Today’s headlines — Friday, Nov. 1

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Five Indicted in $10 Million Bank Fraud Scheme American Enterprise Bank in Buffalo Grove was targeted in scam.
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Former US Rep. Costello hired as consultant to keep SAFB open Costello, a Belleville Democrat from the 12th Congressional District, retired in January after nearly 25 years in Congress. He formed The Jerry Costello Group …

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
State Ride Inspector Caught Singing Instead of Working 2 You climb aboard a ride at an amusement park or carnival, or maybe you send your kids to a haunted house or scampering up a climbing wall. What about those bouncy castles at the county fair? Or a ski lift or go-kart track? The task of guaranteeing the safety of amusements like those, and many others, falls to just five inspectors in the Illinois Department of Labor’s Carnival and Amusement Ride

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Candidate Takes On Gentler Tone Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner – a venture capitalist who is the only one of the five candidates who is not in elective office now – has changed his message. He has been staking out the position of being an…

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Chicago Business News
Dominick’s exit could be Chicago’s largest layoff in years 2 The job losses from Safeway’s decision to shutter all its unsold Dominick’s stores next month could top any mass layoff reported by any Illinois employer this year.

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Local lawmaker’s role grows in same-sex marriage effort State Rep. Sam Yingling has increased his role in the debate over same-sex marriage during his freshman year in office. Lawmakers might or might not vote on the issue next week, and Yingling has tried to persuade suburban and downstate lawmakers to vote "yes" despite political worries, Mike Riopell says in his Suburban Political Recount column.

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How immigration reform would help Chicago Chicago is a city of immigrants, a microcosm of how new Americans can and do … We need immigration reform because it will help us see and realize the …

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Workshops to help writers explore ancestry, angst SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Historical preservationists and writing advocates are putting on workshops in the Springfield area to help aspiring writers explore …

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Gas $2.99 One Day, $3.35 the Next Jim Watson is with the Illinois Petroleum Council. He says a fire at a Citgo oil refinery plant in suburban Chicago last week could have played a role. Beyond that …

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Report Says Illinois Taxes Too Low 6 David Merriman, a professor of public administration, says Illinois is headed for … of a study put out by the university’s Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

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Kadner: Study peers over state’s fiscal cliff Illinois lawmakers tackle state budget legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011.

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Gov. Pat Quinn to honor college students An award is also given to one student from an Illinois community college. Each award winner receives a medallion and a $1,000 educational grant. This is the …

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Strassel: Driving Dick Durbin 50 Illinois government unions, which have driven the state’s pension shortfall to an untenable $97 billion, are particularly anxious to beat back any fix. Here, too …

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House ethics committee to take no action against … – Illinois Review 6 WASHINGTON DC – The House ethics committee announced Thursday it will not take any actions against Reps. Jan Schakowsky (photo right) and Luis …

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SenatorKirk: Senate passed my school access to epinephrine bill w/ @SenatorDurbin. Now to POTUS to sign. This bill will save lives http://1.usa.gov/1hxBS0t Senate passed my school access to epinephrine bill w/ @SenatorDurbin. Now to POTUS to sign. This bill will save liveshttp://1.usa.gov/1hxBS0t

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RepCheri: Today I joined 177 of my colleagues & called on @SpeakerBoehner to end threat of another needless govt shutdown http://1.usa.gov/17AahYB Today I joined 177 of my colleagues & called on @SpeakerBoehner to end threat of another needless govt shutdownhttp://1.usa.gov/17AahYB

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mjzalewski: Welcome to 2013 “@MarkSuppelsa: Jesus costume controversy; Younger teens leaving Facebook; Halloween causes sex offender website shutdown.” Welcome to 2013 “@MarkSuppelsa: Jesus costume controversy; Younger teens leaving Facebook; Halloween causes sex offender website shutdown.”

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Rauner says his pension plan is constitutional Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he believes his proposed cap on earning additional pension benefits can pass constitutional muster.

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Report: Illinois hospitals lower infections, falls – KSDK KSDKReport: Illinois hospitals lower infections, fallsKSDKNAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Hospital Association has issued a report on efforts to improve care by reducing the number of patients who get infections in the hospital and other conditions. The report is based on the achievements of 200 …

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Wheaton may require sprinklers in new homes Newly constructed homes in Wheaton could be required to have fire sprinklers if the city adopts a proposed update to the building codes. That is one of the …

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
I hate this time of year at work. Spend hours trying to track people down before I send their money to the state! I will never understand how you could just forget you have money in an account somewhere!

