Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 19

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Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 19

by Ryan Keith

RutherfordDan: Heading to Meet & Greet 6pm tonight 10/18 Pop’s Banquet 871 Nerge Road, Roselle. Complimentary pizza. Join us Heading to Meet & Greet 6pm tonight 10/18 Pop’s Banquet 871 Nerge Road, Roselle. Complimentary pizza. Join us

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RutherfordDan: .@WGNRadio: Dan Rutherford Running for Gov. of Illinois http://wgnradio.com/2013/10/17/dan-rutherford-running-for-gov-of-illinois/ … #twill .@WGNRadio: Dan Rutherford Running for Gov. of Illinois http://wgnradio.com/2013/10/17/dan-rutherford-running-for-gov-of-illinois/ … #twill

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SangamonDems: #FF @GeorgeGollin @IndependentMaps @crazylary51 @FLBlacklung @EmmaVTodd @ChampaignCoDems @ScottOrg4Action @MikeforIllinois Thx 4 following! #FF @GeorgeGollin @IndependentMaps @crazylary51 @FLBlacklung @EmmaVTodd @ChampaignCoDems @ScottOrg4Action @MikeforIllinois Thx 4 following!

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RepBerrios: Just finished taping a show on CanTV with Jackie Ooo….#MarriageEquality was the topic and the #TimeIsNow Just finished taping a show on CanTV with Jackie Ooo….#MarriageEquality was the topic and the #TimeIsNow

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Repevans33: @ La Casa Norte 2013 Gala http://Lacasanorte.org http://fb.me/12Z67Z1Nj @ La Casa Norte 2013 Gala http://Lacasanorte.org http://fb.me/12Z67Z1Nj

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AndyManar: I enjoyed speaking tonight at the Phoenix Center Fundraiser in Springfield. Thank you for the kind introduction… http://fb.me/1z0LvRZHc I enjoyed speaking tonight at the Phoenix Center Fundraiser in Springfield. Thank you for the kind introduction… http://fb.me/1z0LvRZHc

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KirkDillard: In #Lee Co attending Sen. Bivins 7th Annual Hometown Banquet in #Dixon. Thank you for the support &your endorsement! pic.twitter.com/dqbiQZJAeA In #Lee Co attending Sen. Bivins 7th Annual Hometown Banquet in #Dixon. Thank you for the support &your endorsement!pic.twitter.com/dqbiQZJAeA

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rebootillinois: We’re paying more and getting less. Don’t we deserve better? http://ow.ly/pXxXbWe’re paying more and getting less. Don’t we deserve better? http://ow.ly/pXxXb

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IllinoisReview: .@BruceRauner declares war on government unions, calls for education reform #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1hZLONx .@BruceRauner declares war on government unions, calls for education reform #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1hZLONx

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daniel biss – Social Mention

Skokie Organization of Retired Educators meets with Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss on Friday, October 18, 2013.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Illinoisans Beware: "Progressives" Seek Massive Tax Hike Again Town Hall – Found 51 minutes agoGovernor Pat Quinn signed off on a 67% hike in personal income taxes and a 46% hike in corporate taxes the moment the bill hit his desk.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
The Illinois General Assembly reconvenes next week and the vote whether to Save The Annual Township Meeting (HB2454) is on the docket for Tuesday October 22, so time is of the essence. Please call your legislators. If the Illinois House and Senate is successful in overriding Governor Quinn’s amendatory veto of HB2454, they will stop citizens from in the future placing on the ballot advisory public questions, such as the Move to Amend question, at their Annual Township Meeting. HB2454 would drastically reduce the ability of citizens to use the simplest way to get a referendum on the ballot – through a procedure at township annual meetings. At the township annual meeting, questions can be added to the ballot by a small group of voters instead of by petition, a process that can be expensive and burdensome. Please Join this event if you only have time to call your state senator and representative once, but please consider calling every day until we are successful in stopping the veto override! Action Steps: First, call and email Your Illinois State Senator and Representative before Tuesday (see event page, https://www.facebook.com/events/399348086861446, for details on how to obtain contact info for your State Senator and Represenatative) and insist that they Vote to Accept the Governor’s Amendatory Veto of HB2454 – The Bill to Block Citizens from Placing Substantive Advisory Questions on the Ballot at Annual Township Meetings. Tell them this bill threatens our democracy. Second, call and e-mail the President of the Illinois Senate with the same message. His contact details are: John Cullerton john@senatorcullerton.com Springfield office 217-782-2728 Chicago office 773-883-0770 Third, forward this to your contacts in other parts of Illinois.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey Gainesville Sun – Found 1 hour ago"While the governor firmly believes that this determination should be … "It’s a great day to be gay in New Jersey," said Amy Quinn, a member of …

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Illinois Supreme Court finds for Dist. 150 The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Peoria District 150, finding 2010 legislation that would have given the district’s school resource officers more bargaining power in contract negotiations unconstitutional. However, the legal battle may not be over. "We’re far from being done," Monica Wilson, of Policemen’s Benevolent Protective Association Local 114, said Frid

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Donna Boros announces candidacy for Regional Superintendent of Schools in Jackson, Perry Counties Donna Boros has announced her bid for re-election to the office of Regional Superintendent of Schools for Jackson and Perry Counties or for the newly configured Regional Office of Education that might include Union and Alexander Counties as well as Jackson and Perry Counties.

