Today’s headlines — Saturday, Nov. 16

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Letter to the Editor: Working together for the families of the Murray Center
Change is never easy, and for the families of the developmentally disabled change can be even harder. It is for this reason I have made my fight to keep the Murray Center open a mission. Unfortunately, our Governor set a course to close the facility, which he still intends on doing.

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Reboot Illinois: House Nixes Lake County Election Commisssion One of the craziest and most inexplicable episodes in the Illinois General Assembly in recent years took a step toward correction on Wednesday. In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into a law a bill that authorized creation of an online voter registration system in Illinois. That was a great idea. But the bill also contained a clause that created the Lake County Election Commission and took the author

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NEWS: Frerichs to host additional informational seminar on Medicare Advantage for state retirees URBANA – State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign), State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Urbana) and Illinois Central Management Services are hosting another informational seminar in Urbana. All seating is on first-come, first-served basis. "Due to the tremendous interest, we have arranged another meeting in the area," said Frerichs. "I understand your frustrations with the insurance chang

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Rep. Mike Tryon Named to Wind Energy Task Force A long-time proponent of renewable energy, State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) has been appointed to the Offshore Wind Energy Economic Development Policy Task Force. The task force was created as part of the passage of HB2753, which was signed into law in August of this year. In addition to creating the task force, the law creates the Lake Michigan Wind Energy Act and requires the De

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Opinions – Editorials

Our View: Thumbs up to signs of life in pension crisis Thumbs up: To a glimmer of hope for a vote on pension reform. Illinois lawmakers have been told by an aide to Speaker Michael Madigan to be ready for a special session on Dec. 3, when they potentially could take a vote on a plan to address the state’s $100 billion pension crisis. We have persistently called on legislators to address this issue, which has sapped state resources and left it with the

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The Times Today’s News

Bruce Township officials attend conference Bruce Township officials Henry Araujo, Mary Sullivan, Anne Winterrowd, Sheryl Sedlock, Randy Baumrucker, Jerry Christensen and Bob Harrison were among some 1,000 township officials who participated in the 2013 Annual Educational Conference, sponsored by the Township Officials of Illinois at

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Local News

McHenry County taxpayer appeals on the decline State multiplier could cause increase in county assessments

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The Telegraph – opinion,opinion/

Quinn generous with self-congratulation There’s nothing like a few awards and honors to liven those bland and barren office walls. Plus, it provides an opportunity to send out a news release reminding people of just how warranted those awar

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Braley, Bustos, Grassley blast EPA on ethanol Regional federal lawmakers greeted with disdain news that a federal agency is recommending reducing the mandated amount of ethanol in gasoline.

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State adds 700 new beekeepers The number of registered Illinois beekeepers has climbed by nearly 700, boosting the total to more than 2,500. A roundup of agriculture news: SPRINGFIELD — There’s a buzz about beekeeping this year. The number of registered Illinois beekeepers has climbed by nearly 700, boosting the total to more than 2,500, the Illinois Department of Agriculture recently reported. That development could b

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Jim Dey: A ‘rebel’ with no discernible cause When the University of Illinois trustees this past week fired a tenured professor, it set the stage for a legal fight. When the University of Illinois trustees this past week fired a tenured professor, it set the stage for a legal fight. read more

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WCIA3Dave: At 10. on why retired state workers couldn’t get answers about insurance. on fines for day cares not stopping bugs. At 10. @WCIA3Megan on why retired state workers couldn’t get answers about insurance. @WCIA3Alex on fines for day cares not stopping bugs.

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RutherfordDan: Connie’s in Naperville Saturday 11/16 http://www.danrutherford.org/calendar/event/32/EventDetails.aspx … Connie’s in Naperville Saturday 11/16

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RutherfordDan: Great event in w/ our Korean American friends & Lt. Gov. candidate Steve Kim. Great event in #Niles w/ our Korean American friends & Lt. Gov. candidate Steve Kim. #GOP @NilesMGILPatch #twill pic.twitter.com/38cs6FFBLt

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ArickaFlowers: The PI Week In Review The PI Week In Review http://ow.ly/2BvsKc

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bruce rauner – Social Mention

On The Sunday Spin this week, state Rep. Ken Dunkin, who heads the legislature’s caucus of African American lawmakers, is our political guest. Tribune transportation writer Jon Hilkevich will talk about the latest problems with Ventra. And my friend from the Springfield bureau of Lee Newspapers, Kurt Erickson, will chat about Paul Vallas, Bruce Rauner and all things politics. Join us at 7 am on WGN-AM and wgnradio.com. It’s the way to start your Sunday!

