DuPage County Public Transportation

public transportation

A good public transportation system benefits nearly all aspects of society. It creates jobs, increases home values, and allows commuters to travel easily and inexpensively. The American Public Transportation Association reported in 2017 that a household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and having one less car. Additionally,…

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Meet the Candidate: Zahra Suratwala for DuPage County Board – District 1

DuPage County Board candidate

I’m Zahra Suratwala, a Democrat running for the DuPage County Board in District 1. I am a native-born Illinoisan, raised in Mount Prospect, and a resident of Elmhurst with my husband and two children for the past 11 years. I obtained my Masters of Arts degree in English Literature from…

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Cronin and Corruption in DuPage

The Dupage County Board is responsible for the management of the County’s funds; in other words, the board chooses how to allocate taxpayer money for projects that are intended to serve Dupage citizens. Yet, in recent years under the Chairmanship of Dan Cronin, the Republican-led County Board has focused their…

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Meet the Candidate: Lynn LaPlante for DuPage County Board Chairman

Lynn LaPlante is a candidate for Chairman of the DuPage County Board. She is a lifelong Democrat, a career musician, a community organizer and a wife and mother. She decided to run for office after learning that the incumbent Republic candidate planned on running un-opposed – an untenable proposition in…

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Sean Casten Speaks on Recent Supreme Court Janus Decision

Sean Casten, the Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative in Illinois’ Sixth Congressional District, speaks out against the recent Supreme Court’s Janus decision. “This regrettable decision is yet another showing the current Supreme Court will consistently favor the interests of corporations over those of unions, individual workers, and families working to…

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Democratic DuPage County Clerk Candidate, Jean Kaczmarek, Makes Public Comment Before DuPage County Board

Candidate Jean Kaczmarek demands that the DuPage Election Commissioners actually do their jobs fully, especially since they are so well paid for attending those meetings – and that County Chair Cronin exercise his oversight duties responsibly now to hold them accountable. Click the photo below to watch a video of…

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Is Roskam Worried About a ‘Blue Wave’ in Illinois’ 6th District?

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is running for his seventh term in Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, but not without stiff competition from the left. If voter turnout is any indicator, there may be a so-called Democratic “blue wave” brewing in the district, which covers suburbs west and northwest of Chicago…

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Rep. Peter Roskam Continues to Avoid His Constituents

04/10/2018 From Letters to the Editor, Chicago Sun Times Last Saturday, more than 600 residents of the 6th District of Illinois filled the pews of the First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn for the Town Hall for Our Lives — but one anticipated guest was missing in action. Our…

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