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 Press Releases/Announcements from local sources

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30 Apr Rep Hastert Hastert Applauds Start of Social Security Hearings
"
Now, House Republicans are ready to roll up their sleeves and do some hard work on Social Security."
Hastert Hosts Grant Writing Workshops
"The sessions also will include a panel of experts, with discussion topics to include: finding federal funding opportunities electronically; writing a winning grant proposal; learning what reviewers look for; and understanding types of federal funding."
Governor
Blagojevich
SARA LEE TO LOCATE UP TO 400 NEW JOBS IN DOWNERS GROVE
“We’re thrilled that Sara Lee has decided to locate its new corporate headquarters that will bring up to 400 new jobs to Northeast Illinois."
29 Apr City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 4-29-05
Rep Hastert Hastert Continues to Defend Tom Delay
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"... I propose that the House return to the ethics rules under which we operated in the last Congress, leaving the unfairness inherent in the old system in place."
Hastert Statement on President Bush’s Press Conference
"The last time I checked, partisan games and rhetoric won’t save Social Security and it won’t secure the future for our children and grandchildren.”
28 Apr West Chicago Police Dept. JIM NESCI & HIS FAMOUS REPTILE SHOW
 
Chicago Sun Times GOP Moves to Reverse Ethics Rule Changes
"Republicans leaving their weekly meeting in the Capitol basement Wednesday morning generally praised Hastert for pivoting on the issue.  DeLay seemed annoyed at the crowd of reporters.  ''You guys better get out of my way,'' he said. ''Where's our security?''"
COATS FOR KIDS RECEIVES MAJOR CONTRIBUTION
"One of the primary needs for many of the families the WDCRC serves is coats for their children. The WDCRC will be identifying those families in need and providing them with new or gently used coats."
27 Apr City of West Chicago Washington Street at Union Pacific Railroad Crossing closed May 9-11
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Elementary summer school, middle school honor rolls, and see-sawing...
Copley News Service Sens. Obama, Durbin play key roles in opposing Bush plan
"I think we will save Social Security from privatization this year," Obama predicted before the sold-out National Press Club audience in a speech televised by C-SPAN. "And in doing so, we will affirm our belief that we are all connected as one people - ready to share life's risks and rewards for the benefit of each and the good of all."
Chicago Sun Times Dems smell win, hold firm: no accounts
"I am proud to stand here as a Franklin Delano Roosevelt Democrat,''
Governor
Blagojevich
$1 BILLION U.S. NUCLEAR SCIENCE PROJECT
RIA is a one-of-a kind research facility that has consistently been a top priority for the U.S. Department of Energy, and we need to make sure this project becomes a reality.  Efforts like these are critical to helping us do so,”
In spite of the prominence of Speaker Hastert today and tonight's vote on the Ethics Committee's rules, there is nothing new at either of his web sites at this time.
  • Nothing on rolling back to last year's rules.
  • Nothing on re-hiring the non-partisan staff fired after last years rulings against Tom Delay.
  • Nothing about replacing the three Republican Reps kicked off for voting against Tom Delay.
26 Apr New York Times Credit Receipts for DeLay Trip Raise Concerns
Denny, when are you going to cut this anchor free and let him sink into the slime that he arose from?
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
"The Board of Education met last night and, amid a lot of other business, approved increasing student fees for next year."
25 Apr charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb In an April 21st posting, "West Chicago Police Officers selected to receive Illinois Law Enforcement Medal of Honor" spelling of the names of Officer O’Neil and Officer Zurick were incorrect.  They have been corrected.  We apologize to these two honored public servants.
West Chicago
High School
International Night
Wheaton Academy 2005 Commencement Speaker
"This year’s Commencement speaker is Mr. Scott M. Finch, Director of Choral Activities at the Academy."
Governor
Blagojevich
New Hire Initiative Boosts Child Support Payments
