Today’s headlines — Monday, Oct. 28

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Avoid Sex Offenders While Trick-Or-Treating In Skokie As Halloween approaches, know the rules registered sex offenders are required to follow, and use this interactive map to know which homes to avoid.
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Des Plaines Patch
Lutheran General Ranked #3 Among Recommended Illinois Hospitals NerdWallet ranked Lutheran General, as well as Evanston Hospital, in the top 10 of most patient-recommended facilities in the state.

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Google Alerts – illinois government
River bill’s passage could help Illinois … government was a good thing for infrastructure needs on Illinois’ major rivers. … In another show of bipartisanship, two Illinois congressmen came to Alton late …

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Tweets from Illinews
Illinews: Southern: EMA: Train derailed in Franklin County; poses no safety risk http://bit.ly/190IFw1 Southern: EMA: Train derailed in Franklin County; poses no safety risk http://bit.ly/190IFw1

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RutherfordDan: Got to be home today; first full day at home in 3 weeks. Morning jog on treadmill while watching the end of VHS movie The Jerk Got to be home today; first full day at home in 3 weeks. Morning jog on treadmill while watching the end of VHS movie The Jerk

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RutherfordDan: Yes, these are real Tweets from me. Yes, I am running for Governor. Yes, I have to deal with real life home matters too. We all do. Yes, these are real Tweets from me. Yes, I am running for Governor. Yes, I have to deal with real life home matters too. We all do.

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IllinoisUpdate: Here’s why Cicero is so corrupt – Chicago Sun http://www.snsanalytics.com/DM3zy6 Here’s why Cicero is so corrupt – Chicago Sun http://www.snsanalytics.com/DM3zy6

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RonSandack: Really? A Best Buy Christmas commercial? Awful. Really? A Best Buy Christmas commercial? Awful.

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RutherfordDan: Let’s go @Cardinals… We want to see a clincher in STL! #WorldSeries Let’s go @Cardinals… We want to see a clincher in STL! #WorldSeries

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RutherfordDan: Good group of #Filipino Americans endorsing our bid for Governor. We keep building our #GOP diversity of support Good group of #Filipino Americans endorsing our bid for Governor. We keep building our #GOP diversity of support

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Ald_Kifowit: Coffee with Kifowit this morning at 8:30 at Mimi’s Cafe in Naperville. See you there! Coffee with Kifowit this morning at 8:30 at Mimi’s Cafe in Naperville. See you there!

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on Prison guard overtime, prescription drug take-back, curbing crime in… http://goo.gl/fb/ujerm Get "In the Know" on Prison guard overtime, prescription drug take-back, curbing crime in… http://goo.gl/fb/ujerm

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Last week, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn became national news for circumventing a three year procurement process on up to $190 million in no-bid IT contracts. Now we find that one of the largest bid-contract MMIS awards will outsource state jobs to India. While everyone debates the policy points of ObamaCare, few understand that billions of dollars in IT contracts are wrapped inside the law.

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WICS Top Stories
Sherman May Prohibit Gaming 1 As more and more municipalities look to video gaming as a source of easy money, the Village of Sherman may already be ready to cash out.The Sherman Village Board will debate three proposals at a special meeting Tuesdayevening that could end video gaming in the village. …

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QCOnline Opinion News
Editorial: State hiring smells bad Illinois state government has a bad reputation for cronyism and "pay-to-play" politics. Optimists might think the investigations that put two governors in prison would deter other Illinois politicians from similar antics. But the state’s political culture never

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illinois cable – Google News
Dowell Proposes Bike Registration Fee For Chicagoans – Progress Illinois Dowell Proposes Bike Registration Fee For ChicagoansProgress Illinois"I think that there are many people on fixed incomes who don’t spend their money on fancy restaurants and movie theaters, going out to see a play, who use cable as their form of entertainment," said Dowell. "So I want to know the impact of that on …

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Google Alerts – illinois
Mike Small inducted into Illinois Golf Hall of Fame as its youngest … 3 PGA Professional Mike Small posed by his "wall of fame" at the Illinois Golf Hall … Small, 47, was part of the 15th class to be inducted into the Illinois hall, along …

