Letters: Be proud of your sons
December 10, 2012 6:54PM
Updated: January 12, 2013 6:05AM
I have been honored being a local teacher and coach for the past 30 years. I have coached and witnessed many incredible athletic battles on high school and collegiate levels during my career.
Unquestionably, the classic IHSA Class 5A between Joliet Catholic Academy (JCA) and Montini High School was clearly the finest contest on the gridiron in Chicagoland in many, many years.
The enormous intensity, passion and ultimate athleticism exhibited on this pristine November afternoon will never be forgotten by all of those lucky enough to attend.
JCA and Montini families deserve to be immensely proud of their wonderful schools and tremendous football programs.
Say no to gas stations
Channahon village president and village board: Get off your hands and look at the trucks coming and going out of Pilot gas station near Route 6 and Interstate 55. Look at the trucks parked overnight at Pilot, which wasn’t supposed to be an overnight stay gas station. It’s filled every night.
Is this what you want on the other side of I-55? We already have three gas stations at this interchange. We have a McDonald’s on one side, a restaurant on the other side. We do not need two quick-service restaurants.
Don’t listen to the developers. They are just thinking about money. Once it’s built, they’re gone.
What we do need is a grocery store like Food 4 Less, Berkot’s, Ultra-Foods or a Meijer’s.
A gas station? No. It will only turn into an overnight truck stop like Pilot. Trucks at the interchange will double, and there will be more backups and problems for the police.
Judie Nash is the only trustee who’s not drinking Kool-Aid. She is not for it, and the people of Channahon are not for it. We need to have a meeting at one of the schools, so all residents can have a say, not just a handful.
Lincoln-Way East “went down” in defeat in their quest for the 7A football title. But, remember, although they were “out-played, out-scored and out-coached,” they still made the finals.
In years to come, this defeat will remain always in their brains and give them something to talk about.
G. F. Richards