Read letters to the editor, opinion pieces and letters from the editor’s desk.

Drug take back day is important to combat

THE ISSUE: Opioid, heroin and prescription drug abuse is on the rise throughout Illinois and Macoupin County. […]

Letter to the editor

CARLINVILLE (April 19, 2018) – Just over five years ago, Senator Andy Manar met in Litchfield with […]

Mary A. Moore, 92

TAYLOR SPRINGS (April 18, 2018) – Mary Alice Agney Moore, 92, of Taylor Springs, formerly of Gillespie, […]

New form of e-digs lures teens despite no

By Gordon Hopkins, Rural Health News Service For the Write Team WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 12, 2018) – […]

Property taxes go a long way in Macoupin

The Issue: Illinois is known for having some of the worst property taxes in the country. Our […]

Letter to the editor

CARLINVILLE (April 12, 2018) – For the past 20 years, the lack of fair state funding for […]

Death of a former teacher floods the memory

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (April 5, 2018) – Heard about the passing of Don […]

Kudos to area students for exercising rights

THE ISSUE: Area high school students joined their peers on March 14 for a 17-minute walkout to […]

Trees, glorious trees

To the editor: CARLINVILLE (April 5, 2018) – Spring is a time when many people search for […]

Tariffs will harm local newspapers

By Susan Rowell, President of the National Newspaper Association WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2018) – There are […]