Illinois lending – Baymont Champaign http://baymontchampaign.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 09:51:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://baymontchampaign.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png Illinois lending – Baymont Champaign http://baymontchampaign.com/ 32 32 A Robust Tool to Defend Against Illinois Biometric Suits https://baymontchampaign.com/a-robust-tool-to-defend-against-illinois-biometric-suits/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:49:00 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/a-robust-tool-to-defend-against-illinois-biometric-suits/ By David Oberly (June 21, 2022, 4:49 PM EDT) — For more than three years, attorneys have remained relentless in their efforts to expand the outer limits of Illinois’ biometric information privacy law to the extent where the courts are willing to allow it. Throughout this period, many defendants struggled to mount a defense capable […]]]>
By David Oberly (June 21, 2022, 4:49 PM EDT) — For more than three years, attorneys have remained relentless in their efforts to expand the outer limits of Illinois’ biometric information privacy law to the extent where the courts are willing to allow it. Throughout this period, many defendants struggled to mount a defense capable of obtaining an outright dismissal of BIPA’s claims.

One particular defense, however, develops into a potentially robust tool for companies engaged in biometric privacy lawsuits – the financial institution exemption from BIPA. Contrary to what its name suggests, however, the benefits of this entity-level exclusion extend to a range of entities far beyond traditional banks and financial institutions….

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Target reduces prices in all Illinois stores https://baymontchampaign.com/target-reduces-prices-in-all-illinois-stores/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:30:56 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/target-reduces-prices-in-all-illinois-stores/ Any Target lover knows that a shopping trip to this store can get really out of hand, really fast. Ran for milk and toothpaste? Be prepared, you’ll walk out of the store with about $100 more stuff you probably didn’t need, but absolutely had to have. My biggest fall at Target is still their dollar […]]]>

Any Target lover knows that a shopping trip to this store can get really out of hand, really fast.

Ran for milk and toothpaste? Be prepared, you’ll walk out of the store with about $100 more stuff you probably didn’t need, but absolutely had to have.

My biggest fall at Target is still their dollar spot. All things are supposed to be super cheap, but these deals explode when you load up a cart full of them.

But… Let’s stop talking about how much you spend at Target now and focus on how much you can SAVE there soon…

Target’s quarterly earnings rise 14%

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Target reduces prices in all Illinois stores

Do you remember that at the beginning of the pandemic, we all buy new televisions, cooking devices and other things to take care of it while staying at home? Well, those days are now over and Target is full of products that people don’t buy much from anymore. According to an article by NBC Chicago;

The Associated Press reports that with declining sales of large electronic items like televisions and small kitchen appliances, Target now finds itself with a bloated inventory that it says needs to be cut to sell.

The NBC Chicago article also says Target will likely be canceling orders from vendors of these products as they try to clean up their inventory, so if you’re on the hunt for a new TV or device, you better check them out. get as soon as possible.

Will Target increase the prices of other items?

Now that I told you that certain prices at Target would be reduced, I have to prepare you for the prices of other highly requested items increase. Namely, groceries and beauty products, (big disappointment!), so shop around and budget accordingly.

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C&F Financial Corporation Anno – GuruFocus.com https://baymontchampaign.com/cf-financial-corporation-anno-gurufocus-com/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 20:12:21 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/cf-financial-corporation-anno-gurufocus-com/ TOANO, Va., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors of C&F Financial Corporation (CFFI, Financial) has declared a regular cash dividend of 40 cents per share, which is payable July 1, 2022 to shareholders of record June 15, 2022. The Company’s Board of Directors continually reviews the amount of cash dividends per […]]]>

TOANO, Va., May 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The board of directors of C&F Financial Corporation (CFFI, Financial) has declared a regular cash dividend of 40 cents per share, which is payable July 1, 2022 to shareholders of record June 15, 2022.

The Company’s Board of Directors continually reviews the amount of cash dividends per share and the resulting payout ratio in light of changes in economic conditions, current and future capital requirements and expected future earnings.

