Letters to the Editor
The "Unseat Rodney Davis" car magnet campaign began as a Sunday Extra in the Feb. 12 News-Gazette. My husband and I wanted to express our displeasure with Davis, so we commissioned 500 magnets and offered them for free to anyone willing to display one until the midterm election.
I have found it extremely interesting over the last couple of weeks that there hasn't been any coverage of the World Baseball Classic, not one article about how well the USA team has played and in fact won the title game.
I realize there are lots of sports happening, but would a little recognition for the USA team be too much to ask?
I am submitting this letter to encourage support for the Champaign County Nursing Home. I plan to vote yes to approve a modest tax increase to support the home, and to vote no to sell or discard it, and I encourage anyone who values public services to vote the same way.
As a longtime resident of Newcomb Township, I have had the opportunity to personally observe how things are run within Newcomb Township as well as watch progress through the years. We have had many road commissioners in my time as a resident, and my family and I have lived in several places throughout the township.
On April 4, the voters will have a chance to change the direction of Urbana. My opponent just wants to be mayor. I do not want to be mayor just to be mayor. I want to be the guy using the authority of the job of mayor to help the people. Nothing more, nothing less.
I have several questions for prospective Champaign council District 2 voters before the upcoming municipal election.
Do citizens prefer the current nonpartisan city council of Champaign, or do they want to follow Urbana and the Champaign County Board into the divisive morass of "real urban politics"?