Our View: Thumbs up to those participating in Relay for Life
The Daily Chronicle editorial board offers this week’s thumbs up and thumbs down:
Thumbs up: To cancer survivor Amberley Kowalski and those who will take part in today’s Relay for Life of DeKalb County at DeKalb High School. Relay for Life is an overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Teams camp out for 12 hours and take turns walking or running around the track. Teams raise funds before and during the event to fight cancer. Kowalski will speak at the event about her battle with Stage 4-B non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Relay for Life is an uplifting event for a worthy cause.
Thumbs down: To state lawmakers for again failing to pass meaningful pension reform during the regular legislative session. The General Assembly’s regular session ended Thursday night, and yet again lawmakers have not tackled pension reform – an essential step that must be taken if Illinois is to get its financial quagmire in order. The governor and legislative leaders say they’ll call a special session soon for lawmakers to try again to hash out a plan. Besides having no promise a compromise will be reached, lawmakers will be paid for each day the special session drags on. Essentially, we’re paying them extra for not getting their job done on time. Only in Illinois.
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