About C&F

C&F Bank operates 30 banking offices and four commercial lending offices located in eastern and central Virginia and offers comprehensive wealth management services through its subsidiary C&F Wealth Management, Inc. C&F Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiary C&F Select LLC provide mortgage origination services through offices located in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. C&F Finance Company offers auto, marine and recreational vehicle loans through indirect lending programs offered in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia through its offices in Richmond and Hampton, Virginia.

Additional information regarding the Company’s products and services, as well as access to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available on the Company’s website at http://www.cffc.com.

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June 16 Live Updates: US Mortgage Rates Rise Biggest Since 1987, EU Leaders Support Ukraine’s EU Candidate Status https://baymontchampaign.com/june-16-live-updates-us-mortgage-rates-rise-biggest-since-1987-eu-leaders-support-ukraines-eu-candidate-status/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:10:16 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/june-16-live-updates-us-mortgage-rates-rise-biggest-since-1987-eu-leaders-support-ukraines-eu-candidate-status/ New applicants for unemployment assistance in the United States fell from the previous week, a sign that the labor market remains tight. There were 229,000 initial jobless claims on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week to June 11, according to US Department of Labor data released Thursday. The figure was down from the previous […]]]>

New applicants for unemployment assistance in the United States fell from the previous week, a sign that the labor market remains tight.

There were 229,000 initial jobless claims on a seasonally adjusted basis in the week to June 11, according to US Department of Labor data released Thursday. The figure was down from the previous week’s upwardly revised 232,000 claims, but exceeded the median forecast of 215,000 claims in a Reuters poll of economists.

Thursday’s report showed the pace of new claims increased the most in California, Texas, New York, Illinois and Ohio, based on unadjusted preliminary numbers.

“The latest data suggests some sectors may see an uptick in layoffs amid growing concerns about inflation, sentiment and the outlook,” said Mahir Rasheed, US economist at Oxford Economics.

The labor market remained warm and the unemployment rate stabilized at 3.6% in May, which is close to its pre-pandemic level.

Tech groups, especially in the cryptocurrency sector, have reported a few layoffs recently.

Continuing unemployment claims, which measure the number of Americans actively receiving unemployment assistance, were 1.31 million in the week to June 4, an increase of 3,000 claims from the previous week.

Initial claims have increased in recent weeks, but continuing claims have remained near their lowest level in more than 50 years.

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US Abortion Rate Rises as Supreme Court Set to Overturn Roe v. Wade https://baymontchampaign.com/us-abortion-rate-rises-as-supreme-court-set-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:07:20 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/us-abortion-rate-rises-as-supreme-court-set-to-overturn-roe-v-wade/ Posted 2022-06-14 23:01 11:01 June 14, 2022 pm The abortion rate in the United States rose in 2020 for the first time in 30 years, according to a three-year survey conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, the leading think tank on reproductive health and policy. The data, which comes from a survey that tracks 1,687 abortion […]]]>

The abortion rate in the United States rose in 2020 for the first time in 30 years, according to a three-year survey conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, the leading think tank on reproductive health and policy.

The data, which comes from a survey that tracks 1,687 abortion providers and state health department data, suggests a significant shift in the number of people choosing to terminate their pregnancies. And it comes just as the Supreme Court looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that guaranteed the right to abortion. Overturning that decision would allow states to completely ban abortion if they so choose.

“This information coming out just as we wait to see if the Supreme Court of the United States strikes down abortion rights is a bit shocking in a way,” said Elizabeth Nash, who follows state politics. at the Guttmacher Institute and helped write the report. “We’re seeing that people need access to abortion care, and they need better access to abortion care, and now there’s the ability for states to ban abortion.”

In 2020, around 1 in 5 pregnancies – 20.6% – ended in abortion, up from 18.4% in 2017. For every 1,000 women aged 15-44, there were 14.4 abortions, a 7% increase from 2017, when 13.5 per 1,000 did. . About 930,160 abortions took place in 2020, the researchers found, up from 862,320 three years earlier. Increases were largest in the West and Midwest and smallest in the Northeast.

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Abortions are still much less frequent than 30 years ago. In 1981, when the US population was significantly smaller, about 1.6 million abortions were recorded, according to Guttmacher’s records. This represented a peak, and the number steadily declined. Since 2011, less than one million abortions have been performed each year.

