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Naperville Area Democratic Candidates Meet & Greet

Naperville Area Democratic Candidates Meet & Greet

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Home of Steve & Nancy Turner

2148 Riverlea Circle, Naperville, IL

 

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Its about to get harder to vote

Its about to get harder to vote

In late 2011, the Obama administration blocked a South Carolina law that required voters to show a photo ID before casting their ballots, finding that it could disenfranchise tens of thousands of minority voters, who were more likely than whites to lack such IDs.

But when South Carolina asked a federal court in Washington to approve the law, Brett Kavanaugh wrote the opinion upholding it. He ruled that the measure was not discriminatory, even though the Obama administration claimed that it violated the Voting Rights Act.

Judge Kavanaugh, whom President Trump nominated for the Supreme Court recently, pointed to a 2008 Supreme Court decision upholding Indiana’s voter ID law, which he interpreted as giving states broad leeway to restrict their voting procedures. “Many states, particularly in the wake of the voting system problems exposed during the 2000 elections, have enacted stronger voter ID laws, among various other recent changes to voting laws,” he noted in approval.

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Local schools should decide if drills are appropriate, District 204 board says

Local schools should decide if drills are appropriate, District 204 board says

Schools statewide should have the final say when it comes to safety exercises, like active shooter drills, and encourage students to register to vote, according to Indian Prairie District 204 School Board members.

For the past several years, the school board has taken an active role in suggesting school-related legislation that could be backed by the Illinois Association of School Boards and its member districts.

The measures must get the approval of an association’s resolutions committee late this summer before they are voted on before the full IASB assembly in November.

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14th Congressional District Candidates Forum

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Rd, Naperville, IL 60564

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District 204 calls for end of Tuesday voting in some elections

District 204 calls for end of Tuesday voting in some elections

Indian Prairie School District 204 officials are questioning why Illinois' consolidated elections have to be scheduled on a Tuesday.

Like many school districts across the state, Indian Prairie beefed up its security to prevent the public from entering any portion of a school building where children are located until a person's identification is vetted through a criminal database.

Yet on an election day, anyone can enter polling places located in schools.

The Indian Prairie School Board is appealing to the Illinois Association of School Boards and its member districts to support state legislation to move consolidated elections from the first Tuesday in April to a weekend day.

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Plainfield park board appoints Heather Kazmark as new commissioner

Downtown Plainfield resident Heather Kazmark has been appointed as the newest commissioner of the Plainfield Township Park District.

Kazmark was one of three candidates who were interviewed during closed session of a special board meeting Wednesday night.

She was appointed by the board to take over the term vacated by former Commissioner Janet Silosky, who resigned last month for personal reasons

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Naperville area legislators host town hall meeting

Naperville area legislators host town hall meeting

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Naperville City Hall - 400 S. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL

 

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DuPage County starts initiative to drop greenhouse gas emissions

In an effort to be cool and at the same time save a little green, the DuPage County Board Tuesday approved joining the Sierra Club's Cool Counties program.

The stated goal of the initiative is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county by 10 percent by 2020 and 20 percent by 2030, based on 2007 levels.

In a press conference after the County Board meeting, County Board Chairman Dan Cronin noted the steps already taken by the county to reduce its carbon footprint, including building its own power plant, purchasing more than 30 alternative fuel vehicles, installing a green roof and retrofitting aged mechanical equipment.

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Will County Heroin forum focuses on next steps in fight against drug's use

As politicians talked about the next move in the fight against heroin Friday, Alaina Malfeo stood in the back of the room by a memorial set up to victims of heroin overdoses.

Her brother Anthony was one who had fallen prey to the drug. He was 22 when he died of a heroin overdose in April 2014.

"It's so important for people to realize how bad the situation is ... whether it's Will County, Cook County or the surrounding area," said Malfeo, of Orland Park. "It could affect any family; it doesn't matter."

 

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Democratic Party of Wheatland Township Monthly Meeting

Monday, June 29th, 2015

7:00 pm

 

Tommy Nevins Pub - Library Room

3032 English Rows Avenue, Naperville, IL

(along Rt. 59 between 111th & 104th Streets)

 

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