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Rob Sherman is one of the most effective and famous social activists in the Midwest.
My social advocacy organization is called Rob Sherman Advocacy, which fights injustice, one victory at a time. I challenge those injustices that nobody else is taking on, most prominently but not limited to the civil rights of atheists, state/church separation and the need for lap/shoulder seat belts on school busses.
My fame results from my success in getting many practices by government and private business changed without going to court. My effectiveness results from my spotless reputation and from my ability to politely but firmly identify differences between the positive intent of public or private policy and the negative effect that those policies inadvertently have. By offering constructive solutions that would result in a positive effect while addressing the economic impact of those changes, and by working with government officials and business leaders rather than issuing press releases that criticize them or their policies, I have become highly regarded for my effectiveness while maintaining an impeccable and flawless personal reputation.
To generate revenue, I write Rob Sherman News, which is serious journalism that is professionally written. Rob Sherman News presents stories about the hot social and political issues of the day and regularly exposes government by scam. It is a news source that is presented without the annoyances and harassments of flashing, flickering or zooming advertising graphics, pop-up or pop-under advertising tricks or spyware cookies. "In Rob We Trust" and the coin logo were created by management at ChicagoNow for the blog that I previously wrote for them. Thank you to ChicagoNow for allowing me to carry forward "In Rob We Trust" to Rob Sherman News.
I was the Green Party of Illinois candidate for State Representative for the 53rd District of Illinois in 2008, where I promoted tax fairness and an end to the scams that government uses to unjustly take away your money, your civil rights and even your freedom, itself. Now I am the Green Party Cook County Central Committee Chairman.
I retired in 2007 from being the Morning Drive host of the Rob Sherman Show on AM 1530 WJJG Chicago, weekday mornings, Monday through Friday, from 7 to 8 a.m. The shows featured newsmaker interviews with blockbuster guests, discussing the hot social and political issues of the day.
Rob Sherman Advocacy challenges state/church separation violations, secures the civil rights of atheists, and lobbies government officials to end a wide array of unjust practices, such as refusing to require lap/shoulder seat belts on school busses. "Fighting injustice, one victory at a time."
Rob Sherman Delivery is a trucking company that transport "hotshot" loads. Those are loads where the customer needs something picked up now and delivered immediately, in the same truck, anywhere in the country, without having to go through sorting facilities or warehouses. "Moving the world, six pallets at a time." A pallet is a wooden platform, 48 inches square and a few inches high, on which merchandise or freight is stacked for transport in a truck. Pallets are moved onto and off of trucks by pallet jacks.
Rob Sherman Travel Agency features vacation packages by Apple Vacations for families and couples. "Planning vacations, one family at a time."
Rob Sherman Concerts books both legendary and local bands, as well as individual artists, at venues such as municipal summer festival concerts, fancy restaurants and bars, and private parties. "Entertaining the world, one song at a time."
The Chicago Tribune has named me to their A-list as one of the most influential movers and shakers in the Chicago area. In addition, the Chicago Sun-Times has repeatedly included my radio show in their Radio Highlights.
I am a frequent guest speaker, throughout the nation, on radio and television talk shows, where I'm known as the "Prince of Sound Bites," at public and private high schools, colleges and universities, and at civic organizations and houses of worship.
Dinner at Le Titi de Paris French Restaurant in Arlington Heights, Illinois, a few years ago.
I'm 59 years old. Celeste, pictured above, is my wife. She still looks like she's 19, but is actually a little older than that. We have been happily married for over a third of a century. Notice how Celeste doesn't have any gray hair? That's because of the wonderful, stress-free marriage that I have provide her.
Cruising the Illinois River on the Spirit of Peoria, Summer 2010.
Our thirty-year-old son, Richard, is the Vice President of Ferrum Technology Services. Richard retired several years ago from teaching science in public high schools. He now makes more money in a month at his private business than he made in a year teaching.
Our eighteen-year-old daughter, Dawn, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She graduated # 18 out of about 500 students in the Class of 2011 at Buffalo Grove High School, where she was in all AP (advanced placement) classes, including Biology, Calculus, Psychology and Literature. When she grows up, Dawn wants to be a famous, highly respected social activist, just like Daddy. She's on her way! In September, 2007, Dawn got God banned from homecoming at Buffalo Grove High School. One month later, Dawn sued to stop the unconstitutional mandatory student prayer law in public schools. That litigation is still going on in federal court. We won at the District Court level. We lost on appeal to the Seventh Circuit when the two judges who ruled against her consisted of a judge who sponsored legislation to require the posting of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom in Indiana, and a judge who is a parochial school teacher in Indiana. Dawn's latest lawsuit challenged the practice by the local school district of charging students hundreds of dollars in tuition to pay for part of the staffing costs for one of her classes, despite Article X, Section 1, of the Illinois Constitution, which states that education in the public schools through the secondary level (high school) shall be free, and an Illinois Supreme Court ruling that says that "instruction in the subjects taught, without tuition, constitutes free public schools." There is no wiggle room in that constitutional provision or that Supreme Court ruling, but Dawn lost when an Illinois Appellate Court ruled that Driver Education is supposedly not an educational service, despite that fact that Driver Education is described in the Illinois School Code as a Course of Instruction that public schools are required to teach, it is taught in a classroom by Certified Staff (people with a teacher's license), there are tests and grades, and you have to get a passing grade in order to graduate.
We have lived in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, for twenty-eight years. Our house is located twenty-five miles northwest of downtown Chicago, ten miles northwest of O'Hare Airport and three miles northwest of Chicago Executive Airport (the airport formerly known as Palwaukee), where I keep my orange single-engine airplane.
Why did I buy an airplane? To get closer to God, of course!