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, 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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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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October 23, 2018

Read my lips: no new taxes

“Read my lips: no new taxes” is a phrase spoken by then-American presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted the nomination on August 18. Written by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, the line was the most prominent sound bite from the speech.  Earlier this year we heard something similar from our Mayor, Roger C. Claar, …

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