Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mark Kirk and the president shared a moment as Obama entered the House Floor for the State of the Union address.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park) had a close personal encounter with President Barack Obama as the President walked down the aisle of the House of Representatives on his way to the podium deliver the State of the Union, according to a report on UPI. Kirk, who returned to the Senate in January after spending nearly a year recovering from a stroke, fist bumped the President before the two embraced as seen on the You Tube video. After the speech, Kirk endorsed the President’s call for tougher gun control legislation, as reported earlier today on Patch. “We should work as a nation to reduce gun violence and save lives,” Kirk said on Patch. “I believe we can pass a universal background check bill this year to keep guns away from criminals and …
Find out which bridges in the Palatine area are labeled as "structurally deficient."
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. There are nearly 70,000 "structurally deficient" bridges throughout the United States that require "significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement," according to the Transportation for America website. In Illinois, 8.5 percent of the state's bridges are "structurally deficient." The state is ranked 35th worst nationally for the overall quality of its bridges, according to the Transportation for America website. Locally, there are a handful of bridges that are highlighted as structurally deficient on the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Peter Roskam talks about President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on CNBC.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) said he doesn't expect to see President Barack Obama embrace bipartisanship in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, according to CNBC. He said he'd like to be surprised with some bipartisanship from Obama, but thinks the speech will be his "Inauguration Speech 2.0." The following message is from Peter Roskam's office: The President’s Illinois Worldview Isn’t Growing the Economy “You take Illinois spending patterns and extrapolate that onto the U.S. economy and that’s where the president is proposing to lead us—to about $26 trillion in debt. I don’t think we’re going to hear a lot about how the president can grow the economy through the private sector and why unemployment is still at a nagging 7.9 …
President Obama is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Union address tonight.
Tuesday, February 12
President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address tonight. The address begins at 8 p.m. (central time) and will be televised on most major networks. You can tune in at home, or visit a local watch party. Barack Obama's Organizing for Action has a list of parties being held tonight throughout the Chicago suburbs. President Obama is expected to focus on jobs and the economy during his State of the Union Address, according to a PBS report.
A new group, Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action (NWSOFA), invites progressive-minded residents of the northwest suburbs to watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union address at Fox & Hound in Arlington Heights.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Local events scheduled in the northern suburbs tonight. Read what local members of Congress have to say about the speech Wednesday on Patch.
People in the northern suburbs will be gathering in public places as well as their living rooms at 8 tonight to listen to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Patch will provide coverage Wednesday of what local members of Congress have to say about the speech as well as candidates for Congress. Patch will also be liveblogging the event from a viewing party in Palatine. Local readers can participate in the discussion! People who want to watch with a group can go to Alek’s Restaurant in Lake Bluff or Michael Salerno’s Pizzeria in Vernon Hills. Ilya Sheyman, one of the candidates for the 10th Congressional District seat in the March 20 primary, will be at Michael Salerno’s.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Several Democratic Party organizations held a State of the Union party at Durty Nellie's Tuesday, Jan. 25.
A crowd of about 150 filled Durty Nellie's Tuesday night. Unlike most evenings the attraction was not a rock band, but President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The crowd watched the address on huge screens and cheered when the the speech struck a chord. The State of the Union party was sponsored by several Democratic organizations. "I liked that the tone wasn't partisan," said 50-year-old Palatine resident Merri Bizjack. "I consider myself a centrist. I wish people would see that that's who he is. He is very practical and pragmatic." Obama began by addressing the shooting in Tuscon, Ariz., in which six people were killed and 13 injured. Among the wounded was Democratic congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Obama said that …