Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Oct. 9

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Bill_Brady: Chicago Dem @BarackObama blames gerrymandering for our nation’s problems. Isn’t that why IL is suffering? http://ow.ly/pCRwp #ironic Chicago Dem @BarackObama blames gerrymandering for our nation’s problems. Isn’t that why IL is suffering? http://ow.ly/pCRwp #ironic
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RonSandack: At Jim Zay’s fundraiser in Addison. Jim has done a great job for Dist. 6. At Jim Zay’s fundraiser in Addison. Jim has done a great job for Dist. 6.

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KirkDillard: At the Junior League of Chicago event with my wife Stephanie and sister Mina. Great group of young leaders were there tonight! At the Junior League of Chicago event with my wife Stephanie and sister Mina. Great group of young leaders were there tonight!

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AndyManar: I enjoyed this interview with Benjamin Yount with Illinois Watchdog Radio on Cities 92.9 in Bloomington last… http://fb.me/2Yf4y22KE I enjoyed this interview with Benjamin Yount with Illinois Watchdog Radio on Cities 92.9 in Bloomington last… http://fb.me/2Yf4y22KE

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TomDart: Hosting press at the jail Wed. to tour the Records Department. Firsthand view of the outdated paper-based criminal justice system. Hosting press at the jail Wed. to tour the Records Department. Firsthand view of the outdated paper-based criminal justice system.

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RonSandack: Good start, very positive. Policies focusing on matters that benefit all (pro-growth, liberty, small gov) will work http://www.suntimes.com/23042624-505/gop-gubernatorial-hopefuls-staking-out-big-tent-strategy-with-running-mates.html … Good start, very positive. Policies focusing on matters that benefit all (pro-growth, liberty, small gov) will workhttp://www.suntimes.com/23042624-505/gop-gubernatorial-hopefuls-staking-out-big-tent-strategy-with-running-mates.html

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bmwheeler: Great showing tonight at our #CommonCore forum tonight in Grayslake! Thank you @ljarratt for organizing!Great showing tonight at our #CommonCore forum tonight in Grayslake! Thank you @ljarratt for organizing!

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danielbiss: @Bill_Brady Really? Like if the GA passed a bill that cut taxes for everyone but had a progressive structure you’d veto it? Seems weird. @Bill_Brady Really? Like if the GA passed a bill that cut taxes for everyone but had a progressive structure you’d veto it? Seems weird.

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RutherfordDan: Was guest speaker at the #Rotary Club of @NorthbrookIL . @NorthbrookPatch #twill pic.twitter.com/WM1VuA3YPe Was guest speaker at the #Rotary Club of @NorthbrookIL . @NorthbrookPatch #twill pic.twitter.com/WM1VuA3YPe

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McCullom Lake to use video gaming money for roads McCULLOM LAKE – New revenue from video gaming machines and advertisements on Pace buses running through town will be earmarked for road projects.

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QCOnline Opinion News
Editorial: Oh deer, it’s that season again Even as some of our Quad-Cities debate what to do about a growing deer population invading city spaces, there’s good news on another front regarding the collision between wildlife and man. Last week, Bloomington-based State Farm issued

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Our view: Consider running for office Voters deserve to have a choice in elections, whether it is a primary race or the general election.

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KSDK – Headlines
Audit: Struggling Ill. airport again posts loss A southwestern Illinois airport that has never turned a profit since opening with great fanfare 15 years ago continues to lose money.

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ADM Eyes Minnesota As New Home ADM is apparently weighing it’s options when it comes to finding a new home for its headquarters. Company officials reportedly visited the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota area yesterday. The visit comes just weeks after the Ag-giant asked Illi…

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Mental health crisis in Will County With the closing of mental health facilities throughout Illinois, more patients in need of psychiatric care are being forced to seek treatment elsewhere and some …

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North Shore’s Top Illinois Towns For Job Seekers Three North Shore towns are considered great for job seekers, including Northbrook, Wilmette and Highland Park.

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Our Opinion: Illinois’ GOP lieutenant governor field shows progress – The State Journal-Register Merced Sun-StarOur Opinion: Illinois’ GOP lieutenant governor field shows progressThe State Journal-RegisterThe diverse field of running mates chosen to campaign with Republican gubernatorial candidates is both refreshing and a step forward for Illinois and its minority communities. The four contenders for the Republican nomination for governor — state …GOP gov hopefuls staking out big-tent stra

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Educators leery of state’s survey of schools By Diane Rado, Chicago Tribune reporter … For example, one question asked teachers, essentially, to rate their principal when responding to this statement: …

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Chicago suburb to honor Orson Welles WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago suburb of Woodstock is planning a festival in … Local residents also are planning an event to mark what would have been …

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Kadner: Smartphone crime-fighting app in Dolton – SouthtownStar Kadner: Smartphone crime-fighting app in DoltonSouthtownStarDolton Mayor Riley Rogers introduces Victoria Shannon, creator of iAlertU, who is working with the village police department in a pilot program for a smart phone app that will allow residents to anonymously and immediately report crimes to local law …

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Legislators to take part in annual breakfast event Bill Cunningham (D-18th) and state Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th) will be present at the eighth annual Breakfast with your Legislators on Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Xavier …

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Sen. Bill Brady Enters the Radio Townhall Tonight, state Sen. Bill Brady joined Joe for the first of the Walsh Freedom Radio Townhalls. Brady was the 2010 Republican nominee for governor and was …

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The two faces of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s environmental strategy … Stay on top of sustainability news in Chicago – subscribe to the Foresight Forecast Newsletter. Governor Pat Quinn recently spoke at the annual dinner of the …

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No Crop Report With Shutdown WBGZ Radio 10/9/2013. By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network … But there will be an effect, says Illinois Farm Bureau spokesman John Hawkins. The lack of a …

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Illiana Expressway Could Be Profitable By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network … On the Illinois tollway system, the toll price is merely designed to cover costs, even though a higher price, at least at …

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Elaine Nekritz – Northbrook, IL Patch
Northbrook Among Top Illinois Towns For Job Seekers Three North Shore towns are considered great for job seekers, including Wilmette and Highland Park.

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Eight-year term limits on members of the Illinois General Assembly Proposed structural changes to the General Assembly would reduce the number of state senators to 41 from 59 members.

