Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Nov. 5

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Illinois’ wasted and abused Medicaid system ST. LOUIS – Monday evening, St. Louis’ KMOV TV news focused on the shocking number of ineligible residents tapping into Illinois’ Medicaid system. The segment, featuring State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) and Illinois Policy Institute’s Ted Dabrowski, reveals the state’s…

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Medical Marijuana: What Illinois can learn from Colorado 45 In January, medical marijuana is coming to Illinois with the most tightly regulated plan in the nation. But with two months to go, details are lacking about how the sick will get it, where they will find it and how it could change the landscape. The state is welcoming medical marijuana with great limitations, only 38 illnesses qualify as reasons to get it. Just how rigid are our rules will be is

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Illinois Teachers Get Pension Warning The pension fund in the Illinois’ Teachers’ Retirement System is running out of money according to the head of the organization, and a Northern Illinois Republican lawmaker says she has a plan that could go a long way toward fixing it. Part of…

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Our View: Business deals the wrong fix State lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday for the final days of the fall veto session.

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IllinoisUnites: 300+ #Illinois faith leaders agree: It’s time to pass marriage equality this week. http://bit.ly/HCBP6c #IL4M #lgbt pic.twitter.com/bBMtNhJIIh 300+ #Illinois faith leaders agree: It’s time to pass marriage equality this week. http://bit.ly/HCBP6c #IL4M #lgbtpic.twitter.com/bBMtNhJIIh

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RepChrisWelch: Had a very good meeting on the Maywood library situation. Hope to have some big news real soon! Had a very good meeting on the Maywood library situation. Hope to have some big news real soon!

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tomdemmer: One down, three to go. #BearDown One down, three to go. #BearDown

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danielbiss: Listening to the Velvet Underground, writing about transportation, thinking about marriage. Listening to the Velvet Underground, writing about transportation, thinking about marriage.

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KirkDillard: Very exciting first half by the @ChicagoBears! Keep the momentum going and beat those Packers! Very exciting first half by the @ChicagoBears! Keep the momentum going and beat those Packers!

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debmell: Illinois Can’t Wait: Pass Marriage Equality in the Fall Veto Session: http://youtu.be/0XUZyyZR1AM #IL4M @illinoisunites #marriageequality Illinois Can’t Wait: Pass Marriage Equality in the Fall Veto Session: http://youtu.be/0XUZyyZR1AM #IL4M @illinoisunites #marriageequality

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davemckinney123: Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) says in Tuesday’s Peoria Journal Star she plans to vote for SB10. A key get in the House Black Caucus. Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) says in Tuesday’s Peoria Journal Star she plans to vote for SB10. A key get in the House Black Caucus.

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davemckinney123: Gordon-Booth’s stance on same-sex marriage is important, tho not entirely surprising. Windy City Times had her as a "likely yes" on #SB10. Gordon-Booth’s stance on same-sex marriage is important, tho not entirely surprising. Windy City Times had her as a "likely yes" on #SB10.

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DHStatehouse: Two straight callers from Illinois this morning on @CSPAN, both complaining about the absence of pension reform. Two straight callers from Illinois this morning on @CSPAN, both complaining about the absence of pension reform.

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lisa madigan – Social Mention
Rumor has it that Madigan has enough votes and may call the vote. Tell your state representative to vote NO to marriage redefinition in the state of Illinois. NO to SB 10. Marriage should be between one man and one woman only. Call the Capitol switchboard at (217) 782-2000 today and Wednesday!

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Kenosha May Soon Get New Casino – NBC Chicago 14 Kenosha May Soon Get New CasinoNBC ChicagoBy Mary Ann Ahern. | Monday, Nov 4, 2013 | Updated 8:11 PM CST. View Comments (. ) |. Email. |. Print. Kenosha May Soon Get New Casino. clipart.com. (file photo). advertisement. While Illinois hasn’t made a decision on whether to expand gambling – a …

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Courts Suffering According to Former Chief Judge – Alton Daily News Alton Daily NewsCourts Suffering According to Former Chief JudgeAlton Daily NewsBy Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. If you want the federal court system to work, you should pester Congress to enact a budget. This is the word from Ruben Castillo, the chief judge for the Northern District of Illinois, who says he has dealt …

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VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel on Tech Scene in Chicago … – WGN-TV Mayor Emanuel joined WGN Morning News to promote a new Purdue University business school opening Chicago. We asked him about another big issue -the …