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VA Appropriations Bill Moves Forward – Alton Daily News Alton Daily NewsVA Appropriations Bill Moves ForwardAlton Daily NewsBy John Gregory – Illinois Radio Network. U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) says help is on the way for veterans waiting for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to process their disability claims. Kirk says the backlog has grown, saying veterans are …

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Durbin Not Concerned About Another Shutdown – Alton Daily News Alton Daily NewsDurbin Not Concerned About Another ShutdownAlton Daily NewsBy Jim Anderson- Illinois Radio Network. Could we see another government shutdown in three months? We could, because the deal that ended the shutdown this month is good only through Jan. 15, 2014. But U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes it …

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charlie meier – Google News
Lawmakers Host Concealed Carry Seminars – Alton Daily News Alton Daily NewsLawmakers Host Concealed Carry SeminarsAlton Daily NewsMonday night at 6:30 in the LeClaire Room at the Lewis & Clark Community College’s N.O. Nelson campus in Edwardsville andTuesday night at 6:30 at the O’Fallon Public Library, State Representatives Dwight Kay and Charlie Meier will answer questions …

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kirk dillard – Google News
Illinois governor candidate Rutherford bungles nominating petitions – Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois governor candidate Rutherford bungles nominating petitionsCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Though Mr. Rutherford has another full month to finish the petition job, such a mistake "is a nightmare," said Christine Dudley, who briefly worked this year for another candidate, Kirk Dillard. Ms. Dudley is a veteran of numerous campaigns and was …

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Google Alerts – associated press illinois
New Illinois Supreme Court chief justice to take office THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 28, 2013 – 4:04 am EDT. Share/Save/Bookmark. DANVILLE, Illinois — The new chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court is …

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Google Alerts – state journal-register
Letter: Don’t elect governor from Chicago The Executive Mansion hosts at least 150 paid events per year — more public events than any governor’s mansion in the country. Shannon Kirshner/The State …

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Google Alerts – state journal-register
Letter: Illinois needs gambling expansion Stephan Halford II drives his horse Majestic Edition to a victory in the final stretch ahead of Papasgothebestgo driven by Ronnie Gillespie, left, in the third race …

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Google Alerts – dave dahl
Harold Eyes 13th District By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Erika Harold wants people in the 13th Congressional District to know that the political campaigns do not have to be an …

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Google Alerts – daily herald
Are suburbs getting short end of transit stick? 2 If I paid $4.50 in tax for a sweater at Oakbrook Center, should some of that money go toward a midmorning Metra train on the BNSF? Or should a portion pay for …

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tifdunn: Ready to get out there and support @KirkDillard and @JilTracy when they’re in the neighborhood again. #MakeILWorkAgain Ready to get out there and support @KirkDillard and @JilTracy when they’re in the neighborhood again. #MakeILWorkAgain

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Sam4Rep: Thx to all the residents of the 62nd Dist.who spoke w/me today.Hearing your thoughts helps me better represent u in Springfield! #twill Thx to all the residents of the 62nd Dist.who spoke w/me today.Hearing your thoughts helps me better represent u in Springfield! #twill

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Google Alerts – news gazette
Dad of Nathan Scheelhaase arrested, charged during son’s game 2 The Champaign News-Gazette reported Sunday that Nathan Creer, Scheelhaase’s father, was arrested inside Memorial StadiumSaturday afternoon and …

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HastingsforIL: Sen.H is teaming up with Suburban Access to provide 100 Turkey Dinners to local families in need. Click here for info http://www.subacc.org Sen.H is teaming up with Suburban Access to provide 100 Turkey Dinners to local families in need. Click here for info http://www.subacc.org

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RonSandack: Butters from South Park. Oh yeah, we’re working itvyhis Halloween. http://ow.ly/i/3xS1u Butters from South Park. Oh yeah, we’re working itvyhis Halloween. http://ow.ly/i/3xS1u

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RutherfordDan: Did laundry & balanced my personal check book; important to do. Had campaign conference calls and a few other political calls to make Did laundry & balanced my personal check book; important to do. Had campaign conference calls and a few other political calls to make

