Today’s headlines — Sunday, Nov. 24

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danielbiss: Nice reminder of why I read my tweets a couple times before posting RT Amazing what WH will do to distract attention from O-care
RepChrisWelch: The work of my Maywood Library Advisory Committee was intense but productive today. We meet again on 12/7.
KirkDillard: It’s officially hunting season! Email your hunting photos to connect@kirkdillard.com before midnight Tuesday for …
RutherfordDan: Join me tomorrow, Nov 24, from 1:30-3pm for a fundraiser in at Gibson’s Grill, 420 E Park Row. Tix & Info:
cljmitchell: Manny Pacquiao is giving brandon rios a boxing lesson. Yikes.
SenatorKirk: Senate must enact bipartisan legislation to impose new sanctions if undermines deal or dismantlement of nuke pgm not underway in 6 mo.
SenatorKirk: Deal appears to give billions in exchange for cosmetic concessions that don’t fully freeze or significantly roll back nuclear program.
RepSchneider: Will wait to see details to judge deal but my position remains the same: Iran must abandon nuclear weapon programs before sanction relief.
RepChrisWelch: We had a pretty intense but productive Maywood Library Advisory Committee meeting today. We will…
ILGAConnected: Governor Quinn Announces Opening of Washington Multi-Agency Resource Center – Center Offers Disaster Informatio…
Governor Quinn Announces Opening of Washington Multi-Agency Resource Center – Center Offers Disaster Informatio…http://ift.tt/19Sfgk5
SenatorKirk: Deal appears to give billions in exchange for cosmetic concessions that don’t fully freeze or significantly roll back nuclear program.
Deal appears to give #Iran billions in exchange for cosmetic concessions that don’t fully freeze or significantly roll back nuclear program.
rap30: Up and at ’em for . Come join us at 7a on 720 as we chat about the politics of the day.
Up and at ’em for @SundaySpin. Come join us at 7a on @WGNRadio 720 as we chat about the politics of the day.
Mike Frerichs, Democrat for IL State Treasurer
I was honored to join 5/3 Bank employees and their families at Union Station in Chicago today to pay my respects to veterans and active duty service members. Happy Veterans Day!
In Illinois, District Offices Leap Into Tornado Recovery Efforts – Roll Call
Roll CallIn Illinois, District Offices Leap Into Tornado Recovery EffortsRoll CallAaron Schock, who lives in nearby Peoria, Ill., heard the news of the destruction from his church pew. He left Sundayservices and quickly headed down the road to Washington, Ill., where his constituents were emerging from the basements of their homes …Schock: Warning system saved lives in IllinoisRep. Schock (Ill.
Kankakee County crafting long-range transportation plan
With two major highway projects facing Kankakee County, the next long-range transportation plan likely will be one of the most critical officials have crafted.
Village leaders to discuss where marijuana can be grown, sold
The reality of the act’s intentions, however, remains months away from that official date. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation will …
Our Opinion: Rejuvenate horse-racing industry in Illinois – The State Journal-Register
Our Opinion: Rejuvenate horse-racing industry in IllinoisThe State Journal-RegisterThe event had a reputation for attracting the sport’s top horses, including Muscle Hill, North America’s 2009 Horse of the Year, which won the race in 2009. Purses at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield have continued to shrink through the years …
Erickson: Do personal finances affect the election? – The Southern
Erickson: Do personal finances affect the election?The SouthernBut if a candidate gives himself more than $250,000, the caps are removed for all of the candidates seeking that particular office, including fellow Republicans Bill Brady of Bloomington, Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale and Dan Rutherford of Chenoa. As of …
Number of diabetes cases on the rise in Illinois – Northwest Herald
Number of diabetes cases on the rise in IllinoisNorthwest HeraldAll Mike Tryon had to eat during a Huntley business expo in 2005 was three tacos dressed with some cilantro and onion – an innocent meal that he thought posed no risk. But a few hours later, the Republican state representative from Crystal Lake stopped …
Holiday decorating contest to benefit return of Sherman Homecoming
SHERMAN — Tracy Shaw-Peterman remembers the Sherman Homecoming as a fun, family event when she was a child. The hope is that the defunct festival can be resurrected with the help of funds raised during a holiday-light decorating contest now in progress. Proceeds from Light up the Village sponsored by the newly established Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce will benefit efforts to bring back th
Franks proposes gun bill
Jack Franks, D-Marengo, lowers to 18 the age that parental permission is required as a condition for obtaining a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card.
