Today’s headlines — Thursday, Nov. 7

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HastingsforIL: Sen. Hastings met today with families trying to increase awareness for dyslexia in schools. #getinvolved #IL pic.twitter.com/G0is9nh98R Sen. Hastings met today with families trying to increase awareness for dyslexia in schools. #getinvolved #ILpic.twitter.com/G0is9nh98R
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ILSenDems: #SenCrim has adjourned. #SenCrim has adjourned.

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danielbiss: Please join us for a discussion of transportation policy at the Levy Center in Evanston this Sunday, 3pm. http://senatorbiss.com/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest-news/111-critical-issues-series … Please join us for a discussion of transportation policy at the Levy Center in Evanston this Sunday, 3pm. http://senatorbiss.com/index.php/component/content/article/1-latest-news/111-critical-issues-series

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BruceRauner: Big crowd and great event in Altamont tonight. #BringBackIL pic.twitter.com/FtuX4S8wkJ Big crowd and great event in Altamont tonight. #BringBackILpic.twitter.com/FtuX4S8wkJ

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SenatorKirk: Met w/ Sir Peter Westmacott, Amb. for one of America’s best friends, to discuss preventing a nuclear #Iran. @UKinUSA pic.twitter.com/bJuO9TC6Qm Met w/ Sir Peter Westmacott, Amb. for one of America’s best friends, to discuss preventing a nuclear #Iran. @UKinUSA pic.twitter.com/bJuO9TC6Qm

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mmc4832: @RonSandack is working hard for all families in the State of IL. Family-PAC let it go…. @RonSandack is working hard for all families in the State of IL. Family-PAC let it go….

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RepCheri: Congrats to @WLLR for winning best small market country station at the #CMAawards! Congrats to @WLLR for winning best small market country station at the #CMAawards!

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Bill_Brady: Good questions and discussion with constituents and supporters at Sangamon County Northend Republican Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/QVebTlsof2 Good questions and discussion with constituents and supporters at Sangamon County Northend Republican Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/QVebTlsof2

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to #Champaign Senior Active #GOP group @ChampaignPubLib #twill #ILGOP pic.twitter.com/iEySXi908O Spoke to #Champaign Senior Active #GOP group @ChampaignPubLib #twill #ILGOP pic.twitter.com/iEySXi908O

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RutherfordDan: Spoke at the #Danville #GOP breakfast this week. Audience was extremely supportive.@DanvillePatch #twill pic.twitter.com/iqiV7ZHx61 Spoke at the #Danville #GOP breakfast this week. Audience was extremely supportive.@DanvillePatch #twillpic.twitter.com/iqiV7ZHx61

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Progress Illinois: Hundreds Protest For Immigration Reform, Participate In Civil Disobedience From: ProgressIllinois Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:34 More in News & Politics

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Confident Ameren Illinois investing in infrastructure, CEO says DECATUR — The man in charge of Ameren Illinois said the state may have its problems, but the future is bright if business leaders get involved. Richard J. Mark …

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sheila simon – Social Mention
Tune in today as anchor Dan Ponce does a duet with Lt. Governor Sheila Simon. Forget the tough questions, Dan just sings with em.

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Reeder: Right-to-work answers speak volumes Northwest Herald – Found 21 minutes agoFor the record, Gov. Pat Quinn opposes right-to-work laws. … But the three other Republicans running for governor wouldn?t commit to a position.

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Health care law turns to social media in Illinois Inside a command center at a Chicago marketing agency, a small team of social media experts hunkers down to monitor online chatter about President Barack Obama’s health care law, answer questions on F

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Wheaton considers $3.2M proposal to remove more than 5,000 ash trees WHEATON – City officials have accepted a plan to spend $3.2 million to take down more than 5,000 area trees affected by the emerald ash borer.

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Lake County News Sun
Zion seventh-grader said he pulled knife after being pushed, hit 12 The mother of the young man caught with a knife last week at Central Middle School in Zion is hoping the school district lets her son back into school. She said he had been a victim of bullying and that was why he brought the knife.

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Our View: Halftime here for voters Anyone familiar with football knows that halftime is important.

