Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Taylor good choice for Parkland

In these difficult times for higher education, keeping the doors open and the lights on has to be a concern. But no college should lose sight of its core mission of education, and of giving each student their best and most valuable learning experience.

Coach, keep your eye on the team

I get that I'm a person of advanced age. I also get that the almighty smartphone rules.

But during the March 20 Illini game vs. Boise State, the television coverage repeatedly showed the new Illini basketball coach Brad Underwood and his family obsessing on the phones.

Wouldn't one think the coach would rather be watching his new team?

BOB EATON

Gibson City

Energetic Holmes for library board

I came to Rantoul in 1983 and lived there continuously until 2014. I've known Jessica Holmes since 2002 through our participation and leadership of the Rantoul Theatre Group.

She has tremendous energy and dedication to whatever project she is working on at the time.

N-G put coaches before real news

The FBI director has all but stated that the president is delusional if not willfully dishonest and has disclosed not only that the Russians interfered in the recent election, but that there is sufficient evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign to warrant an FBI investigation.

Local vigil against abortion continues

You are invited to participate in "40 Days for Life," a national peaceful prayer and fasting vigil to end abortion. "40 Days" will continue through Palm Sunday, April 9. In this area, we peacefully pray in the public right-of-way outside Champaign's Planned Parenthood, at the corner of Third and Stoughton streets.

UI courses need true diversity

In his March 20 column, University of Illinois Professor Sundiata Cha-Jua complains about the mandatory multicultural courses being developed. He believes only he and people like him are qualified to teach such a course.

Target suffers for bathroom policy

Over the last several months, I have noticed in The News-Gazette that Target has been consistently down in the stock market and in their annual sales.

Firefighters great in times of need

My husband has fallen multiple times in the past year requiring me to call 911 to get lift help. Every time the Champaign Fire Department has come, the firefighters have been beyond professional and compassionate.

They are always eager to help and when I have thanked them they say, "We are just doing our job."

One way to focus on mental health

Mental health has come out of the shadows and so has its particularly vulnerable populations.

In an article published by the National Institute of Health, Dr. Ronald Kessler and colleagues presented findings from an epidemiological study conducted by the World Health Organization. Sixteen countries were chosen for the study including the United States.

Urbana police highly appreciated

I would like to express gratitude toward the Urbana Police Department. Through the years, as I have worked at one of the grocery stores in Urbana, there have been many times when I have had to make that call to either 911 or the non-emergency number for one reason or another. The arriving officers have always been very helpful.