Today’s headlines — Monday, Jan. 13

Chicago TribuneVideo visits at Illinois jails praised as efficient, criticized as impersonalChicago TribuneTwo of the companies affected by the order, Securus Technologies and Global Tel Link, both of whom are doing jail video visitation business in Illinois, have filed suit to block it. The nonprofit Prison Policy Initiative warned that video visits could …
 
 
Hightower leaves officiating with honorsSTLtoday.comHe helped when Eddie Jackson was breaking into the field and was supportive in Jackson’s pursuit to become coordinator of officials in the Missouri Valley Conference. Jackson’s most vivid memory of Hightower came when they worked a marquee game …
 
 
Belleville News DemocratOur Opinion: FEMA’s disaster-aid rules shortchange rural AmericaThe State Journal-RegisterFEMA ruled that the infrastructure damage here wasn’t extensive enough to meet the threshold for federal aid. The agency’s rules say that for counties to receive federal help, the state must document at least $17.8 million in clean-up costs. Illinois …No tornado aid? Ravaged Illinois
 
 
Heilmann Claims Insider Contract Given to Company Owned by Village InspectorPatch.comShe vowed to follow a “10 point transparency checklist of the Illinois Policy Institute.” One of those points deals with contracts and states: “Contracts with third parties are often an area where local taxpayers fall victim to corruption and …
 
 
News Gazette – Found 46 minutes ago… to committee members, Monday’s meeting is scheduled to include comments from Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and state School Superintendent Chris…
 
 
We just got a press release from the city. Potholes are down this year. #chicago
 
 
Southern: Lake County to vote on juvenile center expansion http://bit.ly/1dhpxMc 
 
 
Just got to Springfield; saw my first 70 mph sign on the way. Oberweis!
 
 
Some GOP candidates for gov. attack Rauner through the media http://bit.ly/1m2LXSB  via @WCBURadio
 
 
 
Illinois residents cite high property taxesMore choosing to leave state, movers saythetelegraph.comMany more are opting to leave Illinois than what moving van data account for, and not just because of the weather.Take John Karas, 71…
 
 
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U of I trustees are supporting a raise for Illinois’ athletic director.  The proposed increase of Mike Thomas’ base salary to over 550-thousand dollars will be put to a vote later this month.  The new contract would include up t…
 
 
Illinois farmers may be having second thoughts about how much corn they plant this year.  Falling corn prices and questions about the demand for ethanol may have them taking a closer look at soybeans.  After several years of increasing corn…
 
 
MARION — Recent cold weather and ongoing Illinois Department of Transportation construction work along the Illinois 13 corridor near Illinois Star Centre Mall, is making it rough for retail me…
 
 
LA GRANGE – Illinois State Board of Education officials will visit Lyons Township High School this month to evaluate the school’s special education program. 
 
 
CHICAGO (STMW) – With Bruce Rauner already sweating a rough week in his campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, state Sen. Bill Brady turned up the heat Sunday and demanded answers about Rauner’s relationship with convicted serial con man Stuart Levine. The answer from Rauner’s camp: The men have never met. “Bruce doesn’t know him,” Rauner spokesman Mike Schrimpf said of Levine. But
 
 
Just days after Illinois started accepting applications for concealed carry permits, lawmakers are putting forth all kinds of proposals to change the controversial law. For example, Rep. Deborah Conroy wants to raise fines for violators and Sen. Dan Kotowski wants to ban concealed weapons in churches.
 
