Read letters to the editor, opinion pieces and letters from the editor’s desk.

Education is bipartisan issue

By Sen. Andy Manar and Rep. Avery Bourne The Write Team SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 21, 2017) – Educating […]

Blackburn College doubles down on its commitment to

The Issue: When students go off to college, they often don’t come back. Our View: Not only […]

Have empathy for those who stayed in hurricanes’

With Misty Fritz The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Sept. 14, 2017) – The southern part of this country […]

There’s plenty here to see if people know

The Issue: Macoupin County lacks an entity dedicated to attracting tourists and providing them with things to […]

World changing event

To the editor: FARMERSVILLE (Sept. 14, 2017) – On Oct. 31, 1517, a world-changing event took place. […]

A hint of fall in the air not

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Sept. 7, 2017) – I’m very whiny when it comes […]

Lions Club fulfills its commitment to Carlinville

The Issue: For many, the Lions Club Carnival is just good family fun. Our View: Carlinville Lions […]


CARLINVILLE SEPT. 7, 2017 Dear Editor: I was sorry to hear that Larry Smith resigned from his […]


CARLINVILLE SEPT. 7, 2017 – Dear Editor, State Rep. Avery Bourne sent out a questionnaire that included […]

Remembering small-town fire departments and the battles they’ve

With Jan Dona The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Aug. 31, 2017) – Recently, someone posted a photo on […]