Why would I write a poem like this? Because I see us as a fallen nation and I believe that there is less shame in failing then in failing to rise.
Although not yet in office, President-elect Biden is getting pressure from various groups concerning whom he should appoint to various positions in his administration.
Illinois lawmakers fast tracked a bill that forces defendants to pay prejudgment interest in a lawsuit or arbitration claim whenever monetary damages are awarded. Prejudgment interest refers to additional money courts award for interest back to the injury date. Why be alarmed?
I think (U.S. Rep.) Adam Kinzinger is just someone planning on being a career government employee. He remains active as a military pilot for an escape and benefits it provides.
If President Biden is to strike a nuclear deal with Iran or North Korea, it must provide for inspection of suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move the materials for making a nuclear weapon --such as enriched uranium --t o a second site during the…
A conservative man comes home from work to find his liberal wife in bed with another man. ''I can't believe you're cheating on me!'' he exclaims. The young lover leaves and the liberal wife calmly states ''My dear, what are you talking about? There's simply no evidence that I'm cheating on y…
What a wonderful hour we spent driving around Kankakee looking at the Christmas lights. The city looks great with all the beautiful light displays. Riverview gets the prize with the coordinated effort to beautify Kankakee. It showed me what pride the area has in their city. I was very impres…
At Aqua Illinois, we're committed to supporting our communities when they need it most - so, when COVID-19 hit, we established two top priorities: Maintaining uninterrupted water and wastewater services and providing financial assistance to as many families as possible.
Now that election day is behind us, new and returning lawmakers in both parties are looking ahead to next year. They’re strategizing for what surely will be a momentous legislative session.
Tuesday morning I was told by the Elector’s Board 3 comprised of the mayor, the city clerk, and the longest-serving alderman — that my candidacy for Kankakee 6th Ward Alderman was thrown out because I did not number the three sheets that I had my petition signatures on. You read that correct…
There have been a lot of newspaper articles throughout the Chicagoland metro area about Hammond and Chicago jockeying for position to sell Lake Michigan water to the City of Joliet.
Now that Biden appears to have won the presidency, liberals are telling us, like they do every time we switch from a Republican president to a Democratic president, it is time for our nation to “Heal and come together.’’
Deer-vehicle crashes are frequent this time of year. The Illinois Insurance Association and its members encourage motorists to be alert, focused, and ready to react to deer on roadways in the coming weeks.
I want to thank the voters who have exercised their hard-fought for right and civic obligation to participate in our electoral process, the best system in the world. I want to congratulate Mr. Dickenson in his victory in this circuit judge race and I wish him nothing but success in being the…
First: stop calling the benefits that the veterans get "entitlements" that today equals welfare or handouts. The veterans earned those benefits, so call them the benefits of having served. They are the benefits we owe them.
I have recently read various letters to the editor in our paper on the two presidential candidates. I found it interesting that many of them did not even mention the issue of coronavirus 19 in spite of the fact that the majority of American adults know at least one person who got the virus a…
We are retired judges of the 21st Judicial Circuit for Kankakee and Iroquois counties. Unlike active judges, we are free to publicly express our opinions on public matters. We strongly urge you to support the retention of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride. We come from different backgrou…
As we approach the holiday season and we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to double our efforts to minimize our exposure to the virus and to do everything possible to prevent its spread.
Recently we have been inundated with ads extolling the "fair tax.'' We have gotten a pamphlet and a slick campaign-looking glossy ad in the mail. Many YouTube ads tell us to "Vote Yes For Fairness.'' Even the ballot proposal makes people think all it will do is raise taxes on the wealthy. An…
Why does President Trump connect with the common man? How is that a New York billionaire has the ability to reach into the hearts of millions of common people and get them to run in droves to his rallies, and ultimately throng to the polls to vote for him?
In this election the voters are being asked to support tax increases on both the state and local levels. Again we have taxing bodies asking for more money from taxpayers without providing real solutions to reduce costs. Our local property taxes are already too high and our state is finding n…
As a young lawyer, I served as a law clerk for Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride. I am thankful for all I learned from him. He set an example on how to be a good lawyer, a good judge, and a good person.
The late Neil Postman, a prescient author and scholar, wrote at length about the interrelationship between technology and culture. In his book, "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology,'' he makes the case that society’s relationship to technology has gone from the point of humans…
Politics has no place in a judicial retention election. The focus must solely be on the character of the person seeking retention, and whether they have properly discharged the duties of their office.
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