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Obama Lies: I Have Nothing to Do With Obamacare Rate Increases

Obama: I Have Nothing to Do With Obamacare Rate Increases

Posted: Oct 26, 2016 2:30 PM
Obama: I Have Nothing to Do With Obamacare Rate Increases

Earlier this week the White House announced Obamacare premiums across the country will increase yet again this year, despite President Obama promising the law would save families $2500 per year back in 2010. In Arizona, rate increases of 116 percent are expected, while other states brace for hikes of at least 25 percent.

But despite making a laundry list of promises about decreased costs thanks to the “Affordable” Care Act, all of which have been broken, President Obama isn’t taking responsibility for the healthcare takeover he once bragged about. In fact, he’s saying he has nothing to do with the current rate crisis.

“A lot of the times, they [media] just report ‘premium increases’ and everybody thinks ‘wow, my insurance rates are going up, it must be Obama’s fault,’” Obama said late last week during a speech in Miami. “I had nothing to do with that.”

Just last week, Obama compared the collapsing Obamacare system to exploding Samsung 7 phones.

I’ll leave you with this, a montage of Obama making it clear why people might believe rate increases are his responsibility.

Source: Will County News

Color Run leaves Homer 33C Foundation seeing green Raises $13,000 for technology, other educational needs

News Release

Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628


For Immediate Release:

Oct. 26, 2016


Color Run leaves Homer 33C Foundation seeing green

Raises $13,000 for technology, other educational needs

The Mustang Color Run gets underway Sunday, Oct. 23 with a toss of powder by all 700 participants.

A rainbow of color filled the air on Sunday, Oct. 23 as close to 700 students, parents and community members participated in the Mustang Color Run at Dellwood Park.

5K runners/walkers make their way through a cloud of color Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Mustang Color Run.

“It was wonderful to see so many of our kids smiling and having a fun, messy morning,” said Robyn Bates, who helped coordinate the event.


Organized by the Future Ready Student Foundation, the Mustang Color Run will benefit all Homer School District 33C students in the form of classroom supplies, assemblies, technology needs and school improvements.

A group of Mustang Color Run participants wait for the 5K fundraiser to start on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Sponsors included Turning Pointe Dance Company, Kenwood Liquors, Floss Family Dental, Adolf Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fash Wealth Advisors, Megent Financial, Lockport Homer Youth Theater, Budreck Truck Lines, Vintage Meet Modern, Road ID, Tacos Giselle, Tiny Bubbles Photography and TheraCORE Physical Therapy.


“The Mustang Color Run is an amazing way to have some fun and raise some money to enhance our students’ education,” said Foundation member Angela Adolf.


The 5K began and ended near Challenge Fitness Center in Lockport’s Dellwood Park.


The Foundation will work with administrators, teachers and staff to determine how to spend the $13,000.


Source: Will County News

VOTE YES to retain these Will County judges


Throughout the years, I’ve grown to know a number of Will County judges.  There are 3 in particular that I ask you to vote “yes” for their retention.  They are Raymond (Ray) Rossi, Barbara (Bobbi) Petrungaro and Michael Powers.  All three received ratings of over 90% recommended approval from a recent Illinois State Bar Association and Will County Bar Association poll.  Here are some other reasons why they should be retained:

Judge Rossi and I became friends through his community service.  He was Chairperson of the statewide Authority to extend I-355, member of the Joliet Arsenal Development Authority, President of civic and youth sports organizations and Mayor of Frankfort for 12 years.  As a judge, Ray has presided over 350 plus jury trials, civil and criminal, and many more bench trials.  Judge Rossi has authorized legal articles and participated in seminars for the betterment of lawyers and judges throughout the state.  Ray is married to Terri and they have 4 children.

Judge Bobbi Petrungaro was appointed an Associate Judge in 2005 and then elected as a Circuit Judge in 2010.  She is the Presiding Judge of the Civil Division and hears the Arbitration call as well.  Bobbi has taught Business Law at Lewis University since 1995.  Judge Petrungaro has also been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve on the Illinois Judicial Conference.  She and her husband, Bob, have three sons and live in New Lenox.

