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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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21

Jul

2017

GOP signals infrastructure bill must wait

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The timing and fate of President Trump’s infrastructure plan may depend on whether the GOP enacts major tax reform — a task that could prove challenging amid the struggle to pass a healthcare bill.

Republicans are signaling that a massive rebuilding package, which has long been one of Trump’s top priorities, will most likely have to wait on the sidelines until lawmakersoverhaul the tax code. 

But with that process likely to be just as time-consuming and daunting as healthcare, infrastructure could be pushed to the back burner.

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Jul

2017

Amazon plans Crest Hill sort center with up to 500 jobs

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Amazon is opening a Chicago-area sort center, its first Illinois hub for smaller packages, where it plans to employ 250 to 500 workers. 

The newest facility, to handle parcels smaller than many it moves through distribution centers in Joliet and several other local sites, has a launch scheduled for October in southwest suburban Crest Hill. It's the latest flag planted here since 2015 by the e-commerce monolith, whose projected local employment is heading toward around 8,000.

 

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8

Jul

2017

Will County heroin epidemic getting worse

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The heroin epidemic is getting worse, not better in Will County, according to the county's director of substance abuse initiatives.

Will County is in its "third wave" of the epidemic, Kathleen Burke said. The first was overuse or misuse of opiate-based prescription drugs, followed by heroin use and now fentanyl is becoming more of a challenge, Burke told the county board's Public Health Committee meeting Thursday.

Burke, who has been hired by the county with a five-year grant, is battling the epidemic on many fronts, with education, training, Naloxone, Safe Passage and other programs.

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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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