Today’s headlines — Friday, Oct. 25

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chicagotribune: Editorial: Dick Durbin’s Facebook moment. http://trib.in/1dp7vsX Editorial: Dick Durbin’s Facebook moment. http://trib.in/1dp7vsX
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WANDTVDoug: Thanks to Senator @AndyManar for joining us on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101 Thanks to Senator @AndyManar for joining us on Busboom & Wolfe TALK 101

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KirkDillard: Looking fwd to the inaugural Women for Dillard Tracy Meet & Great @HubbardInn in Chgo on 10/28 http://bit.ly/1eFriC8 #MakeILWorkAgain Looking fwd to the inaugural Women for Dillard Tracy Meet & Great @HubbardInn in Chgo on 10/28 http://bit.ly/1eFriC8#MakeILWorkAgain

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RonSandack: I posted 22 photos on Facebook in the album "Community Events" http://fb.me/3f9DSvh2b I posted 22 photos on Facebook in the album "Community Events"http://fb.me/3f9DSvh2b

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RayLong: Mayor Emanuel wants to kill aldermanic stealth account http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-emanuel-aldermanic-spending-1025-20131025,0,1948648.story … @ReporterHal Mayor Emanuel wants to kill aldermanic stealth account http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-emanuel-aldermanic-spending-1025-20131025,0,1948648.story … @ReporterHal

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WMAYSpringfield: Rutherford Blames Politics and Fear of Court Battle in Stalling Pension Reform http://wmay.com/wmay-news/76841 Rutherford Blames Politics and Fear of Court Battle in Stalling Pension Reform http://wmay.com/wmay-news/76841

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RayLong: Duncan visits Wheeling High’s new nanotechnology lab http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-quinn-duncan-nanotechnology-20131025,0,1191317.story … #twill Duncan visits Wheeling High’s new nanotechnology labhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-quinn-duncan-nanotechnology-20131025,0,1191317.story … #twill

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RayLong: Child support challenges courts in Illinois http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-child-support-deadbeats-20131025,0,2719283.story … #twill Child support challenges courts in Illinois http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-child-support-deadbeats-20131025,0,2719283.story … #twill

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Chicago Business – Blogs – On Politics
Texas lessons for the Illiana expressway The Quinn administration won a hard-fought political victory last week when, after a bare-knuckled political fight, the policy committee of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning ignored its own staff’s finding and endorsed construction of the Illiana Expressway. The action wasn’t final. The Illinois Department of Transportation now will have to find private investors and work out a deal to

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Elburn Herald
Eddie Gaedel to get a new look with help from the village ELBURN—Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill in downtown Elburn will soon sport a new look, thanks in part to facade improvement money the Elburn Village Board has agreed to grant to the owners. The official vote to approve the $10,000 grant application will take place at the Nov. 4 Village Board meeting. However, the board members […]

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QCOnline Opinion News
Editorial: Investing in mental health is investing in community "This situation has been tolerated far too long. It has troubled our national conscience — but only as a problem unpleasant to mention, easy to postpone, and despairing of solution." — John F. Kennedy Fifty years ago,

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Editorials – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Dick Durbin’s Facebook moment Does Dick Durbin genuinely want to work constructively? Then he shouldn’t play by birthers’ rules.Suppose we told you — indignantly and unequivocally — that a Democratic U.S. Senate leader had said President Barack Obama actually was born in Kenya. Suppose we added a dollop of moral superiority but didn’t name the Democratic leader, the better to discredit all of them: "What are the chances o

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Gov. Pat Quinn to Visit Wheeling Township Dems Oct. 30th ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL — October 23, 2013 — Democratic Committeeman Rob Nesvacil is pleased to announce that special guest Gov. Pat Quinn will be the …

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In the Spotlight: Who needs term limits to ‘throw the bums out’? – Peoria Journal Star In the Spotlight: Who needs term limits to ‘throw the bums out’?Peoria Journal StarKeith Sommer and David Leitch and Sens. Bill Brady and David Koehler have all served multiple terms, ranging from six years to 24 years of service in the Legislature. If they are indeed so bad, why have they not been voted out of office? Truth be told …

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Lawmaker Restarts Gambling Expansion Talks Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, and nothing has happened on gaming expansion. So he held a hearing in which people with an interest in gambling could say where …

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Illinois Biggest Atomic Dump as U.S. Fails to Pick Site After Illinois, which also has more reactors than any other state, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and New York have the most waste temporarily stored at power …

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Our View: Parents needed to stop 16th birthdays like this A Peoria 15-year-old marked the transition to not-so-sweet 16 earlier this week in a … we have regrettably concluded that there’s just a limit to what outsiders can …

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Regional transportation committee meeting planned for Nov. 8 The Illinois Department of Transportation has formed an agreement with North Central Illinois Council of Governments for the purposes of preparing, …

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Hospital Refund Plan Passes Senate But State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) says not everyone is pleased with the plan to have the money go through the Madison County Clerk’s office instead of the …

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Letters: Readers upset about Health Alliance rejection Thursday’s leading, front-page story in the SJ-R reveals that Health Alliance’s bid came in well under the companies whose bids were accepted by the state.

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Google Alerts – pat quinn
Our View: Marriage rights 40 Pat Quinn has promised to sign it if it reaches his desk. Cognizant as we are of the strong views on both sides of the issue, we do not take this position lightly.

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Google Alerts – illinois gambling
Casinos, Costello’s papers and region’s political discontent We’re “betting” most people will approve of a decision by the Illinois Gaming Board against allowing the state’s 10 casinos to operate around the clock.

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Illinois State Fire Marshal urges parents to be aware of fire safety … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 25, 2013 – 4:08 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Illinois fire officials are reminding parents of …

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Changes Coming for State Retiree Health Care 1 By Ryan Hermes- Illinois Radio Network … insurance providers and streamlined benefits, like the same co-pay for visiting in-network or out-of-network doctors.

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Jim Leach: Both sides of gay marriage debate must live and let live Jim Leach: Both sides of gay marriage debate must live and let live. Zoom …. Jim Leach is a morning radio show host on WMAY-AM and a lifelong resident of …

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Aurora News – Topix
Chapa LaVia won’t give up fight for former Nicor workers Despite the many stories we’ve done over the last six years about the Nicor water controversy, I’d never seen the videos until a few weeks ago.

