Opinion

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

Give thanks for friends and family

By Chris Best/The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Nov. 16, 2017) – Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, that special day […]

Support Small Business Saturday

Dear Editor, CARLINVILLE (Nov. 16, 2017) – Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, which is […]

November to remember

By Eric Becker/The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Nov. 9, 2017) – We had a dilemma of sorts trying […]

Public vigilance is the answer to park vandalism

The Issue: There isn’t a single Carlinville park that hasn’t been a target of vandalism. Our View: […]

Nibbliing away at the Affordable Care Act

 By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service, for The Write Team As annual enrollment for Obamacare insurance […]

Recognizing progress in local communities is vital

THE ISSUE: Recognition of one’s efforts fosters improved success OUR VIEW: Organizations, municipalities, and individuals can all […]

Needing ideas for Secret Santa exchange

By Misty Fritz The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Oct. 26, 2017) – I’m a little bit of a […]

Understanding civics strengthens our democracy

The Issue: By definition, a democracy cannot survive without the public’s participation. Our View: Carlinville High School […]

Blessed by community support

Dear editor, CARLINVILLE (Oct. 26, 2017) – Shop Local First held our second annual “Last Days of […]

Protesting a right, but not at expense of

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Oct. 19, 2017) – Let me start by saying I […]