Governor Pritzker is killing the Illinois economy. On March 25, Pritzker announced he was considering extending the statewide lockdown, and the continued closure of all businesses he deemed non-essential.
Unemployment claims spiked this week as Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered bars and restaurants to halt dine-in service, the service industry took major hits and large gatherings were banned to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.
After negotiating with Republicans in Congress and agreeing to the terms of a coronavirus response bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suddenly announced that the bill they’d agreed to wasn’t good enough, that it needed to be scrapped, and that the negotiation process would have to start all over.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on March 20 ordered state residents to stay home except for essential workers and trips for supplies. The order came as Illinois recorded its fifth death and 585 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Now is the time to support our leaders, to stop finger-pointing and playing ‘gotcha’ with one’s perceived political enemies at every opportunity. It is the time to show appreciation for the unsung heroes all across this country, the time – to borrow a phrase – to make America great again.
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is creating volatility and uncertainty in financial markets and among businesses across the globe. Every state government will face serious fiscal and economic challenges as a result.
As if we needed another reason not to appoint or elect incompetent or corrupt judges! Here’s another: When their incompetence or corruption becomes public knowledge, all prior decisions become subject to challenge.
Primary races are often not taken seriously. The Supreme Court race in the 5th Judicial District, pitting John Barberis against David Overstreet, will decide who will face the Democrat nominee to succeed retiring Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier. This race is important.