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jesse white – Social Mention

Rod Blagojevich corruption appeal to be heard by US appeals court Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be back in court next month after a federal appeals court agreed Friday to hear arguments over whether to toss out his 2011 corruption conviction.In a brief ruling filed Friday in 7th U.S. Circuit of Appeals in Chicago, the court set Dec.

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New immigrant driver’s license inspires scams – Daily Journal New immigrant driver’s license inspires scamsDaily JournalThat’s the warning from Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who says the only valid place to apply for such a driver’s license is with the Secretary of State. Designated Secretary of State facilities are now taking appointments for people who want to apply …

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Companies Can’t Lose, but Can Illinois Taxpayers Win With Incentives? – Budget & Tax News Companies Can’t Lose, but Can Illinois Taxpayers Win With Incentives?Budget & Tax NewsJeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said from the floor of the Illinois House. “Instead, what we do here in Illinois is decide who is going to be a winner and who is going to be a loser in the marketplace.” Ives said “about 10 different companies” have special tax …

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Fast fingers could win cash for keyboarding The Chicago college is hosting its first speed-typing contest — the Ultimate Type … put their keyboard skills to the test, said MacCormac College spokeswoman …

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Reeder: Illinois governor pick for running mate is intriguing Reeder: Illinois governor pick for running mate is intriguing. Story · Comments … At election time in 2010, he was pandering to their every need. kAmqFE 5FC:?8 …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Burlingame, Shaw explore Lincoln, Gettysburg in new book Lincoln and Civil War scholar Michael Burlingame and landscape photographer Robert Shaw are having several area book signings for their new book, “A Day Long to be Remembered: Lincoln in Gettysburg,” that was released last week.

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Legislators to listen to pension concerns Northern Illinois University employees will have an opportunity Wednesday, Nov. 20, to speak with state legislators about the Illinois state pension system.

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Deer season’s greetings in Illinois BY DALE BOWMAN For Sun-Times Media November 16, 2013 12:44AM. Tree stands ground blinds such as this one will be occupied by hunters Friday through …

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky coins new Obamacare catchphrase: ‘Fix it, not nix it’ – WLS Rep. Jan Schakowsky coins new Obamacare catchphrase: ‘Fix it, not nix it’WLSObamacare website contractors are getting grilled at Capitol Hill, and Chicago-area congressmen from both parties are taking part in the proceedings. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D) played defense, and coined a new Obamacare catchphrase in the …

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Finke: ‘I’ve been better’ CHAMPAIGN — Michael Finke shared the sentiment many Illinois fans probably felt mid-afternoon on Friday. “I’ve been better,” the Centennial forward and …

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Schock Speaks on Renewable Fuels By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s (R-Peoria) district is corn country, where a new report suggesting corn-based ethanol is bad for …

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Shiny Capitol doors block security guards’ full view by Dave Mckinney Springfield Bureau Chief November 15, 2013 9:54PM. Copper-plated door. One three west wing State Capitol Springfield. | Dave McKinney.

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Seminar for state retirees to be held Monday Bob Pritchard is hosting a seminar Monday for retired state employees looking for details about their new health care options. Central Management Services …

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David Gill Says ObamaCare Doesn’t Go Far Enough – Illinois Review

Five Illinois Dems cross aisle to support GOP’s "Keep Your Health Care Plan" Act WASHINGTON – Friday, the U.S. House passed legislation that would allow Americans to keep their health plans, legislatively amending the Affordable Care Act. With legislation, the change would be permanent, rather than guided by the whim of the executive branch,…

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com
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How Chicago debt exploded Runaway pension costs and decades of borrowing leave Chicago taxpayers more than $30 billion in debt. The city has little left to spend on chronic crises and smart initiatives.