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dave syverson – Google News
Our View: Another pension punt in Springfield – Rockford Register Star Our View: Another pension punt in SpringfieldRockford Register StarIf there were, legislators wouldn’t have cut their first week short by a day. "We know this is going to be difficult to do," Sen. Dave Syverson said in a news release. "But we have to be honest with employees, retirees, and taxpayers who already know …

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MidnoirCowboy: Let go after altercation, Kendall Gill still defending himself http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-1027-haugh-kendall-gill-chicago-20131027,0,1352818.column … Let go after altercation, Kendall Gill still defending himselfhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/ct-spt-1027-haugh-kendall-gill-chicago-20131027,0,1352818.column

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DavidOrmsby: Tiny Group of Gay Activists Pickets Rep. Greg Harris – http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/26/gay-activists-plan-protest-at-office-of-rep-greg-harris/ … #twill #gaymarriage Tiny Group of Gay Activists Pickets Rep. Greg Harris –http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2013/10/26/gay-activists-plan-protest-at-office-of-rep-greg-harris/ … #twill #gaymarriage

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Target moves for student testing in Illinois The Illinois State Board of Education made the decision last year to raise the cut scores for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). As a result, the 2013 …

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Putting It All Together: Supporting K-12 STEM Education In Illinois Putting It All Together: Supporting K-12 STEM Education In Illinois articulates a set of recommendations that will support K-12 Science, Technology, Engi.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Construction of Maggie Daley Park hits halfway mark 8 Once complete visitors will be able to walk up a hill in the new park at the north end of Grant Park and get a sweeping view of Lake Michigan. The former Daley Bicentennial Plaza will also get a skating rink in the shape of a ribbon, meadows, “Geofoam”-created hills and paths for bikers and walkers to get through to the lake path.

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lou lang – Google News
Despite legalization, not much known about marijuana’s effects – Chicago Tribune 1 Despite legalization, not much known about marijuana’s effectsChicago TribuneLou Lang said. Lang worked at swaying his colleagues for five years and said he compromised on the list of about 40 conditions — some of which are closely related — that will qualify people for medical marijuana once it becomes available sometime …

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naomi jakobsson – Google News
Chief Sponsor Jakobsson of the Fair Tax Amendment Hits Back at IPI – GistCloud Chief Sponsor Jakobsson of the Fair Tax Amendment Hits Back at IPIGistCloud (press release)Naomi Jakobsson represents the 103rd District in the Illinois House of Representatives. She is the chief sponsor of HJRCA33, the Fair Tax Amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would permit the legislature to levy a graduated income tax, as …

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johnfritchey: So this happened while I’m out getting petitions in Roscoe Village: Woman: No offense but I’m a Republican and… http://fb.me/12iuvEZl2 So this happened while I’m out getting petitions in Roscoe Village: Woman: No offense but I’m a Republican and… http://fb.me/12iuvEZl2

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois Federation of Republican Women select 2014-2015 leaders 6 In a press release, the Illinois Federation of Republican Women (IFRW) announced that Michelle Buckwalter-Schurman of Mt. Carroll will lead the IFRW for a second term. Schurman is the managing partner in the law firm of Nelson, Kilgus, Richey, Huffman…

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KirkDillard: Peanut Tillman donated $15,000 at USO auction to help our military families! A great Chicago Bear and a great man! Peanut Tillman donated $15,000 at USO auction to help our military families! A great Chicago Bear and a great man!

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cljmitchell: @MikeforIllinois thanks! Can’t imagine the hell you’d give em’ with that reach! @MikeforIllinois thanks! Can’t imagine the hell you’d give em’ with that reach!

