The Motor Cycle Helmet Fight of the Mid-1970’s that Brought ABATE to Maturity

I see that the mandatory motorcycle helmet folks are back. The Chicago Sun-Times editorialized about passage last November and I saved the piece to remind me to write this article. Back in 1975, James “Bud” Washburn of Morris was Republican … Continue reading

Lawrence County Voters Approve County School Sales Tax Hike

In Southeastern Illinois lies the County of Lawrence. I subscribe to the Sumner Press and saw the ad you see below: The required referendum passed 1,557 to 1,385, according to Daily Record. Money collected from the new tax will be … Continue reading