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Aug

2018

Lauren Underwood embraces progressive label in faceoff against U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren

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Democrat Lauren Underwood is embracing the progressive label in her first run for Congress as she campaigns in the traditionally GOP-leaning far northwestern and western suburban district now held by veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren.

Underwood, a 31-year-old nurse and Naperville native who is a former adviser in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama, sparred with Hultgren on Friday during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, showcasing their starkly different views on health care, taxes, immigration and the role of government.

Races for Congress across the country are being defined in large part by voters’ feelings about President Donald Trump. But Underwood said she’s trying to put health care at the center of the race, while Hultgren is focusing on taxes and the economy.

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19

Aug

2018

Joliet Township Democratic Organization Meeting

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Belmont A.C. - 651 Highland ParkwayJoliet, IL  60432

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17

Aug

2018

Will County must balance growing economic development with quality of life, Walsh says in state of the county

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Will County continues to “prosper” and its future is “very bright,” said County Executive Larry Walsh in the opening of his annual state of the county address Thursday. 

But the county must also “actively prepare for our future and act responsibly as we face the challenges of growth,” he said.

Walsh recited a litany of building projects the county has tackled in the past year – the new $33 million Public Safety Complex that opened in January, the construction of the $210 million courthouse now underway in downtown Joliet, and the new health department facility, which will soon begin to replace a 100-year-old structure.

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17

Aug

2018

County Executive Larry Walsh gives annual State of the County address

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Will County is moving on with the “largest capital campaign in our 182-year history,” County Executive Larry Walsh said in his State of the County address Thursday.

In his upbeat outlook on county government, Walsh outlined big projects such as the new courthouse, pointed to a growing economy and job market, and discussed the challenges of crowded highways and opioid abuse.

The annual speech is a prelude to the county executive’s budget recommendations, which will be presented in September.

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15

Aug

2018

Editorial: In midst of assaults, we must defend principles of First Amendment

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Today, the Daily Herald editorial board joins more than 200 similar boards at newspapers across the country in a cause we've been championing for years -- the protection of America's free press against an unprecedented assault from the highest office of the nation's government.

Consider this description from one of our first editorials on the topic in December 2016: "Why we're saying (that the press is under assault) -- why it needs to be said, why it needs to be shouted unapologetically -- is because it's dangerous.

"It undermines our democracy. 

"It allows those in power to say, 'Ignore the facts no matter what the facts may be.'

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