This is the May 28, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

First, that Smiling Conservative and I want to thank Kurt Kozjarek for coming on and shining the light on all things Kane County. We love having Kurt on the show (despite his love for strippers).

Larry, Kurt and JeffThen the three of us discussed whether a school board faction should be printing newsletters denouncing the other team and holding town hall meetings after they’re already elected.

It’s not that Larry and I agree on everything, its’ the fact that we have the bleepin’ sense God gave a billygoat to understand what works and what doesn’t work within the vast political spectrum. That’s what makes Left, Right and You work!

And in that regard we want to thank Lisa for calling in and sharing her viewpoint on the infamous town hall meeting because she was actually there!

Monday! Elgin City Manager Sean Stegall comes on for what, I’m sure, will be a fascinating conversation! Until then…

It’s almost Left, Right and You go time!

I know you missed us on Monday, but we’re back with a vengeance baby!

Today! Having rescued County Board Member Kurt Kozjarek from that formerly undisclosed location, he will join the Smiling Conservative and me to talk about all of the County goings on which includes things like:

  • Lawsuits brought on behalf of strip club owners
  • Is there hope for the Kane County Sheriff?
  • Why Coroner Rob Russell has more trouble staying within budget than a Geneva housewife with 8 credit cards
  • Those eminently interesting anti-Longmeadow Parkway bridge folks who apparently overslept 20 years.

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Then, Larry and I will move on to the Standards Based Grading Town Hall flop hosted by U-46 School Board members Cody Holt and Jeannette Ward. Not only did this type of pandering completely backfire, but it’s utterly inappropriate and irresponsible for sitting board members to go around the very Board on which they serve in an effort to undermine a precept that was duly voted on by the full board.

If either board member wants to call in at 847-931-1410 we would be happy to hear from them.

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 Liberal Curmudgeon, on WRMN AM1410. I wouldn’t miss this one!

This is the May 21, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

And the Smiling Conservative and I want to thank 65th District State Rep Steve Andersson for coming on the show and sharing some really interesting insights about the process in Springfield. You’ll want to listen to the show just for that!

Andersson2Then, using my damaged right knee as a prime example, we discussed how American medical practices leave so much to be desired. Why is it so difficult to get MRI approval?

By the way, Larry and I will be spending Memorial Day with our families, so no Monday show. Don’t worry! We’ll be back next Thursday! Until then…

Let Left, Right and You make your Thursday better!

We do have a slight change of plans for today! Fearing that Kane County Board member Kurt Kojzarek would show him up and steal his LR&Y seat, Larry picked up his college daughter early and is currently holding Kurt in a undisclosed location. So the Smiling Conservative will be with us after all!

I wish I could tell you what’s gonna happen with Kurt.

Since it’s been a while since I’ve gone on a rant, that steak ends today when we discuss my attempt to set up an MRI for my right knee. Why is it that so many medical practices treat you as if they’re the client?

Then we’ll talk with 65th District State Rep Steve Andersson who will provide us with his keen insights into what’s going on in the State Capital. It’s getting down to crunch time down there folks!

anderssonTime permitting, we’ll more thoroughly discuss Debra Diaz’ $16 million lawsuit against the Kane County Board for standing in the way of her Blackjacks Gentleman’s Club purchase. Larry and I told you so!

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 Liberal Curmudgeon, on WRMN AM1410. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

This is the May 21, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

Of course, the Smiling Conservative and I want to thank U-46 CEO Tony Sanders for coming on the show, being such a great guest, and, once and for all, addressing the Kane County Clerk’s tax error that’s so drastically affected the district. Again, if the Kane County U-46 portion of your tax bill is much higher this year, the school district had nothing to do with it.

It would be nice if Jack Cunningham and his staff took responsibility for their mistake by putting themselves out in front of this one, but, given past experience, I can tell you with certainty that will never happen.

Tony SandersWe also talked about the new U-46 school board,Tony’s school funding reform efforts, my favorite Principal, Lavonne Smiley, and some of the good things going on in U-46.

Thursday! County Board member and political pundit Kurt Kozjarek will fill in for Larry and fill us in on what’s going on at the County. Until then…

Left, Right and You always makes Mondays better!

The Smiling Conservative and I are gonna start your week off right with an in-studio visit by U-46 CEO Tony Sanders, We’ll be talking about:

  • The property tax problem and what (and who) really caused it
  • The newly seated school board members and what they mean for U-46
  • The school funding fixes Tony is lobbying for in Springfield
  • And some of the good stuff going on in U-46

SandersThat’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 Liberal Curmudgeon, on WRMN AM1410. Don’t miss it!

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This is the May 14, 2015 edition of Left, Right and You!

Larry and I want to offer a huge thank you to local Elgin businessman and legalized Illinois sports betting proponent Michael Butirro for coming into the studio and sharing his ideas. Both Larry and I think he’s on to something.

Mike ButirroWe also want to tip our Left, Right, and You hats to Kari Christensen, project manager for the proposed downtown Elgin Shared Harvest Co-op grocer store. Let me tell ya folks, this is one local activist group that has their act together – Kari even managed to change Larry’s mind.

And it was a lot of fun to have two people on who not only have a vision for Elgin, but are willing to act on those thoughts.

Monday! U-46 CEO Tony Sanders comes into the studio to discuss tax issues, the new school board, and where the school district is headed. Until then…