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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 …

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 …

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. …

Speak Out for July 15, 2014

I thought for a change we should give kudos instead of criticism. Thank you to the Illinois Patriot Guard Riders who treated about 20 of PFC Aaron Toppen’s friends to lunch (including the tip!) at Legend’s Bar and Grill in Mokena after they all participated …

Speak Out for July 14, 2014

Let’s replace the snide and sarcastic bragger Steve Stone in the broadcast booth with A.J. Pierzynski. The only person Stone could not roll over was Harry Caray. When Stone is taking a day off, the Sox broadcast is much better with Ken Harrelson and whoever …

Speak Out for July 13, 2014

Orland Park should do away with garage sales and ticket the “garbage pickers” who roam around day and night before the garbage is picked up. Beggars should be moved along also — isn’t that loitering? Now that the Cubs plan to lose games and further …

Speak Out for July 11, 2014

If today’s drivers are an example of taking driver’s ed, then we need to go back to mom and dad teaching the art of driving. Jim P. from Tinley Park I’m wondering if the retiree on Medicare whose drug costs are very high has Part …

Speak Out for July 10, 2014

I want to personally thank the grandma who kept running in front of me at the Palos Heights parade. I WAS trying to take pictures, but granny was running back and forth in front of me. I do hope, granny, you got enough candy for …

Speak Out for July 9, 2014

Why do people have to be so darn rude? I have a new 2014 vehicle. I’m careful where I park, I don’t take up two parking places, and yet the side of my car gets dented big time by some jerk’s car door at PetSmart. …

Speak Out for July 8, 2014

People complain about the wildlife coming into the neighborhood or how price of food keeps going up. Well let’s build another airport that we don’t need because there are a lot of close calls with the airplanes as it is. Let’s not forget another unneeded …

Speak Out for July 7, 2014

I’m retired and I’m on Medicare. I’m paying my supplement insurance to Blue Cross, $233 a month. I pay for my medicine, two insulins for a three-month supply, almost $2,000. I think Obamacare is maybe cheaper than Medicare. I have noted that the Speak Out …