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

TJ Walker Interactive

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

TJ Walker Interactive

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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Contest Results — State of the Humor

Humor Power

Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. Illinois is funny because our politicians start in office and end up in jail. Illinois is funny because of Tom Nee, Sandy Kampner, Marty Bernstein, and Pat Foley. Here are the top lines for the February Joke Contest — State of the Funny. Some of our subscribers said that this contest was more difficult than most. New contests are announced on the first of the month.

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!

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.

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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.

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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

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.

2018 40

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. 

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.

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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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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.

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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.

"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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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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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.

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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.

Contest Results — Living on Mars

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time to share our best lines from our June Joke Contest. The theme is “I Want To Live On Mars Because…” Our readers submitted their unusual reasons why they would want to live on Mars. Here are the results selected by our panel of six judges (speakers and improv players). Our next contest will be announced on July 1.

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Excellent Events

Humor Power

Chicago, Illinois. Invest In Yourself. – Have Fun. – Advance Your Career. – Expand Your Network. Here are some great professional development conventions I’d recommend: AATH’s 25th Annual Conference. Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor. April 19-22. Humor Project Conference. The Positive Power of Humor and Creativity. June 1-3. Silver Bay, New York. Alexander Technique Workshops. Move naturally with greater ease for impact and.

Contest Results — Incompatible Careers

Humor Power

Five old rich guys should not moonlight as the Rolling Stones. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Sunshine should not moonlight. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. It’s time for the results of our October Joke Contest: Incompatible Careers. Our readers submitted moonlighting careers which would be a mis-match. . New Joke Contests are announced at the start of the month. The next contest will be announced on November 1.

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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. 

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 — Simple or Complex

Humor Power

Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. Here are the September Joke Contest results. The theme is to create book titles which feature very simple or very complex subjects. New joke contests are announced on the first of the month. Our next contest will be announced on October 1. Here are the top lines for this month’s contest selected by our panel of six judges (speakers and improv players). ** FIRST PLACE **.

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Cartoon Caption Contest Results

Humor Power

I have blue genes. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. You should see my tan lines. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. And I changed my name to Ava Tarr. Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois.

Contest Results — New National Holidays

Humor Power

Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois. ** SECOND PLACE **. Illinois voter day: April 7. It’s time for the best lines of our April Contest. The theme for the month is New National Holidays. New contests are announced on the first of the month. The next contest will be introduced in the May 1 newsletter. Here are the top lines for New National Holidays: ** FIRST PLACE **. National Fiction Day: Not a real holiday. National Procrastination Day: To be determined.

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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 — Naked Person

Humor Power

Sandy Kampner, Evergreen Park, Illinois. ** THIRD PLACE **. It’s time for the results of the May Joke Contest: What To Say to a Naked Person. Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month. Our next contest is June 1, 2014. Here are the top lines and Honorable Mention entries from this month’s contest, selected by our panel of judges (speakers and improv players). ** FIRST PLACE **. I can give you clothes, but no cigar.

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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. 

Humor Contest Results — Geo Foods

Humor Power

Indianimal crackers: Shaped like zoo creatures driving tiny race cars. Tom Nee, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. Syrial: Mideast breakfast. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois, USA. The Geo-Foods humor contest was popular. Our readers submitted many entries. Special thanks to Sol Morrison of Santa Barbara for the contest theme. New Joke Contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced at the start of the month.

Joke Contest — Retirement Gifts

Humor Power

Rush Limbaugh: A bucket of fried chicken — all right wings. Marty Bernstein, Oak Park, Illinois, USA. ** SECOND PLACE **. Our Joke Writing Contest theme last month was: Retirement Gifts. New Joke contests are announced mid-month. New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month. Here are the Retirement Gifts top lines: ** FIRST PLACE **.