The complexities of a special primary contest to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress gave way the final weekend before the election to more traditional campaigning as candidates spent Sunday visiting churches and restaurants in search of votes.
The three top contenders for the Democratic nomination in the 2nd District — Robin Kelly, Debbie Halvorson and Anthony Beale — each displayed optimism that they would cross the finish line first after the voting is finished Tuesday.
Categories: National Issues, 2nd Congressional Dist.
Tags: 2nd Congressional
Air traffic control towers could be shut down at nine Illinois airports, including the Aurora Airport, DuPage Airport and the Waukegan Regional Airport in the Chicago suburbs, if no deal is reached in Washington to avert federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.
In preparation for cuts that would squeeze many government agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration is making plans to eliminate $600 million in spending for the rest of the fiscal year, leading transportation officials to warn of a multitude of travel disruptions.
Categories: National Issues
Tags: US Congress, Airports, Federal Funding
Just who would go into an immigrant detention center if one is ever built in Joliet?
Opponents of the project have painted a picture of undocumented immigrants being rounded up — even on the streets of Joliet — to keep the jail cells full if the facility is built.
Most of the people going into its immigrant detention centers are immigrants who had been convicted of crimes, served time in prison, and face deportation, said Steve Owen, spokesman for Corrections Corp. of America.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Joliet, Detention Center, Tom Thanas
Shawn Walsh is the new Will County regional superintendent of schools.
His appointment was confirmed Thursday by the Will County Board after he was nominated by his dad, Will County Executive Larry Walsh.
Tags: Will County, Regional Supt of Schools, Shawn Walsh
Thursday, February 21, 2013
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at Scrementi's Restaurant
3760 Chicago Road, Steger, IL
Tags: Crete, Crete Township Democrats