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Gordon-Booth adds support to same-sex marriage bill 5 Breaking a longtime silence on the subject, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth announced Monday she intends to support legislation permitting same-sex marriage …

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Gordon-Booth: Equality under the law is the American way 5 Jehan Gordon-Booth represents central Illinois’ 92nd District. She lives in Peoria. The American project is the story of the slow but inexorable march towards the …

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Our View: Stance against ‘separate but equal’ the right one Gay marriage may get a vote in the Illinois House this week after already passing the Senate. The bill’s chief sponsor, Gregory Harris of Chicago, has indicated …

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Kadner: Blondean Davis fights for education Southland College Prep Charter High School CEO Blondean Davis (center, pointing) leads members of the Illinois State Board of Education on a tour of the …

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Marijuana Smokers Using E-Cigarettes to get High – WICS-TV 35 WICS-TVMarijuana Smokers Using E-Cigarettes to get HighWICS-TVA letter was signed by forty state attorneys general, including Illinois’ Lisa Madigan, urging the Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes. Officials say they’re expecting a response from the FDA soon. The National Association of …

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader
The Chicago way is alive and well. It’s just not funny anymore. 76 I recently reconnected with a beloved old mentor, and as we were catching up by e-mail, he asked me in passing if I’m politically active. "About Chicago politics, don’t get me started," I wrote back.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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RTA grants will combat reliance on cars 1 Fox Lake, Geneva, Kane County and Pace are richer by a collective $248,000 in Regional Transportation Authority grants. The money is intended to encourage transit use and make it part of the suburban lifestyle.

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Illiana Expressway planning in high gear FRANKFORT ­— Now that the proposed Illiana Expressway has been given the go-ahead by a regional planning board in Chicago, state transportation officials have resumed their fast-paced planning for the new toll road, which would cut through southern Will County. Steve Schilke, Illiana project manager for the Illinois Department of Transportation, met with Will County leaders Monday for a 90-mi

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Our View: Refreshing pragmatism – Peoria, IL – pjstar.com ‘I don’t want it to stay,” Illinois treasurer and GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford said last week of the supposedly temporary state income tax increase, “but it may need to be on the table as a part of (a) negotiation … to put together a complete package to solve the finances of our state. I will not sign any extension … without it being part of a package for a complete financial s

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Stewart receives assignments SPRINGFIELD-Rep. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) reported for his first day in Springfield and immediately received several key committee assignments from the newly appointed House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs).

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Bivins, Stewart appointed task force SPRINGFIELD-House and Senate Republican Leaders Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) have appointed two northwest Illinois legislators to the Violence Prevention Task Force.

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Protest Calls for Fairer Taxes Monday Springfield – People passionate about a fair tax in Illinois took to the Capitol’s rotunda Monday. Members of A Better Illinois called on lawmakers to vote on a bill. If passed, supporters said it would

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Gay marriage, not pensions, on tap as legislature returns this week – Chicago Tribune 2 Gay marriage, not pensions, on tap as legislature returns this weekChicago TribuneKwame Raoul, D-Chicago, who chairs the panel. "I anticipate us coming back for some special session days." The pension panel developed a consensus around a framework that could save an estimated $138 billion, but Republicans wanted more savings.

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State Senator Matt Murphy Among 13 Outstanding … Matt Murphy (27th district), of Palatine. Sen. Murphy was first elected to the Illinois Senate in 2006, and has served as the Senate Republican Deputy Leader …

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State Rep. Manley Speaks to Timber Ridge Students One student asked her to present legislation that would create one day a year when parents could only say "yes" to their children.

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Sandack, Edward Hospital Partner to Host Diabetes Screening Nov … Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) are jointly sponsoring a free diabetes screening for the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Downers Grove …

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bruce rauner – Social Mention
Bruce Rauner talks term limits on WJOL-AM. He’s considered the underdog in the four-way race for the Republican nod in next year’s race for governor…..going up against Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard, and Bill Brady. But Bruce Rauner says, HE’S THE MAN. He spent a good part of Monday in the Joliet and Will County area. And when stopping by…

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WICS Top Stories
Lawmakers Expected to Tackle Big Issues This Week 11 The topic of same-sex marriage was once again front and center in Springfield Monday, thanks to another rally held by proponents.They want SB10 passed this week, but that may not be the only big issue that lawmakers vote on during the veto session."It’s just equal justice for all loving and committed couples in the state of Illinois," said Peggy Patti of the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Uni

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MikeforIllinois: #Illinois, get ready to see a lot more of these in the coming months! #twill #groundgame pic.twitter.com/DgkOkjkru3 #Illinois, get ready to see a lot more of these in the coming months! #twill #groundgame pic.twitter.com/DgkOkjkru3

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ILSenDems: County reps also testifying in #SenEnv on their paint collection and recycling/disposal processes. County reps also testifying in #SenEnv on their paint collection and recycling/disposal processes.

