Letters to the Editor Archive

‘Illusion of Progress’ touted by CPS, Mayor

The illusion of ‘progress’ that Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson touted recently at a City Club of Chicago luncheon is a far cry from the reality…

Letter: Opposition to housing projects

Before we begin to discuss the building of projects on Taylor Street, we need to dispel any ideas that opposition to housing projects has anything to do with race or prejudice against poor people, as Alderman Jason Ervin (28th Ward) has insinuated….

Letter: Robert Steele remembered

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele.

Letter: Embrace diversity

I just finished reading the Gazette, including the editorial from April 7. I was away from campus when I heard about the anti-Semitic materials that appeared on campus…

Letter: New WPA needed for at-risk youth

The United States Postal Service issued a set of new stamps on March 7 to commemorate the 1930s Works Progress Administration (WPA). The ten stamps showcase ten of the projects or purposes of the WPA. Their topics include providing wage work opportunities, encouraging work safety, promoting domestic tourism, and building tennis courts, zoos, airports, national parks, hiking trails, and docks.

Letter: Keep up the fight

Concerning the latest edition of the Gazette—I want to commend you and your staff on an amazing job.

Letter: Mercy says thanks

Thank you on behalf of all the children at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls for your extreme generosity in helping us promote our annual March for Kids campaign once again this year through an article in the Gazette.

Letter: Maxwell Market remains in jeopardy

Patrick Butler did a good job in the Dec. 3, 2016, article to dispel the rumor that the City would be closing the New Maxwell St. Market through a direct order. But the Market is still at extreme risk unless immediate intervention is taken.

Letter: Resurrection Project CEO to immigrants: Chicago is with you

Since the election, there has been great fear and anxiety in the immigrant community caused by the president-elect’s campaign pledge to deport immigrants and eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that provides protection from deportation to more than 740,000 DREAMers.

Letter: Thanks from Morning Star

I just want to thank you for putting the photo of Rev. Clay Evans and our church anniversary in your October newspaper.

Letter: Police hiring: Years late, millions short

Dear Editor:

Less than two hours before Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent speech on public safety, progressive aldermen urged him to live up to his pledge to lead the most transparent administration in Chicago history and release the financial plan to pay for his new proposal to hire nearly 1,000 new police officers over the next two years.

Letter: Child Care assistance cuts are dangerous

Dear Editor: Governor Rauner’s unilateral action to slash eligibility for the State’s Child Care Assistance Program, and eliminate services for 90% of families otherwise eligible, put hundreds of millions of dollars in Federal assistance at risk, created confusion among working families and providers, and threatened the economic potential of working families and the state as […]