Opinions

Letters accepted for April 2 election

Letter writers who wish to submit an epistle regarding a candidate or issue for the April 2 election may do so right up until March 27, the final edition of the Press before the election.


McCaleb: Illinois facing jobs crisis with latest policy initiatives

By DAN McCALEB
Rantoul Press columnist


With no warning, an Illinois community learned this week it is losing almost 1,400 jobs.


Reeder: Doing the right thing sometimes can be costly

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.


Porter: I'm not arrogant; I'm self-actualized

By DAVID PORTER
Rantoul Press columnist


I called my 4-year-old grandson on the phone. Here’s the brief conversation:

“Hi, Ben.”

“Hi, Grandpa. Where’s Grandma?”

“She’s right here. Do you want to talk to her?”

“Yes.”


Kelly: God makes all things beautiful in its time; my sister is a prime example

By PRECIOUS KELLY
Rantoul Press columnist


We have screaming matches; not the kind you might expect.

We greet each other this way — each scream louder and higher than the last
until we both reach our maximum pitch.


Letters to the editor

Elect Johnson to Rantoul Village Board

To the editor:
I am writing in support of Sherry Johnson for village trustee.

I have known Sherry and her husband, Jim, for many years as neighbors and friends. Sherry is an honest, respectful person, is kind and compassionate and has integrity.


Reeder: The same ol, same ol' won't work with Illinois' trouble pension funding

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist


SPRINGFIELD – Political courage is a rare commodity in Springfield. And new ideas are rarer still.

When politicians face challenges, they usually dig out the same tired political play books and take the path of least resistance. In regard to funding state pensions, that’s what appears to be happening now.


Chumbley: Pharoah's order still being carried out

By KENNY CHUMBLEY
Rantoul Press columnist


In Marc Connelly’s wonderful 1930 play, “The Green Pastures” (wherein heaven is viewed through the eyes of African-Americans in the Deep South), there’s a scene involving Pharaoh and his head magician.


Faulkner: Reader wants what's best for aging mom

By SHERRIE FAULKNER
Rantou Press columnist


My mother is 83 years old and lives by herself. I am constantly worrying that she is going to hurt herself or go without something she needs because of her limited mobility. I really want her to go to a nursing home, but she refuses. What can I do?


Don't hide your light under a bushel

By LEATRICE PACE
Rantoul Press columnist


It is important to let your light shine in this dark world. It is really hard to let it shine brightly.

So many circumstances invade your life and cause your light to dim. But be of good cheer. The Lord has overcome the world already.


Syndicate content