Today’s headlines — Tuesday, Nov. 19

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Kadner: Wailing about new tornado sirens A new emergency alert system that speaks four different languages failed to signal impending danger during Sunday’s tornado warning, according to some Oak Lawn residents. “I couldn’t hear the tornado siren in my home,” Mickey Depre said. “I’ve lived her for 24 years, near the center of town at 96th and Cicero, and I’ve always heard the sirens go off when there were tornado warnings out. But n
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IL Expert: Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs a Growing Threat SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat to Americans’ health, and health-care leaders in Illinois are urging patients and doctors to learn more …

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How should Illinois invest in its future? Here’s where to start We should treat early learning as a top economic-development priority, demanding that Congress and the Obama administration work together to get the job done. This is the right direction for our kids, families and businesses. And now is the …

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Ameren to rebuild Gifford’s power system on Tuesday GIFFORD — Personnel from Ameren are expected to be in force on Tuesday in Gifford to start work rebuilding the community’s power system, which was left devastated by Sunday’s tornado. read more

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Chicago Sun-Times

Metra’s No. 2 boss apparently put on leave: board member In yet the latest potential Metra leadership upheaval, the suburban rail agency’s No. 2 chief — Alex Wiggins — apparently has been put on “administrative leave,” according to one Metra source.

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Wood River Honored by State The City of Wood River will be placing signs soon recognizing it as a winner of the Governor’s Hometown Award. The award is given to those who have contributed to their community’s quality of life. This award recognizes the efforts to…

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Wash-U Ranked Smartest College In America Forget about MIT or Princeton or Harvard. The smartest college in America is St. Louis’s Washington University. Researchers at Luminosity tested 70-thousand college students in memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem…

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Columnist pins down teenage thief, and he’s not proud of it Even before the cops arrive, I am wishing that I were somewhere else. The young thief I have pinned to the pavement is thinking the same thing, only more so. "Get off him!" screams the first police officer who responds to the 9-1-1 call. He’s talking to me, as I am the adult sitting on the belly of a boy in the middle of our street. I rise, grateful that the officer firmly grabs the boy’

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Des Plaines mayor’s veto over bidding rules stands Des Plaines aldermen who favored loosening city bidding rules for public projects failed to get enough votes Monday to override Mayor Matt Bogusz’s first veto. The city council voted last month to approve revisions to the city’s so-called responsible bidder ordinance that would have removed a section requiring contractors bidding on city contracts over $25,000 to have active apprenticeship and tra

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NWS Declares Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport "Storm Ready" SPRINGFIELD- November 17th’s storms just go to show that anytime is the time to be prepared for severe weather. Officials from the National Weather Service in Lincoln will declare the Abraham Lincoln Capital

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Aldermen praise leaner budget Evanston aldermen Monday night praised planned budget revisions that will reduce next year’s property tax levy increase from 5.2 to 1.25 percent.

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Illinois couldn’t be in a worse state Our state is in abysmal condition. Illinois has 9.2 percent unemployment, almost $100 billion in retirement liabilities and creates more welfare patrons than jobs. Governors from other states come here to shop for jobs to take home. read more

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Champaign breaks into top 10 for job hunters An online career network claims Champaign is one of the 10 metro areas in the U.S. with the most job opportunities per capita. Its No. 6 ranking comes just behind Bloomington; Danville also sees big jump to No. 22 CHAMPAIGN — An online career network claims Champaign is one of the 10 metro areas in the U.S. with the most job opportunities per capita. read more

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Red-kettle goal set at $428,000 this season CHAMPAIGN — The Salvation Army of Champaign County hopes to raise $428,000 through its annual holiday red-kettle drive that launched Monday. Maj. Tom McDowell urged volunteers to sign up for bell-ringing duty at the 22 kettle locations throughout the county. read more

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corinacurry: I’ve never seen so many men at a League of Women Voters event! It’s great to see. I’ve never seen so many men at a League of Women Voters event! It’s great to see. @YWCAofRockford @rrstar pic.twitter.com/6AJsBA7vaG

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sfornek: ‘Hometown’ tornado has columnist all choked up. And he’ll probably bring a tear to your eye, too. ‘Hometown’ tornado has columnist @MarkBrownCST all choked up. And he’ll probably bring a tear to your eye, too. http://bit.ly/1far7Sz

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SenatorMcCarter: Evidently it was an EF4 tornado that came through. Winds between 166-200 mph. Incredible power.Evidently it was an EF4 tornado that came through. Winds between 166-200 mph. Incredible power. http://fb.me/YKzvncdI

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SenatorMcCarter: The tornado ripped this oak right out of the ground. It is inspiring to see the community come together so quickly. The tornado ripped this oak right out of the ground. It is inspiring to see the community come together so quickly. http://fb.me/2LUZ8EDky

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SenatorMcCarter: Visited New Minden today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Visited New Minden today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. http://fb.me/1iHtCVAD9

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Illinois_Stage: Even with changes, mandatory minimum gun law would pack Illinois prisons Even with changes, mandatory minimum gun law would pack Illinois prisonshttp://qctimes.com/news/local/government-and-politics/revamped-gun-law-would-still-pack-state-prisons/article_39bc372c-5763-5142-a669-f9526a519ca5.html …

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RutherfordDan: I’m live tomorrow (11/19) on w/ & Colleen Reynolds at 7:10am. Tune in! I’m live tomorrow (11/19) on @WJBC #BloNo w/ @Laughlin1230 & Colleen Reynolds at 7:10am. Tune in! #twill

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ArickaFlowers: Guest Article: Illinois’ Draft Fracking Regulations: Haste Makes Waste Guest Article: Illinois’ Draft Fracking Regulations: Haste Makes Waste http://ow.ly/2BzHZz

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BenBradleyABC7: JUST IN: Governor Quinn adds 6 more counties, including Will, to disaster declaration. Live report from Washington, IL at 6:30am. JUST IN: Governor Quinn adds 6 more counties, including Will, to disaster declaration. Live report from Washington, IL at 6:30am.