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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded Grant to Bolster STEM … CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–October 31, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced that Illinois has been awarded a technical assistance grant to help three …

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$2.6 Million for IL Transportation Projects The Illinois Quad Cities area is getting some funding for transportation projects. Governor Pat Quinn announced that more $2.6 Million will be used for the following projects. Rock Island County 38th

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BenYount: On today’s @ILWatchdog Radio: I defend cooking & coupons for food stamp families + Dough Whitley and Jeanne Ives. 4-5 on @Cities929 #twill On today’s @ILWatchdog Radio: I defend cooking & coupons for food stamp families + Dough Whitley and Jeanne Ives. 4-5 on @Cities929 #twill

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‘Starved Rock Killer’ denied parole again 1 SPRINGFIELD — The state’s longest serving prison inmate has again fallen short in his latest bid for freedom.

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Dazzling dunk video by Streamwood’s Marcus Lewis – Daily Herald 3 Streamwood native Marcus Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound senior guard for Eastern Kentucky, gained a reputation as a high-flying dunk artist in high school when …

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AndyManar: I just filed legislation that will keep ADM in Illinois and create hundreds of new jobs in Decatur and across the… http://fb.me/YyRSkh9s I just filed legislation that will keep ADM in Illinois and create hundreds of new jobs in Decatur and across the… http://fb.me/YyRSkh9s

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E-Cigarettes Coming To Some Illinois Jails E-Cigarettes may be growing in popularity, but do they have any business in county jails? In Southern Illinois, White and Saline counties are allowing inmates to use the nicotine infused vapor inhalers, and more jails could soon be joining them. …

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Rauner Speaks on Pension Reform Bruce Rauner, the venture capitalist from Chicago, was campaigning today in front of a friendly crowd of Republicans at a Sangamo Club luncheon.He made talking points on the issues rounding out his campaign: jobs, spending, education, and government and pension reform. …

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Illinois_Stage: Abe took a Halloween selfie at the annual press room trick or treat party today pic.twitter.com/vrakRus3Y2 Abe took a Halloween selfie at the annual press room trick or treat party today pic.twitter.com/vrakRus3Y2

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Lawmakers Call for Review of Medicare Provider Decision Saying taxpayers could lose millions, a group of lawmakers is calling for an immediate review of the state’s decision not to include Health Alliance in the Medicare bidding process. The legislators say the process for offering health insurance to seniors was mismanaged, and they want to see it fixed before it’s too late. …

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
State’s Chicago-to-Springfield shuttle flight policy revised Each weekday, commuter aircraft operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation fly two round-trips between Chicago’s Midway Airport and Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield.

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Kane chairman sticking to guns on vetting of coroner increase Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen reiterated Wednesday that a request for more money by Coroner Rob Russell won’t be voted on until Lauzen, the auditor and finance director review the reasons behind it. Lauzen says it amounts to a 12 percent budget increase, at the last minute of the fiscal year.

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Winnetka-Glencoe Patch
TJ Andrew, WBBM Reporter, Winnetka Native, Died Wednesday Andrew’s brother, Phillip, was shot during Laurie Dann’s shooting spree in Winnetka.

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Momentum builds for possible gay marriage vote at Statehouse Greg Harris, D-Chicago, speaks with reporters on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol on Friday, May 24, 2013, in Springfield. (AP) …

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News Democrat — Editorials
Why is St. Clair County Board afraid to vote? 2 The effort to get a MidAmerica Airport proposal on the St. Clair County Board agenda is proving to be as difficult as swimming against the current: The harder the proponents…Click to Continue »

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Lawmakers accused of wasting taxpayer money on near-empty flights 11 Imagine running an airline where only half the seats are sold. You’d go broke, right? Yet that’s exactly what the state of Illinois is doing and you’re paying for it.

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Davis: Food stamps should go to those who really need them U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, who is on a conference committee seeking to reach a compromise on a new farm bill, said Thursday he wants to see reforms in the food stamp program that will “ensure that those who need benefits the most will get them.”

