U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) recently issued a statement regarding House and Senate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip to the U.S., as well as noting the impact China has on Illinois' trade market.
The Warrenville City Council voted 7-1 Sept. 21 to accept a Plan Commission recommendation to rezone the former Musselman property from manufacturing to residential and approve preliminary plans for the proposed Settlers Pointe subdivision.
The Naperville Police Department took part in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, giving residents the chance to bring unused and unwanted prescription medications to the front lobby of the police department at 1350 Aurora Ave.
The College of DuPage Board of Trustees has voted to name the Homeland Security Education Center in honor of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller, Medal of Honor recipient, former Wheaton resident and graduate of Wheaton North High School.
Four Illinois Democrat members of Congress -- Mike Quigley, Danny Davis, Tammy Duckworth and Bill Foster -- recently announced that LAF (formerly Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) will receive a 24-month, $239,207 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant to help improve services for low-income seniors.
The DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) on Thursday announced that DuPage County tourism expenditures continue to rise, with 2014’s revenues and tax contributions at all-time highs for the third straight year.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently joined Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and a coalition of other senators in calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prohibit the use of unfair pre-dispute arbitration clauses in contracts with long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) commented this week on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S. and some of the problems facing China. "Over the past month, I have heard more than a few of my Republican colleagues and some of the candidates for president opine that President Xi’s visit should be canceled or somehow downgraded," Kirk said.
The Glen Ellyn Village Board reviewed the 2015 Downtown Streetscape Plan at its August meeting. The report can be viewed at http://www.glenellyn.org/Economic_Development/Documents/Preliminary-CBD-Streetscape-Plan.pdf.
State Sen. Tom Cullerton (D-Dist. 23) applauded the signing into law this week of House Bill 3593, which limits severance and buyout packages for outgoing community-college personnel.House Bill 3593 amends the Public Community College Act with several reforms to address the College of DuPage’s severance package given to outgoing President Robert Breuder, which many critics derided as extravagant.
Illinois U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-Dist. 5) and Robin Kelly (D-Dist. 2) recently introduced the Good Neighbor Gun Dealer Act in the U.S. House.The bill would require the Department of Justice (DOJ) to establish a voluntary code of conduct for licensed gun dealers and create a national good-neighbor certification for gun dealers who abide by a certain set of requirements.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) released a statement this week after ITT Tech – a for-profit college already under investigation by at least 18 state attorneys general and being sued by two federal agencies – said it is now also under investigation by the Department of Justice under the federal False Claims Act.
A bill introduced by State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Dist. 42) to prevent state colleges from approving excessive severance or buyout deals for community college administrators was signed into law this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Nine members representing Chicago and suburban communities near O’Hare International Airport were named Sept. 18 by O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC) Chair Arlene A. Juracek, mayor of Mount Prospect, to an ONCC Ad Hoc Fly Quiet Committee.
State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Dist. 77) wants residents to know about the 10th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.“I personally have been faced with the dilemma of figuring out what to do with old prescriptions.” Willis said.