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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 17, 2014

 
ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
-- Illinois GOP Elects State Central Committee, County Chairs
http://www.weareillinois.org/officials/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Last night, Republican leaders met across the state to elect party officials and help get Illinois back on track. Local leaders charged their County Chairs and State Central Committeemen and Committeewomen with electing Republicans across the state, ending ten years of one-party Democrat control, and changing the painful economic reality of the state under Gov. Pat Quinn. “The Democrats in Illinois have been an absolute failure on jobs, on the budget, and on keeping their promises. The leaders we selected today will help guide our party forward, hold Gov. Quinn accountable for his failures, and elect Republicans up and down the ticket,” said Jack Dorgan, Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. The newly elected members of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee are:
1st Congressional District: Shaun Murphy
2nd Congressional District: Judy Diekelman
3rd Congressional District: Sean Morrison
4th Congressional District: Jay Reyes
5th Congressional District: Jack Dorgan
6th Congressional District: Brian Colgan
7th Congressional District: Carol Smith Donovan
8th Congressional District: Ryan Higgins
9th Congressional District: Blair Garber
10th Congressional District: Mark Shaw
11th Congressional District: Roger Claar
12th Congressional District: Michael Neubert
13th Congressional District: Fred Floreth
14th Congressional District: Stanton Bond
15th Congressional District: Robert Winchester, Sr.
16th Congressional District: John McGlasson
17th Congressional District: Jan Weber
18th Congressional District: Michael Bigger
By state law, County Conventions are held once every two years, and County Chairmen are elected to two-year terms. The members of the State Central Committee are elected to four-year terms. “Republicans have a historic opportunity in Illinois this November,” Dorgan said. “And the men and women we elected last night will lead us to victory – for the good of our party and the good of Illinois.”)
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party to post on its website www.weareillinois.org the following information from the 102 Republican county conventions held Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014. - Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
-- The names of the 102 county party chairmen and other officers who were elected.
-- The weighted vote that each of Illinois' 18 congressional districts has.
-- For each of the 18 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee races, the number of votes that each of candidates received broken out by county, township, and ward.
-- The number of elected precinct committeemen who attended each of the 101 county conventions outside of Cook County broken out by townships
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- DuPage County Republicans anxiously await the DuPage County Republican Party to post on its website http://www.dupagegop.com/ a) the weighted vote that each Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidate received and the number of committeemen who voted for them broken out by township and b) the names of the newly elected township party officers. - Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
 
NBC5
-- Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford  Rutherford was accused of sexual harassment in January - AP
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Judge-Puts-Off-Ruling-in-Suit-Against-Rutherford--255669871.html
 
CBS2
-- House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/house-bill-offers-100m-to-lure-obama-presidential-library-to-illinois/.
-- Mark Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against Durbin - Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/kirk-reverses-course-endorses-oberweis-against-durbin/
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- SEC's information technology at risk of hacking: report - Reuters
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-rt-us-sec-cybercrime-security-20140417,0,7429880.story
-- Environmental groups file suit to stop $1.3B Illiana toll road proposal - Richard Wronski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-environmental-groups-file-suit-to-stop-13b-illiana-toll-road-proposal-20140417,0,5163406.story
-- Almost 1/3 of Chicago-area homeowners still significantly underwater - Mary Ellen Podmolik
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-homeowners-underwater-20140417,0,7135589.story
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Durbin has massive cash advantage over Oberweis - LYNN SWEET
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/durbin-massive-cash-advantage-over-oberweis/thu-04172014-454pm
-- Illinois State Medical Society backs Rauner with $150k - NATASHA KORECKI
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/illinois-state-medical-society-backs-rauner-150k/thu-04172014-210pm
-- Rauner’s best friend that money can buy - Neil Steinberg
http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/26902035-452/rauners-best-friend-that-money-can-buy.html#.U1BszfldWSp
-- CTU jabs at Rauner with cartoon - LAUREN FITZPATRICK
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/ctu-jabs-rauner-cartoon/thu-04172014-437pm
-- Cook County loses billions in tax dollars to collar counties - CHAD MERDA  (DIERSEN: Over the decades, the Democrats who run Chicago and Cook County have made it increasingly clear that they want you to leave if you are not a Democrat, and especially if you are religious and/or conservative.)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/cook-county-loses-billions-tax-dollars-collar-counties/thu-04172014-120pm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to make the bitter pill of a $250 million property tax increase to save two city employee pension funds easier to swallow for aldermen, but even if he does that, the backlash from residents could be costly. Illinois Policy has dug into some IRS data and found that from 1992 to 2010, Cook County lost a net of 276,000 taxpayers to its neighboring counties. Factor in those taxpayers' dependents, and that number rises to 840,000. And with that, goes money. A lot of money. If Emanuel's tax increase goes through, some say it could accelerate the outflow of residents from within the city limits and out of Cook County altogether.  Here's a look at how the surrounding counties have benefited from people fleeing the city:)
 
