Today’s headlines — Thursday, Oct. 24

https://www.rebelmouse.com/rkstatehouse/


Hearing Focuses On Consolidation – thejournal-news.net
Hearing Focuses On Consolidationthejournal-news.netKassebaum stated she will recommend the consolidation request to Illinois State Superintendent of Education Chris Koch and present the committee’s findings to him. If everything goes smoothly, the matter will be voted on in the March 18, 2014 election …

3h

Legis 3
Statement From Governor Pat Quinn On House Bill 1200 SPRINGFIELD– Governor Pat Quinn today issued the below statement regarding the House’s action to uphold the Governor’s veto of House Bill 1200. The legislation would have decreased the number of days a museum or aquarium must be open free of cost to Illinois residents, which would have disproportionately limited access to lower income families.

47min

Videos matching: illinois

Enjoy Illinois TV Commercial, ‘Escape’ From: Phoney TVads Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology

8h

NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Durbin Facebook Post Causes Controversy A Facebook post by Sen. Dick Durbin alleging that a House Republican leader made a disrespectful comment toward President Barack Obama is causing a stir after some officials claim the incident never happened. On Sunday, Durbin, in a post that remains on his Facebook page, wrote: “Many republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama

7h

WHBF – More Local News
Payback for Governor Quinn? One lawmaker is taking a shot at Illinois Governor Pat Quinn after the democrat tried to take his paycheck away.

4h

The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Our Opinion: No matter how you cut it, $100B pension debt is a crisis It was worrisome this week to hear Senate President John Cullerton characterize Illinois’ staggering pension problem as something less than a crisis.

3h

Alton Daily News News
Illinois Office Company May Merge With Florida Competitor A state lawmaker isn’t impressed with the answers he’s getting – or, more accurately, isn’t getting – as to whether Illinois can compete with Florida for a corporate headquarters. Office Max and Office Depot are merging – one …

3h

Editorials – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Chicago budget: T-minus one year The countdown starts to a budget disasterGrumble all you want about the assortment of fee-and-fine increases contained in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget proposal. Another 75 cents per pack of cigarettes. A 50-percent hike in the amusement tax fee on your cable bill. Another $40 added to the $60 ticket you’ll get if you’re parked on the wrong street during rush hour.

3h

My Sunday News
Have we realized any savings on our electric bills? I received an email from one of our Sun City friends the other day with an interesting question. The message read: “Ever since we Huntley-ites signed for the favorable electric rate with ComEd coupled with the village of Huntley, I sit here and wonder, How much am I saving? How can I know what a deal we have? Or, is the rate we have not effective at all? The ComEd bill never reveals any of this in

1h

Chicago Business News
Chicago TV, coming to a computer near you ArchLive TV, launching today, will offer Chicago-focused programming through two channels with content ranging from comedies to a reality drama about animal welfare.

10min

Peoria Public Radio
Red-State Senators Face Activist Challengers From Within Re-election trouble is brewing for longtime Republican senators in deep-red states, from South Carolina to Wyoming. And the trouble is from within.The GOP’s restive Tea Party and libertarian wings, energized by their titular leader, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and funded in part by starve-government groups like the Club for Growth, are waging 2014 Senate primary challenges in six states — and counting.Se

5h

Search for #twill on Twitter
progressIL: Illinoisans Storm Madigan’s Office, Demand Meeting On Corporate Tax Disclosure http://tinyurl.com/kb65zv9 #Twill #IL #P2 Illinoisans Storm Madigan’s Office, Demand Meeting On Corporate Tax Disclosure http://tinyurl.com/kb65zv9 #Twill #IL #P2

1h

Politics 1
MrGrassroots: Illiana Expressway approval is a "huge" step toward the South Suburban AirportSouth Suburban Airport in Peotone,… http://fb.me/2CNPtfx5w Illiana Expressway approval is a "huge" step toward the South Suburban AirportSouth Suburban Airport in Peotone,…http://fb.me/2CNPtfx5w

8h

governor quinn – Social Mention
Are you interested in helping Governor Quinn get on the ballot for 2014? Message me for details, all are welcome! No experience necessary!

6h

tom cross – Social Mention
Illinois for Rutherford is proud to endorse Tom Cross for Treasurer. Will you? http://www.jointomcross.com/endorse_tom

23min

kirk dillard – Social Mention
Editorial: What happened to the sense of urgency on pensions? Chicago Daily Herald – Found 16 minutes ago… behind convenient cries of political impotence, so Pam Althoff of McHenry, Michael Connelly of Lisle, Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, Dan Duffy of…

5h

"alerts/1896339385028348853" via Ryan
Call your legislator NOW to stop unconstitutional pension attack … … by watching the We Are One Illinois labor coalition website and the IEA website. … higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired …

4h

illinois statehouse – Google New…
Lawmakers, Retirees Discuss Medicare Benefit Change – WICS-TV WICS-TVLawmakers, Retirees Discuss Medicare Benefit ChangeWICS-TVRetired state workers, as well as lawmakers, are airing their concerns at the statehouse. It’s all about … Every week "Illinois Central" brings you the stories about the people in Central Illinois, from area history to the arts, the great outdoors to …

4h

illinois judiciary – Google News
Have Illinois lawmakers lost their appetite for mandatory minimums? – ChicagoNow 1 ChicagoNow (blog)Have Illinois lawmakers lost their appetite for mandatory minimums?ChicagoNow (blog)On day one of the veto session, support appeared tepid in the House Judiciary Committee, where testimony was tabled at the last minute. John Maki, the executive director of the John Howard Association, an Illinois prison reform group, says that the …Emanuel’s plan for illegal guns hits snag in Sp

4h

illinois budget – Google News
Kadner: The real financial crisis in Illinois – SouthtownStar Belleville News DemocratKadner: The real financial crisis in IllinoisSouthtownStarIllinois’ budget this year is more than $8 billion in the red, some would say closer to $9 billion. That’s after the state raised the personal income tax rate last year from 3 percent to 5 percent and the corporate rate from 4.8 percent to 7 percent to …Our View: Crisis or not, Illinois pensions need to get fixedCu

3h

illinois medicaid – Google News
Illinois Health Plan for Medicaid Families Gets Top Honors for Consumer … – PR Web Illinois Health Plan for Medicaid Families Gets Top Honors for Consumer …PR Web (press release)FHN – a nonprofit health plan serving families under Medicaid – was honored for its program “Family Health Network and Sinai Urban Health Institute, Asthma Care Partners and Medicaid Families: Improving Health Together” which uses community health …