Judge Mike Powers handles the civil settlement conferences and is a certified mediator.  If that’s not enough, he also is the Civil Jury Motion judge.  Mike’s been on the bench since 2004. He was presiding judge of the Misdemeanor Division for two years.  As an attorney, Mike was an Assistant State’s Attorney for Will County, then worked in private practice defending doctors, hospitals, businesses and schools.  He and his wife, Barbara and their three children live in Naperville.

VOTE YES to retain these Will County judges.


Steve Balich

Source: Will County News

Summary of the Homer School District 33C Board of Education Meeting October 25, 2016

Summary of the Homer School District 33C

Board of Education Meeting

October 25, 2016


            Barb Wilson, President      Angela Adolf, Vice President      Amy Blank, Secretary

    Deb Martin, Member    Ed Campins, Member    Elizabeth Hitzeman, Member    Russ Petrizzo, Member                                                                                       



At the October 25th Board of Education meeting:


  • The Board and Coach David Rush recognized a Homer Junior High School student athlete who finished 2nd at the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Golf Tournament in Peoria recently. The student, who competes on his own, plans to compete for the national title over Thanksgiving.


  • Several parents, including Melissa Peterson, Kerrie Heeney, Missy Chandarana and Anthony Malito, addressed the Board and expressed disappointment that a contract settlement has not been reached with the Teachers Union. Some suggestions included: put the District’s resources toward teachers first and reach a settlement that will ensure retention of high quality teachers; cut administrative positions; implement additional student fees, such as a technology fee and/or fees to participate in after-school clubs.


  • Teachers Union representative Cathy Clayton reported they have entered the mediation process with the Board of Education and have presented a proposal to the Board to consider. They expressed hope that the Board will support the proposal.


  • Support Staff Union representative Susan Koziarski reported they stand by the teachers and hope a resolution can be reached soon in contract negotiations. They indicated the Support Staff Union will begin its own negotiations with the District soon.


  • The Board approved the following personnel recommendations:



  1. Leah Rarick – lunchroom/recess monitor, Young School, effective October 25, 2016


Leaves of Absence

  1. Kimberly Hall – 3rd grade teacher, Butler School, effective November 16, 2016 through December 22, 2016 and will return January 9, 2017
  2. Meghan Van Alst – 7th grade Math teacher, Homer Junior High School, effective February 2, 2017 through March 17, 2017 and will return on March 20, 2017
  3. James Knight – bus driver, Transportation, effective October 12, 2016 through November 9, 2016


            Employment Recommendations

  1. Leah Rarick – 3rd grade teacher, Young School, effective October 26, 2016
  2. Patricia Serwecinski – lunchroom monitor, Young School, effective October 26, 2016
  3. Elizabeth Creek – 3rd and 4th grade Math ASAP sponsor, Goodings Grove School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  4. Janet Peters – 3rd and 4th grade Reading ASAP sponsor, Goodings Grove School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  5. Dawn Scuderi – Video Club sponsor, Hadley Middle School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year.
  6. 2016-2017 ASAP sponsors, Hadley Middle School: Nicole Boyce – 6th grade Reading; Wendy Pangrazio – 6th grade Math; Carmel Hoak – 5th grade Reading; Jamie Bouche – 5th grade Math; Karen Toland – 6th grade Reading; Katie Farthing and Jon Grill – shared position – 6th grade Math; Lori Matriciano – 5th grade Reading; Chris Love and Kaleen DeFilippis – shared position – 5th grade Math
  7. Jennifer Mitchell, Jadwiga Kaminska, Chris Love and Sylvia McLenighan – shared position – Homework Club, Hadley Middle School, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  8. Kenneth Muir Jr. – volunteer Boys Basketball coach, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  9. Anthony Storcz – volunteer Wrestling coach, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  10. Christopher Meyers – Wrestling coach, effective for the 2016-2017 school year
  11. William Pavlich – Track coach, effective for the 2016-2017 school year


  • The Board approved the final audit for FY 2016, which was presented at the Board’s Finance and Operations Committee meeting on September 21, 2016


  • The Board adopted a tentative levy for FY 2017. As discussed at the Board’s Finance and Operations Committee meeting on September 21, 2016, the District will seek a levy of 2.87 percent to make sure it captures all new construction. The levy is what governing bodies ask for — not what they receive. Last year, Homer 33C sought a levy of 2.75 percent and received 1.76 percent.