DAILY HERALD
-- ‘Epidemic’ of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hears - Melissa Silverberg
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140417/news/140418496/
-- DuPage towns getting $2.6 million from state for road-related improvements
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140417/news/140418459/
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Quinn grabs big cash advantage over Rauner - Thomas Corfman
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140416/NEWS02/140419829
-- Dear Mr. President: Pay for your library yourself - Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140417/BLOGS02/140419763/dear-mr-president-pay-for-your-library-yourself
 
 
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Report: Big cuts to state aid for schools if income tax increase expires - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419497/-1/json
 
KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
-- 'Illinois is in a death spiral': Lack of jobs has 'degraded' Kankakee County, says Nixon - Phil Angelo
http://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/illinois-is-in-a-death-spiral-lack-of-jobs-has/article_6e79f8d2-a2cc-5f5e-9502-7bb7114f3602.html
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- Suburban GOP senators call for Dems to 'look in the mirror' over spending, taxes - Nathan Lurz  (DIERSEN: Illinois Republican State Senators Connelly, Dillard, McConnaughay, Murphy, and Oberweis participated in this outstanding event in Glen Ellyn.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/04/17/suburban-gop-senators-call-for-dems-to-look-in-the-mirror-over-spending-taxes/awfd5uw/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Several Republican suburban senators gave some insight into the conversation they will be bringing to Springfield and the 2014 election cycle when they met Thursday morning at the Danby Station Cafe in Glen Ellyn to speak about the Illinois state budget and legislative session. Talk at the media event largely revolved around Democratic revenue solutions and the business climate of the state of Illinois. Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, pointed to the number of tax proposals being considered by Springfield Democrats – including the controversial progressive income tax amendment, extension of a 2011 state income tax hike, and the recently abandoned millionaire tax – as evidence of Democratic commitment to raise more money instead of fixing spending problems.)
-- Train ride meeting details Metra, UP focus on DuPage - Nathan Lurz
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/04/14/train-ride-meeting-details-metra-up-focus-on-dupage/ax244zy/
 
CITY OF WHEATON
-- VIDEO: ComEd Official Discusses Smart Meters in New Video
http://wheaton-il.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=d60dab35-16d2-1032-bd02-514b83b1ee95
 
WALSH FREEDOM
-- Sorry, Sen. Kirk, That Train Has Already Left the Station
http://walshfreedom.com/2014/04/sorry-sen-kirk-that-train-has-already-left-the-station/
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY PICKS NEW STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/il-gop-picks-for-state-central-committee.html
-- NEW ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP PICKED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/del-mar-wins-re-election-in-cook-county.html
-- NEW ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP PICKED WEDNESDAY NIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/del-mar-wins-re-election-in-cook-county.html
-- JUDGE PUTS OFF RULING IN SUIT AGAINST RUTHERFORD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/judge-puts-off-ruling-in-suit-against-rutherford.html
-- SENGER GETS NFIB ENDORSEMENT, DOLD GETS ROTHENBURG UPGRADE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/senger-gets-nfib-endorsement-dold-gets-rothenburg-upgrade.html
-- ROSKAM TALKS SUPERBUGS AND HIS PROPOSED DISARM ACT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/ready-roskam-talks-superbugs-and-his-proposed-disarm-act.html
-- ILLINOIS MED-MARIJUANA REGULATIONS DROP LANGUAGE BARRING GUN OWNERSHIP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/illinois-med-marijuana-regulations-drop-language-barring-gun-ownership.html
-- ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS OWE $56B IN UNFUNDED RETIREE HEALTH CARE COSTS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/illinois-taxpayers-owe-56b-in-unfunded-retiree-health-care-costs.html
-- WEYERMULLER: "TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY" RALLY IN ST. CHARLES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/weyermuller-taxed-enough-already-dance-in-st-charles.html
 