 
Our political roundtable looked at the challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces in the coming yearEmanuel Faces Big Funding Issues in 2014Last year, state lawmakers passed legislation attempting to reduce Illinois’ unfunded pension liability. The constitutionality of the plan will be …
 
 
Gov. Pat Quinn says his appeal over denied federal disaster aid will focus on clean-up difficulties during the recent frigid temperatures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Thursday Illinois’ request for $6.1 million in assistance to lo…
 
 
 
Day at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago with nieces and nephews. Tornado simulation, Disney exhibit, and baby chicks hatching. Lots of fun and learning. #goodtimes #museumofscienceandindustry
 
 
I’m blessed to do something I love for a living! #SmallBusiness #WomenInBusiness
 
 
As a member of congress I plan on taking my values of working hard to bring more good jobs to our great city! #Chicago #WomenInCongress
 
 
This Ad Stunned So Many Liberals, The NFL Banned It From The SuperBowl http://fb.me/2bA2LAbwJ 
 
 
Protecting middle class families and #SmallBusiness owners is my passion! #WomenInCongress #GoodTimes
 
 
Guess where I’m going tomorrow.
 
 
With my new minimum wage idea, you only have to work 3 hours to buy my Timex watch.
 
 
RT @KirkDillard @SenBillBrady @RutherfordDan #ILGOP gubernatorial candidate forum on 1/14 why NO @BruceRauner http://thewillcountynews.com/?p=850  #twill
 
 
#illini lose to NU 49-43. Yes, you read that right.
 
 
#Big10 road basketball is tough- when you’re on the road v. MSU, Indiana, OSU, Wis., etc. Let’s be clear: Northwestern is NOT etc.! #badloss
 
 
Hope everyone is safe! “@ABC7Chicago: 6.5-magnitude earthquake causes minor damage off Puerto Rico’s northern coast: http://abc7.ws/L09tED ”
 
 
 
Friday, Republican House members Dennis Reboletti, John Anthony and Jeanne Ives called for legislative hearings to investigate the Department of Corrections director’s hiring practices after a former gang member and felon was discovered working for the DOC. Rep. Ives (of Wheaton) said it appears the DOC hosts a “culture [where] political clout trumps integrity in hiring.” http://www.ill
 
 
Our campaign is offering a new way to tell your story! Was your insurance cancelled due to Lipinski supported “ObamaCare”? Then tell your story at insurancecancellations@gmail.com … We’re listening!
 
 
As reported in the national media this past week, this is unfortunate news……………………………………………………… “Only 74,000 jobs were created in December, well short of the expected 200,000, yet the unemployment rate fell to 6.7%. This is because 347,000 Americans dropped out of the labor force, bringing the labor force participation rate to a paltry 62.8%, which is
 
 
Had real successful stock the pantry event today at Pontiac office. To keep overheads down, supporters brought in supplies for campaign office. Another successful week of $25, $50, $100 contributions to my Rutherford for Governor campaign. Thanks as always for support we couldn’t do it without you! http://www.danrutherford.org
 
 
I will be in attendance and will personally see to it that a portion of donations will be allocated to the victims of this tragedy.
 
 
The 38th Ward Office, located at 6622 W. Irving Park, is accepting food donations for the PPHH Food Drive. Drop off your donation and while you’re there, treat yourself to some candy and nuts at Superior Nut & Candy Company located right next door!
 
 
First campaign sign I’ve seen in Springfield and it’s a winner! Go @RutherfordDan go! pic.twitter.com/aWIeN1gKZr
 
 
RT @KirkDillard @SenBillBrady @RutherfordDan #ILGOP gubernatorial candidate forum on 1/14 why NO @BruceRauner http://thewillcountynews.com/?p=850  #twill
 
 
If we continue to allow our Congressional “Representatives” to keep raising the debt ceiling and the Federal Reserve calling the shots; the value of the dollar will weaken further. That means you – the consumer, will be paying more at the store. It’s time for fiscal responsibility to be re-introduced to Congress. Help send me to D.C. and Illinois 9th will be great once more! AUDIT
 
 
Just got to Springfield; saw my first 70 mph sign on the way. Oberweis!
 
