Category Archives: Politics

Com Ed apologizes

Com Ed apologizes

The utility which has admitted trying to bribe its way into favorable legislation sent its top people to state regulators Wednesday.MORE

Gov. Pritzker says mask up until 2021

Gov. Pritzker says mask up until 2021

By Dave Dahl SPRINGFIELD – Get used to wearing those masks. Gov. JB Pritzker says he sees an end date for the coronavirus mitigation measures, but that date is six or more months away. “We don’t have to do this forever,” said Pritzker. “You’ve seen there’s progress on vaccines and treatments, and we’re not there yet.…MORE


Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…

Everyone counts and you could make the difference

By Mike Matejka How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs?  To feed hungry families?  How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress?  Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share? There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census. The every ten year U.S. census,…