IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Wed, 23 Aug 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 8/17/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19010-letters-to-the-editor-8_17_17.html Letters to the Editor 8/17/17
 BRAGGING ON BRANDONI thoroughly enjoyed your article on my grandson, Brandon Sheppard. (“Cleaning up,” Bruce Rushton, Aug 10). You got it right, and our family would like to thank you for ca...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/10/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18993-letters-to-the-editor-8_10_17.html Letters to the Editor 8/10/17
 MADIGAN’S TO BLAMEI believe it is rather clear that there will not be any meaningful reforms passed by the House as long as Michael Madigan is speaker. He made sure the budget got to such a cr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/3/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18963-letters-to-the-editor-8_3_17.html Letters to the Editor 8/3/17
SOLAR PARKING METERSThank you Bruce Rushton, for your excellent article on parking, including the Decatur idea, worth considering, of yanking all the parking meters. [See “Time expired?” July 20.]...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/27/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18939-letters-to-the-editor-7_27_17.html Letters to the Editor 7/27/17
 RACE DISCRIMINATIONPublications aimed at senior citizens are constantly reminding us about the importance of getting in and staying in shape through programs of regular exercise. And there is no...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/20/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18915-letters-to-the-editor-7_20_17.html Letters to the Editor 7/20/17
ABOUT THE AMARANTH APPLENow that Springfield’s Amaranth Apple Festival has come and gone, we ought to learn something about the origin of the name.The fictional apple, sadly unavailable from orchard...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/13/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18894-letters-to-the-editor-7_13_17.html Letters to the Editor 7/13/17
 THE BUDGET BURDENThe Illinois legislature has overturned the governor’s veto, thereby implementing a budget unseen by the state in more than two years. In order to pay its spiraling liabilitie...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/6/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18868-letters-to-the-editor-7_6_17.html Letters to the Editor 7/6/17
LESSONS ON LIFE SKILLSI agree with the June 29 article titled “Real innovation,” written by James Krohe Jr. Even though I have a college degree that served me well, I think too much emph...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/29/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18844-letters-to-the-editor-6_29_17.html Letters to the Editor 6/29/17
 RESPONSE TO ‘KILLING FIELDS’The recent article by Bruce Rushton titled “Killing Fields” (Jun 22) highlights a growing concern across this country: the soaring number of gun store burglar...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/22/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18821-letters-to-the-editor-6_22_17.html Letters to the Editor 6/22/17
 STATE STORAGEI enjoyed James Krohe Jr.’s piece on the Department of Human Services record storage problems (“More floppies in a shoebox,” June 15), but was rather amazed that you could wri...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-18795-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
LETTERSWe welcome letters. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We edit all letters. Send them to editor@illinoistimes.com.---MISSING PUZZLES, ADVICEI enjoy your publication. H...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/8/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18763-letters-to-the-editor-6_8_17.html Letters to the Editor 6/8/17
 DIVERSE AND PROUDI am an avid reader of your paper and generally look forward to your weekly editions. I was happy to see that you covered pride and put it on the cover of your May 18 edition (�...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/1/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18732-letters-to-the-editor-6_1_17.html Letters to the Editor 6/1/17
 Y BLOCK IMPROVEMENTSThe first thing that caught my eye when I opened up Illinois Times last week (“Park-ing problems,” James Krohe Jr., May 25) was the architectural rendering of the Y block...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/25/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18715-letters-to-the-editor-5_25_17.html Letters to the Editor 5/25/17
FOOD WEEK FANI again wanted to extend my appreciation to Illinois Times, participating restaurants and sponsors for another great 217 Food Week. In addition, the sponsors who provided the prize packag...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/18/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18680-letters-to-the-editor-5_18_17.html Letters to the Editor 5/18/17
 HUNTER LAKE ALTERNATIVESSpringfield city officials are changing the decades-old design for Hunter Lake. They are considering reducing the lake capacity from about 21 million gallons per day to a...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/11/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18655-letters-to-the-editor-5_11_17.html Letters to the Editor 5/11/17
