Great turnout! Attendees visit the outdoor attractions including "Touch-a-truck" exhibits as well as a bouncy house and inflatable games.
Rep. McAuliffe greets consituents as they enter the Kid's Health and Safety Expo.
Rep. McAuliffe visits with local vendors as well as municipal and state organizations promoting a safe and healthy lifestyle.

This Saturday, June 13th from 9am until 12pm, State Representative Michael McAuliffe will be hosting his second annual Kid's Health & Safety Expo. The event will be located at Maine Park at 2701 W. Sibley in Park Ridge and will feature several organizations offering information for families on making healthy and safe decisions. Also featured will be a live reptile show, kids Zumba fitness demonstration and many public safety and utility trucks for the children to explore.
Placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is - and always has been - illegal in most cases.

Why the confusion about telemarketing to wireless phones?

Consumers report receiving emails saying they'll soon begin receive telemarketing calls on their wireless phones. The confusion seems to stem from discussions in the wireless phone industry about establishing a wireless 411 phone directory, much like your traditional (wired) 411 phone directory. A number of email campaigns seem to suggest that if your wireless telephone number is listed in a wireless 411 directory, it will be available to telemarketers, and you will start to receive sales calls. In addition, some of these email campaigns suggest that there is a separate do-not-call "cell phone registry," which you must call to have your wireless phone number covered by the do-not-call rules. This information is inaccurate.

The facts

Even if a wireless 411 directory is established, most telemarketing calls to wireless phones would still be illegal. For example, it is unlawful for any person to make any call (other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with express prior consent) using any automatic telephone dialing system or any artificial or prerecorded voice message to wireless numbers. This law applies regardless of whether the number is listed on the national Do-Not-Call list.

Read more here.

Illinois' Central Management Services will be auctioning off chairs from the 1980's fan favorite, the Breakfast Club. The movie, which was filmed at Maine North High School; the school has since been decommissioned, but serves as storage and office space for various state agencies.

"Like many young people who experienced the 1980's, the Breakfast Club quickly became one of my favorites. The movie is a great example of pop culture during that era. The soundtrack makes it even better," explained State Representative Michael McAuliffe. "Those interested in owning a piece of American film history have an opportunity to get their very own chair."

The auction began on Friday, May 29th and will continue throughout June. There are thirty chairs in total. If interested please click here for more information.

Springfield, IL … In an effort to show solidarity, lawmakers whose districts surround O’Hare International Airport joined together to urge the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to halt the deconstruction or decommissioning of any runway until a series of public hearings are held. The resolution calls for the FAA to conduct, an already agreed upon, four open forum discussions with individuals affected by the noise generated by the airport. Further the resolution requests that the FAA hold three additional private meetings with members of the FAiR Coalition, a citizen-led group which advocates on behalf of those affected by the noise.

State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago), who represents Chicago’s far northwest-side and portions of its neighboring suburbs, is a chief co-sponsor of the resolution. Since 2014, McAuliffe has worked with area state and municipal officials in order to find answers for their constituents who have been impacted by the increase in jet noise. Rep. McAuliffe explained:

“The people of my district have been impacted by the increase in noise produced by O’Hare Airport for about two years now. There should be no question, that members of the communities that are most affected by the increase in jet noise should have an opportunity to air their grievances. They deserve a fair hearing in which they can get answers to their questions from the FAA.”
In an about-face, Chicago is asking the Federal Aviation Administration to delay action that would cause "irreparable damage'' to diagonal runways slated for closure at O'Hare International Airport, officials said Monday.

The postponement would be in effect at least until the FAA conducts public meetings this summer about noise associated with O'Hare's ongoing airfield expansion project and after city officials meet with an anti-noise group.

That's according to a memorandum of understanding between the Chicago Department of Aviation and 13 members of the Illinois General Assembly that went into effect Friday. The Tribune obtained a copy of the document.

The Emanuel administration has until now refused to compromise on potential noise-abatement measures that would help diffuse jet noise by spreading out flights over more arrival and takeoff corridors. Using O'Hare's diagonal runways is one way to help scatter the volume of planes over a wider area, rather than the existing plan that funnels almost all airliners onto parallel east-west runways.

The memorandum of understanding follows passage by the legislature of a bill that authorizes O'Hare to operate up to 10 runways. The bill has been sent to Gov. Bruce Rauner. Existing state law limits O'Hare to eight runways.
State Representative Michael McAuliffe welcomes students from Saint Monica Academy in Chicago to Springfield. The students had the opportunity to visit the Capitol and meet Rep. McAuliffe.