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Area Businessman To Oppose Bertino-Tarrant In Upcoming 2020 Election

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Tom McCullagh

Press Release — Shorewood resident Thomas Scott McCullagh will offer voters another option for Illinois Senate 49th District in November 2020. This district includes all or parts of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Joliet, Montgomery, Naperville, Oswego, Plainfield, Romeoville, and Shorewood. Tom says, “I want to have a state where my children and everyone’s children can grow up and have a future. I want Illinois to be a place where you know that when you buy a house, you can afford it without outrageous property taxes and where your retirement accounts will be secure. Everyone wants to live in a place where they know their voice and their opinion matters.”

Tom continues: “The tax and fee structure in Illinois is causing a mass outflow of residents to states with better tax rates. If we are to have a hope of fiscal survival in Illinois, we must reduce personal and corporate tax rates to allow for personal and corporate growth. Without this many families do not have a sustainable future in Illinois.”

Local small business owner McCullagh already invests heavily in the community. He is on the executive boards of K9s for Veterans, Forgotten Sons Homeless Veterans Charity and Channahon’s Forgotten Warrior Memorial, and is a member of Lions Club. Tom is married and has two daughters.

When Tom is elected to the Illinois State Senate, he will work for tax and fee relief, restoring fiscal sanity, the sanctity of human life and the Second Amendment. He will fight against the Madigan/Cullerton machine.

Tom says, “2020 is a fight for the heart and soul of our country. It is a fight against socialism. It’s a fight to give the voice back to all of Illinois, not just Chicago. It’s a fight for the rights and lives of unborn babies. It is a fight to regain fiscal sanity and stop over-taxation.”

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The Clock Begins To Find Permanent Joliet City Manager

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The Joliet City Council voted 5 to 3 last night to retain Steve Jones as Interim City Manager until he retires in February of next year. Jolie City Councilman Pat Mudron believes that within 6 months the City Council can hire a permanent City Manager.

It’s unclear if the City Council will hire GovHR to handle the screening of candidates following the last hire of David Hales who left the position after less than a year.

The Joliet City Manager position has been influx since October of last year when Hales left. Jones was the Deputy City Manager but didn’t want the job, so Marty Shanahan who is the Corporation Counsel for the city, stepped into the job until the City Council ousted him in June with the idea that they needed to do a formal search for a permanent City Manager. Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk says all this shuffling of managers is hurting the city. O’Dekirk says there’s been three investors who may pull out or put their plans on hold.

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Joliet City Council stays divided, but has Jones on the job for now

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By Bob Okon | The Herald-News

The City Council divide stayed wide a day after a human resource specialist advised some unity was needed to attract city manager candidates.

The council on Tuesday cast a now familiar 5-3 vote for an employment agreement that locks in Steve Jones as interim city manager for six months but opens the door for what one council member repeatedly called “double dipping” after that.

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Plainfield moves closer to Costco approvals, including incentive

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Special meeting of the Village Board to be held Monday

By Sarwat S. Ahmad | The Herald-News

A new Costco Wholesale on the border of Plainfield and Joliet is closer to becoming a reality.

Plainfield trustees Monday night moved two measures forward for a large-scale development on about 
54 acres at the northwest corner of the Interstate 55 and Route 30 interchange that Costco will anchor.

Village trustees agreed to allow ordinances to be prepared for an updated annexation agreement for the property as well as an ordinance granting approval of the special use request for the proposed Boulevard project.

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