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Feb

2018

Once the party of law and order, Republicans are now challenging it

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Republican leaders’ open defiance last week of the FBI over the release of a hotly disputed memo revealed how the GOP, which has long positioned itself as the party of law and order, has become an adversary of federal law enforcement as the party continues its quest to protect President Trump from the Russia investigation.

 The FBI, the Justice Department and other agencies are now under concerted assault by Republicans, facing allegations of corruption and conspiracy that have quickly moved from the fringes of the right into the mainstream of the GOP.

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13

Jan

2018

Rep. Kelly rallies south suburbs against GOP tax plan

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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly invoked the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday to criticize the GOP's tax overhaul legislation.

"Our struggle is for genuine equality, which means economic equality," Kelly told a crowd of 100 gathered at Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson for a town hall meeting.

Kelly, D-Chicago, said the GOP's tax plan is economically unfair and its tax increases will eventually hurt most working families.

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13

Jan

2018

Joliet appears to be a 'hot spot' for opioid-related deaths in Will County, official says

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Joliet appears to be a "hot spot" for opioid-related deaths in Will County as officials continue battling the problem, the county's director of substance abuse initiatives said. 

Kathleen Burke recently reported to the county board's Public Health Committee that as of Dec. 19, 88 such overdose deaths have occurred in Will County, compared to 94 deaths in all of 2016.

Of those 88 fatalities, 34 were in Joliet, eight in Romeoville, five in Lockport, four each in Mokena and New Lenox and three in Bolingbrook, according to Burke's data. Many other areas had one or two deaths, she said.

 

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12

Jan

2018

I-80 Safety Must Be Addressed Now: Town Hall Crowd

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The threat of freezing rain did not stop more than 150 people from traveling to the University of St. Francis campus on Thursday night for a first-ever town hall discussion to address the dangerous I-80 corridor from New Lenox, through Joliet, to Shorewood and Minooka. Sadly, just last week came another fatality when Angela Dominguez of Bradley was killed near the Minooka interchange in a crash involving a 2017 Freightliner box truck. She was only 27.

Several politicians attended the Moser Performing Arts Center forum including Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Senator Pat McGuire and Representative Natalie Manley among many others. "Attending the I-80 information meeting at St. Francis, hosted by WJOL and RUSH. This stretch from New Lenox thru Minooka needs to be dealt with," New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann posted on Facebook. "The number of fatalities and serious crashes, along with crumbling bridges and infrastructure, are among the worst in the State and haven't been addressed for decades."

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Apr

2017

Flynn probably broke law by failing to disclose foreign income, House Oversight leaders say

Author: Editor

The lead Democrat and Republican on the House Oversight Committee meted out a rare bipartisan rebuke of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday after seeing private information that confirmed the former administration official failed to disclose foreign income from Russia and Turkey.

The public criticism by the senior Republican on the House’s chief investigative panel is unusual and presents a dilemma for the White House, which was accused of failing to provide everything the committee asked for — an assertion White House press secretary Sean Spicer disputed.

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