Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The state might take a crippling hit if congress does not act before Friday.
Deep, nationwide cuts are geared to take place March 1. They're the first of a decade-long $1.2 trillon budget cut plan poised to go into effect unless Congress can compromise on a deficit-reduction plan. Here’s what Illinois stands to lose, according to the White House:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect the Lyons Township area. Find out what local bridges are obsolete and which are failing.
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night what he called a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. "I propose a 'Fix-It-First' program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country," he said during the State of the Union Address. "And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most—modern ports to move goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
President Obama spoke to the nation this morning about his proposal to reduce gun violence; recommends background check for all gun purchases, assault weapons ban.
President Obama spoke to the nation this morning and presented a proposal to reduce gun violence. We'll provide a link to the full video when one is posted. "I will put everything I've got into this and so will Joe [Biden]," Obama said in his closing remarks today. Of particular note in his proposal, Obama called for the following: Did you see the president's address this morning? Tell us what you thought in comments below. Do Obama's recommendations seem like a common sense approach to you, or are you concerned about the rights of gun owners? Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The place where mom's (and dads too) talk!
It's a big, confusing and complicated world out there—and I mean that for adults. Even with all our years of wisdom and experience, the world can be a scary place that can be hard to wrap your head around. The biggest story this week is undoubtedly the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of the U.S. military. This story is literally everywhere—from magazines to televison and even dinner conversations at the family table. It can be hard enough for adults to fully comprehend the situation, so when it comes to explaining world/ political/ social events to the kids, what's your approach? How have you explained these recent events to your children? Do you feel they grasp an understanding of the situation? How do you decide what to tell and …