 
If we continue to allow our Congressional “Representatives” to keep raising the debt ceiling and the Federal Reserve calling the shots; the value of the dollar will weaken further. That means you – the consumer, will be paying more at the store. It’s time for fiscal responsibility to be re-introduced to Congress. Help send me to D.C. and Illinois 9th will be great once more! AUDIT &am
 
 
House Speaker #JohnBoehner is right about one thing: We need more jobs. But he has been Speaker for 3 years and… http://fb.me/6owUyTip8 
 
 
The first District Tour of 2014, most of the schedule is on our site. http://www.EricforIllinois.com Come out and say hello at a stop near you.
 
 
‘DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin Discusses 2014’ by @WDCBNews @dupagecounty #dancronins2014plans https://soundcloud.com/wdcbnews/dupage-county-board-chairman?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter …
 
 
House Speaker #JohnBoehner is right about one thing: We need more jobs. But he has been Speaker for 3 years and has not introduced a single jobs bill in that entire time! Time to #TakeBacktheHouse in 2014! Randall Olsen for Congress – Illinois 16th
 
 
Have a student at either Community District 99 High School? Are you going to soon send a child to either DG South… http://fb.me/2gTaEfdNw 
 
 
House Speaker #JohnBoehner is right about one thing: We need more jobs. But he has been Speaker for 3 years and has not introduced a single jobs bill in that entire time! Time to #TakeBacktheHouse in 2014!Randall Olsen for Congress – Illinois 16th
 
 
 
Some city leaders are moving to ban styrofoam products for businesses that sell food. The proposal is sponsored by Aldermen Ed Burke and George Cardenas. It will be considered tomorrow by members of the city’s Finance Committee. Cities like New York, Seattle and San Fransisco have already passed similar bans.
 
 
Ugly comes in many forms: Illinois missing its first 12 attempts from 3-point land … The Illini’s Jon Ekey blowing two follow-up dunks … Northwestern’s Sanjay Lumpkin losing a tooth on a loose-ball scramble. Read more at chicagotribune.com
 
 
@RonSandack @EdSullivanforIL plenty of open seats if you want to come see some horrible 1st half basketball.
 
 
Talked w/ @ABC7Chicago reporter Evelyn Holmes & other members of the media about our campaign & the issues of IL. pic.twitter.com/PVEdzjOQzJ
 
 
CPS watchdog targets faked school attendance, grades http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-inspector-general-chicago-investigations-20140112,0,95296.story …
 
 
“And of all the people in human history who ever reached the age of sixty-five, half are alive now”: http://www.salon.com/2014/01/12/what_thomas_friedman_and_niall_ferguson_dont_understand_about_the_rest_of_the_world/ …
 
 
RTA audit might get badly needed answers for Metra. CST Editorials. http://www.suntimes.com/opinions/24879283-474/audit-might-get-badly-needed-metra-answers.html …
 
 
No cop data base access for Cook sheriff on concealed carry. But DuPage teen gets it @BetterGov http://www.suntimes.com/news/bga/24880600-452/when-a-teen-plays-cop.html …
 
 
Bruce Rauner could be the new Mitt Romney. Laura Washington column. http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/24880856-452/rauner-the-romney-of-2014.html … @MediaDervish
 
 
Web surfers who click on csufacultyvoice.blogspot.com might not be sure where they’ve landed at first. The site’s main image is an evergreen hedge, sheared to form the letters C-S-U.
 
 
It was great knocking doors in the West Garfield Park neighborhood with Ald. Ervin! Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
 
 
Excited to report we’ve earned the endorsement of the Champaign County Young Democrats! Looking forward to working together to win #IL13
 
 
Adam Kinzinger defends embattled NJ Governor Chris Christie by invoking Benghazi. I can’t wait to take his job! “I think [Christie] took the bull by the horns, held people accountable, fired people. And I think it is a very big difference than how this administration has handled things — IRS, Benghazi, you can keep your health insurance if you want it. Nobody’s been fired over that. And what we’re
 
 
We won the Wheeling Twp GOP endorsement w/ 83% of the vote! Big THX to Ruth O’Connell & congrats on building such a hard working org! #ilgov
 
