Senator Fawghourne Clears Up the Terry Schiavo Situation

 Press Releases/Announcements from local sources

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31 May Sen Peter Roskam Senate sends the Governor Medical Malpractice reform measure
"Specifically, the legislation creates a website where patients can find out information on medical malpractice lawsuits filed against Illinois physicians."
Rep Hastert The History and Contributions of Slave Laborers in the Construction of the U.S. Capitol
Joint Statement of House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL),Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Governor
Blagojevich
Landmark Film Legislation Renewed
"Due in large part to the legislation, projects filmed in Illinois generated $77 million in 2004, which is a 200 percent increase in just one year, and created nearly 15,000 jobs."
Supermarket of Veterans’ Benefits
"... we have one million veterans in the state of Illinois who are entitled to over $430 million in federal benefits that they are not receiving."
30 May Rep Hastert Washington Post: Hastert Directs Millions to Birthplace
"Hastert has earmarked $24 million in grants for Aurora-based nonprofit groups since becoming speaker in 1999, using an obscure section of the big federal spending bills passed each year."
Sen Peter Roskam House Bill 755
"Proponents of this proposal have been working virtually non-stop to promote this massive tax increase as a so-called “tax swap.” It almost worked."
29 May Rep Hastert Chicago Tribune:  Inside Hastert Inc.
"Hastert is not likely to face the same kinds of ethics questions as DeLay, his supporters say, because he has less flamboyant tastes and lifestyle and a less aggressive--though no less successful--approach to fundraising. And his friendship with Mattoon long predates his rise to power."
charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Collage of the Iron County ATV Rally in Hurley, WI over Memorial Day Weekend.
28 May VFW Auxiliary Memorial Day
I have no new listings today so we'll just remind you that the Memorial Day events can be extrapolated from this post.
27 May Memorial Day
This is an item sent by Dave Sabathne to the members of the Chamber reminding them about Memorial Day.
City of West Chicago West Chicago Weekly Update 5-27-05
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Friday potpourri...
Sen. Obama America's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy
"While many have turned their attention to China or other parts of the world, I believe that the most important threat to the security of the United States continues to lie within the borders of the former Soviet Union - in the form of stockpiles of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons and materials."
26 May West Chicago
High School
THE STOCK MARKET GAME™ PROGRAM
"Don Zabelin, a teacher at Community High School District 94 and his winning student team were awarded First Place in the Spring 2005 session of the Stock Market Game™ (SMG) Program"
Brian Youngberg Takes First Place
"Youngberg, along with 16 other teammates, earned the honor of competing at the national level in Washington D. C., in July."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Thursday tidbits...and stranger alert
Senator
Dick Durbin
BIPARTISAN HOPE AT HOME ACT
HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITIES ACT OF 2005
ADMINISTRATION DECISION TO REJECT BIPARTISANSHIP COOPERATION IN NAMING MEDICAID COMMISSION
THE AGREEMENT ON JUDICIAL NOMINATIONS IN THE SENATE
Sen. Obama Judicial Compromise
"As we move forward, I hope that the president will work with both parties to identify judges who can gain bipartisan support and avoid any need for a filibuster in the future."
Rep Hastert Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2006
"... for the first time $2.2 billion is specifically earmarked for specialty mental health care.”
Governor
Blagojevich
“Light The Way Home” for Missing Children
“Light the Way Home” is an opportunity for family and friends to plan events in their communities to raise public awareness about the serious issue of missing children."
Unprecedented Reforms to the Workers’ Compensation System
"... we had to fix our workers’ compensation system in order to make this state a much better place to do business in."
25 May Wheaton Academy NEW VOLLEYBALL COACH
"D.A. Nichols, former head coach at Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA), has been named Wheaton Academy’s new volleyball coach, WA athletic director..."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Board of Education Meeting synopsis...
Sen Peter Roskam News Release from Senator Peter Roskam
“I have consistently stated that any solution to the medical malpractice crisis should not only include medical and insurance reforms, but also legal reforms as well,”
West Chicago
High School
Community High School's McCann and Minor
Publish Several Articles, Arroyo's Photos Featured
Four CHS Students' Work Featured in IEA Art Show
"This is quite an honor for our students," said CHS Principal John Highland. "They are very talented."
Bodwell, Kairys, McCarter and Mueller Successfully Complete IMSA Internet Skills Course
"To continue to serve teachers and students in the 21st Century, schools need to support the development of libraries without walls, providing access to digital multi-media information,"
24 May charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Back Door Referendum Reminder:
There is an informational meeting scheduled for May 24, 2005, 7:00 p.m. at Wegner School.  For me, today is a travel day... I will not be online and updating until late on Wednesday.  $1.2 Million can be spent by the board no matter what we do.  Beyond that can be sent to the voter by a petition.  Think about it.
23 May charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Operating Costs? 
Are they part of the Reason?

