Steel and Aluminum Tariffs On March 23, the White House imposed new import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum from most countries. Temporary reprieves for Canada, Mexico and the EU expired on June 1, effectively doubling the volume of imports subjected to tariffs.     Courtesy of White & Case, here are the […]

State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) has signed on as the Chief Co-Sponsor of new legislation that would put 10-year term limits in place for legislative leaders.   HB 4194 would change state law to allow a member of the General Assembly to serve no more than 10 years as Speaker of the House, […]

Statewide initiative for local governments announced at Black History Month Celebration in Springfield The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is celebrating the state’s 200th birthday by focusing on inclusion and diversity. IDHR Acting Director Janice Glenn today announced the launch of the “Fairness and Equality Campaign” in recognition of the Illinois Bicentennial. The campaign […]

Older adults will be forced to pay out of pocket for medically necessary therapy services because Congress did not act to fix the Medicare therapy cap last month.  As you are aware, Congress has already crafted a bipartisan, bicameral agreement to permanently repeal the hard cap on Medicare therapy services.The next opportunity to fix the […]

The Office of Congressman Bill Foster is happy to announce our upcoming panel on the issue of Net Neutrality. This panel will be held on Monday, February 12th from 6PM-8PM at Benedictine University (see flyer for further details).  Net neutrality is such a vital issue that must not be overlooked, and the prospect of any […]

After tense debate, the village council voted 6-1 Tuesday to allow Tivoli Theatre to serve alcohol during regular movies. As its 90-year anniversary approaches, Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove is preparing to make a major change. Downers Grove Village Council approved a proposal Tuesday that would allow the iconic theatre to serve alcohol during movies, […]

Dear Mayor Tully and Commissioners of the Village of Downers Grove, On behalf of the 700 business Members of Chamber630, I am writing to ask that you support the referenced ordinance allowing an amendment to the Class T Theatre Liquor License provisions. While this change not only displays Exceptional Municipal Services, it actually indicates that […]

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