Monthly Archives: August 2013

Let’s Support Those Pretzels – Coming This Friday Pretzel Sports Kickoff at Freeport High School!

Pretzel Sports Kickoff on Friday August 23 from 4 to 8 pm at Freeport High School at
701 W. Moseley Street, Freeport. Join the Freeport fall sport athletes for an evening of fun and food. 4 pm to 5 pm: Soccer scrimmages and fall sport demonstrations (volleyball, tennis, golf, swimming, and cross country). 5:30 to 6:15 pm: Team and athlete recognition ceremony (Pretzel Stadium). 6:30 to 8 pm: Football team scrimmages and performances by FHS cheer and POMS dance team. Full concessions will be available. Pretzel apparel and promotional items will be available for purchase. The first 475 attendees will receive a free T-shirt. Proceeds support the Freeport High School Athletic Department. Sponsored by the Pretzel Fans Club. $5. (815-232-0452)


Attention Business Owners – Another Reason Why Businesses Are Leaving Illinois

The Third Appellate District Court in Illinois has found that an employee was entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for a wrist fracture as a result of a fall on or near her residence. The employee fell on a snowy sidewalk going to a van after eating her lunch at her own home. The van was owned by her employer who let her take it home. Case is sad but true. No wonder no one wants to be in business in Illinois. Private and public employers who let employees take vehicles home should look at this case. It would take the Illinois Legislature or the Illinois Supreme Court to correct this result in the future. Don’t bet on it! Milynarczyk v. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission

Freeport City Council Meeting Tonight

Mayor Gitz has been in office for 90 days. Let’s see what he does tonight. Will it be four more years of the same, old failed policies led by the same people appointed by his predecessor, or will we see an actual change in direction and new faces? That is the question. Good Day Illinois has given Mayor Gitz a chance – now let’s see results!

Freeport City Council Meeting Monday, August 19, 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers at 524 West Stephenson Street, 3rd Floor
If you have Comcast Cable, go to channel 17 to watch live.

For a complete agenda go to

Area Schools Are Starting – Let’s Be Careful!

It’s that time of the year again, and we all must be extra careful with our young people back in school. Watch for those school buses.
For back to school safety tips go to


Coming Soon – Lena Fall Festival 5K Run/Walk – Register Before August 23.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 Lions Park, 300 N. Washington Street, Lena. Registration: 7:30 am; Race: 8 am. Come for a day of exercise and fun during the Lena Fall Festival. Awards for the fastest and refreshments for all. T-shirts guaranteed for pre-registered. Sponsored by the Lena Community Park District. Before August 23: $15; After August 23: $20. (815-369-5351)

A Sad Time of the Year on a Personal Note

In Good Day Illinois on July 26 I wrote about sweet corn being for sale all over Northwest Illinois and that the season was just too short. Recently, I saw the children of one of my old farm clients who died a few years ago. It brought home memories of many of my clients over the years who brought sweet corn to our office at this time of the year. The years have gone so fast. Many of them are gone now. Now I know the truth. I don’t miss the sweet corn. I miss seeing my old friends at this time of the year, and the sweet corn was just good excuse to see each other. So when I see sweet corn for sale, I think of my clients who are now gone and I do miss them. It is not the sweet corn.