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ILSenDems: Subject matter only today, no votes on the two bills, HB 2274, and CA#1 SB1705. #SenEnv Subject matter only today, no votes on the two bills, HB 2274, and CA#1 SB1705. #SenEnv

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RepBerrios: What a great group @Kelvyn Park. Thanks @mikeyocomedy @PinqyRing @LSNAChicago faculty & students, this was awesome! pic.twitter.com/MORuHqwJEH What a great group @Kelvyn Park. Thanks @mikeyocomedy @PinqyRing @LSNAChicago faculty & students, this was awesome! pic.twitter.com/MORuHqwJEH

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EdSullivanforIL: 1st accidental offenses should never get jail time. Period MT@SJRthedome: New gun proposal less harsh for 1st offense http://bit.ly/1cJcRvv 1st accidental offenses should never get jail time. Period MT@SJRthedome: New gun proposal less harsh for 1st offensehttp://bit.ly/1cJcRvv

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Chicago Sun-Times
House could vote on gay marriage this week, with boost from Madigan 25 SPRINGFIELD — A key House lawmaker seeking to legalize same-sex marriage remained cagey Monday about voting on his legislation this week, but all signals pointed toward that — with perhaps the biggest sign of all being House Speaker Michael Madigan’s heightened involvement in the push.

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Emanuel-backed anti-gun legislation undergoes changes, bill still described as ‘fluid’ 4 SPRINGFIELD-A suburban lawmaker carrying anti-gun legislation favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel changed his bill Monday in a bid to heighten its chances of passing the Illinois House this week, but his tweaks didn’t win over gun-rights supporters. State Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) amended his proposal, Senate Bill 1342, so that someone caught for the first Continue reading →

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So this happened today. So this happened today.Obama salutes Blackhawks at White Housewww.chicagotribune.comWASHINGTON — The final piece of the Chicago Blackhawks ’ celebration of their 2013 Stanley Cup championship was put in place Monday when the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House .

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Lawlor to testify in Springfield about election commission – Chicago Daily Herald 11 Lawlor to testify in Springfield about election commissionChicago Daily HeraldThe bipartisan proposal is being sponsored by Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills. … One member of Lake County’s House delegation, Mundelein Republican Ed Sullivan Jr., sits on the committee. Sullivan voted against the original …

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Panel to focus on I-55 construction zone – The Bugle Panel to focus on I-55 construction zoneThe BuglePatrick McGuire, D-Joliet, and Sue Rezin, R-Morris. The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to re-open the I-55 bridge over the Des Plaines River for the winter months. Work is projected to start up again in April. Walsh wants to bring together …

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DailyHerald.com > Top News
Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session 1 As the Illinois Legislature’s annual fall session enters its final days, lawmakers are still tinkering with possible solutions to the state’s $97 billion pension crisis while advocates for same-sex marriage are pushing for a vote in the House, where the issue stalled last spring. Legislative leaders have reported progress on bridging a gap between the $138 billion savings proposal developed in a s

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Illinois pension liability finally drops, a little 4 For the first time in a very long time, there’s a bit of good news about Illinois’ pension woes. But the funding crisis has eased only a small, small amount.

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Everybody Loves Veto… | ARC-Central Illinois Region 1 Holy Cannoli Batman, the Illinois General Assembly will convene this week for its second and final installment of the 2013 Fall Veto Session. The American Red …

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is in our studio right now and we’re about to find some cash for local viewers…Have you heard of the Icash program in Illinois? Give us a call and maybe we’ll find some money for you!

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ILSenDems: @ilenviro Council and IRMA yet to testify today in #SenEnv. @ilenviro Council and IRMA yet to testify today in #SenEnv.

