IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Mon, 08 Feb 16 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 2/4/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16765-letters-to-the-editor-2_4_16.html Letters to the Editor 2/4/16
 ILLINOIS RANKS HIGHThe Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, h...]]>
Letters to the Editor 01/28/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16734-letters-to-the-editor-01_28_16.html Letters to the Editor 01/28/16
 HIDDEN COST OF FOODAs consumers, we don’t typically take much time to think about the origins of the food on our plate, so I was glad to read your Jan. 14 article by Brittany Hilderbrand entit...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/21/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16700-letters-to-the-editor-1_21_16.html Letters to the Editor 1/21/16
 INCOME TAX PROPOSALSAny tax proposal that includes a value-added tax or national sales tax has the potential to harm a consumer driven economy, which ours is. The tax calculation and enforcement...]]>
Letters to the Editor 01/14/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16676-letters-to-the-editor-01_14_16.html Letters to the Editor 01/14/16
 LADY LOLAThank you Jacqueline Jackson for the moving tribute to our dear friend, Lola Lucas (“Remembering the lives they lived, Dec. 31”). Those of us who knew her zest for life are truly fo...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/7/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16650-letters-to-the-editor-1_7_16.html Letters to the Editor 1/7/16
SHAKEN BABY COVERAGECommendations to reporter Patrick Yeagle for his informed coverage of the Cammie Kelly shaken baby trial, and to the newspaper for allowing him the time to do a proper job (“Jury...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/30/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16595-letters-to-the-editor-12_30_15.html Letters to the Editor 12/30/15
MAKING A SCENEIn response to Scott Faingold’s Dec. 17 Illinois Times cover story, “Making a scene,” which asks the question “Will Springfield pay more for better music?”, I think the answer,...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/24/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16572-letters-to-the-editor-12_24_15.html Letters to the Editor 12/24/15
WATCH WHAT YOU RECYCLEA recent opinion (“The recycling drop-off”) by James Krohe Jr. in the Dec. 10 Illinois Times discussed Lake Area Disposal’s decision to close their recycling drop-off facil...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/17/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16553-letters-to-the-editor-12_17_15.html Letters to the Editor 12/17/15
 FIERY DISGUSTI am thoroughly disgusted with Bruce Rushton’s article about the Springfield Fire Department (“Money to burn,” Dec. 10). It was incredibly one-sided and seriously lacking in i...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/10/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16524-letters-to-the-editor-12_10_15.html Letters to the Editor 12/10/15
 WORKPLACE VIOLENCEIt appears to me that the terrorist attack in San Bernardino was a workplace violence attack committed by a terrorist that lost his focus because of disagreements at work. The...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/3/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16494-letters-to-the-editor-12_3_15.html Letters to the Editor 12/3/15
 HELP FOR HOMELESSThanks to Patrick Yeagle for putting human faces on the problem of homelessness in Springfield in “Homeless for the holidays,” Nov. 19. While statistics are important, even...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/26/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16469-letters-to-the-editor-11_26_15.html Letters to the Editor 11/26/15
 TIME FOR CHANGEI would like to thank Illinois Times for covering the homeless in last Thursday’s issue (“Homeless for the holidays” by Patrick Yeagle).On any given night in the United Stat...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/19/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16428-letters-to-the-editor-11_19_15.html Letters to the Editor 11/19/15
 SOS FOR EMSAll Illinoisans should be able to count on the arrival of a well-trained, well-equipped medical crew within minutes of dialing 911. After all, every minute counts in a medical emergen...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/12/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16399-letters-to-the-editor-11_12_15.html Letters to the Editor 11/12/15
 LIGHTS NOT A PRIORITYInternet sites that facilitate the donation of small amounts of money by large numbers of people, known as “crowdfunding,” are a wonderful innovation.Many teachers, for...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/5/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16372-letters-to-the-editor-11_5_15.html Letters to the Editor 11/5/15
OFF THE RAILSI was quite taken by Chris Britt’s cartoon in the Oct. 22-29 Illinois Times. It gives Gov. Rauner credit for going into the gorge but fails to show the people responsible for building t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/29/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16333-letters-to-the-editor-10_29_15.html Letters to the Editor 10/29/15
 PICKING ON POLICEI am a resident, taxpayer and voter for the city of Springfield. I noticed that Britt likes to take cheap shots at the public safety folks (“Cartoon,” Chris Britt, Oct. 15)....]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/22/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16313-letters-to-the-editor-10_22_15.html Letters to the Editor 10/22/15
