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No more Tollway fee increases

The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway looking west from Des Plaines Oasis dusk.  |  Sun-Times files

The Jane Addams Memorial Tollway looking west from the Des Plaines Oasis at dusk. | Sun-Times files

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Updated: July 3, 2012 10:42AM

What the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority board is considering — congestion pricing — is ridiculous! The tolls keep going up, and there is a constant construction and congestion problem.

Only New Jersey has more toll booths than Illinois. Enough is enough.

Now we are expected to pay for normal conditions to drive. Please!

Ron Slabas, Norwood Park

Don’t cut Medicaid for sick kids

Gov. Pat Quinn is about to sign the bill that cuts Medicaid to families of people depending on this help from the state.

Many are desperately ill children whose parents will have to spend thousands a month (if in fact they have it) out of pocket.

Many believe Medicaid would be solvent if so many other people weren’t allowed to game the system to the detriment of the really needy.

OK, Governor, here’s the chance to save more than one child by sending this bill back to the greedy politicians who have put our State of Illinois in shambles. Let them give back the funds they have voted themselves and their accomplices for outrageous pensions and other perks.

Timothy D. O’Reilly,

Near North Side

Firms that create wealth help all

In a campaign speech in Iowa last week, President Barack Obama said the main goal of Mitt Romney’s venture capital firm was not to create jobs but, “to create wealth for themselves and their investors.” He continued by saying, “That’s fine. But that’s not the job of a president.” The president’s job, he said, “is to make sure that everybody in this country gets a fair shake.”

I couldn’t have done a better job of summarizing the difference between the candidates on the economy. I have always preferred working for companies that make a profit. Ultimately, that’s better for both the investors and the workers.

In November, I will vote for the candidate whose election I believe will result in more companies whose primary goal is “to create wealth for their investors.” That will benefit everyone.

Larry Hau, Aurora

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