Today’s headlines — Friday, Oct. 18

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RutherfordDan: Interviewed with Craig Dellimore at @WBBMNewsradio earlier today. #twill pic.twitter.com/VAyjtfYF7B Interviewed with Craig Dellimore at @WBBMNewsradio earlier today. #twill pic.twitter.com/VAyjtfYF7B

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KirkDillard: Finished my day in #Belvidere at the #Boone Co. #GOP Club’s Steak Fry. Great crowd and a great way to end my night! pic.twitter.com/Ad9PxjajB6 Finished my day in #Belvidere at the #Boone Co. #GOP Club’s Steak Fry. Great crowd and a great way to end my night! pic.twitter.com/Ad9PxjajB6

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RutherfordDan: Progress Illinois: Quinn, Rutherford Have Largest Campaign Coffers In Guv’s Race #twill http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2013/10/16/quinn-rutherford-have-largest-campaign-coffers-guvs-race … Progress Illinois: Quinn, Rutherford Have Largest Campaign Coffers In Guv’s Race #twill http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2013/10/16/quinn-rutherford-have-largest-campaign-coffers-guvs-race

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AndyForSenate: We will be collecting signatures in Hillsboro, Gillespie and Springfield this Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm so,… http://fb.me/21QsoLTtV We will be collecting signatures in Hillsboro, Gillespie and Springfield this Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm so,…http://fb.me/21QsoLTtV

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DaveLuechtefeld: Luechtefeld questions IDOC’s claim of decreased violence on staff – See more at: http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/423/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.YhXAWvwp.dpuf … Luechtefeld questions IDOC’s claim of decreased violence on staff – See more at: http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/423/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.YhXAWvwp.dpuf

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Letter: Clarification from state on Murray Center opinion The Belleville News Democrat editorial regarding the Murray Developmental Center, reprinted in the SJ-R Oct. 11 was incorrect and based on false information.

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Perry County Law Enforcement Prepare for Concealed Carry PINCKNEYVILLE — Thousands of people in Illinois are getting ready for the state’s concealed carry law. That includes police who will soon have to enforce the …

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naomi jakobsson – Google News
Lawmakers need to stop spending – Alton Telegraph Lawmakers need to stop spendingAlton TelegraphOn the downside, 85 percent of taxpayers potentially will see an increase in taxes, and entrepreneurs are basically victims of their own success. In the case of the the proposal by Urbana Democrat Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, there is no way to paint a …

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Our Opinion: Centrally located Springfield dog park a worthy project – The State Journal-RegisterOur Opinion: Centrally located Springfield dog park a worthy projectThe State Journal-RegisterThose who wish to donate to the dog park project can send a check to the Springfield Parks Foundation at Bunn Park, 2500 S. 11th St., Springfield, Ill., 62703. Donors should specify the money is for the Washington Park Dog Park. If the project doesn’t …

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kirk dillard – Google News
Bivins to run for re-election – Saukvalley Bivins to run for re-electionSaukvalleyHe is planning an official announcement today at the Dixon Elks Club during his annual Hometown Banquet with guest speakers Dan Proft, WLS Chicago radio host, and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard. To attend. State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, will …

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illinois psychologists – Google …
Our View: Shoot down mandatory sentences – Northwest Herald Our View: Shoot down mandatory sentencesNorthwest HeraldIllinois Department of Corrections officials estimate that this mandatory minimum sentence would add 4,000 new prisoners to the system at an estimated cost of $900 million over the next decade. We’d urge legislators not to take the bait to look tough …

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State warning of more school funding cuts SPRINGFIELD — Illinois school administrators received another jolt of negative news last week: The already reduced level of funding they receive from the state …

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
Preckwinkle to crack down on property sales tax dodge Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is launching a campaign to crack down on property buyers — particularly of commercial structures — who understate how much their property is worth for tax purposes. The initial goal: boost county revenues by $1 million in 2014. But officials believe a considerably larger stash could be found.At issue in a move tucked into Ms. Preckwinkle’s proposed new

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Google Alerts – illinois legislature
Time to pass Illinois marriage equality That is why we stand today to announce our support for SB10, the bill awaiting passage in the Illinois Legislature that confers the equality of rights on any couple …

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dan lipinski – Google News
Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy Applications – Chicago Tribune Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy ApplicationsChicago TribuneDan Lipinski (IL-3) is currently accepting nomination request letters from young persons in the 3rd Congressional District to the U.S. Service Academies for the classes entering in the summer of 2014. The service academies include: • Air Force Academy …

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Google Alerts – jason barickman
State senator visit county jail Jason Barickman talk in the visiting room of the Iroquois County Jail. … Jason Barickman made a visit to the Iroquois County Jail and Courthouse. He said he …

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Google Alerts – tom cross
Vote Cross for state treasurer Tom Cross will bring a fresh perspective to the treasurer’s office, one that builds on his experience as a prosecutor and a fiscally conservative lawmaker.

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dan lipinski – Google News
Kadner: Even reformers don’t like Obamacare – SouthtownStar Kadner: Even reformers don’t like ObamacareSouthtownStarDan Lipinski (D-3rd). Lipinski said that unless major changes are made to the Affordable Care Act, he fears it will not be financially sustainable. And that’s one of the core arguments of the Tea Party Republicans, who contend that Obamacare will be …

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The State Journal-Register The Dome RSS
Davis calls vote ending shutdown bittersweet U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, said Thursday his vote for a compromise that ended the partial shutdown of the government was “bittersweet,” and he’s pushing to enact a plan to avoid shutdowns in the future if there is no budget agreement in Congress.

