Let’s get back to our current recurring contention that, with rare exception, even the most well-intentioned of politicians can only represent their own experience. And
Month: May 2014
Holy crap! It’s Gwyneth Paltrow!
(Please accept my pre-apology for the foul language used in this post. It’s just that, when applied appropriately and used sparingly, it can be quite
Another View: Todd Martin was there
While I watched the festivities from the comfort of my home office, TheFirstWard contributor Todd Martin actually was at that Wednesday Elgin City Council meeting.
The 5-29 edition of Left, Right and You is…
… right here: Considering all the consternation surrounding her appointment, Larry and I truly want to thank new Elgin City Councilwoman Rose Martinez and current
The answer to John Prigge and Terry Gavin? Ignore them!
So there I was, all set to take aldermen John Prigge and Terry Gavin on regarding their blatantly disrespectful May 28 Elgin city council behavior,
Quick Hit: Barnes & Noble, you haven’t changed a bit
Is it just me, or is big box brick and mortar retail completely lost? Like newspapers, they seem to be convinced that if you simply
When Jim Oberweis is the voice of reason (sort of)
Apparently having far too much time on their hands, last January, the Madison County Health Department shut down 11 year-old Troy resident Chloe Stirling’s $200
Sneak Preview: Kaptain and Martinez on Left, Right and You!
That’s right dear listeners! Larry and I are looking forward to sitting down with Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain and newest city councilman Rosamaria Martinez. We’ll
Some Memorial Day thoughts
I can’t tell you what a relief it is to see that, on occasion, we actually do seem to learn from our mistakes. Because when
How to get what you want at a city council meeting
Last week, First Ward contributor and citizen activist Todd Martin took to that Elgin City Council podium to explain exactly why they should lease the