Letters to the Editor
This is a eulogy for the now-deceased Carle Clinic which provided excellent health care to our family from 1961 until it became Carle Physicians' Group.
With four children needing surgeries, hospitalizations and office visits, we always had a running bill at Carle. Money was tight so we paid $25 a month on that bill for many years and never received a dunning letter or call.
Surviving your Thanksgiving drive this year, and making it to next Thanksgiving, can be as simple as buckling up. In the last decade, seat belts saved the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United States. Those people are thankful they wore their seat belts. Won't you wear yours?
I would like to have been in the room when Trustee Patrick Fitzgerald, a former U.S. attorney, was telling Timothy Killeen, the University of Illinois' next president, about corruption in the state.
This week, President Obama will pardon two turkeys to promote the turkey industry. Every one of us can exercise that same pardon power by choosing a nonviolent Thanksgiving observance. It's a most fitting way to give thanks for our own life, health and happiness.