IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sat, 16 Dec 17 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 12/14/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19465-letters-to-the-editor-12_14_17.html Letters to the Editor 12/14/17
 GROWING UP IN JACKSONVILLEThanks to David Blanchette for an excellent article on Jacksonville (“Jacksonville has a lot going on”) in the Dec. 7 edition of Illinois Times.I was privileged to...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/7/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19437-letters-to-the-editor-12_7_17.html Letters to the Editor 12/7/17
COLORADO’S CANNABIS CONUNDRUMWhile Big Marijuana pours millions into Illinois to legalize marijuana, leftist lawmakers, giddy about a tiny new revenue source to aid their insatiable spending, ignore...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/30/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19416-letters-to-the-editor-11_30_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/30/17
A WhiteWashed PastAs controversy over Civil War monuments has gripped the nation, the state of Illinois needs to stop whitewashing our own slave-owning past in its official telling of history.Some of...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19381-letters-to-the-editor-11_23_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/23/17
 A DEEPER HOLEI write to congratulate Bruce Rushton on his fine article titled “Can I see your papers? No!” in the Nov. 16 issue of Illinois Times.In a time when libraries are faltering with...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19366-letters-to-the-editor-11_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/16/17
ROUND UP FOR HOMELESSA sure sign that winter will be here before we know it was the opening Sunday (Nov. 12) of our city’s overflow shelter.Thanks in part to the many generous CWLP customers who alr...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19334-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
FOXES GUARDING HENHOUSE In light of the recent complaints or accusations against some people in the Illinois legislature, I was shocked to learn that the so-called Illinois Legislative Ethics Commissi...]]>
Letters to the editor 11/2/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19299-letters-to-the-editor-11_2_17.html Letters to the editor 11/2/17
 WEAK KNEES CAN’T KNEELStrong knees bow and kneel boldly for justice. Weak knees will never kneel for justice; they stumble and fall down to every wind and force of power. To be clear, every fo...]]>
Letters to the editor 10/19/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19268-letters-to-the-editor-10_19_17.html Letters to the editor 10/19/17
TAKING A TOLL ON MEOn July 27, I didn’t have the necessary change for tolls, but knew I could pay for them online. Law requires payment of tolls within seven days. After checking online for several...]]>
Editor's Note 10/12/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19232-editors-note-10_12_17.html Editor's Note 10/12/17
 When the Trump administration this week gave notice it is scrapping President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it was seen as an unsurprising move by the conservative administration to appeal to its...]]>
Letters to the editor 10/12/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19237-letters-to-the-editor-10_12_17.html Letters to the editor 10/12/17
PORT-A-POTTIES DOWNTOWNThe current introduction of port-a-potties to the City of Springfield and the downtown area originated out of SearchLight: A Beacon for Serving the Homeless Community.Vice...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/5/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19217-letters-to-the-editor-10_5_17.html Letters to the Editor 10/5/17
 TOWNSHIP SUCCESSESAs the executive director of the Township Officials of Illinois, I would like to comment on the story by Bruce Rushton (“Outdated?,” Illinois Times, Sept. 21). In his piece...]]>
Letters to the editor 9/28/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19193-letters-to-the-editor-9_28_17.html Letters to the editor 9/28/17
 A SICKENING STINKThis is in regards to Scott Faingold’s article titled “Humane Society takes larger role in Illinois ag” (Sept. 21). We live in Hancock County, in the small town of LaHarpe...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/21/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19175-letters-to-the-editor-9_21_17.html Letters to the Editor 9/21/17
LOST FAITH IN MACARTHURI lost faith in making MacArthur Boulevard better (“Mixed bag on MacArthur,” Bruce Rushton, Sept. 14) when Roberts Auto was “not allowed” to build there and a Dollar Gen...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/14/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19135-letters-to-the-editor-9_14_17.html Letters to the Editor 9/14/17
 CRITICAL OF COALReading the Sept. 7 “Guestwork” column by Rep. John Cabello (see “Coal critical to power future in Illinois” at illinoistimes.com, I wondered if Rep. Cabello was bought o...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/7/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19097-letters-to-the-editor-9_7_17.html Letters to the Editor 9/7/17
HERO OF HOPEAnything could have happened – none of it good – when Rosa Parks said “no” and refused to give up her seat on that bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Conf...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/31/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19081-letters-to-the-editor-8_31_17.html Letters to the Editor 8/31/17
U.S. SLAVE CONSTITUTIONThe United States of America has three forms of slavery: the original slaves of Africa, the black prisoners, and the sharecroppers, of which I am one. The U.S. Constitution is c...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/24/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19053-letters-to-the-editor-8_24_17.html Letters to the Editor 8/24/17
DARKNESS IN THE DAYTIMEI enjoyed the article “Darkness in the daytime,” by Scott Faingold, on Aug. 17, but wondered why some facts closer to home weren’t there: history.No one alive today has ev...]]>
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...]]>