Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Nov. 6

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Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Nov. 6

by Ryan Keith

Same-sex marriage likely to remain issue in GOP governor’s race – Chicago Sun-Times Same-sex marriage likely to remain issue in GOP governor’s raceChicago Sun-TimesState Sen. Bill Brady and state Sen. Kirk Dillard each voted against the measure — for a second time — on Tuesday. Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has publicly opposed the measure, but has been under the radar at recent key events involving the issue.Rutherford Touts His Positives
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Letter: State retirees met their end of the bargain I have read so much and seen so much on television about the great retirement dollars we receive. The statement that we retire at $100,000 per year may be true for a handful of people, but not for the majority.

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Letter: State of Illinois not meeting its obligations to retirees As a retired state employee, I am appalled at the way the pension issue has been handled by the legislature and the governor.

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Test takers rush to complete GED Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could…

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debmell: Another big thanks to Senate sponsor Heather Steans who pass the bill out of the @ILSenDems last Valentine’s day. #IL4M Another big thanks to Senate sponsor Heather Steans who pass the bill out of the @ILSenDems last Valentine’s day. #IL4M

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debmell: I wish I was able to get all the beautiful speeches, here’s @repkellycassidy http://youtu.be/pM_O8eX-aD8 I wish I was able to get all the beautiful speeches, here’s @repkellycassidy http://youtu.be/pM_O8eX-aD8

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repalriley: My district office is open from 8 – 4 (M-F) with a live legislative aide and two separate answering services. Just so you know. My district office is open from 8 – 4 (M-F) with a live legislative aide and two separate answering services. Just so you know.

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APOConnor: #Corrections chief of staff Bryan Gleckler says @mjzalewski amended anti-gun bill cost would be $713 million over decade for 3000 more beds #Corrections chief of staff Bryan Gleckler says @mjzalewski amended anti-gun bill cost would be $713 million over decade for 3000 more beds

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TrustNegovan: Cranking out a new piece on #ILGA passage of gay marriage. 2 reports tonight- complete w/praise from the president– @WGNNews at 9 Cranking out a new piece on #ILGA passage of gay marriage. 2 reports tonight- complete w/praise from the president– @WGNNews at 9

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Should the IHSA expand the football playoffs again? The Illinois High School Association is considering proposals to expand the football playoffs to include more teams. Shaw Media sports writers Joe Stevenson …

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Thomas More Society responds to Illinois House gay marriage vote … The Thomas More Society, which has been at the forefront in defending traditional marriage in Illinois, issued the following statement on House passage of …

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State education board to have budget hearing SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Taxpayers may comment on spending priorities for public schools at a hearing planned this month in Champaign. The Illinois State …

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Reps ask: How many Ill. insurance cancellations – KSDK Reps ask: How many Ill. insurance cancellationsKSDKA spokesman says the insurance department is preparing a response. The letter comes as Obama faces criticism over his repeated pledge that anyone who liked their health care plan would be able to keep it. The letter is signed by U.S. Reps. John Shimkus …

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Another View: A new kind of medical professional to provide primary care One obvious way to address the shortage of primary medical care in the U.S. is to train more people who can provide it. Even if this could somehow happen overnight, though, it wouldn’t necessarily solve the problem – only 1 in 4 medical-school graduates goes into primary care (the least lucrative area of medicine), and no more than half of nurses and physician assistants do.

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Business Leaders Against Business Bill By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Illinois’ Black Chamber of Commerce, and other small-business leaders, are speaking out against a business bill.

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Why I feel lucky to represent you Don Harmon of Oak Park is state senator of Illinois’ 39th District. Reader Comments. No Comments – Add Your Comment. Comment Policy. Find a garage sale …

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BenYount: VIDEO: Mike Madigan says who is he, who is the government to judge gay couples. #twill http://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2448173/videos/34059474 … VIDEO: Mike Madigan says who is he, who is the government to judge gay couples. #twillhttp://new.livestream.com/blueroomstream/events/2448173/videos/34059474

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THR founder’s land brings $850000 at bankruptcy sale Court documents show the $850,000 land sale included 242 acres in Pike County, a popular hunting and recreation area west of Springfield on the Illinois River.

