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State Senator Matt Murphy on GOP robocalls: "If you ignore politics Mike Madigan will steamroll you"

State Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) joins Justin to recap the continuing drama surrounding the Illinois state budget crisis. Senator Murphy discusses Speaker Madigan’s unbalanced budget, the Democrats having to stand up to Speaker Madigan, the need for Governor Bruce Rauner to compromise on his turnaround agenda, the CPS rally in Springfield for better education funding and the Illinois GOP making robocalls today. 29 more words

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2016 "Dreamers without Borders" travel opportunity: Open to undocumented youth with DACA

By CAROLINA VALDIVIA

The U.S.-Mexico Foundation (USMF), a US-based nonprofit organization, just launched its 2016 “Dreamers without Borders” Program.  This program will provide undocumented young adults with DACA the opportunity to travel to Mexico from December 7th, 2016 to January 3rd, 2017. 379 more words

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Red Eye

I am not a big fan of pigeons. We lovingly call them rats with wings. Did I say lovingly? The only good thing about them is that they have little fear of humans so will move very close allowing for decent pictures. 52 more words

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Illinois Dems, GOP Back Talking Day After Shouting, Booing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KMOX) — A day after Republicans booed and yelled at Illinois House Democrats for passing their own budget without GOP input, leaders from both parties and the governor resumed talks Thursday on how to end an 11-month budget stalemate. 520 more words

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The Adler Planetarium - Chicago

the Visit Neighboring States Series

We visited both The Adler Planetarium and The Museum of Science and Industry in the same day! I WISH we had not done that! 194 more words

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Illinois lawmakers OK lawyers for juvenile murder suspects

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois measure guaranteeing lawyers for juveniles under age 15 during murder interrogations has cleared both chambers.

House members overwhelmingly supported the measure sponsored by House Democratic Leader Barbara Flynn Currie that would require lawyers for children under 15 in murder and sex offense interrogations. 79 more words

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Rock Island Schools and United Neighbors offer free summer camps

QUAD CITIES (KWQC) – Parents in Rock Island and Scott County can send their kids to educational and free summer camps.

“The summer it should be fun for kids,” said Ida Johnson, executive director for United Neighbors. 275 more words

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