Today’s headlines — Saturday, Nov. 2

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Today’s headlines — Saturday, Nov. 2

by Ryan Keith

Will County labor talks will resume this week Will County and members of its biggest employees union agreed Friday to return to the bargaining table to try to resolve their differences and avert a strike. “Both parties have agreed to the request and are working out the details for a session (this week),” county officials said. Union officials said they would like to see the county budge on its latest contract offer when talks resume. “We
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Lincoln Library in Springfield plans events to mark 150th … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with free …

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Executive Director Of Witness To Innocence Calls On Pat Quinn Before I start talking about Governor Pat Quinn (D. IL), first let me give you … of justice and full compensation is not complete, as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, like …

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Chris Kattan Chris Kattan joins Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder in the Allstate Showcase Studio to discuss improv, talk about his career, and make Bill and Wendy’s intern cry.

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Zombie Run Makes For Thrills, Chills Between 800 to 1,000 participants stumbled through Navy Park in The Glen for the first “Zombie Run for the Heart” race.

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AndyManar: Thanks @BenYount for having me on the air today @ilwatchdog radio to talk #ADM and job creation in Decatur Thanks @BenYount for having me on the air today @ilwatchdog radio to talk #ADM and job creation in Decatur

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RepBerrios: New Spot! “@LSFarmersMarket: This Sunday at the Logan Square Farmers Market http://conta.cc/1b0IQVq http://fb.me/N8AGgqHR ” New Spot! “@LSFarmersMarket: This Sunday at the Logan Square Farmers Market http://conta.cc/1b0IQVq http://fb.me/N8AGgqHR

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Several bands performed Lou Reed songs in concert… http://bit.ly/1e0y3B9 Capitol Fax #twill Reader comments closed for the weekend: * Several bands performed Lou Reed songs in concert…http://bit.ly/1e0y3B9

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Repevans33: Bloom Township Democratic Organization Dinner Event Bloom Township Democratic Organization Dinner Event

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MikeforIllinois: Hello Bureau County #Democrats! Thanks for having me and keep up the great work! #twill pic.twitter.com/eHLtpmYaaw Hello Bureau County #Democrats! Thanks for having me and keep up the great work! #twill pic.twitter.com/eHLtpmYaaw

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wldsnews: Former Cardinals shortstop’s land being auctioned in Cass Co. http://wlds.com/?p=2340 Former Cardinals shortstop’s land being auctioned in Cass Co. http://wlds.com/?p=2340

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Progressive Chicagoans Take Budget Hearings into Their Own … Many Chicago progressives might remember Richard M. Daley, the Windy City’s … educational services that suburban Chicago school districts take for granted.

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Kosel Retiring from State House in 2015 – Patch.com Kosel Retiring from State House in 2015Patch.comSince taking office in January of 1997 I have seen Illinois in good times and bad, and I have always been impressed with the resilience and dedication the people of Illinois have.” Correction: In the original post, Renee Kosel was incorrectly listed as …

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Audit: Illinois Property Inventory Lacks Basic Details – WICS-TV WICS-TVAudit: Illinois Property Inventory Lacks Basic DetailsWICS-TVSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An audit finds the agency that keeps track of all of Illinois state property does a poor job. Auditor General William Holland’s review Thursday shows the Department of Central Management Services’ inventory includes only a …

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mike zalewski – Google News
Mayor Emanuel, Aviation Officials Break Ground on Major Cargo Project – The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and Mayor Emanuel, Aviation Officials Break Ground on Major Cargo ProjectThe Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment andGroundbreaking for the Northeast Cargo Center at O’Hare (l-r) Ald. Mary O’Connor, 41st Ward; Ald. Michael Zalewski, 23rd Ward; Tom Villanova, Pres., Building and Construction Trades Council; Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Erin Gruver, Exec. VP, Aeroterm and …

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dan rutherford – Google News
Treasurer: Tax hike could be issue – Peoria Journal Star Treasurer: Tax hike could be issuePeoria Journal StarPEKIN — Republican gubernatorial candidate and current state Treasurer Dan Rutherford left the door open for an extension of the temporary income tax increase. Rutherford, who is originally from Pontiac and who has served about 20 years first in the …

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Race to watch: Guzzardi-Berrios 39 Guzzardi snuck up on all of them, including Toni Berrios’ dad, Joe Berrios, whose former seat she now occupies. Dad is not only the county assessor but also the …

