Today’s headlines — Friday, Nov. 8

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Today’s headlines — Friday, Nov. 8

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Sen. Dale Righter’s 2 Minute Drill November 7, 2013. From: SenatorRighter Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:24 More in News & Politics
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Rosenthal: Informational Meetings Set for Retiree Insurance Changes Litchfield… State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) is encouraging state retirees to attend one of four informational meetings being held in the 95th District regarding the upcoming changes to state retiree insurance coverage. Participants will learn more about their Medicare Advantage options and the enrollment process.

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Downers Grove YMCA Fundraiser Rep. Bellock joined volunteers and Village Trustee David Olson at the Downers Grove YMCA fundraiser this weekend. The event raised money for the outstanding services provided to families and children at the YMCA. Rep. Bellock was given the leadership award by the statewide YMCA organization earlier this year in Springfield.

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Fortner to Offer Expertise to the Council of State Governments West Chicago, IL… State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) was recently selected to join a group of handpicked legislators and stakeholders from across the nation to collaborate and determine essential revisions to a guide, designed by The Council of State Governments’, which outlines the best public policy practices for state leaders. “This guide was first implemented prior to the 20th

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Daily Herald: Graduated tax would be ‘disaster,’ McSweeney tells Summit The adoption of a graduated income tax in Illinois “would be a disaster for the Illinois economy” that would hurt small business and families, State Rep. David McSweeney said this morning at an opening session of the conservative Restore Illinois Summit taking place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Illinois is one of a handful of states that uses a flat tax for income tax reve

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Rep. Mike Tryon to Host Free Diabetes Screening Event in Huntley November is Diabetes Awareness Month in Illinois and Illinois legislators are hosting 50 free screening events throughout the state in an effort to improve awareness and prevention of the disease. Of the 50 free screenings, 39 will be held on November 14, which has been declared by the General Assembly as “Diabetes Awareness Day” in Illinois. To mark the occasion in McHenry and Kane Counties, Stat

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Wheeler 64 Report Friends, Lawmakers return to Springfield on November 5th to complete veto session work, and legislation regarding some of the more high-profile issues, like pension reform and the definition of marriage appear to be gaining traction. Bill to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Could be Called During Veto Session Shortly before the General Assembly adjourned for the summer at the end of May, Representative

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Rep. Bost to Host Seminar on New Concealed Carry Law in Mt. Vernon Want to learn more about the new concealed carry law? Illinois State Representative Mike Bost will be hosting a free public seminar covering ‘What You Need to Know About Concealed Carry’. The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 12th at the Municipal West Building, 200 Potomac Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. At the seminar you will learn about the qualifications to obtain a concealed carry li

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Diabetes Awareness Month Events State Representative Brauer is concerned that millions of people have diabetes and do not know it. However, with early detection and treatment, the more likely it is that the serious health consequences of diabetes can be prevented or delayed. In the 87th District, many Diabetes programs are available: OPEN TESTING: Logan Co.: $10/glucose check. Walk-ins @ Logan Co. Health Dept. Mon-Thurs 7:3

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Rep. Kay to Host Free Diabetes Screening November 14 in Edwardsville Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay has partnered with Main Street Community Center to provide free diabetes screenings to local residents. The free screenings will be given on Thursday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Main Street Community Center, located at 1003 North Main Street in Edwardsville. The US Center for Disease Control estimates that 40 percent of the populati

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Rep. Tom Morrison Responds to Passage of SB10 In response to the passage of SB10, which seeks to redefine the definition of marriage in Illinois to extend all benefits, responsibilities and protections available to married people equally to same-sex or male-female couples, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement: “I’m disappointed by the outcome of today’s vote. I believe the institution of marriage

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General Assembly Members Teaming Up to Donate 1,000 Turkeys Crystal Lake, IL – In the spirit of the holiday season, state Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) will be teaming up with state Reps. Camille Lilly (D-Chicago), La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) and Jack Franks (D-Marengo) to donate 1,000 holiday turkeys to The Mother House of Fraternite Notre Dame food pantry in Chicago. Rep. Wheeler is asking for donations with hopes of raising $20,000 for impoverish

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NEWS: Frerichs votes for Marriage Equality SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) voted in favor of Senate Bill 10, which grants same-sex couples the same legal rights as other married couples in Illinois. "We stand on the right side of history as the House joined the Senate in passage of marriage equality. We are one step closer to ensuring all Illinois citizens are treated equally under the law, regardless

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Rep. Ives bill would extend state tax credit to all companies in EDGE program Nov. 05–An Illinois lawmaker has proposed expanding the state’s main economic development program so all companies in it could keep their employees’ taxes instead of forwarding them to the state. The amendment to House Bill 383, proposed by Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, would end the parade of companies coming before lawmakers to ask for that break, a list that includes Archer Daniels Midland and

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Editorial: A historic vote After several hours of deeply emotional and personal testimony, the Illinois House on Tuesday took a historic vote for personal freedom. The House approved same-sex marriage. The “yes” votes came from Chicago and the suburbs, from the Quad Cities and Peoria, from as far south as Collinsville. Many Democrats — and three Republicans — secured […]

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History was written by these victors: Brown Sixty-one state representatives made history Tuesday in the Illinois House with their votes to legalize gay marriage, and it took practically every one of them to make it happen. But some deserve special recognition for the history books. Rep. Greg Harris, the Chicago Democrat who was the bill’s chief sponsor, was a noble figure, strong […]

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Proposal would expand incentive plan for companies that create jobs, invest in state An Illinois lawmaker has proposed expanding the state’s main economic development program so that all companies in the program could collect their employees’ taxes instead of forwarding them to the state. The proposed amendment to House Bill 383 comes as an increasing number of companies are seeking the special break. The proposal was filed by Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton. The bill would modify the

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State of Illinois passes Marriage Equality Bill! Dear Friends, From non-discrimination clauses to the Illinois Human Rights Act to civil unions to the strong, grassroots campaign mounted this year for marriage equality, Illinois has been moving toward this moment for years. Today, I finally watched history being made as the Illinois House of Representatives and then the Senate voted in favor of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act

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VIDEO: Rep. Sullivan’s Remarks In Support of Marriage Equality Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) spoke on the House Floor in support of Senate Bill 10, the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on November 5. Shortly after Rep. Sullivan’s remarks, the House voted to approve the bill by a vote of 61-54. Click the image below to watch Rep. Sullivan’s speech from the House floor:

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Rep. Brown Seeks to Raise Awareness to Rare Disease In an effort to bring awareness to a rare, inherited disease known for softening bones and teeth, State Representative Adam Brown (R-Champaign) sponsored and passed House Resolution 614 this week designating October 30, 2013 as Illinois Hypophosphatasia (HPP) Awareness Day. Brown says he was first made aware of HPP through a local area family whose three-year-old son was recently diagnosed with t

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McSweeney Initiative to Repeal Lake County Elections Takeover Passes House Springfield, IL – On Wednesday, the Illinois House of Representatives advanced legislation by a 104-13 vote introduced by State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) and supported by a number of Lake County legislators aimed at repealing provisions of a new law that would create a costly taxpayer election funded commission and strip authority away from the Lake County Clerk.In late J

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Rosenthal Honors Local Fallen Veterans with Highway Dedication Litchfield…In honor of two local veterans who gave their life defending our freedom, State Representative Wayne Rosenthal (R-Morrisonville) sponsored and passed two resolutions this week dedicating stretches of Illinois Route 16 in their memory. Both U.S. Army Specialist Charles Irby and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Larry D. Claybrook gave their lives defending American’s freedom in Vietnam.