Finke: Quinn stretches to limits
But there are limits to how far you can stretch Pat Quinn. So in this case, Quinn’s office said, he used his full name — Patrick Joseph Quinn — to stretch things out …
Bernard Schoenburg: Monday filing kicks off 2014 election season
Petitions filed with the State Board of Elections by a candidate for public office in 2009 are stacked on a table at the Board of Elections office. Shannon …
Bob Heisse: Volunteers drive SJ-R’s Friend-in-Deed assistance …
Each weekday for most of this month, a group of volunteers has been spending mornings at The State Journal-Register, reviewing and verifying assistance …
Letter: Treat public workers fairly in Illinois pension reform
Passing an extreme measure would devastate Illinois’ hardworking public employees … Leaders would do better to throw their support behind Senate Bill 2404, …
Andy Shaw: The challenge of watching and working with government
Garrett said elected officials convicted in corruption cases at any level of government in Illinois should automatically lose their taxpayer-supported pensions.
Illinois Sees Job Creation
By Jim Anderson – Illinois Radio Network. Illinois’ unemployment rate is down. … last two months, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Friday.
Illinois prisons preparing policy for same-sex marriage
Pat Quinn made Illinois the 16th state to allow gays to marry one another during a bill-signing event in Chicago, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of …
State and Local Public Pension Plans: Is the Crisis Over – or Has it …
MuniNet: According to the report, Illinois is “at the top of the heap” when it comes to severe unresolved pension issues.” Are the state’s pension challenges …
Illinois shoots down so-called tax loopholes; Kankakee impact unclear
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a controversial business … The court said the legislative intent of the state’s sales-tax law was to give cities …
Chicago could add e-cigarettes to city smoking ban
More than 20 other states have done the same. Chicago’s crackdown is paired with another ordinance to be introduced next week that would prohibit the sale of …
Amid the messes, a lesson from Obamacare, Ventra
By Greg Hinz November 25, 2013. -. When it comes to disasters, no one bellyflops quite as loudly as the government. Lindsay Lohan may have gone through …
robisu: Cubs blowing off Central Illinois looks worse after the recent tornados…
@dtwmbd Cubs blowing off Central Illinois looks worse after the recent tornados…#noclass
dadeWICD: ICYMI: Illinois Lt. Governor Simon was in Gifford Friday, and spoke to me live on our midday newscast.
ICYMI: Illinois Lt. Governor Simon was in Gifford Friday, and spoke to me live on our midday newscast. http://wicd15.com/news/top-stories/stories/lt-governor-simon-visits-gifford-friday-8984.shtml …
Governor Quinn Announces Illinois’ Economy Posts Strongest Growth in the Midwest – State Gains 25,000 Jobs During September and October
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that Illinois’ economy posted the strongest growth in the Midwest for September and October, with a gain of more than 25,000 jobs over the two-month period. Illinois reported significant employment gains for both months, while every other Midwestern state lost jobs or barely registered growth in September. Today’s announcement is part of Governor Quinn’
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today announced the opening of a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Washington to make it easier for people affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes to access disaster-related relief services and information. The MARC will …
Chicago police officer indicted, quits force
CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago Police lieutenant resigned from the force after federal prosecutors charged him with taking part in a mortgage fraud scheme.
SenatorKirk: Now thru Tues, Washington has "one-stop shop" for 20+ state/local agencies to assist w/ tornado recovery.
Now thru Tues, Washington #Illinois has "one-stop shop" for 20+ state/local agencies to assist w/ tornado recovery.http://bit.ly/1fwzSGv
capitolfax: A bigtime donation from has helped push our grand total for tornado relief to $6,679. Thanks to all!
A bigtime donation from @RepLouLang has helped push our grand total for tornado relief to $6,679. Thanks to all!http://www.crowdrise.com/tornadoreliefci/fundraiser/richmiller1 …
BruceRauner: Met some new supporters on way in to an event. Folks love our message and are ready to
Met some new supporters on way in to an event. Folks love our message and are ready to #BringBackILpic.twitter.com/1kxS8eQWJ8
saukvalley: Congratulations to the Newman Comets on the 14-0 win today over Mercer County. The win advances Newman to the state championship in DeKalb.
Congratulations to the Newman Comets on the 14-0 win today over Mercer County. The win advances Newman to the state championship in DeKalb.
