IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Sun, 18 Aug 19 00:00:00 -0400 en hourly 1 Letters to the Editor 8/15/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21511-letters-to-the-editor-8_15_19.html Letters to the Editor 8/15/19
PARTICIPATE IN ASSISTING THE HOMELESSA recent article covering a proposed Health and Housing Center troubled me (“Done deal? Look before making Ward 2 a dumping ground again,” Aug. 1).  The a...]]>
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 BRINGING BACK MACARTHUR BOULEVARDThis is my neighborhood where I’ve lived most of my life from birth to age 70. In a perfect world, this intersection would be a public gathering space, a squar...]]>
Letters to the Editor 8/1/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21463-letters-to-the-editor-8_1_19.html Letters to the Editor 8/1/19
AMP UP THE DOWNTOWN CONCERTSI’ve been a resident of downtown Springfield for the last six years, and I appreciate and support all of the initiatives. I want to see the arts and the economy of downto...]]>
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 LOVE IT OR LEAVE ITWhen President Trump said, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” he was not referring to migrants on t...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/18/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21425-letters-to-the-editor-7_18_19.html Letters to the Editor 7/18/19
BUY LOCAL WORKS BOTH WAYSI went to a locally owned music store hoping to purchase. I walked in and down one side then across the entire back wall to find the instruments I was looking for. Three peopl...]]>
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 USE FOOD WEEKS TO PROMOTE TOURISMMy friends know I’m compulsively loyal. Maybe it was that trait that compelled me to take on 217 Pony Shoe Week like a champ. Yes, I ran the distance, going to...]]>
Letters to the Editor 7/4/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21381-letters-to-the-editor-7_4_19.html Letters to the Editor 7/4/19
APPRECIATES ARTS COVERAGEThank you so much for publishing the wonderful and insightful theater review of The Muni’s Evita in your latest issue (“Sex, lies and political power, June 27). It has lon...]]>
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 CRISIS AT THE BORDEREvery day we learn more about the appalling conditions facing children, women and men in detention centers along our southern border. The situation is unconscionable. If your...]]>
Letters to the Editor 6/20/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21337-letters-to-the-editor-6_20_19.html Letters to the Editor 6/20/19
CAPITAL BILL A WIN FOR TRUCKERSA whirlwind end to a historic legislative session has resulted in two important pieces of good news for Illinois trucking companies: a new capital bill to fix our infras...]]>
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BASEBALL STORIES A GOOD READI have enjoyed the recent stories on baseball by Stuart Shiffman.  Regarding his story on Harry Caray (“Baseball’s salesman,” May 30), I heard many a broadcast b...]]>
Letters to the Editor 5/6/19 https://illinoistimes.com/article-21296-letters-to-the-editor-5_6_19.html Letters to the Editor 5/6/19
 OFFENSIVE TERMI was quite interested to learn of Oscar Wilde’s visit to Springfield in your recent story (“Springfield, the entertainment capital, 1800s-style,” May 30). However, I was dis...]]>
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 PROUD OF PRIDEFESTI remember the very early days of PrideFest in Springfield (“PrideFest draws thousands,” May 23). The LGBTQ community in Springfield is brave, determined and has been a rol...]]>
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...]]>