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Google Alerts – education illinois
Chicago teacher terminated for enrolling children in city schools Illinois A long-time teacher for the Chicago Board of Education contended that she enrolled her two daughters in the selective-enrollment Chicago elementary …

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Cook County gets $5M in state construction money Money also has been allocated for sidewalks in Hickory Hills, traffic signals in … The Illinois Department of Transportation will manage the projects, which are …

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Kadner: Illinois’ $35 million airport blunder – Joliet Herald News 2 Kadner: Illinois’ $35 million airport blunderJoliet Herald NewsTridgell, who went on to become the public information officer for IDOT and now is a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd), said he was under the impression that Bult installed the airfield because he got tired of waiting for the state to build …

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Illinois’ Pension Problem: Crisis or Not? | CLTV 829526No Commentshttp%3A%2F%2Fcltv.com%2F2013%2F10%2F24%2Fillinois-pension-problem-crisis-or-not%2FIllinois%27+Pension+Problem%3A+ …

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Oberweis: Sign my petitions, and I’ll ‘retire’ Dick Durbin – Morton Grove Champion NBC ChicagoOberweis: Sign my petitions, and I’ll ‘retire’ Dick DurbinMorton Grove ChampionOberweis, 67, made his announcement at a Statehouse rally staged by the Illinois Family Institute to build opposition to legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage, a measure Oberweis opposes. “Several people have asked me today if I’m going to …Bernard Schoenburg: Oberweis looks to take on Durbin; p

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kerrylester: Veto session selfie with @cthomasABC7 pic.twitter.com/BaSmsT0SlA Veto session selfie with @cthomasABC7 pic.twitter.com/BaSmsT0SlA

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Aaron Schock helps Peoria’s Honor Flight Hub … be in Washington, tomorrow, Friday, October 25, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. CT to deliver the keynote address at the Greater Peoria Honor Flight Military Tribute Gala.

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Kass: Sen. Bullhead from Illinois is hooked on outrage Dick Durbin not only baited his own hook, he swallowed it wholeDick Durbin not only baited his own hook, he swallowed it whole.

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Man proposes to fiancee in pumpkin patch – SouthtownStar Man proposes to fiancee in pumpkin patchSouthtownStarYes, Linus, perhaps dreams really do come true in a great pumpkin patch. Preschool teacher Angie Wasso, of Frankfort, said that on Wednesday night she dreamed she got engaged three times. The next day, Thursday, while she and other teachers took …

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Google Alerts – illinois transportation
IDOT to hold open house to discuss U.S. Route 20 improvements LENA — Illinois Department of Transportation will hold an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3 to discuss the proposed improvement of U.S. Route 20. email · print.

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Sneed: Bill Daley ‘has great respect for Obama’ but won’t hold back on TV gig – Chicago Sun-Times Sneed: Bill Daley ‘has great respect for Obama’ but won’t hold back on TV gigChicago Sun-TimesDaley, the U.S. Commerce Secretary under former President Bill Clinton who abruptly quit his job as Obama’s chief administrator in 2012 and recently exited the Illinois gubernatorial Dem primary race, describes his new gig as “not a big deal.” “I am …

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Peoria Public Radio
IL Justice Kilbride concludes three-year term The Illinois court system will get a new leader next week. Friday Tom Kilbride concludes his 3-year term as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and on Monday Justice Rita Garman will take over. IPR’s Herb Trix has more:

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cljmitchell: At a discussion on the Common Core Standards for education with Sec. Of Ed. Arne Duncan pic.twitter.com/2omHEgJUhs At a discussion on the Common Core Standards for education with Sec. Of Ed. Arne Duncan pic.twitter.com/2omHEgJUhs

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to members of the #Waukegan #Rotary Club at their meeting this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/24VRoHf49m Spoke to members of the #Waukegan #Rotary Club at their meeting this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/24VRoHf49m

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RepBerrios: Job fair at Notre Dame High School for Girls tonight from 5-7pm. 3115 N. Mason off Belmont Job fair at Notre Dame High School for Girls tonight from 5-7pm. 3115 N. Mason off Belmont

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RutherfordDan: Held #I-Cash event at @VillageofGurnee with Mayor Kristina Kovarik. pic.twitter.com/VFVWPD9cIy Held #I-Cash event at @VillageofGurnee with Mayor Kristina Kovarik. pic.twitter.com/VFVWPD9cIy

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RutherfordDan: Great #I-Cash event at #Mundelein Police Department with Mayor Steve Lentz. pic.twitter.com/9yhzZz9KUY Great #I-Cash event at #Mundelein Police Department with Mayor Steve Lentz. pic.twitter.com/9yhzZz9KUY

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KirkDillard: Join Kirk & Jil for a free Meet & Greet hosted by Women for Dillard Tracy this coming Monday night! Get to know… http://ift.tt/16wJHRM Join Kirk & Jil for a free Meet & Greet hosted by Women for Dillard Tracy this coming Monday night! Get to know… http://ift.tt/16wJHRM

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Lake County News Sun
GOP battle over heresy hits Lake County EDITORIAL: The national theological war within the Republican Party has come home to Lake County.

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Illinois Coastal Management Program offering $1M in grant money The Evanston and Chicago region is the narrowest of all of the Illinois watersheds because infrastructure and canal construction forced the reversal of the …

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KirkDillard: Join Kirk & Jil for a free Meet & Greet hosted by Women for Dillard Tracy this coming Monday night! Get to know… http://ift.tt/16wJHRM Join Kirk & Jil for a free Meet & Greet hosted by Women for Dillard Tracy this coming Monday night! Get to know… http://ift.tt/16wJHRM

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mjzalewski: Comcasts HD feed is not working. They might as well be showing the rainbow bars on my television. #firstworldproblems Comcasts HD feed is not working. They might as well be showing the rainbow bars on my television. #firstworldproblems

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mike zalewski – Social Mention
Report on Springfield Day of Action: Four new co-sponsors for HB 3627; many more House members beginning to see the light (Zalewski says he’s "open"!); and we picked a fight with the Speaker of the House. A good day’s work. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-illinois-corporate-tax-20131023,0,585384.story SPRINGFIELD — 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 .

