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Local Colleges Receive Emergency American Rescue Plan Funding

By: Casey Krajewski Several local colleges, including College of DuPage, Benedictine University, and North Central College were recently awarded emergency funding courtesy of the American Rescue Plan. Congressman Sean Casten (IL-06) and Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) hosted a virtual press conference today to highlight what those funds will be used for. “The success of our local colleges and universities […]

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Congressional science panel pushes for more energy research

By: Adrian Cho Last month, the Biden administration proposed boosting the budget for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) basic research wing, the Office of Science, by 5.7% to $7.4 billion for fiscal year 2022. Members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology think the agency, the single largest U.S. funder of the physical sciences, […]

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Congressman Says More Power Storage Essential for Green Energy Industry to Thrive

Interview and podcast by: Ethan Kruger Democratic Congressman Bill Foster says that not only should there be more renewable energy, but that there also needs to be a way to store it. Foster says there is funding on the way for green energy and renewable energy storage. Foster also says that long distance transmission of […]

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Congressman Foster, Quigley, Schneider, Casten, and Congresswoman Schakowsky Endorse Robin Kelly for Chair

ILLINOIS — Today, Congressman Bill Foster, Congressman Mike Quigley, Congressman Brad Schneider, Congressman Sean Casten, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky announced their endorsement of Congresswoman Robin Kelly for Chair of the Illinois Democratic Party. Rep. Casten said, “Having multiple exceptional & qualified women running to lead the Illinois Democratic Party is a good problem to have […]

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