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End of I-55 traffic mess in sight — until spring It seems the day blows up for lot of people on Interstate 55 around Arsenal Road. With almost daily crashes in that construction zone, I-55 has become a nightmare for drivers heading south from I-80 or north from North River Road. Several collisions involving semitrucks have injured people and shut down the highway for hours at a time. A 68-year-old Roselle woman was killed in July when a tru

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Local News
Treasurer’s staff coming to find I-Cash recipients STERLING – Members of state Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s staff will meet with Whiteside County residents from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St.

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KSDK – Headlines
Alton kindergartner walks away from school; parents furious An Alton couple is upset that their son was allowed to leave school on his own this week. They say the five-year-old was found on a street nearly 10 blocks away.

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Letter: What happened to Illinois’ wildflowers? I hate to add to the woes of the state. It is bad enough that we have a dysfunctional legislature, constitutional leaders who offer no leadership and budget woes to scare pro-business and pro-workers alike, but I feel I have to mention this other issue that I have noticed with my travels over the summer.

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Senator says prison violence is at a high State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld is worried about the safety of the staff in the state’s prison systems.

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City to discuss police, fire pension funding plan BLOOMINGTON — A proposed policy for fire and police pension contributions to be discussed Monday would save the city nearly $70 million over the next 30 years but, as recommended, it also woul…

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CLC to halt GED instruction at Lake County Jail “I had nothing but time on my hands,” said Currenton of Waukegan, who took a battery of five GED tests while incarcerated. “Before jail, I wasn’t too motivated.”.

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South suburbs urged to take chance on casino revenue sharing That legislation would have let the Illinois Gaming Board select a site in the south … potential casino sites include Chicago, Rockford, Danville and Lake County.

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Illinois’ new speed limit law hits bump in road – Chicago Tribune Illinois’ new speed limit law hits bump in roadChicago TribunePat Quinn signed in August, against the recommendations of the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and road safety organizations, that authorizes higher speed limits on rural interstates starting Jan. 1. The legislation also …

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aaron schock – Google News
Forum: Schock embraces Republican interests at our expense – Peoria Journal Star Forum: Schock embraces Republican interests at our expensePeoria Journal StarBut instead of taking that route and earning support from his constituents, Congressman Aaron Schock instead embraced his political party’s interests at our expense: He voted in favor of a government shutdown to force policy changes that had already …

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Durbin, Schock back budget conference aims – Peoria Journal Star Durbin, Schock back budget conference aimsPeoria Journal StarAaron Schock and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin agreed. "We’ve been trying for six months to get that budget conference committee going," Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, told a group at Bradley University during a Friday afternoon question-and-answer …

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Illinois Supreme Court finds for Dist. 150 PEORIA – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Peoria District 150, finding 2010 legislation that would have given the district’s school resource officers …

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Video: The Dan Biss exchange. Skokie Organization of Retired … Video: The Dan Biss exchange. Skokie Organization of Retired Educators. IEA Retired. October 18, 2013. Video courtesy of the inestimable Tim Furman.

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Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World Series – Quincy Herald Whig Cardinals rough up Kershaw, headed to World SeriesQuincy Herald WhigST. LOUIS (AP) – Clayton Kershaw was long gone. Michael Wacha kept Dodgers hitters down, ignoring the surprisingly big lead and pitching as if the opposing ace was still dealing. The rookie left no doubt in a 9-0 rout Friday night that put the St …

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How the Cardinals battered Clayton Kershaw – Peoria Journal Star How the Cardinals battered Clayton KershawPeoria Journal Star (blog)And the most unlikely of players can become stars of a game. We were having a discussion in the office last week, after the Cardinals had beaten the Pirates and were preparing to meet the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers …

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anthony deluca – Google News
Kadner: Illiana hatched at Skyline Restaurant – SouthtownStar Kadner: Illiana hatched at Skyline RestaurantSouthtownStarAnthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) and Crete Mayor Michael Einhorn. That seemed odd, not only because Quinn had the other meeting on his schedule, but DeLuca had just been appointed to fill the House seat vacated by state Rep. George Scully, who …

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Study Says 70 Percent of Urban Public School Students in Illinois in … Meanwhile, in Chicago and around the state those charged with overseeing those students’ education continue to turn their attention elsewhere.

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Google Alerts – illinois issues
Illinois fall legislative session: 5 for fighting about in Springfield But the big question is whether any of these lingering issues will really get done when … ever be on the same page in solving Illinois’ $100 billion pension crisis?

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Google Alerts – chicago sun-times
Proposed cigarette tax would give city highest rate in nation The Chicago Sun-Times reported earlier this month that Emanuel was exploring the possibility of raising taxes on amusements, cigarettes, liquor and personal …

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Local News
Former Yorkville mayor announces bid for 50th District race YORKVILLE – Former Yorkville mayor Valerie Burd announced that she is joining the race to fill the vacancy soon to be left by a retiring Kay Hatcher in the Illinois House.

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Southwestern Ill. city setting for new film BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Belleville is going Hollywood. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1aWQDVj) reports that filming of a new movie required the …

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Tinley Park mayor pressing forward with Wal-Mart By Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune reporter … vote from a local school district, Mayor Ed Zabrocki intends to press forward with plans to bring in the superstore.

