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Speak Out for July 25, 2014

For years, the politicians have looted the pension funds and broken contractual agreements. Now they have the audacity to resolve the shortfall by charging it to the victims. Most thieves go to jail, but in Illinois, the comatose voters re-elect them. JS, Oak Lawn I …

Miller: Poll shows Rauner economic plan popular, but ...

A July 17 poll by Capitol Fax/We Ask America asked 1,063 respondents about Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner’s economic plan for Illinois. “That plan calls for a freeze on property taxes and rolling back the 2010 income tax increase. It also implements a new tax …

Speak Out for July 24, 2014

To the comment on July 23 about the “majority of people on Obamacare already had insurance but were forced into the government plan.” My family wasn’t forced into a government plan. In fact, we are paying less than we paid before Obamacare to BCBS. We …

Forum: Ryan still in denial

Former Gov. George Ryan is free to talk now that he is out of prison and off probation, and not surprisingly again he has put his foot in his mouth. He was Illinois secretary of state when the Willis family van drove over a piece …

Speak Out for July 23, 2014

Go online or call on all your bank accounts, IRAs, 401(k)s, annuities and other accounts and check to see if there is a beneficiary and/or POD listed. My wife and I checked ours, and two accounts had no one listed at all even though the …

Speak Out for July 22, 2014

To the people who are worrying about CTU President Karen Lewis running for mayor (of Chicago), don’t. She would have to face a lot of the problems she created, rather that just blame someone else. I’ll take any bets that she will come up with …

Speak Out for July 21, 2014

To the person who challenged anyone to name one accomplishment of President Obama: How about the demise of Osama Bin Laden, who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans? On a personal note, I have an artificial heart valve. Without the Obama-sponsored Affordable …

Reeder: Quinn veto on FOIA measure good move

Kudos to Gov. Pat Quinn. The governor vetoed a measure that greatly would restrict an ordinary citizen’s ability to file Freedom of Information Act requests. I don’t agree with the governor on a lot of things, but this veto was the proper response to a …

Laurie Samuels: Don’t let retirement make you vulnerable to senior scams

Fraud is one of the fasting growing crimes in America — with senior citizens being common targets. In fact, the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs attributes approximately $100 billion a year to fraud. In this age of information, anyone in possession of a credit card, …

Speak Out for July 20, 2014

Blue Island is a town of complete gridlock: 20,000 people, 30,000 cars. Closed bridges, closed railroad tracks, parking on both sides of all streets. Every street  is used like it’s a one-way. How about parking on one way of the street or make all the …

Forum: Supports voter ID system

I am very much in favor of implementing a voter ID system in Illinois. It greatly reduces the opportunity for voter fraud. If you don’t have a picture ID today, you can’t even pick up your prescription or buy smokes. I really can’t understand why …

Speak Out for July 18, 2014

It is mind-boggling to see so many homes, with able-bodied teenagers living in them, that have lawn services to do the mowing. When did hard work, sweat and pitching in as a family become passe? Tinley Park Why do some drivers have to go part …

Speak Out for July 17, 2014

After Googling “grounds for impeachment,” I realized that impeachment against Mr. Obama isn’t likely to happen in spite of his many abuses of his power, actions or inactions against us and other countries. Evidently impeachment can only be attained by a “supermajority” from both sides …

Speak Out for July 16, 2014

Illinois Auditor General William Holland, in a state audit report, revealed that the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services paid $12.3 million in Illinois Medicaid payments for 2,850 enrollees who were dead. Another star in the crown worn by the Democrat Party-controlled state government. …