Illinois oilChicago TribuneFor two years it has been all whispers and rumors in southern Illinois as farmers leased their land for future fracking operations while the identities of drillers and where they intended to drill was kept secret. "They don’t want people to know who’s …Illinois Begins Registering Companies f

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Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford Visits Hinsdale Rotary … Next Previous Slideshow Download. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford attended the Hinsdale Rotary Club luncheon on October 4th. Rutherford addressed …

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Congresswoman Duckworth Urges House Leadership to End Government … – eNews Park Forest Congresswoman Duckworth Urges House Leadership to End Government …eNews Park ForestCongresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), joined by 200 of her colleagues, sent a letter to Speaker Boehner demanding a vote on a clean budget to end the shutdown and open the entire federal government immediately. “We’ve now entered our second …

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Madison County to host “Lock Your Meds” Oct. 26th EDWARDSVILLE, IL. (KTVI) – Madison County officials are once again partaking in the national campaign to “Lock Your Meds”, on October 26th. The goal of the campaign is to give the public the opportunity to dispose of unneeded medication from their homes. Residents in Madison County will be able to drop off unwanted medication at the Madison County Administration Building on 157 North Main Street

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SenatorRezin: I attended the Legislative forum for Senior/Disabled services in Yorkville this morning- great discussions.I attended the Legislative forum for Senior/Disabled services in Yorkville this morning- great discussions.

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GWSawyer: Pension reform plan pushed by Cullerton shows promise, but has a long way to go. See Tuesday’s editorial. #dechr Pension reform plan pushed by Cullerton shows promise, but has a long way to go. See Tuesday’s editorial. #dechr

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RichSaal: LBJ campaigns in Springfield Oct. 7, 1964, for 1st full term 11 mos. after JFK assassination. #spihistory #picpast pic.twitter.com/S8hSLiRufv LBJ campaigns in Springfield Oct. 7, 1964, for 1st full term 11 mos. after JFK assassination. #spihistory #picpastpic.twitter.com/S8hSLiRufv

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dmihalopoulos: Madigan aide now pushing for ADM deal rocketed to top of city lobbyist ranks after winning #Rahm residency case http://www.suntimes.com/12899777-761/city-halls-new-no-1-lobbyist-lawyer-who-got-rahm-emanuel-on-ballot.html … Madigan aide now pushing for ADM deal rocketed to top of city lobbyist ranks after winning #Rahm residency casehttp://www.suntimes.com/12899777-761/city-halls-new-no-1-lobbyist-lawyer-who-got-rahm-emanuel-on-ballot.html

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GOTO2040: CMAP Board meets Wednesday, 10-9-13, 9:30 a.m. to consider proposed Illiana amendment to GO TO 2040 http://cmap.is/illiana-rec . CMAP Board meets Wednesday, 10-9-13, 9:30 a.m. to consider proposed Illiana amendment to GO TO 2040 http://cmap.is/illiana-rec .

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Mayor Emanuel steers clear of Burke’s controversial tax appeals biz – Chicago Sun-Times NBC Chicago (blog)Mayor Emanuel steers clear of Burke’s controversial tax appeals bizChicago Sun-TimesThe Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that Burke’s boutique law firm has won more than $18.1 million in property tax refunds for Chicago property owners since 2003 and that those refunds have cost the cash-strapped city $3.6 million. The 44-year …Ald. Burke Proves in Chicago, It’s Taxpayer Be

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ChiTribCloutSt: Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security http://trib.in/19a9nAe Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter securityhttp://trib.in/19a9nAe

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ArickaFlowers: Some Illinois Civilian Military Employees Called Back To Work Monday http://ow.ly/2AwFwE Some Illinois Civilian Military Employees Called Back To Work Mondayhttp://ow.ly/2AwFwE

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Regional educators, manufacturers talk job skills Lori Laredo is director of operations for East Peoria High School. She says the school is keeping many vocational programs amid cutbacks in state funding:.

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Glen Ellyn Schools Host Superintendents, Demonstrate Project-Based Learning District 41 has been recognized as a leader in the progressive educational approach since launching their program two years ago.

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Radogno, Durkin to Co-Host Senior Health Fair in Lemont Health fair will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the CORE Fitness and Aquatic Complex.

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Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Supreme Court weighs limits on campaign contributions In its first major campaign finance case since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, the Supreme Court is considering whether to undo some limits on contributions from the biggest individual givers to political campaigns.

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GregHinz: #Preckwinkle moves to force #Cook judges to pay for their own #health insurance — at $10k-plus a year each.#Preckwinkle moves to force #Cook judges to pay for their own #health insurance — at $10k-plus a year each.

