IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sun, 23 Sep 18 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 9/20/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20461-letters-to-the-editor-9_20_18.html Letters to the Editor 9/20/18
REMEMBER THE CENTENNIALAmong other things, the State of Illinois Bicentennial represents a golden opportunity to look back and appreciate the state’s centennial celebration. Events were held through...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/13/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20410-letters-to-the-editor-9_13_18.html Letters to the Editor 9/13/18
TRAIN PROBLEMSSpringfield has a problem that no mid-sized city with hopes of development should have: trains. There are three sets of tracks that run right through the middle of the city. At just abou...]]>
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 FOOD AS MEDICINEHow encouraging to read the ideas presented in “Food as Medicine” by Peter Glatz (Illinois Times, Aug. 30)! Realizing that proper nutritious food can be used to reverse chron...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/30/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20365-letters-to-the-editor-8_30_18.html Letters to the Editor 8/30/18
HELPING THE HOMELESSThere seems to be multiple discussions ongoing about how the city of Springfield can solve the homeless conundrum in our city. I have been a part of two groups who have prepared wa...]]>
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FERAL CATS AT UISCharles Coderko, associate chancellor for administrative affairs at University of Illinois Springfield, has decided to wage war on the feral cat colony at UIS and stop the small group...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/16/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20315-letters-to-the-editor-8_16_18.html Letters to the Editor 8/16/18
SCHOOLED ON SQUASHI read the “Zucchini and summer squash” article by Ashley Glatz in the Aug. 9 edition of Illinois Times. I wish to make a few somewhat unimportant corrections/clarifications.The...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/9/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20283-letters-to-the-editor-8_9_18.html Letters to the Editor 8/9/18
SHELTER SENSEI read the letter from Sam Cahnman entitled “Homeless solutions” in the Aug. 2 issue of Illinois Times. I have several comments.My last 15 years in state government was with the...]]>
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 HOMELESS SOLUTIONIn the recent City Council debate on closing the Lincoln Library grounds at night, opponents argued it was wrong to kick the homeless out of a place they felt safe without givin...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/26/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20247-letters-to-the-editor-7_26_18.html Letters to the Editor 7/26/18
THE REAL PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDI read the article by Daniel Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H., captioned “Gun violence is a public health hazard” in the July 12 edition of Illinois Times. Unfortunately, Dr....]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/19/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20215-letters-to-the-editor-7_19_18.html Letters to the Editor 7/19/18
DOWNPOUR MAGICAmaranth Apple Festival, sponsored by Downtown Springfield, Inc., began early Friday when Steven Duchrow performed a Vachel Lindsay interpretation at the Illinois State Library...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/12/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20196-letters-to-the-editor-7_12_18.html Letters to the Editor 7/12/18
SEPARATION, NOT MARGINALIZATIONIn the July 5 edition of Illinois Times, Stephen Soltys points out that “marginalization” of certain groups by a government may result in policies such as those that...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/5/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20180-letters-to-the-editor-7_5_18.html Letters to the Editor 7/5/18
DEFENDING CORNELIUSIn response to “State’s top Lincoln expert on shelf” (Illinois Times, June 28, by Bruce Rushton): James Cornelius has spent over 10 years as the Lincoln curator at the Abraham...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/28/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20155-letters-to-the-editor-6_28_18.html Letters to the Editor 6/28/18
STOP ‘BEAT THE TRAIN’Great article on the railroad sidewalk fencing (“Don’t fence me in,” by Bruce Rushton, June 21). I too drive through that intersection every day on my way home. Everybod...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/21/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20121-letters-to-the-editor-6_21_18.html Letters to the Editor 6/21/18
 THANK YOU, TEACHERSFor the past three weeks or so, I have felt a tug on my heart to rise up and recognize our teachers and the critical role that they play in charting the course of young lives....]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/14/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20101-letters-to-the-editor-6_14_18.html Letters to the Editor 6/14/18
 EDGAR NO FISCAL ANGELIn response to “Back to the backlog,” (Daniel C. Vock, Illinois Times, June 7): Saying that Illinois’ “downward slide” began with George Ryan is a little like sayi...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/7/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20068-letters-to-the-editor-6_7_18.html Letters to the Editor 6/7/18
 GNAT NIGHTMAREIn response to “Tiny insects, big annoyance” (Karen Ackerman Witter, Illinois Times, May 31): Factor in the increasingly mild winters due to climate change, and every spring is...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/31/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20051-letters-to-the-editor-5_31_18.html Letters to the Editor 5/31/18
 SELLING LINCOLNTremendous article in the May 17 edition of Illinois Times titled “Selling Lincoln.” I guess you have seen that the original State Journal-Register piece first announcing the...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/24/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20016-letters-to-the-editor-5_24_18.html Letters to the Editor 5/24/18
DRAIN THE SWAMPThank you for the article on Sam McCann (“Disrupter for governor,” by David Blanchette, Illinois Times, May 17). I am a staunch Republican, and my friend Kevin is a staunch Democrat...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/17/18 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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...]]>
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 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...]]>
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 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 https://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 https://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...]]>