19

Aug

2016

Co. Executive Walsh credits compromise for Will County's accomplishments

Author: Editor

In his 11th-annual State of the County address Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the key to the county's success has been compromise and cooperation.

As he highlighted the "significant accomplishments" of the past year and the "exciting work" that lies ahead, Walsh stressed, "When we work together we can achieve great things."

The third-term Democratic leader has worked with a Republican-majority board on a $275 million effort to replace aging county facilities and, "despite challenges," has partnered with state and federal agencies on road work and expanded services to residents.

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13

Aug

2016

Trump demanded Obama’s records. But he’s not releasing his own

Author: Editor

Donald Trump’s unflinching antagonism toward illegal immigration has galvanized activists who have grown to mistrust politicians on the issue, even those who have claimed to be as committed to the cause as they are.

And yet, for some, there is one nagging question that the candidate seems content to let linger — whether Trump’s Slovenian-born wife followed the law when she moved to the United States.

“Let them go wild, let it simmer, and then let’s have a little news conference,” Trump said at a rally this week, describing his strategy for handling those asking about his wife.

Mark Krikorian, a leading activist against illegal immigration, does not want to let it simmer. He wants an answer.


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12

Aug

2016

Will County auditor set to host fraud prevention seminar

Author: Editor

Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn will host a fraud prevention seminar Aug. 23.

“It’s geared for our community’s governments, nonprofits, and schools and their boards and directors to offer training on how to better identify the types, costs, and red flags of common internal fraud schemes,” Blackburn said in a news release from the county. “Our speaker for the seminar, Angela Morelock, from the firm BKD, is an expert instructor on the subject of fraud prevention.”

The seminar will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. in the Will County Board Room of the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St. in Joliet. There will be four CPE (continuing professional education) hours available for attending CPAs and other certification requirements.

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12

Aug

2016

Don’t mock the vote -Why the U.S. needs more civic engagement

Author: Editor

It’s an election season like no other, with crucial issues like the economy, immigration and health care in play and political outsiders shaping the agendas of both major parties. Yet come November 8, if past trends are any guide, about half of all eligible voters might not head to the polls. But the fact is, a better tomorrow is contingent upon our involvement today.

Voter turnout hovered around 50 percent in the 1996 and 2000 presidential elections, said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. The pace has picked up since, with 55 percent to 58 percent voting in 2004 through 2012, according to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara. But this increase “is still nothing to write home about,” said Sabato.

Still, there are reasons to be optimistic about participation in 2016. Turnout for the first 12 primaries was 17.3 percent on the Republican side, the highest since 1980. Democratic turnout was 11.7 percent, the most since 1992 with the exception of 2008 and Barack Obama’s historic candidacy.

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7

Aug

2016

Sen. Bertino-Tarrant Days of Action - Troy Township

Author: Editor

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sen. Bertino-Tarrant Campaign Office

852 Sharp Drive, Unit O, Shorewood, IL


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