Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reinstate the death penalty

To the Editor:

It’s time to bring the death penalty back to Illinois. With such horrific crimes against children and pregnant Marlen Ochoa-Lopez being butchered to take her unborn child, we need a strong deterrent against committing serious crimes.

I don’t want my taxpayer dollars supporting depraved criminals in jail for 40-plus years. In some cases, jail is a step up from their living conditions, so criminals may not mind being provided food, clean linens and medical care for the rest of their lives.

By now, the Illinois criminal justice system must have learned from past mistakes. To set an example, they can put the parents of AJ Freund at the top of the list.

Linda Morton

Harvard

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.