Letters to the Editor
Why release the CIA report in wartime, asks columnist Cal Thomas. When do you suppose it is ever not going to be "wartime" in America, Mr. Thomas, given that the Talibans, al-Qaidas and ISILs of the world show no signs of abating?
Do you mean then that we should continue to let America slide into an immoral, rogue police-state without examining what we're doing?
On behalf of the Urbana School District 116 Board of Education, I want to respond publicly to the Dec. 7 article on superintendent salaries, because ofthe story's misleading representation and inaccuracies.
Urbana School District 116's superintendent, Dr. Donald D. Owen, was listed as the second highest paid superintendent in the region.
Your excellent article on selecting charities deserving of our support prompts this note: Persons wishing to support Champaign-Urbana charities and stretch their holiday dollar can shop at Twice is Nice, the thrift shop at 607 W. Elm St., U.
In their Dec. 14 opinion piece for The News-Gazette, Robert Kaestner and Anthony T. Lo Sasso urge Illinois policymakers to "think big on Medicaid reform."
Sadly, their prescription to replicate Arkansas' Medicaid experiment would be disastrous for Illinois taxpayers.
The Rolling Stone story does bring disgrace to the magazine. It does paint an unfortunate picture for the University of Virginia and for fraternities.
However, the story does not portray an inaccurate account of sexual assault on college campuses.
Recently a group of concerned business owners from North First Street approached the city of Champaign with their concerns over a soup kitchen being placed in their neighborhood. They asked for and, within days, had a meeting with the city over their concerns.
There certainly has been a lot of dialogue around the process to fill the Senate seat. Upon searching for the official process, this is on Ballotpedia.org: "Whenever there is a vacancy in the Illinois General Assembly, the state constitution mandates that the seat must be filled by appointment.