IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sun, 26 May 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 5/23/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21261-letters-to-the-editor-5_23_19.html Letters to the Editor 5/23/19
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORKErika Holst’s “Discovering the east side” was the very best article I have read (May 16); superb in content, writing and era covered.  I had the pleasure of meeting Hol...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/16/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21236-letters-to-the-editor-5_16_19.html Letters to the Editor 5/16/19
 MORE SOLAR IS NEEDEDAlthough it is true that market pricing does fluctuate, solar power production is at its highest during mid-day of the summer months with June 21 theoretically being our best...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/9/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21207-letters-to-the-editor-5_9_19.html Letters to the Editor 5/9/19
BE AWARE OF MOTORCYCLESDuring May, motorcyclists around our area will be promoting National Motorcycle Awareness Month. I am a member of Leather & Lace, a women’s motorcycle club established in...]]>
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 COLLEGE ATHLETES NOT ENTITLED TO PLAYAs one of Brian Holzgrafe’s former players, who is now an NCAA D-I coach, I can see where Mr. Lozier could have it out for Coach Holzgrafe (“Tennis, anyo...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/25/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21165-letters-to-the-editor-4_25_19.html Letters to the Editor 4/25/19
LET’S HAVE A TREE COMMISSIONIn response to Bruce Rushton’s opinion piece (“I love trees,” April 11), I love the idea of having a tree commission so much that I would even like to serve on it.I...]]>
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 AGREES WITH GAS TAX INCREASEIf I were running for office, supporting the proposed state gas tax increase likely would doom my chances.  Nonetheless, a gas tax increase at this time makes gr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 4/11/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21122-letters-to-the-editor-4_11_19.html Letters to the Editor 4/11/19
 NEW SMEAA MEMBER RESPONDSJill Steiner made a number of excellent points with regard to the elected board that oversees the Bank of Springfield Center. In particular, she asks why we even have an...]]>
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 WHAT DOES SMEAA DO?I will admit I waited to the last minute to do research on the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) candidates in order to vote on Tuesday, but...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/28/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21078-letters-to-the-editor-3_28_19.html Letters to the Editor 3/28/19
HOTEL VETTING LACKINGThanks to Bruce Rushton and IT for checking out the credentials of the backers of the proposed new downtown Springfield hotel (“Welcome to Hotel Springfield,” March 21). ...]]>
Letters to the Editor 03/21/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21066-letters-to-the-editor-03_21_19.html Letters to the Editor 03/21/19
 INSPECTION PROCESS FLAWEDThe March 7 story, “Inspect this,” by Bruce Rushton, exposes several problems with landlords and the city’s housing inspection process. Michael Gant represents bot...]]>
Letters to the Editor 3/14/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21014-letters-to-the-editor-3_14_19.html Letters to the Editor 3/14/19
 PROUD TO RECYCLEImagine my dismay when I opened my IT to the headline “The blue badge of shame” and then proceeded to read Bruce Rushton’s anti-recycling opinion piece (Feb. 28). After I g...]]>
Letters to the Editor 03/07/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20993-letters-to-the-editor-03_07_19.html Letters to the Editor 03/07/19
 GOLDEN RULE FOR PETSThere is so much disturbing in Greg Largent’s response to the allegations regarding mistreatment of Sangamon County Animal Control’s dogs by a new kennel attendant (“Tr...]]>
Letters to the Editor 02/28/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20974-letters-to-the-editor-02_28_19.html Letters to the Editor 02/28/19
 TAXES SCHMAXESThe election is over, and it’s time to start raising taxes and hope the public gets collective amnesia before the next election.One of the more interesting proposals is the five...]]>
Letters to the Editor 02/21/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20962-letters-to-the-editor-02_21_19.html Letters to the Editor 02/21/19
 LOOPHOLE FOR BACKGROUND CHECKSWith a few computer mouse clicks, Bruce Rushton would know if the Secretary of State’s office had requested a background check on Candace Wanzo, it would have bee...]]>
Letters to the Editor 2/14/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20933-letters-to-the-editor-2_14_19.html Letters to the Editor 2/14/19
