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Hometown: Illinois
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Worried about poll watchers

and militia members intimidating voters?

Here is what to do:

The statute is 10 ILCS 5/17-23.


My brother called me from DuPage County

this morning. He received his ballot, voted for Democrats, and turned it in at the county offices, placing it in the drop box. Apparently there are long lines there, and he did not want to vote that way. He says several of his neighbors have turned in their ballots as well.

We grew up in West Chicago, which was mostly republican at the time. He has facebook friends from our time there. Many of them are staunch republicans. He says the tax business has turned several of them around. They will not vote for trump now. They are angry. He thinks most of them will not vote at all.

Yay! New Biden/Harris sign

I live in a big farm house on a hill. We are on a busy road. Today, a four foot by four foot Biden/Harris sign joined all my other signs for local and state candidates.

We live in a red area, but a lot of people have been driving by, honking and waving in approval.

Google honors Jackie Ormes,

first black female cartoonist:


The Loch Ness monster

does not live in a swamp. He lives in a nice, freshwater loch.*

Anyway, Junior, he is folklore, a figment of the imagination.

Lay off the coke.

*For those who could not bring themselves to watch the repiggie convention: Junior called Biden the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp.

Letters of support for candidates.

I have been asked to write several of these letters. Of course I will do it.

But are they effective? What do you think?

Residents turn out to show support for police.

Around 50 people walk around Ogle County Courthouse

Around 50 people took to the sidewalks around the Ogle County Courthouse on June 20 to let local law enforcement officers know they have their support.

"We just wanted to show support for our police, fire and EMTs," said Dian Schrimpsher of Oregon, who suggested the event with her husband, Gary, on social media.

Those attending the "Police Appreciation Walk" walked around the historic courthouse square carrying signs that read, " Ogle County Supports Our Police" and "We Support and Pray for Our Police."

"I just mentioned it on a Facebook group," Gary said of the event. "I'm not an organizer. this isn't by me - it's by the community. You just see on TV everybody kicking the cops down and that's not what average Americans want. We're not disagreeing with anybody, except cop haters, the ones you see on TV throwing rocks and things."


Leave it to my county to be out of step with the rest of the country and the rest of the world. Read some of the stupid comments and be glad you don't know any of those people.

And not a mask in sight.

Would I be a Karen if I went into a grocery store and refused

to be checked out by a store clerk not wearing a mask?

Friend exposed to the virus

I have a friend here who is a fairly new activist. He is doing a great job as a member of our Democratic Central Committee and precinct committeeman. I have some fairly detailed voter lists for him, with notes and phone numbers. I was happy to pass it off to him, because now I have to cover only two precincts instead of four.

He works with the public, and has been under strict guidelines, for everyone's safety.

One of his co-workers went to a bar to celebrate the limited reopening. He says the co-worker stayed outside, but even that has its dangers. Two people there came up positive. She interacted with both of them. Now my friend has to stay home. Fortunately, he lives alone.

We have all been happy and proud that our state has moved to Phase 4. IMO, it is too early to celebrate. I am worried for this guy. And I am madder than ever at Trump.

This is the first time I have been impacted personally by the virus. Stay safe. Be kind to your friends and family.

I know this is anecdotal, but I don't want to put this guy's personal information out here. I just wanted to share how angry and helpless I feel today.

Face mask with political messaging

I am looking for cloth face masks, reusable, washable, with Democratic political messaging. I saw some that have a long period before they can be shipped. A couple of weeks might be okay, but some were not available until after the election.

Any recommendations? I want something effective.
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