Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Comerford improves college and community during his tenure

THE ISSUE: Dr. John Comerford, president of Blackburn College, will be leaving the college for a new […]

Drug take back day is important to combat

THE ISSUE: Opioid, heroin and prescription drug abuse is on the rise throughout Illinois and Macoupin County. […]

Property taxes go a long way in Macoupin

The Issue: Illinois is known for having some of the worst property taxes in the country. Our […]

Kudos to area students for exercising rights

THE ISSUE: Area high school students joined their peers on March 14 for a 17-minute walkout to […]

AT&T service in areas of Macoupin County is

THE ISSUE: Residents, law enforcement, and legislators have all reported inferior service OUR VIEW:  AT & T […]

Where does time go?

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (March 15, 2018) – Next month, I will have been […]

Sunshine Week puts a light on the people’s

The Issue: Too often, members of the public don’t recognize efforts to conceal public information. Our View: […]

Why Idaho, ACA may matter elsewhere

 By Wendell Potter, Rural Health News Service WASHINGTON D.C. (March 8, 2018) – What happens in Idaho […]

Time to be mindful of severe weather

 THE ISSUE: March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month. OUR VIEW:  Severe weather can happen anytime. March is […]

Guns save lives – until used to kill

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Feb. 22, 2018) – Driving home from the state wrestling […]