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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Petitions Available for School Board Elections in Will County

Petitions Available for School Board Elections in Will County

Candidates in Plainfield, Joliet, Valley View, Troy and other districts can pick up packets now.
Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

Patch Poll: What Do You Think of the 'New War on Terror' as the U.S. Commits to Going After ISIL?

President Obama commits the nation to military action in the Middle East to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIL. Where do you stand?
Will County School Board Petitions Available Starting Sept. 23

Will County School Board Petitions Available Starting Sept. 23

The deadline to file is Dec. 22.
Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner Jab and Jabber at Tribune Editorial Board Session

The governor candidates sit side by side for first time. We learn one is as corrupt as Rod Blagojevich and the other profits off misery.
'I Can, They Can't'--Sheriff Campaigning For Cousin Kaupas Wears Uniform In Parades, Forbids Opponents From Doing Same

'I Can, They Can't'--Sheriff Campaigning For Cousin Kaupas Wears Uniform In Parades, Forbids Opponents From Doing Same

The sergeant running against the sheriff’s cousin questioned whether the two Kaupases are trying to confuse voters.
Bertino-Tarrant to Host Satellite Hours in Romeoville

Bertino-Tarrant to Host Satellite Hours in Romeoville

Head to Romeoville Village Hall on Sept. 18 to ask questions about community issues.
McGuire Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

McGuire Takes Part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

McGuire takes challenge at Heritage Woods in Bolingbrook.
Challenger Anderson Seeks to Debate Incumbent Hultgren

Challenger Anderson Seeks to Debate Incumbent Hultgren

Anderson calls for candidate debates during Constituent Work Weeks.
Quinn Signs Bill to Help Fund New Courthouse

Quinn Signs Bill to Help Fund New Courthouse

"Judicial facilities fee" could raise $1.5 million to $2 million per year.
Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Applications for Medical Marijuana Now Available

Medical Cannabis Pilot Program informational meeting takes place Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Chicago.
Romeoville Father and Son Plead Not Guilty in Beating Death

Romeoville Father and Son Plead Not Guilty in Beating Death

Richard Pollack, 55, died early Sunday after alleged baseball bat attack.
Romeoville OK's Park Improvement Projects

Romeoville OK's Park Improvement Projects

Projects at Boucher Prairie Park, Lakewood Estates Park total more than $340,000.
Teen Charged After Threatening to Shoot Up Courthouse: Police

Teen Charged After Threatening to Shoot Up Courthouse: Police

Suspect was upset over a pending traffic case, according to the sheriff's department.
New Law Allows Schools Staff to Administer Epi-Pens

New Law Allows Schools Staff to Administer Epi-Pens

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that also allows students to carry epi-pens, asthma medication.
Romeoville Board Votes to Expand Public Comment Time Limit

Romeoville Board Votes to Expand Public Comment Time Limit

Changes made at special board meeting.
Survey Shows Same-Sex Marriage Numbers Across Illinois

Survey Shows Same-Sex Marriage Numbers Across Illinois

Will County and several others do not count same-sex marriages separately, which could skew the numbers a bit.
Storm Cleanup Continues in Romeoville

Storm Cleanup Continues in Romeoville

Crews will be working until 7 p.m. daily through the weekend.
Romeoville Opens Cooling Centers

Romeoville Opens Cooling Centers

Rec center, fire station 3 available to those without power.