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Letters to the Editor

Return your shopping cart

To the Editor:

I’m writing about lazy people. In particular, the lazy people who don’t return shopping carts to their proper place. I’ve seen many instances of people leaving carts anywhere except where they’re supposed to go. They leave them on sidewalks, in parking spaces, in driving lanes and even in the street.

The worst is when they leave them in a parking space right next to a designated cart corral less than 5 feet away. Really? Are you that lazy?

I heard in Ohio you can be fined for this. It should be that way here as well. Not only is it lazy and rude, it’s a safety issue. Vehicles can be damaged and people can be hurt by a runaway cart. Whoever does this should be fined and held responsible for damage and injuries. How hard is it to put it where it belongs?

Don Morgan

Channahon

Put water plan on referendum

To the Editor:

The City of Joliet’s new water supply should be put to a referendum of the people to determine public sentiment and the amount of money they are willing to spend. Joliet should also have a professional engineering study done by experts in the field such as Bechtel or Fluor, including costs and what they are willing to do the Lake Michigan pipeline for.

The proposed amount is huge, $1 billion or about three times the annual city budget, and that is not counting the continuing operating expenses and that should be affirmed by the taxpayers.

The options are Lake Michigan, tapping into the existing pipeline, building our own or the Illinois and Kankakee River, the cheapest route. How will the contract be structured, paid upon completion or pay as you go and hope for no cost overruns? Hire a construction professional such as Bechtel or Fluor, or have the City of Joliet do it and hire large numbers of people? If this project gets screwed up and encounters cost overruns, the monthly water bill could go from $100 to $200.

Thomas Cechner

Lockport

Thank you police and fire personnel

To the Editor:

We are blessed living in such a wonderful community with a great multitude of incredibly unselfish and dedicated public servants. These Joliet, Will County and Illinois police and fire protection personnel proudly serve and protect all of us throughout our growing community on a daily basis. Thank you and God bless all police and fire department personnel for your tremendous service.

David Marco

Joliet

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