Category Archives: COVID-19

H.B. 4244: Tightening the Screws on COVID Vax Dissent

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana . Today’s lesson about not learning the lessons of the past and thus being condemned to repeat them comes courtesy of Illinois State Representative Bob Morgan. . Bob … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Pritzker to Discard His Scientific Hobgoblins

After the last session of the Illinois legislature, you have to wonder what we’ll do this year to top it. After all, we: . • Singlehandedly solved the climate crisis; • Took away from parents the right to be informed … Continue reading

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An “Agreed Bill” That I Don’t Agree With

In April, I was appointed to be a representative of the House Republican caucus on an “Agreed Bill Committee” which is a device used by labor and the business community during negotiations over the critical issue of Unemployment Insurance. By … Continue reading

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**UPDATED X 2** As the CDC Dithers, Schools Twist in the Wind

Last week the board for my local school district met and the main topic on the agenda was the matter of whether students, teachers and staff would be required to wear masks. The board gave a great deal of time … Continue reading

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Mask Wearing: Lessons from the NBA, NHL and MLB

On Tuesday, I voted as a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) to suspend an emergency rule issued by the Department of Public Health (DPH) which adds language to enforce the Governor’s statewide emergency order on face … Continue reading

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