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ILSenDems: Sen Holmes: estimated 80% of paint sold in Illinois is latex-based. #SenEnv Sen Holmes: estimated 80% of paint sold in Illinois is latex-based. #SenEnv

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ILSenDems: Subject matter only today, no votes on the two bills, HB 2274, and CA#1 SB1705. #SenEnv Subject matter only today, no votes on the two bills, HB 2274, and CA#1 SB1705. #SenEnv

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Pension reform seen unlikely for Illinois legislative session – Reuters 2 Pension reform seen unlikely for Illinois legislative sessionReutersCHICAGO Nov 4 (Reuters) – Illinois’s state legislature is unlikely to vote on a long-awaited pension reform in its current session that ends this week but could do so before the next one starts in January, spokespersons for legislative leaders said on …

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Illinois Lawmakers May Consider Various Corporate Tax Breaks This Week – Progress Illinois 7 San Francisco ChronicleIllinois Lawmakers May Consider Various Corporate Tax Breaks This WeekProgress IllinoisLast week, State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) proposed an amendment to the ADM tax-break measure that calls on the company to create more Decatur-based jobs. ADM officials have said the company backs the plan. Gov. Pat Quinn, however, has said …ADM could get millions in tax breaks to

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kirk dillard – Social Mention
Kirk on the Campaign Trail November 04, 2013 at 01:37PM Kirk on the campaign trail via Instagram ift.tt/1ecj5rG

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Chuck Sweeny: Two-parent families, jobs would solve low test scores 10 The Rockford Register Star on Sunday devoted buckets of ink to a story linking poverty with low achievement scores in Rockford-area public schools. As poverty goes up, school performance goes down, the story concluded.At the same time, taxpayers’ ability to pay more to help the kids who need it most is declining, for the same reason poverty is increasing. And what is that? Too many people are out

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Cross Launches Taxpayer Initiative To Support A … Cross is asking citizens to join him in his effort to require that Illinois politicians honestly balance the budget by signing a petition athttp://www.honestbalancedbudget.

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Liability drops, costs to rise * A tiny bit of good news… According to a new report out today by Moody’s Investors Service, the “adjusted net pension liability” in the state’s five retirement systems dropped 9 percent, or $16.5 billion, to “only” $173 billion, in the year ended June 30. Adjusted net pension liability is a form of unfunded liability. Moody’s […]

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501,000 Illinoisans could get subsidized coverage A new report estimates half a million Illinois residents are eligible for tax credits to lower the cost of health insurance if they buy it on the marketplace that’s part of President Barack Obama’s health law.

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Letter: Representative Cheri Bustos earned her label Saturday’s Rockford Register Star editorial informs us that U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos is now in bed with the bipartisan group that has anointed itself, "No Labels.

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Jackson Jr. pays $200,000 of $750,000 judgment Court records show that former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has paid $200,000 toward his $750,000 forfeiture judgment.

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Did politics cause Mayor Bill Foster to not honor two longtime police officers? – Tampabay.com 31 Did politics cause Mayor Bill Foster to not honor two longtime police officers?Tampabay.com (blog)When two leaders of the St. Petersburg Police Department retired in September, elected officials from across the region sent proclamations to be read at a retirement party attended by more than 500 people. But Mayor Bill Foster and City Council …

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ilhousegop: Geological Survey: Tremors in western suburbs likely from quarry blast http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-tremors-in-western-suburbs-from-quarry-blast-20131104,0,7206866.story … Geological Survey: Tremors in western suburbs likely from quarry blast http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-police-tremors-in-western-suburbs-from-quarry-blast-20131104,0,7206866.story

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ilhousegop: Meredith Velan goals: learn to manage my diabetes, get my blood glucose under control & then start a family: http://www.ilgadiabetes.com/2013/11/30-stories-of-diabetes-education_4.html?spref=tw … Meredith Velan goals: learn to manage my diabetes, get my blood glucose under control & then start a family: http://www.ilgadiabetes.com/2013/11/30-stories-of-diabetes-education_4.html?spref=tw

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SenBillBrady: This week’s Capitol Commentary http://brady.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/830/r/1/Default.aspx … This week’s Capitol Commentaryhttp://brady.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/830/r/1/Default.aspx

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KirkDillard: I hope all of my west suburban constituents are safe following the earthquake earlier this afternoon. I hope all of my west suburban constituents are safe following the earthquake earlier this afternoon.