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Lawmakers Avoid Controversial Bills This Year 5 WSIL TV — Lawmakers were expected to take on major issues this year, including gambling expansion, gay marriage, and pension reform. But now it’s possible none of those will get a vote by the end of veto session.

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Price check: IL reduces EBT payments, but it doesn’t have to hurt – Watchdog.org Price check: IL reduces EBT payments, but it doesn’t have to hurtWatchdog.orgRodney Davis, a Republican from the 13th District who sits on the congressional committee responsible for food stamp spending. “We have to put a long-term strategy together that is going to reform our (food-stamp) program,” Davis told Illinois Watchdog.

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Alderman, McCarthy Square Off at Council Meeting 41 A discussion about hiring within the Chicago Police Department led to a heated exchange at the City Council Budget Committee meetings Thursday. Tensions got high between Ald. Alderman Jason Ervin and Chicago Police superintendent Garry McCarthy at the end of the all-day budget meeting where McCarthy revealed the department was on track to spend $93 million in overtime this year, even though only

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DennisCulloton: The CS Team shares their scariest PR moments in a special Halloween blog, and there are some frightening tales… http://fb.me/2UuMS5uKv The CS Team shares their scariest PR moments in a special Halloween blog, and there are some frightening tales…http://fb.me/2UuMS5uKv

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State retirees, get ready for some huge changes to your state health insurance b… State retirees, get ready for some huge changes to your state health insurance benefitsState retirees anxious about health benefit changesillinoistimes.comNews

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kirk dillard – Social Mention
Dillard questioned about vote on pro-abortion Human Rights Commissioner 43 All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Listen: Ken Norman Goes After Stephen Bardo 17 Fighting Illini. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) play pause Ken Norman on The Boers and Bernstein Show Ken Norman (WSCR) Stephen Bardo has a new book out on the ’89 Illini and former teammate Ken Norman says certain parts of the book are 100 percent untrue. Bardo goes after Norman in his book, saying Norman changed his name due to legal trouble and that the t

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MikeforIllinois: Happy birthday to #Champaign Mayor @DonGerard! Thanks for your service to our community. #twill #Chambana Happy birthday to #Champaign Mayor @DonGerard! Thanks for your service to our community. #twill #Chambana

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SenatorKirk: What’s the scariest part of Halloween? The frightening cost of the sugar program. My bill w/ @SenatorShaheen ends it. http://bit.ly/b-scared What’s the scariest part of Halloween? The frightening cost of the sugar program. My bill w/ @SenatorShaheen ends it.http://bit.ly/b-scared

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AndyManar: The Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Carlinville is making a big impact on the lives of some… http://fb.me/3p5K0HYqj The Macoupin Center for the Developmentally Disabled in Carlinville is making a big impact on the lives of some…http://fb.me/3p5K0HYqj

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BruceRauner: Enjoyed speaking to Sangamon County GOP Network. Big crowd ready to Bring Back Illinois. pic.twitter.com/9E5JTNn5fp Enjoyed speaking to Sangamon County GOP Network. Big crowd ready to Bring Back Illinois. pic.twitter.com/9E5JTNn5fp

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ilhousegop: Always Remembered: Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier @ODMP http://odmp.org/officer/21861 Always Remembered: Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier @ODMPhttp://odmp.org/officer/21861

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SenatorMcCarter: Enjoy A Country Evening Fish Fry With Sen. McCarter -This Monday Just South of Pocahontas 5-7pm. See the link for… http://fb.me/XMgQS3SN Enjoy A Country Evening Fish Fry With Sen. McCarter -This Monday Just South of Pocahontas 5-7pm. See the link for…http://fb.me/XMgQS3SN

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ILSenDems: @AndyManar proposes new deal on ADM tax breaks, headquarters @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/YowTYNZ@AndyManar proposes new deal on ADM tax breaks, headquarters @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/YowTYNZ

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Dan_Brady: Here’s Jeff Pritts and his daughter Dorothy braving the weather for Halloween treats at Uptown Normal Treat Fest http://ow.ly/i/3Az6j Here’s Jeff Pritts and his daughter Dorothy braving the weather for Halloween treats at Uptown Normal Treat Fest http://ow.ly/i/3Az6j

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WHBF – More Local News
Ill. property inventory lacks basic details: audit An audit finds the agency that keeps track of all of Illinois state property does a poor job.

