Letters to the Editor
I respect The News-Gazette's opinion on Dodds Park, but I was disturbed to read the paper's hatchet job on park board Commissioner Jane Solon.
Jane is a tireless volunteer and a public servant, and to suggest a conspiracy for simply disagreeing with News-Gazette President John Foreman and the minority opinion is somewhat disturbing.
Vote "yes"? Wow. The March 22 News-Gazette editorial supporting the Unit 4 bond referendum was disappointing.
Could a consensus high school location be reached for the March 2016 election by a more thoughtful Unit 4 school board? Definitely.
When Unit 4 purchased land on Interstate Drive, it relied on a report conducted for the city of Champaign which predicted growth to the north. The school site is surrounded on three sides by apartments. The development is already happening and will continue.
I am a former employee of the Urbana Park District and current member of its advisory committee. Crystal Lake Park has been my neighborhood park for over 25 years. To say that I care about the work being done by the Urbana Park District is an understatement.
I am writing to endorse Deborah Frank Feinen for Champaign mayor. I have worked with Deb on council for nine years and before that when she was a county board member.
Deb is a leader who understands how city government works. Deb is a consensus builder who works with council members and staff to accomplish things for our community. Deb listens and works to solve problems.
In response to the recent News-Gazette column, "Exelon sharing its wealth with state's officials," I want to emphasize the issue and importance of keeping Clinton Power Station operating is much larger than what was presented by its author.
I read in the Washington Post that the whole "hands up, don't shoot" mantra surrounding events in Ferguson, Mo., last August was a lie.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and the drive-by media have long since come and gone, leaving the wreckage of riots they helped to inspire in their wake.
What political advantage Eric Holder and Barack Obama could squeeze from the race baiting has faded.