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Herald News
Joliet revenue grows faster than expected Joliet is getting more revenue than expected this year thanks to sales tax income and, believe it or not, more timely payments from the state. The city council’s finance committee got the good news this week, and some council members suggested that the city’s financial condition has improved enough to look at hiring an economic development professional to bring new business into Joliet. Gambli

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Michael Jordan’s Home Heads to Auction In an email, he said he is selling the home because "my kids are grown now and I don’t need a large house in Chicago." The owner of basketball team the …

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Will County board showdown over levy – The Times Weekly Will County board showdown over levyThe Times WeeklyIn what became a battle of the two political parties Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh had to cast the deciding vote in favor of a tax levy that, much to the chagrin of republicans on the board, will likely result in a slight increase for all …Weigel’s ‘pass’ votes allow Walsh to break partisan deadlock on county tax levy

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RepHultgren: I joined @bruceanddan to talk about the pork-laden bill which failed to address our massive $17 trillion debt http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1985293 … I joined @bruceanddan to talk about the pork-laden bill which failed to address our massive $17 trillion debt http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=1201&c=5751&f=1985293

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ChampionNewsNet: Mike Tryon Talks about Fall Veto Session, Sees Constitutionality Problems with Pension Bills – http://www.championnews.net/?p=48657 pic.twitter.com/cEFhV4UjeF Mike Tryon Talks about Fall Veto Session, Sees Constitutionality Problems with Pension Bills –http://www.championnews.net/?p=48657 pic.twitter.com/cEFhV4UjeF

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Poll shows support for reform in Illinois From term limits and open primaries to campaign contribution limits and redistricting, the poll showed there is broad support for changes to Illinois’ political …

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LisaMadigan: "The Illinois attorney general has one simple piece of advice for people: Just hang up." http://bit.ly/GSPDso via @WhigNews #twill "The Illinois attorney general has one simple piece of advice for people: Just hang up." http://bit.ly/GSPDso via @WhigNews #twill

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kelly cassidy – Google News
Chamber treats lawmakers to breakfast – Evanston Now Chamber treats lawmakers to breakfastEvanston NowJan Schakowsky, state senators Daniel Biss and Heather Steans, and state representatives Robyn Gabel, Laura Fine and Kelly Cassidy have been invited to the session, along with Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin. If the technology gods smile on …

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chad hays – Google News
Bellock, Sandack named to House Republican leadership team – The Bugle Bellock, Sandack named to House Republican leadership teamThe Bugle… Representatives.” Dan Brady, R-Bloomington; Chad Hays, R-Danville; Bill Mitchell, R-Forsyth; JoAnn Osmond, R-Gurnee; Dennis Reboletti, R-Addison; Mike Tryon, R- Crystal Lake; and Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, round out the Republican leadership team.

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illinois gaming – Google News
More Video Gaming Parlors Coming to the Stateline – WIFR More Video Gaming Parlors Coming to the StatelineWIFRIt’ll be a few weeks before Jay Gesner hears the sound of video gaming machines in Rockford’s first gaming parlor on East State Street. He says he’s still waiting to get approved by the Illinois Gaming Board before people can start trying their luck on …

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mcdonoughvoice.com
Gov. Quinn’s appointee from Macomb

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Downers Grove Patch
Ron Sandack Named to Illinois House Republican Leadership Team Sandack, who represents the 81st District, was named a Republican Floor Leader on Oct. 11.

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The Navigator – opinion,opinion/
Voters aren’t choosing legislators; soloms are choosing their voters SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to state legislative races, most of us don’t have much of a choice in the voting booth.

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2013 Veto Session Preview On October 22 legislators will return to Springfield for the 2013 veto session. During that time the House and Senate will take action on bills that received a partial or full veto from Governor Quinn, and we will also consider additional legislation. Pension Reform Pension reform is the issue that most people would like to see resolved during veto session. I agree that pension reform is our #1 is

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ashvinlad: Finally got a look at those much talked about copper doors down at the Capitol. #Springfield pic.twitter.com/t7LmXTn7gD Finally got a look at those much talked about copper doors down at the Capitol. #Springfield pic.twitter.com/t7LmXTn7gD

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Lake County News Sun
Time to pass Illinois marriage equality OUR VIEW: Our daily editorials reflect our frame of mind and opinion. But sometimes we are late in expressing our view. We fail to tell you what’s in our minds and hearts.

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Reasonable doubt about mandatory minimums "If enacted," Maki wrote, "mandatory minimums will cost Illinois taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, robbing us of the resources we need to address the root …

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dan duffy – Google News
Lake County legislators to host Senior Citizens’ Health Fair – Lake Forester Lake County legislators to host Senior Citizens’ Health FairLake ForesterDan Duffy, R-26, of Barrington, will host their annual Senior Citizens’ Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 18, at the Libertyville Sports Complex, 1950 N. U.S. Route 45, Libertyville. The fair, which is free and open to the public, will offer …

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CMAP gives blessing to proposed Illiana Tollway plan The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning policy committee voted Thursday to include the Illiana Tollway in its long-term development plan.