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MikeforIllinois: In tonight with my daughter. Tomorrow I’m heading to for their annual dinner. In #Champaign tonight with my daughter. Tomorrow I’m heading to #MontgomeryCounty for their annual #JFK dinner. #Democrats #twill #CentralIL

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KirkDillard: Huge crowd tonight in for the Annual Festival Of Trees. Honored to be a part of this years celebration! Huge crowd tonight in #Danville for the Annual Festival Of Trees. Honored to be a part of this years celebration! pic.twitter.com/EN3KGYVHff

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MikeforIllinois: "Another insurance meeting scheduled because of overflow crowd"- "Another insurance meeting scheduled because of overflow crowd"- http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2013-11-15/another-insurance-meeting-scheduled-because-overflow-crowd.html …#twill #HealthAlliance #Chambana

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RutherfordDan: Spoke to company owners at the Home Health Care "Best Practice Seminar" in . Spoke to company owners at the Home Health Care "Best Practice Seminar" in #Skokie. @SkokiePatch #twill pic.twitter.com/4WUuOyv7hD

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Opinion – chicagotribune.com

Editorial: Does coal have a future? Even emerging markets might not last long For years, the coal industry has pushed a technology known as "clean coal" as the salvation for a disappearing energy source. The technology involves capturing pollutants produced from burning coal and converting coal into a cleaner-burning gas. The idea has seemed to hold potential, but the few large-scale clean coal projects have been enormousl

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Editorial: One more slap at Illinois employers Governor, veto this bill Employers, the Illinois legislature is sending you more signals that the deck is stacked against you. The lawmakers passed a bill designed to squeeze a business at the behest of organized labor leaders who are at an impasse in contract negotiations with the business.

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GWSawyer: Taxpayers in Illinois pay a lot for duplicative local governmental units. See Sunday’s editorial. Taxpayers in Illinois pay a lot for duplicative local governmental units. See Sunday’s editorial. #dechr

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Bruce Groaner But is the ad effective? I’m a cheap-watch guy myself; never got the appeal of a wristwatch that costs so much you have to worry about it every time you lock it up at the gym.

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Herald News

GOP candidates at Tinley Park forum The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor are scheduled to take part in a forum Thursday sponsored by the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce. The event starts at 8:15 a.m. at Odyssey Country Club, 19110 Ridgeland Ave. Scheduled to attend are state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, state Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, and businessman Bruce Rauner. Michael

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Illinois upholds ban on Scheelhaase’s father Nate Creer, the father of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, lost his appeal of a one-year ban from campus following his arrest for resisting arrest after an altercation in the stands during the Illini’s loss to Michigan State on Oct. 26 …

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Styf: IHSA pay-per-view a bad plan for you – Northwest Herald Styf: IHSA pay-per-view a bad plan for youNorthwest HeraldThe IHSA continues to believe it owns high school football (and now other sports) in Illinois. Your kids, your tax dollars, their payday. But the money aspect is new, and you should expect it to only get worse. We certainly did. Last year, before the …

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Gov. Pat Quinn signs legislation fixing pet lemon law error SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation fixing a small mistake in Illinois’ new pet "lemon" law. Lawmakers in October passed an …

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Downers Grove OKs $139.1M budget By Dawn Rhodes, Chicago Tribune reporter. 3:40 p.m. CST, November 15, 2013. Downers Grove has a budget in place for 2014, though dissension remains …

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State Treasurer Dan Rutherford promotes items for upcoming … A diamond elephant pin, a Liberty Head gold piece, and vintage baseball cards are just some of the items that Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is offering …

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APOConnor: Today in 1918, voters approve first bond issue for statewide system of hard roads. . Today in 1918, #IL voters approve first bond issue for statewide system of hard roads. #highways. #LegResUnit #TIH

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ILSenDems: Frerichs to host additional informational seminar on Medicare Advantage for state retirees Frerichs to host additional informational seminar on Medicare Advantage for state retirees http://bit.ly/1bLEraS

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davemckinney123: & all had pretty creative responses to Rep Harris’ exorcism attire ask. @SaraFeigenholtz @RepAnnWilliams & @repalriley all had pretty creative responses to Rep Harris’ exorcism attire ask. http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/calling-calvin-klein-what-to-wear-to-an-exorcism/ …

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KirkDillard: Stopped by the ThyssenKrupp Industrial complex. An amazing manufacturing company that employes hundreds of hard working Illinoisans! Stopped by the ThyssenKrupp Industrial complex. An amazing manufacturing company that employes hundreds of hard working Illinoisans!