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Sen. Mark Kirk meets with Chinese ambassador China is the third largest market for exports from Illinois. That’s according to … A similar body is about to begin work in the Senate this fall. Sen. Mazie Hirono of …

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John Garnder-Effingham County, Illinois-Republican Party Sheriff Candidate From: 1985ashli Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 07:13 More in People & Blogs

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DHBobSusnjara: F-bombs unloaded at #LakeZurich village board in suburban #Chicago. http://bit.ly/19xS1kx F-bombs unloaded at #LakeZurich village board in suburban #Chicago.http://bit.ly/19xS1kx

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Out-of-Town Judge Getting Pol’s ‘Intimate’ Pic Case Former Will County Board member Kathleen Konicki’s "intimate" photo case is going to a judge from another county.

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Groups Hoping to Change New Poker Run Law – WSIL TV Groups Hoping to Change New Poker Run LawWSIL TVRepresentative Rich Brauer has already drawn up a bill that would put poker runs under the jurisdiction of the county where they’re being held. You can find more information and the license application here: http://www.revenue.state.il.us/CharityGaming/.

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Teacher suspended after being charged with 3rd DUI CHRISTOPHER, Ill. – The Christopher, Illinois School Board suspended a teacher … The state’s attorney in Franklin County, Illinois charged Gary Gischer Jr. with …

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Chicago Transit Agencies Vote for a Tollway Even the Road Lobby … Chicago Transit Agencies Vote for a Tollway Even the Road Lobby Hates … The rep from the Illinois Tollway Authority also also voted yes, but that’s not …

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Better than Carol Marin w/ State Reps.David Harris and Mike Zalewski … – ChicagoNow Better than Carol Marin w/ State Reps.David Harris and Mike Zalewski …ChicagoNow (blog)Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” with show host Jeff Berkowitz features Chris Robling, political pundit and PR consultant, assessing the performance of the four Republican Primary gubernatorial …

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Tax debate gets personal GETTING PERSONAL The sponsor of the first bill to allow a progressive income tax system in Illinois last week took aim at the highest profile critic of her effort. Rep. Naomi Jaksobsson, D-Urbana, accused the Illinois Policy Institut

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Steinys Guilty in Battery Case – Police & Fire – Plainfield, IL Patch Judge Joseph Polito found the Plainfield Park District commissioner guilty of battery in election-related spat. Plainfield Park District Commissioner Peter Steinys was issued a $300 fine and sentenced to to 12 months of court supervision Tuesday after a Will County judge found him guilty of battery.Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletterLike Plainfield Patch on Facebo

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HastingsforIL: @HastingsforIL visiting First Step this morning. First Step is a proud member of Illinois’ Preschool for All program pic.twitter.com/4Dok9SPMS8 @HastingsforIL visiting First Step this morning. First Step is a proud member of Illinois’ Preschool for All programpic.twitter.com/4Dok9SPMS8

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KirkDillard: This afternoon I attended a very productive meeting w/ the Small Business Advocacy Council. No state ever taxed its way to prosperity! This afternoon I attended a very productive meeting w/ the Small Business Advocacy Council. No state ever taxed its way to prosperity!

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SheilaSimonIL: Great talking to Rep. Don Moffitt and providers at EMS Summit today! #EMSisEssential, #ILEMSAlliance, #ILEMSSummit pic.twitter.com/AjZRL3Cv1R Great talking to Rep. Don Moffitt and providers at EMS Summit today! #EMSisEssential, #ILEMSAlliance, #ILEMSSummit pic.twitter.com/AjZRL3Cv1R

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SenatorBillC: Served as "Principal for the Day" at a great school-Sandburg HS in Orland Park. AP Social Studies covering "divided government." #goodtiming Served as "Principal for the Day" at a great school-Sandburg HS in Orland Park. AP Social Studies covering "divided government." #goodtiming

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SenatorKirk: My predecessor Alan Dixon served the people of #Illinois honorably for 22 years. Great catching up with him tonight. pic.twitter.com/CgaCg8QDw6 My predecessor Alan Dixon served the people of #Illinois honorably for 22 years. Great catching up with him tonight.pic.twitter.com/CgaCg8QDw6

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HastingsforIL: If you have any paper documents you would like to shred in bulk or recycle any electronics – come join Team Hastings! pic.twitter.com/W6XWFpjuNb If you have any paper documents you would like to shred in bulk or recycle any electronics – come join Team Hastings!pic.twitter.com/W6XWFpjuNb

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Bill_Brady: Great time with @WalshFreedom tonight on @AM560TheAnswer. I vowed to veto any progressive income tax as Governor http://ow.ly/i/3n11p Great time with @WalshFreedom tonight on @AM560TheAnswer. I vowed to veto any progressive income tax as Governorhttp://ow.ly/i/3n11p

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Ald. Edward Burke’s tax wins cost City Hall more than $3.6 million since 2003 – Chicago Sun-Times Ald. Edward Burke’s tax wins cost City Hall more than $3.6 million since 2003Chicago Sun-TimesBurke, long the most powerful alderman in Chicago, has won those refunds by filing appeals with the Cook County assessor, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and the Cook County courts. The 14th Ward alderman and chairman of the City Council Finance …

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DHStatehouse: Police say the charge for those arrested at the immigration rally including Rep. Schakowsky is "Crowding, Obstructing, and Incommoding." Police say the charge for those arrested at the immigration rally including Rep. Schakowsky is "Crowding, Obstructing, and Incommoding."

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DHStatehouse: Two photos of the Schakowsky arrest sent by her office here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131008/news/710089721/ … Two photos of the Schakowsky arrest sent by her office here: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131008/news/710089721/

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Some Illinois lawmakers are on vacation – Quad City Times Some Illinois lawmakers are on vacationQuad City TimesAccompanying Madigan is powerhouse lobbyist Mike McClain, a Quincy Democrat who once served as House majority leader. Among his clients are ComEd, Anheuser-Busch, Walgreens and Comcast. Bradley’s district office manager Jim Kirkpatrick said he …

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thomasfrisbie: What they don’t teach you in graduate school: When writing a novel, you have to make plot work, says author @adammcomber What they don’t teach you in graduate school: When writing a novel, you have to make plot work, says author @adammcomber

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iPad stolen at Batavia Panera; Facebook prompts its return – ABC7Chicago.com ABC7Chicago.comiPad stolen at Batavia Panera; Facebook prompts its returnABC7Chicago.comOctober 8, 2013 (BATAVIA, Ill.) (WLS) — A couple standing at the counter of a Panera Bread in west suburban Batavia grabbed an iPad on the counter and put it in their bag. The iPad was left there by another man who later reported it stolen. Batavia …

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CDLB: Cook County judges would lose low-cost insurance coverage under @ToniPreckwinkle’s new proposal http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/10/08/Judges-Health-Benefits-10-08-13.aspx … #FreeAtCDLB Cook County judges would lose low-cost insurance coverage under @ToniPreckwinkle’s new proposal http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Articles/2013/10/08/Judges-Health-Benefits-10-08-13.aspx … #FreeAtCDLB

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msebastian: This could get ugly, literally RT @RobertFeder Chicago’s @fox32news cancels makeup artist for anchors and reporters http://bit.ly/GMlZED This could get ugly, literally RT @RobertFeder Chicago’s @fox32news cancels makeup artist for anchors and reportershttp://bit.ly/GMlZED

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Where Illinois Legislators Stand on Three Key Bills Where Illinois Legislators Stand on Three Key Bills. Lawmakers take up unfinished business on pensions, gay marriage, and casinos in the upcoming fall veto …

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Dolton debuts new crime-reporting app for smartphones Dolton’s mayor and police chief showed off the "I Alert U" smartphone application.