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Hon. John Cullerton – City Club of Chicago Hon. John Cullerton. Senate President State of Illinois. February 10, 2014 11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon. Save to calendar. Sold out! Add your name …

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Audit: Gillum misspent nearly $30K, didn’t disclose conflicts CHATHAM — During his five-year tenure, former Ball-Chatham School Superintendent Bob Gillum misspent or failed to provide proper documentation for nearly …

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Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: Week in Review for 10/28 … 1 Budget Gov. Quinn’s “supplemental” budget request includes significant overtime payments to unionized State employees. State auditors have reported that the …

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Bill aims to resolve health care ‘promise’ – Northwest Herald Bill aims to resolve health care ‘promise’Northwest HeraldCongressman Randy Hultgren has joined a Republican-led effort that could allow millions of Americans to keep their current insurance plans in 2014, even if they would have been dropped because of the new health care law. Hultgren, R-Winfield, has …

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Cross, District 308 to Host Diabetes Screening Nov. 14 … – Tom Cross OSWEGO —State Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) in partnership with School District 308 and Rush-Copley Medical Center are jointly sponsoring a free …

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Illinois State Fire Marshal reminds residents to change clocks … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding … There were 123 fire fatalities in Illinois in 2012.

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Shimkus to announce re-election campaign – Belleville News Democrat Shimkus to announce re-election campaignBelleville News DemocratJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville, plans to formally announce Monday his campaign for re-election to Congress. The Collinsville-native was first elected to Congress in 1996. He has served resident of Illinois’ 19th District in the U.S. House of …US Rep. Shimkus Seeking Re-election in 2014Congressman to speak to Ford County GOP on Nov. 16

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Editorials
Our View: The need for true consensus A County Board chairman who says he must diligently scrutinize budget requests in order to keep the property tax levy frozen.

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judy baar topinka – Social Mention
Jim Dey: Open the Books opens whole new world to taxpayers Adam Andrzejewski’s mission is to "post online every dime taxed or spent at the federal, state and local level across the country." Nobody knows better than Adam Andrzejewski that politics is a numbers game. In 2010, he ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for government, and on primary election night the numbers told him he lost. read more

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Google Alerts – illinois transportation
IDOT to release Illiana RFQ, host outreach event for contractors The Illinois Department of Transportation will issue a Request for Qualifications on Friday, Nov. 8, seeking submission of qualifications by private industry …

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bruce rauner – Social Mention
Bruce Rauner is a pro-abortion liberal who’s running as a Republican for Governor of Illinois. And all of his "pro-life" supporters know damn well that he is. With all Rauner’s millions, it kinda makes me wonder how much he’s paying them for their support. Hmm.

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jhilkevitch: Chicago transportation boss moving on http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cdot-commissioner-resigns-20131102,0,3027462.story … Chicago transportation boss moving on http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cdot-commissioner-resigns-20131102,0,3027462.story

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Rutherford calls for more economic stability Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is traveling the region stumping for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. He stopped at C-J’s Cafe in Pekin Friday and …

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SenatorKirk: Check out Fox32 @PoliticalEditor Mike Flannery story about my effort to end sugar subsidies that cost #Illinois jobs: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23847058/kirk-stresses-need-to-reform-outdated-sugar-industry … Check out Fox32 @PoliticalEditor Mike Flannery story about my effort to end sugar subsidies that cost #Illinois jobs: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/23847058/kirk-stresses-need-to-reform-outdated-sugar-industry

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ACLUofIL: WATCH: #Illinois families can’t wait another day for lawmakers to pass marriage equality http://ilunites.org/CallTheBill #IL4M WATCH: #Illinois families can’t wait another day for lawmakers to pass marriage equality http://ilunites.org/CallTheBill #IL4M

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MikeforIllinois: Saying hello to my friends in the Illinois chapter of @NALC_National in #Normal tonight. #unions #twill pic.twitter.com/BHE7HaXwma Saying hello to my friends in the Illinois chapter of @NALC_National in #Normal tonight. #unions #twill pic.twitter.com/BHE7HaXwma

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GovernorQuinn: #November is #MilitaryFamily Appreciation Month. Take the time to give special thanks to our… http://instagram.com/p/gMGzx6G9if/ #November is #MilitaryFamily Appreciation Month. Take the time to give special thanks to our… http://instagram.com/p/gMGzx6G9if/

