Zion needs a minor league team: By any stretch of the imagination, I am not a sports fan, but I do go all the way through the News-Sun to see what Jeff Bonato and Frank Abderholden may be writing about.
I am writing to address the Lake County News-Sun editorial dated April 16, 2014. In the editorial, the Lake County News-Sun presents some of the facts from a termination hearing of a Lake County Sheriff lieutenant.
Mother’s Day gift: As people pay tribute to moms of all ages this Mother’s Day, please remember that birth can give hope to many other families through the donation of umbilical cord blood.
Easter Sunday: Egypt, circa 1400 B.C. Exodus 12: 1-3: “select a lamb on the 10th day of the 1st month and keep it up until the 14th day and then kill it between the evenings. (at sunset)”
Acadameics are out the window: The saying, “Win at any cost,” applies to the NCAA college basketball tournaments. We have ruined the game with the giant dunking and hanging on the rim. We have done away with the little guy and real play-making.
Changes for school buses: The Illinois General Assembly is considering legislation that will put thousands of school children at risk, increase traffic congestion and harm the environment.
We are writing today to provide clarity to questions about the proposed teachers’ strike in Waukegan Community Unit School District 60.
Common Core curriculum: While everyone has heard about Obamacare as a botched government program, this is not the case with Common Core, a United Nations UNESCO global education agenda.
Minimum wage: There has been much talk in print, in the Legislature, in Congress and elsewhere about the minimum wage. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $8.25 per hour.
Earth Hour: On Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m., Earth Hour is a visual reminder that we can all do something to benefit the planet.
ARS bids farewell: The Antioch Rescue Squad (ARS) Board of Directors regrettably announces that, after 75 years of service to the Antioch community, the First Fire Protection District board has elected to employ other emergency medical service (EMS) providers, and to remove ARS from service.
Recognizing Courage, Character and Commitment: This month, the Navy recognizes March as Women’s History Month, celebrating the courage, character and commitment of those who have gone before us, those who are currently serving, and those who are now taking the oath.
Disgraceful behavior: I am not sure what is going on with the Warren-Newport Public Library District and its board president, but it has to stop.
In good hands: Many of the opinions in Talk of the County reflect my own in regards to the teachers’ strike. I am a former public school teacher. I have worked with self-serving teachers and I have worked with teachers dedicated to their students.
Aviation safety: Now that Congress has approved and the President has signed legislation to fund the federal government through Sept. 30, we wanted to give special thanks to Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin and Congressman Brad Schneider for their outstanding leadership in protecting aviation safety in our community.
MY TURN / JACK FLYNN: Congratulations, CLC graduates. You have accomplished much and your time in the corporate world is coming. Corporate America is beginning to recognize the value of an associate’s degree.