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Opioid crisis hits rural America hard

By Gordon Hopkins, Rural Health News Service The opioid crisis is a major talking point on the […]

Hunters and fishermen play large role in conservation

The Issue: As our communities grow, the need for wildlife management increases. Our View: Those who hunt […]

Never too late for self-discovery, self-improvement

By Eric Becker On the 17th anniversary of one of the worst days in the history of […]

Supreme Court ruling is a victory for local

THE ISSUE: This summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling provides that internet retailers must pay the same local […]

Back to school also applies to vehicle drivers

THE ISSUE: School resumes this week for area schools. OUR VIEW: Motorists need to be reminded to […]

Dog days of summer not necessarily dog’s best

The Issue: Extreme heat can be fatal for pets. Our View: With a little knowledge and effort, […]

Citizens unite, score victory in AT&T battle

THE ISSUE: AT & T cell service deficiencies cause citizens to unite and demand answers from AT […]

Fair, fireworks work better together

The Issue: Two important events faced calendar conflicts. Our View: A cooperative effort works to make both […]

State of Illinois finally passes a state budget

THE ISSUE: After not having a state budget in nearly three years, Governor Rauner signed a budget […]

Take time to acknowledge teachers for all they

THE ISSUE: Another school year comes to a close. Teachers have had to do more with less […]