2h

"alerts/782157427388188093" via Ryan
OPINION: Why it’s time for Chicago’s tech scene to get serious Chicago has five essential assets and four resources we need to make the most of those. They are as follows: Startups: It’s time to get real. We need to do all we …

2h

"alerts/5506976080831325587" via Ryan
Medicare vs. Insurance Marketplace: Clearing the Confusion for … Heather Heppner, associate state director for communications, AARP Illinois, said it’s … The State Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program has additional …

1h

Google Alerts – illinois
Fracking makes its debut in Illinois under strictest regulatory laws in … Starting this month, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has set up online registration for businesses to receive permits for fracking operations, setting …

1h

Google Alerts – illinois
Illinois Transportation Secretary announces webinars for public … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Department of Transportation is announcing two webinars for the public to weigh in on the agency’s next five-year transit …

1h

illinois – Google News
Proposed Minimum Sentencing Law In Illinois Faces Scrutiny – NPR 1 NPRProposed Minimum Sentencing Law In Illinois Faces ScrutinyNPRIn Illinois, you can face a prison term of one to three years if you use a weapon unlawfully. But you might serve only half that time, or you could get probation or even boot camp. Chicago alone saw more than 500 murders last year, most by gunfire.

1h

john bradley – Google News
SEIU rallies against ADM’s request for tax breaks – Herald & Review The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesSEIU rallies against ADM’s request for tax breaksHerald & ReviewJohn Bradley, D-Marion, decided not to call the measure for consideration during the hearing and did not say when any further action would be taken on it. Gov. Pat Quinn has threatened to veto the legislation unless lawmakers consider a pension reform …Ill. lawmakers off to sl

25min

michael madigan – Google News
Exelon, enviros agree on law change to spur green energy – Crain’s Chicago Business Exelon, enviros agree on law change to spur green energyCrain’s Chicago BusinessDon Harmon, D-Oak Park, and a former senior aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan, also would assist owners of Illinois wind farms who this year hadn’t received full payment on their 20-year power-purchase contracts with the state of Illinois because …

6h

Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Regional superintendent hears testimony on merger ASHLAND — Divisions between the A-C Central and PORTA school boards were on display Wednesday night at A-C Central High School during a public hearing on the proposed merger of the neighboring school districts.

6h

Google Alerts – pat quinn
Our view: It’s time to start over on mass transit Pat Quinn’s task force that’s studying the same thing. The task force was created by Quinn this year after the controversy over political meddling at Metra and a …

5h

Google Alerts – news gazette
Lawmakers blast insurance bid process SPRINGFIELD — Members of a state legislative commission say they’re upset about a state retiree health care contract award, but admit there’s virtually nothing …

5h

Google Alerts – illinois senate
Cross: Veto Session So Far Absolutely Nothing Why was Thursday’s planned session canceled? Cross feels that in essence Illinois Senate leader John Cullerton doesn’t think the pension issue is a problem, …

3h

joe walsh – Google News
Bernard Schoenburg: Oberweis looks to take on Durbin; pollster warns of ‘steep … – The State Journal-Register Bernard Schoenburg: Oberweis looks to take on Durbin; pollster warns of ‘steep …The State Journal-RegisterJOE WALSH, R-McHenry, would each do against Durbin. But Durham said that what he called the “curiosity poll” was informational, and respondents were told in recorded calls that the poll was testing two candidates against Durbin. “Right there, it …

3h

Google Alerts – illinois horse
Is the Illinois horse racing industry nearly finished? 14 October 23, 2013 (CRETE, Ill.) (WLS) — There is concern about the future of Illinois’ horse racing industry. The state racing board is asking lawmakers for …

3h

Google Alerts – illinois gambling
Poll: More gambling in Illinois? … expansion of gambling in Illinois? Yes No. Updated: October 23, 2013 6:14PM. Should Illinois lawmakers authorize a further expansion of gambling in Illinois?

2h

Google Alerts – illinois house
Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Rep. Bellock calls on Quinn … 1 Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) today took to the House floor to review the success of the Maximus Medicaid review contract, and to ask when legislators might …

2h

Google Alerts – illinois house
Illinois’ puppy lemon law tweaked WICS ABC Newschannel 20 News. Illinois’ puppy lemon law tweaked … The measure passed the Senate and now heads to the House. Sponsored Content …

1h

Google Alerts – chicago sun-times
Still no specifics on how pension fix would work Later, in a meeting with the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board, Emanuel refused to explain what he had in mind. “I think it would be wrong for a whole host of …

1h

Google Alerts – dan rutherford
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford Visits Grafton Food Pantry … October 23, 2013-Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford took the opportunity to visit and tour the Grafton Food Pantry today in Huntley, Il. Rutherford visited with …

20min

"alerts/2574631156512095859" via Ryan
Education Secretary Duncan to make stop at suburban Chicago … WHEELING, Illinois — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan plans to tour a suburban Chicago high school with a high-tech laboratory that is unique among …

8h

News-Gazette.com
Gambling expansion in Illinois no closer Five months after another proposal to expand gambling in Illinois fizzled out, it’s clear the idea is no farther along than it was when the Legislature adjourned in May. SPRINGFIELD — Five months after another proposal to expand gambling in Illinois fizzled out, it’s clear the idea is no farther along than it was when the Legislature adjourned in May. read more

9h

Legis
ILSenDems: Frerichs, Senate urge Congress to protect people from student debt http://bit.ly/1bXGed5 Frerichs, Senate urge Congress to protect people from student debthttp://bit.ly/1bXGed5

9h

Legis
IL_Observer: Polls: Key GOP Districts Favor Illinois Same Sex Marriage by 30 Points http://wp.me/p2kvOk-30n Polls: Key GOP Districts Favor Illinois Same Sex Marriage by 30 Points http://wp.me/p2kvOk-30n

9h

Legis
MikeforIllinois: With #ChristianCounty Treasurer, Mike Drea this evening in Taylorville. #twill pic.twitter.com/8UAhVpGpZHWith #ChristianCounty Treasurer, Mike Drea this evening in Taylorville. #twill pic.twitter.com/8UAhVpGpZH

9h

Legis
RutherfordDan: Purchase Rutherford for Gov Tshirts or pullover w/ state seal! Limited numbers, only one pullover left! http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/70/EventDetails.aspx … Purchase Rutherford for Gov Tshirts or pullover w/ state seal! Limited numbers, only one pullover left! http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/70/EventDetails.aspx

9h

Uploads by ChicagoTribune

Chicago conscious of pension reforms Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the city’s pension plan and how the public can be aware of "the full set of choices". For more video, visit http://chi… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:53 More in News & Politics

9h

kirk dillard – Social Mention
Dillard: gay marriage bill would "denigrate marriage" All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

9h

List 4
Blueroomstream: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman set to become Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday, October 28. Illinois Supreme Court Justice Rita Garman set to become Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday, October 28.

