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Archive for June, 2009


Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

One of the most vital community centers in the Chicago area will be closed–as will many other important services–under the latest Illinois budget. People coping with a variety of mental, physical and emotional issues will be without the support system that keeps them going.

But hey, there’s $17 million in there for zoos.

A dozen community service agencies will be holding a rally. Many of their clients will be there as well.

More information below.
“The rally is to protest the 50% budget cut for community services is in the current
FY10 state budget. We would have to close. The consumers did letters today,
they are heartbreaking. If anyone wants to interview
consumers/families/staff or use letters for columns, they can contact Lynn at
(708) 429-1260  x.1233.”
Lynn Zona
Director of Program Services
Southwest Community Services, Inc.
6775 Prosperi Drive
Tinley Park, Il. 60477

Important rally

Monday, June 8th, 2009


Never look back=Cool guys don’t look at explosions.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Had some great comments from folks regarding my “Never look back” item, in which I noted the classic movie cliche scene of the tough guy walking away from an explosion, never so much as flinching as the inferno rages behind him.

Never Look Back

Andy Samberg and Co. have paid tribute to the trend with his video, “Cool Guys Don’t Look at Explosions.” Love it.

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