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December 2, 2018

One election ends, but another is just beginning.

So the election’s are over or are they?. No more negative commercials by outside groups flooding our airwaves at least for now.  While I agree that telling folks what you will do differently is a much better way to campaign, it usually isn’t what wins elections, or at least that is what all the outside groups that put on those …

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November 25, 2018

Does 10 years get shorter with age?

I was reminded last month that I have been on the board for 10 years. It was at the monthly Forest Preserve Meeting, I was honored with a plaque and a pin from the Illinois Association of Park Districts.  As Forest Preserve Commissioners we are members of the Park District Association, and if you didn’t know already, all County Board …

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November 11, 2018

Squeezing out every penny

Last month the County Executive gave his vision of a balanced budget for 2019.  So far his vision has been a good one.  We are once again the beneficiary of a AA+ bond rating by Moody’s is due to stable fund balances, controlled expenditures and long term planning.  Below are some highlights of his budget address on Sept. 20th. Our …

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