I want to express my sincere gratitude to the staff at Champaign-Urbana Regional Rehab Center in Savoy.
While my mother, Oleva Beasley, was a resident, the staff was kind, compassionate and extremely patient. No matter whom I came in contact with, the staff was always friendly and helpful.
A recent Time magazine cites several reasons for vegetarians living longer. The article was prompted by a report in the American Medical Association's Internal Medicine that a vegetarian diet lowers blood pressure, a key factor in risk of heart failure and stroke.
The Mayo Clinic notes that vegetarians are at lower risk for developing diabetes, another factor in heart disease.
I just wanted to tell the person or persons who put the Black History Month special section together: thanks!
I thought the portions written on "the first African-Americans" to accomplish certain things were really interesting.
It just very recently occurred to me that I haven't, on behalf of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, thanked all the generous Champaign-Urbana citizens who made our annual Christmas Backpack Giveaway such a success.
So, belatedly but sincerely, I want to thank everyone who filled a backpack.
Some of my friends look at political parties in the same way they look at their favorite baseball teams. Sure, the players on this year's Cardinals are new, but we still cheer them on. Baseball's only a game, after all; the Cardinals want to entertain their fans because that's what sports are all about.
Obama has done it again — earned the Washington Post maximum lie rating of four Pinocchios for his claim of a high level of Medicaid signups due to Obamacare. This matches his 2013 "Top Lie of the Year" ("If you like your health care plan, you can keep it") which also earned four Pinocchios.
Changes being imposed by the Pension Reform Act will result in substantial pension reductions for many State Universities Retirement System participants. Because of the July 1 implementation date, hundreds of people are being forced to make a premature and rushed decision about retirement, with incomplete information.
What is the safest method of oil transport? Would it be trucks, trains or pipelines? Trucks and trains by their very nature create unwelcome emissions. Not so with a pipeline, but we continue to see the pipeline, which would be but one more in the maze of pipelines already crossing our country, being politically blocked or stalled.
Any member of the House or the Senate that is in favor of cutting the health and family benefits of this nation's military — past, present or even of deceased members — should volunteer to be immediately removed from office.