 
We won the Wheeling Twp GOP endorsement w/ 83% of the vote! Big THX to Ruth O’Connell & congrats on building such a hard working org! #ilgov
 
 
Another successful week of $25,$50,$100 contrib. to my Rutherford for Governor campaign. Thanks for support.We couldn’t do w/o you! #twill
 
 
Enjoyed Sunday service at Church of the Sweet Holy Spirit. Thank you Bishop Trotter for having me & your support! pic.twitter.com/GTD87gs6uB
 
 
Have @Delta or @AmericanAir miles to help a #Chambana family adopt an orphan? http://bit.ly/1fkQn5V  Please tweet @srfarney or me to help!
 
 
Hey Christie, where’s your buddy Obama right now? Gosh, it’s almost like you backstabbed Romney for nothing, you sack of ………. #caring
 
 
Sign here to tell @RepKifowit NO to more tax hikes in Illinois! http://bit.ly/1bUo0Ls 
 
 
Congressmen are derelict when they vote for a bill they have never read-with very little debate! #ObamaCare #tcot #Benghazi #FakeJobsReports
 
 
NICE FACE❗️FINALLY❗️Maricopa County GOP votes overwhelmingly to censure John McCain via @BizPacReview pic.twitter.com/DiUeJDPsgI
 
 
Thanks for your support! Look forward to working together in #IL13 MT @CCYDems: CCYDs have endorsed Judge Ann Callis for Congress #CCDems14
 
 
Born and raised right here in #Chicago and excited to be the voice of #Women & #SmallBusiness in #Congress
 
 
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts & hopes for making our #community an even better place to live, work & raise a family. #GreatPeople
 
 
Adam Kinzinger defends embatteled NJ Governor Chris Christie by invoking Benghazi. I can’t wait to take his job!… http://fb.me/1aZCQHs40 
 
 
Adam Kinzinger defends embattled NJ Governor Chris Christie by invoking Benghazi. I can’t wait to take his job!… http://fb.me/1eZFyLVdR 
 
 
I work hard to advocate for my clients every day. #TheInsurancePeople #Insurance #GoodTimes
 
 
Must admit, Oh, Canada is a great national anthem! #Blackhawks
 
 
Posted details to some of our upcoming campaign stops on http://www.EricforIllinois.com 
 
 
Adam Kinzinger defends embattled NJ Governor Chris Christie by invoking Benghazi. I can’t wait to take his job! “I think [Christie] took the bull by the horns, held people accountable, fired people. And I think it is a very big difference than how this administration has handled things — IRS, Benghazi, you can keep your health insurance if you want it. Nobody’s been fired over that. And what we’r
 
 
AURORA — The building that will become the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University is expected to receive the …
 
 
CPS watchdog targets faked school attendance, gradesChicago Tribune”Chicago Public Schools has a zero-tolerance policy for the intentional manipulation of data by our employees,” said schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. “To monitor this issue, schools undergo a rigorous auditing process to ensure that … Fraudulent …
 
 
Taking a break from campaigning to see my daughter’s competitive cheer competition. They’re pretty awesome….but I’m pretty biased.
 
 
My Letter to the Editor regarding Representative Davis’ attempts to undo his vote to cut veterans’ pensions.Davis voted for cuts to veterans’ pensions | News-Gazette.comwww.news-gazette.comCongress recently passed a budget that raised government spending while cutting the pensions of veterans, including disabled veterans. Rep. Rodney Davis voted for this budget. After casting his vote, Davis issue
 
 
Go GRACIE! Gracie Gold, who was raised in Springfield, Mo. before moving to Springfield, Ill., won her first U.S. figure skating title last night and all but guaranteed herself a spot at the Olympics. Story –> http://bit.ly/GracieGold Photo Gallery –> http://bit.ly/GracieGallery
 
 
Gov. Pat Quinn has a new dog, who happens to be very cute. Watch the video and see for yourself. http://suntm.es/1dnJ2o9
 
 
Taking a break from campaigning to see my daughter’s competitive cheer competition. They’re pretty awesome….but I’m pretty biased.
 
