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

Carlinville officer goes beyond call of duty

THE ISSUE: Officer Mike Stephenson of Carlinville Police Department purchased a new bike with his own personal money […]

I sense the beginning of an obsession

By: Misty Fritz I haven’t been this obsessed with a toy (or anything other than books, for […]

It’s time to focus on what unites us

THE ISSUE: We live in an era where sharp divisions are creating an unbreachable chasm. OUR VIEW: Common […]

Learn through Trivia

Remember trivia can keep the brain active. There is nothing wrong with researching if you do not […]

The passage of the Federal Farm Bill

To the editor: The passage of the federal Farm Bill is a huge win for Illinois farmers […]

Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect

By: Trudy Lieberman The other day came a lengthy report (https://go.cms.gov/2StPAIu) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

Holidays should provide time for rest, relaxation

THE ISSUE: Over-scheduling too many activities leaves many people frantic. OUR VIEW: Prioritize time to be spent with those […]

Learn through Trivia

You are out shopping for Christmas and your stomach begins to grumble. It is lunchtime and what […]

St. Louis Cardinals strike solid ‘Gold’

By: Jackson Wilson The Major League Baseball offseason is officially in full swing and there is already […]

Public servants need to be mindful of budgetary

THE ISSUE: Newly elected county officials recently took oath of office. State legislators to do so January 9. OUR […]