IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Wed, 23 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 7/17/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14202-letters-to-the-editor-7_17_14.html Letters to the Editor 7/17/14
OBAMA, DURBIN DOING THEIR JOBA recent letter published in the State Journal-Register criticized President Obama and Senator Dick Durbin on immigration reform. The writer echoed the unrelenting chorus...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/10/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14175-letters-to-the-editor-7_10_14.html Letters to the Editor 7/10/14
 SKETCHY FACTSI am writing in response to Chris Britt’s cartoon (“Church of Hobby Lobby”) in the July 3 edition of Illinois Times. I enjoy editorial cartoons as much as anyone does. Should...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/3/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14148-letters-to-the-editor-7_3_14.html Letters to the Editor 7/3/14
 GREENS OVER GOLDIllinois Times reported that the Springfield Park District has met with a golf management firm about potentially privatizing the management of its four public golf courses (Cap C...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/26/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14120-letters-to-the-editor-6_26_14.html Letters to the Editor 6/26/14
INFLATION CESSATIONIn the June 19 Illinois Times, Jim Hightower urges raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour (“A bold shift in America’s minimum wage debate”). But why raise it to onl...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/19/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14094-letters-to-the-editor-6_19_14.html Letters to the Editor 6/19/14
 WRIGHT ON TILL THE ENDI wish we never knew the name Emmett Till. But it will be forever emblazoned in our nation’s history because as a 14-year-old young man, Till was pulled out of his bed in...]]>
Letters to the editor 6/12/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14067-letters-to-the-editor-6_12_14.html Letters to the editor 6/12/14
 GAS FROM THE PASTWhat a difference in gasoline prices from when I started helping my dad at age 14 at the gasoline station he ran. Gasoline was 25.9 cents a gallon except during f...]]>
Letters to the editor 6/5/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14037-letters-to-the-editor-6_5_14.html Letters to the editor 6/5/14
 SEPARATION OF PRAYER AND STATERegarding the opinion piece “Exclude me in your prayers,” by James Krohe Jr. in Illinois Times (May 29), I don’t believe anyone’s right to practice their re...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/29/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14009-letters-to-the-editor-5_29_14.html Letters to the Editor 5/29/14
LEARNING CURVESDid anyone else find it odd that Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform didn’t spell out what she means when she says she wants parents to “take 20 years of lessons learned...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/22/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13961-letters-to-the-editor-5_22_14.html Letters to the Editor 5/22/14
WHO’S WHO?I am trying to identify the organization or reason this photo was snapped in Springfield in 1923. Only the date is on the back.I think I have identified it as being a convention of the Kni...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/15/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13942-letters-to-the-editor-5_15_14.html Letters to the Editor 5/15/14
 SHAKE A PAW, VOTEWe need your help to vote for Springfield, Illinois, in the Bark For Your Park Contest. The winner will win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park and four other cities will also...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/8/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13912-letters-to-the-editor-5_8_14.html Letters to the Editor 5/8/14
HELP OUT OF REACHThank you to Toni Hoy for all her hard work and efforts in the struggle to prohibit the Department of Children and Family Services from making custody relinquishment a condition of pa...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/1/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13829-letters-to-the-editor-5_1_14.html Letters to the Editor 5/1/14
ON THE STREETSIn the article “Telling their stories” (April 24), Patrick Yeagle did a marvelous job portraying the story and my documentary, Untold Stories: Conversations with the Homeless.In both...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/24/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-13803-letters-to-the-editor-4_24_14.html Letters to the Editor 4/24/14
 TAKE BACK THE NIGHTThe University of Illinois Springfield Women’s Center and Residence Life will hold the seventh annual Take Back The Night march and rally Friday, April 25 beginning at 7:30...]]>
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 ...]]>