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jasonbarickman: Congratulations to the @PontiacFFA Chapter, named as the top chapter in the nation by the @nationalffa! http://bit.ly/1crika7 Congratulations to the @PontiacFFA Chapter, named as the top chapter in the nation by the @nationalffa! http://bit.ly/1crika7

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RutherfordDan: Great seeing friends and supporters at our Meet and Greet event today in #Pekin. #twill #GOP #ILGOP @pekintimes pic.twitter.com/OcqoR0WTWb Great seeing friends and supporters at our Meet and Greet event today in #Pekin. #twill #GOP #ILGOP @pekintimespic.twitter.com/OcqoR0WTWb

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Journal & Topics Newspapers Online – news,news/
Niles Hires Communications Coordinator Niles has a new communications and multimedia coordinator who will oversee public communications, an upgrade to the village’s website, a rebranding effort for the village itself, and recording and reb

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Most Illinois QCA schools fail to meet AYP under new grading scale This year, the state Board of Education raised the cutoff scores for the Illinois Standards Achievement Test, given to students in third- through eighth-grades, …

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Editorial: Fix Chicago’s petcoke problem EPA, step up on Chicago’s petcoke problemPeople in Chicago’s East Side and South Deering neighborhoods near the Indiana border complain that they can’t enjoy a picnic without getting "a mouthful of black dust." They have to keep their children inside with the windows closed when the wind blows.

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AmandaVinicky: Sketchy. RT @BrianMackey: Ooh, looks like the next @Illinois_Stage intern is getting a tablet. pic.twitter.com/ShvTs0z8J3 Sketchy. RT @BrianMackey: Ooh, looks like the next @Illinois_Stage intern is getting a tablet. pic.twitter.com/ShvTs0z8J3

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Set Your Clocks Back One Hour Sunday Morning 4 "We have done a lot of investigations of our fatal fires in Springfield, and our investigators have determined that, five of the last six recent fatal fires we’ve had in …

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Editorials
Our View: Sheriff should release report The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office has an ongoing fight with a local Internet journalist over a report from an internal sheriff’s office investigation that the journalist and the Illinois attorney general say should be released.

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The State Journal-Register The Dome RSS
State’s Chicago-to-Springfield shuttle flight policy revised 12 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. But an analysis found many shuttle flights are taking off with just one or two passengers — which critics contend is a waste of public money at a time state government finances are facing unprecedented tur

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Chicago Business News
OfficeMax-Office Depot deal gets antitrust nod (Reuters) — A deal to combine No. 2 U.S. office supply retailer Office Depot with smaller rival OfficeMax has won approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

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Rep. Rosenthal encouraging state retirees to attend meetings LITCHFIELD — State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) is encouraging state retirees to attend one of four informational meetings being held in the 95th District regarding the upcoming changes to state retiree insurance coverage. Participants will learn more about their Medicare Advantage options and the enrollment process.

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Chicagoans Line Up For New iPad The line at Apple’s Michigan Avenue store snaked down the street as Friday morning as tech junkies tried to be among the first get their hands on the iPad Air. Apple’s latest creation hit Chicago stores following its unveiling less than two weeks ago. Locals like Fred Brisco, who was first in line Friday morning, arrived at the store before the sun came up. "I’ve been sitting out here since 4

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
CTA Ignores Calls To Suspend Ventra Rollout The CTA has no intention of delaying the Ventra rollout despite calls from union representatives to put the program on hold. Spokesman Brian Steele said the CTA is holding the vendor accountable for rider concerns, but will not suspend their overall plans. "System fixes are underway, and legacy systems will remain in place until all unresolved issues are addressed," Steele said. The Amal

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Jackson Jr. could be freed New Year’s Eve 2015 Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has only been in prison a few days but he already has a projected release date.

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WICS Top Stories
U of I Gets $25 Million for Soybean Research The federal government is handing out $25 million to the University of Illinois. The goal is to increase the food supply in Africa through soybean research. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin made the announcement today. The research done here in Illinois could help improve soybean yields on the continent over the next five years. …

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WICS Top Stories
Manar Explains ADM Tax Credit Proposal Lawmakers could be voting to approve tax breaks for ADM as soon as next week. That’s the word from Sen. Andy Manar. He once opposed the idea of tax breaks to keep ADM’s headquarters in Illinois.

