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Remembering D-Day


June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing … Continue reading

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We Should Learn From History


My fellow Americans and friends around the world: We do not fully understand how or why the ancient civilizations destroyed each other. Upon the testimony of the ancients, corroborated by history and modern discoveries we know that there was only … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 2344 Was Approved On April 26th and Now Moves on to the Illinois House; And the Beat Goes on For the Special Education Parents of Norridge SD 80


LASEC has forced Norridge School District 80 to seek a legislative solution for what should have been a collaborative discussion with LASEC. Therefore, SD 80 has had to pursuit an amendment to Illinois law to permit Norridge School District 80 … Continue reading

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Illinois Coal Production is Up, But Employment Down


And, as Illinois data show, any rebounds in coal production don’t guarantee that jobs will follow, hand in hand — especially in an industry where automation has, for decades, eroded employment more aggressively than any perceived regulatory “war” on coal. … Continue reading

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Today is the 43rd Anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War


Member of Leyden Wall of Fame Ronald F. Gibbs Class of 1964 ~ West Ronald Gibbs graduated from West Leyden High School in 1964. He served his country in Vietnam and Germany as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change Are Coming to LASEC, with the First Step Being Taken By The Illinois Senate Education Committee by a Vote of 13-0


Late this afternoon, on a vote of 13-0 Amendment 1 to SB 2344 sponsored by Senator Mulroe was approved by the Illinois Senate Education Committee.    This Amendment when it completes its journey through the Illinois General Assembly and is … Continue reading

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Why Should You Vote ?


Make your voice heard … Every Vote Counts! The Importance of Voting Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have. About 150 million American citizens are qualified to vote. Unfortunately, many don’t. They give … Continue reading

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Spending bill could quash Minor League Baseball players’ wage claims


I really hope fans get as upset by this proposed legislature, which would keep minor leaguers’ salaries from increasing, as they did about the new MiLB extra-inning rules. A massive government spending bill that Congress is expected to consider this … Continue reading

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Democrats’ Rebuttal of Nunes’ Memo


Democrats released a redacted memo over the weekend rebutting Republican claims of surveillance abuse. Read it here. assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4387027/Democratic-Memo.pdf

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Chicago, airlines nearing $8.5 billion deal to dramatically expand O’Hare – Chicago Tribune


Emanuel administration, airlines nearing multi-billion dollar deal to dramatically expand O’Hare……………………. Chicago, airlines nearing $8.5 billion deal to dramatically expand O’Hare – Chicago Tribune — Read on http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-city-hall-story-20180223-story,amp.html

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