Thursday, February 28, 2013

Editorial: Congress Just Doesn't Get It

The US House, which has adjourned for a long weekend, and the US Senate have failed to resolve the looming fiscal crisis of draconian across-the-board-cuts to essential programs.

I don't care what party you support, Congress just doesn't get it. You don't pull money out of the economy when we're coming out of the recession.

Congress is responsible for the federal budget, not the President, and not some unnamed bureaucrat, despite bellyaching to the contrary. Put aside the grandstanding and work to solve the problem.

President Obama stated:

"Today, Republicans in the Senate faced a choice about how to grow our economy and reduce our deficit. And instead of closing a single tax loophole that benefits the well-off and well-connected, they chose to cut vital services for children, seniors, our men and women in uniform and their families. They voted to let the entire burden of deficit reduction fall squarely on the middle class. I believe we should do better. We should work together to reduce our deficit in a balanced way – by making smart spending cuts and closing special interest tax loopholes. That’s exactly the kind of plan Democrats in the Senate have proposed. But even though a majority of Senators support this approach, Republicans have refused to allow it an up-or-down vote – threatening our economy with a series of arbitrary, automatic budget cuts that will cost us jobs and slow our recovery. Tomorrow I will bring together leaders from both parties to discuss a path forward. As a nation, we can’t keep lurching from one manufactured crisis to another. Middle-class families can’t keep paying the price for dysfunction in Washington. We can build on the over $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction we’ve already achieved, but doing so will require Republicans to compromise. That’s how our democracy works, and that’s what the American people deserve."


Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tom McNamara for Alderman, February 28th

Rockford, IL – Please attend the campaign kick off fundraiser for Democratic candidate for Rockford Alderman, Tom McNamara.

What: Tom McNamara for 3rd Ward Alderman fundraiser
Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Location: The Lombardi Club, 209 Olive Street, Rockford, IL

Contribution levels: 
 $500.00 Campaign Sponsor
 $250.00 Event Sponsor 

 $100.00 Sponsor 
 $25.00 Family 
 $15.00 Individual

Hors d’Oeuvres & Refreshments will be served

Please contact (815) 209-6640 for more information. 


Monday, February 25, 2013

David Soll For Loves Park City Council

Loves Park, IL – David Soll, candidate for Loves Park City Council, is having a campaign fundraiser Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Tuesday, at the Backyard Bar & Grill at Windsor/Rt 251 at 5:30 PM.

The requested donation is $20 a person; $35 a couple.

Let more about his campaign at:

Editor's note: Mr. Soll is young,  energetic and bright; I encourage you to support David Soll.


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bill Robertson, former Rockford Fire Chief and alderman, passes away

ROCKFORD (WREX) - A former Rockford Fire Chief, turned Rockford Alderman loses his battle with cancer. Bill Robertson will be missed by those he worked alongside for decades.

Rockford native Bill Robertson began his time with the fire department in 1972. He worked his way up through the ranks, eventually becoming fire chief...

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(Our condolences to Bill's family and friends, he will be missed.)

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Theater - Arsenic and Old Lace

Come out to Belvidere to see "Arsenic and Old Lace"

Arsenic and Old Lace, presented by Main Street Players of Boone County

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 7 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 2 PM

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7 PM
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 2 PM

Where: Community Building, 111 W 1st St, Belvidere, IL

Contact, ticket and direction information at:

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Baltimore Ravens Win Super Bowl XLVII

The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.

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