Raise minimum wage: I am writing to support the State of Illinois legislation raising the minimum wage. I live in a community in which many of the residents work at minimum wage or lower.
Leaders’ choices: I would like to respond to Mr. Forsythe’s letter to the editor (Feb. 12). He felt my comments were rude and not true in regards to Jay Jozwiak’s appointment to the Antioch Village Board.
COOL is grateful: On behalf of all of the staff at COOL (Christian Outreach of Lutherans), directors on our Board and volunteers who dedicate their time faithfully helping their neighbors in need, I would like to thank Help Them to Hope and all of their supporters and donors this year for the generous award to COOL Ministries.
Thankful for support: Last year, PADS Lake County served 1,934 people — a record. Last month, PADS sheltered 176 people in a single night — another record.
Truth about Gurnee roads: I’d like to take this opportunity to respond to your editorial which contains misinformation that is nowhere to be found in any of the material presented at the public meetings or in our Fact Sheet.
Gambling is not the answer: Gratefully, the News Sun posted a small box titled “How casinos are doing” next to the story about how Senator Link is working hard to bring expanded gambling to Lake County. After 10-plus years, Senator Link’s mantra has become a familiar one: “The state is broke, and we need more money. Gambling is the answer.”
Response to ramblings: I wish to respond to Scott Pierce’s ramblings concerning the political arena in Antioch (Lake County News-Sun, Feb. 6). His statements were rude and untruthful.
Responsible voting: A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.
Happy adoptions: Some wonderful news! The last cat featured in the Lake County News-Sun on Jan. 25, Jackie, was adopted because of your feature, Pet of the Week.
Old Man Winter: As I sit in the warmness of my home in the month of January, and in the doldrums and fullness of winter with the blowing snow, sub-zero and freezing temperatures, icicles on the rain pipes, and the autograph of Jack Frost on the windows, we think when will it end?
Catholic education lives: There was a glaring error in what was otherwise a good editorial on Jan. 14 regarding the closing of Santa Maria del Popolo School in Mundelein.
Check candidates’ history: Job losses, business, corporations were all sent to different countries because of President Clinton signing of the rights to send them overseas years ago.
Plea to Mariano’s: My wife and I are proud residents of Gurnee. We moved here in 2005 from Chicago and have loved living in this community, enjoying daily the wonderful things it has to offer.
Wasteful spending: The latest Waukegan City Council meeting to ram another property tax increase down the throats of its citizens was a perfect example of government in action, unfortunately. Alderman Cunningham did not want to take only 2 or 3 percent, he wanted to take more to provide the services that his community wants.
Truly amazing support: To community friends and those around the country: Thank you so much for your donated gifts for Cory’s Project.
Appellate proceeding: This is in response to your editorial Dec. 18, titled “Blago still believes what was never true.” In it, you discuss the appeal and your belief that former Governor Blagojevich is guilty and should realize that and serve the balance of his sentence.