Posts tagged "Will County"

Elections 2012: The week in review

Elections 2012: The week in review
Here’s a roundup of election news that was on The Chicago Reporter‘s political radar this week: House Speaker Michael Madigan‘s challenger, Michele Piszczor is seething over what she claims were attempts by a Madigan foot soldier to steal her campaign signs. A press release sent out by Piszczor’s camp Thursday alleges Fred Moody–whom Madigan paid... Read more »

Crete: Will a promised economic windfall go to the prison company or to residents?

Crete: Will a promised economic windfall go to the prison company or to residents?
The Village of Crete, Ill., is surprisingly small for a community that sits just 30 minutes south of Chicago’s bustling Loop. The Will County village has fewer than 9,000 residents and a small, but solid, middle-class majority–the median household income is $70,074, according to the 2010 Census. For those residents, a prison that brings an... Read more »