IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Mon, 21 May 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 5/17/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19989-letters-to-the-editor-5_17_18.html Letters to the Editor 5/17/18
SPORTS GAMBLINGThe U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling.I strongly disagree with the high court’s decision based in a states’ rights argument. I too believe...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/10/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19966-letters-to-the-editor-5_10_18.html Letters to the Editor 5/10/18
KEEP AMTRAK STAFFEDWhen properly staffed, Amtrak train stations provide a vital transportation link for many communities with limited transportation alternatives. However, Amtrak has recently begun el...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/03/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19955-letters-to-the-editor-5_03_18.html Letters to the Editor 5/03/18
 FLOODS AND FARMSUnless you enjoy watching your home flood and losing everything you own from water funneled by levees upstream, it is difficult to understand how levee subsidies benefit you. Riv...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/26/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19929-letters-to-the-editor-4_26_18.html Letters to the Editor 4/26/18
TOXIC CAFO EMISSIONSBoth the U.S. House and Senate are responsible for a dangerous provision that was inserted into the omnibus appropriations spending bill signed by President Trump.On page 2,203 of...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/19/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19915-letters-to-the-editor-4_19_18.html Letters to the Editor 4/19/18
IMMIGRATION EDUCATIONI’ve known Rosanna Pulido (“The anti-welcome lady,” Fletcher Farrar, April 5) since her entry into the struggle to restore sanity to our immigration policy, and I think it i...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/12/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19872-letters-to-the-editor-4_12_18.html Letters to the Editor 4/12/18
 FAKE MORELSThanks to the several sharp-eyed readers who called in and told us those are “not morels” in the photo we used to illustrate Ashley Meyer’s food column last week on “Morel mus...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/5/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19862-letters-to-the-editor-4_5_18.html Letters to the Editor 4/5/18
 FAIR ELECTION ACTFrom questions surrounding the NRA’s use of foreign funds for election purposes to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s $50-per-night rental agreement for a Was...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/29/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19839-letters-to-the-editor-3_29_18.html Letters to the Editor 3/29/18
CUBA IS COOLBruce Rushton’s comments about Cuba (“Paradise and the Y Block,” Illinois Times, March 22) could not be further from the truth. I just visited Cuba in January. Every car had windshie...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19814-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
 WAY TO GOIt seems to me that Illinois Times deserves some public acknowledgement of your recent media sponsorship of All The Way, as well as for Scott Faingold’s excellent March 2 article on A...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19776-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
 PLEASE PRINT PUZZLESI wish to peacefully protest (on paper) the proposed banishment of puzzles from the back page of your weekly edition. Working crosswords on a screen is not something I would...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/8/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19764-letters-to-the-editor-3_8_18.html Letters to the Editor 3/8/18
PREYING ON PAINI just finished reading “The Pill Pipeline” (Bruce Rushton, Illinois Times, March 1). One piece of information that jumped out at me was that last year McKesson Corp. paid a $150 mi...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/1/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19741-letters-to-the-editor-3_1_18.html Letters to the Editor 3/1/18
ADLAI INTERESTINGThe article about the Stevenson family (“Adlai’s still talking sense,” by Fletcher Farrar, Feb. 15) was extremely interesting. There were many interesting thoughts, quotes and c...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19721-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
 HUNTER LAKE COSTSYou need to know that CWLP’s resident and non-resident wholesale water customers are faced with more than $300 million in potential rate hikes, over and above current charges...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/15/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19696-letters-to-the-editor-2_15_18.html Letters to the Editor 2/15/18
 BEING HOMELESS IS A LOT OF WORKI want to thank you for your article on the homeless (“Homelessness is a lot of work,” Bruce Rushton, Feb. 8). You almost got it right. I feel I can speak with...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19669-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
Fire BrittYou need to fire your so-called cartoonist, Chris Britt. He’s what’s part of the problem with hate in this world. He needs to be taught respect. President Trump is doing an awesome job!...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/1/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19638-letters-to-the-editor-2_1_18.html Letters to the Editor 2/1/18
