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Sebelius a hero  for leading charge  for health care reform My favorite hero growing up was the soldier who led the charge against the machine gun nest. This patriot of patriots was invariably mortally or grievously wounded. He knew his fate before taking the first …

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Obama administration  has had plenty of blunders This is in response to Tom Minnerick’s recent letter in which he attempts to provide excuses for President Obama’s failed policies of the last five years. First he excoriated the “conservative” Roberts court for their recent ruling on …

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Unlimited contributions will mean more sway for the well-funded Reading the Nation/World section, I see that the conservative members of the Supreme Court have now removed the restrictions on the wealthy giving to their favorite candidates. An example of unlimited spending: A few weeks ago, …

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Full-fledged Exelon bailout would be radioactive Over the last decade, Exelon has reaped more than $21 billion in profits, running a fleet of nuclear power plants that benefited from high electricity prices. But wholesale power prices have fallen, thanks to a surge in natural gas …

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Wealthy get more opportunities to control legislation The conservative Roberts Court has eviscerated what remained of the campaign finance laws after the 2010 Citizens United ruling, thereby ensuring that wealthy donors and major corporations can elect their favorite politicians. They can buy the elections. And …

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Support keeping school bus service at same levels The Illinois General Assembly is considering legislation that will put thousands of school children at risk, increase traffic congestion and harm the environment. House Bill 5967 would radically alter the formula that guarantees yellow bus service for …

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Providing real bargain in Kane government Thank you for the privilege of serving you and 515,000 other constituents in Kane County. We are trying to make it clear through the traditional press that any raises given any employees, including nine managers of 1,250 county employees, …

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Time for a change Enough is enough. It comes as no surprise that Gov. Quinn and his band of thieves in Springfield now want to make permanent the “temporary” income tax hike passed in 2011 that was supposed to solve all of the state’s financial …

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Patience needed when dealing with legislation As I begin my 16th and final legislative session, I find the moment bittersweet. On the one hand, I am extremely excited about the opportunities ahead; on the other hand, I continue to be nervous for our future. Maybe …

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Many reasons to dislike Obama President Obama believes some don’t like him because he’s black. That may be true with a small minority of bigoted fools, but the reason most “don’t like” him is because of what he’s doing to the country. It’s a profound …

Letter to the Editor: Teacher conferences impress parents

Teachers impressive at D129 conferences I have been recently critical of decisions made by the West Aurora school board. Since I used this forum to discuss negatives in the district, it is only fair that I also use it to voice what is right with …

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Stephen Douglas bicentennial a time to remember his contributions April 23 marked the bicentennial of Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, the most influential politician in Washington for a decade prior to the presidential election that brought Abraham Lincoln to the White House. From the Compromise …

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New members needed on District 131 board I have worked with students in District 131 for 10 years in various capacities, from coordinating a tutoring program at an elementary school, to mentoring several young men during their formative years, to developing relationships and organizing life-skills …

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East not getting word out Recently I attended the East Aurora School District 131 special Board of Education meeting to listen to the Virtual Learning Solutions proposal for a charter school this fall offering a web-based approach to learning. Like the presentation to many other …

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Online charter troubling There have been many articles lately about the proposed virtual on line program that may be offered by a for profit company that has no direct responsibility to our school districts if implemented. This proposal to allow this organization into our communities …