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2018

How Trump Betrays ‘Forgotten’ Americans

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Donald Trump promotes himself as a friend of “forgotten” workers, but in ways large and small his administration has undermined what has traditionally been the biggest champion of workers: labor unions. 

Most recently, he used his authority as president to deliver a harsh Labor Day message to the 2.1 million people who work for him, canceling pay raises for the civilian employees of the federal government. In May, he issued three executive orders to weaken federal employees’ unions by, among other things, limiting the subjects they can bargain over. (On Aug. 25, a judge ruled that this move violated federal law.) In March 2017, Mr. Trump signed a law repealing an executive order signed by President Obama that sought to keep the federal government from awarding contracts to companies that violate laws protecting workers’ right to unionize, as well as wage and job safety laws.

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2018

Bob Howard for Will County Board District 1 Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

6;00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sit n Bull - 614 Gould Street, Beecher, IL

 

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2018

Lauren Underwood embraces progressive label in faceoff against U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren

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Democrat Lauren Underwood is embracing the progressive label in her first run for Congress as she campaigns in the traditionally GOP-leaning far northwestern and western suburban district now held by veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren.

Underwood, a 31-year-old nurse and Naperville native who is a former adviser in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama, sparred with Hultgren on Friday during an appearance before the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, showcasing their starkly different views on health care, taxes, immigration and the role of government.

Races for Congress across the country are being defined in large part by voters’ feelings about President Donald Trump. But Underwood said she’s trying to put health care at the center of the race, while Hultgren is focusing on taxes and the economy.

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2018

Will County must balance growing economic development with quality of life, Walsh says in state of the county

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Will County continues to “prosper” and its future is “very bright,” said County Executive Larry Walsh in the opening of his annual state of the county address Thursday. 

But the county must also “actively prepare for our future and act responsibly as we face the challenges of growth,” he said.

Walsh recited a litany of building projects the county has tackled in the past year – the new $33 million Public Safety Complex that opened in January, the construction of the $210 million courthouse now underway in downtown Joliet, and the new health department facility, which will soon begin to replace a 100-year-old structure.

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2018

County Executive Larry Walsh gives annual State of the County address

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Will County is moving on with the “largest capital campaign in our 182-year history,” County Executive Larry Walsh said in his State of the County address Thursday.

In his upbeat outlook on county government, Walsh outlined big projects such as the new courthouse, pointed to a growing economy and job market, and discussed the challenges of crowded highways and opioid abuse.

The annual speech is a prelude to the county executive’s budget recommendations, which will be presented in September.

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