Another discussion of District 33's possible building spree.
West Chicago
High School
CHS Alumni Association Awards First Scholarships
to David Frommert and Vanessa Vergara
CHS Student Art Show and Spring Concert
for Choir & Orchestra Thursday, May 26
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE/Monday mix...
21 May DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPATE/Friday potpourri...
Sen Peter Roskam The week in review from Senator Peter Roskam
19 May charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Plans for Addition to Wegner Elementary School
"The Board of Education reviewed/discussed the following informational items...recommendation from the Facilities Committee regarding an addition to Wegner School and long term operations and maintenance projects."
Is District 33 Planning a Back Door Referendum?
"D-33 is eligible to sell $31 Million in alternate Reveue Bonds without going to referendum."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Superintendent's community message for May
City of West Chicago Auditions for Railroad Days Talent Show will be held at City Hall June 11-12
West Chicago Weekly Update 5-19-05
Senator
Dick Durbin
REPORT ON VETERAN DISABILITY BENEFIT DISPARITIES
"The fact that Illinois ranked dead last in VA disability compensation for twenty years is disgraceful. Every veteran who feels he or she was treated unfairly during that period should have their case re-evaluated and the VA should work overtime to help them receive their fair compensation.”
Rep Hastert Democracy Assistance Commission
"The importance of promoting democracy worldwide is at an all-time high. But we know that the real work of democracy begins only after the election."
Address to the Heritage Foundation President's Club Meeting
“These are pretty significant accomplishments when you consider that this Congress has only been in session just over 100 days."
Focus On VA Benefits
"While it is encouraging to see that progress has been made and disability pay for Illinois veterans has recently risen above the national average, we know there is far more to do."
Governor
Blagojevich
video game legislation
"We know from recent research that kids who play violent video games can become more aggressive and less able to control their behavior."
increase school funding
“Over the past two years, we’ve increased education funding by more than $1 billion – and we’ve been able to do it without going back to the hard working men and women of this state and asking them to pay more in income or sales taxes."
18 May Wheaton Academy TOP PLACE TO WORK
"Wheaton Academy, a private, college preparatory Christian high school was named one of “The 40 Best Christian Places to Work” in Christianity Today’s third annual survey published in its May 2005 issue."
Sen Peter Roskam Media website confirms Roskam’s prediction on how tax hike impacts area residents
Elementary
District 33
Agenda for May 19th School Board Meeting
Enrollment/staffing update, Science textbook adoption and Purchasing card program"
VFW Auxiliary Plans for Memorial Day Observance
"... the firing squad will render the 21 gun salute and a bugler will play Taps.
Prayer Breakfast (reminder)
"We will gather to remember our loved ones and all who served our country with honor."
City of West Chicago Answers go to Leffler
"In response to the points in Mr. Leffler's letter, staff offers the following:"
Click It or Ticket campaign aimed at reducing violations
"The officers will be looking for speeding, seat belt and child restraint violations..."
West Chicago
High School
Wildcat Chronicle 2004/2005 Awards
This item previously posted on May 7th had an unfortunate error, incorrectly listing the award for Brittany Blanchard.  We apologize for the mistake.
17 May Senator
Dick Durbin
PASSAGE OF THE HIGHWAY BILL
"Unless Congress moves rapidly, we could lose another construction season and the important jobs that are created by public investment in transportation."
Sen. Obama
 
