Press Releases/Announcements from local sources

Date Source Click on blue hyperlink to see article.
31 Aug Elementary
District 33
Reminder:  District 33's regular Board meeting is Thursday night at 7PM at the district office.  You can still see the AGENDA here.
Sen. Obama U.S., Ukraine sign pact on germ threat - Chicago Tribune
"When it comes to issues of security against terrorist threats and security against infectious diseases, these problems know no borders."
Rep Hastert Praise for Medicare Prescription Drug Discounts
“For too long, seniors have had to choose between putting food on their tables or purchasing costly prescription drugs."
Governor
Blagojevich
Illinois National Guard Assigned to Louisiana to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery and cleanup
"Up to 210 members of the Illinois National Guard 3637th Maintenance Company in Springfield, along with drivers and a command and control element will travel to Louisiana to help keep recovery equipment in working order and provide other recovery support."
E-85 STATIONS IN ILLINOIS
"Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today announced that thirty new E-85 stations have recently come online since March of this year thanks to grants from his E-85 Clean Energy Infrastructure Program. "
Governor signs Born-Alive Infant Protection Act - The Illinois Leader
“The rights of women are still protected, the guidelines concerning stem cell research are still intact. We are just giving protection to infants who are born alive,” Haine said.
30 Aug James F. Zay Jr.
 
Response to Greg Simunich letter of concerning the Prairie Path
"If there are any questions or I can provide you with any additional information, please feel free to contact me."
City of West Chicago Roadside safety check to occur in West Chicago
"The Roadside Safety Check is a good way to get the DUI's off the street plus drivers who do not have drivers’ licenses and insurance."
Sen. Obama Lugar and Obama Urge Destruction of Conventional Weapons Stockpiles
"Vast stocks of conventional munitions and military supplies have accumulated in Ukraine. Some of this stockpile dates from World War I and II, yet most dates from Cold War buildup and the stocks left behind by Soviet withdrawals from East Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungry and Poland," Obama said. "We need to eliminate these stockpiles for the safety of the Ukrainian people and people around world, by keeping them out of conflicts around the world."
Governor
Blagojevich
Information About Birth Control Coverage
"Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today that UniCare is the latest health care provider to volunteer to post coverage information on the Governor’s contraceptives coverage website, where women can learn what birth control their plans cover... www.contraceptives.illinois.gov "
MAJOR INVESTMENT PACKAGE FOR ANDREW CORPORATION
"When we invest in companies that invest in Illinois, we fuel their growth and competitiveness and create more good jobs for working families across the state," Gov. Blagojevich said.
Rep Hastert Hastert - Turkey Link still Rattles thru the Blogosphere
"The article reveals for the first time that one of the elected officials that bin Laden-connected Turkish nationals claimed to have on their payroll was none other than Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert, to whom bribes and illicit campaign contributions may have been funneled in order to get him to pull a House Resolution on Armenian Genocide from the House Floor in 2000."
Hastert: Immigration reform at top of to-do list (from Tuscon Citizen)
"Whatever legislation surfaces from the process must address border security, a workable guest-worker program and how to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants living and raising families in the U.S., Hastert said" 
Open letter to Speaker Hastert on illegal immigration (from The Illinois Leader)
"Before this invasion, I only had to compete with other American workers. Today, I have to deal with criminals who by law should not even be in this country while I stand by and see our government do absolutely nothing to protect its citizens from this illegal alien invasion."
29 Aug Gene Rennels Questions About Superintendent's Salary Should Be Answered
"I have also found the non-answers put forth by the District 33 Board President and one other member of the Board of Education humorous but not responsive."
Governor
Blagojevich
Life-Saving Stem Cell Research in Illinois
"While other states are stalling and blocking, we have the funding committed and the infrastructure in place to make Illinois a very attractive place in which to conduct this important research,”
Strategic Petroleum Reserve
"With the onset of Hurricane Katrina and its effect upon oil shipments and production from the Gulf Coast, I respectfully request that you reconsider the option of releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve."
28 Aug Cable Com
Channel 17
This week's Schedule is posted.
Each Sunday evening, the West Chicago Public Access schedule is posted.  The link is always in the right side column down near the bottom, near the weather and traffic.
27 Aug Dave Barclay
 