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Illinois Issues blog
State Board of Education puts new face on school data By Jamey DunnThe Illinois State Board of Education released an updated version of its annual school date reports, which officials say will give parents a more holistic view of Illinois schools.The board released its Illinois Report Cards for the state’s school districts today. ISBE used about $600,000 in federal funding from the Race to the Top program to redesign the report cards in an effort to

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Donald Peloquin – New Lenox, IL Patch
Fewer Than 60 Percent of Illinois Schoolchildren Proficient in Math and Reading New Illinois School Report Card released today reveals scary reality as standards rise and scores drop.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Dillard campaign says he was confused about Cosgrove vote 2 * First, some background from the Champaign News-Gazette… Terry Cosgrove, who cut his political teeth long ago as a leader of the Gay Illini group on the University of Illinois campus, was the target of some heated rhetoric last week on the floor of the Illinois Senate. Cosgrove, the president and CEO of the pro-choice Personal PAC […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Dillard questioned about vote on pro-abortion Human Rights Commissioner 43 SPRINGFIELD – GOP gubernatorial candidate State Senator Kirk Dillard says there was confusion about the qualifications for Human Rights Commission appointees, and that while he voted in committee to approve an pro-abortion activist for the spot, he opposed the nomination…

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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded Grant to Bolster STEM … “STEM education opens more doors for the students of Illinois and gives them the opportunity to participate in today’s competitive job market. On behalf of one of …

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Former lawmaker, IGPA staffer weighs in on state financial woes 2 An Illinois political expert said the state will have to make cuts to some of its biggest spending areas in order to dig itself out of its financial hole. read more

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Rep. Davis Speaks to Morrisonville Students MORRISONVILLE — Congressman Rodney Davis wasn’t greeted by the usual crowd at Morrisonville High School today. Dressed in Halloween attire, the junior and senior high school students listened as Davis spoke to them about pursuing their dreams and working hard to get a good education.

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Cubs expect to make minimal use of free agency 30 CHICAGO — The Cubs are counting on impact players coming up through their … "I don’t think we’re going to get to where we need to be through free agency for …

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Chicago will pay police $93M in overtime this year Several aldermen and Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields have been calling on Emanuel to hire more officers and rely less heavily on …

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More than 2 million in Illinois to see food stamps cut CHICAGO – More than 2 million low-income Illinois residents who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Different ADM tax break proposed * Sen. Andy Manar has worked out a deal with ADM on its tax break request… Under the new version, both the 100 headquarters jobs and the 100 tech jobs would have to be created for ADM to get its tax incentives. They would be in Chicago. Beyond that, the company would have to relocate at least […]

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AnnDwyer_Crains: BREAKING: New deal proposed on ADM tax breaks, headquarters http://fw.to/0CszIEP via @greghinz @crainschicago BREAKING: New deal proposed on ADM tax breaks, headquarters http://fw.to/0CszIEP via @greghinz @crainschicago

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Governor Quinn Announces Illinois Awarded Grant to Bolster STEM … “STEM education opens more doors for the students of Illinois and gives them … The University of Illinois at Chicago, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and …

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Not Many Treats From the House of Illinois Government Today … Not Many Treats From the House of Illinois Government Today – The Huffington Post.

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Illinois School Report Card By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. It’s report card day for Illinois elementary and secondary schools. The Illinois State Board of Education has revamped its …

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Lipinski bill would delay Obamacare mandate – Crain’s Chicago Business Lipinski bill would delay Obamacare mandateCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Dan Lipinski of Chicago, who with eight other Democrats introduced legislation that indefinitely could delay the so-called individual mandate requiring most Americans to either purchase health insurance or pay a tax fine. The bill would require the …Nine Dems propose mandate delayNine House Democrats Propose Delay of Indiv

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Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to visit with Tazewell County veterans

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * State Sen. Jim Oberweis talked to the Daily Herald about his likely US Senate race, which would be his third run at the office, fourth statewide campaign and sixth major campaign since 2002, all but one of which he lost… He said he’s aware he might take some heat for making another bid. “Oh, I’m sure […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s numbers * Crain’s… Earnings at Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison Co. were responsible for much of the upside surprise. ComEd generated operating earnings of $127 million, or 19 percent of Exelon’s total, up 41 percent from $90 million during the same period last year, when ComEd accounted for 14 percent of Exelon’s earnings. The primary reason: higher revenues at ComEd […]