Brazil offers model for ethanol success - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An amendment Obama successfully attached to the highway bill pending in the Senate would give filling station operators credits of up to $30,000 for installing pumps with the 85 percent ethanol blend."
Illinois to Receive 33 Percent More Funding in Transportation Bill
"For too long, it's been delayed because the President has insisted on less funding for our transportation needs."
Governor
Blagojevich
Consumer Protection Legislation
“This legislation will help prevent thieves from gaining access to personal information and will help consumers react quickly to protect their credit when identity thieves succeed."
New Money, New Standards for Schools
“Nothing is more important than devising a strategy to ensure that our children are prepared for the future and that the schools have the financial wherewithal to ensure their success,”
Rep Hastert Daily Kos Finds Delay's Claims to Innocence Less than Truthful
Denny, isn't it time to kick this turkey to the curb?
Ethanol and Biodiesel
“Corn and soybeans that are used to produce ethanol and biodiesel are clean, efficient and affordable sources of energy."
Chicago Tribne - Illinois still sour on Bush
"In collar counties around Chicago, the president's job approval rating slid from 53 percent in mid-October to 46 percent in the new survey."
16 May Greg Kauth 3V Fishing Club Presents the 15th Annual Carp Tournament
"Proceeds benefit the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association,
an extension of nine park districts serving people with disabilities."
West Chicago
High School
CHS Students Take Top Honors at State SkillsUSA Competition
"SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves high school and college students enrolled in career and technical education."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Monday meanderings...
15 May charicature.jpg (9859 bytes)Lemon - WegoWeb Collage of West Chicago Blooming 2005
Pictures from Saturday's plant and craft sale.
Hardened Criminal Swept from West Chicago's Streets
A Period of Peace, Quiet and Lawfulness is Sure to Follow
14 May West Chicago
High School
ALYSSA CLAUDE NAMED CHS APRIL
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
SUMMER 2005 COMMUNITY AQUATIC PROGRAMS
CHS Business Partners and Staff Honored at DuPage Area Education to Careers Awards Luncheon
CHS Honor Society Inductees for 2005
Double Header Baseball Game Sponsored By WEGO Marketing Class
to Raise Money for Ronald McDonald Foundation
Christopher Carrington Wins National Merit Scholarship
Sen Peter Roskam The Week in Review from senator Peter Roskam
"An independent report suggesting the state could save millions by implementing Medicaid reforms, a bipartisan call for new ethics reforms, and the release of the new road program highlighted a week of committee hearings in the Illinois Senate,"
Senator
Dick Durbin
SPRINGFIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE SHOULD NOT BE REALIGNED
JOBS AT ROCK ISLAND
PEORIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE
STATEMENT REGARDING AMTRAK
DURBIN INTRODUCES WELCOME HOME GI BILL
Sen. Obama Dinner is served (from Salon.com)
"When our soldiers are recuperating from wounds received while defending us, the only thing that they should have to worry about is getting better, not about who's going to foot the bill for their meals,"
Obama Amendment to Pay for Wounded Soldiers' Food Passes Senate
Senate Passes Obama Tax Credit for Building E85 Ethanol Fueling Stations
"For too long our country has relied too heavily on foreign oil to fuel its energy needs, and American consumers are paying an increasingly heavy price for their lawmakers' inability to address this problem,"
Obama, Durbin Laud Final Passage of Amendment to Provide $12 Million to Protect Federal Judges
"Our judges should never have to worry that simply doing their jobs will put them or their families at risk."

Lemon adds: Can we send the bill for $12 million to Tom Delay?

