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Jul

2017

Will County becomes 50th community to end veteran homelessness

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Ronald Vann spent more than 25 years on the streets, in garages and abandoned houses as a homeless veteran.

Now 60, Vann is one of more than 100 veterans who have been supplied with permanent housing in Will County since the start of 2016. A program led by the Will County Continuum of Care has effectively ended homelessness among veterans in the county, local and federal officials announced Tuesday. 

The Will County Veterans Assistance Commission gave Vann a ride to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Maywood more than eight years ago, and his life was forever changed.

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Jul

2017

IL Dem Women of Will County - Summer Meeting & Legislative Update

Author: Editor

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

10:00 am to Noon

Rasmussen College - 1400 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville (I-55 and Weber road area)

 

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Jul

2017

Uncivil Politics in the Age of Trump

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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

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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

Will County prosecutor tapped to fill McAsey's House seat

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Democratic Party leaders chose a Will County assistant state's attorney Saturday to fill the year and a half remaining to state Rep. Emily McAsey's term representing the 85th District. 

John Connor, 47, a Will County prosecutor for 14 years, has been involved in such high-profile cases as the murder trials for Drew Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police officer convicted of killing his second wife, and Christopher Vaughn, an Oswego man who's serving a life term for killing his wife and three children in Channahon.

Connor, a Lockport resident, said he's excited for the opportunity and knows he'll have to hit the ground running when he heads to Springfield Monday for the special session at which legislators could approve a state budget before a June 30 deadline.

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