Speak Out: Better way to move traffic on McLean Blvd.?
May 25, 2012 10:22AM
Updated: August 23, 2012 9:51AM
Move it on McLean: I was wondering if you could get an answer out of the city of Elgin as to why they cannot get on McLean Boulevard and put some sensors on the lights from College Green Drive north to where they are doing construction so traffic wouldn’t be so slow. If they would do that, traffic jams would be almost eliminated. It can’t be that hard to do.
Comment on Carpentersville story: This is in regards to the big article the other day regarding Carpentersville foreclosure homes and Tom Roeser buying up 100 of them. The way I read it, there were 1,100 foreclosed homes over a two-to-three-year period, and he bought 100 of them. He somehow thinks he single-handedly took the city out of the problem. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more arrogant article about someone.
Fed up with fees: So what’s up with the Elgin City Council, city manager, and the mayor? I’m fed up with paying for monthly garbage collection and the leaf rake-up program. In the summer, there are no leaves and no trees in my yard. Do people in Elgin want to revolt? I suggest you stop recycling, take all your brown bags of leaves and grass, and put them in your regular garbage. In the next election, vote every incumbent out.
Cemetery costs: I recently looked into getting myself buried and went to the funeral homes around Elgin. They all told me $10,000 for a moderate funeral home, moderate gravesite, and moderate casket. I wondered why it is so expensive, and then I thought about the scandals at cemeteries with people being unburied and thrown like sacks of grain into holes. Illinois came up with laws against it, and the funeral industry demanded that they retract the laws. They don’t want any regulations. Do you know what the Illinois legislature did? They retracted those laws. In Illinois, the funeral industry gets whatever they want. If they want to create a bubble making funerals so expensive that few can afford them, our state legislature allows it to happen. In Illinois, they get you when you’re living, and they get you when you die.
Call ICE: Regarding the Kane County Public Defender’s Office needing more Spanish-speaking defenders in order to allow their Spanish-speaking-only defendants stuck in Kane County jail to move through the system quicker, I have some advice. Call Immigration & Customs Enforcement and tell them to get the non-English-speaking Hispanics, who are most likely illegal immigrants and undocumented. Does the Dream Act in Illinois say we now keep undocumented illegals? We don’t hand them over to ICE under any circumstances? Recently it was said that not as many Hispanics are coming to the United States due to the lack of work. That’s a lie. Where’s the lack of work for them in Illinois? There are plenty of businesses who only hire illegal immigrants, and we know it.
NATO in Chicago: Having NATO in Chicago was a big mistake. The protesters cost billions of dollars to clean up after them and thousands of police to handle the ones who came there just to cause hate and discontent. Their protesting accomplished absolutely nothing.