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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. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:45:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letter to the Editor ]]>

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)” ]]> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:44:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:57:32 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 02:39:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Open letter from District 60 officials ]]>

We are writing today to provide clarity to questions about the proposed teachers’ strike in Waukegan Community Unit School District 60. ]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 02:39:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 02:37:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:16:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:38:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:36:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:30:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:49:19 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:08:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:10:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ To college grads: Seize the day ]]>

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. ]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:12:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]> Lead story image

Women’s History Month: As our nation prepares to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, we should remember the extraordinary, trailblazing efforts of women who overcame tremendous obstacles to enter and succeed in the workforce. ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 06:08:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Letters to the Editor ]]>

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. ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 06:10:22 -0500