Letters: Thanks for helping needy
January 23, 2013 9:48PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 6:15AM
We are continually amazed and gratified at your generosity and compassion for the unfortunate families of Plainfield School District. Our 2012 Needy Family Drive helped 32 district families. We can honestly report that each family was overwhelmed with emotional gratitude, which left some speechless, but just as many thanking us profusely.
A heartfelt thank you to the following:
Women of the Plainfield Moose; C. W. Avery Family YMCA members and staff; Walker’s Grove and Lincoln Elementary School teachers, staff, parents and student council; Ira Jones and Indian Trail Middle School teachers, staff and parent teacher organizations; PHS-CC teachers, staff and student council; PHS-CC Alumni and Friends; Followers of Christ Lutheran Church congregation; Best Buy of Joliet; First Midwest Bank; Dreyer Medical Clinic; Bill Jacobs, Plainfield; First Community Bank employees; Abri Credit Union; students and parents of Little Dames and Gents Preschool; and the Gierich, Bollinger, Nomura, Ozbolt, Rock, Melendez, Stephens, and Leonard families.
Additionally, thanks to Lakewood Falls and Central Elementary schools conducted food drives to provide food baskets augmented by frozen turkeys, donated by the community and stored by the Plainfield Moose, and Northern Illinois Steel and Pioneer Lanes have been longtime contributors of large cash donations.
Plainfield Moose Lodge No. 2491 members donated toys and cash, and the Needy Family Drive was the grateful recipient of many of those donations. Four teachers at Plainfield Central — Mr. Darren Kobliska, Matthew Clark, Jonathan Pereiro and Patrick Hanley — challenged their classes to a donation drive. Together, they raised more than $1,300 cash, and another $6,100 in clothing.
Finally, an enormous hug to our special angel, Audrey Stein, who keeps us on the straight and narrow.
and Linda Hanley
2012 PHS-CC PTSO Needy Family Drive Committee
Butt out, Glasgow
I question the judgment of Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow when he comments on a case in which he was uninvolved, and a courtroom he has never darkened. Yes, he is responsible for all prosecution lawyers, but is his word to the press either accurate or ethical?
Recently, his remarks, as quoted in The Herald-News, Jan. 4, on the Joe Messina Jr. case, seem out of line to this bystander. My view: His observations are similar to those of President Obama on the Louis Gates case several years ago, unwarranted and out of line.
Indeed, we would be repulsed by an unprovoked attack if that were the case. Glasgow was not there that night, did not prosecute the trial and now has he information concerning what transpired? Since we’ve just undergone election fever, accounts in the media are suspect. Did he get his information from that?
Law enforcement has verified that eyewitness accounts are the least reliable of evidence. Or is he basing his information on facts, not on evidence? Unfortunately, the case has been decided — not on the basis of evidence, which may or may not have been gathered by the Mokena police — but on accounts at a bar when witnesses might have been impaired due to alcohol consumption.
For Glasgow to enter the fray with an opinion further confuses the situation. Are his words counter to the legal ethics of commenting on a case when sentencing has not yet occurred? Perhaps, so.
Hope Bembower Sibson