Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 12

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Steve Staeger WCIA says a Political Action Committee is running ads blaming Rodn…
Steve Staeger WCIA says a Political Action Committee is running ads blaming Rodney Davis for the government shutdown.Democratic ads target Daviswww.illinoishomepage.netSPRINGFIELD — If you’ve watched television lately, you have probably seen the impact the shutdown is having on Congressman Rodney Davis.

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Gov. Pat Quinn names new Central Management Services associate … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The former director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has been named to a new position with a $30,000 salary bump …

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Editorial: Real decisions and no decisions 1 Preckwinkle shows what leaders can do. Now where’s the legislature?Preckwinkle shows what leaders can do. Now where’s the legislature?

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
Illinois GOP stumbles on an issue it can use: Remap reform Illinois Republicans finally may have stumbled on an issue that they can exploit against Gov. Pat Quinn next year: Junking the way those squiggles and blobs known as General Assembly districts are drawn.In recent months an eclectic group that includes Republican business types like Metropolis 2020’s George Ranney and leftish reformers such as Common Cause and the Illinois Campaign for Political Re

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More Kids Using Heroin 3 Heroin related overdose deaths around Illinois continue to climb, as do non-fatal overdoses. Illinois State Senator Andy Manar says he is pushing for the formation of a task force to examine the growing problem and come up with some solutions. …

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States joining forces to scrub voter rolls

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Gov. Quinn vows to manage without pay CHICAGO — When Gov. Pat Quinn grew angry that lawmakers hadn’t found a way to fix Illinois’ pension crisis, he eliminated their salaries. But these days the only elected official going without pay is

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Little agreement to be found on term limits Among the field of contenders for the 2014 Illinois gubernatorial race, there is almost no agreement on the issue of legislative term limits or energy in pursuit of the cause.

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Our View: Thumbs up to supporting the home team Thumbs up: To supporting the home team – the Northern Illinois Huskies. For the second straight home football game, Huskie Stadium has been sold out. Tickets for today’s Homecoming game were sold out by Wednesday. The last time the stadium was sold out was 10 years ago. It’s great to see such support for the Cardinal and Black. Go Huskies – beat the Zips!

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Grant to help develop plan for safe route to South Side City and county officials will be working to develop a Safe Routes To School plan for South Side Elementary after receiving a state grant this month. CHAMPAIGN — City and county officials will be working to develop a Safe Routes To School plan for South Side Elementary after receiving a state grant this month. The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District received $10,000 from the state’s We C

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thomasfrisbie: Rich Miller column: There’s a road foward for #Illiana tollway. Will we try it? http://www.suntimes.com/news/miller/23089956-452/theres-a-road-forward-for-illiana-expressway.html … #twill Rich Miller column: There’s a road foward for #Illiana tollway. Will we try it? http://www.suntimes.com/news/miller/23089956-452/theres-a-road-forward-for-illiana-expressway.html … #twill

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CriticalReading: David Sirota: A Penchant For Pension Cutting http://inthesetimes.com/article/15719/a_penchant_for_pension_cutting/ … The problem is corporate welfare not #pensions David Sirota: A Penchant For Pension Cutting http://inthesetimes.com/article/15719/a_penchant_for_pension_cutting/ … The problem is corporate welfare not #pensions

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EdSullivanforIL: I would love your support circulating petitions this weekend–download the file at http://www.edsullivanforillinois.com/download-our-petition.html … Thanks for your help! #IL51 I would love your support circulating petitions this weekend–download the file at http://www.edsullivanforillinois.com/download-our-petition.html … Thanks for your help! #IL51

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ILSRCC: Today Gov Quinn lectured DC politicians about getting things done. No joke. #9.2%jobless #nopensionreform #worstcreditrating #recorddebt Today Gov Quinn lectured DC politicians about getting things done. No joke. #9.2%jobless #nopensionreform #worstcreditrating #recorddebt

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jackdarin: @MikeforIllinois @PrairieRivers Have a great celebration PRN and keep up the great work! @jencwalling@MikeforIllinois @PrairieRivers Have a great celebration PRN and keep up the great work! @jencwalling

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MikeforIllinois: Also, good luck and easy running to everyone participating in the #ChicagoMarathon this Sunday! Weather looks perfect. #ChiMarathon #twill Also, good luck and easy running to everyone participating in the #ChicagoMarathon this Sunday! Weather looks perfect. #ChiMarathon #twill

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RutherfordDan: Been #Springfield today and now to #Chicago and #DuPage for weekend campaign. Feeling really good on where we are #twill Been #Springfield today and now to #Chicago and #DuPage for weekend campaign. Feeling really good on where we are #twill

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RepKellyCassidy: Watching Blackhawks hockey with youngest is like having a personal encyclopedia handy. Watching Blackhawks hockey with youngest is like having a personal encyclopedia handy.

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Lawmakers Explain Obamacare at Sunday Panel State Sen. Daniel Biss, along with representatives Robyn Gabel and Laura Fine will be conducting an Affordable Care Act panel in Evanston on Sunday.