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Clayborne: Lebanon school construction bill passes Senate committee SPRINGFIELD – The Senate Education Committee passed a plan that will allow Lebanon Community Unit School District to continue raising funds for a new school building Wednesday. State Senator 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 simply gives the school the opportunity to conti

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Law enforcement officials present award to Haine SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Drug Enforcement Officers Association honored State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) with an award for his work to help undercover police Tuesday. “I have always had an immense respect for the work of our law enforcement officers, especially those who work undercover,” Haine said. “They deliberately put themselves in dangerous, high-risk situations to make our communities sa

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Bellock: Univar to Bring Jobs, Economic Growth to Downers Grove Region SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) released the following statement on today’s House passage of Senate Bill 1448, legislation to provide an EDGE tax credit to Univar, a chemical distribution company to move their headquarters from Washington State to Downers Grove. Univar is the first major West Coast company to relocate to Illinois since Boeing in 2001. “Univar is making a signif

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Office Max, Office Depot bill passes Senate Committee An incentive package encouraging the newly formed Office Depot Inc. to locate its corporate headquarters in Naperville passed the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday. State Senator Tom Cullerton, the plans sponsor, and executives from the newly formed company testified in favor of the plan. The proposal, House Bill 3271, creates a tax credit based on the number of jobs kept in Naperville and n

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant to host Heroin Abuse & Education Seminar State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be joined by Representative Natalie Manley, Will County Executive Larry Walsh and Will County State’s Attorney James Glascow later this month to host a Heroin Abuse & Education Seminar aimed at shedding light on the dramatic increase in heroin use in the south suburbs. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at C

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant to host senior workshop Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) and Representative Natalie Manley will be partnering with Plainfield Township, the Attorney General and AT&T this month to host a Senior workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18 at the Plainfield Township Community Room (22525 W. Lockport St, Plainfield, IL). AT&T will be presenting ‘Keeping Seniors Connected to Family and F

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Republican Lawmakers Seek Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations Legislators File Resolution to Uncover Number of Illinoisans Losing Coverage SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current health insurance coverage due to the implementation of Obamacare, State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) has introduced legislation seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insuranc

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State Representative Jeanne Ives on tax credit Rep. Jeanne Ives ( R ) speaks on the House floor in regards to enhancing edge credit for Illinois companies.

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Bost Seeks Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current health insurance coverage due to the implementation of Obamacare, State Rep. Darlene Senger (R-Naperville) has introduced legislation seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insurance requirements are having in Illinois.The measure, House Resolution 680, co-sponsored by Sta

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Tryon Co-Sponsors Legislation Demanding Full Disclosure of ACA-Related Health Plan Cancellations in Illinois Concerned about the negative fallout the Affordable Care Act is having on the citizens of McHenry and Kane Counties, State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has signed on as a co-sponsor of a resolution which asks for full public disclosure of State data regarding the number of Illinoisans whose current health insurance plans will be cancelled as a result of the ACA as well as information

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Lebanon school construction bill passes the Senate SPRINGFIELD – A plan allowing the Lebanon Community Unit School District to continue raising funds for a new school building passed the Senate on Thursday. State Senator James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sponsored the proposal, House Bill 1002, which passed by a 57 to 0 vote. “While the current school building has served the community well for 80 years, it is in dire need of replacement,” Clayborne s

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Rep. Meier Seeks Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current health insurance coverage due to the implementation of Obamacare, State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has co-sponsored a resolution seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insurance requirements are having in Illinois.

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Rep. Cavaletto Seeks Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current health insurance coverage due to the implementation of Obamacare, State Rep. John Cavaletto (R-Salem) has co-sponsored a resolution seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insurance requirements are having in Illinois.

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Rep. Hays to host information seminars on Medicare Advantage insurance for state retirees State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) is co-hosting informational seminars to help retired teachers, university employees and others in our area get answers and information about changes to Medicare Advantage state retiree health insurance benefits. “State retirees have very important decisions to make about their future healthcare,” Hays said. ”I’m still very unhappy with the exclusion of H

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Video: Rep. Bost Discussing Issues Concerning Affordable Care Act

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Sen. Jacobs welcomes youth hunting privileges Young people who want to hunt with their parents or grandparents will no longer need to take a lengthy course under a plan approved today by the State House of Representatives and supported by State Senator Mike Jacobs (D-Moline). The proposal allows the Department of Natural Resources to issue youth hunting licenses to those 16 and under. Such licenses would not require taking a hunters safety c

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Davidsmeyer co-sponsors resolution calling for Obamacare answers from Illinois officials SPRINGFIELD –State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) this morning joined 44 other members of the Illinois House in introducing a resolution calling on the Illinois Department of Insurance to release information detailing how many Illinoisans have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare.

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Chicago alderman renews call for crackdown on `crappy` valets Alderman Brendan Reilly is on a valet vendetta, calling for a renewed look at the ordinance that limits how much street space valet’s can use.

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Editorial: A million times, thanks Nearly half a century ago, Black Hawk College staff learned that the state of Illinois had some broadcast equipment it wasn’t using. Though these young educators knew little about television production — one had once taken a

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Gun Bill Stalls The mandatory minimum gun law has fallen apart in Springfield. Opponents used a procedure to stall the bill that proponents characterize as a “trick:” Asking for fiscal impact notes from the Department of Corrections, which th…

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Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust would put new charge on ComEd customers Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Infrastructure Trust has a new program that would enable it and other parties pursuing big-ticket energy-efficiency projects to defray costs by collecting money from Commonwealth Edison Co.’s ratepayers.

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Mayor Bogusz OKs Hearing Officer RFP Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz will take aldermen’s suggestion to seek bids for the city’s administrative hearing officer, but he’s not ready to give up appointment power for the position.

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Rosenstengel nominated for U.S. judgeship U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, on Thursday announced that President Barack Obama has nominated Nancy J. Rosenstengel to fill an upcoming vacancy on the U.S. District Court in the Sou…

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Regional lawmakers say coal should be discussed locally An EPA “public listening session” in Chicago today concerning the reduction of carbon pollution from existing power plants has some state lawmakers concerned, and not only because of the meeti…

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Sexually explicit photos may have circulated Bronzeville school Controversy brewed at Hales Franciscan Catholic High School on Friday, over claims that students allegedly passed around sexually explicit photos.

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WMAYSpringfield: Mayor Says Police Pension Board Should Recover Money From Legal Adviser http://wmay.com/wmay-news/78397 Mayor Says Police Pension Board Should Recover Money From Legal Adviser http://wmay.com/wmay-news/78397

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WMAYSpringfield: Houston Plans To Bring Appointment Up for Vote When Votes Are Lined Up http://wmay.com/wmay-news/78398 Houston Plans To Bring Appointment Up for Vote When Votes Are Lined Up http://wmay.com/wmay-news/78398

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ChicagoCurrent: ARDC panel recommends three-year suspension for Blagojevich’s former chief … http://goo.gl/fb/ppL0EARDC panel recommends three-year suspension for Blagojevich’s former chief … http://goo.gl/fb/ppL0E

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Illinois catches up on FY 2013 bills, lags on pension reform Illinois has paid all of its bills from the prior fiscal year at the quickest pace in four years but pensions, the biggest drag on the state’s finances, remained unresolved as lawmakers on Thursday wrapped up their last scheduled session of the year. Strong revenue in July, August and September enabled Illinois to repay remaining bills for fiscal 2013, which ended on June 30, at the speediest …

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Kadner: Local firm hopes to land military pact – SouthtownStar Kadner: Local firm hopes to land military pactSouthtownStarRanked 63rd among the best small companies in America by Forbes in 2012, Landauer Inc., of Glenwood, produces millions of radiation monitoring devices worn by medical, dental, laboratory and nuclear power plant employees throughout the world.

