Letters to the Editor

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

The legislation would ban prior authorization for inpatient mental health treatment and includes other provisions to close the treatment gap.
To name the Museum of Science and Industry after Ken Griffin, who repeatedly badmouths our city and fled to Florida with his company, is a shameful stain on a once-beloved institution.
What a shame that a wealthy man can buy the name of one of our city’s greatest institutions. Will our entire lakefront someday be named after a billionaire with big riches and an even bigger ego?
Many of us are here at Lion Electric because we believe in the mission. But that belief can only sustain us for so long, writes a Lion Electric assembler, arguing for a union contract.
The Illinois Legislature should save the 340B program, which is holding on by a thread. In some counties, patients are being forced to travel far out of their way to get vital medications.
Carbon capture and sequestration technology is vital to help meet decarbonization goals.
Elected officials could take a cue from Ellis Island to establish a fair and orderly immigration process, a former Chicago City Council member writes.
It is clear certain justices, including those on the Supreme Court, are advancing obvious ideological positions. The Supreme Court needs to decide on Trump’s presidential immunity case by May 20, so there is time to hear evidence on the Jan. 6 case against him before the election this November.
We know that pipes can break. Escaping CO2 is toxic, polluting, combustible and explosive. Just ask the residents of Sartartia, Mississippi, what happened when a CO2 pipe burst there in 2020.
Illinois should treat its seniors more fairly, since most have stellar driving records, a reader from Deerfield writes.
If the Department of Natural Resources opened up waterways, riverbanks would be ripped up for piers and docks. Lights and porta-potties would be needed.
Why do lawmakers want to risk increasing the cost of prescription medications, a small business owner asks.
Following a generation of funding cuts, in the last five years Illinois has enacted a series of reforms to help students afford college and complete their degrees. But more must be done.
Diseases don’t discriminate, and neither should access to quality healthcare. As we grapple with measles in our backyard, it’s essential to remember our responsibility to those in less-fortunate circumstances.
They are willing to risk the completion of degrees or acquiring police records as allies of suffering civilians in Gaza, a reader from Hyde Park says.
Even in worker-friendly Illinois, employers have tremendous power and can discipline employees for declining to participate in non-work-related meetings that discuss politics or religion.
Many of these youth face challenges related to their hair care needs not being adequately met, which can impact their sense of self-worth and cultural belonging.
Eileen O’Neill Burke backs the Pretrial Fairness Act, and that should fill people working toward a more just and equitable system with hope, a pastor writes.
Not a dollar of taxpayer money went to the renovation of Wrigley Field and its current reinvigorated neighborhood, one reader points out.
A 2023 Supreme Court decision rolled back the federal Clean Water Act and overturned decades of protection for wetlands. New legislation would protect Illinois wetlands for the benefit of wildlife and communities that depend on them.