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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, […]

Maybe their mothers didn’t make them clean up

Short commentary Dec. 6, 2012 By Rick Wade Look, don’t get me wrong. I was young once. […]