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KirkDillard: At Mervis Industries for a meet & greet with local elected officials & business leaders of County! At Mervis Industries for a meet & greet with local elected officials & business leaders of #Vermilion County! pic.twitter.com/748xxe1RDF

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Legislators to listen to pension concerns – NIU Today Legislators to listen to pension concernsNIU TodayDave Syverson and Steve Stadelman as well as Reps. Mike Fortner, Robert Pritchard and Tom Demmer. They will present their opinions on the current efforts to overhaul the state pension system and then listen to concerns shared by NIU employees.

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Gov. Quinn OKs $50M in supplemental funding A majority of the rest of the funds come from giving the Illinois State Police authority to use money from $150 concealed-carry permit fees to set up the program.

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Education Roundtable As state dollars continue to be cut from public schools, a panel of legislators and gathered at city hall to discuss the problem. Illinois has the largest number of school districts of any… From: nctv17 Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:29 More in News & Politics

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MaryAnnAhernNBC: Coming up tonight at 6p on NBC5: Exclusive NEW react to from and Coming up tonight at 6p on NBC5: Exclusive NEW react to #samesexmarriage from #CardinalGeorge and #BishopPaprocki

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Thoughts On Fracking? Illinois Wants To Hear From You | WUIS 91.9

Thoughts On Fracking? Illinois Wants To Hear From You | WUIS 91.9 Illinois took another step Friday toward allowing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The state has published draft rules on the controversial oil and gas extraction process, and it’s looking for comments from the public. Brian Mackey reports on Illinois’ proposed fracking regulations. Back in the spring, lawmakers touted Illinois’ fracking law as the tou

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SIU is top-ranked university for vets Thousands of military veterans have found a home at Southern Illinois University over the years and now SIU is being recognized for it.

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Former Jackson Co. Sheriff to Run for State Representative Former Jackson County Sheriff Bill Kilquist is scheduled to announce his candidacy for State Representative on the Democratic ticket in southern Illinois’ 115th District.

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Blagojevich appeal moves to Circuit Court Ex-Governor Rod Blagojevich’s appeal moves forward after it was decided Friday that oral arguments will be made to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals December 13.

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Schuyler-Industry principal resigns during state BOE’s investigation Amid an investigation by the Illinois State Board of Education, the principal of Rushville-Industry High School has submitted his resignation and reached a …

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Chicago Sun-Times

Lawmaker, inspector call for DCFS fixes THE WATCHDOGS: Lawmakers need to address the rising number of children who are dying from abuse and neglect in Illinois and also what more can be done to prevent deaths of children who have come onto the radar of state child-welfare workers, a key legislator said Friday in response to a Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation.

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State senators to take sexual harassment training State senators will be required to undergo sexual harassment training before the start of next year’s legislative session.

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Video: Cliff Alexander Picks Up Illinois Hat Before Picking Kansas (CBS) Ouch. Adding insult to injury, Chicago Curie’s Cliff Alexander poured salt in the wounds of Illini Nation. As he was making his decision on where to play basketball, Alexander picked up the Illinois hat and said, “After careful consideration, I have decided to continue my education at the University of… Kansas.” We’ll just ignore the fact that the school he chose is actually called Kansas U

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Educate children early on Chicago should engage teachers in developing a citywide curriculum that is understandable and accessible to families. While each teacher will adapt the …

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Madigan warns of temporary license scams CHICAGO — Attorney General Lisa Madigan advised Illinois residents to be on the lookout for scams related to the rollout of the Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s License (TVDL) program by the Illinois Secretary of State. Non-U.S. citizens who are ineligible to obtain Social Security cards may apply for Illinois driver’s licenses under the new program.

