IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Wed, 23 Apr 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 4/17/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13774-letters-to-the-editor-4_17_14.html Letters to the Editor 4/17/14
 ROAD REPAIR FAIRNESSEnjoyed the article by Lauren Duncan (“Pay at the pump, fix the roads,” April 10) regarding raising the gasoline tax to raise more money for roads.I am not sure that rais...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/10/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13735-letters-to-the-editor-4_10_14.html Letters to the Editor 4/10/14
 MORE TO CIVIL WARYou deserve credit for attempting to address the causes of the Civil War in your column (“Prince of demagogues: Stephen A. Douglas and Illinois’ populist past,” James Kroh...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/3/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13702-letters-to-the-editor-4_3_14.html Letters to the Editor 4/3/14
 TOWER POWERIn response to the Illinois Times article “A beacon for ex-cons” (Patrick Yeagle, March 13), I think this is a wonderful program. I want to thank the creators and staff of th...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/27/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13671-letters-to-the-editor-3_27_14.html Letters to the Editor 3/27/14
CONFUSED BY MAYORI helped elect Mayor Houston. He had experience as the mayor; I thought he would do a good job. After reading “Let the sunshine in” by Bruce Rushton (March 20), I am now very...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/20/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13630-letters-to-the-editor-3_20_14.html Letters to the Editor 3/20/14
 PUBLIC REMARKS CUT OFFThe Open Meetings Act mandates that the City Council allow the public to address it, subject to reasonable rules. Reasonable City Council rules provide that any member of t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/13/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13602-letters-to-the-editor-3_13_14.html Letters to the Editor 3/13/14
 WOE IS MAILPlaudits to Mr. Hightower! His article, (“Don’t close our post offices,” March 6), is an accurate and concise summation of the current postal system woes. The Board of Governors...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/6/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13570-letters-to-the-editor-3_6_14.html Letters to the Editor 3/6/14
REQUIRED READINGLauren P. Duncan’s takeout story, “Cash helps Rauner climb” (Feb. 27), ought to be required reading for everybody who votes in this month’s Republican primary, probably the Nov...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/27/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13542-letters-to-the-editor-2_27_14.html Letters to the Editor 2/27/14
 NURTURING FUTURE LINCOLNSIn 1832, our own Mr. Lincoln called education “the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” Mr. Lincoln’s words have never been timelier. Qu...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/20/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13514-letters-to-the-editor-2_20_14.html Letters to the Editor 2/20/14
 BIRD’S-EYE VIEWIn response to Graham and Ednita Murdock’s question in the Feb. 13 Illinois Times (“For the birds,” Letters to the Editor), the bird heard at the end on the movie Shawshan...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/13/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13483-letters-to-the-editor-2_13_14.html Letters to the Editor 2/13/14
 FOR THE BIRDSGreat article about birds and wildlife habitat (“What do the birds tell us?” Jeanne Townsend Handy, Feb. 6). Thank you for sharing!I have a question about a bird sound that has...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/6/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13456-letters-to-the-editor-2_6_14.html Letters to the Editor 2/6/14
 LAUGHTER BEST MEDICINEThank you for your recent article on Mike Pittman’s eclectic life in Springfield in which his ventures have now led him to doing a One Mic Stand Comedy Show (“Funny Bus...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/30/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13429-letters-to-the-editor-1_30_14.html Letters to the Editor 1/30/14
 CHIEF GOMO MARKERIn James Krohe Jr.’s column last week (“A new Dawn at the Statehouse?” Jan. 23),he pointed his pen to public art, specifically the statues at the Illinois Statehouse and t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/23/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13391-letters-to-the-editor-1_23_14.html Letters to the Editor 1/23/14
 HOPE THRIVESI am writing in support of The Hope Institute for Children and Families and the caring, compassionate staff that care for the children there.A few years ago my wife, Linda, and I bec...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/16/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13375-letters-to-the-editor-1_16_14.html Letters to the Editor 1/16/14
 HELP THE HOMELESSLast week we experienced bone-chilling sub-zero weather. Those who suffer the most when the thermometer drops below zero are our homeless brothers and sisters. This month, there...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/9/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13347-letters-to-the-editor-1_9_14.html Letters to the Editor 1/9/14
CONNS’ EXCELLENT VENTURESLet’s start this letter off with some background history that defines the determination and adeptness of Court and Karen Conn to move and rehab the historic, Lincoln-era M...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/2/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13314-letters-to-the-editor-1_2_14.html Letters to the Editor 1/2/14
