SAN FRANCISCO—Three years ago, Swati Mylavarapu had never worked for a political campaign and attended just a single campaign fundraiser.
Now, the 36-year-old Silicon Valley investor is a financial force behind one of the best fundraisers in the Democratic presidential primary, serving as national investment chairwoman for Pete Buttigieg, a fellow Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar whom she has known for half her life.
Wanted: Energetic people with sufficient chutzpah to walk up to complete strangers and start talking politics. Must like walking in the cold. No pay or recognition, but you do help choose the free world’s next leader.
Who’s in to be a delegate to the Democratic or Republican national conventions in 2020?
OSWEGO, IL — A two-vehicle crash that occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, resulted in injuries and hospitalization for two people, the Oswego police report. The incident took place in the 1300 block of Route 30, near the intersection with Gastville Street.
According to the police report, An SUV collided with a sedan – both of undisclosed make and model – injuring both the driver and single passenger of the sedan. The driver of the sedan was a 19 year old Aurora man, while the passenger was a 33 year old man from Montgomery. Both were taken by emergency response…
OSWEGO, IL — In a move sure to delight many and disappoint at least a few, the Oswego Village Board voted to approve the village for commercial zoning of cannabis businesses at its Dec. 10 meeting. In layman’s terms, this means weed dispensaries will be welcome in Oswego from 2020 onward. As part of the state-wide legalization of recreational marijuana use that will become effective New Year’s Day 2020, private possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana cannot be prohibited anywhere in Illinois. However, another part of the law also allows local municipalities to ‘opt-in’ or ‘opt-out’…
Yesterday marked the beginning of pitched battles across the state to remove political opponents from March primary ballots.
In the coming weeks, campaign workers, county officials and attorneys will scan thousands of petition sheets for deficiencies—bad signatures, unregistered voters or incorrect notarization—to eliminate enough signatures to deem opponents ineligible to run. Candidates typically turn in three times the required number of signatures just to survive such challenges, and can drain thousands of dollars from campaign funds on attorneys in fighting them.
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Older women face unique challenges in society due to a combination of age and sex discrimination.
Nowhere are these challenges more apparent than in some popular games that will be under many Christmas trees this year thanks to mass distributors who take a cut of the profits, including Amazon, Walmart and Target.
These games may be entertaining but the laughs are at the expense of older women, who are portrayed in negative, stereotypical terms that would likely provoke outrage if directed at racial, ethnic or religious groups.
Research shows that ageism, one of the…
UNDERWOOD — Underwood improved to 29-5 with a sweep over AHSTW in their Class 2-A, Region 4 quarterfinals match. Underwood won 25-18, 25-19 and 25-11.
“Really happy with the work the girls have put in this week,” Underwood coach Paula Carman said. “Some of the specific things that we worked to improve on over the last couple weeks, they really applied it tonight.”
Macy Vanfossan led the offense for Underwood with 12 kills on the night. Zoe Rus and Lauren Brown each chipped in with seven kills, while Peyton Cook added 26 set assists. Vanfossan also…
Will County area members of Congress lauded news of the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, after U.S. forces cornered him during a raid in Syria.
On Sunday, President Donald Trump made the announcement of al-Baghdadi’s death. During his remarks, Trump said the country’s armed forces “brought the world’s No. 1 terrorist leader to justice.”
U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, Dan Lipinski,…
An area congresswoman and congressman both offered thanks to U.S. Armed Forces after it was reported over the weekend that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed when he detonated a suicide vest during a military raid in Syria.
As ABC News has been reporting, President Donald Trump announced the death of the ISIS leader in an address to the nation Sunday morning.
Locally, 14th District Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Naperville issued a statement.
She said, “today and every day I am grateful for our service members who put themselves…
The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs comes to the musical stage!
Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”
Authorities say that a Plano man is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, following a domestic incident in Plano on Wednesday morning.
Plano Police responded to the 400 block of Park St. around 4:47 a.m. for the report where police say 50 year-old Jeffery Livingston of the address allegedly caused visible injuries to a female family member, though police did not elaborate on the incident in a press statement.
Livingston was arrested and according to booking records is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and two counts…
As names of Republican candidates running for the congressional seat being vacated by Bill Flores begin to emerge in coming weeks, each potential candidate owes our district an answer to one basic question before they share policy positions: Is Donald Trump a man of decency, honor and integrity? A “yes,” a stutter or an answer preceded by any number of qualifications will prove that they are not straight talkers but rather politicians who will lie their way to election. (Unless they actually believe their “yes,” which would be indicative of some…