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It’s time for a change: Because we deserve better.

Jarman Porter - because we need an honest Mayor

Jarman Porter will be a smart Mayor
who follows the laws
saving us wasted legal fees.

Mayoral Forum on Tuesday March 26 Kankakee Library (Starts 6 p.m. with Aldermen)

by Tim Schmidt reprinted from Facebook with permission.
Posted to KankakeeGazette.com March 26, 2013

On Tuesday, March 26, if you want to stop the insanity of Kankakee’s decline, join Team Porter as the candidates square off at the library at 6:30 for the mayoral forum. Then come down to Kankakee River North (former Sully’s) where 2nd congressional district nominee, Robin Kelly will be taking questions.

It’s time for a change. Because we deserve better.

Saturday March 23, 2013
Spent a couple of hours at a rally for Democratic candidate Myron Porter. Good mix of people. Elected officials, candidates, state office holders and concerned citizens determined to make a change and get Kankakee back on track.

Meanwhile, in the Republican camp we see the RTA is suing the city again for withholding information a judge has determined they have to disclose, but not these guys. And the lawyers keep on winning. Nearly $500,000 of your tax dollars on a fight Mayor Epstein caused.

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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