Response to ( if not answers to) WegoWeb's Questions
"The question that should be asked is whether this was a good use of taxpayer money and whether the board is administering salaries competently and prudently. My answer is an unqualified, yes. "
26 Aug Elementary
District 33
AGENDA
"REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH - 7:00 P.M. "
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 8-26-05
Preschool Screening, Library Fall Programs, District 303 Achieves Adequate Yearly Progress, District 303 205-06 Budget,
West Chicago Museum hosts Local Vision, a photography exhibit
"Local Vision - a photography exhibit at the West Chicago City Museum incorporates the work of photographers working and living within West Chicago."
Sen Peter Roskam The Week in Review from Senator Peter Roskam
"Long-awaited medical malpractice reforms, financial protections for military personnel and their families and tougher graduation requirements for high school students are among the bills signed into law this week, according to Senator Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton)."
Governor
Blagojevich
OFFICEMAX IS CONSOLIDATING ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN ILLINOIS
"Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich announce today that OfficeMax, a leading provider of industrial products, office supplies and business-to-business office solutions, is consolidating its corporate headquarters in Illinois, bringing 700 new jobs to the state."
25 Aug Why You Can't Stop Pat Robertson
"Pat doesn't speak for evangelicals any more than Dr. Phil speaks for mental health professionals."
(author of article is Ted Olsen, a WC resident)
Katrine Maguire Maguire Responds to questions about Dist 33 Superintendent's Raise
"I did find several salaries in the Chicago
suburban area that were for relatively new administrators. Almost all of these were higher than Mr. Leman's salary."
Unsolicited Comment A Voter's Response to Questions
"These were good questions, so many of us may question these things but do not know how to present them Thank You  Let us know what they answer if they do."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
ACT scores, and a do-over...
Rep.Randy Ramey Ramey announces victory for Illinois patients
“This comprehensive package is similar to House Republican proposals introduced over the past two years,” said Ramey. “It tackles the issue from all sides with the intention of lowering medical malpractice premiums and providing better health care access to our families.”
Sen Peter Roskam Long-awaited Medical Malpractice reform becomes law
“This new law enacts some real reforms that given a chance to work could not only help keep doctors in Illinois, but also attract new physicians to the state,”
Governor
Blagojevich
Gov. Blagojevich signs medical malpractice reform
"This is not just a bill about caps.  We now have state law that includes important insurance reforms and provisions giving patients greater access to information regarding their doctor and medical care."
Senator
Dick Durbin
DEVELOPMENT GRANT AWARD TO ROCKFORD AIRPORT
“Rockford plays an important role in Illinois’ regional aviation system and economic development. Operations at the Rockford airport are key to reducing air traffic at O’Hare and Midway Airports in Chicago."
Illionois Senators BRAC COMMISSION ACTION AFFECTING ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL
"Unfortunately, the Commission also voted to uphold the Pentagon’s transfer of the Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Defense and Finance Accounting Services (DFAS), and other Arsenal jobs and missions to out-of-state facilities.”
Rep Hastert Denny wins with Connecticut... No Comment about Illinois Closings on his site yet.
24 Aug First Congregational Church Labor Day Pancake Breakfast
"The menu includes pancakes with sausage, orange juice, and milk, tea or coffee. The cost is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and children between the ages of five and twelve. Children under five eat free! "
Greg Simunich West Chicago Needs A Fair Slice Of Prairie Path Funding!
"Most of the prairie path system that runs through our city or the forest preserves there in are in need of the basics like more ground limestone and less mud."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Board meeting synopsis, Norris Rec Center, and first day pix...
WegoWeb Letter to District 33 School Board Members.
"...the agenda regarding the Superintendant's salary, involved correcting the language on his contract to synchronize his health insurance coverage with that of the teachers. This, on first blush, is hardly a fair and accurate description of what you did."
Governor
Blagojevich
Higher Standards, Better Schools
"Before we passed this bill, Illinois had some of the weakest high school graduation requirements in the nation. If you don’t take enough math classes or science classes or writing intensive classes, you’re not going to be prepared to compete in college or the workplace – no matter what your diploma says. This bill makes sure that students will take the classes they need to get the education they deserve,"
Rep Hastert Weldon cites Hastert nod
“Denny said they [GOP leaders] would support me for the chairmanship of HASC in three years,”
The hijacking of the probe into the 9-11 hijackers
"Whether or not U.S. military intelligence was prevented by Pentagon superiors from alerting the FBI to the presence of Mohammed Atta in 1998, there is little doubt the U.S. was well aware of the infamous hijacker by then."
23 Aug West Chicago
High School
CHS OFFERS TUITION-FREE GED CLASSES
"Classes will be held each Monday and Wednesday evening at the High School (326 Joliet Street, West Chicago) from 7:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. "
Community High School Offers Tuition-Free ESL Classes
"Adults who want to learn how to speak English can take tuition-free classes from 7:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings at West Chicago Community High School District 94"
West Chicago
Historical Society
ICE CREAM SOCIAL & SILENT AUCTION
Sponsored by the West Chicago Historical Society on Saturday, September 10,2005 at the Kruse House Museum at 527 Main Street West Chicago.
Sen. Obama Obama to visit nuclear, biological weapons destruction facilities in former Soviet Union
