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Jan

2013

Will County awarded preservation grant

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Gov. Pat Quinn today announced that 13 Illinois communities and one county have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of the Interior for historic preservation efforts.

Will County will receive a $19,250 grant to conduct a rural historic resources survey for a significant portion of Peotone Township in advance of a road-building project that may potentially affect 65 identified historic sites.

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27

Jan

2013

Springfield session begins with full plate of money woes

Author: Editor

When lawmakers return to Springfield this week, suburban officials will be among the leaders on a handful of tough issues likely to dominate debate almost until the summer.

The underlying challenge will once again be the state's troubled finances, an issue that affects how suburban schools operate, with what kind of security local teachers will retire and how local disabled people get — or don't get — the services they're desperate for.

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26

Jan

2013

The friendship of Barack and Hillary

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President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are sitting for a rare joint interview set to run Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes”, the latest sign that the once-hostile relationship between the two has thawed considerably over the past four years.

“I think there was a reason that the 2008 fight for the Democratic nomination was as long and intense as it was,” said Patti Solis Doyle, who managed Clinton’s campaign. “These are two brilliant, formidable people who have, after working on the same team, developed a clear mutual respect and admiration.”

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26

Jan

2013

Plainfield St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Plainfield St. Patrick's Parade is March 17th

Line up begins at 11:00 am -- Step off of parade at 1:00 pm

at Plainfield Central High School

24120 Fort Beggs Dr  Plainfield, IL 60544

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25

Jan

2013

Heroin forum planned at Lewis University -

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Heroin abuse continues to plague communities across the state of Illinois, including Naperville.  Because of the problem, an area forum on heroin use will be held April 19 at Lewis University on Route 53 in Romeoville.

This year’s event is being sponsored by Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) and HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) in conjunction with the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues. At the end of this conference, organizers hope a standardized protocol across hospitals will be developed to help overdose patients and their families.

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