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Speak Out: Earlier snowplowing better than later

Updated: March 19, 2013 6:15AM

Earlier better than later: What I can’t figure out in the village of South Elgin is how we can have 18 inches of snow and they clear our streets like the best of any city in this country, yet whenever we have just simple little snow, they always wait until the last minute to come out and salt. They also wait for the last minute to come out and plow. If someone from South Elgin reads this, remember that people do start work before 7 a.m. None of the streets are ever touched before 7 a.m. I leave for work between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m., and I never see a salt truck or a snowplow. We haven’t had to use the overtime for the snow this year. Why are we being so stingy on plowing and salt? Come on, people. There is no reason for this.

Native Americans need help: It seems President Obama is so zeroed in on illegal immigrants that I hope someday he will go to an American Indian reservation. They are in the sorriest state ever. They have a high poverty rate and poor medical care. Alcoholism is rampant. They are legal citizens. What are your priorities, Mr. President? Can’t we take care of our own citizens first, or is there a political priority? Instead of going to Las Vegas, stop at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. America comes first.

Deported dealer returns: I find it funny that a Speak Out caller spoke about amnesty for illegal immigrants. On the following page, there was an illegal immigrant arrested for 4 pounds of marijuana and 4 grams of cocaine. He was deported in 2001, and yet he’s back here. Why not? You can get amnesty. He’s an undocumented pharmacist. That’s what he is.

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