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One year in, video gambling buzz fades, state revenue strong SPRINGFIELD — When legalized video poker machines were installed in … According to the Illinois Gaming Board, the machines generated $44 million in …

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Creating A Vision Of Downtown Springfield 18 By Sean Crawford · Enlarge image. Credit SDAT. This design shows a vision for what is known as the Kerasotes Building at Washington and South Sixth Street.

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch
Gov. Quinn Addresses Pension Reform Questions Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn addressed questions about pension reform Thursday during a visit to Wheeling High School. After touring the school’s new

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Quinn not ruling out raising income tax 4 By Amanda Vinicky. Enlarge image. The last time he ran for governor, Pat Quinn embraced raising Illinois’ income tax rate. He’s not doing that this time around, …

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Puppy lemon law tweaked to correct small mistake in Illinois legislation 1 October 24, 2013 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — Lawmakers are working to change a small mistake in Illinois’ new pet "lemon" law. Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski …

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RayLong: #Harris: Gay marriage event draws thousands of marchers — and just 1 ‘corporate sponsor’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-1024-confidential-harris-20131024,0,4163278.column … #twill #gaymarriage #Harris: Gay marriage event draws thousands of marchers — and just 1 ‘corporate sponsor’ http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-1024-confidential-harris-20131024,0,4163278.column … #twill #gaymarriage

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Bullriding Finals Coming to Du Quoin 30 PERRY COUNTY — A new rodeo competition is coming to our region.

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The_CBGMC: Thanks @RepKenDunkin for remarks supporting #MarriageEquality in IL & bill sponsorship. pic.twitter.com/fIpZ4Lma1B Thanks @RepKenDunkin for remarks supporting #MarriageEquality in IL & bill sponsorship. pic.twitter.com/fIpZ4Lma1B

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GovernorQuinn: In the @CityofMoline to announce a $4m investment in the @iWirelessCenter – a key to continued area econ. development http://tinyurl.com/lfqtctw In the @CityofMoline to announce a $4m investment in the @iWirelessCenter – a key to continued area econ. development http://tinyurl.com/lfqtctw

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SenChapinRose: Part 2 of Audio from yesterday’s COGFA hearing:… http://fb.me/NRWIA01I Part 2 of Audio from yesterday’s COGFA hearing:… http://fb.me/NRWIA01I

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SenatorKirk: Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria coast. Piracy a growing threat there despite progress near Somalia. http://abcn.ws/1a9OIAu Two Americans kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria coast. Piracy a growing threat there despite progress near Somalia.http://abcn.ws/1a9OIAu

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Dillard claims Rahm-Rauner conspiracy: * Sun-Times… Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to help h… http://bit.ly/19BkoMm Capitol Fax #twill Dillard claims Rahm-Rauner conspiracy: * Sun-Times… Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to help h…http://bit.ly/19BkoMm

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RutherfordDan: #I-Cash event at Village of Fox Lake With Trustee Ron Stochl in Lake County. pic.twitter.com/708A6vkVAg#I-Cash event at Village of Fox Lake With Trustee Ron Stochl in Lake County. pic.twitter.com/708A6vkVAg

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ILSenDems: Frerichs disappointed with CMS decision to drop Health Alliance (audio) http://bit.ly/1doTT0E Frerichs disappointed with CMS decision to drop Health Alliance (audio)http://bit.ly/1doTT0E

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MikeforIllinois: In #Belleville after a full days worth of meetings. Getting ready to join the #StClairCounty #Democrats for their big annual dinner. #twill In #Belleville after a full days worth of meetings. Getting ready to join the #StClairCounty #Democrats for their big annual dinner. #twill

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GregHinz: Chicago City Council finally gets its own, independent budget office. Take that, Mr. Bauler. http://tinyurl.com/nx3nok7 Chicago City Council finally gets its own, independent budget office. Take that, Mr. Bauler. http://tinyurl.com/nx3nok7

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Rolling Stone Names Wrigley Field No. 2 Rock Stadium in U.S. 28 Would Harry Caray be pleased? Chicago’s Wrigley Field is being dubbed as a top spot in the country for fans to rock out to something a little harder than the venue’s famous baseball anthem. Wrigley Field was named one of the top 10 rock stadiums and arenas in the U.S., according to a report from Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone polled dozens of managers, promoters and musicians, from Miranda Lambert t

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JohnReynoldsSJR: County mayors, village presidents working together to solve mutual problems. http://tinyurl.com/mqsdt77 County mayors, village presidents working together to solve mutual problems. http://tinyurl.com/mqsdt77

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Chicago Sun-Times
City council may get independent budget office, but aldermen will pay 11 To help bankroll a $485,000-a-year “City Council Office of Financial Analysis,” the Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reducing — from $26,000 a year to $20,000 — the amount of money allotted to each of the 50 aldermen for hourly or contractual employees.

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pjstar: A sharp spike in regional traffic fatalities has the Illinois State Police urging caution. http://www.pjstar.com/archive/x1069221998/State-police-concerned-about-sharp-spike-in-regional-traffic-fatalities … A sharp spike in regional traffic fatalities has the Illinois State Police urging caution. http://www.pjstar.com/archive/x1069221998/State-police-concerned-about-sharp-spike-in-regional-traffic-fatalities

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
GOP gubernatorial candidates visit Rosemont Chicago Daily Herald – Found 1 hour agoKirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road.

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US Education Secretary, Quinn Visit High-Tech Wheeling Nano Lab Gov. Pat Quinn joined the nation’s top educator, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th) at Wheeling High School today (Thursday) to tour the school’s new $615,000

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Illinois Gaming Board says no to 24 hour gambling – cbs4qc.com 2 Illinois Gaming Board says no to 24 hour gamblingcbs4qc.comA casino trade group had hoped to get permission for casinos to stay open 24 hours a day instead of the 22 hours they can operate now. O’Shea says the Illinois Casino Gaming Association has argued that letting the casinos stay open might prevent …

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Source: Cubs Could Buy Rooftops While the World Series plays out in the confines of Fenway Park and Busch Stadium, the Cubs are in the midst of a heated contest of their own involving Wrigley Field. Read an article. Tags: Cubs Paris Schutz Satdium Hotel lawsuit

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Many health care providers are best known by specialty – Peoria Journal Star Many health care providers are best known by specialtyPeoria Journal StarThink of it as an example of the array of highly specialized medical services available to residents throughout central Illinois. If St. Francis has a neonatal intensive care unit for babies, Pekin Hospital has the World Health Organization’s ‘Baby …

