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Updated: April 1, 2013 2:06AM


The Discovery channel is taping “Moonshiners” and the Discovery people are going with them to deliver moonshine. Isn’t that against the law? Couldn’t Discovery get busted and sent to jail?

Large seizure

Congratulations to the Illinois State Police for their heroic efforts in eradicating the illegal drug trade in Beach Park. I hope the commander had his photo taken with that large seizure, a whole ounce of weed. What a direct monetary kick in the groin to the Mexican Drug Cartel. That is your tax dollars at work. How lame is that?

What’s necessary

Regarding TOTC and the people being disgusted about the picture of Darrin Hanna on the front page. I think it’s absolutely hypocritical of them to complain about that picture. They’re very fortunate it wasn’t a member of their family. I think it brings to light and brings attention to people. So I say to the News Sun: You’re doing an excellent job with printing the news and putting what’s necessary on the front page.

Assault weapons

During the election campaign, the Democrats used the 1 percent against the 99 percent to raise taxes on the most wealthiest people in America and divided this country. They’re basically doing the same thing now only it’s the 1 percent that are the Democrats and they’re dividing the rest of the country with assault weapons. It’s the 1 percent of the elite people in Washington, D.C., called the politicians, who are using their power to take the Second Amendment away from us. Just over 1 percent of all crimes committed in America were attributed to so-called assault weapons. Just remember an assault weapon is the same thing as any other weapon only it’s tricked out to look like the special forces could use it. Every weapon is an assault weapon and they’re used to stop assaults.


If Terry Link considers his position as a part-time senator, then why is he getting full-time pay and full benefits?

Gun violence

There should be one law. If you use a gun to threaten, shoot or kill somebody. You go to jail for life. That is one way to stop the gun violence. In other words, keep your hands off my Second Amendment.


Thank God I’m American and thank God we were blessed to be here.

Opened the door

Now that the governor has opened up the door to let illegal aliens get driver’s licenses, where are they going to get the money to open up new driver testing stations? They are going to be packing in there and people who deserve driver’s licenses won’t be able to get them.

Phone books

In reply to Jeff Bonato’s questions “Does anybody still actually use the white pages” in the phone book? Yes, I still have a phone book and do use the white pages a lot.


Chuck Hagel is an inspired choice to be secretary of defense because he was a grunt who has seen the face of war. Mr. Hagel volunteered and served as an infantryman in Vietnam. He is a decorated war hero who was awarded combat medals, including the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, two Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.


First you complained about Gabby’s hair. Now it’s Beyonce’s lip syncing. Don’t you all have nothing else to do?

Who cares?

Does anyone really care about all the media coverage about ex-Gov. Ryan? The man is just about 80 years old. He served his time. Why don’t people just let it go? The same goes for Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o. Who cares?

Property taxes

Candidates that are running for mayor of Waukegan should address the property tax issue. Whoever says they won’t raise property taxes would probably win. The people would like that.

Downstate connections

Regarding Sen. Terry Link and his endeavors to become mayor of Waukegan. I think this is good thing because we need somebody with a connection downstate to turn this city around. People seem to be screaming because he’s already a senator and he can’t do two jobs. Let’s back up about 10 to 15 years when Sen. Adeline Geo-Karis, the prominent Republican from Zion who was elected mayor while also serving in the Illinois Senate. The Republicans thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Now that the Democrats want to do this, it’s wrong and not right.

Election Day concerns

I encourage parents whose children attend schools that will be polling places on the April 9 Election Day to contact your superintendents and school boards and ask them to close those schools that day. Schools implement a high standard of security measures daily to keep our children safe, but on voting day anyone can enter that school through doors that would normally be locked, as early as 6 a.m. No matter how far they keep the children away from those areas, they are still “in” the building and are subject to risk of non-school-related individuals whose intentions may not be to come and vote.

Front page choices

Your front page choices have much to be desired. What may we ask is the real reason for your decisions regarding “current news?” The choices for your double front page issues brings many questions to mind. How about “news”?

Full-time job

Wayne Motley is stating that being a full-time mayor is so important. Waukegan has had full-time mayors that have not been able to do the job.

Act of kindness

There are still acts of kindness in this world. On Jan. 27, I attended First Corinthian Church in North Chicago where a cancer benefit was given for Kenny O’Neal. You could just feel and see the love the crowd had for him. At the event, the pastor gave words of encouragement. It was a wonderful program and I’ve never seen anything like that before. Mr. O’Neal, the community wishes you God speed. God bless.

Out of touch?

Terry Link supposedly worked full-time on his casino bill along with pension reform and still didn’t get it done. Now he says he can revitalize Waukegan working just part-time. His comments in The News-Sun just shows how out of touch he is with reality.

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