Updated: June 12, 2014 6:50AM
We are midway into spring, and all who live in the Midwest can call themselves survivors. We survived being confined to our homes for days on end because of continuous snowfalls, blizzard conditions and subzero temps. Commuters left for work extra early. There were Metra delays and hazardous driving conditions. We broke records for snow accumulation and freezing temperatures. 2014 will forever be known as the year of the polar vortex. All Midwesterners are survivors.
Bernadine from Palos Heights
Why are we planning to build a library and a new high school named after Obama? This president tripled our national debt, destroyed our medical system with Obamacare. If that wasn’t enough, he destroyed our friendships with every country in the world.
Just reading the paper about the man who was stolen from the hospital 50 years ago. Does the hospital not have the name of the lady that the baby was stolen from? Even if it was the people who adopted him. I had my son 55 years ago. The hospital knows who had him. If he was taken they would have my name. Why can’t you start there?
I am a Glenwood resident, and I had a prescription filled yesterday. And I thank God that I am covered by Medicare. I had to pay out $75 to get the prescription. I called them back today to make sure they have covered it by prescription and asked how much it would cost if it weren’t covered by insurance. And I was told $1,600. Now the Republicans need to think twice before saying we don’t need Obamacare. We do need Obamacare. Even those of us who have insurance.
Everybody should vote “no” on the referendum for the fair tax. It just seems to give our lousy politicians more money. Passing the new tax would be like giving your college kid another credit card after he proved he couldn’t handle the first one. The problem is out-of-control spending by the government, not a shortage of
tax dollars. Vote “no” on the fair tax.
Mark from Crete
Here are some ways in which the Democratic Party has helped, or tried to help, the middle class: the Affordable Care Act that over 8 million people signed up for and the Republicans tried to repeal over 50 times; proposed jobs bills voted down by Republicans; extension of long-term unemployment benefits that the Republicans voted down; extension of veterans’ benefits that the Republicans voted down. Shall I continue?
Once again, the plan commisioners of the village of Tinley Park have shown that no real estate deal is too big or too small for them to handle. Whether you want a cellphone tower, a condominium development or a great big subdivision of row houses, Tinley Park has a deal for you.
Jim from Tinley
I’m a boomer who grew up in an era when if you had a single car you were doing well. These days, I see virtually everyone driving a car. Not only that, the cars they are driving cost as much as three, four, five houses or more in the boomer days of the ’50s and ’60s. With all this so-called poverty out there, how does everyone seem to afford a Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, luxury domestic and whatnot? They can’t all be on the government payroll, can they?