IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sat, 10 Dec 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 12/8/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18022-letters-to-the-editor-12_8_16.html Letters to the Editor 12/8/16
A BROKEN WORLDI would like to offer another point of view regarding James Krohe Jr.’s “Country blues” (Dec. 1). I am from Springfield, but I have lived in and visited both rural and metropolitan...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/1/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17986-letters-to-the-editor-12_1_16.html Letters to the Editor 12/1/16
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/24/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17962-letters-to-the-editor-11_24_16.html Letters to the Editor 11/24/16
 CONVERSATION ON RACEDusty Rhodes’ interview with Kelly Wickham Hurst (“Speaking out of school,” Nov. 17) was very enlightening reading, and it shows why a conversation on race is needed in...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/17/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17932-letters-to-the-editor-11_17_16.html Letters to the Editor 11/17/16
 I THOUGHT I KNEW YOUI’m sorry. I thought I knew you.I thought that another senior would understand how many of your peers are at dire risk when our conservative Congress cuts Social Security.I...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/10/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17906-letters-to-the-editor-11_10_16.html Letters to the Editor 11/10/16
 PRESIDENT TRUMPWhoever said life was smooth? Jefferson said we need a revolution every 12 years to clean out the rot, adjust and start again. Well, Trump has given us that opportunity. But how c...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/3/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17871-letters-to-the-editor-11_3_16.html Letters to the Editor 11/3/16
STANDING ROCK SOLIDARITYI was glad to see the opinion piece in the last edition of Illinois Times (“A tale of two pipes,” Jim Hightower, Oct. 27) about the historic event going on at Standing Rock...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/27/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17843-letters-to-the-editor-10_27_16.html Letters to the Editor 10/27/16
 MARIJUANA NOT HARMLESSParents and teens need to know that marijuana use is not harmless and it has serious risks, particularly for the developing brain, which is not fully developed until age 25...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/20/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17824-letters-to-the-editor-10_20_16.html Letters to the Editor 10/20/16
REQUIRED READING God bless Jim Hightower. His article “What 47 cents buys these days,” (Sept. 22, Illinois Times) is right on. It should be required reading for all past and current Post Office em...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/13/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17799-letters-to-the-editor-10_13_16.html Letters to the Editor 10/13/16
 THE ACTION OPTIONWhen she was unhappy with the outcome of an election my mother would harrumph “we get the politicians we deserve.” I think the truth Mom pointed to was this: our politicians...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/6/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17787-letters-to-the-editor-10_6_16.html Letters to the Editor 10/6/16
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBS BILLThe Illinois General Assembly can make our state a leader in clean energy. As a progressive leader in Springfield, I know that policy that supports energy-efficiency prog...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/29/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17758-letters-to-the-editor-9_29_16.html Letters to the Editor 9/29/16
 CLINTON ISN’T CLEANWhat to do with radioactive waste has long been the Achilles heel of nuclear energy. Plans for storing all waste in Nevada seemed good by all the states except Nevada. The Y...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/22/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17734-letters-to-the-editor-9_22_16.html Letters to the Editor 9/22/16
 REDISTRICTINGIt’s time we return the power of Illinois government back to the people. Our current political system is broken. It’s rigged against us. The people of Illinois deserve a more ju...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/15/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17687-letters-to-the-editor-9_15_16.html Letters to the Editor 9/15/16
 LIQUID BOONDOGGLEWith one comment, Alderman Kris Theilen revealed the primary reason he now supports this liquid boondoggle: “Theilen now says that the city needs Hunter Lake to help attract i...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/8/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17662-letters-to-the-editor-9_8_16.html Letters to the Editor 9/8/16
 BICENTENNIAL DREAMSThank you for highlighting the many efforts of groups statewide who are enthusiastically preparing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood in 2018. (“Tardy...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/1/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17642-letters-to-the-editor-9_1_16.html Letters to the Editor 9/1/16
 Open up lake landThe city began land acquisition for Hunter Lake in 1965. As of August, 2015 when Mayor Langfelder and IDNR Director Rosenthal signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for the Lake,...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/25/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17593-letters-to-the-editor-8_25_16.html Letters to the Editor 8/25/16
PREPARE FOR CIVIC DUTYWe’re about eleven weeks out from the Presidential elections. Are you on top of the issues and concerns you’ll address with the pull of a lever or the punch of a stylus on No...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/18/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17579-letters-to-the-editor-8_18_16.html Letters to the Editor 8/18/16
 VOTE WITH CONSCIENCEFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton touts her diplomatic experience in her run for the U.S. presidency.While secretary of state, she failed to get our citizens out of h...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/11/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17554-letters-to-the-editor-8_11_16.html Letters to the Editor 8/11/16
 TRUMPING EXPECTATIONSDonald Trump is the GOP’s choice. People are expecting major changes with Trump as president. Voters need to submit to Trump what they expect of him. If Trump cannot...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/4/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17533-letters-to-the-editor-8_4_16.html Letters to the Editor 8/4/16
 STOP LAND GRABIllinois is blessed with top-grade, food-producing soil that only a few places in the world can match. Those places are South Ukraine, sections of Argentina and along China’s Yel...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/28/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17496-letters-to-the-editor-7_28_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/28/16
 FEEL BETTER, NOT BITTERBy now we all have read how disappointed all the Erika Holsts out there are, how they were buoyed by young Mr. Hope and Change back in ’08, and how sad they are today (�...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/21/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17479-letters-to-the-editor-7_21_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/21/16
 DRIVING WHILE BLACKI am surprised that Samuel Johnson won’t get his day in court to prove his allegation that he was stopped by Springfield police for the color of his skin, not his failure to...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/14/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17455-letters-to-the-editor-7_14_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/14/16
 IN GOOD COMPANYThere is a correction that needs to be made to your letter on roundabouts with an accompanying photo (“Letters,” July 7). The roundabout at 12th and Capitol is not the first o...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/7/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17425-letters-to-the-editor-7_7_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/7/16
 ROUNDABOUTSSeveral years ago, the recently retired and greatly missed Dave Bakke of The State Journal-Register wrote an article expressing his concern about what he considered to be the excessiv...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/30/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17392-letters-to-the-editor-6_30_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/30/16
 ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTHAt the May 17 CWLP electricity generation public forum, Mayor Langfelder said the proposed Hunter/Lake II is more about economic development than the need for more wate...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/23/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17375-letters-to-the-editor-6_23_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/23/16
 SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGYIllinois is at grave risk of losing its status as one of America’s clean energy leaders. If it shuts down two of its high-performing nuclear plants, they will be replaced b...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/16/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17339-letters-to-the-editor-6_16_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/16/16
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/9/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17319-letters-to-the-editor-6_9_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/9/16
 THE MAGIC OF CITY PLANNINGPaul O’Shea makes a convincing case for a city planner for the City of Springfield (“Springfield needs a city planner,” June 2). I attended the Citizens Club Brea...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/2/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17293-letters-to-the-editor-6_2_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/2/16
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/26/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17269-letters-to-the-editor-5_26_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/26/16
LETTERSWe welcome letters. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We edit all letters. Send them to editor@illinoistimes.com. -----A SPIRITED STROLLYou don’t usually think of a...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/19/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17241-letters-to-the-editor-5_19_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/19/16
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBSThanks to Pat Yeagle for covering the Illinois NAACP’s “Just Energy Policy” roundtable at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club on May 5. The NAACP invited many organizati...]]>