9h

"alerts/11034063848883016893" via Ryan
Illinois Considers Easier Medical Marijuana Access For Veterans 2 The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted (10 to 6) Tuesday to pass an amendment to Representative Lou Lang’s (D-Skokie) House Bill to the House Floor …

9h

Google Alerts – rockford register star
Letter: Kinzinger not worthy of RRStar praise Despite the contentions of the Register Star’s editorial board, congressman Adam Kinzinger is not doing the right thing(s) in Washington. email · print. Rockford …

8h

dave luechtefeld – Google News
Sen. Luechtefeld: Fall “veto” session will deal with few vetoes, more business … – Du Quoin Evening Call Sen. Luechtefeld: Fall “veto” session will deal with few vetoes, more business …Du Quoin Evening CallSen. Luechtefeld: Fall “veto” session will deal with few vetoes, more business & pension reform … Dave Luechtefeld (R-Okawville) explained. In fact, out of nearly 600 bills passed during the spring legislative session, Governor Quinn issued only 10 …

8h

doug finke – Google News
Lawmakers upset with way Medicare Advantage handled – The State Journal-Register Lawmakers upset with way Medicare Advantage handledThe State Journal-RegisterSome lawmakers lashed out at state officials Wednesday over the state’s decision not to offer Health Alliance as an option for Medicare Advantage coverage for seniors. Members of the legislature’s bi-partisan Commission on government Forecasting and …

10h

WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Glenbrook South High School recognized for top drivers ed program Secretary of State Jesse White honored Glenbrook South Wednesday at the Thompson Center.

10h

Google Alerts – illinois infrastructure
Murphysboro Receives $100000 for Infrastructure Improvements 1 Mayor Will Stephens says the grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will be used to upgrade the water main and widen a …

10h

Uploads by wcvideos1

The Illinois Channel 10 20 2013 Team of Rivals Quin Welcomes Fer-Pal to IL "Get Skills to Work" w/Gray Sinise Peter Roskam on Medicare 2006 Doris Keams Goodwin on her Book "Team of Rivals" excellant. From: wcvideos1 Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:58:13 More in News & Politics

10h

illinois need – Google News
Perspective: ADM’s subsidy play is bad for business – Chicago Tribune WICS-TVPerspective: ADM’s subsidy play is bad for businessChicago TribuneADM does not need the money or the battle. It is a well-run company. Its CEO, Patricia Woertz, is a great leader who has made the company a respected global powerhouse that Illinois and its residents should be proud of. Yet, ADM is openly inviting bids …Gambling, funding request protest on Weds. agendaShipping containers ca

10h

laura fine – Google News
Is Illinois Business Friendly? Maybe, Legislators Say – Patch.com Is Illinois Business Friendly? Maybe, Legislators SayPatch.comJan Schakowsky (D-9th), state senators Heather Steans (D-7th) and Daniel Biss (D-9th), and state representatives Laura Fine (D-17th) and Robyn Gabel (D-18th). They talked about how the state was making progress on pension reform and adressed the …

10h

illinois democrat – Google News
Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurface – Belleville News Democrat Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurfaceBelleville News DemocratSPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers have re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling, but many of the concerns that doomed earlier proposals remain. The House Executive … Robert Rita is a Blue Island Democrat. He says he’ll work to address …

10h

michael madigan – Google News
Group backing corporate tax disclosure left waiting for Madigan – Chicago Tribune Group backing corporate tax disclosure left waiting for MadiganChicago TribuneSPRINGFIELD — About 100 people urging passage of a bill that would require publicly traded corporations to disclose their income tax liability to the state of Illinois were unsuccessful Wednesday in meeting with House Speaker Michael Madigan. Instead …Illinoisans Storm Madigan’s Office, Demand Meeting On Corporate Tax

14h

WSIL – News – Local
Murphysboro Receives $100,000 for Infrastructure Improvements 1 MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro has received a $100,000 grant for infrastructure improvements.

13h

CBS St. Louis
Survey: 3/4 of High Schoolers Say They Don’t Drink Alcohol ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – A new survey, sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), finds most high school students say they don’t drink alcohol. 77 percent in fact said they don’t binge drink on the weekends, a statics that is ringing true locally. “It’s a good thing,” Dan Duncan with the local chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse said. But he is not surprised by th

12h

WGN Radio
Michael Jordan’s house goes to auction Sirott and Murciano welcome Deal Estate columnist Dennis Rodkin to the program to talk about the Chicago housing market. They discuss the sale of Michael Jordan’s house and also R. Kelly’s pad in Olympia Fields. Dennis Rodkin with Sirott and Murciano (WGN Radio).

12h

The Rock River Times
Teen driving deaths down nearly 60 percent in Illinois 8

11h

Freedom 1530 WCKG | Ron Paul, Alex Jones, Mancow, Peter Schiff, Free Talk Live, Ernie Hancock, No Agenda, Dan Patrick
Be wary of health care law scams, Illinois officials say By Geoff Ziezulewicz Source Chicago Tribune Officials in Illinois are warning people to be wary of scams that prey on the public’s confusion as the new federal health care law continues its rollout this month. Some impostors are calling people in Illinois, claiming that residents are eligible for health insurance cards as long as they turn over their bank account and Social Security numbers, acc

11h

WICS Top Stories
State Sen. Promotes 3D Mammography The medical community is calling 3D mammography one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2013. But despite significant research in favor of 3D screening, not all women have access to it–and not all insurance companies cover it.Today at the capitol, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sen. …

20h

Google Alerts – illinois
S. Illinois judge finally gets sworn in after months of legal fighting … BENTON, Illinois — A southern Illinois attorney was sworn in as a judge, more than a year and a half after he won an election to the Second Judicial Circuit.

