19

Apr

2018

Tim Brophy nominated for Will County treasurer’s race

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Democrats have nominated former Joliet City Councilmember Tim Brophy to be their candidate for Will County treasurer in the Nov. 6 election, according to a news release Brophy issued Thursday.

Brophy was nominated to fill a vacancy on the ballot when no one ran for treasurer in the Democratic primary in March.

He would run against incumbent Treasurer Steve Weber, who was unopposed in the Republican primary. Democratic precinct workers still need to collect at least 1,202 petition signatures to put Brophy on the ballot, according to the release. The Will County Democratic Central Committee made the nomination when it met Wednesday.

 

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12

Apr

2018

Naperville-area women say work still needed for Illinois passage of Equal Rights Amendment

Author: Editor

As Naperville-area women celebrated the first victory in their quest to get Illinois ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment, they didn’t lose sight of the work still needed if passage is to be secured. 

The Illinois Senate voted 43-12 Wednesday to ratify the amendment to guarantee in the U.S. Constitution that rights can’t be denied because of a person’s sex. The measure passed with no debate.

“I haven’t touched the ground,” Naperville resident Beverly George said of the Wednesday vote.

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27

Jul

2014

New law holds county appointees more accountable

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A new measure signed into law gives Will County Board members more authority to remove county appointees who violate ethics standards.

It’s a move welcomed by county appointees such as Nick Palmer, chief of staff for Will County Executive Larry Walsh. Palmer was appointed by Walsh in 2004 as deputy chief of staff but was later promoted to chief of staff in 2010.

“I think it’s good. It’s what I’ve always known,” Palmer said Friday. “If it restores any confidence of the taxpayers in the board, I think that’s a positive thing. It could also discourage people who might want to do something that’s not in the public’s best interest. Hopefully it discourages them because they know people are watching.”

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11

May

2014

The Real Vote Fraud

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Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate. My hometown was a liberal enclave with many college students -- unwashed, longhaired, pot-smoking students, it seemed to me -- who were predominantly Democrats. The more students who came out to vote the less likely our candidate was to win.

But our campaign strategists came up with a plan. They sent mailings to all the registered voters in precincts near the campus. Many cards came back because the addressee had moved, as college students often do. Voters no longer at the address on file with election authorities were not eligible to vote.

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