Thursday, June 1st, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fryers Bar & Grill -25365 S Fryer St, Channahon, IL 60410
One of Chicago's most venerated meteorologists joined a Naperville congressman, several scientists and a former EPA regulator at North Central College Saturday to discuss climate change data and urge individuals to take action.
"I didn't come to my current view on climate change easily. I was skeptical," WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling told the sold-out audience of 200. He explained how science can prove that greenhouse gases change the jet streams, which in turn affect weather. These changes are leading to more powerful hurricanes, more damaging tornadoes and more severe flooding, he said.
"It's costing money and lives," said Skilling, who showed slide after slide of graphs, charts, models and pictures that he said were proven evidence of climate change, including time-lapse photos over seven years that documented large sections of glaciers in Alaska melting.
Categories: State Issues, National Issues
Congratulations, House Republicans! You did it. After seven years and more than five dozen failed votes, you finally passed a bill to repeal Obamacare. And by doing so, you handed President Trump something he so desperately wanted: a victory.
The president was so excited that he blew up his schedule so that he could fete the GOP members in the Rose Garden. By all the back-slapping and cheering, you’d think it was the final touchdown in the last second of the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl instead of the end of the first quarter that it really is.
Here’s a little reality checkup.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues, National Issues
Plans for the new Will County courthouse have come within the budgeted amount of $195 million, but officials said they may consider adding items that were omitted if it makes financial sense.
The board's capital improvements committee was given a list of $2.2 million in optional items, that the full board will consider at a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting May 11.
In tweaking the design to stay within budget, Wight and Company architect Jason Dwyer recently told the committee Tuesday that there were "no significant changes" in the layout of the 10-story building that has 28 courtrooms.
Categories: Local Issues
Gov. Bruce Rauner — a former venture capitalist and multimillionaire — on Friday released his statement of economic interests.
Rauner — who doesn’t take a salary as governor — is required to list information about entities and investments that could give rise to conflicts of interests. But he doesn’t have to offer full financial disclosures.
Under companies in which he had an ownership interest of more than $5,000 market value or which had dividends more than $1,200, Rauner listed 111 companies, including Chicago Bulls LP, Citadel Wellington LLC, various GTCR Partners entities and Pangea Properties.
Categories: State Issues