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Sneed: State Rep. Jack Franks aims to stop sweetheart loans to profs – Chicago Sun-Times Sneed: State Rep. Jack Franks aims to stop sweetheart loans to profsChicago Sun-TimesKick shot: “These not-for-profit institutions are tax-exempt as well as property tax-exempt — and if they are acting like a for-profit organization by giving out perks to professors, that’s wrong,” Franks told Sneed in June, when he first learned …

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Voice of the Southern: Fixes to state budget must be equitable – The Southern Voice of the Southern: Fixes to state budget must be equitableThe SouthernMike Bost is sponsoring legislation he says will go a long way to resolving the inequity. During the 2011-2012 school year, Bost said, the Chicago Public School System was overpaid by nearly. $235 million in Block Grant funds. “Chicago schools get …

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Fall Veto Session Ends, Little Gets Done – WSIL TV Fall Veto Session Ends, Little Gets DoneWSIL TVRepresentative Mike Bost and a few of his republican colleagues used the last day of the veto session to introduce a new House Resolution. It would require the Illinois Department of Insurance to assess how many policy holders are losing their health …

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Zalewski advances gun crimes bill – The Capitol Fax Blog Zalewski advances gun crimes billThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)by Tom Demmer via twitter November 4 at 9:38 PM. Great fundraiser tonight at steve gruner’s man cave in Pocahontas. Excellent fried fish, mushrooms, and Friends. by Kyle McCarter via twitter November 4 at 8:18 PM. Listening to the Velvet Underground, …

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Lawmakers beat a surprising retreat from Springfield – Herald & Review Lawmakers beat a surprising retreat from SpringfieldHerald & ReviewState Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, agreed: “I think progress is being made.” A push to bring Urbana-based Health Alliance back into the fold as a provider for certain retiree health insurance in Central Illinois also was not acted upon. State Sen. Mike …

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Legislature takes pass on mandatory minimums – Voices VoicesLegislature takes pass on mandatory minimumsVoicesLegislature takes pass on mandatory minimums. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by Illinois Rep. Mike Zalewski, center, and Sen. Tony Munoz speaks at an Oct. 15 news conference attended by the members of families affected by gun violence.

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Abe Lincoln Is A Democrat, According To A Plaque On NIU’s Campus That … – Huffington Post 100+ Abe Lincoln Is A Democrat, According To A Plaque On NIU’s Campus That …Huffington PostThere’s a plaque on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University that refers to Abraham Lincoln as a Democrat. Recently, a few websites noticed a plaque on the Frank Lloyd Wright Building, which houses Northeastern’s Carruthers Center for Inner City …

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Editorial: Who’s ready for college? (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) … Last month, our New Plan of Chicago editorial series focused on education, primarily on the problem of high school dropouts …

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Lawmaker’s hasty exit leaves mound of unfinished business – Journal Gazette and Times-Courier Lawmaker’s hasty exit leaves mound of unfinished businessJournal Gazette and Times-CourierNo money was made available to Quinn to pay back wages owed to thousands of state employees. The abrupt end of the session took several lawmakers by surprise. “I wasn’t expecting we’d be done so early,” said state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton.

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Senator in talks over Medicare Advantage plans for state retirees A state senator said he’s in discussions with Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration that could possibly lead to additional options for Medicare Advantage coverage for …

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Setback in fight for tougher gun penalties African-American lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to delay the proposed legislation. The bill to set higher mandatory minimum …

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Garret Jakobsson MATTOON – Garret Jakobsson, 46, of Mattoon, formerly of Urbana, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 5, 2013) in Mattoon after years of battling with a …

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Mautino’s measure regulates holding companies Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, House Bill 2962 creates additional notice and disclosure requirements that an insurance holding company must share with the …

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Legislature may have to return soon … day after House Speaker Michael Madigan hastily gaveled out the session. … Mike Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat who is pushing the changes on behalf of …

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Lawmakers pave way for Ford County assisted living facility Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, extends a tax increment financing district in Gibson City for an additional 12 years. The measure, which earlier was approved …

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Illinois GOP announces new state director CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Republican Party and the Republican National Committee have announced a new state director whose job is to boost the party’s …

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Illinois Senate Democrats share thoughts on Veterans Day November 11 is observed in the United States as Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces. This day is not to be confused with …

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Universit of Illinois Springfield to name 5 to Legislative Internship … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — The University of Illinois Springfield is adding five former state Capitol interns to its Legislative Internship Hall of Fame. Inductees …

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State pension crisis fix is pushed back again By Ray Long and Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune reporters. 9:16 p.m. CST, November 7, 2013. SPRINGFIELD—. — As expected, Illinois lawmakers left the …

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Gov. Quinn announces $633,000 restoration project at Lincoln Tomb 38 With an eye toward the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s death, the state is spending $633,000 to repair and restore the interior of the Lincoln Tomb in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Will same-sex marriage loom in treasurer primary? – Chicago Daily Herald Will same-sex marriage loom in treasurer primary?Chicago Daily HeraldStephanie Kifowit, an Aurora Democrat who also said Madigan played no role in her vote, heard from lots of advocates as the issue brewed over the summer. "The only people I talked to about my vote were the people in my district," she said. Safety first.

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DNR says McCook quarry in blasting limits – WGNtv.com DNR says McCook quarry in blasting limitsWGNtv.comCongressman Dan Lipinski, who represents the southwest side and some surrounding suburbs, wants a federal investigation into a tremor on Monday. Lipinski claims the tremor was due to improper blasting at a quarry in McCook. The Illinois Dept of Natural …

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Chicago mayor wants nation’s highest cigarette tax; retailers push back – Human Events Human EventsChicago mayor wants nation’s highest cigarette tax; retailers push backHuman Events… cigarette tax in the nation could drive some shoppers out of the city and fuel the smuggling of cigarettes across state borders to sell on the black market, says Tanya Triche, vice president and general counsel of the Illinois Retail Merchants …

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Rep. Davidsmeyer (R) calls for solution to health care problems Republican Lawmakers Seek Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations Legislators File Resolution to Uncover Number of Illinoisans Losing Coverage SPRINGFIELD — In an… From: ilhousegop1 Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 01:06 More in News & Politics

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Please help us welcome our new State Director, Tony Esposito, back to the ILGOP…. Please help us welcome our new State Director, Tony Esposito, back to the ILGOP. Tony is an experienced and energetic addition to our 2014 team. http://bit.ly/1baW0CwILGOP, RNC Announce New State Directorwww.weareillinois.orgNovember 7, 2013 ILGOP, RNC Announce New State Director The Illinois Republican Party in partnership with the Republican National Committee, is pleased to announce the hirin

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State Rep. Mike Bost (R) concerned about health care numbers Legislators File Resolution to Uncover Number of Illinoisans Losing Coverage SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current… From: ilhousegop1 Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 00:47 More in News & Politics

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Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior By Amanda Vinicky · Enlarge image. Credit Amanda Vinicky. Though he was originally in Springfield to give the General Assembly’s customary daily prayer, Rev …

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Illinois Mandatory Minimum Bill Dropped from Veto Session, House … Scheduled to be voted on in the state House today, recent mandatory minimum bill language (previously reported here) was altered to focus on felons, repeat …

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Lincoln Museum to offer free admission to veterans The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is offering free admission to veterans and current service members this Veterans Day.

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OUR VIEW:New tech center has far-reaching benefits THE ISSUE:New technology center opens at IVCCOUR VIEW:Facility dedicated to high-quality trainingNew buildings don’t go up very often around the Illinois Valley Community College campus.But when they do, it’s a pretty big

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OUR VIEW: No good reason to bow to ADM THE ISSUE: ADM could get millions in tax breaks to stay in ChicagoOUR VIEW: This deal would be bad news for all of IllinoisEverybody wants a handout, but only the biggest players get the attention of

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Illinois House passes tax credit bill to draw Univar headquarters to Downers Grove DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday giving a tax credit to chemical distribution company Univar to relocate its headquarters to the Downers Grove area.

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Rep. Meier Seeks Disclosure of Obamacare-related health care plan cancellations SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to shed public light on the number of Illinois families who are losing their current health insurance coverage due to the implementation of Obamacare, State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has co-sponsored a resolution seeking full public disclosure of the impact the new federal health insurance requirements are having in Illinois.

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John A. Logan to close due to water main break According to Steve O’Keefe with John A Logan College, the campus will close at noon on Thursday due to a water main break. The extension offices will close at noon as well.