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NeilSteinberg: Jenny tops out at perhaps 6-foot-7 with wide shoulders. "I’m a bigger girl, I know," she says, smiling radiantly. Jenny tops out at perhaps 6-foot-7 with wide shoulders. "I’m a bigger girl, I know," she says, smiling radiantly. http://tinyurl.com/lasp4gs

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Madigan Announces $17 Million Settlement with Google TMC Net – Found 2 hours agoCHICAGO, Nov. 18 — The Illinois Attorney General issued the following news release: Attorney General Lisa Madigan today joined with 37 other… Google to Pay $17 Million to Settle Privacy Case – New York Times Google to pay $17 million as a penalty for unauthorized web tracking … – Engadget Google reaches privacy settlement with 37 states – USA Today Google to pay $17

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Basketball score in Illinois high school football game | Varsity How’s this for a high-scoring football game? In an Illinois High School Athletic Association Class AA quarterfinal Saturday, Greenville rallied to beat Mount …

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Better minority hiring numbers not good enough, school board told – The State Journal-Register Better minority hiring numbers not good enough, school board toldThe State Journal-RegisterKincaid, who is majoring in biology at the University of Illinois Springfield, isn’t hopeful of progress. “Not anytime soon,” he said after the meeting about more minorities being hired.”There are a lot of politics on the school board. Education is …

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District 200 seeks 4.8% more in taxes By Quan Truong, Chicago Tribune reporter. 6:53 p.m. CST, November 18, 2013. Homeowners in Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 will …

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From Massachusetts to Illinois: The anniversary of marriage equality When Quinn signs the bill into law Wednesday, trailing Hawaii, the voices of the naysayers, the zealous critics in Illinois and elsewhere, may grow louder for a bit …

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Fair Tax Amendment needed for fairness, to help Illinois families The LWVIL believes this amendment will bring fairness to Illinois’ tax code, … help Illinois protect key priorities such as education, public safety, health care and …

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Fix Illinois’ legislative districts – Quad City Times Fix Illinois’ legislative districtsQuad City TimesYes For Independent Maps is a statewide grassroots coalition organized to take the drawing of the Illinois legislative maps out of the hands of both political parties that, over the years, have only severely abused it to control who gets elected. The …

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Lincoln Predicted The World Would Not Remember His Gettysburg Address; 150 … – WUIS 91.9 Lincoln Predicted The World Would Not Remember His Gettysburg Address; 150 …WUIS 91.9Sean Crawford. News Director/ Editor/ Anchor/ Illinois Edition Host. Bill Wheelhouse. Executive Editor/ Anchor/ Reporter/ State Week Host. Amanda Vinicky. Statehouse Bureau Chief. Brian Mackey. Statehouse Reporter. Peter Gray. Harvest Desk Reporter.

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Online bidding begins for the Illinois Unclaimed Property Holiday Auction – WGEM Online bidding begins for the Illinois Unclaimed Property Holiday AuctionWGEMSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGEM) – Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced Monday the kick-off of the Unclaimed Property Holiday Auction. The auction opened at 10 a.m. and runs through Friday. The sale consists mostly of collectible coins but other …Illinois auctioning unclaimed propertyUnclaimed property auction cont

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How should Illinois invest in its future? Here’s where to start Yet as we’ve foolishly flipped those statistics on their head, studies show, we also have increased Illinois’ likelihood of spending more on special education, …

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State Farm gets 1800 home claims after storms State Farm said it received 1,834 homeowners’ claims due to tornadoes and other severe weather hitting Washington, Coal City, Gifford and other Illinois cities …

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Rahm Emanuel orders Health Dept. to draft petcoke regulations The city will propose the regulations for the first time in anticipation of increased amounts of petcoke coming into Chicago and stored in facilities on the Calumet …

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State Senators Hold Hearing on Lack of South Side Trauma Center Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) will host a hearing on the lack of South Side trauma centers on Wednesday, November 20 at 11 a.m. in the …

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Fidelity and Infidelity: Bishop Paprocki and Governor Quinn. A Tale … The other is an unfaithful Catholic Governor named Pat Quinn. The Governor will commit an egregious act of public scandal, while all the while claiming to be a …

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Costello brings flood insurance concerns to FEMA – The Daily News of Newburyport Costello brings flood insurance concerns to FEMAThe Daily News of NewburyportThe state representative said that he will be suggesting this cooperative approach to the mayors of Newburyport and Amesbury. The Biggert-Waters Bill was spearheaded by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill. The Menendez-Isakson …

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Newspaper start cutting out photo desks Recently, The Chicago Sun-Times laid off the entire photo desk staff and started training reporters to do videos and photos using smart phones. In a statement …

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Congressman Danny Davis on Rahm and ex-cons – Chicago Reader

Our aldermen (at least a few of them) finally challenge the mayor on TIFs! Aldermen (at least a few of them) finally challenge the mayor on TIFs! by Ben Joravsky I was flying home from a much-needed trip out of the country—red wine and meat for everyone in Argentina!—when the Chicago City Council finally got around to challenging the mayor on his tax increment financing scam. Damn, can’t a guy catch a break?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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Williamsville students learning about public policy through … “One thing that I really enjoy is it’s just kind of like playing house for a day almost. Like playing Illinois government for a day and you just get to completely …

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Our View: Helping those affected by tornadoes It seems Mother Nature never ceases to amaze with her ferocity.

