MILWAUKEE - Sheriff David Clark pulled up in front of the War Memorial for a Veterans Day event. Since that area was a no-parking zone, Clark asked another officer to move his car. Clark then left to take part in the festivities. But when he got back, he saw that the officer had never moved his car. He ordered a county citation to be written immediately on the car. His car! Clark essentially gave a ticket to himself. Now that is one honest cop! He paid the $35 fine and donated the city fee of $200 to a charity.
CHICAGO - Another plant closing in Chicago! Tyson Foods is closing up and moving. 480 people will lose their jobs. Donnie King of Tyson Foods said that it was a very difficult decision. He went on to say, "We can better serve our customers by shifting production and equipment to more modern and efficient locations." In other words, they can save a lot of money by moving to another state! When is Illinois going to wake up and realize that they're taxing their businesses and homeowners out of the area!
WASHINGTON DC - John Boehner made the way, in October, for Paul Ryan to be the next Speaker of the House by announcing his resignation after serving 25 years. Ryan, 45, who has served 17 years in the House, is the youngest Speaker since 1875. I'm confident that Ryan will make a great Speaker and get a lot done.
KENOSHA - Diana Kanecki has tossed her name into the mayoral race. Now voters will have three to choose from.
ZION - The new and improved Cancer Treatment Center had its grand reopening (even though they never really closed) on November 18. Actually, the ribbon cutting ceremony was for the new inpatient tower which cost $84 million! That's a lot of money, but it does look awfully impressive.
KENOSHA - The property taxes for Kenosha County home-owners will actually go down next year after the county board passed the 2016 budget on November 12. Imagine that! Being a resident in Zion, I can't even imagine. The approved 2016 budget for Pleasant Prairie calls for a 9.36 % increase in the tax levy. Now that's something I can imagine.
CHICAGO - Natasha West, 27, went on a tirade on November 13 at a Denny's restaurant. She ordered an all-you-can-eat pancake special for only $4. Several of her friends sitting with her ordered only drinks. But that did not stop West from sharing her pancakes with all of her friends! When she was told by the server that the $4 offer was for a single diner (obviously), West went ballistic. She cursed at the server, threw several punches, and kicked and screamed as she left without paying her bill. Oh, and she didn't leave a tip either. The police tracked her down and she was charged with assault and property damage.
KENOSHA - Looks like there will be a Kroger near you in the future after Kroger Co. bought out Pick n' Save. That's what we need... more grocery stores. I do like the competitive pricing, though!
ILLINOIS - More than 800 people bought a total of 13,000 grams of pot to the tune of $210,000 in the first week of operation. State officials said that they need more people buying pot to make this work. Oh, excuse me, I mean more patients buying cannabis, or medical marijuana. That's the politically correct way to rake in a lot of cash for the state! What's ironic about this is that the black-market price for pot is actually lower per ounce. Maybe people will get so high, they'll forget about being taxed so much.
KENOSHA - A Kenosha man was robbed of some electronics by two black men he met on Craigslist. They forcibly entered his home when they arrived. If you have any info, or need info, contact the police at 262-605-5200.
CHICAGO - Even though the Chicago Cubs did not advance to the World Series, they came up big winners! Kris Bryant won the NL Rookie of the Year award. Jake Arrieta won the coveted Cy Young award. And Joe Maddon won the Manager of the Year award in his first season! All I can say is, "Go Cubs!"