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A scorching jobs desert Every year in Chicago Public Schools, 20,000 seniors graduate, while nearly 10,000 more who started high school at the same time fail to finish. A few former …

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Forum: Why the Thomas More Society is bad for Illinois Does Floyd suggest Illinois law be based upon childhood nursery rhymes? Many childhood nursery rhymes do not illustrate a better life, nor do such traditional …

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Plainfield Patch
The GOP Gubernatorial Candidate No Democrat Wants to Face Why are Democrats so afraid of Bruce Rauner?

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lisa madigan – Social Mention
OMG! I just heard that Illinois approved putting pink slime back into children’s food in the school system! WTF? How do we reverse this?

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napoleon harris – Google News
State Senator Napoleon Harris to Address Wildcats NGN Network on Nov.15 – Chicago TribuneState Senator Napoleon Harris to Address Wildcats NGN Network on Nov.15Chicago TribuneState Senator Napoleon Harris, (D-Flossmoor) former Northwestern University standout at linebacker and seven-year NFL veteran, will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 15 Northwestern Gridiron Network luncheon. The meeting will be held at Harry Carey’s …

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NorthernILAlive: BCR: County treasurer announces retirement http://bit.ly/1bGTS4f BCR: County treasurer announces retirement http://bit.ly/1bGTS4f

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Pension deal remains elusive – Chicago Tribune Pension deal remains elusiveChicago TribuneElaine Nekritz, Madigan’s pension point woman, pondering how to reach the minimum vote totals needed to pass both chambers. "I’m just trying to get to a resolution as quickly as we can," said Nekritz, a Northbrook Democrat. "As soon as we’re ready with …

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Study: high-scoring minorities shun teaching | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago A decade-long study of more than 225,000 Illinois public high school graduates finds many reasons that minorities are not becoming teachers. The Illinois …

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Activist: Illinois gay marriage will lead to “collapse” of America – The Capitol Fax Blog Activist: Illinois gay marriage will lead to “collapse” of AmericaThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)John D’Amico’s Northwest Side district. D’Amico tells Mark Brown he’s still undecided… A new poll commissioned by Illinois Unites for Marriage Equality indicates D’Amico’s constituents — at least those likely to vote in a Democratic primary …

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Rainbow PUSH to help people enroll for Affordable Care Act health care The meeting at Rainbow PUSH begins Saturday morning at 9:30.

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Leave the BYOBs alone Businesses that can’t allow alcohol are going to lose customers. Dry precincts that can’t even allow BYOB are not going to attract new restaurants. Businesses that can’t allow alcohol are going to lose customers. Dry precincts that can’t even allow BYOB are not going to attract new restaurants.

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GreenFamilyIL: Gorilla loose on north Dirksen parkway @Green Hyundai Gorilla loose on north Dirksen parkway @Green Hyundai

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SenatorRezin: I toured Grainger Distr.Center-1M ft,state of the art automated material handling system,420 team members,committed to the community I toured Grainger Distr.Center-1M ft,state of the art automated material handling system,420 team members,committed to the community

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ILSenDems: Are you on LinkedIn? Join us there. http://www.linkedin.com/company/illinois-state-senate … Are you on LinkedIn? Join us there. http://www.linkedin.com/company/illinois-state-senate

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RepKenDunkin: RT: @Huffpostpol This is what the end of hemp prohibition looks like http://huff.to/1cDfKP5 RT: @Huffpostpol This is what the end of hemp prohibition looks likehttp://huff.to/1cDfKP5

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mikeunes: I had a great time being "Principal for a Day" at Marquette Elementary School in Marquette Heights this morning…. http://fb.me/2tSWWnQPJ I had a great time being "Principal for a Day" at Marquette Elementary School in Marquette Heights this morning….http://fb.me/2tSWWnQPJ

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Caption contest!: * AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Henry Bayer has been reelected… … http://bit.ly/19flT2A Capitol Fax #twill Caption contest!: * AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Henry Bayer has been reelected… …http://bit.ly/19flT2A

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ComcastILLINOIS: With @RepBerrios talking about #InternetEssentials at Chicago 31st Ward Alderman Ray Suarez’ Senior Health Fair pic.twitter.com/QTGGjbfiKF With @RepBerrios talking about #InternetEssentials at Chicago 31st Ward Alderman Ray Suarez’ Senior Health Fairpic.twitter.com/QTGGjbfiKF

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RutherfordDan: Sun, Oct 20, 11am-12:30pm fundraising brunch #Chicago, home of Dave & Manasi Cocagne, 3237 N. Leavitt St. Tix & Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/105/EventDetails.aspx … Sun, Oct 20, 11am-12:30pm fundraising brunch #Chicago, home of Dave & Manasi Cocagne, 3237 N. Leavitt St. Tix & Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/105/EventDetails.aspx

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SenatorRezin: Friday night lights- JCA v Notre Dame Go Hill! Friday night lights- JCA v Notre Dame Go Hill!

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MikeforIllinois: Busy weekend on the campaign trail in Illinois! In #FultonCounty Sat and #MaconCounty Sunday before going up to #Chicago + #Palatine. #twill Busy weekend on the campaign trail in Illinois! In #FultonCounty Sat and #MaconCounty Sunday before going up to #Chicago + #Palatine. #twill

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Bradley improves on "Best Value" list Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Bradley University among the top 60 on its list of the nation’s best values in private universities.