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JJInitiative: IDJJ Ombudsman bill (SB2352/HA1) filed by @RepKellyCassidy http://ow.ly/qu2tv #ILGA House Jud Hearing Tues 2p http://ow.ly/qu2Ln IDJJ Ombudsman bill (SB2352/HA1) filed by @RepKellyCassidy http://ow.ly/qu2tv #ILGA House Jud Hearing Tues 2p http://ow.ly/qu2Ln

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StateRepSara: Hold in to your hats for veto session this week… the arc of history is likely to bend toward justice… Hold in to your hats for veto session this week… the arc of history is likely to bend toward justice…

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Why Chicago budgeteers hope you’ll keep smoking, speeding and … 3 In the past 20 years or so, Chicago steadily has moved away from … That means for a city that’s in desperate need of more cash to pay pensions, the answer can …

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Peoria Public Radio
LaHood gets city street named after him A former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and long-time Congressman now has a road named after him in the city of Peoria. City officials unveiled the so-called Honorary Secretary Ray LaHood Roadway at the intersection of Main and Monroe streets.

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill Liability drops, costs to rise: * A tiny bit of good news… According to a new report out to… http://bit.ly/1aZ6hlp Capitol Fax #twill Liability drops, costs to rise: * A tiny bit of good news… According to a new report out to… http://bit.ly/1aZ6hlp

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Fracking in Illinois:Next Steps – Chicago Tribune Fracking in Illinois:Next StepsChicago TribuneThe River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club is hosting this event on Wednesday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. Jen Hensley of The Sierra Club will talk about legislation regarding fracking that has passed in Illinois this past year. She will also address …

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Jackson Jr. pays $200,000 of $750,00 judgment Court records show that former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has paid $200,000 toward his $750,000 forfeiture judgment.

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Kifowit Brings Business Resources to Area Contractors Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, and state Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora. “There are hundreds of opportunities for …

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Property tax hike strikes a nerve It’s no secret that Champaign County and municipal officials in Champaign-Urbana have been on a tax- and fee-raising rampage lately, a stance they contend is …

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GregHinz: City Hall concludes fines are lots better than taxes. But are they? #Rahm http://tinyurl.com/m4mk63n City Hall concludes fines are lots better than taxes. But are they? #Rahm http://tinyurl.com/m4mk63n

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Suburban mayors sign letter urging passage of same-sex marriage law – Chicago Tribune Suburban mayors sign letter urging passage of same-sex marriage lawChicago TribuneThe letter, written by Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and released last week by the gay marriage advocacy group Illinois Unites for Marriage, calls on the state House of Representatives to pass the Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality Fairness Act. The …

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Quarry Explosion Triggers Reports Of Chicago Area Earthquake 10 INDIAN HEAD PARK, Ill. (AP) – The U.S. Geological Survey now says a quarry blast shook northern Illinois at a magnitude 3.7. The agency said earlier Monday afternoon that the rumbles were an earthquake.

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Illinois Congressman Brad Schneider Visits Mark Vend 12 “Congressman Schneider’s visit to Mark Vend was an effective way to demonstrate the power and scope of small business and our industry,” said Eric Dell, …

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Illinois’ diabetes rate expected to increase 25% by 2020 Currently, over 827,000 Illinois adults suffer from diabetes, and that number is … National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Public Health is …

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Illinois Unions Hold Strong Despite Blows to Labor – ABC News 1 Illinois Unions Hold Strong Despite Blows to LaborABC NewsBy SARA BURNETT Associated Press. Associated Press. Organized labor has taken one hit after another in places that were once union strongholds: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana. The notable exception is Illinois, where public employees still have …

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ChicagosMayor: In just two years we have nearly tripled the number of startups being launched in Chicago. In just two years we have nearly tripled the number of startups being launched in Chicago.

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Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawmakers say they are making progress on a deal to solve Illinois’ $97 billion pension crisis, but are not confident there will be a …

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Shimkus Kicks Off Bid For 10th Term In Congress Illinois Congressman John Shimkus has kicked off his latest re-election campaign.The nine-term Republican announced his bid Monday in Danville as he began a two-day tour around the 15th Congressional District.

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Cliff Alexander Denies Report He’s Down To Illinois And DePaul – The Champaign Room 28 The Champaign RoomCliff Alexander Denies Report He’s Down To Illinois And DePaulThe Champaign RoomAccording to a tweet from the Illinois Prep Bulls-Eye Twitter account — which is protected, and I don’t follow, so I’m going off the hundred tweets others have made about it — Cliff Alexander will choose between Illinois and…. DePaul? Yeah, that’s …

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Carpentersville man enters race for 8th Congressional District CARPENTERSVILLE – A reservist says he’s running as a Republican to represent Illinois’ 8th Congressional District.