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago

Damaged Steeple At Century-Old Avondale Church To Be Removed CHICAGO (CBS) – A neighborhood landmark is coming down; the wind-damaged steeple atop the century old Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Avondale has become loose, and must be removed. An inspection by city engineers showed the four-story steeple was held to the church structure below by only two steel beams. The others had been broken. High winds ripped off shingle plating, and it was clear

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Rein in reckless public pensions: Our view One lesson is that public disgust with government — and particularly government spending — includes anger over … Illinois tops most lists of states in trouble.

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Reduce layers of Illinois government Many local governments are looking at increasing their property tax rates this time of year.Although many of the individual government increases appear relatively small, when added up, they could represent a significant increase in cost to local property owners.The root of the problem, explored once again in a new study by the Illinois Policy Institute, is that Illinois has too many loc

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Reduce layers of Illinois government – Herald & Review Reduce layers of Illinois governmentHerald & ReviewProponents of local governmental units in Illinois, especially those supporting township governments, have long argued that their form of government is closer to the people and serve its constituents better. Costin argues, however, that Illinois …

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Illinois’ 2014 horse racing calendar remains uncertain – Chicago Tribune Illinois’ 2014 horse racing calendar remains uncertainChicago TribuneHawthorne’s ADW provider, Xpressbet, and Fairmount’s provider, TVG, are siding with Arlington/Twinspires, while BetZotic, which is under the Maywood/Balmoral umbrella, is backing the bill supported by the Illinois coalition. The main element in the …

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Republicans select Rodney Davis to run in 13th Congressional District

Commission recommends merger of some fire protection districts The Sangamon County Citizens Efficiency Commission is recommending fire protection districts and departments in the county consolidate into four districts, which it says could improve emergency response times.

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SteveGrzanich: Debris from Washington tornado turning up 95 mi NE in south burbs. Debris can travel 200+ miles Debris from Washington #Illinois tornado turning up 95 mi NE in south #Chicago burbs. Debris can travel 200+ miles http://parker.ou.edu/~jsnow/Research/Debris/ …

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SenatorDurbin: Watch my speech on the Senate floor about the tornadoes & storms in IL Watch my speech on the Senate floor about the tornadoes & storms in IL http://1.usa.gov/1bKHZM8

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Bill_Brady: For updates on the IL Red Cross tornado response, be sure to visit the special page for the latest informationFor updates on the IL Red Cross tornado response, be sure to visit the special page for the latest information http://ow.ly/qX6Ox

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Hanover Township honored at Township Officials of Illinois conference Hanover Township received five awards at the annual Township Officials of Illinois conference in Springfield last week. Accepting the awards for the Township, …

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Revamped gun law would still pack state prisons NWI Times – Found 2 hours agoThe sponsor, state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside, stripped that provision out of the legislation, hoping to gain colleagues’ support.

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Interesting. h/t Illinois Review We Ask America/Capitol Fax polled 1,191 likely GOP voters. The results were: Bill Brady – 25% Dan Rutherford – 18% Kirk Dillard – 14% Bruce Rauner – 11% Undecided – 33%

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Arne Duncan said he “regrets” white suburban moms remark WASHINGTON–Education Sec. Arne Duncan said Monday he “regrets” a remark he made about “white suburban moms” in comments he made about Common Core State Standards after it triggered a backlash against him. “We have a tendency in our fast-moving world to focus on controversial-sounding soundbites, instead of the complex policy debates that underlie them. Unfortunately, Continue reading →

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Rep. Elaine Nekritz « CBS Chicago
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Soldier Field Chief Would Do Some Things Differently With Stadium Evacuation (CBS) — The storm system bearing down on Chicago this past weekend led to the first time Soldier Field was evacuated during an NFL game. And while everyone got out safely, there were some anxious moments for fans in the upper deck. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the man who made the decision. “You look at a day like yesterday and it’s a challenge I hope I never have again in my li

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WAND TV NEWS I-TEAM: Supreme Court Remodel After public outrage over a $50 million renovation at the Illinois State Capitol … renovations are now underway across the street at the Illinois Supreme Court. Despite the states massive… From: Doug Wolfe Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:27 More in News & Politics

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Rockford Register Star

Letter: Key transportation policy is being crafted in Washington – Opinion – Rockford Register Star – Rockford, IL Letter: Key transportation policy is being crafted in Washington Key transportation policy is being crafted in Washington, and Illinoisans should be encouraged and hopeful about the outcome as two Illinois Congressmen are at the table in these important negotiations.

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As I predicted, Bill Brady is leading the GOP governor primary race. We are doomed to a repeat of 2010 and four more years of inept Pat Quinn. I can’t wait to retire and move out of this state.

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Woman Living About a Mile From Where Joe Hosey Grew Up in Queens Ticketed in New Lenox A woman from the next neighborhood over from where Joe Hosey grew up caught a traffic case in New Lenox.

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Unions under attack via email, radio – Illinois Education Association The Illinois Policy Institute is an anti-union, anti public education lobbying group dedicated to the privatization of public schools and the elimination of public …

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DHStatehouse: My account of the Washington tornado. My parents live there: My account of the Washington tornado. My parents live there: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131118/news/711189695/ …

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StatehouseChick: Eye-opening book: The Invisible Arab by . Perspective on Western media misinterpretation, ignorance of Arab revolution. Eye-opening book: The Invisible Arab by @marwanbishara. Perspective on Western media misinterpretation, ignorance of Arab revolution.

