ComEd, gambling top concerns at Harmon/Lilly town hall
Pensions, ComEd and gambling dominated the topics during Sept. 7 town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. Don Harmon and state Rep. Camille Lilly at Oak Park Unity Temple. Harmon gave his 60-person audience a review of what did and didn’t happen in the state legislature’s spring session, including pension reform, a controversial gambling bill, the state’s ponderous debt and a proposed law allowing …
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