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Jun

2017

Will County hires 20-year Navy vet as facilities manager

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Now that Will County has three buildings in various stages of development, the county board has hired a facilities manager to help oversee the buildings once they’re complete, in addition to the rest of the county’s structures.

Joel VanEssen, a 20-year Navy veteran, was the top choice for the role. He spent the last year as a project manager at University of Chicago Medicine, where he oversaw a major renovation of the campus’ Mitchell Building.

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Jun

2017

Will County Election Judges Needed For 2018 Elections

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Will County Election Judges are needed for the 2018 elections. According to a release from the village, judges are needed for the March 2018 primary and the November 2018 general election. 

There will be a 2-1/2 hour training class prior to the election and you will be compensated $150 for working the election, according to a release. The hours to work on Election Day are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. All applicants must be a registered voter in Will County. 

To apply click here and submit an application or contact Mary Kay Campbell/Christine Randall at the County Clerk’s office at 815-740-4617.

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Jun

2017

Will County Democratic Party looking to fill Rep. Emily McAsey's 85th District seat

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Democratic Central Committee Chairman Scott Pyles and DuPage Democratic Party Chairman Robert Peichert, are accepting applications for someone to fill former State Rep. Emily McAsey's seat representing the 85th district until 5 p.m. June 19.

Interested applicants need to send a letter of interest about why they think they would be good for the appointment, and need to submit a resume including their educational and employment background. They also need to submit their voting records.

Applications can be sent to Pyles' law office at 3260 Executive Drive, Joliet, IL 60431. 

 

Interested applicants need to send a letter of interest about why they think they would be good for the appointment, and need to submit a resume including their educational and employment background. They also need to submit their voting records.

 

 

Applications can be sent to Pyles' law office at 3260 Executive Drive, Joliet, IL 60431. 

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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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May

2017

Uninsured ranks still to grow by tens of millions under latest House health-care bill, CBO says

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Health-care legislation adopted by House Republicans earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the Congressional Budget Office projected Wednesday — only a million fewer than the estimate for the House’s previous bill.

The nonpartisan agency’s finding, which drew immediate fire from Democrats, patient advocates, health industry officials and some business groups, is likely to complicate Republicans’ push to pass a companion bill in the Senate.

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