Peter Roskam (R–IL), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee, recently gave an opening statement at a hearing where officials discussed the increasing costs for higher education.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) recently hosted a press conference to promote a landmark bipartisan bill that could reform U.S. criminal justice policy by addressing mass incarcerations from minority communities.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14), a commissioner on the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), said the 2015 Annual Report details 19 human-rights and legal abuses, as well as specific areas where progress can be made in U.S.-China relations.
President Obama recently signed the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act into law, a measure U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) co-sponsored.The PACE Act provides an important fix to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), maintaining the definition of the small-group insurance market and preserving flexibility for states and mid-market employers.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin recently called for a Department of Defense investigation into the University of Phoenix after a report revealed the for-profit college had used deceptive practices to recruit former military service members.
Hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees began pouring into Europe in 2014, and officials are seeking solutions on how to manage the situation.As many as half of the arrivals are thought to be Syrian war refugees, and as thousands more join them every day, many of the nations in Europe's Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) are struggling to manage the situation.
The new Congressional Prize Caucus was launched recently at an event hosted in conjunction with XPRIZE by U.S. Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) and Dan Lipinski (D-Dist. 3). The House duo developed the caucus to increase awareness and support further action for prize competitions, a crucial tool to spur innovation, engage citizen solvers, address tough problems and advance core missions.
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Dist. 14) said recently that he is co-sponsoring the Global Food Security Act of 2015 (H.R. 1567), which aims to reduce global hunger in developing nations by helping these regions achieve food security and boost nutrition, especially for women and children.
Beginning Jan. 1, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will be responsible for residential and commercial waste collection in Highland Park. Residents and commercial properties will be able to maintain their current service plans and also choose from several new waste-disposal options for organic waste, electronic waste or bulk items.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) became the first Republican U.S. senator to earn the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence's (ICHV) Abraham Lincoln Award on Monday, given to officials who have taken a strong position against gun violence.
The Small Business Success in Lake County Goes Global event has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016. The event originally was scheduled for Thursday Nov. 5, 2015. The Illinois Small Business Development Center of Lake County will host the annual event for people looking to take their small businesses to the next level.
Linda Pedersen, a board member from District 1 in Lake County, reminds all Lake County residents that they now have the opportunity to offer their input on the Illinois Route 53 Corridor Plan. There were two public open houses recently, but citizens can still submit their comments via email to the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning website through Friday.
The City of Highland Park, in conjunction with Highland Park High School (HPHS) and the Highland Park Chamber of Commerce have begun to accept applications for professionals and businesses interested in participating in the Highland Park Career Exploration Program (HPCE).
The intersection-improvement project underway at Ela Road and Route 12 in Lake Zurich has been postponed until spring, county officials said. The project, which began in August, was delayed when workers discovered a utility conflict on a corner of the intersection.
The Lake County Division of Transportation (DOT) celebrated the completion of the Rollins Road-Route 83 upgrade project recently at the intersection, an event several local officials attended. "The quality-of-life improvement of projects such as this are inestimable," Lake County Board member Jeff Werfel said.