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Hands tied?

Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Recently, Attorney General Lisa Madigan was interviewed on WLS-TV.

Asked why she wasn’t active in fighting corruption she said, “My hands are tied.” Shouldn’t such a comment be investigated by authorities to find out what enables the attorney general to not investigate corruption?

Her website states she “enforces state and federal civil rights,” but now we know corruption flourishes because she hides behind state colors.

Long ago, I reported a scam to state lawmakers involving unions and the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board. Acting in concert, they deprive union members of their federal right to be fairly represented when rights are infringed. This inaction saves unions much money.

My report to the FBI revealed “the case should be in federal court,” but Mrs. Madigan failed to investigate. Everyone knows how unions contribute big bucks to her campaign funds.

How can citizens hope to curtail corruption when lawmakers don’t “uphold the laws of this state and this nation” and the attorney general caters to unions and agencies that favor her for re-election?

Norman Jones

Crystal Lake 

Thanks, RSVP volunteers

To the Editor:

May is a busy month for volunteering, and in recognition of Senior Corps Week, which is May 19-23, this is a perfect time to say thank you to all members of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers, all of whom are members of the Senior Corps family.

The program sponsor is Senior Services Associates Inc., and has been since 1987.

This wonderful group of volunteers makes a difference all year long. During the last fiscal year, over 700 active volunteers who are over age 55 in McHenry, Kane and Kendall counties provided 123,263 hours of service to your community.

These giving folks offered rides and delivered meals to some of our most vulnerable citizens, stood out in the cold manning a monthly veterans food distribution, gave thousands of hours to area food pantries, stocking shelves, and graciously helping those in need.

RSVP volunteers help various agencies with outreach efforts; putting together mailings, newspapers, packets and program brochures; educating the public on important programming. Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.

If you are interested in joining this active group, call me at 815-344-3555 or email me at ddanitz@seniorservicesassoc.org.

You’ll be glad you did.

Deborah Danitz


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