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By MaryAnn Ahern
| Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 | Updated 11:36 PM CST
The Republican candidates for governor square off in their first debate, but the frontrunner was missing. MaryAnn Ahern reports.
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Tuesday was the first of several forums planned in advance of the GOP primary for Illinois gov-ernor.
Three of the candidates, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard attended the Will County Tea Party forum in Plainfield, but the front-runner — Bruce Rauner — was a no-show.
An empty chair was placed on stage for Rauner, who asked that a surrogate read an opening statement for him, a request that was denied.
The questions ranged from jobs to education.
Brady said he plans to abolish the State Board of Education if he’s elected governor.
Rutherford was asked about his views on same sex marriage.
“I think we need to be very sensitive about this kind of a discussion. Is it perfect to be in a world that has a man and a woman bearing their natural-born child? Sure it is. But it isn’t a perfect world we live in,” Rutherford said.
Dillard was asked about Rauner’s claim that union bosses control politicians.
“I’ve taken money from the Operating Engineers, that’s a private union, and they’re concerned, and they support me because they believe I’m the best candidate,” Dillard said.
Earlier this week, Rauner said all of the attention he’s receiving and questions about using clout to get his daughter into Walter Payton Prep stem from his high poll numbers.
“I’m an independent guy, I can’t be bought, bribed or intimidated,” Rauner said.
Rauner initially said he would only attend five public forums, but has now changed his mind and will also attend an extra one later this week.
After the forum, a straw poll was taken that included Rauner’s name. The results will be an-nounced Wednesday morning.
Ficarello Candidate for Will County Sheriff “CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
November 5, 2013 Editor No Comments
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, […]
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, in lieu of extended jail time. The alternative sentencing will not only help the taxpayer by reducing inmate housing costs due to the sentence time being exchanged for manual labor, but also provide these low risk offenders an opportunity to learn life skills and repay the community.
The placement in this type of alternative sentencing must meet certain eligibility and the individual must agree to the terms and rules of the program. The sentenced inmate must be physically capable and able to work in all weather.
The sentenced inmate must also pay a one-time insurance fee and processing fee prior to participation in this program. The processing fee will be utilized to provide special clothing for both the job being performed and exposure to the elements/climate.
These sentenced individuals will work only in approved work settings for governmental institutions, or non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. They will be supervised by sworn officers, and will operate five days a week. A civilian coordinator will provide management of the various job assignments throughout the community. Failure to meet the terms of the program or a break in the rules will result in spending the rest of their sentence in a general population setting with the full sentencing reinstated.
Inmates in this program who have not completed high school or attained a G.E.D. will be encouraged to participate in the G.E.D. program offered by the Support Services Division of the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
This program will provide a “Clear Path” for inmates to learn the responsibility of hard work, serving their sentence and providing a positive experience by giving something back to the community, and encouraged enrollment in the Sheriff’s G.E.D. program. Also contact with various charitable organizations could provide help for these individuals once they have completed their sentencing.
The “Clear Path Program” will be evaluated after one year to analyze the cost, benefits and savings resulting from the program.
A future contingency of this plan would allow individuals sentenced to probation/supervision, including hours of community service, to also participate in a plan of a similar environment.
Will County has in my opinion excessive regulations. An example is the use of Aerial Photos to initiate code violations. I have been trying since April to amend the Ordinance to not allow it. Finally in October I am getting movement and it will be going to a vote either in October or November.
From beautiful Homer Glen, I know it is somewhat dangerous everywhere, but when you leave Homer Glen, or for that matter Will County the degree of danger increases. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/class-for-conceal-carry-is-your-2nd-amendment-right I am not saying that a trip to Chicago is dangerous. I am saying that there is a higher probability of having a problem in Cook County as compared to Will County and other Collar Counties. Flash mob attacks, carjacking, muggings, and drive by shootings form this perception. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/the-right-to-own-a-weapon-protects-our-freedom
I believe that open and concealed carry laws which are our right according to the second amendment would end some if not the majority of the insecurity I feel when I leave Homer Glen. The “Bad” guys seek weak or easy victims. If they don’t know who is carrying a weapon, suddenly everyone becomes a deterrent to crime. The Illinois State Police is in favor of concealed carry. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1818862/posts http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-atlanta/open-carry-deters-armed-robbery-kennesaw
The Tea Party Organizers from Homer Lockport Tea Party, Joliet Tea Party, and Will County Tea Party Alliance recognize the importance of our second amendment right. We understand that carrying a gun on your person in Illinois is not legal. When you leave Illinois you can carry. The laws vary from State to State, but a conceal carry license from Utah is good in 32 States. That is why we are offering a legal class to be allowed to carry in certain States when leaving Illinois.