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Teachers and school board reach tentative agreement The Champaign Federation of Teachers have reached a tentative agreement with the Unit 4 Board of Education. The union will be arranging a membership …

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LETTER: Newspaper has much information – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier LETTER: Newspaper has much informationJournal Gazette and Times-CourierThanks for running the series on the Affordable Care Act by Kurt Erickson. I always thought Coles County has among the highest number of uninsured (11.7 percent) in Illinois. I would love to see a series on the financial impact on local families …

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Former CTA executive appointed to Metra board of directors Cook County Commissioners announced Oct. 2 the appointment of former Chicago Transit Authority executive to the Metra board of directors.

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GPS helped track cemetery theft suspects New information into the thefts of more than 100 bronze memorial vases from an Aurora cemetery show how deputies used a GPS unit to track the suspects to a …

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Suburban high school teacher resigns amid accusations Amid allegations of inappropriate contact with a student, a female Grant Community High School teacher has resigned, according to district officials. The alleged …

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Community shred day in Freeport on Oct. 19 FREEPORT — Cornerstone Credit Union, 550 Meadows Drive, will host a free community shred day from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19.

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Chicago Business News
Court rules Cook County use tax illegal Business wins a lower-court fight against a controversial tax on goods bought outside the county, but the county will appeal.

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More Southern Illinoisans are taking the bus When gas prices go up and the economy is down, more people take advantage of public transportation, especially in rural areas where it is available.

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WICS Top Stories
Mitchell Demands Answers on Closed Unemployment Office State Rep. Bill Mitchell is demanding answers from the Quinn administration over the fate of the recently closed Decatur unemployment office.Mitchell said his constituents are "livid," because when they call for help, they’re being given a telephone number to call. …

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Sales Tax Hike Proposed for Sangamon County Schools You may soon have to pay 1% more in sales tax in Sangamon County if a proposal by District 186 school board members goes through.This is the second tax proposal we have heard in just the last week. The first tax hike proposal was for property taxes in the capital city. …

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Should Chicago tax suburbanites who work in the city? Chicago should impose a commuter tax on suburbanites who work in the city, according to a new study on tax breaks for businesses and the city’s economy.

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timlandisSJR: Gasoline an average of $2.97 a gallon in St. Louis, according to AAA. Gasoline an average of $2.97 a gallon in St. Louis, according to AAA.

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Mitchell Demands Answers on Closed Unemployment Office – WICS-TV WICS-TVMitchell Demands Answers on Closed Unemployment OfficeWICS-TVBill Mitchell is demanding answers from the Quinn administration over the fate of the recently closed Decatur unemployment office. Mitchell said his constituents are "livid," because when they call for help, they’re being given a telephone number to call.

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SJRbreaking: State retiree insurance verification deadline extended http://bit.ly/17TZXue State retiree insurance verification deadline extended http://bit.ly/17TZXue

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Lauzen appointment with political ties held for further review Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen’s appointment of Robert Sauceda as the new head of the animal control agency was put on hold Tuesday as board members expressed concerns about the lack of a full selection process. Sauceda was hired to be the billing collector for the agency in January after Lauzen failed to win enough support to appoint him head of animal control back in December. Lauzen ex

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Lauzen, Russell in budget impasse as deadline approaches Kane County Board members approved a full preliminary budget Tuesday for public review but with one major asterisk. Coroner Rob Russell decried a "compromise" budget for his office as unworkable while noting he was not involved in the compromise plan.

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Pace working through Ventra issues Pace will answer your pressing questions about the new fare system with the CTA dubbed Ventra at suburban locations next week. Meanwhile, some customers were frustrated trying to interact with the system online Monday.

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Legislators to take part in annual breakfast event – The Beverly Review Legislators to take part in annual breakfast eventThe Beverly ReviewFran Hurley (D-35th), Cook County Commissioner John Daley (D-11th), 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury and Blue Island Mayor Domingo Vargas. Registration and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Butler Reception Room …

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Thank You to All Who Completed My Online Community Survey Dear Neighbor: I wanted to take the time to thank you for your participation with my community survey. It was amazing to see the amount of completed surveys that where returned to my office. Your responses will give me the proper knowledge to better represent you while in Springfield. The residents of the 51st district have listed pension reform as the number one issue facing the state today. As

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Central Illinois Farm Watch As Central Illinois farmers continue the fall harvest, State Representative Rich Brauer (R-Petersburg) asks every driver to be patient and careful when encountering farm vehicles. * Pay attention and don’t drive distracted.* Watch for farm vehicles and semis parked alongside roadways.* Slow down when encountering slow moving vehicles.* Pass with extreme caution.* Allow extra room when following fa

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Officials Tout Safety, Access State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) praises the Seminary/Kellogg Overpass groundbreaking in Galesburg. Click HERE for the complete coverge by The Register-Mail.

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Cunningham serves as Principal for the Day at Sandburg High Senator Bill Cunningham took part in an Illinois education tradition this week, serving as "Principal for the Day" at Sandburg High School in Chicago’s District 230. The Illinois Principals Association invites lawmakers to step into the shoes of a principal in their district to honor the work and commitment of school leaders, educators and students.

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Senator Hastings takes on "Principal for the Day" challenge Last Thursday, Principal Renee Simms of Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills let Senator Michael Hastings take the principal reins and serve as "Principal for the Day." Recognizing the hard work performed by Illinois educators and their dedication to our schools, Hastings wanted to see for himself the challenges they face. "Teaching children comes with a great deal of respons

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Going again Mike Tryon of Crystal Lake represents a district in southern McHenry County and Northern Kane. And state Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein represents a central …

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Inverness mayor continues push for fire district deal Inverness Village President Jack Tatooles continues to urge Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees to pursue an agreement allowing the Palatine Rural Fire Protection District to cover the west side of his village. But both fire districts remain skeptical they can overcome financial differences to reach a deal.

