Ok, usually I don't like to do this, but in the case it's for a great cause. An old friend of mine, Steve Funk is running for State Assembly from the Illinois 18th District. (For those reaching for their maps, that is the North Side of Chicago.) He is running as a libertarian. If you are so moved, please donate to help put Steve Funk on the Ballot in Illinois. In an era when neither Democrats or Republicans seem able to get anything done, it makes sense to start electing independents who can think outside the old idealogical boxes!