Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Children can take part in protests

I am replying to the letter writers' complaint against the child holding the adult-made protest sign, on The News-Gazette's July 26 front page.

Criminals prefer well-lighted streets

I read with great interest reporter Pat Wade's story on Champaign streetlights in the Aug. 4 News-Gazette. I don't live on this street so what the residents do for lighting is their business, but I did take exception to the line that read "criminals prefer to commit crimes in the dark."

This is a part of public perception. If you're well lit, you are safe, right?

A suggestion for selling UI tickets

The day of selling out a football stadium is a thing of the past on most campuses.

Then what is the point of having 30,000-plus empty seats?

New Central site good for long term

I have been reading for some time the objections for the location of the new Central High School, and the primary one seems to focus on the location being on the very edge of town. The concern is that it is too far away from town, transportation, etc.

The site makes sense for many reasons already stated by the school board.

Animal ag a key polluter of water

Two weekends ago, the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.

Ruling imposes religious views

Religious freedom is one of the most important cornerstones of our democracy, but sometimes the meaning of religious freedom can be lost in the flurry of political rhetoric.

In the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Death ends family visits with child

"In 2007 the laws for grandparents changed," and it's up to the surviving parent to decide about visitation.

Imagine, you have a grandchild, that for 10 years, you have seen and kept at least one day, sometimes two days every other weekend. All holidays, you were with the child and dad, in addition to several days in the summer, vacations and many trips.

Quinn trying to buy 2nd election?

Gov. Pat Quinn is once again spending taxpayer money in an effort to buy votes for re-election.

C-U needs Carle's many resources

Many letters have been written by people upset with Carle. Don't judge a facility by its name or the hearsay of others.

My husband has been a patient for many years at Christie Clinic and Presence Covenant Hospital. As a matter of fact, he had just been in Presence and released two days prior to my next story.

State ag director dedicated servant

Bob Flider, our state director of agriculture, deserves better.

In the past several weeks there have been several politically motivated attacks published against Bob. The record needs to be set straight.

First and most important, I am not in Bob's political party. We both were elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2002, taking office in January 2003.