Will County Democratic Central Committee - News

30

Nov

2017

Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

7:00 pm

Cemeno’s Pizza

1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

 

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28

Nov

2017

Will County candidates file petitions for countywide offices

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Candidates running for countywide offices, County Board district seats and the precinct committee in the March primary elections were lined up Monday morning to file their petitions. 

The countywide seats up for election include the county clerk, treasurer, sheriff and regional superintendent of schools. County Board positions include those for Districts 1, 2, 4 , 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11, with two board members a district. All precinct committee positions are open for two-year terms. 

Will County Board member Lauren Staley-Ferry, D-Joliet, was the first in line to file her petitions to run for Will County clerk. Those first in line when the office opened at 8:30 a.m. would qualify to be first on the ballot. A lottery will be held to determine the first name on the ballot if more than one candidate from the same party files for the same office.

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23

Nov

2017

In search of federal judges, Trump taps mostly white men

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President Donald Trump is nominating white men to America's federal courts at a rate not seen in nearly 30 years, threatening to reverse a slow transformation toward a judiciary that more closely reflects the nation's diversity.

So far, 91 percent of Trump's nominees are white, and 81 percent are male, an Associated Press analysis has found. Three of every four are white men, with few African-Americans and Hispanics in the mix. The last president to nominate a similarly homogenous group was George H.W. Bush.

The shift could prove to be one of Trump's most enduring legacies. These are lifetime appointments, and Trump has inherited both an unusually high number of vacancies and an aging population of judges. That puts him in position to significantly reshape the courts that decide thousands of civil rights, environmental, criminal justice and other disputes across the country. The White House has been upfront about its plans to quickly fill the seats with conservatives, and has made clear that judicial philosophy tops any concerns about shrinking racial or gender diversity.

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23

Nov

2017

How will Trump's presidency impact 2018 DuPage, Kane County elections?

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Political party leaders are calculating how President Donald Trump's presidency and the gridlock between Illinois' Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled legislature will influence DuPage and Kane county voters going into the 2018 midterm elections.

Monday is the first day candidates for county, regional, state and federal offices can begin filing to appear on the ballot for the March 20 primary, the first step on a journey to the Nov. 6 general election.

The stakes are high in 2018. Whoever is elected can play a key role in determining who controls the next round of redistricting after the 2020 Census

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20

Nov

2017

Will County Safety Complex set to open in January

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Construction of the new Will County Safety Complex was completed about six weeks ahead of schedule and the grand opening is tentatively set for mid-January. 

Dave Tkac, deputy chief of staff for Will County Executive Larry Walsh, said the end result has been completed and the different departments are in the process of a phased move-in that will take until the end of December. 

The 85,000 square-foot, $30 million building will house a consolidated 911 dispatch center that will serve 31 communities, the county's Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), training space and evidence storage.

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