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Chicago Tribune – Kifowit Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Day with Free Screenings for Area Families

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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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davemckinney123: How you can help Illinois tornado victims via How you can help Illinois tornado victims http://voices.suntimes.com/news/how-you-can-help-illinois-tornado-victims/ … via @suntimes

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StateRepSara: Congrats, Ernie. A model citizen and a model Cub. It was worth cutting school to see you play. Go #14!Congrats, Ernie. A model citizen and a model Cub. It was worth cutting school to see you play. Go #14! http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/chc/hall-of-famer-ernie-banks-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom?ymd=20131118&content_id=64006132&vkey=news_chc …

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ILSenDems: Senators Frerichs, Hutchinson, Forby, Koehler touring tornado disaster areas Senators Frerichs, Hutchinson, Forby, Koehler touring tornado disaster areashttp://ilsendems.co/HVu3no

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ILSenDems: Phone numbers posted now for those wishing to help in tornado-hit towns: Phone numbers posted now for those wishing to help in tornado-hit towns: http://www.illinois.gov/ready/Press/Pages/111713.aspx …

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debmell: Couldn’t go any further than the bell tower but I wanted to say goodbye to a beloved steeple in our neighborhood.Couldn’t go any further than the bell tower but I wanted to say goodbye to a beloved steeple in our neighborhood. pic.twitter.com/26RTgRMeQ8

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State rifle association calls Rockford forum ‘gun-grabbing’

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Chicago Cardinal to Catholics: Do Your Best to Adjust to Gay Marriage – Newsmax.com LGBTQ NationChicago Cardinal to Catholics: Do Your Best to Adjust to Gay MarriageNewsmax.comPat Quinn, who’s expected to sign the bill into law this week, House Speaker Michael Madigan, and Senate President John Cullerton. "What’s the point of talking?" George told a Sun-Times reporter, adding that further commentary would be "creating a …Chicago’s Cardinal George Elusive on Ex-Co

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Illinois ethics test Every October, every employee of the state of Illinois must takean online ethics test. That includes state police officers, college faculty, DMV workers, IDOT employees, DCFS employees, etc. This ethics test was instated under Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s leadership. So every October, thousands of Illinois employees spend 20-30 minutes of the time the taxpayers of Illinois are paying them to work, to ta

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Blackhawks Donate Floor Hockey Equipment To 28 Chicago Elementary Schools – CBS Local Blackhawks Donate Floor Hockey Equipment To 28 Chicago Elementary SchoolsCBS LocalNo ice. Just the gym floor at Aggasiz Elementary School on Seminary near Diversey. The occasion – the Blackhawks’ gift of floor hockey equipment to Aggasiz and 27 other schools – brought out Congressman Mike Quigley. “OK, can y’all go, Doo-Doo-Doo…”.

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Hy-Vee donates 1,000 turkeys for area food banks A leading grocery store chain is helping to ensure there is no shortage of a Thanksgiving staple at area food pantries. Hy-Vee donated 1,000 turkeys to Churches United of the Quad Cities on Monday, November 18, 2013. The roughly five tons of turkeys will be distributed to 25 food pantries throughout the area. The donation is part of an effort by the chain to donated 10,000 turkeys in 10 cities ov

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D200 hires communications firm By Quan Truong, Chicago Tribune reporter. 1:58 p.m. CST, November 18, 2013. Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 officials soon will be …

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Ill. Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Civil Conspiracy Claims in … SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –– An Illinois appellate court has affirmed a defense verdict in favor of John Crane and a pretrial ruling throwing out asbestos-related civil …

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Fracking Industry Underwrites Pro-Fracking Film – The Investigative Fund Fracking Industry Underwrites Pro-Fracking FilmThe Investigative Fund (blog)The movie was funded with a $1 million grant from a DC-based trade group called America’s Natural Gas Alliance, a consortium of fracking firms including Devon Energy, Apache, Noble Energy, Range Resources, XTO Energy, Southwestern Energy, and …

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Question of the day Question of the day * From the Illinois Republican Party… Naperville attorney Michael “Mike” Webster announced his candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this morning. He pledged to bring the Secretary of State’s office into the 21st century, and restore some much-needed confidence after Jesse White’s scandals. Illinois Republican Chairman Jack Dorgan, State Senate Republican Leader Christ

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ShiaKapos: Broadcaster Walter Jacobson recalls the day JFK was shot and his regretful assignment. via Broadcaster Walter Jacobson recalls the day JFK was shot and his regretful assignment. http://www.robertfeder.com/2013/11/18/jacobson-on-nov-22-i-wish-i-had-refused/ …via @RobertFeder

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IllinoisReview: leads in new Illinois GOP gubernatorial poll @Bill_Brady @Maria4Illinois leads in new Illinois GOP gubernatorial poll #ilgop http://bit.ly/1f9tncJ

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Trib_ed_board: Here’s a list of what the Illinois legislature accomplished in its fall session: Of course, not pension reform…. Here’s a list of what the Illinois legislature accomplished in its fall session: http://trib.in/1bVpyCG Of course, not pension reform….

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GregHinz: Chicago Dem congressmen go south on . What’s the reaction? Chicago Dem congressmen go south on #Obamacare. What’s the reaction?

