Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Mayor shows off her Carle vendetta

When it comes to petulant bureaucrats, Urbana's Laurel Prussing, "mayor for life," is the gift that keeps on giving.

Her petty vendetta against Carle has warped her decision-making yet again. For every high rate tax dollar Carle might not pay, it brings in $3 of revenue from visitors.

Parks available for new high school?

I read with interest Champaign park board President Joe Petry's letter in the Nov. 16 News-Gazette.

Urbana should negotiate with Carle

Urbana and Carle Foundation Hospital have a serious and reasonable disagreement regarding the appropriate contribution Carle should be making to the city coffers. This disagreement stems largely from an unfair property tax policy imposed on Urbana by the state of Illinois.

Higher minimum wage can also hurt

I agree with James Handy's Nov. 21 letter on the minimum wage affecting part-time workers receiving Social Security.

My husband is on Social Security and works part time as a delivery man and he is happy with what he makes for what he does.

Radicals find home in Illinois

I read Jim Dey's history lesson on this domestic vermin (James Kilgore at the University of Illinois) on Nov. 23, and I was left wondering about the sad state of what passes as higher education in Illinois.

Hotel prices key to IHSA tourneys

I commend the people in Champaign County for wanting to host the Illinois High School Association basketball championship games again, but does anyone remember why they left Champaign?

Dey tangled in corporate UI

Regardless of James Kilgore's rehiring, Jim Dey needn't worry himself about political radicalism at our local knowledge factory.

Doctors leave; patient does too

This is a eulogy for the now-deceased Carle Clinic which provided excellent health care to our family from 1961 until it became Carle Physicians' Group.

With four children needing surgeries, hospitalizations and office visits, we always had a running bill at Carle. Money was tight so we paid $25 a month on that bill for many years and never received a dunning letter or call.

Ex-QB's action speaks loudly

I see where even former Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner can't bear to watch anymore.