Today’s headlines — Friday, Nov. 29

He is seen as vulnerable in his bid for a second term, with a crowded field of Republicans vying to challenge … The agreement is the first time top leaders in the state’s House and Senate have backed the same plan. Senate President John …
 
 
Resolving Illinois’s pension shortfall has proven a challenge. Lawmakers have failed at least five times in the last 15 months to restructure the plans covering 761,000 employees and retirees. Despite the backing of legislative leaders …
 
 
 
The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office and Streator Family YMCA will offer a free Rules of the Road review course from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Y facilities, 10 Oakley Ave. The purpose is to
 
 
 
It’s Illinois’ turn to wear the soybean crown.  Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Soybean Association, the group is announcing an estimate 460.6 million bushels on 9.4 million acres, making an average yield of 49 b…
 
 
Excitement is running high in Hoffman Estates’ Redhawk Nation. Three of its Pop Warner football teams are headed to regional championships on Friday. At stake is the chance to advance to the national championships at the Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. “I’ve been dreaming of this for so many years,” says Austin Coalson of Schaumburg, quarterback for the unde
 
 
Today is Black Friday, the biggest retail day of the year.  But many large retailers were open yesterday, on Thanksgiving.One Missouri lawmaker wants to limit that.
 
 
By now, if you’re into the whole Black Friday experience (or even Brown Thursday if you hit the sales on Thanksgiving), you’ve likely lugged bags of deals into your home and crossed many names off your holiday shopping list.
 
 
 
At Aunt Linda & Uncle Kenny’s in Fairbury with family for Thanksgiving dinner. M… http://ift.tt/18018e2 
 
 
I’m camped out in front of the new HyVee in Springfield. It is supposed to open in April.
 
 
Sharon Thomas Parrott is senior vice president of DeVry Education Group and a member of the Illinois P-20 Council, whose goal is to increase the proportion of …
 
 
Sen. Durbin appeals to Latinos to defeat Republican challengerGlobalPostIf Jim Oberweis wants to make it to the Senate he will have to be ready to face the things he has done to offend immigrants, Durbin told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We’ve already had people contact our office from the Hispanic community who will never get …
 
 
 
Details thin, but Illinois pension deal is realQuincy JournalRaoul said he would not comment on what Illinois would pay per-year for pension under the reform plan, or how the state would “guarantee” that future legislatures would pay into the pension systems. He said he is confident the state will be able to …
 
 
Decatur Township shuffles responsibilities to gain efficiencyHerald & ReviewAfter a lengthy closed meeting, the township board unanimously approved a reorganization plan Wednesday night that will modify the duties of the administrative office manager, provide more focus for the administrative assistant and make the previously …
 
 
A member of Rescuing Animals in Need of Central Illinois Inc. was looking for Dexter and other animals that vanished after the tornado and “saw his ears …
 
 
Pat Quinn is calling on Illinois residents to help someone in need this Thanksgiving by giving time or money to a local food bank. The Chicago Democrat …
 
 
San Francisco ChronicleQuinn, Blackhawks dish up lunch in WashingtonMacon Telegraph (blog)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough co-hosted a luncheon in the north-central Illinois community of Washington to aid victims of last week’s tornado. The event Wednesday, sponsored by …Weather Service puts Illinois tornado count at 24
 
 
SPRINGFIELD | Barring a significant winter weather event, motorists on rural Illinois interstates should be able to legally drive at 70 miles per hour by no later …
 
 
Knox, HMW regional education offices to mergeGalesburg Register-MailWith Friday’s redrawing by the Illinois State Board of Education of the map for the state’s regional education offices, the Knox County Regional Office of Education will consolidate with the Henderson-Mercer-Warren office. It appears Jodi Scott …
 
 
Davenport OKs land-based casino, hotelDesMoinesRegister.comConcerned about losing revenue to casinos across the border in Illinois, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission had long urged the city to develop one on land. “This has been a long and sometimes difficult process, but I am excited about the …
 
 
Illinois: Last in credit, first in governmentTown Hall… Ron Paul, Iraq, immigration, politics, gay marriage laws, and many more big news issues. Townhall Magazine is our monthly print magazine that offers more exclusive investigative journalism, in-depth reporting, analysis, interviews with the heavy …
 
 
 
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – An amateur radio operator is facing criminal charges after authorities say he accessed a jail communication system and transmitted …
 
 
 
What’s Being Built Near Ogden and Aurora in Naperville?Patch.comIf you frequently travel near the intersection of Ogden and Aurora avenues in Naperville, you may have noticed a bit of construction dust being stirred up during the past few months. The site will be the future home of a new 38,000 square-foot Standard …
 
