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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzijthrows warmup pitch between innings during their opening day baseball game against Pittsburgh Pirates Monday

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija throws a warmup pitch between innings during their opening day baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, March 31, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

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Updated: May 25, 2014 3:51PM



Who’d ever think that washing the deck and doing some outside painting could be so enjoyable? The beautiful weekend weather made what are usually dreaded tasks not so bad, especially after this miserable winter. The best part was afterwards, relaxing in the sunshine talking with neighbors.

Tinley Park

Does anyone really think the Republican Party cares about the middle class?

When President Obama nominated Sylvia Burwell

to the Department of Health and Human Services, he said she is from a small town, so she has small-town common sense. Mr. Obama, you are from a big city. Are you trying to tell us something about yourself?

Eighty-second Avenue is a disaster with trash on both sides of the street from 135th all the way to 151st. I have called the county, I have called the village. The county doesn’t have time or resources, the village says it’s a county road. Could somebody please come out and clean up both sides of 82nd Avenue? There is nothing but beer cans and bags of garbage. It really looks disgusting.

Bob from Orland Park

Only a few days we’ve had warm weather, and let’s look at the shootings already. Before we pat each other on the back saying our new strategy works, that was in the winter. It’s summertime now.

Chicago

To Rick from Evergreen Park who wrote what happens to rapper Chief Keef and his associates is not news and that nobody outside of Englewood cares. That’s not very nice. That’s a human life.

Annie from Palos Park

The president makes a statement that he would like to see his daughters get equal pay for doing the same job as men and, of course, we get a snarky comment. What is wrong with people doing the same job being paid equally for doing the same job? I’m sure if the writer found out that their daughter wasn’t considered for some jobs or was being paid less than her male counterparts their tune would quickly change.

Chicago

If ya ever come across a
turtle that’s precariously balanced on top of a rural fence-post,
that’s a perfect description of our president. You automatically know he doesn’t belong up there. You also know he didn’t get to this high position by himself and he certainly doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there because he’s in a position beyond his ability to function. Finally,
ya have to wonder why the dummies put him up there in the first place.

Bob from Oak Forest

Was the war in Iraq fought for those “weapons of mass destruction”? Or was it fought so some bigshot’s friends could get rich by taking over the oil fields. I guess I’m just biased. Oh, is that why our gas prices are still high?

To the Tinley Park commenter who stated a dilapidated fence could make your town look like a rundown trailer park: They are now called modular homes and have come a long way.

Linda from Monee

I find it rather interesting that when a person runs for mayor, they find it necessary to state how different they are compared to the incumbent mayor. But, once elected, they become the same person they ousted from office. Nothing therefore ever changes.

Thank you, Paul at Bridgeview Car Center, 8914 Octavia Ave., for the great service on my car. You saved me lots of money.

Val from Bridgeview



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