- Boys’ basketball holiday tournament tips off tonight
- Ribbon-cutting for Children’s Holiday Shoppe Nov. 26; shop is open Nov. 29-Dec. 21
- Rockford Rescue Mission invites community to Thanksgiving banquet Nov. 26
- Rockton’s new business district welcomes family owned Dr. Detail U.S. Cellular
- 2014 Illinois Emerging Writers Competition winners named
- Open house for new library executive director tonight
- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
Panel of constitutional advocates joins citizens at Rockford town hall
From press release
As a follow-up to the recent town hall meetings held by senators and House representatives across the United States, a group of local citizens have invited a panel of 10 experts from around the state of Illinois to join in the discussion of the constitutionality of various legislation. Topics will include health care reform, income taxes, and cap and trade.
The town hall meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St., in downtown Rockford. The panel of advocates have been assembled from around the state; some of the members include Kurt Kallenbach, the man who completed the
One-Man March to Washington, D.C.
; Dr. Bob Pfluger, Ph.D.; Ray Swenson, professor of U.S. history at Rock Valley College; Pastor Ron Teed, of Village Church of Wheaton; and Rick Wos, from Morton Grove.
The meeting was scheduled because after the recent town hall meetings with representatives, some citizens have been left with more questions than answers. Many questions were directed toward the constitutionality of various legislation, including H.R. 3200 (America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009), so these experts will offer definitive answers and make recommendations as to what can be done. The panel will discuss the impact of constitutionality of various issues and will field questions from the public.
From the September 9-15, 2009 issue