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AndyManar: Will be joining @jimleach at 6:30a tomorrow morning on Springfield 970 AM @WMAYSpringfield to discuss our ADM legislation; listen in. Will be joining @jimleach at 6:30a tomorrow morning on Springfield 970 AM @WMAYSpringfield to discuss our ADM legislation; listen in.

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: The Scary State of Illinois Via Reboot Illinois http://goo.gl/fb/f7A4B Latest on our Blog: The Scary State of Illinois Via Reboot Illinoishttp://goo.gl/fb/f7A4B

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AndyManar: NewsChannel 20’s Mike Brooks does a good job of outlining the challenges the Education Funding Advisory Committee… http://fb.me/6szl2snyY NewsChannel 20’s Mike Brooks does a good job of outlining the challenges the Education Funding Advisory Committee…http://fb.me/6szl2snyY

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RonSandack: Looking forward to being at Whittier School this morning! http://downersgrove.patch.com/groups/5-things/p/sandack-to-visit-whittier-friday-as-part-of-principal-for-a-day-program … Looking forward to being at Whittier School this morning!http://downersgrove.patch.com/groups/5-things/p/sandack-to-visit-whittier-friday-as-part-of-principal-for-a-day-program

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ITKIllinois: Get "In the Know" on State test scores, Obamacare struggles, the Lincoln Highway and more! http://goo.gl/fb/lXuuU Get "In the Know" on State test scores, Obamacare struggles, the Lincoln Highway and more! http://goo.gl/fb/lXuuU

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ilhousegop: In The Know Illinois: State test scores, Obamacare struggles, & more: http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/11/state-test-scores-obamacare-struggles.html?spref=tw … In The Know Illinois: State test scores, Obamacare struggles, & more:http://www.intheknowillinois.com/2013/11/state-test-scores-obamacare-struggles.html?spref=tw

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Repevans33: Southland Chamber of Commerce meeting – Legislative Breakfast Southland Chamber of Commerce meeting – Legislative Breakfast

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ILSenDems: Manar proposes legislation to create hundreds of jobs, keep ADM in Illinois http://bit.ly/19g1RpC Manar proposes legislation to create hundreds of jobs, keep ADM in Illinoishttp://bit.ly/19g1RpC

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ILSenDems: Cunningham, Hurley launch holiday food drive http://bit.ly/16RY3fs Cunningham, Hurley launch holiday food drive http://bit.ly/16RY3fs

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reptryon: November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As many of you know I have Type II Diabetes, read my story here….http://www.ilgadiabetes.com/2013/11/30-stories-of-diabetes-education-mike.html … November is Diabetes Awareness Month. As many of you know I have Type II Diabetes, read my story here….http://www.ilgadiabetes.com/2013/11/30-stories-of-diabetes-education-mike.html

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SenBillBrady: Great event a few weeks ago for SR70. Here I am with His Grace Bishop Demetrios Great event a few weeks ago for SR70. Here I am with His Grace Bishop Demetrios

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APOConnor: .@DougFinkeSJR a shining light for consumers, saves economy during quiet first week of veto session: http://tinyurl.com/koj48qv @wics_abc20 .@DougFinkeSJR a shining light for consumers, saves economy during quiet first week of veto session: http://tinyurl.com/koj48qv@wics_abc20

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RepBillFoster: Today, nearly 2m residents of Illinois will see a decrease in the #SNAP benefits they rely on to feed their families. http://tinyurl.com/mjx54pp Today, nearly 2m residents of Illinois will see a decrease in the #SNAP benefits they rely on to feed their families.http://tinyurl.com/mjx54pp

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TT_sstout: The LaSalle County GOP will host it’s 5th Annual Reagan Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Celebrations 150 outside Utica. The LaSalle County GOP will host it’s 5th Annual Reagan Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Celebrations 150 outside Utica.