KirkDillard: Back in Co. for the Warren Township Organization’s Luau & Pig Roast. Thank you WTRO for all that you do!
Back in #Lake Co. for the Warren Township #GOP Organization’s Luau & Pig Roast. Thank you WTRO for all that you do!pic.twitter.com/lYVNIF5OsB
tomdemmer: Noooo : Derrick Rose’s MRI confirms medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery:
Noooo @chicagobulls: Derrick Rose’s MRI confirms medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery:http://bit.ly/19RGWFy
SenatorKirk: Charles on Iran negotiations: "France called it a ‘sucker’s deal.’ France was being charitable."
Charles @Krauthammer on Iran negotiations: "France called it a ‘sucker’s deal.’ France was being charitable."http://wapo.st/18WSdVF
Rose Has Meniscus Tear, Out Indefinitely
Bulls Release on Derrick Rose Injury DERRICK ROSE INJURY UPDATE Bulls guard Derrick Rose sustained an injury to his right knee against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Subsequent examinations and an MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear to his right knee, which will require surgery. Rose is out indefinitely, and will not accompany the team on the rest of its current road trip.
Mayor says Peoria will honor Thome when ‘time is right’
Thome grew up in Peoria and played at Limestone High School and Illinois Central College before launching a major-league career that saw him hit more than …
rap30: The most wonderful time of the year. Watching parade of tow trucks headed to impound before kickoff of Mag Mile Lights Fest.
The most wonderful time of the year. Watching parade of tow trucks headed to impound before kickoff of Mag Mile Lights Fest.
ofadam: Home delivery of the Journal Star has been affected by Sunday’s tornado devastation:
Home delivery of the Journal Star has been affected by Sunday’s tornado devastation: http://www.pjstar.com/article/20131122/NEWS/131129741 …
$15 million awarded in childbirth death lawsuit
CHICAGO — Jurors have awarded a $15 million settlement to the husband of a suburban Chicago high school teacher who died while giving birth. The Chicago Sun-Times reports (http://bit.ly/18eu7LA ) that the wrongful death lawsuit accused …
RepCheri: Thanks to all who came to our economic summit yesterday or watched online & submitted questions!
Thanks to all who came to our economic summit yesterday or watched online & submitted questions! http://bit.ly/1bZ2GEf
RonSandack: Lousy football teams tend to make lousy plays. Yes, there is a direct and unmistakable correlation.
Lousy football teams tend to make lousy plays. Yes, there is a direct and unmistakable correlation. #obviousfactsarefunfacts
RutherfordDan: Off to for private home Meet & Greet; lots of support in the area
Off to #Roselle for private home Meet & Greet; lots of support in the area
RonSandack: And the mistake prone football continues. This Purdue v. Illinois game is the very definition of misery.
And the mistake prone football continues. This Purdue v. Illinois game is the very definition of misery.
RutherfordDan: Speaking my area Chenoa library 100 year anniversary
Speaking my area Chenoa library 100 year anniversarypic.twitter.com/c2YFPmhMGn
Why Chicago’s history of black business success is fading – Crain’s Chicago Business
Why Chicago’s history of black business success is fadingCrain’s Chicago BusinessLeft to right: Former Crain’s 40 Under 40 honorees Ed Gardner (1993) and Oprah Winfrey (1989); Ariel Investments LLC founder and CEO John Rogers Jr. Black leadership is equally hard to find in other key Chicago industries, such as commercial real …
For first time in 20 years, Lombard Village Board votes to freeze property taxes
LOMBARD – Thursday night, the Lombard Village Board gave final approval to its 2014 property tax levy, freezing property taxes for the first time in over 20 years in the Lilac Village. The freeze was introduced by Trustee Peter Breen,…
Photos: Inside Chicago’s tech incubator 1871 — Chicago Tribune
Jennifer Wright (cq) (left) and Kori Bertun (cq) have a conversation at 1871 inside Chicago’s Merchandise Mart on Friday, November 22, 2013. (Chris Sweda/ …
Hull, Scheelhaase lead Illinois over Purdue 20-16
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Steve Hull caught a career-high 10 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns to help Illinois defeat Purdue 20-16 on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Scheelhaase completed 24 of 30 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns and Josh Ferguson …
Good news: Ventra should be running smoothly by year’s end, a top official told…
Good news: Ventra should be running smoothly by year’s end, a top official told the Tribune.Ventra ‘on track,’ vendor sayswww.chicagotribune.comThe CTA ‘s trouble-plagued new Ventra fare system should be running smoothly by year’s end, a top official of the California firm that built it predicted in an interview with the Tribune.
