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Jul

2018

Lincoln-Way Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Anthony's on Front Street

11104 Front Street, Mokena, IL

 

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8

Jul

2018

IL Democratic County Chairman's Brunch at the State Fair

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Thursday, August 16th, 2018

8:30 am

Crown Plaza Hotel - 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL

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Jun

2018

New grass-roots I-80 Coalition seeks to speed up road improvements

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A new grass-roots effort, known as the I-80 Coalition, has been launched by the Will County Center for Economic Development to hasten needed improvements to I-80.

Several government, business, construction and labor officials met for the first time Thursday to lay the groundwork for a strategy to create and fund a public awareness and lobbying campaign to rev up the state’s “I-80 Project.”

Earlier this year, the Illinois Department of Transportation laid out its $1 billion plan to improve interchanges, repair bridges, and add auxiliary lanes on the interstate from Ridge Road in Minooka to U.S. 30 in New Lenox, but without funding, officials said it may take 15 to 20 years to complete.

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Jun

2018

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

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The small shelter along the Texas border to Mexico held 60 beds and a little playground for children. Rooms were equipped with toys, books and crayons. To Colleen Kraft, this shelter looked, in many ways, like a friendly environment for children, a place where they could be happy.

But the first child who caught the prominent pediatrician’s attention during a recent visit was anything but happy. Inside a room dedicated to toddlers was a little girl no older than 2, screaming and pounding her fists on a mat. One woman tried to give her toys and books to calm her down, but even that shelter worker seemed frustrated, Kraft told The Washington Post, because as much as she wanted to console the little girl, she couldn’t touch, hold or pick her up to let her know everything would be all right. That was the rule, Kraft said she was told: They’re not allowed to touch the children.

“The really devastating thing was that we all knew what was going on with this child. We all knew what the problem was,” Kraft said. “She didn’t have her mother, and none of us can fix that.”

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Apr

2018

Crete Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

6:30 pm

Crete Library - Board Room

1177 Main St, Crete, IL 60417

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