Breast cancer screenings: Research shows that cancer screenings save lives. Detecting cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment, improves survival rates and cuts overall medical costs in Illinois.
Dangers of online dating: I have thought long and hard about writing about dating online.
ComEd politics: I agree with the recent News-Sun article on Power Companies. To note: ComEd spokesman Fidel Marquez Jr. said customers would be happy if Governor Quinn’s veto might not hold up?
Pardon John Kirkaou: Though he did not participate in torture, ex-CIA agent John Kiriakou was the first person to publicly acknowledge the Bush administration’s inhumane abuse of detainees.
Richmond has a future: For several years now I’ve been reading about Jereme Richmond and his relationship with the law.
Seconds count: Even though I am not connected with law enforcement in any way, I take offense to any 14-year-old criticizing the manner in which police officers operate their squad cars.
Proposed Internet Tax: Recently Senator Durbin was successful in obtaining a test vote in the U.S. for what is officially known as the Market Fairness Act of 2013 (referred to as the “Internet sales tax” bill).
Lab animals: World Week for Animals in Laboratories this week spotlights the millions of animals who suffer and die each year in research and testing. This is an important time to address the myth that animal experiments are a “necessary evil,” essential for medical progress.
Other remedies In response to “Medical marijuana.” The person wanted an explanation as to where is the crime. It goes much deeper than what we have been led to believe. First of all, cancer doesn’t kill people; it’s the treatment that kills. Chemotherapy had been …
Earth Day everyday: April is a time to celebrate our environment and appreciate the air and water we need to live. At the League of Women Voters, we try to celebrate Earth Day everyday by working to make the environment safer from pollutants, by defending the Clean Air and Clean Water acts, and by standing up for people not polluters.
Security concerns: We let our guard down and started to breathe easily and what happened? Someone or somebody in this world hates us so bad that they don’t care who they hurt or kill.
Second Amendment: I hear and read all the discussion about the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. I quote, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Marriage equality: Objections to marriage equality focus on religious beliefs. However, Illinois’ proposed Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act takes these concerns into account by exempting any clergy member or religious organization from performing any marriage that they do not wish to perform.
Helping neighbors: I want to express our tremendous gratitude to the Help Them To Hope organization and its donors for their continuing support of the work and mission of COOL Ministries (Christian Outreach of Lutherans).
Protectionists: Since the recession of 2008, property owners in Lake County and nationwide have seen dramatic drops in market values, and in response, tax appeals have gone steadily up.
Yearly rate hikes: It’s hard to argue that giving Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas yearly rate hikes — without them first proving that they actually need those rate hikes —is fair public policy. But that’s the plan the utilities are pushing in Springfield with Senate Bill 1665/House Bill 2414.