Illinois School Makes Obama Bio Required Reading … For 9 Year …
Obama Bio, Required Reading, Tells Fourth-Graders That White Americans Are Racists. " Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a biography of President …
Why This Gay Person Isn’t Psyched About Marriage Equality in Illinois – PolicyMic
Progress IllinoisWhy This Gay Person Isn’t Psyched About Marriage Equality in IllinoisPolicyMicI remember the first time I realized that the world saw getting gay-married as different from getting married-married. I was maybe four or five, eating kid-food at my kitchen table, when I overheard my mom talking about getting married. It was all …Could gay inmates in state wed?Gay marriage movement a
Transportation projects scheduled in Rock Island, Henry counties
Transportation projects scheduled in Rock Island, Henry counties: Capital investments of more than $1.8 million for construction projects in Rock Island and Henry counties are ready to go, acc…
Catholic Schools Collecting Donations for Illinois Parish – The Missourian
Catholic Schools Collecting Donations for Illinois ParishThe MissourianLocal Catholic schools and parishes are collecting donations to aid the many families in St. Patrick School and Church in Washington, Ill., who lost everything when an EF4 tornado ripped through their community last Sunday. “It’s a Washington to …
Detainee Who Escaped From Gary Police Turns Self In
GARY, Ind. (CBS) — An inmate who escaped from Gary Police turned himself in Saturday afternoon, according to a Gary Police spokesperson. On Friday, officers were moving Jamal Haskins, 21, from court to a van to take him to jail when he broke out of his handcuffs. Two officers were hurt in the scuffle. A judge had ordered Haskins to get treatment at a mental health facility.
Schneider Bill Helps Small Business
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) told a gathering of North Shore Chambers of Commerce Friday in Lake Forest how his new bill will help small business stimulate the economy. Schneider introduced the Learning Education Achieving and Retraining fo
Boot camp less effective than prison for gun offenders: study
Gun offenders sentenced to boot camp are more likely to be rearrested than those sent to prison, a new analysis suggests.
Roskam hosts women’s forum in West Chicago – Suburban Life Publications
Roskam hosts women’s forum in West ChicagoSuburban Life Publications… policy and advocacy director at Chicago’s Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE), provided the keynote speech about human trafficking in the Chicago area at a women’s forum hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Illinois, Nov. 16 in West Chicago.
rap30: Your is trying to dodge the visitors to the Mag Mile Lights Festl. I know Mickey Mouse is here, but there’s plenty of Goofy.
Your @SundaySpin is trying to dodge the visitors to the Mag Mile Lights Festl. I know Mickey Mouse is here, but there’s plenty of Goofy.
Lombard names Scott Niehaus as next village manager
LOMBARD – The Village of Lombard named current Tinley Park Village Manager Scott R. Niehaus as its next village manager this week.
Illinois South Resistance to host open house
MAKANDA — Illinois South Resistance protects soil, air and water through non-violent direct action against fossil fuel extrac-tion. ISR will host an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Tou…
GovernorQuinn: Best of luck to , & all of our high school football teams hitting the field in today’s semifinals.
Best of luck to @wchs_dist308, @SHGCyclones & all of our #IL high school football teams hitting the field in today’s @IHSA_IL semifinals.
Illinois Man Proposes Marriage To Boyfriend With Full-Page Ad – On …
After Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that makes Illinois the 16th state to legalize gay marriage, Mark Wathen proposed marriage to his boyfriend with a …
Can Rauner beat long odds facing millionaire candidates?
With the exception of former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald, the Illinois Republican who self-financed his campaign and spent one term in Washington — a good number of millionaire statewide candidates who attempted to fund their own campaigns, in whole or in part, have suffered sound defeats.
Our View: Rockford Transformation starts with end to public feuds
14 at Ellis Elementary School in Rockford. The attributes of a few top U.S. cities will be reviewed, and Rockford will be measured against them. The aim is to …
ChrisWelch_JD: I’m getting ready to convene the first meeting of my Maywood Library Advisory committee. Our one goal…
I’m getting ready to convene the first meeting of my Maywood Library Advisory committee. Our one goal… http://instagram.com/p/hD4JvGQscR/
RepBerrios: Thank you to everyone who tweeted at and about yesterday’s conference.