 
REBOOT ILLINOIS
-- SENATE DEMS WARN OF MASSIVE CUTS TO SCHOOL FUNDING IF INCOME TAX HIKE EXPIRES - Brendan Bond
http://politics.rebootillinois.com/2014/04/17/editors-picks/brendanbond/senate-dems-warn-massive-cuts-school-funding-income-tax-hike-expires/5198/
 
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- Journalism No Longer the Worst Job In America—Barely - Don Irvine
http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/journalism-no-longer-the-worst-job-in-america-barely/
 
BARB WIRE
-- PETER LABARBERA IS A HERO - Janet Porter

http://barbwire.com/2014/04/17/audio-report-peter-labarbera-hero/
-- ‘LGBT’ Imperialism: Exporting Homosexuality, Perversion and HIV/AIDS - Jeff Allen
http://barbwire.com/2014/04/17/video-homofascist-imperialism-america-exporting-perversion-aids/
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Senators Say IRS Fails to Audit 99% of Big Partnerships  Internal Revenue Service Says Budget Cuts Have Sharply Reduced the Agency's Resources - John McKinnon
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304626304579508130334768964
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of senators is complaining that the Internal Revenue Service is failing to audit the vast majority of tax returns filed by big partnerships, including hedge funds and private-equity firms. The three, Sens. Carl Levin (D., Mich.), Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and John McCain (R., Ariz.), released a preliminary report by the Government Accountability Office, showing that roughly 99% of large partnerships aren't being subjected to detailed audits. According to the GAO, between 2002 and 2011 the number of partnerships with 100 or more partners and $100 million or more in assets increased more than 200%, accounting for $2.3 trillion in assets and $68.9 billion in total net income by 2011. But by 2012, IRS field audits reviewed the books and records of only 0.8% of large partnership returns. "The GAO report shows that while the number of these massive partnerships with massive assets has exploded, IRS audits haven't kept pace," Sen. Levin said in a written statement.)
 
USA TODAY
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Hunger is a 'silent crisis' in the USA - Marisol Bello
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/16/hunger-crisis-recession/7559713/
 
MOTOR AUTHORITY
-- Chevrolet Corvette Is Most 'Made In America' - Stephen Edelstein
 
 
 
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party to post on its website www.weareillinois.org the following information from the 102 Republican county conventions held Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014. - Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
-- The names of the 102 county party chairmen and other officers who were elected.
-- The weighted vote that each of Illinois' 18 congressional districts has.
-- The names of the 18 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) member who were elected.
-- For each of the 18 IRP SCC races, the number of votes that each of candidates received broken out by county, township, and ward.
-- The number of elected precinct committeemen who attended each of the 101 county conventions outside of Cook County broken out by townships
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- Ruscitti and Fawell reelected to lead the DuPage County Republican Party; 284 Republican Precinct Committeemen attend; Attendees include Bellock, Biggert, Breen, Bucholz, Cantore, Carlin, Cerne, Connelly, Cronin, Dillard, Fichtner, Grasso, Grant, Grogan, Hamilton, Healy, Henry, Hinds, Holan, Hultgren, Ives, Kachiroubas, King, Kleeman, Krajewski, Larsen, Lewis, Murphy, Noonan, Painter, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Whelan, Wiley, Winger, Wozniak, Zannis, and Zaruba. - Dave Diersen
284 of DuPage County's 517 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen attended the DuPage County Republican Central Committee's (DCRCC) biannual county convention Wednesday evening, April 16, 2014, at the Jack Knuepfer Administration Building in Wheaton, and unanimously reelected Darlene Ruscitti as DCRCC Chairman and Jeff Fawell as DCRCC Secretary.
 
