Silver Dollar Restaurant

422 E. Mississippi Ave, Elwood, IL  60421

This Month's Meeting

This month's speakers will be Illinois State Representative Margo McDermed and Illinois State Senator Mike Connelly. They will be talking about how laws are made and how citizens can interact with the state legislature. As always, don't forget to bring a friend!

 Gun Giveaway


Will County ISRA member, Charles Kirgis from Crete was the name drawn for the WCGR Gun Giveaway last month. Charles was not present so we will try again next month! 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

  We had a great line up of speakers.  First was Circuit Court Judge Dave Carlson. He spoke about how a lawsuit works. Every lawsuit is either criminal or civil. They go to a circuit court, and if the decision is appealed, it then goes to the Appellate Court. In the Circuit court the term is Judge. In the Appellate Court he or she is called a Justice. In the Circuit Court 3 Justices review the transcript and make a decision. If there are no other cases like it, it becomes law of the state. The Illinois Supreme Court has 7 Justices. 4 are from Cook County and 3 are from other districts. Judge terms are 6 years for the Circuit Court, 10 years for the Appellate Court, and Supreme Court. For the Circuit Court 16 Judges are elected, they appoint the other 20.  More


Chairman's Comments

This month we're trying something a little different and substituting our Chairman's remarks with a great editorial from
Major General Geoffrey B. Higginbotham USMC (Ret.)

Outstanding!  Who said Marines were not articulate?!  He nailed it!
From a Marine:

"If you are paid $25.00 an hour to show up to a rally to "counter" the other party using physical force and violence, you are not a "counter protestor."  You are a mercenary.
There is no need for further debate on this. You were paid to attack someone you don't know for reasons that you couldn't care enough about to go there for free. You did your "job" and collected your check and your reimbursement of expenses.  You're a mercenary.
Not a Patriot. Not a Social Justice Warrior. Not a Defender of Freedom or Liberty. Not an upholder of Truth or Justice. None of those things you claim to be.  You are a mercenary.........