We welcome letters. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We edit all letters. Send them to editor@illinoistimes.com.PROGRESS ON THE PAPERSIn the April 13 Illinois Times, Al...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/4/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18611-letters-to-the-editor-5_4_17.html Letters to the Editor 5/4/17
HOLD ON TO DREAMSAfter the women’s movement marches earlier this year, new and emerging leaders organized the recent Springfield Women’s March, held April 25. I’ve been watching and admiring the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/27/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18592-letters-to-the-editor-4_27_17.html Letters to the Editor 4/27/17
MASTER PLAN FOR TREESAs Arbor Day approaches, it is sad to see Springfield having lost so many of its trees to storm damage and disease over the last few years. The downtown, neighborhoods and parks h...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/20/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18567-letters-to-the-editor-4_20_17.html Letters to the Editor 4/20/17
 UNDOING PLANNED PARENTHOODIt seems quite clear that President Trump and much of Congress are heck-bent on getting rid of the funding for Planned Parenthood. The recent order signed by the presid...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/13/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18540-letters-to-the-editor-4_13_17.html Letters to the Editor 4/13/17
 GOOD GOVERNINGOur current governor still has no clue what governing is. It is not about issuing ultimatums; it is about working with the legislature, no matter what party or length of time in of...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/6/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18493-letters-to-the-editor-4_6_17.html Letters to the Editor 4/6/17
 WORKING WITH DEMSTrump says he wants to work with the Democrats now. Good. Please start by apologizing to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, then, as a show of sincerity, withdraw Neil Gorsuch fr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/30/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18467-letters-to-the-editor-3_30_17.html Letters to the Editor 3/30/17
 RIDGELY VILLAGE HALLHistory is the essence of our city. So, what sense does it make to wipe out a facet of Springfield’s rich history by destroying another of our historic buildings and adding...]]>
Letters 3/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18442-letters-3_23_17.html Letters 3/23/17
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18413-letters-to-the-editor-3_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 3/16/17
SAY NO TO SANCTUARY STATESJames Krohe’s March 2 column, “Absolutely ridiculous,” was exactly that. He made the laughable claim that “Immigrants, authorized and otherwise, are less likely to co...]]>
Letters 3/9/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18388-letters-3_9_17.html Letters 3/9/17
 CORREXIn the March 2, 2017, article, “The vanishing Statehouse press corps,” Tara McClellan McAndrew misstated that the Illinois News Network, which the Illinois Policy Institute describes a...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/2/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18357-letters-to-the-editor-3_2_17.html Letters to the Editor 3/2/17
 RELOCATING MLK’S STATUEI recently came across the February 2017 edition of PURE NEWS USA. The article on the MLK statue took me down memory lane. There were three of us; Jimmie Treadwell, Lill...]]>
Letters 2/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18333-letters-2_23_17.html Letters 2/23/17
SUPPORT CIVIC ORCHESTRAOn Saturday, Feb. 11, my wife and I attended the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra concert at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. As a longtime observer and participant in the centr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18301-letters-to-the-editor-2_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 2/16/17
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/9/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18262-letters-to-the-editor-2_9_17.html Letters to the Editor 2/9/17
 AN URBAN PARKJames Krohe Jr.’s Feb. 2 Dyspepsiana column, entitled “More parking downtown?” seems to provide an opportunity for community dialogue about the future of the area now called t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/2/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18239-letters-to-the-editor-2_2_17.html Letters to the Editor 2/2/17
BEVERAGE TAX ACTWhile the recent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act story (“Lawmakers propose tax on sugary beverages,” by Alex Camp, Jan. 19) didn’t mention it, a complaint that has been made bef...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/26/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18214-letters-to-the-editor-1_26_17.html Letters to the Editor 1/26/17
 WAR ON COPS?As Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end, there was a lot of talk about how his tenure impacted police officers. In the last few years there have been several high-profile trage...]]>