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Bears’ Marshall To Go Green For Mental Health Awareness Lime Green is the color used to raise awareness for mental health, and in honor of Mental Health Awareness Week on Oct. 6-12, it’s the color Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall plans to wear for the next game. "I went through something," Marshall said while pausing to recall being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder three years ago. "It was tough. I went through a pro

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Could New Gun Legislation Overcrowd Prisons? A state lawmaker has proposed a bill to increase sentences for gun crime convictions, and it’s already facing resistance due to what it might mean for Illinois prisons.The bill was put together by Representative Michael Zalewski, a Democrat from Riverside. …

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FOUL: Illinois embraces socialism to keep ADM executives – STLtoday.com FOUL: Illinois embraces socialism to keep ADM executivesSTLtoday.comThe Illinois Legislature, as soon as it gets around to patching a $100 billion hole in its pension system, the funding of which has torn large holes in the social services safety net, is expected to offer ADM $24 million in tax breaks over the next 20 …ADM: Past tax breaks set precedent for Illinois billEmanuel makes an argument

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Metra and Pace Vote For Transit-Crushing Illiana Tollway in Advisory Meeting – Streetsblog Capitol Hill Metra and Pace Vote For Transit-Crushing Illiana Tollway in Advisory MeetingStreetsblog Capitol Hill (blog)Chicago-area transportation organizations are poised to shoot themselves in the foot and harm the region by allowing the Illinois Department of Transportation Department to squander limited transportation infrastructure funds on the $2.75 billion …Tiresome ideology fuels opposition to the I

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Illinois Farmers Starting to Feel Affects of Government Shutdown – MyStateline.com MyStateline.comIllinois Farmers Starting to Feel Affects of Government ShutdownMyStateline.comIllinois Farmers Starting to Feel Affects of Government Shutdown. 10/08/2013 11:06 AM. 10/08/2013 11:15 AM. Lack of government data and other information having an impact on ag markets. SPRINGFIELD — Our state’s biggest business is feeling the impact …Farmers Feeling Effects of Government Shutdown

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Government Shutdown Stalls Flu Data in Illinois – NBC Chicago Government Shutdown Stalls Flu Data in IllinoisNBC ChicagoSince the government shutdown began, just about every bit of flu data collected in any state, including Illinois, has gathered dust at the Centers for Disease Control, the agency responsible for monitoring the flu season. "Not having the data does not …

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital gets state OK for remodel By Kate Jacobson, Chicago Tribune reporter … "We are pleased to have completed another step toward our replacement hospital," hospital President Thomas J.

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Better schools, safer neighborhoods, more jobs Thank you for your fine Oct. 6 editorial identifying the need for a new Plan of Chicago. This is not a fancy proposal but some concrete ideas I think could work.

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Lawyer, Library Board Member Steve Andersson Will Seek Schmitz’ Illinois House Seat Steve Andersson will announce his intention to run for the Illinois House of Representatives, 65th District, in the March 2014 Republican primary, according to a release issued this wee.

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Evanston kids tour local manufacturing plants Illinois Manufacturing Month is underway, and the City of Evanston’s WestEnd industrial … Lawmakers, Evanston Township High School students and about 90 …

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Governor Quinn Announces $3.2 Million for Bureau, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle County Local Transportation Improvements – Illinois Jobs Now! Capital Investments Will Help Area Cities and Counties Tackle Transportation Projects and Create Jobs PERU – Governor Pat Quinn today joined local officials to announce $3.2 million inIllinois Jobs Now! capital investments to repair municipal, township and county infrastructure in Bureau, DeKalb, Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle Counties. 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 Quin

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Governor Quinn Celebrates Latino Inventors, Trailblazers – Exhibit at Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center Runs Through October 11 CHICAGO – Creators of the ballpoint pen, hydrogen battery and “victory lap” are just a few of the Latino “Inventors, Innovators and Trailblazers” being celebrated by Governor Pat Quinn in an exhibit that opened today in the James R. Thompson Center. As part of Governor Quinn’s celebration of Latino Heritage Month, a dozen Latino inventors are profiled, from José Labandera – the 19th century Ecuado

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Attention: Job and Trade Seekers Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program Flyer.PDF (click link to view flyer; right-click and select "Save Target As…" to download) I am pleased to introduce, after several years of negotiation, the Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training Program I sponsored. The program is funded at $6.3 million by the Illinois Department of Transport

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Get Covered Illinois Town Hall HOW WILL THE NEW “GET COVERED ILLINOIS” HEALTH MARKETPLACE AFFECT YOU? Join State Senator Heather Steans and State Representatives Kelly Cassidy and Greg Harris to discuss how the Official Health Marketplace will work! OCTOBER 15th, 2013 LISTEN: Overview of “Get Covered Illinois” Brian Gorman, Director of Outreach and Consumer Education, “Get Covered Illinois” LEARN: In-person counselors will be a

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Health Alliance Update from State Representative Chad Hays As you may have heard, Health Alliance is not among providers selected by the state to offer Medicare Advantage health care coverage for retirees in state pension systems in their latest procurement process. Yes, we’ve been down this road before.; and I’m once again both disappointed and very concerned that Health Alliance was not included in the list of providers CMS has selected to provide cover

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Mitchell demands answers from Quinn Administration on Decatur IDES office closure Decatur, IL – After months of conflicting stories over the fate of Decatur’s recently-closed unemployment office, State Representative Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) is demanding answers from the Quinn Administration.

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Moffitt Recognized as an EMS Hero Springfield… State Representative Don Moffitt (R – Gilson) was recently honored with the Illinois Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Hero award for his continued dedication to the men and women who serve as emergency responders throughout Illinois. The honor was given to Moffitt by the Illinois EMT Association, a Not-For-Profit Organization that seeks to assist and improve laws and regulations appl

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The in box. GOP State Senator Chapin Rose: “We need more … Dear Friends, As you are no doubt aware, Governor Quinn has decided, once again, to not include Health Alliance in its package of available health providers …

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MikeforIllinois: Speaking of 142nd anniversary of the #ChicagoFire good time to thank @IAFFNewsDesk @AFFILeg their selfless work + dedication #Chicago #twill Speaking of 142nd anniversary of the #ChicagoFire good time to thank @IAFFNewsDesk @AFFILeg their selfless work + dedication #Chicago #twill

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MikeforIllinois: The Great #ChicagoFire was 142yr ago today. @chicagotribune published some incredible pics from the aftermath. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-080726-chicago-fire-photogallery,0,6901188.photogallery … #twill The Great #ChicagoFire was 142yr ago today. @chicagotribune published some incredible pics from the aftermath.http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-080726-chicago-fire-photogallery,0,6901188.photogallery … #twill

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Kifowit Hosts Carillon Club Neighborhood Meeting – Chicago Tribune Kifowit Hosts Carillon Club Neighborhood MeetingChicago TribuneAURORA, Ill. – On Tuesday, state Representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, met with residents of Carillon Club in Naperville to discuss state and local issues over coffee. Over 25 people attended the Neighborhood Meeting to talk about issues such as …

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Zoo receives STEM grant BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo recently was awarded a $1.66 million National Science Foundation grant, the Chicago Zoological Society announced.

