Illinois bans the sale of automobiles on Sundays, but State Sen. Jim Oberweis feels that opening dealerships on Sunday would be good for business and the consumer. I highly disagree. As an employee of an auto dealership, I know it is essential to have at least one day off a week. And banks are not open on Sundays, which is required to get loans for customers. We are open 69 hours every week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and from 9 to 6 on Saturday. If that is not enough time for somebody to get in and buy a car, they are not trying hard enough. This will only hurt sales, adding to a dealership’s expenses and burning out employees. Please make sure the Senate Bills 1706, 1780 and 1835 do not pass.
Richard Tryce, Near West Side
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Rauner out to ruin unions
Gov. Rauner’s notion of “fair share” is a deceptive, even devious, play with words. Fair share means that workers pay the union dues that make their union-negotiated salary and benefits possible, but in Rauner’s distorted vocabular “fair share” means supporting and applauding free riders. Perhaps getting union benefits without paying for them is his Republican ideal of how a welfare system should work.
Lester G. Lindley, Libertyville