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Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

The sugar rush produced by President Trump’s largess to corporations in the 2017 tax law didn’t deal with any of these long-run problems, and is already fading. Growth is expected to be a little ...
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It's official — new park to be built on Naperville's south side will be Wolf's Crossing Community Park

It's official — new park to be built on Naperville's south side will be Wolf's Crossing Community Park

Southwest Community Park in Naperville has a new name.

Ground will be broken at 4:30 p.m. June 19 on Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. The Naperville Park Board approved the new moniker at Thursday night’s meeting.

The name change had been discussed for several months. It recognizes the contributions of the Wolf family, which helped settle the area now known as Naperville.

 

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Task force may help guide process of ending road district, moving it to Naperville Township jurisdiction

Task force may help guide process of ending road district, moving it to Naperville Township jurisdiction

A seven-member task force may begin meeting this spring to help advise Naperville Township and road district officials on consolidation between the two groups.

More than 75% of voters April 2 said they want the Naperville Township road district consolidated with the rest of the township. As a result, the Naperville Township highway commissioner position will be eliminated in 2021 when the road district — a separate taxing body — is dissolved and its responsibilities moved to the jurisdiction of the township.

The topic was raised Tuesday at the Naperville Township Annual Meeting, Supervisor Eddie Bedford said. A proposal that a seven-member task force be created to advise on consolidation gained unanimous support from the 85 or people in attendance at the meeting, Bedford said.

 

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West suburban school districts cry foul over proposed PE mandate, saying it will cost millions and cut academic classes

West suburban school districts cry foul over proposed PE mandate, saying it will cost millions and cut academic classes

A legislative proposal to mandate the number of minutes of physical education students would have to take every week has met with strong push back from local school district officials worried about the cost of such a requirement.

In a joint letter to the bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Linda Holmes, D-Aurora, superintendents and board presidents from West Aurora District 129, Indian Prairie District 204 and Oswego District 308, school officials questioned why the state would mandate at least 150 minutes per week of physical education for elementary students and 225 minutes for middle/junior high and high school students. Similar legislation is sponsored in the House by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago.

“With all of the concentration on student achievement, STEM, the art and the social-emotional well-being of our students, this is one more scenario where we have to make a choice of what not to do for our kids in lieu of providing two more days of PE at the elementary level,” the school district officials wrote in their letter to Holmes.

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Will County, City of Joliet, Housing Authority partner on fair housing study

Will County, City of Joliet, Housing Authority partner on fair housing study

“Our Land Use Department does a tremendous job to ensure safe housing for our residents,” Will County Executive Larry Walsh said. “We are proud of our efforts to restore and preserve neighborhoods ...
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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 15th, 2019 7:00 pm 684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook,  IL 60440-1753
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City has work to do on diversity and inclusion, panel says during first Naperville Neighbors United meeting

City has work to do on diversity and inclusion, panel says during first Naperville Neighbors United meeting

Naperville is often ranked among the safest and best towns to live and raise children, but leaders and organizers of a meeting on diversity say the state’s fourth largest city still has work to do when it comes to things like getting minority representation in city leadership positions.

The Naperville Neighbors United discussion facilitated by City Councilman Benny White drew more than 80 people and featured six other community leaders who talked about their experience with diversity in Naperville. One of the goals of the forum was to bring the community together and create a safe space to be open and forthcoming.

“Yes, we have great schools. Yes, we have great government. We have a lot of great things here, and I’m still going to give it maybe an 8 out of 10,” said Roger Chawla. “I think there’s work to do.”

 

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New Lenox Township Democratic Party Meeting

New Lenox Township Democratic Party Meeting

Join us at our March meeting to discuss the upcoming municipal races, planning for the fall petition season, and brainstorming great ideas to keep NLTDO moving forward toward 2020! ...
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Congressman Bill Foster Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Congressman Bill Foster Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Congressman Bill Foster proudly serving the 11th Congressional District of Illinois invites you to attend the Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at his new office location on Saturday, March ...
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Bolingbrook United - Day of Action & Final Fundraiser

Bolingbrook United - Day of Action & Final Fundraiser

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 340 Quadrangle Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 Join Bolingbrook United and Bolingbrook's Finest for our day of action ...
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Task force may help guide process of ending road district, moving it to Naperville Township jurisdiction

A seven-member task force may begin meeting this spring to help advise Naperville Township and road district officials on consolidation between the two groups.

More than 75% of voters April 2 said they want the Naperville Township road district consolidated with the rest of the township. As a result, the Naperville Township highway commissioner position will be eliminated in 2021 when the road district — a separate taxing body — is dissolved and its responsibilities moved to the jurisdiction of the township.

The topic was raised Tuesday at the Naperville Township Annual Meeting, Supervisor Eddie Bedford said. A proposal that a seven-member task force be created to advise on consolidation gained unanimous support from the 85 or people in attendance at the meeting, Bedford said.

 

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It's official — new park to be built on Naperville's south side will be Wolf's Crossing Community Park

Southwest Community Park in Naperville has a new name.

Ground will be broken at 4:30 p.m. June 19 on Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. The Naperville Park Board approved the new moniker at Thursday night’s meeting.

The name change had been discussed for several months. It recognizes the contributions of the Wolf family, which helped settle the area now known as Naperville.

 

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Progressive Capitalism Is Not an Oxymoron

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