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Massive quarry, underground limestone mine planned in Robbins 8 A west suburban developer is looking to acquire massive swaths of land in Robbins and turn it into an industrial megaplex complete with a quarry, an underground mine, asphalt and concrete factories and a therapy horse ranch, according to an agreement village officials quietly approved this year. If the plan comes to fruition, such a deal would radically alter the face of one of the Southland’

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Sting gives Chicago a sneak peek of his ‘Last Ship’ musical 37 Sting arrived in Chicago Friday bringing with him a sneak peek at his … Ship,” which will have its world premiere and pre-Broadway run in Chicago next June.

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Metro: An economic collapse is just a temporary worry – The Southern Metro: An economic collapse is just a temporary worryThe SouthernThe house is just as important in national politics as it is in the state of Illinois, where the house is controlled by Democrats and led by party leader and long-tenured-speaker Mike Madigan. Obama is facing a pitched battle with the house over every …

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State law requires catastrophic injury insurance for high school … While some school districts have purchased the special insurance, Chicago Public Schools have not, officials said. That means, for the time being, hospital care …

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pkadner October 11, 2013 10:15PM. The Robbins Community Plant will be used for part planned Quarry October 11th 2013 Robbins. The Robbins Community Plant will be used for part of the planned Quarry, October 11th, …

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Affordable Care Act attracting scammers Lingering confusion about the start of the Affordable Care Act has some unscrupulous … Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged Illinois residents to educate …

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Quinn vows to manage without paycheck – Dekalb Daily Chronicle The RepublicQuinn vows to manage without paycheckDekalb Daily ChronicleQuinn vows to manage without paycheck. By SOPHIA TAREEN- The Associated Press. Created: Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT. Comments (…) Text Size: AaAaAaAaAa. CHICAGO – When Gov. Pat Quinn grew angry that lawmakers hadn’t found a …Gov. Pat Quinn is only Illinois official working without payDespite ruling, Quinn vows

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Letters: Clean out the Legislature Our state legislators are not taking any real steps toward resolving Illinois’ serious pension-funding problem. These folks have continued to “kick the can” down …

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Forum: ‘Less unconstitutional’ is still unconstitutional What if he said to the Illinois Legislature: "Because it’s been easier for us to ‘less fund’ the pension system than it has been to fund it, isn’t it OK to blame others …

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Governor Quinn Congratulates Northbrook’s 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools A total of 21 public and private Illinois schools were awarded the top, national educational honor, including two Northbrook elementary schools.

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Chuck Sweeny: It’s logical to buy this retired pol’s swampland Rockford Register Star | 99 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104. 60°. By Chuck Sweeny Updated Sep. 29, 2013 @ 4:03 pm. “I seen me opportunities and I took ’em.”.

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez: ‘I want to end illegal immigration as we know it’ – Al Jazeera America 3 Rep. Luis Gutierrez: ‘I want to end illegal immigration as we know it’Al Jazeera America… militarizing the border with Mexico. Three days after he was arrested at a rally for immigration reform in Washington, D.C., Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., joined Consider This host Antonia Mora on Friday to discuss what he views as necessary reform …

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Medicaid gains new shine under Obamacare PEORIA – The stigma about Medicaid is about to end, according to a state official who coordinates medical assistance programs for people with HIV or AIDS.

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Optimistic Supporters of the same-sex marriage bill believe there are enough votes in the Illinois House for it to pass during the upcoming veto session. After passing the …

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Our View: Persistent push for Animal Control administrator is not smooth It seems likely that Robert Sauceda will become the next administrator of Kane County Animal Control.

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Leitch named deputy by Republican leader SPRINGFIELD – New House Republican Leader Jim Durkin announced his leadership team Thursday, and Rep. Raymond Poe of Springfield is not on it. Instead …

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Cut the government fat This “Our View” should be required reading for every tax-paying Illinois resident, and it should be printed again. The current bloated government situation in …

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Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Floor Leader Team … 18 It’s critical for each bill to be thoroughly vetted in both committee and on the House floor before any vote is taken. I am confident in the ability of these four to take …

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Kadner: Tinley mayor still wants a Wal-Mart – SouthtownStar 14 Kadner: Tinley mayor still wants a Wal-MartSouthtownStarTinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said Monday the village will announce plans in the next two to three weeks for a big-box retail development on this property southwest of the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 191st Street. | Mike Nolan~Sun-Times Media.

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Sneedlings: Now that Gov. Quinn has publicly opposed the government shutdown, will the GOP guv candidates let the public know how they feel about it? Now that Gov. Quinn has publicly opposed the government shutdown, will the GOP guv candidates let the public know how they feel about it?

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ILNewsNetwork: SJ-R: 5 from local firm charged with defrauding Illinois EPA fund http://bit.ly/19rbBeB SJ-R: 5 from local firm charged with defrauding Illinois EPA fundhttp://bit.ly/19rbBeB

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My view: Illinois is closing one day at a time I was traveling recently around Illinois.What I saw was sad. Very sad.My trip began in my hometown, Jacksonville, for a memorial service for a mentor. Maybe that set the mood, but as I left town with fond memories of what used to be in a thriving community, I was struck with how things had changed. Oh, Jacksonville still has its good points. Some manufacturers are still there, but it’s hard to mis

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State Police post approved concealed carry signage specifications pursuant to Firearm Concealed Carry Act 12

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Fixing Chicago’s imperiled schools As part two of the Chicago Tribune’s new ‘Plan of Chicago’ series, editorial board member Paul Weingarter discusses the fate of the 30000 members of a hypot… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:29 More in News & Politics

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Jonathan Greenberg – Arlington Heights, IL Patch
Schneider Gathers Bipartisan Support Amid Shutdown Deerfield Congressman, Indiana Republican bring 78 freshmen colleagues together to ask President to implement already authorized sanctions against Iran.

