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Takes issue with use of the word ‘illegally’

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

I take issue with the first paragraph of the Feb. 6 lead story [“Group helps immigrants apply; Volunteers to taken them to appointments].

I quote, “A local group is helping immigrants who are in the country illegally to get their driver’s licenses.”

What is wrong with this picture, people?

“Illegally” is the key word here. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Then it goes on to say they need those appointments so they can legally get their driver’s licenses, but they are here illegally?

Come on, people of Illinois, get real.

Gazette – find a better lead story for the front page.

Also, I agree with the Feb. 6 letter by Denise Zinke titled “Tragic death could have been avoided.”

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