June 24, 2019

Can you spare a dime for Democracy?

Was Dr. Sandra Carlson put into office by a simple math error? She was elected to the school board by the people of Valley View School District 365U on April 2nd, but some are claiming it was a math error.

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June 17, 2019

Are we in a post-truth era?

A few years ago I took an interest in a old group, the Rotary.  So much so that I even asked my husband to join, I would have, but travel for work made it impossible for me to be a member.   I like the organization because of one of their central principles, the Four-Way Test.  I find in particularly interesting …

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June 16, 2019

What Does a Billion Dollars Buy or A Fathers Day Memory

I grew up in Will County, Bolingbrook in particular, so I have seen an amazing amount of changes to our roads.  I remember back in the 70’s when my Dad would talk about the new bridge being built into Lockport from Route 53.  That new bridge was to cost a million dollars.  It seemed like a lot of money in …

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April 14, 2019

Spring is here or is it?

Spring is here, or is it?  As I write this we are getting up to 6 inches of SNOW! But that is okay, its Chicago, wait a few minutes and the weather will change.  Tomorrow it is going to be 50, so I convinced my husband he didn’t need to retrieve the snow blower just yet.  Be patient and it …

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March 24, 2019

Knock Three Times or Civil Duty

We all know that song, Knock 3 times on the ceiling if you want me da da da da, if you ain’t going to show… Well, I knocked over 200 doors this weekend, reaching out to voter’s.  Many didn’t know there was an election, others despite my having come to them, we busy doing something far more important, they were …

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March 3, 2019

Death and Taxes, you can be certain of both….

I have written before about the debt here in Bolingbrook and today I must bring up the subject again.  For every man woman and child it is over $6800, and that doesn’t include the state’s debt either.  The state has a website, http://www.usdebtclock.org/state-debt-clocks/state-of-illinois-debt-clock.html for its debt and if you click on this you can watch as your bill grows second by second. How did …

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February 17, 2019

Meet the Candidates

We all want the best government we can get, so here is a chance to meet the candidates running in the April 2nd Municipal Election. This Wednesday stop by between 6:30-8:30 and meet the candidates that want your vote.  Share your view on the issues you are most passionate about in our community. You can stay for as little or …

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February 8, 2019

Our Money’s Worth

Sometimes we really feel like a product or service has been worth the cost.  Sometimes not.  My first marriage was like that, I didn’t count up the cost before I took the plunge. I was reminded of this during a sermon on love by pastor Smokie Norful last Sunday at Victory Cathedral.  When it comes to our Health Department, Will …

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February 2, 2019

Diversity is good, Multiculturalism is better.

Last month the Will County Board had its first prayer delivered by a non-christian faith.  It came after discussion about 2 board members having given the invocation over 7 times in the last year.  Several board members including myself were concerned about the image this might portray to anyone coming before our board on an issue that was of a …

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January 23, 2019

The Gem in our Community

I look at our Library as the cornerstone in our community.  Many don’t recall the tough race that occurred as it pertains to the referendum to build our new building.  Some leaders here in Bolingbrook were against the referendum, but it passed on the strength of the communities voice.  It was the absentee ballots that were counted after election day …

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