Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor | Grandone should be our next clerk

Matt Grandone is the most qualified candidate for Champaign County clerk. Matt is conscientious, hardworking, ethical, honest and dedicated to our community.

The facts are simple: For the past four years, Matt has been working with state and federal law enforcement agencies to increase election security and helping to expand early voting and vote by mail.

Letter to the Editor | A vote for the GOP is a vote for hate

I write this on a day when two men are appearing in court.

One is a supporter of President Donald Trump accused of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and the media.

The other man, who doesn't think the president's anti-refugee policies go far enough, murdered 11 people at a synagogue.

Letter to the Editor | Take brawlers on a field trip they won't enjoy

Having recently returned to my hometown of Urbana to attend my 50th high school class reunion, I was disturbed to hear and read that Urbana Middle School and Urbana High School have been plagued by rampant fighting perpetrated by both males and females.

Letter to the Editor | Think twice before you judge refugees

I read a story recently about a refugee family — parents and a young child. They had fled their corrupt and increasingly bloody homeland. They traveled a long and difficult path to a wealthier, more peaceful sanctuary.

Letter to the Editor | Protect life from point of conception

From the very first moments of your existence, you had the DNA that would determine your facial features, your physique, the color of your skin, hair and eyes and your sex.

Your heart began beating between 18 and 24 days. All of your organs were already present at 8 weeks.

Letter to the Editor | ICE serves an important purpose

ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is a critical part of the Department of Homeland Security and is tasked with keeping us safe. ICE ensures our safety by identifying, investigating, apprehending, prosecuting and deporting any foreign nationals that pose a threat to our safety. ICE keeps us safe.

Letter to the Editor | Scary figures fail to make sense

Jim Dey's analysis (Oct. 31) of how much J.B. Pritzker's promises would cost taxpayers illustrates why I, a middle-aged, white male and an Evangelical Christian, now vote Democratic instead of Republican.

Dey's scary numbers do not make mathematical sense and are completely misleading.

Letter to the Editor | Bring Bill Cubit back to coach UI

Former Illinois football coach Bill Cubit would look great right now. There was no reason to fire him.

The same can be said of the Chief.

Bring them both back and watch the magic return.



Letter to the Editor | Support Nally for county board

When we learned that Traci Nally was running for Champaign County Board, it made perfect sense to us. You see, Traci is already a public servant.

Letter to the Editor | Pritzker will bow to King Madigan

Term limits. A right to work law. Honest legislative redistricting. Curbing public employee unions. Every one of these ideas has been embraced by a wide majority of Illinoisans. Every one of them has been shot down, sometimes smoothly behind the scenes, often with blatant, raw political and judicial power. Their failure was planned, directed and executed by a single individual.