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Letters to the Editor for July 16

Kudos to St. Joe’s Hospital

To the Editor:

I have to give a shout out to the staff at St. Joe’s Hospital. They have been much maligned locally, it seems, for quite a while. I was hospitalized there recently, and I have to say the care I received was beyond amazing.

All of the staff were compassionate, caring and kind to me. I never wanted for anything, as they were very attentive at all times. They demonstrated excellent professionalism, skill and expertise, and I felt very comfortable in their care. It reaffirmed my faith in the goodness of people.

A special shoutout to the staff on 6 West, Neuro Medical. Thanks so much to Brooke, an amazing nurse, and all of the awesome people on that unit. They went above and beyond, and I will be eternally grateful for all they did for me. Blessings to you all!

Michael Fisk

Joliet

All in family for government jobs

To The Editor:

It’s interesting to see how many members of the same family seem to gravitate to taxpayer-funded jobs. Those are the jobs with better pay, benefits and retirement. You see it every day in those job areas. It’s nice to see that the “good old boy” network is alive and well. 

A person retires from one of these funded jobs and, low and behold, they are working in the same capacity for another funded job for a different city. Now they get their retirement and a good salary on the new job. That totals more than they would have earned if they had continued to work at their original job. 

Now it appears that Jim Hock wants to be paid at the rate of $215,000 a year if he takes the job of interim city manager. That only amounts to $17,900 a month in addition to the pension that he now receives.

Art Stamm

Joliet

Help young people succeed

To the Editor:

I have been honored serving the absolutely wonderful high school students in our local Joliet area. Ladies and gentlemen, in order for all of these young people to truly enjoy a peaceful and prosperous future, we all need to work diligently to eliminate violence once and for all.

Only through positive dialogue with all of our young people on a regular basis will this peaceful process succeed. Yes, a peaceful community is inevitable with everyone’s participation.

David Marco

Joliet

Regarding citizenship question

To the Editor:

How does putting a citizenship question on the census move the country forward? The purpose of the census is to count the people so we can govern fairly. The 5th Amendment prohibits self-incrimination and grants the right to remain silent. An executive order by POTUS will not overturn the 5th Amendment to matter how many angles they work and force people to confess.

Thomas Cechner

Lockport

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