Today’s headlines — Monday, Oct. 14

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QC must take charge of its own mental health
A group of Quad-City mental health leaders convened our editorial board to … Mentally Ill. NAMI’s “Mind and Body” local conference Thursday in Bettendorf drew …

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Organizers say lack of fire sprinkler systems means 2 Halloween … GALESBURG, Illinois — Two Halloween haunted houses in west central Illinois won’t be operating this year because organizers aren’t able to meet state fire …

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QCOnline Opinion News
View from QCA: Illinois minimum wage no longer a living wage Just weeks ago, 217 Republicans in the House voted to cut approximately $40 billion over the next 10 years from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP serves as a safety net for the most vulnerable households in

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Illinois EPA Has Five Held In Custody For Fraud Charges Involving Tank Cleanups The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says five people face federal charges for allegedly defrauding the agency of millions of dollars for the cleanup of leaking underground storage tanks. The IEPA said Friday that the U.S. Justice Department…

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Rep. Mitchell Not Impressed With Governor’s Recent Antics One local legislator recently gave his opinion on going without pay and Governor Quinn’s pension reform. State Representative Bill Mitchell says that, while no one will feel sorry for him, his last paycheck had been given at the end of June. Governor…

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WGN Radio
Former WGN Crime Reporter Turned Crime Novelist Nick Digilio visits with former WGN News reporter Doug Cummings about his latest book in the Harry Cork series: Easy Evil. To download this or any of Nick’s podcast visit our I-Tunes page.

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Flesh-rotting drug found in Illinois A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made an appearance in Illinois, authorities say.

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cljmitchell: @ the 180th anniversary of 1st Baptist Church in Kenwood. 180 years!! What an accomplishment. Thx to the church and Rev Brown for all you do @ the 180th anniversary of 1st Baptist Church in Kenwood. 180 years!! What an accomplishment. Thx to the church and Rev Brown for all you do

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RutherfordDan: Been in #Chicago & now to Hennepin, with a number of stops in between. #twill Been in #Chicago & now to Hennepin, with a number of stops in between. #twill

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Repevans33: Great event and I judged the chili contest!!! Great event and I judged the chili contest!!!

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Repevans33: I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/zLFTYJ9P I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/zLFTYJ9P

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ChrisWelch_JD: Great photo from the crowd at the Maywood Fine Arts Pumpkin Patch Parade. I just love Ms. Lois and… http://instagram.com/p/fbaQc1wsQQ/ Great photo from the crowd at the Maywood Fine Arts Pumpkin Patch Parade. I just love Ms. Lois and… http://instagram.com/p/fbaQc1wsQQ/

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RutherfordDan: With Krishna Bansal at his campaign for State Representative launch in #Naperville yesterday. #twill pic.twitter.com/ltEooQOhDv With Krishna Bansal at his campaign for State Representative launch in #Naperville yesterday. #twill pic.twitter.com/ltEooQOhDv

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chicagotribune: List of public services closed on Monday, which is Columbus Day. http://trib.in/17ojHmf List of public services closed on Monday, which is Columbus Day.http://trib.in/17ojHmf

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GivingLegacy: Good explanation on Public Pensions. “@truthin: Does #Milwaukee have the best #pension system in America? http://bit.ly/1gxcCH3 ” Good explanation on Public Pensions. “@truthin: Does #Milwaukee have the best #pension system in America? http://bit.ly/1gxcCH3

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stlnews: STLToday: Taxicab vomit fees still a work in progress: Security concerns close Broadway nea… http://bit.ly/19F92Yh via @stltoday #stl STLToday: Taxicab vomit fees still a work in progress: Security concerns close Broadway nea… http://bit.ly/19F92Yh via @stltoday #stl

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Illinois’ Newest Boom Industry Could Be Gun Instructors – NBC Chicago Illinois’ Newest Boom Industry Could Be Gun InstructorsNBC Chicago (blog)The Springfield State-Journal Register is reporting that within the last few weeks, state police have approved more than 860 concealed-carry instructors in anticipation of Illinois becoming the last state in the union to adopt a concealed weapons law …State bracing for rush of concealed carry permits

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Homer Glen, township in dispute over donation – SouthtownStar Homer Glen, township in dispute over donationSouthtownStarHomer Glen’s mayor is upset that Homer Township is not complying with a village policy to not accept donations from any person, group or business involved in litigation with the village. But the township supervisor said the township should not be held …

