Our View: Thumbs-up for blood donors
Thumbs-down: To suspect uses for state funds. State Sen. Tim Bivins, a Dixon Republican whose district includes part of DeKalb County, called this week for an audit of a publicly funded Chicago community center. Bivins said that The Center on Halsted in Chicago has hosted events including highlighting top gay erotic film actors and rubber fetishes. The center has received more than $2 million from state government from 2012 to 2014. The state’s financial situation being what it is, it is hard to justify spending money on such events while local schools struggle to make ends meet.