Thank you to everyone who tweeted at and about yesterday’s #ILLCF13 conference. @kylehillman @MunozTweet @EFSpangler
mjzalewski: I just donated to Tornado Relief CI. Please check out this amazing cause right now.
I just donated to Tornado Relief CI. Please check out this amazing cause right now. http://fw.to/ip2vBFl
danielbiss: Possible failure of imagination here? RT It’s 9:39 in the morning and I’ve already felt the full range of human emotion.
Possible failure of imagination here? RT @sportswithjohn It’s 9:39 in the morning and I’ve already felt the full range of human emotion.
capitolfax: We raised another $1,000 overnight for Washingtong, IL-tornado victims. Special thanks to !!!
We raised another $1,000 overnight for Washingtong, IL-tornado victims. Special thanks to @MJzalewski!!! http://www.crowdrise.com/tornadoreliefci/fundraiser/richmiller1 …
KirkDillard: Speaking in to a great group of Young Republicans. Nice way to start the day!
Speaking in #Bolingbrook to a great group of Young Republicans. Nice way to start the day! pic.twitter.com/6t1GdQQsbI
RonSandack: Illinois v. Purdue. One lousy football team will get its first Big Ten conference win.
Illinois v. Purdue. One lousy football team will get its first Big Ten conference win.
RonSandack: Tim Beckman is 5-17 in two seasons as the Illini head coach with ZERO Big Ten wins.
Tim Beckman is 5-17 in two seasons as the Illini head coach with ZERO Big Ten wins. #masteredfailure
GovernorQuinn: Best of luck to , & all of our high school football teams hitting the field in today’s semifinals.
Best of luck to @wchs_dist308, @SHGCyclones & all of our #IL high school football teams hitting the field in today’s @IHSA_IL semifinals.
Illinois alums and expats host happy hour for tornado relief tonight
On Sunday, Tornadoes with winds up to 190 miles per hour swept through Illinois, leaving a wide path of destruction and killing six people. Today, a group of Prairie State expats and alumni groups are coming together at Capitol Hill’s Union Pub to raise …
Illinois-based firm buys Gold’N Plump company
St. Cloud’s GNP, which will operate as a separate unit, is not expecting to shed workers or growers. “It is business as usual.” The St. Cloud-based chicken company behind the Gold’n Plump brand — owned by the same family for 87 years …
High cost of corporate welfare in Illinois
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 favored corporations. Mind you, this is the same administration that
A Bradley University alum hits it big on TV, landing a major role in a new serie…
A Bradley University alum hits it big on TV, landing a major role in a new series with Kirstie Alley. http://bit.ly/18eyDd3
IDPH Urges Smokers to "Do It For One Day"
THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT WAS THURSDAY AND THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS URGING SMOKERS TO “DO IT FOR ONE DAY.” PUBLIC HEALTH’S CONNIE MOODY SAYS THE EVENT IS A GREAT TIME TO TRY KICKING THE HABIT…AND POINTS …
Chicago nonprofit gets funds to train farmers
A Chicago nonprofit group is getting a $300,000 grant to equip and train up to 50 local urban farmers.
Coast Guard delivering Christmas trees to Chicago
The U.S. Coast Guard is preparing to set sail on a special holiday mission with historical roots. A crew is scheduled on Monday to load 1,220 Christmas trees aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw. The ice cutter will then travel from its homeport of Cheboygan down Lake Michigan to Chicago.
Twitter Reaction to Rose Knee Injury
Reaction to Derrick Rose’s knee injury on Friday night was widespread across Twitter. From fans to media to his fellow NBA brethren, concern for the Chicago Bulls guard was expressed by everyone, especially considering the former MVP is coming off an 18-month layoff after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs. Rose had been struggling to regain his form during his first 10 game
The governor Pat Quinn is here at the Speak up and Speak out He cares about these people that have disabilities
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Illinois GOP candidates rarely pay their way to office – Chicago Sun-Times
Illinois GOP candidates rarely pay their way to officeChicago Sun-TimesPeter Fitzgerald — the Illinois Republican who self-financed his campaign and spent one term in Washington — a good number of millionaire statewide candidates who attempted to fund their own campaigns, in whole or in part, have suffered sound defeats.