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Stella’s video gambling bar opens first location in Hoffman Estates 26 Stella’s, a new bar that offers beer and wine, a menu of small plates and video gambling, opened the first of several approved locations in the Chicago area Thursday. Located at 1171 Barrington Road in the Hoffman Village Shopping Center, near Golf and Barrington Roads, the Hoffman Estates Stella’s will be open to its full hours on Saturday.

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Durbin, Kirk Disagree on Marijuana Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk don’t agree on marijuana. The two reportedly voiced opposing position on the drug’s restrictions during a coffee with constituents on Capitol Hill, according to the Chicago Tribune. Durbin, a Democrat, supports the use of medical marijuana for people with conditions such as glaucoma, but Kirk, a Republican, prefers as many restrictions as possible, the Tribune repor

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Elgin man faces prison for ‘slip and fall’ insurance fraud 8 A 51-year-old Elgin man pleaded guilty to aggravated insurance fraud and forgery and faces up to 15 years in prison when sentenced Dec. 20. Juventino Guzman was accused of filing bogus "slip and fall" insurance claims against businesses in Elgin and Carpentersville and collecting more than $200,000.

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Procedural measure stops gun bill; House adjourns Springfield — Black members in the Illinois House have used a procedural measure to stop an anti-crime bill aimed at guns on city streets.

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KFVS12 – KFVS12 Home
I-Team: Tough Justice and crowded prisons It’s a problem nationwide, and here at home: crowded prisons. Our country’s attorney general wants to do something about it, considering 1 in 107 adults is behind bars.

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
Editorial: Chicago parks test case for pension reform Bad news: The plan includes borrowingBad news: The plan includes borrowing

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Chicago Sun-Times
Emanuel’s gun sentence bill holstered in Springfield SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legislative offensive against lenient gun sentences stalled at the Capitol Thursday in the face of opposition from the Rev. Jesse Jackson and what the mayor derided as “political stunts” by a key bloc of black lawmakers. As the House and Senate concluded their scheduled fall session, other issues wound up on the legislative cutting-room floor, as well, as la

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Lake County News Sun
Michael Jordan’s ugly house EDITORIAL: The house at 2700 Point Drive in Highland Park is a steal. On Nov. 22, you can steal it for $21 million and be like Mike.

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QCOnline Metro News
I-80 rest area will be first in Illinois to generate its own power The first rest area greeting motorists when they cross into Illinois from Iowa on Interstate 80 also will be the first in the state to generate its own power through wind energy. On Thursday, Gov. Pat

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davemckinney123: The first step toward pension reform?House passes pension fix for park district – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/23586029-761/house-passes-pension-fix-for-park-district.html … via @suntimes The first step toward pension reform?House passes pension fix for park district – Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com/23586029-761/house-passes-pension-fix-for-park-district.html … via @suntimes

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davemckinney123: Oops: Cullerton ‘so focused’ on passing same-sex marriage legislation he neglected to vote for it http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/aide-cullerton-so-focused-on-passing-same-sex-marriage-legislation-he-neglected-to-vote-for-it/ … via @suntimes Oops: Cullerton ‘so focused’ on passing same-sex marriage legislation he neglected to vote for it http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/aide-cullerton-so-focused-on-passing-same-sex-marriage-legislation-he-neglected-to-vote-for-it/ … via @suntimes

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davemckinney123: An #SB10 folo-up to make you cry and smile: ‘Tears of sadness, joy shed in wake of historic same-sex marriage vote.’ http://bit.ly/17NPmBF An #SB10 folo-up to make you cry and smile: ‘Tears of sadness, joy shed in wake of historic same-sex marriage vote.’http://bit.ly/17NPmBF

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davemckinney123: Up today: Rep. Zalewski’s SB 1342, the mandatory minimums bill, could get a floor vote. He and Rep. Phelps have a news conference at 9 a.m. Up today: Rep. Zalewski’s SB 1342, the mandatory minimums bill, could get a floor vote. He and Rep. Phelps have a news conference at 9 a.m.

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KateGrossman1: Sun-Times Editorial: Playing us for chumps on state pension reform. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23574413-474/playing-us-for-chumps-on-pension-reform-and-mandatory-minimum-sentences.html … Sun-Times Editorial: Playing us for chumps on state pension reform. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23574413-474/playing-us-for-chumps-on-pension-reform-and-mandatory-minimum-sentences.html

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davemckinney123: The House is out with its spring calendar. First full day is 1/31, which also is State of the State; 2/19 is gov’s budget, 5/31 adjournment. The House is out with its spring calendar. First full day is 1/31, which also is State of the State; 2/19 is gov’s budget, 5/31 adjournment.

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APOConnor: Today in 1972, #George_W_Lindberg elected first #IL state #comptroller @CompTopinka #LegResUnit #TIHToday in 1972, #George_W_Lindberg elected first #IL state #comptroller @CompTopinka #LegResUnit #TIH

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ILSenDems: Hutchinson’s SB2365 refines Illiana construction design-build contracting. It passes. Hutchinson’s SB2365 refines Illiana construction design-build contracting. It passes.

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ILSenateGOP: Senator Althoff’s SR 672 designating Nov. 30 "Small Business Saturday" passes. Senator Althoff’s SR 672 designating Nov. 30 "Small Business Saturday" passes.

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ILSenateGOP: HJR 44 sponsored by Sen. Luechtefeld designating a section of road near Pinckneyville the PFC Wyatt Eisenhauer Memorial Highway passes. HJR 44 sponsored by Sen. Luechtefeld designating a section of road near Pinckneyville the PFC Wyatt Eisenhauer Memorial Highway passes.

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capitolfax: Capitol Fax #twill *** UPDATED x1 – Senate approves *** Local pension reform bill advances out of House: * A … http://bit.ly/19HrUGy Capitol Fax #twill *** UPDATED x1 – Senate approves *** Local pension reform bill advances out of House: * A … http://bit.ly/19HrUGy

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ILSenDems: HJR4, Sen Haine’s resolution, names section of new I-70 expressway as US Congressman Jerry F. Costello Expressway. HJR4, Sen Haine’s resolution, names section of new I-70 expressway as US Congressman Jerry F. Costello Expressway.

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CRSpolicy: Thank you @RepKenDunkin and @RevJJackson for standing up against #MandatoryMinimums & #SB1342!Thank you @RepKenDunkin and @RevJJackson for standing up against #MandatoryMinimums & #SB1342!

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RepKenDunkin: Im standing up for my constituents! MT @CRSpolicy Thank you Rep.Dunkin and @RevJJackson for standing up against #MandatoryMinimums & #SB1342 Im standing up for my constituents! MT @CRSpolicy Thank you Rep.Dunkin and @RevJJackson for standing up against #MandatoryMinimums & #SB1342

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ILSenateGOP: The Senate has adjourned. The Senate has adjourned.

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ILSenateGOP: The Senate has adjourned! You can catch up on all the week’s action at our regularly updated "Senate Action"… http://fb.me/2IlpYmLf2 The Senate has adjourned! You can catch up on all the week’s action at our regularly updated "Senate Action"…http://fb.me/2IlpYmLf2

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rebootillinois: Find out who pushed the #TeaParty into the back seat in today’s #cartoon from the @ChicagoTribune’s @sstantis>>http://goo.gl/drwcUV #twILL Find out who pushed the #TeaParty into the back seat in today’s #cartoon from the @ChicagoTribune’s @sstantis>>http://goo.gl/drwcUV #twILL

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rebootillinois: Which food do you think is the best in #Illinois? Check your guess here>>http://ow.ly/qAJO5 via @BI_TheLife #twILL #foodie Which food do you think is the best in #Illinois? Check your guess here>>http://ow.ly/qAJO5 via @BI_TheLife #twILL #foodie

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illinoispolicy: More than 50% of Illinois’ nearly 200K government pensioners retired at age 59 or younger http://illin.is/1gPUwQL #twill More than 50% of Illinois’ nearly 200K government pensioners retired at age 59 or younger http://illin.is/1gPUwQL #twill