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Madigan: ‘Art of persuasion’ boosted gay marriage SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — House Speaker Michael Madigan says he used "the art of persuasion" with less than 10 lawmakers to help pass a bill allowing …

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State approves Proctor, UnityPoint Health-Methodist hospitals merger State regulators approved Proctor Hospital’s application to affiliate with UnityPoint Health-Methodist today. With the merger, Proctor and Methodist will become one hospital with two locations and one management team led by Methodist CEO Debbie Simon. Proctor’s name will change to UnityPoint Health-Proctor.

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501, 000 Illinoisan’s Eligible For ACA Tax Credits Decatur – Local insurance agents can help you determine if you are eligible for tax credits under the affordable health care act. A new report estimates half a million Illinois residents are eligible

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Editorial: A historic vote Illinois to welcome same-sex marriageIllinois will join a profound movement in this nation to recognize the dignity and equality of same-sex couples.

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District 186 Could Spend More Than $1 Million on New School Rooves $1,789,500, that’s the price tag Springfield District 186 could pay to replace roofs on 3 area schools. The last time those rooves were replaced, close to 3 decades ago. Its been a long time coming. Washington Middle School, Feitshans Elementary and Iles are all on the list for new rooves. …

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ISAT change drives down test scores Any student will tell you that when a teacher shifts the curve, it can be tougher to pass the course. That’s a lesson elementary school districts across Illinois learned this year when the Illinois State of Board of Education significantly raised the cut scores needed to meet or exceed state standards on the annual Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) given to all third- through eighth-grade

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SpeakerMadigan: It was appropriate that I quote the Pope. It would only be fair if he were to now quote me. I’m waiting.It was appropriate that I quote the Pope. It would only be fair if he were to now quote me. I’m waiting.

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davemckinney123: Indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) voted "present" on #SB10. The other present was Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan). Indicted state Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) voted "present" on #SB10. The other present was Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan).

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tonyjarnold: spoke with a couple who had sued to legalize #samesexmarriage thru the courts; they said they don’t care how its legal, so long as its legal spoke with a couple who had sued to legalize #samesexmarriage thru the courts; they said they don’t care how its legal, so long as its legal

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tonyjarnold: On #guns debate, @socialartturner says he’s not sure longer sentences will deter crime; says more people will be locked up On #guns debate, @socialartturner says he’s not sure longer sentences will deter crime; says more people will be locked up

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tonyjarnold: .@ElaineNekritz says mandatory minimums doesn’t do anything to prevent recidivism in #prison #guns.@ElaineNekritz says mandatory minimums doesn’t do anything to prevent recidivism in #prison #guns

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tonyjarnold: .@mjzalewski says he hasn’t heard enough about #gun victims in sentencing debate, most of debate about offenders .@mjzalewski says he hasn’t heard enough about #gun victims in sentencing debate, most of debate about offenders

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APOConnor: .@mjzalewski: 108 times this year, someone carrying a gun in Illinois would have been in prison under his anti-gun measure. #SB1342 #twill .@mjzalewski: 108 times this year, someone carrying a gun in Illinois would have been in prison under his anti-gun measure. #SB1342 #twill

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APOConnor: .@RepThapedi points out Cook County opposes anti-gun bill, but not Cook SAO. @ToniPreckwinkle aide says it would cost too much. .@RepThapedi points out Cook County opposes anti-gun bill, but not Cook SAO. @ToniPreckwinkle aide says it would cost too much.

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APOConnor: .@NRAILA’s Todd Vandermyde: We have concealed carry now. @mjzalewski anti-gun bill, we’re talking about 1st time offenders making mistakes. .@NRAILA’s Todd Vandermyde: We have concealed carry now. @mjzalewski anti-gun bill, we’re talking about 1st time offenders making mistakes.

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APOConnor: #Corrections: Operating budget $90 million less than 2009, with 3,000 more inmates, and @mjzalewski bill would add 2,993 more over decade. #Corrections: Operating budget $90 million less than 2009, with 3,000 more inmates, and @mjzalewski bill would add 2,993 more over decade.

