Today’s headlines — Monday, Nov. 4

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MikeforIllinois: Another great event put on tonight by the #ThorntonTownship #Democrats! Thanks for having me! #twill pic.twitter.com/G1HMAdAOB8 Another great event put on tonight by the #ThorntonTownship #Democrats! Thanks for having me! #twillpic.twitter.com/G1HMAdAOB8
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Repevans33: Talking with some of my 33rd District constituents at Committeeman/Supervisor Frank Zucerrelli’s Event today. Talking with some of my 33rd District constituents at Committeeman/Supervisor Frank Zucerrelli’s Event today.

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SenatorMcCarter: Headed to Washington Cty Century Club dinner. Gov candidates should be there.who are you supporting? Headed to Washington Cty Century Club dinner. Gov candidates should be there.who are you supporting?

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RutherfordDan: Spoke at IL State Representative Chad Hays event tonight in #Danville. #GOP #ILGOP pic.twitter.com/qNXBsgyy1J Spoke at IL State Representative Chad Hays event tonight in #Danville. #GOP #ILGOP pic.twitter.com/qNXBsgyy1J

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pjstar: State lawmakers may be close to voting on pension reform and same-sex marriage http://www.pjstar.com/archive/x1783713879/Tamping-down-expectations … State lawmakers may be close to voting on pension reform and same-sex marriagehttp://www.pjstar.com/archive/x1783713879/Tamping-down-expectations

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RonSandack: Honored to serve in this role. http://downersgrove.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/sandack-to-serve-on-council-on-aging … Honored to serve in this role. http://downersgrove.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/sandack-to-serve-on-council-on-aging

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Tweets from Illinews
Illinews: WICS: Local Health Officials Urge Reisdents to Screen for Diabetes http://bit.ly/19tRM8C WICS: Local Health Officials Urge Reisdents to Screen for Diabetes http://bit.ly/19tRM8C

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bruce rauner – Social Mention
Bruce Rauner Saturday! Petitioning for State Rep and State Senateon Sunday! 44th Ward Republican Petition BlitzSunday November 10th, 11:00 amChicago GOP Victory Center 2768 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Letter: Still waiting for CMS Well, here we are in November and no detailed information has been received on the new State Retiree Medical Insurance program.

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The State Journal-Register Opinions RSS
Letter: Good insurance deal for retired Illinois teachers One thing has been lost in the controversies over the state’s new retiree health insurance program: For most teachers (who, unlike retired state employees, have paid insurance premiums all along) the new plans will be significantly cheaper than what they’re paying now.

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WHBF – More Local News
Clergy letter asks Ill. House to OK gay marriage A coalition of clergy members and faith leaders has sent a letter to Illinois House members encouraging them to support gay marriage.

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WHBF – More Local News
Chicago selects official, 57-foot Christmas tree Chicago authorities say the city’s official Christmas tree will be a 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from South Holland.

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WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Chicago Fire Department overtime jumps to $43M in 2012 The Chicago Fire Department will blow past its overtime budget by more than $20 million this year and is proposing additional overtime spending for 2014, prompting the head of the fire union to call on City Hall to hire more firefighters and paramedics.Total overtime payouts will hit around $43 million by the end of 2013, fire department spokesman Larry Langford told WBEZ Friday. That’s more than

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chad hays – Google News
Local lawmakers continue push for Health Alliance to win state contract – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Local lawmakers continue push for Health Alliance to win state contractChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteA similar resolution was filed in the House by Republican Representative Chad Hays of Catlin. Rose said the plan could give Health Alliance a chance to re-bid and possibly be added as a provider in the Medicare Advantage program. He said Governor Pat …

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"alerts/2440764238718606539" via Ryan
Ameren Illinois investing in infrastructure upgrades in metro-east 1 These upgrades were made possible by the Illinois Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act, which was enacted in the fall of 2011. This legislation paved the …

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Google Alerts – illinois gambling
Casino’s tax appeals prove unpopular Since gamblers first stepped up to the shiny new slot machines at Rivers Casino, Illinois’ most profitable gambling palace has pumped hundreds of millions of …

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Google Alerts – illinois senate
Illinois Student Senate possibly breeches Open Meetings Act with … In the senate’s constitution under Article 7: Meetings of the Illinois Student Senate, Item D, it is stated: “Illinois Student Senate should follow all provisions of the …

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Google Alerts – education illinois
Letter: Illinois poised to make gains in skills gap Illinois’ priority must be to reverse the downward trend in resources devoted to … there are 3 million adults in Illinois who don’t have an education beyond high …

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Elaine Nekritz – Northbrook, IL Patch
Glencoe Gets New Village Manager From Northbrook Phil Kiraly, Northbrook’s current Assistant Village Manager, will take office as Glencoe’s Village Manager on Dec. 2.

