Today’s headlines — Wednesday, Nov. 20

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By Casey toner ctoner November 19, 2013 10:52PM. Robbins Mayor Tyrone Ward (podium) discusses untested rape kits found Robbins …

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‘Obamacare’ workshop helps Buffalo Grove, Deerfield residents sort options State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-59, Northbrook) and state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-29, Deerfield) helped organize the event. “The comments range from ‘I’m uninsurable currently, so I’m excited to finally get some peace of mind’ to ‘Let’s repeal …

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Kadner: Battle in Orland Park over access road As I travel as a passenger in Mike Raymond’s car, he stresses that he wants me to understand something. “We’re not opposed to the development,” Raymond said. “A Mariano’s grocery store would be a great thing. What we don’t want is an access road that would bring motorists trying to avoid LaGrange Road through our community.” Raymond is president of the Orland Park Crossing Condominium Associa

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Panel forming to study I-55 work zone The construction zone at the Interstate 55 bridge over the Des Plaines River does not fit into a standardized approach to traffic management, and a comprehensive effort to make passage through it is underway.

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Bartlett says no to video gambling in Town Center After multiple discussions, the Bartlett village board unanimously rejected a proposal Tuesday for a new video gambling bar in the Bartlett Town Center. The owners of Elsie’s Place wanted to open a location with 11 seats and five video gambling stations. "Bartlett is not going to be a little Las Vegas as long as I’m here," one trustee said.

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Beardstown: For pensions, property taxes to increase Residents in Beardstown may see a noticeable increase on property tax bills with the city set to vote on a 16.4 percent increase to its tax levy this year.

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Tom Kacich: ‘Are you all thankful?’ Sunday’s twister not only leveled about a quarter of his town, but it also lightly damaged his home and heavily damaged his farm outside of town. And for all that, the mayor of Gifford says, "I’m thankful I’m here." The problem with being the mayor of a small town in a big disaster is that the two usually converge. Consider Derald Ackerman, the mayor — OK, his real title is villa

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Editorials

Our View: Scaling back MCC’s plans We applaud McHenry County College trustees and administrators for recognizing what we’ve been saying for months: Expansion plans at MCC have been overly ambitious and could be too taxing on taxpayers.

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danielbiss: Check out on last week’s EPA hearing in Chicago: Check out @eco_wren on last week’s EPA hearing in Chicago: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amanda-hanley/epa-listens-to-overwhelmi_b_4277462.html …

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tomdemmer: I spoke to the Ogle County Board tonight about the importance of intergovernmental cooperation to reduce costs… I spoke to the Ogle County Board tonight about the importance of intergovernmental cooperation to reduce costs… http://fb.me/39ky7cGMV

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debmell: 16th state 16th president : Michael Sneed: Gov. Quinn to sign same-sex marriage bill on Abe Lincoln’s desk:16th state 16th president @Suntimes: Michael Sneed: Gov. Quinn to sign same-sex marriage bill on Abe Lincoln’s desk: http://suntm.es/1cFPnXD

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: 13 Counties are now included in Disaster Declaration Latest on our Blog: 13 Counties are now included in Disaster Declaration http://goo.gl/fb/H9wbo

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: Rep Kay remains available but building where office is located is closed… Latest on our Blog: Rep Kay remains available but building where office is located is closed… http://goo.gl/fb/zfUlr

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ilhousegop: Latest on our Blog: FEMA Tornado Damage Assessments Will Begin November 21 Latest on our Blog: FEMA Tornado Damage Assessments Will Begin November 21http://goo.gl/fb/oDqjv

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RonSandack: Public pension reform is over due. Like this piece says, we can’t tax, borrow or hope our way out of this issue…. Public pension reform is over due. Like this piece says, we can’t tax, borrow or hope our way out of this issue…. http://fb.me/6mhGlZvqy

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RossWeidner: How did Joseph Stalin’s car end up in Illinois? investigates: How did Joseph Stalin’s car end up in Illinois? @ChuckGoudieABC7 investigates: http://abc7.ws/1aFjIpV

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StatehouseChick: Last call on pension reform. For real. This. Is. It. See you in Spfld Dec 3. Editorial: Last call on pension reform. For real. This. Is. It. See you in Spfld Dec 3. Editorial:http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-pension-reform-illinois-edit-1120-20131120,0,7476420.story …

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NeilSteinberg: Our prayers are answered. Jim Oberweis, running for the U.S. Senate. Thank you Lord. Our prayers are answered. Jim Oberweis, running for the U.S. Senate. Thank you Lord.http://www.everygoddamnday.com/2013/09/a-prayer-to-god-of-bad-illinois.html …

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Rosenthal: Would a law firm by any other name smell as sweet? … the lawyers of Chicago’s Shefsky & Froehlich Ltd. have worked to establish an identity, a brand, … That will become the Chicago firm’s official name as of Jan.

