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[ • 7 Mar 2017 • 4 Comments ]
Democracy and contested elections aren’t very popular within the New Trier Caucus, But if you’re tired of high taxes and not thrilled with being told who you must vote for, this year promises to be different for voters looking for a more transparent and responsive government. For the 2017 election season, New Trier Township has some new candidates, Kathy Myalls, Bob Costello, and Stacey Woehrle, running as independents, who are upsetting the status quo of high taxes and big spending...


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[ • 3 Mar 2017 • One Comment ]
New Trier Seminar Supporter “My sense is that this day is overwhelmingly popular across political lines, and that the opposition, although clearly well organized and very vocal, is very small.” Superintendent Linda Yonke Yonke, asserting that while the district and administration has been getting a lot of phone calls and emails, the vast majority of them are supportive. “Of course I’ve heard from some people who disagree, but the communications I’ve received are overwhelmingly...


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[ • 27 Feb 2017 • No Comment ]
What could be worse than bankruptcy for an Illinois town or city? An assetless bankruptcy. That’s when even a formal bankruptcy proceeding can’t help because there’s nothing to work with. It’s when the bank owns everything and nothing is left. That’s when it’s lights out. But that’s just what Senate Bill 10 would make more likely. It’s one of the twelve bills comprising the “grand bargain” now under consideration in Springfield. It would assure that bondholders — who you can...


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[ • 24 Feb 2017 • 2 Comments ]
Earlier this month Donald Trump took moments off his blizzard of presidential orders–constitutional and otherwise– to pay cursory tribute to Black History Month. Ironically, he praised an historic figure whose words still  inspire and justify the protest demonstrations going on against him and today– as they have inspired marchers for peace, civil rights, women’s rights and social justice for generations. Trump noted the new African American Museum of History and Culture...


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[ • 24 Feb 2017 • No Comment ]
Illinois is a different story. I’ve spent most of my adult life here; for more than 25 years I’ve called Chicagoland home. I started a business and raised my family here. But the more I’ve watched the city of Chicago and the state flail about in the last few years, unable to protect its citizens and unwilling to put its fiscal house in order, the more convinced I’ve become that maybe it’s time for Illinois to leave the Union – as a favor to the rest of America. In the city of Chicago,...


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[ • 23 Feb 2017 • No Comment ]
Kathy Myalls, Bob Costello, and Stacey Woehrle are independent candidates for the New Trier Township Board of Trustees. Learn more about Kathy, Bob, and Stacey and their plans for New Trier Township here.
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