Letters to the Editor
The Oct. 22 Opinions page presented a guest column "Election law altered for just this year" by Scott Reeder.
Summarizing what happened when he voted early in Sangamon County, Reeder said, "Seriously, anyone could walk off the street, claim to be me and cast a vote on my behalf."
Kristin Williamson, the Republican candidate for the state Legislature for the 103rd District, has attempted to remain close to her Democratic opponent, Carol Ammons, on the so-called "social issues." That is a clever tactic in this highly educated district.
I would like to see a series of well-researched, factual articles about "fracking." Recent editorials reveal the editors' impatience with the regulatory process, even citing the Sierra Club's "endorsement."
The editors' position is "enough already, let's start creating jobs and energy independence."
With the upcoming election, we again have to vote for the lesser of two evils for governor.
One is digging Illinois out of a hole the Republican governors put us in. His opponent closes businesses and puts people out of work.
Recently, a representative of the John Street watershed steering committee came to my front door, asking me to complete a survey.
According to the materials she provided me, the purpose of the survey was to "find any areas of continued flooding in the John Street Wastershed" and to "understand the participants' perception of traditional and alternative storm water management systems."