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Nov

2012

Tea Party movement evaporates in Will County

Author: Editor

Steve Balich said the Will County Tea Party movement he helped organize is disbanding in name, but not spirit, after gains by Democrats in the Nov. 6 election.

“We’re actually terminating it and calling ourselves ‘fiscal Republicans,’” Balich said of the local Tea Party, which took off in 2008 and sprouted branches in Joliet, Plainfield, New Lenox and Homer Township-Lockport.

Balich, of Homer Glen, blamed the movement’s demise on the media, which he said demonized the national Tea Party over social issues.

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15

Nov

2012

Will County Board says farewell to departing members

Author: Editor
Thursday’s Will County Board meeting was filled with teasing and tears as the board said goodbye to 11 of its 27 members.

Board member Ann Dralle, R-Lemont, who chose not to seek re-election, drew big laughs when she presented surplus campaign T-shirts to fellow board members as a parting gift, including a small sleeveless version for muscular State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow.

Ed Kusta Jr., R-Bolingbrook, whose dad once served on the board, was surprised at how emotional he was during the meeting.


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9

Nov

2012

Voters appear to leave Will County Board with a 13-13 split

Author: Editor

As Will County Democrats celebrate holding on to six countywide offices this week, Will County Board members are weighing the impact of a likely 13-13 split between the parties.

Voters re-elected County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, and appear to have taken away the GOP's majority on the board, although Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz-Voots cautions there are still provisional and absentee ballots to be counted.

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9

Nov

2012

President Obama Marks Veterans Day

Author: Editor

Sunday, November 11 will mark Veterans Day, a time show thanks to the men and women whose service and sacrifice have helped secure more than two centuries of American progress.

Since taking office, President Obama has remained committed to making sure our returning heroes share in the opportunities they have given so much to defend. On Veterans Days past, the President has that “while it is important and proper that we mark this day, it is far more important we spend all our days determined to keep the promises that we've made to all who answer this country's call.”

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Nov

2012

President Barack Obama declares victory: ‘The best is yet to come’

Author: Editor

Declaring “the best is yet to come,” President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday, overcoming concerns over a struggling economy, a devastating national deficit and relentless Republican attacks on his health care overhaul.

“We are an American family and we rise and fall as one nation and one people,” Obama said as he declared victory at McCormick Place.

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