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Speak Out for Oct. 30, 2014

For the past several years Phil Kadner has criticized the state of Illinois for neglecting the south suburbs. So why is he endorsing Quinn? Perhaps this is a perfect example of why nothing ever changes. On the other hand, the incumbents do provide plenty of …

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Turned off by Rauner During the debates in the Illinois governor’s election, multimillionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner criticized Gov. Pat Quinn for not creating more Illinois jobs. All the while, Rauner conveniently and purposely omitted how many factories he personally shut down through his firm, …

Speak Out for Oct. 29, 2014

Look, 183rd and Oak Park is the perfect place to try out (underline try out) a traffic circle. Lots of room and no traffic light for a half-mile, contrary to what someone else said in Speak Out. I’m not in favor of it, but let’s …

Speak Out for Oct. 28, 2014

Tinley Park does not belong in the real estate business. Look what happened in Oak Forest, which did the same. Bring on term limits. James P. from Tinley Park Adele: The reason (Jay) Cutler gets paid so much money is very simple. The Bears like …

Speak Out for Oct. 27, 2014

Why did the Bears give Cutler a seven-year, $126.7 million contract? Adele I wonder if Bruce Rauner would swear under oath that he didn’t tell the head of a major local union that if they weren’t with him, he would “bury” them? Interesting turn of …

I dropped by my local courthouse last Monday and voted early. Before stepping into the county clerk’s office, armed sheriff’s police had me empty my pockets and step through a metal detector. After I entered the Sangamon County clerk’s office, a cheerful worker told me …

What’s with our fascination with celebrities?

The first celebrity I ever encountered in person was Nellie Fox, the Hall of Fame second baseman for the pennant-winning Chicago White Sox of 1959. I was 11 when my father took our family of 10 to the Back of the Yards Carnival one warm …

Forum: No such thing as ‘values neutral’

I read a phrase recently that I hadn’t come across in a while — “values neutral.” Its basic idea is that we can operate an organization without favoring any particular values. Then I read an article that expressed a similar sentiment, using the phrase “within …

Speak Out for Oct. 26, 2014

Everyone wants to know what will become of the land from the Tinley Park Mental Health Center. Only Mike Madigan and Ed Zabrocki know for sure. It will certainly wind up in the hands of the friends of Pat Quinn, Mike Madigan or John Cullerton, …

Speak Out for Oct. 24, 2014

Kudos to Brian Urlacher, who said Jay Cutler is an elite quarterback in pay only. Rick from Evergreen Park It is hard to believe that someone is blaming the Democrats for the historically high wealth gap that exists today between the top 1 percent and …

Speak Out for Oct. 23, 2014

Have you noticed when President Obama’s leadership rating fell to a new low? You don’t see Michelle and their children by his side voting like before. Scotty and Tony from Oak Lawn I see that someone thinks we should be celebrating Obamacare because it does …

Forum: It doesn’t make sense

Let me see if I have this right. President Barack Obama wants $3.7 billion for illegal aliens in the border crisis. We send millions and millions in foreign aid to God-knows-how-many countries around the world every year. We police the world, yet we do not …