The following is what our readers sounded off about this week:
Do something, or no pay
One of the things I think ought to be done, is I think they ought to tell congressmen and senators that if something is not done by the first of April, then they don't get any paychecks. To me, that's the best idea I have heard yet.
The right choice
Nice job choosing Quinten Payne as your boys basketball player of the year. I couldn't believe it because your paper is normally so biased against St. Charles North in favor of St. Charles East and Geneva. But you got it right this time. Congratulations.
Geneva students missing
March 1, 64 teams played for regional titles in the IHSA boys basketball tournament, including the Geneva Vikings, playing for the first time since 2006. Of all the qualifying schools, the Geneva student section ranked last in terms of school spirit. Based on what criteria? The fact that no one showed up. Even the opposing West Aurora students seemed a little dumbfounded as to the whereabouts of the Geneva students. Imagine not having anyone to direct their school spirit toward. Whether that had to do with the arduous eight-mile drive to Wheaton or the scheduling conflict of Friday night TV, this embarrassing lack of school support needs to change. So juniors, sophomores and freshmen at GHS, you need to get organized and get behind your team and your community. You might even have some fun along the way, like students at every other school. The Geneva basketball team will be competitive again next year. The question is, will the Geneva students?
Where the signs are
I can't help but notice that a large quantity of Bob McQuillan's yard signs are placed in empty lots and common areas, while Kevin Burns' yard signs are placed in actual families' yards. Just saying.
The Cook County Coroner's Office every few months has a mass burial of all of its unclaimed and unidentified bodies in a pauper's grave. Why does Kane County keep these unknown cremated ashes for years, and not months?
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