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emmillerwrites: Wow. A must-read from @davemckinney123: RT @Suntimes Two dramatic postscripts to the same-sex marriage vote http://suntm.es/1c1FTW8 Wow. A must-read from @davemckinney123: RT @Suntimes Two dramatic postscripts to the same-sex marriage votehttp://suntm.es/1c1FTW8

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APOConnor: #Abolitionist #Elijah_Lovejoy killed in Alton on this day in 1837. @ALPLM #LegResUnit #TIH #Abolitionist #Elijah_Lovejoy killed in Alton on this day in 1837. @ALPLM #LegResUnit #TIH

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APOConnor: .@RepKenDunkin stops anti-gun bill in #IL House with process move, @mjzalewski incredulous that notes not filed: @AP http://tinyurl.com/kdpthn5 .@RepKenDunkin stops anti-gun bill in #IL House with process move, @mjzalewski incredulous that notes not filed: @APhttp://tinyurl.com/kdpthn5

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AmandaVinicky: That’s a wrap. IL General Assembly’s done with its veto session. #Samesexmarriage – check. Biz incentives, pensions, guns at a halt. #twill That’s a wrap. IL General Assembly’s done with its veto session. #Samesexmarriage – check. Biz incentives, pensions, guns at a halt. #twill

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RepCheri: Today I held a ‘Cheri on Shift’ at the Sterling VA clinic & shadowed workers, met local vets & toured the facility pic.twitter.com/4aLXzFLxgn Today I held a ‘Cheri on Shift’ at the Sterling VA clinic & shadowed workers, met local vets & toured the facility pic.twitter.com/4aLXzFLxgn

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ILSenDems: Lebanon school construction bill passes the Senate http://bit.ly/19HVjAg Lebanon school construction bill passes the Senate http://bit.ly/19HVjAg

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Sam4Rep: TY 4 all the warm wishes on my engagement to Lowell!TY 2 the courageous House 61 & advocates! #IL4M #twill #MarriageEquality #ILSB10 TY 4 all the warm wishes on my engagement to Lowell!TY 2 the courageous House 61 & advocates! #IL4M #twill #MarriageEquality #ILSB10

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MikeforIllinois: #TBT to 2006 when then US Senator @BarackObama visited #Danville for my 1st State Senate race. #twill #Democrats pic.twitter.com/qBiBlCN0fB #TBT to 2006 when then US Senator @BarackObama visited #Danville for my 1st State Senate race. #twill #Democratspic.twitter.com/qBiBlCN0fB

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BruceRauner: Released a new video following Quinn’s failure to produce meaningful pension reform during veto session. Watch here: http://youtu.be/-SxQyW7gwzc Released a new video following Quinn’s failure to produce meaningful pension reform during veto session. Watch here:http://youtu.be/-SxQyW7gwzc

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SenMattMurphy: Veto Session Edition of "Murphy’s Minutes" http://youtu.be/X3ctIgkpJKk Veto Session Edition of "Murphy’s Minutes" http://youtu.be/X3ctIgkpJKk

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LisaMadigan: Resource fair to assist veterans and military service members on Friday, November 8 in Chicago http://bit.ly/1epWXu9 #twill Resource fair to assist veterans and military service members on Friday, November 8 in Chicago http://bit.ly/1epWXu9 #twill

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ILSenDems: RT @Blueroomstream: Governor Quinn will sign same-sex marriage bill on November 20 in Chicago. #IL4MRT @Blueroomstream: Governor Quinn will sign same-sex marriage bill on November 20 in Chicago. #IL4M

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RepRobinKelly: I stopped by @CBOE to discuss the derivatives market and its importance to our small business and farmers in IL02 pic.twitter.com/XvpkiktVgW I stopped by @CBOE to discuss the derivatives market and its importance to our small business and farmers in IL02pic.twitter.com/XvpkiktVgW

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StatehouseChick: ILSenate roll call on @ChicagoParks pension reform bill. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/98/senate/09800SB1523_11072013_037000C.pdf … ILSenate roll call on @ChicagoParks pension reform bill. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/votehistory/98/senate/09800SB1523_11072013_037000C.pdf

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StatehouseChick: "Present" votes are so wimpy. Man UP. #pensionreform "Present" votes are so wimpy. Man UP. #pensionreform

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StatehouseChick: #MWRD pension bill basically only asked members to pay more. Benefits stayed same. And credit rating dropped. #MWRD pension bill basically only asked members to pay more. Benefits stayed same. And credit rating dropped.

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StatehouseChick: Whoa. Almost fell off chair. #Cullerton just said Senate not the @illinoiscourts, pass a bill, let courts decide. Welcome to @Trib_ed_board. Whoa. Almost fell off chair. #Cullerton just said Senate not the @illinoiscourts, pass a bill, let courts decide. Welcome to @Trib_ed_board.

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APOConnor: #IL gun bill stopped; no Senate vote on incentives: @AP http://tinyurl.com/kg59ldg @RepKenDunkin @mjzalewski @AndyManar @sara_burnett @APOConnor #IL gun bill stopped; no Senate vote on incentives: @AP http://tinyurl.com/kg59ldg @RepKenDunkin @mjzalewski @AndyManar @sara_burnett @APOConnor

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sfornek: "Ald. Reilly wants crackdown on ‘crappy’ valet parking." Why stop there? How about crappy restaurants? Crappy people? http://bit.ly/18bb4f8 "Ald. Reilly wants crackdown on ‘crappy’ valet parking." Why stop there? How about crappy restaurants? Crappy people?http://bit.ly/18bb4f8

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LisaMadigan: "I applaud the US Senate for passing ENDA. I encourage the House to do the right thing: call the bill for a vote"- LM http://on.fb.me/17Hva6G "I applaud the US Senate for passing ENDA. I encourage the House to do the right thing: call the bill for a vote"- LMhttp://on.fb.me/17Hva6G

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SenatorDurbin: Pleasure to meet w/Ambassador Bulgaa Altangerel of Mongolia today http://1.usa.gov/1aaNcvi Pleasure to meet w/Ambassador Bulgaa Altangerel of Mongolia todayhttp://1.usa.gov/1aaNcvi

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ILSenDems: Munoz passes bill to help local communities recover from state facility closures http://bit.ly/1cZGxomMunoz passes bill to help local communities recover from state facility closures http://bit.ly/1cZGxom

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tammyduckworth: Getting legs tunedup at the prosthetist’s.He isn’t impressd w the digital camo pattern duct tape I’ve been usin to hold my left leg together Getting legs tunedup at the prosthetist’s.He isn’t impressd w the digital camo pattern duct tape I’ve been usin to hold my left leg together

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ILSenDems: McGuire works to breathe new life into shuttered state facilities http://bit.ly/19IjKxv McGuire works to breathe new life into shuttered state facilitieshttp://bit.ly/19IjKxv

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RepChrisWelch: Enjoyed my first ever veto session, and I was happy to play a small part in the historic marriage equality vote. Next up, Maywood Library:) Enjoyed my first ever veto session, and I was happy to play a small part in the historic marriage equality vote. Next up, Maywood Library:)

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AndyForSenate: Please join me in supporting the Montgomery County Democrat Club on Saturday, November 16th for the annual JFK… http://fb.me/V59sJ6Ba Please join me in supporting the Montgomery County Democrat Club on Saturday, November 16th for the annual JFK… http://fb.me/V59sJ6Ba

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RutherfordDan: Spoke at the @GlenviewIL Sunrise #Rotary breakfast this morning. #twill @GlenviewPatch pic.twitter.com/TDfiLmYpMl Spoke at the @GlenviewIL Sunrise #Rotary breakfast this morning. #twill @GlenviewPatch pic.twitter.com/TDfiLmYpMl

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IllinoisReview: Dwyer: It’s time to stop misleading parents about the quality of Illinois schools @edpolicyjunkie #twill http://bit.ly/17aKe6H Dwyer: It’s time to stop misleading parents about the quality of Illinois schools @edpolicyjunkie #twill http://bit.ly/17aKe6H