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Quinn appoints new director to $121,000 job 17 The former director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget has been named to a new position with a $30,000 salary bump.

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Bill Brady to speak at Tom Getz Round-Up REYNOLDS — State senator and candidate for governor Bill Brady will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Tom Getz Round-Up at 5 p.m., Monday at the Reynolds American Legion. Other speakers will include state Rep.

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Rod Blagojevich prosecutors given more time for appeal 4 A federal appellate court has given prosecutors more time to prepare their brief in former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption convictions.

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Marathon brings thousands of visitors, big business to Chicago 13 Sunday’s Chicago Marathon is one of the world’s six big long-distance races this year. It’s also big business.

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

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RonSandack: Proud to partner w/ @EdSullivanforIL @ChadHaysforRep & Dennis Reboletti as Republican House Floor Leaders! Proud to partner w/ @EdSullivanforIL @ChadHaysforRep & Dennis Reboletti as Republican House Floor Leaders!

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CollegeDemsofIL: We have an incredibly strong statewide Dem ticket to rally around w/ @DickDurbin @GovernorQuinn @LisaforIL @MikeforIllinois & @SheilaSimonIL We have an incredibly strong statewide Dem ticket to rally around w/ @DickDurbin @GovernorQuinn @LisaforIL @MikeforIllinois & @SheilaSimonIL

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MikeforIllinois: Busy weekend in #Chicagoland planned. Events in #Chicago, #Schaumburg, #ArlingtonHeights, and #Skokie. See you on the campaign trail! #twill Busy weekend in #Chicagoland planned. Events in #Chicago, #Schaumburg, #ArlingtonHeights, and #Skokie. See you on the campaign trail! #twill

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Rauner won’t promise tax details before election SPRINGFIELD — Republican Bruce Rauner says he will overhaul the state’s tax code if he becomes Illinois’ next governor. But the wealthy political newcomer …

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IDOA grain industry increases Illinois ag exports SPRINGFIELD — Business relationships started on the recently-concluded Illinois Grain Tour may pay immediate dividends for Illinois agribusinesses.

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For Illinois state retirees. What if my current doctor does not accept … 2 There is a lot about the switch to Medicare Advantage for Illinois state retirees and teachers that is not yet known. That is why I have been hesitant to comment …

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Illinois hoping to return $2 billion of unclaimed property 7 (KMOV.com) — The state of Illinois is trying to return nearly $2 billion of unclaimed property to the rightful owners. Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is trying …

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Gov. Quinn fetes area Blue Ribbon schools 13 Only two Chicago Public Schools were among the winners. Angels Principal Julia Kelly applauded the school’s efforts, “The Blue Ribbon Award is a wonderful …

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WICS Top Stories
Concealed Carry Classes Begin 100+ Today is the first day for concealed carry classes at Siddens Gun Range in Buckhart.As expected, the class filled up quickly, with people wanting to get their 16 hours of training in. That includes both classroom and actual live fire qualifications on the gun range. …

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Shutdown Hitting Brewing and Wine-Making Industry 31 The federal shutdown is hitting the brewing and wine-making industry, making a New Berlin vineyard an unlikely victim. With the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau closed, wine makers can’t take the final steps to get some new wines on the market. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is a division of the Treasury Department and they’ve put the approval for new beer and wine labels on

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It’s Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch (I-LAW), a grassroots, non-partisan legal watchdog group kicked off a 1,000-mile statewide public education tour this week to promote Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week.

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Sandy Cheeks, we barely knew ye My family has experienced a loss. Allow me to share this sad tale.

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Makes Executive Appointments – Fills Key Positions on Violence Prevention Task Force, Abraham… http://dlvr.it/4740fM Governor Quinn Makes Executive Appointments – Fills Key Positions on Violence Prevention Task Force, Abraham…http://dlvr.it/4740fM

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Pension committee floats new style of retirement plan for some 3 With an eye toward reaching an agreement in time for the upcoming veto session, legislators on a special pension committee met Friday in Chicago. The conversations focused on giving state employees and teachers a new style of retirement plan.

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DHStatehouse: Abraham Lincoln, AARP member? Happy Friday, everyone. http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7798Abraham Lincoln, AARP member? Happy Friday, everyone. http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/7798

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Lincoln Home Not Likely to Reopen During Shutdown The shutdown has closed national parks and historic sites across the country, including the Abraham Lincoln Home in Springfield.But now, governors of Utah, South Dakota, Arizona, and Colorado are asking the federal government if those states can re-open some of their parks and historic sites with state money to maintain tourism. …

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How to prepare Chicago students for real jobs When faced with daunting social and economic challenges, those of us in and around public policy have a duty to respond using the best assets at our disposal.

