Today’s headlines — Saturday, Oct. 26

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Illinois American Water promotes Prescription Drug Take Back Day Illinois American Water encourages customers to participate in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this weekend. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Residents are encouraged to drop off their unwanted

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Bruce Rauner’s donation stance is inconsistent During his appearance in Gibson City last month, Chicago’s multimillionaire Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attacked both Democrats and Republicans for taking campaign donations from public sector labor unions as "a conflict of interest for voters," because unions can potentially benefit financially from election results. read more

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Illinoisreport: Illinois Lottery advertising wins top Batchy Award – Chicago Business Journal http://dlvr.it/4CK62s Illinois Lottery advertising wins top Batchy Award – Chicago Business Journal http://dlvr.it/4CK62s

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IllinoisReview: Schilling: The GOP’s “Truce” on Social Issues is Political Suicide #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1d8vw4ESchilling: The GOP’s “Truce” on Social Issues is Political Suicide #ilgop #twill http://bit.ly/1d8vw4E

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MikeforIllinois: Visited @NGRREC while in #EastAlton today. Impressive facility with incredible views of the #MississippiRiver. #twill pic.twitter.com/WdnbarHxK1 Visited @NGRREC while in #EastAlton today. Impressive facility with incredible views of the #MississippiRiver. #twillpic.twitter.com/WdnbarHxK1

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RepRobinKelly: Thanks Matteson Public Library for the new business card holder made with your new 3D printer pic.twitter.com/EZw4GahaA3 Thanks Matteson Public Library for the new business card holder made with your new 3D printer pic.twitter.com/EZw4GahaA3

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SenatorKirk: FDA made the right call to reclassify hydrocodone. @Sen_JoeManchin & I called for this decision to fight Rx abuse. http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/330535-fda-moves-to-tighten-rules-on-painkiller … FDA made the right call to reclassify hydrocodone. @Sen_JoeManchin & I called for this decision to fight Rx abuse. http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/330535-fda-moves-to-tighten-rules-on-painkiller

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RepKenDunkin: Headed to CTU’s Legislators and Educators Appreciation Dinner then off to the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching! Headed to CTU’s Legislators and Educators Appreciation Dinner then off to the Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching!

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aleipsiger: @danielbiss speaking at NIU about #OpenAccess and #SB1900 pic.twitter.com/vjE6rVrCCA @danielbiss speaking at NIU about #OpenAccess and #SB1900pic.twitter.com/vjE6rVrCCA

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SenatorRezin: Congrats to JCA-East Suburban Catholic Conference Champions Congrats to JCA-East Suburban Catholic Conference Champions

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Wheeler bill helps families take care of seniors http://goo.gl/fb/IpPSU Latest on our Blog: Wheeler bill helps families take care of seniorshttp://goo.gl/fb/IpPSU

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RonSandack: My day? HGNA pancake breakfast, walk precincts for petition sigs, judge kids Halloween costumes, 80th b-day & finally a Halloween prty. My day? HGNA pancake breakfast, walk precincts for petition sigs, judge kids Halloween costumes, 80th b-day & finally a Halloween prty.

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jasonbarickman: I was pleased to welcome Secretary of State Jesse White to the El Paso Public Library today! pic.twitter.com/DWDDFN3ooQ I was pleased to welcome Secretary of State Jesse White to the El Paso Public Library today! pic.twitter.com/DWDDFN3ooQ

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Check out this video a volunteer put together about the growing support for our campaign and get involved today! bit.ly/19E1DrI

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REAL LEADERS like Bruce Rauner take action to deal with our problems. Career politicians tell you "where they stand on the issues", with a healthy line of BS to go along with their stance. What kind of leader do you think our state is in need of today? http://reformandtermlimits.org/bruce-rauner-announces-campaign-to-reform-illinois-government/ Too many in Springfield are part of a broken system that puts getting re-elected first and allows the special interests to effectively own the politicians. At the same time, Illinois is full of politicians who use their power to enrich themselves as well as their political allies. It’s time to put t…

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Will Rauner "easily pivot toward support for gay marriage?" Rich Miller’s October 17 column summarizes the concerns most conservatives and Republicans make against Bruce Rauner. Here are some of the key points, all of which have been […]

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State Comptroller helps students manage finances CHICAGO, Ill. — The Office of Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will present ‘The Next Step’ workshop to help high school students strengthen money management skills.

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Illinois pot law presents hazy legal situation for employers – Chicago Tribune Chicago TribuneIllinois pot law presents hazy legal situation for employersChicago TribuneMarijuana will soon be legal in Illinois as a prescription painkiller, but that doesn’t mean patients who test positive for pot can’t be fired from their jobs. At the same time, employers will not be able to discriminate against workers or applicants …

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No easy equation McBarron, spokesman for the Illinois Education Association, said that while he does not know the details of the ongoing negotiations between Community High …

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Requests for Heating Assistance Increase Good Sam in Carbondale has already run out of aid money for this month, but … She says Crosswalk receives $3 million to help people pay winter heating bills.

