Today’s headlines — Monday, Nov. 11

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    Jon Hilkevitch@jhilkevitch

    Getting Around: As Kennedy traffic swells, reversible lanes lose their magic http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-getting-around-1111-20131111,0,298878.column …

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  2. Illinois College hosts program on human trafficking JACKSONVILLE – Most people have a notion of human trafficking as an international issue. Dana Pfeiffer would like to change that percepti…

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  3. jhilkevitch Jon Hilkevitch@jhilkevitch

    New interchange at I-90, Route 47 opens http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-tollway-interchange-opens-20131111,0,6412325.story …

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  4. Lipinski wants investigation into quarry blast MCCOOK – U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has asked for a federal investigation into a quarry blast earlier this week in suburban Chicago that was …

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  5. Illinois Diabetes Cases On The Rise | Alton Daily News The number of people with diabetes in Illinois is expected to rise. State public health director Doctor Lamar Hasbrouck says the number o…

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  6. Beiser Recognizes Vets | Alton Daily News State Representative Dan Beiser is reaching out to thank our military heroes today on Veterans’ Day. Beiser says you can thank them too b…

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  7. State senate candidate stops in Rock FallsROCK FALLS – Moline firefighter Neil Anderson came to Rock Falls Saturday to introduce himself to residents as a candidate for the state …

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  8. Editorial: A Veterans Day tribute Editorial: A Veterans Day tribute Friday’s mail brought a note from a Moline reader along with a request we are happy to fulfill as the n…

    QCONLINE
  9. Is RTA’s $1.6 million fight against tax havens a good bet? It seemed a no-brainer back in 2011 when the RTA sued Channahon and Kankakee, claiming the towns were cheating the six-county region out …

    DAILYHERALD
  10. Revenue From Gaming Machines In Clinton Generating Several Thousand Dollars Since the City of Clinton now allows gaming devices in select establishments, the City has begun to receive that money on a consistent ba…

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  11. Vermilion County Board considers hiking property taxes | News-Gazette.com DANVILLE – For the first time in six years, the Vermilion County Board is thinking about raising property taxes. Proponents say it’s only…

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  12. Ill. Orders Citgo to investigate refinery fire CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow have obtained a court order that re…

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  13. Lawmakers Debate the Use of Extra Tax Revenue MURPHYSBORO – A quarter into the new fiscal year and the state is already seeing better than expected tax revenue. Illinois is set to col…

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  14. Cubs sell their plan: more patience CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs’ front office personnel have been selling their plan for the future so much over the last couple of years, th…

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  16. Illinois Lawmakers Consider Adding Ombudsman At Juvenile Prisons The Illinois General Assembly is weighing the creation of an independent official who can keep an eye on the state’s juvenile prisons. Th…

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  17. State legislators pushing for GMO labeling law House Bill 3085 was introduced earlier this year by Democratic Rep. Deborah Mell, who has since resigned and now serves as a Chicago alde…

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  18. Illinois Institue for Rural Affairs Concerned | Alton Daily News Farming seems to be an older person’s game, and new research shows that can lead to financial trouble. Norm Walzer of the Illinois Instit…

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  19. A thank you to Naomi Jakobsson I l linois will have same-sex marriage soon, but it came down to a close vote. For the bill to clear the House last week, where it was st…

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  20. Evanston Democrats celebrate gay marriage in Illinois The Democratic Party of Evanston on Sunday night honored three state lawmakers at the forefront of the push for gay marriage in Illinois….

