Letters to the Editor
It has been several weeks since the voters of the Champaign Unit 4 School District spoke concerning the proposed ballot issue regarding the "new" Central High School.
The rejection of the proposed far north site was an overwhelming no, and the two incumbents up for election were decisively defeated. Yet, as of May 28, the signs on the $3.2 million proposed site are still standing.
I am appalled and saddened by the decision made by the Champaign County Fair board. This is regarding the Disabled American Veterans annual fundraising event at the Champaign County Fair beer tent.
The fair has endorsed the DAV for decades and now just turned its back on them. Shame on you.
After walking my dogs recently and having yet another incident with a rude bicyclist, I felt the need to write a letter to address this issue.
I have two large dogs, a Bullmastiff and an American Staffordshire terrier, that I walk in Heritage Park across from Parkland College. If I see runners or bicyclists approaching us from the front, I will always move over to let them pass.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is correct when he says he was elected to help fix the state's financial mess.
So, it is somewhat bizarre that, rather than address the state's financial problems, he spends his time threatening to inflict harm on middle-class families, people who have done nothing to cause the state's fiscal situation.
Last month, the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a sensible piece of legislation called the Ratepayer Protection Act. If it becomes law, this bill would empower state leaders, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, to opt out of a new federal regulation misleadingly called the "Clean Power Plan."
I have supported University of Illinois athletics for many years. However, my loyalty has been shaken by complaints and accusations made by members of the women's basketball team about the coaching staff.
These claims must be investigated thoroughly.