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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!
Marilynn Miller, Plainfield
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 Will County 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 the State of Illinois. Currently, license laws are so vague that video gaming machines are now opening everywhere across our county.
We all know that there are laws regulating gaming at casinos 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 areas such as our neighborhood, (which is located a few blocks from our local high school), the results 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 machines at a local convenience store?” Also, “How do we protect our children from this type of future addiction, 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 also sign 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 until such a time that safety regulations become law!
Sandy and Gary Rennie, Tinley Park