June 22, 2018

What to do with families crossing the border


by Glenn Mollette, Guest Commentator

Lots of outrage has been seen and heard around America over the treatment of families illegally entering the United States. President Trump recently signed an executive order to keep the families crossing the boarder illegally together when captured by authorities.

I'm not sure where Americans want to keep these families who took a great risk to enter our country hoping to gain entrance quickly and illegally when it did not work out for them. I know quite a few people who live in our country who have moved here from Mexico, Myanmar and other parts of the world. They are working very hard and are very supportive of the laws of America.

Breaking the law always has some penalty or repercussions. I'm all for keeping border families together. I would never want to see children ripped away from their mother or father. Those crossing the border for the most part are very desperate people in search of a better place.

Every day people fill out the necessary paper work, go through the proper channels and enter our country. Millions of them are now working a job that many Americans no longer want to work which is very sad for our country. However, it's good for those who want to work it seems.

What do we do with these border families now? Do we keep them in full service hotels or house them at a resort property in Disney World? They have left third world countries where conditions apparently were not very good. How much can we be expected to do for people showing up demanding entrance to America? What would you do for people showing up at your front door demanding lodging and meals and even health care? It's hard for most people when family shows up unannounced.

I found in interesting watching the outcry of demonstrators and different media personalities. I have wondered where are the daily cries over how America treats our children and unborn children? Right now while I am writing this there will be about 3000 legalized abortions in America. Add that number times 365 days in our country. There were 652, 639 legalized abortions in 2014 according for the Center for Disease Control.

Seven thousand children are abandoned each year in the United States. China is said to have over twenty million orphans.

How many babies and children spend their first five years in daycare and then are raised essentially by the school? It's a tough day for America's families who are trying to financially survive. However, money, things and attainments never take the place of time with children and families. It's easy to see this looking back.

I'm glad there are Americans who have verbalized their pain concerning the importance of children and parents being together. It's important. Maybe there will be some outrage down the road on the state of America's families who enjoy the privileges daily afforded to our families but for different reasons don't treat their children very well.
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Dr. Glenn Mollette is a syndicated American columnist and author of American Issues, Every American Has An Opinion and ten other books. He is read in all 50 states. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily representative of any other group or organization.
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June 8, 2018

Sommesi scores 3x in state softball semifinal

Kaneland's Donatela Sommesi and Hailey Roach

Kaneland's Donatela Sommesi hugs teammate Hailey Roach after getting to scoring position during their state semifinal game against Providence Catholic on June 8 at Eastside Centre. The Knights defeated the Celtics 8-1 advancing to the Class 3A title game at the IHSA State Softball Finals. Sommesi scored three times in the rout on three hits. Roach was 2-for-3 at the plate and chipped one of team's seven RBI in the fourth inning on a double to left field. Click here to view 19 more photos from the Knight's state softball appearance. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks


May 26, 2018

Rosary's Delahanty medals twice at state track


Rosary's Brooke Delahanty starts out on the anchor leg of the Class 2A 4x400-Meter Relay on Saturday afternoon at the IHSA State Track & Field Finals in Charleston, IL.. Delahanty and her squad, who qualified for the title race with Julie Bottarini, Julianne Hutchison and Annie Molenhouse a day earlier, finished in fourth place with a time of 4:01.37. The senior, who shaved almost two seconds off her qualifying time for the 800-Meter Run, took home the bronze medal in the event after clocking a 2:16:45 in the title race. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

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May 25, 2018

Aninagyei-Bonsu misses final cut by less than an inch


Huntley's Melvin Aninagyei-Bonsu lands in the sand in the Class 3A Triple Jump prelims at the IHSA State Track & Field Meet in Charleston, IL.. The senior missed the cut into the championship round by .75 of an inch on Friday, May 24, finishing the day and prep career with a jump of 45'-5.5". It was Aninagyei-Bonsu second consecutive trip to state after qualifying for state in 2017 with the Raiders' 4x100m relay squad and in the triple jump. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks


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May 23, 2018

Taets leads Orion to 7th at state track

Orion High School track star Danielle Taets

Danielle Taets tallied 27 points to lead the Orion to a seventh-place finish at this season's Illinois High School Association's State Track & Field Finals at O'Brien Stadium last weekend. In her third consecutive state appearance, the junior medaled in three events, winning Class 1A state titles in both the triple jump and the 100-meter high hurdles. She earned a third medal and top three finish in the 300-meter low hurdles.

She was also listed on last weekend's roster as an alternate for the Chargers' 4x800-Meter relay squad.

Falling seven inches short of her sectional qualifying distance, Taets easily won the TJ title by inches with her best leap of 38 feet even. Fulton's Daekota Knott finished in second place with the next best jump at 37-8.5. Lena Winslow's Carmen DeVries filled out the top three spots with a jump of 37-4.25 for the silver medal in the event.

Taets picked up second state gold medal on Saturday after running a 14.72 in the 100-meter high hurdles. She toppled her personal best of 15.12 and picked up another 10 team points besting Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond's Kenli Nettles (2nd place) and St. Teresa's Daelin Switzer (3rd) to the finish line.

The two medals were improvement on her 2017 trip to Charleston where she placed second in the triple jump and seventh in the high hurdles behind Nettles by four-hundredths of a second.

Teammate Alexandra Mack was the only other Charger to qualify for Saturday's finals. The senior's prep career ended with a ninth-place medal and one point toward the overall team score.

Taets collected her third and final medal of the weekend in the 300-meter lows. She and the other two top-three runners in the 100 lows juggled positions in the final results. The Charger medalist finished third behind Nettles (2nd) and Switzer (1st).

With 28 points to their name Orion finished seventh behind Teutopolis (6th), St. Thomas More (5th), Bureau Valley (4th), St. Teresa (3rd), Farmington (2nd) and this year's champions St. Joseph-Ogden, who took home its third consecutive top-three state team trophy.