Letters to the Editor
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I wonder who is running Montgomery County. The governor puts out billions of dollars in road repairs, and yet Illinois Route 16 from Hillsboro to Ohlman is in a shambles. The governor sends … more
As we celebrate nurses across the country for National Nurses Week (May 6-12), I am deeply appreciative of our nursing colleagues who provide exceptional care to those served by Hospital Sisters … more
When plans were made for the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, we had three goals.  We wanted to help develop a better appreciation of our community, our citizens and our … more
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center.   It has been a fast, fun ten years for sure. We plan to mark the occasion by having a … more
April 23-29 is National Library Week.   I would like to take a second to write about my own personal love affair with libraries and books. Reading and being read to has been a part of my … more
Our justice system is failing us–one family at a time. Here’s how our family is being impacted. In 1986, my 22-year-old-brother, Glen L. Jones (#N67755), made a bad decision, one … more
The March 14 county board meeting was a very memorable event. The overflow crowd of citizens was very rewarding to witness.   Going back quite a few years, March 14 ranks as one of the most … more
Montgomery County residents and landowners in the pathway of the carbon dioxide pipeline and sequestration sites should support the following legislation, SB2421/HB3119. This bill establishes … more
I just read a letter written by Joe Spencer stating that all should be willing to pay their share to defend our given rights. The way our country is going today, I can just see our Founding … more
I want to thank everyone who played a part in getting me to the hospital on Friday, Jan. 27. From my family, Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service, all the first responders–too numerous to name … more
Citizens of Nokomis and surrounding areas may not be aware of this since only three landowners were notified by mail and a small notice of the hearing was published in the Free Press Progress … more
In your Jan. 30 edition you printed a letter from Mr. Bill Schroeder in regards to HB5471 (gun ban law).   All of Mr. Schroeder’s points are valid. We, the tax-paying citizens, will have … more
A warm heart felt "thank you" goes out to Jeanette Kennedy and Nancy Hollo   for coordinating the ImpactLife platelet drive that was hosted Thursday, Feb. 16, by VFW 3912 Litchfield. Six … more
It appears to me that it was a foregone conclusion before the meeting last week about the future of the Hillsboro Moose Lodge that the building was going to be closed. However, now is the time for … more
I am writing to thank Hillsboro​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful … more
Governor Pritzker and a majority of the General Assembly have clearly demonstrated their contempt for the rights of all Illinois citizens by passing HB5471. As a result of this blatant violation … more
As a past mayor of Hillsboro, the son of a Moose member, and a former Moose member who dropped due to health reasons, I would like to encourage a solution that would allow our Moose lodge to reopen. … more
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Litchfield Museum.   The board has decided to mark the occasion with special events all year long! The Journal-News has generously agreed to … more
Two years after the deadly attack on our country on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s hard to ignore that the House of Representatives is now controlled by those who embraced and fueled Trump’s big lie. … more
As we start 2023, we have much to be grateful for. As health care workers, one of the things we are most grateful for is that COVID symptoms are not as severe as they have been in the past, and the … more
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