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robyroad: Tonight at 6, we’ll have the story of how new gun legislation gained momentum before it was stopped by parliamentary procedure. #twill Tonight at 6, we’ll have the story of how new gun legislation gained momentum before it was stopped by parliamentary procedure. #twill

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RutherfordDan: Spoke at the @GlenviewIL Sunrise #Rotary breakfast this morning. #twill @GlenviewPatch pic.twitter.com/TDfiLmYpMl Spoke at the @GlenviewIL Sunrise #Rotary breakfast this morning. #twill @GlenviewPatch pic.twitter.com/TDfiLmYpMl

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amaloney24: Veto session is over. Here’s what happened. And what didn’t happen. http://wuis.org/post/legislators-leave-capital-they-may-be-back … via @AmandaVinicky Veto session is over. Here’s what happened. And what didn’t happen. http://wuis.org/post/legislators-leave-capital-they-may-be-back … via @AmandaVinicky

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RayLong: Black lawmakers block #Emanuel’s gun bill http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-legislature-emanuel-guns-1108-20131108,0,6598197.story … #RevJackson #Rahmbo #NRA #gun Sentencing showdown Black lawmakers block #Emanuel’s gun bill http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-illinois-legislature-emanuel-guns-1108-20131108,0,6598197.story … #RevJackson #Rahmbo #NRA #gun Sentencing showdown

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TribuneMM: Class-action lawsuit alleges more LaSalle County jail abuse http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-classaction-lawsuit-alleges-more-lasalle-county-jail-abuse-20131107,0,818312.story … Class-action lawsuit alleges more LaSalle County jail abuse http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-classaction-lawsuit-alleges-more-lasalle-county-jail-abuse-20131107,0,818312.story

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governor quinn – Social Mention
I will be contacting Governor Quinn, Senators Mark Kirk and Richard Durbin and Congressman Bobby Rush. However, since they only care about money and greed and not the people of the State of Illinois, I doubt it will do any good. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) told local supporters at a town hall in his northern Florida district Tuesday night that he and other Republicans are currently drafting a resolution seeking impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder.

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mike zalewski – Social Mention
Hasty exit by lawmakers leaves mound of unfinished business QC Times – Found 2 hours agoMike Zalewski, a Riverside Democrat who is pushing the changes on behalf of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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bruce rauner – Social Mention
By the way, Bruce Rauner said Wednesday if elected to Governor, he and his family will live in the Governors Mansion in Springfield.

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Governor Quinn Announces $691,000 Infrastructure Investments in Christian and Shelby County Communities – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects STONINGTON¬—Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $691,000 state investment in Christian and Shelby Counties to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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Governor Quinn Announces $633,000 Restoration Project at Lincoln Tomb – Will Repair and Restore Interior of President Lincoln’s Final Resting Place SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $633,000 to repair and restore the interior of Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site in Springfield’s Oak Ridge Cemetery.

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Governor Quinn Announces $195,000 for Quad Cities Rest Area Wind Turbine – I-80 Rest Area Will Become State’s First to Generate its Own Power HAMPTON – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of $195,000 to construct a wind turbine to power a rest area along Interstate 80 in the Quad Cities. It will become the state’s first rest area to generate its own power through wind energy. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s commitment to moving the state toward energy independence using green technology.

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Governor Quinn Announces $1.6 Million for Renovation Projects at U of I Buildings – Main Library, Law Building and Everitt Lab Will Receive Upgrades URBANA – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of nearly $1.6 million for renovation projects on three buildings at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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Governor Quinn Announces $266,000 for Renovation Projects at Highland Community College – Four Buildings Will Receive Climate Control and Window Work FREEPORT – Governor Pat Quinn today announced capital investments of more than $266,000 for renovation projects on four buildings at Highland Community College in Freeport. The projects are part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward.

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Governor Quinn Announces $173,000 Infrastructure Investment in Bureau County Community – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects DEPUE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $173,250 state investment in the Bureau County community of DePue to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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Governor Quinn Announces $103,000 Infrastructure Investment in Mount Carroll – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects MOUNT CARROLL¬– Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $173,250 state investment in Mount Carroll to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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Governor Quinn Announces $18 Million for Illinois Route 3 Road and Bridge Work in East St. Louis – Work is Part of New Mississippi River Bridge Project EAST ST. LOUIS – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $18 million for a construction project in East St. Louis to prepare for the opening of the $708 million Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in early 2014. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs and drive Illinois’ economy forward, and is funded through the Illinois Jobs Now! capital constr

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Governor Quinn Announces $450,000 Infrastructure Investment in Sparta – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects SPARTA¬ – Governor Pat Quinn today announced a $450,000 state investment in Sparta to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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Governor Quinn Announces $3 Million in Infrastructure Investments in Western Illinois Communities – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects VERMONT¬—Governor Pat Quinn today announced more than $3 million in state investment western Illinois to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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Governor Quinn to Sign Historic Marriage Equality Legislation – Signing Ceremony to Take Place November 20 at UIC Forum SPRINGFIELD – Governor Quinn today announced that he will sign historic legislation in the days ahead that will make Illinois the 15th state in the nation to embrace full marriage equality. The signing ceremony will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum on November 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.

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Governor Quinn Announces $2 Million Infrastructure Investments in Crawford, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties – Part of $14 Million for Critical Public Works and Low-Income Home Rehabilitation Projects VANDALIA¬—Governor Pat Quinn today announced more than $2 million in state investments in communities in Crawford, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to create jobs while improving the state’s infrastructure and helping those in need.

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ILHelpDesk: Governor Quinn Announces $691,000 Infrastructure Investments in Christian and Shelby County Communities – Part of… http://dlvr.it/4HFhwd Governor Quinn Announces $691,000 Infrastructure Investments in Christian and Shelby County Communities – Part of…http://dlvr.it/4HFhwd

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ALPLM: ICYMI, On this day in 1876, grave robbers attempt to steal #abrahamlincoln’s body, but are foiled by the Secret Service #lincolnmuseum ICYMI, On this day in 1876, grave robbers attempt to steal #abrahamlincoln’s body, but are foiled by the Secret Service #lincolnmuseum

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Black lawmakers stall gun bill; legislature adjourns – The State Journal-Register Black lawmakers stall gun bill; legislature adjournsThe State Journal-RegisterA push to fight crime by imposing stiffer penalties for having guns on urban streets came to an abrupt halt today when black lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to stall proposed legislation, saying the bill was too focused on …

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Rep. Laura Fine hosting free diabetes testing in Evanston In honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, state Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, will be hosting free diabetes screenings at Curt’s Cafe in Evanston on Nov. 14 from …

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Nov. 15 is School Board Member Day in Illinois Nov. 15, 2013, is marked as School Board Member Day for the State of Illinois, and Oregon CUSD 220 would like to extend a thank you to all of our dedicated …

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illinois fracturing – Google New…
Poll: Voters Divided on Fracking In Southern Illinois – WSIL TV Poll: Voters Divided on Fracking In Southern IllinoisWSIL TVA new poll by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University finds voters are evenly divided over whether hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, should be encouraged for its economic benefits or discouraged because of its …Fracking will bring more harm than good to Illinois

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New Trier opts out of new PARCC assessment According to the Chicago Tribune: For New Trier Township High School District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke, concerns that students will lose valuable …

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People in the News Devin Mapes of Springfield received the Illinois Judges Foundation … Mapes is a third year student at St. Louis University School of Law where he will graduate …

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illinois lobby – Google News
Pols blast Illiana Expressway plans – nwitimes.com Pols blast Illiana Expresswayplansnwitimes.com"They have partnered with Illinois and they think it’s a great project. But the best people to make this decision are the local people." Strong argued for focusing the region’s efforts … As the two stood in the lobby of the county administration …

