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Updated: March 13, 2013 6:09AM

Snow angel

Thank you to the kind snow-blowing angel that lives two house to the west of me in the 2400 block of Ridgeland Avenue in Waukegan. He is very generous with his snowblower. For our side of the block, he will clear the main sidewalk. The past snow of Feb. 7, he cleared it at least three times that I know of. It may seem like a small deal, but it’s one less area that I have to shovel. Thank you.

Snow and snow

Snow, snow, snow, This is what we’ve been waiting for and now we act as if it’s something new. Zion hasn’t cleaned their streets and it looks terrible. Waukegan and Winthrop Harbor streets are all cleaned up. We pay the highest taxes and we can’t even get our streets plowed after a snow storm.

Which side?

Good snowplowing? Really? I guess that depends on what side of Sheridan road you live on in Winthrop Harbor. I noticed the roads on the east side of Sheridan were plowed to the pavement. The roads on the west side still had a few inches of snow on them and now they are an icy mess!

Ticket money

After a big snowfall like we had, there were still cars parked in the streets of Waukegan where signs clearly stated they would be ticketed and towed after a two-inch snowfall. It’s one way the city could get money. Also, what’s the deal with not handing out tickets for no headlights in a snowstorm or when it rains? Again, more money for the city. No turn signal? Ticket them. Using a cellphone? Go ahead, it won’t be enforced.

Horrible job

Zion has done a horrible job of snowplowing with this recent snow. I have family on Eschol Avenue and the city may have gone through one time while it was snowing on Thursday, but there has not been a plow through since. The road is in terrible shape and very dangerous. It is now Saturday night and I called the non-emergency police number to ask them to direct a snowplow there. The gentleman on the line told me there will be no plowing, because the department isn’t open till Monday. They should be plowing until the job is done. The residents of Zion deserve much better service from their public works department.

Public assistance

This is to inform Judy Masterson that there are some black people on public assistance, receiving food stamps, living in public housing, but so are some white people, Spanish and other nationalities. I have a daughter that has a double master’s degree in math and works for FDIC. Also, I have other children that own property. I’m a wife, a mother and I’m a proud black woman.

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