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Sen. Tom Cullerton Job Fair Senator Tom Cullerton (D – Villa Park) recently hosted a job fair that was held at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park. From: ILSenDems Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:00 More in News & Politics

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Bradley University chooses gargoyle for new mascot Bradley University has a new mascot for the first time in more than 20 years.

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Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: From Whiteside County to … Ronald Reagan went from a major league baseball announcer, to a Hollywood movie star, to a corporate pitchman, to Governor of California to President of the …

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QCOnline Metro News
State seeks TIF reports from four area towns Four Quad-Cities area municipalities have failed to file required annual reports on Tax Increment Finance districts, according to Illinois Comptroller’s office. Listed as "non-compliant" are: — The village of Cambridge, TIF reports due

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Hays: Concealed Carry Moving Too Slowly Instructors are approved and

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Videos matching: pat_quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to reporters Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn answers questions from reporters on Oct. 18, 2013 at the Cadillac Palace Theater after speaking during Chicago Ideas Week. (Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune) For more… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:31 More in News & Politics

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kirk dillard – Social Mention
Sullivan’s gay marriage stance leads to GOP primary opposition A new conservative group will meet Saturday in Lake County to talk to potential primary challengers to Republican state Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein, one of three Illinois Republicans who have pledged to vote for same-sex marriage.

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Rep. Hays: Senate Pension Plan Would Have Passed House – WICS-TV WICS-TVRep. Hays: Senate Pension Plan Would Have Passed HouseWICS-TVChad Hays believes it would have passed the House if House Speaker Michael Madigan would have called it for a vote. Many believe Madigan didn’t call it for a vote because he had his own plan. Madigan’s plan was defeated in the Senate. Hays said he has …

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Gov should pardon wrongfully jailed man Chicago Sun-Times – Found 2 hours agoOn Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 65 clemency requests. … hearing before the Prisoner Review Board, which makes a recommendation to the …

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Lawmakers May Take Up Pension Reform, Gun Control In Veto Session CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s anyone’s guess if the state’s pension crisis will finally get sorted out when lawmakers meet in Springfield for the fall veto session.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Hearing Monday to discuss proposed new boating rules Proposed tougher watercraft regulations that brought hundreds to a hearing in the Chicago area two months ago aren’t making many waves in Springfield.

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Education Advocacy Group says IL Economy Will Benefit from Higher Graduation Rate If 90 percent of Illinois high schoolers made it to graduation, the state’s economy would rake in hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new study.

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State Representative Mike Tryon Named Assistant Leader of House Republican … – Chicago Tribune State Representative Mike Tryon Named Assistant Leader of House Republican …Chicago TribuneJoining Tryon on the House Republican leadership team are Deputy Leaders Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and David Leitch (R-Peoria), Conference Chair Mike Bost (R-Carbondale), and Assistant Leaders Dan Brady (R-Normal), Chad Hays (R-Danville), Bill …

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Google Alerts – illinois horse
Horse racing in Illinois facing another hurdle SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ already hobbled horse racing industry could be headed toward a "tragic" situation if lawmakers don’t take action on a soon-to-expire …

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kschorsch: Fleishman-Hillard pivots from full-on marketing campaign for IL health insurance xchange, sticks to social media. http://tinyurl.com/kovlxlf Fleishman-Hillard pivots from full-on marketing campaign for IL health insurance xchange, sticks to social media.http://tinyurl.com/kovlxlf

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ABetterIllinois: If you believe in protecting Illinois’ priorities—including education, health care and public safety—it’s time to… http://fb.me/11trg8UG7 If you believe in protecting Illinois’ priorities—including education, health care and public safety—it’s time to… http://fb.me/11trg8UG7

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MikeforIllinois: I hope members of @iftaft and @afscme31 are having great conventions in #Rosemont and #Springfield today and this weekend. #unions #twill I hope members of @iftaft and @afscme31 are having great conventions in #Rosemont and #Springfield today and this weekend. #unions #twill

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ILVetsAffairs: Get Covered Illinois – the Official Health Insurance Marketplace – offers a new way for Illinois residents to… http://fb.me/16AIaG2fy Get Covered Illinois – the Official Health Insurance Marketplace – offers a new way for Illinois residents to… http://fb.me/16AIaG2fy

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Websites behaving badly: * I’m not the only one with site problems today. Steve Rhodes… Th… http://bit.ly/16VgJZW Capitol Fax #twill Websites behaving badly: * I’m not the only one with site problems today. Steve Rhodes… Th… http://bit.ly/16VgJZW

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MikeforIllinois: Good music Friday. Have a great weekend, everyone! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZzuAatKHI … #twill Good music Friday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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mccann_sam: This week’s e-newsletter is out! Check it out and subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1fJ7cdj This week’s e-newsletter is out! Check it out and subscribe here:http://bit.ly/1fJ7cdj

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MikeforIllinois: Major congrats to @afscme31 Executive Director, Henry Bayer, on his re-election today! #AFSCMEstand #twill Major congrats to @afscme31 Executive Director, Henry Bayer, on his re-election today! #AFSCMEstand #twill

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Google Alerts – state journal-register
Schmidt will rule within a week on police file disclosure Media outlets including The State Journal-Register have requested copies of some of the files, and are opposing the union’s request. Ron Stone, lawyer for …

