Dawn Clark Netsch, August 27, 2009. | Brian Jackson~Chicago Sun-Times
Updated: April 13, 2013 6:16AM
Illegal immigrants break the law
Marlen Garcia has it all wrong [“Obama polices bad for immigrants,” March 11]. She does not understand that we have laws in the United States for good reason and that our laws should be upheld regardless of where you are from. First of all, let’s quit using the term undocumented immigrants and call it as what it should be called: illegal immigrants. After all, Jorge Cervantes is here in this country illegally. He then decided to drive a vehicle without a drivers license and while driving that vehicle decided to speed and break the law. Seems to me Mr. Cervantes sealed his own fate when he broke the laws of this country, and now Marlen Garcia thinks that President Obama is at fault for upholding the laws of this country.
Richard Clemens, Bridgeport
There simply are no words that can adequately describe the CTA’s outrageously insensitive plan to charge a fifty cent “convenience fee” to those riders who need to pay their fares in cash.
Lee J. Regner, Park Ridge
It is heartwarming to read all the accolades being lavished on Dawn Clark Netsch — now that she is dead; I was a great admirer of her’s. What I have NOT read anywhere is the story about WHY she did NOT get elected to the governorship. She had the temerity 20 years ago to insist that Illinois needed an income tax increase. She was excoriated by the press and the public. How sad. Had we only listened to her, Illinois would not be in the dire financial predicament we are in today.
L. Kristofer Thomsen, Historic Pullman District
Historic Pullman District
Ken Greenberg in his Feb. 11 letter titled “Get rid of the penny” expresses the wish for someone to offer a logical and intelligent reason to continue to make costly and inane pennies. How about this, Ken: So that stores can price an item at $19.99, and advertise it as being a great bargain for less than $20!
Marvin Pearlman, Skokie