Illinois Democratic Polling in Governor Contest

NEW #ILGov Dem Poll:

Pritzker: 32%

Kennedy: 26%

Biss: 22%

Undecided: 16%

Victory Research, conducted Mar 13-16

Margin of Error: 2.82%

Total polled: 1204 statewide

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Have you ever wondered why so many kids these days are allergic to peanuts?

Have you ever wondered why so many kids these days are allergic to peanuts?

Where did this allergy come from all of a sudden?

Before 1900, reactions to peanuts were unheard of. Today almost a 1.5 million children in this country are allergic to peanuts.

What happened? Why is everybody buying EpiPens now?

… Peanut oils were introduced as vaccine excipients in the mid 1960s.

… By 1980 peanut oil had become the preferred excipient in vaccines, even though the dangers were well documented.

… Although peanut allergies became fairly common during the 1980s, it wasn’t until the early 1990s when there was a sudden surge of children reacting to peanuts – the true epidemic appeared. What changed? The Mandated Schedule of vaccines for children doubled from the 80s to the 90s:

1980 – 20 vaccines

1995 – 40 vaccines

2011 – 68 vaccines

It would be imprudent enough to feed peanuts to a newborn, since the digestive system is largely unformed. But this is much worse – injecting intact proteins directly into the infant’s body. In 36 vaccines before the age of 18 months.

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The Real Meaning of St Patrick’s Day

Today should NOT be a day of drunkenness and stupor. Instead, today should commemorate Saint Patrick on the day of his death AND more importantly, the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

This is his story.

Patrick was born around 385 in Scotland, probably Kilpatrick. His parents were Calpurnius and Conchessa, who were Romans living in Britian in charge of the colonies.

As a boy of fourteen or so, he was captured during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. Ireland at this time was a land of Druids and pagans. He learned the language and practices of the people who held him.

During his captivity, he turned to God in prayer. He wrote:

“The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soulwas rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same.” “I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain.”

Patrick’s captivity lasted until he was twenty when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain, where he reunited with his family.

He had another dream in which the people of Ireland were calling out to him, “We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more.”

He began his studies for the priesthood and was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishopof Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years.

Later, Patrick was ordained a bishop, and was sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. He arrived in Ireland March 25, 433.

Patrick began preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland, converting many. He and his disciples preached and converted thousands and began building churches all over the country. Kings, their families, and entire kingdoms converted to Christianity when hearing Patrick’s message.

Patrick preached throughout all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in his confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died on March 17, 461 in Saul, where he had built the first church.

Why a shamrock?

Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and it has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.

In his footsteps.

Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us.

Now that’s the true meaning of Saint Patrick’s Day.

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East Leyden Ground Breaking on Dodge Field for New Addition

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, The Leyden Board of Education celebrating of a new addition ($48,000,000) to East Leyden High School on Dodge Field at 5 PM.

The opening of the Ground Breaking with the Leyden Band

The speeches at the Ground Breaking

Now we get the shovels into action on Dodge Field

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Vote “YES” For Leyden Fire Protection District’s Referendum on March 20, 2018

For those that live in the Leyden Fire Protection District it is very important that you come out and vote in the March 20, 2018, primary.   Not only should you vote but make sure you vote “YES” for the Leyden Fire Protection District’s Referendum for the purpose of purchasing a new ladder truck and new ambulance.  

The Leyden Fire Protection District serves a population of 18,000 in 4.5 square miles, with 13 full time firefighters and is  effectively and efficiently  lead by Chief Kory Ryan;  who have and continue to responsibly utilize taxpayer funds to provide the highest level of public safety for the residents of the Leyden Fire Protection District.   img_0042


The primary response fire apparatus is over 18 years old having been put into service in 2000.    Since its purchase it has responded to thousands of fire and emergency response rescues and now sees the wear and tear of successive years of emergency operations.  The ambulance was purchased in 2013 and has over 80,000 miles on the vehicle.