It’s unclear what’s behind the 2020 increase. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic might have discouraged people from giving birth, Nash said. Policies enacted by the Trump administration resulted in fewer clinics providing family planning services to low-income people, which could have led to more unwanted pregnancies and a greater need for abortions.

The researchers also pointed to changes in policies that might have made it easier for people to access abortion. Since 2017, 17 states and the District of Columbia have repealed laws that restricted abortion access. Oregon, Illinois, Rhode Island and Maine have all changed their state Medicaid programs so that they now cover the service. (Most state Medicaid plans don’t cover abortion, thanks to a law prohibiting the use of federal funds to pay for abortions.) Maine and Virginia have both passed laws allowing nurse practitioners and d other non-physician clinicians to also offer abortions. Local and state abortion funds — private organizations that help people pay for abortions — also got more financial support and were able to help more people pay for their abortions, Nash said.

“We’re seeing some trends that maybe lend themselves to these increased numbers of abortions,” she said. But still, “there is a lot to investigate why we are seeing these numbers increase.”

Guttmacher does this in-depth study every three years and collects less comprehensive data for other years. It’s too early to tell if that trend continued into 2021, or even this year, though Nash said she suspects the abortion rate increased until September 2021, when Texas began to enforce its six-week abortion ban. After that, she says, it’s harder to make predictions.

States like Texas, which had already passed heavy abortion restrictions, saw an increase in abortions from 2017 to 2020, suggesting that despite laws limiting access, more people sought the procedure .

If Roe is overturned, a number of states would have to completely ban abortion. Residents of these states will have to turn to other states if they wish to have an abortion and could overwhelm the abortion infrastructure in states like Colorado, Illinois and California, which are expected to become destinations for medical care. ‘abortion. But not everyone will be able to afford to travel hundreds of kilometers for the medical appointment.

“We are going to see a massive drop in the number of abortions because even if progressive states expand access to care and help people pay for abortions, not everyone will be able to get to those states,” he said. said Nash.

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NJ senator calls for discrimination based on height and weight to be banned https://baymontchampaign.com/nj-senator-calls-for-discrimination-based-on-height-and-weight-to-be-banned/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:39:20 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/nj-senator-calls-for-discrimination-based-on-height-and-weight-to-be-banned/ Currently, Michigan is the only state in the nation that prohibits discrimination based on height or weight under its civil rights law, and there is no such federal law. New Jersey State Sen. Andrew Zwicker of D-Monmouth Junction would like to see the Garden State become the second in the United States to ban such […]]]>

Currently, Michigan is the only state in the nation that prohibits discrimination based on height or weight under its civil rights law, and there is no such federal law.

New Jersey State Sen. Andrew Zwicker of D-Monmouth Junction would like to see the Garden State become the second in the United States to ban such biases in hiring, housing and educational practices.

“It’s a serious issue, and we don’t condone racial discrimination, gender discrimination, or age discrimination,” Zwicker said.

His bill (S2741), which was introduced June 2 and referred to the Senate Labor Committee, would categorize rejection based on height and weight under the state’s “anti-discrimination law.”

It’s something Zwicker said some other states or individual cities have come up with, but he was “shocked” to learn was not on New Jersey’s books.

He said studies have shown “widespread” discrimination specifically around weight, usually much more in women than in men, and he thinks it’s both harmful and hurtful.

“A study I saw said that between 20% and 40% of overweight people reported some sort of discriminatory behavior towards them,” Zwicker said. “Society put in these ideal sizes, these ideal weights, and those are just things that have been created, and not everyone fits that ideal. And so, people are treated differently.”

According to the wording of Zwicker’s proposal, Michigan law prohibits discrimination in “employment, education, housing, public housing, and public office,” among other grounds, and the senator hopes to cover the same ground. with the New Jersey bill.

Exceptions are provided for cases “in which an individual’s height or weight is a bona fide occupational qualification”, the bill says.

In short, Zwicker’s legislation would empower someone who believes they have suffered such discrimination to sue.

He cited an Atlantic City case years ago, in which a judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by female casino workers who were weighed weekly and threatened with dismissal because there was no basis in New Jersey law to support their claims.

