Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Election decided by slick Russians?

Oh my gosh. What bounds will the Democrats go to, to blame someone for their loss of the presidential election?

Now Democrats want to say that Russia was the cause because it hacked 'em.

Golly, what did the Russian President Valdimir Putin have his people say to the American voters to make them change their minds about voting for the then-presidential nominee Hillary Clinton?

Families depend on nursing home

I am saddened to read letters to the editor persistently advocating the sale or closing of Champaign County Nursing Home. The facility is clean and well-maintained with caring and dedicated certified nursing assistant, custodial and nursing staff despite being choked by our state budget impasse.

Madonna wrong to make threats

I was outraged by the comments made by Madonna at the Women's March on Washington on Jan. 21.

C-U health center welcomes support

I want the community to know about the Champaign County Christian Health Center free clinic located at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Community Resource Center, at 1400 W. Park St., U.

It is open on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and second and fourth Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for medical care. Dental and mental health care are also offered.

Critic's opinion not worth much

News-Gazette film reviewer Chuck Koplinski has a great job. He gets to watch movies and give his personal opinions.

What kind of training did he receive to watch movies? I would rank his job qualifications just a little above Vanna White on turning letters. A trained monkey could do his job.

Newspapers have Trump over barrel

Trump made a mistake in declaring war on newspapers.

As the saying goes, "Don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel."

J.L. DIVILBISS

Champaign

Prussing has taken on tough issues

Mayor Laurel Prussing's honest, effective leadership, financial skills and willingness to tackle tough problems have kept Urbana moving forward despite the recession, the loss of hospital property taxes and the lack of a state budget.

She initiated strategic budget cuts and new sources of revenue while holding the line on the city's portion of the total property tax rate.

Urbana wasting money on lawyers

The king has thousands of horses and the queen "mayor for life" has thousands of lackeys. However, the two are not able to get together to repair Windsor Road.

I understand that Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing is now in the process of selecting a Champaign law firm from her coterie of attorneys to represent the city of Urbana against anybody who is even remotely liable.

Letter writer's statements wrong

A recent letter decrying President Barack Obama's use of executive orders by Ehud Yairi illustrates the problem facing our country. Obama issued an average of 33 EOs per year, the lowest since the 19th century. By comparison, Reagan issued 48 per year — you'll never hear conservatives complaining about that.

State owes money to school districts

This year the League of Women Voters of Champaign County has been focusing its monthly meetings on the impact that the continuing lack of an Illinois budget has had on various agencies which depend on state moneys for their obligations to citizens.

Our focus at a recent meeting was education — kindergarten through community college.