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Illinois regulators looking for health care scams – WREX.com … The state Department of Insurance reported on its fraud prevention efforts Tuesday to a governor’s task force on the law’s rollout in Illinois. Legitimate trained …

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Ameren Illinois announces schedule to restore power to East Peoria, Washington – East Peoria Times-CourierKMOV.comAmeren Illinois announces schedule to restore power to East Peoria, WashingtonEast Peoria Times-CourierThree customer service representatives are available for Washington customers to report outages in person. We still encourage all customers without power or natural gas service to contact our customer service number at 800-755-5000. Customer safety tips.Ameren Illinois Crews restor power

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Report: In Illinois, Experian Gets Big Complaints | Illinois PIRG … A new report by Illinois PIRG Education Fund found that the most complained-about credit reporting agency in Illinois is Experian, and that Illinois ranks 27th …

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Illinois woman arrested 396 times says she’s not a bad person – Belleville News Democrat ABC7Chicago.comIllinois woman arrested 396 times says she’s not a bad personBelleville News DemocratFifty-two-year-old Shermain Miles has been arrested 396 times in the past 35 years. Her offenses ranged from disorderly conduct and theft to attacking a City Council member. In June, a judge sentenced her to time served after she agreed to get mental …Chicago woman arrested 396 times seeks turnaro

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Franks does right thing – Northwest Herald Franks does right thingNorthwest HeraldJack Franks for his vote in favor of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act that secured marriage equality for every citizen in Illinois. Three years ago, Jack voted for civil unions. In his remarks in support of gay marriage during the recent …

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Horse racing industry gets ‘critical’ extension from state – Chicago Daily Herald Horse racing industry gets ‘critical’ extension from stateChicago Daily HeraldAn extended closed-door negotiating session Tuesday afternoon produced a rarity in Illinois horse racing these days — a unified front among the racing industry. And in the process, also produced what is probably the industry’s best chance of averting …

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Quincy mayor proposes privatizing garbage pickup – Belleville News Democrat Quincy mayor proposes privatizing garbage pickupBelleville News DemocratMoore says privatization will save the city money over the next decade and let it spend on infrastructure improvements. The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (http://bit.ly/1dT30E0) the plans could cost residents more per month compared with current services.Mayor proposes privatizing trash, recycling collection

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La Salle public works director gets standing O – LaSalle News Tribune La Salle public works director gets standing OLaSalle News TribuneAlderman Tom Ptak said: “Your vast knowledge of city infrastructure will be greatly missed.” McNeilly will be replaced by Jeff Bumgarner, … This stems from record flooding in April on the Illinois River, Grove said. n Approved a bid by Leander …

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Cash Donations Needed Most There’s been overwhelming support for tornado victims in Illinois. People have given water, food, and even provided shelter but at this point, officials say the best …

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Kilquist makes his candidacy official According to Illinois community college officials, Kilquist would not have to step … “We need to bring good Southern Illinois values of hard work and common …

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State bailout will be needed if College Illinois sales don’t pick up Over those five years, the plan would need a $184 million infusion at that level of annual sales, according to the report, authored by Chicago actuarial firm …

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Study: Casino would be winner on South Side site A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack …

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Our Opinion: Back to the drawing board with UIS mascot options By Tuesday afternoon, an online poll at SJ-R.com, The State Journal-Register’s website, showed 55-percent support for the Prairie Stars or Stars mascot.

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Republican To Challenge Jesse White Mike Webster A lawyer from Hinsdale is entering the race for Illinois secretary of state. Mike Webster had originally planned on being the Republican challenger …

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Kotowski Chief Remembered As ‘Devoted Public Servant’ River Grove resident Janie Morrison, who served as district director for State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-33rd) of Park Ridge, recently passed away at 64 years old.

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Chronic truancy spikes at Proviso high schools The Illinois State Board of Education in early November released data about the percentage of chronically truant students at Proviso Township High School …

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Professors, legislators to meet for pension forum Pension reform is the primary focus of Gov. Pat Quinn. Illinois faces a $100 billion debt in its state pension systems, but legislators are waiting on savings …

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Candidates running in the Illinois March primary begin filing … THE ASSOCIATED PRESS November … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Candidates running in the March 18 primary are set to file candidacy paperwork next week.

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CAPITOL FACTS: Rauner pumps inup the money Bill Brady continues to maintain his lead over the rest of the pack, according to the poll of 1,191 likely GOP voters. Brady scored 25 percent, to State Treasurer …

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Same sex marriage becomes law in Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is set to sign a bill Wednesday which will legalize same sex marriages. Illinois became the 15th state to legalize same-sex marriage earlier …

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Quinn shouldn’t be giving special favors SPRINGFIELD – During the six years Pat Quinn has been governor of Illinois, he has managed to give away more than half a billion dollars in tax breaks to …

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Aaron Schock kicks off campaign fundraiser with Urlacher Congressman Aaron Schock was joined by former Chicago Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher, at a "Campaign Kickoff" event held Friday, Nov. 15 at Brewers Distributing in Peoria. A large crowd enjoyed… From: Chrshv80 Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:35 More in Science & Technology

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Highland Park Patch

2014 Primary Election Candidate Filing Begins Nov. 25 Candidates for Lake County offices must file their nominating papers between Nov. 25 and Dec. 2.

