Friday, February 22, 2013
Rep. Dan Lipinski shared his thoughts on stalled deficit-reduction talks on the eve of sequestration in Washington, after opening a new office in Orland Park.
Rep. Dan Lipinski opened up a new office Thursday within the redistricted 3rd Congressional District, in Orland Park’s Frederick T. Owens Village Hall. The office will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for people to bring their concerns about federal issues. Lipinski spoke with Patch shortly after the office opened about service within the new office, sequestration, and what it will actually take for the federal government to resolve the growing deficit. What kind of services can people expect to receive here? Any issues that anyone has with federal issues, such as social security, Medicare, veterans’ benefits, if they are interested in appointments to military academy. Any issues that regard the federal government, …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Patch contacted 10 newly elected representatives to find out what they plan to do to help curb gun violence in our country in the wake of the December 14 mass killing in Newtown, CT. Those who actually wanted to discuss the issue say it's time for a chang
When members of the 113th Congress take their seats in January, one of the top items on their agenda very well could be a new look at federal gun control laws. In the wake of the Dec. 14 Newtown, CT tragedy, President Obama last week set a January deadline for his administration to "create concrete proposals" to curb gun violence in the United States. Obama also called on Congress to reinstate an assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 to "pursue the possibility of limiting high-capacity ammunition clips" and to "close a gun show loophole that allows people to purchase firearms from private dealers without a background check." What will come of this renewed debate is yet to be seen, but what is certain is that congressional compromise …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
That's what Metra's chairman called the newly renovated station during its dedication ceremony Monday. Check out photos from the ribbon-cutting and tell us what you think of the terminal.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
As he took the podium at Monday morning's dedication ceremony for the renovated 80th Avenue Metra station, Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki produced a 34-year-old photo given to him by Village Manager Scott Niehaus. It depicted—in all its aged and bleached-out color glory—a single train along a set of tracks and a parking lot, all anchored in a sea of open field and brush. READ: End in Sight for Work at 80th Avenue Metra Station "I remember sitting here as a trustee in 1977, '78, saying, 'My God, what did we build here'," Zabrocki said of the original terminal and its surrounding environs. "In those 34 years we've come a long way," he added. "And this particular area has kind of grown to be the center of our community in many different ways…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski cruises past Republican challenger Rich Grabowski to fifth term in Congress. Grabowski says he won't concede until absentee and military votes are counted.
It was a short evening for Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski who easily won his fifth congressional term in Illinois’s Third District. ABC-7 declared Lipinski the winner with 93-percent of precincts counted in Cook, Will and Dupage Counties. Lipinski throttled GOP challenger Richard L. Grabowski, capturing 68 percent of the vote. Tea Party favorite Grabowski, a Constitutional Conservative who aligned himself with the Republican Party, characterized his campaign against the moderate Democrat as “David vs. Goliath.” Lipinski thanked voters for their support saying that he was humbled by Tuesday’s victory and looked forward to representing all of the people in the newly relined Third District. “Throughout this campaign, I heard from …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Continuing the Lipinski reign over Illinois's 3rd Congressional District, Dan Lipinski still considers himself a kid who grew up on Chicago's Southwest Side.
U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D)was standing at the Orland Park Metra Station at 5 a.m. last Monday, shaking hands and passing out literature to voters in the newly redrawn 3rd Congressional District. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch's newsletter and breaking news alerts. It’s a routine that the four-term congressman follows every two years when he’s up for reelection. In 2008, he beat the Republican and Green Party challengers in a 73-percent landslide. He is expected to easily win over Republican Rich Grabowski of Hometown, a Constitutional Conservative and favorite of local Tea Party groups. “We’ll keep fighting until the polls close,” Lipinski said. “I’m very hopeful in this district that I’ll get returned to office.” The scene circles back to …
GOP candidate and everyman Rich Grabowski says God is leading the way in his campaign to become Illinois's 3rd District congressman.
Richard L. Grabowski wants to be your next congressman representing Illinois's 3rd Congressional District. Known as Rich to his family, friends and supporters, Grabowski has been crisscrossing Illinois’s 3rd District that spans Chicago’s Southwest Side neighborhoods in the heart of Mike Madigan-country, west to Lemont, LaGrange and Western Springs, to the southern stretches of New Lenox, Homer Glen and Romeoville. Handily winning a three-person Republican primary—one of the candidates was a neo-Nazi who didn’t believe the Holocaust happened—Grabowski is confident he will beat the Democrat heir-apparent Dan Lipinski. Grabowski calls himself and Lipinski, both Polish Americans, “two skis in a downhill ski race” against powerful Illinois …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) will be hosting a job fair this Friday in Hickory Hills.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Looking for a new job, or just need help finding work? A good place to start could be at a job fair this Friday, Aug. 24 in Hickory Hills, which will be hosted by Congressman Dan Lipinski. Job seekers will have the opportunity meet with representatives of 48 local businesses, including BNSF Railway, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Standard Bank and Trust, AT&T, Walgreens, Hoist Liftruck, Electro-Motive Diesel, the Chicago Transit Authority, CITGO – Lemont Refining, Securitas and more. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. and run until noon at The Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th St., in Hickory Hills, IL. For more information, call Congressman Lipinski's office at 312-886-0481. Want more business news? Like us on Facebook!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
With many Southland residents still unemployed, should the U.S. Olympic Committee have off-shored American jobs to make team uniforms for American athletes in China? Read the story, then take the poll.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 6123, in Congress on Tuesday requiring the United States Olympic Committee to “Buy American.” The bill comes on the heels of last week’s revelation that the 2012 team outfits provided by Ralph Lauren for the opening and closing ceremonies were made in China. Some lawmakers, including Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) demanded that the Chinese-made uniforms be burned. H.R. 6123 would ensure that American workers make the uniforms and equipment that the USOC provides to American athletes wherever possible. The U.S. Olympic Committee is required every four years to report to Congress on its operations, receipts and expenditures as a federally chartered nonprofit …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Congressional staff and organizations will be on hand to help veterans work through a variety of issues.
Any and all veterans in need are invited to go to Oak Lawn, where a variety of services will be at their disposal. Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) will host a Veterans Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 25, at the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post #5220, 9514 South 52nd Avenue, Oak Lawn. At the Congressman’s Veterans Fair, congressional staff, the Illinois and U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs, and other organizations will offer assistance with a variety of veterans’ issues, including military personnel and medical records, veterans’ claims and benefits, medals earned but not received, VA Hospital billing, placement in VA homes, GI Bill information, nominations for Service Academies, and requesting a U.S. Capitol flag. Looking for more …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
With nearly 90 percent of the vote, incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) has easily cruised by challenger Farah Baqai.
Incumbent Democratic 3rd District Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) easily won the Democratic nomination to run for his fifth term in Congress on Tuesday, defeating challenger Farah Baqai by a vote margin of about 9-1. Faqai was challenging the moderate Lipinski from the left, but stood virtually no chance against a Lipinski name that is a perennial force in Cook County Democratic politics. “Tomorrow we go back to work—the work never ends,” Lipinski told supporters in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge. “I’m working to make sure that people who do bring a hard day’s work [and] who play by the rules get rewarded. That’s the most important thing. That’s what I stand for, and that’s why today we’ve come through with a big victory with your help.” …