Friday, January 6, 2012
The candidates have filed for the state and U.S. Congressional races. Find out who's running, who's dropped out and how redistricting has reshaped Frankfort.
In the final days of 2011, the next stage of the 2012 elections came into focus, with candidates filing for State Senate and House races. The March 20 primaries are a little more than two months away, and with all the changes heading into election season, now seemed like an ideal time to lay out where things stand in the different races. READ: Heavy GOP Primaries Set for Will County Board Races Over the summer, Illinois political boundaries received a radical facelift as county, state and Congressional districts were redrawn. Here's what it meant for Frankfort: The county redistricting also came with a reconfiguring of voting precincts by the Will County Board. For Frankfort, that's translated into a reduction of 13 polling places. New …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
11th District congressman Adam Kinzinger popped the question to fellow pilot Riki Meyers last week. No wedding date yet. First, he has to get re-elected.
Life-changing moments are stacking up for U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger. He faces his first re-election bid in a new district, where he must square off against a fellow Republican, incumbent Don Manzullo, thanks to redistricting. And now come wedding bells. The Chicago Tribune reported on the next big milestone in our congressman's life — his marriage proposal. Kinzinger, 33, of Manteno, became engaged last weekend in Charleston, S.C., to a fellow pilot, Air Force Capt. Riki Meyers, 31, of Durham, N.C. The lawmaker, also a captain, proposed on a pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. "Of course," Kinzinger quoted her as answering. He said they met in flight school in Enid, Okla., in 2004, were friends for years and began dating about a year ago…
Monday, October 31, 2011
Music and political interviews highlighted the radio show's live broadcast from Frankfort.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
CD & ME went from events hall to radio station Friday, playing host to The Roe Conn Show With Richard Roeper on WLS-AM (820). Highlights of the event included an interview with U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a performance by the band Final Say and a visit from the show's Canarble Wagon. Kristen Korst of CD & ME provided photos from the event. Check them out in our gallery. Did you attend the broadcast? If so, post your own photos here.
Friday, October 14, 2011
About 25 protesters from liberal activist group MoveOn.org delivered a petition to Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Manteno) asking for him to focus on job creation in his 11th congressional district.
After Senate Republicans blocked action on the American Jobs Act this week, the president said he'll keep trying to rally public support. And although Republicans in the House have said they won't even consider the $447 billion plan, area activists have spent this week protesting at the local offices of congressmen. About 25 protesters organized by liberal activist group MoveOn.org packed the office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Manteno) on Thursday afternoon to deliver a petition asking for the first-term representative to put more of a focus on job creation in the 11th District, which covers Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox and other areas of Will County. "We can’t cut our way out of this," said Sue Myers, a Frankfort resident and …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The South Suburban Council of MoveOn is organizing a protest for 4 p.m. today at Rep. Adam Kinzinger's Joliet office.
At 4 p.m. today, Southland residents organized by liberal activist group MoveOn.org will gather at the Joliet office of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th) to protest. In a press release citing the recent Occupy Wall Street protests, the South Suburban MoveOn Council said they oppose Kinzinger signing the Grover Norquist pledge never to raise taxes and the representative's record on job creation. Read: "Burr Ridge Resident: 'I am Seething' About Job Cuts" for coverage of a similar MoveOn protest at Rep. Judy Biggert's office With Will County more familiar terrain for recent Tea Party rallies than MoveOn events, we want to know what you think. Take our poll below and weigh in in the comments. Check back Friday to hear what voters had to say about …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
We round up the top stories you might've missed in the past seven days. This week: Fall Fest breaks attendance records, a village firefighter talks about how 9/11 changed his life and an L-W North senior makes his film debut.
Each week, Frankfort Patch is filled with tons of stories about what's going on in the village, and sometimes it's hard to read them all with a busy schedule of work and family. Catch up on what you missed with this quick roundup of what went down around town last week. Or check out our archive for a day-by-day look at the news. D210 Board Approves 2011-12 Budget Quietly and Quickly Despite being debated over the summer, the nearly $97 million budget passed unanimously and without comment. Molly: This Terrier Can Make Friends With Other Pets (VIDEO) She was given up by her past owners because they lost their house because of economic reasons. Now's your chance to give this 10-year-old dog a new home. Top Dog? Mokena and Frankfort Take on …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Congressman Adam Kinzinger and about 15 business owners discussed the impact the economy and national debt have had on their local operations during a meeting Tuesday in New Lenox.
While meeting with small business owners from the area Tuesday, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-Manteno) said a “Washington-knows-best attitude” has caused probems for businesses and jobs in the country. At least 15 people involved with local businesses or development attended a discussion with Kinzinger in New Lenox to share concerns and ask questions. As a prelude to the back-and-forth, Kinzinger gave a short presentation called “The Facts About Job Growth in America,” citing unemployment figures. He especially zeroed in on Blue Island’s family-owned Modern Drop Forge Company deciding to move to Indiana to claim that current federal and state policies haven’t worked for business. Read more as we explore that claim in The Fact Check. …
Do the facts support U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger's claim the Illinois income tax hike is driving off jobs?
"You may have heard last week about a business, who after nearly a century of doing business in Illinois, is moving their company across the border to Indiana, taking hundreds of jobs with them. The reason? The recent hike in the corporate income tax here in Illinois. The family-owned Modern Drop Forge Company marks the 13th business from Illinois to relocate to Indiana over the past few years. "Raising taxes on job creators produces an economic catastrophe, hampering investments and placing far greater difficulty on nearly one in 10 of our neighbors throughout Illinois who are struggling to find a job. Last month, Illinois lost more jobs than any other state in the nation and the unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent in the state." – From…
Monday, September 5, 2011
Jobs were the main focus of a town hall meeting in Channahon for Congressman Adam Kinzinger, who represents the Lincoln-Way area in the 11th Congressional District.
"Jobs" was the word on everyone's lips at a town hall meeting hosted by U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger Saturday at Minooka Community High School's South Campus in Channahon. A dismal unemployment rate and faltering economy were the main topics of conversation, from the protesters outside waving signs to the constituents in the audience looking for answers. In a PowerPoint presentation, Kinzinger outlined some of the steps he said would lead to job creation in this country: repealing government regulations, eliminating tax loopholes to allow small businesses to compete and encouraging entrepreneurship in this country. He said several times that the government should not be the main force driving employment, however. “The federal government …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted in favor of the Budget Control Act, which passed the House on Monday.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th) voted in favor Monday of the last-minute Budget Control Act, which raised the U.S. debt ceiling and made spending cuts. The House passed the act, 269-161, and needs to go before the Senate on Tuesday for approval. Here is an excerpt of Kinzinger's statement, released after the vote: Over the course of seven months, House Republicans have changed the conversation in Washington from where to spend, to where to cut and how much. This legislation reverses the failed trajectory of our country. The bipartisan approach forces Washington to maintain a strong focus on cutting spending and includes much of the same framework as the House-passed bill. It cuts more spending than the increase in the debt limit and it does…