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APOConnor: .@ElaineNekritz: But @mjzalewski anti-gun measure doesn’t do anything to reduce recidivism. #SB1342..@ElaineNekritz: But @mjzalewski anti-gun measure doesn’t do anything to reduce recidivism. #SB1342.

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iftaft: We did it! #IL4M pic.twitter.com/TUCFsdIU16 We did it! #IL4M pic.twitter.com/TUCFsdIU16

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ILSenDems: Stay tuned: we’re preparing a feature on today’s historic passage of #MarriageEquality #SB10, making Illinois the 15th state to approve. Stay tuned: we’re preparing a feature on today’s historic passage of #MarriageEquality #SB10, making Illinois the 15th state to approve.

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christintello: I am so excited to fly back to IL feeling a little more equal. I am so excited to fly back to IL feeling a little more equal.

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Bill_Brady: Congratulations to @ChrisChristie for winning another term as Gov of New Jersey! Congratulations to @ChrisChristie for winning another term as Gov of New Jersey!

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GovernorQuinn: A historic day at the #Illinois State Capitol. #IL will be the 15th state in the nation to embrace… http://instagram.com/p/gWrHXTm9mK/ A historic day at the #Illinois State Capitol. #IL will be the 15th state in the nation to embrace… http://instagram.com/p/gWrHXTm9mK/

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mjzalewski: .@AmandaVinicky there are no hesitant ayes in this business. #upordown .@AmandaVinicky there are no hesitant ayes in this business. #upordown

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ClareSandack: So proud of my daddy @RonSandack 🙂 thank you for voting for gay marriage ❤️ So proud of my daddy @RonSandack 🙂 thank you for voting for gay marriage ❤️

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timmat79: Well done @RonSandack, well done. #Illinois Well done @RonSandack, well done. #Illinois

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DickDurbin: Thrilled to report news out of Illinois State Capitol: Our state legislature voted to embrace marriage equality. Huge victory. #IL4M Thrilled to report news out of Illinois State Capitol: Our state legislature voted to embrace marriage equality. Huge victory. #IL4M

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BarackObama: "Michelle and I are overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours." —President Obama 32 "Michelle and I are overjoyed for all the committed couples in Illinois whose love will now be as legal as ours." —President Obama

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EAKrol: It’s days like today where I’m thankful that @mdoubek and @rap30 taught me how to insert epic sweep into a big news story. It’s days like today where I’m thankful that @mdoubek and @rap30 taught me how to insert epic sweep into a big news story.

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Springfield businessman and Blagojevich crony William Cellini is out of federal… Springfield businessman and Blagojevich crony William Cellini is out of federal prison. Cellini was sentenced to one year and one day in prison this past January.Cellini Now Under Home Confinementwics.comSpringfield businessman William Cellini is out of federal prison.Cellini is now on home confinement

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tom cross – Social Mention
Oh. My. Gawd. Tom Cross voted yes!!! My mind is blown. More on this in my status update tomorrow.

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governor quinn – Social Mention
I was talking with some friends the other day and I happen to mention I how much I miss having a Governor. When asked what I thought Pat Quinn was, my answer was…next.

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kirk dillard – Social Mention
Local legislators, such as Kirk Dillard, stood against the passing of the gay marriage bill The Illinois General Assemby approved a bill Tuesday to make same-sex marriage legal in the state, but the historic vote came without the support of many area legislators.

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Bed bugs in an Illinois school become science teacher’s lesson … Bed bugs in a Glen Ellyn, Illinois junior high lead science teacher to turn the bed bug infestation into teachable moment.

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U. of Illinois looking at medical overhaul – The Idaho Statesman U. of Illinois looking at medical overhaulThe Idaho StatesmanURBANA, Ill. — University of Illinois trustees later this month will start considering changes in how the university’s hospital, clinics and medical colleges are run. But some faculty members want to slow the process down. According to The News …

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State Rep. Kathleen Willis adds Suggest-A-Bill section to website State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-77th of Addison, has added a Suggest-A-Bill section to her website athttp://www.repwillis77.com. “A lot of times people come to your …

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

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Illinois Senate Passes Amended Marriage Equality Bill 32-21; Governor to Sign – Towleroad Illinois Senate Passes Amended Marriage Equality Bill 32-21; Governor to SignTowleroadDoes it really take EIGHT MONTHS to design a new marriage application form ? These politicians and lawmakers need a kick up the ass. If they moved this slowly in the real world they would be fired ! Marriage equality in Illinois should be legal tomorrow !

