Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor | Annual Walk for Life was a success

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center recently celebrated its 28th annual Walk for Life. This annual event provides an opportunity for adults and children of all ages to get a little bit of healthy exercise in a fun and inspirational indoor setting while also raising money for those in need in our community.

Letter to the Editor | Chief didn't honor anyone

The collective criticism of the mascot, Chief Illiniwek, is by the very actions of its fanactical supporters to "reinvent" the Chief, working and an acknowledgement of how idiotic the mascot was in the first place.

Letter to the Editor | Chief is a positive, heroic symbol

I and 10 other Illinois alums from the same period have been following the Eradicate Illiniwek Crusade with growing disgust and find it is based on pure mythology to justify its actions and very existence.

Letter to the Editor | Avoid common cookout dangers

Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?

Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this Memorial Day face a nasty choice. If they undercook their hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets, their family and friends may face food poisoning by E. coli and Salmonella bacteria.

Letter to the Editor | Mueller probe isn't a witch hunt

For those of you who think the Mueller investigation is a witch hunt that has gone on too long, consider the Watergate investigation took two years, the investigation into President Bill Clinton, three years, and Bengazi, four years.

Consider 19 indictments and five guilty pleas. Consider multiple members of Trump's campaign, including Trump Jr., in secret meetings with Russians.

Letter to the Editor | Violence should have us outraged

The friends and families of the kids in Columbine High School in Columbine, Colo., in 1999 probably didn't think much about this. And then the massacre happened. What do you think they think now?

Letter to the Editor | Another case for public protections

Ten students and educators were shot dead at their school in Santa Fe, Texas. Countless others were scarred, physically and mentally.

More than 30 children and employees have been gunned down in high schools this year alone.

Letter to the Editor | Our future is in good hands

Rantoul Township High School recently held its academic honors awards program. I have been presenting a scholarship at the ceremony for a local fraternal group for several years. I read one sentence announcing the winner. This could simply be done by school personnel.

Letter to the Editor | Davis should back net neutrality

I was delighted that some GOP U.S. senators voted for net neutrality on May 16. Americans understand that net neutrality is essential for growing small businesses, for equitable service in rural areas and for providing schools, libraries and other public institutions with access to information.

Letter to the Editor | Vote for Jackson to lead Illinois

Jim Dey's recent column, "Pointing fingers," attempts to answer the question of who is to blame for our state's financial troubles. Many names are mentioned, including Rod Blagojevich, Bruce Rauner and Michael Madigan.