Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Local programs need state funding

Programs of Courage Connection have been known since the early 1970s by several names, including A Woman's Place, Christian Social Action Forum, Center for Women in Transition and more.

Now, the future of the agency is at risk because the state owes it over $250,000 and will soon owe almost $350,000.

More research on climate change

My judgment is that the gravest threat to civilization is food shortages due to climate change-induced failures in agriculture and fisheries.

Do we really need that much Garth?

I am so sick of Garth Brooks I'm ready to barf.

He's a great entertainer. I enjoy his songs, music and respect his talent. And he seems to be a swell person.

But I didn't realize that I was subscribing to The News-Gazette Daily Entertainer news publication.

With all the coverage, it would seem we have been blessed with another disciple to worship.

Let's move on.

Garth Brooks elicits tears of joy

It was great that Garth Brooks visited central Illinois and that he kept ticket prices affordable so that more of his fans were able to enjoy his live performance.

I attended the April 28 show. What a powerful experience.

The atmosphere, the band, the lights and the "show" were all wonderful but, at the heart of it, was his beautiful voice. I literally cried with joy.

Congressman not honest on 'net bill

On March 28, Congressman Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, voted to overturn FCC rules requiring internet service providers obtain explicit customer consent before selling personal information to third parties.

Choice on health care up to Davis

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, is in a tough spot.

For months he's been telling us that he's "deeply concerned" about preserving protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and that due to his wife's bout with cancer, he could never vote for a bill that would put those vital protections in jeopardy.

Serving Parkland a great experience

I want to express my gratitude to the Parkland College community and the citizens of the district for the opportunity to serve as trustee for the past 12 years.

I would have enjoyed another term, but I am a firm believer in term limits.

It has been a challenging and rewarding experience. Parkland is an outstanding institution and a major pillar of the community.

Faculty member an asset for board

It should have been no surprise to anyone that Rochelle Harden was a member of the Parkland College faculty. This fact was well publicized prior to the election.

Nevertheless, thousands of us voted for her to be on the board of trustees anyway. In my personal case, I voted for Harden specifically because she was a member of the faculty.

Where's science on abortion?

A few recent letters complained about perceived lack of media coverage on the recent local March for Science. I wonder if those marching for science have devoted any time and energy to advocating for the biological sciences with respect to the development of human life.

Chimes master has been a role model

Sue Wood is a model for our community of sharing time, talent and amazing commitment as she climbed the steep stairs to the Altgeld Hall chimes room as chimes player and then chimes master for 47 years, to play the wonderful music we heard at 1 p.m. each day.

She taught others to play and proudly showed visitors the magic of the chimes.