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Quinn Makes Numerous Appointments To State Boards, Commissions 4 Theresa “Tess” Fuller-Sakolsky of Springfield is the Director of Training & Public Education at the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She holds an M.A. …

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Staff Furloughs Have Lawmakers Providing Face-to-Face Service – GovExec.com 2 Staff Furloughs Have Lawmakers Providing Face-to-Face ServiceGovExec.comSome have had used the face time to talk shop. Republican Illinois state Rep. Dennis Reboletti came to Washington to lobby on local issues. He ended up receiving a Capitol tour from Davis and even chatting with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill …

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davemckinney123: Big-time kudos to @scontorno, my spring intern from 2010, for landing a great new reporting gig in D.C. with @PolitiFact. Big-time kudos to @scontorno, my spring intern from 2010, for landing a great new reporting gig in D.C. with @PolitiFact.

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Document Shredding & Electronic Recycling Event Join Rep. Sullivan on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Fremont Township Office in Mundelein for a FREE Document Shredding & Electronic Recycle Event, co-sponsored by Fremont Township. Bring your documents for secure on-site shredding and any used electronics you wish to recycle. For questions or more information, please call Rep. Sullivan’s Office at (847) 566-5115.

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Class-action suit cites Ventra, CTA issues 100+ Problems with the new CTA fare system Ventra have triggered legal action.

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Hundreds head to Daley Plaza for city’s 1st Food Truck Rally 14 The lunch bell rang on Daley Plaza at 11 a.m. Friday at the start of the city’s first ever Food Truck Rally. Within minutes, hundreds poured into the plaza looking for a quick and tasty bite from one of eight food trucks. Dan Salls’ Salsa Truck, the first in the city to begin cooking on board, was restocking its supplies within 20 minutes of opening. Over at Jerk 312, Dion Solano was at the grill

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MayorEzard: It’s "Smokey Day" in the State of Illinois ! A fitting way to end Fire Prevention Week. pic.twitter.com/mQvF5GnZIy It’s "Smokey Day" in the State of Illinois ! A fitting way to end Fire Prevention Week. pic.twitter.com/mQvF5GnZIy

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Karen Lewis on MRE’s 5 mil campaign war chest "he’s going to need it, nobody likes him" #RahmChicago #Mayor2015 pic.twitter.com/3TbPJQGPoO Karen Lewis on MRE’s 5 mil campaign war chest "he’s going to need it, nobody likes him" #RahmChicago #Mayor2015 pic.twitter.com/3TbPJQGPoO

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State lawmakers out of Illinois, nation during break – The Southern 10 State lawmakers out of Illinois, nation during breakThe SouthernWhen Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno was among a number of lawmakers who went to China in July, a spokeswoman was reluctant to discuss the trip until the group returned. The program was a bipartisan cultural education mission hosted by the …

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Dillard throws new punch at Rauner – WLS Dillard throws new punch at RaunerWLS(CHICAGO) In the race for governor, State Senator Kirk Dillard is throwing a new punch as fellow Republican opponent Bruce Rauner. Dillard says he has to laugh when he hears his opponent Rauner call himself an outsider. While taping “Connected to …

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What’s the conference committee on pensions up to? What’s the conference committee on pensions up to?Pension Committee Considering Adding 401(k) Optionwuis.orgWith an eye toward reaching an agreement in time for the upcoming veto session, legislators on a special pension committee met Friday in Chicago. The

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State legislative leaders to discuss how faith, politics intersect at Benedictine – Chicago Tribune State legislative leaders to discuss how faith, politics intersect at BenedictineChicago TribuneSpeakers include state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora), state Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Christine Fletcher, Ph.D., associate professor of Theology at Benedictine University. The lecture will be moderated by Phil Hardy, assistant …

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Quinn picks linebacker’s brother for panel – Belleville News Democrat ABC7Chicago.comQuinn picks linebacker’s brother for panelBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn has named a suburban Chicago mayor and brother of one of Chicago’s more celebrated athletes to a $25,000 post on the Illinois Civil Service Commission. Casey Urlacher (ER’-lah-ker) was appointed Friday. He was …Quinn appoints new director to $121000 postDespite ruling, Quinn vows t

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Actor Sean Astin running Sunday’s Chicago Marathon He’ll be one of about 45,000 runners in the race. Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Gov. Pat Quinn only Illinois official working without pay Gov. Pat Quinn slashed lawmakers’ salaries because he wasn’t happy with their inaction on Illinois’ pension crisis. But these days the only elected official working without pay is Quinn himself.

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Kifowit Offers Help for Homeowners at Mortgage Resource Fair – Chicago Tribune Kifowit Offers Help for Homeowners at Mortgage Resource FairChicago TribuneStephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, will host a Mortgage Resource Fair with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General, state Senator Linda Holmes, state Representative Linda Chapa-LaVia, Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, the Fox Valley Park District on Saturday, …

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Girl shot in the head with an arrow 300+ Cerro Gordo – A girl has been shot in the head with an arrow, the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

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Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action 1 CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 65 and denied 124 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration.

