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Opinion

Suburban Life Sound Off: May 21-27

What are we paying for?

My recent [Woodridge] tax bill revealed that the municipal pension allocation fund will receive $695 of my $7,500 tax bill, or 9.3 percent. I don't mind paying for services, but paying 9.3 percent for someone to retire, I believe, is wrong. As a worker in the private sector, my employer would only contribute up to 4 percent of matching funds. Shouldn't we work together on some kind of pension reform? Thank you, pass legislatures, for your lame-brain actions. I think elected officials should have term limits and receive no pensions.

Thank you, Lemont Township

I'm calling to remind the people in [the] Lemont area about how good the Lemont Township volunteers and workers are in our community. They give an excellent service, and they're also very good in what they do. And I just want to let the people in Lemont appreciate what they have done for the township. I think they're great.

Why incorporate Boy, Girl Scouts?

Why would anybody even think it was appropriate to incorporate Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts at the same level and at the same organization? Do you know how many mothers there are out there who relied on the Scouts, single mothers and mothers without fathers, to give their children, their sons, what they needed for integrity, building a strong moral character and the background that a boy needs. That can't possibly be incorporated if the girls are involved. They need something different from a scouting program, and I'm sure that's what was given to them once upon a time. And my daughter was in that also, and she learned a lot. Putting the two together is so morally wrong.

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