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  21. Illinois taxpayers spend over $600K for capital doors SPRINGFIELD, IL. (KTVI) – The You Paid For It Team catches up with the Illinois Official responsible for giving taxpayers a Capital Renov…

    ELLIOTT DAVIS
  22. Illinois Review By Mark Rhoads – Here is word for word the alert message from the top of the official HHS Health Care.gov home page as of 7 am CST on Mon…

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  23. Great morning. Greeting voters at train station in Naperville. Soon over to Butterfield’s to be on @BigJohnandAmy pic.twitter.com/UcTZePUXY8

    BRUCE RAUNER@BRUCERAUNER
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  24. SenatorMcCarter Kyle McCarter@SenatorMcCarter

    Proud of my father on Veterans Day. In middle, in Saigon, does anyone know who is on his left? 2 star general. http://fb.me/2R2baGakw

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  25. ILSRCC Illinois Senate GOP@ILSRCC

    A very sincere Thank You to all of our veterans. Your service and sacrifice is an example for us all. #everydayheroes

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  26. NewsradioWJPF Tom Miller@NewsradioWJPF

    Senator Dave Luechtefeld on the air to describe the Fall Veto Session at 8:20AM.

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  27. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    To the men & women who have served our great country, thank you! Your valor, commitment & dedication are… http://fb.me/6yGW3V6i8

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  28. pat_brady Pat Brady@pat_brady

    Thank a Veteran, support you local Honor Flight http://dupageveteransfoundation.org

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  29. ilhousegop Illinois House GOP@ilhousegop

    Latest on our Blog: Senger calls for Obamacare delay http://goo.gl/fb/IwfFx

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  30. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    Mon, Nov 18, at 5pm, planes & pasta dinner in #Bloomington at Image Jet Center, 2841 E. Empire. Tix & Info: http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/33/EventDetails.aspx … #twill

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  31. Office Depot wants tax breaks to locate its newly merged headquarters in Illinois A political stalemate could persuade Office Depot to move more than 2,000 jobs out of Illinois as lawmakers grouse about the growing numb…

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  32. Lawmakers leave many Quinn priorities unresolved (AP) â€" The Illinois Legislature wrapped up its official 2013 calendar last week after voting to legalize gay marriage, but it made litt…

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  33. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on @wlsam890 #Chicago at 9:05am w/@John_Kass & @cohntv discussing Operation Reunite &#VeteransDay.

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  34. Bill_Brady Bill Brady@Bill_Brady

    Had a great time this afternoon at the Bloomington Gun Show!

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  35. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on AM560 WIND #Chicago at 8:30am w/@BigJohnandAmy discussing Operation Reunite & #VeteransDay.

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  36. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on @talk101fm #Decatur at 8:20am w/@Busboom101 & @WANDTVDoug discussing Operation Reunite &#VeteransDay.

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  37. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on @WTAX #Springfield at 7:40am w/ Bob Murray discussing Operation Reunite & #VeteransDay.

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  38. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on 98.3 WRIK-FM #Metropolis at 7:20am w/ JC Crockett & Reed Philips discussing Operation Reunite & #VeteransDay.

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  39. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    I’m live tomorrow (11/11) on @1440WROK #Rockford at 7:08am w/ @wrok_riley & @ScotBertram discussing Operation Reunite &#VeteransDay.

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  40. Speaking at the Cuba Township #GOP meeting last nightpic.twitter.com/OcEXfxxutw

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  41. Speaking in #LakeCounty yesterday morning. pic.twitter.com/87c9bXqXTd

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  42. With @ROBERTDOLD at his campaign headquarters opening in #Libertyvilleyesterday. pic.twitter.com/NaixzWaNH6

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  43. Illinois CPAs Offer Free Tax Preparation to Actibve Duty Military With Veteran’s Day on Americans’ mind, the Illinois CPA Society, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, will once again offer …

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  44. Biss: Cut 4 transit agencies to 1 State Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston made the case this afternoon for a dramatic restructuring of control over public mass transit in the C…

    LEE V. GAINES

  45. Great time hanging out with veterans in Wilmington, IL @Patriots 4 Heroes event. pic.twitter.com/iQgudmsJ7s

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  46. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    Will be on WIND 560 AM at 9:00 pm tonight with David Lombardi & Gretchen Fritz. Listen in if you can.