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SenatorMcCarter: Victoria running 1/2 marathon to raise $ for http://WWW.MercyMinistries.org will match all given. http://fb.me/1uMqebsu0 Victoria running 1/2 marathon to raise $ forhttp://WWW.MercyMinistries.org will match all given.http://fb.me/1uMqebsu0

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SenatorMcCarter: For girls like Amber..why Victoria runs. We will personally match every $ given at this link…. http://fb.me/6tc55wNhd For girls like Amber..why Victoria runs. We will personally match every $ given at this link….http://fb.me/6tc55wNhd

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SenatorMcCarter: Still looking beautiful after finishing in 2hrs16min. My job was to have hot no fat latte ready. Success! http://fb.me/2HREWGNTC Still looking beautiful after finishing in 2hrs16min. My job was to have hot no fat latte ready. Success!http://fb.me/2HREWGNTC

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mjzalewski: Disappointed this piece took such a political angle. Worked on this too hard & too long for it to just be talking pt http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/545/article/p2p-77933252/ …” Disappointed this piece took such a political angle. Worked on this too hard & too long for it to just be talking pthttp://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/545/article/p2p-77933252/…”

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RonSandack: Sounds fun. MT @GrantWehrli playoff football! @NCHSRedhawks hosts Downers Grove South. Visit Memorial Stadium @RonSandack 4 a great game? Sounds fun. MT @GrantWehrli playoff football! @NCHSRedhawks hosts Downers Grove South. Visit Memorial Stadium @RonSandack 4 a great game?

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RepBerrios: Great time at the #PortagePark dog parade! pic.twitter.com/6Moi7viqRz Great time at the #PortagePark dog parade! pic.twitter.com/6Moi7viqRz

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danielbiss: RIP Lou Reed. If you close the door the night could last forever… RIP Lou Reed. If you close the door the night could last forever…

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Sebelius to face tough questioning on health law Sebelius, with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, used the opportunity to promote … The marketplaces are the gateway to obtaining health insurance under the new …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
O’Brien: If they can afford cell phones, why subsidize their health insurance? By Teri O’Brien – Reverend Wright warned Barack Obama about chickens coming home to roost. Now that the endless litany of lies that he told while conning gullible people about his health care scheme are on prominent display, even Democrats…

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WGN Radio
Pension “Crisis” The roundtable discussion continues with Amanda Vinicky and Bob Sector. They dive into pension reform, Gary McCarthy, Pat Quinn, and Rahm Emanuel’s opinions on the matter.

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RepBerrios: Great time at the #PortagePark dog parade! pic.twitter.com/6Moi7viqRz Great time at the #PortagePark dog parade! pic.twitter.com/6Moi7viqRz

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012 (CBS) — Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million, but that won’t be the case this year. play pause Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012 WBBM Newsradio’s Veronica Carter Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says there was a 34 percent increase in overtime last year but that’s because th

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RepBerrios: Halloween Doggie Parade…this is going to be fun!!! #PortagePark Halloween Doggie Parade…this is going to be fun!!! #PortagePark

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JoeMcCoy_: Local govt. is unheralded bright spot in IL govt. Budgets are balanced, services are funded, vendors are paid, & credit ratings are strong. Local govt. is unheralded bright spot in IL govt. Budgets are balanced, services are funded, vendors are paid, & credit ratings are strong.

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RutherfordDan: Join me Fri, Nov 1, 10:30-11:30am for a free meet and greet in #Pekin at CJ’s Cafe, 404 Court Street. Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/117/EventDetails.aspx … #twill Join me Fri, Nov 1, 10:30-11:30am for a free meet and greet in #Pekin at CJ’s Cafe, 404 Court Street. Info:http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/117/EventDetails.aspx… #twill

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Google Alerts – john o’connor
Closer Look: Prisons overtime spiked last year JOHN , Associated Press. By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer. Updated 7:43 am, Sunday, October 27, 2013. Tweet. Larger | Smaller. Printable Version …

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AmandaVinicky: The politics of a same-sex marriage vote (or not), #Illinois #pensions, the #Chicago budget: tune into the @SundaySpin now. You can call in! The politics of a same-sex marriage vote (or not), #Illinois #pensions, the #Chicago budget: tune into the @SundaySpin now. You can call in!

