Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Mundos grateful for news coverage

There are no words to express our family's gratitude for the attention you gave us in our desperate efforts to find our missing brother/son Vicente.

The coverage you provided reached far and wide throughout Illinois and helped to raise awareness of a missing University of Illinois college student. Your messages reached thousands of people in pleading for help in the search.

Here are examples of what 'terror' is

I would like to respond to Eric Vimr's letter regarding plutocrats encouraging wars to gain more wealth.

First, I admit that Vimr may be brighter than me. I had to look up "plutocracy" in the dictionary, so I learned a new word. Plutocracy means "a society ruled by a small minority of the wealthiest citizens." (I thought this was called human history.)

Comcast customer fed up with service

My wife and I have been Comcast customers since 1999 — and under several company names. I have found the service to be reasonably priced and work as advertised, till now.

N-G's editorial misses on Salaita

With regard to The News-Gazette editorial of Feb. 10, it seems clear that its authors favor making political considerations a priority in University of Illinois faculty hiring decisions.

Unit 4 seeking a park district bailout

In a desperate effort, the Champaign school district is now asking the park board to help save Unit 4's flawed referendum by asking that Dodds Park be made available for a proposed new high school.

If the park board agrees to bail out the school board, what will the taxpayers of Champaign get? Most importantly, it will help the passage of a badly flawed referendum.

Park district has a lot for seniors

In Janet Anderson's Jan. 26 letter to the editor, she complained that there are no programs for seniors, other than potlucks and card games, offered by the Champaign Park District.

As I look at the park district program guide, there are numerous programs for all ages. There are dance classes, tennis instructions, music and others.

Black history has a lot to share

Baby buggy, bicycle frame, clothes dryer, curtain rod and support, door knob, door stop, dust pan, egg beater, elevator, eye protector (goggles), fire escape ladder, fire extinguisher, folding chair, fountain pen, gas mask, golf tee, guitar, hair brush, horse shoe, ice cream scooper, ironing board, key chain, lantern, lawn mower, lawn sprinkler, lemon squeezer, mail box, mop, pencil sharpener,

Help for firms offering insurance

Small-business owners looking to secure affordable and quality health care coverage for their businesses and their employees need to be aware of an important deadline that is fast-approaching: Feb. 15 marks the end of the 2015 open enrollment period for the new individual health insurance marketplaces.

Redevelop factory site for Central

Since there so many voters unhappy with the Olympian Drive site that the Champaign school district is pushing for a new Central High School, here's a suggestions for an alternative.

Acquire the old C.S. Johnson factory just north of Centennial. It has been a blight for more than 10 years and has about zero development potential.

Central needs better location

Appreciating the essential role education plays in preparing young people for productive careers and well-informed citizenship, we have dedicated much of our lives to teaching and always supported efforts to improve young people's educational opportunities.