Letters to the Editor
Illinois' wind energy industry employs over 3,000 people in the construction and operation of wind farms, and the state is home to 36 wind energy manufacturing facilities.
Illinois landowners who host wind facilities earn $13 million in lease payments every year, and local authorities receive over $28 million annually in taxes from wind projects.
It has been well publicized that the Disabled American Veterans have been evicted from the Champaign County Fair.
DAV members have been selling beer at the event for 50 years. It is their primary fundraiser. From these monies, they assist disabled veterans in Champaign and Vermilion counties as well as provide scholarships to nursing students at Parkland.
My fellow Illinoisans, I would like to weigh in on why we do not have a budget passed yet. I believe we are just too impatient. We have far more important things in the Capitol to worry about.
First, we have summer vacations that need to be taken by the Senate and House. What about Gov. Bruce Rauner?
This state is so broke, it can't pay its bills. It wants to cut this program and that one.
It can't come to an agreed budget, but, hey, let's give these politicians a raise.
Where are their brains? They all need to be shown the door.