 
.@Bill_Brady holds Sunday press conference, wants @BruceRauner to release contracts his agency had with convicted pol insider Stu Levine
 
 
BRADY CHALLENGES RAUNER TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT DEALINGS WITH LEVINE, CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS CHICAGO  — Senator Bill Brady, Republican candidate for Governor, today challenged his opponent Bruce Rauner to answer questions about his past insider dealings with some government bodies in Illinois. “We now know that he is confused about his stand on the minimum wage issue.  We don’t know  whether he
 
 
Thank you for the follow @IllinoisChannel !
 
 
One of our favorite places in the city. About to see the Nazi Submarine exhibit. (@ Museum of Science and Industry) http://4sq.com/1dHZxGx 
 
 
“He doesn’t live here anymore, but the IRS is looking for him too.” – Door to Door Quote of the Day. #twCCill #twill #chambana
 
 
My @rosenberg103 button serves two functions. #twccil #ccdems14 pic.twitter.com/oRsnaWSEbg
 
 
What some are calling a fair tax is anything but. @afpillinois: “Fight the Hike!”…and #KeepILFlat http://bit.ly/1c16jWt 
 
 
Folks have asked and here are the details for the Collinsville Township Democrats event January 16th. We will be there, if you would like to attend please RSVP. Thank you. http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-frc3/373025_165883810189248_475347244_s.jpgMadison County (IL) Democratic PartyPlease support our Collinsville Township Democratic organization who are sponsoring a fundraiser and meet &am
 
 
#Chicago Politics look out because Friends of Alexandra means business! #WomenInCongress
 
 
We need your help! #Printing #Promotional Goods, #Volunteers #Soical Media #PublicRelations Email us @info@alexandraeidenberg.com
 
 
My Letter to the Editor re: Rep. Davis’ attempts to undo his vote to cut veterans’ pensions. Veterans deserve better! http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/letters-editor/2014-01-12/davis-voted-cuts-veterans-pensions.html …
 
 
When we support #Middleclass #Families and the working class we support our future #WomenInCongress #ThinkBig #Chicago
 
 
‘Religion’ is man’s way of explaining God. The Bible is God’s way of explaining man.
 
 
Always a pleasure to worship with Pastor Jakes and Westpoint Missionary Baptist
 
 
@EdSullivanforIL @ashvinlad @IlliniHoops I’m watching from home. #GoIlini!
 
 
Raising money for poor, sick children in Poland w/friends @CopernicusCente pic.twitter.com/4nSanRN3HE
 
 
We won the Wheeling Twp GOP endorsement w/ 83% of the vote! Big THX to Ruth O’Connell & congrats on building such a hard working org! #ilgov
 
 
We won the Wheeling Twp GOP endorsement w/ 83% of the vote! Big THX to Ruth O’Connell & congrats on building such a hard working org! #ilgov
 
 
Mass with my family this morning Preparing for the Education Funding Task Force which meets tomorrow in Waterloo IL ( by St Louis)
 
 
Excited to report we’ve earned the endorsement of the Champaign County Young Democrats! Looking forward to working together to win #IL13
 
 
P5+1 nuclear agrmt with #Iran begins 1/20, Congress should now pass the bipartisan Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act. http://1.usa.gov/1gxojwk 
 
 
I urge the White House to publicly release the text of the implementation agreement with #Iran for all to review.
 
 
Excellent meeting with community leaders in Robinson yesterday.
 
 
A big thank you to all of the volunteers who give of their time and energy for my campaign. Sandra Hansen and Former County Board Member, Janet Anderson spent yesterday afternoon labeling and stuffing envelopes. Thank you!
 
