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21

Apr

2019

Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

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Despite the lowest unemployment rates since the late 1960s, the American economy is failing its citizens. Some 90 percent have seen their incomes stagnate or decline in the past 30 years. 

This is not surprising, given that the United States has the highest level of inequality among the advanced countries and one of the lowest levels of opportunity — with the fortunes of young Americans more dependent on the income and education of their parents than elsewhere.

But things don’t have to be that way. There is an alternative: progressive capitalism. Progressive capitalism is not an oxymoron; we can indeed channel the power of the market to serve society.

 

In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan’s regulatory “reforms,” which reduced the ability of government to curb the excesses of the market, were sold as great energizers of the economy. But just the opposite happened: Growth slowed, and weirder still, this happened in the innovation capital of the world.

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Apr

2019

Will County, City of Joliet, Housing Authority partner on fair housing study

Author: Editor

The Land Use Department of Will County has joined the City of Joliet and the Housing Authority of Joliet to conduct an assessment of fair housing. 

The county is required to confirm and further opportunities for fair housing as a recipient of Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, according to a news release. The county’s “We WILL Build” initiative seeks to expand the range of opportunities for all by collaborating and advocating for opportunities, options and diversity in housing throughout Will County.

“Our Land Use Department does a tremendous job to ensure safe housing for our residents,” Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. “We are proud of our efforts to restore and preserve neighborhoods in Will County and make sure anyone is able to pursue the housing option of their choice.”

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23

Feb

2019

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces expanded early voting options for April 2 election

Author: Editor

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry recently announced expanded early voting options that will make it more convenient for voters to cast their ballots for the April 2 consolidated municipal election. 

Shorewood Village Hall, located at 1 Towne Center Blvd., will become a new location for early voting, according to a news release. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday between March 18 and March 29. This location will serve only Shorewood residents.

The Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, located at 300 W. Briarcliff Road, which already is an early voting location, has agreed to expand its hours to include weekends and evenings during the early voting period.

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21

Feb

2019

Deadline to register to vote in Will County is March 5

Author: Editor

The Will County Clerk is reminding residents to register to vote before the March 5 deadline if they want to vote in person or by mail for the April 2 consolidated municipal election. 

There are several ways to register. Eligible citizens who go to the Will County Clerk’s website can print a voter registration form that can be mailed to the Will County Clerk’s Office.

The website also provides the names and contact information for deputy registrars who are available to register residents in person. Residents also can register to vote in person by visiting the Will County Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet.


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Jan

2019

Naperville League of Women Voters -- County Clerk Staley-Ferry to speak

Author: Editor

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Naperville Municipal Center

400 S. Eagle, Naperville, IL

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