Thursday, March 7, 2013
Joliet Junior College Board candidate questions the need for a new "Multipurpose" building, calling a "want" instead of a "need."
Dear Editor; Are you sick of your property being taxed-to-the-max and your local elected officials continuing the spending spree? On the heels of the $58 million City Center project, the majority of the Joliet Junior College board is directing the administration to move forward with another new $45 million building. The proposed building is referred to as the “Multipurpose” building. The primary use would be to hold graduation ceremonies. Currently, JJC holds them at Lewis University because JJC doesn’t have a large enough indoor venue to hold all of the graduates, family, and friends who attend. But do they really need this? The University of Illinois doesn’t have a large enough venue either, so they hold multiple ceremonies on the same …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Let’s get real: It’s time American society recognizes that lack of meaningful regulation with respect to the AVAILABILITY of certain types of guns and ammunition is a major contributing factor to shooting deaths. Even the majority of National Rifle Association members favor sensible measures to keep assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, body armor-piercing, jacketed and hollow point ammunition out of the wrong hands. They know that NRA president Wayne LaPierre’s remedy of more guns is patently absurd! He is little more than a well-compensated lobbyist for the gun and ammunition industry, who disguises his venality with rants about “Second Amendment remedies” and the necessity of having “good guys with guns” to protect our civil …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Independent Mike Dabney, of Oswego, is running against Republican incumbent Ken Toftoy for Kendall County coroner.
Friday, August 24, 2012
It is unfortunate that the Kendall County coroner’s meals and travel expenses during staff training are now the subject of an editorial in the local Kendall County Record/Oswego Ledger Sentinel newspapers. Based upon my experience as a former Kendall County deputy coroner and other experiences I have had with expendable budgets, I know that it is possible to run the coroner’s office effectively without the use of county credit cards. That is why I can guarantee I will not have any county credit cards issued for staff or myself. If the coroner’s office is managed properly, a county credit card will not be needed. I will be the sole person responsible for my elected office’s expenses. In addition, Kendall County taxpayers should not be …