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Jeanne Ives District 42 State Representative Steve Balich Will County Board Member

Master of Ceremony: Pat Hughes

Meet and greet with new leaders for a better tomorrow
State Reps: Mark Batinick District 97, Margo Mc Dermed District 37, Yvonne Bolton District 98, Glen Nixon District 79, Peter Breen District 48, Will County Board: Darren Bennefield District 5, Annette Parker District 9

A Donation Will Be made to Dragonfly Childhood Cancer Organization

Wednesday 6-4-14

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Balich Ordinance not allowing aerial photos to initiate code violations is now law after Executive Order by County Executive

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Balich Ordinance not allowing aerial photos to initiate code violations is now law after Executive Order by County Executive

The process addressing use of aerial photos in code violations began in April 2013 when Balich first brought a Resolution to the Legislative Committee. Balich said he was having trouble getting it to the right Committee. The issue was moving from Land Use to Judicial with not much happening. Balich eventually decided to move it forward as a change to the ordinance which required a public hearing and a full vote of the County Board. After playing ring around the Committees for a few Months moving from Judicial to Land Use to Executive and finally to a joint meeting of Land Use and Judicial in December 2013, it passed and was to be set for public hearing. Finally May 6th 2014 there was a public hearing, and immediately after the hearing the Judicial Committee voted it down. This was a shock for Balich who thought it would pass with no problem. It was dead as far as Reed Bible, Tom Weigel, Ken Harris, and Jacky Traynere were concerned. Balich said it is not over, he was not giving up. He said this is a people issue and could not understand why the Democrats and Weigel did not get it.

At the May 13th Executive Committee Jim Moustis motioned to put it back on the Agenda, for a vote of the full board. Reed Bible and Herb Brooks voted no the rest of the Committee voted yes giving the ordinance new life with a vote of the full Board. Jim Moustis made the valid point that 4 people from a committee should not have the power to kill an issue. Mr. Moustis also pointed out that anything can be added to the County Board Agenda by the Executive Committee. Balich was confident there were enough votes to pass from the full Board.May 14th the County Executive passed an Executive Order, putting Balich’s ordinance into law before the vote of the full Board. Balich is extremely pleased with Walsh’s decision standing for the people of Will County.

Executive Order 14-30
Aerial Photography Prohibited
Lawrence M. Walsh, will County Executive, hereby prohibits the Land Use Department and its personnel from using aerial photography to initiate an internal Land Use complaint of an ordinance violation. Dated May 14, 2014 and signed by Will Vounty Executive Lawrence M. Walsh.

Jesse Alaniz speake against use of Aerial photos to initiate Building Code violations

On June 6, 1788, James Madison warned “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations…” Madison also recognized that they, the Framers themselves could abuse their very own powers, “A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest while we are building ideal monuments of Renown and Bliss here we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven.”
Enter then Reed Bible (Democrat), Jackie Traynere (Democrat), Ken Harris (Democrat) and Tom Weigel (Republican) who voted to allow the Will County Land Use Department to use Aerial Photos to initiate Building Code violations. I would hope then that Mr. Reed will spare me the threat that he is a lawyer along with his other credentials which appear to be more of a threat to my personal freedom rather than credit. As for the other Democrats it comes as no surprise. A majority vote by a majority mob gives them the right to do just about anything according to their platform. As to Mr. Weigel, a “Republican” I would remind him of one of Calvin Coolidge’s greatest accomplishments, “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.” Calvin Coolidge
The Will County Board will not doubt attempt to dupe the people that this is legal and that “the courts have ruled”. Nonsense, the courts have not ruled rather the courts have drifted from the original intent of the United States Constitution & Bill of Rights. So what does this say about the Will County Board? There may be many who will be angry with this new unjust law but take comfort that the people of Illinois have awoken and that Will County just affirmed Gallup. The Tribune posted in an April 4, 2014 story that the state with the most trusted government in America was North Dakota. The state with the least trusted government? Yes, you guessed it, Illinois was the winner. But the news doesn’t end there. In another Gallup Poll (April 30, 2014) Illinois was one of the top states with up to 50% stating that they want to leave Illinois with an estimated 19% of those polled stating that they intend to move for various reasons. It is my personal opinion that 50% of those in Will County don’t trust their government, that 50% of those living in Will County do wish they could leave and I do believe that Will County’s fair share will leave the state in the future. What about the rest of us what can we do? Well there are three options.
The first option left to the people from the Declaration of Independence, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Of course designing men will tell you that this no longer applies which would then give the people the second option.
Associate Justice Joseph Story wrote in his Commentaries, “The people have established it and spoken their will; and their will, thus promulgated, is to be obeyed as the supreme law. Every department of the Government must, of course, in the first instance-, in the exercise of its own powers and duties, necessarily construe the instrument. But, if the case admits of judicial cognizance, every citizen has a right to contest the validity of that construction before the proper judicial tribunal; and to bring it to the test of the Constitution. And, if the case is not capable of judicial redress, still the people may, through the acknowledged means of new elections, or proposed amendments, check any usurpation of authority, whether wanton, or unintentional, and thus relieve themselves from any grievances of apolitical nature.” – §42
But if designing pen still persist that this too is “antiquated”, that the courts “have not drifted” and that the “courts have ruled”, I would then remind the American People of the United States Supreme Court case, “National Federation of Independent Business et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al. ~ “Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments. Those decisions are entrusted to our Nation’s elected leaders, [who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them.]” – June 28, 2012. Tiocfaidh ár lá, the courts have ruled . . .
With the Almighty’s Blessing I Am,

Jesus Alaniz
This 6th Day of May in the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Two Thousand & Fourteen