Free Trees

I helped give away free Christmas trees last night. There’s some happy people in DG because of this.

Cool for many reasons, among them: there are still Knights of the Templar walking among us (!), and there has to be more people this year who look at $50+ for a tree and wonder how to prioritize that into a shrunken Christmas budget.

The Village is trying out for the part of Scrooge again this year. They never stopped it when the trees were at the Mason Lodge a couple doors east, but this year the DGTRO agreed to help, and it moved to the wall next to the Curtiss Street HQ. Much better location.

So just coincidence this year here comes Code Enforcement to scuff their shoes around the periphery, trying to come up with a reason to stop this display of holiday good will.

The best they could come up with is move them back a foot or two, they can’t encroach on public property, the empty grass lawn on the corner.

The trees are there tonight and Friday night. If you know someone who might be in need, tell, them, stop by, bring them by. Merry Christmas one and all!

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You Can Fool Some of the People Some of the Time…

http://wakingamericaup.wordpress.com/2011/12/17/reporters-challenge-to-candidates-petition-challenge/#comment-353

..but it’s starting to look like you can’t run doodly past Waking America Up. Defiantly and unapologetic-ally conservative, this recent post outs one Lucy Lloyd, shill and cut-out for Megan Schroeder and her Advocates pals.

After reading Lloyd’s calumn I have to wonder why Wurster and Krajewski even bothered answering the phone when she called.

Cross check the Voter History for Mr. Peters III- he’s never pulled a primary ballot here, and voted once in 2010. The DGTRO has open precincts that need PC’s. If any of them bothered ever coming to a meeting they’d have found that out.

Waking America Up left out that Ms. Lloyd was also Campaign Manager for Megan Schroeder’s infamous Advocates 2007 election, and has been a reliable shill for Advocates causes and candidates ever since.

They also left out that Julia Kennedy-Beckman is the Democratic Party State Central Committee Representative for the 13th District. She’s a fixture at every Advocates function, in addition to being a founding member. They don’t have her name listed anymore. Rewriting history maybe.

PS- Because some jackass will bring this up later like it’s a deep dark secret, I vetted Deb’s packet, I even went through it and had Deb delete invalid signatures. I filed her packet that Monday morning at 8:00am, and met some folks, like Ms. Boyle, who were looking to bring change, to stop how our state is run into the dirt. No Sandack people were anywhere to be seen. Who filed for him?

I pulled Ron’s packet and vetted it. It was a mess, but as near as I could tell he actually had 500 valid signatures. Ron had a research professional from a top downtown law firm pull Boyle’s. Ron’s been planning this run since this summer, lining up big wheel support. Boyle waited to see if Patti Bellock would run in 81.

Maybe voters should look at both packets to help decide who takes this more seriously.

UPDATE- I was emailed that Ms. Lloyd no longer lives in Downers Grove, nor in House District 81, nor in Illinois.