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Rep. Hatcher Invites State Retirees to a Medicare Advantage Seminar State Representative Kay Hatcher and the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will co-host an informational seminar in Yorkville to review changes to Medicare Advantage state retiree health insurance benefits. “It’s clear that retired teachers and other state retirees are frustrated by the small amount and slow pace of information they’re receiving about their future health c

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NEWS: Frerichs will collect donations for tornado victims CHAMPAIGN- State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) will be accepting donations at his district offices to benefit tornado victims. All donations will be given to the American Red Cross to distribute to residents of Champaign County and the surrounding areas. "I’m proud to watch our community come together and lend a hand to those who need a little extra help this week," Frerichs said.

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Rep. Sullivan Teams with Century 21 for Toys for Tots Drive MUNDELEIN—State Representative Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) has teamed up with Century 21 to volunteer their offices as a Toys for Tots drop off site for this holiday season. The offices are located at 700 North Lake Street, Suite 101 in Mundelein, Northwest corner of 45 and 176. Toys for Tots is a national charity run by the U.S. Marines with a local chapter in Highwood, organized by the Mundelein P

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Information for local families affected by November 17 storms BENTON – To help local police, fire and emergency response agencies assess damage caused by the recent tornadoes, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging Illinois residents to take an accurate account of damage by taking photos and contacting their insurance company. IEMA would like to stress that damage assessment teams can determine damage even after clean-up efforts have begun

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant facilitates Holiday Mail for Heroes event Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, along with Senator McGuire and Representatives Manley, Cross, Walsh and McAsey, will be partnering with the American Red Cross this month to sponsor a Holiday Mail for Heroes card drive from 10:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the entrance to Carson’s department store in the Louis Joliet Mall (3340 Mall Loop Dr., Joliet, IL. 60431). Tables wil

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Susana Mendoza, Clerk City of Chicago Susana Mendoza, Clerk City of Chicago November 19, 2013. From: City Club Chicago Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 24:25 More in News & Politics

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Fracking Illinois: Two or Three Things We Know For Sure In this age of climate destabilization, including record bouts of drought, flooding and severe storms in the heartland, it seems almost unreal that the Democrat-controlled state of Illinois is leading the charge for a fracking and coal mining rush.

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Political Secrets Revealed in “Double Down” Journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann talk with Steve about their latest book, Double Down. The book is an inside look at the 2012 Presidential Race, diving into the secrets of the Republican and Democrat parties. U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his Inaugural speech.(Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)

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Local News

DuPage Couty officials warn of heroin epidemic at Downers Grove forum DOWNERS GROVE – Heroin deaths have spiked in 2013, but county officials said Monday night that the issue has still not received the attention it warrants or deserves.

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Glenbard freshmen to use iPads in class next fall as part of technology deployment Glenbard Township High School District 87 will roll out a 1-to-1 iPad deployment next fall for all freshmen and other students enrolled in ninth grade core courses.

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Aaron Schock Congressman Aaron Schock was joined by former Chicago Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher, at a “Campaign Kickoff” event held Friday, Nov. 15 at Brewers Distributing in Peoria. A large crowd enjoyed food

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WICS Top Stories

Capitol Dome Decorated for Christmas Season The holiday season officially started at the state capitol today. Workers were out braving heights, wind, and cold, putting the Christmas lights up on the dome.There are 12 strands of lights–about 270 lights total. It takes eight workers about three hours to get the job done. …

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Springfield Schools Get $36k Grant from Horace Mann The Springfield Public Schools Foundation got a $36,000 check from Horace Mann. Monday, Horace Mann representatives presented the check for money raised during the company’s 2013 Charity Golf Classic.Proceeds will go toward teacher grants and technology needs throughout the Springfield school district. …

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Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Emanuel: ‘Don’t get me started on what I think of the French’ Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to be diplomatic Tuesday — even as he condemned France for advising French travelers visiting Chicago to avoid the West Side and steer clear of everything south of 59th Street.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Emanuel snuffs out any notion he’ll compromise on cigarette tax hike Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday ruled out a reduction in his 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax increase, calling it a “health care feat” on par with his prior contributions to children’s health care.

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Contractors testing lighting on new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge [ooyala code="I0ZndnaDo5v-DWIPIkQWhW1LuZINiSAl" player_id="c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1"] ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Contractors are testing the lighting on the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. The current round of testing began Monday night and runs through Wednesday. Three-quarters of the fixtures are already in place. “The aesthetic lighting will be lights shining up

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Casino more viable for Reese site than Obama library, study says A Chicago casino anchoring a redevelopment that includes the former Michael Reese Hospital site would be more economically viable for the city than a Barack Obama presidential library or a cluster of convention hotels, according to a study Mayor Rahm Emanuel¿s administration released Tuesday.

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Zorn: Gay marriage not a threat to Illinois families. So tell Uncle Chester: Don’t worry, gay people don’t want to marry you.