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Gov. Quinn to Announce Local Infrastructure Plan – WAND WICS-TVGov. Quinn to Announce Local Infrastructure PlanWANDMonday, October 14, 2013 12:40 AM EST. The governor has a big announcement on Monday. Gov. Pat Quinn is planning on announcing a major investment in local infrastructure. This is part of his agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.Governor Quinn To Visit UrbanaQuinn to visit Urbana on Monday

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Deadbeat Illinois: Libraries encounter hiccups on payments Red Ribbon Fun Fair at Boylan High School Oct. 19 … Deadbeat Illinois: Libraries encounter hiccups on payments. email · print. By Chris Kaergard The Journal …

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SIUE is offering free dental care on Monday (KMOV.com) Southern Illinois University’s School of Dental Medicine is … place on Monday from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the School’s main clinic building 263.

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State law requires catastrophic injury insurance for high school … Rocky Clark, a former Eisenhower High School football player, was injured during a game in 2000 and paralyzed. The high school district had additional …

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Region links education to one’s income in new poll – The Southern Region links education to one’s income in new pollThe SouthernThe recent survey of 403 registered voters in 18 Southern Illinois counties shows people believe students from lower-income families have less opportunity to get a higher education. While most believe their generation has had greater higher education …

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Why it looks like the Illiana Expressway plan will pass – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Why it looks like the Illiana Expressway plan will passChicago Daily HeraldMeanwhile, Republican DuPage Chairman Dan Cronin and Democratic Will County Executive Larry Walsh are in Camp Illiana while Democratic Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Republican McHenry County Chairman Tina Hill are both …

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Illinois Legislators Still Working On Pension Fix Illinois legislators on a special pension committee met Friday in Chicago to try and … The conversations focused on giving state employees and teachers a new …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Flashback Springfield: In desperate times, a building boom puts men to work During the Great Depression, nothing was more important than steady work, but for millions of Americans, it was desperately hard to find. But in October 1932, a combination of available state and local funds, along with the re-opening of several long idle coal mines, added up to a small surge in available jobs.

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I-Cash Progam Continues Success By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. The state treasurer says his office’s unclaimed property division is giving back more than $100 million in cash and other …

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IDOT official out over Sandoval fund-raising flap Sandoval, a Cicero Democrat, chairs the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee. Al-Khafaji’s name also appeared on invitations for the fund-raiser, which …

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Quinn Confident in Committee Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), State Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) and State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) – are running for higher office next year – Brady for …

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Local Legislators Talk Springfield Pension Reform Process From L to R: State Rep. Kelly Burke, State Sen. Bill Cunningham, Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury, Cook County Commissioner John Daley, BAPA director Matt …

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Monmouth College announces public phase of $75 million capital … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 14, 2013 – 4:13 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. MONMOUTH, Illinois — Officials with Monmouth College have announced …

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New analysis of state budget hardly shocking The federation, a nonpartisan watchdog group based in Chicago, said Illinois’ current budget was a “lost opportunity” because lawmakers didn’t prepare for the …

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Tax credits contribute to affordable rates That’s according to an analysis of the Illinois exchange’s 2014 rates conducted Friday for The State Journal-Register by Chicago-based Stonegate. The good …

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Springfield recognized for its ‘green’ fleet The city is awaiting approval from the state fire marshal. Deana Stroisch can be reached at 788-1533. Follow her at twitter.com/DeanaSJR. Springfield’s effort to …

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Google Alerts – education illinois
Elmwood students get educated on wind energy from 100-foot turbine Bringing an educational wind turbine to life in the central Illinois area wasn’t easy. No other school in Peoria County had achieved it before Elmwood. Alvey said …

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Quinn to visit Urbana on Monday – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Quinn to visit Urbana on MondayChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteAnderson said Quinn is expected to make an announcements about a major investment in local infrastructure. She said the project is part of Quinn’s “agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.” No other information on the project was …

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Getting to ‘Yes’ on gay marriage – Chicago Sun-Times Getting to ‘Yes’ on gay marriageChicago Sun-TimesGreg Harris opted not to call the bill for a vote. Harris took tremendous flak from supporters for holding back, but he made the right call. The goal is passage, not noble defeat. The goal is to ride the growing momentum toward a more just society to …

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WILSON: Rauner’s past may affect his political future Rauner was burnishing his credentials as a political outsider during the visit to Quincy. He said it will take a reformer from outside of Illinois politics to fix what’s …

