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President Obama to visit central Illinois on Wednesday July 24th
WEEK News 25 Peoria Illinois ^ | July 18, 2013

Posted on 07/18/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by KeyLargo

WEEK News 25 Peoria Illinois

President Obama to visit central Illinois on Wednesday

By WEEK Reporter July 18, 2013

GALESBURG, Ill. -- President Obama will make a stop in Galesburg next Wednesday.

A White House officials says the visit is part of a 3-day bus trip and that the President will talk about the economy.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: galesburg; july24; obama; visit

1 posted on 07/18/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

He needs to deliver some completed Illinois 2014 election ballots.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 1:43:23 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: KeyLargo
A "Bus Trip" using Air Force One no doubt.

3 posted on 07/18/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: KeyLargo
President will talk lie about the economy.
Fixed it.
4 posted on 07/18/2013 1:48:01 PM PDT by jimmango
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To: KeyLargo

Going to boast about Rahm Emanuel’s low crime rate! /s


5 posted on 07/18/2013 1:49:57 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

If he’s smart he’ll stay the he!! out of the southeastern part of the state.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 1:52:36 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: KeyLargo

WHERE’S ‘ THE BEAST?’. :-)
Boom or Bussed!


7 posted on 07/18/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: KeyLargo
Bet he won’t visit inner city Chicago. Too dangerous in the hood. Besides, there are lots of poor people there. He might get infected by the unwashed masses.
8 posted on 07/18/2013 1:55:29 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: KeyLargo
A White House officials says the visit is part of a 3-day bus trip and that the President will talk about the economy.

Wow. He doesn't just have cash delivered?

9 posted on 07/18/2013 1:56:21 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: KeyLargo

Thanks for the heads up, I live about 45 miles east of Galesburg.

I’ll be smelling him from here.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 1:59:53 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: KeyLargo

Going back to Caterpillar?


11 posted on 07/18/2013 2:16:19 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Will he catch a Beyoncé concert like the Mooch and the princesses did. Their security escort was truly obnoxious in it’s size. I’ve never seen a first lady go anywhere with that many escorts.


12 posted on 07/18/2013 2:21:08 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: jimmango

Friday, May 31, 2013

Bankrupt Illinois to spend $750K on new government shrubbery program

RasmussenBy Kristina Rasmussen, EVP, Illinois Policy Institute -

Illinois may be broke and its credit rating may be in the tank, but that isn’t stopping state legislators from creating a new “Forever Green Illinois Program” that would provide for the “maintenance and beautification of greenery” on state or local government property.

Just in case you were wondering, “greenery” includes grass, weeds, trees, shrubs, bushes, plants and other plant material.

The House has appropriated $750,000 from general funds for grants related to the Forever Green Illinois Program.

Illinois’ fiscal house is on fire, and politicians are planting flowerbeds in the front yard. This is what happens when you bail out bad spending habits with a 67 percent income tax increase – the irresponsible behavior only gets worse.

Stay classy, Springfield.

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2013/05/bankrupt-illinois-to-spend-750k-on-new-government-shrubbery-program.html


13 posted on 07/18/2013 2:29:25 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Chicago’s triple-notch credit downgrade

7/18/2013

Ted Dabrowski
Vice President of Policy

The city’s out-of-control pension liabilities and “accelerating budget pressures associated with those liabilities” has resulted in another credit downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service.

The national credit rating agency downgraded the city’s nearly $8 billion in general obligation bonds to A3 from Aa3. This is a triple-notch downgrade.

Chicago is now just four notches above junk-bond status – any further downgrades mean the city is likely to face problems borrowing money.

The agency made good on its April 2013 promise to evaluate state and local pension plans on more realistic assumptions. At that time, Moody’s placed 29 local governments under review – including Chicago.

The rating agency has long critiqued pension funds’ use of overly ambitious investment return targets that allow funds to understate their true pension shortfalls.