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State Senate committee advances measures for school projects in … James Clayborne, D-Belleville, sponsored the proposal, House Bill 1002. "The school district has been raising funds for this much-needed new building. This bill …

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IL Board Of Education Tasked With Reducing Regional School Supts – Progress Illinois IL Board Of Education Tasked With Reducing Regional School SuptsProgress Illinois… Reducing Regional School Supts. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will have to determine how to trim down the number of regional school superintendents from 44 to 35 by no later than November 23 as part of a new bill that passed last week.

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Bernard Schoenburg: Illinois Policy Institute got half million from Rauner – The State Journal-Register Bernard Schoenburg: Illinois Policy Institute got half million from RaunerThe State Journal-RegisterROGER RUTHHART, managing editor of The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, said nine stories from Illinois News Network have been used in the past year — three since May. He said they don’t duplicate other available news sources, have been …

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Lyons: Wait, so this is where we (Italics)do(Italics) need government? – Northwest Herald Chicago TribuneLyons: Wait, so this is where we (Italics)do(Italics) need government?Northwest HeraldTake a look at the Illinois Republicans who supported gay marriage – Mark Kirk, Judy Baar Topinka, Dan Rutherford. What do they all have in common? They’re the only Illinois Republicans holding statewide office. Do you think cowering in fear over …Political fallout on Illinois gay marriage bill f

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Our Opinion: Illinois checks yes for same-sex marriage – The State Journal-Register Our Opinion: Illinois checks yes for same-sex marriageThe State Journal-RegisterAndy Manar, D-Bunker Hill, was the only area lawmaker to vote for it. Some conservative lawmakers spoke passionately against the bill on the House floor Tuesday, asserting that same-sex marriage is not “natural,” that it’s not good for families and …

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Sneed: Charlie Trotter died from stroke 98 “Charlie had a hard time giving the realtor keys to the restaurant to show … on Wednesday to pitch her strategic Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, which has …

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Toni Berrios, Will Guzzardi Race For 39th District | LoganSquarist Will Guzzardi and Toni Berrios are running for 39th district state representative seat for the Illinois primary set for March 18.

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Letter: Retirees should brace themselves If my understanding of the Medicare option plans is correct, state retirees had … I hope I have misunderstood the information on the state website, but I don’t think …

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Treasurer: Tax hike could be issue Republican gubernatorial candidate and current state Treasurer Dan Rutherford left the door open for an extension of the temporary income tax increase.

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Godfrey Couple Applauds Same Sex Vote By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. Illinois gay and lesbian couples can start making wedding plans. Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against county clerks, Lynne …

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Illinois House votes to do away with Lake election … – Daily Herald Just months after voting to take elections duties away from the Lake County Clerk’s office, the Illinois House Wednesday voted to give them back. The 104-13 …

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Still no progress on … 40 The Illinois House voted to approve additional spending for the current fiscal year, but the legislation did not include funding for back pay owed to state workers.

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dan rutherford – Social Mention
Alton Daily News: Rutherford Touts His Positives "One of the Republican candidates for governor is making it sound like he’s winning, and his claims are largely true. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford told a Republican audience in Danville that he’s the only Republican candidate to have won a statewide race, that he’s leading in the polls and that his fundraising is “top of the heap." One of the Republican candidates for governor is making it sound like he’s winning, and his claims are largely true. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford told a Republic

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Sen. Steans gives a Marriage Equality update. Senator Heather Steans (D – Chicago) joined Representative Greg Harris to give an update to the Marriage Equality legislation after the bill passed the Illinois House. From: ILSenDems Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

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La Senadora Martínez habla sobre la aprobación de SB 10 La Senadora Martínez habla sobre la aprobación de SB 10 en las dos camaras legislativas de Illinois. From: ILSenDems Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:11 More in News & Politics

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Senator Steans discusses the passage of Marriage Equality legislation. Senator Heather Steans (D – Chicago) discusses the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 10, extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples. From: ILSenDems Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 00:45 More in News & Politics

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Illinois Senate Democrats react to SB 10 passage in both chambers Senators Morrison, Hutchinson and Steans discuss SB 10 being passed in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. From: ILSenDems Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:23 More in News & Politics