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Jim Dey: Nervous legislators would prefer to skip pension issue – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Jim Dey: Nervous legislators would prefer to skip pension issueChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteMichael Frerichs, D-Champaign, cast a yes vote for 2012 legislation that allows hospitals to avoid property taxes if they provide a sufficient amount of charity care. Although Frerichs cast a yes vote for an earlier and different version of the bill …

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Our View: Pension fund misuse is unacceptable The Belleville News-Democrat reported that after Wood River Township Hospital in southern Illinois, which closed in 2000, paid out pension benefits and retired …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
School district sued over zero-tolerance weapons policy The Springfield School District’s zero-tolerance policy about bringing weapons on school grounds is being called into question in a recently filed lawsuit.

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Berrios not losing any sleep I definitely believe this wasn’t the first time Hawkins and Racasi took a payoff to lower an assessment, although the $1,500 paid by the mole might have been …

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Pensions, taxes dominate legislative briefing for NFIB members Jil Tracy, R-Quincy, said Medicaid and related programs account for about 40 percent of the state budget. Another 20 percent of budgeted funds go toward …

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Kadner: Casino bill may take more time “The Illinois Gaming Board testified and was quite clear that they didn’t think that would be a good idea,” Rita said. “Chicago wants its own gaming board to have …

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Illinois holds most nuclear waste in US 37 Associated Press/Feb. … The dithering means that an unintended site has emerged: Illinois. … After Illinois, which also has more reactors than any other state, …

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Pension aside, Quinn still spending Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says publicly that public-pension reform is “a paramount issue right now,” but that’s not stopping him from asking for more than $100 …

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Medical marijuana cures headaches for patients, causes them for colleges – Medill Reports: Chicago 1 Medical marijuana cures headaches for patients, causes them for collegesMedill Reports: ChicagoUniversity officials across the state are putting together new policies to deal with medical marijuana on campus, which Illinois will allow as of Jan. 1, but federal law still prohibits. In the Department of Justice’s eyes, a prescription does not stop …Illinois Considers Easier Medical Marijuana Acces

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Kerner conference to look at ex-governor’s full record – The State Journal-Register Kerner conference to look at ex-governor’s full recordThe State Journal-RegisterDatabases · Police / Burglary map/ Most Wanted · Education · Local Gov’t · Gas Prices · Bakke · A. Lincoln · AP News · Celebrations · Faith · Our Opinion · Editorial board · Letters to the editor · Guidelines for submitting letters · Bernard Schoenburg …

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Beware Insurance Pitches Disguised As Obamacare 8 (CBS) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she is looking into what appears to be a bogus campaign to sign people up for federal health care coverage …

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Unfunded liability grows for Illinois teacher pensions CHICAGO Oct 25 (Reuters) – Illinois’s Teachers’ Retirement System, the state’s biggest public pension fund, said on Friday that its unfunded liability grew by 7 …

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In short run, mayor’s gun-bill strategy unlikely to backfire – Chicago Tribune In short run, mayor’s gun-bill strategy unlikely to backfireChicago TribuneBy Rick Pearson and Ray Long, Chicago Tribune reporters. October 26, 2013. Rahm Emanuel’s push for tougher sentences for illegal gun possession continues the tactical tradition of Chicago mayors looking to Springfield to help solve — or shift blame …

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Zorn: A special case that calls for special measures Last week, we learned that Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is opening an investigation into the 31-year-old murder case of two Chicago teenagers in Washington Square Park that has twice been stamped "case closed."

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Fewer meals for Ill. inmates costlier than thought By JOHN O’CONNOR and KERRY LESTER, Associated Press. Published 2:10 pm, Friday, October 25, 2013. This July 25, 2011 photo shows the Hill …

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New Metra chief strives for stability Like his father and grandfather before him, Don Orseno is a railroad man. He started in 1974 as a trainman with the Rock Island Railroad, then moved up to locomotive engineer with the line, where his grandfather had worked for half a century and his father for nearly as long. “I always wanted to work for the railroad. I always wanted to be an (railroad) engineer since I was a small boy,” the

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ArickaFlowers: Workers At Rockford Developmental Care Agency Form Union With AFSCME http://ow.ly/2B3nsi Workers At Rockford Developmental Care Agency Form Union With AFSCME http://ow.ly/2B3nsi

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Judge to issue written opinion on elections process – Lake County News Sun Judge to issue written opinion on elections processLake County News SunTerry Link, D-Waukegan, voted in favor of the bill, but has denied authorship of the Lake County election language. Supporters of the bill said prior to the vote that the people of Lake County want an election committee, but Nerheim said Friday those …

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ISU board seeks state money for projects, budget NORMAL — Faced with tight state finances, the Illinois State University board of trustees on Friday approved a wish list of projects and an operating budget request with little hope for either…

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RepDwightKay: Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law? Attend my concealed carry seminar Oct. 28 in Edwardsville http://www.dwightkay.org/rep_kay_to_host_concealed_carry_seminar_oct_28_and_oct_30 … Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law? Attend my concealed carry seminar Oct. 28 in Edwardsvillehttp://www.dwightkay.org/rep_kay_to_host_concealed_carry_seminar_oct_28_and_oct_30