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Runner Who Couldn’t Complete Boston Marathon Will Finish The Job In Chicago 37 [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mp3_bc_-wav_carts_marathon-w1.mp3size=340px download=false name="Boston On Mind Of Chicago Marathon Runners" artist="WBBM Newsradio's Lisa Fielding"] (CBS) — By Saturday, the 45,000 runners participating in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will stop to pick-up their race packet. Many of the participants ran in Boston. There

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Revenue falls at all St. Louis-area casinos 2 Revenue declines at the casinos have been ongoing for about a year, according to figures from the Missouri Gaming Commission and the Illinois Gaming Board.

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CUB To Unveil Report Showing Illinois Homes As Top National … CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of …

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There’s a road forward for Illiana Expressway Chicago has been trying to kill the third airport idea for decades, and it has so far succeeded. But when former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. — the airport’s …

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Champaign Area Legislators Endorse Tom Cross for Treasurer 2 CHAMPAIGN – Friday, five state lawmakers and the Champaign County GOP Chairman endorsed Tom Cross in his GOP primary bid for State Treasurer. Senators Jason Barickman, Chapin Rose and Dale Righter joined with Representatives Adam Brown and Bill Mitchell and…

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BrianMackey: That thing where you ask government flacks a few questions, never hear back, then a day later read them answering in someone else’s story. That thing where you ask government flacks a few questions, never hear back, then a day later read them answering in someone else’s story.

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ilwatchdog: #ICYMI: President Obama just delivered the quote of the year on the debt ceiling vote: http://goo.gl/rRu3Ik#ICYMI: President Obama just delivered the quote of the year on the debt ceiling vote: http://goo.gl/rRu3Ik

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Chicago Dad raises nearly $5K for Lurie Children’s Hospital after misuse of daughter’s photo on Facebook Sean Murphy posted a picture of his 2 year old daughter on Facebook last year after her open heart surgery. That picture was used without his permission and to fight back, he asked people to donate to Lurie Children’s Hospital. He tells Bill and Wendy his story and explains how people can donate to help Lurie’s Chicago Marathon 2013 team.

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MikeforIllinois: Got to see my friends, Senator Gary Forby and @repphelps, in #Murphysboro for the #JacksonCo #Democrats Dinner #twill pic.twitter.com/AiAwjQnihT Got to see my friends, Senator Gary Forby and @repphelps, in #Murphysboro for the #JacksonCo #Democrats Dinner #twill pic.twitter.com/AiAwjQnihT

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RepCheri: This week, I’ve been sharing stories on the House floor about local people affected by this reckless govt shutdown http://1.usa.gov/16BRH1W This week, I’ve been sharing stories on the House floor about local people affected by this reckless govt shutdownhttp://1.usa.gov/16BRH1W

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Concealed Carry Signage Requirements http://goo.gl/fb/jD238 Latest on our Blog: Concealed Carry Signage Requirementshttp://goo.gl/fb/jD238

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ILSenDems: Students from Oak Parks’ St. Giles School visited the Capitol with @DonHarmonIL today http://instagram.com/p/fVxy2oRqB2/ Students from Oak Parks’ St. Giles School visited the Capitol with @DonHarmonIL today http://instagram.com/p/fVxy2oRqB2/

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RepRobinKelly: Served lunch to homeless at a DC shelter. No one in America should ever go hungry. We must protect the SNAP program. pic.twitter.com/3OlfRO0z0X Served lunch to homeless at a DC shelter. No one in America should ever go hungry. We must protect the SNAP program. pic.twitter.com/3OlfRO0z0X

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Governor Quinn going without pay despite judge’s ruling – WREX-TV Governor Quinn going without pay despite judge’s rulingWREX-TVHowever, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued, with the judge ruling in their favor. Despite that ruling, Quinn is still vowing not to collect his paycheck. There are currently three checks totaling around $44,000 …

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Quinn loses preliminary vote on Illiana Expressway – Belleville News Democrat NBC ChicagoQuinn loses preliminary vote on Illiana ExpresswayBelleville News Democrat… Tenn.; Columbus, Ohio," she told The Associated Press. Associated Press writer Sophia Tareen contributed to this report. Copyright 2013 The_Associated_Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or …Chairman of planning agency calls proposed Illiana Expressway ‘h

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Illinois Governor Proclaims ‘Smokey the Dog Day’ in Tribute to … Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, has proclaimed that October 11th will now be known as "Smokey the Dog Day" in the state. Last week, Smokey, a …

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Shuttered prison spreads the terror around Halloween – The State Journal-Register 2 Shuttered prison spreads the terror around HalloweenThe State Journal-RegisterThat’s the formula for "Terror Behind the Walls," the signature scarefest at historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, which is billed as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park and staged for several weeks each fall at …

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Illinois GOP rep. says debt ceiling first, then deal with the rest WASHINGTON (CNN) — An offer Friday by House Republicans to President Barack Obama would temporarily increase the debt ceiling without reopening the government right away, GOP sources told CNN’s Deirdre Walsh. The proposal followed a White House meeting on Thursday between the President and the House GOP leadership that participants described as positive in tone. However, the agreement outlined by

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Celebration of 100th Anniversary of Moline City Hall set for Oct. 19 Moline will hold a Celebration of City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 p.m. at the building in recognition of its 100th anniversary.

