The County of You

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

I’m going to give you $100,000. (You’re welcome.)
All you need to do is provide yourself the same services the Knox County government currently does under its budget, proportionately speaking, of …

But, will it play in Peoria?

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

This past Tuesday night, the mutually assured destruction rhetoric of Democratic presidential candidates halted briefly with an unexpected pronouncement from Andrew Yang. Yang’s very presence on the debate stage was …

Law and disorder

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Clinging to a view that places you in a decided minority among your peers doesn’t make you wrong, but it should inspire you to reconsider.
That’s the position in which Knox …

Moon pies and moolah

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

Few things can rattle you like a grim-looking police officer armed with a moon pie pointed straight at your gullet. That happened to me at the City County Building earlier …

A brief dive into muddy budget waters

Larry Van GuilderAs I see it

I was minding my own business when this hard-charging newshound, Sandra Clark, ambushed me and brought me back into the fold. If Sandra didn’t exist, it would be necessary to …