Energy options discussed at town hall June 20, 2017
The NewsSun
What the Future Energy Jobs Act could mean for Waukegan was the topic of a town hall hosted by the grassroots group Clean Power Lake County at the North Shore Church of Christ Saturday. The new law, which came into effect June 1, aims to bolster the clean energy economy by creating jobs and providing consumers of all income levels energy sources that don't harm the environment. On Saturday, the meeting was led by state Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, who co-sponsored FEJA, she said, because bringing new jobs to the district to grow the economy is one of her priorities.
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Town hall meeting on school funding June 18, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Carol Sente will host a town hall meeting on education funding from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Ivy Hall Elementary School, 1072 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove. She will answer questions and update a new proposal to provide local schools more than $700,000 in additional state funding. Will Davis, chairman of the House Elementary & Secondary Education Appropriations Committee, Brent Clark, executive director of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, and other educational leaders will be on hand. Enter at Door 4. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (847) 478-9909
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U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider endorses state Sen. Daniel Biss for governor June 14, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider has endorsed State Sen. Daniel Biss for governor — marking the first major congressional endorsement in a crowded gubernatorial primary that’s still nine months away.
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North Chicago man nominated for Lake County Board vacancy June 7, 2017
Daily Herald
Vance Wyatt has been nominated to represent the 14th District. The seat opened in April when veteran county Commissioner Audrey Nixon died. Wyatt, a 27-year-old Democrat, is president of the Foss Park District board in North Chicago. He also sits on the North Chicago Public Library District board.
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Yingling plans constituent meetings June 7, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting discussions in local coffee shops this summer to gather community feedback on the budget, tax relief efforts and other issues facing Illinois. The meetings will provide information on ongoing matters at the state capitol. Scheduled events are from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 22, at Panera Bread, 254 E. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach, and the same time on Saturday, July 22, at Something's Brewing, 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake.
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Sente to host town-hall meeting on education June 7, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Carol Sente will host a town-hall meeting on education funding and the budget from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, at Ivy Hall Elementary School, 1072 Ivy Hall Lane, Buffalo Grove.
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Chat with Lake County circuit clerk June 6, 2017
Daily Herald
Lake County Circuit Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein will join Round Lake Beach Mayor Richard Hill for a Fireside Chat from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, off Hook Drive west of Route 83.
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Schakowsky to stand in for Roskam at town-hall meeting in Palatine June 2, 2017
Daily Herald
Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat representing the 9th Congressional District, will hold a town-hall meeting at 5 p.m., Saturday June 3 at Fremd High School, 1000 S. Quentin Road in Palatine with residents of the 6th District.
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Suburban lawmaker says he knew Comey as precise, methodical May 25, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Scott Drury says he won't pass judgment on James Comey's actions during the ousted FBI director's final months in office. But Drury, a former assistant U.S. attorney from Highwood, describes the man he met years ago as precise, methodical and committed to the federal department of justice.
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Rep. Brad Schneider to meet constituents Saturday in Waukegan May 17, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield will publicly meet with constituents and answer questions Saturday May 20 at Waukegan city hall, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Schneider, a Democrat who represents Illinois' 10th District, will be there from 10 to 11 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. Schneider has held several such meetings since taking office earlier this year.
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Brown: To succeed in politics, consider the Botterman way May 9, 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Politics is an often rough and dirty business that somehow manages to still attract idealistic young people wanting to change the world. Pat Botterman knew a lot about that. Before his untimely death in 2008 at age 44, Botterman was something of a local legend as an independent political organizer — both for his willingness to wage hand-to-hand combat with Cook County’s regular Democrats and for his ability to mentor talented up-and-comers in the business of grass-roots campaigns.
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