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Letter to the editor: Today is the 58 th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I’m reminded of that, because his nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., authored The Rea...[Read More]
Letter to the Editor: PIASA - As some of you may know there has been a hate crime committed at Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois. A student was attacked for wearing a rainbow flag around hi...[Read More]
EDWARDSVILLE - The Madison County Government Relations Committee released a proposed county board map reducing the number of paid elected county board members from 29 to 26. Republican Candidate...[Read More]
Giving Thanks By Loretta Graham This coming month we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Many will be cooking turkeys, baking apple pies, pumpkin pies, and sweet potato pies. It is important to get togethe...[Read More]
On October 18 th , Wood River City Council members Duncan, Hagaman and Tweedy voted down a motion to hold Town Hall meetings. Yes, the council members would have surely faced some tough questions regarding...[Read More]
Almost two years ago, Wood River residents learned of our city’s intent to build a new 34,000 square foot recreation center where the current historic Round House stands. A discussion ensued among...[Read More]
Throughout life, many of us are taught that our worth is equal to how much we produce and contribute. This value, while originally thought to inspire work ethic, has instead created a world full of peopl...[Read More]
This edition of The Policy Shop comes to you from Adam Schuster, senior director of budget and tax research. Just how high are Illinois property taxes: I don’t know about you but every fall,...[Read More]
Energy bill punctuates decades of failed policies and failed leadership in Illinois By State Rep. Blaine Wilhour Leave it to Illinois to do the impossible. Only in Illinois could a group o...[Read More]
WOODSTOCK – Gary Rabine, a candidate for Governor, is issuing the following statement on JB Pritzker again failing to keep his word on legislative redistricting by signing into law a legislative...[Read More]

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