Of course, Larry and I want to thank U-46 CEO Tony Sanders for spending the hour with myself and our listeners. We discussed:
- Legionnaires Disease
- Tony continuing to serve as CEO
- School boundaries
- All day kindergarten
- Anti-bullying programs
- Unfunded Mandates
- Dealing with school shootings, and
- How U-46 high school football teams are doing (better than the Bears!)
But why listen to me when you can listen for yourself right here!
Thursday! The smiling conservative will be back when we’ll talk about an EDP officer getting his job back and a fight at the Kane County Jail. Until then…
That’s right! And we’re gonna talk about a number of topics including:
- How U-46 handled the Legionnaires disease discovery
- How will school boundaries likely shift
- How the board won’t move forward with a new head honcho search until Tony can be in the mix
- School safety in the wake of the Oregon shooting
That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. It’s the only political talk show that matters!
And you can listen to it right here:
Of course, Larry and I want to thank U-46 School Board member Cody Holt for calling in and explaining a recent no vote. Regardless of whether you like Cody’s political leanings or not, you have to give any public official credit for saying they’re still in the learning stage.
Then the Smiling Conservative and I, once and for all, put to rest any notion that the City of Elgin was anything, but fair to the now shuttered Gasthaus Zur Linde. In the end, though they had all sorts of options and more chances than most of us get in lifetime, that business shut itself down because they failed to live up to the terms of agreements to which they readily signed their name.
On Monday, U-46 CEO Tony Sanders joins your truly for the entire hour. Until then…
With the smiling Conservative back at my side, we’ll be talking to Cody Holt (by phone) about his bullying consultancy “no” vote. Is it really fair to lump him in with fellow Board Member Jeanette Ward’s anti-gay dissenting statement? We’ll find out!
Then Larry and I will give you the real story on the Gasthaus Zur Linde’s closing – not the stilted version offered by a local reporter and the downtown Elgin cabal who love nothing more than to disparage anyone who isn’t them. The truth is, the Gasthaus had more chance than most of us get in a lifetime and all they had to do was apply for the appropriate liquor license.
That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. Don’t miss it!
Before we get to the show, Larry and I want to thank Monday supersub Kurt Kozjarek for filling in for the last two months. We both greatly appreciate it!
- How State Senator Mike Noland is trying to get folks to pay him to stop annoying them (which is a strategy that might just work for him!)
- What Speaker John Boehner’s unexpected retirement will mean for Washington Republicans
- The fallout from the most recent Republican debate
And you can listen to it all right here:
The Smiling Conservative will be back in the Left, Right and You saddle on Thursday when we’ll talk about all sorts of local news. Until then…
And today was a day of agreement between your favorite co-hosts because sane liberals and conservatives have more in common than either side would like to admit!
As far as U-46 School Board member Jeanette Ward goes, given her “gay is a choice” pronouncement among many others, her effectiveness as a school board member is finished. And if Cody Holt doesn’t divorce himself from her, he will soon follow suit.
Not only that, but the Streamwood Park District is in for a world of hurt if they don’t start coughing up the appropriate documents and explaining their runaway spending. It ain’t easy to get the BGA on your Butt, but they managed to do it!
And to put the period on the Left, Right and You sentence, not only is Elgin doing the right thing by arming their police officers with body cameras, but they got a $250,000 grant to do just that!
The Smiling Conservative and I would also like to thank Lisa and Sue for calling in with some cogent points!
Monday! Kurt Kozjarek will be back in the hot seat when we’ll talk about the fallout from the last Republican debate. Until then…
With the Smiling Conservative back at my right hand (where else would he be?), as you might imagine, we’ve got a lot to talk about! Not the least of which is U-46 School Board member Jeanette Ward voting against a proposed anti-bullying program despite the fact it will save the district $500,000 in the first year alone!
To learn why Ms. Ward voted no, you’ll have to listen to the show. But trust me, this one’s a doozy even for her!
Then the Streamwood Park District has managed to get the attention of the BGA which isn’t easy for a small suburban government entity to do. And their defense against the press prying into that board’s runaway spending is almost as good as Ms. Ward’s last School Board meeting statement.
Time permitting, we’ll get former police chief Larry’s take on body cameras for all Elgin police officers. And the City just got the grant to buy ’em too.
That’s Left, Right and You, Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. with the Smiling Conservative, Larry Jones, and me, the Curmudgeonly Liberal, on WRMN AM1410. This one will be entertaining – I promise!