Category: Opinion

Reader’s Voice: Thank you for Aurora National Night Out

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; I want to thank mayor Richard Irvin and the Aurora aldermen for facilitating all the National Night Out activities that were held throughout the city Tuesday evening, August 7. I personally attended the event at the First Hmong Church on Lebanon Avenue, in Bill Donnell’s...

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Reader’s Voice: We have abundant energy, clean air

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; Having abundant, American energy, and a clean environment are not mutually exclusive. Americans on every side of the political divide should come together to find responsible solutions to our energy issues. Americans want to be able to heat their homes, drive their cars, and power...

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Reader’s Voice: Thank you for school supplies’ assistance

August 9, 2018 Dear editor; Once again the school children in the Aurora area are in debt to a great company: Affordable Roofing. In Aurora it provided much needed school supplies for the school children. We offer a big thank you to Affordable Roofing Company. Jim Miller Aurora...

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Reader’s Voice: Glenbard (West) 1953 reunion Sept. 21-22

August 4, 2018 Dear editor; The Glenbard (West) High School Class of 1953 will celebrate its 65th reunion at The Holiday Inn and Suites in Carol Stream on Glenbard West’s Homecoming weekend, Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The Class of 1953 will have a casual get-together both evenings...

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Reader’s Voice: Slow payment hurts service

July 23, 2018 Dear editor; Most of us who use electronic banking and paperless payment systems take the ease of those systems for granted. But if you’re an Illinois physician who treats injured workers under the Illinois workers’ compensation system, you’ll be using the technological equivalent of an abacus to...

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Reader’s Voice: Deficits tied to legalizing marijuana use

August 6, 2018 Dear editor; U.S. senator Dick Durbin recently introduced a bill to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes big tobacco is marketing to kids with flavors such as cake batter, whipped cream, and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts. But,...

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Reader’s Voice: Not duped, best to register, vote

July 21, 2018 Dear editor; Have you been duped by Donald Trump and his state media? No? Well, congratulations. Me neither. Is that proper English? I’m not sure if it would or wouldn’t be, but let’s move on. Are you willing to compromise your values in order to align with...

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Reader’s Commentary: Responsibility of positive changes a shared goal

By Dr. Claudio Ruiz –  We all are becoming very much aware of the changes that are taking place in our planet. These changes include positive discoveries and ways to make life better and easier. However, at the same time there has been an increase of negative conditions that in...

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Reader’s Voice: Holy Angels open house August 1

July 17, 2018 Dear editor; Holy Angels School, 720 Kensington Place, Aurora, a STEM specialty school rooted deep in faith and recognized for academic excellence, will be host to its annual prospective parent open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Attendees will be able to register for the 2018-2019...

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Reader’s Voice: Children detainees’ quarters not so bad

July 22. 2018 Dear editor; I wish that those who negatively refer to the quarters for the children of the illegal detainees would quit looking out of their navels and go back to their history classes. My uncle Sterling was a staff sergeant in the Army in Europe during World...

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Personal version family recollection, of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

“Hillbilly Elegy” A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a book by J.D. Vance. My mother was a hillbilly. Let me say upfront that she did not view that term as derogatory. Born in Tennessee and raised in West Virginia, her father, Christopher Columbus “Lum” Austin, was...

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