Our Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Class is a fun, exciting and very informative class. Our class covers everything from handgun styles, holsters and ammunition to the rules, laws and how to handle a confrontation. We provide you with all of the vital and necessary information to help you make the best decisions.
Under a Socialist Agenda we are experiencing a rapid decline in life toward that of a third world nation. People are waking up but many are still not paying attention. I we don’t stop Obama’s change we will never keep our standard of living, and loose our freedom. We just can’t take Freedom for granted. We now must fight for Freedom before it is gone.
It doesn’t matter if you are left or right, this video is about getting prepared for the coming decline which I fear this country must go through in order to return to the roots that made this country great.. Let me know your thoughts and feel free to pass along to your friends, neighbors, and family. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/freedom-lost
Understanding that spending causes Debt, and the Elected officials need to stop using our money to buy our votes with doing things for us. Remember the only money government has comes from the taxpayer.
From beautiful Homer Glen I am looking out the window at all the nice home’s , trees, and cars going by realizing that Homer glen will not exist as I know it in 10 short years if congress continues to keep on spending and borrowing so they can spend more. We have reached a pivotal point in the history of our great country when we either take action to reign in the debt, or let things keep on going toward our demise. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/debt-our-demise http://www.youtube.com/embed/VtVbUmcQSuk
Do we as a people realize what will happen shortly if nothing is done. We are better off to feel the pain now, rather than waiting till we have nothing left. The argument between the House of Representatives and the President along with the Senate; should start with spending NOTHING, and stopping all funding of any kind. Once we are at ZERO, they can fund what is absolutely a necessity, like the military. Our elected officials need to save our country. We are on the eve of financial destruction, and arguing about raising the debt ceiling. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/don-t-raise-the-debt-cieling We borrow money from anywhere we can get a loan and give that money away for some project or group with no way to pay back the loan. We pay the interest so we don’t default.
The entire mess was preventable, but we people were asleep at the wheel while our elected officials were wide awake and giving us THINGS to make us want to vote for them. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/the-compromise-that-killed-us
From beautiful Homer Glen, I was sitting at my desk, listening to Debbie K and the Freedom Band sing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”. It was very moving, made me think about all our country has been through, and how we have worked through good and bad times. God Bless our Military! Since the founding of our Nation, they have been our backbone. They are like Michael the Arch Angel and his legions of angels standing firmly for GOOD. Preserving and protecting the People, and Constitution of the United States of America from enemies both foreign and domestic is their Oath. They are the reason we speak English instead of German or some other language. They are the reason I have the ability to write this and you can read it. They truly are our protectors and have always accomplished that mission. We in the United States are a free people. I wrote the following in 1968, and find it appropriate today.
From Beautiful Homer Glen, I figured I would let everyone know that just because an elected official is not up for election, good work needs to be complimented. Making information about who has a FOID public is not a good thing. Many people in Homer Glen as well as in the State of Illinois have a FOID card. I don’t think this should be made public. I feel strongly that even having to get a registration violates 2nd amendment rights. Newspapers don’t need a registration to print the news, and no one is asking for one. When it comes to guns and Illinois, we are so used to the elected officials wanting to take our rights away, nothing is even said about being forced to registrar that you own a gun. Bad people will get and use guns. Laws don’t mean anything to them. Our elected officials in their wisdom create laws concerning the 2nd amendment that only work with good citizens. How many shootings are in the liberal cities where guns are strictly controlled?
Bill Brady Sponsored Legislation to Protect Privacy of FOID Card Holders. The Senate Executive Committee today unanimously approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Bill Brady to ensure that personal information about individuals who hold a Firearm Owners Identification Card is safeguarded and not disclosed except as necessary in a criminal investigation. The legislation, House Bill 3500, was prompted by a ruling from Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan that the Illinois State Police, which has maintained the confidentiality of information in its FOID Card database, should release the information. Brady said he expects a final vote in the Senate within the next week as the General Assembly works to complete its spring session. It passed the House 98-12 in April.
It is good to see some elected officials standing up for the Constitution, which is still the supreme law of the land. We need to have more of those we elect do the same.