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The Cardinal
Columbus Day Means a Bank Holiday Monday and Columbus Day Parade in Chicago Monday, October 14, 2013 is Columbus Day and is a bank holiday. The Columbus Day Parade in Chicago celebrates Christopher Columbus historic voyage to America and Italian-American culture. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. on Columbus Drive at Balbo and proceeds Columbus Drive and Monroe. BANK HOLIDAYS (from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) Holiday 2013 2014 2015 2016 New Year’s Day January

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The Daily Journal Editorial News
Editorial; We’re for term limits and some other reforms Should Illinois have term limits on its politicians? You bet. Illinois is, in many ways, the posterchild for term limits. Illinois has neither term limits, nor recall, nor any meaningful campaign limits nor

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Editorial: Legalizing marijuana is not the answer Should marijuana be legalized? Don’t think so. Much has been made of the idea that the War on Drugs is costly, and that we are needlessly incarcerating people and clogging up the justice

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Editorial: It’s a mistake, but blame may not lie where you think There is a very practical problem with the idea of threatening to shut down the federal government.If you were to poll citizens, virtually everyone could point to some extravagant spending that they would want to end. And, of

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St. Louis Public Radio
15 Years Later, Where Did All The Cigarette Money Go? Fifteen years after tobacco companies agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines in what is still the largest civil litigation settlement in U.S. history, it’s unclear how state governments are using much of that money.So far tobacco companies have paid more than $100 billion to state governments as part of the 25-year, $246 billion settlement.Among many state governments receiving money, Orange C

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Deadbeat Illinois: Farmington hopes for timely state payments for … When voters in Farmington’s sprawling library district approved a referendum to build a new library, it was by a slim margin – and with an understanding that the …

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State Rep. Encourages Residents to Use Caution When Enrolling … As Illinois residents prepare to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, state Rep. Emily McAsey is warning residents to beware of con …

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Quinn, Democrats drum up support in suburbs – Chicago Daily Herald Quinn, Democrats drum up support in suburbsChicago Daily HeraldMike Frerichs, who will run for state treasurer; state Rep. Michelle Mussman, who will run for a third term in the 56th House District; Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Clerk David Orr, both of whom will try to retain their …

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Herald News
Bears player to visit Plainfield school PLAINFIELD — Timber Ridge Middle School students would challenge their teachers in activities such as push-up contests and in the process earned a visit from Bears safety Craig Steltz. Steltz is scheduled to visit the school for an hour Tuesday. Timber Ridge physical education teacher Linda Reynolds said he will lead football training drills for the students. He’ll also participate in other,

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rebootillinois: When’s the last time extortion worked to get what you want? When will @GovernorQuinn learn it doesn’t work? http://goo.gl/9Q9EfT #twILL When’s the last time extortion worked to get what you want? When will @GovernorQuinn learn it doesn’t work?http://goo.gl/9Q9EfT #twILL

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thomasfrisbie: CST Editorial: Illinois torture commission gets undeserved smack down from public officials. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22929548-474/torture-commission-gets-beaten-down.html … #twill CST Editorial: Illinois torture commission gets undeserved smack down from public officials. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/22929548-474/torture-commission-gets-beaten-down.html … #twill

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bryanwreed: @BruceRauner at a town hall meeting in Cuba Township #BringBackIL #ILGov #ilgop #twill pic.twitter.com/Ztgt6w9nLY @BruceRauner at a town hall meeting in Cuba Township #BringBackIL #ILGov #ilgop #twill pic.twitter.com/Ztgt6w9nLY

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: CTA’s Ventra off to a bumpy start Commuters will likely love Ventra once they get over hating it. Too bad the CTA didn’t fulfill its promises.

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pekintimes.com
Other voices: State shows its pettiness in Murray Center case It’s amazing how low the state of Illinois will stoop. Stewart Freeman, the court-appointed guardian of 24 former Murray Center residents, files a scathing report about their new living arrangements, and four days later the state files an appeal to replace him.The timing is just a coincidence, we’re told by the state. Yeah, right.