- 59 of the 104 elected Republican Precinct Committeemen in Downers Grove Township attended including Bellock, Biggert, Dillard, Grogan, Krajewski, Olsen, and Painter
- 48 of the 90 in Milton Township attended including Bucholz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Crane, Falbo, Fawell, Galvin, Grasso, Grant, Heidorn, Hinkle, Ives, Jacobsen, Keller, Krzyzewski, Larsen, Lavan, Lofgren, McGowen, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Ryan, Shaw, Smith, Wagner, Wehling, and Zaruba
- 40 of the 64 in Bloomingdale Township attended including Dabrowski, Hundhausen, Levato, Ruscitti, and Tornatore
- 33 of the 55 in Addison Township attended including Durante, Kachiroubas, Moretti, Veenstra, and Winger
- 30 of the 67 in York Township attended including Breen, Cantore, Cronin, Fichtner, Hinds, Kordik, Ledonne, Stern, and Valle
- 25 of the 45 in Lisle Township attended including Carlin, Connelly, Loftus, Martinez, and Wozniak
- 23 of the 40 in Wayne Township attended including Marchese, Murphy, Pollastrini, Ramey, and Wiley
- 14 of the 34 in Naperville Township attended including Carlyle, Dixon, Fee, Furstenau, Healy, Schillerstrom, Vician, and Yurgaitis
- 12 of the 18 in Winfield Township attended including Brown, Hultgren, Johnson, Tornga, and Zegel
 
Attendees also included Anderson, Bond, Cattoni, Cerne, Colgan, Dorgan, Dusza, Filipello, Hamilton, Henry, Holan, Jatczak, Kain, King, Kmiecik, Lewis, Morrissey, Noonan, Puchalski, Salerno, Schroeder, Trowbridge, Whelan, Wilkins, and Zannis
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- DuPage County Republicans anxiously await the DuPage County Republican Party to post on its website http://www.dupagegop.com/ a) the weighted vote that each Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee candidate received and the number of committeemen who voted for them broken out by township and b) the names of the newly elected township party officers. - Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com.
 
CHAMPION NEWS
-- 2014 GOP Convention Results - Lennie Jarratt
http://www.championnews.net/?p=162590
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Below are the GOP Convention Results that I have so far. Please put more results in the comments if you know them.)
-- 2014 Illinois Tea Party Tax Day Tea Party Rally in St. Charles - Warner Todd Huston
http://www.championnews.net/?p=162438
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Tea Party (www.illinoisteaparty.net) held its sixth annual Chicago Tax Day Tea Party rally, but this year without the “Chicago” part as the group held their rally in the western suburbs. Specifically, the event was held in the Arcadia Theater in St. Charles where some 300 participants attended to hear candidates for office, activists, and patriotic music. The April 15 rally targeted Obamacare and Senator Dick Durbin, of course, but mentions of the Illinois Republican Party, Sec. of Treasury candidate and establishment GOPer Tom Cross, and Senator Mark Kirk drew as many boos as the Democrats showing that grass roots conservatives have about had it with the feckless, powerless Illinois GOP.)
-- Western Washington University President Wants to Reduce the Number of White People - Lennie Jarratt  (DIERSEN HEADLINE:  Are you White?  I am.  All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors and supervisors were under tremendous pressure from Democrats to reduce the number of their employees who were White and especially those who were male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.championnews.net/?p=162650
(FROM THE ARTICLE: www.CampusReform.org has an amazing story about the President of Western Washington University, Brad Shepard who has made the following statement: “In the decades ahead, should we be as white as we are today, we will be relentlessly driven toward mediocrity; or, become a sad shadow of our current self”and there was this from 2012: “Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have
failed as university.”  Now the University itself is asking the following questions of it’s students: What should be our responses to the changing demography of Washington high school graduates?  What can we at WWU do to address issues of affordable access to a quality education? How do we make sure that in future years “we are not as white as we are today?” What should our approach be to meeting educational needs off our campus? How is WWU going to play in a future where leading universities, of
necessity, are globally engaged universities? What, in the years ahead, are to be the roles of the liberal arts and sciences at WWU? Notice question number 3:  How do we make sure that in future years “we are not as white as we are today? They ask how we become more diverse, they specifically stated how we reduce the number of white people on campus. This has to be one of the more disgusting examples of political correctness I have seen. My guess is Western Washington University just took
care of their “problem”. My guess is they will now have many less white applicants since they now know they are unwelcome at the school. University President Brad Shepard should resign immediately.)
 