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Chicago Company Expanding Efforts To Buy Mosquito Nets To Stop Disease In … – CBS Local Chicago Company Expanding Efforts To Buy Mosquito Nets To Stop Disease In …CBS LocalWBBM’s John Cody has more. Lyell Clarke, head of the Clarke Group says the $5 mosquito nets drape over and tuck under a sleeping mat for three people and along with drugs have helped stop lymphatic filariasis which causes elephantiasis, “…which …

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Dillard, Tracy gubernatorial ticket reacts to new competition for … Before Tuesday, gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard and running mate Jil Tracy probably had support in DuPage County locked up. According to Sun-Times …

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Decade after Springfield decided to take on homelessness … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 08, 2013 – 3:42 pm EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Advocates in Springfield say more needs to be …

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CompTopinka: Great job everyone helping w/ the Making Strides presser today and make sure to sign up for the 5k walk on Oct. 26! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610833242301843.1073741870.173947439323761&type=1 … Great job everyone helping w/ the Making Strides presser today and make sure to sign up for the 5k walk on Oct. 26!https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.610833242301843.1073741870.173947439323761&type=1

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CompTopinka: Two inspiring ladies @AmericanCancer’s Jackie Burgess-Bishop and 3 year breast cancer survivor Lauren Goldberg. #Pink pic.twitter.com/Hn5QtWzK6w Two inspiring ladies @AmericanCancer’s Jackie Burgess-Bishop and 3 year breast cancer survivor Lauren Goldberg. #Pink pic.twitter.com/Hn5QtWzK6w

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RepRobinKelly: Dems have already compromised. The House should vote on the Senate bill and fund the government already #shutdown pic.twitter.com/vtSu6xl7sW Dems have already compromised. The House should vote on the Senate bill and fund the government already #shutdown pic.twitter.com/vtSu6xl7sW

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ILSenDems: New: 26 Illinois state laws you should know http://bit.ly/1ajJgqT New: 26 Illinois state laws you should know http://bit.ly/1ajJgqT

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enjoyillinois: Kewanee, Illinois was named the Friendliest Town by @randmcnally. Retweet to say a BIG "Congrats!" http://bit.ly/15kYr3c #BestoftheRoad Kewanee, Illinois was named the Friendliest Town by @randmcnally. Retweet to say a BIG "Congrats!" http://bit.ly/15kYr3c#BestoftheRoad

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SenatorVanPelt: The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 13th. Check for road closures when parking or by visiting this link –> http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103636164895-2132/Chicago-Marathon-Street-Closure-Brochure.pdf … The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 13th. Check for road closures when parking or by visiting this link –> http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103636164895-2132/Chicago-Marathon-Street-Closure-Brochure.pdf

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danielbiss: Questions about what the Affordable Care Act will do for you? Come to the Levy Center Sunday afternoon for answers! http://senatorbiss.com/index.php/aca Questions about what the Affordable Care Act will do for you? Come to the Levy Center Sunday afternoon for answers! http://senatorbiss.com/index.php/aca

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RepCheri: Today, I continued to speak out on the House floor about local folks impacted by this needless government shutdown http://bit.ly/19ycY9b Today, I continued to speak out on the House floor about local folks impacted by this needless government shutdownhttp://bit.ly/19ycY9b

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Illinois defends Illiana Expressway project CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is defending a proposed expressway linking Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana with Interstate 55 in …

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Illinois growers joining battle against resistant pigweed While growers wonder if Palmer amaranth populations will be able to adapt to the growing conditions of Illinois, results from a recent University of Illinois study …

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Illinois Bankers Association Releases In-Depth Study of Large … SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 8, 2013 /NEWS.GNOM.ES/ — The Illinois Bankers Association recently commissioned a comprehensive study of Illinois’ largest credit …

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ANALYSIS-Pension reform in Illinois? Not so fast grand bargain to solve Illinois’ $100 billion pension crisis have not met as a group … Credit agencies are threatening to cut Illinois’ ratings, already the lowest of …

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Edwardsville Cop Gets Probation for Videotaping Women at Tanning Salon EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – It’s two years probation for a former Edwardsville police officer who admitted he illegally took cellphone videos of women at a tanning salon. The Alton Telegraph reports that 47-year-old Michael Collins was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to one count of unauthorized video recording. Prosecutors dropped two other counts. Madison County prosecutors claimed Colli

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Transportation alliance says road projects on schedule – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneTransportation alliance says road projects on scheduleChicago TribuneMelinda Bush, D-Grayslake, said she believes the alliance is working. Down in Springfield, she’s seen more progress made on Lake County projects because of the plan the alliance has laid out for lawmakers. "Having a unified vision makes a difference …

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m_silverberg: Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was also arrested at the immigration reform rally in D.C. today Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was also arrested at the immigration reform rally in D.C. today

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DHStatehouse: Pic of the Schakowsky arrest from her office. pic.twitter.com/GLKFzj3NMr Pic of the Schakowsky arrest from her office. pic.twitter.com/GLKFzj3NMr

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Lawyers mount new attempt to get Ill. gay marriage case thrown Lawyers fighting a lawsuit by 25 same-sex couples seeking the right to marry in Illinois are making a new push to have the case dismissed.

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ADM: Past tax breaks set precedent for Illinois bill Archer Daniels Midland says perks Illinois gave Sears Holdings Corporation set a precedent as the agribusiness tries to get tax breaks from the state.

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Dan Linn: Illinois NORML, Yes We Cannabis! – Gapers Block 1 Dan Linn: Illinois NORML, Yes We Cannabis!Gapers BlockAs Executive Director of the Illinois chapter of NORML, Linn wears many hats. He works on everything from lobbying down in Springfield, to drafting legislation, grassroots organizing, educating the public and the lawmakers, fundraising and more.

