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Ring in the Holidays Homer 33C Student choirs, bands hosting holiday concerts

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:

Nov. 22, 2016


Ring in the holidays with Homer 33C

Student choirs, bands hosting holiday concerts


Celebrate the holiday season with Homer School District 33C.


Students, under the direction of choral director Diane Pullara and band directors Jason Skube and Jason Thompson, are planning a series of holiday concerts throughout December.

Among those performing are the Hadley Middle School 5th and 6th grade choruses; the Homer Junior High School Chorus; the Homer Junior High School Show Choir; the 6th grade Band; the Homer Junior High School Concert Band; and the Homer Junior High School Symphonic Band.


The performance schedule is as follows:

  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 — 5th Grade Chorus Holiday Concert, Hadley Middle School gymnasium
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 — 6th Grade Chorus Holiday Concert, Hadley Middle School gymnasium
  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 — Homer Junior High Chorus and Show Choir Holiday Concert, Hadley Middle School gymnasium. (Prelude music at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 — Band Winter Concert, Homer Junior High School gymnasium


Don’t let the holidays pass you by without hearing at least one of these talented groups of student musicians.



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Source: Will County News

Chicago aldermen continue to do as they please without any real ramifications.

Brendan Reilly, alderman for the 42nd ward in Chicago, has a real estate lobbyist, Madeline Doering, as his effective Chief of Staff. Doering represents some of the largest real estate developers in the city, including Wirtz Realty and Fishman & Co. With a salary of $10,000/month, her position is a clear conflict of interest. Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson talked with Faisal Khan, CEO of Project Six, about this discovery and why it proves that Chicago aldermen continue to do as they please without any real ramifications.

Source: Will County News

Trump angers some after reversing position on Clinton emails

Trump_Clintons-During the presidential election, Donald Trump said that he intended to make certain that Hillary Clinton would be prosecuted for her email mistakes. The president-elect has now softened his tone— and some supporters aren’t happy.

Trump reportedly told reporters at The New York Times that he doesn’t want to do anything to “hurt the Clintons.”

“She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways,” Trump said.

He later reportedly added that prosecuting Clinton is “just not something that I feel very strongly about.”

The president-elect’s softened stance has surprised many supporters who believed the election as much a victory for Trump as it was a referendum on the Clinton family’s longtime abuse of the political system for personal gain.

Judicial Watch head Tom Fitton, who was instrumental in blowing the top off the Clinton email scandal, warned Trump against continuing “the Obama administration’s politicized spiking of a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton.”

“President-elect Trump should focus on healing the broken justice system, affirm the rule of law and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Clinton scandals,” he said. “In the meantime, Judicial Watch will vigorously pursue its independent litigation and investigation of the Clinton email, national security, and other corruption scandals.”

Meanwhile, Breitbart exclaimed that the Trump position constituted a “broken promise” to his voters.

Still, it sounds like leaving Clinton alone will be a matter of policy for the next president.

His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, even suggested that Trump is trying to send a message to elected Republicans still working to expose Clinton corruption.

“I think when the president-elect, who’s also the head of your party, tells you before he’s even inaugurated that he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content,” she said.

Source: Will County News

Getting closer to an era of government approved media

Getting closer to an era of government approved media


“If we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems,” Obama said during a press conference alongside German leader Angela Merkel.

Part of the problem, according to Obama, is that the internet has lowered the barrier of entry to mass audiences to the point where internet hoaxsters have the same reach as traditional media outlets like CNN.

“If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect,” Obama said. “We won’t know what to fight for.”

Of course, what the president is saying and what he and establishment attackers of alternative media really mean are totally different things.

We’ve covered this several times since the establishment news media began flipping out over its inability to convince Americans that Hillary Clinton was the inevitable future President of the United States.

In case you missed them, a couple of recent posts:

Blow up your TV: Americans finally realize what we’ve been saying for years

Beat on social media by Trump supporters, liberals demand crackdown on conservatism

Mainstream media mind control failed… so the establishment vows to dismantle alternative sources

Hillary Clinton isn’t the election’s biggest loser

Think watching the news is keeping you informed? Think again…

Inconvenient truth: The media’s manufactured freak out over Trump refusal to say he’ll concede

Propaganda is really expensive

Big media made a deal with the Clinton devil long ago

Think about the tenor of the presidential election as portrayed by the national mainstream news media. If all your information came from mainstream outlets, it wasn’t an election about issues— it was an election about whether we’d have the first female president or be led by an alleged misogynistic racist.

