U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) said late last week that he is co-sponsoring the Global Food Security Act of 2015. H.R. 1567 aims to reduce global hunger by achieving food security and improving nutrition, especially for women and children in Third World nations.
DuPage County will host a public hearing on Tuesday regarding a grant opportunity from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the county's JTK Administration Building, 421 N. County Road, room 1-500B in Wheaton.
The Wheaton Fire Department, Wheaton Police Department and Wheaton College conducted an emergency-response training exercise Monday at Wheaton College’s Edman Memorial Chapel. The event featured a simulation of an active-shooter situation aimed at helping first-responders receive critical training to protect the community.
The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, on which U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) serves as a commissioner, will hold a hearing titled "Europe’s Refugee Crisis: How Should the U.S., EU and OSCE Respond?” at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) discussed their bicameral Urban Flooding Awareness Act legislation on Thursday at Chicago's Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and met with local residents whose homes or businesses have been affected by urban flooding.
State Rep. Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) published a report on his website compiled by the nonpartisan Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) for September that indicates the state's tax receipts fell by $382 million compared to September of 2014.
The city of West Chicago said Monday it is seeking a special event coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for organizing, staffing and managing Railroad Days, the city's four-day community festival slated to run July 7-10, 2016, at Pioneer Park.
State Sen.Tom Cullerton (D-Dist. 23) recently raised awareness for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS) at the inaugural PANDAS Dash 5K at Willowbrook High School in Villa Park.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Dist. 11) spoke on the floor of the House on Friday about the failure of U.S. weather-forecasting agencies to correctly predict the path of Hurricane Joaquin last week and the real-life consequences of under-investing in scientific research and development.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's (R-IL) annual Abuelitas program came to a close on Monday, with Kirk singing its praises. The program helped several Illinois Mexican residents reunite with over 160 relatives during September and early October.