Clint Eastwood delivered a rambling performance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night in a speech that included the Hollywood legend speaking to an empty stool and telling an imaginary President Barack Obama “I’m not going to shut up” and calling the president “absolutely crazy.”
The Romney campaign defended Eastwood’s performance, saying, “His ad-libbing was a break from all the political speeches and the crowd enjoyed it.”
Categories: National Issues
Two major Illinois prisons that Gov. Pat Quinn wanted shuttered by Friday will stay open at least another month after an arbitrator ordered the administration to properly negotiate with state workers over the impact of the closures.
Arbitrator Steven Bierig found that the state departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice violated the contract with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and ordered the two sides to reach an agreement on ground rules for the shut downs.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Gov. Quinn, Joliet, AFSCME
Tony Ray, the Joliet radio personality who lent his familiar and uplifting voice to advocacy and community service, died Friday night at age 53. He leaves a silence where gospel music once sounded, where a relaxing presence once warmed the airwaves of WJOL-AM, and where that same joy and confidence filled the rooms of the Forest Park Community Center.
Tags: Wheatland, Naperville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Aurora