"On Wednesday, August 24th, U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) will begin a trip to visit nuclear and biological weapons destruction sites in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar (R-IN)."
Governor
Blagojevich
Legislation to make Nursing Homes Safer
"House Bill 2531 requires health care facilities to initiate background checks for employees that have contact with residents.  Before this law, only direct care staff members were subjected to background checks."
How Student Progress is Measured in Illinois
"The indicators to determine AYP for students with disabilities shall be based on their Individualized Education Plans (IEP), not a State assessment."
22 Aug High Lake Homeowner's Association
I have been notified of a new website in town run by the High Lake residents.  It has an interesting section on the history of the neighborhood.
Elementary
District 33
Aug 18th 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."
Rep.Randy Ramey The First Annual Family Golf Outing
"There will be food, drinks, Cody Coyote, and Elvis!  Bring your camera, it will be exciting!!  There are NO tee times, so it’s first come, first putt."
Sen. Obama Operations Appropriations Bill and the Avian Flu
"And while the World Health
Organization recommends that every nation stockpiles enough flu
treatment to treat a quarter of its population, the United States has
only ordered enough to treat less than 1% of ours."
Governor
Blagojevich
Tollway Reform Bill
“The Illinois Tollway has made significant strides over the past two and a half years to win back the confidence of Illinois’ drivers by proving that toll money is well spent and the Illinois Tollway is accountable to its customers,”
21 Aug Rep Hastert Hastert funding is under scrutiny
"The group, founded by the former senior counsel to House Democrats, was responsible for drafting a complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, for which he was admonished last year."
20 Aug Community High School Foundation: WEGO CALYPSO
On 12 Aug 2005, West Chicago High School's foundation held a fund raiser at the King James Restaurant.
Rep Hastert The problem with pork
"GOP leaders have set poor examples — House Speaker Dennis Hastert is a champion at bringing pork home to Illinois and aiding local companies such as Boeing and United Airlines. Hastert once tacked $250,000 onto a defense bill for a candy company in his hometown to study caffeinated chewing gum. In the recent highway bill, he helped score $1.3 billion in pork projects for Illinois, second only to California's pork total."
'Grow- accounts' (New name for Social Security Privatization) vote seen likely
"The grow-accounts plan, sponsored by Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee Chairman Jim McCrery, Louisiana Republican, is being pushed by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois and Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas as a politically risk-free way to give President Bush a key part of his plan..."
Bill Frist's Frosty Relationship with Dennis Hastert
"They pertain to a frosty relationship between Frist and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, who certainly does think like a politician."
House Speaker asks BRAC to save sub base ... In Conn.
"In a letter to Anthony Principi, the chairman of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission, Hastert writes that he believes closing the base would weaken national security and save no money."
U.S. Veterans Say War, Funding Gap Worsen Health-Care Shortage
"Veterans say their concerns have mounted since House Republican leaders removed Representative Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, from the Veterans Committee in January. Smith had been a champion of more spending on the VA system, which put him at odds with party leaders looking to restrict spending to help reduce the federal budget deficit."
19 Aug Sen Peter Roskam WEEK IN REVIEW
"Police and prosecutors around Illinois are getting new tools to combat the illegal production and use of methamphetamine, the new street drug that is ravaging communities and individual lives,"
Governor
Blagojevich
Eye Abnormalities Among Newborns
"Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich today signed House Bill 480 to educate parents of newborns about potentially damaging eye conditions and what they can do to identify and treat abnormalities early in their child’s life. More than 13,000 Illinois babies were born in 2003 with various birth defects, including eye abnormalities."
Improving Safety in High-Rise Buildings
“We owe it to the six innocent people who died that tragic day to make sure this never happens again.  This new law will help make sure no one finds themselves trapped in a stairwell of a high rise building during a fire,”
18 Aug Elementary
District 33
PRESCHOOL SCREENING
"Preschool screening for all children ages 3 to 5 who are not yet in kindergarten and who live in West Chicago Elementary School District #33 will be held September 8 and 9 for English speaking children."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
All 17 schools make federal AYP...
Rep Hastert Local Fire Services Bolstered By Grants
“These dollars are headed directly to our firefighters to do what is necessary to improve community fire services,”
17 Aug DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Working Cash Bond facts, ACT scores, Meet Dr. Erwin...
Rep Hastert CREW Files FCC Complaint Requesting Investigation into Foreign Donations to Hastert's Campaign
"Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) requesting an investigation into whether Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s campaign committee illegally accepted campaign contributions from foreign nationals in 2000 and 2001."
Haster Spokesman responds to Group that seeks FEC investigation of Hastert fund 8/17
"Next thing you know, they'll file a complaint against the speaker based on the Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt break-up story."
16 Aug VFW Auxiliary Leon Richardt Auxiliary to Post No. 6791 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 5 September 2005
Rep Hastert Boggers still Churn "Hastert’s Turkish Allies Tied to Bin Laden"
"Reports of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds’ allegations concerning improper financial ties between House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Turkish officials and businessman have become a source of discontent for beltway insiders on both sides of the aisle."