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24 Rep. Kinzinger questions panelists at Obamacare glitches hearing 10.24 Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) ook part in a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to seek more information about the Administration’s flawed health care website from… From: RepAdamKinzinger Views: 9 0 ratings Time: 04:14 More in News & Politics

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Google Alerts – chicago tribune
South Lake Shore Drive extension to open Sunday The long-awaited 2-mile extension of South Lake Shore Drive, from 79th to 92nd streets, is scheduled to open to traffic at 9 a.m. Sunday, the Chicago …

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Gambling regulators ‘working on’ video poker reforms – Chicago Tribune 1 Gambling regulators ‘working on’ video poker reformsChicago TribuneIllinois regulators are looking at tightening rules on the lucrative video poker market after revelations that those without a license can cash in on the business. A Tribune investigation this month revealed how some have been able to make money as …

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Peoria Public Radio
State Sen. Rose: conspiracy to shut out Health Alliance 1 State Senator Chapin Rose says state regulators conspired to shut out Health Alliance on a technicality. The Mahomet Republican was among the lawmakers in a legislative hearing Wednesday, questioning the decision to choose four other providers of Medicare Advantage retiree contracts.

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WICS Top Stories
Lawmakers Adjourn, Will Return in November Both the House and the Senate have adjourned for the week. Wednesday, Illinois lawmakers re-opened talks on a bill to expand gambling. Many of the concerns that doomed earlier proposals still remain.The House Executive Committee held a hearing on a measure to add five casinos and allow slot machines at Chicago’s major airports. …

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Bellock Receives Biotechnology Leadership Award 16 WESTMONT – In recognition of her leadership in resolving Illinois’ Medicaid fiscal challenges, State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) received the 2013 John W. Maitland Jr. Biotechnology Leadership Award from the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO) at a ceremony on October 17.

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Davidsmeyer steps up to help protect families from telemarketers Have you or someone you know signed up for the national Do Not Call Registry and yet still receive unwanted calls to your home or cell phone from telemarketers? Some telemarketers who flaunt the Do Not Call Registry are in fact scam artists who prey on unsuspecting consumers, particularly seniors. This spring, Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) sponsored and passed legislation in the

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Rep. Norine Hammond and McDonough District Hospital to host free diabetes screening next week State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) has partnered with McDonough District Hospital to host a free diabetes screening Wednesday October 30 from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Farm King located at 1620 E. Jackson Street in Macomb.

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Wheeler Aims to Alleviate Home Healthcare 4 Springfield, IL…Working with local property tax assessors and home healthcare providers, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) has introduced House Bill 3715, a measure aimed at incentivizing families to take care of their loved ones at home. This measure would take a commonly used property tax exemption and extend it should a property owner make improvements or additions to their home as l

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Senator Hastings to host Get Covered Illinois enrollment event SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Michael Hastings is hosting “Get Covered Illinois”, an event to provide information and generate awareness about the new health insurance marketplace. Illinois’ marketplace, or “exchange,” is named Get Covered Illinois and is a new option under the Affordable Care Act that will make comparing, selecting and enrolling in health coverage easier. The event will be 7–9pm, M

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State Medicare Advantage Plans The enrollment period for State Retirees to choose Medicare Advantage plans (Parts A & B) begins November 12th. If you are an Illinois State Retiree, you will get a letter explaining the changes and the rates available. The letter will be accompanied by a map of the State and the various plans available in each county.

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Elaine Nekritz – Buffalo Grove, IL Patch
Duncan, Quinn Visit Wheeling High School X

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Governor Quinn Announces $4 Million for Moline’s iWireless Center Improvements – Funds Will Upgrade Key Areas of Riverfront Civic Center MOLINE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $4 million capital investment to update and improve the iWireless Center in Moline. Today’s action is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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Governor Quinn Announces $250,000 Nanotechnology Education Investment for Wheeling High School – Governor Welcomes U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to State-of-the-Art Lab at School WHEELING – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $250,000 investment in Wheeling High School for equipment that will prepare students for careers in nanotechnology. The Governor also welcomed United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the school to tour their cutting-edge nanotechnology lab. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to prepare every child for success in colle

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Is fracking creating a ‘manufacturing renaissance’ in the U.S.? … sits on the lot of a dealership on October 23, 2013 in Elmhurst, Illinois. … And an unexpected side effect of the fracking boom is a manufacturing renaissance.".

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News-Gazette.com
Judge Steigmann opposed to mandatory minimum gun bill A local judge said mandatory minimum sentences are appropriate in some cases but not for certain gun crimes.The comments from Appellate Court Justice Robert Steigmann came as a bill is being considered in Springfield that would require a three year prison sentence for illegally carrying a loaded gun.Judge Steigmann called the plan unnecessary.[player1] read more

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Barrington Patch
Chicago Bears’ Robbie Gould Leads Run for the Gould 2 Inaugural 5K run in Kildeer on October 27.

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WQAD.com
Aledo woman accused of stealing from booster club 8 An Aledo, Illinois woman faces criminal charges after she allegedly stole money from the Mercer County Schools Athletic Booster Club. Aledo Police Chief J. Michael Sponsler said 39-year-old Chastity M. Jackson was arrested Wednesday, October 23, 2013 on a warrant charging her with two counts of felony theft. Various media reports say Jackson is accused of stealing from the Mercer County Schools At

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Illinois’ Pension Mess: the Politics of Denial 4 In a radio interview a few days ago, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said that "I don’t think you can use the word ‘crisis’" to describe the state’s pension …

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Rahm Emanuel: Democrats have ‘good chance’ in 2014 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sometimes sounds like he misses being the … Democrats need a net gain of 17 House seats to oust Republicans from power.

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Thank you Governor Pat Quinn for your gift today and for visiting the iWireless Center. We will now be able to make valuable upgrades and improvements

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Governor Pat Quinn writes a fat check to IWireless Center. Make sure to watch CBS 4 News at 5 for the big announcement!