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Rep. Tom Demmer Engaged To Be Married | usofarn.com Tom Demmer Engaged To Be Married. Leave a reply. Rep. Tom Demmer and Rebekah Bach. Earlier today there was marriage news in Springfield. No, Speaker …

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Our View: Common Core neither conspiracy nor cure-all – Peoria Journal Star Our View: Common Core neither conspiracy nor cure-allPeoria Journal StarThe allegations of supposed “data mining” actually elicited a “wow” from Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) spokeswoman Mary Fergus, who acknowledged that some basic information about students is collected “but never, ever Social Security numbers …

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Got Your Gun? Preparing For A Snap Decision 9 Millions of people living in Illinois can soon carry a handgun on their hip. … “I want to make it very clear, you know, Illinois is not, we don’t have stand your ground …

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Illinois House will consider anti-gun bill – The State Journal-Register Illinois House will consider anti-gun billThe State Journal-RegisterLegislation to clear gang members off urban streets was derided Tuesday as too costly and problematic but got an Illinois House panel’s approval after more than two hours of debate. On a historic day for the General Assembly, which sent a gay marriage …Bipartisan Illinois gun bill going to committee hearing, supporters say it ..

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Elaine Nekritz – Deerfield, IL Patch
Michael Jordan Inspired Store Readies To Open Defining Moments stocks its shelves as opening day arrives.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Catholic Conference responds to passage of Illinois marriage redefinition bill 20 The Catholic Conference responded to the passage of the gay marriage bill (SB10) in the Illinois House today. In a press release the Conference wrote: Today’s decision by Illinois lawmakers to change the definition of marriage not only goes against…

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
State Rep. Tom Morrison floor speech in support of traditional marriage State Representative Tom Morrison gave a strong argument for maintaining the definition of marriage in Illinois and voting against SB10 – the gay marriage bil. Below is that speech: By State Rep. Tom Morrison – I rise today in support…

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Rauner to speak to Quincy Tea Party This month includes a visit from Bruce Rauner, one of the GOP candidates for governor of Illinois trying to succeed Pat Quinn. "Bruce has been to Quincy several …

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State Rep. Carol Sente holds talks with local superintendents Pictured: Rep. Carol Sente (right) and Dr. Warren of Lincolnshire-Prairie View SD 103 (middle), listening to Dr. Lea of CHSD 128 (left) share his thoughts on …

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US Rep. Shimkus, who once vowed only 6 terms, gears up for 10th campaign – STLtoday.com 100+ US Rep. Shimkus, who once vowed only 6 terms, gears up for 10th campaignSTLtoday.comJohn Shimkus, R-Collinsville — who vowed during his first successful congressional campaign 17 years ago that he would serve only six terms — on Monday formally announced his re-election campaign for a 10th term. Shimkus, 55, who represents Illinois’ …

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A spokeswoman for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said the … A spokeswoman for Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said the bill will be delivered to Gov. Quinn by tonight – @davemckinney123.

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Sharing a photo gallery from the Capitol as the House debates and passes same-se… Sharing a photo gallery from the Capitol as the House debates and passes same-sex marriage. Illinois will become the 15th state to allow same sex couples to marry. Gay Marriage Bill Passes – Springfield, IL – The State Journal-Registerwww.sj-r.comThe State Journal-Register, your source for the latest breaking local news, sports, weather, business, jobs, real estate, shopping, health, travel, and e

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State revenues beating projections SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is set to collect $369 million more in tax revenue this year, state … In a report to lawmakers, analysts at the Commission on Government …