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GregHinz: #McCormick Place czar Jim #Reilly is out. Was he pushed? http://tinyurl.com/lvqjtt9 #McCormick Place czar Jim #Reilly is out. Was he pushed? http://tinyurl.com/lvqjtt9

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GregHinz: Jim #Reilly out as chief of #McPier. What’s the story? http://tinyurl.com/lvqjtt9 Jim #Reilly out as chief of #McPier. What’s the story? http://tinyurl.com/lvqjtt9

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GregHinz: "Windy City Nights" just the cure for time-change weekend. Watch the amazing video http://tinyurl.com/kdmtlvs "Windy City Nights" just the cure for time-change weekend. Watch the amazing video http://tinyurl.com/kdmtlvs

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Illinois_Stage: Illinois prison parolees can get health coverage through Obamacare http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/illinois-parolees-qualify-for-medicaid-under-obamacare/article_867e5edf-b7da-552b-a031-a683d0ebad10.html … Illinois prison parolees can get health coverage through Obamacare http://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/illinois-parolees-qualify-for-medicaid-under-obamacare/article_867e5edf-b7da-552b-a031-a683d0ebad10.html

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IL_Observer: Bill might undo some McCormick Place reforms @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/yTrvUhl #twill Bill might undo some McCormick Place reforms @CrainsChicagohttp://fw.to/yTrvUhl #twill

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illnewsnetwork: Lost your health #insurance due to #Obamacare? post it at http://mycancellation.com , http://bit.ly/1bUVtEt #InsuranceCanceled #twill Lost your health #insurance due to #Obamacare? post it at http://mycancellation.com , http://bit.ly/1bUVtEt#InsuranceCanceled #twill

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IllinoisUnites: RT if you want #IL lawmakers to call the bill & pass marriage! Then call your Rep now: http://ilunites.org/Call #IL4M pic.twitter.com/VgOufLoYko RT if you want #IL lawmakers to call the bill & pass marriage! Then call your Rep now: http://ilunites.org/Call #IL4Mpic.twitter.com/VgOufLoYko

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mikeunes: It was a great morning to join Washington, East Peoria and Tazewell County Officials in commemorating the… http://fb.me/38wTRFCeW It was a great morning to join Washington, East Peoria and Tazewell County Officials in commemorating the… http://fb.me/38wTRFCeW

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RepChrisWelch: Rep. Welch Calls for Maywood Library to Reopen Immediately! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/16TpxMu Rep. Welch Calls for Maywood Library to Reopen Immediately! #constantcontact http://conta.cc/16TpxMu

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MikeforIllinois: After the Letter Carriers event in Normal, I’m heading up to #BureauCounty to speak to their County #Democrats John Mitchell dinner. #twill After the Letter Carriers event in Normal, I’m heading up to #BureauCounty to speak to their County #Democrats John Mitchell dinner. #twill

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MikeforIllinois: Here’s a great @TheDailyIllini write-up on the grant @DickDurbin announced today in #Urbana. http://www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/article_796db2c6-4327-11e3-9694-001a4bcf6878.html … #twill Here’s a great @TheDailyIllini write-up on the grant @DickDurbin announced today in #Urbana. http://www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/article_796db2c6-4327-11e3-9694-001a4bcf6878.html … #twill

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tammyduckworth: Very excited there’s now a @PeapodDelivers pickup point on Barrington Rd @Schaumburg!No excuses to not shop for groceries! No more takeout! Very excited there’s now a @PeapodDelivers pickup point on Barrington Rd @Schaumburg!No excuses to not shop for groceries! No more takeout!

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Chicagoist: Food stamp cuts will affect 2 million Illinois residents starting today. http://ow.ly/qpA60 Food stamp cuts will affect 2 million Illinois residents starting today.http://ow.ly/qpA60

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debmell: FYI if your debit card has this symbol you don’t need VENTRA. Just tap and go. pic.twitter.com/9Ys70i5Y3K FYI if your debit card has this symbol you don’t need VENTRA. Just tap and go. pic.twitter.com/9Ys70i5Y3K

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timlandisSJR: Coming Sunday: * Hospital construction update. * New source for horseshoes. * Longtime apparel, design shops combine. Coming Sunday: * Hospital construction update. * New source for horseshoes. * Longtime apparel, design shops combine.

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Illinois Republican Party’s Facebook Wall
The SJR praised Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s new transparency website, saying… The SJR praised Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s new transparency website, saying: "Topinka has done a service by offering local financial information on an easily navigable website. There’s no such thing as too much public information or too much sunlight. "The onus is on taxpayers to understand the information or find help interpreting it so they can get an accurate picture of what’s

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sheila simon – Social Mention
More young kids are using mobile devices Studies show more kids than ever are using the technology.

