- State Roundup: Union memo: Management threatens unsafe working conditions
- Performance review: Remote Treasurer employees pose problems
- Dimke: ‘I’m not going to retire’
- IMRF responds: Pay spiking against the rules
- Bill limits automated license plate readers
- Private uni’s subject to FOIA says House
- Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?
- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
To the Editor: The not-so-mighty Governor Quinn
Here we are, and it’s the gubernatorial race of Illinois again! But voting for Governor Pat Quinn wouldn’t be wise. Because he hasn’t single-handedly balanced the books. And guess who Governor Quinn blames for our state indebtedness? His predecessor, Rod Blagojevich! And this not-so-mighty Governor Quinn thinks that he could be elected again! But “fool me once, shame on you, and fool me twice, shame on me” or the taxpayers. Also, whenever our state prisons have become overfilled, capital punishment needs to prevail. Let’s get rid of the excess baggage by getting rid of the worst offenders (the murderers, etc.). As they said in the old Wild West, “Get a cheap piece of $2 rope and then (maybe) hang them all.”
But without “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth,” we shall not survive. Because there’s a revolving door system that needs to be addressed (ASAP) as soon as possible.
Philip J. Wilson
From the Nov. 3-9, 2010 issue