Monday, September 22, 2008

When A Republican Agrees With A Democrat

You won't find me agreeing with Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn on too many issues, but he is spot on regarding Gov. Blagojevich's decision to close 11 state parks and 13 historic sites. That is, we shouldn't do it!

This action by Governor Blagojevich is nothing new. The Governor has repeatedly reduced monies for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). This has resulted in IDNR falling from a once nationally respected agency to a mere shadow of itself. The near term decline in our natural resources will over time be devastating to the legacy we pass on to our children and grandchildren.

So I would encourage you to go to and sign the petition to save our parks and historic sites. You can also send an email to the Governor to encourage him to reconsider his decision to close them.


Thursday, September 04, 2008

Great Speech That Reframes The Election

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Naperville Labor Day Parade

What a beautiful day for a parade! Thousands of people turned out in Naperville to watch all of the bands, politicians and other groups march in this year's Labor Day Parade. We passed out over 1,500 pieces of candy, 1500 emery boards and 5-600 pens. It was a great opportunity to meet and greet hundreds of people.

Labor Day is the traditional kick-off for campaigns, and this one is no different. I have 750 more signs to put together. And then I have to get them out in people's yards. I will be knocking on doors starting next week. Then there is the letter stuffing, phone calls, early mornings at the train station, and more. If you would like more information, check out
my website. If you would like to help, please contact me at Thanks.

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