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Sep

2016

Memo to GOP: Forget your obstructionist policies. They backfired

Author: Editor

I met Tom Korologos in 1970. I was doing interviews for my dissertation on congressional staffs; he was the top staffer for Wallace Bennett, a veteran Republican senator from Utah. Tom not only granted me an interview but also gave me a ton of time and valuable insights. He knew and loved the Senate, knew and loved politics. He has had a remarkable career in Washington, serving several Republican presidents and also working as a top official with the provisional authority in Baghdad and as ambassador to Belgium. If you asked me to name veteran pols who understand how our government and politics work and should work, he would be high on the list.

That makes my disappointment with him even more painful. Korologos, along with former Ronald Reagan national security adviser Richard V. Allen, wrote an op-ed for The Post last week with advice for their fellow Republicans, headlined “Memo to GOP: Forget 2016. Start thinking 2018 and 2020.” The op-ed conceded the presidential contest to Hillary Clinton — and proceeded to give advice on how to combat the incoming president and regain the party’s mojo.

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19

Aug

2016

Co. Executive Walsh credits compromise for Will County's accomplishments

Author: Editor

In his 11th-annual State of the County address Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the key to the county's success has been compromise and cooperation.

As he highlighted the "significant accomplishments" of the past year and the "exciting work" that lies ahead, Walsh stressed, "When we work together we can achieve great things."

The third-term Democratic leader has worked with a Republican-majority board on a $275 million effort to replace aging county facilities and, "despite challenges," has partnered with state and federal agencies on road work and expanded services to residents.

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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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