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

We send our thanks to everyone

Dear Editor: In this day of hurry and rush and immediate gratification, it is especially heartwarming to […]

Greetings of the season to you!

Dear Editor: Greetings of the season to you, our friends and supporters of recycling! It has been […]

Government tries yet again to regulate tobacco products

By:  Trudy Lieberman The Food and Drug Administration just announced it would once again try to regulate tobacco […]

Tornado preparedness is important all year long

THE ISSUE: Illinois has a recorded history of a tornado in every month of the year.   OUR VIEW: Storm […]

Thank you so much!

To the editor: The  board of Good Samaritan Ministries/Carlinville Food Pantry would like to thank everyone for […]

Chances are good this winter won’t be mild

THE ISSUE: An early bout of snow and low temps could mean a long, hard winter. OUR VIEW: The […]

This probably makes me a Grinch

By: Misty Fritz Even though I’m an atheist, there are certain aspects of Christmas I enjoy: the […]

Learn through Trivia

Here we are in the month where we celebrate Thanksgiving. What does it mean to you? To […]

Being thankful for opportunities like Small Business Saturday

THE ISSUE: Holiday shoppers often think of the nearest mall as their shopping destination as opposed to looking […]

Both costs and coverage matter when choosing insurance

By: Trudy Lieberman It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people shopping the individual insurance market, […]