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Sup McCarthy says "we are meeting attrition" and promises to do the same next year, 502 new #CPD this year #ChiBudget #RahmChicago Sup McCarthy says "we are meeting attrition" and promises to do the same next year, 502 new #CPD this year #ChiBudget #RahmChicago

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Sup McCarthy up next for #ChiBudget hearing, overtime, gun violence, police hiring #ChiCouncil #RahmChicago pic.twitter.com/7HG18XhwnQ Sup McCarthy up next for #ChiBudget hearing, overtime, gun violence, police hiring #ChiCouncil #RahmChicagopic.twitter.com/7HG18XhwnQ

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Lake County News Sun
Jesus costume prompts Highland Park school to pull student from class 300+ Highland Park High School senior Marshon Sanders was pulled from classes on Halloween, a traditional costume day for students, after dressing like Jesus. According to Sanders’ mother, Angenetta Frison, some teachers found his costume offensive. He was readmitted to school after changing out of the costume, Frison said. Sanders’ costume included a long, white robe, red sash, head scarf and a c

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$1 million set aside for festival 21 Despite Chicago’s budget crunch, City Hall is setting aside one million dollars for a festival dedicated to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The festival is planned for the fall of 2014. It will include acrobatics, live music, and culminate with floats begin set on fire along the Chicago River. The 25th Ward Alderman likes the idea of the festival. “I think it’s better than doing things at, on Mich

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Valley View officials say ISAT scores fail to paint accurate picture By Geoff Ziezulewicz, Chicago Tribune reporter. 8:01 a.m. CDT, October 31, 2013. While elementary and middle school test scores at Valley View Community …

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Mundelein, Lake Zurich schools focus on reading By Dan Waters, Chicago Tribune reporter. 8:49 a.m. CDT, October 31, 2013. At Mundelein High School, new attempts at readying students for college mean …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Rauner launches volunteer video 4 The Rauner campaign released the following video this week, seeking to recruit volunteers. Sources tell Illinois Review that while Rauner has the money advantage over his Republican challengers, his grassroots support is weak.

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WGN-TV
Injured football player in ICU A Lane Tech football player who collapsed at a game October 4 was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night and is now in intensive care. A family member says Drew Williams was discharged from Christ Hospital’s trauma treatment center earlier on Tuesday and was transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Several hours later he was rushed to Lurie Children’s Hospital over fears he had deve

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Lt. Gov. Simon presents college success guide Sheila Simon has unveiled her plan to help Illinois colleges and universities … her College Completion Playbook on Wednesday at Illinois State University.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Luechtefeld, Meier endorse Cross for Treasurer 3 OKAWVILLE, IL – The Cross campaign announced this week that State Senator Dave Luechtefeld and State Representative Charlie Meier have endorsed Cross for State Treasurer. “Tom Cross understands Southern Illinois and has been a strong leader for our region in…

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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Must Pardon Randy Steidl Now 26 He survived 17 years in the Illinois prison system, 12 on death row, for a crime he did not commit.

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This just in from Illinois Valley Community College: IVCC has just received formal notification Gov. Pat Quinn will not be able to attend the 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 grand opening of its Peter Miller Community Technology Center in Oglesby. IVCC President Jerry Corcoran said the college appreciates the support the governor has provided and looks forward to him visiting the Center in the near future.

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FAA Allows Most Electronic Devices Throughout Flights Soon there will be no need to stop using your favorite app (or to pretend to stop using it) as your airplane takes off: the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that airlines

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DHStatehouse: My Halloween costume is: Too Cheap To Buy An Umbrella. My Halloween costume is: Too Cheap To Buy An Umbrella.

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DHStatehouse: Republican Jim Oberweis says his push to make a U.S. Senate run is going well and gives advice to a primary opponent. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131030/news/710309693/ … Republican Jim Oberweis says his push to make a U.S. Senate run is going well and gives advice to a primary opponent. http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131030/news/710309693/

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
The Department of Spin * Twitter’s embed function doesn’t appear to be working right now, so we’ll have to settle for a screen cap… What does he want, a medal?

