Compared to last year – the weather for parades has been absolutely wonderful. I had the chance to participate in two parades this year. The Barrington Parade was an absolute blast. In the Barrington Parade I had the distinct privilege of walking with State Representative David McSweeney.
Dave is doing a magnificent job for us downstate tackling the tough issues a lot of people would rather not talk about. Issues like pension reform, spending, and taxation. Coming back home so many people think that this is just how it is… but I assure you as someone who grew up in Illinois, joined the military and traveled around the United States, and then returned home, taxation in Illinois is NOT NORMAL.