Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Beautification is both a public and private concern

7 6 17 The Issue: Carlinville’s need for infrastructure means fewer funds for beautification. Our View: Recent […]

Fair spotlights all Macoupin County has to offer

6 29 17 The Issue: Many people commute to jobs in larger communities outside Macoupin County. Our […]

Reducing cooling costs a summertime priority

6 22 17 The Issue: Tolerating the summer heat is easier for some than others. Our View: […]

Honoring Dad on Father’s Day easier than many

6 15 17 The Issue: Many struggle with what to get Dad for Father’s Day. Our View: […]

Flag Day: A day to honor all for

6 8 17 The Issue: Our flag has a long, rich history steeped in symbolism. Our View: […]

Painting a bigger picture of arts education

6 1 17   By Jess Willard The Write Team When you think of the word “education,” […]

Kudos to area businesses who put teens to

6 1 17 The Issue: It’s hard to get a job without experience, and it’s hard to […]


  Unacceptable. That one word perfectly sums up the pain, dysfunction and instability Capitol politicians have inflicted […]

To graduate is to move forward into life’s

5 18 17 The Issue: Many people think graduations mark an ending. Our View: Commencement ceremonies celebrate […]

Businesses would benefit from accessibility

5 11 17 With Misty Fritz Short Commentary Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t realized just how […]