Congress must defund Obamacare before the exchanges go into effect on Oct. 1. Congress could fully fund the rest of the government while blocking funds for Obamacare.
That way, there would be no government shutdown since all of the normal government programs would be funded.
I write to express my gratitude to the Jefferson community for opening its doors to the students, parents, guardians and other important people in their students' lives on Sept. 12.
I was very impressed with all of my daughter's teachers and enjoyed learning about the curriculum, classrooms and philosophies.
I'm sure you've been waiting for an update on the mass transit district bus service to the new YMCA in southwest Champaign.
There remains a direct route from Country Fair to the Y, twice in the early morning and twice in the early evening.
However, during the daytime hours, riders must take the Green Hopper and then change to the Pink at Springfield and Fieldstone.
I write regarding the letter by Kendall Niebuhr about the Champaign County Nursing Home, "Why tolerate facility that's losing money?"
He asks questions that have been asked for years.
"Why is the census down?" People talk and hear things they don't like.
"Bad reputation?" Yes. I wouldn't send any family members there unless I hired someone to stay 24/7.
How does President Barack Obama express his appreciation for the troops? He has sent two military related items to Congress. The first was a request for approval of the highly publicized strike on Syria. The second has been less publicized — President Obama wants to cut the proposed military pay raise by almost half.
Every spring, a mother robin is in the habit of building her nest in the corner gutter of my neighbor's house.
He waits until the nest is complete and then he destroys the nest using a long-handled sickle, while the mother stands on the cable crying in protest. He has repeated this cruelty every spring for the past eight years.
After World War II, the shock and horror of the final solution was universal. If we had only known Hitler was using poison gas for the genocide of a religious group, we'd have stopped it earlier and saved the lives of millions.
It appears that Laurel Prussing — Urbana's mayor-for-life (mfl) — has reached a major impediment to her lavish spending of taxpayer dollars.
A large portion of her tax revenue — that is not to say city tax revenue — has been reduced because Carle Foundation Hospital has received a partial reduction in its real-estate tax payments.
Sports columnist Loren Tate and other defenders of the Chief Illiniwek claim that he is/was an honored symbol of the university.
Perhaps Tate's memory is shorter than mine, but I can clearly remember when one could buy toilet paper with the Chief on every sheet at Follett's bookstore on Wright and Green street in Campustown.