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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: June 5-11

Nice job, Woodridge workers

Hi, I live in Woodridge. I just wanted to make a comment. They’re doing our streets, and I just wanted everyone to know how wonderful these guys are. We have a lot of cars on our block, and they can wiggle in and out, with big dump trucks and other vehicles, and they’re just wonderful how they can work around everybody.

Do not eliminate landlines

This message is for Gov. [Bruce] Rauner. Please do not eliminate the landline phone. Please do not sign this bill. It’s very important to a lot of people, so please do not do that. Otherwise, I am not going to vote for you again.

‘Leaks’ the musical!

Now that we have learned that the federal government during the Obama administration authorized spending our tax money to produce a musical on global warming, it’s time for the feds to get going on musicals on other topics. I suggest the title “Leaks.” The media is full of stories about this or that government agency disclosing information that should have been kept secret. Can you imagine the leaks that could be parodied in the song and dance numbers? “Leaks” the musical could open with the title song being done by a chorus detailing recent leaks by government people to the New York Times or Washington Post, with a hand-holding circle of beautiful, tap-dancing girls, kicking and whooping as each leak is introduced. To keep things memorable, only eight or 10 major leaks would be satirized, perhaps with a different melody. It would be a hit for sure.

Paid or not, protesters’ actions are what matters

There’s been much discussion on Sound Off lately as to whether current political leftist political protesters are paid or not. To me, that question and answer are irrelevant. What matters is the protesters’ actions. If they’re truly peaceful and respectful of the rights of others, even if they do get paid, I have no problem with it. After all, I’m a free-market capitalist, not a communist. However, if, as is increasingly the case, the protest tactics are violent, using arson, vandalism, looting and actual physical assault toward those with differing views, then they are not protesters, but merely violent revolutionaries, thugs and criminals, who deserve to have the full weight of the law brought to bear on them. In that case, it hardly matters if they are paid leftist agents or just willing volunteers.

Drinking fountains should be replaced in La Grange Park

I would like to Sound Off about La Grange Park and the Park District. I’ve recently asked [the] village manager and the Park District about the missing drinking fountains in Robin Hood park. I was told that they were broken and will not be repairing them or replacing them. The La Grange Park Park District receives 3 percent of taxpayers’ money to help maintain La Grange Park’s parks. I believe with that revenue they can afford to repair or replace the drinking fountains at our community parks.

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