 
Mosley, IDNR, SIU, Herrin Massacre researchersThe Southern The Southern … It’s an ugly part of Southern Illinois’ history, but not something that should be …
 
 
Tollway officials expect to spend about $18,000 on new signs. Contact Chris Dettro: 788-1510, chris.dettro@sj-r.com, twitter.com/ChrisDettroSJR. By Chris Dettro
 
 
The Illinois Department of Transportation is studying increased traffic in the Village of Godfrey since the completion of Illinois 255. The Alton Godfrey …
 
 
“Our goal is to provide places for people to ride.” Chris Young can be reached at 341-8487 or chris.young@sj-r.com. Follow him at twitter.com/ChrisYoungPSO.
 
 
A quirky setup stemming from a long-running legal battle has Cook County property taxpayers in Barrington Unit District 220 paying rebates to their Lake County …
 
 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS … SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — Young people who have passed a hunter safety course … There are private sites in 25 Illinois counties.
 
 
Nationwide, STEM education — the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is a major focus among educators, legislators and employers, …
 
 
Suburban GOP group endorses every governor hopefulChicago Daily HeraldRandy Hultgren of Winfield — or anyone else — as he’d been flirting with doing. Same-sex marriage backer and state Rep. Ed Sullivan of Mundelein doesn’t have a Republican primary opponent yet despite a heavy push from conservative leaders to …
 
 
 
2013 Illinois Legislative Winners and Turkeys http://www.wsiltv.com/news/politics/2013-Legislative-Winners-and-Turkeys-233531121.html …
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
 
 
Relaxing in front of fireplace with niece Meredith after a big family Thanksgiving dinner. Pecan & pumpkin pie later pic.twitter.com/8aUggv18Wm
 
 
At least six Illinois companies have a stake in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to consider employers’ religious objections that they cover …
 
 
After decades of relying on controversial polygraph examinations to help solve crimes, the Chicago Police Department has drastically scaled back on giving …
 
 
… the devastation caused by a tornado that ripped through central Illinois earlier this month. “We need to get the word out that Washington is open for business.
 
 
CHICAGO (AP) – A federal appellate court has denied a former Cook County commissioner’s last-ditch request to remain free while his lawyers appeal his …
 
 
It is Thanksgiving and I can’t get over the conversation I had with Chris Lauzen last week over the topic of a living wage ordinance. Even though I was born and raised on the mission field in West Africa, I don’t think that a politician’s faith should matter, unless that politician makes it part of […]
 
 
Australia rejects ADM’s proposed GrainCorp buyoutChicago Daily HeraldThe Australian government has rejected Archer Daniels Midland Co.’s bid to acquire grain handler GrainCorp Ltd, saying the proposed buyout would be contrary to the national interest. ADM, which owns a nearly 20 percent stake in GrainCorp, offered to …
 
 
The Revolution will not be televised. pic.twitter.com/JoqWDmqB8j
 
 
Dinner of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, rolls & scalloped corn. Slow moving while clearing table with family together.
 
 
Uncle Kenny & I do dishes while others dividing left overs. Going to rest in front of the fireplace before dessert pic.twitter.com/DHV4zStfu1
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Is it leftovers time yet?
 
 
To help give a voice to these children, Applebee’s Restaurants in Fairview Heights, Shiloh, Swansea, Waterloo and Salem are joining together with Illinois Court …
 
 
LYNN SWEET: A few years ago, “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau read about Democratic lawmakers, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sharing a Capitol Hill rowhouse. Trudeau used their story as the jumping-off point to create his new comedy, “Alpha House,” an Amazon.com series debuting this month.
 
 
Perry and I are thankful for much this year, including equality for all in Illin… http://ift.tt/IuUhgw 
 
 
It is time for us to consider re-architecting our state pension benefits to match those provided under the Social Security system.
 
 
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois hunters harvested fewer deer during the opening weekend of the firearm season this year.
 
 
As you bite into that #PumpkinPie, remember – it’s pretty darn likely you’re eating #Illinois #pumpkin. http://wuis.org/post/illinois-pumpkins-thanksgiving-tables … @HarvestPM
 
 
Christin’s been accepted to attend http://goo.gl/dicxZG  as CEO of @tellofilms, she’s geeking out about all the amazing women who are going
 
 
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Illinois horsemen, tracks reach ADW accordChicago TribuneA statement from Glen Berman, executive director of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, said his organization and those representing other horsemen had reached an Advanced Deposit Wagering agreement with the state’s racetracks and …
 
 
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ILGA — Senate Bills in House.pdf http://ift.tt/1jNsunH 
 
 
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I am thankful #Obamacare has replaced “like the Edsel” in the standard simile comparing awful, monstrous inventions.
 
