IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Mon, 29 Jun 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 6/25/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15770-letters-to-the-editor-6_25_15.html Letters to the Editor 6/25/15
 ENFORCE CURRENT LAWSClose the Illinois State Museum to save money? Some 200,000 people with curious minds broadened their horizons there last year. Surely there are thousands of redundant, out-o...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/18/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15746-letters-to-the-editor-6_18_15.html Letters to the Editor 6/18/15
 A CRAFTY SOLUTIONWhat if the crafts and trades, with their training programs, teamed up with the Springfield Building and Zoning housing division and Administrative Court to bring houses out of...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/11/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15621-letters-to-the-editor-6_11_15.html Letters to the Editor 6/11/15
TOURISM KILLERIs killing tourism in this state a good businessman’s action? Any state you name with low taxes has a huge tourism business. Rauner is constantly doing things that hurt tourism in this...]]>
Letters to the editor 6/4/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15587-letters-to-the-editor-6_4_15.html Letters to the editor 6/4/15
 HELP THE HOMELESSDespite the fledging economic recovery, the number of our sisters and brothers who are homeless in Springfield was up in the last annual count. As unfortunate as that is, even m...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/28/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15553-letters-to-the-editor-5_28_15.html Letters to the Editor 5/28/15
 AN OUTSIDERS’ PERSPECTIVEAs someone who has come to know Springfield a little over recent months, I wonder if folks here might like to know how it seems from the outside. These are times when...]]>
Letters to the editor 5/21/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15528-letters-to-the-editor-5_21_15.html Letters to the editor 5/21/15
 BLUFF UGLYThis is a comment in response to the April 16 article (“Paying for downtown” by Bruce Rushton) about the development proposed for Fourth and Madison streets by Bluffstone...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/14/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15488-letters-to-the-editor-5_14_15.html Letters to the Editor 5/14/15
POLICING POLICEPolice management needs to develop a system wherein good cops can report bad cops without the fear of reprisal. Certainly there is a natural sense of loyalty among the police and/or a f...]]>
Letters to the editor 5/7/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15459-letters-to-the-editor-5_7_15.html Letters to the editor 5/7/15
 HISTORY COMES ALIVE IS DEADThe Lincoln funeral procession has come and gone, and from my vantage point as curator of historic Edwards Place, it was a smashing success. So many people coming to t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/30/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15431-letters-to-the-editor-4_30_15.html Letters to the Editor 4/30/15
TEA PARTY ON IHPARemember when President Obama made his announcement and VP choice at the historic Old State Capitol? It was IHPA that gave him special permission to do so, although the site is n...]]>
Letters to the editor 4/23/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15397-letters-to-the-editor-4_23_15.html Letters to the editor 4/23/15
 WATCHING THE WATCHERSI am even more concerned about license-plate readers in the community than Khadine Bennett of the ACLU (“Watching the watchers,” Alan Kozeluh, April 9). Crime-fighting t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/16/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15367-letters-to-the-editor-4_16_15.html Letters to the Editor 4/16/15
MED SCHOOL MINORITIESKudos to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, which has extremely competitive admission requirements, for achieving a 15 percent minority medical student enrollment, w...]]>
Letters to the editor 4/9/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15327-letters-to-the-editor-4_9_15.html Letters to the editor 4/9/15
 SAY NO TO CAFOsIt is with sadness and disgust that I’ve learned about the proposed mega-hog operations for Menard and Cass counties. My husband, Dale, and I are from Wisconsin but lived in Peo...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/2/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15296-letters-to-the-editor-4_2_15.html Letters to the Editor 4/2/15
 HOW TO MAKE AMENDSChris Britt’s cartoon in the Mar. 26 Illinois Times showed ex-Congressman Aaron Schock on his way to join some of Illinois’ infamous in the big house. Recently&nb...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/26/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15269-letters-to-the-editor-3_26_15.html Letters to the Editor 3/26/15
 WHY PARLORS EXISTMy name is Matt Gietl, and I am an owner of Miss Kimmees gaming parlors in Springfield. I do not understand the beating our establishments take (“Sweeping up ‘broom closet�...]]>
Letter's to the Editor 3/19/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15229-letters-to-the-editor-3_19_15.html Letter's to the Editor 3/19/15
 RECENT RESIGNATIONSI would like to address recent events that concern me and many others with whom I have spoken. These events are the three recent resignations of local elected officials in the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/12/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15213-letters-to-the-editor-3_12_15.html Letters to the Editor 3/12/15
