Rauner Vetoes Pension Bill

By Dave Dahl – Illinois Radio Network WBGZ Radio 8/27/15   Everybody’s for police officers and fire fighters. Aren’t they?Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he is for increased pensions for those who run toward danger while others run from it, but he vetoed a bill allowing those increased pensions because…

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Abby Foundation marks 30 years of helping women, children

   Southtown Star – August 10, 2015 By Angela Denk   You never know whom you are going to empower. That sentiment seemed to move the crowd Friday at the 30th anniversary luncheon for the Abby Foundation, an Olympia Fields-based nonprofit that still has a goal to “raise money and…

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Gov. Rauner Signs Education Funding Bill

By Illinois Public Radio and Illinois Radio Network • Jun 24, 2015   Illinois schools will be able to open on time this fall … despite an ongoing budget stalemate in Springfield. Schools not having the money to operate had been a worry, given Gov. Bruce Rauner’s condemnation of the…

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Legislative Update Regarding State Budget

As the General Assembly works through overtime Session, I have returned to Springfield on a weekly basis to continue to fight for measures important to the district and to the Southland. I am helping our local units of government, assisting our great human services agencies that help our indigent and…

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Orland Hills Veterans Breakfast

  • Speaking about legislation in Springfield impacting veterans
  • With Mayor Hastings
  • Speaking to the Orland Hills Veterans Breakfast attendees
  • With an Army veteran exchanging out booth camp experiences

  Last weekend, I joined Mayor Kyle Hastings and spoke to my fellow Vets at the Veterans Pancake Breakfast during the Orland Hills Party in the Park Celebration. I met WWII Veteran and spoke to a woman who met Ike right around the liberation of Paris. We also took some…

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Alpha Phi Alpha Theta Mu Lambda Scholarship Awards Breakfast

  • With Olymipa Fields Mayor and Steve Baskerville
  • TML Keynote Speaker
  • Speaking at LFT scholarship breakfast
  • TML Program Book
  • With a parent of a LFT participant
  • Black n Gold Save The Date

This annual event awards scholarships to Leaders for Tomorrow participants composed of male high school students. The keynote speaker was Alpha Phi Alpha Brother Steve Baskerville, chief meteorologist for CBS Chicago.  The Village of Olympia Fields hosted this year’s mock trial for the Leaders for Tomorrow program.  To learn more…

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