Letters to the Editor
Last week was your wake-up call Illinois. Gov. Rauner stated that our fiscal problems were caused by unions, their members and state employees.
Really? I would like to know what facts led him to that conclusion. In his recent address he revealed his budget. Community colleges and K-12 are getting an increase in funding. That is a good thing.
The Unit 4 tax referendum is rapidly approaching. Publicity and public awareness are increasing while public uncertainty and concerns about the location of the proposed new Central High School are mounting. Let's consider the following:
In "Critics: Let Wise go over diversity shortfall" people argue for the dismissal of UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise for not perfectly squaring racial demographics of the university with those of the state of Illinois.
Why are we focused on race? Shouldn't we be basing admission on performance?
Jesse Jackson is once again accusing someone of racism, in a situation where it is completely unwarranted. Even Victor Henderson, the attorney hired by the Jackie Robinson West Little League team in Chicago, said, "We are not raising the race card".
Bruce Rauner's financial and political ascendancy presents object lessons regarding neoliberal financial machinations, impoverishment of the public sphere (including pensions), collusion between the two corporate parties, and alienation of voters.
My daughter gave birth to a beautiful, sweet 8-pound, 7-ounce baby boy on New Years's Eve.
Unfortunately, for various reasons, she felt she was not ready to be a mom yet. She found instead a lovely Christian family to adopt her baby.
As Developmental Services Center's 2014 Tree of Hope campaign draws to a close, it provides another opportunity for us to thank the many people in our community who support DSC and give generously.