17h

Google Alerts – champaign need
Tom Kacich: Rail trail would have tourism, health benefits 23 That’s the opinion of local tourism officials, and those who already have long-distance bike trails in their communities. Earlier this month the Champaign County …

15h

kyle mccarter – Google News
Common sense rule portrayed as somehow racist – The Capitol Fax Blog Common sense rule portrayed as somehow racistThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)by Kyle McCarter via twitter October 18 at 6:21 PM. @ La Casa Norte 2013 Gala. Lacasanorte.org fb.me/12Z67Z1Nj. by Marcus C. Evans, Jr. via twitter October 18 at 6:17 PM. Just finished taping a show on CanTV with Jackie Ooo….#MarriageEquality was the …

13h

lisa madigan – Google News
IDES receives federal grant to fight fraud – WREX-TV IDES receives federal grant to fight fraudWREX-TV… garnishing federal tax returns to put money back into the fund from which benefits are paid, holding people personally liable for fraudulent business practices, and increasing the strength of its anti-fraud unit with attorneys from Attorney General …

13h

jennifer bertino-tarrant – Googl…
Senator McGuire hosts foreclosure prevention event – The Times Weekly Senator McGuire hosts foreclosure prevention eventThe Times WeeklyMcGuire will be teaming up with Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant as well as Representatives Tom Cross, Natalie Manley, Emily McAsey and Larry Walsh Jr. to host the fifth foreclosure prevention event of this kind in Will County. The foreclosure …

13h

"alerts/5032638345787232570" via Ryan
Our View: Crisis or not, Illinois pensions need to get fixed n Illinois has the worst credit rating in the nation. Rating agencies have downgraded Illinois’ credit because lawmakers failed to deal with pension costs.

11h

raymond poe – Google News
Lawmakers question treatment of Health Alliance – Quad City Times Lawmakers question treatment of Health AllianceQuad City TimesRaymond Poe, R-Springfield. Under the bidding process, overseen by the Illinois Department of Central Management Services, the state required insurers to have at least five years’ experience administering Medicare Advantage plans and at least three …

11h

"alerts/1896339385028348853" via Ryan
Illinois State Board of Education to unveil new, more user-friendly … Illinoisans will get a new and improved view of their local schools through a more consumer-friendly State, District and School Report Card, set to debut Oct. 31.

11h

kimberly lightford – Google News
State Rep. Turner Introduces Bill To Boost Illinois’ Minimum Wage – Progress Illinois State Rep. Turner Introduces Bill To Boost Illinois’ Minimum WageProgress IllinoisBarbara Flynn Currie, majority leader of the Illinois House, has signed on as a chief co-sponsor. The recent measure, HB 3718, joins State Sen. Kimberly Lightford’s (D-Chicago) push in the Senate via SB 68 to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to at least $10.

11h

Google Alerts – illinois
New Illinois Chief Justice to be installed on Oct. 28th (KTVI) – Justice Rita B. Garman is slated to become only the second woman to be Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. The installation ceremony will be …

22h

Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor counting on red light and speed camera revenues to balance 2014 budget 1 Mayor Rahm Emanuel is counting on $120 million in fines from red-light and speed cameras — and $10 million more from higher parking fines and impounded vehicle storage fees — to balance his $6.97 billion 2014 budget, aldermen were told Tuesday.

16h

Uploads by TheILSenateGOP

Sen. Chapin Rose COGFA Hearing pt. 1 (10-23-13) Audio from today’s COGFA hearing. Sen. Rose (R-Mahomet) grills CMS about group health insurance and Medicare Advantage. From: TheILSenateGOP Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 09:08 More in News & Politics

12h

Uploads by ChicagoTribune

Emanuel budget proposals; murder case reopened For more video, visit http://chicagotribune.com/video, subscribe to this channel, or follow us @TribVideo. From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 20:28 More in News & Politics

12h

Uploads by ChicagoTribune

Emanuel addresses pension crisis Chicago Tribune Metro editor Peter Kendall and City Hall reporter Hal Dardick talk Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget proposal. For more video, visit http://ch… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 02:05 More in News & Politics

12h

Uploads by ChicagoTribune

State’s Attorney to reopen 1982 murder case Chicago Tribune Metro editor Peter Kendall and Watchdog reporter Steve Mills on the decision to reopen the Anthony Porter case. For more video, visit http://… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:09 More in News & Politics

19h

Legis
SenChapinRose: Commission Government Forecasting and Accountability grilling Quinn’s people on retiree healthcare issues and… http://fb.me/26I95auSk Commission Government Forecasting and Accountability grilling Quinn’s people on retiree healthcare issues and…http://fb.me/26I95auSk

19h

Legis
ILSenDems: Part of this CMS process is verifying dependents for health insurance. Rep Poe suggests recipients were confused about how much info needed. Part of this CMS process is verifying dependents for health insurance. Rep Poe suggests recipients were confused about how much info needed.

19h

Legis
ILSenDems: CMS rep describes communications planned to follow up with initial letters regarding enrollment up to Feb. 1. CMS rep describes communications planned to follow up with initial letters regarding enrollment up to Feb. 1.

19h

Legis
ILSenDems: Frerichs asking for clarification on procurement process and code and what waivers have or could be used. Frerichs asking for clarification on procurement process and code and what waivers have or could be used.

17h

List 7
thomasfrisbie: Illinois parolees routinely & unfairly sent back to #prison, federal lawsuit says. #twill Illinois parolees routinely & unfairly sent back to #prison, federal lawsuit says. #twill

17h

List 7
bschoenburg: Dillard at rally: It’s the state’s duty to protect the family Dillard at rally: It’s the state’s duty to protect the family

17h

List 7
davemckinney123: As this view from the Capitol’s 2nd floor shows, the rotunda is packed with opponents to SB10. pic.twitter.com/zak5ycsjbs As this view from the Capitol’s 2nd floor shows, the rotunda is packed with opponents to SB10. pic.twitter.com/zak5ycsjbs

17h

List 7
davemckinney123: Ex-lesbian Linda Jernigan: "I stand before you no longer a homosexual….It is not a civil right." pic.twitter.com/TZKzEgrGvI Ex-lesbian Linda Jernigan: "I stand before you no longer a homosexual….It is not a civil right." pic.twitter.com/TZKzEgrGvI

17h

List 7
davemckinney123: Jim Finnegan, of Barrington, revs up crowd against SB10, condemns "disease-filled" lifestyle that backs it. pic.twitter.com/9rlEh3QxVG Jim Finnegan, of Barrington, revs up crowd against SB10, condemns "disease-filled" lifestyle that backs it.pic.twitter.com/9rlEh3QxVG