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Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling proposes to partner at marriage equality celebration From: Tony Merevick Views: 112 0 ratings Time: 03:08 More in Comedy

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Introducing Senator Mark Kirk at CRPD Hearing [WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) prior to their testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Convention… From: SenatorDurbin Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:15 More in News & Politics

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Introducing Representative Tammy Duckworth at CRPD Hearing [WASHINGTON, D.C.] — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) prior to their testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing… From: SenatorDurbin Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:28 More in News & Politics

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Illinois State Representative Sara Feigenholtz Helps Pass SB 10 State Representative Sara Feigenholtz gives emotional speech before vote is called passing the marriage fairness act in the Illinois General Assembly. Rep. Feigenholtz reads the letter written… From: Lee Neubecker Views: 0 1 ratings Time: 07:39 More in Science & Technology

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Amendment filed to accelerate effective date of Illinois marriage bill 100+ Springfield, IL — In a procedural move Wednesday, state Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) filed an amendment to accelerate the effective date of Senate Bill …

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WLS Chicago News, Weather, Traffic | Chicago Area News | ABC7Chicago – abc7chicago.com
Keith Moreland leaving WGN Radio; report says Cubs may want out of WGN-TV deal The Chicago Cubs and the team’s broadcast partner WGN could be ending their long relationship after the 2014 season.

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LETTER: Shimkus wrong on finance bill I am appalled that our U.S. Representative, Mr. Shimkus, recently voted for H.R. 992, a bill written largely by Citigroup lobbyists and designed to roll back financial safety measures passed b…

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NBC Chicago – Top Stories
Cubs Reportedly Hire Rick Renteria as New Manager While the team hasn’t made an official announcement, several media outlets, including Chicago Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat, are reporting that the team will name San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria as the 53rd manager in team history. #Cubs to announce Renteria as manager on Thursday — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) November 6, 2013 Earlier on Wednesday, Peter Gammons had reported that t

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La Salle earns mention for Governor’s Hometown Award The city of La Salle received a road sign this week to install for being named a finalist in the 2013 Governor’s Hometown Awards on Tuesday.

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Editorial: The maddening Park Grill mess Lawsuit: Taxpayers vs. insiders vs. taxpayersThe Park Grill lawsuit is two years along, and the taxpayers’ meter keeps ticking.

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Start of Illinois same-sex marriages falls on a Sunday SPRINGFIELD — County clerks around Illinois are gearing up for the start of same-sex marriages June 1, but there’s just one problem. That’s a Sunday and offices are closed.

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Mautino, Rezin not in favor of same sex marriage bill Local lawmakers voted against gay marriage.The bill allowing same-sex marriage passed the House 61-54 Tuesday, before going to the Senate for technical changes. It is expected to be passed by Gov. Pat Quinn later this month and put

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$1.4 Billion Economic Benefit and 6294 Illinois jobs at risk… – The Capitol Fax Blog $1.4 Billion Economic Benefit and 6294 Illinois jobs at risk…The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)"@SundaySpin : Senator @KwameRaoul joined the Sunday Spin today to talk about the current pension crisisbuff.ly/HDcicj". by Sen. Kwame Raoul via twitter November 3 at 2:05 PM. My thanks to @KwameRaoul , @DavidYepsen and @moniquegarcia for …

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Lawmakers tweak mandatory minimum gun bill – Peoria Public Radio Lawmakers tweak mandatory minimum gun billPeoria Public RadioBy Tony Arnold. Enlarge image. Illinois lawmakers are whittling down legislation that would increase the minimum prison time for some people convicted of illegal gun use. The bill has been weakened a lot this week. But the idea is still to put those …

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Some lawmakers frustrated by Illinois pension reform inaction – ABC7Chicago.com KMOV.comSome lawmakers frustrated by Illinois pension reform inactionABC7Chicago.comNovember 6, 2013 (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) (WLS) — Lawmakers in Springfield finally got around to taking a vote on same-sex marriage, but they still haven’t taken action on the pension crisis. On Wednesday night, some legislators are expressing frustration …Illinois lawmakers enter final days of sessionFinal days of f

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Editorial: Who’s ready for college? Illinois rolled out its new, information-chocked school report card recently and … are higher than the ACT’s, according to an analysis by Tribune reporters Diane … It’s encouraging that graduation rates are rising in Chicago Public Schools and …

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Penny Pritzker returns to Chicago “We need to turn around and focus on ways to strengthen the economy and … as she took the podium at the gathering, hosted by World Business Chicago.

