Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DuPage County Primary Election Results March 2018

For results in the March 20, 2018 Primary Election in DuPage County, Illinois, go here.

Results are sorted by Democratic Primary Results, Republican Primary Results and Propositions. 

Results will begin to post after polls close.

Kane County Primary Election Results March 20, 2018

For results in the March 20, 2018 election in Kane County, Illinois, go here

Results are organized by Democratic, Republican, and Referendum results.

Results will begin to post after polls close. 

Lake County Primary Election Results for March 20, 2018

To view results in the March 20, 2018 election in Lake County, go here

Results will begin to post after polls close. 

West Chicago Video Gaming Referendum Election Results March 2018

For results in the March 20, 2018 West Chicago Video Gaming Advisory Referendum in DuPage County, go here

According to the City of West Chicago website, the referendum seeks voter input on  "whether or not the City should allow video gaming in eligible establishments that have liquor licenses. Allowing video gaming would mean that owners would be able to install electronic video gaming terminals in their businesses that, upon the insertion of cash or tokens, would simulate the play of games such as video poker and blackjack."

Cook County Election Results March 20, 2018

For results in the March 20, 2018 Primary Election in Suburban Cook County, go here.

Results will begin to post after the polls close in Illinois. 

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Friday, February 9, 2018

West Suburban Indivisible Groups Endorse Marie Newman in Illinois Third Congressional

The Indivisible groups of Brookfield, La Grange/La Grange Park and Western Springs & Surrounding Communities in Illinois have announced their endorsements of Marie Newman for Congress in the Illinois Third Congressional District.  Newman is running in the Illinois Democratic Primary against incumbent Representative Dan Lipinski.

Map of the Illinois Third Congressional, which includes a large portion of Will County:
Map of the Illinois Third Congressional District.  To view maps of every Congressional District in Illinois go here

Indivisible groups began across the United States after the election of Donald Trump.  Indivisible groups seek to replicate the Tea Party's success in organizing constituents to effectively influence members of Congress. 

From the press release announcing the endorsement: 

“The mission of the Indivisible movement is to cultivate and support a grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders and realize bold progressive strategies. Supporting our hometown candidate – and her progressive platform – wholly aligns with our group’s core values,” said Lara Taylor, Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park. “We are proud to support Marie in her endeavor to bring true Democratic values back to the Third District of Illinois.” 

“When our group discussed and examined our core values, it became clear that Marie is the candidate who will fight for a progressive future in IL-3. We’re excited to endorse her as Indivisible Western Springs & Surrounding Communities and as her future constituents,” remarked Abby McEntee, Indivisible Western Springs & Surrounding Communities.
The endorsements for Ms. Newman by the Indivisible groups of Brookfield, La Grange/La Grange Park and Western Springs & Surrounding Communities add to a list of significant endorsements by individuals and organizations at the national and local levels. Additional endorsements include: Planned Parenthood Action Fund, EMILY’s List, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Illinois Council, The Human Rights Campaign; Democracy for America, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Gloria Steinem."

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

DeLuca Sponsor on Bill to Restore Monetary Award Program (MAP) for Illinois College Students

Representative Anthony De Luca released the following press release in regards to the passing of Illinois Bill 2043, which would restore MAP funding to Illinois college students:

"CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. – To ensure that needy college students will be able to continue their education, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, recently passed legislation to restore funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and community colleges, which have not been funded since July of 2015 due to the state’s budget impasse.  

“College students, who are trying to better themselves and preparing for a future in the workforce, should not be forced to shoulder the burden of the state’s ongoing budget impasse,” DeLuca said. “I was the chief co-sponsor of this legislation, because I know how important a higher education is and I want to ensure that students are able to continue to pursue their dreams.”  

Statewide, approximately 130,000 students use the MAP grant program to seek higher education. DeLuca’s measure also restores grants for technical education, adult education and adult literacy programs across Illinois that have not been funded since July 1, 2015 as a result of the ongoing budget impasse.

Senate Bill 2043 passed out of the General Assembly and now awaits further action from the Governor.

For more information, please contact DeLuca’s full-time constituent service office at 708-754-7900 or email repdeluca@sbcglobal.net."