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First Energy Solutions Corp. violates their contract; City of Kankakee disregards* the violations

Deadline to Opt-Out: Friday June 22

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Posted by kankakeegazette.com staff | News & Opinion June 16, 2012, 6:30 a.m.

The City of Kankakee’s choice for our electricity municipal aggregation program, First Energy Solutions Corp. (FES), forgot to provide accessible ways to opt-out of their program as required in their contract. And let’s be honest about this: the City of Kankakee forgot to care!

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Garbage! Kankakee overcharging residents $12.50/month

Posted by kankakeegazette.com staffJan 11, 2012. Updated May 25, 2012

Why is the City of Kankakee’s contract with Allied so high compared to Bourbonnais, Bradley and other towns* in Illinois? Or is it?

At the Kankakee City Council Meeting November, 1, 2010, Mr. Richard Simms, Superintendent of Environmental Services Utility, explained that what the City was paying ABC Disposal, Inc. in their 2010 contract works out to a monthly per-household rate of around $17.00. Continue reading

Nobody Understands Debt

Are countries really like families when it comes to debt?

Posted by kankakeegazette.com staffJan 9, 20124:34 p.m.

Here’s an article from Paul Krugman that should prove a real eye-opener. There’s nothing like good clear prose that sorts out myths and leaves some basic, simple, common-sense truth.  Continue reading  »

Republicans sacrificing federal disaster relief

Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois

Published September 18, 2011
In a year marked by a record number of natural disasters, it’s shocking that House and Senate Republicans think they can get away with playing politics with disaster relief. Continue reading
Small Town
When you do not stand up
when government and power
retaliate to shut you up,
when you cower under cover,
never speaking up,
you become the attacker,
you give government power
to attack another and another.
You are attacked because
the person before you cowered.
The next is attacked because of you.
So on your feet!
Do not whisper,
do not hide pretending
you do not see,
speak out, loud, here, now,
like you live in America,
before it’s gone.
Joanie Liesenfelt
October 3, 2013
Who will try?
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“Nobody home!
Steal My Plumbing!
Trash Me!”
Posted by kankakeegazette.com 6-2-2013
Most street-wise people know not to be a victim of crime. Never flash a large roll of cash or open a very full wallet in plain site. Avoid bragging about your Mercedes out in the lot. Avoid certain neighborhoods at all times. Avoid others at peak crime hours. Don’t pick fights in bars. Carry a real police whistle. Carry pepper spray.
These hints aren’t anything new. Criminals needn’t be the brightest bulbs in the lamp to victimize people successfully. Following the hints buys you an edge.
Protecting yourself is frequently straight-forward. Protecting property may be a tad more complex. But, again, basic cautions are simple, particularly when protecting, say, your house.
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