IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Wed, 26 Apr 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/19/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18182-letters-to-the-editor-1_19_17.html Letters to the Editor 1/19/17
 AMERICANS UNITEDWhat caused the election for president in 2016 to go to a complete outsider? There was no question that with the many candidates running for president of the United States in the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/12/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18158-letters-to-the-editor-1_12_17.html Letters to the Editor 1/12/17
 THE COST OF KIDSThe Department of Agriculture claims the cost of raising a child from birth through age 17 is $233,610, or almost $14,000 annually. As the father of seven children, let me say th...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/5/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18138-letters-to-the-editor-1_5_17.html Letters to the Editor 1/5/17
 ABUSE OF TIF FUNDINGI, along with others, am becoming concerned about Springfield TIF spending policies. Tax increment financing, as often espoused, has taxes (generally property tax) removed fr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/22/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18077-letters-to-the-editor-12_22_16.html Letters to the Editor 12/22/16
 UNFULFILLED PROMISESThis is a response to Mark Erickson’s Dec. 15 letter (“Why Trump won”) and to give a different perspective. Trump won the Electoral College due to a growing dissatisfac...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/15/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18050-letters-to-the-editor-12_15_16.html Letters to the Editor 12/15/16
 ACA REPEAL WILL HURT HOSPITALSWith a month to go before President-elect Trump takes office, we’ve received a warning shot across the bow in Springfield. It came in the form of a press release...]]>
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...]]>