It is imperative that the voters authorize the replacement of this aging equipment. This older equipment is becoming a maintenance concern for the Leyden Fire Protection District and this aging  will ultimately jeopardize the successful and effective  delivery of emergency services  to the community.

The fire apparatus was shiny and new at the time of their purchase in 2000 and 2013, but are now old and tired after their everyday usage in the District saving lives and protecting property.


Vote “YES” for the Leyden Fire Protection District’s Referendum for the purpose of purchasing a new ladder truck and new ambulance to ensure the future successful delivery of services by District personnel to protect lives and property of those residents and businesses in the District.

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#NationalSchoolWalkout #Enough March 14, 2018

Student protests for stricter gun laws are set for 10 a.m. in every time zone one month after the Parkland school shooting. Follow live updates

It’s a shame when children feel compelled to speak up because adults have failed them, but sometimes that’s the only way to ignite groundbreaking change. Think of the children’s marches in Birmingham, Ala., organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., which brought the national attention he needed to fight segregation in the 1960s.

The Valentine’s Day slaying of 14 children and three adults by an apparently deranged former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should have brought immediate and dramatic changes in America’s gun laws. Instead, Congress has discussed a variety of meager reforms without passing anything.

No one should be surprised. If the 2012 massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., couldn’t shake Congress out of its NRA-induced lethargy to pass stronger gun laws, perhaps nothing will. Not even another preventable travesty like Parkland.

So, students are taking matters in their own hands, as best they can since most aren’t old enough to vote the lawmakers sitting on their hands out of office. The 17-minute walkout, first proposed by two high school girls in Brooklyn, N.Y., will be their way of saying they have had enough. Adults need to do more than listen to their protest; they need to act.

Not enough attention is paid to the murders that touch the many more children and their families who live in Chicago neighborhoods held hostage to gun violence. But the walkout Wednesday isn’t the culmination of the battle to get tougher gun laws; it’s another beginning. And, unfortunately, many more beginnings may be needed before significant change occurs.

That’s OK. The children who marched and went to jail in Birmingham didn’t see significant change for years. But when change came, they knew they had played a role in achieving it.

I am looking to help students in Chicagoland facing discipline as a result of participation in school walkouts or other demos.

Contact me if you’re being threatened with any consequence greater than an unexcused absence. I will represent you as pro bono counsel. (708)878-7957

#enough #nationalschoolwalkout

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Five Lake County residents indicted on election-related charges

The five defendants, who were indicted Wednesday by a Lake County Grand Jury, join three other defendants in more high-profile 2016 alleged election fraud cases.

Former Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd faces five counts of perjury based on allegations that he signed several election petition pages for the 2016 primary without having collected the signatures himself. Rudd has said his signatures on the pages were a mistake and an unintended oversight.

He is scheduled for trial May 21.

Also, Ellen Mauer, a member of the Libertyville-Vernon Hills Community High School District 128 Board, and Denise Zwit, secretary to the school district’s Superintendent, Prentiss Lea, have been charged with perjury related to nominating petitions in the 2016 School Board election.

Officials said both Mauer and Zwit are in negotiations with prosecutors for potential plea deal resolutions to their cases.

Mauer allegedly affirmed in writing that she personally collected signatures on her candidate petitions for the April 4 District 128 school board election, while the state alleges she did not collect the signatures herself, Day said.

Zwit allegedly falsely signed that she was the circulator of several candidate petition signature pages for school board President Patrick Groody, according to prosecutors.

With early voting under way for the March 20 primary election, officials have announced the indictment of five people on felony charges related to the November 2016 general election in Lake County.

The charges against the five local residents began with information uncovered by the Lake County Clerk’s Office, and then the cases were developed through an investigation by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Assistant State’s Attorney Fred Day said the cases all involve alleged crimes stemming from the Nov. 8, 2016 general election, and the lengthy time frame prior to charges included initial discovery of the alleged crimes by the clerk’s office, followed by the need to interview both witnesses and those eventually charged in the cases as part of the investigation.