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Search Results – thesouthern.com
Car crashes through DiMaggio’s in Carbondale 53 CARBONDALE — No one was injured, but severe damage was done to DiMaggio’s Italian Restaurant in Carbondale, when a driver ran her vehicle into a wall of the building Thursday afternoon.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Dillard questions mayor’s motive as Emanuel backs Quinn for governor 7 Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to help his friend Bruce Rauner win the crowded Republican primary for governor by endorsing incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard charged Thursday.

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Brains or brawn? The State Board of Education mandates that Illinois schools meet certain requirements for physical education. Schools are also under increasing pressure for …

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Mayor Daugherty Elected First Vice President of Illinois Municipal … The Illinois Municipal League is Illinois’ statewide lobby and education organization whose special interest is the people, so municipalities can have a powerful …

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HastingsforIL: Join Sen. Hastings at South Suburban College if you, your friends or family are in need of health insurance pic.twitter.com/IbKutf4Bpf Join Sen. Hastings at South Suburban College if you, your friends or family are in need of health insurance pic.twitter.com/IbKutf4Bpf

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ilsoy_news: Thankful the House has passed #WRRDA – a bill to speed up @USACEHQ waterway projects/boost funding http://ow.ly/q8hOU #ILSoyFindAWay Thankful the House has passed #WRRDA – a bill to speed up @USACEHQ waterway projects/boost fundinghttp://ow.ly/q8hOU #ILSoyFindAWay

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RutherfordDan: Join me Sat, Oct 26, 5-6pm for a free meet & greet in #BurrRidge, at Capri Ristorante, 324 Burr Ridge Pkwy #1. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/111/EventDetails.aspx … Join me Sat, Oct 26, 5-6pm for a free meet & greet in #BurrRidge, at Capri Ristorante, 324 Burr Ridge Pkwy #1. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/111/EventDetails.aspx

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EdSullivanforIL: Got a $10 donation from a senior citizen that said, "Here’s a small donation for your candidacy. Onward and upward". What an inspiration! Got a $10 donation from a senior citizen that said, "Here’s a small donation for your candidacy. Onward and upward". What an inspiration!

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MikeforIllinois: Thanks to the 14th Ward #Democratic Organization in #Chicago and Committeeman Ed Burke for dropping off 1,509 signatures today! #twill Thanks to the 14th Ward #Democratic Organization in #Chicago and Committeeman Ed Burke for dropping off 1,509 signatures today! #twill

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KirkDillard: This week, I talked about why we need a Governor who’s independent from the Mayor of Chicago. LIKE if you agree… http://ift.tt/1iguXGs This week, I talked about why we need a Governor who’s independent from the Mayor of Chicago. LIKE if you agree… http://ift.tt/1iguXGs

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * What is the one thing you dislike most about Gov. Pat Quinn? Make s… http://bit.ly/18PZdXt Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * What is the one thing you dislike most about Gov. Pat Quinn? Make s… http://bit.ly/18PZdXt

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BruceRauner: Great to see my favorite volunteer – one of my daughters – when I stopped in Campaign HQ today. pic.twitter.com/ARm72dbDfX Great to see my favorite volunteer – one of my daughters – when I stopped in Campaign HQ today. pic.twitter.com/ARm72dbDfX

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debmell: We are not making smart food choices at the 33rd ward office today. pic.twitter.com/wlgk379xFe 21 We are not making smart food choices at the 33rd ward office today. pic.twitter.com/wlgk379xFe

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ILSenateGOP: “It is incredibly frustrating to learn that the Quinn Administration structured the process so that the existing… http://fb.me/2ZNIGHSud “It is incredibly frustrating to learn that the Quinn Administration structured the process so that the existing… http://fb.me/2ZNIGHSud

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dh_opinion: Thursday’s editorial: It’s been too quiet on the pension reform front…. http://fb.me/2LkicSscr Thursday’s editorial: It’s been too quiet on the pension reform front….http://fb.me/2LkicSscr

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Quinn says more work needed on gun sentences bill – Saukvalley Belleville News DemocratQuinn says more work needed on gun sentences billSaukvalleyMike Zalewski is "by no means a final product" but would not specify how he’d change it. The measure requires a 3-year prison sentence for illegally carrying a loaded gun. Zalewski called off a committee vote this week to meet with opponents. Chicago …Lawmakers launch veto session in SpringfieldVeto Sess

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Quinn: Veto Session Valuable To ‘Lay Foundation’ For Key Issues 18 WHEELING, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda. The Chicago Democrat says the days were valuable for discussion to “lay a foundation” on the state’s pension crisis and same-sex marriage. However, neither issue came up for a vote before lawmakers left town. They

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Hear a NEW side to the #ParkGrill saga as MRE tries to undo the 30 year concession deal, tonight at 6p on NBC 5 pic.twitter.com/trgyXX20RR Hear a NEW side to the #ParkGrill saga as MRE tries to undo the 30 year concession deal, tonight at 6p on NBC 5pic.twitter.com/trgyXX20RR

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ILSenDems: ICYMI: our recap of Tuesday’s #IL4M event: Marching toward #MarriageEquality (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/1aalTQDICYMI: our recap of Tuesday’s #IL4M event: Marching toward #MarriageEquality (VIDEO) http://bit.ly/1aalTQD

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State treasurer in North Barrington today Chicago Daily Herald – Found 2 hours agoIllinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford will be present from 5 to 5:3

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World Series open thread * There are probably enough Cardinals fans/Cub haters out there to justify this post. A cautionary note… With [last night’s 8-1] win, the Red Sox have now taken nine World Series games in a row, last losing in Game 7 against the Mets in 1986. Boston started the streak by sweeping St. Louis in 2004 […]

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Your ticket to the White City – WBEZ 400+ WBEZYour ticket to the White CityWBEZPabst won some awards for its beer at the Fair. But it didn’t win a blue ribbon. Contemporary PBR fans … you’re drinking a 120-year-old lie. Tricia Bobeda and Andrew Gill are WBEZ web producers. Note: Tricia Bobeda assisted in the production of a …

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Birth, death, life: Personal reflection on rebooting Illinois 2 BIRTH, DEATH, LIFE, REBOOTING "Last fall, I told my mom I was worried about Illinois. I told her I was going to take a leap of faith, leave my beloved Daily Herald and try to do something about it… I don’t know how much of all

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untitled IDES: Federal Workers Must Repay Unemployment Benefitswww.ides.illinois.govFederal employees in Illinois who were furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown must repay unemployment insurance benefits if they also received wages for the period they were not working, IDES reminded employees today.