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slafferty October 17, 2013 5:38PM. 25267319. Updated: October 17, 2013 5:38PM. While Grand Theft Auto …

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Chicago Sun-Times
Plan commission OKs $140 mil. Addison Park near Wrigley The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a revised, $140 million development near Wrigley Field — with 100 more parking spaces, a few more residential units, but no previously-planned hotel — despite concerns that it’s all too much for the congested area to swallow.

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WPSD – News – Local
Sept. Illinois unemployment rate release delayed The Illinois Department of Employment Security says it will indefinitely delay the release of statewide unemployment data for September because of the partial federal-government shutdown.

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Chicago Teachers Union: ‘This City Belongs to Black People’ The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) is pretty much run by communists and racebaiters. This month we get yet another example of that with a CTU organizer …

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Perspective: Full steam ahead with the Illiana Expressway The recent decision by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning to reject the Illiana Expressway project — a decision rooted in regional bias rather than sound strategic planning — belies the realities of the future transportation needs of the Chicagoland area. The truth is the Illiana Expressway is a much needed thoroughfare that will alleviate congestion on the region’s roadways and strength

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Perspective: Illiana would be a financial disaster In the debate about the proposed Illiana Expressway, supporters have been exaggerating its benefits for the south suburbs.

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Aurora outreach program October 31 will familiarize contractors with bidding opportunities for the Illinois Jobs Now! construction program AURORA – An outreach program to familiarize contractors, designers and suppliers with bidding opportunities under the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program will be held Thursday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Waubonsee Community College, 18 S. River Street, Room 268, in Aurora.

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Governor Quinn Announces $520,000 for Construction Project at Rock Valley College – Project Will Improve State’s Infrastructure and Create Construction Jobs ROCKFORD– Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of $520,000 for a construction project at Rock Valley College in Rockford. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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Hispanic Leader Named Illinois Veteran of the Month Chicago – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) recognized Edgar Delgado, a U.S. Air Force veteran, volunteer and prominent member of the Hispanic community as the Illinois Veteran of the Month for October 2013.

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Hinsdale Town Hall Meeting Rep. Bellock hosted a Town Hall Meeting at The Community House in Hinsdale on Wednesday morning; giving an update on state issues ahead of the Fall Veto Session when lawmakers return to Springfield on October 22. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the discussion and gave feedback.

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The Wheeler 64 Report Friends, While legislators are working in their home districts right now, there is still quite a bit going on with regard to legislation and other activity in Springfield. Below is a quick summary of items I thought might be of interest:

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Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel Unveil CTA’s New Red Line South – Historic project brings brand-new railroad to South Side, creates more than 1,500 jobs; riders will see faster, smoother commutes and more reliable service thanks to historic $425 million investment CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Emanuel and city and state officials today provided a preview of the new Red Line South—one of the largest and most innovative transit projects in the country and a significant investment in the ongoing modernization of public transportation in Chicago.

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Statement by Governor Pat Quinn On the Passing of Radio Legend Bob Sanders CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn issued the following statement on the passing of radio legend Bob Sanders:

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Free “Yoga For Veterans” Classes Start Next Wednesday, October 23 From Naperville Township Veterans and Seniors Advocate Mike Barbour: Connected Warriors—FREE Yoga for Veterans For all active duty military, veterans and their families: Yoga is a potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise. Within a safe community of fellow veterans and their family members, you will learn yogic practices to release stress, sleep better, ease aches and pain

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Google Alerts – illinois house
Illinois General Assembly – House Committee Bills Legislation assigned to the selected House Committee of the Illinois General Assembly.

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Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Downstate residents learn … Tuesday night’s full house at a concealed carry seminar in Carbondale, Illinois was evidence of that. State Representative Mike Bost put the program together …

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Google Alerts – naomi jakobsson
Rosenberg enters race for 103rd District Naomi Jakobsson in the Illinois House of Representatives. The Urbana Democrat announced last month that she would step down at the end of her current term.

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AmandaVinicky: Statewide jobs report due out tomorrow will be delayed b/c of shutdown says IDES; next week’s local economic report will be late too. #twill Statewide jobs report due out tomorrow will be delayed b/c of shutdown says IDES; next week’s local economic report will be late too. #twill

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Plainfield Patch
‘Illinois Jobs Now!’ to Fund Plainfield Projects The village and Plainfield Township will receive a share of the funding.

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Budget Deal to Provide Olmsted Locks and Dam More Funding The Olmsted Locks and Dam Project on the Ohio River in Pulaski County is on firmer financial ground thanks to the federal budget deal Congress passed Wednesday.

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Carbondale Businessman Pleads Guilty to Anti-Trust Violation A Carbondale businessman has pleaded guilty to federal anti-trust violations.

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CLTV
50 Wards in 50 Days: Ald. Tim Cullerton, 38th Ward 50 Wards in 50 Days: Ald. Tim Cullerton, 38th Ward

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wixnam1460: 90th District State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon is the Friday October 18th Talk-Line guest with Steve Marco at 8:15am on AM 1460 90th District State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon is the Friday October 18th Talk-Line guest with Steve Marco at 8:15am on AM 1460

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SenatorVanPelt: Community Alert from the 012th District Police pic.twitter.com/rsonbNqbe1Community Alert from the 012th District Police pic.twitter.com/rsonbNqbe1

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ILSenateGOP: The non-partisan Tax Foundation assessed the 50 states’ business tax climate in a report released this month. It… http://fb.me/2eeAu7gB5 The non-partisan Tax Foundation assessed the 50 states’ business tax climate in a report released this month. It…http://fb.me/2eeAu7gB5

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KirkDillard: Meeting with local business leaders at Mervis Industries in #Danville. Great to be back in #Vermilion County about #makingILworkagain Meeting with local business leaders at Mervis Industries in #Danville. Great to be back in #Vermilion County about #makingILworkagain

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RepCheri: Thanks everyone for the warm birthday wishes! Also want to say happy birthday to my friend @RepMikeQuigley! Thanks everyone for the warm birthday wishes! Also want to say happy birthday to my friend @RepMikeQuigley!