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davemckinney123: Rep. Smith tries to keep ‘pimping’ comment out of bribery trial – Chicago Sun-Times via Rep. Smith tries to keep ‘pimping’ comment out of bribery trial – Chicago Sun-Timeshttp://www.suntimes.com/news/crime/23838117-418/rep-smith-tries-to-keep-pimping-comment-out-of-bribery-trial.html … via @suntimes

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davemckinney123: makes this 1 of 2014’s most intriguing legislative primaries: Lake Co. GOP chair backs foe of GOP Rep. Sullivan #SB10 makes this 1 of 2014’s most intriguing legislative primaries: Lake Co. GOP chair backs foe of GOP Rep. Sullivan http://bit.ly/1gYUPdG

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It’s Time for Rauner To Actually Make Noise – Southwest News-Herald It’s Time for Rauner To Actually Make NoiseSouthwest News-HeraldBy RICH MILLER. •. Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary voters. That was up a tick from the …

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ChicagoReporter: . . great story on wage garnishments in Illinois. .@progressIL .@adam_doster great story on #Walmart wage garnishments in Illinois. http://bit.ly/17GDCTc

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

Evanston’s e-cigarette restrictions treat adults like children Bryant Jackson-Green – E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly among smokers of traditional cigarettes looking to kick the habit by moving to a less harmful alternative. So why are Illinois governments wasting taxpayer dollars and time trying…

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Chuck Sweeny: Local leaders in the dark about Amtrak service

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Strike starts, some union employees cross picket line on first day – SouthtownStar Strike starts, some union employees cross picket line on first daySouthtownStarJOLIET — Two women on opposite ends of downtown Joliet had vastly different opinions on the strike by Will County government’s union workers that kicked off at 7 a.m. on Monday. Brooke Brewer, a steward for the American Federation of State, County and …

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Coal City firefighter investigated for looting – SouthtownStar Coal City firefighter investigated for lootingSouthtownStarDIAMOND — An off-duty Coal City firefighter is being investigated for allegedly looting a tobacco shop Sunday afternoon after a tornado heavily damaged some retail stores on Illinois 113 near interstate 55, Will County sheriff’s police said. Michael W …

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Brady leads in new Illinois GOP gubernatorial poll SPRINGFIELD – A new poll shows that the 4-way ILGOP gubernatorial race remains tight. We Ask America/Capitol Fax polled 1,191 likely GOP voters. The results were: Bill Brady – 25% Dan Rutherford – 18% Kirk Dillard – 14% Bruce Rauner…

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In the News ~ Nov. 18 – Illinois Education Association Champaign Educational Support Professionals Union President Steve Pease said 160 members voted for the contract and 35 voted against it. The Champaign …

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Darien Patch

Be Aware of Changes in Mom and Dad This Holiday Season Sometimes we don’t see our parents as much as we would like. Life gets in the way and our responsibilities pull us in many directions. We speak to mom or dad on the phone and they tell us everything is fine. With the holidays approaching, ta

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States want disadvantaged businesses for Illiana Expressway The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indiana Finance Authority will host a meeting Dec.

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Gov. Pat Quinn, State Rep. Greg Harris, Sen. Heather Steans at HRC 11-16-13 HRC’s John Barry introduces Gov. Pat Quinn, State Rep. Greg Harris, State Sen. Heather Steans at HRC Nov. 16, 2013 at the annual HRC Chicago Gala Dinner and … From: Tracy Baim Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 05:56 More in Nonprofits & Activism

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Former state Rep. Chris Nybo to run against Reboletti for state Senate seat – Suburban Life Publications Suburban Life PublicationsFormer state Rep. Chris Nybo to run against Reboletti for state Senate seatSuburban Life PublicationsAccording to a statement on Nybo’s website, Illinois’ unresolved pension crisis influenced the former state Representative’s decision to run for the state Senate seat in the Republican primary March 2014. State Rep. Dennis Reboletti, R-Elmhurst, will …Chris Nybo of Elmhu

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Obama calls Illinois governor, mayor about storms Montgomery Advertiser – Found 15 minutes agoPat Quinn and Washington, Ill., Mayor Gary Manier to discuss Sunday’s … com Read the original story: Obama calls Illinois governor, mayor about

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Glenbrook South driver’s ed program honored by state Chicago Tribune – Found 1 hour ago… driving simulator, practice course, lessons in texting and driving Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White recently visited Glenbrook South…

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Poll: What a pitiful $66k means for Bill Brady? The lead in GOP race — for now – Voices Poll: What a pitiful $66k means for Bill Brady? The lead in GOP race — for nowVoicesBrady scored 25 percent, to Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s 18 percent and state Sen. Kirk Dillard’s 14 percent. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 2.94 percent. “This poll parallels tracking polls we’ve been conducting in the Republican governor’s race …Kirk Dillard confident he can beat Quinn

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YouTube co-founder pledges $1 million to Illinois school AURORA, Ill. — One of the founders of YouTube has pledged $1 million to his suburban Chicago math and science high school. YouTube co-founder Steve …

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Chris Nybo of Elmhurst Announces Run For 24th Senate District Seat He previously served in the Illinois House and was an Elmhurst alderman from 2007-2010. He also served on the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals from …

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Mundelein High School could get $21M expansion Mundelein High School District 120 originally applied for the financing back in 2002. Then in August, Gov. Pat Quinn finally announced the state will reimburse …

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Naperville Chamber’s CEO stepping down By Melissa Jenco, Chicago Tribune reporter. 12:21 p.m. CST, November 18, 2013. The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and its President and CEO Mike … The Chamber will continue to promote our businesses, help members grow, …

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Loftus named to Convention Center board – The State Journal-Register Loftus named to Convention Center boardThe State Journal-RegisterDean Williams, a professional photographer and president of the Central Illinois Film Commission, attended the meeting and told a reporter after the board’s action that he thinks his work in the entertainment business “maybe would be a little bit …

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker not ruling out a presidential bid (CNN) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is leaving the door open for a presidential bid in 2016, refusing to commit to serving out a second term. His description of the ideal White House candidate sounds like someone not unlike himself. “I think it’s got to be an outsider. I think both the presidential and the vice presidential nominee should either be a former or current governor – peop

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Rep. Smith tries to keep ‘pimping’ comment out of bribery trial – Chicago Sun-Times Rep. Smith tries to keep ‘pimping’ comment out of bribery trialChicago Sun-TimesDerrick Smith referred to himself as a “pimp” in secretly recorded conversations, his lawyers have revealed. But Smith — who won re-election to his West Side seat last year despite being indicted on bribery charges — says he used the word “pimping …

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Sen. Connelly to offer mobile office hours in West Chicago WEST CHICAGO – Illinois State Sen. Michael Connelly, R-Naperville, will host mobile office hours in West Chicago.

