Letters: Let Lockport lead the way
September 5, 2012 11:26PM
Updated: October 7, 2012 6:09AM
I would like to thank the mayor, city council, city administrator, police chief and our city attorney for the many hours of work that they spent on the reversal of a 33-year-old gaming ordinance that was on our books.
I highly commend them for doing the right thing once again for our city even facing criticism from one area resident, an activist from Villa Park and clergy from DesPlaines.
I totally understand when concerns arise in reference to liquor or any type of gaming are involved in a community there are many views and different opinions. I am sure with the reversal of this ordinance it will enable our fraternal, military and business organizations to give back to our community more than ever before. It will certainly make it easier to pay our monthly commitments and keep our establishments in a more profitable manner and our doors wide open wide for our community.
In addition to the reversal of the ordinance, a suggestion was made by Pastor Bob Dealy of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church in Lockport, that part of the proceeds that the city will receive might possibly be donated back to our community to help people in need or with addiction problems. What a great idea!
With so many different municipalities facing this same dilemma, it makes me, as a resident of Lockport, proud that we have once again moved our city forward in the right direction.
I truly believe that when all is said and done, time passes and results revealed, Lockport will be a shining example to other communities what happens when organizations, businesses and government work together in a common goal.
Lockport Moose Lodge 1557
Romney an overpaid CEO
“You can’t make this stuff up,” says Ron Reagan, son of the Republican icon, as he criticizes everything GOP, from tea party craziness to the return of Cheney’s war hawks to Bush’s economic policies déjà vu.
On Romney’s foreign tour, he managed to offend friend and foe alike — from the British prime minister to the mayor of London to the Labor Party leader and prime minister of Palestine. Diplomat-in-chief, Romney is not.
Cheney’s bile was recently channeled into a fundraiser for “puppet” Romney. So, guess who is now pulling Mitt’s strings? And the memo from Cheney to congressional GOP — cut spending everywhere from Medicare to Social Security, but never, ever on defense.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick of war, with its carnage and the debt incurred because of it. But somehow, fiscally conscious Republicans are able to spend like Paris Hilton, with never a look back.
On the upside, Romney’s foreign tour included some moments of enlightenment. As Mitt watched from the Olympics grandstands, the British displayed affection for their national health system, devoting 11 minutes to its virtues as part of their country’s great accomplishments.
Later, Romney heaped praise on both the Israeli and Polish healthcare systems without realizing that they are government programs.
As Walter Cronkite once said, “Our healthcare system is neither healthy, caring nor a system.” I can’t believe Romney didn’t already know our healthcare system is the worst of the industrialized worlds. He’s definitely an overpaid CEO.