Category: Policy

Parkland students showing political strength since shooting

Last of two parts J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company magazine continues his updates of the fatal shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla.. “The movement’s strength resides in the roughly four million Americans who will turn 18 this year and be able to influence the midterm...

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Request: Emotional-support chickens in Montgomery

Montgomery resident Luke Villotti spoke at the Montgomery Village Board meeting Monday regarding his emotional-support chickens in the back yard of his home in the 2900 block of Shetland Lane. He said there has been a lot of conjecture, misinformation, and bias about his emotional-support animals. He said he served...

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Comment on City of Aurora government housing codes

Aurora resident Rick Lawrence thanks mayor of Aurora Richard Irvin and city of Aurora employees at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. He said many homes in his neighborhood around Aurora University have been used as rooming houses and run as businesses since 2007. He said the current code allows...

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No one above the law in the U.S., including the president

Someone needs to alert Donald Trump: There is no get-out-of-jail-free” card just for being president. According to Trump’s Twitter feed, he believes that he has an absolute right to pardon himself of any crimes for which he might be charged while serving in office. He’s not alone in this imperial...

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Parkland five teens formed #NeverAgain movement

First of two parts J.J. McCorvey, of FastCompany contributed the following article which brings up to date the fatal shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. February 14. “Cameron Kasky recalls the eerie realization that descended upon the kids huddled in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSP) High School...

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Suggestions: Steps to create new U.S. foreign policy

How not to conduct foreign policy: Just follow the example of Donald J. Trump in all aspects of dealing with other sovereign nations, as follows: • Step one. Change the direction of your policy statements every day, based upon the opinion of the last person you speak to before retiring...

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Former site of Fox Valley Golf Course could become Lincoln Valley on the Fox

North Aurora resident James Laughead explains his concerns about a proposed residential development at the North Aurora Committee of the Whole meeting Monday which was moved to the North Aurora Police Department community room due to inoperable air-conditioning at the Village Hall. Proposed is a 374-unit subdivision at the former...

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Aurora Committee of the Whole sends two items to Council

By Amy Roth –  Two items that triggered debate in previous Aurora City Council meetings were included on the June 5 Committee of the Whole agenda. The meeting was held at City Hall. Scientel Solutions’ plan to build its national headquarters at 245 N. Eola Road, Aurora, just south of...

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Problems with U.S. government require us to take action

There are days I wake up, and I’m not sure what country I live in any more. There are days I wake up and want to go right back to sleep in the hopes that this surreal landscape of government-sanctioned injustice, corruption, and brutality, is just a really bad dream....

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In favor of Dreamers

Reverend Timothy Piasecki of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora reads to a group outside the Paramount Theatre Thursday, May 24. The immigrant rights organizations, Immigrant Liberation Alliance of Aurora, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage, and Indivisible Aurora, gathered to protest recent raids against immigrants and in favor of Dreamers who were brought...

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Speak up: Make activism count for more than politics

Those coming of age today will face some of the greatest obstacles ever encountered by young persons. In addition to being overtaxed and underemployed, they will be forced to march in lockstep with a government that no longer exists to serve the people, but which demands they be obedient slaves...

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Just a thought on possible Nobel Peace Prize for president

A Nobel Peace Prize for Donald J. Trump? Already, Republicans in Congress are cobbling together the required application to be presented to the Nobel Prize Committee. They cite the upcoming talks between Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Un-jong, which may result in the long-awaited end to the Korean War...

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West Aurora School Board vacancy for one year

The West Aurora School District 129 is accepting submittals of those interested to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of the Board seat of Amie Thompson. The individual selected will serve on the School Board from the dates of June 18 through April 15, 2019. The candidate questionnaire can...

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Authoritarian government allows stifling over-regulation

We work under the weight of countless tyrannies, large and small, carried out in the name of the national good by an elite class of government officials who are largely insulated from the ill effects of their actions, and inflicted on an overtaxed, overregulated, and underrepresented populace. Consider, for example,...

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Concerns about pulling out of Iran deal, Paris Accord

By Judd Lofchie –  I am very concerned about president Donald Trump’s pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. This action, along with pulling us out of the Paris Climate Accord, may have a chilling effect on our foreign policy. It has nothing to do with being anti-Trump or a...

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Changes to city of Aurora animal wildlife response policy

Anna Payton, Aurora Animal Care and Control (AACC) manager, answers questions Tuesday at the Aurora Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting in City Hall. The change to the animal wildlife response policy is to decrease operational costs and City liability. AACC will respond to calls for bats in living spaces...

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Sovereignty of American dream on shaky ground

We have no real property rights. Think about it. That house you live in, the car you drive, the small, or not so small, acreage of land that has been passed down through your family, or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in...

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Relatively good news: State comptroller Mendoza

Comptroller for the state of Illinois, Susana Mendoza, presented recent numbers with the State’s finances, including the success of the Debt Transparency Act at the office of the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Monday. “Today, it’s relatively good news amongst the bad news with the State’s finances, she said.” “Services...

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Reader’s Voice: Rising up to protect the whole

April 30, 2018 Dear editor; I was pleased to find I am in the company of great thinkers, such as Nietzsche, who need to get away to contemplate or write because of a mind full of thoughts. A lot of times I think about our government and our participation as...

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Presentation on positive effects cannabinoids have on the human body

Rick Niksic, left, an education and outreach representative with Greenhouse, a licensed medical marijuana dispensary and pharmacy, shares a presentation at the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday. He spoke about the positive effects cannabinoids have on the human body. Patients as young as four suffering from seizures can make it...

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