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DotSchneider: Special Jobs Report: Rockford still struggles 5 years after collapse of economy. @AlexPGary http://www.rrstar.com/article/20131027/NEWS/131029457 … Special Jobs Report: Rockford still struggles 5 years after collapse of economy. @AlexPGaryhttp://www.rrstar.com/article/20131027/NEWS/131029457

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Illinois residents: sign this petition to urge state legislators to allow licensing of Certified Professional Midwives! Illinois mamas need more homebirth options! http://www.change.org/petitions/illinois-state-legislators-illinois-state-senators-and-governor-pat-quinn-license-home-birth-midwives?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt More and more families are choosing to give birth at home, yet for the past 35 years, the Illinois Legislature has refused to license the primary…

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illinois democrat – Google News
Report: Ex-treasurer still collecting pension – Belleville News Democrat Report: Ex-treasurer still collecting pensionBelleville News DemocratThe Belleville News Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1dzOCne ) the 58-year-old has received more than $340,000 in pension benefits since his 2009 retirement. Bathon’s … Kathy O’Brien is general counsel with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. O …

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Journal & Topics Newspapers Online – news,news/
$200,000 State Grant Pays For Palatine’s Rand, Hicks Crossing Fixes Through grant money obtained by State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-29th), the State of Illinois will reimburse Palatine $200,000 for pedestrian crossing improvements at Rand and Hicks roads.

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Letter: Don’t forget your flu vaccination The writers are president of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and president of the Illinois Pharmacists Association. October is a great time to begin …

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mjzalewski: Disappointed this piece took such a political angle. Worked on this too hard & too long for it to just be talking pt http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/545/article/p2p-77933252/ …” Disappointed this piece took such a political angle. Worked on this too hard & too long for it to just be talking pthttp://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/545/article/p2p-77933252/…”

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Google Alerts – john bradley
ADM tax break is a tough sell That’s why the proposal has gone nowhere so far in Springfield, prompting the bill’s sponsor, state Rep. John Bradley, to postpone further discussion of the issue …

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RichSaal: Listening to the 1930 World Series, Cards v. Philly Athletics at the State Journal building. #spihistory #baseball pic.twitter.com/M0InMDK4H8 Listening to the 1930 World Series, Cards v. Philly Athletics at the State Journal building. #spihistory #baseball pic.twitter.com/M0InMDK4H8

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State’s revenue structure in desperate need of revision When big game goes lame, the jackals gather. The metaphor is a bit melodramatic, yet seems apt when the big game (Illinois) is destitute and the jackals …

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News-Gazette.com
Put graduated tax measure on ballot Debate for amending the Illinois Constitution for a progressive state income tax is heating up again in Springfield. Voters in Illinois should have a say in the November 2014 election regarding this alternative income taxation method. read more

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john shimkus – Google News
Shimkus fails to mention his vote in support of government shutdown – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette 40 Shimkus fails to mention his vote in support of government shutdownChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteJohn Shimkus in the Oct. 20 edition of The News-Gazette deserves a second look. At first pass Mr. Shimkus seems to want to get ahead of the continued negative press generated by the government shutdown and deny his actual role in the debacle.

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mikeklonsky: In early 2012, Michael Madigan went to Metra seeking a raise for Ward, who was then making $57,000 a year. When… http://fw.to/SBCPCHk In early 2012, Michael Madigan went to Metra seeking a raise for Ward, who was then making $57,000 a year. When… http://fw.to/SBCPCHk

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cwetterich: Greg Hinz reminds us why businesses might care about gay marriage http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131026/ISSUE05/310269981?template=mobile … Greg Hinz reminds us why businesses might care about gay marriage http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131026/ISSUE05/310269981?template=mobile

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AlvaLewis: @AmandaVinicky @rebootillinois When JJJr’s prison was announced, I said, "I’ve heard of that!" I’ve been an Ilinoisan for too long. #twill @AmandaVinicky @rebootillinois When JJJr’s prison was announced, I said, "I’ve heard of that!" I’ve been an Ilinoisan for too long. #twill

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pjstar: Good morning – here’s the front page of today’s Journal Star: pic.twitter.com/pC02nwsg76 Good morning – here’s the front page of today’s Journal Star: pic.twitter.com/pC02nwsg76

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