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Ameren investing $22 million in Southwestern Illinois John Barud, Ameren’s senior director of division operations, told the Belleville News-Democrat that the upgrades will cost residential customers an average of …

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Chicago earthquake confirmed at 3.7 2K A Chicago earthquake that shook the western suburbs was a 3.7 magnitude earthquake, according to the US Geological Survey.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Rauner writes 58 checks to Illinois GOP local orgs in 2013, totaling $89,500 18 CHICAGO – When asked about his conservative credentials by Cities radio talk show host Robert Rees, Chicago businessman Bruce Rauner pointed to his generosity to fiscally-conservative non-profit groups such as Americans for Prosperity, Illinois Policy Institute, Heartland Institute and others…

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Democrat Kilkelly running for Lake County clerk 1 Democrat Janet Kilkelly, president of the Waukegan Park District board, has announced she’ll run for Lake County clerk in 2014. Kilkelly is the first candidate to step forward for the Democratic Party primary, which is in March. Carla N. Wyckoff is seeking the Republican Party nomination.

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APOConnor: Today in 1958, #Floy_Clements elected first #African_American woman legislator. #LegResUnit #TIH Today in 1958, #Floy_Clements elected first #African_American woman legislator. #LegResUnit #TIH

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APOConnor: Lawmakers want close eye on tax-break deals: @AP http://tinyurl.com/mmgezqe via @SJRbreaking @DavidMercerAP Lawmakers want close eye on tax-break deals: @APhttp://tinyurl.com/mmgezqe via @SJRbreaking @DavidMercerAP

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APOConnor: #SCOTUS to decide whether #NY town council prayer violates @usconstitution: @AP http://tinyurl.com/ljhmwmv @shermancourt via @pjstar #SCOTUS to decide whether #NY town council prayer violates @usconstitution: @AP http://tinyurl.com/ljhmwmv @shermancourt via @pjstar

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Durbin "Fed Up" With Lack of Farm Bill Progress Wait and see. That’s about all we can do as Congress is left to tackle the Farm Bill.The 2008 version expired last summer. So we asked U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin about why a new bill is yet to pass.The senator said he and other members of Congress are tired of talking. …

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Checkbook cred * Bruce Rauner talks about his conservative credentials… “I’ve been a passionate free market conservative my whole life. I believe in limited government, low taxes and individual liberty, personal responsibility. The reason we are the most prosperous nation in the world in history is because of free market capitalism. I’ve built dozens of successful companies. I’m […]

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Question of the day * Sen. Bill Brady talked about his lackluster fundraising with WJBC… Brady raised about $66,000 during the three-month period that ended Sept. 30 and had about $273,000 on hand based on filings with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Brady says he has grassroots support, which he says is more important than money. “We really haven’t been […]

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Map: Where Are the Most People from Out-of-State Living? The map below shows a snapshot of the percentage of people originally from another state across your town.

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Gov Candidate Bruce Rauner Working on Term Limit Issue – 1340 WJOL Gov Candidate Bruce Rauner Working on Term Limit Issue1340 WJOLHe’s considered the underdog in the four-way race for the Republican nod in next year’s race for governor…..going up against Dan Rutherford, Kirk Dillard, and Bill Brady. But Bruce Rauner says, HE’S THE MAN. He spent a good part of Monday in the …

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Fire Department Joins Police in Massive Overtime Pay: Report – NBC Chicago Fire Department Joins Police in Massive Overtime Pay: ReportNBC Chicago (blog)The Chicago Police Department’s Violence Reduction Initiative is putting 400 extra officers on the street many nights. With the city facing a gaping budget hole, many folks are asking who’s paying for their overtime. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern tells us how …

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Opinion: Emanuel Could Learn a Thing or Two From Bill de Blasio – NBC Chicago 1 NBC Chicago (blog)Opinion: Emanuel Could Learn a Thing or Two From Bill de BlasioNBC Chicago (blog)Safe Passage Staffing. City Budget Targets Smokers, Illegal Parkers. Mary Ann Ahern breaks down some of the highlights of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to propose in Wednesday’s budget. City Budget Targets Smokers, Illegal Parkers · WATCH.

