Opinion

EDWARDSVILLE - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dennis Mares, PhD, professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, released a Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) guide, Gunshot Detection:...[Read More]
Letter To The Editor: In the wake of an election and encouraging voters to go to the polls I begin to wonder why so many are not engaged in this process. There are many worries that black and brown...[Read More]
2022 has witnessed an explosion of pickleball in the Riverbend area. More than 40 members of the Riverbend Pickleball Group gathered at the new pickleball courts at Glazebrook Park on Monday, October...[Read More]
WOOD RIVER – Today, Democratic Candidate for State Senate Kris Tharp (IL-56) announced his endorsement from yet another law enforcement organization, the Sheriffs of Illinois. This makes him the...[Read More]
Letter To The Editor: Our society appears to be as politically divided as it’s ever been. From social issues to national security, it is difficult to find anyone, especially a politician, who...[Read More]
Letter to the Editor: I have taught in Wood River-Hartford School District #15 for 35 years with the majority of my time spent at Lewis and Clark Junior High. Kris Tharp was one of my students during...[Read More]
EDWARDSVILLE - The Madison County Health Advisory Board met Sept. 6 and discussed the new COVID boosters that are available at local pharmacies and the county’s health department. Dr. Anthony...[Read More]
For the last 28 years of my life, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of being involved, in one way or another, in the annual rite of passage that comes with becoming a sixth grader. For most of us,...[Read More]
This month I am proposing a resolution to the county board that the county changes its outside auditing firm every 6 years. This is on the agenda for the Wednesday, Aug 18, Executive Committee meeting....[Read More]
EDWARDSVILLE - Major Jeff Connor, current Deputy Sheriff and future Madison County Sheriff, given that he is running unopposed in the upcoming General Election, issued a ringing endorsement today of...[Read More]

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