Tammy Duckworth Up 10 Points Over Rep. Joe Walsh In Illinois’ 8th Congressional District

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Rep. Joe Walsh: Abortion never saves mom’s life Politico

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Uncategorized Abortion Illinois House Races 2012 Joe Walsh tammy duckworth war on women

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The Communication Blog: A Speech of Dedication

The Communication Blog

Brommel of Northeastern Illinois University at the naming of Brommel Hall. I reprint it here, with Bernard’s permission, not only to illustrate an excellent speech of dedication but more important to celebrate Bernard’s dedication and generosity to education, to students, and to Northeastern Illinois University. Brommel Hall, November l8th, 2010, at Northeastern Illinois University Bernard J.

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Make Fear Your Homeboy with Judi Holler

Speaker Launcher

Judi is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumni of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Judi is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumni of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois.

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The New Aging - McDonald's Pilot Program

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pilot will take place in five states: Illinois, Missouri, Florida, Indiana, and North Carolina. McDonald's, as a massive consumer company, has to be ahead on the curve in serving the public interest.

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Fun Friday: Miss America introductions

Speak Schmeak

From the home of Abraham Lincoln -- before he was a movie -- I''m Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois." I never managed to post this in January, but it''s a perfect video for a Fun Friday!

Dennis Hastert - Could Ambition Have Prevented Alleged Misconduct?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

million to hush up allegations of sexual misconduct when Mr. Hastert was an Illinois high-school teacher before his election to Congress." When Dennis Hastert was teaching school in Yorkville, Illinois, he might have been self-aware enough to recognize that he was an ambitious guy.

2015 65

IABC Silver Quill Awards: Pacific Region

Joan Detz Speaker Services

The Pacific Plains Region includes communicators from: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Earn recognition for your speechwriting skills (and other business communication expertise) from the Pacific Plains Region of IABC.

GOP Goes Cool - Supports Uber

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The Governor of Illinois Pat Quinn has legislation banning the Uber concept. Uber has become a symbol of innovation, digital, sharing.    In short, cool. Getting its ducks in a row for the midterms and onto 2016, the GOP is supporting Uber. 

2014 56

Humor Contest Results — Expanded Books

Humor Power

Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. *. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. It’s time for the best lines from the October Humor Contest. New contests are announced on the first of the month. Next month’s contest comes out on November 1, 2015. This month’s contest took the three winners from last month’s Simple or Complex book titles. We challenged our readers to provide chapter headings for the three book titles.

Employers 1, Aging Job Applicants 0

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Here is a copy of the amended complaint filed in federal court in Illinois. Closely watched has been "Dale Kleber v. CareFusion." At issue were both age and a cap on experience.

2019 52

Flashpoints and Domestic Violence - Most Recently in Chicago, IL Earlier in Shaker Heights, OH

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

This time the setting was the Catholic hospital Mercy in Chicago, Illinois. Again, there is a murder, taking the form of domestic violence. The suicide part occurred through death by cop. That scenario of murder/suicide among current or former romantic partners is becoming increasingly common.

2018 56

The Angels Sigh - AJ (Andrew) Freund's Little Body Found in Rural IL

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His body has been discovered in a rural part of Illinois. What did AJ (Andrew) Freund go through during his short five years on planet earth?    It's unlikely his mother JoAnn Cunningham will ever disclose the horror.

2019 52

Humor Role Models

Humor Power

Submitted by Marty Bernstein , Oak Park, Illinois. Submitted by Sandy Kampner , Evergreen Park, Illinois. Submitted by Tom Nee , Oak Lawn, Illinois. The contest theme for the month of May is Humor Role Models. Contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest come out on June 1. Here are seven top Humor Role Model submissions. It didn’t seem appropriate to rank them in first, second and third place.

Chick-fil-A: The legal problems

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the CORPORATE COUNSEL article, Illinois employment attorney in private practice Peter LaSorsa says that, based on the state it's in, Chick-fil-A could be nailed for discrimination on sexual orientation, marital status, and religious grounds. 

