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Updated: June 6, 2014 6:15AM



What is the Kirby School District doing? The property at our elementary schools should not be used for 130-foot cellphone towers. The updated recess song will be: “Ring around the cellphone tower, pockets full of kickbacks, home values, home values, all fall down.” Stop this madness, and leave our little kids’ playgrounds alone.

Tinley Park

The television show “Chicago Fire” shows an inside look at what firemen and firewomen go through daily. Of course there is violence yet you seem to overlook the bravery, courage not to mention the situations they have to endure day in and day out. I could think of many other shows that need to be removed from television. Compared to the daily news, this show is truly inspiring.

Linda from Monee

I wrote about rebelling against hourlong programs with up to 100 commercials and got back answers like, “Don’t count/read a book/join Netflix/prerecord your favorite programs so you can fast forward” (which doesn’t work for live news and sports). A good answer would be to boycott the worst offenders and get legislation to limit a one-hour show to 10 minutes of commercials. Write the TV station and your congressman.

If you voted for your president and you like your president, you can keep your president. Just donate for the Obama presidential library. Use your tax refund; just don’t use my taxes.

Mary from Lansing

We all know who funds libraries. They are included in our property taxes, along with schools, and believe it or not, I saw the Bridgeview Golf Dome. The library is no longer quiet with cellphones going off, and even some librarians talk quite loud. Obama should fund his own library, not the homeowners.

Bridgeview

Can we put more people back to work, thus more taxes to solve Illinois’ budget problem? No, unless you want to stop technology. So, what we will get is more lies from both sides. Whoever is the better liar will get the job.

The Republicans voted to not stimulate the economy by refusing to increase the minimum wage, and the Republicans feel it is absolutely OK to give corporations — I mean the “job creators” — tax breaks. Wait ... what? I’m confused ... oh, that’s right: “Benghazi.”

Z.Z. from Chicago

This old saying certainly applies to Illinois: “If you want to get out of a hole ... stop digging.” We all are upset about our state’s current financial situation. So when you vote, take the “shovels” that the liberal “spend it like ya got it” Democrats have had for over 40 years out of their hands. Maybe it’s time to put the “shovel” in the hands of someone else that will start filling that hole instead of digging deeper with imaginary money.

Bob from Oak Forest

If the Affordable Care Act is so good, then why are all the costly mandates delayed until after the next two elections?

Jim S. from Crete



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