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10

Apr

2015

Congressman Foster won't run against Kirk, backs Duckworth

Author: Editor

Rep. Bill Foster, of Naperville, announced Friday that he will not challenge Republican Sen. Mark Kirk in 2016 and instead is backing another Democrat, Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

Foster, a physicist, said in a statement he wanted to avoid a "costly and, ultimately unnecessary, primary" election.

He said he will serve as co-chairman of Duckworth's finance committee to help her raise cash for her race.

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17

Feb

2015

Candidate wants new voice to be heard on Bolingbrook board

Author: Editor

Longtime Bolingbrook resident Bob Jaskiewicz plainly states that he does not expect to be able to affect much policy if he is elected to one of the Bolingbrook Village Board seats up for grabs in April.

But he says the current board votes in lock step with longtime Mayor Roger Claar and he wants to show that someone new can successfully become a Bolingbrook trustee.

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30

Jan

2015

Some Will County officials desire Joliet incentives to keep courthouse downtown

Author: Editor

County officials this week said they were serious about building a new courthouse in downtown Joliet – but some were equally hesitant to go all in, arguing the city should offer incentives for county government to stay put.

 “The development of an urban site really is dependent on Joliet’s cooperation,” County Board Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, said during a workshop Tuesday. “It’s hard to make a commitment until they make a commitment.”

Who benefits more from the other came into question this week during a meeting in Darien at the headquarters of Wight & Company, the consultant hired for the courthouse preliminary design work
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27

Dec

2014

‘Man in recovery’ not slowing down in heroin battle

Author: Editor

When I caught up with Tim Ryan, the recovering heroin addict was, as always, going a mile a minute.

The founder of Man in Recovery had just walked out of Elgin High School where he’d spoken to over 200 kids about his own life story, including the loss of son Nicholas this year to a heroin overdose.

“It was fantastic,” he said of the students’ enthusiastic reaction to the message he and others from the LTM Heroin Awareness Foundation had just delivered..

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21

Dec

2014

Raising juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews

Author: Editor

A newly signed law that’ll more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed reviews from criminal justice experts.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the measure Friday that backers say could lead to more diverse juries and offset anticipated costs by cutting back jurors in all civil cases from 12 to 6. But some counties are concerned about picking up the tab and researchers and advocacy groups believe smaller juries mean less impartial verdicts.

To the measure’s sponsor – who was lobbied by the former Illinois Trial Lawyers Association president – raising juror stipends is a simple equation.

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