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Month: April 2017

Collective bargaining, on Eastland Finance Committee agenda

LANARK — The Finance Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the district office at the Eastland High School. Agenda items include discussion of a possible policy on sponsorship of co- or extra-curricular events; and a closed session regarding collective bargaining matters between the District and its employees, or deliberations concerning salary schedules of one or more classes of employees. For more information, contact Dr. Mark Hansen, superintendent, at mhansen@eastland308.com, or...

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Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education in Thomson, IL

Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education gave a presentation to the Jr. Stewards at the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center in Thomson, Illinois on Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The Stewards learned many things about raptors and ways people can help them survive and thrive along with how being in nature makes people smarter and healthier.  It’s never too late to be outside and learn from...

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Exercise your right to vote Tuesday, April 4

On Tuesday, April 4, voters across the 89th District go to the polls to cast their vote in the Municipal General Election. Historically, turnout for local elections has been as low as the single digits, and never has it reached as high a turnout as November elections. This sad reality has always baffled me because I think local elections are more impactful on our daily lives than national elections are. Of course, national elections for Congress and the presidency impact our income taxes, but local elections determine the direction of our community. Beyond our own current status, it’s not a stretch to say that our vote could in some small (or perhaps large) way play a role in our children’s and grandchildren’s future. And I don’t care who you vote for, I just hope that you exercise the most sacred freedom that we have in the United States. Whenever I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak directly to young people, I consistently make an effort to highlight the importance of voting. Someone told me the other day that he takes his son and daughter with him into the voting booth so that they understand from a young age that voting is important. I thought that was a wonderful idea! So here is my challenge to you this week: let’s be a good example for younger generations...

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