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Jun

2018

I-80 Route 30 Interchange Gets Federal Funds

Author: Editor

On Tuesday afternoon, New Lenox Village Board member Jasen Howard, who is active on social media, took to Facebook because he had great news to share with his constituents. The topic? Interstate 80 safety improvements. It's a topic near and dear to thousands of people, particularly motorists who drive I-80 between New Lenox and Joliet, where the stretch is treacherous. 

"This $43 million project will include a $34 million grant from the Federal Government. IDOT will pay the remaining balance. Thank you to Mayor (Tim) Baldermann for your continued cooperation with the County in getting these projects awarded. Thank you to you and your staff for the hard work put in with our County Staff to make sure this became a reality. Many letters of support along with trips to Washington and Springfield were key. The project is shovel ready and is hoping to have an August letting!"

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May

2018

Lauren Underwood rally draws more than 300 supporters, including Pritzker and head of DNC

Author: Editor

Democrat Lauren Underwood called out U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, who she is challenging for his 14th Congressional district seat in November, for his lack of meetings with the public and his support of President Donald Trump’s American Health Care Act.

Underwood, a registered nurse from Naperville, was flanked by Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker, chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez and Mark Guethle, chairman of Kane County Democrats, as she rallied support from more than 300 people who gathered Wednesday afternoon under a gazebo in St. Charles.

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29

Apr

2018

How the Loss of Union Power Has Hurt American Manufacturing

Author: Editor

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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6

Sep

2017

Will County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Author: Editor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

100 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436


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26

Jan

2017

Senator Durbin to Endorse Linda Chapa LaVia

Author: Editor

Saturday, January 28, 2017 

at 10:15 AM

Linda for Aurora HQ -- 17 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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