The following is what our readers sounded off about this week:
Beware of the coyote
Hello, I just want to warn the Batavia residents there is a coyote in our neighborhoods. I was looking out my window Saturday night, June 21, at 12:20 a.m., and I had seen a coyote walking down the middle of the street on Surrey Road. So I just want to warn the residents in Batavia to keep their small animals out of the yard unless they are with them. And that's all I wanted to say. I just want to warn the Batavia residents that there is a coyote in the neighborhood in Batavia. It was walking down the middle of Surrey Road at 12:20 a.m., June 21. So the people can keep their small animals out of the yard unless they are with them. Thank you very much. Bye bye.
Leave the coyotes alone
Geneva residents west of Randall Road had better get their children accustomed to seeing coyotes trapped in the snares and dying in the backyards. The howling of a trapped coyote is terrific and can be heard for miles. Leave the coyotes alone. When there is no food, garbage cans left open or small dogs unleashed, they will leave.
... My husband and I were driving down Thoria Avenue in Batavia, and we found a set of car keys. It had a Toyota car key on it, and it had a house key on it and it had a couple other keys on it. And we turned them in to the Batavia Police Department. So, if anybody lost their keys, tell them to contact the Batavia Police Department. And it had something on it from West Aurora High School on it also. All right, thank you very much, and have a great day. And then it had a band on there, some Tuesday Morning, a little slip, a little ... I don't know what it was, something on there, some Tuesday Morning store. So, if they lost their keys, tell them to contact the Batavia Police Department. They have the keys. Thank you, and God bless. Bye bye.
No town is worth it
I'm calling about “What grinds my gears,” about that person that lives in Batavia and says that they pay over $11,000 a year in real estate taxes. No town is worth it. Oak Brook is, but not Batavia. If that was me, I would have put my house up for sale a long time ago. I wouldn't pay that kind of money. Yes, most of it is going to the schools, which I can't understand. I don't think actually it's going to ... it's going to the teachers and their pensions, not to the kids for learning. How many kids that you see nowadays ... I was at the Swedish fest and three little girls 10 years old had purses and took out a $20 bill to buy ice cream at Graham's. When I was 10 years old, I didn't have $20 to pull out of a purse. I had 50 cents. And yes, I'm a baby boomer.
Doing nothing to stop it
One of the letters in last week's Sound Off was well stated. As a country, we are allowing illegal immigrants to take from us as they bring more family members into our country. They are given free benefits from our tax dollars. President Obama continues to encourage illegals because they vote for Democrats. As the illegals enter, I ask, how can we care for our veterans, for our elderly, for our disabled, for our unemployed, if so much money is being given to the illegals? Suddenly the U.S. citizen is very insignificant. Mr. Obama is a president who is all about politics, not what is best for the country. For all I care, he can build his presidential library in Mexico where it belongs. His allegiance is not with the United States. His devotion is to those south of the border. Just look at the current situation with thousands of illegals coming in from Central America. His administration is doing nothing to stop it.
Our family is grateful
I would like to thank the young man and cab driver that took my nephew to the emergency room after an early bad incident Sunday morning. It's nice to know that there are a few good people left in the world, even after others told him not to get involved. Our family is eternally grateful to you. Thank you again.
Boot them out
What's with the Batavia ... the school board that they approved the $4.5 million improvements for the high school football stadium? But the way the economy is going right now ... the school board does not need to put $4.5 million in the football stadium. You know, we don't need – we might need more bleacher seating, but to be certain we certainly don't need the synthetic turf, and with the track ... it just seems like they are out of touch with reality. Maybe the school board members need to be booted out. Thank you.
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