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Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 02:30 am
SOUTHWIND BLOWS ON ZOOHow sad that the Henson Robinson zoo has become so run down [see “It’s a zoo out here,” by Rachel Wells, Nov. 18]. When the word was out about Southwind P...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 01:26 pm
FREEDOM OF (SOME) INFORMATION?How quickly we forget.In the wake of scandal and corruption at the highest levels of government, Illinois lawmakers passed a law in 2009 bolstering the Freedom of Informa...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 02:55 pm
DEEP WATERI enjoyed the article by Rachel Wells on biologist Susan Steingraber’s book and new documentary [See “Documentary targets toxic chemicals” by Rachel Wells, Oct. 28]. Living...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 11:58 pm
BEWARE LAME DUCKSGambling interests and lawmakers are working behind closed doors on a massive expansion of gambling that includes video gambling/slot machines at racetracks, a land-based casino in Ch...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 01:55 am

Bill Brady, libraries and public libraries

SPRINGFIELD’S FUTUREYour article on Sen. Bill Brady [see “The cost of Brady’s plan,” by Patrick Yeagle, Oct. 28] hammers at budget cuts Springfield might suffer if he is electe...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 09:54 am

Organ donors, censorship and Americans with disabilities

DONORS FIRSTRyan Louis was very lucky to get a heart transplant [see “Springfield man celebrates 25 years with transplanted heart,” by Patrick Yeagle, Oct. 14]. There are now more than 108...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 10:59 pm

Glass recycling, stench and the Food and Drug Administration

GLASS RECYCLINGIn response to Mary Perkinton’s recent letter questioning glass collection in Springfield, allow me to offer a few thoughts. It is very easy to recycle glass in Springfield. Glass...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 12:38 pm
DON’T BLAME PARENTSThis is in response to the article a couple weeks ago about the schools and what they do to get children to do the schoolwork for them [see “Trusting to miracles,”...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 09:54 am
HOW TO GET GREENERI’m suprised to read that Springfield and Mayor Davlin are receiving credit for being a “green” city [see “Greener than thou,” by James Krohe Jr., Sept....
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 05:18 pm
CITY’S BAD ATTITUDERegarding “Storm over sewers,” by Rachel Wells, Sept. 16: I have fought this battle with the city public works department for about a year and I can tell the poor ...


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