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That Bulgaria’s Jewish population in World War II was saved from Hitler’s extermination camps could be considered a miracle, but it shouldn’t be.
Bulgaria was the only Eastern European country to end World War II with a larger Jewish population than when it began, not simply because a higher force intervened but because heroic individuals took action.
They stood up — did the right thing when it was most difficult to do so — and emerged as rare “upstanders” during horrific Nazi persecution when many more were bystanders.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) will tour ZF Services in Vernon Hills and host an employee town hall on Monday, Oct. 28 at 9AM (CDT) as part of his ongoing “Brad at Your Business” tours.
ZF Services in Vernon Hills employs about 250 people who specialize in the remanufacturing and maintenance of wind turbines, vehicle transmissions and other devices.
The U.S. House approved two measures offered by U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) to the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which today passed the House by a vote of 417-3.
High School senior Nick Gross said he had a pretty cool day at school Thursday: he showed the U.S. Secretary of Education a building block of the universe.
Secretary Arne Duncan visited District 214’s Wheeling High School for more than two hours, touring the school’s cutting-edge nanotechnology laboratory with Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, R-10th, and several other local leaders. The group looked through microscopes and into computer screens, then asked the teens what they were looking at.
That was an atom, Gross told Duncan.
fter visiting Wheeling High School's new nano technology laboratory Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said he wants to figure out how to replicate the program at schools across the country.
Duncan was joined by Gov. Pat Quinn and Congressman Brad Schneider in a tour of the nano lab before participating in a panel discussion with students and former principal Lazaro Lopez about the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and thinking beyond high school.
A new District 214 technology lab has captured the attention of state and national leaders.
Wheeling High School’s nanotechnology lab, which opened this year, is the first of its kind in a U.S. public high school. It was toured Thursday by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th), who met with students and praised the program.
After weeks of pushing for delays to President Barack Obama's health care law in exchange for a budget agreement, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam voted for a plan to end the government shutdown and avoid default, saying the country has to pay its bills.
"We laid out a series of alternatives, all of which have been rejected by Sen. (Harry) Reid and the Senate Democrats," Roskam, a Wheaton Republican and part of the House leadership team, said. "I'm unwilling to risk the full faith and credit of the United States, and it's important that the government pay its bills."
Despite a bipartisan effort Monday afternoon including Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) to avoid a shutdown, nonessential government services will no longer be available until the United States Congress decides how to fund the government.
With a potential shut down of the federal government less than a week away, Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) had a chance to educate more than 140 of his constituents about the budget process today at Sedgebrook’s senior community in Lincolnshire.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) applauded the Housing and Urban Development Department announcement of $13.9 million in Community Development Block Grant funds awarded to Cook County, in the wake of this spring’s devastating floods.