Newcomers and newlyweds joined slates of seasoned
specialists — creating record-breaking attendance, high participation and
healthy debate — to yield robust regional results from 11 Will County Republican
caucuses across the area’s townships recently despite wintry weather.
With a deep freeze gripping the region, the Will County Emergency Management Agency has provided a list of warming shelters on its website and winter safety tips for residents. Call ahead to ensure the warming shelter you want to use will be open; some are open by request only.
A new trio of state lawmakers “joined” the GOP’s watch list via its BossMadigan.com website: state Reps. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) and Natalie Manley (D-Joliet), and state
Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).
While there is much cheering from supporters who pushed through the controversial Future Energy Jobs Bill at lightning speed in the state House and Senate earlier this month, and won Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature last week, the gnashing of teeth by dissenters may drown out the celebration.
With several jurisdictions reporting record-breaking attendance, Will County townships -- including DuPage, Jackson, Green Garden and others -- have reported the results of recent countywide Republican caucuses.
Following an election year rife with accusations aimed at the “Madigan Machine” and other factions in Springfield, Chicago Sun-Times writer Mark Brown said recently that the time for term limits may have arrived in Illinois.
Chicago-based independent education advocate Advance Illinois, which compiles data for its annual “The State We’re In” report, recently released its newest findings on the state’s education statistics, illuminating an achievement gap in need of rebalancing.