The country will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, honoring the 41st president George H.W. Bush. He died at age 94 Friday night, November 30.
Days of mourning usually recognize former commanders-in-chief and involve memorial and remembrance events.
How it can affect you?
The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver regular mail. All post office locations will be closed, too.
Limited package delivery will continue to avoid setbacks during the busy holiday season, however.
The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.
All federal offices will be closed. Federal employees will be excused from work, except for reasons of national security or essential public businesses.
Some banks and courts will be closed. Federal Reserve Bank payment systems will work as normal. Closures will vary by area.
The Supreme Court is postponing arguments for a day.
The House has cancelled all votes for the week.
The Senate has postponed votes to after the Wednesday funeral.
McPherson Law Offices will be open since the private sector must work to pay for all of the government closing.
How lucky we are to have such beautiful public golf courses in Freeport, Illinois. When playing the East Course, pay particular attention to the 16th hole!
The Freeport City Manager in his column in the Journal Standard on May 19, 2018, says it would take the City 100 years at the present repair rate to bring the streets up to standards (whatever that means). On March 5, 2018 it was stated in Good Day Illinois that at the February 20, 2018, the Freeport City Council approved spending $32,250 for pothole software this year (2018), and then $19,250 each year thereafter to maintain the software. I say cancel this contract. How can the City spend over $200,000 in the next ten years on pothole reporting software when there is no money to fix the streets? This City Manager with the collaboration of the Council is playing the taxpayers of this City for fools. Oh well, what’s new. Enjoy paying your real estate taxes.
Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
The Freeport City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, in the City Council Chambers at 314 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois. At the last council meeting on February 20, 2018, the Council approved spending $32,250 for pothole software this year, and then $19,250 each year thereafter to maintain the software. It is rumored that Alderperson Tom Klemm and the City Manager will soon be proposing the establishment of a new city department to manage the pothole repair program. The budget for the new pothole department without the software would be in the neighborhood of $200,000. The new department head would cost in excess of $80,000 per year with benefits, and two assistants would cost in excess of $100,000. Some might say that is excessive, but not the citizens of Freeport. The citizens of Freeport tolerated $32,250 for pothole software, so why would they complain about another $200,000 for the new pothole department. Where will the money come from? No problem, Freeport is a home rule city. I am sure our creative bureaucrats will come up with a new tax to cover it.
Heather thanks FHN Foundation, Freeport Community Foundation, Highland Community College Foundation, and the Stephenson County Farm Bureau for sponsoring this program. She is looking forward to participating in this program with the other outstanding speakers.