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Illinois daycare, schools could face fines if indoor pest forms aren’t filed – 14 News WFIE Evansville Illinois daycare, schools could face fines if indoor pest forms aren’t filed14 News WFIE EvansvilleThe nation’s largest public utility has voted to close six coal-powered units in Alabama and replace two more in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant. At a Thursday meeting, Tennessee Valley AuthorityMore >>. TVA officials tell 14 News … According …

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Nov. 15 is School Board Members Day in Illinois – McDonough Voice Nov. 15 is School Board Members Day in IllinoisMcDonough VoiceWest Prairie Community Unit School District 103 is joining school districts across the state to thank school board members for their commitment and contributions to the public schools in Illinois. Board members serve their communities without any …

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Sen. Kirk Blocks Antigay Panel in Capitol Offices Kirk Blocks Antigay Panel in Capitol Offices. The Illinois Republican said he ‘doesn’t affiliate with groups that discriminate,’ after blocking access to a meeting …

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Park district pension reform poses test, dilemma SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An employee pension reform bill passed by the Legislature for the Chicago park district is being watched as a test case for statewide …

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Updated: Many turned away from state health insurance meeting – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette Updated: Many turned away from state health insurance meetingChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteMichael Frerichs, right, is surrounded by state retirees, many of whom registered to attend the Illinois Department of Central Management Services morning Medicare Advantage Plan meeting, at Illinois Terminal in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

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Residents: Video gambling could tarnish Highwood’s image – Lake County News Sun Residents: Video gambling could tarnish Highwood’s imageLake County News SunScott Drury (D-58, Highwood), who opposes a city council proposal to allow video gambling. Lisa Cervac spoke from the perspective of a longtime resident. “For too long, the Highwood business district was a mark on the entire community’s reputation …

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rap30: This week on we’ll have as our guest, on Ventra and on state pols. 7-9a This week on @SundaySpin we’ll have @RepKenDunkin as our guest, @jhilkevitch on Ventra and @Illinois_Stage on state pols. 7-9a @WGNRadio

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OUR VIEW: Illinois: Just too much government THE ISSUE: Illinois’ thousands of local governmentOUR VIEW: Citizens must push for mass consolidationHow can statistics be both staggering and yet not surprising?When it comes to the overwhelming size of government in Illinois, taxpayers

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Manar assists Village of Stonington SPRINGFIELD – The Village of Stonington was recently awarded a $450,000 state grant to help cover the cost of moving and replacing a main water line that runs from the village wells to the water treatment facility.

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SenatorDan: The Chicago Botanic Garden is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate; Call 847-835-5440 if interested The Chicago Botanic Garden is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate; Call 847-835-5440 if interested #joboftheday

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davemckinney123: Video: Politics talk — Sun-Times new talk show explores Illinois Governor’s Race, Obamacare debacle via Video: Politics talk — Sun-Times new talk show explores Illinois Governor’s Race, Obamacare debacle http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/video-politics-talk-sun-times-new-talk-show-explores-illinois-governors-race-obamacare-debacle/ … via @suntimes

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KateGrossman1: Watch me and Sun-Times reporters on our new political talk show ‘Off Message’: Ill. gov race & Obamacare fumble … Watch me and Sun-Times reporters on our new political talk show ‘Off Message’: Ill. gov race & Obamacare fumble http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/politics/video-politics-talk-sun-times-new-talk-show-explores-illinois-governors-race-obamacare-debacle/ …

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ILSenDems: There’s hope for us yet, America: RT : Here he comes!! There’s hope for us yet, America: RT @SFWish: Here he comes!! #batkid pic.twitter.com/ZKhVcSYppB

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KirkDillard: Touring Watchfire facilities in . A fantastic company, producing all kinds of LED products! Touring Watchfire facilities in #Danville. A fantastic company, producing all kinds of LED products! pic.twitter.com/VR4wVi8KNk

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StateRepLouLang: The Feds have to get their acts together so the president’s historical health reform achievement is not lost to avoidable screw ups. The Feds have to get their acts together so the president’s historical health reform achievement is not lost to avoidable screw ups.

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Chicago hacker gets 10 years in prison for cyberattacks NEW YORK — A New York City judge has sentenced a Chicago man to 10 years in prison for his involvement in cyberattacks on corporations and government …

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scottkleinberg: House ethics panel drops Roskam probe, cites ‘insufficient evidence.’ House ethics panel drops Roskam probe, cites ‘insufficient evidence.’ http://trib.in/17Y5rXE

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craignewman: RT : DCFS Director Richard Calica resigning because of cancer diagnosis. Story to come. RT @FuscoChris: DCFS Director Richard Calica resigning because of cancer diagnosis. Story to come.