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Google Alerts – state journal-register
Litchfield Council Votes On Electrical Aggregation Lance explained to the council that the committee issued a legal ad in the State Journal-Register asking for bids to handle the city’s electrical aggregation project …

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Google Alerts – illinois government
2 Blue Island brothers in line for 6 government pensions BY ANDREW SCHROEDTER Better Government Association November 4, 2013 12: … Mesirow employs Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s son Andrew …

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Chicago Blackhawks head to White House CHICAGO (AP) – The Stanley Cup champions are heading to Washington to be honored at the White House. The Chicago Blackhawks are set to meet President …

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Southern Illinois river museum opens new annex GRAND TOWER, Ill. (AP) – A southern Illinois museum aimed at preserving the history of Mississippi River towns opened a new addition this weekend.

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Google Alerts – dave koehler
Food labeling complicated issue that could be costly Dave Koehler, D-Peoria, introduced SB 1666 requiring the labeling of certain genetically engineered (GE) foods. "This legislation isn’t about passing a value …

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Google Alerts – illinois infrastructure
Ameren Illinois investing in infrastructure upgrades in metro-east 1 Updating the grid is under way in the metro-east as Ameren Illinois spends the next 10 years replacing out-of-date electrical infrastructure. The utility provider is …

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NewsradioWJPF: GUB Cand. Bruce Rauner Mon. at 8:20a and IL State Rep Brandon Phelps at 7:20a. Last Days of Fall Veto Session GUB Cand. Bruce Rauner Mon. at 8:20a and IL State Rep Brandon Phelps at 7:20a. Last Days of Fall Veto Session

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SteveTarter: Who wants to support a gas tax? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does. http://blogs.pjstar.com/mindingbiz/2013/11/03/u-s-chamber-suggests-upping-gas-tax-to-fix-u-s-roads/ … Who wants to support a gas tax? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does.http://blogs.pjstar.com/mindingbiz/2013/11/03/u-s-chamber-suggests-upping-gas-tax-to-fix-u-s-roads/

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Repevans33: I posted a new photo to Facebook http://fb.me/27ahVySUJ I posted a new photo to Facebookhttp://fb.me/27ahVySUJ

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KirkDillard: Back in #Lake Co. for the 3rd Annual Candidate Chili Cook-off in #Wauconda! Great event & Great chili! pic.twitter.com/hpqXhUBdKy Back in #Lake Co. for the 3rd Annual Candidate Chili Cook-off in #Wauconda! Great event & Great chili!pic.twitter.com/hpqXhUBdKy

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MikeforIllinois: Tonight I’m stopping in #ThorntonTownship, #LincolnPark, and #Chinatown in #Chicago for events. Have a greatSunday! #twill #Democrats Tonight I’m stopping in #ThorntonTownship, #LincolnPark, and #Chinatown in #Chicago for events. Have a great Sunday! #twill #Democrats

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MikeforIllinois: Last stop of the night was in #Chinatown for the Chamber’s annual dinner. Great crowd. #Chicago #twill pic.twitter.com/Wo8Mz8QNid Last stop of the night was in #Chinatown for the Chamber’s annual dinner. Great crowd. #Chicago #twill pic.twitter.com/Wo8Mz8QNid

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Ron_White: When you set your clocks back an hour, why does it get dark 3 hours earlier? When you set your clocks back an hour, why does it get dark 3 hours earlier?

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WAND-TV NewsCenter 17’s Facebook Wall
We have been talking a lot about pensions, taxes and our state lawmakers. What d… We have been talking a lot about pensions, taxes and our state lawmakers. What do you care about? What would you like to see state lawmakers start doing? Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to balance a budget? Some of your opinions may be on the 5pm newscast.

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Rockford Register Star News RSS
Our View: Pensions, United Way, online chats in editorial stew

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Downers Grove Patch
Sandack to Serve on Council on Aging Sandack said as the population ages, services and programs for this growing segment of the population must evolve as well.

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WQAD.com
Blazing pizza box to blame for fire damage to Rock Island home Crews say fire damaged a Rock Island home after a blazing pizza box was reportedly thrown onto a pallet set up on the house. According to the Rock Island Fire Department, a home on 12th Street in Rock Island was damaged on Sunday, November 3, 2013 around 11 a.m. when a plastic pallet, which was on the side of the home, caught fire. A pizza box that caught fire in the oven was reportedly thrown ont

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Aurora News – Topix
Suspended attorney causes stir at Kane County jail A Chicago attorney caused a little ruckus last week at the Kane County jail, where he was arrested two days in a row on misdemeanor trespassing charges.

