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Jun

2014

Will County native, ReShawn Howard, has been named to the newly created budget director position within the Will County Executive’s office. ReSha named county's new budget director

Author: Editor

A Will County native has been named to the newly created budget director position within the Will County Executive’s office. ReShawn Howard of Shorewood was approved at today’s Will County Board meeting. This position will work with the county’s finance director Karen Hennessy.

With the rapid growth of Will County and increased demands on the finance department, Will County Executive Larry Walsh reorganized the structure of his budget and financial staff to better serve the residents. Walsh promoted Karen Hennessy to the redefined role of Finance Director, responsible for the oversight of day-to-day financial operations, the outside audit, and the preparation of the County’s annual financial report. The Budget Director will focus on the development and monitoring of the County’s annual budget and long term capital planning. Both positions will be funded within the constraints of the existing budget.

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Jun

2014

Senate Republicans block student loan bill

Author: Editor

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP.

The 56-38 vote fell short of the 60 that would have been needed to advance to debate on the measure by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Her bill would have let millions of borrowers, some with years-old debt and interest rates topping 7 percent or more, refinance at today's lower rates.
The bill would have been paid for with the so-called Buffett Rule, which sets minimum tax rates for people making over $1 million.

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6

Jun

2014

Rauner firm got business after $300,000 donation

Author: Editor

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Thursday he once put in a good word to help win pension business in his state for Bruce Rauner's private equity firm after Rauner donated $300,000 to Rendell's 2002 campaign.

The comments shed new light on a recurring campaign issue for Rauner, the Republican nominee in the governor's race this November, who has repeatedly accused Illinois politicians of creating a culture where campaign cash buys influence and skews policy.

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5

Jun

2014

Rain barrels, composting bins for sale by Will County

Author: Editor

The Will County Land Use Department issued this news release about the rain barrels and compost bins they have available for purchase. They can be picked up at the hazardous waste collection being held in Elwood on June 14 or arrange to have them delivered and/or installed.

In celebration of spring, the Will County Land Use Department is partnering with the Conservation Foundation to sell rain barrels and compost bins.

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5

Jun

2014

Will County Dems tap two for county board contests in the fall

Author: Editor

Will County Democrats have appointed two candidates to run for the Will County board in the November election.

In District 2, Donald Keane, of Frankfort, will challenge Republicans Jim Moustis, of Frankfort, the board’s Republican caucus chair, and Cory Singer, a former board member who lost his bid for county executive in 2012. Current board member David Izzo, R-Tinley Park, is not seeking re-election.

Appointing Plainfield resident Sheila Raddatz, a teacher, to fill one vacancy in District 5, will increase incumbent Democrat Reed Bible’s and Raddatz’s chances of getting elected, he said. They will run against a single Republican candidate, Darren Bennefield, who recently was appointed to that seat after board member Lee Ann Goodson, resigned.

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