Across Illinois, seniors, individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable citizens are going without vital services because Gov. Rauner is holding the budget hostage until he succeeds in upending our workers’ compensation and legal systems. However, his proposals would do nothing to improve the state’s financial standing or fund the state services necessary to support individuals in need of critical assistance.
This Friday, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Esteban Sanchez will hold a hearing to consider the cynical arguments proffered by three colleagues from a neighboring county hoping to justify their attempt to circumvent state law and evade election standards established for retention.
Bankruptcy is an option for spendthrift governmental entities, too, – an option that probably should be exercised more often. Not only to get taxpayers off the hook for debt they did not knowingly or willingly incur, but also to make it harder for the next set of elected or appointed wastrels and grafters to do it to us again
With a presidential election year coming up, political commentators and party hacks are sure to resuscitate that old canard about how so much money is spent on campaigning, how big donors undoubtedly expect something in return for their “investments,” and how we need to get the money out of politics.
Star Transport of Morton, Ill. must pay $243,000 in back pay and compensatory and punitive damages to two Somali-American Muslims who were terminated in 2009 after claiming that their religious scruples prevented them from participating in the shipment of alcohol..
“Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?”
One might legitimately ask why there aren't more heroes today, but the answer to that is simple, too. There aren't more heroes today, or at any time, because too many people are content to ask “What can one person do?” and assume it's a rhetorical question.