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KirkDillard: 41% of you said "ending corruption in Springfield" is your number one issue. Do you agree? … http://ift.tt/18klwQN pic.twitter.com/hwBhTyYRtJ 41% of you said "ending corruption in Springfield" is your number one issue. Do you agree? … http://ift.tt/18klwQNpic.twitter.com/hwBhTyYRtJ

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CompTopinka: "Government acts responsibly when it knows that people are watching. That was the idea behind The Ledger…" http://warehouse.illinoiscomptroller.com/https://www.facebook.com/Comptroller.Judy.Baar.Topinka?ref=hl#!/photo.php?v=622610064457494 …"Government acts responsibly when it knows that people are watching. That was the idea behind The Ledger…" http://warehouse.illinoiscomptroller.com/https://www.facebook.com/Comptroller.Judy.Baar.Topinka?ref=hl#!/photo.php?v=622610064457494

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SenatorDurbin: We are a caring nation, and caring people do not turn their backs on hungry children&seniors http://1.usa.gov/1aLmsTb We are a caring nation, and caring people do not turn their backs on hungry children&seniors http://1.usa.gov/1aLmsTb

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SenatorDurbin: The House has proposed a #FarmBill that would cut an additional $40B from SNAP by kicking the most vulnerable out of the program The House has proposed a #FarmBill that would cut an additional $40B from SNAP by kicking the most vulnerable out of the program

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ILSenateGOP: State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and State Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) are filing separate Illinois Senate and… http://fb.me/6keC6y4Ne State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) and State Rep. Chad Hays (R-Catlin) are filing separate Illinois Senate and…http://fb.me/6keC6y4Ne

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MikeforIllinois: #TBT My little bumblebee from a couple of years ago. Looking forward to #TrickOrTreat today! #HappyHalloween #twill pic.twitter.com/kwVdtnmdXd #TBT My little bumblebee from a couple of years ago. Looking forward to #TrickOrTreat today! #HappyHalloween #twill pic.twitter.com/kwVdtnmdXd

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill “The intersection of government, politics and money”: * From Chicagoist… Government watchdo… http://bit.ly/16OIg1c Capitol Fax #twill “The intersection of government, politics and money”: * From Chicagoist… Government watchdo…http://bit.ly/16OIg1c

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Adventures in governance: * Blogger and retired teacher Fred Klonsky is not at all pleased … http://bit.ly/16OIepO Capitol Fax #twill Adventures in governance: * Blogger and retired teacher Fred Klonsky is not at all pleased … http://bit.ly/16OIepO

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MikeforIllinois: We’re just 6 followers away from 700, can you #RT and ask your friends to follow us? Thank you! #twill #Democrat #Illinois #Progressive We’re just 6 followers away from 700, can you #RT and ask your friends to follow us? Thank you! #twill #Democrat #Illinois #Progressive

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mccann_sam: I spoke with @wics_abc20 on the funding inequalities between downstate and Chicago schools. http://bit.ly/1du5jOk I spoke with @wics_abc20 on the funding inequalities between downstate and Chicago schools. http://bit.ly/1du5jOk

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Congresswoman Cheri Bustos to visit with Tazewell County veterans

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WTAX’s Alex Degman Talks with Alderman Kris Theilen WTAX’s Alex Degman Talks with Alderman Kris Theilen Good News! The President’s “Approval Rating” is Low!!! It is low!!! , National FAA changes rules; cell phones, tablets cleared for takeoff The FAA changes rules to allow airline passengers to use most electronic devices in flight. Sports Colorado goalie arrested on kidnapping, assault charges The Avalanche goaltender is arrested on

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State Fair, Business Club Donate Thousands to Charities Through a partnership with the Illinois State Fair earlier this year, the American Business Club of Springfield is donating more than $79,000 to local charities. It’s the 10th year for the partnership. Funds raised through parking and admissions at this year’s state fair were handed out to 56 different organizations that collectively volunteered more than 15,000 hours at the fair. …

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bruce rauner – Social Mention
Raoul discusses state’s fiscal crisis at Elmhurst College Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul will discuss "Illinois’ Fiscal Crisis: Decades in the Making" on Nov. 18 as a part of Elmhurst College’s "Fixing Illinois: A Great State’s Problems and Promise" lecture series.

