Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner, a Palatine High School senior, will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. capitol.
On Saturday, May 18, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced the winners of the 8th Congressional District Art Competition at a Reception in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The competition was open to all high school students living in the 8th congressional district, and students were made aware of the contest by their art teachers. The theme was to depict "nature in the modern world." "I was interested in showcasing how we can have both nature and progress-if we approach the two in a responsible way," Duckworth said during the presentation ceremony Saturday. The first place winner was Alyssa Froehling, a Palatine High School senior, with her submission of “Symbiosis”. Froehling's art work will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District.
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Sunday, April 21
Sunday, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) canceled her scheduled appearance on Meet the Press and instead chose to assess flood damage in the 8th Congressional District. She planned visits the Red Cross Shelter in Wheeling, and to assess flood damage in Des Plaines, Addison and Lombard. “My thoughts and prayers are with the families whose lives have been disrupted by the flooding,” said Duckworth. “I have been inspired by the efforts of first responders, local officials, and ordinary citizens who have assisted those who have lost so much during the last several days. I will do everything within my power to make sure that the federal government provides assistance to my neighbors so that they can rebuild their lives. The people of …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th Congressional District spoke at a rally Saturday and said there are a number of ways people can serve our country.
Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of the 8th District participated in the National Day of Service commemoration Saturday, and encouraged all Americans to find some way to serve others. “There are so many great ways to serve your country,” Duckworth said. “Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen or nursing home, tutoring at a school, or helping to build affordable housing. “We all have a responsibility to go into our communities and make a difference,” she said. Duckworth also took part in a community service project at Ideal Academy in Washington D.C. and spoke at a rally on the National Mall. Duckworth volunteers at Feeding Greater Elgin and St. Paul’s Food Pantry in Bloomington, Illinois. She also is a 21 year veteran in the United …