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patrick_wade: Area lawmakers say they are determined to protect aquifer: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-11-02/area-lawmakers-determined-protect-aquifer.html … Area lawmakers say they are determined to protect aquifer: http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-11-02/area-lawmakers-determined-protect-aquifer.html

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illinois house – Google News
Marriage equality debate increases pressure on Illinois lawmakers – The Gate News The Gate NewsMarriage equality debate increases pressure on Illinois lawmakersThe Gate NewsMarriage equality advocates are putting pressure on Illinois House members to pass legislation that would grant equal rights to gays and lesbians under state marriage laws this November. Despite the chilly, rainy weather on Oct. 22, thousands of …

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illinois transportation – Google…
Roadwork update: Reconstruction of I-74/I-155 interchange underway – Peoria Journal Star Roadwork update: Reconstruction of I-74/I-155 interchange underwayPeoria Journal StarEDITOR’S NOTE: The Journal Star publishes a weekly list of major road construction projects in the Tri-County Area. Information about highways and interstates statewide can be found at the Illinois Department of Transportation’s website, http://www.dot.il.gov.

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News-Gazette.com
UI’s McFadden makes history American Tatyana McFadden, a member of the University of Illinois wheelchair racing team, completed an unprecedented marathon “Grand Slam" by winning the New York City marathon on Sunday. read more

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Mayor should back redistricting reform 2 Take the job away from politiciansMayor Rahm Emanuel has yet to endorse a constitutional amendment that would take redistricting out of the hands of politicians.

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thomasfrisbie: Where rock quarry is economic development. South suburbs face big problems @scoop2u column http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/23473328-452/no-jobs-or-money-in-forgottonia.html … Where rock quarry is economic development. South suburbs face big problems @scoop2u columnhttp://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/23473328-452/no-jobs-or-money-in-forgottonia.html

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Search Results – JG-TC.com
Central Ill. officials: Aquifer fight isn’t over Elected officials in central Illinois say they’re not easing up on efforts to prevent a landfill from burying toxic water above a large aquifer.

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HastingsforIL: Leading the charge! pic.twitter.com/zQlaGlTJ8s Leading the charge! pic.twitter.com/zQlaGlTJ8s

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RutherfordDan: Join me Sat, Nov 16, 2-3:30pm, fundraiser in #Naperville at Connie’s Pizza, 1170 E Iroquois Ave. Tix & Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/32/EventDetails.aspx … #twill Join me Sat, Nov 16, 2-3:30pm, fundraiser in #Naperville at Connie’s Pizza, 1170 E Iroquois Ave. Tix & Info:http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/32/EventDetails.aspx … #twill

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RutherfordDan: Stopped @caseysgenstore in Milford for a slice on way to Hoopeston; a supporter recognized me; took photo with family & signed my petition Stopped @caseysgenstore in Milford for a slice on way to Hoopeston; a supporter recognized me; took photo with family & signed my petition

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ChrisWelch_JD: Yesterday I held a press conference to demand that the Maywood Library reopen. Local elected leaders… http://instagram.com/p/gQ5uhLQsba/ Yesterday I held a press conference to demand that the Maywood Library reopen. Local elected leaders… http://instagram.com/p/gQ5uhLQsba/

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Chicago Sun-Times
Sen. Kirk ascends Willis Tower stairs, pushes stroke recovery legislation 9 A recovering stroke victim, Kirk has introduced legislation that would expand access to quality rehabilitation care, create a national standard of care and highlight job resources for individuals needing help returning to their professions.

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randy hultgren – Google News
House Passes Hultgren Bill to Help Farmers, Manufacturers – Patch.com House Passes Hultgren Bill to Help Farmers, ManufacturersPatch.comNext Previous Slideshow Download. A bill sponsored by 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren and aimed at helping farmers cope with economic hardships has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Hosue voted 292-122 last week to pass HR …

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Google Alerts – kwame raoul
Senator Kwame Raoul on Pension Crisis | WGN Radio 10 TheSunday Spin welcomed Senator Kwame Raoul into the studio to talk about the current pension crisis. Will Springfield come to a consensus anytime soon?