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Illinois House adjourns for fall after stopping gun bill on technical grounds – Rockford Register Star Belleville News DemocratIllinois House adjourns for fall after stopping gun bill on technical groundsRockford Register StarJesse Jackson traveled to the Capitol Thursday to lobby against the “mandatory minimum” sentencing measure. He said jails already are overcrowded and the focus should be on education and jobs, “not incarceration.” The Illinois Senate quit several hours …No action on contenti

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Gun bill stopped; lawmakers leave work undone – The State Journal-Register Gun bill stopped; lawmakers leave work undoneThe State Journal-RegisterIllinois of House of Representatives staffer Aaron Bailey secures the laptops and desks of lawmakers after the legislature adjourned this year’s veto session,Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 in Springfield Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) …

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greg harris – Google News
Legislators Leave Capital, But They May Be Back – WUIS 91.9 WUIS 91.9Legislators Leave Capital, But They May Be BackWUIS 91.9Greg Harris, D-Chicago, introduces his legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry in Illinois; Senate Bill 10 was the only major issue settled during the General Assembly’s fall veto session, which ended Thursday afternoon. The rest of the major …

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daniel biss – Google News
State Senator Daniel Biss hosts Affordable Care Act discussion – Chicago Tribune State Senator Daniel Biss hosts Affordable Care Act discussionChicago Tribune"On October 13, State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) will host the fourth of six monthly discussions in his 2013 Critical Issues Series. A forum titled ‘The Affordable Care Act and Upcoming Health Care Transition’ will be held at the Levy Center, 300 …

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Google Alerts – kirk dillard
Rauner travels through Illinois, speaks about business and … 62 Kirk Dillard and 2010 GOP gubernatorial nominee and state Sen. Bill Brady. An independently wealthy venture capitalist, Rauner was chairman for private equity …

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peter roskam – Google News
Reps ask: How many Illinois insurance cancellations? – Kankakee Daily Journal WICS-TVReps ask: How many Illinois insurance cancellations?Kankakee Daily JournalJohn Shimkus, Peter Roskam, Aaron Schock, Adam Kinzinger, Randy Hultgren and Rodney Davis. The six congressmen announced Tuesday they wrote to Illinois Department of Insurance Director Andrew Boron. Their letter asks how many cancellation …Illinois Republicans Want ACA AnswersReps ask: How many Ill. insurance cancel

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

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White’s “social relationship” causes him big trouble * Crain’s… A woman who until recently was the No. 2 official in an Illinois government unit that regulates the securities industry lied about her academic background, used multiple names on government records and listed a home address that turned out to be a UPS storefront, according to an internal state investigation. The woman also billed the […]

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Caption contest! * House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman Steve Brown turned 65 yesterday. Brown has worked for Madigan since 1983, after working for Mayor Jane Byrne and after writing for the Daily Herald. Despite his Medicare eligible status, Brownie shows no signs of slowing down. Some of us threw a little dinner party for […]

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Getting it done * Tribune… Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to toughen state law for illegal use of a weapon is being watered down as the lead sponsor tries to win approval of legislation aimed at helping crack down on Chicago’s violence. Out of the bill is a provision that first-time gun offenders serve a mandatory three-year prison sentence, a major […]

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Fake money drop interrupts House proceedings * Sun-Times… The Illinois House was disrupted Wednesday by a group of protestors who dropped fake paper money atop lawmakers’ heads to protest “loopholes” in the state’s anti-corruption laws. The disturbance happened before the House approved a $5 million tax-break for Washington-based Univar to move its headquarters to Downers Grove, preserving 100 jobs and adding another 69. Five […]

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Gay marriage bill could see re-vote in spring session * I told subscribers about this possibility earlier in the week… Gay and lesbian couples celebrated yesterday after the Illinois legislature approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. However, the new law would require couples looking to wed to wait until the summer of 2014. An immediate effective date would have required 10 more votes than the […]

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Cellini released from prison * Sun-Times… Power broker William Cellini, convicted for his role in a fundraising scheme linked to imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, has been released from federal prison. A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons confirmed Wednesday that Cellini was discharged from the federal prison in Terre Haute last Thursday. He was released to a halfway house and […]

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An aging party * Tribune… But to win a general election, a candidate first has to win a primary, and Illinois primary voters tend to be older and more conservative, while surveys have shown supporters of same-sex marriage tend to be younger, more liberal and less religious in their beliefs. “The support for marriage equality among (people age) 35 and […]

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Jakobsson’s son passes away * Rep. Naomi Jakobsson left her son’s bedside to cast a vote for gay marriage this week. Her son lay dying from a terminal condition… “She had left this environment that she’d been in, kind of a waiting vigil at her son’s bedside, to come here,” [said state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago]. “When she looked […]

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Unclear on the concept * Tribune… In most other large cities, officials seek voters’ permission on building projects before issuing general obligation bonds, which are backed by property taxes. But that’s not how it works in Chicago. Illinois law allows Chicago’s leaders to borrow with abandon. That wasn’t an editorial, by the way. It was a “straight” news piece. * From […]

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Emanuel’s Gun Crime Legislation Stalls In Springfield [worldnow id=9504067 width=385 height=288 type=video] CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to stiffen penalties for illegal guns hit an unexpected roadblock in the Illinois House on Thursday, as black lawmakers managed to halt the proposal for now. The measure would have imposed a mandatory minimum four year sentence for a criminal convicted of a repeat violation of illegal gun possession, up

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Emanuel’s gun bill weakened in Springfield Mike Zalewski, and it was enough to avoid National Rifle Association opposition. But Zalewski, a Democrat from Riverside, still heard loud criticism from a …

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Editorial: Illinois embraces marriage equality. Missouri embraces … 500+ That will officially make Illinois the 15th state in the country, plus Washington, D.C., … The Illinois action came shortly after the U.S. Senate voted to move forward …

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Illinois Senate approves measures for Lebanon, Chester school … SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate approved two measures Wednesday that would allow two local school districts — in Lebanon and Chester — to carry out …

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Jesse White hires Marlene Liss, a woman with nine aliases and no … 200+ Visit Crain’s Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.

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Rep. Lipinski Hosting Nov. 18 Vets Jobs Fair in Romeoville – Chicago Tribune Rep. Lipinski Hosting Nov. 18 Vets Jobs Fair in RomeovilleChicago TribuneDan Lipinski (IL-3) will be hosting a Veterans Jobs Fair on Nov. 18 at the Romeoville Recreation Center. At Rep. Lipinski’s Veterans Jobs Fair, hosted with the Village of Romeoville, veterans seeking jobs will have the chance to meet with area …

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LaHood hosts e-cycling event Darin LaHood, R-Dunlap. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kuusakoski Recycling Center, located at 2022 Townline Road in Peoria. Kuusakoski …

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Political oddities and ends * I didn’t know Bill Brady moonlighted as a comedian… And all along I thought the longest running comedy show in the Midwest was Illinois government. He doesn’t run that yet. * Three pensions? Yep… “Yes, it’s unusual,” says Robert Rita, a Democratic state representative from Blue Island. “But it’s not like we’re doing this because […]

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Question of the day * A pension reform vehicle bill was moved out of a House committee yesterday. Speaker Madigan says he’s preparing for a floor vote when the leaders get some new numbers… House Speaker Michael Madigan says he’s prepared to pass a “meaningful” pension reform bill, and he hopes it will happen before the end of the […]

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Give the Green Light to Shovel-Ready Clean Energy Jobs [The following is a paid advertisement.] According to the nonprofit wind energy advocacy group Wind on the Wires, there are thousands of megawatts of shovel-ready wind energy projects in Illinois, projects that represent over $4.7 billion in potential investment in our state. They’ve leased land, lined up their permits, and applied to connect to the […]

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The Rauner connection * Bernie… Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner has donated more than $500,000 to the Illinois Policy Institute over the last five years. The institute, which bills itself as a free-market, liberty-based organization, promotes a range of policies and has writers in an offshoot called the Illinois News Network, which provides stories free of charge to newspapers. That […]

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Rev. Jackson lobbies against Illinois gun bill Jesse Jackson says he came to the Illinois Capitol to lobby against a bill that would set mandatory minimum sentences for gun offenders. The civil rights leader …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
State rep.: Late son would be proud of gay marriage vote An Urbana lawmaker says her late son would be proud that she returned to the Capitol to vote for same-sex marriage in his last hours.

