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Speak Out for Aug. 1, 2014

I returned to the area after two years, and I was pleased to see Mr. Kadner still writes for the SouthtownStar. He’s a gem! He’s a real journalist. Thank you. Tommy from Tinley Park To Nicole Echlin, of Homewood, whose dog was recently shot  and …

Speak Out for July 30, 2014

Kudos, blessings and applause to Scott Fiala who continues to work for a cure to Lou Gehrig’s disease. I happened to see him at the Dollar Tree in Oak Lawn this past Tuesday. I wish him strength in his continuing efforts to raise funds to …

Speak Out for July 28, 2014

In the SouthtownStar article “Golf at Woodbine appears over,” Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley states: “This is all politics. Yukich is stirring the pot. They do not want to see something great happen on my watch.” Mr. Mayor, I for one am glad he’s questioning …

Speak Out for July 27, 2014

The city of Chicago needs more police now. It’s obvious the police that they have on duty no longer are able to keep our lakefronts and beaches safe for use by families. I refuse to take my family downtown to Navy Pier, Taste of Chicago, …

Speak Out for July 25, 2014

For years, the politicians have looted the pension funds and broken contractual agreements. Now they have the audacity to resolve the shortfall by charging it to the victims. Most thieves go to jail, but in Illinois, the comatose voters re-elect them. JS, Oak Lawn I …

Speak Out for July 24, 2014

To the comment on July 23 about the “majority of people on Obamacare already had insurance but were forced into the government plan.” My family wasn’t forced into a government plan. In fact, we are paying less than we paid before Obamacare to BCBS. We …

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 …