Editorial

Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Attending local forums, a way to get informed

The issue: The campaign for one of the most important elections in recent memory is under way. […]

Make no mistake, football players are gladiators

By Daniel Winningham Those associated with the NFL and this year’s Super Bowl would have you believe […]

Time running out for courthouse restoration

The issue: The Macoupin County Courthouse needs substantial restoration work and repairs, and each year the problems […]

Solitude not as easy to find as it

 By Rick Wade “I want to be alone.” Greta Garbo, 1932, “Grand Hotel.” In the book 1984, […]

We’re out of puns: Go support Take it

The issue: ‘Take it to Town’ is 10 years old. Should the community – as families, as […]

Nothing new to say about head injuries

by Rick Wade At the risk of being tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a […]

A reporter’s notebook: Scenes from an inauguration

By Rick Wade Inauguration day, Jan. 9, 2013 10:33 a.m. Just after deadline, leaving Carlinville on Route […]

The City of Carlinville and Macoupin County ask

The issue: The City of Carlinville and Macoupin County are both asking taxpayers for sales tax increases. […]

Do movies move us in both directions?

By Rick Wade Lots of people like to bash the motion picture industry for the movies it […]

Smokers have only themselves to blame for smoking

The issue: On the fifth anniversary of Illinois’ indoor smoking ban, many cigarette smokers are still upset, […]