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"alerts/13250517469112238316" via Ryan
Lake County school officials say state test standards improperly … Schools weren’t equipped to meet the new state standards that align with Common Core standards, he said, so the data itself is not entirely comparable.

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Algonquin official picked to lead state arborist group 4 The Illinois Arborist Association has tapped Algonquin’s parks and forestry superintendent to help lead the nonprofit organization that instructs its members on proper tree care. Steve Ludwig, an Algonquin employee since 1995, was named president elect during the organization’s annual conference last week.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Today’s quotes * Joe Walsh interviewed Sen. Kirk Dillard this week for his ongoing series about Republican gubernatorial candidates. Listen to the whole thing if you have time… * Silliest question… “Do you like freedom, and why?” * Silliest claim by the candidate… “i ran an administration that left a billion and a half surplus.” It left that surplus six years […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Great return, higher unfunded liability, lower contribution 2 * First, the good news from a TRS press release… Teachers’ Retirement System investments generated a positive 12.8 percent rate-of-return during fiscal year 2013, net of fees, a result that exceeded internal custom benchmarks set for the $40 billion portfolio. * Now, the bad news… Yet, despite these high returns for the year ended on June 30, the […]

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
IG Ferguson: Emanuel Administration Heeds Advice More Often Than Daley CHICAGO (CBS) – Despite their public disputes, Chicago Inspector Joseph Ferguson said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has adopted more of his recommendations on fighting waste and fraud than former Mayor Richard M. Daley. WBBM Newsradio’s Craig Dellimore reports Ferguson and Emanuel have tangled in court over his subpoena powers, and there have been public disputes about Ferguson’s access to i

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Governor Quinn Launches Get Covered Illinois – The New Online Marketplace for Affordable Health Care – Statewide Options Now Available Through Illinois’ Official Health Marketplace Created by the Affordable Care Act Source Article from http://www3.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=52&RecNum=11598

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WGN Radio
Baby Ditka Picture Goes Viral 100+ Christina didn’t know the picture of her son, Albert, dressed as Mike Ditka went viral until a random day at work. http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/10/kids-babies-halloween-costume-coaches-andy-reid-bill-belichick/

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illinois school – Google News
2013 Illinois Test Scores: Top 50 schools – Chicago Sun-Times 100+ 2013 Illinois Test Scores: Top 50 schoolsChicago Sun-TimesFor a more than a decade, the Chicago Sun-Times has based its exclusive rankings of schools on average scores on state achievement tests, not on the percentage who meet state standards – a measure that has come under criticism. Only 2013 reading and …Revamped School Report Cards set for release ThursdayMostly F’s on school report cards, b

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The Daily Journal Editorial News
Editorial: The price of gas – supply and demand works We have said it before.When it comes to gasoline, Americans are irrational. Seemingly there are always two things two unrelated Ameircans can always discuss — the weather and the price of gas around the corner.For the

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Google Alerts – illinois fracking
Fracking debate should be driven by facts Fracking is now legal in Illinois and promises to provide thousands of jobs throughout the southern part of the state. However, this is much to the dismay of many …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Matune to challenge State Rep. Ron Sandack in Republican primary 7 Public school teacher Keith Matune (photo right) says is preparing for a Republican primary election challenge to state Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove and could receive backing from a top conservative group. Matune said he’d be the "clear conservative"…

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Illinois wants to wind down CHIP high-risk pool in light of Affordable … 1 For 24 years, thousands of Illinois adults denied health coverage because of … 1 with the launch of the Affordable Care Act, which prohibits insurers from …

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Shelby County News
Two sentenced to Illinois Dept. of Corrections in unrelated court matters Shelby County State’s Attorney Gina Vonderheide has announced that Thomas F. Loar, 45, of Pana, was sentenced on October 23, 2013, to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, for attempted murder of his brother, Daniel E. Loar, in June of this year. Upon his release, he is required to complete three years of mandatory supervised release. Loar was represented by Robert Swiney, Shelby Cou

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Google Alerts – southtownstar
pkadner October 30, 2013 10:20PM. Congress held hearing …

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New Trier opts not to try new PARCC test this year For New Trier Township High School District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke, concerns that students will lose valuable classroom instructional time led to a …

