Letters to the Editor

Submissions from Chicago Sun-Times readers weighing in on issues facing the city and its residents.

Columnist Jacob Sullum apparently has trouble internalizing that every freedom has a limit when it constrains the freedom of others, a reader writes.
The Sox administration acted responsibly. The problem is not with those in charge at Sox Park. The problem is with the ease of access to not only ordinary guns but automatic weapons that send bullets out like water from a garden hose.
Some historic buildings embody intangible experiences that are as important as the buildings themselves, writes Tim Samuelson, the city’s cultural historian emeritus.
Opinion writer Mona Charen is absolutely right about getting rid of audiences that encourage candidates to cater to the lowest common denominator.
Digging up support with a $10 million workforce development plan is a vile and deliberately divisive tactic, a reader writes.
School administrators hopefully will find funding to keep such programs alive after federal pandemic funding runs out, a reader writes.
The U.S. has been working for a regime change in that country. Using economic sanctions, our government has devastated Venezuela’s economy.
Major League Baseball has a history of moving teams. Like any business, MLB survives by branching out and spreading its footprint.
The problem with the Chicago Public Schools is simple: It fails to educate students well. That is why families have voted with their feet and left.
Increasing funding is key if public transit is going to adapt, attract more riders, expand access, grow our economy, and combat climate change, the head of the Regional Transportation Authority writes.
This wasn’t on the ballot. Not many in Illinois had their voice heard in the matter.
Chicago would have a nearly unbeatable one-two punch, with a pedestrianized State Street two blocks from Millennium Park.
To help our first responders cope with the stress they experience daily, we must provide them with critical treatment and support for mental health.
None of the emergencies we faced as Dr. Arwady’s two immediate predecessors compares to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even if they missed curfew by just seven minutes, as our parents used to tell us, “late is late.”
A tree audit by the Edgewater Glen Association sparked other neighborhood block clubs to do their own surveys to identify healthy trees that should be saved.
The people of St. Adalbert can save their spiritual home by doing some serious fund-raising and also by pursuing the goal of making the church a historic site.
Stopping healthy trees from being removed is only a small, common sense step. We need to plant new trees in every available public space and make sure these trees reach maturity to provide environmental and social benefits.
The Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking found that LGBT veterans were over four times more likely than non-LGBT veterans to report finding it difficult to get by financially.
The recent analysis misses changes in policies, contracts and strategies that were made through collaborative — if sometimes contentious — discussions well before a public vote.
Really, is that the best use of our limited tax resources?
Misinformation like this, including a tweet from U.S. Rep. Mary Miller, is harmful and divisive.
While it is true that pipelines are nothing new, a proposed one is larger and more complex than any in existence.
Police departments spend enormous amounts of overtime and incur manpower and transportation issues when officers have to appear in person, a former suburban police chief writes.