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WASHINGTON--Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) State of the Union address Tuesday nigh guest is Keith Bryant, a student trustee at Joliet Junior College.
From Foster: "Bryant is a nontraditional student who began studies at JJC after leaving a career in construction. Bryant is studying network system security and information technology and expects to graduate in May of 2014.
Dedicating at least a part of your life to public service is a lesson U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, learned from his father, who helped write federal Civil Rights legislation.
He encouraged students at the Joliet Job Corps winter commencement to discover how they can also serve others.
Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries like Poland.
Question: What can bring together local politicians on both sides of the aisle like just about no other issue?
Answer: Apple pie and motherhood, I suppose. But definitely Polish immigration rights.
She’d seen posters promoting the D.C. trip, but Nicolette Geron thought she had to be in a specific class to be eligible to go.
When the Naperville Central High School senior found out the trek to the nation’s capital for Inauguration Day was open to everybody, she jumped at the chance.
Newly sworn-in U.S. Rep. Bill Foster sees several problems facing the Fox Valley — a loss of manufacturing jobs, cuts in federal research money and Illinois’ dwindling share of revenue from the federal government.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is launching the first of his planned mobile offices for the new 11th Congressional District.
The first location will be offered next week, Monday through Friday, at the Naperville Township Administration Building. The new 11th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Plainfield and Joliet.
The office wasn’t quite in order yet. Then again, Bill Foster wasn’t in office yet, either. Not quite.
“It’s an interesting day of semi-organization around here,” Foster said.