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GregHinz: #ADM goes headquarters shopping — in #Minnesota . Take that, #Illinois http://tinyurl.com/kt8h9ar #ADM goes headquarters shopping — in #Minnesota . Take that, #Illinois http://tinyurl.com/kt8h9ar

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Bruce Rauner likely to unveil running mate on Tuesday Bruce Rauner’s campaign is reporting it will make a “major announcement” on Tuesday concerning his campaign for governor. The venture capitalist is the only candidate in the Republican field who has not named a lieutenant governor. An announcement in that regard is likely. His three primary opponents have all names of their lieutenant governor Running Continue reading →

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timlandisSJR: Levi, Ray & Shoup has added an office in France. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x452548135/Levi-Ray-Shoup-adds-office-in-France … Levi, Ray & Shoup has added an office in France. http://www.sj-r.com/top-stories/x452548135/Levi-Ray-Shoup-adds-office-in-France

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CompTopinka: Can’t wait to get on the air at 3:05 with longtime friend @CliffKelleyshow. This guy sure knows his stuff! Listen at: http://www.iheart.com/#/live/5304/?autoplay=true … Can’t wait to get on the air at 3:05 with longtime friend @CliffKelleyshow. This guy sure knows his stuff! Listen at: http://www.iheart.com/#/live/5304/?autoplay=true

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ILSenateGOP: State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is encouraging women to get yearly breast cancer screenings as Breast Cancer… http://fb.me/2nGJm053g State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is encouraging women to get yearly breast cancer screenings as Breast Cancer…http://fb.me/2nGJm053g

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ILSenDems: Sen Koehler’s #GMO labeling bill raises modified food debate in Illinois http://shar.es/EmdYf via @SJRthedome Sen Koehler’s #GMO labeling bill raises modified food debate in Illinois http://shar.es/EmdYf via @SJRthedome

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natashakorecki: Lawmakers — including Brad Schneider from Illinois — push Obama to impose new Iran sanctions http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/north-shore-democrat-among-freshman-lawmakers-calling-on-more-iran-sanctions/ … via @suntimesLawmakers — including Brad Schneider from Illinois — push Obama to impose new Iran sanctionshttp://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/north-shore-democrat-among-freshman-lawmakers-calling-on-more-iran-sanctions/ … via @suntimes

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callis4illinois: Want to say thanks to all those who helped with petitions this weekend! Excited to join @MikeforIllinois and @AndyManar on the ballot! #IL13 Want to say thanks to all those who helped with petitions this weekend! Excited to join @MikeforIllinois and @AndyManar on the ballot! #IL13

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EdSullivanforIL: Not surprising. Quinn has no game plan. RT@CrainsChicago:ADM goes headquarters shopping — in Minnesota? http://fw.to/Mq8i4R via @GregHinz Not surprising. Quinn has no game plan. RT@CrainsChicago:ADM goes headquarters shopping — in Minnesota? http://fw.to/Mq8i4R via @GregHinz

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KevinCraver: GOP primary races for @McHenryCountyIL Board are heating up: http://shawurl.com/tbf #in #mchcoil GOP primary races for @McHenryCountyIL Board are heating up: http://shawurl.com/tbf #in #mchcoil

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Unbelievable Hail Mary finish at Illinois high school football game – MaxPreps Unbelievable Hail Mary finish at Illinois high school football gameMaxPreps (blog)The only thing anyone will remember from the game, however, is that O’Malley led Elk Grove to one of the wildest finishes in Illinois high school football history. Trailing by seven points with just over nine seconds remaining, O’Malley took the snap …

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Report: Chicago Cubs Willing to Match, Outbid New York Yankees … The talk about Joe Girardi and the Chicago Cubs has been hot and heavy over the … "There’s plenty of guarded optimism because the Cubs have made it clear …

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Reis Endorses Dillard for Governor – Effingham’s News Leader Reis Endorses Dillard for GovernorEffingham’s News LeaderState Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has announced his support for State Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and State Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) to be the 2014 Republican nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor, citing the need for what he …

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Tougher Illinois gun law could lead to more inmates SPRINGFIELD — One of Illinois’ top Democrats says the state’s shaky fiscal condition must be considered when lawmakers take up debate on Chicago Mayor …

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Illinois Transit Secretary Says Illiana Expressway Will Boost Freight Traffic 2 Illinois is putting on a full court press to sell the idea of the Illiana Expressway to join I-55 in Illinois with I-65 in Indiana to the east. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mp3_bc-wav-carts-illiana-1jc.mp3 size=340px download=false name="Illinois Transit Secretary Says Illiana Tollway Will Boost Freight Traffic" artist="WBBM Newsradio's John Cody"