southtownstar
POWERFUL 
Weather Updates

speakout

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 …

Speak Out for Aug. 17, 2014

Ted of Frankfort Square: You may be happy to look at unsightly medians, but your state tax dollars are being wasted elsewhere, instead of being used as they were intended, if the Illinois Department of Transportation is not maintaining the medians or reimbursing your local …

Speak Out for Aug. 15, 2014

Regarding President Obama on the golf course: For the record, this president has taken only 129 days of vacation. At this point in his presidency, George W. Bush had taken 407. Mel from Orland Park Hit the road, Jack: Owner of the L.A. Clippers Donald …

Speak Out for Aug. 14, 2014

What is it that makes Fox News the enemy? Have you ever watched it? They have both left and right people on. Where do you get your information from? The Sunday pulpit? The Internet? Bill Maher? Colbert? Jon Stewart? Please don’t say MSNBC. Research the …

Speak Out for Aug. 13, 2014

Tinley Park loves to make real estate deals with lots of tax breaks. Of course, most of those deals are with big retailers in big shopping centers. It’s no wonder that small business can’t make it in that town. U.S. 30 is a federal road. …

Speak Out for Aug. 12, 2014

To the person who is so concerned about all the “children” at the border and said, “Could you look these kids in the face and force them back into poverty and violence?” Well, how many of these children are you taking in? How many do …