Will County candidates talk infrastructure, development at forum

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Will County voters and candidates discussed infrastructure and economic development at length during a forum in Joliet on Tuesday.


The Joliet Leadership Coalition hosted the forum with candidates for Will County executive and Will County Board Districts 8 and 10.


Democrats Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Nick Palmer, and Republican Nick Ficarello are running to be the next county executive. Will County Board members Denise Winfrey and Herbert Brooks Jr., both Democrats, are running for reelection in District 8. Democrats Natalie Coleman, of Plainfield, and incumbent Tyler Marcum, of Joliet, are running in District 10.

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Campaign continues to raise awareness of 2020 Census in Joliet, Crest Hill

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Local efforts to raise awareness about the 2020 U.S. Census are in full swing as groups work to educate the public on the importance of getting counted.

Community organizations and government officials have focused on informing residents about the census, especially in undercounted areas.

Data from the 2010 U.S. Census showed parts of Crest Hill and Joliet, specifically the near west side by the Des Plaines River and in and around the downtown area, qualified as “hard-to-count.” That means 73%, or fewer, of residents in those areas responded to the census that year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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The Real Vote Fraud

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Many years ago, as a college Republican, I spent one summer in Austin working for a candidate in a special election for the Texas senate. My hometown was a liberal enclave with many college students -- unwashed, longhaired, pot-smoking students, it seemed to me -- who were predominantly Democrats. The more students who came out to vote the less likely our candidate was to win.

But our campaign strategists came up with a plan. They sent mailings to all the registered voters in precincts near the campus. Many cards came back because the addressee had moved, as college students often do. Voters no longer at the address on file with election authorities were not eligible to vote.

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