IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Tue, 31 Mar 15 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/27/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14772-letters-to-the-editor-11_27_14.html Letters to the Editor 11/27/14
 NOT-WHAT-YOU-THINK-IT-IS NEUTRALITYI fell off my chair when I read Jim Hightower’s explanation of net neutrality (“Net neutrality in the way of corporate profits,” Nov. 20). He misses the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/20/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14736-letters-to-the-editor-11_20_14.html Letters to the Editor 11/20/14
 DON’T BUY IOWA WINDI just finished reading Patrick Yeagle’s Nov. 6 article, “Gloomy Days for CWLP.” The purpose of this letter is to point out the foolishness of the contract to purchase...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/13/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14705-letters-to-the-editor-11_13_14.html Letters to the Editor 11/13/14
 MORE BIKE LANESAs one who would do a lot more riding, how about putting bikes lanes all over town, not just downtown? Like on the overpass between Sangamon Avenue and Ridgley Avenue (North Grand...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/6/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14675-letters-to-the-editor-11_6_14.html Letters to the Editor 11/6/14
 MORE ON OUR OCEANSThank you for the article about the top ten most underreported stories that appeared in the last issue of Illinois Times (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez,“Project censored,” ...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/30/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14637-letters-to-the-editor-10_30_14.html Letters to the Editor 10/30/14
A WEEKLY ADVENTUREI left Lincolnland for Lincoln three years ago. Every two weeks or so, I visit your site for a dose of the capital city. Today I reviewed the Chris Britt cartoons going back to Augus...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/23/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14623-letters-to-the-editor-10_23_14.html Letters to the Editor 10/23/14
RAISE ROOM RATESInstead of putting an envelope in each Marriott hotel room along with suggesting a proper amount for hotel guests to tip housekeeping personnel (Jim Hightower, “Marriott’s shameful...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/16/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14595-letters-to-the-editor-10_16_14.html Letters to the Editor 10/16/14
 DEBATE DODGERAfter listening to the radio the other day, it sounds like several local media outlets requested a public forum between the two candidates currently running for sheriff – and it t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/9/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14567-letters-to-the-editor-10_9_14.html Letters to the Editor 10/9/14
  SIMPLE TIMES, GOOD PEOPLEI just read Anita Stienstra’s Sept. 24 piece about George and Winnie Colin (Poetry, Etc. blog, “Remembering George Colin”). Throughout my 20 years in Springf...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/2/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14536-letters-to-the-editor-10_2_14.html Letters to the Editor 10/2/14
 CUT WEB LOOPHOLESI fully agree with Jim Hightower in the “The darker side of amazon.com,” Sept. 25, where he notes that most online purchases, in effect, are subsidi...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/25/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14510-letters-to-the-editor-9_25_14.html Letters to the Editor 9/25/14
 CITATIONS DON’T ADD UPI take a more aggressively skeptical view than does Samuel Johnson of Springfield of Deputy Police Chief Dennis Arnold’s contention that having more officers patrolling...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/18/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14468-letters-to-the-editor-9_18_14.html Letters to the Editor 9/18/14
 IN MY EXPERIENCEThere is no denying that Michael Mayosky is a very talented artist. He painted the benches in front of Recycled Records and did a great job, although it took forever to get them...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/11/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14446-letters-to-the-editor-9_11_14.html Letters to the Editor 9/11/14
 THE ARTIST’S SIDEI am writing to state my point of view that was not included in your article by Bruce Rushton (“Mural interruptus,” Sept. 4). I cannot put into words my frustration in the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/4/14 http://illinoistimes.com/article-14418-letters-to-the-editor-9_4_14.html Letters to the Editor 9/4/14
 THE WAR ON WARI would not consider myself of the same political bent as IT, or certainly Jim Hightower, but I make an effort to find IT each week so I can read his column. Mostly, I find his wri...]]>