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Show up, speak up in ESL

The word spread fast throughout East St. Louis about the special council meeting to fire the newly elected city manager and replace her with ex-mayor Alvin Parks. Hundreds of citizens gathered in the council chambers chanting vocally to the council “no Alvin Parks.” Although citizens’ comments are not allowed at special council meetings, an elderly gentleman on a walker walked up to Councilman Robert Eastern III for a personal plea.

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Thank you for the recent article about the adult day care published on Aug. 17. The article shed some light on a growing epidemic: Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with the disease and that number is expected to triple by 2050. The time to talk about Alzheimer’s and our aging population is now. The time to fight back is now.

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Years after U.S. Attorney Steve Wigginton put a disgraced Madison County treasurer and his co-conspirators behind bars in a tax-rigging scheme, defrauded homeowners have yet to receive one penny of restitution. Mr. Wigginton estimated our fellow citizens’ losses at over $4 million.

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New trend

Consensus among several commentators is that there is often a flurry of interest in political outsiders during the summer but eventually voters become serious and begin to seek more traditional presidential candidates — 2016 could be different.

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Most heinous

I have to disagree with the Belleville News-Democrat on the killing in Columbia. They called it the most heinous crime in Columbia. What about the Coleman murders? That was the most heinous crime since the Saxtown murders. Get your priorities together.

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Write those letters

Those low-flying planes are out there to locate us, the American people, Obama’s enemies. He failed at being a president along with all his followers, betraying America, stealing our ID and stealing America.

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