HELP FOR PETSI am writing in response to your Feb. 7 article, “Frigid response to pet law.” I am a humane investigator and was involved with drafting recent amendments. This was necessary to give...]]>
Letters to the Editor 02/07/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20915-letters-to-the-editor-02_07_19.html Letters to the Editor 02/07/19
 HELP HARVARD PARKRegarding the recent IT article (“Inside a struggling school,” Jan. 10), at Compass for Kids, we know firsthand that Harvard Park Elementary has a great principal and dedica...]]>
Letters to the Editor 01/31/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20889-letters-to-the-editor-01_31_19.html Letters to the Editor 01/31/19
 RACE RIOT ARTIFACTSRegarding “A past worth remembering” in last week’s Illinois Times, please know that there are NO artifacts from the race riot site on display at the African American Hi...]]>
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 ELECTRONIC MONITORING IS A BARRIERIn honoring the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I am grateful that the civil rights movement led to the dismantling of segregation and discriminatio...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/17/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20835-letters-to-the-editor-1_17_19.html Letters to the Editor 1/17/19
A fortuitous juxtapositionLast week, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that would require federal background checks for nearly all firearm transactions.The same night, the Presiden...]]>
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 WE CAUSE CLIMATE CHANGEIn a recent letter to IT, Jack Heller argues that it would be a “waste of money” for CWLP to capture heat-trapping greenhouse gases from the Dallman power plant becaus...]]>
Letters to the Editor 1/3/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20791-letters-to-the-editor-1_3_19.html Letters to the Editor 1/3/19
HOG CONFINEMENT CONCERNSA Springfield family owning The Pinnacle Group/Farmland Solutions has plans in place to allow manure to be spread on their approximate 400 acres of farmland, which is almost 10...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/20/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20754-letters-to-the-editor-12_20_18.html Letters to the Editor 12/20/18
A SUCCESSFUL BICENTENNIALThe Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee of Springfield worked intently to make the Illinois Bicentennial a celebration that Springfield would be proud of. Now that ou...]]>
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 SCOUTING INCLUDES GIRLSThank you for the great article titled “Scouting for a new generation” (Capital City Parent, Winter 2018, by Elizabeth Watson). I have to share one small correction. S...]]>
Letters to the Editor 12/6/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20693-letters-to-the-editor-12_6_18.html Letters to the Editor 12/6/18
 ALPLM: NOT JUST OLD HATI read Bruce Rushton’s latest article about the ALPLM and its foundation (“Another day, another circus,” Nov. 29) with interest, as always, and wanted to clarify a f...]]>
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 CAPITAL TOWNSHIP SHOULD GO TO CITY, NOT COUNTYCapital Township Supervisor Tom Cavanagh called it a “no-brainer” that the township should merge with Sangamon County after a large majority vot...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/22/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20653-letters-to-the-editor-11_22_18.html Letters to the Editor 11/22/18
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICAReady or not, it’s Christmas! Stores have been stocking shelves for months. Television advertising is all ho-ho-ho. A local radio station is cranking out yuletide tunes 24/7. M...]]>
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 A CURE FOR DIABETESWith great interest I read the Nov. 8 article (“Trying to get a killer under control,” Illinois Times, by Karen Ackerman Witter) on diabetes and the program sponsored by t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/8/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20604-letters-to-the-editor-11_8_18.html Letters to the Editor 11/8/18
 EVERYONE NEEDS A PLACE TO GOThe First Presbyterian Church of Springfield has respectfully requested that the mayor’s office and the City of Springfield address the chronic issue of human waste...]]>
Letters to the Editor 11/1/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20589-letters-to-the-editor-11_1_18.html Letters to the Editor 11/1/18
VOTE ON ELECTION DAYAmericans are incredibly lucky to be able to vote, but just 56 percent took advantage of this opportunity in the last presidential election. In contrast, 26 countries have a higher...]]>
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 SO LONG, SEARSSo long, Sears. What? Too soon? Actually it’s Kmart that’s filing bankruptcy. Kmart bought Sears and changed the name to improve their image. Sort of like Southwestern Bell wit...]]>