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Chicago Police investigate scene shooting late Thursday evening West Cortez outside restaurant where three people were shot.  February 9

Chicago Police investigate the scene of a shooting late Thursday evening on West Cortez, outside a restaurant, where three people were shot. February 9, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

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Updated: April 16, 2013 4:09PM

Could the suburbanites who keep commenting on the violence in Chicago please stop? It’s easy to express an opinion from your leafy, cul-de-sac enclaves, but another thing altogether to move back and attempt to make a real difference through home purchasing, mentoring and personal intervention. If all you can contribute to our peace efforts is lip service, keep it.

Ephraim Lee, Grand Boulevard

Chicago gets more than its fair share

Props to state Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno for exposing disparities in school funding that disproportionately benefit Chicago. Let’s see if the governor or state attorney general will do anything about it.

Mike Mannard, Schaumburg

Opportunities to draw jobs missed

For nearly 13 years I have lived in Chicago and run a small industrial business in DuPage County. The City of Chicago is attempting to increase hiring of local residents on construction projects, but does not look at the bigger picture and make efforts to draw industrial business back within the city limits.

The collar counties offer tax and rent savings, better infrastructure, better security and a sense of safety, and an abundance of qualified labor. Because these jobs are outside of Chicago, more people who move to the Chicago area choose the suburbs and collar counties. While the city makes efforts to bring tech and commercial businesses downtown, it overlooks the industry and trade that could bring attainable jobs to residents of under-developed areas and drive population in those areas.

Bryan Feldman, River North

Fountain column deserves another turn

The Sun-Times should re-print John W. Fountain’s Thursday column [“Declare war to stop killing babies”] on the front page. Finally, someone has the courage to speak the truth.

Rosemary Cannon, West Lawn

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