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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda The Illinois Tollway Authority, a $1.4 billion government state agency, unveiled an unprecedented reform program to even the playing field and to brighten sunshine on the authority’s business actions. But instead of focusing on the news, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and even Crains Chicago Business (are they even…

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Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

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Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88)

Traffic changes slated for Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) Traffic shifts are scheduled to begin in December for the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) between I-290 and York Road. Traffic scheduled to shift to prepare I-88 for winter, work ending on York Road Bridge over I-88 Work to move traffic into its winter configuration on the Reagan Memorial…

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage The Arlington Heights Daily Herald has been running a series of news reports that read more like opinion columns, slamming the Tollway Authority for changing its administrative staff, a change most people agree has been good. But do the attacks from the newspaper also have a tinge of…

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Hurley Holds Business Attire Clothing Drive to Benefit Local Non-profit

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Hurley Holds Business Attire Clothing Drive to Benefit Local Non-profit

Hurley Holds Business Attire Clothing Drive to Benefit Local Non-profit State Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is holding her 6th Annual Business Attire Clothing Drive this year for young adults from November 29 to December 14. Hurley is encouraging residents in the community to donate new and gently used business clothing attire to benefit the Mercy…

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Madigan was never the real issue in the last election

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Madigan was never the real issue in the last election

Madigan was never the real issue in the last election Republican leaders in Illinois were easily swept aside and out of office by Democrats in the November 6 General Elections mainly because too much effort was put into personal attacks including against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Voters are far more intelligent than some…

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GOP Chairman Schneider denounces State Rep. Kifowit’s remarks

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GOP Chairman Schneider denounces State Rep. Kifowit’s remarks

GOP Chairman Schneider denounces State Rep. Kifowit’s remarks Today during floor debate in the Illinois House of Representatives, Democratic State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit wished death upon Republican State Rep. Peter Breen and his family. Kifowit later said her words were “misheard, misrepresented, misinterpreted and mischaracterized,” but an audio recording of her extreme rhetoric proves otherwise….

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Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act

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Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act

Congresswoman Kelly applauds Senate intro of Health Equity and Accountability Act Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust, released this statement following the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act in the U.S. Senate: “Today, we took another important step toward expanding access to healthcare with the Senate introduction of…

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Pappas displays Christmas trees from around the world

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Pappas displays Christmas trees from around the world

Pappas displays Christmas trees from around the world Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas’ office is decorated with more than 90 Christmas trees and holiday displays for 15th year.  “Christmas Trees from Around the World” highlights different traditions for the holiday season representing every ethnic and national group More than 90 Christmas trees and religious displays that…

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor Can a perennial Republican candidate for public office like Jim Dodge win the office of Orland Park Mayor? His past elections outside of Orland Park suggest not, but his Republican base in Orland Park tells a different story. But that depends on what Republican Mayor Keith Pekau does. Pekau defeated…

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech By Ray Hanania Letter I wrote to Illinois Representative David Harris of Arlington Heights (Republican) who introduced a bill last year to expand the existing anti-BDS law that prohibits Americans from criticizing a specific foreign country, Israel. I criticize Israel’s government and will continue to criticize Israel’s government…

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison defeated County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Nov. 6, 2018 election, beating back a challenge from first time candidate Abdelnasser Rashid. Morrison won by securing his base in the Southern end of the 17th District, winning Orland, Palos, Worth, Lemont and…

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Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill

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Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill

Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, helped override the governor’s veto of her legislation that creates local urban agricultural zones across communities in Illinois to help residents grow their own produce. “I have been fighting for access to healthy food options and to expand urban agriculture on…

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