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May 17, 2013 In The News

Joliet City Councilman Jim McFarland wants to hear firsthand – and publicly – what Corrections Corp. of America plans to do if it builds an immigration detention center in Joliet.

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May 14, 2013 In The News

Some suburban lawmakers are demanding an explanation of why the U.S. Department of Justice aggressively pursued phone records of Associated Press journalists while investigating the release of classified information to the media about a failed al-Qaida plot last year.

Illinois Republicans and Democrats alike joined the chorus of outrage Tuesday.

May 9, 2013 In The News

WASHINGTON--Gov. Pat Quinn formally requested federal flood assistance on Thursday, unleashing a bi-partisan push from the entire Illinois congressional delegation for President Barack Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties in need of disaster relief following torrential April downpours.

May 8, 2013 In The News

An United States Air Force Captain killed in Afghanistan is being honored by Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) Wednesday.

Foster and Hultgren issued a joint statement to honor Captain Brandon Cyr's life, service, and sacrifice.

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May 2, 2013 In The News

AURORA — The hope is that the project will be a cornerstone of the rebirth of downtown.

Apr 30, 2013 In The News

On March 20, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced The National Fab Lab Network Act of 2013 (H.R. 1289), which would create a federal charter for a non-profit organization called “The National Fab Lab Network” (NFLN).

Apr 25, 2013 In The News

BOLINGBROOK – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster announced Wednesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made a $680,000 investment in the Bolingbrook Fire Department for vehicle acquisition.

Apr 17, 2013 In The News

It’s been a busy three months for Bill Foster.

The representative for the recently redrawn 11th U.S. Congressional District has a constituency that stretches from North Aurora to New Lenox, Shorewood to Woodridge. Its border cuts a jagged diagonal across Naperville, the southwest half of which also lies in the 11th.

Apr 17, 2013 In The News

The construction permit for 1418 North Capitol St. was issued in October 1884 to a man named Henry Keller. He wanted the building to be two stories tall, tin-roofed, 24 feet wide and 60 feet deep, large for what he planned to use it for, which was a blacksmith shop. The most useful of useful trades — an occupation built on making things, on skill.

Apr 9, 2013 In The News

Women have been working for free from December 31 until today, speakers at an equal pay rally in Chicago said.

That’s because April 9 marked the day when a typical woman worker’s salary finally caught up with a man’s from 2012.  

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