U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JUDY BIGGERT (R-IL-13th)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Biggert to Attend Taxpayer "Tea Party" Demonstrations
As taxpayers around the nation hold tea parties to protest excessive government spending, borrowing, and taxing, Biggert will attend several such events being organized by area bloggers and taxpayer advocates. The parties are inspired by the Boston Tea Party of 1773 during which American colonists famously dumped shiploads of tea into the harbor in protest of unfair taxation by the British government. The events are being held on April 15th in order to coincide with tax day. Biggert plans to appear at three local tea parties.
Community Park - South Shelter, 1825 Short St, Lisle, IL
Naperville City Hall, 400 S. Eagle St, Naperville, IL
Will County Courthouse, 14 W. Jefferson St, Joliet, IL
All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit http://www.lisleteaparty.com, http://napervilleteaparty.com, or http://www.blogzillavilla.blogspot.com.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Biggert to Speak at Groundbreaking of Orland Grassland Restoration Project
Parking lot on 167th - West of LaGrange Rd
Biggert will join officials from the Army Corp of Engineers, the Cook County Forest Preserve, Orland Park, Tinley Park, and the Audubon Society to celebrate the groundbreaking of a federally-funded effort to restore the Orland Grasslands. The Orland Grasslands is owned by the Cook County Forest Preserve and is located on the 960-acre tract in Orland Township bordered by LaGrange Road on the east, 104th Avenue on the west, 167th Street on the north, and 179th Street on the south. The project, scheduled to be completed in fiscal year 2014, will include returning the area's natural hydrology, removing invasive species, and restoring the habitats of native birds and aquatic wildlife. Biggert has long supported the restoration, having secured funding for the project over several years.
Media are invited to attend.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Biggert to Present Romeoville Vet with Meritorious Service Medal
Community Bank of Willowbrook - First Floor Conference Room
6262 S Rt. 83. Willowbrook, IL 60527
Biggert will join area veterans, Romeoville Mayor John Noak, as well as the wife, children, and grandchildren of retired Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Tom Wilczak for a ceremony honoring him with the Meritorious Service Medal. LTC Wilczak served in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, during which he received the Purple Heart after being wounded. In the 1980's, he served with the Army Reserve 416th Engineer Command in Chicago, where he was a Systems Development Team Leader among a select group of officers and enlisted personnel who worked directly with engineer contingency planning staffs within the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Pacific Command. In 1988, he was recommended for a Meritorious Service Medal, but the paperwork was lost. Upon learning of the situation, Biggert contacted the Army and successfully petitioned for the error to be fixed, and on Thursday will present LTC Wilczak with the medal.