Speak Out: Don’t waste time on unneeded repairs
June 22, 2012 4:40PM
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Updated: July 25, 2012 6:31AM
Don’t fix what isn’t broken: If Elgin is so broke, why is the city wasting money repairing an area where 90 percent of the streets are in good condition? The roads bordered by Lillian Street and McLean Boulevard are fine. They don’t need fixing.
Dry splash park: In Elgin, I was driving down South Grove Avenue by Festival Park while expecting to see children playing in the splash park. It was turned off, and there were no children. I’m wondering why it’s not working.
A flaw in the law: This new synthetic drug law that Denise Crosby’s column talks about is the same old story. Now Attorney General Lisa Madigan is going to make anything that is sold to be taken as a drug illegal. They’ve rewritten the law a half dozen times already, and they’re probably going to screw it up again this time. While we’re at it, the war against drugs has been going on for 50 years. There isn’t a single shred less of pot on the street now than there was before, plus it’s 10 times stronger. Hello!
Bitter about litter: Traveling along Illinois roads, they are in the worst condition I have ever seen. The wild vegetation has grown right up to the road. In some areas, it grows up on the road and scratches the side of your car unless you swerve around it. What’s happened to our American roadways? Also, regarding the trash along the roads, maybe the fine should be set higher to send a message to those who do the littering. Let’s clean up the trash and vegetation from our roadsides.
Legal terms for twosomes: According to an article in The Courier-News, same-sex couples are being denied marriage licenses. They are bringing suit to get that changed. Same-sex couples can enter into civil unions in Illinois. Isn’t that good enough? I would think so.
Whom do you call: My son was assaulted last night at a restaurant. When the police showed up, he wanted to press charges, but they wouldn’t let him. Is this proper protocol? Is this something new? He was told to contact the state’s attorney’s office. So does this mean if someone punches me in the nose, it does no good to contact the police? Could someone answer this for me? I’d really like to know the answer.
Editor’s note: A good place to start would be to contact the state’s attorney’s office, with both your complaint and your questions.
Don’t eliminate liter bottles: This is about banning large drinks in liter-sized bottles. It might be a health problem because it has a lot of sugar, but I don’t think that’s really the case. People have parties and buy liter-sized bottles because they last a long time. Jumbo-sized cups are for when you’re walking around at the fair. I just think that they shouldn’t get rid of liter-sized cups. They better study that before they make a decision.
Hot dogs: Here we are, temperatures in the 90s, and what do I hear? A barking dog in a car. The windows were cracked a bit, but it was hot for me in my car. Please get this message out there: Leave your pets at home when it’s hot. It’s not necessary to take them unless you’re going to the vet. It is dangerous and so hard on the animals to be left in a hot car.