Based on the new Moody’s methodology, which uses more conservative assumptions, Chicago’s 2012 pension shortfall jumps nearly 90 percent, to $36 billion from $19 billion.

http://illinoispolicy.org/blog/blog.asp?ArticleSource=6112


14 posted on 07/18/2013 2:31:41 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: showme_the_Glory

“... as part of his business-busting/pro-stimulus bill marathon Barack bulldozed his way into the heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar in Peoria, Illinois. After the President’s visit Caterpillar notified an additional 2,454 workers that they were “losing their jobs as the company continues to try to bring production in line with plummeting demand...The bulk of the job cuts - nearly 1,600 in all - [were] in Illinois at the company’s plants in East Peoria.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/02/the_obama_bankruptcy_curse_strikes_again.html#ixzz2ZR3J8MoQ


15 posted on 07/18/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Let me check my schedule...ahh terrific. I have no plans to be in central Illinois on July 24th.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 2:37:47 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: KeyLargo

Galesburg....Seriously? The only thing keeping Galesburg alive is the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. All the factories have closed down. The mall is 2/3 empty, and what’s left is struggling. What does he think he is going to accomplish in Galesburg?


17 posted on 07/18/2013 2:40:17 PM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Pure Country

I’m sure the Rats will organize a big welcome for their leader:

Elected Officials

Democratic Officials Representing Knox County

http://www.knoxdems.org/p/elected-officials.html


18 posted on 07/18/2013 2:44:28 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Da Coyote

Maybe he should address Rhams incompetancy when it comes to all the black children being killed on his steets by black children. Oh thats right this doesnt count! It only counts when your a latino posing as a white guy who kills an innocent black child wwho went to the store for skittles.


19 posted on 07/18/2013 3:03:32 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: KeyLargo

‘any further downgrades mean the city is likely to face problems borrowing money’
Ain’t gonna happen. Patronage, my FRiend, patronage


20 posted on 07/18/2013 3:10:40 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: jimmango

The President will talk about...the President.

Really fixed it.

With Obama, the night has a thousand “I’s”.


21 posted on 07/18/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie
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To: KeyLargo

Couldn’t we put one of those impenetrable domes over DC, like on the Stephen King adapted book on TV?


22 posted on 07/18/2013 4:43:35 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: KeyLargo

I have to ask; why doesn’t he talk about all of the young black children being murdered by other young black children in Chicago.


23 posted on 07/18/2013 5:06:54 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Pure Country

Galesburg ‘s economy tanked in the 80s and never quite recovered. They got the railroad and the prison. All of those factories are gone. It was a nice place to grow up though, when the jobs were there.


24 posted on 07/18/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by virgil
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To: Graybeard58

Newsmax
Obama to Begin New Series of Economic Addresses
Monday, July 22, 2013 07:22 AM

By: JIM KUHNHENN

Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as a freshman U.S. senator, long before the Great Recession would test his presidency.

The address Wednesday at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., will be the first in a new series of economic speeches that White House aides say Obama intends to deliver over the next several weeks ahead of key budget deadlines in the fall. A new fiscal year begins in October, and the government will soon hit its borrowing limit.

The speech comes just a week before Congress is scheduled to leave for its monthlong August recess and is designed to build public pressure on lawmakers in hopes of averting the showdowns over taxes and spending that have characterized past budget debates.

In his economic pitch, Obama will talk about efforts to expand manufacturing, sign up the uninsured for health care coverage, revitalize the housing industry and broaden educational opportunities for preschoolers and college students. He will also promote the economic benefits of an immigration overhaul.

The White House is promoting the speech as

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Obama-Economy-President-United-States/2013/07/22/id/516222


25 posted on 07/22/2013 7:02:05 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: virgil

Maybe Obama can visit this thriving business?

Interest in gun-safety classes spikes with new law
Updated 10:46 am, Sunday, July 21, 2013

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Some gun shop owners say they’re not seeing a huge boom in sales following the passage of Illinois’ new concealed carry law, but interest in firearms training classes has increased.

Many calls coming into Galesburg Guns, Gear and Ammo are from people wanting information about firearms safety classes, shop owner Preston Johnson told The Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1bCmCOz ).

http://www.galesburg.com/news/x946754682/Gun-sales-steady-but-waiting-list-for-training-booms


26 posted on 07/22/2013 8:00:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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