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White House: Durbin quote a ‘misunderstanding’ – Politico 100+ PoliticoWhite House: Durbin quote a ‘misunderstanding’PoliticoDurbin visited with Obama again two days later along with the rest of the Democratic leadership team, including Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Chuck Schumer of New York and Patty Murray of Washington. …. AP seeking Bob Lewis replacement …

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100+ Shimkus on Obamacare Website Failure Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL15) questions federal contractors about the failure of the Obamacare website and the instruction they received from the Administration. From: RepShimkus Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 05:32 More in News & Politics

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South suburban hospital owner cutting 925 jobs – Crain’s Chicago Business 5 South suburban hospital owner cutting 925 jobsCrain’s Chicago BusinessIn September, Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan said it would cut about 125 positions at two of its 13 hospitals, Franciscan St. James-Olympia Fields and Franciscan St. James-Chicago Heights. Those reductions came four months after Franciscan said it …

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Illinois House Committee to Breathe Life into Failed Gambling Bill online slots Illinois House Committee to Breathe Life into Failed Gambling Bill Illinois Representative Robert Rita (D-Blue Island) is making good on his promise …

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Emanuel expected to endorse Quinn for governor: report Mayor Rahm Emanuel is signaling he’ll back fellow Democrat Pat Quinn in his bid for a second full term as governor, according to a published report.

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Quinn to announce ‘major investment’ in metro-east 9 Gov. Pat Quinn will be in the metro-east Thursday afternoon to "announce a major investment in municipal, township and county infrastructure."Click to Continue »

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1 Emanuel says bike tax not the way to go Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the bike system and what his thoughts are on the bike licensing proposed by a Chicago alderman. (Posted on: Oct. 24) For… From: ChicagoTribune Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:42 More in News & Politics

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Something just doesn’t seem right here 1 * Insurance giant Health Alliance claims it seriously under bid all of its competitors to provide Medicare Advantage for thousands of Downstate public employee retirees… Health Alliance said it learned Tuesday that the four winning bids to provide Medicare Advantage coverage for retirees ranged from 24 percent to 120 percent higher than its own bid. * We’re […]

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Emanuel says he’s backing Quinn 2 * Some regular commenters here have somewhat snarkily suggested that a Rahm Emanuel endorsement for Gov. Pat Quinn would get Bruce Rauner off the hook for his close ties to hizzoner. I dunno about that, but either way, Emanuel told Crain’s editorial board that he is fully backing Quinn and “vigorously” disagrees with his […]

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Governor Quinn Proclaims Downers Grove North High School Day in Illinois CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today proclaimed October 15, 2013 to be Downers Grove North High School Day in Illinois in honor of the inspirational Anne Wagner and the classmates who rallied… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 12:27 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Addresses Solar Power International Conference in Chicago CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn today addressed the 2013 Solar Power International conference in Chicago, highlighting the major advances Illinois has made in promoting and developing sustainable… From: GovernorQuinn Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 06:59 More in News & Politics

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Governor Quinn Opens New Target Store Governor Quinn Opens New Target Store that will add 200 jobs to the Chicago area. From: GovernorQuinn Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:24 More in News & Politics

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I-Team update: CPS makes changes after ABC7 investigation 65 September 30, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — The I-Team has made changes in … We found inconsistencies in what school officials ordered from the Frank Cooney …

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New parking meters boost revenue for Rockford – Rockford Register Star New parking meters boost revenue for RockfordRockford Register StarROCKFORD — The city has gotten an early bump in revenue from meters installed in four downtown parking decks. The hourly parking income is part of an effort to make the city’s parking system, which has lost money in each of the last 11 years, pay for …

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Governor proclaimed Oct. 20 Douglas Holland Day The governor and a state commission extended a posthumous honor to Doug Holland of Deer Park Township.

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La Rep. Berrios Presenta el Taller ‘Get Covered’ La Rep. Estatal María “Toni” Berrios se asocia con el Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño y el Departamento de Salud Pública de Illinois para presentar un día de inscripción en Get Covered Illinois. Se invita a los residentes y miembros de la comunidad a que vengan y hagan sus preguntas a especialistas entrenados. El día de inscripción tendrá lugar el jueves, 24 de octubre, de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. en el 28

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Bill Daley on ‘Obamacare’ roll-out: “A big embarrassment” 7 Former White House Chief-of-Staff and Chicago political royalty Bill Daley really wanted to run for the governor but then didn’t being elected is hard work. So now he’s a “contributor” for CBS News, whatever that is. And he was on CBS’ This Morning to talk about a variety of things, but mainly the glitch-plagued roll-out Continue reading →

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Illinois reaches settlement with New York Life Insurance The New York Life Insurance Company has reached a $15 million settlement with six states, including Illinois.

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SIU Considers Removing Donor’s Name From Ballfield 26 CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) – Administrators at Southern Illinois University are considering whether to rename a softball field bearing the name of a donor who’s pleaded guilty to his role in a bid-rigging scheme.

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Illinois Tollway changes rule to allow for increased speed limit 10 The board of directors for the Illinois Tollway approved a rule change Thursday that would allow the state to move forward with increasing the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on some roads.

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IDES Awards Fraud Prevention Grants The Illinois Department of Employment Security awarded more than $2 million in grant money to beef up programs that guard against waste and fraud of the unemployment insurance program. The funds are from the U.S. Department of Labor.Anti-fraud efforts from the IDES include wage reporting, garnishing federal tax returns, and strengthening the anti-fraud unit with help from the Attorney General’s of

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CThomasABC7: Bill Daley morphs from Gov candidate to "political analyst" on @CBSThisMorning. pic.twitter.com/0ZkJWmqfPN Bill Daley morphs from Gov candidate to "political analyst" on @CBSThisMorning. pic.twitter.com/0ZkJWmqfPN

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rebootillinois: We hired them. We pay their salaries. It’s time we held the #Illinois politicians accountable. #twILL http://ow.ly/q24Ek We hired them. We pay their salaries. It’s time we held the #Illinois politicians accountable. #twILL http://ow.ly/q24Ek

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illinoispolicy: ‘http://HealthCare.gov is in de facto shutdown’ http://illin.is/1a1y4gx via @ezraklein #obamacarehttp://HealthCare.gov is in de facto shutdown’ http://illin.is/1a1y4gx via @ezraklein #obamacare