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mjzalewski: "I would just say..the coming vote on mandatory minimum for gun crimes is THE anti-gang vote of the year." – Sen Kirk http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-favor-mandatory-minimum-sentences … "I would just say..the coming vote on mandatory minimum for gun crimes is THE anti-gang vote of the year." – Sen Kirk http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sen-kirk-favor-mandatory-minimum-sentences

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Dan_Brady: News Update from State Representative Dan Brady – http://eepurl.com/HE7_v News Update from State Representative Dan Brady – http://eepurl.com/HE7_v

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AndyManar: Regional Superintentdent of Schools Larry Pfeiffer and his staff continue to find innovative ways to bring new… http://fb.me/1b7xCCVsC Regional Superintentdent of Schools Larry Pfeiffer and his staff continue to find innovative ways to bring new…http://fb.me/1b7xCCVsC

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debmell: A fascinating look at 311 and 911 centers today. Thanks for the tour. A fascinating look at 311 and 911 centers today. Thanks for the tour.

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MikeforIllinois: Heading back to #Collinsville to attend the @MadCoILDems dinner. Few hundred Party faithful expected to attend. #twill #Democrats #MetroEast Heading back to #Collinsville to attend the @MadCoILDems dinner. Few hundred Party faithful expected to attend. #twill #Democrats #MetroEast

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RepBerrios: CTU annual LEAD dinner. Completely sold out! pic.twitter.com/mX8C2Qnj7b CTU annual LEAD dinner. Completely sold out! pic.twitter.com/mX8C2Qnj7b

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Repevans33: CTU Event http://fb.me/6y0K0MZrL CTU Event http://fb.me/6y0K0MZrL

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SenatorRezin: At the JCA v Benet football game Go Hill!! At the JCA v Benet football game Go Hill!!

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Wisconsin governor delays decision on Kenosha casino Gov. Scott Walker decided Friday to delay his announcement on whether he will approve the Menominee Nation’s plans for a new $800 million casino in Kenosha. The Menominee have been pushing for years to open an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying it will help pull their people out of poverty. The U.S. Department of the Interior gave the tribe the go-ahead in August, but federal law grants Wal

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Alderman upset about number of marijuana tickets A Chicago alderman who predicted that an ordinance allowing police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana would bring in as much as $7 million wants to know why after 14 months the city has collected less than $70,000.Alderman Danny Solis said that he plans to meet Monday with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to ask whether officers are properly enforcing the ordinance."I

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Heat Turned Off At Chicago Shelter Facing $21000 Bill A Chicago shelter for women and children is without heat after months of bills have gone unpaid. Clara’s Place, located on Chicago’s southwest side, is facing a …

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Jacksonville group disputes need for long-term facility planning “Unfortunately, for many school systems in Illinois, it’s sports or buildings or contracts — almost anything else other than having the singular focus on academic …

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Rep. Meier statement on DHS delay of Murray Center closure State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) “This is a wonderful step in the right direction, but I don’t want to celebrate too soon. We already knew that with the impending federal court hearings that there was no way the Department of Human Services would be allowed to close Murray Center by November 30.

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RayLong: #Emanuel backs private heliport on West Side http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-emanuel-backs-private-heliport-on-west-side-20131025,0,2155222.story … #Emanuel backs private heliport on West Side http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-emanuel-backs-private-heliport-on-west-side-20131025,0,2155222.story

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Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to … – Sacramento Bee Northstar Lottery Group Partners with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to …Sacramento BeeCHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — As part of its mission to support Illinois communities, Northstar Lottery Group, the Illinois Lottery’s private manager, has partnered with Windy City Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for Chicago …

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RepBerrios: Great leadership at the @CTULocal1 LEAD Dinner pic.twitter.com/mNPP2bidP2 Great leadership at the @CTULocal1 LEAD Dinner pic.twitter.com/mNPP2bidP2

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Regional Office of Education consolidation moved up to November By Jamey DunnThe state board of education will likely be deciding the fate of the state’s regional offices of education sooner rather than later.Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed the money to pay regional superintendents in 2011, saying that the money should be instead spent in the classroom. The superintendents sued and eventually a compromise was worked out. The state would continue to pay the administrator

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State Rep. Lou Lang says state employees shouldn’t get their back pay because le… State Rep. Lou Lang says state employees shouldn’t get their back pay because legislators didn’t negotiate the union contract. Of course, legislators don’t negotiate any state contract—and Rep. Lang got his own back pay after a judge ordered it last month. Call Rep. Lang at 847-673-1131 and tell him: “State employees earned their wages and should be paid what they are owed.”State Lawmakers Disagre

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State agency warns of color contacts use Colored lenses are popular among high school and college students and are often purchased at malls and flea markets without proper examinations and fittings.