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
-- Sandra Salgado Heads New McHenry County Republican Party Leadership Team - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/16/sandra-salgado-heads-new-mchenry-county-republican-party-leadership-team/
-- Brian Colgan Bests Mark Stern for 6th Congressional District State Central Committeeman in McHenry County - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/17/brian-colgan-bests-mark-stern-for-6th-congressional-district-state-central-committeeman-in-mchenry-county/
-- Bonds Beats Wheeler and Cook For 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/17/bonds-beats-wheeler-and-cook-for-14th-congressional-district-state-central-committeeman/
-- Pro-Lifers Endorse Cook, Reject Barb Wheeler, for 14th District State Central Committeeman - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/16/pro-lifers-endorse-cook-reject-barb-wheeler-for-14th-district-state-central-committeeman/
-- 14th Congressional District State Central Committeeman Candidate Stan Bond Sends Email - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/16/14th-congressional-district-stan-bond-sends-email/
 
DAILY HERALD
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF PEICKERT AND RUSCITTI: Party chairmen keep their seats in DuPage  Leaders get two more years to lead in DuPage - Robert Sanchez  (DIERSEN: Dave Diersen, your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, was the only reporter who attended the 2014 DuPage County Republican Convention.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140416/news/140418609/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meanwhile, DuPage Republican Party Chairman Darlene Ruscitti secured her second 2-year term. Unlike Peickert, she ran unopposed. "It is my honor to once again have the strong support of my fellow Republican precinct committeemen for this upcoming general election," Ruscitti said. "As DuPage GOP chairman, I will do everything I can to lead our party to victory from the top of the ticket to the bottom." Ruscitti, who is the DuPage regional superintendent of schools, made history in 2012 when she became the first female leader of the DuPage GOP.)
-- Gun owners criticize aspects of new concealed carry law - Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140417/news/140418605/
-- Lawmakers clash over school funding with lower income tax - Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140417/news/140418592/
-- Arlington racetrack: Half the slots won’t cut it - Zachary White
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140416/news/140418670/
-- Del Mar easily retains Cook GOP chairmanship - Steve Zalusky
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140416/news/140418610/
-- Kane Co. GOP selects Hartwell as new party chairman  Hartwell: It’s time to end infighting - James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140416/news/140418626/
-- Lake County GOP chooses new leader - Russell Lissau
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140416/news/140418636/
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Quinn with nearly $9 million as Rauner reloads - Rick Pearson, Katherine Skiba and Bob Secter
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-quinn-with-nearly-9-million-as-rauner-reloads-20140416,0,4798407.story
-- Illinois' friends-and-family hiring plan  In Illinois, the friends-and-family hiring plan still rules - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-patronage-hiring-edit-0417-20140417,0,2124539.story
-- Clout worked for some job-seekers, not all, at Metra  Index cards detail what report called 'patronage files' - Richard Wronski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-metra-clout-list-met-20140417,0,6514617.story
-- FRONT PAGE: Medical marijuana entrepreneurs decry fees  Industry insiders say high costs will ensure serious inquires only - Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-medical-marijuana-rules-met-20140417,0,2316858.story
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- N’DIGO mag chief backing Rauner says, “I am not a paid mouthpiece.” - Michael Sneed
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/26889635-452/sneed-ndigo-mag-chief-backing-rauner-says-i-am-not-a-paid-mouthpiece.html#.U09WafldWSo
-- Another pol’s spouse got money from Quinn’s anti-violence program - Dave McKinney
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/26890023-761/another-pols-spouse-got-money-from-quinns-anti-violence-program.html
-- Rauner firm has stake in state deal awarded by Quinn - BGA
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/rauner-firm-has-stake-state-deal-awarded-quinn/wed-04162014-950pm
-- Proposal to deny firearms ID cards to medical pot users is nixed - BECKY SCHLIKERMAN
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/proposal-deny-firearms-id-cards-medical-pot-users-nixed/wed-04162014-711pm
-- Why Kirk is now campaigning for Oberweis for U.S. Senate seat - LYNN SWEET
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/why-kirk-now-campaigning-oberweis-us-senate-seat/thu-04172014-407am
-- Recorder blasted for hiring; says ethics law doesn't apply to her - BRIAN SLODYSKO
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/recorder-blasted-hiring-says-ethics-law-doesn't-apply-her/wed-04162014-1021pm
-- Odds may finally favor a Chicago casino — if Madigan is dealing - MARK BROWN
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/odds-may-finally-favor-chicago-casino-%E2%80%94-if-madigan-dealing/wed-04162014-1004pm
-- Barack Obama and Joe Biden took a selfie today
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/barack-obama-and-joe-biden-took-selfie-today/wed-04162014-937pm
-- Democrats say schools lose $450 million if tax rate rolled back - BECKY SCHLIKERMAN
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/democrats-say-schools-lose-450-million-if-tax-rate-rolled-back/wed-04162014
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Tighter job market in Chicago spurs higher pay, feds say - Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140416/NEWS02/140419800/tighter-job-market-in-chicago-spurs-higher-pay-feds-say
-- American businesses losing out in antiquated immigration lottery - Nihal Advani and Zach Haller
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140416/OPINION/140419813/american-businesses-losing-out-in-antiquated-immigration-lottery
 
