Letters: Shame on sign thieves
October 15, 2012 9:10PM
Updated: November 17, 2012 6:03AM
Recently, a person or persons removed two of my campaign signs — which I had permission to display — from their locations in Morris. I would like to say I gladly would have supplied and delivered any one of my signs to your home to be displayed. All you had to do is call me. I am listed in the phonebook.
It was not necessary to remove them from their location. One 4-by-8-foot sign was taken less than 24 hours after being displayed. My request to those who removed the signs is please do not remove any more as they are expensive.
I would never think of taking or removing anyone’s campaign signs — that’s not moral or ethical, something lacking in those who stole my signs.
I am here to let the citizens of Grundy County know that no matter what the event, mishap or injury, I will continue my campaign.
Heroes in our midst
Our band has had the honor and privilege of playing at two special events this year.
The first was at Nick-a-palooza in downtown Lockport. We were one of several bands that played at this annual event, which raises funds for Traumatic Brain Injury research.
The charity was set up in the name of Nick Kot, who passed away from this trauma. All volunteers were friendly and helpful. The event provided a sound system and people to help set up the equipment. We truly felt like rock stars for the day.
The second event was a fundraiser for Jason Cornell, who is battling cancer. Cornell has a wife and three young children. His family and friends put on this event at the Elburn Lions Club to help with the high cost of the cancer treatments.
Once again the volunteers were friendly and appreciative of our time. This was an environment where the human spirit triumphed over cancer, at least for the day. Sometimes the little victories are the most rewarding.
It is easy to get distracted by our daily obligations and by the “noise” of the worldly news. We tend to turn elsewhere (movies, magazines, sports) for role models and inspirational stories. But sometimes the real heroes are in our own backyards … or in Lockport or in Elburn. May God bless these and other brave families and charitable organizations (www.nkc4tbi.com, www.jasonsjourney.org).