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  47. MCCARTER LEADS ILLINOIS SENATE ATTACK ON COMMON CORE #stopcommoncore #commoncore #ccss #noccss Illinois Review – HIGHLAND – Downstate Republican State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Highland) introduced a resolution last month urging the …

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  48. Illinois Review NORTH BARRINGTON – The winner of the first Cuba Township Republicans Straw Poll is Bruce Rauner, followed closely by State Senator Kirk D…

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  49. Rossow new N-G executive editor | News-Gazette.com CHAMPAIGN – Jim Rossow has been named executive editor of The News-Gazette, succeeding John Beck, who is retiring from the newspaper afte…

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  50. SenatorKirk Mark Kirk@SenatorKirk

    On #VeteransDay we remember all our vets have done to keep us safe. ICYMI watch my latest video honoring #veterans: http://1.usa.gov/1esMaiA

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  51. KirkDillard Kirk Dillard@KirkDillard

    Another great week on the campaign trail is in the books. Spending the rest of the weekend w/my family & enjoying a nice evening in#OakPark

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  52. Deadbeat Illinois: Fulton County Rehabilitation Center worries as state payments slow again CANTON – Things are slightly better today than a few years ago for the Fulton County Rehabilitation Center, which at one point was 18 mon…

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  53. Moylan’s staff in Elk Grove State Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) will hold satellite office hours this month at the Elk Grove Village Public Library, to make his …

    DAILYHERALD
  54. Word on the Street: "Do-nothing" Congress upsets former U.S. congressman Ray LaHood Only one thing apparently could put Ray LaHood in a sour mood during his special day last week in Downtown Peoria. It had to do with his …

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  55. Johnson, Lions take 14-7 lead over Bears in third BY PATRICK FINLEY Staff Reporter Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes against the Detroit Lions during the first half of an NF…

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  56. smetsch Oak Lawn Trustee Carol Quinlan | File photo The proposal from an Oak Lawn village trustee that …

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  57. mjzalewski Michael J. Zalewski@mjzalewski

    See ya next yr Fall “@SchwarzABC7: Our MicroCast model is showing .5" to 1.5" of snow tomorrow across #Chicagoland but much of it will melt"

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  58. Repevans33 Marcus C. Evans, Jr.@Repevans33

    Heard from candidates from all over the County and State. Vote for every office on the ballot ESPECIALLY the judges.

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  59. SenatorKirk Mark Kirk@SenatorKirk

    Deal that undermines sanctions, doesn’t stop a future w/ Iranian nuclear weapons is the deal of the century for #Iran http://1.usa.gov/16U0zzH

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  60. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    I’ll be on WIND 560 AM tonight from 9:00 to 10:00 pm. Please listen in as we discuss passage of Illinois’ conceal… http://fb.me/2iQOWF4Ke

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  61. DaveLuechtefeld David Luechtefeld@DaveLuechtefeld

    Senate Week in Review: November 4 – 8 – http://luechtefeld.senategop.org/Media/News/NewsDetails/tabid/102/nid/428/r/1/Default.aspx …

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  62. Rep. Drury Calls Meeting on Highwood Gambling State representative, Highwood mayor and others will participate in forum Wednesday. City will observe Veterans Day Monday.

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  63. The Moving Wall at West Aurora. You are not forgotten.pic.twitter.com/8jqMfKbihw

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  64. Ald_Kifowit RepStephanie Kifowit@Ald_Kifowit

    The Moving Wall is leaving Aurora tomorrow night at dusk. If you haven’t seen it at West Aurora HS you should!

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  65. KirkDillard Kirk Dillard@KirkDillard

    We Need You This Week – 22 Weeks Till Election Day – http://eepurl.com/IyHT1

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  66. KirkDillard Kirk Dillard@KirkDillard

    We Need You This Week – 22 Weeks Till Election Day – http://eepurl.com/IyHT1

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  67. What to do about money in politics? | News-Gazette.com By Jim NowlanThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to eliminate most or all limits on money in politics. If the court lifts the a…

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  68. Letter: A flat tax is a fair tax The flat tax is the only fair tax, and a flat tax is progressive. For example, a person with a taxable income of $10,000 pays an income t…