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Ald_Kifowit: Round table discussion tonight at 6pm at Eola Road Library!! See you there! Round table discussion tonight at 6pm at Eola Road Library!! See you there!

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MikeforIllinois: Stand against bullying! Wear purple and make your profile pic purple for #SpiritDay 10/17 at http://glaad.org/spiritday #LGBT #twill Stand against bullying! Wear purple and make your profile pic purple for #SpiritDay 10/17 at http://glaad.org/spiritday #LGBT #twill

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LisaMadigan: ICYMI: 50 child porn offenders have been nabbed in AG Madigan’s Operation Glass House initiative http://bit.ly/1auL4gJ via @dailyherald ICYMI: 50 child porn offenders have been nabbed in AG Madigan’s Operation Glass House initiative http://bit.ly/1auL4gJ via @dailyherald

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Activist: Illinois gay marriage will lead to “collapse” of America: * One of the more over … http://bit.ly/16RVIiV Capitol Fax #twill Activist: Illinois gay marriage will lead to “collapse” of America: * One of the more over … http://bit.ly/16RVIiV

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Illinois racing faces its own fiscal cliff The ADW law expires again in January, and if the legislature renews it and finds $725,000 in supplemental funding for the IRB, Illinois racing, warts and all, will …

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sfornek: ‘Government shutdown uncovers can of soup old enough to drive in Chicago.’ But, more important, too young to vote. http://bit.ly/19bHMQn ‘Government shutdown uncovers can of soup old enough to drive in Chicago.’ But, more important, too young to vote. http://bit.ly/19bHMQn

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Springfield Business Journal Illinois’s Facebook Wall
NEWS RELEASE Local agencies offer help with Medicare NEWS RELEASE Local agencies offer help with Medicarehttp://www.springfieldbusinessjournal.com/releases/AAAL1017.pdfwww.springfieldbusinessjournal.com

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MollyBeckSJR: Dear readers: My last day is tomorrow. I’m moving to Madison to cover education at the Wisconsin State Journal. I’ll miss every one of you. Dear readers: My last day is tomorrow. I’m moving to Madison to cover education at the Wisconsin State Journal. I’ll miss every one of you.

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RutherfordDan: Treasurer details how his office kept state portfolio sound as Washington debated debt ceiling legislation. #twill pic.twitter.com/jcGig3ivEu Treasurer details how his office kept state portfolio sound as Washington debated debt ceiling legislation. #twillpic.twitter.com/jcGig3ivEu

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau is running a sweepstakes… Just 20 miles west of Chicago, DuPage County is less than a day’s drive from more than half the nation’s population—making it an ideal destination for a weekend road trip. DuPage County can be beautiful in fall and winter, and we offer lots of seasonal activities, […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Big vote today on Illiana Expressway * Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about his opposition to the privately financed Illiana Expressway… Emanuel said he doesn’t consider the project a benefit. “I don’t see Illiana as in the self-interest of the city of Chicago, from a competitive standpoint,” he said last week. Emanuel did not elaborate, but experts point to the importance of the […]

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BruceRauner: Great crowd at Iroquois County Republican Women Fall Luncheon. Enjoyed speaking there. pic.twitter.com/DxOfYBKRWh Great crowd at Iroquois County Republican Women Fall Luncheon. Enjoyed speaking there. pic.twitter.com/DxOfYBKRWh

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R_Mark_Grant: Know any high school #entrepreneurs? #NFIB Young Entrep Awards $1000 -10,000 to winners for post HS edu.http://tinyurl.com/pvlbdvw Know any high school #entrepreneurs? #NFIB Young Entrep Awards $1000 -10,000 to winners for post HS edu.http://tinyurl.com/pvlbdvw

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News – redeyechicago.com
Another Ventra deadline looms Employers have until Oct. 25 to submit info on workers using transit benefit programs.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Mayor Emanuel Taken for a Ride on Rehabbed Red Line Train Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took a test ride on the newly rehabbed Red Line train, which is set to resume running on Oct. 25, 2013..

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Preckwinkle: Cook County going after tax dodgers Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Thursday her office is going after businesses and individuals that avoid paying transfer taxes on real estate transactions by undervaluing the property they sell.

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peter roskam – Google News
Why Rep. Roskam decided to vote ‘yes’ on budget deal – Lake Zurich CourierABC7Chicago.comWhy Rep. Roskam decided to vote ‘yes’ on budget dealLake Zurich CourierBut Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton, the area’s ranking Republican as the chief deputy whip, said he voted yes to "remove the threat of default and begin a process where both parties sit down and work on a long-term budget agreement." He added, "I hope …Why Hultgren Voted Against Reopening Federal G

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Westmont resident named administrator of Illinois Recycling Association WESTMONT – A Westmont resident with a passion for aiding the environment has been named the head administrator for the Illinois Recycling Association.