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Legis
AndyManar: I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Pana Junior High School | October 29, 2013" http://fb.me/2wfNpcH1D I posted 4 photos on Facebook in the album "Pana Junior High School | October 29, 2013" http://fb.me/2wfNpcH1D

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Legis
danielbiss: Interesting read, though "it doesn’t seem fair to a future Mark Zuckerberg" is a baffling way to oppose this idea: http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/10/29/companies_look_to_loan_you_money_in_return_for_a_percentage_of_your_future.html … Interesting read, though "it doesn’t seem fair to a future Mark Zuckerberg" is a baffling way to oppose this idea:http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/10/29/companies_look_to_loan_you_money_in_return_for_a_percentage_of_your_future.html

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Legis
mjzalewski: Nuance and context is everything. http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77990231/ …” Nuance and context is everything. http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77990231/ …”

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Legis
EdSullivanforIL: Does it shock anyone that Big Papi gets the MVP hardware? Thought not. #RedSoxNation Does it shock anyone that Big Papi gets the MVP hardware? Thought not. #RedSoxNation

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Politics 1
IllinoisEric89: So excited to meet @KirkDillard tonight I’m McHenry county. A candidate who knows how to get the economy growing. #destinationeconomy So excited to meet @KirkDillard tonight I’m McHenry county. A candidate who knows how to get the economy growing. #destinationeconomy

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Media 2
WDCBnews: Hinsdale Attorney Runs For Illinois Attorney General by wdcbnews #illinoisattorneygeneral http://bit.ly/17yXAgL Hinsdale Attorney Runs For Illinois Attorney General by wdcbnews #illinoisattorneygeneral http://bit.ly/17yXAgL

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governor quinn – Social Mention

Governor Quinn Opens New Target Store that will add 200 jobs to the Chicago area.

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Chicago Sun-Times
Rooftop owners: Wrigley Field test sign obstructs views 100+ The Cubs on Wednesday put up a mock-up of the 650-square-foot script sign at Wrigley Field that affirmed the worst nightmares of rooftop club owners who feared their views would be blocked. The test run — using a sign that read, “Wrigley Field” — was aimed at appeasing the rooftops and jump-starting stalled negotiations between the team and club owners.

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DailyHerald.com > Local News
Actor D.B. Sweeney to lead Q&A in Rosemont Friday 1 Actor D.B. Sweeney will come to the Muvico 18 Rosemont Theaters Friday, Nov. 1, to conduct a Q&A with fans following the screening of his new movie "Underdogs." The sports drama is based on the true story of a high school football team no one expected to succeed. Sweeney plays DeAntonio, coach who sees great potential in a losing team. "Broadway" Joe Namath also appears in

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The Times Today’s News
Funding cut for food assistance program in Illinois 100+ A temporary increase in federal food aid spending is set to expire in November, meaning those receiving food stamps will see a decrease in benefits.The changes are due to the expiration of a funding increase to the Supplemental

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The Times Today’s News
Superintendents weigh in on state funding 2 If general state aid funding remains at the same level in three to five years, the Ottawa Elementary District will have to look at serious program cuts.Unit 2 District could hold out about five years, but major changes

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DailyHerald.com > Local News
Why more suburban schools are labeled failing 21 Yes, standardized test scores indicate more students than ever are not meeting or exceeding state standards. But a change in the testing and grading of those tests accounts for the decline.

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Our Opinion: Comptroller’s Warehouse site good for Illinoisans 30 The Internet continues to offer opportunities for governmental bodies to swing the doors of secrecy wide open and let taxpayers get a look inside. Some bodies choose to bask in the sunlight, while others would rather stay behind with the doors locked and the curtains drawn.

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RiverBender.com News
Distracted Driving in Illinois 2 Not only will Illinois drivers be prohibited from using a hand-held phone while driving, but the state should – once that new law takes effect in January – be able to qualify for federal distracted-driving grants in 2014. A report this…

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Opinions – Editorials
Our View: DeKalb needs a do-er for next city manager 5 DeKalb needs a do-er.

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Editorials
Our View: Wheeler bill makes sense 6 It’s refreshing when common-sense legislation is proposed in Springfield.

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Illinois lawmakers to tackle state pension crisis next week Possibility of an agreement looks slim

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