Letters to the Editor
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.
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.
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.
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.