Letters to the Editor
Early this month, Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., called on the Army Corps of Engineers to put a swift end to the highly destructive New Madrid Floodway Project that, in the senator's words, could cause "irreparable harm to families," "devastate the economy of southern Illinois" and threaten "the precious natural resources of the Midwest."
I just read Michael Reid's Aug. 5 letter citing his opinion of the Illini football team. He calls the team a "bunch of stiffs."
Maybe he would like to visit the team's locker room and express himself in person? Yeah, I didn't think so.
In response to the Aug. 2 letter by Mel Fros about not riding a bicycle on the sidewalk, I have to disagree.
It is very legal to ride on the sidewalk.
In the area that I live in, I prefer to ride on the sidewalk. It is a lot safer. Along Philo and Windsor roads, there are no bicycle lanes and there is very heavy traffic.
My sentiments exactly, James Winston, who wrote an Aug. 3 letter on election judges. I too, I feel, have been denied my voting privileges.
I also vote for the best candidate instead of along party lines.
I have tried several times to vote in the primaries and have been denied because I refused to choose a party.
I've been with the Urbana Police Department for over 18 years. Many things have changed during those 18 years, and current events in society have shaken the world, and policing in general.
Many of you have sent many good letters to the editor, thanking officers, or sending food and thank-you letters to police departments, or organized thank-you dinners/luncheons for police.
Recently I had a fire at my house which was put out quickly and very efficiently by the Urbana Fire Department.
I offer high praise for the excellent work of the fire department and all the other amazing services that appeared on the scene. Brian Nightlinger, the fire chief, showed up and was personally helpful in attending to my needs.
I am deeply troubled by the behavior and statements made by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate for the presidency. His attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan, fire marshals, Megyn Kelly, protesters at his rallies, a disabled reporter, Sen. John McCain and so many others make him unfit for the presidency.