The sixth annual C-U Autism Network Walk and Safety Fair was a huge success at Hessel Park on April 27. Thank you to everyone who came out to help raise autism awareness! Whether you were a sponsor, a member of our resource fair, a volunteer or a family who came to learn about autism, we thank you.
The American middle class is no longer the wealthiest in the world. Recently, The New York Times found Canada's after-tax median income to be higher than the median income in the United States. Yet, the United States is experiencing a similar economic growth rate as Canada. The American middle class is lagging because economic benefits are concentrated in high-earning households.
Joseph Shumway, a physician who gives his address as St. Louis in his April 24 letter, chastises the people of Urbana — or as he charitably calls them: "you" — for their "trivial" concerns that Carle is not meeting community or citizenship standards by refusing to pay taxes to the community that supports it.
I want to applaud the Champaign County Forest Preserve District for managing our natural areas in such a way that closely mimics what used to be normal and regular ecological processes. Their periodic controlled burns, removal of invasive species, and planting of native species greatly increases the natural diversity which supports the native insects that feed our native wildlife.
Gov. Pat Quinn, Speaker Michael Madigan and Illinois Democratic legislators thumb their noses at Illinois veterans and Illinois educators while embracing a projected $100 million expenditure for an Obama presidential library. The projected expenditure for the Obama library equals three years' worth of college tuition for Illinois veterans.