This bill, he said, would close that loophole.

“It’s more than common sense, it’s just the right thing to do, that’s why I wrote it and why I stand for it now,” Zwicker said.

Zwicker intends the legislation to take effect immediately if and when it is passed and signed by the governor.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com

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GOP congressional candidates Davis and Miller compare, contrast views in main battle for new district https://baymontchampaign.com/gop-congressional-candidates-davis-and-miller-compare-contrast-views-in-main-battle-for-new-district/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:42:15 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/gop-congressional-candidates-davis-and-miller-compare-contrast-views-in-main-battle-for-new-district/ Two incumbents are vying for the Republican nomination for a new 15th congressional district seat with Rodney Davis touting his legislative experience and Mary Miller pointing to her endorsement by former President Donald Trump. The winner of the June 28 primary will face Democrat Paul J. Lange of Quincy, who is running unopposed for his […]]]>

Two incumbents are vying for the Republican nomination for a new 15th congressional district seat with Rodney Davis touting his legislative experience and Mary Miller pointing to her endorsement by former President Donald Trump.

The winner of the June 28 primary will face Democrat Paul J. Lange of Quincy, who is running unopposed for his party’s nomination.

Miller, 62, of Oakland has represented the old 15th district in Congress since Jan. 3, 2021. Davis, 52, of Taylorville, has represented the old 13th district in Congress since Jan. 3, 2013. The new 15th district was created by the General Assembly based on the results of the 2020 census. It cuts through the sprawl of central Illinois, but the 13th District pierces its heart, encompassing large parts of Springfield, Decatur, and Champaign.

Davis lives in the 15th district, but Miller lives in the new 12th congressional district. She may be running because part of the new district is in her current district. The new 15th District includes 31% of Miller’s old district, 27% of Davis’s, and 42% of new territory for both candidates.


“You don’t have to zoom in to see it’s a gerrymandered mess,” Davis said. “They just wanted to create as many safe Democratic seats as possible. But it’s a great neighborhood and we plan to be in every part of the neighborhood like we always have and visit every part of it.

“We all know that (Governor JB) Pritzker and corrupt Democrats targeted conservative Republicans,” Miller said. “They created a conservative neighborhood. This district represents more than 70% for President Trump.

Davis spoke about his experience as a lawmaker as one of his strengths. “Experience matters. I have a record of sticking to my principles,” Davis said. “I have experience writing farm bills while representing a district that is heavily reliant on agriculture. I have excellent experience in managing topical issues such as infrastructure.”

Miller emphasized his conservative credentials. “I am a conservative candidate, America First, which President Trump has endorsed. I oppose all efforts to diminish our Second Amendment rights,” she said. “I am a member of the Freedom Caucus. A member of the Border Caucus and the Second Amendment Caucus. It’s just a privilege to represent the people as a conservative.

Candidates had contrasting views on their top legislative priorities.

“I defend the Constitution,” Miller said. “It’s number one. We need policies that will protect our farmers. We need to do something about the Protect Waters of USA Act – it’s nothing but over-regulation.

She also promotes her Safety and Opportunity for Girls Act. “My bill would clarify that nothing in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can be construed as giving the Biden administration the power to prohibit schools from maintaining bathrooms, locker rooms, teams gender-segregated sports and academic programs.”

Davis identified the new farm bill as his top priority. “I will participate in the debate as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. This will be my third chance to help draft a farm bill that allows farmers to take risks. I have a great opportunity to make an impact,” Davis said. “We need to empower Illinois farmers to do what they do best, which is feed the world.”

He sponsored the Rural Investment in America Act that would grant greater lending authority to the Small Business Administration to make loans to businesses that manufacture key infrastructure assets in rural industrial parks. Davis said he would provide partial loan forgiveness to cover payroll, permits and other capital costs associated with site development when long-term jobs are created in rural areas.

Davis said increased funding to update locks and dams is another priority.

The candidates also listed what they thought were the three most important issues for their constituents. Davis chose inflation, the border crisis and rising crime. Miller cited Second Amendment rights, energy independence and America First.

“Inflation includes gasoline prices because they are rising at an alarming rate. The cost of buying anything is going up because of the bad policies of Biden and the Democrats,” Davis said. “Gas prices are an issue due to lack of investment in energy exploration.”