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Report: Downtown Chicago Job Growth Excludes Most City Residents – Progress Illinois Progress IllinoisReport: Downtown Chicago Job Growth Excludes Most City ResidentsProgress IllinoisAt the state level, the report recommends amending Illinois’ constitution to allow for a graduated income tax. Next week, the Grassroots Collaborative and other community organizers plan to launch an "economic justice agenda" for the city and further …

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SSgt93: @wandtvnews No. State agencies often deal with sensitive information of many people. A background check should be mandatory for a new hire @wandtvnews No. State agencies often deal with sensitive information of many people. A background check should be mandatory for a new hire

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Durbin: more moderates needed to end shutdown, debt ceiling … Senator Dick Durbin 10/8/2013. » more. Dave Gentry talks with Senator Dick Durbin about the government shutdown as well as the looming default. <!

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Rita Crundwell Files Appeal Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell’s attorney says her nearly 20-year prison sentence is not warranted.

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Chicago Puts Off Speed-Camera Enforcement A Little Longer http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicago-Delays-Speed-Camera-Enforcement-Little-Longer-226945111.html … via @NBCChicago Chicago Puts Off Speed-Camera Enforcement A Little Longer http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Chicago-Delays-Speed-Camera-Enforcement-Little-Longer-226945111.html … via @NBCChicago

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Conroy to Donate Interest on Pay to Local Charity – Chicago Tribune Conroy to Donate Interest on Pay to Local CharityChicago TribuneVILLA PARK, Ill. – A judge ruled recently that Gov. Quinn’s suspension of legislator salaries was not constitutional. As a result, all State Legislators were sent their paychecks with interest. State Rep. Deb Conroy will be donating the interest that …

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IDOT wants feedback on Eisenhower Expressway expansion plan The Illinois Department of Transportation held an open house Monday night on South Ashland. People weighed in on four scenarios that IDOT says are …

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Illinois representative Jan Schakowsky arrested at immigration reform rally After blocking a street near the Capitol as part of a rally for Congress to pass immigrations reform, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

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Hastert compares government shutdowns … the U.S. House during the last government shutdown, but he was an Illinois Congressman in 1995 and ’96. He told IPR’S Amanda Vinicky, this time is different.

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Kendall keeps fight for Route 47 funds YORKVILLE — Kendall County officials have reaffirmed their support for moving up construction funding for widening the section of Route 47 between Cross Street in Sugar Grove and Kennedy Road here. The County Board recently approved a resolution calling for increasing the priority of that funding in the 2014-19 Illinois Department of Transportation Multi-Year Plan. The so-called six-year plan

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Will state lawmakers do anything about the pension crisis? – WLS Will state lawmakers do anything about the pension crisis?WLSHere’s what State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says it’ll take to get them to make a deal: “A good kick in the pants! My favorite way is you lock ’em all in a room, give ’em something to drink – water, coffee, soda, whatever – and then lock the doors …

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Chicago Delays Speed-Camera Enforcement A Little Longer Chicago’s new speed cameras are nearly all installed, and while the initial 30-day warning period is over, the city has delayed the beginning of the system’s enforcement a little longer. “We are not issuing tickets until there has been ample time for all warnings to be issued … and we are sure drivers have had a chance to be notified of potential violations,” Bill McCaffrey, a spokesman in May

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SenatorVanPelt: The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 13th. Check for road closures when parking or by visiting this link –> http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103636164895-2132/Chicago-Marathon-Street-Closure-Brochure.pdf … The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, October 13th. Check for road closures when parking or by visiting this link –> http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103636164895-2132/Chicago-Marathon-Street-Closure-Brochure.pdf

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Thousands of Illinois military workers back on job LOUIS — Thousands of civilian employees furloughed last week at Illinois … him as the only House vote against a resolution allowing military chaplains to return …

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Where Illinois Legislators Stand on Three Key Bills Where Illinois Legislators Stand on Three Key Bills … The bills: Competing bills—House speaker Michael Madigan’s SB 1 and senate president John Cullerton’s …

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*** UPDATED x1 *** State Rep. candidate lashes out at Sharia Law Tom Cross in the Illinois House. Chapman’s palm card … I wasn’t aware that the imposition of Sharia Law was a big problem in Illinois. Golly, I sure am glad we …

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State Rep. candidate lashes out at Sharia Law I wasn’t aware that the imposition of Sharia Law was a big problem in Illinois. Golly, I sure am glad we have “common sense” candidates like Mr. Chapman …

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Figure it out and pass a bill * Rep. Mike Zalewski has introduced legislation to increase minimum sentencing for repeat offenders of the Unlawful Use of a Weapon statue and more prison time for those who violate the Aggravated Use of a Weapon statute The outline from Zalewski’s spokesperson… * UUW Carry/possess (this section is not applicable to Concealed Carry Licensees) 1st offense remains […]

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Mental Health, Other Experts Weigh in on Illinois DJJ CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union have four months to review expert reports on the IDJJ’s …

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Zalewski’s Gun Control Bill Could Lead To Prison Crowding A spokesman for the state Department of Corrections says Illinois would need at least one more prison to handle the additional load. It is estimated that the …

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Map: Where Do the Divorced Women Live in Town? The map below shows the number of divorced women across your neighborhood as reported by the 2011 American Community Survey.

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RepChrisWelch: IDOT Hearing on I290 Set for Today at PMSA! Construction and Trade Jobs Available! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/19xI3cY IDOT Hearing on I290 Set for Today at PMSA! Construction and Trade Jobs Available! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/19xI3cY

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davemckinney123: Madigan, Cullerton lawyers urge Supreme Court to take up Quinn’s ‘contrived’ legislative pay appeal http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/madigan-cullerton-lawyers-urge-supreme-court-to-take-up-quinns-case-on-legislative-pay-call-governors-arguments-contrived/ … via @suntimes Madigan, Cullerton lawyers urge Supreme Court to take up Quinn’s ‘contrived’ legislative pay appeal http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/madigan-cullerton-lawyers-urge-supreme-court-to-take-up-quinns-case-on-legislative-pay-call-governors-arguments-contrived/ … via @suntimes

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dh_opinion: Today’s editorial. We shouldn’t be lured into building Illiana tollway…. http://fb.me/6yWtzZZG1 Today’s editorial. We shouldn’t be lured into building Illiana tollway….http://fb.me/6yWtzZZG1

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ILSenDems: Lightford announces construction apprenticeship program http://bit.ly/19d0gie Lightford announces construction apprenticeship program http://bit.ly/19d0gie

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ILSenateGOP: Questions about the state’s new Concealed Carry law? We’ve published a "Citizen’s Guide" that provides details on… http://fb.me/2QvI7dMh5 Questions about the state’s new Concealed Carry law? We’ve published a "Citizen’s Guide" that provides details on…http://fb.me/2QvI7dMh5