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Mascoutah/ from heraldpubs.com
Governor Quinn Announces $383,000 for Work on Rest Areas near Mascoutah and HighlandMASCOUTAH– Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $383,000 for work on buildings at the I-64 rest area near Mascoutah and the I-70 rest area near Highland. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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bschoenburg: Rodney Davis: Bill opening govt including income verification for O-care is "huge win." In all, situation "a victory," but not one he sought Rodney Davis: Bill opening govt including income verification for O-care is "huge win." In all, situation "a victory," but not one he sought

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ColonelTribune: Chicago learns to say, ‘I failed! And I feel great about it.’ Interesting from @ChicagoBlueSky. http://bit.ly/19aS2sd Chicago learns to say, ‘I failed! And I feel great about it.’ Interesting from @ChicagoBlueSky. http://bit.ly/19aS2sd

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bschoenburg: State Sen. Sam McCann, R-Carlinville, endorses Dillard/Tracy. Says Dillard has "unique ability to get things done" in "broken" government State Sen. Sam McCann, R-Carlinville, endorses Dillard/Tracy. Says Dillard has "unique ability to get things done" in "broken" government

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Rep. Lipinski Accepting Service Academy Applications U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is currently accepting nomination request letters from young persons in the 3rd Congressional District to the U.S. Service …

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Google Alerts – illinois budget
U of I Extension presents holiday budgeting advice Present preparation and other holiday budgeting tips will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at University of Illinois, Kankakee County Extension office at …

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Call Gov. Quinn to protect retiree insurance – Illinois Education … Member action is needed to ensure that retired IEA members are not unfairly impacted by changes to the state-subsidized insurance program for retired …

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Prussing: Carle deal could hurt taxpayers URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing admonished the school and park districts … Meanwhile, the city of Urbana, Cunningham Township and Champaign County …

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Durbin: Republican Strategy On Shutdown Was ‘A Complete Disaster’ 200+ CHICAGO (CBS) – After helping negotiate a bipartisan deal to end the partial federal government shutdown, and extend the debt limit, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said he hopes House Republicans learned a lesson: “this is unacceptable.” “We have got to sit down in a mature, bipartisan way, and solve our problems,” he said. “I hope that Speaker [John] Boehner and the House Republicans have learned a

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The Daily Journal Editorial News
Editorial: Our View: Another sad tale of public corruption in Illinois For much of his life, Jeff Brosseau was a trusted public servant. He was the Limestone Township Fire Chief and treasurer for the Kankakee Valley Firemen’s Association. He was a person of significance in the "lifesaving"

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state journal-register – Google …
Shutdown ends in Illinois with ‘welcome backs’ – The State Journal-Register Shutdown ends in Illinois with ‘welcome backs’The State Journal-RegisterIn other states the shutdown forced Head Start programs to close, but only one in Illinois shuttered its preschools and for only a day, said Lauri Morrison-Frichtl, executive director of the Illinois Head Start Association. The Head Start early …

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The Gazette-Democrat – news,news/
Current version of GED will be replaced in 2014 With the current version of the GED test set to expire soon, the regional office of education at Ullin is planning to offer additional testing dates.

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WICS Top Stories
Kewanee Named Friendliest Town in America Kewanee, Ill. has just been named the Friendliest Town in America.Winning the award comes as no surprise to city leaders and business owners. …

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WICS Top Stories
Sangamon County GOP Will Not Endorse Sheriff Candidate Sangamon County’s Republican party will not endorse either candidate running for sheriff. Current Undersheriff Jack Campbell and retired Lieutenant Wes Barr are seeking the county’s top law enforcement position.The chair of Sangamon County GOP, Rosemarie Long, told us precinct committeemen will support the candidate they prefer. …

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southtownstar.suntimes.com
Ex-superintendent officially fired in SD 227 After a four-hour, closed hearing Wednesday night with former Superintendent Donna Leak and her attorneys, the Rich Township High School District 227 Board voted 4 to 3 to dismiss her as superintendent — even though she was ousted from the position in June. By the same vote in June, the school board fired Leak as a tenured teacher and ruled her contract as superintendent was invalid, but she w

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Sneedlings: ICYMI: Rahm’s been the point man for his old boss through the shutdown: http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/23187989-452/rahm-emanuel-has-been-a-top-point-man-for-obama-on-shutdown-sneed.html … ICYMI: Rahm’s been the point man for his old boss through the shutdown: http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/23187989-452/rahm-emanuel-has-been-a-top-point-man-for-obama-on-shutdown-sneed.html

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Shutdown wrap-up * I’ve read quite a bit of coverage about the deal to end the government shutdown and avoid hitting the debt ceiling. Lots of stories focused on the possiblity that this could happen again next February. I highly doubt it. From Government Executive… The measure also extends the nation’s ability to borrow—which the […]

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SenBillBrady: Thank you to @ILChamber & @chase for presenting @Dan_Brady & me with the Champion of Free Enterprise award last night pic.twitter.com/1g2Gt9BFPq Thank you to @ILChamber & @chase for presenting @Dan_Brady & me with the Champion of Free Enterprise award last night pic.twitter.com/1g2Gt9BFPq

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill SEC probing UNO: * Uh-Oh. Sun-Times… Federal authorities are investigating possible securit… http://bit.ly/19TP4ZW Capitol Fax #twill SEC probing UNO: * Uh-Oh. Sun-Times… Federal authorities are investigating possible securit… http://bit.ly/19TP4ZW

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SheilaSimonIL: Federal government shutdown’s end means thousands of workers – especially those in Illinois’ defense communities – can get back to work! Federal government shutdown’s end means thousands of workers – especially those in Illinois’ defense communities – can get back to work!