 
Tomorrow morning I will be buying coffee at Steve & Shirley’s Restaurant in Oakland. Looking forward to meeting the community!
 
 
https://www.youcaring.com/SupportRickChapmanRick Chapman for Illinois State Repwww.youcaring.comSupport Rick Chapman in his bid for Illinois State Representative 97th District! Donate today to ensure that someone with experience, determination and guts heads to Springfield!
 
 
To contribute, simply go to <www.youcaring.com> and type in Richard Chapman. Its easy,safe and secure and will help buy media ads. The March Primary is rapidly approaching. Please help if you can.Rick Chapman for Illinois State Repwww.youcaring.comSupport Rick Chapman in his bid for Illinois State Representative 97th District! Donate today to ensure that someone with experience, determination a
 
 
Met a lot of good people of the 110th today. People in Oakland and Ashmore like the words “Term Limits” and think all candidates should run on that platform. I told them I am!
 
 
I am a candidate running on Term Limits. Do you feel that the Springfield Legislation should have Term Limits on our Legislators of 8 years? If you agree, please LIKE our Facebook page in the Like button.
 
 
We had a great day today! It was 36 degrees, but people were very receptive to the 10 volunteers that braved the cold temperature to get the message to the people. I am so thankful for having the opportunity to campaign. It is the best way to hear from the people and get to know your constituents better. I also like the benefits of a few lost pounds! In the words of our President, yes we can!@
 
 
1-5-14: Attended retirement party honoring local community leader.
 
 
1-8-14: Met with local business leaders at Roselle Chamber of Commerce meeting.
 
 
1-9-14: Visited with local republican leaders at Wayne Township Republican Organization Meeting.
 
 
1-9-14: Represented constituents as elected official at Wood Dale Council Committee Meeting.
 
 
1-10-14: Worked with volunteers on correspondence & mailers for residents.
 
 
Sunday with the kids, we found a good use for leftover Christmas cards.
 
 
It was great knocking doors in the West Garfield Park neighborhood with Ald. Ervin! Thank you to everyone who volunteered!
 
 
Mass with my family this morning Preparing for the Education Funding Task Force which meets tomorrow in Waterloo IL ( by St Louis)
 
 
Their efforts will be led by new reporter Meredith Colias, who joined the Journal this month after covering the Illinois Legislature for Illinois Issues …
 
 
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) – The head of the public works department in Bloomington has taken his own turn behind the snowplow wheel.
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/MnCne4wmBt
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/iRLN8HMyU3
 
 
Please visit my new website http://www.electchriswelch.com . Just rolled it out this week.
 
 
Chicago Area Catholics Get First Look At Cardinal’s Letter On Sex Abuse CasesCBS2 ChicagoCHICAGO (CBS) – Catholics in the Chicago Archdiocese are getting their first look this morning at a letter from Cardinal George about sex abuse by priests, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty. Those leaving Mass at Holy Name Cathedral hadn’t yet read the …
 
 
Isolating Lake Michigan from Miss. River will cost the Chi. region $4b in revenue over 20 yrs. I can’t support this. pic.twitter.com/T425EowTvo
 
 
3 Illinois rivers rise above flood stage as snow melts, @NWS issues flood warnings http://bit.ly/1ca4PJC 
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/MnCne4wmBt
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/iRLN8HMyU3
 
 
Thank you #Libertyville Township GOP for endorsing my campaign. I’m humbled to receive your unanimous support. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/libertyville-township-gop-endorses-rutherford-and-grogan.html … #ILGOP
 
 
On the #SouthSide and joining Anointed By Christ Church and then my colleague, Sen. Collins, at St. Sabina, for services this morning #twill
 
 
Pick up a copy of the Chicago Sun-Times today and check out Carol Marin’s analysis of the race. She calls the election for the IL 40th House District an important one to watch this election cycle. http://ow.ly/suEkLBlago, Mell and legacy elections – Chicago Sun-Timeswww.suntimes.comPolitics is like a virus. Just ask Aaron Goldstein. “I have the political bug, always followed it,” he said when I ca
 
 
A #chambana solider is facing job challenges after returning home from 100+ combat missions http://bit.ly/1kwhy3C  Know of opportunities?
 
