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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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Former GOP candidate for governor Jeanne Ives now seeking party nod to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten

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By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

Former state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton, whose controversial campaign nearly upset incumbent Bruce Rauner in last year’s Republican primary for governor, filed papers Thursday setting up a primary battle for the right to challenge freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Downers Grove.

Ives’ candidacy for the 6th Congressional District pits her against Rauner’s former running mate, former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. It also creates the potential for a rematch of sorts featuring themes from the 2018 primary for governor, which Ives lost to Rauner by fewer than 22,100 votes.

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With just $9.72 in the bank, Democratic lawmaker from Naperville officially ends long-shot primary challenge to Sen. Dick Durbin

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By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune

Freshman Democratic state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray of Naperville has formally ended her long-shot bid to challenge three-term U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in the March 2020 primary, documents filed with the Federal Election Commission show.

Stava-Murray, who announced her challenge to Durbin even before being sworn in to her state legislative seat, filed a termination notice for her federal campaign committee on Monday. She had only raised $175 since formalizing her candidacy — $150 from herself — and ended the second quarter of the year with a balance of $9.72.

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Naperville City Council takes first step toward opting out of the retail sale of recreational pot

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By Erin Hegarty | Naperville Sun

The Naperville City Council appears ready to say no the selling recreational marijuana in the city.

Members voted 5-4 Tuesday to direct staff to prepare the documentation needed to opt out of the retail sale of adult-use cannabis under the terms of the new state law, which goes into effect Jan. 1.

The vote came after public comment from more than 15 people, including two businesses that want permission to sell pot in the city and representatives from behavioral health centers who are opposed to it.

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