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RonSandack: At the Downers Grove Main Street train station this am. Coffee is on my campaign. Would love a few petition sigs. too pic.twitter.com/cvJAwZSp6v At the Downers Grove Main Street train station this am. Coffee is on my campaign. Would love a few petition sigs. toopic.twitter.com/cvJAwZSp6v

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Supplemental appropriations, sin taxes, new casinos and more! http://goo.gl/fb/Dx38wGet "In the Know" on Supplemental appropriations, sin taxes, new casinos and more! http://goo.gl/fb/Dx38w

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RepBerrios: Have questions abt #ACA #Obamacare or want to register IL Marketplace, I will have specialists in my ofc today from 10-3pm. Msg for address Have questions abt #ACA #Obamacare or want to register IL Marketplace, I will have specialists in my ofc today from 10-3pm. Msg for address

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StatehouseChick: #IL lawmakers back home in their districts after working exhaustive two days in a row. #vetosession#IL lawmakers back home in their districts after working exhaustive two days in a row. #vetosession

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NaperChamber: Fortunate to have Terry Savage as our moderator at the #NACCREF. John Calamos and Terry talk about the old days of TV many years ago. Fortunate to have Terry Savage as our moderator at the #NACCREF. John Calamos and Terry talk about the old days of TV many years ago.

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RepBerrios: We are ready to answer your questions about #ACA #Obamacare & IL Marketplace. Trained specialists in my ofc until 3PM. Msg for address PlzRT We are ready to answer your questions about #ACA #Obamacare & IL Marketplace. Trained specialists in my ofc until 3PM. Msg for address PlzRT

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AmandaVinicky: Come on ride the #train: @Amtrak brings back "Dome Car," w/ a panoramic view on all sides (Nov. 5 -22, #Chicago to Quincy). #travel #fall Come on ride the #train: @Amtrak brings back "Dome Car," w/ a panoramic view on all sides (Nov. 5 -22, #Chicago to Quincy). #travel #fall

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RepChrisWelch: Praising Chris Welch @OakPark http://www.riverforest.com/News/Articles/10-22-2013/Praising-Chris-Welch/?utm_source=TwitterShare&utm_medium=TwitterShare&utm_campaign=TwiterShare … Praising Chris Welch @OakPark http://www.riverforest.com/News/Articles/10-22-2013/Praising-Chris-Welch/?utm_source=TwitterShare&utm_medium=TwitterShare&utm_campaign=TwiterShare

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BruceRauner: Great to see @waynemessmer this morning in Schaumburg! pic.twitter.com/C2xLESxutA Great to see @waynemessmer this morning in Schaumburg!pic.twitter.com/C2xLESxutA

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Emanuel says he’s backing Quinn: * Some regular commenters here have somewhat snarkily sugg… http://bit.ly/1c088p3 Capitol Fax #twill Emanuel says he’s backing Quinn: * Some regular commenters here have somewhat snarkily sugg…http://bit.ly/1c088p3

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RepBobRita: Come out for the shred day in Calumet Township to protect yourself from identity theft. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. http://ow.ly/pHQus Come out for the shred day in Calumet Township to protect yourself from identity theft. Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. http://ow.ly/pHQus

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RepBerrios: We are ready to answer your questions about #ACA #Obamacare & IL Marketplace. Trained specialists in my ofc until 3PM. Msg for address PlzRT We are ready to answer your questions about #ACA #Obamacare & IL Marketplace. Trained specialists in my ofc until 3PM. Msg for address PlzRT

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jackdarin: Lets keep IL moving forward with #cleanenergy – update the RPS!http://bit.ly/ILRPS @DonHarmonIL @MikeforIllinois pic.twitter.com/7nPYqnAsr2 Lets keep IL moving forward with #cleanenergy – update the RPS!http://bit.ly/ILRPS @DonHarmonIL @MikeforIllinoispic.twitter.com/7nPYqnAsr2

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill “Emphasis added” roundup of the anti gay marriage rally: * As expected, there was some over… http://bit.ly/17f9s7y Capitol Fax #twill “Emphasis added” roundup of the anti gay marriage rally: * As expected, there was some over… http://bit.ly/17f9s7y

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ilhousegop: In The Know Illinois: Supplemental appropriations, sin taxes, new casino… http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/10/supplemental-appropriations-sin-taxes.html?spref=tw … In The Know Illinois: Supplemental appropriations, sin taxes, new casino…http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/10/supplemental-appropriations-sin-taxes.html?spref=tw

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ilhousegop: VIDEO: Rep. Bellock Speaks on Sustaining Medicaid http://www.repbellock.com/video_rep_bellock_speaks_on_sustaining_medicaid … VIDEO: Rep. Bellock Speaks on Sustaining Medicaid http://www.repbellock.com/video_rep_bellock_speaks_on_sustaining_medicaid

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thomascbowen: @mjzalewski [cue the music] Today we salute you, Mr. Mentally Depraved Anonymous Politician Harasser. [Chorus] Real American Hero… @mjzalewski [cue the music] Today we salute you, Mr. Mentally Depraved Anonymous Politician Harasser. [Chorus] Real American Hero…

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MikeWSOY: Gambling bill ‘not forgotten’ says gaming board lobbyist http://bit.ly/1biBJsD Gambling bill ‘not forgotten’ says gaming board lobbyist http://bit.ly/1biBJsD

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Illinois ‘Ban the Box’ Administrative Order for State Employers Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed an administrative order to ‘Ban the Box’ barring STATE employers from asking job applicants about their felony records. This administrative order does not apply to private employers. As in all Ban the Box legislation, this administrative order does not prohibit state agencies from conducting background checks. It simply means applications for state government jobs will no longer include a box indicating whether an applicant has pled guilty, or been convicted of a criminal offense. Gov. Quinn’s order makes Illinois part of the national Ban the Box trend.