Denny, say it ain't so!

15 Aug Members of 4 the People Meet with the Governor
Taking advantage of the President's appearance in Aurora to sign the Highway Bill, members of 4 the People met with the governor about local issues.
Rep Hastert Speaker Hastert Remarks at the Transportation Bill Signing
“Sixty-seven percent of our nation’s freight moves through Chicago and onto our nation’s highways. Economists believe that our ability to move our products is directly tied to the strength of our economy."
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Clarification re: today's Special Ed Parent Group meeting...
"The District 303 Special Education Parent Group will host a Back to School Night for parents of students who receive services through the District 303 special education department."
14 Aug WC Public Library Fall program registration has begun!
This is a complete listing of activities thru December.
12 Aug Elementary
District 33
AGENDA -
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SCHOOL DISTRICT #33
City of West Chicago West Chicago Media Update 8-12-05
Airport south apron, DuPage National Technology Park, DuPage Flight Center, Santo Maria's Ristorante Italiano, business aviation facilities
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Friday assortment...with the Superintendent's Community Message
Governor
Blagojevich
Methamphetamine in Illinois
"These new laws will give local law enforcement more support in their efforts to protect their communities, ensure kids whose caregivers fall into the meth trap have safe and appropriate care, and help addicts who go to prison get help before they go home.”
11 Aug Senator
Dick Durbin
FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION BILL
“Illinois will now receive more than $6 billion over the next five years from the bill’s highway formula -- a 33 percent increase over our state’s funding in the last transportation bill. This transportation bill also increases funding for Illinois mass transit by 128 percent.”
Governor
Blagojevich
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Covering Kids & Families Champion”
“To me, health care isn’t a privilege – it’s a right.  Despite very tough budget challenges, we’ve worked hard over the past two and a half years to help hard working families qualify for health care."
City of West Chicago The Agenda for the August 15th City Council meeting is now available at The City's web site.  A working copy of Acrobat is required to view it.
Elementary
District 33
The regular meeting of the Board of Education
"Mr. Martin Swinney was sworn in as a board member to fill the unexpired term of Sharon Jones who resigned June 9, 2005. Mr. Swinney's term will expire in April, 2007"
Rep Hastert Fellow Republicans Ask Hastert for up-or-down Vote Rather than Partisan Shenanigans on ANWR.
"The letter to Hastert, R-Ill., dated Aug. 4 and made public yesterday, states that the budget process "is an inappropriate venue to be debating this important environmental issue" and warned that it would further complicate already-difficult budget issues."
Hastert Opponent Speaks at Anti-Bu$h Rally
"The unions can't do it alone; the political parties can't do it alone. We need to stay united."
10 Aug Sen. Obama VA Decision to Review 72,000 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Cases
"In a letter to Veterans' Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today criticized the VA's decision to review more than 70,000 cases where veterans were awarded full benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) cases, while not reviewing any cases where veterans may have been denied benefits they earned."
***Revised*** Schedule for Obama Downstate Town Hall Tour
"The first day of Senator Obama's (D-IL) Downstate tour has been rescheduled to October 15 to allow the Senator to attend the funeral of John H. Johnson, a prominent Illinoisan."
Governor
Blagojevich
Governor thanks President Bush and Illinois’ Congressional delegation for their hard work on transportation bill
Gov. Blagojevich vetoes bill that would allow teenagers to get tattoos
State Representative
Randy Ramey
Appointment to Five House Committees
"This is a very critical part of the lawmaking process and I intent to work hard in these committees to pass legislation that works for the benefit of all Illinois citizens.”
Rep Hastert Remarks at the Transportation Bill Signing ...
"In the era of just-in-time delivery, it's unacceptable that traffic congestion currently affects 33 percent of all travel and leads to 3.6 billion hours of delay each year."
(Rep Hastert's official copy at his website)
Did Speaker Hastert Accept Turkish Bribes
"Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds is accusing the FBI of covering up improper contacts and financial dealings between certain Turkish nationals and the office of House Speaker Dennis Hastert."
09 Aug Sen. Obama Obama Calls on U.S. to Stockpile Avian Flu Drugs to Guard Against Pandemic
"It has been estimated that with no vaccine or antiviral drugs, 93 million Americans would be infected with avian flu, and 164,000 would die," said Obama. "However, if an effective vaccine is provided to 80 percent of individuals younger than 19 years of age, the estimated numbers decrease to 6 million total cases and 15,000 total deaths. A sufficient supply of antivirals could have the same protective effect."
the Passing of Ebony Publisher John H. Johnson
"He will be sorely missed, not only as a publisher but as a community giant who showed a community the beauty within."
Governor
Blagojevich
Protection of Illinois’ Vital Agriculture Assets
"The law makes criminal damage to such equipment and “immovable items of agricultural production” like barns and grain bins a felony offense."
Transportation and Land Use Planning in Northeast Illinois
“By combining the region’s existing planning authorities into one board, we can maximize our limited resources and improve coordination on both transportation and land use needs for the entire region.”
Rep Hastert The GOP Hastert link? Is this true?
Bloggers are still on this topic, although lack of comment by Hastert seems to be killing the coverage.
DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Board of Education meeting synopsis...
08 Aug Senator
Dick Durbin
$5.2 MILLION FOR DES PLAINES RIVER FLOOD CONTROL
“The Upper Des Plaines River Watershed project is one of the most important flood control initiatives in the State of Illinois,”
Governor
Blagojevich
Victims of Hit-and-Run Accidents
"The new law was inspired by the hit and run death of six-year old Patrick Leahy in suburban Winfield, Illinois, whose killer was not found before the legal statute of limitation ran out."
Rep Hastert Signing Energy Bill
"...Americans can expect to have a more affordable, reliable, efficient, and environmentally sound supply of energy and this bill assures that they will.”
Background Information on Hastert and Turkey Connection