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  69. Our Opinion: As Congress cuts food stamps, hunger continues to plague Illinois Warehouse worker Christopher Farrand, center, loads a palette of apple juice to be moved from the loading dock and organized for distribu…

    BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD
  70. Willis Tower bank robber targeted another Loop bank, FBI says A man suspected of robbing a bank inside Willis Tower Thursday is the same person suspected in another Loop bank robbery last month, FBI …

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  71. Bob Heisse: Awareness of hunger problem grows, sparks many efforts to help locally Bob Heisse, executive editor, The State Journal-Register Find whatever you’re looking forwith Totally Local Yellow Pages When you finish …

    BY BOB HEISSE
  72. Sun-Times names Tracy Baim among heroes of Illinois marriage equality Sun-Times names Tracy Baim among heroes of Illinois marriage equality Chicago, IL – In a column published, Sunday, Nov. 9, Chicago Sun-Ti…

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  73. New Illinois school report cards mean less data Illinois education leaders tout new school “report cards," saying the redesign makes it easier for parents to understand how school…

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  74. Lincoln’s Tomb Gets Restoration Funds | Alton Daily News Abraham Lincoln’s tomb in Springfield will be getting a makeover ahead of the 150-year anniversary of the 16th President’s death. Illinoi…

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  75. Bears Come Up Short In 21-19 Loss To Lions Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions, Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards and the Detroit Lions beat Jay Cutler and the C…

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  76. Editorial: A vote for workplace equality In 1996, by a 50-49 vote, the U.S. Senate defeated a bill outlawing job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Last week, in …

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  77. This afternoon I was back in #Lake Co for a meet & greet w/Moraine Twnshp & North Shore Republicans #MakeILworkagain pic.twitter.com/CkIr56XtUy

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  78. Chicago_Reader Chicago Reader@Chicago_Reader

    Some aldermen held a public budget hearing. But it’s not like#MayorRahm is listening. http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/aldermen-hold-budget-hearings-because-rahm-wont/Content?oid=11441448 …

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  79. NeilSteinberg Neil Steinberg@NeilSteinberg

    "He’s perfect;" The love story of Alain and Kai, two of thousands of Illinois gay couples who can now legally marry. http://tinyurl.com/l8se2z9

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  80. debmell Deb Mell@debmell

    While I was working in restaurants, I stauged for Charlie Trotter. It was difficult but also very rewarding.RIP Chef http://goo.gl/0w316z

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  81. SenatorKirk Mark Kirk@SenatorKirk

    I was proud to help #Ilinois #veteran Joseph Groner settle his disability claim. If you need help, please contact me: http://www.kirk.senate.gov/?p=contact

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  82. RutherfordDan Dan Rutherford@RutherfordDan

    Jogged while finish watching movie Stripes, conf call with political team & about to meet with part of our fundraising team. Good to be home

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  83. MikeMahoney18 MikeMahoney@MikeMahoney18

    Offensive genius…

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  84. KwameRaoul Sen. Kwame Raoul@KwameRaoul

    What timing to bring McCown out?!!!!

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  85. KwameRaoul Sen. Kwame Raoul@KwameRaoul

    Windy City wide right!

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  86. aj_shoemaker Amanda Shoemaker@aj_shoemaker

    Beautiful day to circulate petitions. @KirkDillard & @aaronschockpetitions submitted. Now to circulate mine for #GOP precinct committeeman.

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  87. KwameRaoul Sen. Kwame Raoul@KwameRaoul

    I suppose that is payback for the Calvin Johnson catch two years ago.

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  88. Hanging out at Chicago ABATE party. pic.twitter.com/t6doXvRCzh

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  89. mjzalewski Michael J. Zalewski@mjzalewski

    The Lions are headhunting and the refs are condoning it.

