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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October 2, 2019

Fix It or Forget It?

Roads, that is the topic. Do you enjoy potholes? It can sometimes be like a game of wack-a-mole as you drive down some streets in Will County. An entire coalition of folks sprouted up to vocalize the congestion and bridge safety issues on I-80 (successfully I might add as the state had put that into the capital bill and it …

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September 10, 2019


Some of you might remember a soccer star from a few years back, her name is Suasana Mendoza. She was and is a bundle of energy who brought fame to Bolingbrook High as a soccer star. Now she sheds light on Illinois finances and personally she is a hero because of her highlighting the issues of running a state without …

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August 24, 2019

Public Money not working for the People aka Scoop and Toss.

No this isn’t some sort of new game I learned this week, although it has been a busy one. On Tuesday at Rotary I saw a great presentation for Toastmasters by the Chamber, (member Martie Barton gave a wonderful speech on how Toastmasters can help with public speaking) and attended an open house for a few local businesses in the …

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August 18, 2019

Big Challenges Require Big Changes

So much happened this week. It started on a bright note for me when I got to Springfield with my friend, Carol. We wanted to take a quick peek at the remodeled Governor’s Mansion. Little did we know that we got there just in time for the last of guided tours of the day. I knew that it had been …

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July 19, 2019

Solar Power

Solar Power Hour with the Citizens Utility Board Join this Webinar on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 12:00 PMThinking about going solar? Join the Illinois Green Alliance and Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for this hour long webinar, where you’ll learn about the basics of solar and its financial implications for a household. You’ll also learn about a solar group buy program called Solarize Chicagoland run by CUB.This webinar is open …

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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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