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Forum: Thanks for your votes

Updated: May 20, 2013 7:58PM



I want to thank those who took the time to vote in the April 9 local elections.

It was important that citizens expressed their voice by electing the candidates who will best represent them. With the recent redistricting, this has been made harder for Will County citizens to do.

I am honored to be elected as the Frankfort Township clerk and promise to work hard to ensure that fair elections continue to occur.

Nella Piccolin

Frankfort Township Clerk

Drop them at the dump

I have driven recently on Lake Shore Drive from Interstate 55 as far north as Wilson Avenue, and on the east side of the drive there are what some call sculptures or art.

I’m not sure how long these metal monstrosities will destroy the view along the drive, but I wish the junk truck they fell off would return and cart them off to the dump where they must have been initially.

Timothy D. O’Reilly

Chicago

In defense of feral cats

I was driving down my alley the other day and running ahead of my car was a cat with a rat in its mouth.

Feral cats provide a great service at no cost to us.

There is a perception that cats kill too many birds. They kill some birds, but humans are responsible for the majority of bird deaths because of our choice to pollute the Earth.

Cats kill rats. Would you rather have rats or cats?

Peggy Zabicki

Chicago

Median will destroy commerce

When it comes to the proposed improvements to 159th Street in Homer Glen, who knows best? Is it John Portman, the chief engineer from the Illinois Department of Transportation? Or is it the people of Homer Glen?

Portman doesn’t live in Homer Glen, but he wants to force residents to accept his vision of this important roadway. He sees 159th Street as a way to move traffic quickly from Interstate 355 to the shopping areas in Orland Park. Shouldn’t some of that traffic stop at businesses in the village?

Portman wants a 12-inch-high median that vehicles can’t cross to extend from Gougar to Will-Cook roads. It’s going to be hard to visit the businesses with a huge median dividing the road. When asked to include a mountable median that allows an entrance for business, IDOT said its job is to move traffic as quickly and safely as possible.

Local governments must tell IDOT that we do not want the raised median. It seems that government of the people, by the people and for the people is losing ground.

And this time, it’s losing to nonelected officials who dictate law through rules and regulations.

Steve Balich

Homer Township



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