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nedmulka: BREAKING: I saw Gov Pat Quinn at the food court at the Thompson Center. He got either M Burger or KFCBREAKING: I saw Gov Pat Quinn at the food court at the Thompson Center. He got either M Burger or KFC

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Board honors state champions The Edwardsville District 7 Board of Education meeting was moved to Woodland’s gymnasium Monday night to honor the large group which included the November Do The Right Thing Award winners as well as t

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littlewern: Fracking rules "a mess" says NRDC. Industry says clock is ticking to get drilling. Fracking rules "a mess" says NRDC. Industry says clock is ticking to get drilling.http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-illinois-fracking-regulations-20131115,0,7767805.story …

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Question of the day * Bruce Rauner was in Metropolis and posed for the obligatory Super Man photo… * The Question: Caption?

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Quinn Awaits Fed Permission to Send Supply Plane to Philippines Illinois Air National Guard officials have a transport plane on standby and are awaiting Department of Defense approval to load it with supplies to send to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday. The governor said he’s working with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to secure permission from the federal government to send the plane. There was no immediate word as to when — or if — tha

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Governor Quinn Urges Residents Across Illinois to Help Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan – Visits Volunteers Working to Help Residents of the Philippines As They Recover from One of the Largest Storms in Recorded History CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today encouraged everyone in Illinois to support the relief efforts that are helping millions of people in the Philippines who are recovering from Super Typhoon Haiyan. The Governor visited volunteers at the Jose P. Rizal Heritage Center in Chicago who are working tirelessly to support the besieged nation’s recovery.

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Pennsylvania paper retracts 150 year old editorial 24, 1863, missed the "momentous importance, timeless eloquence, and lasting significance" of Lincoln’s speech delivered days earlier, The Patriot-News of …

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Audio from this event is available on our website: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms… Audio from this event is available on our website: http://www2.illinois.gov/cms/agency/media/radio/Pages/default.aspx.Caregiving in America ForumDiscussing caregiving in Illinois with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mary Jordan

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Appeal court upholds Illinois town official’s sentence CHICAGO — A federal appeals court is upholding a nearly 20-year prison sentence for a thieving former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from the northern Illinois community of Dixon.

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Why is ex governor George Ryan standing next to me like he doesnt have a care in the world and the suit he has on says I’m running for my old job vs Quinn

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Quentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with Louisville – Bleacher Report Bleacher ReportQuentin Snider Decommits from Illinois, Signs with LouisvilleBleacher ReportAccording to Raphielle Johnson of College Basketball Talk, Quentin Snider has decided to sign with Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals, breaking his previous verbal commitment to John Groce and the Illinois Fighting Illini. The 4-star point guard had …Quentin Snider to LouisvilleFour-star PG Quentin Snider

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State releases 135 pages of proposed ‘fracking’ rules The Illinois Department of Natural Resources on Friday released proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil in the state.Click to Continue »

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Illinoisans pushing for legislative redistricting reform According to a 2012 University of Illinois study, Illinois ranked the third most corrupt state in the country. “District maps are drawn by legislators behind closed …

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OfficeMax joins Thanksgiving rush Joining a crowded list of its competitors, OfficeMax on Friday said it will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving in hopes of kick-starting a strong holiday season.

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Local News

Mystery illness at Edison Middle School identified by Health Department WHEATON – After more than half of the student body of Edison Middle School called in sick Monday, the DuPage County Health Department has announced the identity of the mystery illness.

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The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014 – Washington Post The Fix’s top 15 gubernatorial races of 2014Washington Post (blog)… promises a new direction when he’s governor. Before Foley gets a rematch with less-than-popular Gov. Dan Malloy (D), though, he’s got to beat state Senate President John McKinney and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton in a primary. (Previous ranking: 11).

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Glen Ellyn mom frustrated after health insurance cancellation notice By Mike Riopell … McGrath and her husband, Mike, are Obama supporters, and she says she hopes the new law will have the president’s desired effects.

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Giordano’s Responds to Jon Stewart’s Chicago Pizza Diss The comedian took aim at deep-dish pizza this week, incurring the wrath of Chicago pizza fans — and Mayor Rahm Emanuel himself.

