6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tags: Sheriff, 2014 Election, Mike Kelley, Laurie Summers, Treasurer
A key Democratic state senator said Thursday he will seek a vote Tuesday on his controversial plan to ask voters to amend the state constitution to replace Illinois’ flat-rate income tax with a graduated tax based on the amount of income earned.
“We understand it is a difficult choice, but we’re simply asking that the voters be allowed to weigh in and make a decision about tax policy and how Illinois should tax income,” Sen. Don Harmon of Oak Park said during an appearance between proponents and opponents of the plan before the Tribune editorial board.
But Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine said Harmon’s proposal was just another variation of a plan endorsed by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and top Democratic lawmakers to make permanent the 67 percent personal income tax rate increase enacted in 2011 that was supposed to be significantly rolled back starting in January 2015.
Categories: State Issues
Tags: 2014 Election, Fair Tax
Tucked away in downtown Naperville, just a few blocks apart, are the campaign offices of Democrat Rep. Bill Foster and his Republican rival, state Rep. Darlene Senger.
Senger’s folks work from rooms with a pleasant view of the DuPage River in a building facing a wrecking ball in a few months.
Foster’s staff sits, for now, in a tiny, stuffy cell hidden behind a barber shop.
As the Senger and Foster teams crank up for the November election from their outposts, Foster starts with a commanding lead in the money race while Senger has almost nothing in her war chest.
Categories: Local Issues, National Issues, 11th Congressional Dist.
Tags: Bill Foster, 11th Congressional, 2014 Election
The number of heroin overdose deaths in Will County dropped from 58 in 2012 to 38 in 2013, thanks in part to expanded educational awareness, local officials told the Young Adults Heroin Use Task Force.
However, monitoring deaths is only the tip of the iceberg, Will County Coroner Pat O’Neil told the state-appointed task force, which is collecting testimony on heroin abuse from communities throughout Illinois.
A more effective indicator might be to track overdose treatments by first responders, who often are able to save victims by using anti-opiate drugs such as Narcan.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 -- 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Allstate Insurance Agency
24044 W Main Street Plainfield, IL, 60544
Tags: Plainfield, Joliet, Plainfield Township Democrats