According to Day and court records, Marcelo Villaruz of Beach Park was charged with perjury for allegedly misrepresenting his citizenship prior to voting. His wife, Gina Villaruz, was indicted on the same charges. Both are scheduled to be arraigned March 21, as are the other three defendants.

Yvette Yust, of Waukegan, was also charged with two counts of perjury for misrepresenting citizenship, Day said.

Day said that Janet Pokryfke of Mundelein was charged with voting more than once, and perjury for allegedly casting both mail-in and walk-in votes in the general election.

Finally, Marvin Hershman of Riverwoods was charged with two counts of voting more than once and one count of perjury, according to Day.

All of the charges faced by the five defendants are Class 3 felonies, carrying a potential sentence of probation or 2 to 5 years in prison upon conviction.

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Senator Schumer asks Pentagon to name new destroyer after Irish immigrant, Vietnam hero

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) will officially call for the Pentagon to name a warship after an Irish immigrant who was awarded the US Navy’s highest medal of valor during the Vietnam War, and died in 1967 on one of his last days in combat in Southeast Asia. Schumer, accompanied by family and friends of Marine Corporal Patrick Gallagher will make his call at the USS Intrepid on the West Side of Manhattan on Monday, March 12.

Gallagher, from Mayo, was awarded the Navy Cross after diving on a grenade then throwing it away and kicking away another in a foxhole near the town of Cam Lo, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.

His Navy Cross citation praised Gallagher for displaying “valor in the face of almost certain death.”

Gallagher of H Company, Second Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division — was personally awarded the Navy Cross by the U.S. Vietnam commander Gen. William Westmoreland.

But within a month, Gallagher an Irish citizen, who had not yet claimed US citizenship, was dead at age 23 following another enemy attack.

Patrick Gallagher was an immigrant from the Irish town of Ballyhaunis in County Mayo and moved to Long Island in 1962. Four years later, Corporal Gallagher joined the Marines and was stationed in Vietnam.

One night, during the first year of his tour in Vietnam, Corporal Gallagher was involved in a surprise attack by enemy fighters. While his fellow soldiers slept, adversaries invaded the area and lobbed grenades into the middle of their camp. Heedless of the risk posed to himself, Gallagher kicked a grenade away from the area in which his fellow soldiers were sleeping. When another grenade followed, Corporal Gallagher threw himself on the deadly grenade to absorb the explosion and save the lives of his comrades. Using his quick wits, Corporal Gallagher was able to throw the grenade he was lying on into a nearby river and escape the situation without injury.

In 1967, Corporal Gallagher was tragically killed in action on his last scheduled day in Vietnam. Not yet a citizen, Schumer said that Corporal Patrick Gallagher made the ultimate sacrifice for his adopted nation. Gallagher is one of over 30 Irish citizens killed in the Vietnam War. Senator Bobby Kennedy, for whom Gallagher volunteered before deploying to Vietnam, wrote a personal letter to Gallagher’s family upon his death, praising Gallagher for his fearlessness.

In his letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Schumer asked that the next available destroyer ship be named for Corporal Gallagher.

“The courage and bravery of our fallen soldiers, including those immigrants who have made the ultimate sacrifice even before they have received citizenship, is the American dream manifest,” Schumer said.

“Corporal Gallagher’s breathtaking bravery and selflessness deserves to be memorialized and naming a Navy ship after the Corporal Gallagher would be the perfect tribute to recognize this Irish-American hero – on behalf of a people who have contributed so mightily to the greatness of our nation. It would also duly recognize the deep love so many immigrants from every corner of the world have for America and serve as an appropriate memorial for the countless newcomers to this nation who love America so much they are willing to serve this nation in our Armed Forces – and even to die for it.”

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What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

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