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Aurora Beacon-News: Aurora to apply for $100M federal grant to get broadband internet citywide

The city of Aurora will apply for a $100 million federal grant to help pay for broadband internet for the entire city. The City Council this week approved an application for a “Middle Mile Infrastructure” grant that was part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress and supported by President Joe […]

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FCW: Digital identity bill heads to the Senate floor

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a proposal meant to put the government more squarely in the digital identity space out of committee on Wednesday. The next stop for the legislation is the Senate floor. The proposal was originally introduced in 2020 by Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and reintroduced by Foster along […]

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The Washington Post: McConnell, Schumer back bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results

Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have endorsed a bipartisan electoral count reform bill in the Senate, all but cementing its passage and giving the legislation a boost as Congress seeks to prevent future efforts to subvert presidential election results. The endorsements followed House passage of a similar bill […]

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Daily Herald: Pritzker in Aurora advocates for gun reform as Bailey warns about Safe-T Act

Gov. J.B. Pritzker advocated for a statewide ban on what have been called assault weapons as well as high-capacity magazines at an event Tuesday in Aurora where two mothers who lost children to gun violence urged reforms. Pritzker’s rival in the Nov. 8 election, state Sen. Darren Bailey of Xenia, had no official events Tuesday […]

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