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State officials urge patience with immigrant driver’s license program SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 15 (UPI) — Non-U.S. citizens in Illinois said they have been unable to use the state’s website and hotline, set up for illegal immigrants …

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Many turned away from state health insurance meeting Countless state retirees were turned away from a meeting at the Illinois Terminal building in Champaign this morning to learn more about Medicare Advantage health plans, and another meeting set for 1:30 p.m. today is expected to be just as crowded. CHAMPAIGN — Countless state retirees were turned away from a meeting at the Illinois Terminal building in Champaign this morning to learn more about ..

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*** UPDATED x1 *** Can’t anybody play this game? * The Obamacare mess in context… In explaining the relatively low figures, administration officials cite problems with the federal website that have prevented people from signing up. But they also say experience shows people wait until the last minute. When Massachusetts expanded health coverage in 2007, only 123 of the 36,167 people who ultimately signed up […]

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The big tent revisited * Illinois Republican Party Chairman Jack Dorgan, speaking of the divide within his party… “People who believe in one single issue, and will fall on the sword and lose an election because of one single issue, I don’t think are good political thinkers,” he said. “I really don’t. I respect what they say. I respect what […]

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DuPage committee voices concerns about RTA By: Hank Beckman Source: Sun-Times With Gov. Pat Quinn’s task force still studying the problems of mass transit in northeast Illinois, DuPage County officials are determined to let it know about some of the county’s concerns. “We’re looking for a regional plan,” County Board member Tonia Khouri (R-Aurora), chairwoman of the County Board’s Ad Hoc Committee on Mass Transit, said. The governor’s task

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St. Louis Cardinals to buy Memphis Redbirds MEMPHIS, TN (KTVI) – The financially troubled Memphis Redbirds baseball team and park has reached a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals and the city of Memphis. The St. Louis Cardinals will purchase the Redbirds and the city of Memphis will purchase AutoZone Park. The Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation has been operating the team and AutoZone Park under an agreement to delay foreclosure since they

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Northlake may expand video gaming Illinois Gaming Board spokesman George O’Shea said several things can make one application take longer than others. “How sophisticated their ownership is.

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Not so hard to miss * From the Twitters… Hard to miss, but if you did: Springfield Catholic bishop plans same-sex marriage ‘exorcism’ http://t.co/xVMxEguteZ via @suntimes — Dave McKinney (@davemckinney123) November 15, 2013 * It may not be as hard to miss as Dave thinks, particularly if you’re a member of the Springfield Diocese. Television is the main source of news for […]

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Our View: Paul Vallas as lieutenant governor a waste of talent – Rockford Register Star Our View: Paul Vallas as lieutenant governor a waste of talentRockford Register StarSheila Simon is running for comptroller. Vallas has headed public schools in Philadelphia, New Orleans and Bridgeport, Conn., where a Connecticut judge has ruled that Vallas did not have the proper qualifications to be superintendent. With so many …

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Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket Mobilization The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state are joining the campaign to …

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50 years ago today: Gov. Kerner dedicates Peru bridge From the La Salle Daily News-Tribune archives.

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Lake County Wins Lawsuit Challenging Creation of Elections Commission Source: Lake County press release A court ruling last week overturned a new state law that would have created an elections commission in Lake County and allows the Lake County Clerk to continue administering local elections. Lake

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Opinion: Stroger Doesn’t Deserve a Fifth or Sixth Chance What is it about Chicago—or at least a certain slice of Chicago voters and media outlets—that treats disgraced or rebuked former politicians with the respect they don’t deserve? Exhibit A: Todd Stroger. The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Stroger, who lost a re-election bid for Cook County Board president in 2010, plans to run again for Cook County Board. He’s eyeing the seat former commission

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St. Louis Public Schools to pay state for attendance fraud St. Louis Public Schools will reimburse the Missouri Department of … to alter attendance records in 2008, 2009 and 2010., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Sales tax approved in 2009 helping make Jo Daviess schools ‘viable’ Upgraded lockers, a new school roof and boiler repairs are a few of the perks Warren Community students have enjoyed in recent years thanks to funding from a schools-driven sales tax in Jo Daviess County.Voters there approved a 1 percentage-point sales tax increase in 2009, which the county board later knocked down to 0.5 percent. “It’s making this school district viable,” said Francis Fennell, su

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Pace breaks ground on transit center at Toyota Park – Desplaines Valley News Desplaines Valley NewsPace breaks ground on transit center at Toyota ParkDesplaines Valley NewsBridgeview Mayor Steve Landek was joined by U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) and other transportation officials on Tuesday to celebrate the groundbreaking of a Pace facility that should improve access to public transportation in the southwest suburbs.

