6 hours ago ago on Facebook
The latest update on my petition and the petition of the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, to stop work at Singleton Stone Quarry currently operating in Eagle Creek Township in south Lake County, Indiana, until the impact on the Kankakee River Basin in Illinois is considered and input from that state's residents and officials can be considered.
The impact of sand and sediment from Indiana has changed the Kankakee River in Illinois, from the Singleton quarry.
I’m concerned about the river’s eco-system on both sides of the state line. The Indiana quarry could have major bi-state impacts on flooding; sand and sediment transportation; endangered fish and wildlife; and water quality. In Illinois, tens of thousands of residents depend on that river every day for jobs, recreation, and drinking water.
15 hours ago ago on Facebook
Today, we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). President Lyndon Baines Johnson appropriately signed INA at the foot of the Statute of Liberty. The law ended an unfair quota system, prohibited discrimination based on country of origin, and officially recognized our immigration system's role in reuniting families.
1 day ago ago on Facebook
I applaud Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James for using his platform to speak out against gun violence and saying "There's no room for guns." He supports "stricter gun laws." #GunSense
2 days ago ago on Facebook
The Chicago Sun-Times, in an Editorial, speaks out against senseless gun violence and the serious problem sweeping Chicago and our nation's largest cities. This is the first in a series of editorials in the coming weeks and months that will look at solutions to Chicago’s gun crisis by the Sun Times. We need more voices speaking out on this issue, so I can convince my House colleagues to listen to the voice of the people and to pass "common sense" gun reform legislation.