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Jul

2017

GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait

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The timing and fate of President Trump’s infrastructure plan may depend on whether the GOP enacts major tax reform — a task that could prove challenging amid the struggle to pass a healthcare bill.

Republicans are signaling that a massive rebuilding package, which has long been one of Trump’s top priorities, will most likely have to wait on the sidelines until lawmakersoverhaul the tax code. 

But with that process likely to be just as time-consuming and daunting as healthcare, infrastructure could be pushed to the back burner.

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Jul

2017

Amazon plans Crest Hill sort center with up to 500 jobs

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Amazon is opening a Chicago-area sort center, its first Illinois hub for smaller packages, where it plans to employ 250 to 500 workers. 

The newest facility, to handle parcels smaller than many it moves through distribution centers in Joliet and several other local sites, has a launch scheduled for October in southwest suburban Crest Hill. It's the latest flag planted here since 2015 by the e-commerce monolith, whose projected local employment is heading toward around 8,000.

 

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Jul

2017

Uncivil Politics in the Age of Trump

Author: Editor

Americans believe political discourse in the United States has become worse in the months since Donald Trump was elected president, while trust in the administration, Congress and the media remains low.

Seven in 10 Americans say they believe the overall tone and level of civility has devolved since November, compared with just 6 percent who see things as improving and 20 percent who say they haven't changed, according to a new Marist Poll conducted on behalf of PBS NewsHour and NPR.

President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Friday, June 30, 2017, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.. The president is traveling with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump. 

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Jul

2017

Montgomery village president Matt Brolley running for Congress

Author: Editor

Montgomery Village President Matt Brolley has announced he is running for Congress in the 2018 election.

Brolley will run as a Democrat in the 14th District, which is currently represented in Washington, D.C., by Randy Hultgren (R-Plano). 

 A civil engineer, Brolley said he thinks his knowledge can help in the nation's capital.

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Jun

2017

Weather Channel sends Trump a message: ‘Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should’

Author: Editor

When President Trump announced at 3 p.m. Thursday that he would be pulling the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, the Weather Channel editors were ready. They turned the “official homepage of Mother Nature” — usually devoted to tornadoes, blizzards, heat waves and hurricanes — into a not-so-subtle protest.

“So, What Happens to Earth Now?” said one headline that appeared on its home page.

“Still Don’t Care? Proof You Should,” said another, linking to a story about “ghost forests” that are dying off as a result of rising tides and sea levels.

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