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Glenbrook South students selected to 2013 Illinois Music Education … These students competed against very talented students in Northern Illinois and were ranked highly. The Illinois Music Education Conference & All-State Festival …

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Fritzler elected to board The IML is Illinois’ statewide lobby and education organization whose special interest is the people, so municipalities can have a powerful resource and voice in …

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New Weed Threatening Illinois Crops URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois says a weed that can badly damage corn and soybean crops has now spread to at least 26 counties in the state.

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Gubernatorial Hopefuls Meet at New Trier Republican Dinner 2013 Chicago Tribune – Found 37 minutes agoDan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner, Kirk Dillard, and Bill Brady were given seven minutes to make their pitch to the north shore folks.

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Crews test lights on Stan Musial Memorial Bridge ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We’re getting a good idea of what the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge will look like at night. Early Thursday morning crews began testing light on the bridge. You can see how the lights will illuminate the uprights and cables. This morning’s test involved the lights on the south side of the bridge.

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Lincoln-Way Central Assistant Principal Resigns After Domestic Battery Arrest 300+ The Lincoln-Way school board accepted Assistant Principal Thomas Denny’s resignation during its meeting Thursday night.

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Dwight Kay Endorses Tom Cross for Treasurer – Illinois Review 2 COLLINSVILLE – State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) has endorsed Tom Cross for State Treasurer, noting “Illinois is facing significant fiscal …

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Connelly, Ives to host senior health fair in Wheaton Oct. 30 WHEATON – State Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) will host a free Senior Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 30, according to a news release from Illinois Senate communications staff.

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Jackson to sell home to pay $750000 judgment CHICAGO (AP) — Prison-bound former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. … star in the Democratic Party in Illinois, represented his Chicago-area constituents in …

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Litigation over Rally Squirrel continues The Rally Squirrel hasn’t retired, he’s just caught up in litigation. When a squirrel bounded through the batter’s box during the St. Louis Cardinals’ 2011 …

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State Supreme Court Changes Guard The Illinois court system will get a new leader next week. Friday Tom Kilbride concluded his 3-year term as chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, and on Monday Justice Rita Garman will take over.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
State to retirees: Don’t make hasty insurance decisions 25 A state benefits official Friday urged retirees to carefully review Illinois’ new Medicare Advantage plans before making a decision about how to handle their Medicare coverage.

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Moffitt Appointed Spokesperson to Agriculture Committee Springfield…As Fall Veto Session gets underway, State Representative Don Moffitt (R – Gilson) will be assuming a new leadership position in Springfield as Republican Spokesperson of the Agriculture and Conservation Committee. Moffitt replaces State Representative Jim Sacia, who recently retired from the Illinois House.

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New youth season and hunting license for teens Wednesday, the Senate passed a plan that would allow teens to join licensed family members while hunting in the spring. “Hunting is a popular activity in Illinois,” said Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “This measure will ensure that young boys and girls are hunting safely with trained and licensed adults.” Senator Bertino-Tarrant helped Senator Andy Manar’s (D – Staunton) push for a Youth Hunt

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Moffitt Legislation Expands EMT Services for Rural Areas Springfield…Under legislation sponsored by State Representative Don Moffitt (R-Gilson) and passed by the Senate and House this week, a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT) will be allowed to perform licensed emergency and non-emergency medical services in rural areas to the highest level of care for which they are licensed as an EMT and not be limited to the level of care for which the am

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Rep. Cavaletto statement on DHS delay of Murray Center closure “I’m very pleased to hear DHS is acknowledging what we all have known for a while, namely that the November 30 closure date for Murray Center was unrealistic. The January federal court hearings alone prevented that date from being possible. We need to celebrate the small victories and gain strength from them. Through the efforts of a lot of great and caring people, we won a good battle today but

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Rep. Meier statement on DHS delay of Murray Center closure “This is a wonderful step in the right direction, but I don’t want to celebrate too soon. We already knew that with the impending federal court hearings that there was no way the Department of Human Services would be allowed to close Murray Center by November 30. I’m thrilled that the efforts of the Friends of Murray Center, Murray Parents Association, and the entire region have bought the resi

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Update on Health Alliance I wanted to send you a quick update about something that is affecting many of our retired state employees and could end up costing tax payers more money. Illinois recently rolled out a new Medicare Advantage program that was intended to reduce the cost of health care given to retirees in State-managed pension systems. However, due to changes imposed by Governor Quinn and his administration, many

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Follow that Bill – LaSalle News Tribune Follow that BillLaSalle News TribuneFrank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) voted for reducing the number of free days but against overriding Quinn’s veto. Public Act 98-0352 — Makes it a Class 3 felony (2-5 years in prison) to sell, purchase, install, transfer, possess, use or access any …

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State Lawmakers Disagree on Union Back Pay – WSIU 100+ Alton Daily NewsState Lawmakers Disagree on Union Back PayWSIUA judge ordered the state to pay the back wages, raises from 2011 and 2012, but some members of the Illinois House, such as Representative Lou Lang of Skokie, are reluctant to approve spending that money because they didn’t negotiate the contract.More Veto Session in November

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Cook County announces more details for Concealed Carry permits and an amendment to FOID The Cook County board’s law enforcement committee recently held an informational meeting concerning Concealed Carry, ahead of the new law’s implementation next year.