(I still have no response to my request for comment by the Speaker's office.)

07 Aug State Representative
Randy Ramey
 
Rep. Ramey Announces Constituent Services
"Newly sworn in State Representative Randy Ramey (R-Carol Stream) said his Springfield office will be fielding calls from constituents on questions and concerns until his district office is established."
06 Aug
Sen. Obama 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
"Since that day, the Voting Rights Act has been a critical tool in ensuring that minority voters and all Americans not only have the right to vote, but the right to have their vote counted ... We must stand up, speak out, and create a united front as we seek to renew these freedoms in the months to come."
Senator
Dick Durbin
DURBIN ANNOUNCES $5.2 MILLION FOR DES PLAINES RIVER FLOOD CONTROL
"U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced $5.2 million in federal funding has been approved by the Senate for flood damage reduction along the Des Plaines River."
Illionois Senators DURBIN, OBAMA, BEAN ANNOUNCE $10 MILLION FOR ROUTE 31
“Traffic regularly builds up far to the north throughout McHenry County. Once the project is completed, congestion should ease and further economic expansion should be aided along Route 31.”
Governor
Blagojevich
Terrorism Prevention Measures to Protect Illinois Utilities
“This new law makes sure we know that the men and women who have access to our water treatment plants and our electrical and gas facilities can be trusted to keep the people of Illinois safe.”
On this Date in 2001 "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S."
"I don't think that anybody could have predicted that these people ... would try to use an airplane as a missile,"
                    Condoleeza Rice
Rep Hastert Hastert tells Kendall: You'll get yours
   : (from Beacon News)
"There's not a single rail project that's earmarked for specific (dollar amounts)," said Hastert spokesman Brad Hahn. "That's not how the process works."
05 Aug Agenda for August 13, 2005 meeting of 4 the People
 