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Editorial: Who’s ready for college? At City Colleges of Chicago, for instance, more than half the incoming freshmen need at least one remedial course in English, math, reading or writing.

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Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking … Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or …

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Legislative town hall addresses education funding 14 Springfield Public Schools recently adopted its 2014 legislative priorities, which opposes attempts to divert funding for public education. Ridder has previously …

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Emanuel’s gun bill weakened in Springfield – Chicago Tribune WICS-TVEmanuel’s gun bill weakened in SpringfieldChicago TribuneIn other action, Speaker Michael Madigan won House approval of legislation that would change the Chicago Park District pension system after negotiations by workers and management. The bill now goes to the Senate. Madigan said employee contributions …Scaled-Down Gun Crimes Bill Expected To Pass In Springfield

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AmandaVinicky: Dolla bills, ya’ll RT @tomdemmer: Protestors just threw papers off the balcony, interrupted debate on the House floor pic.twitter.com/dIY6AlSIJW Dolla bills, ya’ll RT @tomdemmer: Protestors just threw papers off the balcony, interrupted debate on the House floor pic.twitter.com/dIY6AlSIJW

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ILSenDems: Congratulations on your engagement, Rep Yingling @Sam4Rep! #IL4M Congratulations on your engagement, Rep Yingling @Sam4Rep! #IL4M

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NCTV17: Congressman Bill Foster has joined a panel of experts to discuss the heroin "epidemic" affecting the community. pic.twitter.com/WG8B9DvRcf Congressman Bill Foster has joined a panel of experts to discuss the heroin "epidemic" affecting the community.pic.twitter.com/WG8B9DvRcf

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ILSenateGOP: Now debating a major rollback of 2012 Medicaid reforms costing taxpayers another $35 million Now debating a major rollback of 2012 Medicaid reforms costing taxpayers another $35 million (HB 1516)

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ILSenateGOP: Our deepest sympathies to Rep.Naomi Jakobsson of Urbana on the death of her son Garret. Our deepest sympathies to Rep.Naomi Jakobsson of Urbana on the death of her son Garret.

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ILSenateGOP: Sen. McCarter on HB 1516: objects to blanket reversal of all Medicaid dental reforms. Should have been targeted approach to address abuse. Sen. McCarter on HB 1516: objects to blanket reversal of all Medicaid dental reforms. Should have been targeted approach to address abuse.

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ILSenateGOP: Repeal of Medicaid dental reforms passes 42-16. Cost to taxpayers $35 million. Repeal of Medicaid dental reforms passes 42-16. Cost to taxpayers $35 million.

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RutherfordDan: Enjoyed visiting with friends & supporters at our meet and greet in #Washington, #Illinois. #GOP #ILGOP #twill pic.twitter.com/p2tBISG29E Enjoyed visiting with friends & supporters at our meet and greet in #Washington, #Illinois. #GOP #ILGOP #twillpic.twitter.com/p2tBISG29E

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ChrisWelch_JD: Getting ready for my Comcast interview in the State Capitol http://instagram.com/p/gYpN9LwsUt/ Getting ready for my Comcast interview in the State Capitolhttp://instagram.com/p/gYpN9LwsUt/

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DGDistrict58: Some fun pics of Rep. @RonSandack at Whittier last week–thanks again for a great visit with our students and staff! http://www.dg58.org/Page/6513 Some fun pics of Rep. @RonSandack at Whittier last week–thanks again for a great visit with our students and staff!http://www.dg58.org/Page/6513

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RutherfordDan: Visited w/ @ChicagoREALTORS recently in #Chicago and discussed our state finances.#twill pic.twitter.com/PABl1WCC3U Visited w/ @ChicagoREALTORS recently in #Chicago and discussed our state finances.#twill pic.twitter.com/PABl1WCC3U

