Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Pritzker's record tops among Dems

When I look for someone to vote for, I look into their record and what they've done in the past.

That's why I'm supporting J.B. Pritzker for governor. J.B. has spent the past 20 years of his life fighting for bold progressive policies that have improved people's lives.

Judges' virtue is unassailable

I write in rebuttal to your Feb. 7 editorial concerning a judge's ruling. Freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial are essential constitutional rights. Both are weakened when the public is unfairly led to believe they cannot trust the courts or the press.

TV stations should ban political ad

Recently I had the TV on local station WCIA.

An ad came on that caught my attention. As I stopped to watch it, I became horrified. It was an ad for Jeanne Ives, who is running for governor in the 2018 Republican primary.

The ad, titled "Thank you, Bruce Rauner," is extremely offensive to many different groups of people including women, transgender women, immigrants and teachers.

President has breached decency

Another line crossed!

Our president wants to hold a military parade while veterans are outsourced to health facilities with no experience working with them, children in public schools have no heat, the elderly and poor lose access to health care subsidies, school funding at all levels decreases, and on and on.

Marijuana worry is way off base

Letter writer Norm Pounder warns of marijuana.

The war on drugs is a worthy, if losing, fight. Opiates, crude street drugs and an ever-growing cornucopia of synthetic substances pose real danger. It will take more than a wall to fix this.

Trump to blame Hillary for woes

Donald Trump took credit for the stock market's record-setting totals last year. He promised repeatedly to reduce the trade deficit, both as a candidate and as president.

The stock market is suffering a correction, and the trade deficit rose more than 12 percent last year, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

Maybe a parade isn't a bad idea

Who doesn't love a parade? Now President Donald Trump wants to hold the biggest military parade ever. He wants to honor the military, much like the parade he saw in France on Bastille Day.

God's love with us on Valentine's Day

Wednesday is Valentine's Day. A day to celebrate with the love of your life all of the love you have for each other.

But, this Valentine's Day is extra special because it falls on Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent.

Important to vote in Illinois primary

The March 20 general primary falls during the spring breaks of the University of Illinois, Parkland College and Champaign and Urbana public schools.

This election will decide who will run in the general election for many key positions — in our local and county governments, at the state level and in the U.S. Congress.

Burnham House a Champaign gem

As I travel throughout America, the first things I notice upon entering a town are the buildings and homes that have been preserved. They say so much about the city, its culture, its character, its pride, its soul. Champaign has a jewel in the Burnham House, a gem it cannot replace.