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Online rivals gaining on State Farm, Allstate in Illinois 1 The home-state giants of auto insurance, State Farm Insurance Cos. and Allstate Corp., treaded water in Illinois last year while their aggressive and faster-growing rivals gained ground.

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I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) lane closures are scheduled for early Saturday mor… I-90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway) lane closures are scheduled for early Saturday morning:http://goo.gl/b7P2MZNews Releasegoo.gl

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afscme31: In Rockford, 500 disability workers form union with @afscme31 http://www.afscme31.org/news/afscme-welcomes-milestone-employees … #twill In Rockford, 500 disability workers form union with @afscme31 http://www.afscme31.org/news/afscme-welcomes-milestone-employees … #twill

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E-cigarettes popping up, but few regulations in Clarendon Hills 1 Pat Quinn signed legislation in August that prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes in Illinois by anyone under age 18, effective Jan. . The law applies to …

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Rep. Pihos Speaks on Public Impact of Obesity Obesity Symposium was sponsored by Advocate Health Care to assist physicians in developing care and outreach skills for treating patients.

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Moving To Skokie Was Best Thing Evanston Subaru’s Ever Done 11 Rob Paddor, the owner of Evanston Subaru in Skokie, says business has thrived since he moved onto the four-acre site. He’s having a Monday pizza party to intro Subaru’s first hybrid, and you’re invited.

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RepChrisWelch: Fall Legislative Report from Rep. Chris Welch! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/1gKDCpd Fall Legislative Report from Rep. Chris Welch! #constantcontacthttp://conta.cc/1gKDCpd

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago) participated in a charity boxing… http://bit.ly/1aqXHf1 Capitol Fax #twill Question of the day: * Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago) participated in a charity boxing… http://bit.ly/1aqXHf1

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ilhousegop: This week in Illinois: http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/week-in-review-for-102113-through-102513.html?spref=tw … This week in Illinois: http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/10/week-in-review-for-102113-through-102513.html?spref=tw

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RepCheri: Helping to open new Galesburg VA clinic today that will give local vets care they deserve right here at home pic.twitter.com/2MJAn2ebSh Helping to open new Galesburg VA clinic today that will give local vets care they deserve right here at homepic.twitter.com/2MJAn2ebSh

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Illinois_Alma: @MikeforIllinois you can see the best #ILLINOIShomecoming posts and pics at http://social.illinois.edu ! #GoIllini! @MikeforIllinois you can see the best #ILLINOIShomecoming posts and pics at http://social.illinois.edu ! #GoIllini!

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SenatorMcCarter: Murray Closure Delayed Indefinitely http://www.mywithersradio.com/centralia/?p=8875 … http://fb.me/2bsR3jk4x Murray Closure Delayed Indefinitelyhttp://www.mywithersradio.com/centralia/?p=8875http://fb.me/2bsR3jk4x

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danielbiss: About to speak on #openaccess. Here’s the live stream: http://www.livestream.com/niulive About to speak on #openaccess. Here’s the live stream: http://www.livestream.com/niulive

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Charlie "Chico" Vaughn, SIU’s all-time leading scorer, dies of cancer CARBONDALE – Charlie "Chico" Vaughn, SIU’s all-time leading scorer and the all-time leading male scorer in Illinois high school history, died earlier today at the age of 73 of cancer.

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Sen. Kirk in favor of mandatory minimum sentences – Peoria Public Radio Sen. Kirk in favor of mandatory minimum sentencesPeoria Public RadioEarly in this week’s veto session, Chicago-area lawmaker Mike Zalewski withdrew his bill that requires a 3-year prison sentence for illegally carrying a loaded gun. It also pegged felons and gang members for ten-year sentences. Zalewski says he’s still …

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Poshard From Springfield: SIU President Glenn Poshard talks with us about the economic disparity among students going to college, and why a school like Southern Illinois University has a different… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 23:02 More in News & Politics

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Performance Based Funding of Higher Education from the State Capitol… the House Committee on Higher Education hears testimony on the impact of Performance Based Funding on students and administrators. This proposal is designed to give… From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 28:25 More in News & Politics

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Rally in Support of Traditional Marriage From the State Capitol… We hear the comments of those who rallied against legislation that would legalize gay marriage in Illinois. From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 14:47 More in News & Politics

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Gay Marriage Rally at Illinois State Capitol From the State Capitol.. we hear from those supporting legislation to make Gay Marriage legal in Illinois. From: IllinoisChannelTV Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 18:48 More in News & Politics

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Springfield’s Bishop Paprocki: Praying for gay marriage not allowed in the cathedral 2 SPRINGFIELD – There will be no praying the rosary for gay marriage this Sunday where Bishop Thomas Paprocki pastors. Anyone attempting to enter the cathedral of the Immaculate Conception wearing "rainbow sashes" will be denied entrance, and anyone praying out…