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RepKellyCassidy: Equality Comes to Illinois- Videos, legal information and the roll call from yesterday’s historic vote!… http://fb.me/17JHNbxln Equality Comes to Illinois- Videos, legal information and the roll call from yesterday’s historic vote!… http://fb.me/17JHNbxln

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davemckinney123: Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans are among lawmakers presenting #SB10 to Gov. Quinn Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/PeSMGz6WiC Rep. Greg Harris and Sen. Heather Steans are among lawmakers presenting #SB10 to Gov. Quinn Wednesday.pic.twitter.com/PeSMGz6WiC

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MikeforIllinois: I look forward to joining the Young @SangamonDems at their #Springfield reception. Then joining my fellow #Downstate Sens for dinner #twill I look forward to joining the Young @SangamonDems at their #Springfield reception. Then joining my fellow #Downstate Sens for dinner #twill

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StateRepSara: If you have questions about the workings of marriage equality, Equality Illinois has the answers. http://issuu.com/eqil/docs/marriage_rights … If you have questions about the workings of marriage equality, Equality Illinois has the answers. http://issuu.com/eqil/docs/marriage_rights

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RutherfordDan: I was recently in St. Clair County & spoke to a receptive group of Republicans. #GOP #ILGOP @sccgop #twill pic.twitter.com/wDmPM1HjP0 I was recently in St. Clair County & spoke to a receptive group of Republicans. #GOP #ILGOP @sccgop #twillpic.twitter.com/wDmPM1HjP0

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ILAttyGeneral: Madigan, Dept. of Revenue: Chicago area gas station owner jailed in tax fraud case http://bit.ly/1bZxa73Madigan, Dept. of Revenue: Chicago area gas station owner jailed in tax fraud case http://bit.ly/1bZxa73

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AndyManar: Hats off to Dr. Roger McFarlin, who recently earned the 2013 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the… http://fb.me/28wwa2hLc Hats off to Dr. Roger McFarlin, who recently earned the 2013 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the…http://fb.me/28wwa2hLc

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SenatorDurbin: #POSTact will help prevent vets & service members from being targets of for-profit colleges. Thx @SenatorHarkin & @RepCohen for supporting #POSTact will help prevent vets & service members from being targets of for-profit colleges. Thx @SenatorHarkin & @RepCohen for supporting

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AmandaVinicky: RT @ILSenDems: HB209 includes supplemental funding to several state agencies; includes funds for ISP to handle concealed carry processes. RT @ILSenDems: HB209 includes supplemental funding to several state agencies; includes funds for ISP to handle concealed carry processes.

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EqualityILL: Sen. Don Harmon today filed this amendment to accelerate the effective date of SB 10: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB2747sam002&GA=98&SessionId=85&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=74561&DocNum=2747&GAID=12&Session= … Sen. Don Harmon today filed this amendment to accelerate the effective date of SB 10:http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09800HB2747sam002&GA=98&SessionId=85&DocTypeId=HB&LegID=74561&DocNum=2747&GAID=12&Session=

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BenYount: On @ILWatchdog Radio: IL looks to prison and jails for Obamacare enrollees, Can we now talk about pensions? & calls and texts 4-5 @cities929 On @ILWatchdog Radio: IL looks to prison and jails for Obamacare enrollees, Can we now talk about pensions? & calls and texts 4-5 @cities929

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KerryLuft: Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-son-of-lawmaker-who-sped-back-for-gay-marriage-vote-dies-20131106,0,5613986.story … Son of lawmaker who sped back for gay marriage vote dies http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-son-of-lawmaker-who-sped-back-for-gay-marriage-vote-dies-20131106,0,5613986.story

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rap30: Many thanks to @DavidYepsen and @ReporterHal Dardick for a good @PoliticsTonight show! Many thanks to @DavidYepsen and @ReporterHal Dardick for a good @PoliticsTonight show!

