Opinion

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

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Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect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 […]

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 […]