 DRIVING IT HOMEI would like to make a comment about your article “Driving while black” (Patrick Yeagle, Dec. 19). I have never seen a city of Springfield police car parked at a U-turn on I-5...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/26/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13272-letters-to-the-editor-12_26_13.html Letters to the Editor 12/26/13
 PENSION PLANNINGI don’t know Mr. Krohe so there is nothing personal in this reply to his rant about state employee pensions (“Promises, promises,” Dec. 12). However, as someone who worked ...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/19/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13256-letters-to-the-editor-12_19_13.html Letters to the Editor 12/19/13
BARNEY FIFEReading the article by Phil Bradley (“The cop was right to ticket me,” Dec. 5) about the Illinois State Police captain he called “straight arrow” because he would “ticket his own...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/12/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13222-letters-to-the-editor-12_12_13.html Letters to the Editor 12/12/13
AND ALL THAT JAZZI couldn’t agree with you more on this week’s column on noise in public places. (“Foreground music,” James Krohe Jr., Dec. 5.) Being a person with some hearing loss, I find ba...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/5/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13194-letters-to-the-editor-12_5_13.html Letters to the Editor 12/5/13
 WRITTEN IN THE STARSThe students who attend UIS and then leave afterward have no sense of history or tradition about our beloved Prairie Stars. Some out-of-state group is hired to create ridicul...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/28/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13165-letters-to-the-editor-11_28_13.html Letters to the Editor 11/28/13
 MORE THAN JUST PLAYA column on Springfield’s coming Kidzeum (“Having fun saving the world,” James Krohe Jr., Nov. 7) challenged the premise that play museums are a learning experience.Sure...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/21/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13123-letters-to-the-editor-11_21_13.html Letters to the Editor 11/21/13
 KING OF BLUESI read the review in Illinois Times today about B.B. King at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS. (“The thrill is gone,” Bruce Rushton, Nov. 18, illinoistimes.com). I thought I would share...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/14/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13109-letters-to-the-editor-11_14_13.html Letters to the Editor 11/14/13
 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH ITI read with great interest your recent article about the Sangamon River (“Paddling the Sangamon River water trail,” Jeanne Townsend Handy, Nov. 7). I grew up along the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/7/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13071-letters-to-the-editor-11_7_13.html Letters to the Editor 11/7/13
RAISING DISTRICT 186 FEESI have been following with interest the variety of proposed tax increases to benefit School District 186. I should begin by acknowledging that a strong school system is paramo...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/31/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13038-letters-to-the-editor-10_31_13.html Letters to the Editor 10/31/13
 FILM FEST BACKGROUNDI was excited and pleased to see your article in the Illinois Times about the Route 66 Film Festival [Nov. 1 and 2 at Capital City Bar and Grill. Go to illinoistimes.com for ...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/24/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13008-letters-to-the-editor-10_24_13.html Letters to the Editor 10/24/13
PHOTO BY DAVID HINE GAME-LOVEMr. Krohe seems a bit negative in this article. (“Courting new fans: The Velasco Tennis Center opens in Washington Park,” James Krohe Jr., Oct. 17). I’m a prett...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/17/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12968-letters-to-the-editor-10_17_13.html Letters to the Editor 10/17/13
Other cast members look on as Henry Drummond (Jim Dahlquist, right) questions Matthew Brady (Rich McCoy, left) PHOTO BY DONNA LOUNSBERRY INHERIT JUST BAD“Is it timeless or just old?” asks Zac...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/3/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12913-letters-to-the-editor-10_3_13.html Letters to the Editor 10/3/13
Though the plans for Springfield’s railroad consolidation on the 10th Street corridor are set, funding is still uncertain and the community is still divided. PHOTO BY PATRICK YEAGLE MOVE THAT T...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/26/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12889-letters-to-the-editor-9_26_13.html Letters to the Editor 9/26/13
NAPALM IS A WAR CRIMESixty-three years ago atop a high ridge in the hills of North Korea, we were ready to open defensive fire against the sons of Chinese rice farmers climbing up to meet us, when a g...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/19/13 http://illinoistimes.com/article-12866-letters-to-the-editor-9_19_13.html Letters to the Editor 9/19/13
FOR RENT I have been a Muni season ticket holder for more than 25 years. I have watched this Springfield icon grow and evolve into the top notch, incredible production company that this small central ...]]>