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Gov. Quinn makes $5.3 million construction improvement … MARION, Ill. – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today joined local and area officials to announce $5.3 million from his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program …

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Illinois Business Consulting (IBC) Founded in 1996, Illinois Business Consulting is the largest student-run consulting firm in the country. IBC has conducted approximately 750 projects for ove. From: Business Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 03:47 More in People & Blogs

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Illinois GOP stumbles on an issue it can use: Remap reform – Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois GOP stumbles on an issue it can use: Remap reformCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)"The best way to fundamentally ensure change in Illinois is to establish an independent process for drawing legislative maps," State Treasurer Dan Rutherford said in a statement this week. Ditto Sen. Kirk Dillard: "I do not believe politicians should …

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jiltracy: With Sen Dillard & #WIU Homecoming King Andrew Aviles of Brookfield – congrats, and go #Leathernecks! #dillardtracy pic.twitter.com/DyIa0n769d With Sen Dillard & #WIU Homecoming King Andrew Aviles of Brookfield – congrats, and go #Leathernecks! #dillardtracypic.twitter.com/DyIa0n769d

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Repevans33: Happy 86th Birthday to Ms. Hudgins!!!! http://fb.me/29Q6xVpmB Happy 86th Birthday to Ms. Hudgins!!!! http://fb.me/29Q6xVpmB

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ILAttyGeneral: Madigan: DuPage child porn arrests pust total to 50 since statewide crackdown began in 2010 http://bit.ly/1ajCcZV Madigan: DuPage child porn arrests pust total to 50 since statewide crackdown began in 2010 http://bit.ly/1ajCcZV

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KirkDillard: Spending this beautiful afternoon in #Kane Co. for the 27th Annual A.B.A.T.E. Toy and Food Run in Batavia! pic.twitter.com/GEUNqTlOO0 Spending this beautiful afternoon in #Kane Co. for the 27th Annual A.B.A.T.E. Toy and Food Run in Batavia!pic.twitter.com/GEUNqTlOO0

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RonSandack: http://ow.ly/i/3pEJv Next stop, IL Wesleyan. http://ow.ly/i/3pEJv Next stop, IL Wesleyan.

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Trib_ed_board: Plan of Chicago, part 2: Fixing the schools http://trib.in/16FJ3iM Plan of Chicago, part 2: Fixing the schools http://trib.in/16FJ3iM

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Half of Rockford’s single moms live in poverty The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/GMlUB6) reports the rate was even … in the year but when the salon where she worked didn’t have hours she lost her job.

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dailyherald: Where pension committee members stand http://bit.ly/1aBreR2 Where pension committee members stand http://bit.ly/1aBreR2

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heraldandreview: PHOTOS: Pre-1948 cars shine at American Street Rod Association show http://bit.ly/19xgNhb PHOTOS: Pre-1948 cars shine at American Street Rod Association showhttp://bit.ly/19xgNhb

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U.S. judge tells man he’s still legally dead

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KirkDillard: Stopped by the #Rich Township #GOP Fundraiser Brunch in #ChicagoHeights. pic.twitter.com/VYpK8fe8vRStopped by the #Rich Township #GOP Fundraiser Brunch in #ChicagoHeights. pic.twitter.com/VYpK8fe8vR

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Closer Look: Illinois pension panel still split on latest proposed fix to … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Legislature’s fall veto session is just a week away, … An Associated Press survey of the 10-member committee found five …

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New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago Marathon – Chicago Tribune 4 New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago MarathonChicago TribuneRita Jeptoo of Kenya won the female division with an unofficial time of 2:19:59, slower than the 2002 course record of 2:17:18. Related; Live … After some water he got to his feet and told Bob Arendt of Chicago that he’d finish the marathon walking …

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Important updates on Illinois retiree health insurance and eligibility … The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability will be meeting in Springfield on October 23rd. The Commission has oversight over …

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Closer Look: Illinois pension panel still split on latest proposed fix to … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Legislature’s fall veto session is just a week away, but a committee tasked with the solving the state’s enormous pension …

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rebootillinois: Progressive or not, no income #tax increase! Click to tell this to #Illinois politicians >> http://goo.gl/N3wFi7 #twILL Progressive or not, no income #tax increase! Click to tell this to #Illinois politicians >> http://goo.gl/N3wFi7 #twILL

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ILSenDems: Senator Hunter says glitch, not fed shutdown, affected LINK card use. Senator Hunter says glitch, not fed shutdown, affected LINK card use.

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ILSenDems: Best wishes to our friends running in today’s #ChiMarathon. Best wishes to our friends running in today’s #ChiMarathon.

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cljmitchell: Someone just ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 3 minutes. That’s ridiculous Someone just ran 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 3 minutes. That’s ridiculous

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SenatorKirk: 238 years of protection & service. Thx to all #Navy vets & those serving today for defending our shores. Happy Birthday @USNavy. 238 years of protection & service. Thx to all #Navy vets & those serving today for defending our shores. Happy Birthday @USNavy.