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ILTrafficSafety: Learn about the types of #crashes on Illinois roads: http://www.dot.il.gov/IllinoisSHSP/behavior.html …Learn about the types of #crashes on Illinois roads: http://www.dot.il.gov/IllinoisSHSP/behavior.html

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

Illinois Republican candidate for Governor, Bruce Rauner, spoke to a group of HeatherRidge residents on Saturday, November 2nd, in Gurnee. Rauner spelled out…

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state universities annuitants association – Google News
Deadbeat Illinois: Late health care payments puts burden on retirees – Rockford Register Star 6 Deadbeat Illinois: Late health care payments puts burden on retireesRockford Register StarDelays are longer for retirees, like Killenberg, who have left the state, said Linda Brookhart, executive director of the State Universities Annuitants Association, an organization that represents about 208,000 retirees of the state university system …

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Kirk working to improve care for stroke patients U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he wants to ensure that all stroke patients get an equal chance to recover.

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"alerts/5032638345787232570" via Ryan
Illinois lawmakers say tax-break deals need more scrutiny CHICAGO • Once again Illinois lawmakers are considering a list of tax breaks and other incentives to keep some companies in state and attract others …

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RepKellyCassidy: Today I will exercise self control @feedthesol and not bring home everything @getglazed has to offer.Today I will exercise self control @feedthesol and not bring home everything @getglazed has to offer.

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KirkDillard: Heading to church w/my family after an extra hour of sleep thanks to daylight savings! Hope you all enjoyed your extra hour of sleep as well Heading to church w/my family after an extra hour of sleep thanks to daylight savings! Hope you all enjoyed your extra hour of sleep as well

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RonSandack: I lead on term limits in Downers Grove & have the bill in General Assembly 4 them now. Glad @BruceRauner pushing it. http://illinoispolicy.org/chicago-only-major-u-s-city-without-term-limits-illinois-one-of-13-states-without-term-limits/ … I lead on term limits in Downers Grove & have the bill in General Assembly 4 them now. Glad @BruceRauner pushing it. http://illinoispolicy.org/chicago-only-major-u-s-city-without-term-limits-illinois-one-of-13-states-without-term-limits/

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illinoispolicy: Chicago is the only major U.S. city without term limits http://illin.is/17ytdt1 Chicago is the only major U.S. city without term limits http://illin.is/17ytdt1

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KrasheskyABC7: Cook Co. Budget & you. Join me for #NewsViews at 9:45a w/ @ToniPreckwinkle on ABC7. @StaceyBacaABC7 @BenBradleyABC7 @KrasheskyABC7 Cook Co. Budget & you. Join me for #NewsViews at 9:45a w/ @ToniPreckwinkle on ABC7. @StaceyBacaABC7 @BenBradleyABC7 @KrasheskyABC7

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governor quinn – Social Mention
Greg Harris nails IFI in one sentence! Rumors are circulating that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and homosexual activist, State Representative Greg Harris (D-Chicago) may call for a vote on the marriage redefinition bill (SB 10) next week. Because their ideological accomplices in the political and punditry spheres ar…

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sheila simon – Social Mention
Erickson: GOP candidates evasive on finance fix Pantagraph.com – Found 19 minutes ago… working on this when Sheila Simon was still dreaming of becoming attorney general,” Topinka quipped. For what its worth, Simon pointed out…

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Editorial: We have another chance to right the state’s wrongs Illinois Senate President John Cullerton made headlines a few days ago when he declared that the state’s unfunded pension liability was not a “crisis.”

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Google Alerts – news gazette
Tom Kacich: Movie theater to celebrate its first centennial This is the first known photograph of the Park Theater, 126-128 W. Church St., Champaign. The theater, now known as The Art, opened in November 1913.

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Google Alerts – pat quinn
Seniors facing health care crisis, courtesy of Quinn 7 Pat Quinn and his administration, many seniors have been receiving notices that they will no longer be able to keep their current health insurance provider and, …

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Google Alerts – springfield illinois
Keystone group adds first Illinois franchise partner Nicoud provides commercial and personal insurance from its Springfield, Ill., offices. According to co-owner Jim Hillestad, the affiliation “will assist our organic …

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News-Gazette.com
Environmental Almanac: Good and bad news from UI researchers Bad news first: Research by Daniel Raudabaugh, a graduate student in the University of Illinois Department of Plant Biology, has confirmed disturbing facts about the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats that hibernate in caves and mines. read more

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the southern – Google News
School funding pits Chicago vs. downstate – The Southern School funding pits Chicago vs. downstateThe SouthernPrint Email. 2013-11-03T06:00:00Z School funding pits Chicago vs. downstateBY SCOTT REEDER AND JACKSON ADAMS ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The Southern. 1 minute ago • BY SCOTT REEDER AND JACKSON ADAMS ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK.

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