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After three years, Bruce Rauner finally got his day in the sun. The Supreme Court again sided with corporate interests and ruled that fair share employees don't have to pay into a fair system that … more
For the last three years I have been pointing to the excellent work that has been done by the Hillsboro City Council and the Hillsboro Police Department in addressing the serious issue of derelict … more
In a recent poll held a couple weeks ago (June 26-28) by Victory Research, Democrat J.B. Pritzker had a 15-point lead over incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner in this heavily contested gubernatorial … more
There is a Shay 1 Mine public hearing scheduled June 21 at Carlinville Library starting at 5:30 p.m.   Macoupin Energy LLC has applied for the seventh renewal of Permit 56 and the sixth renewal … more
The mental health seminar that took place in our community on Feb. 3 proved that many are wanting more opportunities for recovery for people with mental health conditions and substance use … more
Internet sports gambling is a massive expansion of gambling. Access to sporting events worldwide 24 hours a day, makes gambling just a click away and fuels gambling addiction. Internet sports … more
As a former mayor of the city of Hillsboro, I don't like to poke my nose back into city business, but I'm also a resident of the city and like everyone else am entitled to express my opinion. The … more
June 1 marks the fifth anniversary of the grand opening of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center.  It has been an exciting, busy, fast five years! A great deal has been … more
We did it once again! Letter carriers at the Sorento Post Office along with postal employees and local volunteers teamed up to stamp out hunger in the community. I want to thank everyone who … more
Age creeps up slowly, but suddenly there you are, and with it comes new constraints in life from physical limitations to lack of knowledge in upcoming technology, to actual age discrimination on the … more
National Stuttering Awareness Week begins May 7. Did you know more than three million Americans stutter? That's more than the populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, and Washington, … more
Over the last month or so The Journal-News has published several articles describing some of my combat experiences during my service with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam.   The initial article, … more
President Trump has started a trade war with China. Why does the American farmer have to take a huge hit? People must eat to live.  Ask people in North Korea or Venezuela what it is like to live … more
 When I first met Andy Manar, I was Regional Superintendent of Schools for Christian and Montgomery counties and he was a key member of the Illinois State Senate staff.   He was the "go to" … more
Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult with a lawyer at no cost during the 37th annual Ask A Lawyer Day from 9 a.m. to noon on April 28. The event is sponsored by the … more
To our great community: Terry–the husband, father, brother, uncle, great uncle, sports and radio broadcaster, community advocate and friend of so many–is a one-in-a-million guy. The community … more
I am a liberal progressive living in the state of Illinois whose legislative body is controlled by the Democratic party. As a liberal progressive, I have an affinity for the Democrats who … more
 In 2010 according to the U.S. Attorney's Office, 152,850 people were denied a firearm purchase during the background check process. Of these felony violations of prohibited possessors attempting to … more
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