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Rep. Olsen Reacts to Lack of Progress on School Funding SPRINGFIELD….. Members of the House of Representatives left Springfield on Wednesday with no agreed path forward for funding Illinois’ 852 school districts for the 2017-2018 school year. Upon adjournment for the day, State Representative David S. Olsen issued the following statement: “The political posturing that took place in Springfield today was in no one’s best interest, especially the families that are counting on us to do our jobs and fund their kids’ schools. We spent time on political theatre and on fake votes, but the truth is, both SB 1 and the Governor’s amendatory veto changes are both dead. Neither SB 1 nor the amendatory veto have the supermajority support needed to pass in the General Assembly. The ultimate school funding solution will be contained in a different piece of negotiated legislation.” “The four legislative leaders are meeting on Friday to discuss a possible compromise that will allow state aid to flow to schools without further delay. The only real solution involves true compromise, and I am encouraged to know that the leaders are returning to the negotiation table. I hope their discussions bring agreement on a school funding plan that is fair and equitable for all K-12 students in Illinois.”

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Hey Chicago - We don't want you to miss the solar eclipse! Share this!!

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Joyce BaileyThis will be my second complete eclipse. In the early sixties, in Maine, I saw a total day eclipse.

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Registration for the 2017 Bonfield Express 5K is now open at www.bonfieldexpress.com/registration/

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Last Thursday Members of Chamber630 welcomed Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates, LTD. to their new location in Downers Grove with a Ribbon Cutting Celebration! Owner, Mary Lou Savino, greatly appreciates your support for her new location of her business located at 4934 Main Street. ... See MoreSee Less

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🎤🎼 FINAL CALL for auditions for the 2017-2018 season!! Auditions will close August 15th! Spirito! Singers is a premier all girls choir with locations in Elmhurst, La Grange & Downers Grove. Come join the fun meeting and making lifelong friends, singing the National Anthem at the White Sox game and participating in amazing choral productions. To schedule your appointment call 630.581.5440, by email spirito@spiritosingers.org or online www.spiritosingers.org/audition ... See MoreSee Less

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Village Manager David Fieldman has announced that after 30 years of dedicated service, Fire Chief James G. Jackson, Sr. will retire on Thursday, August 31, 2017. MORE....http://bit.ly/2vVOOg5

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Pretty nice day today with a pleasant lake breeze. Best chance of storms will come tomorrow night

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Village Manager David Fieldman has announced that after 30 years of dedicated service, Fire Chief James G. Jackson, Sr. will retire on Thursday, August 31, 2017. MORE....http://bit.ly/2vVOOg5

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The Education Foundation of Downers Grove District 58 is proud to host our "4th Annual Oktoberfest" in downtown Downers Grove. We are looking for Community Sponsors & Partners. The Foundation can not exist without the support of Businesses, Corporations and Individuals. Please contact us at 58foundation@gmail.com or our New website at www.58foundation.org. for sponsorship opportunities.

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Representative David S. Olsen Joins Governor for Signing of Government Consolidation Bill As more and more Illinoisans are fleeing the state due to the crushing tax burden, today State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) joined Governor Bruce Rauner, Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in DuPage County as he signed into law a bill that makes it easier for units of government to consolidate or dissolve. “What we are doing today will allow us to more effectively serve the people we represent,” said Olsen. “It is a great first step, and I look forward to continuing this bipartisan effort to make government more responsive and cost-effective for the citizens we represent.” Illinois currently has more than 7,000 individual units of government, which is about 1,000 more units than any other state in the nation. SB03 helps reduce the number of units of government in three key ways: · Expands a successful DuPage County consolidation model statewide · Allows for the dissolution of coterminous townships · Provides townships with a process for consolidation “There is not a day that goes by when I do not hear from a constituent who is desperate for property tax relief,” said Olsen, a co-sponsor of SB03. “By simplifying the process through which consolidation can occur, unnecessary or duplicative layers of government can be eliminated and the burden on taxpayers can be reduced.” Many of the provisions included in SB03 were recommendations included in final report of the Local Government Consolidation and Unfunded Mandates Task Force of 2015, which sought to remove obstacles to consolidation and provide clear and modernized standards for consolidation. The provisions of SB 03 will take effect on January 1, 2018. Link to legislation: ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=03&GAID=14&GA=100&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=98846&SessionID=91

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