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Sneedlings: Sneed hears Charles Woodyard may be out soon as Chicago Housing Authority CEO… http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/23079224-452/sneed-gov-quinn-to-grant-executive-clemency-to-65-on-friday.html … Sneed hears Charles Woodyard may be out soon as Chicago Housing Authority CEO… http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/23079224-452/sneed-gov-quinn-to-grant-executive-clemency-to-65-on-friday.html

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Jocelyn Floyd: Why same-sex marriage is bad for Illinois 4 “…K-I-S-S-I-N-G; first comes love, then comes marriage.” From childhood, we’re taught that love and marriage are inseparable. Why do we get married? Love. Why do we get divorced? Love is gone.

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NextMedia selling several radio stations in Illinois – Chicago Tribune 1 NextMedia selling several radio stations in IllinoisChicago TribuneNextMedia Group has reached a deal to sell its 33 radio stations — including at least 7 in Illinois — to Digity LLC, a newly formed company headed by broadcast industry veteran Dean Goodman. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. In Illinois …

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ilhousegop: In The Know Illinois: ATV stamps, still waiting on concealed carry, http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/10/atv-stamps-still-waiting-on-concealed.html?spref=tw … In The Know Illinois: ATV stamps, still waiting on concealed carry,http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/10/atv-stamps-still-waiting-on-concealed.html?spref=tw

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debmell: Happy #NationalComingOutDay. Happy #NationalComingOutDay.

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ILSenateGOP: Lawmakers should not vote to impose a graduated income tax on Illinois citizens without disclosing what the tax… http://fb.me/2YWj6lHzw Lawmakers should not vote to impose a graduated income tax on Illinois citizens without disclosing what the tax…http://fb.me/2YWj6lHzw

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ILSenDems: ICYMI SIU Pres Glenn Poshard speaks during Sen Frerichs’ college affordability discussion Thursday at SIUC. pic.twitter.com/tUAlbLh3Oh ICYMI SIU Pres Glenn Poshard speaks during Sen Frerichs’ college affordability discussion Thursday at SIUC.pic.twitter.com/tUAlbLh3Oh

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Trib_ed_board: Editorial: @ToniPreckwinkle has shown she can get finances in order. Now where’s the legislature? http://trib.in/1gw9GdU Editorial: @ToniPreckwinkle has shown she can get finances in order. Now where’s the legislature? http://trib.in/1gw9GdU

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AmandaVinicky: Irony, IL RT @NirajC: Governors to Congress: "states are not in a position to be the bank for the federal government" http://wapo.st/19qsc43 Irony, IL RT @NirajC: Governors to Congress: "states are not in a position to be the bank for the federal government"http://wapo.st/19qsc43

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DavidOrmsby: @WBEZ’s @ChipMitchell1 reveals Illinois Medicaid expansion may leave out mental-health teams http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-medicaid-expansion-may-leave-out-mental-health-teams-108892 … #twill @WBEZ’s @ChipMitchell1 reveals Illinois Medicaid expansion may leave out mental-health teams http://www.wbez.org/news/illinois-medicaid-expansion-may-leave-out-mental-health-teams-108892 … #twill

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DaveBakkeSJR: President of Liberia, Nobel Prize winner makes secret trip to Springfield for surgery. Today’s column: http://www.sj-r.com/bakke/x1868849645/Dave-Bakke-Liberian-president-makes-quiet-trip-here-for-surgery … President of Liberia, Nobel Prize winner makes secret trip to Springfield for surgery. Today’s column: http://www.sj-r.com/bakke/x1868849645/Dave-Bakke-Liberian-president-makes-quiet-trip-here-for-surgery

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St. Louis Public Radio
U.S., State’s Attorney Address Public Safety In Metro East 4 Over the past six decades, the Metro East has gained a nasty reputation for dangerous crime. The news headlines reflect a cycle of poverty and crime made worse by a lack of local resources for adequate governance.Three government officials charged with tackling these problems joined us to discuss their vision for creating a more positive future for the Metro East: U.S. Attorney for the Southern Di

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Protected: SUBSCRIBERS ONLY – Today’s edition of Capitol Fax There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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

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Quick takes 3 * From the Belleville News-Democrat’s police blotter… Governor Quinn, 34, of East St. Louis, arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass to land and warrant arrest by East St. Louis police. Some parents were apparently quite prescient back in 1979. …Adding… I’m told by a local criminal justice type that Governor Quinn’s full name is Governor Quinn […]

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The great divide * From Progress Illinois… A new study shows that 52,404 new jobs came to downtown Chicago between 2002 and 2011 thanks to economic development investments, yet only one in four of those positions went to city residents. Suburbanites and people in prosperous Chicago communities like Lakeview and Lincoln Park mostly gained those jobs, and residents in the […]

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Couple of the Week: Brenda and Lee [The following is a paid advertisement.] Brenda Lee and Lee Edwards of South Shore have been together for a decade. They have built a life together. They cook, go to the movies, and take walks on Lake Michigan. They belong to a prayer circle and watch “Grey’s Anatomy.” “We have known each other for a long […]

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Driver’s Licenses For The Undocumented 19 By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Next year, Illinoisans in this … The TVDL is a different color from the Illinois driver’s license. It’s not acceptable as a valid …

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EDITORIAL: Illiana Expressway offers route to region’s future 3 The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning full board foolishly voted against the Illiana Expressway on Wednesday.

