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Aug

2017

Naperville woman announces primary run for Connelly Senate seat

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Naperville resident Laura Ellman is throwing her hat in the ring in the Illinois Senate 21st District, hoping for a chance to unseat incumbent Sen. Michael Connelly. 

Ellman will run as a Democrat in the March 2018 primary. If she wins, she could face Connelly, R-Lisle, in the November 2018 election.

Ellman has been a resident of the 21st District for years, growing up in Hanover Park and Bartlett and graduating from Elgin High School. She also lived in West Chicago and has worked in Lisle, Warrenville, Wheaton and Naperville.

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Aug

2017

Dr. Shawn Walsh for Will Co. Reg. Supt. of Schools Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Traditions Bar & Grill

3000 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435

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Aug

2017

Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say

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When the federal government banned the use of farmworkers from Mexico in 1964, California’s tomato growers did not enlist Americans to harvest the fragile crop. They replaced the lost workers with tomato-picking machines.

The Trump administration on Wednesday embraced a proposal to sharply reduce legal immigration, which it said would preserve jobs and lead to higher wages — the same argument advanced by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations half a century ago.

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5

Aug

2017

Will County sees drop in heroin deaths year-over-year

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Will County's efforts to fight the heroin epidemic may be paying off, as fewer opioid-related deaths have occurred so far this year, compared to last year, according to the county's director of substance abuse initiatives.

 

Kathleen Burke's figures indicated there were 35 opioid-related deaths in the first six months of this year, compared to nearly 50 in the same period last year, she told the county's Public Health and Safety Committee Thursday morning.

Burke said she believes the reduction is because of the use of the opioid-antidote Naloxone by all first responders in the county. She has trained several police and fire departments in how to use this nasal spray to save the life of someone who has overdosed and is now training those who live and work with addicts.

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Aug

2017

45th Annual Illinois Democratic Women Convention

Author: Editor

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Crowne Plaza Hotel - 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield

 

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