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SenatorDurbin: Great meeting Surface Transportation Board nominee Deb Miller today http://1.usa.gov/16H8Red Great meeting Surface Transportation Board nominee Deb Miller todayhttp://1.usa.gov/16H8Red

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ILSenDems: After approving HB209, #SenAppr2 has adjourned. After approving HB209, #SenAppr2 has adjourned.

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ILSenDems: #SenCrim has been called to order in Room 409, Capitol #SenCrim has been called to order in Room 409, Capitol

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ILSenDems: Delgado on marriage equality: "To the memory of my son Ruben." http://bit.ly/1bbha1C Delgado on marriage equality: "To the memory of my son Ruben."http://bit.ly/1bbha1C

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MikeforIllinois: Glad to see some resolution coming along. Lawmakers seeing if #HealthAlliance can get part of state bid- http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-11-06/lawmakers-seeing-if-health-alliance-can-get-part-state-bid.html … #twill Glad to see some resolution coming along. Lawmakers seeing if #HealthAlliance can get part of state bid- http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-11-06/lawmakers-seeing-if-health-alliance-can-get-part-state-bid.html … #twill

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mjzalewski: Smart take from @GregHinz on what SHOULD be the takeaway from yesterday politically. #twill http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131106/BLOGS02/131109884?template=mobile … Smart take from @GregHinz on what SHOULD be the takeaway from yesterday politically. #twill http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20131106/BLOGS02/131109884?template=mobile

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Bill_Brady: Good questions and discussion with constituents and supporters at Sangamon County Northend Republican Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/QVebTlsof2 Good questions and discussion with constituents and supporters at Sangamon County Northend Republican Club tonight. pic.twitter.com/QVebTlsof2

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BetterGov: IDOT flying legislators in half-full planes on your tax dollars. A waste of cash? @bettergov @fox32news story: http://bit.ly/1ahWoLf IDOT flying legislators in half-full planes on your tax dollars. A waste of cash? @bettergov @fox32news story: http://bit.ly/1ahWoLf

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District 304 settles lawsuit with former principal for $287,000 Geneva School District 304 has settled a four-year-old discrimination lawsuit with a former principal for $287,000. Margaret Pennington, a former principal at Heartland Elementary School, sued in June 2009, arguing she was underpaid given her 27 years of experience and unfairly assigned an administrative job after the district decided not to renew her contract.

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Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico recently urged the state t… Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico recently urged the state to invest in new technologies in order to be sure schools are ready for new computer-based standardized tests next year.Chico: schools won’t be able to give new state standardized tests without massive tech upgradeswww.wbez.orgIllinois State Board of Education chair Gery Chico says the state urgently needs to “play catc

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Sen. Frerichs and I are attempting to seek a legislative solution to the Health Alliance problem, we working on SB 214 to call for a rebid. ‘-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN’ ‘http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd‘ …

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Shorewood Patch
Senator Bertino-Tarrant to hold town hall meeting on critical issues W OSWEGO— Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be holding her third town hall meeting to address the critical issues facing our state on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Oswego Public Wo

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Geneva Patch
Bomb Squad Finds No Threat at St. Charles East Parent called school district about questionable materials in a locker, school officials said.

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Governor Quinn Honors Volunteers with Hometown Awards – Mount Vernon Wins Governor’s Cup; Other Community Volunteer Organizations From Across the State Also Recognized SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the winners of the 31st Annual Governor’s Hometown Awards, which are presented to recognize volunteers for their work in improving their communities. The City of Mount Vernon was awarded the Governor’s Cup, a traveling silver trophy presented to the group whose efforts are deemed most representative of the spirit of Illinois volunteerism. Today’s aw

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Governor Pat Quinn Receives Award for Leadership in Helping Illinois Residents with Disabilities – Honor Recognizes Governor’s Advocacy for Ensuring All Residents Have the Option of Community Living SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today was presented with the Outstanding Advocate Award from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) for his work to offer people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to live in their community of choice. Since taking office, Governor Quinn has worked tirelessly for people with developmental disabilities by investing in

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Chicago_IL_News: Speeding down 60 percent since speed cameras started issuing tickets: mayor’s office: Speeding… http://q.gs/50uDw #Chicago #News Speeding down 60 percent since speed cameras started issuing tickets: mayor’s office: Speeding… http://q.gs/50uDw #Chicago #News

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Google Alerts – regional superintendents
Regional superintendent supports school consolidation plan Regional School Superintendent Jean Anderson gave her approval Monday to a petition that called for the issue to be placed on the March ballot.