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APOConnor: Today in 1853, first @ILStateFair begins in @Springfield_IL. #LegisResUnit #TIH There are deep-fried, chocolate-covered corn husks. Today in 1853, first @ILStateFair begins in @Springfield_IL. #LegisResUnit #TIH There are deep-fried, chocolate-covered corn husks.

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JimSlusher: Today’s DH editorial. What’s the holdup for township asked to help support a bus route for its seniors and disabled? http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131011/discuss/ … Today’s DH editorial. What’s the holdup for township asked to help support a bus route for its seniors and disabled? http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131011/discuss/

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bschoenburg: Judge John Schmidt grants temp restraining order to Springfield police union; old internal affairs files not disclosed now; hearing next Fri Judge John Schmidt grants temp restraining order to Springfield police union; old internal affairs files not disclosed now; hearing next Fri

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Rep. Reboletti Tapped for New Leadership Position Addison, IL – State Representative Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to assume the role of assistant minority leader for the House Republican caucus of the Illinois General Assembly. Reboletti, who will continue to serve as a House Republican floor leader, says he is looking forward to this new leadership role. “I am honored

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Rep. Conroy Announces Create-a-Bill Competition for Local Students Deb Conroy is accepting submissions for her Create-a-Bill contest. The contest provides students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill It’s all in the numbers: * The Quincy Journal points out that Bruce Rauner and his new runn… http://bit.ly/19pRKMM Capitol Fax #twill It’s all in the numbers: * The Quincy Journal points out that Bruce Rauner and his new runn… http://bit.ly/19pRKMM

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SheilaSimonIL: Visited SIU-C today to join Verizon in presenting $10,000 to support two great domestic violence shelters! pic.twitter.com/guHjZ8qL7y Visited SIU-C today to join Verizon in presenting $10,000 to support two great domestic violence shelters! pic.twitter.com/guHjZ8qL7y

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RepKenDunkin: Moderating #NBCSL 20th Annual "Black America’s Dialogue on Health" Conference! We’re discussing depression in the African American Community Moderating #NBCSL 20th Annual "Black America’s Dialogue on Health" Conference! We’re discussing depression in the African American Community

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ilhousegop: Durkin picks members of House GOP leadership team http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/cd284857cd4e42c7b71c763cdd5cf6dd/IL–Illinois-Republicans-House … via @therepublicnews Durkin picks members of House GOP leadership teamhttp://www.therepublic.com/view/story/cd284857cd4e42c7b71c763cdd5cf6dd/IL–Illinois-Republicans-House … via @therepublicnews

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jakeparrillo: I just received my free Tom Cross for Illinois Treasurer laptop sticker. Get your own here! http://www.jointomcross.com/bumper-sticker/?recruiter_id=2 … via @JoinTomCross I just received my free Tom Cross for Illinois Treasurer laptop sticker. Get your own here!http://www.jointomcross.com/bumper-sticker/?recruiter_id=2 … via @JoinTomCross

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bmwheeler: Congrats to Leader @reptryon! Congrats to Leader @reptryon!

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IDOT_Illinois: Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to @enjoyillinois! http://www.enjoyillinois.com/ Please drive safely everyone. Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend to @enjoyillinois! http://www.enjoyillinois.com/ Please drive safely everyone.

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Sneed: Gov. Quinn to grant executive clemency to 65 on Friday 1 Pat Quinn will grant executive clemency Friday to 65 people who are … Quinn, who has made it a priority to address a backlog of clemency petitions left behind …

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1 Illinois Pioneers with Jennifer Roscoe – 10/10/2013 Illinois Pioneers host David Inge sits down with longtime WCIA news anchor Jennifer Roscoe and discusses her childhood, experiences at the University of Illi… From: Illinois Public Media Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 28:03 More in People & Blogs

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Ald. Pewar: Use Pension Funds to Create Chicago Stimulus 27 Pointing to the ways better schools have helped boost neighborhoods in his 47th Ward, Alderman Ameya Pawar believes leveraging Chicago pension funds to …

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MikeWSOY: Illinois joins 46 other states in fight against nationwide scam http://bit.ly/GJCBNC Illinois joins 46 other states in fight against nationwide scamhttp://bit.ly/GJCBNC

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Cook County receives $4M for construction projects 4 "These construction projects will improve transportation safety and efficiency in Cook County, and also employ a number of construction workers, which will help …

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Emanuel needs ‘every damn dime’ of $5 million campaign fund, CTU says 11 The Chicago Teachers’ Union had a firm reaction to news that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has more than $5 million in the bank 16 months before his reelection: “He needs every damn dime,” said Stacy Davis Gates, political legislative director for the Chicago Teachers Union.

