Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Rep. Davis must condemn pardon

President Donald Trump's pardon of former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio is another indication of this administration's unabashed racism.

Racism needs strong vilification

I remain deeply concerned about President Donald Trump's tolerance for white supremacist views in his Cabinet and racist aggression in our communities.

I contacted U.S. Rep Rodney Davis' office to confirm his position on the surge of white supremacist violence and was told that his official statement had been released on Facebook.

New state law is not about 'sanctuary'

There have been a lot of rumors flying around about Senate Bill 31, which Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law on Aug. 28. Some have said it's a sanctuary state bill that looks to create so-called "safe havens" for illegal immigrants, preventing our boys in blue from doing their jobs.

This could not be further from the truth.

Trip south to view eclipse one to remember

Can you tolerate yet one more letter about the eclipse? We were going to stay in Champaign and experience the 93 percent eclipse in comfort.

However, two days before, a friend said he and his wife were going to see it in southern Illinois and asked if we wanted to come along.

UI chancellor should stick to academics

Chancellor Jones should stick to academics and leave politics to the students and alumni. Students and alumni should show up at the games wearing Chief clothing and drums to sound out the war chant.

Outside the stadium, we should have competition on who can perform the dance best. This is a case where the chancellor's opinion does not count.

GARY SCHNEID

The Villages, Fla.

'War chant' decision will hurt UI fundraising

I think dropping the "war chant" was unnecessary and handled poorly. It will cause some people to stop supporting the school financially at a time we can't afford to lose any donations.

BOB FARLEY

Sycamore

Give jobs to people who live in Illinois

On Sunday's B-2, the story "Temporary visa workers help fill gaps" was in direct conflict with a declaration recently made by the president.

Planned cell tower a threat to health?

I'm a concerned business owner in downtown Danville.

Mike Puhr, building committee chairman for the Masonic Temple in downtown Danville and member of the city council, confirmed a cellular antenna will be built on the Temple very soon.

I'm concerned because:

FSU spirit burns while UI cowers

The Florida State Seminoles are ranked third in preseason college football polls.

If you Google "Florida State Seminole Pride," you will find the trademark Chief Osceola head proudly displayed. FSU touts many sayings like "My tribe, my pride, Fear the spear, Tomahawk chop, Tomahawk Nation and Beat the spirit drum."

Trump pardons, doesn't prepare

While most citizens of this country were watching with concern the approach of the devastating Hurricane Harvey to the coast of Texas, our president was concentrating on something he deemed more important: the pardon of his racist buddy and former sheriff in Arizona, Joe Arpaio.