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How Illinois’ vote for same-sex marriage unfolded – Chicago Daily Herald 300+ New York Daily NewsHow Illinois’ vote for same-sex marriage unfoldedChicago Daily HeraldKeith Farnham, Elgin Democrat; Rep. Jack Franks, Marengo Democrat; Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, Aurora Democrat; Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat; Rep. Michelle Mussman, Schaumburg Democrat; Rep. Elaine Nekritz, Northbrook Democrat; Rep.Suburban legislators help pass gay marriage billPension deal elusive on

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Illinois Issues blog
House approves same-sex marriage, but couples will have to wait until next year By Jamey Dunn After weeks of speculation about whether lawmakers would vote to legalize same-sex marriage during the fall legislative session, the Illinois House approved the bill today, and it now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn for his signature. “Loving same sex-couples will be able to publicly confirm their commitment to each other and join their friends and neighbors in being treated equally in the ey

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Illinois reaching $100B mark in underfunded pensions $100 BILLION IN UNFUNDED PUBLIC PENSION LIABILITIES AND GROWING. THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETS TODAY AND TOMORROW BUT …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Springfield School Board finance committee hears sales tax pitch Raising the sales tax by 1 percentage point in Sangamon County could bring in an additional $21.6 million for area school districts, according to an analysis released Tuesday.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Medical Marijuana Could Mean Big Money For Illinois Residents 26 (CBS) — Before you know it, selling weed in Illinois will be legal as the state’s medical marijuana law takes effect in January. It’s expected to rake in $60 million the first year. Dorothy Tucker reports on the many ways you can cash in. Seven days a week, 11 hours every day weed is measured, weighed and sold for cash at the Releaf Medical Marijuana dispensary in Denver. One customer says, “Toda

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Gay lawmakers tell stories during debate – Chicago Tribune Washington PostGay lawmakers tell stories during debateChicago Tribune"What did you do when faced with this historic moment?" Cassidy said. "Please, vote ‘yes’ and join us on the right side of history." In turn, freshman Democratic Rep. Sam Yingling of Round Lake Beach said the "key point" of his Catholic faith is family …Illinois State Representative Proposes To Pa

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House approves same sex marriage bill 1K The House today narrowly approved a gay marriage bill, clearing the way for Illinois to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions. The bill got 61 votes, one more than the bare minimum needed to send the measure back to the Senate for final approval that’s expected later today. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has said he would sign the bill into law should it reach his desk. The House vote follo

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Gay marriage bill passes in Illinois House 7K Gays and lesbians wanting the right to marry in Illinois won big Tuesday. Finally. Defying Bible-quoting critics, the Illinois House narrowly approved legislation to make Illinois the 15th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, clearing the way for quick and likely approval by the state Senate and Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill 3K SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois is poised to become the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage as both the House and Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The bill will become law once it has been signed by Governor Pat Quinn, which he has promised to do. CBS 2’s Jay Levine was at the State Capitol for the historic vote and reports there were tears of joy for some an

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AmandaVinicky: Rep. Dwight Kay: I have no prepared statement. I probably shouldn’t say anything. But I will anyway. Everyone has convictions. Keep respect Rep. Dwight Kay: I have no prepared statement. I probably shouldn’t say anything. But I will anyway. Everyone has convictions. Keep respect

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BenBradleyABC7: Hey @cta – Now that you’re ready to admit @VentraChicago is a mess…any chance you can get customer service to respond to emails I’ve sent? Hey @cta – Now that you’re ready to admit @VentraChicago is a mess…any chance you can get customer service to respond to emails I’ve sent?

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bryenpjohnson: Listening to @AndyManar testify now before IL House elem & secondary ed committee. Summarizing work on ed funding task force thus far. Listening to @AndyManar testify now before IL House elem & secondary ed committee. Summarizing work on ed funding task force thus far.

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KwameRaoul: Ken Dunkin is trying to preach during the debate. Stay in your lane Representative! Ken Dunkin is trying to preach during the debate. Stay in your lane Representative!

