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You were warned; now it’s getting serious

By Rick Wade A few months ago, I wrote in this space about the disturbing number of […]

New council, mayor will need cooperation with citizens

The issue: The city of Carlinville faces several key issues immediately after new crop of city officials […]

Not saying ‘You’re welcome’ can be a problem

By Rick Wade Not too long ago, I had the following conversation on a Facebook page, which […]

We all scream for ice cream

By JanDona I’m one of those people who needs something to keep my mind occupied. When something […]

Let’s get party politics out of local elections

The issue: Carlinville requires candidates for local office to declare their party affiliation. Our view: Carlinville should […]

Driven by deadly distractions

By Jan Dona I was driving down a country road near Bunker Hill a few days ago […]

Mind your manners, mister!

By Hilary Hake While perusing Facebook recently, a friend of mine asked if it was expected of […]

Strong candidates never have to rely on last-minute

The Issue: Some politicos cry foul at paper’s policy. Our View: The policy regarding political letters has […]

Communities get the governments they choose

Slug: main commentary 4_4 THE ISSUE: Local elections are pivotal. OUR VIEW: Voters should choose the candidates […]

Don’t forget true meaning of Easter

By Daniel Winningham Another Easter season is in the books and, for retailers, it’s time to focus […]