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KurtAllemeier: Discussion and potential revision of casino development agreement a late add to Davenport council agenda. Discussion and potential revision of casino development agreement a late add to Davenport council agenda.

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ilhousegop: IL Capitol’s new doors raise security concern IL Capitol’s new doors raise security concern http://quincyjournal.com/regional-beat/2013/11/19/capitols-new-doors-raise-security-concern/ …

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Dan_Brady: Here’s a little more info on that change of venue. Please help me spread the word. Here’s a little more info on that change of venue. Please help me spread the word.

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ilhousegop: Ill. Secretary of State announces free services for tornado victims Ill. Secretary of State announces free services for tornado victims http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/home/ticker/Ill-Secretary-of-State-announces-free-services-for-tornado-victims-232508631.html …

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tomdemmer: Free drivers license replacement, etc “: Secretary of State announces free services for tornado victims ”Free drivers license replacement, etc “@ilhousegop: Secretary of State announces free services for tornado victims http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/home/ticker/Ill-Secretary-of-State-announces-free-services-for-tornado-victims-232508631.html …”

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moniquegarcia: Doors open to public at 2 p.m. All attendees will go through "airport-like" security. No large bags, backpacks, strollers, signs, liquids. Doors open to public at 2 p.m. All attendees will go through "airport-like" security. No large bags, backpacks, strollers, signs, liquids.

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sophiatareen: Questions linger for Illinois wedding industry businesses as state poised to become 16th to allow same-sex marriage Questions linger for Illinois wedding industry businesses as state poised to become 16th to allow same-sex marriage http://bit.ly/1hVB6go

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BenBradleyABC7: Washington HS football team gives battered and bruised town reason to cheer. My report this afternoon: Washington HS football team gives battered and bruised town reason to cheer. My report this afternoon: http://abc7.ws/HXXS6Y

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Illinois_Stage: Gov Quinn will sign the gay marriage bill at 3:30 pm Wednesday at the UIC Forum. Live stream at Gov Quinn will sign the gay marriage bill at 3:30 pm Wednesday at the UIC Forum. Live stream at http://equality.illinois.gov

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RonSandack: Pete Ricketts Candidate for Governor of Nebraska. Pete Ricketts Candidate for Governor of Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/MUU7O6kr7j

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Repevans33: @ Alderman Michelle A. Harris’ 8th Ward Town hall Meeting @ Alderman Michelle A. Harris’ 8th Ward Town hall Meeting http://fb.me/1fAoyUc9L

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Ald_Kifowit: Thurs from 6-8pm stop by the Aurora Library on Eola to save $$ on your utility bills. Thurs from 6-8pm stop by the Aurora Library on Eola to save $$ on your utility bills.

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KirkDillard: Its cleanup Spfld week! I passed laws banning personal use of campaign funds, fundraising in Spfld, gifts 2 lawmakers Its cleanup Spfld week! I passed laws banning personal use of campaign funds, fundraising in Spfld, gifts 2 lawmakers http://bit.ly/1bVgqT0

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RepKellyCassidy: Nicely done! Nicely done! http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/19/mario-batali-deftly-fends-off-twitter-morons-after-raising-money-for-texas-pro-choice-charity/ …

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AndyManar: I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Wilsonville AT&T Playground Grant | November 19, 2013" I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Wilsonville AT&T Playground Grant | November 19, 2013" http://fb.me/6iCB2hwXG

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Suntimes: Michael Sneed: Gov. Quinn to sign same-sex marriage bill on Abe Lincoln’s desk: Michael Sneed: Gov. Quinn to sign same-sex marriage bill on Abe Lincoln’s desk:http://suntm.es/1cFPnXD

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So the drunken coke snorting crack smoking mayor of Toronto has a higher approval rating than Governor Quinn

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IL Unites for Marriage Coalition lauds grassroots campaign Windy City Times – Found 1 hour agoGovernor Pat Quinn is set to sign SB10 at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, in front of an expected audience of 3,000 people from across…

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Gay marriage raises questions for businesses Chicago Daily Herald – Found 41 minutes agoPat Quinn says religious institutions, clergy and some private clubs dont … along with Washington D.C. Most recently, Hawaiis governor signed a …

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I just signed a petition to get Bill Brady on the governor ballot. Bye bye Quinn

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The governor of my home state Pat Quinn said that on a visit to Iraq he roomed with the governor of my new state rick perry and it was "cruel and unusual punishment", Governor, living in a state run by you and your criminal friends is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Dear Governor Quinn, You’re wack and hope you lose. Sincerely, Quinton L. P.s you’re a disgrace to all Q’s.

