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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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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