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The first picket lines were up before the sun in Will County this morning. Share… The first picket lines were up before the sun in Will County this morning. Share the photo and sign the petition to show your support: http://www.afscme31.org/willcounty

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Correctional officers can’t strike, but outside the Will County jail they’re pic… Correctional officers can’t strike, but outside the Will County jail they’re picketing before and after their shifts in solidarity with maintenance workers, cooks and clerical workers. http://www.afscme31.org/willcounty

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ILTruthTeam: We’re standing by and if you want the to survive and have a future in IL, so should you. We’re standing by @EdSullivanforIL and if you want the @ilgop to survive and have a future in IL, so should you. http://goo.gl/fb/Vccdc

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DickDurbin: My thoughts are with all those affected by this weekend’s terrible tornadoes. If you are looking for help, pls visit My thoughts are with all those affected by this weekend’s terrible tornadoes. If you are looking for help, pls visit http://www.illinois.gov/ready/Pages/default.aspx …

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mikeunes: The Governor was so right when he said, "The Heart of Illinois is the Heart of a Volunteer." The Governor was so right when he said, "The Heart of Illinois is the Heart of a Volunteer." #rebuildinghope http://fb.me/KF03Z8mR

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SenatorRezin: At Diamond city Hall- touring the area At Diamond city Hall- touring the area

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mccann_sam: You can give to the & help those impacted by yesterday’s tornadoes in Illinois here: You can give to the @RedCross & help those impacted by yesterday’s tornadoes in Illinois here: http://rdcrss.org/PSpvi2 pic.twitter.com/Ywh2EgMlkb

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jasonbarickman: You can give to the & help those impacted by yesterday’s tornadoes in Illinois here: You can give to the @RedCross & help those impacted by yesterday’s tornadoes in Illinois here: http://rdcrss.org/PSpvi2 pic.twitter.com/9dQNTvj9ru

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RepBerrios: We still have passes for tomorrow’s screening of Drop off hats, scarves, gloves for a ticket for 4 We still have passes for tomorrow’s screening of @DisneyFrozen Drop off hats, scarves, gloves for a ticket for 4 pic.twitter.com/AQLqHMIdBg

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RepJackFranks: Follow this link () to check out my recent interview with on my bills to lower property taxes in Illinois.Follow this link (http://youtu.be/_KvKv8KPFms?t=5s …) to check out my recent interview with @PaulLisnek on my bills to lower property taxes in Illinois.

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ILSenateGOP: I posted a new photo to Facebook I posted a new photo to Facebookhttp://fb.me/13gMt4JcV

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Village Holds on Medical Marijuana Facility Regulations Village officials want to wait on the state before allowing medical marijuana facilities. Starting Jan. 1, use of the drug for some medical reasons will be legal.

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Lawmaker wants AG opinion on gay tax policy The Missouri attorney general’s office says a tax policy for certain gay couples recently announced by Gov. Jay Nixon appears to comply with Missouri law.

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State Rep. Adam Brown 11/18/2013 State Rep. Adam Brown 11/18/2013: Play now!Dave and Elizabeth talk with State Rep Adam Brown on this morning’s show. Download Depending on your browser settings, you may have to right click the link below and select "Save Link As…" or "Save Target As…" Download now!

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ComEd plan leaves county choosing forest preserves or farms By: James Fuller Source: Daily Herald A $200 million ComEd plan to improve electricity delivery has Kane County Forest Preserve officials facing a choice of accepting new high-tension power lines on its open space or sending the towers to neighboring private farms. ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project would extend a 345,000-volt power line between a substation near Byron and a substation near Wa

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Calling city ‘unlivable,’ Mancow sells Lincoln Park condo ‘I think they’ve done a good job of making the city unlivable for families’Calling his decision to leave the city “heartbreaking,” radio host and reality TV star Erich “Mancow” Muller has sold his Lincoln Park condominium and decamped to a house in Wilmette.

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Washington, Ill. mail found 80 miles away after storms A northern Illinois man says he discovered mail belonging to Washington residents on his property in Channahon, about 80 miles northeast of the tornado-ravaged community.

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Glen Ellyn church hosts hip-hop youth concert First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn is set to welcome back popular rapper and songwriter Michael Lacoste, aka hip-hop artist Da MAC (Music About Christ), on Thursday, Dec. 5, for a gospel-inspired youth concert.

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ILSenDems: Good advice : many damaged areas are closed to non-residents. Check with local disaster response before traveling to volunteer. Good advice @ilprincipals: many damaged areas are closed to non-residents. Check with local disaster response before traveling to volunteer.