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Topinka aide says Andrzejewski attempting to “soak the taxpayers” Our suit forced the IL Comptroller to finally comply with the law. It shouldn’t have taken 18 months and a lawsuit. At OpenTheBooks.com, 40 of the 50 state …

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JGibsonDem: IFI’s David E. Smith caught lying about SB10 again: http://illinoisfamily.org/religious/sb-10-and-the-loss-of-religious-liberties/ … #IL4M #ILCantWait #twill pic.twitter.com/02t55tTVq0 IFI’s David E. Smith caught lying about SB10 again:http://illinoisfamily.org/religious/sb-10-and-the-loss-of-religious-liberties/ … #IL4M #ILCantWait #twill pic.twitter.com/02t55tTVq0

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November Illinois veto session. Pensions again? | Fred Klonsky House Speaker Michael Madigan. Like the Cubs winning the World Series in 2014, it could happen. But probably not. The Illinois General Assembly will meet …

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ILSenateGOP: A budget analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois’ Institute for Government and Public… http://fb.me/YcPYHJta A budget analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project of the University of Illinois’ Institute for Government and Public…http://fb.me/YcPYHJta

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DaveLuechtefeld: School funding pits Chicago vs. downstate http://bit.ly/1azQQBH School funding pits Chicago vs. downstate http://bit.ly/1azQQBH

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SenatorMcCarter: 9.5% Fuel Wholesale Tax? Monitor How Local Gov. is Spending Your Tax $$; A Citizen’s Guide to Illinois Right to… http://fb.me/MuqEKGcg 9.5% Fuel Wholesale Tax? Monitor How Local Gov. is Spending Your Tax $$; A Citizen’s Guide to Illinois Right to…http://fb.me/MuqEKGcg

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MikeforIllinois: With @SierraClubIL Director @jackdarin + other environmental leaders this morning at their office in #Chicago. #twill pic.twitter.com/bGLOVqj3S5 With @SierraClubIL Director @jackdarin + other environmental leaders this morning at their office in #Chicago. #twillpic.twitter.com/bGLOVqj3S5

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Halloween quiet in Carbondale after bar ban ends CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Carbondale officials say an experiment to allow downtown bars to open during the Halloween weekend appears to have been a …

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VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel on Tech Scene in Chicago, Crime and … 2 Mayor Emanuel joined WGN Morning News to promote a new Purdue University business school opening Chicago. We asked him about another big issue -the …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Truax offers free market alternatives to ObamaCare 6 DOWNERS GROVE – Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax gives three alternative solutions to health care issues ObamaCare legislation was promoted to solve, but which has instead negatively complicated and created health care chaos for millions. In the third…

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An investigation by the Better Government Association found a popular flight for… An investigation by the Better Government Association found a popular flight for state leaders isn’t necessarily filling the seats.BGA: State shuttle flight half-full 47% of the timewww.illinoishomepage.netSPRINGFIELD — An investigation by the Better Government Association found a popular flight for state leaders isn’t necessarily filling the seats.

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Pihos presents at Obesity Awareness Symposium Kim Hoehler (left), Christine Cornell, State Rep. Sandy Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) and Jennifer Heggaton attend a 2013 Obesity Awareness Symposium titled “Translating the Fight of Obesity with Clinical Care" hosted by Advocate Health Care Oct. 25 at Aramark in Downers Grove. At the event, Pihos provided an informal presentation on the public impact of obesity and legislative efforts to curb the wid

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Convenience Store Owners Sue State Over Video Poker Machine … 2 A group of convenience store owners is suing the state of Georgia. They claim a new state law is preventing them from making enough profit on video poker …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
For the Good of Illinois wins access to state checkbook for taxpayers 16 CHICAGO – After 10 months of battling in court, For the Good of Illinois won access to all Illinois’ public payments made since 1996, and will have them online soon. The state checkbook for 2013 is now available at http://www.openthebooks.com….

