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Jun

2018

‘America is better than this’: What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children

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The small shelter along the Texas border to Mexico held 60 beds and a little playground for children. Rooms were equipped with toys, books and crayons. To Colleen Kraft, this shelter looked, in many ways, like a friendly environment for children, a place where they could be happy.

But the first child who caught the prominent pediatrician’s attention during a recent visit was anything but happy. Inside a room dedicated to toddlers was a little girl no older than 2, screaming and pounding her fists on a mat. One woman tried to give her toys and books to calm her down, but even that shelter worker seemed frustrated, Kraft told The Washington Post, because as much as she wanted to console the little girl, she couldn’t touch, hold or pick her up to let her know everything would be all right. That was the rule, Kraft said she was told: They’re not allowed to touch the children.

“The really devastating thing was that we all knew what was going on with this child. We all knew what the problem was,” Kraft said. “She didn’t have her mother, and none of us can fix that.”

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Jun

2018

Rachel Ventura for Will County Board District 9 Fundraiser

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Sunday, July 8th, 2018

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

American Legion Post 1080

2625 Ingalls Ave, Joliet, IL 60435

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Jun

2018

SPECIAL DATE -- Will County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

Author: Editor

MONDAY, July 23rd, 2018

Knights of Columbus Hall

100 S 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436

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Jun

2018

I-80 Route 30 Interchange Gets Federal Funds

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On Tuesday afternoon, New Lenox Village Board member Jasen Howard, who is active on social media, took to Facebook because he had great news to share with his constituents. The topic? Interstate 80 safety improvements. It's a topic near and dear to thousands of people, particularly motorists who drive I-80 between New Lenox and Joliet, where the stretch is treacherous. 

"This $43 million project will include a $34 million grant from the Federal Government. IDOT will pay the remaining balance. Thank you to Mayor (Tim) Baldermann for your continued cooperation with the County in getting these projects awarded. Thank you to you and your staff for the hard work put in with our County Staff to make sure this became a reality. Many letters of support along with trips to Washington and Springfield were key. The project is shovel ready and is hoping to have an August letting!"

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Jun

2018

State Representative Al Riley's Annual Golf Outing

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Idlewild Country Club

19201 Dixie Highway, Flossmoor

10:00 am registration & lunch

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