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Get Involved in Political Process

Your vote in November will shape decisions made on a local, state and federal level. And the recent redistricting of senate and congressional districts means … Read more ›

Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

DuPage election commission chairman resigns

The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan … Read more ›

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 22, 2011)

DuPage Housing Authority on right path, consultant says

The DuPage Housing Authority is on a path toward getting its financial house in order after mismanaging more than $10 million in federal funding, but … Read more ›

Duffy Blackburn, CPA, Will County Auditor
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Will County Auditor Blackburn selected as panelist for State CPA Government Conference

JOLIET – Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn will be a panelist for the Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society’s annual Government Conference. Blackburn, also a CPA, … Read more ›

Illinois State Representative, Kay Hatcher
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Sandwich Chamber Hosts Community Forum With Rep. Kay Hatcher

Sandwich, IL – The Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Forum with featured guest State Representative, Kay Hatcher. The forum is part … Read more ›

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will face a big challenge in the fall from former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in the new 11th District. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Illinois congressional races are key nationally in the fall

Armed with new district boundaries that Democrats drew to favor their own candidates, party leaders said Wednesday that they hope to pick up two to … Read more ›

An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

DuPage township investigates whether employee did political work

Though he called the allegations “groundless,” the supervisor of a township in DuPage County has begun an investigation into whether one of his employees engaged … Read more ›

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Education Advocacy Group Stand for Children Endorses Fourteen Candidates In Illinois' March Primary

Stand Supports Stephanie Kifowit, along with Thirteen Additional Democratic and Republican Candidates Committed to Prioritizing Students before Adults in their Education Policy Decisions Chicago – … Read more ›

Justin Hardee, Jackie Traynere, Mary Beth DeGrush & Sandy Burns
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Heritage Corridor CVB Members Meet with State Officials at First I&M Canal Day

For Immediate Release March 9, 2012 Contact:Robert L. Navarro, Romeoville, IL – Representatives from the Heritage Corridor Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) were among … Read more ›