In The News
JOLIET – The difficult journey of one woman in her 90s trying to visit Wal-Mart for grocery shopping was shared Wednesday at a panel discussion in Joliet on transportation for seniors.
Argonne National Laboratory will get a new supercomputer that’s over 17 times faster than its existing one — the result of a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, officials announced Thursday.
The supercomputer, named Aurora, is slated to begin operating in 2018 and will replace Mira, Argonne’s current supercomputer, which is now the fifth-fastest in the world.
Several U.S. House Democrats from the suburbs participated in a multi-hour, high-profile sit-in to try to pressure Republicans for a vote on federal gun control legislation.
JOLIET – Not even a gray, overcast sky and light rain could dampen the enthusiasm of Star Wars fans who crowded downtown Joliet on Saturday to celebrate the nearly 40-year-old science fiction adventure saga.
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, toured the waterways in Lemont on Friday to help plan transportation infrastructure and to get more federal dollars for it.
"This is an important part of the economy," he said.
JOLIET – U.S. Congressman Bill Foster, D-Naperville, is stepping up the fight against the deadly opioid epidemic sweeping Illinois and the rest of the nation.
Brewing is a growing business in the Aurora area that is beginning to get some attention.
The Flores family of Bolingbrook had a special guest Friday evening.
Seated with them at the dinner table was U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. Foster came to their home – along with several members of the media – to discuss immigration programs that would have benefited Pedro Flores, the father of the family, who is an undocumented immigrant.
JOLIET – U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, announced Wednesday that more than $3.2 million in grant funding from the Department of Health and Human Services will be awarded to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Joliet Inc. for the continuation of the organization’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.