 
My campaign is in full swing @CarolMarin selected the IL 40th HD race as one to watch http://ow.ly/suDVU  #IL40 #twill
 
 
I had a great time walking the district talking with residents with @AldermanErvin and the @28thydo pic.twitter.com/N3ggHkGVEh
 
 
Thank you for the follow back @spcwgn !
 
 
I had a great discussion with the Greater Peoria Chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America on Saturday, and received their endorsement. Thanks to Larry Jones for the invitation and all of those who attended, including Zach, who provided me with this photo. http://www.peoriaprogressive.org/author/larryjones/
 
 
Press release: Back to Work Budget January 12, 2014 David Green for Congress Press release: David Green supports CPC “Back to Work Budget.” David Green, candidate for U.S. Congress in the Democratic Party primary in IL-13, expresses his support for the “Back to Work Budget” of the Congressional Progressive Caucus as proposed last March (2013): “The Back to Work Budget invests in America’s futur
 
 
Click to contribute and help make big changes in our community by electing a #WomenInCongress http://tiny.cc/d9wp6w 
 
 
#WomenInCongress Have ideas on how to help the community? Want to chat? Send a LinkedIn message to schedule date @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandraeidenberg …
 
 
On the #SouthSide and joining Anointed By Christ Church and then my colleague, Sen. Collins, at St. Sabina, for services this morning #twill
 
 
That was a scam! MT @chiefilliniwek: Kentucky ’83. I think that is when NCAA started not allowing home court advantage during the tourney.
 
 
@RonSandack @ashvinlad I shall be there. 2nd row baby.
 
 
A funny solution to a real problem #Asiancarp. About to talk about Army Corps plans that could hurt #IL jobs. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1foIj7P 
 
 
.@Bill_Brady holds Sunday press conference, wants @BruceRauner to release contracts his agency had with convicted pol insider Stu Levine
 
 
Isolating Lake Michigan from Miss. River will cost the Chi. region $4b in revenue over 20 yrs. I can’t support this. pic.twitter.com/T425EowTvo
 
 
My Letter to the Editor regarding Representative Davis’ attempts to undo his vote to cut veterans’ pensions.Davis voted for cuts to veterans’ pensions | News-Gazette.comwww.news-gazette.comCongress recently passed a budget that raised government spending while cutting the pensions of veterans, including disabled veterans. Rep. Rodney Davis voted for this budget. After casting his vote, Davis issue
 
 
Georgette Braun: Rockford’s stop-and-frisk records laxRockford Register StarHarvey Grossman, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union in Illinois, told me that “you have to record all of the stop-and-frisks; if not, police officers are out there, and nobody knows what they are doing.” Johnston said it would be …
 
 
Fox-32′s Dane Placko joined The Sunday Spin to talk about Bruce Rauner’s current campaign and the controversy surrounding it. He also touches on the current condition of state politics. …
 
 
Pantagraph.com – Found 1 hour ago… the announcement of bus tours, new attacks on Pat Quinn and jockeying over … other than our currently imprisoned former governor, Rod …
 
 
NRA offers shooters’ insurance http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-concealed-carry-shootings-insurance-met-3-20140111,0,907034.story … #twill
 
 
Many thanks to our @SundaySpin guests: @dsplacko, @chasejohn and @ProfBobBruno. Podcasts up shortly!
 
 
Want a person in Springfield that will tell it like it is and isn’t afraid to take on the people who have hurt our state? People like me don’t come around often, but here I am.
 
