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Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose speaks during news conference NBA basketball team's mediday Friday Sept. 27 2013. Deerfield Ill. Rose

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose speaks during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's media day Friday, Sept. 27, 2013., in Deerfield, Ill. Rose missed last season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in a playoff game in 2012. (AP Photo)

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Updated: November 5, 2013 6:25AM



Good news! Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is back. He had to heal mentally and physically. If he has a good season, some who thought he should’ve been traded might want to eat their words. Go, Bulls!

People line up not for a celebrity or giveaways but for food, which has become a craft, skill and even art. When did food become so important? Some are against food trends, but people are tired of typical meals. Buying a morning bagel is boring, but a morning Cronut will bring people from miles away. Some may argue that people don’t have to go to great extent to buy trendy foods, but give your taste buds a break. Each cook tries to make that recipe their own. If they like it, there might be someone who likes their dish, too.

Jazmin M. from Midlothian

After spending hours on the new health care website, we found a policy that would cost $75 a month more than what we currently pay. The reason is that all new policies must have maternity coverage. This and other items are mandated by the government rules. We don’t need or want maternity coverage, but the government says we have to take it. We think this doesn’t make sense.

To the person questioning why a certain child had cancer three times: Should God only allow disease and illness to strike adults, or how about a God that never lets anyone get sick? If God never allowed illness or injury, would we still try to lead healthy lives or perform medical research? What would be the point? We could all live recklessly and never worry about the consequences. Think how crazily we would all drive if we knew God would prevent every car accident. Without real choices and consequences, free will would not exist. God’s plan is impeccable.

Bridgeview

It’s too funny. I’m talking about the convoluted explanation about six days of creation by the person who thinks humans have been around for only 6,000 years. Somehow they know that each day of creation was 6,000 years long because we are still living in the seventh day of rest. Well, at least they are admitting that Earth is more than 6,000 years old because by their figuring it is 36,000-plus years and counting. Oh, and we shouldn’t believe the facts we can see. What a hoot!

Chicago

Some hospitals are laying off due to the new health care bill. Working in a hospital myself, we are always short-staffed. The minute patients are discharged and our census is low, one employee is sent home or sometimes more. However, when this employee is sent home we are slammed with admits. Now we are even more short-staffed, putting patients at risk, not to mention an error by staff due to patient and staff ratio. Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. It’s very sad that daily we are abused by the system. Only in America!

Laura from Monee

Why doesn’t columnist Phil Kadner question the medical bills of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. while he was in hiding at the Mayo Clinic and being treated for bipolar disorder? Who does Jackson think paid for his medical insurance and bills while he was guilty of using campaign funds to purchase personal items?

Mokena

Congratulations and thank you to Gina Chigaros and the Orland Township Youth Commission for bringing a run-walk to Orland Township to promote suicide prevention and education. The Illumin8K was a success. You took the first-year glitches in stride and handled them with grace. Some participants who began the evening angry were thanking you at the end because you made every effort to make things right. I hope next year you receive recognition for your idea. I’d like to see the advertisements read, “Orland Township Youth Commission supported by Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady and the board of trustees present ...”.

Orland Park

Human physiology is still an intellectually dishonest excuse to be against gay marriage. If procreation is the foundation of marriage, then explain single moms and deadbeat dads. If this was true, procreation should be illegal unless you are married. Marriage for procreation has only been mandatory in cases to increase the population of a tribe. We do not live in tribes. Wedding ceremonies are the unity of two people in spirit. In the government, spouses are legally and financially bound to each other. Procreation just creates a baby, and you can procreate without marriage. Try again.

Joliet

There is a new CBS show on television called “Hostages.” People have actually lost family and friends to this suffering. Isn’t this kind of show insensitive to those people? It seems like it’s too much.

Oh no! The government has shut down. What will we do? Nothing will get done. Never mind. That’s the way it has been for the past six years. It is business as usual.

Matt from Park Forest

While still in the process of trying to pay off a $6.6 million debt to Cook County, Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch was quoted in the SouthtownStar as saying, “My suburb is doing better financially than any other east of I-57.” To me that seems like a stretch and, even worse, an insult to all the mayors in those communities east of Interstate 57.

A Thornwood High School security guard died after trying to break up a fight between two female students at the school. Supposedly it was all over wearing the same clothes. Maybe it is time for the school board to consider uniforms.



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