 HOMELESS WRITERWhen I read Mr. Bolin’s letter (GUESTWORK, “From a grateful Springfield homeless man,” by Willis Bolin, Oct. 15), I was humbled. I am so in awe of his outlook on life. I wis...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/15/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16272-letters-to-the-editor-10_15_15.html Letters to the Editor 10/15/15
FROM A 10-YEAR-OLDI am writing here today to talk about the Illinois State Museum closing. I am writing on behalf of myself, my family and the people of Illinois. It is unfair to the people to close d...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/8/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16234-letters-to-the-editor-10_8_15.html Letters to the Editor 10/8/15
 A TOP-HEAVY 186I support Springfield Public School District 186 – I always vote “yes” on bond issues for schools. However, 5.3 percent of our budget spent for administration is not “slig...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/1/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16216-letters-to-the-editor-10_1_15.html Letters to the Editor 10/1/15
 GREENING THE COURSEI live out at Piper Glen and was very thrilled that Walters Golf Management is now on site to help recover this great course. It is nice to see sprinklers working again and ac...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/24/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16184-letters-to-the-editor-9_24_15.html Letters to the Editor 9/24/15
NECCESSARY NEGOTIATIONSSince Abraham Lincoln’s time, Springfield residents have relied on local newspapers to provide information and insight about local and state matters.Because Springfield is hom...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/17/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16155-letters-to-the-editor-9_17_15.html Letters to the Editor 9/17/15
BALANCING ACTDistrict 186 once had a very healthy balance. (“Balancing school books,” Patrick Yeagle, Sept. 3). Then a group was voted into office that spent the district into bankruptcy. Now the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/10/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16108-letters-to-the-editor-9_10_15.html Letters to the Editor 9/10/15
CRIMINALIZING SPEECH The headline for James Krohe Jr.’s editorial in the Aug. 27 Illinois Times reads “Aggressive behavior.” The sub-header reads “Will the high court leave Amer...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/3/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16091-letters-to-the-editor-9_3_15.html Letters to the Editor 9/3/15
THE TELLTALE HEADLINESThis week we saw two headlines that, sadly, sum up exactly how Bruce Rauner operates, and what he has in store for vulnerable populations in Illinois.First, you had news&nbs...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/27/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16052-letters-to-the-editor-8_27_15.html Letters to the Editor 8/27/15
AN EASIER EXISTENCETax incentives to the ultra wealthy Chicago Board of Trade so they won’t leave? (“Cap City,” Aug. 20) Where will they go with a name like that? Toledo? The museum slowly and q...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/20/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16023-letters-to-the-editor-8_20_15.html Letters to the Editor 8/20/15
 A CLEAR CORRELATIONMr. Hellner’s views on climate change are certainly comforting (“Letters,” Aug. 6). I, too, would like to believe that the earth is merely experiencing a cyclical patter...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/13/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16003-letters-to-the-editor-8_13_15.html Letters to the Editor 8/13/15
 GHOSTLY QUIETUDEBeing unable to know the time of day the picture was taken, I could not help but notice the shot of downtown that accompanied James Krohe Jr.’s column (“A place for business...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/6/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15977-letters-to-the-editor-8_6_15.html Letters to the Editor 8/6/15
 A TIP FROM ABEI have read several articles in various newspapers on how to resolve the Illinois budget impasse. At this point, a reasonable and prudent person would consider it irresolvable.This...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/30/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15943-letters-to-the-editor-7_30_15.html Letters to the Editor 7/30/15
A BAD DECISIONThanks to Illinois Times and Scott Faingold for the excellent article on the Museum’s Research and Collections Center, “Extinct.” It is another very good example among many of why...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/23/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15910-letters-to-the-editor-7_23_15.html Letters to the Editor 7/23/15
 ELECTRONICS GLITCHI was one of hundreds of Springfield residents who tried but was unable to recycle my electronics at the fairgrounds on Saturday morning. I arrived at 10:30 and waited in line...]]>
Letters to the editor 7/16/15 http://illinoistimes.com/article-15878-letters-to-the-editor-7_16_15.html Letters to the editor 7/16/15
MAYOR ON THE MUSEUMI would like to provide an update regarding the actions I have taken as mayor for the City of Springfield, along with the aldermen, in support of keeping the Illinois State Museum s...]]>