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What's in the Illinois House pension bill - Chicago Tribune (blog)

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What's in the Illinois House pension bill
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The Illinois House approved a comprehensive pension overhaul Thursday.

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Illinois Senate passes gambling bill with Chicago casino | WGN-TV

Illinois Senate passes gambling bill with Chicago casino | WGN-TV | Joliet, Illinois News | Scoop.it
A bill that would allow five new casinos, including one in Chicago, plus betting games at horse-racing tracks, Midway and O'Hare airports was approved by the Illinois State Senate Wednesday. This comes after two previous ...
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State says 6 insurance carriers submit plans for exchange - Chicago Tribune

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State says 6 insurance carriers submit plans for exchange
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, foreground, along with Illinois Gov.
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Illinois House Backs Overhaul of State Pensions - Wall Street Journal

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Illinois House Backs Overhaul of State Pensions
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Democrats control both houses of the Illinois legislature, but Senate approval isn't assured.
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Illinois April revenue rises almost 40 percent - Chicago Tribune

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Illinois April revenue rises almost 40 percent
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The commission's report also noted that Illinois' "melancholy jobs performance" and flat consumer activity were also factors that could weigh on future revenue.

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The 7 Top Social Media Sites For Business (and why you want to use them) - Viralheat Social Media Strategy Blog

The 7 Top Social Media Sites For Business (and why you want to use them) - Viralheat Social Media Strategy Blog | Joliet, Illinois News | Scoop.it

There is a lot of social media sites out there, but what are the differences between these platforms and why would businesses want to use each specific one?

 

Depending on your industry some might work better for you than others, but I believe that all businesses should be using these top social networks as much as they can.

 

Today, people are no longer turning to the yellow pages to find the services or products you offer, but instead they are doing a quick search online. Making sure you have a positive presence in the top social media sites is important. These are my personal thoughts and opinions on the seven top social media networks (by user base) and an idea of what type of content you might see and want to use on each one....


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Jeff Domansky's comment, May 2, 2013 12:48 PM
Jonathan I agree that it's tough to convince business and professionals to use social media. There is some good research available to shows how big an influence social media is on purchasing goods as well as services.
Jonathan Martin's comment, May 2, 2013 2:05 PM
As always, most people tend to fear acting on something they do not fully understand. I make it my priority to start them with the basic (1 network) and build their social presence one step at a time.
Dan Thompson's curator insight, May 3, 2013 10:39 AM

Its very important for businesses to use social media because its the easiest way to get your message out. Almost everyones on facebook now so getting an ad on the site would reach so many users.

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Quinn says he's not quite there yet on gambling expansion

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SPRINGFIELD — Gov.Pat Quinn said today he wants more changes to the gambling expansion bill that passed the Senate as he acknowledged “progress has been made.” (#chicagopolitics Quinn says he's not quite there yet on gambling expansion
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Nets beat Bulls 95-92, force Game 7

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The Brooklyn Nets wiped out their deficit. Now, they will try and finish off an improbable comeback.
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