"With the help of the New Hires initiative, the state is on track to collect the most child support ever in 2005."
23 Apr
Community Prayer Breakfast
"We are scheduled to have as our speaker a resident of West Chicago, the Honorable Bob Thomas, Chief Judge Elect of the Illinois Supreme Court. "
States work to close $260B pension gap
"Although Illinois provided $7.5 billion from bond sales to its pension systems in 2003, Gov. Rod Blagojevich has proposed changes including a later retirement age for new hires and shrinking annual cost-of-living adjustments.
NEA, school districts fight education law
"The other plaintiffs are nine school districts in Michigan, Vermont and Bush's home state of Texas, plus 10 NEA chapters in those states and Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah. The NEA is paying for the lawsuit"
Governor
Blagojevich
CAN DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CLOSE NATIONAL GUARD BASES
"Gov. Rod Blagojevich requested today that Attorney General Lisa Madigan advise as to whether Illinois National Guard facilities can be closed or relocated during the upcoming round of base closures"
Chicago
Sun Times
DeLay could factor in race for Hyde seat
"The clash of opinions came as Roskam announced he is "formally exploring" jumping into the race to succeed Republican Rep. Henry Hyde."
  Rep Hastert Republican Constitutional "Top Gun" Blasts Delay
Will Speaker Hastert soon Follow?
Passage of Energy Bill
“Our nation is too dependent on a fickle foreign oil market that’s being stretched to the limit by global demands. The evidence can be seen at gas stations across the United States."
22 Apr Sen Peter Roskam SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW: APRIL 18 – 22
"A push to keep Illinois’ military bases open, ongoing efforts for greater disclosure of state contracts, and a visit by the President at the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum were among the activities in the Capital City during the week of April 18-22"
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 4-22-05
  • We Grow Dreams opens Saturday
  • Immigration and citizenship information
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
"Friday spring blizzard...of news, that is..."
Senator
Dick Durbin
EXEMPTION FOR CHICAGOLAND AREA TRAIN WHISTLE RULE
"Existing no-whistle excusals will stand, and railroads will remain free to sound the horn where they elect to do so (as is the case today).”
BILL TO PROTECT AMERICA’S RED ROCK WILDERNESS
“Today is Earth Day, an opportunity for all Americans to rededicate themselves to protecting our nation’s precious lands,”
21 Apr West Chicago Police Dept. Suspicious Person Alert
"Subject was following a 16-year-old female throughout a local neighborhood for several minutes. Same subject was reported to be hanging out near a local grade school."
West Chicago
High School
LifeSmarts Team Wins 5th Place
"West Chicago Community High School represented Illinois and finished 5th place in the nation at the the 2005 National LifeSmarts Competition."
FBLA MEMBERS PLACE HIGH AT STATE CONFERENCE
"Congratulations to our State Champions, Alyssa Claude & Megan Andracki for their 1st place finish in Emerging Business Issues."
City of West Chicago West Chicago Police Officers selected to receive Illinois Law Enforcement Medal of Honor
Nick Dzierzanowski Volume X of Notes from Nick
"Thanks to all the voters who expressed their confidence in me when voting on April 5."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE /Thursday news...
  Rep Hastert Hastert More Ethical than Tom Delay
"House Speaker Dennis Hastert came to a different conclusion in recent days, reimbursing Abramoff for a political event two years after the fact. One of Hastert's political committees had used a restaurant partly owned by the lobbyist, and the Hastert committee decided recently to reimburse for the use."
20 Apr Elementary
District 33
Agenda for the April 21st Meeting
"... the Board will receive updates from the Facilities Committee and the McAuley School preservation efforts.  The Board will also begin discussion of a Code of Conduct specific for District 33's Board."
City of West Chicago Ordinance to Tow Vehicles
"The owner of the vehicle involved in the illegal activity will be liable for an administrative cost, which can total over five hundred dollars in addition to towing and storage fees."

