Updated: March 27, 2013 6:31AM
I guess it was just coincidental that Jessie Jackson Jr. went into a depression last summer, remaining out of public for months, right after learning that he was the subject of a federal investigation — one that could, and did, discover his and his wife’s extravagant misuse of his campaign funds.
Jackson continued an invisible campaign for re-election to his 2nd District congressional seat rather than drop out and have a Republican win by default.
It is almost believable that the many political people suggested leniency in his sentence due to his condition, real or imagined, actually think he deserved it.
He and his wife lived the good life and had aspirations of greater political glory. Illegal conduct was an accepted way of life for them.
Cabbie restores faith
On Feb. 8, two friends and I hailed a taxi to go to lunch in the Loop. When I went to pay my lunch bill, I could not find my wallet. I realized I must have dropped it in the taxi.
I immediately canceled my credit and debit cards and called the cab company, figuring I’d have to get another driver’s license.
Fast forward to Feb. 11 when I received a letter from someone I didn’t know. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and out dropped my driver’s license. The note included the phone number of the taxi driver who had found my wallet.
I called, and the next day at work, the driver returned my wallet to me. Everything, including my money, was there. I offered this kind man money, but he wouldn’t take it. His name is Kwasi Asamoah-Baffour, and he drives taxi No. 1043. This man restored my faith in the human spirit.
In praise of Postal Service
Amid the ongoing debate over the U.S Postal Service’s serious financial situation, I’d like to comment on my mailman, the Tinley Park Post Office and service provided by the USPS.
Postal rates are increasing, including 46 cents for a letter sent first class, which will hopefully raise enough revenue to allow the Postal Service to continue providing the services that we have come to expect and rely on. Some customers and media have decried the increases as further sign of the supposed mismanagement and waste within the Postal Service.
Allow me to join many others and distance myself from such negative comments in commending USPS for the work its employees do daily. Thank you. Thousands upon thousands of letters and packages are sent across the nation and the globe in a manner so efficient that we take it for granted.
Walk into the Tinley Park Post Office carrying the bundle you have secured and wrapped as best you could and you will be greeted by patient, smiling, helpful faces. Your package or letter will be treated as if it were the most important item to come across their counter that day.
Thanks to the USPS workers for their efficiency and commitment to service.