 
Another example of waste of taxpayer funds by the state legislators in our own district . . Our State Representative, Carol Sente, and State Senator, Terry Link, are two of six state legislators who are using our state tax dollars are being used to produce coloring books with their names and offices on the front, despite a 2011 state law which prohibits the use of taxpayer funds for this kind of
 
 
Meet the money behind Illinois’ GOP @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/CxGXnGG 
 
 
Think you are being taxed unfairly on your real estate? On Jan. 15, this coming Wednesday, my office is hosting… http://fb.me/3DWCnvorG 
 
 
Are you being taxed unfairly on your real estate? My office is hosting two free seminars on Wed., Jan. 15, to… http://fb.me/1Ob5QT0Cf 
 
 
This past week, Representative Rosenthal and I attended the annual dinner for the Worden Fire Department…. http://fb.me/1bWsJvI9T 
 
 
50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty & Jobs for 1/12/2014 #constantcontact http://conta.cc/1lG3xOV 
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/MnCne4wmBt
 
 
Shout out 2 Students for Dillard Tracy for the fantastic Tuesday meet & greet. They’re our supporters of the week! pic.twitter.com/iRLN8HMyU3
 
 
While not taking sides in the Gov. race, this is a good discussion of the minimum wage issue by Candidate Rauner. http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/525/article/p2p-78825439/ …
 
 
Please visit my new website http://www.electchriswelch.com . Just rolled it out this week.
 
 
Libertyville Township Republicans (in Lake County) endorsed my run for Treasurer yesterday. What isn’t in the article below is that the vote was unanimous to support me. I am humbled to have received such a resounding vote of confidence. http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/01/libertyville-township-gop-endorses-rutherford-and-grogan.htmlLibertyville Township GOP endorses Rutherfo
 
 
While not taking sides in the gubernatorial race, this is a pretty good explanation of the minimum wage issue by Candidate Rauner. A global explanation of the costs of business and impediments to job growth.How to raise the minimum wagewww.chicagotribune.comTuesday, news outlets reported on a remark I made last month about lowering the minimum wage. One went so far as to characterize my remark as
 
 
Join us in giving a shout-out to our supporters of the week, Students for Dillard Tracy! They hosted a fantastic meet & greet this week! CLICK LIKE and show them some love!
 
 
A local Bronze Star recipient is facing challenges finding employment after returning home from 100+ combat missions. He has a wealth of leadership and carpentry skills. Please share this story with anyone who may have an opportunity for him.Soldier’s new mission is to build a life back home | News-Gazette.comwww.news-gazette.comStaff Sgt. Timothy Church won the Bronze Star and the respect of the
 
 
Making the rounds on the South Side this morning and joining Anointed By Christ Church and then my colleague, Sen. Collins, at St. Sabina which is her church, for services.
 
 
CHICAGO (AP) — Statistics show Illinois is the country’s largest producer of soybeans. Gov. Pat Quinn put out a news release Sunday honoring Illinois farmers. He cites the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which says Illinois harvested 462 million …
 
 
The Chicago Tribune last week published an exhaustive story on the political reach and clout of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s patronage system.
 
 
Are you being taxed unfairly on your real estate? My office is hosting two free seminars on Wed., Jan. 15, to help residents understand their property tax assessment and learn how to appeal it. http://www.ronsandack.org/./rep_sandack_to_host_tax_assessments_and_appeals_forumsState Representative Ron Sandackwww.ronsandack.orgIllinois House District 81
 
 
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And Lisa is one of the nicest you will ever meet! RT @pat_brady: Meet the money behind Illinois’ GOP @CrainsChicago http://fw.to/CxGXnGG 
 
 
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Piñata Fest 2014 – Grandma Schock Family Christmas in Elgin IL. Nephew Scout delivers the final blow and niece Paisley cleans up after the candy is spilled. #goodtimes #whoneedssanta
 
 
Tio Hardiman’s quixotic campaign for governor has run into a snag that could ultimately jeopardize his ability to stay on the ballot in the March primary for … During her 2009 race for representative in Illinois 40th House District, candidate Joe …
 
 
We’re not. We’ve believed in the unlimited potential of Chicago Rockford International Airport for a long time. Not because we’re knee-jerk, rah-rah …