About LDN

Letters to the Editor

Lincoln Daily News welcomes letters of appreciation, information and opinion on matters pertaining to the community. 
Controversial issues:
As a community we need to be able to talk openly about matters that affect the quality of our lives. The most effective and least offensive manner to get your point across is to stick to the issue and refrain from commenting on another person's opinion. Letters that deviate from focusing on the issue may be rejected or edited and marked as such.


Submit a letter to the editor online

You may also send your letters by e-mail to  ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com

or by U.S. postal mail:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, and postal address or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows.

Make room for skateboarders          Send a link to a friend

Dear Editor,

As an old Lincoln skateboarder, I was concerned about the growing problem about skater's in the downtown area.

I really should not say growing problem, as these were the same issues that were on the table twenty-seven years ago when I skated.

This is a failure on both the attitude of skaters and the government of the city of Lincoln. If you consider the amount of money for "signs" and enforcement of these, it would have been more well directed into an area FOR skaters!

I know the city council is gonna fire the "Oh, we can't do it....insurance reasons" It's easy way to make their lack of being even remotely interested in the well being of skaters known.

There are at least 20 skateparks in the Chicago area. and none have been closed due to insurance reasons!

A open note to City Father's "Give kids somesthing constructive to do, it keeps them out of the police blotter..."

My music touring schedule, only allows me visit's to Lincoln about every three years. I have noticed a marked decay in neighborhoods, it's seems as if the life is being "choked" out of it's citizen's. It is a sad thing, because Lincoln was a great town to grow up in...

With Regards,

Dan Rocco,
1978 Midwest Open Professional
Freestyle Skateboard Champion

(Posted Oct. 27, 2006)

Click here to send a note to the editor about this letter.


< Recent letters

Back to top


News | Sports | Business | Rural Review | Teaching & Learning | Home and Family | Tourism | Obituaries

Community | Perspectives | Law & Courts | Leisure Time | Spiritual Life | Health & Fitness | Teen Scene
Calendar | Letters to the Editor