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Updated: January 4, 2013 6:08AM

Blood drive planned
to benefit Tia Carr

The community has been great at getting the word out and supporting Tia Carr by donating blood.

Please join us for our 8th blood drive in honor of Tia Carr at Oswego High School (Door 11) Dec. 21 from 3-8:30 p.m. You can register on line at or call 1-800-give life. Walk-ins are welcome to.

Tia Carr is a 17-year-old at Oswego High School. She has Common Variable Immune Deficiency, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Uvitis (Arthritis in the eyes).

As some of you may know it takes over 3,500 people for her one dose every 7 weeks. It helps her stay healthy and live a normal life. She made basketball and she is loving every minute of it. Tia has had a healthy year and God has continued to bless us. It doesn’t cost anything but your time. What a gift you will give to her, normal healthy life. Hope to see you all there. Thank you.

Lauri Carr

The Carrs


Great performance
at the Paramount

The official opening performance of “Annie” at the Paramount was wonderful. The well-trained and rehearsed cast performed magnificently.

The set was great and well done. Kudos to the staff, Jim the producer and of course to Tim Ratner for bringing these wonderful productions to Aurora.

Art & Barbara Sheridan


Coroner candidate
thanks supporters

Where does a person begin to thank people that are so dedicated and involved in a cause?

During the past couple of months there has been trying times in my personal and family life. It also was a busy time politically, during my campaign for Kendall County Coroner.

I would like to thank all of the people who helped during my campaign for coroner. Whether it was wishing me well, offering advice, walking door to door, making a donation, distributing flyers, help with yard signs, making phone calls, or just asking me and my wife if we were doing okay.

There are truly some great people in Kendall County who care what happens here and who care about the quality of life here. The experience of going door to door and speaking with the community was absolutely wonderful. I have met so many people and made some new friends in the process.

I would like to sincerely thank everyone that voted for me and turned out for the election. I wish the people of Kendall County well. Again thank you for your help, your votes, and your support.

Mike Dabney


Way too many
illegal drivers

It seems to me there are way too many illegal drivers on our streets today.

Either they are DUI offenders who drive without a license or illegal immigrants who drive under a false name with no proof of insurance or a valid drivers license.

If they are pulled over and show a fake I.D. and no proof of residence they should be deported. They get into car accidents and cause the real residence and citizens of our cities to pay more for car insurance.

Key word ILLEGAL immigrant! You want to live in America? Do it the right way. File for citizenship.

Protest all they want, no rights. Not citizens.

I realize not all of them are bad people, but using false information on an I.D. is a form of identity theft.

John Burke


Why send Democrats
to General Assembly?

Voters are sending Democrat Stephanie Kifowit to the Illinois House, along with re-electing Democrat Linda Chapa LaVia, who ran unopposed.

The question is, why? Under the leadership of House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate president James Cullerton, Illinois has become the worst fiscally managed state in the country, worse on a per capita basis than California.

Yet, Madigan and Cullerton, and all of the Democrats in the legislature, blithely act as if it’s no big deal; just keep electing us, they say.

Good luck to Kifowit as she takes her seat in the House. She’ll be just another Illinois Democrat who talks about ‘fiscal responsibility’ to the folks in the district, while voting with Madigan to continue to kick the can down the road until Illinois is completely bankrupt. Again, why do we keep sending Democrats to Springfield?

Bob Bronson


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