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill A solution needs to be found: * University of California at Berkeley professor Franklin Zim… http://bit.ly/19MGWIK Capitol Fax #twill A solution needs to be found: * University of California at Berkeley professor Franklin Zim… http://bit.ly/19MGWIK

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GovernorQuinn: The new #RedLine is faster & more efficient thanks to a $426m #IllinoisJobsNow! investment that created 1500+ jobs http://tinyurl.com/q9ogc49 The new #RedLine is faster & more efficient thanks to a $426m #IllinoisJobsNow! investment that created 1500+ jobshttp://tinyurl.com/q9ogc49

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danielbiss: Thanks for including me and for the work you do! RT @HIASChicago Thank you Senator @danielbiss for talking #immigration Tuesday night! Thanks for including me and for the work you do! RT @HIASChicago Thank you Senator @danielbiss for talking #immigration Tuesday night!

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reptryon: Thank you to all who participated in the teletown hall conference last night. pic.twitter.com/zNjPNFKPYc Thank you to all who participated in the teletown hall conference last night. pic.twitter.com/zNjPNFKPYc

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KirkDillard: Another great endorsement for our team thrilled to have Sen Sam McCann on board to help us #MakeILWorkAgain #ilgov http://bit.ly/16dorQK Another great endorsement for our team thrilled to have Sen Sam McCann on board to help us #MakeILWorkAgain #ilgovhttp://bit.ly/16dorQK

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Shutdown wrap-up: * I’ve read quite a bit of coverage about the deal to end the government … http://bit.ly/18pBHQS Capitol Fax #twill Shutdown wrap-up: * I’ve read quite a bit of coverage about the deal to end the government … http://bit.ly/18pBHQS

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Google Alerts – dave dahl
Sheila Simon At Large By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. When you are on the campaign trail, you can learn a lot. But Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for comptroller, …

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Gov Quinn quotes Mayor Harold Washington "we knocked the damn door down!" at #CTARedLine preview Gov Quinn quotes Mayor Harold Washington "we knocked the damn door down!" at #CTARedLine preview

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IllinoisNG: A message from our friends at The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. "Military veterans are invited to… http://fb.me/6wambu22u A message from our friends at The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs. "Military veterans are invited to… http://fb.me/6wambu22u

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Quinn unveils south suburban investments – Chicago Tribune NBC ChicagoQuinn unveils south suburban investmentsChicago TribuneGov. Pat Quinn promised to be an advocate for the south suburbs during a gathering of business leaders and elected officials at the Tinley Park Convention Center Monday. "The Southland will never be forgotten as long as I’m governor," Quinn declared as …Governor Quinn Announces Transportation Investments as Part of Visio

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governor quinn – Google News
Governor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel Unveil CTA’s New Red Line South – eNews Park ForestGovernor Quinn and Mayor Emanuel Unveil CTA’s New Red Line SoutheNews Park ForestCHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–October 17, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago Mayor Emanuel and city and state officials today provided a preview of the new Red Line South—one of the largest and most innovative transit projects in the country and a significant …

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Shutdown wrap-up: * I’ve read quite a bit of coverage about the deal to end the government … http://bit.ly/18pBHQS Capitol Fax #twill Shutdown wrap-up: * I’ve read quite a bit of coverage about the deal to end the government … http://bit.ly/18pBHQS

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Ill. man accused of hiding AWOL marine says he just wanted to help … (CBS) NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Daniel Vermette, an Illinois man who was arrested for … Chicago he wasn’t trying to break the law, he just wanted to help his friend.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Couple of the Week: Tressa and Lauren [The following is a paid advertisement.] Tressa Feher and Lauren Peters have been together for six years. They have been through a lot in that time, including Tressa’s 2011 surgery and treatment for breast cancer. Last year, they bought a house together, and they are expecting their first child in November. “It has been an incredibly exciting […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Rauner pledges to “go after” Madigan’s allies * Bruce Rauner had this to say on Joe Walsh’s radio show about how he would deal with Speaker Madigan if elected governor… I can do things no career politician would think about doing. I can run the government like a business, challenge the government unions and their power, transform their deal through contract negotiations, and […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
SEC probing UNO * Uh-Oh. Sun-Times… Federal authorities are investigating possible securities violations involving the state’s largest charter-school operator, the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization. The federal Securities and Exchange Commission requested documents last month from the clout-heavy Chicago group, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by the Chicago Sun-Times. […] A top UNO executi

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
The best? Really? * Frankly, you could’ve knocked me over with a feather when I read the Crain’s story about how AT&T had been rated the best mobile phone carrier in Chicago… For the first time, AT&T finished first in calls, web surfing and text messaging on wireless phones, according to Root Metrics, which routinely tests networks in cities […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
These guys are everywhere * So, I’ve been listening to the Joe Walsh interview of Bruce Rauner while I was looking for other stories to post and heard something quite interesting. Walsh’s show is sponsored by the Illinois Policy Institute. They have their own columnist, their own news service, their own “think tank,” tons of Statehouse lobbyists […]

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Joliet Patch
Longtime Assistant State’s Attorney Tina Filipiak to Run for Judge Tina Filipiak says, "The best judges are those that know that what happens in the courtroom is not about the judge but the litigants in each case."