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Checkbook cred * Bruce Rauner talks about his conservative credentials… “I’ve been a passionate free market conservative my whole life. I believe in limited government, low taxes and individual liberty, personal responsibility. The reason we are the most prosperous nation in the world in history is because of free market capitalism. I’ve built dozens of successful companies. I’m […]

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Coming clean * Ron Gidwitz finally comes clean to the Tribune about how he tried to convince state Sen. Jim Oberweis to run for US Senate… Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz, a social moderate who also unsuccessfully sought the 2006 GOP nomination for governor, acknowledged he “sort of did suggest very strongly on a number of occasions” that Oberweis […]

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Kifowit Brings Business Resources to Area Contractors – Chicago Tribune Kifowit Brings Business Resources to Area ContractorsChicago TribuneLinda Holmes, D-Aurora, at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora. “There are hundreds of opportunities for local contractors to renovate and rehabilitate state facilities such as hospitals, schools, and parks across Illinois,” Kifowit said …

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Sen. Kirk Dillard, candidate for governor, to meet Lincoln voters Lincoln Daily News – Found 1 hour agoKirk Dillard, candidate for governor, to meet Lincoln voters Send a link to a friend [November 04, 2013] State Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Republican…

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Abraham Lincoln a Democrat? Northeastern Illinois Univ. says so – Washington Times 100+ Abraham Lincoln a Democrat? Northeastern Illinois Univ. says soWashington TimesTwitter posters were up in arms after a follower posted a picture of a building affiliated with Northeastern Illinois University that includes a plaque honoring the nation’s 16th president — as a Democrat. … Lincoln started the Republican Party …Bizarre plaque honors President Lincoln as a Democrat

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Coming clean * Ron Gidwitz finally comes clean to the Tribune about how he tried to convince state Sen. Jim Oberweis to run for US Senate… Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz, a social moderate who also unsuccessfully sought the 2006 GOP nomination for governor, acknowledged he “sort of did suggest very strongly on a number of occasions” that Oberweis […]

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$1.4 Billion Economic Benefit and 6,294 Illinois jobs at risk… [The following is a paid advertisement.] That’s why a coalition of thousands of Central and Southern Illinois workers, families, local union organizations, mayors and 28 members of the Illinois General Assembly support Dynegy’s efforts to acquire the Ameren Energy Resources (AER) energy centers located in Joppa, Newton, Bartonville, Canton and Coffeen. Together these centers: * Create […]

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Leaders make pension “progress,” but no vote yet 1 * I told subscribers about this last week, on Friday and filled them in on some details today. Gatehouse had a story up today which was essentially the same stuff I told subscribers last week. The four legislative leaders have been meeting to discuss pension reform and are making progress. But that […]

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The grownup is not behaving like one 1 * My weekly syndicated newspaper column… The rich irony of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan denouncing somebody else for attempting to be a “kingmaker” is so obvious and laughable that I can’t help but wonder why a guy who’s been a take no prisoners kingmaker himself for so long in this state would ever think of […]

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Illinois GOP gubernatorials boast conservative creds 7 ROSEMONT – At Americans for Prosperity’s "Restore Illinois" Summit Saturday, Cities 92.9’s Robert Rees asked each of the four GOP gubernatorial candidates to spell out their conservative credentials, and here’s what they each had to say: Senator Bill Brady: "Maria…

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Southern Illinois group giving away guns The Saline Valley chapter of Friends of the NRA is selling calendars that include a weekly gun give-away.

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Greg Baise: Illinois Has To Compete For Jobs – WUIS 91.9 San Francisco ChronicleGreg Baise: Illinois Has To Compete For JobsWUIS 91.9Baise says Illinois has plenty going for it, including transportation infrastructure and location in the middle of the country. But he says those advantages can be overcome by other states that offer incentive packages. In an interview with WUIS’ Sean …Containerized shipping of ag products on the rise

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Cross: New Website to Put Pressure on Legislators to Produce Balanced Budget 3 Representative Tom Cross, a Republican from Oswego who is a candidate for Illinois Treasurer, has launched a website intended to pressure the Illinois Legislature into producing a balanced budget. Cross says in the course of his campaign he has…

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Editorial horseshoe: Ending October on a high note 15 University of Illinois Springfield students embarked on a different kind of trick-or-treating Halloween night and ended up with a hefty donation for the Central …

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VIDEO: Mayor Emanuel on Chicago crime, Ventra issues and CPS school closures Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined WGN Morning News for an interview Monday morning, and touched on a number of issues, topics.

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State Sen. Pam Althoff Talks State Budget, Bipartisanship in Springfield State Sen. Pam Althoff Talks State Budget, Bipartisanship in Springfield

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New play focuses on power broker turned inmate Stuart Levine … 100+ The Rod Blagojevich scandal turned so colorful at times that the former governor’s dilemma was featured on reality TV, in books and even in a Second City …

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