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Letter: Video gambling is NOT helping our community I believe that state-run legalized gambling in a community brings far more harm than any tax benefits derived. Lives are shattered through gambling addiction …

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rebootillinois: Aren’t our homes worth fighting for? Let’s take back our state! #RebootIL #Illinoishttp://goo.gl/Jxm2mC #twILL Aren’t our homes worth fighting for? Let’s take back our state! #RebootIL #Illinoishttp://goo.gl/Jxm2mC #twILL

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Trib_ed_board: Editorial: Ald. Pat Dowell is right. Cyclists need to obey the law. http://trib.in/17iQM6R Editorial: Ald. Pat Dowell is right. Cyclists need to obey the law.http://trib.in/17iQM6R

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AmandaVinicky: RT @ToddPack_NFIB: .@KimMaisch of @NFIB says #IL #PrevailingWage bill could come up for a vote next month: http://bit.ly/1aqAutl RT @ToddPack_NFIB: .@KimMaisch of @NFIB says #IL #PrevailingWage bill could come up for a vote next month:http://bit.ly/1aqAutl

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Watch the “banned” Oscar the Puppy video * Not long ago, I purchased a new dog bed for Oscar the Puppy. He loved it. He loved it so much, in fact, that I did something I almost never do: I rated it on the company’s website. I gave it five out of five stars, said I’d recommend it to […]

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DotSchneider: Plan to cut prison meals costing Illinois DOC more than it thought: http://www.rrstar.com/article/20131025/NEWS/131029518 … Plan to cut prison meals costing Illinois DOC more than it thought: http://www.rrstar.com/article/20131025/NEWS/131029518

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GregHinz: Just say no > Proposed Chicago #bike tax is one lousy idea Just say no > Proposed Chicago #bike tax is one lousy idea

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Illinois can’t wait: Kevin & Ryan Kevin & Ryan are planning to marry in 2014 — and they need Illinois lawmakers to pass the freedom to marry so they can marry in the state they both call home. Watch their story and tell Illinois… From: Illinois Unites for Marriage Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:30 More in People & Blogs

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Quinn hires fiery CTU spokesperson * From NBC5… Governor Pat Quinn is bringing on a new member to his communications team. Stephanie Gadlin will leave the Chicago Teachers Union where she served as spokesman to become the Senior Communications Manager for the governor’s office. Brooke Anderson, Quinn’s Communications Director says Gadlin is “a dynamic communicator […]

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Remaining Ventra balance? I just tried out my new Ventra card and was very disappointed. In order to use the card on the bus, one must tap it against a Ventra machine. The problem is that the machine does not show the amount of money remaining on the card.

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dsplacko: Oh oh! Hand smudge on new Capitol doors. Where’s the $1000 box of wipes? pic.twitter.com/ofdj4ddw1Z Oh oh! Hand smudge on new Capitol doors. Where’s the $1000 box of wipes? pic.twitter.com/ofdj4ddw1Z

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd brings blues to NCC stage The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will perform on Oct. 27 at NCC’s Wentz Hall. | File photo. storyidforme: 56540683 tmspicid: 20740427 fileheaderid: 9647217.

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Ill. teen hit in head with arrow still in hospital According to the News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1g09W6b ), the sheriff’s department says Webb was sitting downrange from the archer when he fired.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Marriage bill adds a new co-sponsor – but may have lost a potential supporter, or not * From the Illinois Unites for Marriage website… Big momentum from Springfield this week — and not just from the thousands of marriage supporters who marched on the Capitol! Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) announced that she will now cosponsor the marriage bill! She adds her name to the growing number of Illinois representatives who are standing […]

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A good issue for Brady * Senator Bill Brady’s Lt. Gov. running mate Maria Rodriguez recently used the tax issue against two of her opponents… Rodriguez: I support the sunseting of the income tax increase (Lowering the individual income tax to 3.25 % and lowering the corporate income tax. Jeff Berkowitz: Would you take it back even further to the original […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Chicago) participated in a charity boxing match last weekend. He’s not exactly known as a tough guy around the Statehouse, but he won a three-round bout against somebody who outweighed him by about 20 pounds. Here’s some video of Round One… Mitchell is wearing black trunks and pink gloves in […]

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Dispose Of Unwanted Or Expired Drugs It’s time to clean out the cabinets, and dump all the medicines you’re not using. Saturday, October 26, 2013 is National Prescription Drug take-back day. You can bring your unwanted prescription drugs

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QuincyBob: You can watch Sen. Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Candidate Jil Tracy at 11:50 on @quincyjournal and QJTV You can watch Sen. Sullivan and Lt. Gov. Candidate Jil Tracy at 11:50 on @quincyjournal and QJTV

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Batavia Patch
No Progress on Pension Reform, But State House Ready to Tweak ‘Puppy Lemon Law’ Also, kids under 16 can now hunt a long as they have a license and they are accompanied by a parent, grandparent or guardian older than 21.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Sittercity Announces Internet Safety Law During Cyber Safety Month Cabling Networking Systems – Found 54 minutes agoThe new law, authored by Sittercity and recently signed into law by Governor Quinn, is designed to enhance cyber safety by requiring websites…