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ilhousegop: How to be proactive against cyberbullying http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/how-to-be-proactive-against.html?spref=tw … How to be proactive against cyberbullyinghttp://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/how-to-be-proactive-against.html?spref=tw

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RepCheri: Families who have suffered such a great loss should not also be forced to suffer because of this needless shutdown http://on.today.com/16PnH55 Families who have suffered such a great loss should not also be forced to suffer because of this needless shutdownhttp://on.today.com/16PnH55

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MikeforIllinois: Enjoying spending some time at the #Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission Conference in #Chicago. #HighSpeedRail @Amtrak #twill Enjoying spending some time at the #Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission Conference in #Chicago. #HighSpeedRail @Amtrak #twill

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ILSenateGOP: The bulk of the Illinois temporary income tax increase is set to expire in 2015. This has led some to propose… http://fb.me/14byulqe9 The bulk of the Illinois temporary income tax increase is set to expire in 2015. This has led some to propose… http://fb.me/14byulqe9

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RepBobRita: Read the letter Bob sent last week asking the Legislative Audit Commission to look further into the state Lottery: http://buff.ly/1c9xfsL Read the letter Bob sent last week asking the Legislative Audit Commission to look further into the state Lottery: http://buff.ly/1c9xfsL

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Tougher gun laws could mean continued prison overcrowding, not to mention hundre… Tougher gun laws could mean continued prison overcrowding, not to mention hundreds of millions of dollars in state bills. http://bit.ly/1bF6EnXNew gun laws could cause more overcrowding inprisonswww.wandtv.com

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Wheeling board split on third gambling cafe A divided Wheeling village board seems poised to approve a third site for a company whose cafes are based around video gambling, despite objections from …

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J-S Letter: People, get a grip! Head for your bunker! Gird your loins! Hide the women and children! The government is shutting down!

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Congressman Rodney Davis says he supports individual spending bills to end shutdown President Obama wants House Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on a so-called “clean” continuing resolution to end the partial government shutdown. But Congressman Rodney Davis says he IS supporting “clean” resolutions, by voting for individual appropriations bills. The 13th District Republican says these measures reflect the way Washington used to govern in the days before gridlock.

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Report: Cubs willing to outbid Yankees for Joe Girardi By: Tim Polzer Source: Sports Illustrated he Yankees have extended manager Joe Girardi a new contract offer, but the Cubs reportedly are willing to get into a bidding war with the Bronx Bombers. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Cubs have made clear their intentions to top any offer for Girardi. Girardi is finishing a three-year contract that paid about $3 million in 2013 and r

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Windy City Nights Check out this stunning time-lapse video of nighttime scenes around Chicago: This embed is invalid The creator, Max Wilson, writes: “Windy City Nights is the result of a two year journey through Chicago at night. I started this timelapse project back in April of 2012 after getting inspired by a video I saw posted on Vimeo titled “We are Chicago” by Ross Gerbasi. The video contained several night t

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Learn more about Rockford transportation plans tonight Learn how you can have a say in city parking and transportation decisions at a free public forum tonight at the city’s Regional Design Center. Follow @isaac_rrs

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Rauner campaign stop in Moline Republican candidate set to announce running mate

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Suburban teachers among finalists for top state award Three teachers from Lake and DuPage counties are among 11 Teacher of the Year finalists vying for the state’s top educator award for 2014. Finalists include, Mark Buesing, a science and physics teacher at Libertyville High School, William Fritz, a communication arts teacher at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, and Amy Walsh, fourth grade teacher at Tioga School in Bensenville.

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State treasurer visits Monticello to promote I-Cash Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford made a stop in Monticello Oct. 2 to encourage residents to check for unclaimed property through his office’s I-Cash program. read more

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Cardinal announcer returns to Bement for fundraiser He might be known at Busch Stadium as “That One Guy”, but in Bement he is simply known as Todd Thomas. For the past 18 years, Thomas has been working for the St. Louis Cardinals as the in-game Stadium Emcee and owns a DJ business called “Porta Parties DJ.” He brought his talents last weekend back to where he grew up, in Bement. read more

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ECC to stage audience-assisted courtroom drama ELGIN – "Defamation," a courtroom drama coming to Elgin Community College on Tuesday, will offer the audience an opportunity to determine the final outcome.

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Marengo-Union Library to host Affordable Care Act program MARENGO – The Marengo-Union Library, 200 S. State St., will host a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday on how to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

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Emanuel forging ahead on subsidy phase-out plan for retiree health care Mayor Rahm Emanuel is counting on saving $23.7 million in 2014 by reducing the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care that 30,000 retired city employees and dependents are fighting to keep.

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Will County official to seek Ill. House seat – SouthtownStar Will County official to seek Ill. House seatSouthtownStarWill County board member Margo McDermed plans to run in 2015 for the legislative seat now held by state Rep. Renee Kosel (R-New Lenox). McDermed’s announcement comes the day after Kosel announced her retirement at the end of her current term.

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WIU Faculty Member Appointed to State Working Group MAP, which was created in 1967, is designed to help low- and middle-income Illinois residents attend the colleges of their choice within the state. Last year, the …

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East Aurora looks at offering full-day kindergarten – Aurora Beacon News East Aurora looks at offering full-day kindergartenAurora Beacon NewsAURORA — If East Aurora School District were to offer full-day kindergarten, the district likely would need a separate facility, which could cost an estimated $8 million to build, an administrator told the school board Monday night. David Negron, the …

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Spay Illinois hosts pet vaccine clinic Spay Illinois is hosting a pet vaccine clinic from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at Pet … for $20, Leptospirosis vaccine for $15, heartworm testing for $20, microchip for $25, …

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Seven State Bar Association Leaders Urge Congress to End Devastating … – ReadMedia Seven State Bar Association Leaders Urge Congress to End Devastating …ReadMedia (press release)ALBANY, NY (10/08/2013)(readMedia)– Presidents of the state bar associations in Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada and Florida send a letter to members of their respective Congressional delegations urging them to end devastating …

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Naperville District 203 clears up ‘cheating’ definition Naperville District 203 clears up ‘cheating’ definition … The preface tells students they must ask teacher permission to use "any particular source of information to …

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Chicago proposal could kill BYOB restaurants and more – Chicago Sun-Times Chicago proposal could kill BYOB restaurants and moreChicago Sun-TimesDry precincts would be drier than ever if an ordinance the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety approved Thursday passes the whole council. “Oh, my God! We would lose about 80 percent of our business,” said Jeannette Dixon, owner of Pizzeria Deepo …

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Quinn opens water-quality conference CHICAGO (AP) – Thousands of drinking-water professionals from around the … he wants to protect the environment by modernizing Illinois’ water infrastructure.