Gary Martin - In America, We Are Our Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been a valve assembler in that Aurora, Illinois facility. At this time, there has been little made public about why Gary Martin was being involuntarily terminated at Henry Pratt Company or how that procedure was managed. What the public does know is this: After he was informed that he was fired, Martin used a Smith & Wesson handgun to kill five employees at the company and wound five police officers. He was then killed by the police. 

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John Gately III Charged with Stephen Shapiro's Murder - Life Intervened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Shapiro died of multiple gunshot wounds in his home in Illinois. Life has a cruel way of intruding on an aura of great accomplishment. Now we know some more details about that life from Law.com.    John Gately III, the brother-in-law of Mayer Brown partner Stephen Shapiro, has been charged with first degree murder and attempted homicide. Initial media coverage indicated the murder had been the result of a domestic dispute. Gately is the brother of Shapiro's wife Joan.

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The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

When women speak: An official at the Illinois State Supreme Court shares how you can interrupt the gender bias of speaking. Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog.

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Peter Ruckman- In the End, What Mattered to Him Was His Research on Presidential Pardons

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

He had been employed as a political science professor at Rock Valley College and an instructor at Northern Illinois University. The subject of presidential pardons is very much in the media.

2018 52

Michael Cohen - His Inner Life

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At the time, Charles James begins that walk along Route 66 from Illinois to California he is unaware he needs to repent. Both were a U.S. president's lawyers. Both were the first of those presidents' men to wind up with a prison sentence.

2018 52

Death of The Political Boss in America - From Hague to Blagojevich to Trump

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Currently, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is serving a 14-year term in a Colorado prison for corruption. One of the more colorful chapters in American history could be the chronicle of the rise, fall, and incarceration of businessman Donald Trump as U.S. president.

2018 52

John Bergholz Lawsuit - Ageism, Being a Male Could Go on Trial

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Diana Novak Jones reports in Law360 , John Bergholz, 59, sued his former employer - John Marshall Law School in Chicago - in Illinois federal court yesterday.

2018 52

It’s Behind You! The Christmas Panto

Pro Humorist

According to my research there have been intermittent productions in California, with more regular shows performed in Ghent, New York and Evanston, Illinois. Today is Panto Day!

2013 141

The Strange Case Of Curtis Lovelace

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Former football star and current assistant state prosecutor in Adams County, Illinois, Curtis Lovelace is being tried for his wife's murder. Cory Lovelace died on Valentine's Day in 2006. In itself this delayed trial is amazing.

2016 56

"Chicago PD" - Re-homing Episode Pushes Up Against Liberalism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In Illinois it is legal to re-home children. As fans of "Chicago PD" well know, the members of the elite squad are caught between two worlds. There is the old-line one in which the law only serves as guidelines.

Stephen Wigginton - Behaved As Expected

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Attorney in the Southern District of Illinois.  The legal and perhaps business worlds are tittering about how high-profile professional Stephen Wigginton got nailed for DUI and more. Before his current job as partner at Armstrong Teasdale, he had been a U.S.

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit

The Eloquent Woman

Unable to attend a rally in Springfield, Illinois, in 1863, he sent a letter to be read aloud on his behalf, a draft of which is in the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress. I read a lot about women and public speaking, and post my finds first on The Eloquent Woman on Facebook.

2018 52

No more erotic ads on Craigslist: Now the harder part begins

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We all know by now that state attorneys general, led  by Illinois AG Lisa Madigan, helped end the era of so-called "erotic" ads on Craigslist.    Now comes the harder part: Determining what might be, well, erotic but allowable on the popular online site. For example, could this be a will-publish: "Jumping out of cakes for money.    Will dress to please." " Tags: Web/Tech

Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men - Smirk, Smirk

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It continues on the streets of the Mideast and Chicago, Illinois. Both Matt Drudge and Donald Trump are media geniuses. So, both are taking full advantage of the latest reality show: peace in the Mideast as the ultimate deal. A key player in that is Jared Kushner.

