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March 4, 2018

Mrs. Traynere Goes to Springfield, or Will you take a bullet?

Part of the work that county board members must undertake is attending other bodies’ meetings on behalf of county residents. I undertook just such a trip this week, traveling to Springfield to meet with and hear from legislators and their staffers as a participant in a Will County Government League meeting. Here’s how my day went: I decided to take …

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February 27, 2018

Modern Teen Life

Navigating our way through the world today takes a lot of work, and while much of it is rewarding, it can oftentimes be frustrating. The demands of difficult work situations, strained personal and interpersonal relationships, geopolitical upheaval, and an uncertain future sometimes lead to feelings of hopelessness and desperation. And that’s for those of us who are adults, who more …

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February 18, 2018

Turn Around Agenda

This past week has been a rollercoaster of emotion, bookended by our marking of Abraham Lincoln’s 209th birthday on Monday the 12th and our remembrance of Lincoln and founding father George Washington on President’s Day, Monday the 19th. Between them, we had Valentine’s Day on Wednesday celebrating love and friendship, followed all to soon by the tragic attack on a …

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