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Gifford Grade School does not meet state standards GIFFORD — Gifford Grade School failed to make adequate yearly progress because of changes in the scoring of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Superintendent Rod Grimsley told the school board this week that overall scores for students meeting or exceeding state standards were 61.8 percent for reading and 71 percent for math. read more

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kmrasmussen: Amazon Tax vote was 49-6-3 in Senate, 88-29-0 in House. All leaders voted for it. #twill Amazon Tax vote was 49-6-3 in Senate, 88-29-0 in House. All leaders voted for it. #twill

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ilwatchdog: Amazon Tax stopped, but govt still wants online $$, plus JFK = Conservative? That and more on @ILWatchdog Radio 4-5 on @Cities929 #twill Amazon Tax stopped, but govt still wants online $$, plus JFK = Conservative? That and more on @ILWatchdog Radio 4-5 on @Cities929 #twill

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StatehouseChick: Another way #IL encourages biz, residents to move to #IN. A wide, smooth tollway for easier transport. #Illiana http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-illiana-20131017,0,381773.story … Another way #IL encourages biz, residents to move to #IN. A wide, smooth tollway for easier transport. #Illiana http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-illiana-20131017,0,381773.story

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daniel biss – Google News
Biss sees hope for pension reform this fall – Evanston Now Biss sees hope for pension reform this fallEvanston NowDaniel Biss of Evanston says he’s optimistic a conference committee will come up with a compromise solution to the state’s pension mess in time for it to be adopted in the fall legislative session that starts next week. Appearing today at a breakfast …

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Health care law turns to social media in Illinois This image shows the Facebook page for the state of Illinois’ Get Covered Illinois campaign on … they are working as quickly as possible to correct these issues.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Caption contest! * AFSCME Council 31 Executive Director Henry Bayer has been reelected… Delegate Lori Laidlaw of Dixon nominates Henry Bayer for the office of Executive Director. Bayer is unanimously re-elected. #AFSCMEstand — AFSCME Council 31 (@afscme31) October 18, 2013 Henry is often ascerbic, but he’s unapologetically and unabashedly pro-union and has built one of the most impressive public employee […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Fun with numbers * This would be very troubling if true… State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), is voicing concern over increasing violence in the state’s Department of Corrections, noting the number of inmate-on-staff assaults are up more than 20 percent in the most recent fiscal year that ended June 30. “530 officers and other frontline staff were assaulted during Fiscal […]

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Daniel Biss on pensions Comments at Evanston Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast, 10/18/13. From: EvanstonNow Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:00:48 More in News & Politics

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State Rep. Manley Donating Interest to Joliet’s Gurdian Angels – Patch.com State Rep. Manley Donating Interest to Joliet’s Gurdian AngelsPatch.comNatalie Manley, D-Joliet, will be donating the interest she received on her recent paychecks to Guardian Angels Community Services, a local non-profit servicing victims of domestic violence. A court ruling required legislators’ late wages to include …

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jhilkevitch: CTA: No fare hikes, service cuts next year http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-no-fare-hikes-service-cuts-next-year-20131018,0,236451.story …CTA: No fare hikes, service cuts next year http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-cta-no-fare-hikes-service-cuts-next-year-20131018,0,236451.story

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rap30: This week on @SundaySpin, roundtable with @dmihalopoulos and @MaryAnnAhernNBC. Guest: #ILSen Pres John Cullerton. 7-9a @WGNRadio 720. This week on @SundaySpin, roundtable with @dmihalopoulos and @MaryAnnAhernNBC. Guest: #ILSen Pres John Cullerton. 7-9a @WGNRadio 720.

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DeWitt County schools set sales tax forum CLINTON — Three DeWitt County school districts will have a public informational meeting Monday in Clinton to discuss a proposed 1 percent countywide sales tax to raise money for school facilities.

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WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Chicago Plan Commission clears way for proposed charter high school A charter high school that would be paid for with a $20 million private donation got a green light from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday.The commission approved a change to the zoning of a vacant lumberyard on the city’s Northwest Side to allow for the school, which would be run by the Noble Network of Charter Schools. The project still has several layers of approval to get through – from C

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Lawmaker: No Pension Vote Next Week There won’t be a vote on pension reform during the first week of veto session. That’s the word from pension committee member, state Senator Linda Holmes. :rddHolmes11.mp3 Holmes is on the special committee that’s t…

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Settlement over Illiniwek reached A deal reached this week between the University of Illinois and a group dedicated to honoring the university’s former mascot, Chief Illiniwek, bars the organization from most uses of the symbol’s name and official logo. The university threatened

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Blackhawks owner to City Council: Don`t raise amusement tax Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz has a message for City Hall: Do not to raise the amusement tax on sports, concerts and theatre tickets.

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RonSandack: It’s very chilly this am., peeps! It’s definitely autumn … and Friday, thankfully! Have a great one today. It’s very chilly this am., peeps! It’s definitely autumn … and Friday, thankfully! Have a great one today.

