Proclamation by United States President Barack Obama and statement by Terri Zenner Greenberg, executive director of CASA Lake County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) on April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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 touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. He also proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect the Lincoln-Way area.
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 …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Somewhere in the intersection of sports, politics and celebrity, I could have gotten a free trip to Washington.
"Obama Honors '85 Bears," a headline that should have been tucked somewhere between the call to submit pet pictures and the list of trick-or-treating hours, has somehow been replaced with "Dan Hampton Snubs White House." For those who've been sidetracked by fluffy stories about the gunfire at a Syrian opposition leader's funeral, the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan or Alabama allowing police to throw possible illegal immigrants in jail without bond based on suspicion alone, Danimal don't wanna go to D.C. The 1985 Bears were asked if they wanted to go to the White House to be honored by President Obama because a trip planned for when they won was cancelled because of the Challenger disaster. Hampton said no. "It's my own personal…