Letters to the Editor Archive

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.


Together we stand, but divided we fall

Dear Editor: Black youth across this country are faced with a serious challenge. Violent crimes among Black youth (ages 17-29) in urban areas have been on the rise, and no one seems to have any real solutions on what to do about it.


Letter: ‘Disappointing’ concerning BRT

Dear Editor: The misinformation about BRT [Bus Rapid Transit] spread by your most recent wish list article [Dec. 6 Gazette] was disappointing.


Letter: Put Cozzi in Hall of Fame

Dear Editor: I am writing this letter in hope of righting a wrong. I’m trying to get as many people as possible to contact the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame to bring to light what I consider a gross injustice.


Letter: Mayor has ‘priority crisis’

Dear Editor: Mayor Emanuel does not have a budget crisis in the Chicago Public Schools — he has a priority crisis. Chicago’s public school students deserve a world-class education regardless of their ZIP code. Following the closure of nearly 50 schools last spring, the remaining neighborhood schools all over our city now see deep cuts to their budgets.


Letter: Busy Bees in food program

Dear Editor: This is to notify you that Busy Bees Child Development Center plans to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).


Letter: Support and excitement regarding BRT

Dear Editor: As a resident of the Ashland corridor, I am writing to express my support and excitement for the planned Bus Rapid Transit Route (BRT). I recently rode a similar system when I visited Baranquilla, Colombia, and I was impressed with how efficient and reliable BRT is, and I have seen how businesses and commuters benefit from BRT.


Letter: Appreciation for Gazette mission

Dear Editor: On behalf of the STEM Magnet Academy Community, I want to extend many thanks to you and the Gazette for publishing the success of our recent school wide Walkathon in the July addition. We really appreciate the mission of the Gazette as a community supporter and excellent news source!


Letter: ‘Disgusted’ at teacher layoffs

The Raise Your Hand Coalition (RYH) is disgusted to learn that Chicago Public Schools has laid off another 2,000 teachers and staff, bringing the total number of layoffs for the year to 3,500.


Fioretti explains vote against new parking meter deal

Dear Editor: At the last meeting, the City Council took a vote to approve a big change to the terrible parking meter privatization deal of 2008. I voted against the deal, along with ten of my colleagues. Unfortunately, the proposal passed, but I am encouraged by the fact that it received stronger resistance in the Council than the first time around.