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Speak Out for April 24, 2014

Who’d ever think that washing the deck and doing some outside painting could be so enjoyable? The beautiful weekend weather made what are usually dreaded tasks not so bad, especially after this miserable winter. The best part was afterwards, relaxing in the sunshine talking with …

Speak Out for April 23, 2014

Dear Tinley Park: About the death penalty, I couldn’t care less about those “kids” killing each other. I do care about the people found guilty of murder being given the penalty of a roof over their heads, three meals a day, medical insurance, health club …

Speak Out for April 22, 2014

A painted and straight fence will shield you from your busybody neighbors without making your neighborhood look like a rundown trailer park and driving the already-depressed values of homes even lower. A house is the biggest investment that most people make. When neighbors let their …

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, …