Thursday, July 8, 2010

Congressman Don Manzullo - Illinois' 16th Congressional District

Congressman Don Manzullo

Click on the following for Mr. Manzullo’s campaign website:  Congressman Don Manzullo - Illinois' 16th Congressional District

George Gaulrapp For Congress | District 16 United States Representative


George Gaulrapp meeting Barack ObamaAs the Mayor of the City of Freeport, I am called upon to solve many problems. Thankfully, many of those problems have local solutions and we’ve tackled and solved a great number of them over the five years I have been in office. Everyday more people approach me and say, “Mayor, I really need a job.” There are things we can do locally to bring jobs to northern Illinois; however, the loss of jobs in our area and throughout our country is not a local problem, but a national one. It is one issue that must be addressed by our federal government.
George Gaulrapp, Jim Sacia and Dick Durbin That’s the number one reason why I am running for Congress. We need representation in Washington that understands how critical the loss of jobs – particularly manufacturing jobs – is to our communities. Our working families are feeling the pressure of soaring health care costs, rising grocery prices, and higher prices on just about everything else. We need representation that understands that there is a difference between fair trade and free trade. We won’t be able to bring jobs home to our country if we
are competing on an uneven playing field. As long as we have an import-export imbalance with countries that don’t compete fairly on human rights, fair wages, and the environment, we won’t be successful in bringing jobs back to the United States. I want to make our local corporations more competitive by rewarding them when they retain and keep jobs in the United States. I am committed to investing in a strong and more educated workforce.
I take pride in the open door policy that I’ve maintained during my tenure as Mayor and I pledge to continue that transparency as a US Congressman. No single person has all the answers and I know from experience that a great deal of wisdom, as well as a wealth of ideas, comes from the people I represent as Mayor. Listening to their concerns has definitely made me a better mayor. My pledge to you is that I will work with others to find a solution to our ever growing list of problems. We live in the greatest nation and we can solve any problem as long as we do it together.
George Gaulrapp


Click on the following for more of  George Gaulrapp’s Campaign site:  George Gaulrapp For Congress | District 16 United States Representative

Home Page for Ancel Glink

This Chicago law firm [with a local office in Crystal Lake] gives many answers to questions regarding local government and the open meetings act.  There are many free downloads available.  Take a look if you are interested.


Click on the following for more details:  Home Page for Ancel Glink

Economy on cruise control in 2010 and 2011

According to participants in the Chicago Fed’s annual Automotive Outlook Symposium, solid economic growth is forecasted for the nation this year and in 2011. Inflation is expected to remain contained, but the unemployment rate is anticipated to remain high. Light vehicle sales are forecasted to improve moderately in 2010 and 2011.

More than 60 economists and analysts from business, academia, and government attended the conference.

Click on the following for the complete report of analysts  in the auto industry:   Chicago Fed Letter - Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Mt. Prospect unhappy with new state sign rule

new state statute that takes away their ability to set time limits on when people can display political signs.

Currently, a Mount Prospect ordinance prohibits residents from keeping the signs on private property two days past an election. The new rule eliminates that time restraint

The rule goes into effect on Jan. 1 and affects only private property. Candidates and their supporters still won't be able to put signs on public property

Click on the following for more details:Daily Herald | Mt. Prospect unhappy with new state sign rule