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The Daily Constitutional: Presidential Power Over Immigration

By KrisAnne Hall Does the President have authority over immigration?  That question cannot be answered by quoting a particular article, section, and clause.  Only application of proper Constitutional principles will answer that question. First, we must consider whether immigration is a power even delegated to the federal government.  The answer to that question is yes and no.  The authority to create “an uniform Rule of Naturalization” is vested in the federal government.  However, not everything our federal government currently considers as immigration falls under this delegation. The power over foreign immigration is delegated through Article 1 section 8 clause...

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Sparks Fly At Savanna City Council

Savanna Fire Department Bay Work Comes In Under Budget, And Under Fire BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org SAVANNA — Sparks flew at the most recent Savanna City Council meeting regarding the repair work for the Fire Department bay floor. At the July 10 meeting at City Hall, Finance Committee Chairman Christine Lee told the council that the bills for the Fire Department repairs had come in at around $40,000, significantly less than the budgeted amount of $50,000. Alderman Roger Husband asked Fire Chief Shawn Picolotti if the $30,455 spent for repair of the fire bay floor represented completion of...

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Thomson OK’s Online Payments

Investigating Possible Grocery Store and Firearm Ordinance, and Prohibiting Burning and E-Cigs BY MICHAEL MILLER For RiverReader.org THOMSON — Thomson residents will be able to make payments to the city online by credit and/or debit card, thanks to action taken by the village board at the July 9 regular board meeting. Trustee Charlotte Daehler reported that a representative from Govpay.net, the system that allows residents to pay bills online, spoke to the committee. Daehler said there was essentially no cost to the city for the service. In this case, she said, “the cost is put on the consumer.” Office...

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Something New: First Friday Fundraisers At The Valentine

Historic Preservation Can Be Fun With The Cornerstone Project, NFP RiverReader Staff Report DOWNTOWN LANARK — Mark your calendars for the inaugural First Friday event, hosted by the Cornerstone Project, NFP, in the Valentine Building in downtown Lanark. The Open House is set from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6, and features Live Music by The Southpaw Stance and their Americana/Folk/Rock sound. “Come in and check out the space, enjoy the music, and support our work preserving Lanark’s historic buildings,” said Cornerstone Project President Jim Wyeth. Framed art, popcorn, and lemonade are available for a donation or...

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TLP Goes The Full Monty – Starts Thursday!

Timber Lake Playhouse Presents The Rousing Musical Comedy  Through July 15 RiverReader.org Staff Report MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse, the professional summer theatre of Northwest Illinois, will present Terrence McNally and David Yazbek’s, The Full Monty, July 5 to 15, at the playhouse in Mount Carroll. Paul Stancato, artistic director at Timber Lake Playhouse, will direct the musical. In this Americanized musical stage version adapted from the 1997 British film of the same name, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers, low on both cash and prospects, decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives’...

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Mon 27

Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 27

Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

August 27 @ 7:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Freeport Monday

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Al-Anon Meets in Mount Carroll

September 3 @ 7:00 pm

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