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Updated: March 18, 2013 6:29AM



Hateful words: In regard to the negative, hateful comments about the recent murder of the eighteen year old Aurora woman, I can understand why they are made, but spewing more hateful words does not help anyone. It only fuels the fire of hatred. Others may not see it my way, but I feel very sad. In a way, everyone is a victim, the young lady, her family and friends, the young man who committed the crime, his family and friends, the whole community. We have all lost. A better use of words would be to turn them to prayer. I think that is how God would want us to act.

Aurora

Bridge not fixed: How is it that the city of Aurora can close Church Road for almost an entire year, and do a complete roadway renovation and stop at the Church Road and the I-88 overpass? The bridge is littered with large potholes and is extremely dangerous. Next time you drive over it and hit a pothole, before your car goes screaming over down to the interstate below, think about how utterly incompetent some people are who make decisions about your safety and the roads in Aurora.

Aurora

Restaurant Row: The quote is that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a new result.” To even think that the city of Aurora will give $1 million of taxpayer money for Restaurant Row boggles the mind. Alderman Rick Lawrence is exactly right when he says “why are we still pursuing this concept, when you have all the same problems?” Ridiculous!

Aurora

Fix monument: I’d like to comment on Mr. Moga’s Letter to the Editor in Sunday’s Beacon (February 10). I think that the Phillips Park monument should be left where it is. The park is beautiful in the spring and the summertime, and adds something to Illinois, if they want it. I think the original monument should be left at Phillips Park and just fixed if it needs repair.

Aurora

Businessman should pay: I’m calling in reference to Restaurant Row. Vern Lavia is saying how great a deal this should be. Well, the bottom line is that it’s going to cost the taxpayer. The person that’s going to make out on this is Vern Lavia. He’s a business man, he and his wife have money. If it’s such a great deal, invest your money. Quite taking ours. I’m tired of the taxpayer having to fit the bill for everybody. When he makes his profit, does the taxpayer get any percentage of that profit back? Do I get a percentage of that business?

Aurora

Playing for God: I just wanted to say how proud I am of the school, Aurora Christian. I remember Coach Beebe was saying that they play for God, and that’s exactly how I live my life. When I play sports, I play for God and I want to be an example to other people. First of all, the respect, but most important, to respect and honor God. All you have to do is ask Jesus into your heart, and you’ll find out later in life how special that is.

Aurora

Plowing-in handicapped: You guys that plow in the parking lots, please do not pile all the snow in the handicapped parking places. It happens year after year. The handicapped parking places are for people who are really handicapped.

Batavia

Vacant buildings: Aurora has way too many vacant buildings and houses. They stand empty for decades. The city should mandate a demolition policy, stating an empty, deteriorating structure must be torn down after a year.

Aurora

Rules are needed: The person who wrote about the animal shelter and their rules, well, that is a good rule about the adoption. If the person that takes the dog and adopts it, doesn’t give it a good home, and is abusing the dog, or they don’t know how to take care of it, or don’t care about it because the newness wore out, they can retrieve the dog. And that’s what they should do, and it’s a shame that they have to supply a breeder, who could be a puppy mill, and buy a dog, rather than adopt a dog.

Aurora

Father’s responsibility: It is time to change the abortion focus from women to the men. If they start a child, they need to be forced to be in that child’s life until it is raised. If they don’t want that responsibility, then that should be fixed so they don’t have it.

Aurora Township



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