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Updated: May 23, 2012 8:14AM

Questions about Elgin: What’s going on in Elgin? First I read that the mayor wants to allow chickens in Elgin, which is ridiculous. I drive by the McDonald’s restaurant on Summit Street that’s being torn down with no information on if it’s going to be rebuilt. When I come home from work, I find they have cut down several trees on my street with no explanation. What’s going on?

Column cut off: The advice from Dr. Komaroff on page 14 of April 2 was cut off in mid-sentence. What gives?

Editor’s note: We apologize for the error. The good doctor’s column was about toothbrushes, and the paragraph in question said this: “Even if many electric toothbrushes are no better than manual toothbrushes at removing plaque, they may have other advantages for some people. An electric toothbrush can be particularly helpful for people who have trouble reaching all corners of their mouths. Power brushes are also useful for parents brushing their young children’s teeth and for people with mental or physical disabilities that impair dexterity. The thicker handle on power models is also a plus for older people and those with arthritis who have difficulty grasping the thinner shaft of a manual brush. Ultimately the best brush is simply the one you feel most comfortable with.”

Barking beagle: Why do people let their dogs bark? Do they think it’s cute? I’ve got a beagle in my line of sight that’s going crazy. It’s not the sound of spring. It’s the sound of annoyance. It’s a beagle barking because its owner doesn’t know what to do about it.

Don’t fret over fireworks: I’d like to talk about the caller who complained about fireworks in Hoffman Estates. I don’t understand where they get the idea that Elgin is going to pay for the fireworks. That’s not what I read in the paper. I read that Mayor Kaptain talked with Hoffman Estates about having one big fireworks show, with the cost split between Elgin, Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park. I think that’s the way it’s going to go.

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