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jesse white – Social Mention
How States Launched Successful Health Exchanges Nextgov.com – Found 1 hour ago… compare those numbers with HealthCare.gov because the White House and … It needed to be nimble, said Jesse Oman, MN.ITs assistant …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Talking points * Sometimes, trying too hard to stay on message can complicate matters when reporters want to ask about different stuff… Rauner earlier this week said on a Chicago radio show that high-speed rail is not a priority for Illinois. Asked about high-speed rail Thursday, Rauner initially avoided the questions. “I have not studied high-speed rail issues,” […]

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Geneva Patch
OMGPD: Testicular Fortitude, Parking Placard Predicament Here’s a roundup of recent, bizarre police report items from the area.

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Chicago getting bigger cut of state aid SPRINGFIELD — Chicago-area public schools are collecting a disproportionate amount of state educational aid at the expense of students studying in …

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john cullerton – Google News
Craver: Cullerton won’t let (non) crisis go to waste – Northwest Herald 15 Craver: Cullerton won’t let (non) crisis go to wasteNorthwest HeraldSenate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago. It’s easy to conclude that Democratic Senate President John Cullerton is living in cloud-cuckoo land after he told WGN Radio several weeks ago that the state’s unfunded pension crisis isn’t really a crisis.

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Google Alerts – illinois
Five-dollar-a-day doc of Illinois retires at age 88 – U.S. News 3K For 58 years, the doctor was in, charging just five dollars per visit in the small town of Rushville, Ill. Now, the man whose services cost so little but who was …

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Disappearing pensions? Illinois teachers get Halloween scare | Say … Dick Ingram, executive director of the Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System, says the retirement system for 390,000 public school teachers in Illinois is spending …

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Illinois’ Top School Official Wants Districts Statewide To Embrace … SPRINGFIELD The world has gone online and the sooner everybody realizes that the better says the states top public school official We have entire counties in …

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New Chief Justice Swears in Attorneys More than 80 new attorneys are now able to practice law in Illinois. Rita Garman … SPECIAL REPORT: Can Lawmakers Fix Illinois School Funding Formula?

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Oberweis needs help in U.S. Senate race Jim Oberweis, a current Republican Illinois Senator, has agreed to run in the 2014 Senate election against Dick Durbin. This will require us to get out of our …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
AFP-IL’s "Restore Illinois" Summit Saturday in Rosemont ROSEMONT – Saturday’s a big day for Illinois conservatives, as Americans for Prosperity Foundation Illinois presents the Restore Illinois Summit at the Rosemont Convention Center. Not only will Illinois’ own array of conservative stars be there, but several nationally-known pundits…

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Jason Plummer Challenges Bill Enyart to 12 Debates in Illinois 12th …
Manar Archers Daniel Midland Deal Could Boost 2014 Reelecton Bid Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this (Chicago) – Insider: State Senator Andy Manar (D–Bunker Hill) yesterday announced a jobs deal with Archers Daniel Midland that could help save his own. Manar introduced legislation on Thursday that would keep the company’s headquarters in Illinois and aim to create 600 jobs in Decatur. ADM announced in September its inte

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Report: Sun-Times to endorse candidates * A source tells Crain’s that the Sun-Times will dump its “no endorsements” policy in the next few weeks… In January 2012, the newspaper announced in an editorial that it was no longer going to endorse candidates, saying, “We have come to doubt the value of candidate endorsements by this newspaper or any newspaper, especially in […]

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Numbers for hard times * Huge… The shutdown of as many as 68 Dominick’s grocery stores next month could produce the biggest layoff in metro Chicago in years, with upward of 6,600 employees at risk of losing their jobs. […] According to executive search firm Challenger Gray & Christmas Inc., employers in Illinois cut a total of 2,202 jobs in Chicago […]

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Is momentum building? 15 * David Ormsby… State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago), the measure’s chief House sponsor, strongly hinted on Wednesday night that he plans to call the bill for a vote during the last week of the fall veto session which begins on Tuesday, November 5. “I think my colleagues should be prepared next week to make history on marriage […]

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University of Illinois to open office in China She is scheduled to host the opening ceremony for the office on Dec. 9. Information from: The News-Gazette, http://www.news-gazette.com. Copyright 2013 The …