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MADD Applauds ‘Legislative Champions’ – Patch.com MADD Applauds ‘Legislative Champions’Patch.comMothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) today announced its “2013 Legislative Champions” and recognized Senator John Rafferty (R-44th District) and Representative Anthony DeLuca (D-32nd District) their leadership within the Pennsylvania General …

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Sen. Rezin to speak at GOP Women in Red dinner – MyWebTimes.com Sen. Rezin to speak at GOP Women in Red dinnerMyWebTimes.comRezin and State Comptroller Judy Barr-Topinka represent us in Springfield. Four Republican women represent us on the County Board: Arratta Znaniecki, Cathy Owens, Sandi Billard and Joanne McNally. And, Susan Thornton chairs the Republican Central …

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Chicago wants to know what companies seeking aid pay in state taxes – Chicago Tribune Chicago wants to know what companies seeking aid pay in state taxesChicago TribuneFair Economy Illinois is also urging the passage of bill in the state House that would require publicly traded companies headquartered in Illinois or selling products here to disclose their Illinois corporate income tax liability to the Secretary of …

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In first month, speed cameras near schools, parks spit out 2700 tickets Speed cameras around Chicago schools and parks have churned out more than 2,700 tickets and 324,000 warning notices during the first month of enforcement …

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UI-Springfield lists possible new mascot nicknames SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A list is available of possible new mascot … The State Journal-Register (http://bit.ly/If0GfK) that the school has a contract with a Kentucky …

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Education Reform in Chicago Public Schools | Ted Williams III In 1995, the Illinois legislature, supported by Mayor Richard Daley, passed the Chicago School Reform Amendatory Act (CSRAA). In an effort to provide the …

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States Renew Battle To Require That Voters Prove Citizenship In Arizona and Kansas, that has meant plans to create expensive two-track voter registration systems: one for federal elections that would not require paper proof …

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Chicago Bears players volunteer after tornadoes They volunteered at a local church before heading out to visit … at Soldier Field when the game was postponed as the deadly storms moved across Illinois.

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Oberweis running for Senate, but wife votes in Fla. – Chicago Sun-Times Oberweis running for Senate, but wife votes in Fla.Chicago Sun-TimesIllinois Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-North Aurora, answers questions from lawmakers on pension legislation during a Senate Executive Committee hearing at the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman).Sunday car sales could be up for 2014 debate in Illinois Legislature

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Editorial: A December vote on pension reform? This massive pension debt — plus the $7.5 billion in unpaid state government bills — makes Illinois less attractive to employers, investors, workers. It is one of …

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Dept. Of Corrections Releases Numbers On Costs Of Proposed Gun Crimes Bill – Progress Illinois Dept. Of Corrections Releases Numbers On Costs Of Proposed Gun Crimes BillProgress IllinoisMichael Zalewski (D-Chicago) and looks to toughen gun sentencing for felons and those known to be in gangs when they are convicted of unlawful use of a weapon. According to the state Department of Corrections, the bill would add some 2,500 additional …

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Question of the day * Despite their town being devastated by a tornado on Sunday, Washington High School’s football team is still scheduled to play a Springfield team on Saturday in the Class 5A playoff semifinals. The game will be played in Springfield and the coaches have been talking… “We’ve talked with (Washington coach Darrell Crouch) and their athletic […]

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MADD Applauds ‘Legislative Champions’ Representative Anthony DeLuca authored H 1810 requiring ignition interlocks for all convicted drunk drivers. The legislation is pending in the Senate and House …

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Illinois ban on invasive aquatic plants includes Hydrilla-aquatic … Chicago Region, IL The Illinois Department of Natural Resources recently banned the sale of 27 new aquatic plants. The plants were added to its Injurious …

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Urbana judge dismisses criticism of cameras in courts A federal judge in Urbana said a recent criticism of cameras in the courtroom doesn’t have much merit. The comments from Judge David Bernthal come in …

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Lipinski to meet with Hanson official Wednesday about Nov. 4 earthquake – Suburban Life Publications Suburban Life PublicationsLipinski to meet with Hanson official Wednesday about Nov. 4 earthquakeSuburban Life PublicationsDan Lipinski will meet with a senior official from Lehigh Hanson on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the company’s role in a Nov. 4 earthquake that originated near McCook’s Federal Quarry. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake occurred seven seconds …

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Illinois to get share of JPMorgan settlement Illinois Attorney Lisa Madigan announced the five retirement systems will receive a total of $100 million out of the $13 billion being paid out by the bank as a …

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GOP money race smiles on Rauner — Dillard, not so much Several sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that a major fund-raiser for the Kirk Dillard campaign was on her way out. Lori Montana, a well-respected GOP …

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State to oversee traffic light improvements in West Chicago WEST CHICAGO – As part of $9 million worth of construction projects recently announced in DuPage County, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

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Oswego Resident Starts Petition to Close Retail Establishments on Holidays "The corporate world that own or run these businesses get to have all the holidays off… why should the employees’ families be any less important?

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Senator Bertino-Tarrant Holding Town Hall Meeting in Oswego She will be discussing updates on pensions and the progress of concealed carry.