DEAD PUNCHES President Trump’s State of the Union speech was filled with dead punches for President Obama. It is clear that he fears President Obama, but when will he learn that all of his punches a...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19626-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
YOU, WHOEVER YOU AREIn January, the world’s media reported that the president had made horrible comments about the nations of Africa and elsewhere, including Haiti.As I absorbed all this, my thought...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/18/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19598-letters-to-the-editor-1_18_18.html Letters to the Editor 1/18/18
DOWN ON DAVISI recently saw U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis touting the tax reform bill passed by Congress. This “accomplishment” was so important that he spent most of his time in his district doing media...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/11/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19577-letters-to-the-editor-1_11_18.html Letters to the Editor 1/11/18
 APPROVE THE DOWNTOWN DEALBright New Day Investments, LLC, Rick Lawrence’s downtown project on the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe, is before the City Council with a TIF request. Mistakes hav...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/4/18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19553-letters-to-the-editor-1_4_18.html Letters to the Editor 1/4/18
MENTALLY ILL INMATESI just wanted to make sure you and your readers know that this administration and the Illinois Department of Corrections have taken considerable steps to enhance the delivery of ca...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/21/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19480-letters-to-the-editor-12_21_17.html Letters to the Editor 12/21/17
 WASTE IN CITY GOVERNMENTI did a little research on the sizes of several police departments in Illinois and found that Springfield has more per capita than other cities of comparable size. My pro...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/14/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19465-letters-to-the-editor-12_14_17.html Letters to the Editor 12/14/17
 GROWING UP IN JACKSONVILLEThanks to David Blanchette for an excellent article on Jacksonville (“Jacksonville has a lot going on”) in the Dec. 7 edition of Illinois Times.I was privileged to...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/7/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19437-letters-to-the-editor-12_7_17.html Letters to the Editor 12/7/17
COLORADO’S CANNABIS CONUNDRUMWhile Big Marijuana pours millions into Illinois to legalize marijuana, leftist lawmakers, giddy about a tiny new revenue source to aid their insatiable spending, ignore...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/30/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19416-letters-to-the-editor-11_30_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/30/17
A WhiteWashed PastAs controversy over Civil War monuments has gripped the nation, the state of Illinois needs to stop whitewashing our own slave-owning past in its official telling of history.Some of...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/23/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19381-letters-to-the-editor-11_23_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/23/17
 A DEEPER HOLEI write to congratulate Bruce Rushton on his fine article titled “Can I see your papers? No!” in the Nov. 16 issue of Illinois Times.In a time when libraries are faltering with...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/16/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19366-letters-to-the-editor-11_16_17.html Letters to the Editor 11/16/17
ROUND UP FOR HOMELESSA sure sign that winter will be here before we know it was the opening Sunday (Nov. 12) of our city’s overflow shelter.Thanks in part to the many generous CWLP customers who alr...]]>
Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/article-19334-letters-to-the-editor.html Letters to the Editor
FOXES GUARDING HENHOUSE In light of the recent complaints or accusations against some people in the Illinois legislature, I was shocked to learn that the so-called Illinois Legislative Ethics Commissi...]]>
Letters to the editor 11/2/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19299-letters-to-the-editor-11_2_17.html Letters to the editor 11/2/17
 WEAK KNEES CAN’T KNEELStrong knees bow and kneel boldly for justice. Weak knees will never kneel for justice; they stumble and fall down to every wind and force of power. To be clear, every fo...]]>
Letters to the editor 10/19/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19268-letters-to-the-editor-10_19_17.html Letters to the editor 10/19/17
TAKING A TOLL ON MEOn July 27, I didn’t have the necessary change for tolls, but knew I could pay for them online. Law requires payment of tolls within seven days. After checking online for several...]]>
Editor's Note 10/12/17 http://illinoistimes.com/article-19232-editors-note-10_12_17.html Editor's Note 10/12/17
 When the Trump administration this week gave notice it is scrapping President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it was seen as an unsurprising move by the conservative administration to appeal to its...]]>