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- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Belvidere attorney to run as Green Party candidate for Illinois Attorney General
David F. Black, an attorney from Belvidere, has announced a second run for Illinois Attorney General on the 2010 Green Party ticket.
When he ran in 2006, Black received more than 100,000 votes, despite being kept off the ballot by the Democrats until two months before Election Day.
Black will be running as part of a Green Party slate headed by Rich Whitney for governor and LeAlan Jones for United States Senate.
“I am running to give Illinois voters a real choice,” Black said. “The incumbent has raised millions of dollars in campaign contributions. I will not accept campaign donations from corporations or any person doing business with the state. Principles must become more important than money to end politics as usual in Illinois.”
Black pledged, if elected, to marshal the resources to the Attorney General’s Office to protect the rights of all citizens, including access to a woman’s right to reproductive choice and the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgendered people.
Black supports the Green Party’s efforts to abolish the death penalty. He favors what he calls a more sensible approach to issues surrounding drug use, emphasizing treatment rather than incarceration for non-violent drug offenders.
from the Aug 12-18, 2009 issue