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on O’Hare’s new runway, health insurance premium hikes, crocodiles in… http://goo.gl/fb/txEQV Get "In the Know" on O’Hare’s new runway, health insurance premium hikes, crocodiles in… http://goo.gl/fb/txEQV

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MikeforIllinois: Speaking at the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor Person of the Year Banquet in Gurnee last night. #twill pic.twitter.com/XaRy3Us6jR Speaking at the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor Person of the Year Banquet in Gurnee last night. #twillpic.twitter.com/XaRy3Us6jR

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MikeforIllinois: About to start my #Chicagoland labor leaders breakfast at IBEW 134 in #Chicago. #twill #unions #organizedlabor About to start my #Chicagoland labor leaders breakfast at IBEW 134 in #Chicago. #twill #unions #organizedlabor

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MikeforIllinois: About to start my #Chicagoland labor leaders breakfast at IBEW 134 in #Chicago. #twill #unions #organizedlabor About to start my #Chicagoland labor leaders breakfast at IBEW 134 in #Chicago. #twill #unions #organizedlabor

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illinoispolicy: Hopeless state #pension plan coming down the pike http://illin.is/19XvcVU via @suntimes #twill Hopeless state #pension plan coming down the pike http://illin.is/19XvcVU via @suntimes #twill

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DavidOrmsby: Quinn Hands Emanuel a Defeat over Illiana Expressway http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/18/quinn-hands-emanuel-a-defeat-over-illiana-expressway/ … #twill Quinn Hands Emanuel a Defeat over Illiana Expressway http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/18/quinn-hands-emanuel-a-defeat-over-illiana-expressway/ … #twill

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kylehillman: Supporters Of Marriage Equality Press For A Legislative Vote In Veto Session http://zite.to/19ebHHC #Twill Supporters Of Marriage Equality Press For A Legislative Vote In Veto Session http://zite.to/19ebHHC #Twill

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thomasfrisbie: CST Editorial: Prove doubters wrong, enact Illinois #pensionreform. #twill http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23203575-474/no-more-fake-solutions-to-states-pension-crisis.html … CST Editorial: Prove doubters wrong, enact Illinois #pensionreform. #twillhttp://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23203575-474/no-more-fake-solutions-to-states-pension-crisis.html

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APOConnor: Powered by Lincoln: http://tinyurl.com/pl3awnz @DaveBakkeSJR via @SJRbreaking Powered by Lincoln: http://tinyurl.com/pl3awnz @DaveBakkeSJR via @SJRbreaking

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Davis’ lead grows over Harold: * Harold could destroy her political future if she winds up … http://bit.ly/1bFw5BN Capitol Fax #twill Davis’ lead grows over Harold: * Harold could destroy her political future if she winds up … http://bit.ly/1bFw5BN

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KwameRaoul: Please disregard the previous tweet… Please disregard the previous tweet…

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RepCheri: If you are a senior who wants to sign up for coverage or change plans, Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec 7 http://1.usa.gov/H89tzE If you are a senior who wants to sign up for coverage or change plans, Medicare open enrollment runs through Dec 7http://1.usa.gov/H89tzE

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tammyduckworth: Lunch @Al’s Cafe in Elgin. A Sammie n one of their famous strawberry shakes. pic.twitter.com/qyp5uaWVqv Lunch @Al’s Cafe in Elgin. A Sammie n one of their famous strawberry shakes. pic.twitter.com/qyp5uaWVqv

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OakPark: @RepChrisWelch expects to back gay marriage law-http://bit.ly/H5Jiuj@RepChrisWelch expects to back gay marriage law-http://bit.ly/H5Jiuj

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RepKellyCassidy: Weekly Update- Pensions, marriage and the Affordable Care Act http://conta.cc/1d37eM7 Weekly Update- Pensions, marriage and the Affordable Care Acthttp://conta.cc/1d37eM7

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WANDTVDoug: Thanks to GOP candidate for Governor @RutherfordDan for explaining how he protected taxpayer $$ during gov shutdown TALK 101 Thanks to GOP candidate for Governor @RutherfordDan for explaining how he protected taxpayer $$ during gov shutdown TALK 101

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MikeforIllinois: Had a great meeting with a bunch of #Chicagoland #labor leaders this morning at @ibew134 in #Chicago today. #twill pic.twitter.com/bzX6bWTSp8 Had a great meeting with a bunch of #Chicagoland #labor leaders this morning at @ibew134 in #Chicago today. #twillpic.twitter.com/bzX6bWTSp8

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KirkDillard: Checking out some of the great Agriculture facilities at Danada Farms located right in my home county of #DuPage pic.twitter.com/dT0Ls7nuV0 Checking out some of the great Agriculture facilities at Danada Farms located right in my home county of #DuPagepic.twitter.com/dT0Ls7nuV0

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ilwatchdog: Updated veto session price tag. Costs now above $40k a day for lawmakers to punt on pensions, gay marriage. . #twill http://ow.ly/pXy39 Updated veto session price tag. Costs now above $40k a day for lawmakers to punt on pensions, gay marriage. . #twill http://ow.ly/pXy39

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ilwatchdog: VOTE NOW: Do you support term limits for federal lawmakers: http://goo.gl/FxJ91pVOTE NOW: Do you support term limits for federal lawmakers: http://goo.gl/FxJ91p

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moniquegarcia: Gov. Quinn also suggested that mandatory minimum bill be coupled with efforts to reform sentencing laws and limit high capacity magazines. Gov. Quinn also suggested that mandatory minimum bill be coupled with efforts to reform sentencing laws and limit high capacity magazines.

