Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Insurance help for small businesses

Nov. 1 marked the start of this year's open-enrollment period for health insurance.

For the self-employed and employees whose employers don't offer coverage, open enrollment offers a chance for individuals to review their options and change their insurance plans if they choose.

Abortion remains morally wrong

A recent letter advocated for the services of Planned Parenthood: birth control, cancer screening, STD and HIV testing, counseling.

These are fine. But, abortion: no.

Abortion is being touted as donations for fetal tissue research. We are now down to referring to aborted babies as donations.

Dirty cop's picture not appropriate

I have a son who was a Sacramento deputy sheriff for nearly 20 years so I am very pro-police and follow most stories dealing with law enforcement personnel.

Customer upset with Comcast

Someone needs to take Comcast to task for ruining the cable in this town.

I live on the edge of Urbana, and Comcast is my only option for Internet and TV unless I want to split them up and pay twice as much.

Recently, Comcast vans were in the neighborhood working around 4:30 p.m. When I get home from work, our Internet and TV service were not working.

Supportive living option for seniors

As administrator of Eagle's View in Rantoul, I want to make you aware of a program here in Illinois called supportive living. The program provides seniors with an alternative to private-pay assisted living.

Supportive living communities serve older adults of all financial means, including individuals on Medicaid.

DI takes wrong action on cartoon

The recent decision by the Daily Illini to apologize for a "racist" comic strip and indefinitely suspend the staffer responsible for approving it is wrong on so many levels.

Mental health needs donors, too

Recently the local Fur Ball raised over $100,000 for pets in need.

But when the National Alliance on Mental Illness attempted a fundraiser to assist in the advocacy for the mentally ill, despite the best efforts of a dedicated group of parents, the group was barely able to make $1,000.

C-U has monthly alternative paper

It is very unfortunate that The News-Gazette is our only local daily print newspaper. Its right-wing editorial policy along with one of its most prominent columnists continues to severely alienate a large portion of the Champaign-Urbana community.

I suppose that vilification of respected people sells newspapers, but it only obscures the real issues and shuts down debate.

Put local politics on funny pages

Here is a novel idea: Label a section of the paper as "humor." Then put in it the comics, letters to the editor and all local news of the Curly, Larry and Moe show of the politics of Urbana, Champaign and the University of Illinois.

They have become the laughing stock of eastern Illinois.

Native people are not fans of Chief

Recently, there have been many letters to the editor supporting the use of indigenous American imagery in Illinois athletics.