  • President Wilson reported there will be several open positions on the School Board next year and that now is the time to begin researching how to run for an open seat.



The Next Regular School Board Meeting is November 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.


Source: Will County News

Newt Gingrich BLASTS Megyn Kelly To Her FACE – ‘You’re Obsessed With SEX!’

WATCH: Newt Gingrich BLASTS Megyn Kelly To Her FACE – ‘You’re Obsessed With SEX!’

ROUND 1: The segment becomes increasingly heated when Kelly, asking Gingrich about Election predictions, brings up poll numbers. ROUND 2: It gets downright NASTY when she said THIS. ROUND 3: Newt blows a gasket!

Megyn Kelly said that Trump’s poll numbers began to decline after a poor performance at the first debate in addition to falling into the Alicia Machado trap and getting caught up in it. Suddenly the Access Hollywood tape was released and women were coming forward accusing Trump of inappropriate behavior.

Gingrich countered with the bias in the Media over the coverage of the Trump tape vs. Hillary’s private, paid speeches released by WikiLeaks.

Then, Kelly said the WRONG thing…

‘If Trump is a sexual predator…’

Gingrich lost it. He just couldn’t let that one go.

“I’m sick and tired of people like you using language that’s inflammatory that’s not true!” Gingrich said. “When you use the words, you took a position. And I think it’s very unfair of you to do that!”

“Excuse me, Mr. Speaker. You have no idea if it’s true,” Kelly responded.

“Neither do you!” Gingrich shot back.

But Kelly doubled down on her point, saying if the allegations against him are true, it’s a “big story.”

That set Gingrich off, sparking this diatribe:

“You wanna go back through the tapes of your show recently? You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy! That’s what I get out of watching you tonight!”
Read more: Independent Journal Review



KELLY: Mr. Speaker, I am not fascinated by sex, but I am fascinated by the protection of women’ and what we are getting in the Oval Office. And I think that the American voters would like to know..

GINGRICH: And therefore we’re going to send Bill Clinton back to the East Wing because, after all, you are worried about sexual predators.

KELLY: Yeah, listen, it’s not about me, it’s about the women and men of America. And the poll numbers show us that the women of America in particular, are very concerned about these allegations, and in a large part believe they are a real issue. And don’t dismiss the women, summarily.

GINGRICH: Do you want to comment on whether the Clinton ticket has a relationship to a sexual predator?

KELLY: We, on the Kelly File, have covered that story as well, sir. I will tell you the polls…

GINGRICH: I want to hear you use the words. I want to hear you use the words, ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator’. I dare you. Say, ‘Bill Clinton, sexual predator’.

Kelly doesn’t take him up on his dare.

Megyn Kelly may not be obsessed with sex, but she’s willing to use her sexuality to her advantage like in this GQ photoshoot:


If it’s ok to use Trump on Howard Stern to show how he is misogynistic, this must be ok, too:

Kelly suggested that Trump ‘may’ be a sexual predator based on his ‘locker room’ talk and a gaggle of (increasingly discredited) women coming forward to accusing him of unwanted sexual advances… as he runs for President.

Suggesting that Kelly ‘may’ be a tramp based on her steamy GQ photo shoot and her TMI conversation with Howard Stern would be misogynistic and just darned unfair!

But, before we get in trouble, let’s make it clear that we ‘have no idea if it’s true’.

Has Kelly focused more on sex than issues lately?

Let us know what YOU think in the comments.

Source: Will County News