September 9, 2020

The 4 C’s of Will County- Covid, Courthouse, CARES and Census

Lots of new information, Covid 19, Ribbon Cutting at the Courthouse and help for small business under CARES ACT and how we COUNT! I receive daily emails from our Health Department and I will say we are making progress since Aug 26, when we had positivity rates of over 9%.  We have now had 3 days below 8%.  The most dramatic …

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June 11, 2020

Be an Ally

At a Black Lives Matter rally I attended I saw it was mostly white people. Its times like this that I continue to have hope that change is gonna come. I am seeing CEO’s speaking out in support of the movement, they are “leaning in” as Sheryl Sandberg would say (not that I think Facebook is doing enough to be …

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April 23, 2020

So its looking like another 30 Days

Face coverings will be required in public indoor spaces. Beginning May 1, individuals over the age of 2 will be required to wear face coverings in public indoor spaces where they can’t maintain six feet of social distance, including grocery stores. The modified order will also include occupancy limits for essential businesses. Will County is closely monitoring a outbreak of …

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April 6, 2020

BE SAFE, STAY HOME

Just like my family, I’m sure you are staying in to protect your family from the coronavirus and to protect others from catching it. And while the situation is frightening, you can count on the people of Illinois to rally behind one another.Every day there are all sorts of little acts of kindness playing out all across our state. For …

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March 15, 2020

Calling Mr. Rogers

Neighborliness in a Time of Pandemic Panic, or, Calling Mr. RogersA friend of mine, Debra Shore, wrote a fantastic list of things to think about and do during this time of shut down. I am sharing it with you along with some of my suggestions. She has a friend who lives on the West Coast that posted the most wonderful …

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March 6, 2020

Its Time

Its time to vote, March 17th is right around the corner. However there are other options available, voting by mail or early voting. Contact your County Clerk, if you are here in Will County you can request vote by mail here up until March 12th. You can vote at our local Fountaindale Library early at the times listed here. Most …

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December 22, 2019

High (tax) Times, getting our house in order.

Bolingbrook’s S&P Credit Rating Jumps to All-Time High, different kind of high from my last blog, where I wrote about cannabis. Should we celebrate the great decision making of our mayor and his board? Not so fast. It is my opinion that this was on our backs and we can take the credit. This is our community, our homes are …

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December 11, 2019

High Times?

What are your thoughts on this plant? I have learned quite a bit on this topic in the last few weeks. First, I should tell you that it is likely Will County will only see 4-5 licences issued in the entire county, second Will County has over 540,000 acres and less than 7000 acres would be zoned to possibly be …

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October 13, 2019

I Don’t Like Taxes Either

So, this week was the town hall on Motor Fuel Taxes. What I learned was that residents that want to run for office that don’t live in your area will show up to show off. We had several candidates for office attend. I guess they were looking to hone their talking points. The other thing I learned is that some …

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