U.S. Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and John Culberson (R-Texas) said on Monday that they will serve as co-chairmen of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus. “As a scientist and businessman, I believe that a commitment to supporting research and development in the United States is critical to our nation’s long-term economic success," Foster said.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) called on high school students on Monday in the Third Congressional District, which he serves, to submit artwork in this year's 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
The Woodridge Plan Commission will hold a public hearing today at 7:30 p.m. to consider a request to remove a pool and replace the amenity with a splash pad, playground, fitness stations and a seating area. The meeting will be held at the Woodridge Village Hall, Five Plaza Drive.
The Village of Hinsdale recently reached an agreement with Casa Margarita to open a full-service restaurant in the Brush Hill Train Station. Casa Margarita was selected through a competitive process that included a request for proposals. The requests were issued in the fall of 2014.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) strongly supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to allow special protections for the Mahomet Aquifer by designating it as a sole source of drinking water for residents of east-central Illinois.
The Elk Grove Village Police Department is beefing up traffic enforcement activities through March 22. The activities are tied to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaigns, as well as St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday.
Elmhurst has a new Dero Bike Fix-It bicycle repair station, which the city recently installed downtown. The station was funded out of proceeds from the 2014 Elmhurst Cycling Classic, donated by the Elmhurst Master’s Competition Cycling Team.
Oak Brook residents will go to the polls on April 7 to cast their votes in the general consolidated election. The first day for early voting is March 23, and the final day for grace-period registration, grace-period voting and early voting is April 4.
An incentive program to encourage developers and property owners to build green projects throughout DuPage County has been approved by the county board. The board recently unanimously voted to implement a list of incentives that reduce permitting time and costs for projects that qualify under U.S.
State. Rep. Kathleen Willis (R-77th) has joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and House colleagues in sponsoring legislation to strengthen security requirements for websites and other storers of personal financial information.
The Village of Itasca's Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on March 18 to consider recommending approval of the draft comprehensive plan prior to adoption. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Itasca Village Hall, 550 W. Irving Park Road, in the second-floor boardroom.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott met in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to discuss 2015 regional priorities, including infrastructure initiatives. “Mayor Wescott proudly serves the City of Rock Falls, Illinois, and it was great to meet with him today,” Durbin said.
Pressure asserted on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and 237 of his colleagues has caused the ATF to retract its plan to ban popular and commonly used ammunition for sporting and home protection firearms.
The Village of Downers Grove has taken steps to prepare for the possible loss of state revenue, as outlined in the village's "Long Range Plan for 2013-2015." Under Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed 2015-16 budget, the village would see a reduction in Income tax distribution to local governments by 50 percent.