Category: Opinion

Reader’s Voice: Change in stand on illegal immigration

January 29, 2019 Dear editor; Just so you can hear for yourselves what a hypocritical, two-faced piece of barnyard waste Chuck Schumer is: Look up his speech regarding illegal immigration nine years ago at Georgetown Law School. He gives seven principles. He thinks that anyone who enters the United States…...

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Reader’s Voice: Abortion deprives life, liberty….

February 2, 2019 Dear editor; Virginia lawmakers recently rejected a bill that would have made it permissible to terminate a pregnancy throughout all three trimesters, just like the egregious bill New York recently legalized. While thrilled that Virginia lawmakers had the commonsense to vote this murderous legislation down, and we…...

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Reader’s Voice: A plea to governor on Planned Parenthood

January 22, 2018 Dear editor; “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” —Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, 1939. On the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker signed an executive order expanding abortion in Illinois. With all…...

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Reader’s Voice: Attendance at governmental meetings important

January 17, 2019 Dear editor; So often the Aurora City Council, the Aurora Public Library Board, the school district boards are accused of not being transparent. I attend these meetings and the agendas are published prior to the meetings. I find that attendance by the public is very low. Those…...

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Reader’s Voice: Be The Inspiration at Rotary Sunrise Feb. 2

January 6, 2019 Dear editor; The Rotary Club of Aurora Sunrise will be host to its 17th Annual Wine and Chocolate Experience, at the Stonebridge Country Club, 2705 Stonebridge Boulevard, Aurora, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. All proceeds will help benefit the young individuals of our…...

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Reader’s Voice: Immigration: In favor of building wall

January 9, 2019 Dear editor; As an American and the son of immigrants, I favor the building of a wall at our southern border. My parents migrated legally from Europe after World War II, respecting the law, worked hard, and learned the American language. Nothing was printed in their native…...

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Reader’s Voice: Tear down the wall: A different focus

January 10, 2019 Dear editor; “Tear down that wall!” Who said that? A Republican, president Ronald Reagan, speaking of the wall separating East Germany from West Germany. We are going to build a wall to prevent illegal immigrants from entering our country at our southern border. Who promised that while…...

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Reader’s Voice: Mavis Bates opens campaign for commissioner

January 6, 2019 Dear editor; I am announcing my candidacy for Fox Valley Park District Board of Commissioners as the at-large commissioner. I have lived in the Fox Valley for more than 40 years and raised two daughters in Aurora. I’m running for the Fox Valley Park District Board because…...

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Ask Grandpa: Thanks offered to Marie Wilkinson Pantry

Grandpa, I want to personally thank the volunteers at the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry (in Aurora). Everyone there is so helpful. Without their help, I and my wife (sic) would not be able to eat most days. Can you print this without my name? I would be embarrassed to have…...

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Ask Grandpa: Grateful for living through the Depression

Beloved Readers, the following letters were sent to me back in October 2018. The writers sent them in response to Grandpa’s request for things for which we are grateful. The list of things readers sent was printed the week prior to Thanksgiving Day. The following letters arrived after the column…...

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