West Suburban Patriots

an independent Tea Party group in DuPage County, IL

I said we were going to start a WSP news-letter.  However, some of our members do not want the email.  So, instead it will be posted here on our web page.  If you would like to be notified each time a new one is posted, click “follow.”  I plan to post meeting recaps, and announcements here.  To keep it clean,no comments here.  I do read all blog posts and can include links to them in future posts.


Carol posted some other useful links on helpful links for wsp

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Comment by jan s on March 14, 2011 at 2:06pm

Bills in Illinois that you may want to follow / call your rep to support.




Both will prohibit Illinois from releasing the list of people who hold FOID cards.



This bill could save the taxpayers of IL upward of $4.5 billion -- the estimated cost to Illinois taxpayers of providing services and benefits to the estimated 700,000 to 800,000 ILLEGAL immigrants in our state.

Comment by jan s on March 13, 2011 at 4:07pm

In March we had a variety of speakers

1. Representative Randy Ramey, Illinois 55th congressional district introduced himself.

2. Beverly Perlson (founder of Band of Mothers) introduced herself and Jim Long.  She also gave a brief overview of the “academic Bill of Rights,” (ABOR) and a history of it at COD.  It was adopted April 2009, and repealed in May 2009 by the new board as their first item of business. Your vote for COD board trusty maters!

3. Jim Long, a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, supporter of ABOR and candidate for COD board, introduced himself.

4.  Mike Skarr, also a self-proclaimed fiscal conservative, supporter of ABOR and candidate for COD board, introduced himself.

Not present, but according to those who know her, Erin Birt is also a fiscal conservative and supporter of ABOR.  The other two candidates for COD trusty are considered liberals.

COD will host a candidate’s debate: March 16   4 to 6PM in the SRC building.
Comment by jan s on March 13, 2011 at 4:05pm

http://www.studentsforacademicfreedom.org/letters/2696/historic-vic... After a historic and unanimous vote from its Board of Trustees on April 16, [2009], the College of DuPage, a large community college in Illinois, became the first campus in the nation to adopt David Horowitz’s Academic Bill of Rights as official school policy.


 The unanimous vote of the trustees (6-0 with one member absent) puts the final seal of approval on what has been a long and arduous process of adopting the Academic Bill of Rights (ABOR) as campus policy.


Taken explicitly from the academic freedom guidelines written by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) over the past century, the Academic Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of both faculty and students to academic freedom regardless of their political or religious views. It prohibits discrimination in hiring, firing and promotion of faculty based on political or religious beliefs and forbids faculty from abusing their positions for the purposes of “political, ideological, religious or anti-religious indoctrination” in the classroom.



On a night when four new members were sworn in [May 2009], the seven-person board Monday rescinded an academic Bill of Rights that the outgoing board had approved at its last regular meeting in April.

Comment by jan s on March 7, 2011 at 10:54am

Geneva, IL- Women Speak Out: Defund Planned Parenthood! Press Conference 

Time: Monday, March 7 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: Rep. Randy Hultgren's Office1797 State St. Suite AGeneva, IL


Join Lila Rose, President of Live Action and Marilyn Musgrave of the Susan B. Anthony List and in thanking Reps. Joe Walsh (IL-08) and Randy Hultgren (IL-14) for standing up for women, taxpayers and young girls with their votes for Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to defund Planned Parenthood in the Continuing Resolution (CR). 
“It is simple: America flatly rejects Planned Parenthood's business model,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Voters do not want to subsidize this organization that not only performs over 300,000 abortions every year but fails to protect women and girls from those who exploit them. Not at a time of economic distress. Not ever.”
Learn more at http://exposeplannedparenthood.net/

The Geneva, IL location is the third stop on the Expose Planned Parenthood Media Tour from March 7 to 10 thanking Members for their votes and targeting representatives who voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. Led by SBA List Votes Have Consequences Project Director Marilyn Musgrave, with special guest Lila Rose of Live Action, the tour will feature press conferences with local pro-life leaders calling on the pro-life grassroots to thank Members of Congress who voted to defund Planned Parenthood and voice their disapproval to those Members who voted against it.