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I’M FOR PAT QUINN. I BELIEVE OUR ILLINOIS GOVERNOR, ALTHOUGH AT MANY TIME HIS PROPOSALS UNPOPULAR, HE’S DOING GOOD WORK FOR ILLINOIS. QUINN HAS MY SUPPORT.. MY TEAM AND I WILL BACK HIM. – Michael L Smith How Would You Rate Your Governor?

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Letter: Representative Cheri Bustos earned her label – Rockford Register Star Letter: Representative Cheri Bustos earned her labelRockford Register StarSaturday’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." Why is she ashamed of the label she has earned parroting the Democrat Party line? Whether …

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Madigan files lawsuit against Koch brothers’ firm – WBEZ WBEZMadigan files lawsuit against Koch brothers’ firmWBEZNatalie Bauer, spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, says the lawsuit is intended to get KCBX to keep the dust-like substance from flying into homes and businesses around the Calumet River. “The piles of refinery waste at this site …Illinois Attorney General files lawsuit against waste storage companyIll. attorney general

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Illinois’ CMS: “Can’t manage s**t.” | Fred Klonsky Here’s the latest information from Central Management Services regarding retiree health insurance: Total Retiree Advantage Illinois (TRAIL) The enrollment …

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Veto session may not be enough for tough issues; later session days … John Sullivan heard early this week that there’s a chance the Legislature will be called back into session after Thanksgiving so that some complex issues can be …

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
Dan Rutherford even comes to town to watch the Bears with friends in Rock Island County. Okay, not really, but he was in town and stopped by to say hello.

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jesse white – Social Mention
Caption contest So, here’s a pic of Rahm Emanuel, Jesse White, Pat Quinn and Michael J. Madigan that ought to stir things up a bit Post your comment … And please take a half second to come up with a nickname .

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. I’ve all but stopped using Google News. The company broke its news search several months ago and despite my requests for action and promises from friends at the company that something would be done, nothing happened. It’s still broken. * Let me give you just […]

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andy manar – Google News
Editorial: ADM bill would add jobs in Chicago, Decatur – Bloomington Pantagraph San Francisco ChronicleEditorial: ADM bill would add jobs in Chicago, DecaturBloomington PantagraphAndy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, has a solution that appears to be a win for all involved. Manar’s legislation (HR2536 and SB2) calls for the global headquarters being located in the Chicago area, while also growing jobs and job opportunities in Decatur.State prepares to pay up againVeto session may not be

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
House meets, Demmer engagement announced, no SB 10 vote until after 1:00 PM 11 SPRINGFIELD – Immediately after going into session at noon, the Illinois House GOP called for a caucus until 1:00 PM, and was met with groans from onlookers expecting a vote to be called immediately on the gay marriage bill. However,…

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amaloney24: Other bills percolating today, too. Tweaks to mandatory minimums and a proposal to create a juvenile prison inspector scheduled for hearing. Other bills percolating today, too. Tweaks to mandatory minimums and a proposal to create a juvenile prison inspector scheduled for hearing.

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Deb Mell heading to Springfield for same-sex marriage vote: ‘I want to … witness it.’ Newly-minted Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) was pulling into Springfield this afternoon, saying she received a head’s up this morning she may want to be in the statehouse today. Mell, a lesbian, said state Rep. Greg Harris called her saying the same-sex marriage bill was likely to be called. “I really want you there,” Mell said Harris Continue reading →

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Jim DePersia Finds Testicle-Eating Pacu Fish In Cedar Lake, Ill. – Huffington Post 500+ Jim DePersia Finds Testicle-Eating Pacu Fish In Cedar Lake, Ill.Huffington PostIn September, Tom Boylan reeled one in from a lake in Passaic County, N.J., NJ.com reported. The fish invasion is … German media sensation Heidi the cross-eyed opossum is presented to the press at the Leipzig Zoo on June 9, 2011. On July 1st, 2011 …

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davemckinney123: Zalewski says the #NRA isn’t on board his bill: "We just haven’t had a meeting of the minds yet."Zalewski says the #NRA isn’t on board his bill: "We just haven’t had a meeting of the minds yet."

