Koehler, Grimm was given a five-minute allowance for a statementDue to national and Illinois state LWV guidelines and an exception, both Koehler and Grimm would receive a five-minute allowance to speak. Grimm would offer his best wishes, prayers, and thoughts to Gordon-Booth, stating that “family trumps all politics.” He would mention that initially, he had no interest in running for the House seat. He said he was suffering burnout from politics. However, he would feel a motivation to run following the state’s disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimm would also mention that there is an excessive influence in Springfield by influences from Cook County and the collar counties. Grimm adds that there should be done about the current marijuana law. Specifically, he is calling for a reduction in the sales tax on marijuana from 30% to a more normal rate of 6.5%. This is the audio conversion of the East Side Community Media video live stream on Facebook Live.
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.