A plan for national healthcare program: A national sales tax to provide healthcare to every American would make it possible to eliminate Medicare, Medicaid, government healthcare insurance and private industry’s employee and retirement coverage.
A heartfelt letter: While enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday, I am troubled about the loss of a local holiday tradition. As a resident of the local area living in Beach Park, I am very concerned about the city of Zion not allowing Kringle’s Kingdom to open this year,
No Kringle’s Kingdom this year: It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we must announce that Kringle’s Kingdom of Lake County will not be open for the 2013 season.
Unknown author: The people in Lake County, most assuredly thank Kane County Judge David Ackmann and Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim.
Take back Thanksgiving: We have a wonderful American holiday in Thanksgiving. A time to gather with family and share the bounty of this beautiful land and a holiday that can be celebrated by every American regardless of race or religion.
MY TURN: Since reading The News-Sun article of Thursday, Nov. 7, that reported the public comments made by Fourth Ward Alderman Harold Beadling at a recent Tax Increment Financing hearing at City Hall of Waukegan, I have reflected upon whether a response by Waukegan Public Schools is merited.
When a fix isn’t a fix: Having the worst-funded pension system in the nation ($100 billion and rising), with only 39 cents in assets to every $1 of obligation, and with pension reform growing the debt daily by $5 million, without doubt the Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs are squeezing out core services like education, public safety and healthcare.
Justified costs: It is essential to set the record straight with regard to a statement in the Nov. 5 article concerning the Southlake Mosquito Abatement District’s finances. (“Mosquito agency cuts tax levy by 56 percent.”)
Veterans are fighting ALS: We all have read or seen stories about our wounded warriors. About traumatic brain injury. About veterans suffering from depression and other serious mental health issues.
More than a library: I just want to thank the Zion Public Library staff for their good work in the community. The library is located near some of Zion’s rougher neighborhoods. Sometimes the young people who visit the library can be disruptive. I have seen the staff handle these young people with wisdom, patience, and love.
Operation Stand Down: Once again the generous citizens of Lake County have responded to the needs of our at-risk veterans in Lake County.
Fed up: Our government is a joke. First ObamaCare was legally passed and there has been 19 changes to it over the last 2 years. Now the Republicans are crying foul and the Democrats are defending their position.
More than a coach: This letter is in regards to the TOTC reader who thinks Coach Chuck Ramsey was unfair. Perhaps this comment was written by parents upset their son didn’t make the team or get enough playing time.
ALS fundraiser a huge success: ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, can trap a person inside a body that no longer works. Daily activities can be challenging and maybe impossible.
Disturbing thefts: I am delighted to learn that someone has been arrested for stealing bronze vases from Mt. Olivet Cemetery. These people should also be questioned on whether they did such stealing at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago.
Future of Camp Jorn: To Camp Jorn YMCA family: Many of you have asked questions or expressed concerns about recent actions of the Board of Directors.