Letters to the Editor Archive

Letter: Congratulations to GOP’s Carl Segvich

Dear Editor: Congratulations to Carl Segvich. I am glad that Carl Segvich held on to his 11th Ward Republican Committee job.


Letter: ‘Appalled’ by high-rise plans

Dear Editor: I am appalled by the plans to add more high-rise buildings in Roosevelt Square. As a homeowner, I invested in this neighborhood for its low-rise…


Letter: Caution on your first residential real estate transaction

Dear Editor: One of the most overlooked aspects when purchasing a residential home for a primary residence or investment property is checking and double-checking the accuracy of claimed or unclaimed homestead tax exemptions. Here’s why…


Letter: End hunger, poverty and provide opportunity

Dear Editor: Advocacy organizations such as Bread for the World, Feeding America, and RESULTS are asking…


Letter: Advance medical cannabis program

I’m an Illinois nurse suffering from chronic pain, recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. As a clinician and now patient, I’m urging Governor Rauner to advance the medical cannabis program so patients have access…


Letter: Opposition to BRT based on traffic

Dear Editor: I am with the McKinley Park Civic Association and we are interested in your articles on the BRT [Chicago Transit Authority Bus Rapid Transit proposed for Ashland Avenue] and are very much against it.


Letter: Why landmarking is wrong

Dear Editor: With Chicago facing a financial crisis, Randolph/Fulton Market leaders want Mayor Emanuel to withdraw his Fulton Market Forced Landmarking plan. It is not supported by our community and would jeopardize almost $200 million in new economic development for Chicago not including new tax revenues, jobs, businesses and residential units.


Letter: Can’t rewrite absence of leadership on Dyett

In a recent Gazette NewsBrief article, “Dyett High to reconfigure, remain open,” dated Jan. 2, 2015, Alderman Will Burns’ description of his leadership with regards to Dyett High School is inaccurate.


Letter: ‘Petty dictator’

Dear Editor: From Bunker Hill to Antietam, from Somme to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the mountains of Afghanistan, brave Americans died to preserve our democracy.


Letter: ALA/ATS want limits on carbon pollution

Dear Editor: American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society members and volunteers understand the impact of polluted air. We know that, as a nation, we have to do more to protect the ability of people to breathe, and that requires us to reduce carbon pollution from power plants.