Comment by jan s on February 18, 2011 at 12:36pm

next post missed the last links


Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS 140 http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=85&ChapterID=2

Illinois State Board of Elections (campaign finance information) http://elections.il.gov/CampaignDisclosure/ContributionsSearchByAll...


jans blog on wsp web page "cap pensions at median income - idea & background" http://westsuburbanpatriots.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cap-pensions-at...



WSP Sweatshirts

If you missed the meeting, we announced that WSP is putting together an order for hooded sweatshirts. Several members requested that we make them available, and they are perfect for the rally coming up in Springfield. The sweatshirts will be imprinted with our WSP imprint like our t-shirts. Orders can still be placed with Carol at Wheaton Bowl on Monday and Tuesday evening, from 6 pm - 11 pm. Please email me with questions: carol@tolgraphics.com  They will be a perfect thing for those attending the April 15 anti-tax rally in Springfield.

Comment by jan s on February 18, 2011 at 12:29pm

Feb. 12, 2011 meeting recap


We had two speakers.

1.  Heidi Holans spoke on the parental rights amendment.  The problem starts with a UN 's convention on the rights of the Child (CRC), and the international treaty that some want the US to ratify.  On the surface it sounds great - "what is in the best interest of the child."  Problem being that if ratified, it will be giving an international bureaucracy the authority to tell parents how they should raise their child.  The parental right amendment will codify what most of us already believe - that it is the right of the parent to raise their own children, while still allowing existing state laws to protect children from abuse.   For more information, see:  http://parentalrights.org/

There is an on-line petition you can sign. 

It would also help if Senator Kirk heard from us: 202-224-2854

Heritage article:



2.  Mark Stern, a lawyer, Wheaton resident and school watchdog spoke about his experiences with Wheaton-Warrenville CUSD200 and the need for individuals to hold their local elected officials responsible. 

Mark’s webpage covering CUSD200 issues http://markostern.com/

Family taxpayer Foundation (teacher salary database) http://www.familytaxpayers.org/

Wheaton Warrenville CUSD 200 web  http://www.cusd200.org/cusdsandbox/site/default.asp

Illinois Open Meeting Act, 5 ILCS 120 http://ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=84&a

Comment by jan s on February 18, 2011 at 12:26pm

volunteer opportunity 

The Illinois Policy Institute and their network of over 1,000 volunteer Liberty Leaders are working to conduct Local Government Transparency audits of hundreds, and soon thousands, of Illinois' over 6,000 government taxing bodies and working with government administrators to make Illinois more transparent.

Contact Brian Costin, Director of Outreach, at bcostin@illinoispolicy.org if you would like to make local government (municipalities, school districts, libraries, townships, park districts, etc.) in your area more transparent.

For details see: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/content/?section=462&section2=503...



Support needed


Contact Mark Kirk and ask him to support S. 228 Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act. (Durbin is a lost cause, but feel free to contact him, too.)



Please sign the petition at:



Comment by jan s on February 18, 2011 at 12:25pm

Upcoming Elections


March 8, 2011 voter registration deadline

April 5, 2011  Consolidated General Election

For a list of candidates go to   http://cms.dupageelections.com/pages.asp?pageid=223  an unofficial listing is now available.

It lists:

35 town/cities mayors, councilmen...

36 park districts,

12 fire districts,

14 library districts, and

47 school boards – all in DuPage county.


League of Women voter dates


Wheaton League of Women Voter’s calendar http://wheatonlwvil.org/calendar.html lists the following:

- March 15, 2011 7:00 PM - Candidates Night. Candidates for the Municipal and Park District Elections

- March 17, 2011 7:00 PM - Candidates Night. District 200 School Board Candidates


Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters: http://www.lwvge.org/pages/calendar.html

March 20, 1pm – 5pm  Glencrest Middle School -   Description:  Featuring local contested races in April 5th consolidate election:  Including: School board races Districts 41, 89, 87 and COD board and Glen Ellyn Park District board.


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