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IllinoisChannel: In biggest fine ever, JPMorgan agrees to pay $13 Bill to help struggling homeowners & investors harmed by their mortgage backed securities In biggest fine ever, JPMorgan agrees to pay $13 Bill to help struggling homeowners & investors harmed by their mortgage backed securities

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AFSCME strike slows Will County government A strike by Will County government’s union workers has closed two satellite offices and slowed down work at the courthouse, officials said on day two of the job action. “Has it been more difficult? Absolutely,” said Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt on Tuesday morning. “Do we miss the employees? Absolutely. We’d love to have them back.” Schoenstedt said the courthouse is “limping along” without

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Tribune publishing executive exits The chief operating officer of Tribune Co.’s publishing division, Kathy Thomson, says she will exit the media company after just seven months in the job.

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Rob Ford’s brother: “We make Chicago politics look like a tea party” Spouting off a metaphor that was both an affront and yet also accurate, Toronto Councillor Doug Ford, brother of embattled Toronto Mayor and tackler Rob Ford, told CNN’s Bill Weir, “We make Chicago politics look like a tea party.” No, really. “I’ll tell you one thing, I’ll work day in and day out to knock Continue reading →

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What Are the Deadliest Holidays on Illinois Roads? Holidays can be dangerous times for drivers. We’ve listed the average number of fatal crashes and those with injuries during holidays.

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Rep. Rosenthal speaks to Optimist Club TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Optimist Club hosted Illinois State Representative Wayne Rosenthal at their regularly scheduled Thursday morning, November 14th meeting.

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Springfield airport adds solar panels for water SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield is … is being partially subsidized with a nearly $13,000 grant from the Illinois Clean …

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Champaign, Vermilion counties seek election judges "It’s one of those things you have to do constantly," said Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten about recruiting the 350 to 600 election judges he needs for …

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Bruce Rauner’s new ad says Illinois is ‘toast’ without him: Video Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s new ad targets Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn — and union bosses. In a new ad going into rotation along with another released on Friday, Rauner says if “Illinois doesn’t fundamentally change direction” we’re “toast.” Rauner announced last week he was launching a new round of media buys and sinking $500,000 Continue reading →

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Senate Week in Review Illinois’ four legislative leaders may be drawing closer on an agreement that could address the state’s massive public pension debt. The House Speaker, Senate …

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Attorney General Madigan Warns Residents to Remain Alert for … Following devastating tornadoes and severe storms that raced across Illinois on Sunday, Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged residents to be on alert for home …

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A little perspective A little perspectiveTuesday, Nov 19, 2013 * A recent Ipsos poll found crack-smoker Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating at 40 percent Gov. Pat Quinn would do public handstands if his approval rating was even close to that. His approval numbers haven’t been above 40 since early 2010. 8 Comments Department of dumb ideasTuesday, Nov 19, 2013 Phil Kadner A new emergency alert syst

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Editorial: Pensions should be adjusted on actual inflation, not estimates – Kankakee Daily Journal Editorial: Pensions should be adjusted on actual inflation, not estimatesKankakee Daily JournalMeanwhile, Gov. Pat Quinn says he will not take his pay until the problem is solved. He better have plenty of money in the bank. Meanwhile, undercutting him, Senate President John Cullerton took to the airwaves to say, it’s not a "crisis" at all …

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Jack Franks is a populist Democrats trying to hold on his seat at people in his district are steaming angry at the Democratic party. Last year, a bill sponsored by Republican Tom Cross passed that was suppose to end pension double dipping for state employees. So what happened and why was that not mentioned in this report? The unions oppose this. The unions give 90 percent of all campaign donations to Democrat politicians. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for government unions. This summer, the Metra patronage scandal erupted after an allegation that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan tried getting the rail agency to give a raise to a campaign worker who held a state job. Tempers once again flared after the Sun-Times revealed that the raise request — which Madigan said…

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Governor Quinn Joins First-in-the-Nation 150th Anniversary Reading of the … – eNews Park Forest Washington PostGovernor Quinn Joins First-in-the-Nation 150th Anniversary Reading of the …eNews Park ForestSPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2013. Governor Pat Quinn tonight joined the nation’s first reading of the Gettysburg Address on the 150th anniversary of the famous Abraham Lincoln speech. At a special display of an original copy of the document …Illinois Marks 150th Anniversary of Ge

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Tragic Events Inspire Legislation Antioch, IL… On the morning of March 15, 2013, Diane Kephart was tragically murdered outside of her parents’ home in Antioch, Illinois by her ex-boyfriend, Paul Neff, who ultimately took his own life. This very tragic series of events inspired the Kephart family to seek change and become advocates for victims of domestic violence. The family reached out to State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lak

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Unes Provides Tornado Update If you had any damage from yesterday’s storms, Illinois Emergency Management Agency is recommending the following steps: 1. Contact your Insurance Company 2. Take photos of damage. 3. Contact your local emergency management agency- in Tazewell County this is the Tazewell County EMA- 309-925-2271. If you incur expenses in repairing damage to your home, save your receipts. You may be eligible for re

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Gay marriage bill-signing a victory for equality, defeat for intolerance A huge crowd is expected Wednesday at the University of Illinois at Chicago to watch history unfold. After years of struggle and many false starts, Gov. Pat Quinn will sign Illinois’ same-sex marriage bill with great fanfare. At the same time, not to be outdone, a rogue bishop in Springfield will preside over a prayer […]