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Restoration of canceled insurance isn’t a given URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans is all for letting its thousands of customers with canceled health insurance plans continue them for another year, but …

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Jack Daniels Presents: Chicago’s Top Wings Jack Daniels is looking for Chicago’s Top Wings. They’ll be passing out exclusive Jack Honey tastings at various locations throughout the city featuring the Jack girls and the best wings in Chicago. Vote for your favorite wings and sign up to win a 60" television! May the best wing win!

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25 Chicago restaurants make the Michelin list – WBEZ WBEZ25 Chicago restaurants make the Michelin listWBEZ… Duffy’s Grace, in West Loop, made a strong Michelin debut with two stars. Listen to WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift above for analysis by WBEZ food contributor Louisa Chu and producer Monica Eng, who will talk to chef Phillp Foss who debuted on the list …

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Gary’s fight against dumping an uphill battle – Post-Tribune Gary’s fight against dumping an uphill battlePost-TribuneGary’s fight against dumping an uphill battle. BY CARRIE NAPOLEON Post-Tribune correspondent November 14, 2013 5:16PM. Leonard White waste … Since the initiative launched in June, born from the partnership developed with former Chicago Mayor Richard …

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Abraham Lincoln comes to Dewitt County Most Thanksgiving dinners include turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. This one, however, features costumes, speeches, and even Abraham Lincoln. "Thanksgiving has been celebrated sporadically ever since

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AFSCME Members Picket Walsh Appearance in Chicago; Strike Countdown … – 1340 WJOL AFSCME Members Picket Walsh Appearance in Chicago; Strike Countdown …1340 WJOLWill County Executive Larry Walsh is stated yesterday morning on 1340 WJOL that he’s pleased that the mediator is asking both the County and AFSCME members to meet this week try and to hammer out a contract deal. But meanwhile, union leaders were …

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The Courier

High school drill raises questions “This is a drill” was the repeated disclaimer to messages flooding parents and the Galesburg Community on Nov. 6. The drill was an active shooter exercise conducted at Galesburg High School by local agencies. With drills of this nature becoming more standard practice, it raises the concerns of safety in our schools. The shooter drill was started at 9:15 a.m. in the Galesburg Area Vocational Center

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E-cigarettes gain popularity Kelsi Ford / The Courier – Austin Grant smokes e-cigarettes indoors with minimal backlash. A guitar pick, a lighter and an electronic cigarette. The three things junior Austin Garant always carries in his pocket, and coincidentally, the three things he can’t live without. The new technology of an “e-cigarette” has made Garant’s smoker-lifestyle not only easier but healthier. E-cigarettes offer smo

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Charlestowne Mall Re-Named ‘The Quad’ New name accompanies sale executed by Geneva-based Sperry Van Ness. Look for a groundbreaking on renovation in April 2014.

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Don Cheadle to direct Miles Davis biopic The story of Miles Davis is set to be brought to life on the big screen. The upcoming biopic will be called Kill the Trumpet Player and will star Don Cheadle as …

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Dear Governor Quinn…maybe your road workers should do something a little more productive than weedeat dead grass…..just a thought…..

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Harold’s got the right idea Why not cut through the fog of phony campaign commercials by holding regular debates among the candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 13th Congressional District? Why not cut through the fog of phony campaign commercials by holding regular debates among the candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives from the 13th Congressional District? With the election filing per

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Elk Grove Village golf course closer to video gambling On Thursday night, the park board voted 5-0 to approve a three-year contract with Gold Rush Amusements to be the district’s video gambling vendor. Gold Rush …

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Video gambling machines hit 10000 in state After one year of video gambling in Illinois, the numbers tell the tale of a … 2012 to 10,250 in September 2013, according to the Illinois Gaming Board.

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Chicago Business News

Lawyers’ new practice invites second-guessing A law firm in Chicago is pursuing a new line of business, providing second opinions in big cases. But the practice has its skeptics.

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