Read letters from the editor’s desk.

Resolving the New Year’s resolution dilemma

  1 5 17 With Jess Willard, Commentator Television commercials are notorious around this time of year […]

Holiday Tournament boost for Carlinville

1-5-17 The Issue: Sporting events like the Holiday Tournament should get more credit. Our View: Area businesses […]

Mourning celebrities is about more than the person

12-29-16 By Misty Fritz I remember the first time a celebrity’s death rocked me to my core: […]

Small local businesses must be supported all year

The Issue: An area town loses its only grocery store. Our View: We need to understand that […]

High speed rail improvements worth the wait

By Randy Blankenhorn Illinois Transportation Secretary A few weeks ago, I was in northeastern Illinois to open […]

Stiffer FOIA vilation fines only work if handed

The Issue: Molly’s Law, in part, imposes tougher fines for public entities in violation of FOIA. Our […]

Avoid creating fire hazard with trees and decorations

12-15-16 The Issue: Area Christmas tree farms report higher sales of live trees than usual. Our View: […]

Still blame brother for Christmas ’86 debacle

By Eric Becker Short Commentary 12-15-16 My all-time Christmas holiday moment isn’t one I’m actually proud of, […]

Short Commentary

12-8-16   By: Rebecca Boyd It seems all the stores and shops tend to deck the halls […]

Christmas isn’t just for kids

12-8-16 The Issue: Seniors often have a difficult time during the holidays.   Our View: A little […]