Thursday, August 30, 2012
Check out the new site at WillCountyDemocrats.com.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Will County Democrats. The Will County Democratic Party has prepared for this season’s political homestretch by unveiling a new website at www.WillCountyDemocrats.com. On the site, you can look up details of their elected officials and townships. Local Democratic Party events, meetings and volunteer opportunities are also listed for reference. News items of particular interest are summarized on the home page with links to the full story and featured articles are highlighted in rotation at the top of the page. To provide the most complete informational site while being good stewards of their resources, the Will County Democratic Party chose to work with a local company, Sprocket …
Friday, February 24, 2012
There was some friction between the three Democratic candidates in the 11th Congressional District at a forum in Aurora on Thursday night.
For the second time this week, the three Democratic candidates running in the new 11th Congressional District shared a stage Thursday night, this time in Aurora. And this time, some sparks flew. The forum was sponsored by the Aurora Township Democrats, and held at the headquarters of Painters District Council #30 on the northwest side of Aurora. The candidates answered questions from the audience, and spent much of their time outlining the differences between them. Bill Foster, the Naperville scientist who represented the 14th Congressional District from 2008 to 2010, described himself as a “thoughtful moderate” with an eye on “the long-term best interests of the country.” Jim Hickey, the president of the Orland Fire District (the largest …
Friday, February 17, 2012
President Barack Obama's administration answers questions from Patch users after the State of the Union address.
In January, the White House Office of Digital Strategy reached out to Patch to get questions from Patch users. Patch editors nationwide put out calls for questions, and the White House responded with video replies to seven of them. Here are links to articles with those replies: • From Dylan Schrock, a Plainfield native now living in Ann Arbor, MI: "While you seek to punish those responsible for the sub-prime mortgage crisis, will you pursue those in positions in the federal government and federal agencies who had an impact, or will you simply pursue those in private financial sector?" Click here to watch the video. • From Flossmoor, IL, resident Marta Perales: "Can we get more details on how President Obama is going to move forward with …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Democrats' state district maps, signed into law in June, have withstood a legal challenge by state Republicans, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The ballot for the March 20 primary election has taken shape. But even as the filing period for candidates ended Monday, an important question remained: what about the district maps? On Wednesday, that question was answered. According to this Chicago Tribune article, an appeals panel of three federal judges rejected final arguments put forth by state Republicans against the new General Assembly maps, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law in June. State law requires that lawmakers draw up new legislative district maps each time there is a federal census. The new maps were drafted by state Democrats, without the input of their Republican counterparts, since Democrats control both houses of the General Assembly and the governor’s office. State…