IllinoisTimes - Letters to the Editor https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-29-1-letters-to-the-editor.html Tue, 22 Jan 19 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 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...]]>
Letters to the Editor 10/04/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20496-letters-to-the-editor-10_04_18.html Letters to the Editor 10/04/18
 APPETITE ON THE AVENUETaking place in Shop ’n Save’s vast parking lot on North Grand Avenue, just east of First Street from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday evening’s (Oct. 9) Appetite on the Avenu...]]>
Letters to the Editor 9/27/18 https://illinoistimes.com/article-20486-letters-to-the-editor-9_27_18.html Letters to the Editor 9/27/18
LANPHIER ‘IMPROVEMENTS’ I noticed the picture of the proposed improvements to Lanphier High School in the Sept. 13-19 edition of Illinois Times. What the picture failed to show was the two ne...]]>
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...]]>