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U.S. Secretary State Hillary Clintwas released from New York hospital late January 2 2013 is expected make full recovery from

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was released from a New York hospital late January 2, 2013, and is expected to make a full recovery from a rare blood clot in her head, a top aide said. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images file photo)

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Updated: February 5, 2013 6:27AM



U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized for a blood clot. I wonder if the so-called jokers who asked if anyone saw her fall or asked for her medical report have apologized.

Concerning Rita Canning’s The Daily Splash column about Women In Need Growing Stronger, what became of Sarah’s husband? The fact that the child died because of the beating he inflicted upon Sarah hints of involuntary manslaughter. Would Ms. Canning consider a follow-up that covers the father? I’d bet that many of us would like to hear the outcome of his life after that incident.

Terry from Mount Greenwood

When construction started on Ninety 7 Fifty on the Park, the apartments near 143rd Street and LaGrange Road, I thought the name should have been changed to Nifty Swifty on the Tracks because it was forced upon us whether we wanted it or not. Now that I see it going up, I think we should call it as we see it. It’s the projects.

Ruth from Old Orland

Let’s all pull together as best we can to accomplish something special in our lives this year, 2013. Many of the SouthtownStar readers have made yearly new year’s resolutions. After all of the holiday partying, the No. 1 resolution on everyone’s list is to lose weight and to quit smoking. But other resolutions that are noteworthy are to eat better, to be kinder, to help a neighbor, to be a better parent or to be a better person. The list can be endless. Good luck with your conscious efforts to keep and maintain your new year’s resolutions.

Bernadine from Palos Heights

Whether or not we would have gone over the fiscal cliff, I am expecting some tax to go up and to have less money in my pocket. At the same time, Congress and federal workers were getting up to a 1 percent raise. Enough! I wonder what would happen if 5 million people revolted and simply did not pay. What are they going to do to all of us? Would they actually put 5 million people in jail and tie up the legal system?

Country Club Hills has a new homeless shelter. Most homeless are homeless because they are unemployed. Homeless people are unemployed because their jobs were transferred to foreign countries. We need U.S. products manufactured in the United States. America’s unemployed needs to be employed.

George from Burbank

Unions may have had a good purpose originally but I think now they are perceived as greedy, unrealistic and corrupt. Let’s get rid of these bloodsucking business-destroying organizations now or more Americans will be sitting at home watching television and playing video games and wondering why their taxes keep going up.

I’m a senior who has been a Chicago Bears fan since I was a kid. The smartest thing the Bears did was to fire head coach Lovie Smith. With Smith’s leadership, the Bears would never have won a Super Bowl. At least they will have a chance now. Smith should have been gone five years ago. I’m glad he’s gone.

Monee

To all Illinois legislators: Get your heads out of your rear ends and focus on Illinois debt and pension reform. Put everything else on the back burner including the gay marriage bill. Pension reform and the debt crisis in Illinois is of the utmost importance to the constituents.

I think President Obama likes trying to be a dictator. He is always saying no to Republicans.

Stanley from Hickory Hills

How can the police serve and protect their areas when they are being taken out and reassigned to very bad areas? They are leaving our areas unprotected. I don’t know where these recent police superintendents are coming from because they sure don’t know Chicago.

If Johnny Holmes is going to get DUIs, then I think he ought to step down as a member of the Community High School District 218 board.

I think all the people who are complaining about the trains are a bunch of babies. Those train tracks were there long before you were. If you didn’t like it then you shouldn’t have moved there. Trains are supposed to have whistles to warn people. What is going to happen is the very people who are complaining about it hopefully will never be hit by a train because they are going to be the ones who turn around and sue the railroads for not sounding their whistles. All these accommodations being put in place because of the whiners are ridiculous.

It was nice to see Alicia Roman on WMAQ-TV (Channel 5) in the morning instead of Andy Avalos. She is better to look at on NBC 5 and much more accurate on the weather forecast.

I think a Speak Out commenter misses the point concerning his support of corrupt unions with his sign in front of his house. He wouldn’t like it any more if his neighbors had signs supporting other agendas. Palos Hills Mayor Gerald Bennett should stop this showing of lawn signs. It’s not acceptable to the neighbors and brings down the neighborhood.

Why would anybody go to Russia to adopt a child? There are enough children here who need to be adopted. Take a look at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. How many children are in the system?

I made one new year’s resolution. That is to stop swearing. Of course, in order to accomplish that, I’m going to have to stop driving. There seems to be more sphincter openings on the highway than there are at a proctologist’s office.

Pete from Chicago



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