The only problem was this: The media never really managed to find any firm evidence to back its character assassination of Trump in a meaningful way. Meanwhile, no thanks to the national news media, Clinton’s career of corruption came into plain view because of the work of transparency groups.

And that’s where alternative media came in, reporting and analyzing what the mainstream wouldn’t.

The liberal political establishment is losing control, and it is terrified. Think about the story the propaganda news networks fed American voters after Clinton’s campaign emails were leaked.

Some refused to report on the content of the emails because federal officials said the leaks were perpetuated by Russian hackers looking to sway election results. Of course, besides a vague national security statement, the political establishment conveniently failed to provide any real proof to back the claim.

Americans didn’t really buy it. And even for many who do think Russians leaked the emails, the content of the correspondence remained extremely disturbing.

With the Russian boogeyman no longer a viable option, the establishment is trying to suggest that all of the alternative media reports about Clinton’s corruption were simply false. In other words, the establishment realizes it can no longer write history via corporate media propaganda… so it’s working feverishly to re-write the account provided by alternative media observers.

Discrediting alternative media is a longtime goal of the anti-free speech leftist establishment.

Back in 2013, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and other leading Democrats pushed legislative efforts to define journalism for legal purposes.

“A journalist gathers information for a media outlet that disseminates the information through a broadly defined ‘medium’ — including newspaper, nonfiction book, wire service, magazine, news website, television, radio or motion picture — for public use. This broad definition covers every form of legitimate journalism,” Durbin said at the time.

Of course, I’m sure you can guess who gets to decide what constitutes “legitimate” journalism in this kind of scenario.

To support his effort, you have to believe you are too stupid to decide what is and isn’t reliable information and that the government and its mass media allies never lie to you.

Of course, if you managed to catch anything revealed from recent leaks analyzed by alternative media outlets it’s a little tough to do so.

Source: Will County News

What is going on with Gold

PANIC: Gold selling for $2,800/oz in India
By Luke Burgess
Written Monday, November 21, 2016

Gold is selling for $2,800 an ounce in India…

Chaos has broken out.

Millions of Indian citizens are scrambling to convert their now banned 500- and 1,000-rupee notes into legal tender.

Those who are lucky enough to be able to find someone willing to sell are buying gold at an unprecedented rate, currently paying up to US$2,800 for an ounce!

That’s a 125% premium over spot prices as they are reported by the CME Group.

I first wrote to Energy and Capital subscribers about the cash ban a couple weeks ago,saying…

At the height of the election drama Tuesday night, the Reserve Bank of India issued a surprise order that demonetized 500- and 1,000-rupee notes — making the country’s largest bills now virtually illegal to use. This will effectively remove 80% of the physical rupees in circulation.

Immediately following the ban were reports of hundreds standing in lines in banks and at ATMs to convert their cash into smaller denominations, with only few finding success and most only frustration.

A week later, the situation had devolved into some kind of post-Keynesian nightmare. One firsthand account details:

I went to convert my banned banknotes into new ones. The largest amount one can have converted is Rs 4,000 ($60), until further notice. There was a huge rush of people at the bank. Arguments were erupting, as people refused to stand in queues and the banks gave no explanation of what needed to be done. Fights were breaking out.

These people are going hungry, and some have begun to raid food shops. People are dying for lack of treatment at hospitals. Old people are dying in the endless queues. Some are killing themselves, as they are unable to comprehend the situation and simply don’t know what to do. There are now hundreds of such stories in the media.

Small businesses are in shambles, and many will probably never recover. The Hindu wedding season has just started and people are left with unusable banknotes. Their personal and family lives are now an utter disaster.

Indian Bank Line Nov 18 2016Indian citizens scramble to convert or deposit demonetized 500- and 1,000-rupee notes. (Photo Source: Reuters)

The same account goes on to say…

People are now converting whatever they can into gold, silver, and mostly for the first time into the US dollar and other foreign currencies as well, all of which are trading at huge premiums. Money is also moving out of the country. Gold has shot up to as much as $2,800 per ounce, if you can find it.

IF you can find it!

Now consider this for a minute…

India is already the world’s #1 consumer of gold. In fact, there’s even an Indian holiday where people traditionally buy gold for each other as gifts.

Estimates suggest there are some 650 million ounces of gold in Indian households and temples.

There’s plenty of gold to be found in India. What’s hard to find is someone in India willing to sell their gold right now. And then IF you can find that person, the going rate has a 130% premium to CME spot prices.

