Not a sure thing!In the 1948 presidential election the media and polls all predicted that Harry Truman would lose his bid for election. The Chicago Tribune even published an edition with bold headlines proclaiming Truman’s loss by a landslide. It was a landslide all right, and Harry Truman went on to become one of the greatest, if not the greatest, presidents ever to hold office. It is unlikely, but the same thing could happen again, and Chuy Garcia could be our next mayor. Many of the votes for Chuy will actually be votes against Emanuel. Surprises do happen.John Culloton, Norwood ParkSEND LETTERS TO:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a phone number for verification purposes and a hometown or neighborhood.
No refunds for red-light runners
So someone is suing to have all the red-light camera money returned? How stupid!No one would get a red-light ticket if they weren’t speeding or failing to stop when they should! I have NO sympathy for them. Chicago — KEEP the money!
Stop video gaming in Will County
Will County residents, we need your help! Stop video gaming near our residential neighborhoods!We, as residents of Will County, ask you to attend the April 2 public hearing of the WillCounty Board Executive Committee in order to urge all Will County Board members to “opt out” of Illinois gaming until such a time as strict rules and regulations can be adopted by theState of Illinois. Currently, license laws are so vague that video gaming machines are nowopening everywhere across our county.
We all know that there are laws regulating gaming atcasinos and bars etc., and they are strictly enforced. However, if a future gas station with a convenience store were to receive such a license for video gaming adjacent to residential areassuch as our neighborhood, (which is located a few blocks from our local high school), theresults could be devastating to the health and safety of all our family members.
As adults, we all know that teens are tech savvy and easily addicted to video games. The questions to those board members would then be: “Who will monitor those gaming machinesat a local convenience store?” Also, “How do we protect our children from this type of futureaddiction, when our local high school is just a few blocks away?”
We therefore ask all of you to please attend this meeting on April 2, or, if unable to attend,write a short note to our Will County representatives regarding these concerns. You can alsosign our Moveon.Org online petition titled “Video Gaming Ordinance” in support of our community residents.
Let our voices be heard across our county. We must “opt out” of video gaming in Illinois untilsuch a time that safety regulations become law!
Sandy and Gary Rennie, Tinley Park