The Houston J. Pineda Scholarship Foundation

Concert in the Park Update
"The following information has come to my attention:"

DISTRICT 303 EDUCATION PARTNERS UPDATE
Board of Education meeting
Rep Hastert Hastert-Turkey Story Continues to Smolder... No comment from Speaker's Office
Sen. Obama Illinois Senator Barack Obama Takes Downstate Town Hall Tour
"These town hall meetings give me the opportunity to hear directly from people in Illinois about the issues affecting their lives and how I can help.
Governor
Blagojevich
Law Expanding Genocide Education in Illinois
"In addition to learning about the Nazi atrocities of the 20th century, students will now learn about more recent acts of genocide around the world, including those in Armenia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan."
04 Aug Rep Hastert Vanity Fair: Turks Boasted of Payments to Hastert
"And while the Vanity Fair article reports that “there is no evidence that any payment was ever made to Hastert or to his campaigns,” it also reports that “a senior official at the Turkish Consulate is said to have claimed in one recording that the price for Hastert to withdraw the resolution would have been at least $500,000.”"
Original Corporate Crime Reporter article
Senator
Dick Durbin
RESOLUTION TO GRANT POSTHUMOUS HONORARY CITIZENSHIP TO CASIMIR PULAKSI
"Only six people have ever been declared honorary citizens of the United States. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the first in 1963..."
Illionois Senators DURBIN AND OBAMA ANNOUNCE $25 MILLION FOR WACKER DRIVE CONSTRUCTION
“Improving access to Congress Parkway and I-290 is an important part of the North-South Wacker Drive project for traffic congestion and safety reasons,”
03 Aug The Houston J. Pineda Scholarship Foundation Concert in The Park
"Join us for a day of Fun. Games, Raffles, Prizes, Pony Rides 3-5 P.M. and Music"
West Chicago
High School
School Begins at Community High School
"The new school year will begin at Community High School on Monday, August 22. The normal school schedule will be followed all day."
Governor
Blagojevich
August is Child Support Month
"Deadbeat parents are hearing us loud and clear – If you don’t pay up, the state of Illinois is coming after you,”
02 Aug Rep Hastert Speaker Hastert scolded in Letter from Ethics Committee Ranking Member
"I believe we can all agree that Members who are sophisticated enough to pass the laws of the land are sophisticated enough to understand the straightforward House Rules on privately funded travel."
Governor
Blagojevich
Get Habitual Criminals Off Our Streets
"... a bill that creates stiff new penalties for habitual criminals – identified as individuals who have been convicted of two or more violent crimes – who are caught with guns.  Today’s action by Gov. Blagojevich will help reduce gun violence by putting those who repeatedly endanger our neighborhoods in prison."
01 Aug West Chicago Police Dept. POLICE NEWS ALERT
"If you would like to meet my friends, McGruff the crime-fighting dog, Sparkey the fire-fighting dog, Superman, Batman, Elmo, Dora the explorer, Chewbacca, Yoda and his Jedi Knights and DARTH VADER from Star Wars, please join me at National Night Out 2005."
Cable Com
Channel 17
Cable Com Schedule
This is a reminder that a link to the Cable Com schedule is normally listed in the far right column.  There are several years of Nite Out being shown Monday night.
Illionois Senators $19 MILLION IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR SPRINGFIELD
“The funding in this bill will help Springfield alleviate congestion and improve road conditions on several key corridors,”
Senator
Dick Durbin
THE RECESS APPOINTMENT OF JOHN BOLTON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS
“Today’s recess appointment of John Bolton as United States Ambassador to the United Nations is a lost opportunity for this administration to regain American leadership at the U.N.”
Sen. Obama Recess Appointment of John R. Bolton as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.
"John Bolton is the wrong person for the job and the decision to appoint him today will not serve American foreign policy well at all."
Governor
Blagojevich
Cooling Grants Available Today
“Extreme heat and humidity like we’ve experienced this summer can be dangerous – even deadly – for people who are sick or elderly."
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