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Speak Out for Sept. 3, 2014

To the comment from Oak Lawn: Parades for losers? These young men won the United States Little League Championship. They are winners not losers. I take exception with last week’s headline regarding JRW team’s “hero” player being homeless. Hero? He didn’t play or win the …

Speak Out for Sept. 2, 2014

Let’s have a big hand for our president, (Barack) Obama. He has finally drawn a line in the sand and we’re going to back it up for him. The entire U.S. No more messing around with us. We’re going to be just like Israel. John …

Speak Out for Sept. 1, 2014

I’m wondering what happened to the store clerk who Michael Brown roughed up in the alleged robbery attempt. Was he hurt? Will he be OK? Why don’t we know his name? Why hasn’t the press interviewed him? Also, didn’t Michael Brown have an accomplice during …

Speak Out for Aug. 31, 2014

I just visited a friend in Beecher. Oak Forest’s gas prices were $3.50 per (gallon). Beecher’s were $3.29 per. Just another advantage of living in Crook County and continuing to vote “Democratic.” Bob from Oak Forest If it’s every Republican’s job to find and use …

Speak Out for Aug. 29, 2014

Thank you, SouthtownStar, for printing the article regarding Frankfort Village vs. the Township on mowing Route 30’s median; not to say your article had anything to do with them finally agreeing and mowing the grass now that summer is coming to an end. Job well …

Speak Out for Aug. 28, 2014

Way to go, Burger King. The government has allowed my job to go out of the country, and now its policy is backfiring. Or is its policy backfiring on the American public? Blame your government, not Burger King. Yes, (Bruce) Rauner is a legal tax …

Speak Out for Aug. 27, 2014

Walgreens does the right thing, perhaps under public/social media pressure, and decides to remain an American company and pay its fair share of taxes. Its stock drops precipitously. Burger King is in talks to become a Canadian company to avoid paying U.S. taxes, all the …

Speak Out for Aug. 26, 2014

Kudos to columnist Phil Kadner for his article on Sunday: “The kids of summer in a World Series.” It was very moving, made both my husband and I cry, and very on point. These kids have heart. And there is no shame in crying. And …

Speak Out for Aug. 25, 2014

The new Meijer in Homer Glen is very nice. I see the dress code appears to be T-shirts with no sleeves and flip flops Since Bruce Rauner is having so much difficulty getting term limits on the November ballot, it must mean that Speaker Madigan …

Speak Out for Aug. 24, 2014

Our servicemen have given their lives and limbs to preserve our elections — it’s the candidates who are the problem. By the way, campaign ads are charged at the lowest equal rate by law. Thank you, Gordon Beckham, for your time with the White Sox. …

Speak Out for Aug. 22, 2014

I’ve got an idea: Why don’t we stop spending, and then we won’t have a deficit to cover by going into debt? Homer Glen To the Burbank commenter griping about the ice bucket challenge: Do you realize this has brought out adults and kids to …

Speak Out for Aug. 21, 2014

It’s so nice to see families and friends (from all over Chicago) come together to support the Jackie Robinson West team. That’s what a community should be doing. Pat from Alsip Someone on the news said that the boys of the Jackie Robinson Little League …

Speak Out for Aug. 20, 2014

When did the policeman cease to be a friend and help the citizen? It seems like his job is to find something wrong and criminalize you as soon as possible. When my car was vandalized, the Mokena police acted like I was taking them away …

Speak Out for Aug. 19, 2014

Wow, 29 shootings, five killings in Chicago this weekend. Will Holder send the FBI to investigate? Mary from Lansing The police already scan everyone’s license plate for warrants or to see if a car is stolen. Why can’t the computer also tell them when someone …

Speak Out for Aug. 18, 2014

Who’s telling the truth? The cop or Dorin Johnson, who was walking with the victim and was an eyewitness to the entire tragedy. Even though not admissible in court, a polygraph test given by an impartial expert to give an indication who’s telling a true …