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mjzalewski: Congrats. Looking frwd to your keeping us honest “@RonSandack: I’ve been added to the Floor Leadership team.” Congrats. Looking frwd to your keeping us honest “@RonSandack: I’ve been added to the Floor Leadership team.”

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RepKellyCassidy: Every week I hear from a parent of a bullied kid in IL who isn’t getting help fr schools or police. Still work to do. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4086226?utm_hp_ref=tw … Every week I hear from a parent of a bullied kid in IL who isn’t getting help fr schools or police. Still work to do. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4086226?utm_hp_ref=tw

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KirkDillard: Thank you to WIU President Jack Thomas & #McDonough Co YRs for your wonderful support yesterday at WIU’s Homecoming! pic.twitter.com/WHioSGZ44A Thank you to WIU President Jack Thomas & #McDonough Co YRs for your wonderful support yesterday at WIU’s Homecoming! pic.twitter.com/WHioSGZ44A

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Illinois Office of Tourism TV Commercial, ‘Plan Your Route’ Join us on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Creative.Commerical?fref=ts Follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/CreativeTVcomm Amazing tv advertisement… From: fox Advert Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Entertainment

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Politics: Brian Stewart begins his 89th District duties in Illinois Republican Brian Stewart has been officially sworn in to hold the House seat in Illinois’ 89th District. Stewart, a businessman from Freeport, Ill., replaces Jim …

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House Republicans sidelined, Durbin says “We’ve reached the point where House Republicans and their leadership have stepped to the sidelines,” the Illinois Democrat said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” …

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Blues museum to call St. Louis home, sweet home Chicago is readily and widely embraced as the home of the blues. The genre’s godfather penned its anthem, "Sweet Home Chicago," and the Chicago Blues Festival draws more than 100,000 fans each summer.

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It’s time to increase awareness of mental health issues Even politicians are not capitalizing on gun control issues this time around, but judging by news reports are distancing themselves from it, one saying that it was, …

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illinoispolicy: Illinois has the third-largest state Senate body in the country http://illin.is/1ajQx9T Illinois has the third-largest state Senate body in the country http://illin.is/1ajQx9T

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WANDTVDoug: Sen Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois, on Meet The Press right now WAND TV – NBC Sen Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois, on Meet The Press right now WAND TV – NBC

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Back to my usual beat, #GovQuinn waits for #chicagomarathon winners pic.twitter.com/hH9HAs1OmQ Back to my usual beat, #GovQuinn waits for #chicagomarathon winners pic.twitter.com/hH9HAs1OmQ

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Q&A: With medical marijuana, new jobs, attitudes – The State The StateQ&A: With medical marijuana, new jobs, attitudesThe StateBy SARA BURNETT — Associated Press. CHICAGO — Patients with serious illnesses such as cancer will be able to legally use medical marijuana in Illinois when a new law takes effect next year. But that isn’t the only change the state is likely to see.

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State, feds need to fix their messes The hysteria/blame game for the government shutdown/debt ceiling begs for the truth.

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Pat Quinn: ADM Tax Breaks Off The Table Until Pension Deal Reached – Chicago Defender Pat Quinn: ADM Tax Breaks Off The Table Until Pension Deal ReachedChicago DefenderIn this July 10, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks during a news conference in Chicago. On Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, Cook County Judge Neil Cohen ruled that Quinn’s decision to halt lawmaker pay over the pension crisis is unconstitutional …

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Illinois remap reform is gaining steam

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Prospect of BYOB ban in some Chicago communities may bring backlash A proposed ordinance that would prevent restaurants and other businesses in areas voted dry from allowing BYOB has triggered criticism from aldermen with many dry precincts and from experts in neighborhood development. It’s also got some people wondering if it’s time to rethink dry precincts altogether.

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Illinois: A lesson in deadbeat government But Illinois also demonstrates that deadlines and showdown over the debt ceiling are little more than made up dates on a calendar

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illinoispolicy: Illinois has nearly 12,000 more state and local elected politicians than any other state http://illin.is/1ajQx9TIllinois has nearly 12,000 more state and local elected politicians than any other state http://illin.is/1ajQx9T

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Davis should vote to fund government U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has been telling the people of the 13th District that "a government shutdown is absolutely unacceptable." read more

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Legislator at war with tax facts Illinois legislators who want more money to spend need to be honest about what a graduated income tax system could cost the taxpayers. Illinois legislators who want more money to spend need to be honest about what a graduated income tax system could cost the taxpayers. State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson recently replaced her makeup with war paint as she declared class war against those who do not

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