IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sat, 23 Jul 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 7/21/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17479-letters-to-the-editor-7_21_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/21/16
 DRIVING WHILE BLACKI am surprised that Samuel Johnson won’t get his day in court to prove his allegation that he was stopped by Springfield police for the color of his skin, not his failure to...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/14/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17455-letters-to-the-editor-7_14_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/14/16
 IN GOOD COMPANYThere is a correction that needs to be made to your letter on roundabouts with an accompanying photo (“Letters,” July 7). The roundabout at 12th and Capitol is not the first o...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/7/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17425-letters-to-the-editor-7_7_16.html Letters to the Editor 7/7/16
 ROUNDABOUTSSeveral years ago, the recently retired and greatly missed Dave Bakke of The State Journal-Register wrote an article expressing his concern about what he considered to be the excessiv...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/30/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17392-letters-to-the-editor-6_30_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/30/16
 ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTHAt the May 17 CWLP electricity generation public forum, Mayor Langfelder said the proposed Hunter/Lake II is more about economic development than the need for more wate...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/23/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17375-letters-to-the-editor-6_23_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/23/16
 SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGYIllinois is at grave risk of losing its status as one of America’s clean energy leaders. If it shuts down two of its high-performing nuclear plants, they will be replaced b...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/16/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17339-letters-to-the-editor-6_16_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/16/16
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/9/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17319-letters-to-the-editor-6_9_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/9/16
 THE MAGIC OF CITY PLANNINGPaul O’Shea makes a convincing case for a city planner for the City of Springfield (“Springfield needs a city planner,” June 2). I attended the Citizens Club Brea...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/2/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17293-letters-to-the-editor-6_2_16.html Letters to the Editor 6/2/16
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/26/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17269-letters-to-the-editor-5_26_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/26/16
LETTERSWe welcome letters. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We edit all letters. Send them to editor@illinoistimes.com. -----A SPIRITED STROLLYou don’t usually think of a...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/19/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17241-letters-to-the-editor-5_19_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/19/16
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBSThanks to Pat Yeagle for covering the Illinois NAACP’s “Just Energy Policy” roundtable at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club on May 5. The NAACP invited many organizati...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/12/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17201-letters-to-the-editor-5_12_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/12/16
TOUGH CHOICESThe 2016 election is going to be determined by whether Republicans who hate Trump outnumber Democrats who hate Hillary. Democracy is premised philosophically on voting for candi...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/5/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17174-letters-to-the-editor-5_5_16.html Letters to the Editor 5/5/16
 RAIL RELOCATION PROBLEMSHere are some of the problems with the agreement between the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding relocating rail traffic off the Third Street tra...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/28/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17133-letters-to-the-editor-4_28_16.html Letters to the Editor 4/28/16
 RETIREE INCOME TAXI note that there seems to be a concern that retirees would flee the state of Illinois in droves if the state were to tax retirement income in excess of $50,000. I am wondering...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/21/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17113-letters-to-the-editor-4_21_16.html Letters to the Editor 4/21/16
 WHY GENES MUTATEA few remarks from left field on Jim Krohe’s April 7 column, “Being all you can be.” The instant I came upon “…accumulating scientific evidence suggests gayness is gene...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/14/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17070-letters-to-the-editor-4_14_16.html Letters to the Editor 4/14/16
 GREEN SPACE DOWNTOWNDowntown Springfield, Inc. director Lisa Clemmons Stott continues to make an excellent point in citing housing downtown as key in revitalizing the downtown area. Dr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/7/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17040-letters-to-the-editor-4_7_16.html Letters to the Editor 4/7/16
 GOD AND NORTH CAROLINA This is in response to the recent posting of Jen Sorensen’s nationally syndicated cartoon published in the March 31 edition of Illinois Times. The cartoon was a sarcasti...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/31/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-17015-letters-to-the-editor-3_31_16.html Letters to the Editor 3/31/16
 LAVISH CAMPAIGN SPENDINGI don’t know how many people thoroughly read Bruce Rushton’s excellent, exhaustively detailed, informative and somewhat surprising piece on how our state legislators...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/24/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16963-letters-to-the-editor-3_24_16.html Letters to the Editor 3/24/16
CHRONICLE OF SUFFERINGDeep respect to Illinois Times reporter Patrick Yeagle for his excellent report entitled “Death by a thousand cuts” (March 10).I encourage everyone of conscience in the Sprin...]]>
Letters to the Editor 03/17/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16938-letters-to-the-editor-03_17_16.html Letters to the Editor 03/17/16
 QUIT POINTING FINGERSI have heard the news reports – the ones that say the governor is blaming the legislature for the budget impasse – the ones that say the legislature is blaming the gover...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/10/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16917-letters-to-the-editor-3_10_16.html Letters to the Editor 3/10/16
 DEMS, VOTE GOPI voted for Rauner; mea culpa. Now I beg that Democrats cross over and vote in the Republican primary. Vote against Trump; Hillary is not likely to lose. Vote for McCann and agains...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/13/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16894-letters-to-the-editor-3_13_16.html Letters to the Editor 3/13/16
 REAL ID’s UNTOLD STORY Patrick Yeagle’s piece on the REAL ID Act (“Illinois behind on federal ID mandate,” Feb. 18), the federal law requiring all states to adopt a single standard for t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 02/25/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16856-letters-to-the-editor-02_25_16.html Letters to the Editor 02/25/16
 A PLEASANT SURPRISEEach week when I pick up the newest edition of Illinois Times, I turn back to read Julianne Glatz’s food column. A week ago, I turned back, expecting to find the featur...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/18/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16825-letters-to-the-editor-2_18_16.html Letters to the Editor 2/18/16
 LEGACY OF EXCELLENCEMany thanks to Illinois Times and Bruce Rushton for the profile of Springfield’s Legacy Audio (“Sounds good”) in the Feb. 11 edition. It made me smile. This company is...]]>
Letters to the Editor 02/11/16 http://illinoistimes.com/article-16797-letters-to-the-editor-02_11_16.html Letters to the Editor 02/11/16
 SLOW DOWN Y DEMOMayor Langfelder should reconsider his quickly decided plans to demolish the old YWCA building downtown, and he should allow access to the building to all contractors interested...]]>
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,...]]>