Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Their reply, or lack of, speaks volumes

Letter to the editor writer Ted Farmer, of Belleville, Illinois, says Belle Valley School Superintendent Louis Obernuefemann and Board President Karen Kunz’s refusal to answer his question spoke volumes about their inability to understand and carry out their responsibilities.

Letters to the Editor

If black lives matter, uphold “all men are created equal”

Letter to the editor writer Lee Harris, of Belleville, Illinois says those who believe black lives really matter need to unite under the banner of “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” because it is truly inclusive.

Letters to the Editor

The Electoral College needs to be abolished

Letter to the editor writer James J. Harrigan, of Waterloo, Illinois says the United States of America’s founding fathers did not know how big our country would become and that makes the Electoral College outdated and that two elections have been affected by the Electoral College, including the 2016 election with President-elect Donald J. Trump, and that the Electoral College needs to be abolished.

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump won big time

Letter to the editor writer Jim Bonnevier, of Belleville, Illinois says that President-elect Donald J. Trump won big time when he won 3,048 of 3,141 counties in November’s 2016 presidential election compared to Hillary Clinton’s 57 counties.

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump won so get over it

Letter to the editor writer James J. Price, of Coulterville, Illinois, says that people need to get over it that President-elect Donald J. Trump won the election and people need to stop protesting and worry about real issues.

Letters to the Editor

Trump needs to accomplish what he promised

Letter to the editor writer Lee Pitzer, of O’Fallon, Illinois, says he read letter writer Leon Anderson’s response to his letter and says that President-elect Donald J. Trump was elected as revenge and a revolted of the little people against the elites and that know he must justify this misplaced faith by accomplishing what he promised after backing out of several promises already.

Letters to the Editor

Trump is vulgar, bombastic, lubricious and xenophobic

Letter to the editor Fred Ehrstein, of Belleville, Illinois, says President-elect Donald J. Trump is insufferably vulgar, blatantly bombastic, wildly lubricious, snidely xenophobic, cruelly misogynistic, perversely narcissistic, obsessively bigoted, crudely acquisitive, alarmingly unstable, viciously vindictive, curiously uncurious, and wittingly mendacious.

Letters to the Editor

Stop blaming women for sexual assault and rape

Letter to the editor writer Ginny Kiernan Dahlberg, of Belleville, Illinois, says people need to stop blaming women for sexual assault and rape, that women are not to blame for lax morals of any ma and that folks need to be educated about sexual assault and rape so we can stop blaming women and stop supporting rape culture.

Videos

Sprinklers can put serious damper on Christmas tree blaze

Belleville Fire Department firefighters saw a demonstration of how fast a holiday fire can spread, and how the damage can be seriously limited by a sprinkler system. Videos show the room engulfed in 90 seconds and the fire suppressed within four minutes.
Provided Belleville Fire Department
Sprinklers can put serious damper on Christmas tree blaze 1:14

Sprinklers can put serious damper on Christmas tree blaze

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Group prayer held at Washington Park site where woman's body was found

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Here's what could happen if your Christmas tree catches fire

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How a sprinkler system could save your home during a fire