Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Electing chair or exec not a solution

We urge a "no" vote on both referendums proposing changes to the Champaign County Board leadership.

It doesn't seem reasonable to adopt either the "elected executive" or the "countywide-elected board chair" proposal. Both ideas are unfamiliar; there's been too little time to consider their long-term effects on county government.

Clinton's hypocrisy keeps shining through

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has warned Americans that electing Hillary Clinton could plunge America into a thermonuclear World War III, given her past support for all manner of war.

Before he became Hillary's comrade lapdog, Bernie Sanders accurately described America's Evita as unqualified and unfit for the office of the presidency.

'USS Indianapolis' doc elicits thankfulness

Kudos to The News-Gazette and WDWS-AM for promoting the showing of the documentary "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy." It may be the best $5 I've ever spent.

Head Start offers a step-up for kids

As we celebrate Head Start Awareness Month this October, I can't help but be mindful of my own son's journey with Head Start. I witness the transformative power of Head Start every day as both a parent and an advocate.

Will Rogers ropes in America in 2016

Will Rogers was an actor, humorist and commentator. He was born in 1879 and killed in a plane crash in 1935.

I found the following quotation from him that has relevance for the 2016 presidential election.

"I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him 'father.'"


St. Joseph

Auditor candidate displays negativity

On Oct. 3, a candidates' forum was held at Bremer Center on the Danville Area Community College campus. Vermilion County auditor candidates Linda Lucas Anstey and Bill Wright spoke as well as candidates for other offices. Each was given a five-minute opening, presumably to introduce themselves and state their qualifications for office.

Override veto on caregivers' wages

My family, like thousands of families across Illinois, has a loved one with a developmental disability who depends on direct support staff to assist him/her in meeting everyday needs such as eating, dressing and bathing.

Dimmer future under Clinton

I am sure by now, people have their minds set on their presidential vote or they are more confused than ever.

After watching and hearing both sides, I have come to one conclusion. If Hillary Clinton becomes president, the people and businesses of the United States will go into a major mental and psychological depression in six months or less.

Why complain about candidates?

"Stop whining": Isn't that a new version of "get over it, what difference does it make"?

I don't believe the election is rigged at all.

Editorial skewed bill on politicking

The Oct. 21 editorial, "Don't need gag rules," mischaracterized the scope and rationale of a proposal to bar appointed state agency directors from campaigning in their official capacity — something the federal government and at least 43 other states prohibit.