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Resources for families affected by November 17 storms Red Cross Emergency shelters are available at the following locations: Crossroads United Methodist Church – 1420 N. Main St in Washington Evangelical United Methodist Church – 401 Main St in Washington First United Methodist Church – 154 E. Washington St in East Peoria Avanti’s Dome – 3105 Griffin Avenue in Pekin For more information, call the Central Illinois Chapter of the Red Cross at 309-6

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Hutchinson visits storm damaged Diamond, Illinois SPRINGFIELD – With dozens of homes heavily damaged from yesterday’s storms, State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) joined Governor Quinn today in assessing damage in and around the Diamond area. “The damage in the Diamond and Coal City area is extensive,” Hutchinson said. “Luckily, there have been no reports of loss of life and only a few injuries.” The American Red Cross has set up a

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FRERICHS: Ways you can help storm victims Dear Friends, Yesterday, my hometown of Gifford as well as other areas in Champaign County were devastated by tornadoes and severe weather. Fortunately, as of this morning there were only four people reported with injuries due to the storms. I would like to thank all of the firefighters, police officers and response teams who traveled to the area and worked through the night to make sure residents

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NEWS: Frerichs visits storm damaged Gifford GIFFORD- State Senator Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) and Governor Pat Quinn surveyed damages in Gifford and the surrounding areas today. This morning, Governor Quinn declared seven counties in Illinois disaster areas, including Champaign County. Frerichs and Quinn assessed damages in the area and helped make sure families are receiving the assistance and resources they need. “There is extensive

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Photo Gallery: Bellock/Pihos heroin forum in Downers Grove Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) and Rep. Sandy Pihos (R-Glen Ellyn) teamed up with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove on Monday evening to sponsor "Heroin: The Suburban Secret" confronting the growing epidemic of heroin-related deaths in DuPage County among teens and young adults. Panelists at the forum included DuPage County Coroner Dr. Rich Jorgensen, State’s Attorney Bo

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Capitol Weekly November 15th Health Care · House Republicans lead effort to enable Illinoisans to keep their health care coverage. HR 702 responds to news of widespread health insurance cancellations and the catastrophic breakdown of HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance marketplace website. The bipartisan resolution, introduced on Friday, November 15, calls on the U.S. Senate to enact the Keep Your Care Act, a l

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Rep. Kay’s District Office Available to Assist Constituents by Phone The Edwardsville office of Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay incurred damage from Monday evening’s fire and will remain closed until further notice, however Rep. Kay’s office is still available to assist constituents by phone and e-mail. Constituents seeking assistance with state government may continue to receive service from Rep. Kay’s office by contacting 618-307-9200 or by e-mailing d

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AmandaVinicky: Not much, but it’s something: Sec. of State waives fees for duplicate licenses, titles, etc. for victims who lost theirs Not much, but it’s something: #Illinois Sec. of State waives fees for duplicate licenses, titles, etc. for #tornado victims who lost theirs

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ILAttyGeneral: Madigan warns residents remain alert for ‘storm chasers’ after tornadoes & severe storms Madigan warns residents remain alert for ‘storm chasers’ after tornadoes & severe stormshttp://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2013_11/20131119.html …

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RepDwightKay: My office is available to constituents by phone, however the Edwardsville office is closed due to the fireMy office is available to constituents by phone, however the Edwardsville office is closed due to the fire http://www.dwightkay.org/rep_kay_s_district_office_available_to_assist_constituents_by_phone …

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Charter fight goes deep * Josh Dwyer at the Illinois Policy Institute recently derided Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia… State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, has contempt for the state charter school commission, even though she voted for its creation more than two years ago. It was on full display the last time Jeanne Nowaczewski – the commission’s executive director – appeared […]

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Brady, Quinn stand together in devastated town * WLS reports on a couple of quotes from state Sen. Bill Brady… Here is Brady last month on the governor. “Don’t underestimate Pat Quinn. He may be a buffoon when it comes to leading and on policies, but he is brilliant when it comes to leveraging the populist card in a Democratic state.” And here is […]

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More problems for Dillard * From what I’ve been able to gather, Sen. Kirk Dillard is right that Lori Montana is still raising money for him. But she’s now just a volunteer and no longer part of the campaign staff… Lori Montana, a well-respected, GOP fund-raiser and former Illinois Lottery Director whom Dillard brought onto his campaign with much […]

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Department of dumb ideas * Phil Kadner… 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 […]

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A little perspective * A recent Ipsos poll found crack-smoker Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating at 40 percent. Gov. Pat Quinn would do public handstands if his approval rating was even close to that. His approval numbers haven’t been above 40 since early 2010.