Think about that for a minute…

People are paying more than double the cash spot price for gold due to India’s surprise demonetization scheme.

What happens if demonetization policies like this are spread around the world?

Or, rather, I should ask: what happens WHEN demonetization policies like this are spread around the world?

Several thousand miles away, another country is currently dealing with a similar and extreme currency crisis: Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe is no stranger to currency crises. The country became sovereign in 1980 and introduced the Zimbabwe dollar to replace the Rhodesian dollar.

However, due to mismanagement and corruption, hyperinflation in Zimbabwe ultimately reduced it to one of the lowest-valued currency units in the world. It was redenominated three times — in 2006, 2008, and 2009 — with denominations going up to $100 trillion until it was finally retired in 2009.

100 Trillion Zimbabwe Note

Since that time, currencies such as the U.S. dollar, euro, rand, rupee, pound, and Australian dollars have been used for transactions. In fact, nine different currencies are considered officially “legal tender” in Zimbabwe.

But in September, the central bank of Zimbabwe announced that it would issue US$75 million worth of its own “bond” notes that would be in use throughout the country by the end of the year.

The news of the new bond notes was met with mixed reactions. But a sense of distrust in the financial system and panic to secure cash supplies has ultimately caused many to begin hoarding these notes.

And just like in India, there are currently banks and ATMs with hundreds of people waiting in line.

Zimbabwe Bank Line Nov 18 2016Zimbabweans line up at banks this week hoping to get as many new “bond” notes as possible. (Photo Source: CNN)

What’s the solution?

Well, for the world’s central banks, the solution is a cashless society.

For decades, there has been speculation and fears of the world moving toward a totally cashless society. But now that speculation is turning into a reality. It’s being seriously discussed by financial academics and is being tested around the world.

Here’s a headline from CNN last week…

“Zimbabwe is running out of money — can a cashless society save it?”

How about some local Indian headlines from last week…

“Demonetisation: The dream of a cashless economy”The Indian Express
“Digital currency for a cashless India”India Hindu Business Line
“The young and the cashless”The Hindu‎

But maybe demonization and the move towards a cashless society is just happening in third-world and underdeveloped nations, right?

No. Last Wednesday, Sweden’s central bank announced that it was considering the issuance of an “e-krona,” ostensibly to replace the physical currency.

See what’s happening here?

We are witnessing the current fiat money system in its death throes. This will result in nothing less than trillions of dollars in wealth (stored labor) simply vanishing.

But, of course, the global banking system will try to retain its control over the world’s wealth. Most likely, I expect the world’s banking powers to simply attempt exchanging one fiat currency system for another. Whether or not that works out for them is left to be seen. But one thing is for sure…

In the intermediary, gold, precious metals, and other real assets are going to become extremely popular as vehicles for wealth storage as confidence in the global banking system’s fiat money system diminishes.

No exaggeration, the move towards a cashless society is happening so fast that I can barely keep up with writing about all of it. And that’s why I think it’s so important to own gold right now.

I’ve recently come across a very good indicator for gold prices most people don’t know about. But believe it or not, gold is often leased (at cost) between banks, producers, manufacturers, and others.

Now, the lease rate of gold changes daily. Sometimes anomalous spikes in these lease rates can signal big movements in gold.

Take a look at the big spike in gold lease rates right before the yellow metal took off back in January…

Now take a look at what happened following that spike in the lease rates…

Gold Nov 18 2016

Today’s lease rates are also signaling a buy in gold prices. Take some time to check out my video. At the end, I’m going to ask you to join my newsletter service, which I truly hope you do. But either way, take some time to check out the information on this gold leasing market. It could be an easy way to massive gains.

Until next time,

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Luke Burgess

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In his early 30s, gold and natural resource investor Luke Burgess managed to do something most traders never achieve in a lifetime. After being bullish on gold starting in 2004, he exited all of his precious metal positions just eight weeks prior to the correction in gold prices beginning in October 2011… the exact top of the market. But after watching gold and the natural resource market continue to suffer month after month, Luke jumped back into the game and is more bullish than ever.
As an editor at Energy & Capital, Luke’s analysis and market research reaches hundreds of thousands of investors everyday. Luke is also the investment director of Angel Publishing’s new Secret Stock Files. newsletter, which helps investors leverage the future supply/demand imbalance that he believes could be key to a cyclical upswing in the hard asset markets. For more on Luke, go to his editor’s page.

Source: Will County News