17h

List 7
davemckinney123: Sen Jim Oberweis says he’ll run for Senate against Durbin. Passing petitions at Wednesday’s anti-SB10 rally. pic.twitter.com/z4mRXcLgzF Sen Jim Oberweis says he’ll run for Senate against Durbin. Passing petitions at Wednesday’s anti-SB10 rally.pic.twitter.com/z4mRXcLgzF

16h

Politics 1
APOConnor: True democracy? You can even vote on which @TomCrossNews yard sign is your favorite: http://tinyurl.com/me4rapu pic.twitter.com/3oUSKRIwth True democracy? You can even vote on which @TomCrossNews yard sign is your favorite: http://tinyurl.com/me4rapupic.twitter.com/3oUSKRIwth

16h

Legis
ilhousegop: SB 1689 passes 117-0 SB 1689 passes 117-0

16h

Legis
ilhousegop: Bellock asks when GA might hear from Gov on appeal of arbitrator ruling ending Maximus contract Bellock asks when GA might hear from Gov on appeal of arbitrator ruling ending Maximus contract

16h

Legis
ILSenDems: Committees: #SenExec and #SenLoGov will meet today at 1:00. Committees: #SenExec and #SenLoGov will meet today at 1:00.

16h

Legis
SEEC: SEEC MoC @RepSchneider on the Floor highlighting the benefit to the public and the environment of #NEPA. #NEPAWorks SEEC MoC @RepSchneider on the Floor highlighting the benefit to the public and the environment of #NEPA. #NEPAWorks

16h

Legis
ILSenateGOP: The Senate is currently considering executive appointments. The Senate is currently considering executive appointments.

16h

Legis
ILSenateGOP: Senator Duffy currently speaking in opposition to appointment of Terry Cosgrove to be a member of the Human Rights Commission. Senator Duffy currently speaking in opposition to appointment of Terry Cosgrove to be a member of the Human Rights Commission.

16h

Legis
RepRobinKelly: Today I asked my colleagues to pass H.R. 3297, the Teen Dating Violence Education Act, to protect teenage victims http://goo.gl/8WqBMx Today I asked my colleagues to pass H.R. 3297, the Teen Dating Violence Education Act, to protect teenage victimshttp://goo.gl/8WqBMx

16h

Legis
SenatorMcCarter: voting on exec appointments. many times political payoffs, some just personally unethical, voting No unless I… http://fb.me/2NnwRWzgp voting on exec appointments. many times political payoffs, some just personally unethical, voting No unless I…http://fb.me/2NnwRWzgp

16h

Legis
RepSchneider: .@STEMLdr Looking forward to joining you tomorrow and talking more about importance of #STEM and the great work being done at @Wheeling_Cats .@STEMLdr Looking forward to joining you tomorrow and talking more about importance of #STEM and the great work being done at @Wheeling_Cats

14h

List 8
robertloerzel: RT @whet: kirk dillard is busy torching whatever appeal to moderates he had http://capitolfax.com/2013/10/23/about-2500-attend-anti-gay-marriage-rally/#comments … RT @whet: kirk dillard is busy torching whatever appeal to moderates he hadhttp://capitolfax.com/2013/10/23/about-2500-attend-anti-gay-marriage-rally/#comments

13h

Politics 1
IllinoisLottery: Don’t forget to buy a tix for 2night’s $216 MILLION #Powerball jackpot! Buy online from your desktop mobile or tablet http://bit.ly/19HXym4 Don’t forget to buy a tix for 2night’s $216 MILLION #Powerball jackpot! Buy online from your desktop mobile or tablet http://bit.ly/19HXym4

13h

Legis
RutherfordDan: Very well received @ Downers Grove #GOP event.A lot of support friends been working w/for years.@DownersGrvPatch pic.twitter.com/H3rpmOF4YC Very well received @ Downers Grove #GOP event.A lot of support friends been working w/for years.@DownersGrvPatch pic.twitter.com/H3rpmOF4YC

13h

Legis
RutherfordDan: Spoke at Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club meeting discussing the state’s finances. @CLakePatch #twill pic.twitter.com/pfbDq6g5Jd Spoke at Crystal Lake Kiwanis Club meeting discussing the state’s finances. @CLakePatch #twill pic.twitter.com/pfbDq6g5Jd

13h

Legis
RutherfordDan: Enjoyed visiting Grafton Food Pantry in #Huntley with the Pantry President and Manager. #twil @HuntleyILPatch pic.twitter.com/Si6FRiuglJ Enjoyed visiting Grafton Food Pantry in #Huntley with the Pantry President and Manager. #twil @HuntleyILPatchpic.twitter.com/Si6FRiuglJ

13h

Legis
mccann_sam: This afternoon, I spoke at a rally at the Capitol supporting families of one man and one woman. pic.twitter.com/ASX6byfFuv This afternoon, I spoke at a rally at the Capitol supporting families of one man and one woman. pic.twitter.com/ASX6byfFuv

13h

Legis
RutherfordDan: Had successful I-Cash event in #Huntley at the Grafton Food Pantry. #twill @HuntleyILPatch pic.twitter.com/2j5hcHyYvD Had successful I-Cash event in #Huntley at the Grafton Food Pantry. #twill @HuntleyILPatch pic.twitter.com/2j5hcHyYvD

13h

Legis
ILSenateGOP: The first week of the fall veto session has come to a close! The Senate stands adjourned until November 5. The first week of the fall veto session has come to a close! The Senate stands adjourned until November 5.

13h

Legis
CCitizofChatham: Representative Elgie Sims Alderman Roderick Sawyer and Illinois Attorney General office present a Foreclosure… http://fb.me/3lNAmaXhH Representative Elgie Sims Alderman Roderick Sawyer and Illinois Attorney General office present a Foreclosure…http://fb.me/3lNAmaXhH

13h

Legis
SenatorKirk: Visited @Fly_CIRA in Bloomington to see economic benefits of keeping air traffic tower open at Central #IL’s airport. http://1.usa.gov/16tVWyf Visited @Fly_CIRA in Bloomington to see economic benefits of keeping air traffic tower open at Central #IL’s airport.http://1.usa.gov/16tVWyf

12h

Search for #twill on Twitter
MikeforIllinois: @DickDurbin must be smiling ear 2 ear hearing that #JimOberweis is challenging him in 2014 for US Senate. #ILSen #twill #GoodLuckWithThat @DickDurbin must be smiling ear 2 ear hearing that #JimOberweis is challenging him in 2014 for US Senate. #ILSen #twill #GoodLuckWithThat

