Letters

The People Speak In This Week’s “Letters To The Editor”

  Are Service Projects Still Relevant? Dear Editor:      Each year members of the Golden K Kiwanis Club of Decatur contribute, on average, 18,000 volunteer hours to the Decatur Community. We do this through Service Projects, some of which we have continued for several years. The question becomes: are these projects still relevant? We would like…

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The People Speak In This Week’s “Letters To The Editor”

Steel Towers Replacement Along MLK Impacting Trees, Vegetation Dear Editor:      Ameren Illinois is replacing the steel towers along Martin Luther King Dr between Pershing Rd and Mound Rd with single steel poles. As a result, Ameren has contracted the work which includes removing vegetation and trimming trees that are in the easement of the existing…

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LETTERS: Equality Act Threatens Our Freedom Of Speech And Religion

Equality Act Threatens Our Freedom Of Speech And Religion Dear Editor:      The passage of the Equality Act (HB 5) expanding civil rights to the LGBT community on May 17 by our US House of Reprehensibles characterizes the poison interspersed throughout the 116th Congress. In essence, an attempt to protect a segment of our society has…

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The People Speak In This Week’s ‘Letters To The Editor’

Hey, Joe! There Was Another ‘Penny’ On Television Before Your Penny Showed Up! Hi Paul:      When I was in college my friend Joe Comiskey told me about a sci-fi show he was a fan of, a mid-1960s TV show I’d never seen before–Lost in Space. Many of your readers will remember this show that started…

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The People Speak In ‘Letters To The Editor’

Agrees With Column On Condition Of State Of Illinois Government Dear Editor:      I just received the July 3rd issue of the “Tribune” here in “The Boro” today. One of the first things I read is your “Editorial Opinion”. I, and I know many others who couldn’t agree more with your “State Of The State” opinion…

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Letters: Raising The Minimum Wage Can Cause Numerous Problems

   Dear Editor:      Recently, J.B. Pritzker signed a law stating that by 2025 the minimum wage in Illinois would be 15 dollars per hour. This had been one of his campaign promises, and as such it was important that he delivered upon it. However, raising the minimum wage can cause numerous problems, and it is…

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Letters To The Editor: City’s Leaders Have The Cart Before The Horse

City’s Leaders Have The Cart Before The Horse Dear Editor:      The Tuesday, June 25, 2019 front page article of the H&R “Exploring Solutions” seems to me to show our so called “leaders” have the cart before the horse! All the leaders do is meet, discuss, meet some more and get nothing accomplished. The park district…

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The People Speak In ‘Letters To The Editor’

Eating Chicken And Turkey Can Also Raise Your Cholesterol      Dear Editor, Chicken is no health food. New research shows that, if you want to lower your cholesterol, you should pass on red and white meat and eat green foods instead—healthy, humane, environmentally friendly vegan food, that is. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute have…

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The People Speak In Letters And Comments To The Decatur Tribune

  Thank You, Dunn Company Dear Editor: As I drove downtown Tuesday afternoon, it was so nice to see a CAT 140M motor grader sitting on the Civic Center lawn, ready to welcome everyone to the Chamber Business Expo Thursday. Makes us all proud!!! That is what the Chamber of Commerce is all about….. businesses…

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