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ViennBeef teamed with former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditkfor Ditksausage which weighs one-third pound is 8 inches long.

Vienna Beef teamed with former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka for the Ditka sausage, which weighs one-third of a pound and is 8 inches long.

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Updated: December 21, 2013 6:27AM



Former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka has sold everything under the sun except women’s personal products. I would like to see him tackle that.

There’s an exceptional produce guy at the Crestwood Wal-Mart. Many times I’ve seen his kind, pleasant manner with people especially some seniors. He’s always smiling and ready to help. He’s an example of what employees should be.

Chris J.

Someone needs to do the math on this nearly $100 billion pension debacle in Illinois. This problem has got to go back five or six governors. I think for the next 25 years they will never solve this problem, but they will continue to waste money on other off-the-rails projects like the Illiana Expressway or a third airport in Peotone. Where is all of this extra money coming from?

To the village of Oak Lawn: Why fix something that isn’t broke? I think replacing the sirens was a horrible untested (obviously) idea that could have caused a tragedy. If there’s an emergency siren people know to take shelter. We don’t need four different languages jumbled in the wind telling us the exact nature of what is happening. I used to hear the old one every first Tuesday, but now I can’t hear it since the switch.

Here’s a response to the comment about store hours: The customer was important, but so were the employees. Our store was open on Sundays from just 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store made money. Customers still came in and shopped. Now it’s just the customer who is important, period. The customer does not consider or care about the guy who works there. Just be open when I want to shop and consider yourself lucky to have a job. That is the attitude of the American shopper.

Orland Park residents and taxpayers do not want our library used as a porn site nor do we want board members who have established it as such. What we do want is a published list of those board members and the time and date of the next board meeting.

DS from Orland Park

Regarding the tornadoes in Illinois and all other tragedies like this in America: Let’s hope our citizens get everything free like they would if they were foreigners involved in a tragedy.

I hope I live to see the day when men will again begin to shave; people will no longer tattoo their arms, backs or whatevers; football players cut their dreadlocks; marriage will be designated as between one man and one woman; cellular phone usage will be as needed only and texting not done everywhere even at dinner, the store, behind the wheel, etc.; the mention of God doesn’t mean we’re establishing a religion; Christmas will be Christmas and not winter solstice; and the American Civil Liberties Union will be disbanded. I fear not. That day, if ever, is in infinity.

MLB from Homer Glen

About coyote ugly. A child gets bitten in the face and neighbors are afraid to walk their dogs. Why do we have to protect wild animals and not care for the safety of humans? I pay high taxes and want to enjoy my yard and walking paths in the neighborhood, not walk with golf clubs in my hand or sticks and being afraid of my dog or myself being attacked.

Karen from Tinley Park

Why? It seems that there are a lot of folks talking against President Obama. What would you do in his situation? You can say otherwise, but how do you know? When he activated the stimulus packages no one complained or said keep it for futures uses.

Willie L. from Oak Forest

Oh please! Jonathan Martin, a 300-pound football player for the Miami Dolphins, being bullied by teammate Richie Incognito? Give me a break. These guys do not get to this level if they aren’t some of the biggest and baddest hybrid humans around. This was a lawsuit in the making, just waiting for the right moment. It is either that or the sissification of America is finally complete. Yes, that is my opinion.

The Affordable Care Act is supposed to prevent insurance companies from selling bad health care plans to people. You know, the kind that does not give the coverage they need. The ACA is meant to protect consumers. I think those that pay for these bad policies want to keep them. Why? Bad insurance policies can make you go bankrupt if there is major illness or an accident. Do you really want to allow insurance companies to drop us for pre-existing conditions or put limits on our health?



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