Posts Tagged “government”

Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library

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Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library

Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library A businessman and father of two kids from Orland Park hopes to bring new ideas to expand the services of the Orland Park Library. Independent candidate Mohammed Jaber says he is running for the board to help expand the programs the library offers My name is Mohammed…

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Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA

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Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA

Municipalities Remain in Limbo Without Ruling from Attorney General on FOIA With reduced staffing, focus must remain on providing essential services and public health Nearly 200 mayors across the state have joined the Illinois Municipal League (IML) in urging Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office to issue an advisory opinion to grant public bodies additional time…

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Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center

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Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center

Pritzker announces major step towards sale of Thompson Center Governor Pritzker issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Technical and Project Management Expertise Governor JB Pritzker today announced a major step toward the sale of the James R. Thompson Center (JRTC).  The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) will issue a Request for Proposals…

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Coalition Calls for Added Funding of Brookfield Zoo in Capital Bill

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Coalition Calls for Added Funding of Brookfield Zoo in Capital Bill

Coalition Calls for Added Funding of Brookfield Zoo in Capital Bill Infrastructure investment will fix crumbling facilities and spur local economy while preventing cuts to conservation and education programs As negotiations over the state’s first major capital construction program in a decade get underway, the B-NICE Coalition (Brookfield Zoo: Needed Infrastructure for Compassionate Education) is calling…

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Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term

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Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term

Sandoval takes oath of office for sixth term State Sen. Martin Sandoval declares that health care and immigrant rights will remain priorities as he returns to The Illinois Senate for a 6th Term in office Affordable health care, protecting immigrants’ rights, equitable K-12 funding, increasing public safety and creating more jobs will continue to be…

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Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose

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Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose

Term limits undermine the rights of voters to choose The push to impose term limits isn’t being done by the voters or the public. It’s being led by political candidates who just can’t seem to take control of government because they lack the support of the majority of voters. Term limits are wrong because it…

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Lipinski hosts 3 events, Town Hall Meeting, Veterans Fair and Senior Fairs

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Lipinski hosts 3 events, Town Hall Meeting, Veterans Fair and Senior Fairs

Lipinski hosts 3 events, Town Hall Meeting, Veterans Fair and Senior Fairs Over the next few weeks, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting, a Veterans Fair, and two Senior Fairs in the Third Congressional District. At the Town Hall Meeting, area residents will be able to hear from Rep. Lipinski…

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair By Ray Hanania If there is one thing that most drivers hate, it’s red light cameras. But I think red light cameras, and even speed cameras, are necessary to crack down on reckless drivers who we all see blow red lights, or who race 20…

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Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

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Most communities are automatically given Home Rule powers. But some communities have to fight for it, and overcome the ignorance of some politically active whiners who complain about everything because they are not in power By Ray Hanania The last election shows that newly appointed Mayor Sergio Rodriguez is very popular in the Village of…

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Remembering Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk

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Summit Illinois Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk died Sunday, May 17, a few days before he would have celebrated his 76th birthday. Strzelczyk was a people’s mayor, kind, generous and caring. Despite his small handful of relentless critics who falsely claimed he was absent during his recent battle with cancer, Strzelczyk worked hard for the citizens of…

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’ By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, June 21, 2013 Despite the low voter turnout, voting is already easy. But not everyone wants to take the time to vote. In fact, the vast majority of residences who could vote don’t even register to vote. They don’t want to….

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