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Speak Out for April 21, 2014

I thought we were living in the 21st century. But when you hear a statement like equal pay for women is just a political distraction? When women are being paid less for doing the same job as a man? V.J. from Hazel Crest The taxpayer …

Speak Out for April 20, 2014

When I worked we could only be promoted two grade levels at a time. Reading about the Cook County Circuit Clerk employees receiving pay increases from $12,000 to $18,000 more per year raised my blood pressure. Spending taxpayers’ money like it’s water. Who’s watching the …

Speak Out for April 18, 2014

The Affordable Care Act, besides insuring a lot of uninsured people, has also made coverage cheaper for the people that had coverage. The prescription drug problem is going down, George W. Bush’s doughnut hole is closing and your cost is going down everywhere. So it …

Speak Out for April 17, 2014

This is not intended to be a slam to people who are seriously in need of employment, but as I was reading online local job opportunity postings, I could not help but chuckle to myself and think, “How many creative names are there for what …

Speak Out for April 16, 2014

Lenin, who is known as the father of socialism said, “Communism is the road to socialism.” Marx, who is the father of communism said, “Democracy is the road to communism.” Machiavelli would say there is no difference between the three, that is why the founding …

Speak Out for April 15, 2014

It’s almost Easter and temperatures have been well above freezing. It is time to take down the Christmas lights and decorations. Tinley Park Last year, Homer Glen underwent months of discussions with homeowners and Homer’s officials about whether to ban leaf burning as our other …

Speak Out for April 14, 2014

Between Obamacare and a minimum-wage increase, it seems there will be fewer entry-level positions. Retail as well as fast-food is going to automated checkouts. I shop elsewhere because of Walmart’s self-checkouts. My husband has a pension. To keep his union solvent, we took a $350 …

Speak Out for April 11, 2014

Kudos to Trustee Theresa Flynn on having Sheriff Tom Dart to oversee the goings on in Crestwood. Both of these individuals are dedicated, honest people who are a real assett to Crestwood. Judy from Crestwood Can someone give me the logic of assigning someone to …

Speak Out for April 10, 2014

Socialists are everywhere, in Washington, in colleges, in the media, even in your closet and hiding under your bed. Good thing the only true American patriots, also known as old white male right-wingers, are on the alert. They’ll tell you that guns and the military …

Speak Out for April 9, 2014

I’ve got one word — a movie title — for the person who thinks Disney movies were all smiles years ago: “Bambi.” I still cry when I see this movie. Chicago To Worth: The reason the mainstream media does not cover the investigations of the …

Speak Out for April 8, 2014

Judging teachers on their students’ test scores makes as much sense as judging farmers for failed crops and not accounting for drought, flood or disease.

Speak Out for April 7, 2014

The woman from Midlothian says the horse and carriage should be banned because New York can eliminate them, too. Well, if New York jumped in the lake, should we follow them? You’re from Midlothian; you probably don’t spend money in the city. Regarding cellphone use, …

Speak Out for April 6, 2014

I would like to reach out to a guardian angel by the name of Eric who helped save my son’s life while he was pinned underneath his car in the Jewel parking lot. Thank you Eric so very, very much, and I hope you see …

Speak Out for April 4, 2014

All the money being spent on engineering, planning committees and such to handle the Asian carp problem — why not peel off some of those funds for fishermen whose job it would be to capture those carp and then put those carp to good use? …

Speak Out for April 3, 2014

Donna Vickroy’s “Across Generations” was one of the most delightful, heartwarming and uplifting stories I have read in the Southtown, as were the accompanying pictures. I want to commend Lisa O’Leary for her wonderful idea of bringing her little kindergartners to the Smith Village retirement …