Taxes

Taxes. Everyone’s favorite topic. When something is so often mentioned in the same phrase with death, it’s pretty clearly not the most popular subject with everyone. But taxes are a necessary part of our lives if we’re going to live in community with one another. It’s important to remember that taxes are not levied to feed “the government” (as so …

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Modernization

Modernization is literally the wave of the future, or the wave to the future anyway – and we can either choose to ride it, unsteadily at times to be sure, or we will get dumped by it and left behind. Modernization is what has driven great people and great ideas to constantly strive to make America the land of opportunity …

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Transparency and Openness

We live in a connected world where everyone and everything seem to be available 24/7/365. Yet too many politicians hide behind meaningless images and packaged sound bites. As your representative – your voice – on the Will County Board, I can only be effective when I can hear your voices and amplify them. I will do my best to share …

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Workers’ Pay & Benefits

As someone who has worked in union organization for more than two decades, it is only natural that issues related to workers’ pay, benefits, and conditions would be central to my priorities as a Will County Board member. This area has a rich history (and present-day expression) of organized labor improving families’ lives and creating lasting monuments to our history …

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Infrastructure

Will County is served by four US Interstate Highways, four US Highways, and twelve Illinois Highways. Four Metra commuter train lines connect county residents with jobs, entertainment, and educational opportunities in Chicago, and [info on freight trains here]. Nearly countless miles of county roads, township roads and other municipal streets and avenues criss-cross what is arguably the busiest county in …

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