Davis said the border crisis is important because that’s where illegal drugs enter the country. “Trump’s ‘Stay in Mexico’ policy needs to be codified in law,” he said. “We also need to fund the completion of the border wall started under the Trump administration.”

Davis also spoke about the increase in crime.

“What we saw in San Francisco with the removal of a liberal prosecutor shows public frustration with prosecutors who coddle criminals,” Davis said. “Biden is not investing in the police.”

Miller emphasized his support for Second Amendment rights. “I would never vote to diminish these rights in any way. I am absolutely against any change. We have laws on the books, but criminals have guns. They commit crimes. We have done everything we could with gun laws. We have cultural issues.

Regarding energy independence, Miller said his family was deeply involved in agriculture as they raised grain and livestock. “I’m a mom in a big family, and that’s a big issue that’s fueling inflation. We need more power generation.

Putting America first is what matters to the people, Miller said. “We went from America First to America Last.”

Miller encouraged people to watch his voting record as a Conservative. “[Former] President Trump, Ted Cruz and other conservatives supported me.

She talked about her scores from the Liberty Score Conservative Review, the American Conservative Union and Heritage Action for America. “I encourage people to look at Rodney Davis’ scores and compare them to my ‘A’ grade.”

Davis said he knew Morgan County because he attended Illinois College for a year before transferring to Millikin University.

“I will never sacrifice my conservative principles. Voters can trust me to return to Washington to fight liberal policies,” Davis said. “I want to win their vote.”

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4 Atlantic City, NJ casinos don’t clean rooms daily, union says https://baymontchampaign.com/4-atlantic-city-nj-casinos-dont-clean-rooms-daily-union-says/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 15:01:01 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/4-atlantic-city-nj-casinos-dont-clean-rooms-daily-union-says/ ATLANTIC CITY — A union representing housekeeping workers at Atlantic City casinos said four of the resorts were not complying with a COVID-related requirement that hotel rooms be cleaned daily, and said called on the state on Wednesday to intervene. Local 54 of the Unite Here union said state officials must enforce a 2020 order […]]]>

ATLANTIC CITY — A union representing housekeeping workers at Atlantic City casinos said four of the resorts were not complying with a COVID-related requirement that hotel rooms be cleaned daily, and said called on the state on Wednesday to intervene.

Local 54 of the Unite Here union said state officials must enforce a 2020 order issued by Governor Phil Murphy requiring hotel rooms to be cleaned and disinfected daily. The rule was released as casinos reopened after a 3.5-month closure at the start of the pandemic.

The union filed a lawsuit Wednesday with the state Department of Community Affairs accusing Caesars, Harrah’s, Tropicana and the Golden Nugget of failing to clean every occupied hotel room each day as required by the ordinance, which , according to the state health department, remains in effect.

The Community Affairs Department said it is responsible for enforcing the daily cleaning requirement and has the authority to carry out inspections following complaints it receives. He declined further comment, noting that he had just received the union’s complaint.

“These janitorial people in Atlantic City are just part of a larger workforce that is systematically overworked and understaffed,” said Bob McDevitt, the union’s president who is in full discussion with the nine Atlantic City casinos for a replacement contract. those that expired at the end of last month.

The union presented the claims of several housekeepers that there are not enough workers to meet the demand to clean every room every day. The workers said their employers directed them to clean rooms where customers left first.

Teresa Lopez, housekeeper at Caesars, said the extra workload of cleaning the dirtiest rooms where trash has accumulated for several days is detrimental to her health.

“I feel more pain after cleaning these parts; I have to take pain medication,” she told a press conference on the promenade in front of the casino, adding that she had signed the complaint sent to the state.

Bina Vashi, a cleaner at Hard Rock who did not sign the complaint, added, “Right now we have to work even harder. These rooms are so dirty, dirty.

The phenomenon is not limited to Atlantic City. Hospitality industry leaders say the combination of a shortage of housekeeping staff and some guests’ reluctance to allow hotel workers into their rooms during their stay has led to the abandonment of a daily cleaning of the rooms standard at resorts across the country.

