Khouri addresses infrastructure for the 11th district
Tonia Khouri, Republican candidate for the 11th State Congressional District seat, has addressed many fundamental issues during her campaign.
From jobs, immigration and law enforcement, to taxes, bureaucracy, education and national security, Khouri has her finger on the pulse of the issues that concern her constituents the most.
Khouri recently offered her insights on local infrastructure and where she stands on how she can help.
“Infrastructure plays a critical role in our local economies, especially here in the 11th District,” Khouri recently told DuPage Policy Journal. “As Chairman of Economic Development on the DuPage County Board, I’ve seen firsthand that our local businesses need our roads and bridges to be predictable and reliable.”
Khouri explained that I-80 in Will County is a prime example of how infrastructure issues create problems for residents. Truck traffic is a real problem and local leadership has stepped up to relieve congestion on Houboult Bridge, but Khouri stressed that the district needs federal funding to expand I-80 and complete the project.
“Interstate 80, particularly over Houboult Road in Joliet, has been an issue for some time for Will County’s local economy,” she said. “It’s unfortunate that (U.S. Rep.) Bill Foster (D-IL) has not fought for reliable infrastructure during his time in Washington.”
Khouri also explained that she knows how important adequate infrastructure is to peoples’ quality of life and the local economy. Despite the common sense aspect of needing decent infrastructure, Khouri said nothing is being done by the current district leadership.
“Unfortunately, we have a Congressman right now who is not up to the challenge,” she said. “He hasn’t delivered for our district. He lacks the leadership ability to get things done. As your Congresswoman, I will push to invest in infrastructure. The difference is, I will be able to deliver.”
Khouri argued that this lack of leadership is not only hurting the 11th district, it is just a reflection of the larger issues with the entire state.
“Bill Foster is simply not doing his job,” she said. “It’s time to put someone in office who will fight for the people of our district. That’s why I’m running for Congress.”
Khouri always welcomes feedback from constituents in the 11th district and noted that she has her third “Talk with Tonia” event on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Braconi's Italian Restaurant in Naperville. It is a good opportunity to meet her up close and speak with her about any concerns one may have with regards to the district.
“People have a choice this November,” she said. “Go with the status quo, or vote for me.”
The 11th Congressional District covers Cook, Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will counties.