 

Information about high school summer school programs, Drama Dept, Drafting Competition, and Girl's Soccer
Ladies Auxiliary Officers Elected
"Elections were held at the April 11, 2005, meeting with the following being elected for the upcoming year."
DeLay continues attacks on federal courts
"Has the Internet become the devil's workshop?" said Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat. "Is it some infernal machine now that needs to be avoided by all right-thinking Americans? What is Mr. DeLay trying to say, as he is stretching to lash out at judges who happen to disagree with his political point of view."
Monsanto gets Ill. subpoena over pricing
"Monsanto Co. said Wednesday it has been subpoenaed by Illinois' attorney general for information on the pricing and licensing of the agricultural biotechnology company's genetically modified seeds."
Some See Image of Virgin Mary at Overpas
"The stain is likely the result of salt run-off, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The agency does not plan to scrub it off the wall."
  Rep Hastert House Republicans Ask for Bipartisan Support
"Since the 109th Congress began, House Republicans have worked across the aisle and welcomed the support of rank-and-file Democrats."
The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior,"
19 Apr West Chicago
High School
CHS Booster Club Plant Sale
"Prosek's will donate ten percent of purchases made between April 27 and May 4 to the Wildcat Booster Club when the purchaser presents a Wildcat Booster coupon. "
Senator
Dick Durbin
DRIVE TO LOWER GAS PRICES FOR CONSUMERS
“President Bush is looking the other way while consumers in Illinois are paying the price for the Administration’s inaction."
Sen. Obama Obama Proposes Tax Credit for Building E85 Ethanol Fueling Stations
"This proposal would encourage the use of more ethanol, provide motorists who drive Flexible Fuel Vehicles with a cheaper gas, and help reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil."
Rep Hastert Hastert Statement on Congressman Hyde’s Retirement
“I salute my friend Henry Hyde for more than 30 years of public service. He has served our nation with integrity, dignity and honor."
Governor
Blagojevich
Permanent Emergency Contraceptives Rule
"The permanent rule, like the emergency rule filed on April 1, requires drug stores that stock and dispense contraceptives to fill birth control prescriptions without delay."
18 Apr Sen. Obama Meals and Phone Service to Wounded Veterans
"Recently, I learned that some of our most severely wounded soldiers are being forced to pay for their own meals and their own phone calls while being treated in medical hospitals."
17 Apr Governor
Blagojevich
‘A House United’ Interfaith Service
"Governor Rod R. Blagojevich joined religious leaders from the Springfield community for ‘A House United’ Interfaith Service to celebrate the dedication of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum on Sunday, April 17, 2005."
16 Apr Hearald Today
(Manatee, Bradenton, Sarasota)
Speaker Hastert Pays 2 Year Old Lunch Bill
"While Blum said he has been deluged for weeks by questions surrounding Abramoff and DeLay, he declared Friday: 'This is the first question I've had about Hastert.'"
Governor
Blagojevich
Gov. Blagojevich and the “Blue Suede Running Shoes” successfully finish the River to River Relay
Gov. Blagojevich announces key support for Higher Standards, Better Schools plan; Urges Illinois House to pass initiative
Rep Hastert Speaker Hastert's Comments About Tax Day
"Our nation operates under an archaic and over-encumbered tax code. Americans pay $250 billion every year just to fill out their forms. We need to make the tax code simple and fair."
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 4-15-05
West Chicago
High School
Community Comments from Apr 12, 2005 Committee of the Whole
(PDF file requires Adobe Acrobat)
15 Apr City of West Chicago NOTICE CITY COUNCIL MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2005 - 7:00 P.M.
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE/Friday potpourri...
Sen Peter Roskam Senate Week in Review: April 10 – 15
"The study, based upon figures released by the U.S. Department of Labor, shows Illinois has ranked 49th in the nation in terms of job growth and economic recovery since the national turnaround in 2003."
14 Apr Teacher Contract Signed
"The Board of Education tonight approved a new three-year contract with the St. Charles Education Association, which represents all of the district’s teachers and other certificated staff. "
13 Apr West Chicago
High School
MARIA CONCEPCIón benitez
WEST CHICAGO
MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Senator
Dick Durbin
DURBIN AMENDMENT ALLOWING RESERVISTS WHO ARE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE FULL SALARY PASSES SENATE
SENATE REPUBLICANS LEAD EFFORT TO DENY HELP FOR VETERANS AFFECTED BY POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Sen. Obama Obama Applauds Committee Passage of Plan to Modernize Illinois Locks and Dams
Rep Hastert Time to Kill the Inheritance Tax
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“I’ve called it a cancer – because it’s slowly destroying family farms and businesses across the nation."
Governor
Blagojevich

lawsuit Filed by Pat Robertson
 "We will vigorously defend a woman’s right to get her prescription for birth control filled without delay, without hassle and without a lecture."

ETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM CORN RESIDUES AND NEW BIOFUEL SOURCES
"Under the proposal unveiled by the Governors Ethanol Coalition (GEC), 5 percent of America’s transportation fuel would come from ethanol by 2010 through a law known as a National Renewable Fuels Security Standard."
12 Apr Regular Meeting Agenda
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Board of Education meeting synopsis, special meeting and community message...
City of West Chicago The Mayor's State of the City Address
11 Apr   DURBIN, OBAMA: NEARLY $12 MILLION FOR PROTECTION OF FEDERAL JUDGES
“Murders targeting judges in Illinois and Georgia have shown that we need to do more to keep judges safe in their homes and in our courtrooms,”
Governor
Blagojevich
Health Disparities among Minority Populations
"In an effort to raise awareness and address health disparities among minorities, Gov. Rod Blagojevich proclaimed April as Minority Health Month."
Internet Phone Access to 911 Services
"Governor Blagojevich today announced new legislation that would mandate Internet based phone providers or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers to offer 911 emergency services to their customers by September 2005 or face steep fines."
City of West Chicago West Chicago is blooming at downtown garden festival
"This year's event will include a plant sale, Master Gardener advisory program, craft show, children's activities, a community flower-planting project and a 5K run."
Sen Peter Roskam Senate Week in Review: April 6 - 8
"The new act specifically addresses the manufacturers of methamphetamine, who frequently adjust the production tactics to avoid detection, arrest, and prosecution—often in ways that pose new dangers for children, law enforcement authorities, and other Illinois residents."
10 Apr Rail Road Days Parade Update
Plans are moving right along and it is time for groups wanting to be in the parade to get their applications turned in.
City of West Chicago The Status of Plans for a bridge on Washington Street.
09 Apr DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE/Friday potpourri...
Turner School PTO Community Problem Solvers Team Needs Funding
"I would like to make you aware of an outstading accomplishment made by our sixth grade community problem solvers team."
District 33 Receives Good News About Summer School
"The ISBE would pay $153,684.00 for grades K-6 and if the Board approves the 7th grade proposal, the 7th grade cost to the District would be $21,525.68."
Don Earley
Treasurer
West Chicago, IL
Thank you to the Voters
"I wish to thank all the voters who exercised their right to vote on April 5th."
08 Apr Sen Peter Roskam Medical malpractice crisis nearing critical mass
"... there is no question that the sincere efforts of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were moving in the right direction,”
Elementary
District 33
Board Briefs
"The above review of action taken by the Board of Education at their regular meeting is provided in an attempt to keep you informed."
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 4-8-05
06 Apr Chicago Sun-Times VA in IL rated among worst in U.S.
"It indicates a general lack of regard for our veterans when they have to continually wait or are unable to get claims processed or discover that their disability benefits are lower than other states."
Rep Hastert Statement from House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s Press Office
"Speaker Hastert was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital this morning to undergo a routine procedure to remove kidney stones. He is expected to make a quick recovery..."
Governor
Blagojevich
Gov. Blagojevich proclaims Day of Mourning for Pope John Paul II
Gov. Blagojevich Announces 800 New Nurses To Be Licensed this Week
GOV. BLAGOJEVICH SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER CALLING FOR STRATEGIC LAND-USE PLANNING WITH ILLINOIS’ MILITARY INSTALLATIONS TO ENSURE BASES REMAIN INVALUABLE TO OUR NATION
charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Election Summary Report
DuPage County 2005 Consolidated Election
05 Apr charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Observant frequent readers will notice a new advertiser listed to the right. If you see Dan around town, you might mention to him that you appreciate his support for my site and your access to information.
04 Apr Forest Trails
HomeOwner's
Association
FOREST TRAILS HOMEOWNER MEETING
APRIL 6,  7:00 PM at WHEATON ACADEMY
Teacher Honored and Referendum Reminder
"Veteran Haines Middle School teacher Ellen Brosnahan is a finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame."
West Chicago
High School
West Chicago HS Receives IL EPA Greening Schools Grant
"This project will provide a practical 'real world' learning experience for the students."
 
Rep Hastert Speaker Hastert Mourns the Death of Pope John Paul II
“Pope John Paul II was a healer and a beacon of light around the world advocating for the poor, the oppressed and the unborn."
Speaker Hastert Announces Press Office Personnel Changes
"House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) announced the hiring of two new staffers in his Washington, D.C. press office and the promotion of another."
Governor
Blagojevich
New Recycling Effort at State Office Buildings
"Gov. Rod Blagojevich today launched a new effort to boost recycling in the James R. Thompson Center and the Michael A. Bilandic buildings, the state’s main office buildings in downtown Chicago. This 6-month pilot program aims to develop a cost-savings model for improved recycling in state facilities across Illinois."
02 Apr Washington Post Hastert Doubtful on Social Security Bill
"Politically, we probably need to get something done by next spring, a year from now," he said. "You can't carry it right up to an election. That's just political dynamite."
Governor
Blagojevich
Emergency Action to Protect Women’s Access to Contraceptives
"Responding to recent complaints filed against a licensed Illinois pharmacy that refused to dispense prescription contraceptives, Gov. Rod Blagojevich today filed an emergency rule that clarifies pharmacies in Illinois that sell contraceptives must accept and fill prescriptions for contraceptives without delay."
Washington Post Ill. Pharmacies Required to Fill Prescriptions for Birth Control
"We are hopeful that governors across the country will follow his lead,"
Sen. Obama On the Death of Pope John Paul II
"Pope John Paul II was a source of strength and a beacon of faith to millions who heeded his call to fill our world and our lives with more kindness and more justice."
Obama Unveils Bill to Make College More Affordable
"Everywhere I go, I hear the same story: we work hard, we pay our bills, we put away savings, but we just don't know if it's going to be enough when that tuition bill comes in the mail."
Illinois Could Receive $245 Million More per Year in Transportation Bill Funding
"Illinois will receive $1.172 billion annually under this bill, or $245 million more per year than what it received in the last transportation bill."
01 Apr

Lemon pulls April Fool's Day scam on northern Wisconsin town.
"Yes, modernity and wireless digital communication have come to Hurley to ease the hustle and bustle of the modern semi-metropolitic commuter."
West Chicago Police Dept.

PoliceNews Alert
Suspicious person:

"Victim entered Walgreens and was approached by a male Hispanic dressed in a brown uniform, similar to that of a U.P.S. employee. The subject was holding a radio shack catalog and asked victim if she was interested in purchasing a computer from Radio Shack at a discounted price."

4th Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon
"This year we are offering discounted rates for seniors that want to attend."
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 4-1-05
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