12h

Search for #twill on Twitter
ScottReeder: IL state legislators head home a day early. Not enough to do? #pensions #unemployment #debt … #twill IL state legislators head home a day early. Not enough to do? #pensions #unemployment #debt … #twill

12h

List 3
StatehouseChick: Met with @rahmemanuel on ’14 budget. We’ll dig up last year’s editorial. Still. Need. Pension. Reform. pic.twitter.com/K4gjKvFjJc Met with @rahmemanuel on ’14 budget. We’ll dig up last year’s editorial. Still. Need. Pension. Reform. pic.twitter.com/K4gjKvFjJc

11h

List 1
IL_Observer: 21 Alderman Urge Emanuel to Ignore Paperwork Screw Up, Pay #Chicago Police Overtime – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/23/21-alderman-urge-emanuel-to-ignore-paperwork-screw-up-pay-chicago-police-overtime/ … via @davidormsby 21 Alderman Urge Emanuel to Ignore Paperwork Screw Up, Pay #Chicago Police Overtime –http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/23/21-alderman-urge-emanuel-to-ignore-paperwork-screw-up-pay-chicago-police-overtime/ … via @davidormsby

11h

List 1
IL_Observer: New polls on Illinois same sex marriage support in suburban House GOP legislative districts posts on our site: 6 pm. http://www.illinoisobserver.net/ New polls on Illinois same sex marriage support in suburban House GOP legislative districts posts on our site: 6 pm.http://www.illinoisobserver.net/

11h

List 7
APOConnor: Federal lawsuit: #IL #parole hearings unfair: http://tinyurl.com/p2klbky @mtarm @AP @alan_uplc Federal lawsuit: #IL #parole hearings unfair: http://tinyurl.com/p2klbky@mtarm @AP @alan_uplc

13h

Illinois Media Services – Radio’s Facebook Wall
Treasurer Dan Rutherford issues statement on lack of progress on pension reform… Treasurer Dan Rutherford issues statement on lack of progress on pension reform during the fall veto session. “I am disappointed that the first week of the fall veto session has ended without the Governor and members of the General Assembly making any progress on the most significant financial issue plaguing Illinois: pension reform,” said Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford. “While some legi

17h

governor quinn – Social Mention
The Illinois Technology Association Brings Top Collegiate Tech … Individual.com – Found 38 minutes ago… and visibility, ITA has played a critical role in moving Illinois’ vibrant technology industry forward," said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

11h

judy baar topinka – Social Mention
As Illinois Rallies for Marriage Equality, Bishop Bans Supporters from Cathedral As thousands of gay rights supporters rallied in Springfield yesterday in the hopes of pressuring hold-out members of the House to reconsider marriage equality legislation, a planned prayer vigil inside the city’s largest Catholic church was squashed following a warning from the head of the Springfield Catholic Diocese that those wearing a rainbow … (more)

14h

Google Alerts – springfield il
GOP state Sen. Oberweis says he’s gathering signatures for US … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — State Sen. Jim Oberweis says he’s gathering petition signatures to make a bid for the U.S. Senate. The Republican from Sugar Grove …

14h

Google Alerts – springfield il
House fails to override Gov. Quinn’s veto, museums will remain free … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Museums and aquariums in Illinois will have to continue offering free admission 52 days a year. The Illinois House failed Tuesday to …

12h

Google Alerts – springfield ill
Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurface SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling, but many of the concerns that doomed earlier proposals remain.

11h

tammy duckworth – Google News
Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School … – PR Web Medal of Honor Recipient to Speak at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School …PR Web (press release)Among the dignitaries who will be attending Captain Swenson’s visit will be fellow veteran U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). Duckworth, former assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs as well as former director of the Illinois …

18h

Oak Park-River Forest Patch
Oak Parkers Push for Marriage Equality in Springfield Oak Park joins March on Springfield for Marriage Equality.

12h

Joliet Patch
Illinois’ First All-Access Playground to Be Dedicated Thursday The facility, which can be used by children with disabilities and in wheelchairs, was built by United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland.

11h

Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch
Quinn pushes for public worker pay before pension reform By Benjamin Yount | Illinois WatchdogSPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says publicly that public-pension reform is “a paramount issue right now,” but that’s not st

11h

Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch
When you can, IL gives furloughed fed workers time to repay unemployment By Benjamin Yount | Illinois WatchdogSPRINGFIELD — Furloughed federal workers in Illinois are going to have to pay back any unemployment benefits they received during the two-week partial government shutdown. But not right away.

16h

Legis 1
Unes Appointed to key House Education Committee 35 Pekin, IL…State Representative Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) was appointed to the House Elementary & Secondary Education Committee by newly inaugurated House Minority Leader Jim Durkin on Tuesday. “As the father of four young children, I have long taken an interest in education policy in Illinois,” said Rep. Unes from Springfield on Tuesday, “my interest continued to grow as I sponsored legisl

16h

Legis 1
Haine, Beiser plan returns $8.4 million to taxpayers SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) has introduced legislation returning $8.4 million from the defunct Wood River Township Hospital fund to taxpayers. Haine introduced the plan as an amendment to an existing bill—Senate Bill 496—this week, and the plan will be addressed in the Senate Local Government Committee at 10 a.m. today. Wood River Township Hospital closed in 2000 and after 10

13h

Legis 1
Women’s Empowerment Workshop Representative Mike McAuliffe, Senator John Mulroe, and Alderman Mary O’Connor are co-hosting a Women’s Empowerment Event on Thursday October 24th from 7-9pm. Please join us and take advantage of the many offerings including Breast Cancer Prevention and Self-defense Techniques. We look forward to seeing you there!

13h

Legis 1
Rep. Meier takes part in town hall meeting opposing a progressive income tax O’Fallon, IL… State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) took part in a town hall meeting organized by Americans for Prosperity Illinois to discuss the recent effort in the General Assembly to change our state Constitution and impose a progressive income tax. “I oppose a progressive income tax because it is fundamentally un-American, taking away any incentive for a person to work hard and

13h

Legis 1
VIDEO: Rep. Bellock Speaks on Sustaining Medicaid 11 Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) spoke on the House Floor today on the need for answers from the Governor’s Office on breaking the logjam that has stalled implementation of the cost-saving Medicaid reforms signed into law last year designed to preserve access to health care for Illinois’ neediest families while saving taxpayers an estimated $350 million. Click on the image below to watch Rep. Bello

13h

Legis 1
$8.4 million Wood River refund plan passes Senate SPRINGFIELD – A plan returning $8.4 million from the defunct Wood River Township Hospital fund to taxpayers passed the Senate by a 51 to 5 vote. State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) introduced the plan, Senate Bill 496, Tuesday. State Representative Daniel Beiser (D-Alton) will sponsor the bill now that it moves to the House. “There have been many different proposals for what to do with these funds,

19h

New 6
ILSenDems: Frerichs: some basic disagreements about bidding and selection process. Asks panel to move on to additional questions and witnesses. Frerichs: some basic disagreements about bidding and selection process. Asks panel to move on to additional questions and witnesses.