2017 52

Pre-Pill/Legal Abortion Saga - Lindsay Johnson

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Daily Mail reports, she gave birth to a male in the University of Illinois - Urbana campus dorm bathroom. The saga brings back memories of those pre-Pill days. Back then, women in colleges attempted to conceal their pregnancies.

2017 52

O.J. Simpson - What Will Public Opinion Be on His Possible Returnt to Society

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Its headquarters could be in Chicago, Illinois. Simpson has never stopped being one of those megawatt celebrities. The recent television series "The People v. Simpson: American Crime Story" recharged the grid. Now, Simpson has a chance of receiving parole.

2017 52

Pig Ears Threat: Beware these dog chews

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

    Produced by the  Keys Manufacturing Company of Paris, Illinois, this treat is being recalled.  Again there is a threat of contamination in pet food.    That big favorite of dogs - Pig Ears for Pet Treats - could contain salmonella. 

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

Perhaps you should have saved the 500 page novel you just finished writing before turning off the computer. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. There, feel better? Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **.

Joke Contest Results — State Slogans

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. Our State Slogans theme was inspired by long-time subscriber and funny guy Sol Morrison, Santa Barbara, California. New Joke contests are annonced on the first of each month. Look for the next contest on October 1, 2014. Here are the top lines selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). The Theme: State Slogans. ** FIRST PLACE **. California: All Shook Up.

New Adventures in Comedy

Pro Humorist

In Illinois I only occasionally have people pointing at me asking why I sound weird. Blackadder: Where have you been Flash? Lord Flashheart: Where haven’t I been? Wow, has it really been three years since I updated this blog? Why have I been away?

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Joke Contest Results — Unlikely Endorsements

Humor Power

50 Cent for Dollar Stores. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE ** (tie). Beyonce for Bed Bath & Beyonce. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. It’s time for contest results for the June contest: Unlikely Endorsements. New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). . New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month (alternating months). The next Cartoon Caption Contest is July 1, 2012.

Contest Results: Official Book/Movie/Song

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. It’s time for the results of the Official State Book/Movie/Song contest. The top lines are listed below. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our subscribers submitted the Official Books, Movies, and Songs for the different states. Not REAL ones. Just ones they came up with using their creativity. The next contest is November 1, 2014.

exhibit: Americans who tell the truth

The Eloquent Woman

If you're in or near Geneva, Illinois, this month and next, you'll have a chance to see an art exhibits and events based on portraits from the book Americans Who Tell the Truth , a personal collection of favorites by Maine artist Robert Shetterly.

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Joke Contest Results — Drugs You Can’t Live Without

Humor Power

Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** FOURTH PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. Here are the results of our January Joke Contest. This month’s contest theme was suggested by long-time blog contributor, and funny guy, Gerald Fleischmann. The theme is Drugs You Can’t Live Without. Submissions create a fictional drug, and make up a description of the properties of that drug.

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"The Good Wife" - Did Kalinda off Nick?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sad part of the plot line is that an innocent man in Minooka, Illinois gets convicted of a crime the Will's client Troy really committed.  Kalinda assures Alicia they have nothing to fear from Nick. 

Joke Contest Results — Comedy Across the Globe

Humor Power

Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of our December Joke Contest. The theme is Comedy Across the Globe. It’s not factual. It’s just intended to be funny. Our entries were evaluated by a panel of 12 judges (speakers and improv players). Exercise your humor skills in next month’s contest which will be announced on January 1 , 2015. Past contests.

Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

First question: What color is your wife’s dress? Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. And then we’ll remove the right side blinder and see if communication improves. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois.

This Week in History: Government

Joan Detz Speaker Services

1858 Abraham Lincoln agreed to the debate terms that were proposed by Stephen Douglas (senatorial campaign in Illinois). Events from July 27 through August 1 : 1779 Birthday (8/1, in Maryland) of Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner&#. 1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs (the State Department). 1790 The first U.S. patent was issued. 1790 The first U.S. census began.