Three of the four casinos listed in the union’s complaint (Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana) are owned by Caesars Entertainment, which is at the center of the union’s bargaining efforts, as well as MGM Resorts International, owner of the Borgata, which has no been accused of inadequate cleaning. Caesars Entertainment declined to comment.

The union also said the Golden Nugget posted a sign at its reception in April informing guests that daily room cleaning was not available “at this time”, but that guests could request clean sheets and towels. .

Tom Pohlman, vice president and general manager of the Golden Nugget, said his casino “holds itself to the highest standards and all rooms are fully cleaned with a very strict protocol between all new bookings.”

“We inform hotel guests about available and on-demand housekeeping services upon check-in,” he said. “Whenever a guest requests housekeeping services, we absolutely honor that request.”

He said staffing for Golden Nugget, as is the case with other casinos, “has been an ongoing issue and there are times when staffing shortages don’t allow us to clean all nights. Due to COVID, many guests have not requested any cleaning during their stay, which averages less than two days.

But Patrick Stewart, executive director of the New Jersey Hotel and Lodging Association, said its members aren’t experiencing a shortage of housekeeping staff and that they “adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety at the work, and that includes additional state, local, and federal health and safety protocols enacted since the pandemic.

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This story has been corrected to show that one of the housekeepers quoted did not sign the complaint.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of the suggestions from our listeners, I have a few tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and meet an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

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Collins has more going for her than fame and money, but is that enough? https://baymontchampaign.com/collins-has-more-going-for-her-than-fame-and-money-but-is-that-enough/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 02:43:00 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/collins-has-more-going-for-her-than-fame-and-money-but-is-that-enough/ CHICAGO — A recent political poll I previewed last week showed the son of a civil rights icon and a Chicago alderman were at an impasse to win the Democratic primary in the race for 17 candidates to replace retired U.S. Representative Bobby Rush. Rush’s 1st District stretches from Chicago’s lakefront through an ever-expanding strip […]]]>

CHICAGO — A recent political poll I previewed last week showed the son of a civil rights icon and a Chicago alderman were at an impasse to win the Democratic primary in the race for 17 candidates to replace retired U.S. Representative Bobby Rush.

Rush’s 1st District stretches from Chicago’s lakefront through an ever-expanding strip of city neighborhoods through the southern suburbs to the farm fields beyond Frankfort.

Jonathan Jackson – son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson and brother of ex-convict and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. – has a lot of name recognition and local influence, mostly due to decades of heroic and outrageous headlines on his family.

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On his own, Jonathan Jackson is a well-spoken businessman with no elected political experience.

And from Monday, Jackson always had not filed a financial disclosure statement required for his congressional run after being branded a voter fraud by Sun-Times reporter Lynn Sweet.

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And Ald. Pat Dowell has served on City Council since 2007.

She ousted Dorothy Tillman, a fancifully hatted department head, with a campaign funded by a powerful union of public servants. Dowell’s best achievement, according to her organicwas his role as main sponsor of a Order requiring banks to maintain assets seized in 2011.

Dowell’s campaign tops fundraising, according to federal election records.

It makes sense that someone’s other son and a most-money-backed Chicago neighborhood leader would show a lead in a political poll. Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed enough Jackson and Dowell campaign signs decorating corners to win over some voters by osmosis.

If this scenario plays out, it would be a victory for the political status quo and a shame for voters.

Because when people learned a few things about Illinois Sen. Jacqui Collins, the state senator who is also running for the seat, she became their pick as the frontrunner in the Congressional race, according to the survey results.

The poll, by the Collins campaign, is not a clear predictor of how the election will go. In real life, lesser-known candidates running campaign messages about a budget are struggling to get their message across to voters.

The political poll initially showed Collins in a statistical stalemate with Jackson and Dowell. But when potential voters learned more about the state senator, she became an election favorite, according to the survey.

It makes sense to me.

I didn’t know much about Collins — other than that she was a state senator who got her political start during the late Harold Washington’s campaign for mayor of Chicago in 1983 — until we talked for the first time at the start of the coronavirus crisis.

