Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor | Wind project good for community

I would like to provide my perspectives regarding the proposed Harvest Ridge wind project located north of Newman, based on my past experiences with wind energy projects and more than 40 years of work with a federal land management agency that involved the review and oversight of energy development on federal land.

Letter to the Editor | Let highest bidder be next governor

Millions and millions and millions of personal funds were spent in the November 2018 election for the privilege of serving as the governor of Illinois.

Next election year, let's just have an auction in Chicago, and let the position go to the highest bidder.

That would cut out hours and hours of media advertising tearing down the candidate from the opposition party.

Letter to the Editor | Teachers already have enough to do

Urbana schools Superintendent Don Owen likes to work shrouded in secrecy. Like the Wizard of Oz, he uses an all-knowing and beyond approach.

It is he and he alone that will save Urbana schools and make all students into wholesome and happy little citizens.

Letter to the Editor | Trump led many to support Dems

Local Democrats worked hard during this voting cycle, but I would put more credit into the hands of President Donald Trump. I voted a straight Democratic ticket this year. My fury toward the Republican complacency in the face of all things Trump moved me to do so.

I wager I wasn't alone in my motivations. I regret that Rep. Rodney Davis held on to his office.


Letter to the Editor | It was good to see students at polls

We can all take heart from the student turnout in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Whether their unprecedented numbers helped or hurt your candidates, there is an important takeaway here: Students want to get informed, be involved and make a difference.

Many students are invested in our community, no matter where they come from.

Letter to the Editor | It's easy to criticize outside of the ring

To those who would criticize the county clerk and his assistant for the lines you noted at the polling places on campus, I say hindsight is 20/20.

This was a midterm election, and midterm elections seldom generate much interest.

As an election judge, I have generally found these midterm elections to be boring, to say the least.

Letter to the Editor | Democratic positions on issues make sense

David Marrone's letter to the editor from Nov. 5 shows that he hasn't understood a single actual Democratic position and that he's eager to blame whoever Trump says to blame for our problems — in this case, Nancy Pelosi.

Letter to the Editor | Transgender, intersex people under attack

The DHHS is trying to establish a legal definition of sex, defining sex as either male or female, unchangeable and determined by the genitals that a person has at birth.

Letter to the Editor | Citizens have lost touch with vets

Another Veterans Day is approaching. On that day, veterans will be lauded as heroes and told by others: "Thank you for your service."

But are Americans truly thankful for a veteran's service or is it just an empty phrase?

Letter to the Editor | Consequences of wage increases

A recent study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute claims that by raising the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, millions of workers would benefit with little negative effects on businesses and employment rates.

However, the institute's results are driven by a flawed methodology that downplays the consequences of wage increases.