Reps. Randy Hultgren (D-IL) and C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger (D-MD) recently forwarded a bipartisan letter to House leadership in support of municipal finance, a tool that helps local and state governments when financing new schools, hospitals, fire stations and roads.
The Village of Downers Grove, Illinois, has done its part to make sure the public is appraised of the restrictions placed on municipal and school district assets, which were invested with the Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund (IMET), due to fraud.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the U.S. Senate floor on April 14 to offer his condolences to Illinois families impacted by the recent, deadly tornadoes that have ravaged communities throughout the state, as well as to commend state and local forces for their response.
The Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force met April 8 in Wheaton to outline consolidation measures that have been undertaken in DuPage County as part of the Accountability, Consolidation, Transparency (ACT) initiative, state Sen. Michael Connelly (R-Wheaton) said Friday.
Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) teamed with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Metra, Amtrak, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the city of Chicago Friday to announce a $3 million grant for IDOT.
DuPage County high school students recently displayed their green building projects at the Ninth Annual Sustainable Design Challenge. The event, held at the DuPage County Administration Building in Wheaton, was hosted by the county and the group School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education (SCARCE).
The Oak Brook village president and board of trustees will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 14, to consider changes to the plan of operation and governance for an electrical aggregation program. The hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Samuel E. Dean Board Room, 1200 Oak Brook Road.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill into law which will extend the time utility companies Ameren Illinois and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) have to implement the state’s smart grid electrical improvement and modernization program, state Rep. Christine Radogno (R-41st) has announced on her website.
Successfully running on what they called a "Clean Slate" platform that criticized college President Robert Breuder's performance and seeks to reduce the $763,000 severance package awarded to him, three new members were elected to the College of DuPage board of trustees this week.