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davemckinney123: As gay marriage vote looms, ‘undecided’ Rep. John D’Amico not swayed by recent poll – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/23190310-452/as-gay-marriage-vote-looms-undecided-rep-john-damico-not-swayed-by-recent-poll.html … via @suntimes As gay marriage vote looms, ‘undecided’ Rep. John D’Amico not swayed by recent poll – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/23190310-452/as-gay-marriage-vote-looms-undecided-rep-john-damico-not-swayed-by-recent-poll.html … via @suntimes

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thomasfrisbie: Mandatory minimum sentences don’t stop #gun crime: new NU report http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/cfjc/reports/ … #twill Mandatory minimum sentences don’t stop #gun crime: new NU report http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/cfjc/reports/ … #twill

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Illinois Coal Assn. president sees stronger markets for coal … … markets for coal – Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV …. Phil Gonet, executive director of the Illinois Coal Association, is in Europe this …

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Springfield Veto Session Preview What are the odds that pension reform, same-sex marriage, and gambling will be passed in the coming months? WUIS Statehouse Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky looks ahead to the Springfield veto session. Tags: Amanda Vinicky Springfield Veto Session Preview Gambling Pensions Same Sex Marriage

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Google Alerts – illinois senate
Reeder: Voters win when redistricting becomes impartial Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, in the 2014 general election said he has been told his race may well be the most competitive state Senate race in Illinois. In fact, it …

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amaloney24: UChicago expert responds to criticism of his report that bolstered the case for mandatory minimums: http://crimelab.uchicago.edu/sites/crimelab.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/Sun%20times%20response%20to%20Frank%20Zimring%2020131016_final.pdf …UChicago expert responds to criticism of his report that bolstered the case for mandatory minimums: http://crimelab.uchicago.edu/sites/crimelab.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/Sun%20times%20response%20to%20Frank%20Zimring%2020131016_final.pdf

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johnfritchey: This hypocritical, Medicaid-opposing, Medicaid-using, Tea Party candidate is an asshat. Simple as that. http://fb.me/1I1VxVNjb This hypocritical, Medicaid-opposing, Medicaid-using, Tea Party candidate is an asshat. Simple as that. http://fb.me/1I1VxVNjb

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CentralILAlive: WAND: Scherer, Richland to Offer Resume Evaluation http://bit.ly/1bC9jL2WAND: Scherer, Richland to Offer Resume Evaluation http://bit.ly/1bC9jL2

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naomi jakobsson – Google News
Rosenberg enters race for 103rd District – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Rosenberg enters race for 103rd DistrictChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteNaomi Jakobsson in the Illinois House of Representatives. The Urbana Democrat announced last month that she would step down at the end of her current term. Sam Rosenberg, a 28-year-old attorney with the Champaign law firm of Thomas, Mamer …

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Tweets from Illinews
Illinews: DH: DuPage County opposes bill eliminating RTA board http://bit.ly/16QTbpc DH: DuPage County opposes bill eliminating RTA board http://bit.ly/16QTbpc

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Geneva Patch
Why Hultgren Voted Against Reopening Federal Government 7 “If we cannot address this (debt) problem now, after what this country has endured — then when?”

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sean crawford – Google News
AFSCME’s Henry Bayer Talks Pensions – WUIS 91.9 AFSCME’s Henry Bayer Talks PensionsWUIS 91.9Bayer spoke with WUIS’ Sean Crawford about the possibility of a pension deal during the upcoming fall legislative session. Bayer and the union support a plan that gained enough support to pass the Illinois Senate earlier in the year, but was bottled up …

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Emanuel Visits Construction Site of Future Chicago Plays! Playground Photo Caption: Mayor Rahm Emanuel greets youth athletes at Ridge Park to highlight what will be a completely rehabilitated playground as part of the Chicago Plays! Playground Renovation Program.Photo Credit: Brooke Collins // City of ChicagoMayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Alderman Matthew O’Shea (19th Ward) and members of the Beverly community visited the

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Dan Rutherford Running for Gov. of Illinois Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford talked about the state’s money situation along with his candidacy for the Republican nomination on The Steve Cochran Show Thursday morning. (Chuck Berman / Chicago Tribune)

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Jason Plummer Challenges Bill Enyart to 12 Debates in Illinois 12th …
Emanuel Says New Illegal Dumping Plan Could Aid West Nile Virus Fight Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this (Chicago) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel says a new plan to blunt illegal dumping in Chicago neighborhoods will even help blunt the West Nile Virus. Emanuel proposed on Wednesday a new ordinance that the mayor claims will facilitate construction site cleanups, discouraging illegal dumping. The measure would allow property owners w

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Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue – powered by FeedBurner
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Presents its Annual Conference The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation’s eleventh annual conference, “La Presencia Latina: Rights for Others, Ourselves, Our Country” will be held on Friday, November 22nd at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This year, the conference will place special emphasize on the importance of President John F. Kennedy’s vision of the “New Frontier” and the themes that

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illinois school – Google News
Can Illinois schools ever crack addiction to property tax? – Watchdog.org Can Illinois schools ever crack addiction to property tax?Watchdog.orgHOW NOT HOW MUCH: Manar says if Illinois can find a new way to pay. HOW, NOT HOW MUCH: Manar says if Illinois can find a new way to pay for schools, maybe taxpayers will pay a little less. Local taxpayers, through local property taxes, pay $12 billion …

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WQAD.com
Over 200 pounds of marijuana found in car of man traveling through Illinois Over 200 pounds of marijuana was seized from the car of a California man who was pulled over for speeding near Atkinson, police say. According to the Illinois State Police, 57-year-old David Labarre was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 near Atkinson when he was pulled over for speeding around 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. A State Police K-9 alerted to the vehicle, causing a search

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Glen Ellyn Patch
State Task Force Studies Need for Legislation to Attack Surge in Gang Violence State Rep. Dennis Reboletti says criminals are back on the streets too quickly.