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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? – Posted by Rich Miller …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » 2013 » November Rauner earlier this week said on a Chicago radio show that high-speed rail is not a priority for Illinois. Asked about high-speed rail Thursday, Rauner initially …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » More Lou Usually, I post a video at the end of the week when comments are turned off. But we’re gonna do something a little different today. I didn’t post many of Lou …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Caption contest! Better Government Association President and CEO Andy Shaw and John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute discussed the State’s pension crisis and …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Driving Dick Durbin 2 Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel writes Friday about Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator that his vendetta towards American Legislative Exchange Council is a key reason for this week’s stand your ground hearing. Despite all of the ink over Mr. Durbin’s tactics,…

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Dynegy Doesn’t Deserve Permission to Pollute Illinois Communities [The following is a paid advertisement.] After years of dangerous pollution from Ameren’s E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant in Bartonville, Ill., local community members are not willing to let Texas-based energy giant Dynegy walk into town asking for a free pass to pollute their community. A new air modeling study released by the Central Illinois Healthy Community […]

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Illinois shows six-year improvement in preterm birth rate In Illinois, the March of Dimes is supporting hospital efforts to end early elective deliveries and group prenatal education programs that will help women have …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Bivins endorses Dillard-Tracy in 2014 2 DIXON, Ill. – Former sheriff and State Sen. Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) is endorsing fellow Senator Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) and State Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) for the Republican Governor-Lt. Governor 2014 Primary, citing a need to revive Illinois’ lackluster jobs and…

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City transportation commissioner is resigning Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein — who spearheaded the installation of protected bike lanes, bike-sharing and speed cameras around …

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Twitter as GPS * The AP matched up Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s Tweets to his official public schedule and his state travel invoices… “Just arriving to the DuPage Township Republicans Sunday Brunch fundraiser where I will be the guest speaker,” Rutherford tweeted one Sunday last fall. Hours later, he posted that he was speaking at a Joe Neal for Illinois […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Court rules Catholic family business may opt out of ObamaCare abortion mandate 25 A powerful federal appeals court ruled Friday that a Catholic family-run business does not have to comply with the Obamacare abortion mandate requiring it to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Francis A. Gilardi, Jr. and…

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Conservative groups driving GOP agenda Mark Kirk of Illinois and Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. Behind the scenes, GOP campaign officials are urging donors to fund mainstream groups to …

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State Farm says it’s likely that claims jobs will leave Bloomington … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … BLOOMINGTON, Illinois — State Farm Insurance Co. says it will probably move its claims services employees out of Bloomington.

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Former Illinois judge to plead guilty to heroin, gun charges EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal plans to plead guilty next week to federal heroin and drug charges, …

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Bill might undo some McCormick Place reforms Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, exhibitors at trade shows and conventions at McCormick Place would be allowed to select their own contractor for electrical services, …

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Illinois parolees qualify for Medicaid under Obamacare SPRINGFIELD — Illinois prison officials say as many as 30,000 newly freed inmates could be in line to gain health care coverage as part of the Affordable Care …

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Treasurer’s tweets show mix of work, politics SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dan Rutherford’s Twitter account chronicles the Illinois treasurer fixing home appliances, jogging on the treadmill and eating his …

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Cubs interview Brad Ausmus for manager opening With about a week left in the process, the Cubs have brought former big-league catcher Brad Ausmus to Chicago today for a formal interview for their manager …

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Kadner: Impoverished south suburbs could use a lift Cindy Wojdyla Cain~Sun-Times Media. storyidforme: 57178784 … It’s an area south of Chicago one state legislator recently called “Forgottonia.” East of I-57 and …

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Jesse Jackson Jr. gets projected prison release date Jackson’s wife, Sandi, 50, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced for a related tax violation. She is supposed to surrender to authorities and begin a …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Question of the day 9 The Republicans on the pension reform conference committee have been demanding an optional 401(k) retirement plan. Public employees would be able to …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar » Murphy, Raoul … 7 Four of the ten pension reform conference committee members were on “Chicago Tonight” this week. Right up front, they were asked whether they thought a bill …

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Reader comments closed for the weekend – Capitol Fax.com Several bands performed Lou Reed songs in concert this week. Click here for some videos. My personal favorite tribute, though, was Neil Young, Elvis Costello, …

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