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Governor Quinn Praises Critical Vote to Move Illiana Corridor Project Forward – Critical Project Receives Yes Vote from MPO Policy Committee; Will Create Thousands of Jobs and Drive Economic Development Throughout Region CHICAGO – After years of pushing to make it a reality, Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the Illiana Corridor Project – an innovative public-private partnership to build a much-needed, regional highway – is moving forward. Today’s vote by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning’s MPO Policy Committee approved the project as a priority in the GO TO 2040 Plan. The Illiana, along with the

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Moffitt: Galesburg Fire Department Receives Grant for Upgrades Springfield…The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) recently awarded the Galesburg Fire Department with a $75,000 grant for capital improvements, according to State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Galesburg). The grant funds were part of a 2009 capital improvement bill passed by the Illinois General Assembly.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Websites behaving badly * I’m not the only one with site problems today. Steve Rhodes… The Sun-Times website has been driving me crazy for weeks now, as it frequently does, by freezing my browser as it loads . . . and loads . . . and loads. I don’t know if they’re running some hellacious script over there, […]

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I-Team: How reliable are baseline concussion tests? So pro sports teams, colleges and hundreds of high schools in Illinois have turned to … The I-Team has found questions about the reliability of those tests.

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Illinois Did Not Lose Money Under Default Threat: Rutherford – WUIS 91.9 KSDKIllinois Did Not Lose Money Under Default Threat: RutherfordWUIS 91.9WUIS News. Sean Crawford. News Director/Editor/Anchor – Illinois Edition Host. Bill Wheelhouse. Anchor/Reporter/Editor – State Week Host. Amanda Vinicky. Statehouse Bureau Chief. Brian Mackey. Statehouse Reporter. Peter Gray. Havest Desk Reporter.Post shutdown, sigh of relief from state investors

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Tom Cross Announces McHenry County Steering Committee – Chicago Tribune Tom Cross Announces McHenry County Steering CommitteeChicago TribuneCross’ McHenry County Steering Committee includes former Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and the McHenry County Board Al Jourdan, State Representatives Mike Tryon and Barb Wheeler, State Senator Pam Althoff, current McHenry County …

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Two metro-east educators in running for Illinois Teacher of the Year award – Belleville News Democrat Two metro-east educators in running for Illinois Teacher of the Year awardBelleville News DemocratWhitaker has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a master’s in science secondary education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Whitaker and her husband Herb, an artist, live in Belleville. She has …

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EPA, Illinois AG to investigate Chicago’s ‘PetKoch’ piles | Midwest … ‘PETKOCH’: The U.S. EPA and Illinois attorney general will investigate growing piles of petroleum coke along Chicago’s Calumet River, which BP confirms are …

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What employers need to know about Illinois’ new medical marijuana … Without regard to the Act, Illinois employers may prohibit illegal drug and alcohol use by employees at the workplace and require that employees not be under …

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Fundraising program to support Illinois FFA Today, more than 29,200 Illinois students are enrolled in more than 320 quality agriculture education programs, preparing them for future careers in the …

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WLS-Channel 7 adds more weekend morning news – Voices mediabistro.comWLS-Channel 7 adds more weekend morning newsVoicesABC 7 announced Friday that it will beef up its Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts by an hour starting Nov. 2. The additional hour will air from 5 to 6 a.m., said Jennifer Graves, ABC 7 Chicago vice president and news director, in an emailed statement.WLS-Channel 7 adding more weekend morning newsWLS Expands Weekend Morning News

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Illinois Fails to Make the ACT Honor Roll Illinois is one of 10 states that requires all high school students to take the ACT college aptitude exam. When our students’ test scores are compared only with …

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Rep. Welch expects to back gay marriage law – Wednesday Journal Rep. Welch expects to back gay marriage lawWednesday JournalThe bill’s counterpart in the IL Senate, SB 110, was approved in February, with Don Harmon and Kimberly Lightford voting for it. But the bill’s chief sponsor in the House, Rep. Gregory Harris, didn’t call the bill before the General Assembly adjourned …

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Illinois Law Would Heavily Restrict Possession of Firearms Outside … In a bid to fight against criminal and gang possession of firearms on the street, Illinois state rep. Mike Zalewski (D-21st Dist.) is set to propose legislation that …

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Cost of do-little Illinois Legislature? $260000 – Watchdog.org NBC ChicagoCost of do-little Illinois Legislature? $260000Watchdog.orgIllinois lawmakers return to the statehouse next week for the annual fall session, but there’s little to deal with because Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed only a few pieces of legislation. Quinn’s biggest veto, for lawmaker pay, was struck down by a judge …Illinois suspends funding of charter school groupQuinn again shuts off UNO moneyQ

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Horse racing in Illinois facing another hurdle A law allowing online wagering on races at Illinois horse tracks is set to expire Jan. 31. Without an extension and an agreement to pony up more funds, the …

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Gov. Patrick Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin to open March on Springfield – ChicagoPride.comChicagoPride.comGov. Patrick Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin to open March on SpringfieldChicagoPride.comAccording to organizers, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon (D) and Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (R) have confirmed they will also join the rally to show their support for marriage equality. Topinka, a Republican, has remained a strong advocate for …Governor Patrick Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Kinzinger’s quote accurate, office says 13 WASHINGTON – After the U.S. House vote that raised the debt ceiling, ended the shutdown, but didn’t affect Obamacare, a Los Angeles Times story noted Illinois’ 16th CD representative was especially frustrated afterwards: "Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) blamed House conservatives…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Dillard picks up endorsement of colleague State Sen. Sam McCann SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) endorsed the Dillard/Tracy 2014 ticket, praising Dillard for his ability to get things done at the Statehouse despite being a Republican in the minority. “Kirk Dillard has the unique ability to get…