Rep Hastert First Responders Bill
“We live in a new day when homeland security threats can come at any time, in any form. Yesterday’s events highlight how important it is that the United States stays vigilant and prepared"
Governor
Blagojevich
Older Americans Month in Illinois
"Our senior citizens have worked hard, raised their families, served in the armed forces, and led this country into the 21st century. Now it is our responsibility to give back to them, by making sure they can live comfortably and securely,"
PEORIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE
GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL
Scott Air Force Base
13 May
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Friday the 13th mix...
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 5-13-05
agendas and minutes posted, showcase businesses, Auditions scheduled, NBAA Film to highlight DuPage Airport and LIHEAP
12 May
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Thursday, the day before Friday...
Sen Peter Roskam Democrats push massive tax increase through a Senate Committee
"Throwing money into our schools before implementing some other much-needed reforms is not a wise use of public funds.”
West Chicago
Police Dept.
Police News Alert
"We have great news to report."
11 May Steven M. Leffler Various WeGo Issues
"I’ve meant to speak out about several concerns I have had for some time now, but haven’t had the chance until today. So now I’m off loading a couple of months worth of comments at once."
Rep Hastert Oral Statement Before the House International Relations Committee
"
Before I start, I must recognize a great American Patriot before he retires at the end of the 109th Congress. I am talking about the distinguished gentleman from Illinois, and the Chairman of this committee, my friend and mentor, Henry Hyde."
Governor
Blagojevich
Higher Standards Plan
"To arm students with the skills and knowledge they need after high school, the Governor’s Higher Standards, Better Schools plan requires students to take an additional year of math."
Campaign Finance Reform Proposal
"...the Governor’s proposal calls for a total ban on all contributions from corporations and unions, and limits contributions from individuals to $2,000 per candidate per election and from political committees and state parties to $5,000 per candidate per election."
10 May DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Includes another alert to parents...
Senator
Dick Durbin
RESERVIST PAY SECURITY
"... to ensure that federal employees in the National Guard and Reserves are paid their full civilian salary when called to active duty."
Rep Hastert Dollars On Way For Rock Falls Clean-Up
"The program empowers communities to invest in the clean-up of properties where hazardous materials may be present. Rock Falls was awarded $200,000 to assess brownfields, and $400,000 for clean-up."
Governor
Blagojevich
CTA funding proposal
"The Governor appeared at the 95th Street CTA Station on the red line and urged morning commuters to contact their state legislators in support of his proposal to close the canned software tax loophole, a tax break that benefits a small number of large corporations in Illinois."
09 May Sen. Obama Crowd of 400 cheers Obama in Sycamore
Daily Chronicle
Obama visits Sycamore
Northern Star
Senator challenges Young Americans
Rockford Register Star
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."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Dandre, Harris, and Student/Stranger Encounter...
Governor
Blagojevich
Women’s Health Issues
“We are highlighting National Women’s Health Week here in Illinois to increase awareness and educate women about potentially life threatening diseases that are more likely to affect them,”
West Chicago Police Dept. Police News Alert
"On 050505, a male white was slowly driving an older white 4-door vehicle down streets looking for children playing in the yard."
Police News Alert
"
The male Hispanic suspect unzipped his blue jeans and exposed his genitals to two 14-year-old females while they rode past him on their bikes."
Washington Post Increasingly Embattled, DeLay Scales Back Usual Power Plays
"House International Relations Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) said that what DeLay is going through "is of course very stressful," but Hyde added that DeLay has not gone underground -- "his head is up"
07 May West Chicago
High School
Wildcat Chronicle 2004/2005 Awards
"The student newspaper won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association silver medalist award; the American Scholastic Press Association's first place rating; and Quill and Scroll's International first place award. "
Sen Peter Roskam SENATE WEEK IN REVIEW: MAY 2-6
"An independent report suggesting the state could save millions by implementing Medicaid reforms, a bipartisan call for new ethics reforms, and the release of the new road program highlighted a week of committee hearings in the Illinois Senate,"
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE/Friday potpourri...
Rep Hastert Bipartisan War Time Supplemental Appropriations Bill
"The most important thing we can do for our troops when they are in harms way is to ensure they have the tools necessary to get the job done..."
Speaker Hastert Hails Two Years Of Job Growth; More Money In American's Wallet
Governor
Blagojevich
CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE FACILITY AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY
"This nanoscience center will be a national asset that will help define the future of science and technology for all of us,"
06 May City of West Chicago West Chicago weekly update 5-6-05
Booster seats, Coffee service, National Police Week, Fire District grant, Park District Summer Programs
Prayer Breakfast
"We will gather to remember our loved ones and all who served our country with honor."
05 May City of West Chicago Coffee Service
"Cappuccino Catering, in conjunction with the City of West Chicago, will provide FREE specialty coffee service, including a FREE West Chicago coffee mug to commuters."
Sen Peter Roskam State’s lack of Medicaid reform has cost millions
"Roskam said implementing meaningful Medicaid reforms will help offset the rising costs of the program and ultimately give patients better access to health care."
Governor
Blagojevich
Governor Blagojevich applauds the success of the Illinois Business Portal as it surpasses 63,000 visitors
Gov. Blagojevich joins law enforcement officials from around the state to honor 12 officers killed in the line of duty
04 May West Chicago
High School
West Chicago HS to Present Brigadoon - the Musical
"Anything is possible in Brigadoon, the Lerner and Loewe musical about a magical village that can reappear for only one day each century."
 
West Chicago Police Dept. Booster Child Seats
"On Monday May 9th at 7:00 P.M., A representative form Central DuPage Hospital is hosting a 20-minute presentation on Booster child seats at Turner School..."
Wheaton Academy 2005 Alumni & Friends Booster Scramble Golf Outing
"This is a perfect opportunity for parents to support the school while also enjoying a great day of golf and fellowship."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
National Merit Scholarship winner
Senator
Dick Durbin
COVER THE UNINSURED BY 2010
“Contrary to popular belief, most of the people in Illinois who don’t have insurance work full time and nearly half of those people work for small businesses -- companies with less than 100 workers.”
Sen. Obama Obama saying aging river locks stifling grain exports
The freshman Democrat urged Congress to approve a bill that includes $1.8 billion to build seven new locks and dams along the two rivers, allowing grain-filled barges to pass through in minutes rather than hours.
Rep Hastert House Passes Vocational and Technical Education Jobs Training Bill
"
“Too many employers have said that they are unable to find skilled workers."
Governor
Blagojevich
Illinois National Guard breaks ground on new regional training institute
"This project will be a great asset to the soldiers of the Illinois Army National Guard."
Corrections Officers of the Year
“Through their professionalism, leadership and courage, these employees serve by example in protecting the public and enhancing the success of offenders who are reentering into society,”
03 May DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Haines choirs, Spanish NHS, car show, Wredling arts, and thanks!
02 May West Chicago
High School
West Chicago HS Student Receives Scholarship to U.S. Space Camp
"The Aerospace Education Foundation is sponsoring the scholarship in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Air Force Space and Missiles. "
Senator
Dick Durbin
DURBIN CONVENES MEETING TO PROMOTE ABRAHAM LINCOLN NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Sen. Obama Obama Praises U.S. Civil Rights Pioneers
"Fifty years from now, what kind of courage will our kids look back and see that came from us?"
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