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GovernorQuinn: Honored to celebrate with students & staff at Queen of Angels for being named a #BlueRibbon School! pic.twitter.com/6mMTMWyjKL Honored to celebrate with students & staff at Queen of Angels for being named a #BlueRibbon School! pic.twitter.com/6mMTMWyjKL

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GregHinz: #ADM does more HQ shopping — in #Atlanta. If it’s a fake, it’s a good one. http://tinyurl.com/lcjgp4n #ADM does more HQ shopping — in #Atlanta. If it’s a fake, it’s a good one. http://tinyurl.com/lcjgp4n

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Shutdown affects some Illinois hospital inspections – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette 4 ABC7Chicago.comShutdown affects some Illinois hospital inspectionsChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is scaling back on certain hospital and nursing home inspections because of the partial federal government shutdown, state officials said. The Illinois Department of Public Health gets about $1.3 million a month to …Shutdown impacts some Ill. hospital inspectionsGovern

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State of Illinois Health Department Program Receives National Recognition – eNews Park Forest State of Illinois Health Department Program Receives National RecognitioneNews Park Forest“Furthermore, with the identification of trends, high risk groups and disparities, appropriate interventions to mitigate risk and enhance health care services can be developed and implemented to decrease maternal mortality numbers and rates in Illinois.”.

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State Sen. Lightford: Flurry Of Charter School Bills Expected In Upcoming … – Progress Illinois 31 Progress IllinoisState Sen. Lightford: Flurry Of Charter School Bills Expected In Upcoming …Progress IllinoisLa Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Camille Lilly (D-Chicago) also spoke at the forum. Audience members told the lawmakers that they were concerned about Illinois ranking among the lowest when it comes to state education funding. Illinois has prorated the …

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Lawmakers to Discuss $138B Pension Deal 8 Members of Illinois’ bipartisan pension committee were scheduled to meet Friday afternoon to discuss a proposed pension reform package that could save the state $138 billion over the next 30 years. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has been working to build support for the proposal, which ties the cost-of-living adjustment to the rate of inflation, hoping that lawmakers will be able to ac

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Chicago Marathon Turns Runners Into Heroes 1 Runners participate in the Chicago Marathon for a variety of reasons: some love to run, some want a challenge and some are looking for a new experience. However, many participants use the race to make a difference in someone else’s life and run for a charity or other personal cause. That in turn makes them an inspiration to their friends and loved ones. NBC Chicago asked viewers to talk about thei

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Cross sees sharp contrast with Frerichs – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Cross sees sharp contrast with FrerichsChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette… 55, was endorsed for the Republican nomination Friday by area Republican state senators Dale Righter of Mattoon, Jason Barickman of Bloomington and Chapin Rose of Mahomet, and by state Reps. Adam Brown of Champaign and Bill Mitchell of Forsyth.

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GregHinz: #Illijnois #GOP stumbles on an issue it can use: #remap reform http://tinyurl.com/kq8mxgs #Illijnois #GOP stumbles on an issue it can use: #remap reformhttp://tinyurl.com/kq8mxgs

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Illinois Veterans Home not affected by federal shutdown at this … Ryan Yantis, a spokesman for the Illinois DVA, said the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, as well as ones at Anna, LaSalle and Manteno, will continue to serve …

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Cook County budget proposal includes no new taxes 2 Cook County’s top official has introduced a $3.2 billion budget for the next fiscal year that she says includes no new taxes, fines or fees. The office of county board President Toni Preckwinkle says that her proposed budget also would channel investment to the health system and public safety.

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Engagement journalism: Interacting in new ways 4 The Daily Herald has pioneered a new kind of coverage, what the editors call "engagement journalism," and it’s bringing the paper together with the community in unprecedented ways

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Governor Quinn Congratulates Illinois’ 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools – 21 Public and Private Illinois Schools Awarded Top Educational Honor 8 CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today congratulated all of Illinois’ 21 nationally recognized 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools while at Queen of Angels Catholic Elementary School in Chicago. Today’s event is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to give every child the opportunity for a high-quality education.

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Illinois agrees to spend additional $9M on Amtrak Illinois Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jae Miller said Friday that signatures were still being gathered, but that Illinois has agreed to pay up to $37 …

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Chipotle to add tofu to Chicago menu in vegetarian test 2 Chipotle plans to introduce shredded tofu to all its Chicago area stores on Monday for a limited time after testing the vegetarian option on the West Coast.

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Question of the day * Greg Hinz… llinois Republicans finally may have stumbled on an issue that they can exploit against Gov. Pat Quinn next year: Junking the way in which those squiggles and blobs known as General Assembly districts are drawn. In recent months an eclectic group that includes Republican business types like Metropolis 2020’s George Ranney and leftish reformers […]

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Senator LaHood: Despite more bad news, Illinois is still exceptional 2 By Senator Darin LaHood – We begin the annual fall Veto Session in less than two weeks and while there is little promise that our state’s most pressing issues will be addressed, I hate to be the messenger of more…

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Report: 39% of mentally ill inmates return to jail BLOOMINGTON — For almost 40 percent of the mentally ill inmates who are booked into the McLean County jail, time behind bars has been a recurring experience.

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State senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard Kirk Dillard to Present Next ‘Fixing Illinois’ Lecture on September 30 By Desiree Chen | September 23, 2013 State senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Di… From: ECvids Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:08:17 More in Education

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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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