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2018

Joe Van Duyne for Will County Board District 6 Fundraiser

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Thursday May 31,2018

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

River Hawk Brewing

24735 W. Eames Street, Channahon, IL 60410


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Apr

2018

Naperville students host summit to address gun violence: 'Young people have always led the way'

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High school students from Naperville and beyond got a hands-on lesson in civic organizing at North Central College on Saturday, while running the Gun Violence Solutions Summit they created and promoted on their own. 

“Participants — that was easier to get than students. It’s harder to find students willing to come Saturday at 9 in the morning,” said Andy Wang, a senior at Neuqua Valley High School.

 

Wang said he organized the Students Speak Up event to continue the dialogue spurred by the national school walkout on March 14, one month after a shooter killed 17 people in Parkland, Fla.

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Apr

2018

How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing

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Want to make America great again and keep factories in the United States? Try strengthening labor unions.

That may seem counterintuitive, and certainly contrary to the direction the country has been moving in lately. But the reality is that when organized labor dug in its heels — as it did regularly in the United States until late in the 20th century — manufacturing companies thought twice about shutting a factory and transferring production to another country.

As union membership declined, however, so did the political leverage of once nationally-known leaders like John L. Lewis, head of the United Mine Workers, and George Meany, the A.F.L.-C.I.O.’s first president. Not since the Nixon and Ford administrations in the 1970s has a union leader served in a president’s cabinet as secretary of labor, or in a similar post.

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Apr

2018

Rauner rated the nation's most vulnerable governor

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Maybe it's piling on. Or maybe it's just the way it is. Whatever, another big national political handicapper has bad news for Gov. Bruce Rauner, with Hotline today tapping his race as the most likely to switch parties of any gubernatorial seat up for election this year. 

Rauner is the most vulnerable governor, and his seat is the Democrats' "best pickup opportunity," said Hotline, which is published by the same folks who run National Journal. "Democratic nominee J.B. Pritzker won 200,000 more votes in his decisive March primary than Rauner, who won renomination by just 2 points. The latest polling puts Pritzker, heir to the Hyatt fortune, up 18 points in a state that Hillary Clinton won by a similar margin, and his odds further improved when Rauner's alienation of the right led to a third-party challenge from GOP state Sen. Sam McCann."

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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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