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Springfield Update:By Nate Sippel Gov. Pritzker Signs $15 Minimum Wage into Law Fulfilling his campaign promise to help put Illinois “back on the side of working people” a bill raising Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 was signed into law by the Governor last Tuesday. “After nearly a decade of delay, I applaud the...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – FEBRUARY By Kim Savage February has fewer days than any other month, but it always seems to drag on forever. This year has been particularly interesting because the weather changes drastically from day to day. It also brings the opportunity for the Precinct Committeepersons to choose a new Chair and...
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LOCAL ELECTIONS MATTER TOO By Carla Feinkind Local elections are coming up.  Many people don’t really follow local elections and local issues.  There is so much going on in Washington that we are preoccupied.  BUT IN MANY WAYS LOCAL ELECTIONS HAVE A FAR GREATER IMPACT ON OUR LIVES AND COMMUNITIES.   Hinsdale High School District 86...
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SILENCE IS AGREEMENT by Maryann Vazquez Silence when an injustice is being committed is agreement. Looking the other way, implying we don’t care about how someone else is treated as long as our little world is secure, is taking all that we have in this country for granted. It is an arrogant view of the...
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STERIGENICS WILLOWBROOK SHUT DOWN… AT LEAST FOR NOW. By Urszula Tanouye       A Seal Order was issued by the Illinois EPA on Friday, February 15thresulting in a complete stop of operations at both Sterigenics buildings in Willowbrook. This has provided our community with a reprieve from constant ethylene oxide emissions since the company began operations in...
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WE MUST SUPPORT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS By Maryann Vazquez Well, we did it! We got a record number of Democrats elected to office here in DuPage County!  Literally, history was made!  Now we have to ask ourselves, what do we do next? How do we keep up the momentum and get more Democrats elected? How will...
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HAIR ON FIRE:  TRUMP AND THE SHUTDOWN – GUERRILLA THEATER? By Carla Feinkind Blame Trump and the GOP for the viciousness and cruelty of the past 2 years and now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Trump uses hate to hold his “basket” tight. The GOP has nurtured the “basket” since Reagan and Lee...
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JB Pritzker Sworn in as Governor – Signs Two Executive Orders Protecting Workers By Nate SippelExecutive Director, Democratic Party of DuPage County DGTD’s hard work to successfully flip DuPage County blue in the race for governor has become official. This Monday, JB Pritzker was sworn in as Illinois’ 43rdgovernor, along with Juliana Stratton as Illinois’...
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Message from the Chair By Kim Savage We ended 2018 on a high note! For Downers Grove Township Democrats, that means we are starting the new year with two County Board members, a County Clerk, a Forest Preserve District President, a Circuit Court Judge, a State Senator, two State Representatives, 5 Illinois Constitutional Officers, and...
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