January 15, 2018

The Dream Continues

This Monday we remember the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring his tireless work toward greater equality and opportunity for all, regardless of race or economic situation – a fight that ultimately cost him his life. In addition to the national celebration of his birth that is marked on the third Monday of each January, many local …

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January 6, 2018

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018.

A new year is a wonderful thing. Like a new car, it can provide an opportunity to visit new places, seeing what our top speed is (while perhaps testing out the new brakes as well). Like a new set of clothes, it allows us to put on a new self and gives us a chance to make another first impression. …

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December 17, 2017

A Bridge to Somewhere

A great joy in representing the 4th District on the Will County Board is that one of my responsibilities as a board member is to serve as commissioner on the board overseeing the Forest Preserve District. The district is responsible for operating several learning and visitors’ centers, maintaining miles of trails, overseeing proper land management, sponsoring public programs, and, – …

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November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving holiday

As we start this week of the Thanksgiving holiday, among the things many of us will (hopefully) be thankful for is the opportunity to gather with family and friends and share a meal and some fellowship, remembering the hospitality of the natives of this land who not only feasted with the Plymouth colony settlers but taught them some of the …

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November 11, 2017

Thanks Blog 2: property tax freeze

Continuing the November theme of thankfulness, it is easy on this Veterans’ Day weekend to recognize the many sacrifices and contributions of our nation’s service men and women. We have veterans’ care issues that we continue to work on that affect all those who have served from the world wars to our present-day ongoing conflicts. One could opine at length …

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November 3, 2017

Thanks Blog 1: Opioids

For many people on social media, November is a time when they like to count and share the things that they are thankful for. While I have many thanks to give in my personal life, there are also several items that, even in these chaotic times, we can all be thankful about in our area and beyond. The first one …

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