18h

New 5
WheatonPatch: Illinois’ taxpayer crisis trumps its pension crisis – Illinois Watchdog – Palatine, IL Patch http://palatine.patch.com/groups/illinois-watchog/p/illinois-taxpayer-crisis-trumps-its-pension-crisis … Illinois’ taxpayer crisis trumps its pension crisis – Illinois Watchdog – Palatine, IL Patch http://palatine.patch.com/groups/illinois-watchog/p/illinois-taxpayer-crisis-trumps-its-pension-crisis

14h

New 7
SenatorMcCarter: Giving back $8million to Woodriver taxpayers is the right thing to do. Changing the law so that the county clerk… http://fb.me/37epGQ5x8 Giving back $8million to Woodriver taxpayers is the right thing to do. Changing the law so that the county clerk…http://fb.me/37epGQ5x8

12h

bob rita – Google News
Illinois lawmakers to revive talks on new casinos – Chicago Daily Herald 1 Illinois lawmakers to revive talks on new casinosChicago Daily Herald… try again this spring. "First of all, everybody’s heard most of this before," horse racing lobbyist Bob Molaro said of testimony at the hearing. … Rita Mayfield of Waukegan, said she’d like to see a proposed casino in her home of Lake County. She …

12h

bob rita – Google News
Gay marriage opponents at Illinois Capitol invoke God, free speech – STLtoday.com Gay marriage opponents at Illinois Capitol invoke God, free speechSTLtoday.comThe Legislature’s second day of its annual fall session will also include a hearing on gambling, where racetrack officials and horsemen will advocate for the legislature to extend an online betting law set to expire in January. State Rep. Bob Rita, a …

19h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
*** Live *** Session Coverage * Watch today’s session unfold…

19h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
“Emphasis added” gay marriage rally roundup * So were the Springfield police enforcing a religious dress code yesterday, or were they just keeping the peace? Sun-Times… Throughout the day Tuesday, activists rallied, marched and met face-to-face with House members. Later in the day, a trio of Roman Catholic gay-rights activists — greatly outnumbered by police — silently prayed the rosary in […]

19h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Caption contest! * State Sen. Jim Oberweis is taking advantage of the “Defend Marriage Lobby Day” crowd to circulate his US Senate nominating petitions… …Adding… So far, anyway, the crowd isn’t all that huge. From our live session coverage post… About 150 rally against same-sex marriage at the Capitol. More bus loads apparently on the way. pic.twitter.com/bbDf3GPeT9— Dave McKinney […]

19h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Credit Union (noun) – an essential financial cooperative [The following is a paid advertisement.] Cooperatives can be formed to support producers such as farmers, purchasers such as independent business owners, and consumers such as electric coops and credit unions. Their primary purpose is to meet members’ needs through affordable goods and services of high quality. Cooperatives such as credit unions may look […]

19h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Defending Gov. Dangerfield * House Bill 3717 was introduced yesterday by Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights). The measure would cut the governor’s office budget by a million dollars… Reduces a Fiscal Year 2014 appropriation from the General Revenue Fund to the Office of the Governor for operational expenses from $5,521,100 to $4,521,000. Effective January 1, 2014. This is almost […]

19h

Google Alerts – sheila simon
Paul Simon institute names new associate director 100+ Sheila Simon, according to the news release. "I am honored to have the opportunity to support this important part of Senator Simon’s legacy," Calzolari said.

18h

Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Emanuel’s 2014 Budget Speech Includes Warning About Pension Crisis CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his budget plan for next year, a spending proposal that relies on tens of millions of dollars in increased fees, fines, and taxes, though it avoids hiking property or sales taxes. However, the mayor also warned aldermen the city his efforts to avoid raising property taxes has been put in jeopardy by the continuing pension crisis in Illinois. “Our pension

18h

Google Alerts – illinois senate
Durbin Proposes Concussion Act Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is trying to get a hold on the concussion controversy in high school athletics. Durbin proposes the Protecting Student Athletes from …

18h

Google Alerts – illinois senate
Quinn: Pension problem is ‘extreme emergency’ Pat Quinn is disputing a fellow top Democrat’s statements that Illinois’ nearly $100 billion pension shortfall isn’t a crisis. Senate President John Cullerton has …

18h

Google Alerts – don harmon
Sen. Don Harmon Joins Knox College Board of Trustees Illinois Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has joined the Knox College Board of … Harmon, an ’88 graduate of Knox College, was one of six new members …

17h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Caught on tape 11 * Yikes… In September 2008, Cook County Board of Review analyst Thomas Hawkins was talking about an alleged scheme to lower property tax assessments for a corrupt Chicago police officer when he mentioned that the “boss” had grand plans for how to make even more in bribes in the future. “This is the move…Joe’s gonna run […]

17h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Getting It Right For A Change [The following is a paid advertisement.] We talk a lot about what’s wrong with Illinois, but did you know we’re leading the nation in the transition to clean energy? Since the General Assembly passed our Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) with bipartisan majorities in 2007 setting clean energy targets for Illinois, we’ve all been winners. […]

17h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
About 2,500 attend anti gay marriage rally 7 * Red meat for the faithful from our live session coverage post… .@KirkDillard : more people at anti same-sex rally at #Illinois Capitol than signed up for #Obamacare nationwide. — Amanda Vinicky (@AmandaVinicky) October 23, 2013 * The official crowd estimate from the Secretary of State… As of noon, Secretary of State Police estimate today’s rally, both inside and […]

17h

Google Alerts – jay hoffman
Rep. Jay Hoffman on gay marriage vote: I haven’t decided Local proponents of gay marriage have mixed feelings on whether a state lawmaker should call for a vote on the issue, when there’s uncertainty about whether it …

