- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
To the Editor: Different views on two columns
Your newspaper is a great value for the price. Seriously, I enjoy it.
In the March 17-23 issue, there was an editorial by Frank Schier, “Deer-in-the-headlights of a chance” about his attendance and the results of a meeting on the Gensler property issue. Although I know little about this, I still got a lot from the editorial.
I frequently disagree with Frank. He’s a little too “green” for me. Anyway, what he wrote was very informative.
I mention this because the Guest Column by John Russell Ghrist was just the opposite. It was almost 100 percent whining…. a closed society, I lost my job, no one will hire me, I’m too old, etc. I can’t recall reading a more whiny “oh poor me” piece anywhere, on any subject. Mr. Ghrist needs to get a life, and your newspaper needs to select its guest columnists with more care. That was maybe the worst column I ever saw in your otherwise fine publication.
From the March 24-30, 2010 issue