Letters to the Editor Archive

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.


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.