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WQAD.com
Dixon selects first city administrator The Dixon, Illinois City Council has chosen a Rockford man with Quad Cities-area ties to become Dixon’s first city administrator. “The City is expected to hire David Nord, of Rockford,” according to a statement from Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss Jr. “Nord was made a conditional offer of employment by the City contingent on passing a comprehensive background investigation and a community ‘Meet

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rap30: We’re on an extra hour, 7a-10a on @SundaySpin on @WGNRadio 720. Topics: Obamacare rollout, state legislature inaction, Emanuel’s new budget. We’re on an extra hour, 7a-10a on @SundaySpin on @WGNRadio 720. Topics: Obamacare rollout, state legislature inaction, Emanuel’s new budget.

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill No 24 hour gaming at casinos: * You can gamble 24 hours a day at numerous truck stops in Il… http://bit.ly/1dsyLqn Capitol Fax #twill No 24 hour gaming at casinos: * You can gamble 24 hours a day at numerous truck stops in Il… http://bit.ly/1dsyLqn

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District 27 substitute teachers receive pay increase Subsitute teachers along with substitute aides and sub custodians received a boost in pay at Wednesday evening Lincoln Elementary School District 27 board …

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MikeforIllinois: I hope members of the @UAW Region 4 are having a great Women’s Conference in #Ottawa today! I hope members of the @UAW Region 4 are having a great Women’s Conference in #Ottawa today!

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MikeforIllinois: 32 followers away from 700 on #Twitter! Can you RT this and encourage your friends to follow @MikeforIllinois? Thanks! #twill #Democrat 32 followers away from 700 on #Twitter! Can you RT this and encourage your friends to follow @MikeforIllinois? Thanks! #twill #Democrat

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ILSenDems: Collins extends protections for homeowners seeking loan modifications http://bit.ly/18TfQRZ Collins extends protections for homeowners seeking loan modificationshttp://bit.ly/18TfQRZ

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Marriage bill adds a new co-sponsor – but may have lost a potential supporter: * From the I… http://bit.ly/17j3677 Capitol Fax #twill Marriage bill adds a new co-sponsor – but may have lost a potential supporter: * From the I… http://bit.ly/17j3677

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LSNAChicago: College Fair AND Info on the new Drivers License law… http://fb.me/PFLMFzC7 College Fair AND Info on the new Drivers License law…http://fb.me/PFLMFzC7

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RepRobinKelly: When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98% #Pinktober #pink pic.twitter.com/coUeSOALdn When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-year survival rate is 98% #Pinktober #pink pic.twitter.com/coUeSOALdn

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MikeMahoney18: First time at Avanti’s not getting the gondola. Change is never easy. First time at Avanti’s not getting the gondola. Change is never easy.

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Rep. Kifowit Visits Will County Farmers to Discuss Jobs, Agriculture Industry – Chicago Tribune Rep. Kifowit Visits Will County Farmers to Discuss Jobs, Agriculture IndustryChicago TribuneStephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, joined Mark Schneidewind, manager of the Will County Farm Bureau, and Bob and Pat Bleuer at their farm property in Will County on Monday afternoon. “Thank you to Mark Schneidewind and Bob Bleuer for arranging this visit …

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WMBD-TV Coverage of Congressman Schock’s Peoria Lock and Dam Press Conference 10-24-2013: Congressman Schock was joined by a dozen business, labor and community leaders Thursday to discuss the recently passed Water Resources Reform and Development Act that passed the… From: repaaronschock Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:47 More in News & Politics

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The Telegraph – news/local,news/local/
Lawmakers laud passage of bipartisan bill ALTON — The Water Resources Reform and Development Act cleared a big hurdle, and two Illinois congressmen came to the River Bend Thursday to talk about its overwhelming U.S. House passage.

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Google Alerts – education illinois
Former Jolietan Running for Attorney General Webster is the President of the Board of Education for Cass School District #63 in Darien, Illinois. He was first elected to the Cass Board of Education in 2005, …

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Speed cameras issuing tickets near Garfield Park in Chicago 28 More cameras to catch speeders are going live Friday in Chicago.

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Opinion: Dillard Turns Illinois Governor’s Race Into High School Confidential – NBC Chicago Opinion: Dillard Turns Illinois Governor’s Race Into High School ConfidentialNBC Chicago (blog)Via Rich Miller, the Sun-Times is reporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard thinks fellow Republican candidate Bruce Rauner, Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are all in cahoots to, well, I’m not really sure — trow an election or …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
State Sen. LaHood: ‘Earth calling President Cullerton & Governor Quinn’ By Illinois State Sen. Darin LaHood – Senate President John Cullerton started the annual Veto Session with a grand proclamation by stating that Illinois pension debt is not a “crisis.” More specifically, the Senate President said, “It’s something we have…

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Google Alerts – illinois
Illinois CPA Society Names 2 Elmhurst Residents as 2013 Women … The Illinois CPA Society is honoring four of its members with their 9th annual prestigious Women to Watch awards, in recognition of their notable contributions to …

