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Mexican Cartel drug kingpin’s daughter sentenced for narcotics violations

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Mexican Cartel drug kingpin’s daughter sentenced for narcotics violations

Mexican Cartel drug kingpin’s daughter sentenced for narcotics violations; El Chapo wife pleads guilty Daughter of Notorious Mexican Cartel Leader Sentenced for Criminal Violation of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, 34, of Guadalajara, Mexico, pleaded guilty on March 12, 2021. According to court documents, she violated the criminal penalties of the…

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Post Office rate hikes made after slow service and delays

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Post Office rate hikes made after slow service and delays

Post Office rate hikes made after slow service and delays With Commitment to Affordability and Financial Sustainability, U.S. Postal Service Proceeds with Request for Postal Rate Change Pricing actions part of balanced approach under “Delivering for America,” the Postal Service’s 10-year plan for achieving financial sustainability and service excellence Following rate changes, USPS prices to…

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Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible

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Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible

Congress members Newman and Garcia introduce bill to make public transit more accessible New ASAP Act would establish a federal grant program to upgrade transit systems across the nation to be 100% accessible   On Tuesday May 18, 2021, U.S. Representatives Marie Newman (D-IL-03) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL-04) introduced legislation to make public transportation…

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Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time

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Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time

Right from the Middle: The Three dictators, Last time The process of creating legislation has been undermined by personal political interests and a dictatorship of power that has corrupted the system that was originally envisioned by the Founding Fathers of America, former Congressman William O. Lipinski explains By William Lipinski and Brian Broeking We talked…

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Illinois will lose one congressional seat under new Census

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Illinois will lose one congressional seat under new Census

Illinois will lose one congressional seat under new Census 2020 Census Apportionment results were delivered to President Biden on Monday detailing changes in the nation’s population. The results show five Western states will each gain a congressional seat while Illinois and six other Eastern states will each lose one congressional seat based on population changes The U.S….

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Newman supports Statehood bill for Washington D.C. 700,000 residents

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Newman supports Statehood bill for Washington D.C. 700,000 residents

Newman supports Statehood bill for Washington D.C. 700,000 residents H.R. 51 will admit Washington D.C. as the 51st state and ensure that 700,000 D.C. residents have fair representation in the U.S. government. U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) voted on Thursday (April 22, 2021) to pass H.R. 51, the Washington D.C. Admission Act, which would make…

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Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses

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Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses

Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses To further provide relief to women entrepreneurs, the legislation introduced today would extend the waiver of the matching fund requirement for Women Business Centers  U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) introduced legislation Thursday (April 15, 2021) to support women-owned small businesses by extending the waiver for the matching…

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, issued the following statement Tuesday (April 6, 2021) regarding newly released data showing that the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased in 2019. …

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

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Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan

Newman convenes transit leaders as part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan Convening of Chicagoland transportation leaders comes as Congress moves forward with passing President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a historic investment that will create millions of good jobs and rebuild our country’s infrastructure U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL) on Tuesday convened Chicagoland area transit leaders…

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist Former Congressman William O. Lipinski has joined Suburban Chicagoland as a columnist writing Op-Ed commentary on national and regional politics writing the “Right from the Middle” Opinion Commentary column twice each month Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman from the Chicago 23rd Ward beginning in 1975 and…

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Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators

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Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators

Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators Three oligarchs rule this country, each acting as dictator for their wing of government- the President, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House. These three individuals make decisions for our country, not the American people and a…

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Congresswoman Newman announces $70 million in grants to seven Health Centers

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Congresswoman Newman announces $70 million in grants to seven Health Centers

Congresswoman Newman announces $70 million in grants to seven Health Centers Grants awarded as a part of an expansion of COVID-19 vaccines for hardest-hit and highest-risk communities. Beginning April 1, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to invest over $6 billion nationally in Community Health Centers to expand access to vaccines in underserved communities…

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