Posts Tagged “Illinois”

Pritzker announces more appointments

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Pritzker announces more appointments

Pritzker announces more appointments Today, Thursday Jan. 17, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker made the following personnel announcements in his administration: Sol Flores will serve as Deputy Governor. Flores is the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte, a non-profit organization established in 2002 that has served more than 30,000 youth and families confronting homelessness. Flores…

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law Illinois Legislature passes law to designate April as Arab American Heritage Month. The bill was introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and co-sponsored by State Senator Steve Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. The bill restores respect for Illinois’ Arab American community which was disrespected…

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Westmont Native Selects U.S. Navy Ship

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Westmont Native Selects U.S. Navy Ship

Westmont, Illinois native selects U.S. Navy Ship MILLINGTON, Tenn.) – Navy Midshipman Thomas Donnelly, from Westmont, Illinois, participated in the 2018 winter Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) ship selection draft as a future member of the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community. More than 40 midshipmen from NROTC units around the country chose to serve…

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Pritzker announces schedule for inauguration, and new appointments

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Pritzker announces schedule for inauguration, and new appointments

Pritzker announces schedule for inauguration, and new appointments Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker also announced plans to give his top cabinet members a 15 percent raise, and is rumored to be preparing to demand resignations of all appointees on state-held boards and commissions Today, the Pritzker-Stratton Inaugural Committee announced the schedule of weekend events leading up to the inauguration on…

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Manteno Veteran’s Home takes precautions after a single Legionnaires’ disease case is identified

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Manteno Veteran’s Home takes precautions after a single Legionnaires’ disease case is identified

Manteno Veteran’s Home takes precautions after a single Legionnaires’ disease case is identified Manteno – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) was notified this morning regarding a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease (legionellosis) in a resident of the Manteno Veterans’ Home. Upon being notified, the IDVA activated their contingency plans at the Home. After…

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

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Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois

Sandoval, Schillerstrom, Gorman announce new jobs coming to Illinois Access to training, apprenticeships and careers within skilled construction trades offered through the Tollway’s new ConstructionWorks program Earlier this week, Senator Sandoval was joined by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Representative Marcus Evans, Illinois Tollway Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Executive Director Liz Gorman to…

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

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Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase

Tax Raisers ready for massive Gas Tax increase In an urgent press conference at the Illinois State building the Illinois Representatives Allen Skillicorn (R) and Jeanne Ives (R) warned of an impending fuel tax hike. According to Representative Skillicorn, “There is a horrible rumor going around Springfield. Actually this is the worst kept secret in…

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Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America

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Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America

Wallet Hub releases list of safest largest cities in America Illinois cities and suburbs barely make this year’s list, but among the safest are Aurora at 13 and Chicago at 133. The Wallet Hub study compares the largest cities in each state based on a range of criteria including number of law enforcement, assaults, hate…

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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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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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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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POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobali​a

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POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobali​a

POLICE ALERT: Lyons Police seeking to locate lost family member Paresh Jhobalia The Lyons Police Department are working with the Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT)​, a suburban-focused police Task Force to find a man reported missing by their family on November 10, 2018. Family members report that Paresh Jhobalia, 62,​ was last seen in Downers Grove. The Lyons Police Department is asking members of the…

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