Monthly Archives: May 2019
SURPRISE……..STAND BY…….Governor Pritzker has just announced that he isn’t finished and told the General Assembly to stay and work through the weekend…….WOW!!!….And Illinois House approves marijuana legalization bill backed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker
Illinois is one signature away from joining the 10 other states that have legalized recreational use of marijuana. With a bipartisan vote of 66-47, the House approved a bill Friday that would allow residents age 21 and older to legally possess 30 … Continue reading →
Weed Backers: Senate passes legal pot bill, sends it to House
With the clock ticking to adjournment, the Illinois Senate quickly passed a comprehensive measure to legalize recreational marijuana. The Illinois Senate voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House. … Continue reading →
Graduated income tax question makes it to ballot; House OKs constitutional amendment
The Illinois House, on partisan lines, voted to approve a constitutional amendment to ask voters in 2020 if the flat tax structure should be removed from the constitution. Landing Gov. J.B. Pritzker a huge win, the Illinois House — on … Continue reading →
Memorial Day, Originally Called Decoration Day………
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being … Continue reading →
Memorial Day Weekend Marks the 45th Anniversary of the Totem Lumber Fire in Schiller Park
This Memorial Day weekend marks the 43rd Anniversary of the Totem Lumber Fire on 25th Avenue. The fire started on the Saturday shortly after lunch on Memorial Day weekend 1976. George Kubalewski was the shift commander. Walter Siwek was the … Continue reading →
Bullets Struck School Bus on Field Trip
WELCOME TO CHICAGO……… Suburban school bus hit by stray bullets after dropping kids off at Museum of Science and Industry, authorities say A suburban school bus was pelted by stray gunfire Tuesday morning at a South Side intersection after it … Continue reading →
Remembering A Terrible Tragedy: 40 Years Later
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of those whose lives were lost 40 years ago and their families who still are grieving the loss of their loved ones. This week marks 40 years since American Airlines Flight 191 … Continue reading →
When God Was Creating Firefighters………..
When God was creating firefighters, he was into the sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of extra work on this one.” And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this … Continue reading →
Legal Marijuana For Sale in Illinois by 1/1/2020, Is The Prediction
With details of a recreational marijuana bill ironed out in Springfield, Governor JB Pritzker not only expects to see it on his desk by the end of the month, but has gleefully predicted that Illinoisans could be lighting up by … Continue reading →
Has Our Educational System Failed Those Students With Mental Health Issues ?
Nineteen weeks into 2019, there have already been 15 school shootings in the US in which someone was hurt or killed. Is this a reflection of the educational systems’ failure to identify mental health issues ?