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Peace on Earth ‘Tis The Season


Wishing all of you a peaceful, calm, happy weekend, with no arguments or debates. Let’s try not to say the T word for a couple of days. Let’s focus on the many things that bring us all together, not the … Continue reading

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Take Away Boundaries, and People Go Nuts


Many people have asked me, “What is world is going on here, with Roy Moore, John Conyers, Joe Barton, Al Franken, Matt Lauer, and all the others?” I’ll tell you what is going on: moral truth is dead in America. … Continue reading

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Can Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Reinvent Themselves ? Or Is It Best That the CoOp Be Disbanded ?


On February 7, 2017, I wrote a blog article https://royfmc.com/2017/02/03/is-leyden-area-special-education-coop-lasec-obsolete-should-norwood-park-grammar-schools-withdraw-from-lasec-and-consolidate-special-education-services/ questioning whether LASEC was obsolete and whether Norwood Park Grammar Schools should disband ? Nine months later it has become clear that at least Norridge School District 80 and the … Continue reading

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Appearance Speaks Volumes For Schiller Park


 The Village needs to understand and implement “curb appeal” throughout the Village, especially at it’s gateways.  Would a respectable resident repair his auto on their front lawn and then leave the parts laying around for a week on the front … Continue reading

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Schiller Park Voters Need Answers Before Election Day


  When will the candidates for the elective offices for the Village of Schiller Park focus on the voter issues? We as voters would like to hear the candidates positions on many issues confronting Schiller Park today.  We need to … Continue reading

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Budget Battle Continues in Springfield 


You’ll recall that the governor campaigned on the idea of raising the income tax a bit (he never really said by how much) and then rolling it all the way back to 3 percent by the end of his first … Continue reading

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Gang Member Apprehended in Schiller Park Wanted For Melrose Park Murder


A father and son have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in west suburban Melrose Park, according to police. Reinaldo Collazo Jr., 22, faces one count of first-degree murder; and his father, … Continue reading

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Can Illinois Have A Budget Deal without Madigan ?


Possible budget deal in the Illinois Senate announced this afternoon.  But where is the Illinois House and Mike Madigan?   Details remain fluid, but the Senate began moving multiple pieces of legislation Monday that include an increase in the income … Continue reading

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New Bill Just Introduced in Springfield to Expand Gambling


The Illinois General Assembly gambling bill includes six new casinos in Chicago, Lake County, Rockford, South Suburbs, Danville, Williamson County, slots at tracks

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