Letters to the Editor
It's backpack time again at Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, and we will celebrate the holidays by giving filled backpacks to the guests we serve at lunch.
The men and women we see daily are rarely remembered at Christmas.
For many, these backpacks will be their only presents.
With much careful deliberation, I am seeking to regain a seat on the Vermilion County Board for District 3. I won my election for District 2 back in 2006, but was required by the Hatch Act to step down from that seat in 2010 after I went to work at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Enough is enough.
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and his brethren politicians who believe "boots on the ground" (News-Gazette page B-1, Nov. 18) is the answer to Middle East chaos, feel free to lead the charge into battle.
Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed an open meeting, now rescheduled to Dec. 1, in which he and the four legislative leaders each take 10 minutes at the start to air their views on the budget impasse and outline their ideas to resolve it. Then the meeting would move behind closed doors for the actual negotiations.
This is in reference to the article on page C-4 of the Nov. 21 News-Gazette regarding the leader of the Republic of Urbana's insane letter to Congress. She wrote the letter saying Urbana could take on some Syrian refugees.
By Ellen Kuchenbrod
Have you ever been the victim of a tornado or had your house burn down? Have you been unfortunate enough to know the devastating feeling of having your life's possessions gone in a heartbeat? What do you do? Who is there to help?