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Question of the day * Former Gov. Jim Edgar, a Kirk Dillard supporter, weighed in on Bruce Rauner’s choice of Evelyn Sanguinetti as a running mate… “With all of the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor now decided, it’s obvious who hit the home run. Kirk Dillard’s choice of Jil Tracy, an experienced state representative from Quincy, whose family business employs […]

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Madigan, Cullerton file response to Quinn on legislative pay case * Speaker Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have filed a response to Gov. Pat Quinn’s motion for direct appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court of the legislative pay case. The leaders want the court to take the case and then issue a summary judgement against Quinn… 1. The Governor’s constitutional argument in this case […]

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Lethal weapon * From the Kankakee Daily Journal… Bill Brady said he’s learned enough from the election of 2010 to win in 2014. Brady was the Republican nominee for governor in 2010 in Illinois. He led in the polls most of the way, then was defeated on election night by Democrat Pat Quinn. Brady lost by 32,000 votes, less […]

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Kirk, Hirono Meet with China’s Ambassador Cui Tiankai WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) met Tuesday with China’s Ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, to discuss opportunities and challenges across U.S.-China relations, including the planned launch of the Senate U.S.-China Working Group…

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Madigan, Cullerton lawyers urge Supreme Court to take up Quinn’s … SPRINGFIELD-Attorneys for House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President … Madigan (D-Chicago) and Cullerton (D-Chicago) also said they had no …

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Disappointed visitors just walk around the Lincoln Home. Disappointed visitors just walk around the Lincoln Home. Lincoln Home: If you close it, they still comewww.sj-r.comA handful of tourists tried to make the best of the situation after finding the Lincoln Home again closed to visitors on Monday. A week into the government shutdown, loss of one of the city’s top tourism draws is a concern, said Fred Puglia, executive director of the Springfield Conve

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Where video gambling cafes could be located – chicagotribune.com Possible locations of video gambling cafes By Tribune graphics A growing number of video gambling cafes geared toward women are spreading across Illinois.

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“Ban the Box” now in effect Pat Quinn has issued an order forbidding state agencies from asking on job … LaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) says the governor’s administrative order doesn’t …

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Bill Brady leaning on campaign lessons He led in the polls most of the way, then was defeated on election night by Democrat Pat Quinn. Brady lost by 32,000 votes, less than one percent of the popular …

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Illinois prepares for immigrant drivers licenses Pat Quinn signed the state’s license law supporters touted as a public safety issue. Ten months later, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is preparing to roll out …

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State lawmakers get paid during shutdowns too Pat Quinn could not veto legislators’ salaries. Quinn, a Democrat, wanted to dock lawmakers’ pay until they passed a bill to reduce the state’s pension costs.

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ADM considers high-tax Minnesota Pat Quinn announced he would veto any tax break for Archer Daniels Midland until pension reform is a done deal, the Decatur-based company sent emissaries …

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Video: Martellus Bennett Explains Bizarre Cartoon Project (CBS) If nothing else, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett is one of a kind. And now, he’s officially part of the 670 The Score family. After his weekly hit with The Boers and Bernstein Show on Monday evening, Bennett joined The Score for a special Q&A in CBS Chicago’s newly-built performance studio. But Bennett gave us more than a simple Q&A. In fact, the Bears tight end gave us a preview o

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Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder Conviction – CBS2 Chicago Police Union Wants Alvarez To Review Landmark 1982 Double Murder ConvictionCBS2 ChicagoWBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports Anthony Porter had been on Death Row after confessing to a 1982 double murder, and then freed in 1999, when another man confessed to the crime. Porter’s case was a key factor in former Gov. George Ryan’s …

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Governor Bars Employers From Asking Applicants About Felony Records – CBS Local 3 Governor Bars Employers From Asking Applicants About Felony RecordsCBS LocalLaShawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) says the governor’s administrative order doesn’t mean employers will be required to hire ex-cons. “I think that it’s important that employers hire the best qualified person that they feel comfortable with for the job,” Ford …

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O’BRIEN: Illinois sheriff doing his best to dress up courtrooms Mulch told the Illinois Bar Journal that he is trying to help defendants. "If you’re dressed like a slob, with your pants hanging off … with a see-through top that’s not …

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IllinoisChannel: GOP Presser It’s insane to allow the Debt Ceiling to grow without addressing our spending. If we don’t start now when will we? #debtceiling GOP Presser It’s insane to allow the Debt Ceiling to grow without addressing our spending. If we don’t start now when will we? #debtceiling

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Federal and State Progress for Medical Marijuana in Illinois – PR Web Federal and State Progress for Medical Marijuana in IllinoisPR Web (press release)Lou Lang, the chief sponsor of the legislation, said he knows he’s laid some difficult tasks on the agencies’ plates, but he is pleased thus far with the progress they have made. With this newfound federal government support and traction on the …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Rauner chooses Latina, first term Wheaton city council member as running mate * From a press release… Bruce Rauner announced Evelyn Sanguinetti as his Lieutenant Governor selection today and they began a two-day tour of the state that will take them to Chicago, Rockford, Quad Cities, Marion, Quincy and Peoria. “Evelyn is the perfect partner to shake up Springfield,” Bruce Rauner said. “She’s achieved the American Dream and will […]

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WREX – 13 News Headlines
Illinois could see first frost this week The first sign of the end of this year’s growing season is upon us.

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Group raises awareness of frivolous lawsuits HERRIN — A legal watchdog group based in Southern Illinois kicked off its … Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch — also known as I-LAW — was joined by local …

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News-Gazette.com
Township official to be named to county board seat Danville Township Highway Commissioner A.J. Wright is expected to be appointed to the Vermilion County Board Tuesday night. DANVILLE — Danville Township Highway Commissioner A.J. Wright is expected to be appointed to the Vermilion County Board Tuesday night to fill the remainder of the term of attorney Larry Mills, who died this summer. A 45-year-old Democrat from Danville, Wright said he wa

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WGN Radio
Andy Shaw On The Government Shutdown President and CEO of Better Government Association Andy Shaw joined The Steve Cochran Show for his view on the government shutdown, Illinois politics, and the Ventra Card system. (Tribune illustration)

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WGN-TV
LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department accused of unlawfully strip searching more women More women are coming forward with claims that they were forcibly strip searched by LaSalle County Deputies. Attorney Terry Ekl says a handful of women contacted his office with similar accounts after Dana Holmes filed a lawsuit against the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department. Ekl is on the legal team representing Holmes. Ekl will appear in court today to ask a federal judge to bar potential video

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