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WJBC: Normal Mayor Koos says town is strong in State of the County speech at IWU. He touches on pensions, fire expansion and Uptown. #blononews Normal Mayor Koos says town is strong in State of the County speech at IWU. He touches on pensions, fire expansion and Uptown. #blononews

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Editorials
Our View: When you’re elected, know your limits Elected officials are held to a higher standard.

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RepBillFoster: Tonight I voted to end the reckless shutdown. Now it’s time to come together and work out a long term budget http://foster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/foster-votes-to-end-reckless-and-unnecessary-shutdown … Tonight I voted to end the reckless shutdown. Now it’s time to come together and work out a long term budget http://foster.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/foster-votes-to-end-reckless-and-unnecessary-shutdown

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KwameRaoul: "@BarackObama: "Tonight the Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together around an agreement that will reopen our government." "@BarackObama: "Tonight the Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together around an agreement that will reopen our government."

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RepRobinKelly: Voted to end #shutdown + avoid a debt default. Congress can’t keep leading from the brink of disaster. The American people deserve better. Voted to end #shutdown + avoid a debt default. Congress can’t keep leading from the brink of disaster. The American people deserve better.

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Google Alerts – illinois gambling
Gambling business hits a snag in Joliet The concept has been spreading throughout Illinois since video gambling was legalized. Video gambling machines are put in strip malls in cafe style settings …

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RutherfordDan: At the #RichTownship #Republican annual brunch on Sunday, honoring Pat Barr for her years of service. #twill pic.twitter.com/2ICzMYv2Xa At the #RichTownship #Republican annual brunch on Sunday, honoring Pat Barr for her years of service. #twillpic.twitter.com/2ICzMYv2Xa

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RutherfordDan: I’m also live tomorrow (10/17) on @1440WROK #Rockford w/ Riley O’Neil & @ScotBertram at 8:10am discussing #debtceiling. #twill I’m also live tomorrow (10/17) on @1440WROK #Rockford w/ Riley O’Neil & @ScotBertram at 8:10am discussing #debtceiling. #twill

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RepSchneider: Gov is reopened & we’ve avoided default, but the fact a small minority in Congress was able to push the country to the brink is disturbing. Gov is reopened & we’ve avoided default, but the fact a small minority in Congress was able to push the country to the brink is disturbing.

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RepRobinKelly: It’s time to get the government back in business serving the American people. pic.twitter.com/05hyUdzyXd It’s time to get the government back in business serving the American people. pic.twitter.com/05hyUdzyXd

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KwameRaoul: "@RepRobinKelly: It’s time to get the government back in business serving the American people. pic.twitter.com/l2Vcg6G2o3" "@RepRobinKelly: It’s time to get the government back in business serving the American people. pic.twitter.com/l2Vcg6G2o3"

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PatQuinnNews: Governor Pat Quinn Joins Gary Sinise to Help Veterans http://www.snsanalytics.com/p7wty8 Governor Pat Quinn Joins Gary Sinise to Help Veteranshttp://www.snsanalytics.com/p7wty8

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WANDTVDoug: Congressman Rodney Davis on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101, http://decaturradio.com & using the iGO radio app at 7:35am Congressman Rodney Davis on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101, http://decaturradio.com & using the iGO radio app at 7:35am

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Hey Governor Quinn: Randy Steidl spent 17 years in prison – 12 on death row – for a crime he didn’t commit. His clemency petition has been pending for over a decade. Isn’t it time YOU stepped up and signed an innocence pardon? Center on Wrongful Convictions Calls on Governor to Pardon Randy Steidl

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Tio Hardiman: Alternative to Pat Quinn: Everybody in Illinois should understand that it’s healthy practice to have another qualified candidate running against Pat Quinn in the Democratic Primary. Thousands of voters have shared their views with me in regards to my taking on the incumbent Governor and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Good debates are necessary as it relates to educating the voters on the many issues facing the state. Otherwise, the voters will hear more of the same failed policies with no solution in sight. There should never be a time in history when the Governor is unopposed during the Democratic Primary. If we continue to accept poor leadership and offer no competition then we as citizens of the State of Illinois will settle for mediocrity over substance. Please feel free to share this message with your friends.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Illinois is launching a new job training program for veterans. The “Get Skills to Work” program allows vets to get trained for manufacturing jobs. It’s part of a partnership between the state, G-E, community colleges, and manufacturers. Governor Quinn says the initiative will help give veterans the job skills they need to get back into the workforce and provide a decent living for their families. For more information, check out GetSkillsToWork.org.

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Opinions – Editorials
Our View: New way to pick ‘lite guv’ When Illinoisans elect a governor and lieutenant governor next year, voters won’t know how effective the new team will be in solving the state’s thorny financial and pension problems.

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