BertinoTarrant-GamingSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant issued the following statement following her vote against the gaming expansion bill.

“While I understand the revenue that gaming expansion can provide our state, especially in terms of education and social services, I am worried about the impact that this expansion will have on my community.”

Bertino-Tarrant fears the economic and local impact that increased gaming will have on residents of Will and Kendall counties.

The bill, SB 1739, narrowly passed out of the Senate yesterday. It will now be sent to the House for Representatives for further action.

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AARP Driver Safety FlyerTROY TOWNSHIP, SHOREWOOD, IL – Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz and Seniors & Veterans Committee Chairman Donald Walden announce that Troy Township will host an AARP Driver Safety Program Course for Troy Township seniors.

Under Illinois law, those above 55 - whether AARP members or not - qualify for a worthwhile multi-year auto insurance discount* by completing this course. *Please check with your insurance company for the exact discount and the correct procedure to obtain it. 

Studies have shown that fewer fatal and injury-causing crashes and fewer violations occur among drivers who have taken this nationally-recognized course. Upon completion of the course, each attendee is awarded a certificate.

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infrastructure projectsThe state Department of Transportation today announced a six-year $12.62 billion transportation construction program.  Millions of dollars in federal and state funds will be dedicated to improving roadways and bridges in the 49th District, which incorporates Plainfield, Oswego, Shorewood, Crest Hill and parts of several other cities.

Senator Bertino-Tarrant is very pleased that there is a long term goal for enhancing transportation in and through Will and Kendall Counties.

“Our roads and bridges have not been able to keep up with the increased population and traffic in our area,” Sen. Bertino-Tarrant said.  “Many of our roadways are in desperate need of repair.” 

Nearly 30 new transportation construction projects in and around District 49 are scheduled between 2014 and 2019.  Most notably, the I-80 bridge between Ridge Road and U.S. 30 will be widened and replaced, and I-55 at Weber Road will also be widened and resurfaced.

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