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How WBEZ can seize opportunity to provide real alternative in Chicago – Crain’s Chicago Business How WBEZ can seize opportunity to provide real alternative in ChicagoCrain’s Chicago BusinessChicago Public Radio – WBEZ-FM/91.5 – is looking for a new CEO at a time when public media has never been more important and when the station has an opportunity to step up into a larger role in the city. Whether or not you support public media, this is …

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Voice of The Southern: Intentions are good, but at too much risk – The Southern Alton Daily NewsVoice of The Southern: Intentions are good, but at too much riskThe SouthernSenate President John Cullerton, however, isn’t convinced the pension shortfall is a crisis. Cullerton conceded it must be fixed in recent news reports, but said it doesn’t equal bankruptcy for the state. Cullerton said the pension reform issue was …Quinn Still Pushing for Pension DealIll. lawmakers off t

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Proposed Minimum Sentencing Law In Illinois Faces Scrutiny Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says they have at least 108 examples of shootings or murders in 2013 alone that would not have happened if …

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Legislators Skip Town Early – WUIS 91.9 15 Legislators Skip Town EarlyWUIS 91.9Patti Bellock, R- Hinsdale, says that’s not the case. She says many General Assembly members work long hours, even when they’re not in Springfield. "I know, I work on the Medicaid, I work almost 14 hours a day," she says. She says Rep. Darlene Senger …

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Emanuel to spend big on police OT in 2014 1 Of the $10 million in expected new revenue from the tax, $500,000 would expand free eye care for Chicago Public Schools students. About $550,000 would be …

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Jim Oberweis Eyes US Senate Run, Say’s He’ll ‘Retire’ Dick Durbin 12 Freshman Illinois Senator Jim Oberweis says he’s mounting a campaign for … rally in Springfield to gather support opposing a marriage equality law in Illinois.

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Motley says gaming is not Gov. Quinn’s top priority – Lake County News Sun 10 Motley says gaming is not Gov. Quinn’s top priorityLake County News SunPatience has been a virtue for anyone following the effort to bring a casino to Waukegan — or to Lake County in general — and Mayor Wayne Motley told the City Council this week that a “very blunt” conversation with Gov. Pat Quinn indicated that more …

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Berrios Says Bribery Case Trial Testimony Is ‘A Total Lie’ CHICAGO (STMW) – Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios had one word Wednesday to describe testimony linking him to allegedly corrupt property tax adjustment deals in a federal bribery trial: “Bull—-.” Berrios has not been charged with a crime. And he called wiretapped conversations played in court Tuesday of two former Cook County employees connecting him to a scheme in which money was exchanged for lo

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Sec of State’s gay marriage rally attendance numbers questioned 11 SPRINGFIELD – Questions are being raised over how many each side of the marriage debate had in attendance at the Capitol between Tuesday and Wednesday’s rallies. There are no exact attendance figures for the two rallies, but according to the…

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Ex-Rep. Costello’s papers given to SIU The Southern Illinoisan reports the documents will become part of the university’s special collections. Costello visited the school Wednesday to turn over the …

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“Emphasis added” roundup of the anti gay marriage rally * As expected, there was some over the top rhetoric during the Illinois Family Institute’s anti gay marriage rally yesterday… “Our religious freedoms are under attack here. Our faith is under attack here. Where we go to church on Saturday or Sunday is under attack here,” shouted the Rev. Lance Davis, pastor of New Zion Covenant […]

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Something just doesn’t seem right here 1 * Insurance giant Health Alliance claims it seriously under bid all of its competitors to provide Medicare Advantage for thousands of Downstate public employee retirees… Health Alliance said it learned Tuesday that the four winning bids to provide Medicare Advantage coverage for retirees ranged from 24 percent to 120 percent higher than its own bid. * We’re […]

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Emanuel says he’s backing Quinn 2 * Some regular commenters here have somewhat snarkily suggested that a Rahm Emanuel endorsement for Gov. Pat Quinn would get Bruce Rauner off the hook for his close ties to hizzoner. I dunno about that, but either way, Emanuel told Crain’s editorial board that he is fully backing Quinn and “vigorously” disagrees with his […]

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EXCHANGE: Belleville man builds electric car By WALLY SPIERS, Belleville News-Democrat … Roberts, 38, of Belleville, is an infrastructure specialist for Ameren Illinois, supporting applicable operations …

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Illinois’ do nothing Legislature does even less 22 They haven’t moved on reforming Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation $130 billion pension debt or decided whether to legalize gay marriage. What should be a friendly …

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Governor Quinn in the QCA 1 Governor Pat Quinn stopping in Moline today. Quinn is scheduled to be in Moline, at the iWireless Center at 1:30 this afternoon. We’re told he will make an …

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Barickman, Jakobsson may debate progressive income tax 38 Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, says he’d like to debate state Rep. Naomi Jakobsson, D-Urbana, on whether Illinois should have a progressive rather than …

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TALKING POINTS: There he goes; there he goes again Pat Quinn was over in Eastern Illinois and parts of the Chicago area handing out $10 million in transportation grants last week. The money goes to communities …

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Harold calls on GOP to ‘end political obstructionism’ 8 URBANA — Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold gave another indication Thursday that she will not end her 13th District Republican primary …

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*** UPDATED x2 – White House taking blame *** Either name the culprit or apologize * You’ve probably read the stories about Sen. Dick Durbin’s Sunday Facebook post… Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans. But in a “negotiation” meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: “I […]

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Harold says Republicans attempting to “deprive voters” of a constitutional right * A Decatur talk radio station posted a statement from Republican congressional candidate Erika Harold on its Facebook page this morning… Members of the Republican establishment continue their attempts to make this primary a coronation. From day one, party leaders have angled to ensure that Congressman Rodney Davis is the only person on the Republican primary […]

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Pollster pushes back against Oberweis 2 * State Sen. Jim Oberweis has been touting the results of a recent poll to bolster his contention that he could defeat Sen. Dick Durbin… But the pollster whose company generated those numbers said it is not a typical head-to-head poll, so the numbers might not reflect, even at this stage, how a race would […]

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Free Museum Days Will Stay At 52 Per Year The law currently requires 52 free days. They wanted to cut that in half, to 26, but Illinois lawmakers rejected that proposal. State Representative Mary Flowers, …

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Illinois Senate OKs plan to return money from defunct hospital to … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois Senate has approved legislation to return $8.4 million from a defunct hospital to taxpayers. Lawmakers voted 51-5 in …

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Kirk, Durbin, Davis, Bustos Provision to Improve Illinois Locks and … Today, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congressman Rodney Davis (R-IL-13) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) announced …

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