Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kinzinger Responds to Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address

Map of Illinois 16th Congressional District, represented since 2013 by Adam Kinzinger

Representative Adam Kinzinger represents Illinois's 16th Congressional District, which includes parts of southwestern Will County.  Kinzinger released this response to President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address:

“Tonight, the President talked about working across the aisle to find common ground, but words alone don’t bring about results. With families across the country struggling to make ends meet, the American people need tonight to be about more than just a speech; they need a real commitment to results, to getting people back to work, to finding bipartisan reforms to bring healthcare costs down, and to making government work for the people again. If the President wants to work with Republicans, we are willing to roll up our sleeves and have the tough conversations it will take to find common ground.”

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

O'Dekirk Announces Candidacy for Mayor of Joliet

Standing on the steps of the Joliet Police Station, Bob O'Dekirk announced his candidacy for Mayor of Joliet:

O'Dekirk then took questions from the small group of citizens, supporters, and reporters gathered.  One citizen asked what we can do about low voter turnout in local elections.  O'Dekirk said he hopes Joliet residents who saw four new taxes and are seeing crime increasing in Joliet will take ownership and vote.

O'Dekirk said during his 10 years as a police officer in the City of Joliet he developed deep ties to the community and that those ties would help him forge the gap between the community and city hall.

In regards to Joliet's economic situation, O'Dekirk said promoting a 5 Guys Restaurant coming to Joliet is not an economic plan.  O'Dekirk said Joliet needs a plan for economic development and that if Bolingbrook can do it, so can Joliet.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Republican Candidates for Governor at Plainfield Central High School

The Will County Tea Party Alliance is sponsoring a Forum for Illinois Republican Gubernatorial Candidates on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Plainfield Central High School--24120 Fort Beggs Drive in Plainfield.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event starts at 7:00 p.m..  Seating is first-come, first-served

So far, Republican candidates Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, and Dan Rutherford have confirmed they will attend.  Bruce Rauner has been invited.

Voters will select a Republican candidate for Governor on March 18th, 2014 in the Illinois General Primary Election.