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Test vote on same-sex marriage nets 59 House votes, one shy of 60 that bill needs to pass SPRINGFIELD-In its first test vote on same-sex marriage, the Illinois House mustered 59 votes Tuesday to approve changes to legislation that would permit gays and lesbians to wed. While the vote allowed the amendment to Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) to be adopted, it showed his legislation is presently one vote shy of the 60 it Continue reading →

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Final Vote On Illinois Marriage Equality Bill Today – BuzzFeed ChicagoPride.comFinal Vote On Illinois Marriage Equality Bill TodayBuzzFeedIn addition, the speaker has personally called a number of members to urge their support for the bill. “I have heard from members that the speaker has called them,” said Rick Garcia, policy director at The Civil Rights Agenda and longtime LGBT rights …Momentum builds for possible marriage equality vote in IllinoisMidday N

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michael madigan – Google News
State senator blames suppliers after shelving clean-energy fix – Crain’s Chicago Business State senator blames suppliers after shelving clean-energy fixCrain’s Chicago BusinessMichael Frerichs, D-Champaign, and David Ellis, an aide representing House Speaker Michael Madigan, Mr. Harmon added, “We would urge ICEA to use this brief delay to prove up its suggestion with concrete dollar estimates and a clear explanation of how …

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State Rep. Carol Sente holds talks with local superintendents Vernon Hills, Ill. –State Representative Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, met with area superintendents to learn more about the issues affecting Illinois schools on …

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Senate Week in Review – Prairie Advocate Senate Week in ReviewPrairie AdvocatePam Althoff (R-McHenry) joined with a Democrat colleague to publicize a new study (www.senatoralthoff.com/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/476/r/1/Default.aspx) showing major agreement among Illinois citizens on state budget priorities. The study …

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Lake County election commission proposal moves on – Chicago Daily Herald Lake County election commission proposal moves onChicago Daily HeraldA plan to nix a controversial Lake County election commission won unanimous support from an Illinois House committee today, preserving the idea while lawmakers wait for a court decision Friday. Lake County lawmakers for months have pushed back …

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Chef Charlie Trotter Found Dead at Home Trotter closed his Lincoln Park restaurant last year after 25 years. He was a pioneer and fixture in the Chicago gourmet food scene.

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Illinois lawmakers OK $33M to set up gun-carry system The legislation gives the Illinois State Police authority to use money from $150 concealed-carry permit fees to pay for the additional staff and equipment …

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Kirk, Durbin, Quigley Host Capitol Hill Reception with Stanley Cup – eNews Park Forest Kirk, Durbin, Quigley Host Capitol Hill Reception with Stanley CupeNews Park ForestU.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL) hosted a reception yesterday with the Stanley Cup. The Members were joined by National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman in Senator …

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State Rep. Conroy to visit ‘Funky Java’ in Villa Park – Suburban Life Publications State Rep. Conroy to visit ‘Funky Java’ in Villa ParkSuburban Life PublicationsDeb Conroy, D-Villa Park, will host a "Coffee Shop Stop" from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Funky Java, 40 S. Villa Ave. in Villa Park. Conroy’s "coffee shop stop" is held to allow constituents an opportunity to meet Conroy and give her feedback, according …

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KwameRaoul: GOP member actually argued "no" vote would guarantee a mother and father for all kids!????? GOP member actually argued "no" vote would guarantee a mother and father for all kids!?????

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Lake County election law repeal moves forward – The Capitol Fax Blog Lake County election law repeal moves forwardThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)As Lake County officials await a judicial ruling that could decide who runs local elections in 2014 and beyond, County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor on Tuesday will tell state lawmakers why he opposes the creation of a special commission for that task.

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Tax breaks and car leases – The Capitol Fax Blog Tax breaks and car leasesThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)The company would retain 1,000 jobs, create at least 250 more and make capital investments of at least $128 million. Univar, a chemical distribution company based in Redmond, Wash., is seeking incentives worth $5 million to move its headquarters to …

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Definitely worth a look – The Capitol Fax Blog Definitely worth a lookThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)Emails obtained by FOX 32 and the Better Government Association show that within days of his appointment, Jones started pushing to hire a Chicago-based company called Independent Lottery Research, a company that Jones helped found and partly …

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