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The Times Opinion News
OUR VIEW: Not the time for increased spending THE ISSUE: Quinn wants $100 million more for public employeesOUR VIEW: Bad deals lead to pointing fingers, empty pocketsLet’s say you’re the governor of a major Midwestern state. You owe about $7 billion in unpaid bills,

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Google Alerts – springfield illinois
Murray Developmental Center’s closure postponed SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The shuttering of a southern Illinois center for the developmentally disabled has been postponed due to a pending court case. Department …

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Updated: Sears will close Champaign store in January – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette 24 Updated: Sears will close Champaign store in JanuaryChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteBefore moving to Market Place, Sears was located on North Hickory Street in downtown Champaign. According to a 1950 article in The News-Gazette, Sears opened its local store on Nov. 18, 1928 — only three years after Sears moved into retailing. Before …

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Health Alliance exclusion, no 24-hour casinos, faster speeds on the… http://goo.gl/fb/jIQ0e Get "In the Know" on Health Alliance exclusion, no 24-hour casinos, faster speeds on the… http://goo.gl/fb/jIQ0e

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lahooddarin: LaHood Opinion: ‘Earth calling President Cullerton & Governor Quinn’ – See more at: http://senatorlahood.com/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/115/nid/338/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.gUFchDTx.dpuf … LaHood Opinion: ‘Earth calling President Cullerton & Governor Quinn’ – See more at: http://senatorlahood.com/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/115/nid/338/r/1/Default.aspx#sthash.gUFchDTx.dpuf

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HuffPostChicago: INFOGRAPHIC: The diversity gap in politics is worse than you think http://huff.to/1d6ijto INFOGRAPHIC: The diversity gap in politics is worse than you thinkhttp://huff.to/1d6ijto

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RonSandack: Not surprising. He believes state needs more $. MT @RayLong: Quinn not ruling out raising income tax http://bit.ly/17NDTy2 via @WCBURadio Not surprising. He believes state needs more $. MT @RayLong: Quinn not ruling out raising income tax http://bit.ly/17NDTy2 via @WCBURadio

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EdSullivanforIL: Picked the wrong day to get the boats out of the water. 29 Degrees. #Burrr Picked the wrong day to get the boats out of the water. 29 Degrees. #Burrr

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DaveLuechtefeld: Senate Week in Review: October 21 – 25 – http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/425/r/1/Default.aspx … Senate Week in Review: October 21 – 25 – http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/425/r/1/Default.aspx

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BruceRauner: Check out this video a volunteer put together about the growing support for our campaign and get involved today! http://bit.ly/19E1DrI Check out this video a volunteer put together about the growing support for our campaign and get involved today! http://bit.ly/19E1DrI

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Search Results – pantagraph.com
Petitions would fix redistricting Redistricting of political boundaries to favor one party over another is known as gerrymandering. Our Illinois Constitution places redistricting with the legislature. In reality, it is done by…

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rich brauer – Google News
Illinois lawmakers could face a lively veto session — or not – Rockford Register Star Illinois lawmakers could face a lively veto session — or notRockford Register StarPage 4 of 4 – Brauer has introduced a bill that would designate poker runs as raffles, placing them under the control of county officials. By Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois. Rockford Register Star. By Doug Finke GateHouse Media Illinois. Posted …

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RayLong: #FF @ChiTribCloutSt @Rap30 @moniquegarcia @chasejohn @davidkidwell @stacystclair @ReporterHal @BillRuthhart @_johnbyrne @Annie1221 @jeffcoen #FF @ChiTribCloutSt @Rap30 @moniquegarcia @chasejohn @davidkidwell @stacystclair @ReporterHal @BillRuthhart @_johnbyrne @Annie1221 @jeffcoen

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RayLong: #FF to @BarryHouse @AmandaVinicky @amaloney24 @Kanyewest @Gkoch711 @Kennedyd3 @LourdesWGN @JMichaelLennon @drose @PeggyDutcher @common #FF to @BarryHouse @AmandaVinicky @amaloney24 @Kanyewest @Gkoch711 @Kennedyd3 @LourdesWGN @JMichaelLennon @drose @PeggyDutcher @common

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State legislators pushing for GMO labeling law – Agri News Agri NewsState legislators pushing for GMO labeling lawAgri NewsDeborah Mell, who has since resigned and now serves as a Chicago alderman. It has a number of co-sponsors in the House. The bill would, for example, identify as a GMO product a bottle of soybean oil processed from Roundup Ready or LibertyLink beans.

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Editorials
Our View: Let Mental Health Board fulfill mission There has been tremendous change on for the McHenry County Mental Health Board over the past year, and as with all tremendous changes, there has been good and bad.

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Dewitt Daily News News
Not A Good Idea To Wear Cosmetic Contact Lenses Colored contacts or costume lenses may add a cool flare to your Halloween look, but they’re actually illegal without a prescription. And state officials say they could actually cause damage to your eyes. :rddLenses21.mp3 State…

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