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Illinois State Rep. Mark Walker Votes to Expand Equal Pay Act; Says Equal Pay Act Expansion Counters Practice That Locks Women into Lower Pay

Reiterating his focus on strengthening equal pay laws, Illinois State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, voted Wednesday in favor of a plan that would prohibit employers from asking applicants about their previous wage history, ending a practice that can lock women into a lifetime of lower pay. “Pay equity is at the core of fairness […]

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Illinois State Rifle Association Wins Permanent Injunction Against Deerfield Semi-Automatic Firearm and Magazine Ban

Lake County Judge Luis Berrones ruled today that the Village of Deerfield does not have the authority to ban semi-automatic firearms and magazines in their community, according to Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson, who was instrumental in challenging the municipality’s ban. In 2018, the Village of Deerfield passed an ordinance banning certain […]

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Arlene J. Mulder Community Room at New Arlington Heights Police Station Named After Former Mayor of Arlington Heights

Former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene J. Mulder was honored with the naming of the community room at the new police station at 200 East Sigwalt Street. Mulder was honored during an open house at the new police station Saturday, March 16, 2019. During the ceremony a veil covering the sign for the Arlene J. Mulder […]

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Posted in Accolades, Gov, Public Service

State Rep. Jonathan Carroll Fighting to Require Insurance Companies to Cover EpiPens

State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is demanding insurance companies cover lifesaving epinephrine injectors for children, advancing legislation out of a House committee. “EpiPens are a lifeline for so many children with severe allergies, and it’s unthinkable that any child would be denied something that could save their life,” Carroll said. “An insurance plan that does […]

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Posted in Gov, Healthy & Fit

Village of Arlington Heights Planning to Enforce Vehicle Sticker Requirement on Approximately 23% of “Residents Who Are Scofflaws”

Beginning this month, March 2019, Arlington Heights officials will begin stepping up enforcement of the village vehicle sticker requirement. According to discussion at the Committee of the Whole on Monday, rules suggested by the village staff and reviewed by the board, will maintain a $10 late fee from January 1 to March 14. However, the […]

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Drone Delivery Company Flirtey Gets FAA Approval to Fly Drones Beyond Line of Sight to Deliver Automated External Defibrillators

Flirtey, a Reno, Nevada-based drone delivery company, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct drone delivery flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), the City of Reno and Flirtey announced today. The new approval enables Flirtey to conduct drone delivery operations with a pilot controlling the flights from a remote location.


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New South Side 7-Eleven Gas Station Approved for Algonquin Rd and New Wilke Rd, Arlington Heights

A new 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store is planned on the northeast corner of Algonquin Road and New Wilke Drive in Arlington Heights. The village board on Monday, March 4, 2019 approved a 24-hour gas station and 7-Eleven convenience store at the northeast corner of Algonquin Road and New Wilke Road. The property will […]

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Posted in Commercial, Gov

Rep. Jonathan Carroll Fights to End Workplace Harassment with Call for Private Sector Workplace Anti-Harassment Task Force

Working to eliminate workplace harassment and creating better working conditions, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is sponsoring legislation that establishes a task force to help find best practices and policies for both public and private sector workplaces. “Men and women go to work to earn their living and pursue their dreams, and they should do […]

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Economist Thomas Sowell on the Income Inequality Debate; Socialism Is Disastrous As a Reality

Economist Thomas Sowell on some of the common economic myths and fallacies and the potential long-term economic impact of the rising popularity of socialism. Thomas Sowell said of the U.S. economy, “I do have a great fear that in the long run we may not make it. Economist Thomas Sowell says there are a thousand […]

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Democrats Downplay the Conservative Accusations of Costly Socialist Agenda in the Democratic Party

Green New Deal could cost upwards of $93 trillion; panel reaction and analysis on ‘Hannity’ moderated by former US Representative for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District Jason E. Chaffetz. Conservatives attending CPAC recently highlighted socialism as a facet of the new Democratic Party. Charles Hurt says socialism is a form of tyranny and that hundreds of […]

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Arlington Heights Swears In 6th Fire Chief, Andrew Larson Monday March 4, 2019

Arlington Heights Fire Chief Andrew Larson was sworn in at 8:12 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019. Larson served as Acting Fire Chief following the retirement of Fire Chief Ken Koeppen on November 15, 2018. Deputy Chief Larson was previously sworn in as Deputy Chief at the village board meeting Monday, December 4, 2017 by Mayor […]

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Posted in FIRE BLOG, Gov

Sen. Bernie Sanders LIVE at Navy Pier in Chicago — Presented by ABC 7 Chicago

Sen. Bernie Sanders holds presidential campaign rally at Navy Pier in Chicago. At a campaign rally at Navy Pier in Chicago, Bernie Sanders said … Downward mobility is not acceptable for him or his children or his grandchildren. He says his movement is not just about taking down Donald Trump, its about taking down Wall […]

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