Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421

This Month's Meeting

Back by popular demand, Michael Eichenberg will be our speaker this month. We had so much fun and learned so many self-defense techniques last month that we invited Michael to come out again.This should prove to be another interesting evening so don't miss it! And, as always, don't forget to bring a friend!

 Gun Giveaway

Will County ISRA member, Charles Blankenship, was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway lastmonth. Unfortunately for Charles, he was not present so we will draw another name at this month's meeting.Remember, the winner must be present, be an ISRA member, have a valid FOID and comply with all local,state and federal laws.



Last Month's Meeting


At our last meeting, Terry reminded everyone that I-Gold is on April 5, 2017 and that more information will follow on the event.   Also coming up is Joliet Moose Lodge 1-Day show February 2nd and Kane County Sportsmen Show on February 12th.

 I would like to say a special thank you to Cliff Smith from Crockett Gunsmithing from Wilmington. Cliff has dedicated countless hours to the ISRA and our Will County Grassroots group in fighting for our 2nd Amendment Rights. Please stop by Crockett’s and help Cliff run down his inventory. So, Cliff, enjoy your retirement…you’ve earned it…and you, truly, will be missed. Jim  Our ISRA friend, State Representative Margo McDermed of the 37th District, told us about the big tax bill in the Senate, in Springfield, to go along with a “compromise” budget plan that would raise income taxes on every Illinoisan. Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, and Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, have thrown their support behind a proposed budget plan that would raise state income taxes to 4.95 percent from the current level of 3.75 percent. Margo is also working HB365 Firearms Military Non-Resident to carry. Thank you, Margo, for fighting for our 2nd Amendment Rights in Springfield. More


Chairman's Comments

Only in America (hopefully) could this insane episode take place.  A 57-year-old convicted killer from California — who is serving a life sentence for murder, kidnapping and robbery — has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.  According to the Associated Press, Shiloh Quine killed someone and yet the state of California decided, in its infinite wisdom, to spend over $100,000 on him because he feels like he should be a woman. He underwent surgery to physically change his anatomy from male to female. He/she has reportedly been living as a woman in a California men’s prison but will now be transferred to a women’s prison.  Breitbart reported that Quine’s case prompted the Golden State to become the first to set standards for future inmates to apply to receive taxpayer funds for sex-reassignment surgery. It has resulted in a federal mandate that requires California to provide transgender female inmates who are housed in men’s facilities with more female-oriented items such as nightgowns, scarves, and necklaces. The daughter of Quine’s victim said this made her sick. “My dad begged for his life,” said Farida Baig, who tried unsuccessfully to block Quine’s surgery through the courts, said. “It just made me dizzy and sick. I’m helping pay for his surgery!!” Quine and an accomplice kidnapped and fatally shot her father in 1980. More