Wednesday, December 05, 2007

"Land Stewardship" Program Still A Question Mark

Illinois landowners still cannot sign up for the conservation program that will let them pay reduced property taxes in exchange for managing woodlands, prairies and wetlands for wildlife. Hasn't anyone told Springfield that the year is nearly over?

The law was to take effect immediately upon signing by the Ayatollah , erhh, we mean the Governor, on the first of October. So far, no sign-up is available through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the program.

The lack of a sign-up could mean that landowners will pay property taxes on non-agricultural land at a much higher tax rate until the new law is implemented.

Happy Hanukkah

The Jewish Festival of Lights is upon us.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Jethro Bodine Turns 70 Years Old!

On Dec 4, 1937 Max Baer jr. was born in Oakland, California to the former heavyweight boxing champ, Max Baer (see the June 3, 2005 entry for an interesting take on the real Cinderella Man History or check out this article defending Max Baer Sr.).

Monday, December 03, 2007

Illinois Anniversary of Statehood Today

Illinois joined the Union 189 years ago today - that's 1818 for the numerically challenged.

Remember when you were proud to be from Illinois? Today it is almost an embarrassment.