Day: July 11, 2018

Rosemont prepares for Pence’s visit Friday, possible protests

Vice President Mike Pence will speak at an event Friday in Rosemont, where local officials are busy making security preparations and bracing for expected protests. Pence is scheduled to discuss the federal tax reform law at an event sponsored by America First Policies, an organization tied…

DU-COMM celebrates completion of 911 facility

The agency that provides emergency communications services for dozens of DuPage police and fire departments will move next month into a $15.8 million facility on the county’s campus. DuPage Public Safety Communications, known as DU-COMM, has outgrown its facility in Glendale Heights and created the new…

Lauzen rips up reimbursement check, then rips Kane board members

Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen stripped his fellow officials of any chance of embarrassing him with a second vote to deny reimbursement of personal business expenses by ripping up what appeared to be a check for $149.07 in front of the board Tuesday. Lauzen then…

Rauner: Trump trade war could cause ‘massive unemployment’ in Illinois

Gov. Bruce Rauner acknowledged a trade war “could cause massive unemployment and job losses” in Illinois as he was touring a Schaumburg steel company Tuesday with Japanese officials who worry the White House will double down on tariffs. The Republican governor, locked in a re-election battle…