QUINCY JOURNAL
-- Donahue elected Adams Co. GOP Chair - Bob Gough

http://quincyjournal.com/above-the-fold/2014/04/17/donahue-elected-adams-co.-gop-chair/
 
 
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Long, Turner get new terms leading Sangamon County parties - Bernard Schoenburg and John Reynolds
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419490
-- Tired of supporting freeloaders - Ben B. Savage
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140416/OPINION/140419590/-1/json
 
 
WAND
-- Topinka reports $125,000 in Illinois income - AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/25264547/topinka-reports-125000-in-illinois-income
 
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- Casual Marijuana Use Linked With Brain Abnormalities - Loren Grush
http://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/casual-marijuana-use-linked-with-brain-abnormalities/
-- Deception: Christian Publisher Sells Soul for Mammon - Matt Barber
http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/deception-christian-publisher-sells-soul-for-mammon/
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Rauner wouldn’t move police and fire to 401(k)
http://capitolfax.com/2014/04/16/rauner-wouldnt-move-police-and-fire-to-401k/
 
CHRISTIAN POST
-- Nevada GOP Party Drops Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage From Party Platform - Katherine Weber
http://global.christianpost.com/news/nevada-gop-par
 
NEWS BUSTERS
-- ABC, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post All Skip RNC's Lawsuit Against the IRS's 'Stonewalling' - Geoffrey Dickens
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/04/16/abc-cbs-nbc-new-york-times-washington-post-all-skip-rncs-lawsuit-a
 
GOPUSA
-- Bloomberg to Spend $50M to Make 2nd Amendment Supporters 'Afraid'
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/04/16/bloomberg-to-spend-50m-to-make-2nd-amendment-supporters-afraid/
 
NEWSMAX
-- IRS Faces Torrent of Criticism on Tax Day - Elliot Jager
http://www.newsmax.com/US/IRS-taxes-Tax-Day/2014/04/16/id/565858/
 
ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- Mark Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/16/4963162/kirk-will-campaign-for-oberweis.html
 
POLITICO
-- Right outraged at Census change - Tal Kopan

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/census-change-obamacare-105757.html
 
THE HILL
-- Republican presidential hopefuls steer clear of Nevada ranch fight - Timothy Cama
http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/203730-gop-stars-steer-clear-of-nevada-ranch-fight
-- Cantor blasts Obama over phone call on immigration reform - Russell Berman
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/203724-obama-phones-cantor-on-immigration

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