16h

David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Bustos defends Obamacare website despite glitches 1 QUAD CITIES – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) told local news the non-functioning Obamacare website "healthcare.gov" is merely going through transition and that there’s time to fix, not to worry. However, thousands throughout Illinois are being notified they’re losing their current…

16h

Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Devine: ‘I Don’t Recall’ Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row Inmate 1 Anthony Porter walks out of the Cook County Jail on Feb. 5, 1999, after more than 16 years on death row. A group of Northwestern University journalism students developed information that led to a Wisconsin man confessing on videotape to the 1982 double-murder for which Porter was imprisoned. (Photo credit: JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images) CHICAGO (CBS) – Former Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devi

15h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * Sen. Kirk Dillard to John Kass… “The inevitable outsider characterization makes me laugh,” said Dillard. “No, I don’t think he’s inevitable. And while I respect Mr. Rauner’s success in the private sector, his inner-circle status with Rahm Emanuel is not a plus in a Republican primary.” […] “In one of your columns I had to laugh, […]

15h

Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Will wonders never cease? * As we discussed a few months ago, some truly awful investment and spending decisions made by Chicago’s elite financiers on behalf of some of the city’s museums and cultural institutions have put those institutions in very real financial danger. Also as I told earlier, partly in reaction to this problem, the General Assembly passed a […]

15h

Google Alerts – illinois senate
Cullerton, Rauner sandbag pension reform 11 But for those who are really curious why nothing happens, take a careful look at recent comments by a political odd couple: Illinois Senate President John …

15h

Google Alerts – illinois senate
Zachary Fardon sworn in as new US attorney, judge says "There is no doubt that Zachary Fardon is the right fit to be Northern Illinois’ next U.S. Attorney," said Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) "His unanimous approval by the U.S. …

14h

Google Alerts – associated press illinois
Illinois mayors want immigration reform Illinois mayors want immigration reform … The Associated Press … CHICAGO — A group of Illinois mayors are pushing the state’s congressional delegation for …

14h

Google Alerts – illinois house
Op-Ed: Sen. Durbin alleges GOP House leader insulted Obama Washington – On his Facebook page over the weekend, Illinois Democratic … in the House of Representatives insulted President Obama directly to his face.

14h

Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Illinois lawmakers to revive talks on new casinos Illinois lawmakers are taking another shot at putting together a gambling expansion measure that can get through both chambers of the Legislature and win the approval of Gov. Pat Quinn, who has vetoed two previous bills.

14h

Google Alerts – daily herald
‘Chicago PD’ holding casting call Sunday in St. Charles 35 The NBC TV show "Chicago PD" is conducting an open casting call for extras from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Shooting Star Studios, 15 S. Second St., St.

14h

Google Alerts – deb mell
A loving response to Deb Mell’s beautiful homage to her wife Christin Baker, left, with Deb Mell in Iowa after their marriage in August 2011. That ceremony … (Deb Mell photo / October 18, 2013 as reproduced in the Tribune).

14h

Google Alerts – chicago tribune
Emanuel, peers pledge support for airline merger Seven big-city mayors, including Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, signed a letter Wednesday in support of the proposed merger between American Airlines …

14h

Google Alerts – chicago tribune
First clear majority supports legalizing pot – chicagotribune.com For the first time since Gallup began asking the question more than four decades ago, a clear majority of Americans now say they support the legalization of pot.

14h

David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Truax blasts Durbin for lying 1 DUPAGE – GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax reacted Wednesday afternoon to reports that Dick Durbin’s comment that an unnamed Republican Congress member told President Obama in last week’s budget negotiations, "I cannot stand to look at you." Wednesday,…

13h

Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Half-price parking offered to downtown residents who work elsewhere Springfield residents who live downtown — but drive to work elsewhere — can pay half the price for parking.

13h

Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader
Mayor Rahm has successfully pitted charters against public schools 1 As you might imagine, I’ve been getting my fair share of abuse from charter school lovers who feel that last week’s post was unfair to their beloved movement. That was the post about Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to essentially run Prosser high school out of business by sticking a charter school in the abandoned lumberyard across the street.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

13h

Google Alerts – illinois pensions
State University Retirees Say Illinois Lied CHICAGO (CN) – Illinois cut pensions of state university retirees in exchange for free health insurance for life – then broke its word by charging for the insurance, …

12h

Illinois Issues blog
Changes to retiree health care spur confusion and frustration By Jamey DunnSome lawmakers voiced their frustration today that Health Alliance did not make the cut to offer health care plans to some state retirees, even though the provider claims it could have given a lower price than the vendors chosen.The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability took testimony today on the process used to pick the providers for Medicare Advantage plans for re

12h

Google Alerts – pat quinn
Insurance brokers frustrated with health care law Pat Quinn’s aide Max Fletcher, a policy analyst for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace. Fletcher said Illinois officials also are frustrated but have no control …

12h

Google Alerts – state journal-register
Lawsuit: Illinois parole revocation hearings unfair CHICAGO — A new class-action lawsuit accuses Illinois authorities of systematically violating the rights of thousands of parolees by sending them back to prison …

11h

Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Alderman Proposes Tax, Safety Course For Bicyclists CHICAGO (CBS) — A South Side alderman is proposing a $25- a-year tax on bicycles, coupled with a safety course. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains. [worldnow id=9448141 width=385 height=288 type=video] [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/mp3_bc-wav-carts-bike-tax-w1-wed.mp3size=340px download=false name="Alderman Proposes Tax, Safety Course For Bicyclists" artist="

11h

Illinois Issues blog
Veto session roundup By Jamey DunnThe Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session was scheduled to continue through tomorrow, but both chambers canceled their Thursday sessions and hit the road after little legislative action this week. Here’s a rundown of what did happen: Veto stands The House voted not to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of House Bill 1200. The measure would have cut the number of free days museums

11h

Google Alerts – illinois budget
Emanuel’s 2014 Budget Speech Includes Warning About Pension … CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his budget plan for next … Tanya Triche, general consul for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association said, …

11h

peter roskam – Google News
Letter: In response to Roskam’s recent column – Suburban Life Publications Letter: In response to Roskam’s recent columnSuburban Life PublicationsPeter Roskam (R-Ill.) whine about the Affordable Care Act on the pages of the Suburban Life when the people of this country were suffering due to the crisis in the Republican-held House of Representatives. Even as critical government services such as …

22h

Luis Gutierrez – POLITICO.com
‘I cannot even stand to look at you’ 100+ Dick Durbin says a House Republican leader told off Obama during a negotiation meeting.

1d