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NIU president, student talk immigration reform Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) and centered on the economic, business and education needs of common-sense immigration reform. The solutions-oriented panel …

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Taxpayer group says Emanuel is either ignorant or lying about red-light cameras 43 CHICAGO – According to Jim Tobin of Taxpayers United of America, red-light cameras are a scam whose only purpose is to generate millions of dollars for cities and towns, and, furthermore, actually increase accidents, not decrease them. “Chicago Mayor Rahm…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Former ILGOP Chairman Tweets contempt for Tea Party 33 CHICAGO – Now that Pat Brady has stepped down as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, he’s freer to express his thoughts and often uses Twitter to communicate them. For example:

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * SJ-R… Proponents of a gay marriage bill said Wednesday they want to see the legislation addressed during the General Assembly’s veto session that begins next week. However, they would not discuss specifics of how many votes they believe there are for the bill in the Illinois House after a summer-long effort to build support. “We don’t […]

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And we’re back * According to my web hosting guys, my server became corrupted last night. They’re not sure how yet, but this being Illinois I’m guessing corruption is everywhere and the possibilities are almost infinite. Anyway, here’s an #OscarThePuppy video to tide you over while I get a post together. Oscar isn’t supposed to play with […]

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Fundraising program to support Illinois FFA Today, more than 29,200 Illinois students are enrolled in more than 320 quality agriculture education programs, preparing them for future careers in the …

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Illiana approved * Daily Herald… Amid a split among suburban leaders, the controversial Illiana Expressway received a shot in the arm Thursday when a planning board endorsed the road, marking a significant political victory for Gov. Pat Quinn. The Illiana is a proposed tollway linking I-55 in the south suburbs with I-65 in Indiana that would be built as […]

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Davis’ lead grows over Harold * Harold could destroy her political future if she winds up getting thumped this badly next March… A recent poll of Republican voters in the 13th Congressional District gives incumbent Rep. Rodney Davis a 4-to-1 lead over his Republican challenger, Urbana attorney Erika Harold. The poll of 859 Republicans, taken Oct. 10, showed that Davis was the […]

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Quinn again shuts off UNO money * Sun-Times… For the second time this year, Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding to the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the biggest charter-school operator in Illinois. A Quinn spokeswoman said Thursday the state has frozen the final $15 million of a $98 million state school-construction grant that the Illinois Legislature promised UNO in 2009 to […]

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Sullivan’s gay marriage stance leads to GOP primary opposition * Daily Herald… A new conservative group will meet Saturday in Lake County to talk to potential primary challengers to Republican state Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein, one of three Illinois Republicans who have pledged to vote for same-sex marriage. The meeting is being arranged by Illinois Families First, a Chicago-based political action committee led by conservative […]

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Windfall for Illiana and victory for Quinn – DailyHerald.com Amid a split among suburban leaders, the controversial Illiana Expressway received a shot in the arm Thursday when a planning board endorsed the road, …

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Editorial: Protect teens from e-cigarette dangers – DailyHerald.com Teens are using e-cigarettes in alarming numbers, and parents and the government need to do more to protect children from them, a Daily Herald editorial says.

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Hultgren used shutdown in bid to hurt Social Security – Elgin Courier News Hultgren used shutdown in bid to hurt Social SecurityElgin Courier News… used shutdown in bid to hurt Social Security. October 18, 2013 11:42AM. Hultgren used shutdown in bid to hurt Social Security. Congressman Randy Hultgren speaks softly, but he carries a mighty big stick against seniors or those who hope to be some day.Letters to the Editor

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Social media team in Illinois tends to consumer frustrations with … By Associated Press, … Associated Press … Compared to other states, Illinois is in an unusual spot, with millions to spend on promotion but no control over fixing …

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Illinois Supreme Court invalidates ‘Amazon tax’ ASSOCIATED PRESS October 18, 2013 12:15PM … SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court is invalidating a two-year-old Illinois law charging taxes on …

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CTA: No fare hikes, service cuts next year By Jon Hilkevitch Tribune reporter. 11:00 a.m. CDT, October 18, 2013. The Chicago Transit Authority plans no fare hikes or service cuts next year, under a $1.38 …

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Downers Grove Patch
Michael Jordan To Auction His North Shore Mansion The bidding starts at $21 million for 56,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom, 15-bath compound.

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Gov. Patrick Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin to open March on Springfield – ChicagoPride.comChicagoPride.comGov. Patrick Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin to open March on SpringfieldChicagoPride.comChicago, IL — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) will open the March on Springfield for Marriage Equality on Tuesday, Oct. 22 with a welcome to the thousands of Illinoisans traveling to the State Capitol to call for passage …Governor Patrick Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin

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Chicago Bears Legend Mike Ditka Turns 74 Friday 1K Even though the Windy City has had its fair share of legendary (and not-so-legendary) coaches in professional sports, no headmaster has ever taken hold of the city and refused to let go more than former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka. Today marks Ditka’s 74th birthday, and even though he hasn’t coached the Bears for 20 years, his legend still runs strong to this day. He has his own radio show on

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