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Speak Out for March 26, 2013

The Chicago Bears announced March 20 ththey were unable reach contract agreement with Brian Urlacher who is an unrestricted free

The Chicago Bears announced on March 20 that they were unable to reach a contract agreement with Brian Urlacher, who is an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. | AP file photo

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Updated: April 27, 2013 6:12AM



Yes, Brian Urlacher, I find it hard to believe $2 million for 16 football games for the Chicago Bears was not enough, even when you’re coming off an injury.

Blue Island Fire Chief Terry Vrshek recently joined our monthly support group to explain medical alert systems and the Knox-Box Rapid Entry System for emergency health and fire purposes. Townships should send fire station representatives to alert seniors and individuals. Caretakers for the sick and seniors who reside alone should be aware. However, families, small businesses and condominum units should also be advised. It is costly after an emergency entry by the fire department. To save a life is farmost important than replacing doors or windows, and to save lives is their first priority. Help your community to become alert.

Patti from Blue Island

Now that the White House tours have been cut due to the sequester measures, why not go one step farther, President Obama? How about sequestering Air Force One? That way you will have to stay in Washington, D.C.

John from Bridgeport

A Speak Out commenter stated to quit beating a dead horse about the water in Crestwood. That water was poisoned. They were feeding poison to the people of Crestwood. Many others and I question this person’s sanity.

Could someone please pick up the garbage along the on-ramps and off-ramps of Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue? It’s an eyesore.

Frankfort Township

Kids need dads around. These five kids behaved beautifully at the Laundromat. That’s the last time they run wild without the dad.

Sure, people of color have struggled for most of their rights, but you can’t blame white men for all of your problems. Welfare is not a way of life. It is supposed to help you out.

Jim from Brookside Glen

I think proponents of same-sex marriage are not forcing their beliefs on anyone. No one is making you marry someone who is of the same sex. No one is saying that a Christian church should be forced to marry same-sex couples, only that they be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples by the state of Illinois. Religion should not have influence on policies that affect people who don’t believe in said religion. What happened to the separation of church and state? Your right to freedom of religion ends as soon as it infringes on others to do the same.

Orland Park

Often the word “stereotype” is construed as categorizing something or someone with evil intentions. However, in many instances, stereotypes do have a foundation in facts. In the present “politically correct” world, if someone says you are stereotyping, your observation is always considered wrong and made with unsavory motives. Face it. Most do stereotype even if they won’t admit it. Many times their perceptions are based in experience, repeated experience. Stereotypes can be based on the obvious proclivities of people, whether some like it or not.

Regarding campaign contributions: Since when can someone take money that I donate to a campaign and use it for personal use? On the tax return can we have a box to check to donate $1 to Willie Nelson? At least I’ll know up front that some wealthy individual will not suffer any hardship.

Ken

After reading about the trials of Robbins attorney and mayoral candidate Derrick Reese, it seems to me he’s more qualified to be the head of Cook County or the governor of Illinois.

About doctors: Look at your bill, even with insurance. We pay a second mortgage for visits, simple screenings and their favorite so-called therapies, which I’ve found are ineffective. The doctors keep us coming back to pay for the vacations and luxury cars.

I hope the voters who voted in these cheaters, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, are happy with their selections. This is just another episode for Illinois politics. But at least Illinois is getting rid of these losers.

On Easter Sunday the church is recollected in contemplation of the risen Jesus Christ. Christ’s Resurrection is the strength, the secret of Christianity. Easter Sunday is one of the greatest days of the year, commemorating the slaying of the true lamb of God and the cornerstone upon which faith is built. So I will celebrate and embrace my risen Lord and savior on his Resurrection.

Robert F. from South Chicago Heights

Really? Whoever wrote that as neighborhoods run down, crime goes up in reference to Tinley Park needs to really read the SouthtownStar. The people committing the crimes are not from Tinley Park. Our neighborhoods are not run-down nor becoming run-down. Furthermore, read how quickly the village’s police catch the bad guys. Tinley remains the best village in the southwest suburbs. Read your newspaper.

Kellie P. from Tinley Park

What has happened to the United States? The government has now decided they can make the people do anything they decide they want done. We have to pay for health insurance, we cannot drink a larger-than-32-ounce pop and we cannot keep our 2nd Amendment rights — rights that are bestowed by government and not the Constitution or what’s spelled out in the Constitution. We are going the way of China, Russia, Iran and Venezuela. Yes, I mean communist, socialist, theocracy, monarchy or whatever you want to call it. But don’t call it of the people, by the people, for the people.



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