Letters

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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More ‘Letters To The Editor’ With Opinions, And Memories, Of The News

Curious Policy Parallels      Dear Editor:      Recently congressional House Democrats again blocked a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require medical professionals to give the same medical care to a baby who survives an abortion as they would to any other baby of the same age, and to take the baby to…

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Letters To The Editor On Election, Candidates, Misc

Population Decline, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Video Gambling Dear Editor:      Decatur’s greatest challenge is its population decline. Since 2010, our population has decreased over 5% and the city is one of the ten fastest shrinking cities in the U.S. Population decline leads to reduced economic growth, labor shortages, and decreased revenue to provide public services. To…

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Letters To The Editor About School Board Election

Regan Lewis For Decatur School Board Dear Editor:      I write to share my experience with Regan Lewis and to offer my endorsement for her candidacy for school board for Decatur Public School District 61. Ms. Lewis is highly qualified for school board, and we should accept her offer of public service. I met Regan Lewis…

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Letters: School Board Member’s Vote Opposed To What Members Are Elected To Do

  Dear Editor:       Serving children is a major reason one becomes a teacher or runs for political offices that address children. One runs for the school board to make sure that the educational environment and learning atmosphere are such that children’s educational needs are being met. Children are always first. Board vice-president, Beth Nolan,…

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