“A Modest Proposal”

Another thoughtful missive from fellow HanDI member Herb: As we rightly concern ourselves about gun safety, we need to examine some of the underlying causes. On our list of must-see movies is “Les Miserables,” a story rooted in the theft of a loaf of bread to feed a man’s family.  How many criminal acts are ignited out of […]

Moyers Program on Keeping Banks Honest


Sheila Bair on Keeping Banks Honest July 13, 2012   Bill Moyers talks with financial expert Sheila Bair (R) about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Bair was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC. During the 2008 meltdown, she argued that in some […]

Free Tax Prep Program brings $2.6 million to Elgin in 2012

United Way

    The 2012 Free Tax Preparation program provided by the Center for Economic Progress (CEP), that is  part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and sponsored locally by the Grand Victoria Foundation and the United Way of Elgin was the most successful year to date.  1,407 tax returns were prepared and filed […]