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review
Mandatory jail time proposed for possessing a firearm without an active FOID card 52 SPRINGFIELD – Democrat State Rep. Michael Zalewski (Riverside) and Republican State Rep. Dennis Reboletti (Addison) are working together to push through mandatory jail time for any Illinoisan found with a firearm not having an active FOID card. SB 1342 passed…

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
$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 an […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Rate the new Tom Cross ad * Sun-Times… Illinois state Treasurer candidate Tom Cross is launching a three-market radio buy today — a day after the Republican made a switch and voted in favor of same-sex marriage legislation in the House. Cross was one of three Republicans in the House to vote for in favor of the same-sex marriage. The others were Ron […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Question of the day * Illinois Issues magazine has a long feature on social media and Illinois politics. I highly recommend that you go read the whole thing. Here’s a snippet… The only caucus that does not have its own social media presence is the House Democrats. “A lot of that is because the individual members do those […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar
Zalewski advances gun crimes bill * It’s possible we could see a vote soon on this bill… Rep. Michael Zalewski, a Chicago Democrat, said today that changes to his proposal to increase penalties for gun crimes have made the plan “narrowly tailored” and would bring down the cost of his proposal. SB 1342 would require first-time offenders who commit an aggravated unlawful […]

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Journal Star’s Facebook Wall
The new pjstar.com is up and running, warts and all. Please be patient as we wor… The newpjstar.com is up and running, warts and all. Please be patient as we work out bugs in the system. http://bit.ly/1aFr5jw

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Hillenmeyer: ‘I Hated Coming Into Work’ At Times Because Of Bullying 400+ (CBS) In the wake of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin story in Miami, bullying in NFL locker rooms has become a hot-button issue in sports. Incognito reportedly bullied Martin so severely that Martin ultimately took a leave of absence from the team. Incognito has since been suspended indefinitely. Former Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer joined Matt Spiegel and Laurence Holmes on Wednesday t

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
North Suburban Highwood Considers Adding Video Poker (CBS) – The community hosting the great pumpkin festival is now considering whether it should also be hosting video poker games. WBBM’s John Cody has more on the debate underway in north suburban Highwood. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/mp3_bc-wav-carts-pumpkin-1jc.mp3size=340px download=false name="North Suburban Highwood Considers Adding Video Poker" art

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
ADM, OfficeMax tax breaks get initial OK A state Senate committee has approved tax credits worth $24 million for Archer Daniels Midland Company and $53 million for the newly merged OfficeMax and Office Depot.

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Google Alerts – greg hinz
Chicago Park District pension reform moving in Springfield – Blogs … Greg Hinz on Politics · Shia Kapos Takes Names · John Pletz on Technology · Joe Cahill on Business · Danny Ecker on …. Follow Greg on Twitter at @GregHinz.

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Google Alerts – illinois house
Madigan says he hopes Illinois Legislature can address $100B … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s prepared to pass a "meaningful" pension reform bill, and he hopes it will happen before …

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Google Alerts – pat quinn
Quinn accepts SB10 Pat. Quinn Wednesday in Springfield. About video ads. Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, hands copy of SB10 to Gov. Pat. Quinn Wednesday in Springfield.

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Google Alerts – pat quinn
La Salle earns mention for Governor’s Hometown Award La Salle earns mention for Governor’s Hometown Award … Pat Quinn’s office. … The Governor’s Hometown Awards are administered by Illinois Department of …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Quinn will sign gay marriage bill this month 200+ Gov. Pat Quinn says he’ll sign legislation allowing same sex couples in Illinois to marry this month.