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ILSenDems: Info on shelters, how to help from Info on shelters, how to help from @ReadyIllinoishttp://www.illinois.gov/ready/Press/Pages/111713.aspx …

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CompTopinka: Keep Washington, IL and all of those affected by tornadoes in your prayers. Photos of the aftermath are devastating. Keep Washington, IL and all of those affected by tornadoes in your prayers. Photos of the aftermath are devastating. http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=9329608 …

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HastingsforIL: Sen. Hastings toured Sieden Prairie Elementary School today. He was greeted by a motivated Student Council! Sen. Hastings toured Sieden Prairie Elementary School today. He was greeted by a motivated Student Council! pic.twitter.com/btke7uYbZC

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ilhousegop: Disaster-recovery resources for Illinois residents impacted by yesterday’s tornados. Disaster-recovery resources for Illinois residents impacted by yesterday’s tornados.http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/11/disaster-recovery-resources-for-those.html?spref=tw …

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bmwheeler: A series of very tragic events inspired my latest bill. A series of very tragic events inspired my latest bill. http://www.barbarawheeler.org/tragic_events_inspire_legislation …

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ILSenateGOP: Senator Radogno sat down with WLS’s Bill Cameron on Friday to discuss ongoing negotiations over pension reform… Senator Radogno sat down with WLS’s Bill Cameron on Friday to discuss ongoing negotiations over pension reform… http://fb.me/2QJKjHi4D

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SeidelContent: IEMA official says people who want to help should turn to groups like Red Cross – don’t go to affected areas. IEMA official says people who want to help should turn to groups like Red Cross – don’t go to affected areas.

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SeidelContent: IEMA official estimating 150-200 injuries from storms. IEMA official estimating 150-200 injuries from storms.

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craigrwall: Gov. Quinn: "Our mission now is to recover" as he visits scene. Gov. Quinn: "Our mission now is to recover" as he visits #WashingtonIL #tornado scene. @fox32newspic.twitter.com/SvbLRv0PT8

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GregHinz: reform > Is the fat lady finally getting ready to sing? #Illinois #pension reform > Is the fat lady finally getting ready to sing?http://tinyurl.com/q4325df

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GregHinz: pension adviser under SEC review works for water district, too. #CTA pension adviser under SEC review works for water district, too. #BGA http://tinyurl.com/nfpxpcw

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SenatorDurbin: Those affected by the storm should visit here: for info on shelters&recovery resources Those affected by the storm should visit @ReadyIllinois here: http://1.usa.gov/I1fXSe for info on shelters&recovery resources

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fspielman: Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) on 75-cents-a-pack cig. tax hike: "We’re decimating some communities because of the illegal trade we’ve created." Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) on 75-cents-a-pack cig. tax hike: "We’re decimating some communities because of the illegal trade we’ve created."

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fspielman: Ald. Jason Ervin says MRE decision to raise city prop tax levy by $20M to capture EAV of expiring TIF dist. is a "back door" prop tax hike Ald. Jason Ervin says MRE decision to raise city prop tax levy by $20M to capture EAV of expiring TIF dist. is a "back door" prop tax hike

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IL_Observer: Wise investment? spends $1.6 million on early ads lands in 4th place. spends $0, leads. Wise investment? @BruceRauner spends $1.6 million on early ads lands in 4th place. @Bill_Brady spends $0, leads. http://voices.suntimes.com/chicago/poll-what-66k-means-for-bill-brady-the-lead-in-gop-race-for-now/ …

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Naperville chamber parts with chief executive The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce is parting ways with President and CEO Mike Evans, who began leading the chamber’s staff slightly less than a year ago. The chamber board and Evans came to a mutual decision not to extend his contract, which was up for renewal, chamber officials said in a statement. "It has been my honor to lead it during its centennial anniversary," Evans said. &q

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Rauner would model himself after Scott Walker http://www.oakpark.com/Community/Blogs/11-16-2013/Rauner-the-unions_slayer,-Nov.-14-in-River-Forest/ "Right to work" for government employees, vouchers, defined-contribution pension plans . . .

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Next at Next; Billy Goat not moving – Crain’s Chicago Business Next at Next; Billy Goat not movingCrain’s Chicago Business (blog)Grant Achatz, chef and co-owner of Next and its sibling, Alinea, told Food & Wine magazine that Next: Chicago Steakhouse will be an homage to the 1950s era of dining and will "revive the spirit of the old steak house." Expect new twists on iceberg …

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Cardinal George won’t perform gay marriage “exorcism” – The Capitol Fax Blog Cardinal George won’t perform gay marriage “exorcism”The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)“Well, I didn’t do it, did I? Or I wouldn’t do it, so I guess that’s your answer… I can persuade like anybody can, I can say something as a word of advice, but I can’t command.” * George did send a letter to his churches that were to be included in …

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Candidate: Lake County GOP chairman supports Sullivan ouster – The Capitol Fax Blog Candidate: Lake County GOP chairman supports Sullivan ousterThe Capitol Fax Blog (blog)… 2013. * A spokesperson for the Republican trying to unseat GOP Rep. Ed Sullivan claims his candidate has strong backing from the Lake County GOP. From an e-mail blast… November 17, 2013. Hi George,. A few months ago the Republican State …

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Former Mrs. Illinois/America, entrepreneur develops organizational … A: This business started out of the need to help my husband and family with my … As a former Mrs. Illinois/America 1998, I was able to speak and encourage so …

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Aaron Schock on Illinois tornadoes: Pavement ‘only thing left’ Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock recounted Monday the damage and destruction in his district following Sunday’s string of tornadoes that touched down across the …

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Former DEA leader: Illinois citizens lose with medical marijuana – WLS Former DEA leader: Illinois citizens lose with medical marijuanaWLSPeter Bensinger, who led the DEA under Jimmy Carter, thinks legalizing medical marijuana is one big fail for Illinois. "The citizens of Illinois lost. They’ve compromised their safety and the exposure of kids to marijuana. Eighteen-year-olds can take …

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EXCHANGE: Springfield program helps homeless kids It’s a task performed each week at The Matthew Project — the first after-school program in the Springfield School District dedicated exclusively to helping …

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Chicago’s mind-blowing $33 billion debt and pension obligations The ambitious mayor of Chicago might have big plans to revitalize a city that … it will need to pay out future liabilities; the firefighting union has just 25 percent of …

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Bruce Rauner Is Karen Lewis’s Worst Nightmare Part of the problem we have in Chicago is we don’t have anybody we can go to who is accountable because the mayor has control of schools completely.