 
Retweet if you’re thankful for the @AmeriCorps getting things done in Illinois.
 
 
The Senate Republican Caucus wishes you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksgiving! http://fb.me/6APwtsxNw 
 
 
At Christ Church of Oak Brook for their Thanksgiving family service. Stephanie & I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch #constantcontact http://conta.cc/194ANqf 
 
 
Spending the holidays with @CourtSportKing just wish Uncle Gary was here too. pic.twitter.com/nft7FXZH5Y
 
 
Congrats to my nephew Justin for completing his first 5k. pic.twitter.com/5pNRwHrsLH
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Snap a photo and post it here in the comments, share something unique about your… http://fb.me/2BvqiPbg6 
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Today I’m thankful for Naomi Jakobsson’s amazing example of grace, leadership, selflessness, and priorities.
 
 
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Illinois Pension Reform. A pension deal worked out between Senate President John Cullerton and state employee unions was approved in committee, and now …
 
 
(AP) — With the Chicago Bulls superstar out for the season with another knee injury, the folks at Adidas might be wincing, too.
 
 
Illinois woman charged with stealing nearly $600K from Allstate. The Associated PressNovember 28, 2013. 2013-11-28T11:18:12Z. The_Associated_Press.
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, here’s an interesting fact as you dig in today from UberFacts via Twitter. Enjoy the day!
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours!
 
 
The Senate Republican Caucus wishes you and your loved ones a very happy Thanksg… http://ift.tt/1iX6Kbo 
 
 
Today we celebrate both Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah. It’s the first t… http://ift.tt/1b1B0h9 
 
 
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. We live in the greatest country in t… http://ift.tt/1b1B0xt 
 
 
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Science Coalition Honors Rep. Lipinski for Commitment to Maintaining …Lab Manager MagazineDan Lipinski (IL-3) with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his strong commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation …
 
 
The Illinois General Assembly might soon be back in town. … Madigan has been a part of more than a few pension “fixes” during his more than four decades in …
 
 
Springfield – A settlement has been reached between the City of Springfield and Calvin Christian the third.
 
 
Senate Resolution 672 urges Illinois citizens to support small businesses and merchants on the day as well as throughout the year. The
 
 
Happy #Thanksgiving from everyone here at Enjoy Illinois! We want to know: what type of pie are you eating today? Post! (Photo: My Just Desserts by #ILMileMarker Nick Ulivieri Photography)
 
 
Kirk says Illinois Republicans need to appeal to the middle to rise to the topChicago Sun-TimesU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk presents long delayed medals to George Boesen of Arlington Heightsat the Buffalo Grove Park District Veteran’s Day Celebration. Boesen, a WWII veteran served in the Pacific theater and never received medals he earned with his service.
 
 
A new agreement on how to address Illinois’ $100 billion pension shortfall could give a boost to Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election bid.
 
 
The German Fall Festival community building in Gifford will undergo repairs before it once again holds events, but it remains structurally sound, an engineer said …
 
 
TheBlaze.comIllinois Man Shoots Himself in Arm to Get Attention, Police Are Not AmusedTheBlaze.comThe Illinois man was then transported to a nearby hospital and had his non-life threatening wound treated. Police said that when they interviewed Henderson at the hospital, he gave conflicting reports regarding his injury. “After Henderson was released …
 
 
Never gets old! RT@RonSandack: “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lf3mgmEdfwg …
 
 
I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your time with family, friends, and loved ones.
 
 
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A southwestern Illinois man admits he bought a gas stove by forging a check belonging to a village where he worked as streets superintendent.
 
 
Today’s SJR weighs 4 lb., 8.2 oz., so GateHouse’s Thanksgiving wish fulfilled. But Mike Reed is still a turkey. pic.twitter.com/VWq2WsP36f
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving from Rep. Rita and his staff. Enjoy the holiday. http://ift.tt/17XGhpG 
 
 
RestorationMasterFinder.com (RMF) will help ServiceMaster of Metro-East to expand … Dean and Eileen Knox, owners of ServiceMaster DAK, Palatine IL , say: …
 
 
A lesson in real compassion. CST Editorial. #Thanksgiving http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/24011976-474/bernardin-a-snowy-night-and-real-compassion.html …
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