At the time, people were dying at an alarming rate in the 60620 zip code on the southwest side of Chicago, which Collins represents. And the governor’s office has not responded to his requests to set up a coronavirus testing site in Auburn Gresham.

While so many elected Democrats kept quiet and did as they were told, Collins continued to fight for people in the working-class African-American enclave with woefully high infection rates and no a single test site for miles.

At the height of her frustration, she asked me, “Perhaps you could enlighten the governor a little on Auburn Gresham.

That’s what happened. Within weeks, Collins stirred up so much political pressure against his fellow Democrats that two COVID-19 testing sites — one run by the city and the other by the state — simultaneously opened in the healthcare desert. on the south side.

Collins, the former journalist-turned-state senator running to replace Congressman Rush, doesn’t have a famous name or overflowing campaign funds.

Collins refuses to accept corporate campaign donations, unlike Dowell and Jackson.

She has heavy credit card debt, like many of the people she represents, and admitted it in financial disclosure documents that her opponent, Jonathan Jackson, didn’t bother to file.

“Transparency and ethics are essential parts of our democracy. As someone who has served in the General Assembly and fought for ethics reform, I understand how desperately needed it is. If Jonathan Jackson can’t show us a commitment to ethics now, how can voters trust him in Congress?” Collins said.

Over the past two years, I’ve seen Collins consistently champion the neglected, forgotten, and neglected.

She has sponsored laws that help pay funeral expenses for victims of gun violence, outlaw predatory lending practices and, more recently, outlaw untraceable “phantom guns.”

Collins, whose senatorial district stretches from Chicago’s South Side to suburban forest reserves, knows she has to find a way to get her message across with limited money.

On Monday, she challenged “high profile” candidates running for Congress to a televised debate to give people a chance to hear from her directly before Election Day.

Voters deserve it.


Marc Konkol, recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Prize-winning series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.” He was producer, writer and narrator for the docuseries “Chicagoland” on CNN and a consulting producer on the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.

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Philadelphia shooting leaves 3 dead, 11 injured downtown https://baymontchampaign.com/philadelphia-shooting-leaves-3-dead-11-injured-downtown/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:21:45 +0000 https://baymontchampaign.com/philadelphia-shooting-leaves-3-dead-11-injured-downtown/ PHILADELPHIA — Gunfire killed three people and injured at least 11 others in one of downtown Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment districts late Saturday night, authorities said. Police officers were patrolling the South Street area in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and saw several suspects shooting into a large crowd just before midnight, police […]]]>

PHILADELPHIA — Gunfire killed three people and injured at least 11 others in one of downtown Philadelphia’s most popular entertainment districts late Saturday night, authorities said.

Police officers were patrolling the South Street area in downtown Philadelphia when they heard multiple gunshots and saw several suspects shooting into a large crowd just before midnight, police inspector DF Pace said during the a press conference.

An officer shot one of the suspects from about 30 feet away, but it’s unclear if the suspect was hit, Pace said.

“You can imagine there were hundreds of people taking advantage of South Street, as they do every weekend, when this shooting broke out,” Pace said.

Two men and a woman were among those killed in the shooting, he said. Their names have not been made public by the authorities. The condition of those injured by bullets remains unknown.

The victims killed in the shooting were a 26-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 34-year-old man, police said. 6ABC reported.

Two handguns were recovered, including one with an extended magazine, police said. No arrests were made.

Pace said police are asking business owners to review video from surveillance cameras.

The Department said on Twitter to avoid the area. South Street is known for its entertainment venues and nightlife with several bars, restaurants and businesses.

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn’t have to be just the beach. Our state has incredible trails, waterfalls and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s hidden gems, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it’s a great workout.

Before you hit the trails and explore some of the suggestions from our listeners, I have a few tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you descend and encounter an uphill hiker, pull to the side and give the uphill hiker some space. An uphill hiker has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless marked as an official trail, avoid them. Going off the trail, you risk damaging the ecosystems around the trail, the plants and wildlife that live there.

You also don’t want to disturb any wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Cyclists must yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also give in to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you’ll encounter on New Jersey trails.

If you plan to take your dog on your hike, they must be on a leash and be sure to clean up all pet waste.

Finally, pay attention to the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it’s probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions on the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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