Two Illinois Congressmen from opposite sides of the aisle are working together to promote legislation aimed at strengthening American manufacturing.
U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-3, originated The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act and U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-11, signed on as co-sponsor.
Concerns over the sort of inmates that would be housed at the Illinois prison have delayed efforts by the federal government to purchase it from the state. U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder tried to calm those fears Tuesday.
A newly signed law aimed at weeding out gang leaders in larger cities like Chicago will be beneficial in DeKalb County as well, the chief prosecutor believes.
Non-union employees of the City of Rockford, including managers and department heads, will receive a three-percent pay increase following a City Council vote Monday night.
Those in favor say the decision is long overdue because the city placed a wage freeze on non-union employees in 2009.
The Crete village board Monday night unanimously rejected a plan by the country's largest private prison company to build and operate an immigrant detention center in the northern Illinois community.
Crete resident Marimonica Murray helped lead opposition to the proposal.
"When lots of little people and average Janes and Joes of America get together,” she said, “it is possible that the big guns in offices and elected officials do listen."