All posts tagged "Chris Lauzen"
Officials celebrate Anderson bridge groundbreaking
ELBURN—Decades in the planning, construction is set to begin on the Anderson Road bridge as public officials put shovels in the ground on Monday. The shovels symbolized breaking ground on the project that will provide an overpass...
- Posted November 8, 2013
Martinez endorses Lauzen for Kane County Board Chairman
AURORA—At the Western Township Republican Organization meeting in Blackberry Township on Oct. 18, Tao Martinez, Democrat nominee for Coroner, announced his public support and endorsement of Chris Lauzen, Republican nominee for Kane County Board Chairman.
- Posted October 27, 2012
Election 2012: KC Board Chairman
Both candidates bring elected experience, focus on changing county culture In the race for Kane County Board Chairman, both candidates feature a long history in holding elected office.
- Posted October 26, 2012
Letter: Back to Springfield regarding pensions
On Friday, Aug. 17, Governor Quinn has called a Special Session of the General Assembly that will cost Illinois taxpayers an extra $40,000 and will be as good for us as a deep-fried Twinkie at the State...
- Posted August 16, 2012
Letter: We have choices
Whew! What did you think about your most recent property taxes? Mine went up nearly 12 percent, and I don’t like it.
- Posted May 17, 2012
Election 2012: Kane County Board Chairman
Two Republicans and two Democrats will face their respective party opponent in the primary election on Tuesday, March 20. The winner of each primary will run against each other in the general election this fall.
- Posted March 16, 2012
Scholarships for children of veterans
AURORA—Children of Illinois veterans, who are enrolled or have been accepted to any University of Illinois campus (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield), can now apply for the “Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver,” according to state Sen. Chris Lauzen...
- Posted February 1, 2012
Local Senator’s son serves on USS Kidd
AURORA—As widely reported on Jan. 6, the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Kidd rescued an Iranian fishing boat that had been commandeered by suspected pirates just days after Tehran warned the United States to keep its warships out...
- Posted January 15, 2012
Send holiday video greeting to the deployed
AURORA—Senator Chris Lauzen invites local military families with active servicemen and women to record and send a free personalized holiday season video greeting to their deployed family members.
- Posted December 15, 2011
Audit Commission to accept applications for auditor general post
Illinois—The Legislative Audit Commission announced this week that it is accepting applications from people interested in appointment as Auditor General of the State of Illinois.
- Posted December 7, 2011
Guest Editorial: I need your advice
by State Sen. Chris Lauzen 25th District Sorry to have to ask, but I need your help. I voted "No" on SB1652, the Electrical Energy Infrastructure Improvement Program.
- Posted October 13, 2011
Candidates switch seats in election bids
Redistricting creates 6 degrees of separation between area officials KANE COUNTY—After serving nearly 20 years in the Illinois State Senate, Chris Lauzen announced he’s running for Kane County Board Chairman.
- Posted September 17, 2011
Traffic signal planned for Route 38, Meredith
Maple Park—State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-25) announced that a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Route 38 and Meredith Road near Kaneland High School.
- Posted September 9, 2011
Guest Editorial: ‘We’re Number One’: Illinois pension crisis, part 1
I begin every conversation with a public employee or teacher who calls to advise "no changes" to their pension plans "Teachers g - o - o- o -d, majority of politicians b - a - a -...
- Posted June 30, 2011
Protecting community funds—for now
Mayors visit capitol to keep state from cutting village funds ELBURN—With Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF) in jeopardy of elimination, a group of mayors and village presidents made a show of force in Springfield to urge lawmakers not...
- Posted June 10, 2011
Letter: Wage war on terrorists effectively
My prayer is that President Obama will use the termination of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to pivot U.S. strategy in order to fight the war on terrorism effectively.
- Posted June 9, 2011
Letter: Aim criticism at correct target
Truth is the first casualty of war. The same goes for politics.
- Posted May 26, 2011
Lauzen sworn in as 25th District Senator
SPRINGFIELD—State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R—Aurora) was sworn in as a member of the 97th General Assembly on Jan. 12.
- Posted January 29, 2011
Letter: Happy New Year from downtown Chicago Democrats
Majorities in 99 out of 102 counties voted for his opponent, however Governor Pat Quinn declares that he has a mandate to raise our taxes.
- Posted January 13, 2011
Letter: Why civil unions now?
Nearly 10 percent of Illinois workers are unemployed, home foreclosures are at all-time historic highs. Our budget is unconstitutionally and catastrophically imbalanced, state pension plans are bankrupt, social services decimated, education on its knees.
- Posted December 9, 2010
Lauzen, Juby vie for state Senate seat
Both incumbent Republican Chris Lauzen and his Democrat challenger, Leslie Juby, believe the state government needs to be reformed.
- Posted October 30, 2010
Letter: False claims by Quinnâ€”strike one
Guaranteeing government employees their government jobs for the next two years does not make Governor Quinn the â€œJobs Governor,â€ as he claims.
- Posted October 7, 2010
Letter: What if it was your child being deployed?
If it was your son or daughter who was being deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq, what would be your opinion of these wars?
- Posted September 2, 2010
Letter: Now is the time to enroll in Illinois high-risk health insurance pool
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created in each state a federally funded health insurance program known as a â€œhigh risk pool.â€
- Posted August 26, 2010
Letter: Accurate assessments include all sales
One of the most frustrating and legitimate complaints that constituents share with me is â€œHow can my property taxes increase, or even stay the same, when the value of my property has dramatically decreased?â€
- Posted July 29, 2010
State’s financial crisis affects municipalities
ELBURNâ€”Village President Dave Anderson said Monday he is concerned about the state's delay in income-tax disbursements to municipalities when the village already faces budget challenges.
- Posted June 11, 2010
Letter: Donâ€™t come home until your job is done
In ancient Sparta, Spartan mothers commanded their soldier sons, â€œCome home victorious, or come home on your shield.â€
- Posted May 27, 2010
Letter: Illinois fiscal anarchy
If constituents whom I serve fail to make their mortgage payments, the bank forecloses. If we don't make our car payment, the car is repossessed.
- Posted March 11, 2010
Letter: Republican reformation: honest competence
I deeply appreciate the landslide support that voters in the Republican Primary provided for me and our volunteers. It is a privilege to work for you, and I will do my best for you and your family.
- Posted February 25, 2010
Feb. 2 Election Results
The local unofficial results from the Feb. 2, 2010 primary election. Winners names are in bold.
- Posted February 2, 2010
Letter: Lauzen releases constituent survey results
In early May, I sent a survey to my constituents, both Democrats and Republicans, to get their final advice before we voted on many issues in June and early July.
- Posted August 20, 2009
Frasz steers project for more semi-quiet zones
KANE COUNTYâ€”Kane County Board member Drew Frasz is thrilled about the progress of his proposed wayside horn installation at railroad crossings between Campton Hills and Maple Park.
- Posted August 7, 2009