- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
To The Editor: Trust the man of experience
When I was a youngster growing up, my Dad reminded me of two things. Don’t talk about religion and politics. For the most part, I listened to that advice. However, as I get older and hopefully wiser, I just can’t sit back and not share my ideals or opinion, especially on the direction politicians are taking this country.
There is a man that I have known for close to 30 years that I respect and trust as a man of his word. His name is Bobby Schilling. He is a family man, and by any measure, he is a good father, husband and friend. He has worked diligently to provide for his family, worked for wages (like most of us) and operated a successful business. To me, this qualifies him on a level of experience that many, if not most, politicians fall short. The politicians that have been getting elected seem to be able to convince an electorate of how well they could run a county, region or state, but they can’t seem to balance their own checkbook! I think we have had about all we can endure of that kind of leadership! How about you?
The man I would like to introduce to you is Bobby Schilling. I don’t think he is a politician! I think he is a statesman!
Port Byron, Ill.
From the Dec. 16-22, 2009 issue