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Deadspin
Watch As Grand Theft Auto Plays Out For Real In The Streets Of Chicago 2K Belmont Avenue is a perfectly typical street on Chicago’s North Side. There’s a stretch of it not too far from Wrigley Field that has a good used book store and a bakery with decent crognets, and as you head west from there, the storefront shopping slowly disappears from the streetscape, leaving you, before long, on an ordinary residential stretch where people do ordinary things, like getting int

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Cubs Exercise Option To End WGN-TV Contract After 2014 Season 1K (CBS) The Chicago Cubs have exercised an option in their contract with WGN-TV that will end the agreement following the 2014 season. The team reportedly notified the Tribune Co.-owned station on Tuesday that it had 30 days to meet a higher assessed fair market value for the broadcast rights. After the 30 days, the team would then be free to explore other broadcast options for the roughly 70 games

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Google Alerts – illinois legislature
SB10 Roundup: 5 Best Reads on Illinois Same Sex Marriage That’s not to diminish yesterday’s historic vote in the Illinois legislature to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Far from it. But if you’re New York or California …

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Google Alerts – illinois legislature
Legislature needs to prioritize Great, the Illinois legislature approved gay marriage. And earlier this year it legalized pot — I mean medical marijuana. Now if only they could find some time to …

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Illinois Issues blog
Senate votes to restore Medicaid dental benefits By Jamey DunnThe Illinois Senate voted today to restore dental care benefits that were eliminated under recent cuts to the state’s Medicaid program.Lawmakers approved Medicaid changes in 2012 aimed at cutting up to $1.6 billion in growth from the program. However, those savings have yet to be fully realized, and the state faces a lawsuit from unions over the use of an out-of-state contractor to ve

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Google Alerts – illinois government
Madigan’s Tirade With BGA Is Ironic at Best The rich irony of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan denouncing … The Better Government Association and the Chicago Sun-Times took a look at some of …

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Gov. Quinn says he’ll announce running mate soon By Amanda Vinicky. Enlarge image. The only candidate running for governor who has yet to announce a running mate is incumbent Pat Quinn. The Democrat …

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randy hultgren – Google News
Rep. Hulgren Holds Muni Roundtable; Chicago Fed Holds Conference – Bond Buyer Rep. Hulgren Holds Muni Roundtable; Chicago Fed Holds ConferenceBond BuyerRep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., a member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, is “making municipal finance a priority” and is holding a roundtable on municipal finance and the municipal bond market Thursday at the University of Illinois at …

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Google Alerts – illinois house
Illinois Rep. Sam Yingling Proposes To Lowell Jaffe 100+ Following the passage of same-sex marriage by the Illinois House and Senate last night, one openly gay politician took the opportunity to celebrate more than …

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Google Alerts – illinois house
Protesters interrupt Illinois House debate SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A group of protesters briefly interrupted an Illinois House debate about whether to provide tax credits for companies to keep their …

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Google Alerts – chicago tribune
Emanuel defends Ventra rollout – Chicago Tribune Mayor Rahm Emanuel, seen here at Roseland Community Hospital today, defended the Ventra CTA rollout despite problems.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
State workers will have to wait longer for back pay 23 Thousands of state workers will have to wait longer to get the back pay they are owed under a previous union contract.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
Cicero Town President Dominick Wins Court Battle Against Brother CICERO, Ill. (CBS) — Cicero Town President Larry Dominick has won the latest round in the bitter, long-running battle with two of his brothers, one of whom alleged that he was fired from a town board after blowing the whistle on his brother to the Internal Revenue Service. [cbs-audio url=http://cbschicago.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/mp3_bc-wav-carts-cicero-w1-wed.mp3 size=340px download=false nam

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Google Alerts – mike frerichs
Lawmakers seeing if Health Alliance can get part of state bid Mike Frerichs, D-Champaign, said Tuesday he had met with members of the Quinn administration and the Department of Central Management Services to see if …

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Google Alerts – chicago sun-times
Kadner: Sheriff asks Robbins to suspend quarry deal … a limestone quarry and underground mine is headquartered in an apartment building. Actually, the building is condominiums. | Phil Kadner~Sun-Times Media.

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Google Alerts – southtownstar
pkadnerNovember 6, 2013 3:10PM. The Greater Christian Unity Church Robbins which would be condemned make …

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