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Will Co. Board Member Mark Ferry Fundraiser

Will Co. Board Member Mark Ferry Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Heroes West Sports Bar 1530 Commerce Lane, Joliet, IL 60431 $40 per person Includes food, draft beer, and ...
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vowed to ‘think big’ as a candidate, but is his agenda too big? Lawmakers will decide this week.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker vowed to ‘think big’ as a candidate, but is his agenda too big? Lawmakers will decide this week.

J.B. Pritzker said it was “time to think big” to deal with the state’s challenges when he introduced himself to Illinois voters as a candidate for governor in a TV ad a little more than two years ago.

Now, five months into office, the Democratic governor finds himself just days away from lawmakers deciding the fate of his “think big” agenda. With the spring legislative session scheduled for a May 31 adjournment, the outcome figures to have a significant impact not only on the state but on the governor’s political future.

Pritzker vowed to change the income tax system and legalize sports betting and recreational marijuana. He proposed a series of tax hikes to balance the budget and unveiled a massive public works construction program with its own accompanying tax increases.

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Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won’t say.

Did Congress read the Mueller report? More than a quarter of these key lawmakers won’t say.

A Washington Post canvass of House and Senate members on the relevant committees — the Judiciary and Intelligence committees in both chambers — found most saying they have read the publicly ...
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More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

More than 34,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed.

As many as 30,000 guns may still be in the possession of Illinois residents deemed too dangerous to have them, according to a Tribune investigation.

In an analysis of data released for the first time, the Tribune found the state has repeatedly failed to ensure that people surrender their weapons and gun permits after their Firearm Owner’s Identification cards are revoked, resulting in the breakdown of a system put in place to deter gun violence.

In all, nearly 27,000 Illinois residents over the past four years have not informed authorities what they did with their guns after state police stripped their licenses, according to the analysis. That means law enforcement has no idea whether 78% of revoked cardholders since 2015 still possess guns.

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Monee Township Democratic Organization Meeting

Monee Township Democratic Organization Meeting

  Thursday, May 30th, 2019 6:30 pm 25806 South Western Avenue, University Park, Illinois 60484.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker set to unveil $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan that includes $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes

Gov. J.B. Pritzker set to unveil $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan that includes $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting a framework from the Pritzker administration,” said Democratic state Sen. Martin Sandoval of Chicago, who has led a series of statewide hearings this spring on ...
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Will County Clerk's 2019 election report lists costs, challenges

Will County Clerk's 2019 election report lists costs, challenges

In a cover letter at the beginning of the report, Staley-Ferry acknowledged that the voter turnout of 13.16% for the municipal elections was “disappointing.” But she added that her staff still had ...
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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Dupage Twp Dems Campaign office 684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook,  IL 60440-1753 Click here for more ...
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New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade

New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade

Join the New Lenox Township Democrats  for the New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade enjoy a good time.  Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Line up is at 1:00 pm, Parade steps off ...
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Congresswoman Underwood to host town hall in Plainfield on May 5

Congresswoman Underwood to host town hall in Plainfield on May 5

Underwood’s district includes parts of McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. The town hall in Plainfield will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Plainfield Village Hall, located at  ...
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Will County hosts summit on opioid epidemic, Pritzker speaks

“Opioid-use disorder is a chronic illness,” Burke said. “It doesn’t go away.” The event featured panels on topics such as the history of opioid use, how pregnant women are treated, ...
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Congresswoman Underwood to host town hall in Plainfield on May 5

Underwood’s district includes parts of McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. The town hall in Plainfield will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Plainfield Village Hall, located at  ...
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New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade

Join the New Lenox Township Democrats  for the New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade enjoy a good time.  Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Line up is at 1:00 pm, Parade steps off ...
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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Dupage Twp Dems Campaign office 684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook,  IL 60440-1753 Click here for more ...
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Will County Clerk's 2019 election report lists costs, challenges

In a cover letter at the beginning of the report, Staley-Ferry acknowledged that the voter turnout of 13.16% for the municipal elections was “disappointing.” But she added that her staff still had ...
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker set to unveil $41.5 billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ capital plan that includes $1.8 billion in new and increased taxes

“We’ve been eagerly awaiting a framework from the Pritzker administration,” said Democratic state Sen. Martin Sandoval of Chicago, who has led a series of statewide hearings this spring on ...
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Monee Township Democratic Organization Meeting

  Thursday, May 30th, 2019 6:30 pm 25806 South Western Avenue, University Park, Illinois 60484.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vowed to ‘think big’ as a candidate, but is his agenda too big? Lawmakers will decide this week.

J.B. Pritzker said it was “time to think big” to deal with the state’s challenges when he introduced himself to Illinois voters as a candidate for governor in a TV ad a little more than two years ago.

Now, five months into office, the Democratic governor finds himself just days away from lawmakers deciding the fate of his “think big” agenda. With the spring legislative session scheduled for a May 31 adjournment, the outcome figures to have a significant impact not only on the state but on the governor’s political future.

Pritzker vowed to change the income tax system and legalize sports betting and recreational marijuana. He proposed a series of tax hikes to balance the budget and unveiled a massive public works construction program with its own accompanying tax increases.

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Will Co. Board Member Mark Ferry Fundraiser

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Heroes West Sports Bar 1530 Commerce Lane, Joliet, IL 60431 $40 per person Includes food, draft beer, and ...
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Illinois Senate approves legalizing sports betting, gambling expansion and funding for nearly $45 billion capital construction plan

“For the first time in many years, we met our most basic responsibility in this state — a real balanced budget,” Pritzker said Sunday during a Capitol news conference. “Just a few years ago, just ...
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