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  90. WJBDradio WJBD Radio@WJBDradio

    WJBD – Local News – Three Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Items Off I-57 Overpasses http://fb.me/2DeptFQvq

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  91. PatQuinnNews Pat Quinn@PatQuinnNews

    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to Sign Marriage Equality Bill on November 20 t.co/4q0ILNbphh

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  92. JenLada Jen Lada@JenLada

    If everybody promises to not question Cutler’s toughness, can the Bears make the switch under center?

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  93. .@SenatorDurbin & I met families & kids w/ severe allergies. Our bill keeps them safe @ school t.co/3kN5VwJuPN t.co/k7gA8KRrYp

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  94. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    Chris Conte! Welcome back.

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  95. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    Martellus Bennett is a beast.

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  96. BruceRauner Bruce Rauner@BruceRauner

    Thanks to all @CubaTownshipGOP for another straw poll victory!#BringBackIL

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  97. KirkDillard Kirk Dillard@KirkDillard

    Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps! OohRah & Semper Fi!

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  98. KwameRaoul Sen. Kwame Raoul@KwameRaoul

    Don’t know if we can go toe to toe with these guys!

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  99. KwameRaoul Sen. Kwame Raoul@KwameRaoul

    Where is the defense?

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  100. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    Wow! Jay’s back! That was quite a two-man series right there. GO BEARS!

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  101. SundaySpin The Sunday Spin@SundaySpin

    Matt Murphy joined The Sunday Spin to talk about Illinois’ pension mess, callers chime in. http://buff.ly/1ddrZBJ

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  102. PatQuinnNews Pat Quinn@PatQuinnNews

    Woodridge Rotary Club recognized by Gov. Pat Quinn http://www.snsanalytics.com/pZw3y1

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  103. tomdemmer Tom Demmer@tomdemmer

    Saluting veterans in Sandwich with the unveiling of Veterans Memorial Drive signs, along with Mayor Rick Olson,… http://fb.me/11dihcRuQ

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  104. tammyduckworth tammyduckworth@tammyduckworth

    ‘Every bit a woman, every bit a veteran’ http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/08/every-bit-a-woman-every-bit-a-veteran/ …

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  105. KirkDillard Kirk Dillard@KirkDillard

    Enjoyed a great family breakfast at home before heading to church.

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  106. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    I’m back in the football prognosticating biz. I have it close but see the Bears winning. Bears over the Lions 21-17. You heard it here 1st.

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  107. KendallYR Kendall County YRs@KendallYR

    Chicago WILL be hosting the 2015 Young Republican National Convention. http://fb.me/UcO0qsV2

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  108. Illinois Review CHICAGO – Just days after the Illinois State Board of Education released last year’s abysal school testing scores, the Chicago Teacher’s …

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  109. Erickson: There’s love in the Land of Lincoln Memo to: Gov. Pat Quinn From: Office of Bill Signing Logistics Re: Gay marriage bill Date: Nov. 10, 2013 Governor: We know you have alrea…

    BY KURT ERICKSON | KURT.ERICKSON@LEE.NET
  110. Sawyer: Why does Obama think he can get away with lie? I’m not sure why we’re surprised when politicians lie to us. And I’ve often wondered why politicians think, in this technological age, th…

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  111. KrasheskyABC7 Alan Krashesky@KrasheskyABC7

    Legal impact of IL same-sex marriage – Join me for #NewsViews at 9:45a on ABC7. @KrasheskyABC7 with @StaceyBacaABC7 &@BenBradleyABC7

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  112. RayLong Ray Long@RayLong

    @SundaySpin Trib’s Rick Pearson interviews Sen Matt Murphy on pensions & politics Thanks to Rick for having me on his terrific new WGN show

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  113. dhMickZawislak Mick Zawislak@dhMickZawislak

    Expect delays http://bit.ly/1cM273I .@lcdot @LCPASSAGE #roadwork@IDOT_Illinois

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  114. dhMickZawislak Mick Zawislak@dhMickZawislak

    Expect delays http://bit.ly/1cM273I .@lcdot @LCPASSAGE #roadwork@IDOT_Illinois

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  115. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    My little brother is really good at getting petition signatures door-to-door! That one surprised me. Thanks, Steve. http://ow.ly/i/3GfoX

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  116. SenMattMurphy Matt Murphy@SenMattMurphy

    I am in studio NOW on WGN 720. Listen in and let me know what you think!

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  117. SundaySpin The Sunday Spin@SundaySpin

    Talking gun rights in Chicago right now on @WGNRadio. Tune in or call in 312-981-7200

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  118. RonSandack Ron Sandack@RonSandack

    So I learned yesterday that my brother @ssandack is truly amazing getting petition signatures door-to-door. Who knew?

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  119. Finke: Same-sex marriage vote a surprise Going into last week’s final round of the veto session, there were no guarantees of a vote on same-sex marriage. House sponsor Rep. Greg …

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  120. 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 st…

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  121. Chicago’s Christmas tree arrives at Daley PlazaCHICAGO (AP) – Chicago’s Christmas tree has arrived at Daley Plaza. The 57-foot Colorado blue spruce from the Chicago suburb of South Hol…

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  122. Illinois GOP "loosely" discussing bid for 2016 National Convention The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party says reports of efforts to bring the 2016 GOP National Convention to Chicago are premature….

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  123. What to do about money in politics? | News-Gazette.com By Jim NowlanThe U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to eliminate most or all limits on money in politics. If the court lifts the a…

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  124. Legislative vote changes game | News-Gazette.com Illinois last week embraced social revolution – same-sex marriage.The winds of change on the marriage issue have been blowing at gale for…

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  125. Our View: Rudderless Illinois It’s official: The Legislature’s fall veto session was a bust, another big fat loser.Legislators adjourned last week without voting on in…

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  126. Amtrak Deal Keeps Trains Running In Illinois Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as earl…

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  127. Region’s residents divided over fracking Southern Illinoisans are split over whether hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as "fracking" should become a mainstay for mining energ…

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  128. State retirees, check the mailbox: Important info coming your way soon Illinois state retirees currently enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B with supplemental coverage through the State of Illinois Employees G…

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  129. Our View: Huntley interchange a big boost Drive anywhere in McHenry County the past few years and you likely got the impression that we’re just one big construction zone. Live her…

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  130. Tom Kacich: Push begins locally for independent redistricting campaign | News-Gazette.com A campaign to take state legislative redistricting out of the hands of state legislators is finally getting off the ground in East Centra…

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  131. Quinn Picks Republican Running Mate " The Progressive Fox For the next two weeks expect to see the Governor’s staff and the patronage army running around the state gathering signatures for Quinn-…

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  132. Forum raises concerns over Common Core implementation in Illinois PEORIA – Area residents are gearing up to halt, or at least pause, implementation of new, almost nationwide Common Core learning standard…

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  133. Moline firefighter announces run for Illinois Senate A local firefighter has announced his intention to run for Illinois State Senate. Moline firefighter, Neil Anderson announced on Saturday…

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  134. Vallas says he’d help with transition to successor Bridgeport schools Superintendent Paul Vallas, newly named as the 2014 running mate of Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, says leaving the Connecti…

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  135. Coal Debate Continues | Alton Daily News Proposed limits on pollution at existing coal-fueled power plants are being called necessities by environmental activists, but coal miner…

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  136. From Chicago to the southernmost tip, Illinois residents struggle to find enough to eat CHICAGO From the new poor in Cook County’s suburbs to the former coal-producing counties of southern Illinois, the state’s hunger problem…

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  137. Horsemen Still Watching Gaming Bill | Alton Daily News When you’re tallying up what didn’t get to the finish line at the Statehouse this fall, don’t forget horse racing. Lawmakers did not take…

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  138. Franks Crusades Against Private Universities Giving Loans to Profs for Summer Homes – http://www.championnews.net/?p=54987 pic.twitter.com/8s6KmFg8t9

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  139. State representative Al Riley presenting an award to James Meredith at Psc.pic.twitter.com/lS8Oqeuvmc

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