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Chicago’s Cardinal George Elusive on Ex-Communication of Ill Pols over Same … – Lez Get Real ABC7Chicago.comChicago’s Cardinal George Elusive on Ex-Communication of Ill Pols over Same …Lez Get RealPat Quinn, who’s expected to sign the bill into law this week, as well as House Speaker Michael Madigan or Senate President John Cullerton. Further commentary would be “creating a story of good guys and bad guys,” the cardinal said, adding that he …Cardinal George Blasts Same-Sex Marriage Bi

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Shaw Thoughts: Inside the race for Illinois governor – nwitimes.com Shaw Thoughts: Inside the race for Illinois governornwitimes.comI also thought about debriefing Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan’s decision not to run for governor, following her father’s decision not to step down as House Speaker, but their getaway is Wisconsin, so we’ll let the Badger State cover them. The …

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Storm report * Apparently, I barely missed a big tornado yesterday. We were in southern Illinois for the weekend. We stayed at Rend Lake Resort and toured the wine country (I’m actually becoming converted to some Illinois wines). After a late, great Sunday breakfast at the resort, we headed to the Metro East on […]

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Cardinal George won’t perform gay marriage “exorcism” * Chicago Cardinal Francis George was asked yesterday whether he would follow Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki’s lead and perform prayers of “exorcism” to drive out the evil caused by the pending gay marriage law… “Well, I didn’t do it, did I? Or I wouldn’t do it, so I guess that’s your answer… […]

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Today’s number is “3″ * From the Twitters… In the 21st Century, only three Illinois Republicans have won a statewide election: Judy Baar Topinka, @SenatorKirk and @RutherfordDan. — Edward McClelland (@TedMcClelland) November 18, 2013

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Rauner polling within same range for months * My weekly syndicated newspaper column… Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary voters. That was up a tick from the 12 percent he got in a June 20th poll by the […]

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Kinzinger talks ObamaCare on ABC’s "This Week" WASHINGTON – Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) was featured on ABC’s "This Week" panel Sunday to discuss the Administration’s bumbling of ObamaCare: Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. More World News from ABC

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Rauner polling within same range for months Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol …

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Some Circuit Clerk Offices, Services Affected by Strike … ONLY the main Office of the Circuit Clerk located at 14 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Illinois will be open for conducting business transactions beginning Monday, …

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Governor Quinn Declare Parts of Central IL Disaster Areas The state of Illinois has personnel and assets that can be mobilized to help local government officials with disaster recovery, including such things as trucks, …

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Gazebo in Batavia to honor downtown businesses The cast iron columns were made by Love Bros. in Aurora and the ornate decorative trim was done by the Shumway Foundry. Rebecca Allen, an exhibit …

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It ain’t easy * Sun-Times… State Rep. Derrick Smith referred to himself as a “pimp” in secretly recorded conversations, his lawyers have revealed. But Smith — who won re-election to his West Side seat last year despite being indicted on bribery charges — says he used the word “pimping” to describe the good work he does for his constituents, not […]

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Another drug scare * From a story in the Joliet paper last month… The flesh-eating crocodile is here, a local doctor said. Three patients have been treated this week at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center for using a synthetic opiate that doctors say rots the skin from the inside out. “If you want to kill yourself, (using) this is the […]

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Question of the day * From the Illinois Republican Party… Naperville attorney Michael “Mike” Webster announced his candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this morning. He pledged to bring the Secretary of State’s office into the 21st century, and restore some much-needed confidence after Jesse White’s scandals. Illinois Republican Chairman Jack Dorgan, State Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, and State Ho

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Mark L. Hopkins: U.S. still No. 1 in graduate education Amid all of the tumult over rankings of various levels of education, American … the University of Illinois – Urbana (9,804 internationals), Purdue University (9,509 …

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Kirk Dillard confident he can beat Quinn – Kankakee Daily Journal Kirk Dillard confident he can beat QuinnKankakee Daily JournalDillard’s runningmate for lieutenant governor is Jill Tracy, a state representative from Quincy. Dillard was critical of Rauner for having close ties to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "The next governor will have to tell Rahm ‘no’ at times," Dillard said …

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Illinois Emergency Management Agency – Recovery Efforts Jonathon Monken, directer of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), calls in to talk about how the agency is dealing with post-Tornado conditions in Washington, IL. Monetary donations to organizations like the Red Cross and Salvation Army are most helpful to recovery efforts at the moment. This appears to be a car wrapped around a tree, but hard to tell. (Kim Gordon/WGN Radio)

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Chicago Tribune twitter feed hacked An official twitter feed of the Chicago Tribune was hacked Monday morning.

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Illinois taps squeaky clean water bonds Taxpayers will save millions on sewer and drinking-water project bonds engineered to get the highest possible AAA credit rating.

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Google opens Chicago showroom, taking page from Apple (Bloomberg) — Google will promote its latest products and step up retail efforts against Apple and Microsoft as the year-end holiday shopping season gets under way.

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The war between Chicago’s 99% and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Like the proud Chicagoans who came before them, the Chicago Teachers Union, the Mental Health Movement, and other contemporary groups are committed to …

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Edwardsville Children’s Museum Needs Cash Edwardsville, Ill. (KMOX) – A popular family attraction in the Metro East is struggling to stay open. To keep admission fees affordable, the Edwardsville Children’s Museum in the historic Leclaire neighborhood has been dipping into it’s savings every year since the recession. “A lot of our donors and sponsors backed away from giving as much to the museum. A lot of the cuts with the field trips i

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