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More problems for Dillard * From what I’ve been able to gather, Sen. Kirk Dillard is right that Lori Montana is still raising money for him. But she’s now just a volunteer and no longer part of the campaign staff… Lori Montana, a well-respected, GOP fund-raiser and former Illinois Lottery Director whom Dillard brought onto his campaign with much […]

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Department of dumb ideas * Phil Kadner… 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 […]

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Capitol Fax.com – Your Illinois News Radar

A little perspective * A recent Ipsos poll found crack-smoker Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating at 40 percent. Gov. Pat Quinn would do public handstands if his approval rating was even close to that. His approval numbers haven’t been above 40 since early 2010.

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BishopOnAir: Next, reporter Bruce Rushton joins the show to talk about filing police reports against officials. Next, @ILTimes reporter Bruce Rushton joins the show to talk about filing police reports against officials. http://ow.ly/qYqcx

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Chicago small business owners against cigarette tax increase Convenience store owners will testify at a City Council hearing on cigarette taxes on Wednesday. Mayor Emanuel wants the tax to increase by $0.75. That would put Chicago’s new tax total at $7.42.

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CTA: Ventra problem fixed after widespread rush hour fail Hundreds of people had a rough commute home Wednesday night after their Ventra cards malfunctioned, creating a jam at "L" stops around town.

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Illinois woman arrested 396 times seeks turnaround A Chicago woman who has been arrested hundreds of times says that after her latest release from jail she is determined to turn her life around.

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Ill. Secretary of State announces free services for tornado victims There is one less thing that those affected by Sunday’s tornadoes will have to worry about affording.

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Charter fight goes deep * Josh Dwyer at the Illinois Policy Institute recently derided Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia… State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, has contempt for the state charter school commission, even though she voted for its creation more than two years ago. It was on full display the last time Jeanne Nowaczewski – the commission’s executive director – appeared […]

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CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS: How should Illinois invest in its … His op-ed describes how investments in education will help Illinois’ businesses succeed in the future, by addressing the “skills gap” the state faces due to the …

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Sen. Brady standing with Gov. Quinn in wake of tornado (CHICAGO) The tornado disaster hit the state senate district of Republican Bill Brady who still wants Governor Pat Quinn’s job, but Brady has changed his tune …

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Watch this 5 min video and help us bring Anthony home by writing Governor Pat Quinn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZYzGjEnFFE The story of Anthony Dansberry

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ilhousegop: Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: 13 Counties are now included in Disaster Declarati… Illinois House Republican Caucus Blog: 13 Counties are now included in Disaster Declarati… http://www.thecaucusblog.com/2013/11/13-counties-are-now-included-in.html?spref=tw …

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RepBerrios: “: Steeple of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood to come down today ” “@nbcchicago: Steeple of Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood to come down today http://bit.ly/1b5jMlg ”

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StateRepLouLang: Surfing through a maze of proposed regulatory rules by state agencies is on my agenda for Tuesday morning at JCAR’s monthly meeting. Surfing through a maze of proposed regulatory rules by state agencies is on my agenda for Tuesday morning at JCAR’s monthly meeting. #twill

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BenYount: Joliet’s AFSCME strike highlights "out of touch" public employee unions. Joliet’s AFSCME strike highlights "out of touch" public employee unions. http://ow.ly/qYdaS #twill

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thomasfrisbie: Extreme weather events are reminder of climate change perils. CST Editorial. Extreme weather events are reminder of climate change perils. CST Editorial.http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/23842230-474/extreme-weather-catastrophes-likely-to-get-worse.html …

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NewsradioWJPF: IL State Rep Brandon Phelps at 7:20AM and at 8:20 this morning John A Logan College Pres. Mike Dreith. IL State Rep Brandon Phelps at 7:20AM and at 8:20 this morning John A Logan College Pres. Mike Dreith.

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WCIA3Drew: Sen Frerichs talks with about how the state can help Gifford. Sen Frerichs talks with @WCIA3Cynthia about how the state can help Gifford. pic.twitter.com/PVZTirvVWm

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GOP lt. gov. candidates blast Quinn’s management Pantagraph.com – Found 1 hour agoSpeaking second, Evelyn Sanguinetti, running mate of Winnetka businessman Bruce Rauner, said Illinois needs to provide more than a “safety…

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Emanuel’s ‘Children’s Fund’ from camera fines doesn’t exist in budget Mayor Emanuel says revenue from speed cameras will go toward children’s programs, but there’s nothing in the budget to guarantee that. The mayor’s office expects the new cameras will bring in $70 million. But that money is going into the city’s general fund, instead of a special fund for children. That means city officials can spend the camera revenue on whatever they want. But the city says it ha

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State health task force meeting today (AP) — The agenda includes a look at the Illinois health insurance marketplace, Medicaid expansion and efforts to prevent fraud.

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World Toilet Day aims to improve sanitation for 2.5 billion (CNN) — As many of the devastating stories and photos of typhoon-wrecked Philippines show, one of the most pressing problems of the Philippines crisis is the lack of toilets and the collapse of water systems. Tacloban is currently facing a desperate lack of sustainable sanitation. UNICEF, among other organizations, has delivered portable toilets and hygiene supplies to Tacloban and is appealing f

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