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Updated: April 24, 2013 6:05AM

Bad news, good news

The bad news is that thanks to the sequester, 775,000 poor families will lose access to food and baby formula. The good news is that they will still get a subsidy if they buy a jet.

On the right track

In response to “Focus on Obama.” With the housing industry picking up every month, the stock market is going wild, unemployment is getting lower, compared to when Bush was in power, it looks like he’s on the right track. How can he be doing a lousy job when he got a lousy job from the prior person in office? We also got out of the wars that Bush got us into.

Respectful manners

There’s a Beach Park trustee that has no manners on the etiquette of not eating, drinking shakes or slurping coffee at the public board meetings. A bottle of water, that the rest of the trustees have in front of them, should be sufficient for this trustee.

Lousy strategy

The race for mayor of North Chicago is now down to the incumbent, Mayor Rockingham, and the challenger, Mr. January. It is appalling to many outside North Chicago how the challengers (and now the three losers from the primary) carry on their antics at City Council meetings. When January first became an alderman, one of his first ideas that he tried to float was bringing strip clubs into North Chicago to essentially capture the money that naval base sailors had to spend when they left the base. Great economic development strategy! Let’s see what else we can bring in that will embarrass North Chicago even more. If January manages to get into office, North Chicago can kiss its future good-bye as that is what all of the organizations that now support North Chicago will be doing.

Who’s running?

What is going on in North Chicago? Is Alderman January or Ralph Peterson running for mayor? You hear a lot from Peterson, but January seems silent. Does Peterson have a personal agenda? Maybe he should run for mayor.

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