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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

One story that has not been told until now is how the Chicago Bears were persuaded to move their summer training camp from Platteville, Wisconsin, to Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Summer training camp had been at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for 18 years. But in March 2001, the Bears announced they would seek a new site. Universities and colleges on the list as possible sites were Olivet Nazarene University  in Bourbonnais, Millikin in Decatur, Illinois State in Normal, Southern Illinois in Carbondale and Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Northern Illinois in DeKalb, University …

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
“MADIGAN IS ILLINOIS’ OWN DR. FRANKENSTEIN,” SAYS DRURY – “HE CREATED GOVERNOR RAUNER”
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS – Scott Drury, Democratic candidate for Governor, released the following statement today:
“As the finger-pointing continues over who is responsible for the lack of an education-funding bill, overshadowed is why this is an issue at all in 2017. […]

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fareed Zakaria: Trump won because voters are tired of “people like us” https://t.co/YA5z6xJgSJ pic.twitter.com/QkudHaXceG

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 31, 2017

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* From a Saturday night fundraising e-mail…
Thank you for your continued support; the response to our Tax Hike outreach efforts has been amazing.
We’re close to our goal, but we need your help to raise $5,000 more to fully fund our program.
Will you consider chipping in $32 in protest of the 32% tax hike?
Your donation […]

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Why Coal is Number One. #energy @StephenMoore https://t.co/lWkBweq5xg— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) July 31, 2017

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Tribune…

Chicago Public Schools’ latest long-term borrowing deal will buy the district a bit of financial breathing room through 2019 but comes at an immense cost to future generations.
By the time the $500 million loan is paid off, children now entering kindergarten will be in their mid-30s and the school district will have spent $850 […]

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[31 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

FLASHBACK: So many El Gallito instant classics. This favorite goes out to @ShaunfromEP w/ a HT to @John_Kass: https://t.co/mPX9KOZadl— Dan Proft (@DanProft) July 31, 2017

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

A number of neighborhood small business owners are complaining that the city is overzealously policing sign permits, saying they’ve had to pay thousands of dollars in fines for words painted on their shop windows.

“It just seems unfair to make you get a permit for every window panel,” said Scott Toth, owner of Craft Pizza at 1252 N. Damen Ave.
Toth, who has been ticketed four times, hired a lawyer and appeared in court twice over the matter. He says he decided to remove the signs in all four windows and pay …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

* NBC 5…
Day two of the Special Session in Springfield has Gov. Bruce Rauner Rauner meeting with his Republican caucus Thursday urging them to stick together in opposing the school funding bill.
Senate Bill One is not yet on Rauner’s desk, but, with schools opening in the next few weeks, many districts are anxiously awaiting the […]