WISHING HOUSTON WELLI can’t understand why the “shredgate” issue, in the news for 18 months, suddenly became again newsworthy a week before the election. To my recollection, nothing has come out...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/5/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15181-letters-to-the-editor-3_5_15.html Letters to the Editor 3/5/15
 FACTORY FARMS Where are all the factory farms in Illinois? The Illinois EPA (IEPA) still has no idea. In early February, the Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water (ICCAW) and other groups fi...]]>
Letter's to the Editor 2/26/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15143-letters-to-the-editor-2_26_15.html Letter's to the Editor 2/26/15
 MORE REASON TO VACCINATEIn her Feb. 12 Guestwork, “Why historians vaccinate their kids,” Erika Holst provides an excellent explanation why the historians she knows fall into the pro-vaccine ...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/19/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15123-letters-to-the-editor-2_19_15.html Letters to the Editor 2/19/15
 MORE POLICE DIVERSITYIn 1972, the Illinois State Police hired a young, black state trooper from Rockford to join the force in District 15. He returned to Rockford to patrol the tollway from Rock...]]>
Letter's to the Editor 2/12/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15098-letters-to-the-editor-2_12_15.html Letter's to the Editor 2/12/15
 BEACH CLOSURE UNFAIRI am concerned about the future of the Springfield beach, especially following the huge damage award against the city. I fear this will be the final death knell of this impor...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/5/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15072-letters-to-the-editor-2_5_15.html Letters to the Editor 2/5/15
 REMEMBERING STRATTONIn your Dec. 25 issue, Mr. Bill Ward wrote (“The name game,” letters) that the main distinction of Gov. William G. Stratton was that he was the only governor tried for co...]]>
Letter's to the Editor 1/29/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15039-letters-to-the-editor-1_29_15.html Letter's to the Editor 1/29/15
 ALPLM ISSUES NO SHOCKIt really comes as no shock to hear the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is having problems in funding and oversight, at least not for me. (“A cautionary tale,” by J...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/22/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14997-letters-to-the-editor-1_22_15.html Letters to the Editor 1/22/15
 BIRD COUNT RESULTSOn Jan. 4, 2015, 25 observers endured cold, wind and snow from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. to complete Springfield’s 80th annual Christmas Bird Count. All birds that were seen and heard...]]>
Letter to the Editor 1/15/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14978-letter-to-the-editor-1_15_15.html Letter to the Editor 1/15/15
 DESIGNING DOWNTOWNSpringfield’s history and its future are intertwined. In that sense, urban planning has become a key issue for this city. We are finally taking a hard look at changing what w...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/8/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14943-letters-to-the-editor-1_8_15.html Letters to the Editor 1/8/15
 BEZOS THE BUSINESSMANJim Hightower describes where the fault lies as he describes the plight of Amazon workers. (“Think of the Amazon workers,” Dec. 25.) Does he honestly believe that Jeff B...]]>
Letter to the Editor 1/1/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14922-letter-to-the-editor-1_1_15.html Letter to the Editor 1/1/15
 DRIVING WHILE DRUGGEDAlthough Illinois is usually considered more progressive than Missouri, that is not the case when it comes to driving while drugged laws.Earlier this month, Bruce Rushton wr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/25/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14902-letters-to-the-editor-12_25_14.html Letters to the Editor 12/25/14
 THE NAME GAMEJames Krohe certainly hit the mark with his column on naming state buildings (“Official Graffiti,” Dec. 18). Illinois has a proud tradition of honoring people we’d just a...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/18/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14855-letters-to-the-editor-12_18_14.html Letters to the Editor 12/18/14
 JONESIN’ FOR JAMESMany thanks to Tom Irwin for the great article on our new Springfield resident, Mr. James Armstrong. (“At home with the blues,” Dec. 11.)After reading the article, I deci...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/11/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14827-letters-to-the-editor-12_11_14.html Letters to the Editor 12/11/14
RECONSIDER CITY CROSSWALKSI read with interest James Krohe Jr.’s “Why did the pedestrian not cross the road” in Illinois Times (Dec. 4). The state has marked and posted at least three cross...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/4/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14798-letters-to-the-editor-12_4_14.html Letters to the Editor 12/4/14
 POLICE ANALYSIS NEEDEDA key element in the case surrounding the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is whether or not Officer Darren Wilson shot him in self defense. It would be inte...]]>