Thanksgiving obituary hours
The Southern Illinoisan will accept obituaries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, for publication in the Thanksgiving Day paper and 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, for publication in th…
Truax talks with Illinoisans devastated by ObamaCare health care plan overhaul
DOWNERS GROVE – U.S. Senate candidate Doug Truax hosts Illinoisans who have found ObamaCare to be unaffordable and not the insurance plan they wanted, like the President promised. Truax works in the insurance industry, and intends to make ObamaCare an…
Cook County reaches milestone in Medicaid sign-ups
The head of Cook County’s health care system says the effort to provide insurance coverage to low-income adults in the county’s early expansion of Medicaid has reached a milestone.
Looking Back: JFK in Springfield – Wics.com
John Kennedy made three trips to Springfield. The first was in 1959 as a U.S. senator, speaking at t.
Rauner Gets Major Boost In Fundraising – WNIJ and WNIU
Alton Daily NewsRauner Gets Major Boost In FundraisingWNIJ and WNIUBy Amanda Vinicky. Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner continues to rake in major contributions since he lifted Illinois’ new campaign finance cap last week. While Rauner’s opponents are freed from caps as well, he’s the been the only one to …Candidate Rakes In Second $250k Contribution … This Week
Consolidation costs region school official
The consolidation impacts one local regional office of education. Jefferson County was consolidated into Clinton/Marion/Washington Regional Office of …
Eureka College freezes tuition for 2014-15
President David Arnold said the decision was made because of Illinois’ slow … Illinois private colleges “allows us to provide a private liberal arts education to a …
Sales tax income slips in Bloomington, rises in Normal
BLOOMINGTON — Retail sales in Bloomington began the year on a slightly downward trend, leading to an expected decrease in sales tax revenue for the city as it faces mounting budget needs. At t…
Excited about our state convention today! We have Joe Walsh, IL GOP Chairman Jack Dorgan, and candidates State Senator Kirk Dillard (Governor), Bruce Rauner (Governor), State Senator Bill Brady (Governor), State Senator Jim Oberweis (US Senate), Mike Webster (IL Secretary of State), Doug Truax (US Senate), and Steve Kim (Lt. Governor). State board elections and a straw poll will end the day.
kirkjim12: Sun-Times sues UNO over records – Chicago Sun-Times via
Sun-Times sues UNO over records – Chicago Sun-Timeshttp://www.suntimes.com/23910438-761/sun-times-sues-uno-over-records.html … via @suntimes
Zorn: At last, someone stands up to the filibuster bullies
A Tribune editorial Friday predicted that in backing a rules change in the U.S. Senate to weaken the filibuster, President Barack Obama squandered "any prospect of finding bipartisan agreement on a legislative agenda."
Emanuel changes digital billboard sites
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about …
Harness racing: Time winding down on horse racing legislation – Kankakee Daily Journal
Harness racing: Time winding down on horse racing legislationKankakee Daily Journal"Cautiously optimistic" would be the words I and others involved in the Illinois harness racing industry feel about the chances to open the 2014 season in early February with a schedule comparable to this year. Earlier this week, an agreement was …
CU a premiere site for Ebert documentary
A new documentary about late legendary film critic Roger Ebert will premiere early next year in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles … and Champaign-Urbana.
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Illinois State Police website provides template for firearms sign
Q. Our association is in the process of developing rules prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms. What is the requirement for the sign that we will be required to display?
Rauner Raking In Big Donor Cash
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner is raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars from big-money donors. Political Scientist Kent Redfield from the U of I Springfield says there’s no doubt the cash infusion has other candidates nervo…
News-Gazette sports writers need to grow up
Is News-Gazette sports run by vindictive third-graders? In the Nov. 16 paper, Matt Daniels blames losing basketball recruit Cliff Alexander on Chicago, Jerrance Howard and Alexander’s girlfriend. Really? read more
United Healthcare hopes to enroll retirees
With just weeks remaining for state of Illinois retirees to enroll in new Medicare Advantage health plans, the single insurer available to thousands of Carle Physician Group patients who want to keep their doctors is better known in areas outside East Central Illinois, a company executive says. But possibly not for long. CHAMPAIGN — With just weeks remaining for state of Illinois retirees to
State announces funding for UI, Parkland projects
The state this week announced about $2 million of funding for University of Illinois and Parkland College construction projects. The projects are part of the state’s capital construction program, called Illinois Jobs Now!, signed by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2009. The projects will be managed by the Illinois Capital Development Board. read more