Friday, September 05, 2003

Like We Were Saying
The governor's office is moving closer to Open it NOW!'s position that the state will have to start seeking partnerships with the private sector. However, they are still ignoring the Old Slave House. Today, the Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced, "that his office will initiate state partnerships with the private sector to boost funding for state services." While this might include naming rights or commercial product placement at state parks and historic sites, it still ignores the fact that state law allows private sector (including non-profits) operation of educational facilities at state sites. That's what we are proposing.

Read the news release for more.

Book Signing
I'll be doing a book signing Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion Waldenbooks in the Illinois Centre mall. Come buy and I'll sign a book. I prefer it be one of mine — such as the Handbook of Old Gallatin County and Southeastern Illinois, but I'm not picky. You can also order one of these online by clicking on the book to the left.