Letters: Glasgow fights for justice
November 1, 2012 6:22PM
Updated: December 3, 2012 6:07AM
I am pondering the various candidates and what qualities they have that might merit my trust. One candidate clearly stands head and shoulders above the crowd a man of integrity and guts.
Eight-and-a-half-years ago, Will County was in the midst of political favoritism and back-room deals.
My friend, Kathy Savio Peterson, was murdered because there was no one she could turn to for protection. Her complaints and pleas to law enforcement and the then-state’s attorney’s office fell on deaf ears.
After her murder, my call to the same state’s attorney’s office was dismissed as well, reinforcing Kathy’s belief that justice could not be found there. This lack of interest in the pursuit of justice may have also contributed to the subsequent death of another young woman.
Fortunately, there was a change of leadership, and James Glasgow was able to review evidence found in Kathy’s death. His fearlessness in pursuing Kathy’s killer was, to me, an affirmation that there are some people in politics with integrity and who truly care about justice. Jim and his team could have easily walked away from this case, stating that it couldn’t be done. There are those who might say that it was done for notoriety and publicity. Those people did not see the fire and steadfastness shown by everyone in Jim’s office to see justice for Kathy.
They have my undying admiration and support for the monumental feat they have accomplished, and their dedication in seeking the prosecution of her killer.
Please support James Glasgow by re-electing him as Will County state’s attorney. We should all be proud that we have someone with his integrity, perseverance and commitment.
Mary S. Parks
Four dollars not outrageous
In regard to the subject of the Manhattan-Elwoood Public Library District referendum, our community has grown tremendously in the 20 years we have lived here. The current building was built 27 years ago, but only in the last six years has the library asked for approval of another location.
The people who work there don’t strike me as frivolous, and I trust they know what they need to offer our community all the benefits that libraries have to offer, and they offer a lot. They cannot expand their computer stations (not everyone has a home computer), nor allow enough space for the various groups to meet. They turn away donations because shelf space is limited and they store books at Wilson Creek School.
They have free programs for everyone, from seniors to infants. There are lots of people who can’t afford activities that aren’t free. With the price of gas, one trip to New Lenox and back would cost about the same as the increase to bring our library up to par! It’s a good property for the library to acquire and at a lesser price than having to buy land and build.
When people choose a town to live in, they usually look at schools, parks and libraries. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a library we are proud of? Our families have grown over the years, and our town has grown too. This increase isn’t paying for things for other people; we can all use every bit of that library.
I feel that, living in and being a part of a community, also means supporting it, even if I might not see it as a direct benefit to me. For that, $4 doesn’t seem that outrageous.
Run country for profit
In response to Justine Panieri’s Common Sense column (Oct. 21), I strongly disagree that “Obama understands the struggles of the middle class.”
Many seniors are in the middle class. The president took $700 billion from Medicare for his program. This will hurt middle class seniors. He doesn’t need Medicare.
He is for illegal immigrants receiving amnesty, taking away many jobs from the middle class. Over 23 million people are out of work due to illegal immigrants, which is hurting the middle class.
You are right about many jobs here going to China. The present and past administrations are allowing this to happen.
Mr. Obama supports abortion, hurting all classes, the middle class most. If your mother and grandmother believed in abortion, a great writer like you would be missed. Maybe Obama’s mother would have aborted the president.
Maybe the wealthy don’t deserve tax breaks. However, they take the risks. Try starting a business like they do. They make jobs.
Over 60 million will be involved with Obamacare. Several doctors I’ve talked with said, “You think waiting an hour to see a doctor is long, it’ll be a madhouse seeing lines to see your doctor.”
Seniors did their best to make this country great. Sure, we made mistakes like you will. We suffered through world wars and the Great Depression without too many government handouts.
Running a business takes brains. Mr. Obama never owned a business. That’s why our country is a mess. Mr. Romney knows how to run a business. He has brains. Yes, he will need help but knows where to get it.
Running a government should be like running a business: with profit. Mr. Romney has that experience. He deserves credit for being successful. I will vote for Romney and believe he will make our country great again.