Saturday, March 23, 2013
Take a review of the week with Patch by seeing the five most widely read articles for the past seven days.
A lot has happened the last seven days in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff. Patch did some research that only an online publication can do to determine the five most heavily ready stories over the last week. Take a look below to remember the week we are about to leave behind. For complete Lake Forest News, sign up for our free newsletter,"like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Deerfield Congressman learns from local businesses about their skill needs while on recess from Capitol Hill.
What does Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) do when he spends a week in his 10th Congressional District office in Lincolnshire rather than at the United States Capitol in Washington? Schneider spent much of his time during the current recess building local support for legislation he proposed two weeks ago, the America Works Act, to bring well paying jobs to the country and the northern suburbs. Earlier: Schneider Proposes Law To Help Job Growth Aimed at small and medium sized companies, the law proposed by Schneider and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) will help create a certification which schools and other training programs can issue to signify to a potential employer the credential holder is ready to step into a specific job. Visits with Panek …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Freshman Brad Schneider and Veteran Jan Schakowsky come away with different impressions of the same message. Sen. Mark Kirk joins the chorus on gun control.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) saw President Barack Obama’s State of the Union through different eyes but came away with the same message Tuesday. Both north suburban lawmakers praised and ratified the President’s proposals to raise the minimum wage, stimulate job growth, implement gun control and more. They heard the same message but saw it differently. Earlier: Schneider, Schakowsky Give Back to Honor King Schakowsky, a seven-term veteran, was excited by the challenge the President laid at the feet of Congress while Schneider was awed by the full experience of his first State of the Union address on the floor of the House of Representatives. “It was a pretty incredible experience,” Schneider said…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Congressman’s bipartisan proposal will ease the way for people to get training for skilled jobs employers are seeking.
Legislation to improve employment opportunities for north suburban residents was introduced today by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield). It is the first bill introduced by the 10th District Congressman. Aimed at small and medium sized companies, the law proposed by Schneider and Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) will help create a certification which schools and other training programs can issue to signify to a potential employer the credential holder is ready to step into a specific job. Earlier: Local Businesses Bend Schneider’s Ear “Businesses want to grow and they need qualified, skilled people who are ready to go from day one,” Schneider said. This was a major take away he got from a tour of area businesses Jan. 10 and 11. “This will help match…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Readers find most agreement on issues where Dold and Schneider concur with each other. New poll asks readers if the economy or health care is the most important issue.
A large number of readers responding to the latest Patch poll measuring which steps people favor to reduce unemployment in America agree with two issues where Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, agree. Schneider and Dold both think unemployment will decrease and more jobs will be created if the government takes steps to ease access to capital for companies and lessen the burden of regulation on small business. Earlier: Schneider, Dold See Small Business Reducing Unemployment Of the 57 people who responded to the unscientific survey, 19 favor easing regulatory burden on small business and another 14 think government should make it easy for companies to borrow money. The most readers, …
Monday, July 9, 2012
With only 80,000 new jobs added to the economy in June, job creation promises to be a major campaign issue for Congress. Take the Patch poll voicing your opinion on the best way to add jobs.
Small business is the economic force both Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent in the Nov. 6 general election, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, see as the country’s job creation force. While Schneider and Dold think America’s small businesses need easier access to capital and less regulatory burden, their campaigns are wasting little time branding the other as more extreme than their words show. Earlier: Dold, Schneider Try To Defy Labels A firm idea of how to create jobs promises to be a key component of the fall campaign in the wake of Friday’s report showing only 80,000 new jobs created in June. Unemployment remains at 8.2 percent with underemployment at 14.9 percent, according to a report on CNBC. Both graduates of…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Pending trade agreements could assist Lake Bluff company, but there are some concerns.
Job creation can come in a variety of forms, and more than 60 representatives of the local business community learned how developing the contacts and expertise to export products outside the United States can help. Area manufacturers heard from experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and each other at a roundtable hosted by U.S. Rep. Robert Dold, R-Kenilworth, on Monday at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Companies as diverse as Fannie May Candies of Lake Forest, soil erosion specialists Profile of Buffalo Grove, and scientific measurement manufacturer Buehler of Lake Bluff came away with new tools. Some are heavily into export, while others do little. “Ninety-five percent of all consumers live outside the United …