Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Illinois weak, but other states not

I enjoyed watching the Republican National Convention last week on C-SPAN, with no biased commentators giving their opinions.

One thing that struck me was all the different states on opening night who said they had a balanced budget and not only did not owe money but were prospering.

Robert Jones a great hire for UI

I just read with great pleasure reporter Julie Wurth's front page article in The News-Gazette about our new UI chancellor, Dr. Robert Jones. He has an impressive background and seems like a well-rounded individual with musical and athletic interests.

Senator should lead for fair map

Such encouraging words from state Sen. Scott Bennett, D-Champaign. "We" need only "tweak" the Independent Maps Amendment, expend thousands of hours of volunteer time, and spend millions of dollars for another year to allow the citizens of Illinois to vote on the amendment.

Private-like future in motion for UI

As the campus welcomes Chancellor Robert Jones, we should be honest about the main challenges facing him.

Bill would improve caregivers' pay

Developmental Services Center is a member of the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, a statewide organization that is the voice of human resource organizations in government.

IARF, along with five other statewide supportive organizations have sent a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner, urging him to sign the Community Disability Living Wage Act (House Bill 5931) into law.

Judgment on Clinton up to us

Hillary Rodham Clinton evidently thought that, by repeating "I made a mistake ..." and "I regret ..." often enough, she could airily sweep aside her multiple federal crimes against U.S. national security.

Sorry, but that won't wash, after:

— Telling the American people bald-faced lies about her improper email activities for several years.

Evidence against Clinton is there

John Moore is his July 20 letter 16 asks "Where's the evidence?" in reference to alleged crimes committed by Hillary Clinton.

Well, the FBI director said, "Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information ...." So apparently the FBI director has some of the evidence.

Police union chief distorts issues

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police President Chris Southwood's interview on NPR on July 13 so distorted the concerns of millions of Americans that space allows only a partial response.

Museum exhibit tells story of water

We wanted people to know about the wonderful exhibit "Water/Ways" at the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve off Illinois 47. This traveling exhibit is co-sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and the Illinois Humanities Council.

Looking forward to next Balloons

On behalf of all of us at the Illiana Antique Automobile Club, we say bravo to all involved at the Balloons Over Vermilion event.

First and foremost, for inviting us, and for all the support making the car show an exceptional success.