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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

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Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans

Highspeed rail association questions Chicago-O’Hare transit plans The Midwest High Speed Rail Association issue the following statement regarding Chicago plans to build a high speed rail connecting Chicago’s Loop with O’Hare Airport: Today, the City of Chicago announced that it has chosen Elon Musk’s Boring Company to construct and maintain an express link between downtown…

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$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced

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$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced

$17 million invested in Sauk Village announced Mayor Derrick Burgess is very pleased to hear that SET Enterprises in Sauk Village announced that they will be the very first in North America to have a Laser blanking line.  SET provides stamped parts for Ford Motor Company and has been in business in Sauk Village for…

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

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Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill

Rauner needs to block water rate increase bill The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used the confusing…

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2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced

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2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced

2018 Illinois Governor’s Export Award recipients announced Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards during a ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement, honoring…

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Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening

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Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening

Orland Mayor Pekau honors Old Navy manager at grand opening The Old Navy Orland Park Place store re-opened on Friday May 25, 2018 with great fanfare following a near month-long closure due to a devastating fire. Orland Park Mayor was there to cut the ribbonThe Old Navy Orland Park store re-opened on Friday May 25,…

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

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Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too

Online shopping killing retail stores and our families, too The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the weakening…

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

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IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation

IDOT awards $36 million to enhance Illinois transportation IDOT Awards $36 Million in Federal Grants to Enhance Transportation in Illinois Communities. Competitive ITEP grant emphasizes bicycle, pedestrian and streetscape projects aimed at improving travel and quality of life The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced a nearly $36 million investment to expand travel options and…

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Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos

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Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos

Apple iCloud is worst place to save or download photos Apple touts iCloud as the best system to store your important photos and that they care about your lives. The truth is Apple doesn’t care about your life and only cares about profits. Apple makes it easy to upload your photos to iCloud but it…

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Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future

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Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future

Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future Toyota Park changes its name to SeatGeek Stadium, remaining one of the Southwest Side and suburbs most valuable economic assets next to Midway Airport in driving up home, jobs and economic wellbeing in the Southwest Region By Ray Hanania For many years, the Southwest Side and suburbs…

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Foster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Better Energy Storage

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Foster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Better Energy Storage

Foster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Better Energy Storage Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Steven Knight (R-CA) introduced H.R. 5610, the Better Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Act. The legislation would authorize $45 million to support the creation of three public-private partnership projects to develop energy storage technology that is commercially viable and can…

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Opportunity, Transitions coming to Mokena station area

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Opportunity, Transitions coming to Mokena station area

Opportunity, Transitions coming to Mokena station area If you’re a regular user of Mokena’s downtown station, opportunity and transitions are just around the bend. Forty-nine additional parking spaces in the unpaved lot located just south of the Rock Island tracks are being opened up in early May for commuter use.  These spaces, which will be…

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