- Conservatives join New Hampshire rally in support of campaign finance reform
- 11 public housing residents complete job readiness training
- Youth health care enrollment event at NIU Rockford Jan. 29
- More than 50 employers at Jan. 29 job fair
- School district’s credit rating remains solid
- State Police seize LSD, cannabis, U.S. currency in I-80 arrest
- Park District names employee, team of the year
- A closer look at fracking for natural gas
- Susan Johnson, copy editor, moves on after 21 years
- Guest Column: Clean Water Act: Supporters of clean water must make their voices heard
Debate on casinos may be suppressed
Chuck Sweeny really knows how to stimulate a response! When he stated in Sunday’s paper [June 26, 2011] that those “moralists” opposed to casinos in Rockford have little support. On the contrary, I have observed that everyone I talk with on the subject is opposed to casinos. Those people are leaders in the community on many different levels in the service and corporate world. My impression is that the Star is suppressing actual debate on the topic by only headlining the incorrect statements that “everyone is for casinos.” I would be proud of the Star if it actually reported community sentiment on the topic, especially if this letter is printed. There are better ways to build the economy of this region. It may take some work, but it has more chance for building a livable community than casinos can.
Dr. Philip R. Schalow
1st Step Chiropractic, S.C.
From the Aug. 3-9, 2011, issue