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District
Gun bill stopped; lawmakers leave work undone 52 A push to fight crime by imposing stiffer penalties for having guns on urban streets came to an abrupt halt Thursday when black lawmakers in the Illinois House used a procedural measure to stall proposed legislation, saying the bill was too focused on locking up young men. The House adjourned shortly after, and the Senate followed a few hours later after failing to address a package of incenti

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Morrison, Nekritz ACA Enrollment Event November 14 at Alcott Center in Buffalo … – Chicago Tribune Morrison, Nekritz ACA Enrollment Event November 14 at Alcott Center in Buffalo …Chicago TribuneDEERFIELD – State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and State Representative Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) invite area residents to attend an Affordable Care Act enrollment and information session on Thursday, November 14. Certified Health Insurance …

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Concealed carry advocate supports Chicago anti-crime bill Brandon Phelps is a Harrisburg Democrat and gun-rights supporter. He shepherded legislation allowing the carrying of concealed weapons in the Legislature …

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Cost of Childcare in Illinois Among Worst in Country A new study ranks Illinois as the 6th least affordable state for infant care, costing 15% of median income for married couples.

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Rev. Jackson lobbies against Illinois gun bill … lobbies against Illinois gun billThe Associated Press The Associated Press … Jesse Jackson says he came to the Illinois Capitol to lobby against a bill that …

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Jason Plummer Challenges Bill Enyart to 12 Debates in Illinois 12th …
Extra: Quinn Announces Illinois Same Sex Marriage Signing Details 44 Share on Facebook Retweet this Submit this to Stumble this (Chicago) – Extra: Governor Pat Quinn today announced that he will sign the Illinois same sex marriage legislation before the end of November. The signing ceremony will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum on November 20, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. “Marriage equality is coming to Illinois,” Quinn said.

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Bustos, Kaiser, Martin, Reimers and Sykuta make hall of fame * From a press release… The Samuel K. Gove Illinois Legislative Internship Hall of Fame at the University of Illinois Springfield will honor five individuals who have served as legislative interns at the state Capitol. U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, Scott Kaiser, Mona Martin, Scott Reimers, and David Sykuta will be inducted during a ceremony at the […]

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‘Focused’ Cullerton doesn’t vote on gay marriage SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was "so focused" on legislative maneuvering ahead of this week’s gay marriage decision in …

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Illinois House adjourns without voting on mandatory minimum … Illinois House adjourns without voting on mandatory minimum sentences for some gun crimes. http://t.co/5ClYt6Rc3h by Suntimes 398536712399249408.

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky reacts to gay marriage bill’s passing – Skokie Review Rep. Jan Schakowsky reacts to gay marriage bill’s passingSkokie ReviewRep. Jan Schakowsky reacts to gay marriage bill’s passing. By: Submitted. Jan Schakowsky. Rep. Schakowsky sent out his reaction to the same-sex marriage bill being passed by the Illinois House: “I am ecstatic that the Illinois General Assembly has …

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Rep. Reis to host Concealed Carry Town Hall Meeting State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) will be hosting his third and final Concealed Carry Town Hall Meetings at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Albion to …

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Munoz honors veterans on Senate Floor State Senator Tony Munoz spoke on the Senate Floor today to honor the men and women who have served their country and sacrificed for our freedom. To listen to the audio click below:

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Munoz passes bill to help local communities recover from state facility closures SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) passed legislation today that will help local communities recover from facility closures throughout the state. “After suffering numerous state facility closures last year, I felt this measure was necessary to help communities get back on their feet,” said Munoz. Many communities have been directly affected by various state facility closures for m

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Jakobsson’s son passes away Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago]. “When she looked at me [Tuesday], she said, ‘He could die while I’m here,’ and that’s exactly what happened. “He passed away …

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Harms not happy with passage of gay-marriage legislation The legislation — Senate Bill 10 — passed the Illinois House with 61 votes and the Illinois Senate with 32 votes. “I am disappointed that the state of Illinois has …

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Chicago Park District pension reform bill heads to Quinn’s desk SPRINGFIELD-Bowing to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Illinois Senate overwhelmingly voted to reel in pension benefits for current and former Chicago Park District …

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Illinois Issues blog: Veto session is over, or is it? We have expressed time and time again that we have some basic problems with this mandatory minimum — that it’s too all encompassing, it takes in way too …

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Illinois catches up on FY 2013 bills, lags on pension reform Illinois is struggling with a structural budget deficit and a huge unfunded pension liability. State lawmakers ended their fall session without voting on reforms to …

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Illinois legislature takes no action to address funding for 2014 racing CHICAGO — The Illinois state legislature concluded its three-day fall-veto session … the funding of state-backed pensions, the real crisis in Illinois government.

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The Commission on Chicago Landmarks today gave the green light to the Chicago Cu… The Commission on Chicago Landmarks today gave the green light to the Chicago Cubs’ plan to move the right field patio exterior brick walls at Wrigley Field further into Sheffield than previously approved.Landmarks Commission approves Cubs’ tweaked expansion planwww.chicagobusiness.comAfter the wall is pushed back, Sheffield will still be a two-way street between Addison Street and Waveland Avenue

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Pinckneyville Ambulance gets power stretchers Pinckneyville Ambulance Service just got some high-tech hydraulic upgrades that will help keep their EMTs, paramedics and patients safer.

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CThomasABC7: .@ChicagosMayor’s bid to stiffen penalities for illegal gun possession shot down. @ABC7Chicago at 5pm. .@ChicagosMayor’s bid to stiffen penalities for illegal gun possession shot down. @ABC7Chicago at 5pm.

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CThomasABC7: Springfield Black Caucus rebukes #Rahm’s push for tougher gun law. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9317694 … Springfield Black Caucus rebukes #Rahm’s push for tougher gun law. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9317694

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Mayor Emanuel Statement On Procedural Delays Preventing General Assembly … – eNews Park Forest Mayor Emanuel Statement On Procedural Delays Preventing General Assembly …eNews Park ForestI thank Representative Michael Zalewski and Senator Tony Munoz for their leadership on this bill, and look forward to congratulating them once it clears these legislative obstacles for a vote and eventually becomes law." Source: cityofchicago.org

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Senate passes funeral home bill — GOP denounces it as gift to union – Chicago Sun-Times Senate passes funeral home bill — GOP denounces it as gift to unionChicago Sun-TimesThe fast-tracked legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) passed the Senate 36-18 after flying out of the House on Wednesday. It now moves to Gov. Pat Quinn. Under the measure, the comptroller could yank or refuse to issue licenses for any …

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Lawmakers leave town with no Office Depot deal By Mike Riopell. Supporters of giving the new Office Depot Inc. tax breaks to use the former OfficeMax headquarters in Naperville rather than offices in Florida …

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Kifowit To Host Utility Bill Savings Clinic for Area Families AURORA, Ill. – To help people save money on their gas and electric bills, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is hosting a Utility Bill Savings Clinic with the …

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The Chicago cocaine kingpin who was a federal informant 2K Why did the DEA look the other way while two brothers imported as much as eight tons of cocaine into the city? by Jason McGahan The fluster of T-Money’s truck engine turning and turning but never catching, stalled out in a church parking lot in the middle of the day, was an inauspicious start to his minor role in what the Justice Department considers the most significant drug trafficking investig

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Man sues ex-wife for having ugly children 1K A man in China sued his ex-wife for having ugly children. Initially, he accused his wife of infidelity because he was sure he would never father such an unattractive child. “Our daughter was so incredibly ugly to the point where it horrified me,” He said. But DNA tests proved that the baby was his. Then, the ex-wife came clean about something. Before they met, she had $100,000 worth of plastic sur

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