Wheatland Township Democrats - News & Issues

Underwood outraises Hultgren in latest fundraising quarter, new finance reports show

Underwood outraises Hultgren in latest fundraising quarter, new finance reports show

Democrat Lauren Underwood accrued more money for her election war chest than her opponent, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, in the second quarter of 2018.

Underwood, a registered nurse from Naperville, added $538,089 to her campaign fund from April through June, according to election disclosure forms. Hultgren in the same time added $388,172 to his campaign, $150,000 less than Underwood.

However, Hultgren has still accrued more money overall than his challenger.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating
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.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating
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.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating
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.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

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

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

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.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

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."

 

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

Narcan training proves life-saving in Naperville heroin overdose

Two Naperville police officers had a chance to put their newly acquired death-thwarting skill into practice Jan. 23, when they responded to a report of a teenaged girl in the throes of a drug overdose.

Officers Jason Duffy and Jeremy Womack were credited with saving the life of the 17-year-old, who was found unconscious in the bedroom of an apartment in the 700 block of Benedetti Drive just before 10:30 p.m., police said.

Duffy and Womack delivered a nasal dose of naloxone, marketed under the trade name Narcan, and the girl regained consciousness before Naperville Fire Department paramedics arrived and took her to Edward Hospital for treatment.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

U.S. House grants longer use of Will County landfill

A bill that would allow Will County to continue to use the Prairie View Landfill in Florence Township for an additional 15 years passed the U.S. House on Thursday, with bipartisan support from U.S. Reps. Bill Foster, D-11th, and Adam Kinzinger, R-16th.

The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015, which has yet to be voted on in the Senate, included a provision inserted by Kinzinger and Foster that allows Will County to continue using the 455-acre dump on the site of the former Joliet Arsenal through 2041.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating
District 204 schools outrank Naperville 203 in report

District 204 schools outrank Naperville 203 in report

In the battle for best school bragging rights, Indian Prairie School District 204 bested Naperville School District 203 in the 2015 Niche Rankings.

Each year Niche.com ranks the top K-12 schools and schools districts, colleges and communities across the Americas. The company bases its grading and ranking system on statistics from various public sources and its own proprietary data and 4.6 million survey responses across a variety of topics from 287,606 students, recent alumni and parents.

While both districts 204 and 203 each received A+ grades, Indian Prairie ranked fifth in Illinois right above the Naperville district, which was ranked sixth.

Author: Site Editor
0 Comments
Article rating: 5.0
RSS
«July 2018»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
2261

Tim Brophy for Will County Treasurer Fundraiser

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Cemeno's Pizza - 1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 $35  per person, $50 per couple Please make checks payable: ...
Read more
2526
2272

Village of Beecher 4th of July Parade

Join us for one of the largest parades in eastern Will County at the 92nd Annual 4th of July Parade in Beecher. Parade line up will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church near the ...
Read more
27
2256

Kennedy Retirement Injects an Inflammatory New Issue Into Midterms

The summer and fall will be consumed by the fight over Mr. Trump’s proposed replacement, and inject a new set of high-stakes issues into the campaign, primarily the prospect of overturning Roe v. ...
Read more
28
2267

Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:00 pm Cemenos Pizza 1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435 More information: ...
Read more
2930
1234567
89101112
2280

Will County to spend $72,400 to take over Aurora precincts

The bulk of the costs will be for new electronic pollbooks, scanners, software and related technological equipment and 28 voting booths, according to an itemized list submitted by the clerk’s ...
Read more
1314
15161718
2296

Underwood outraises Hultgren in latest fundraising quarter, new finance reports show

Democrat Lauren Underwood accrued more money for her election war chest than her opponent, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, in the second quarter of 2018.

Underwood, a registered nurse from Naperville, added $538,089 to her campaign fund from April through June, according to election disclosure forms. Hultgren in the same time added $388,172 to his campaign, $150,000 less than Underwood.

However, Hultgren has still accrued more money overall than his challenger.

Read more
192021
22232425262728
2930311234

Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export

Local Area Blogs & Links

Other Websites of Interest

The Wheatland Democrats Newsletter

Sign up now for free!

Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement