Write Team

Opinions and stories of our writers.

Education is bipartisan issue

By Sen. Andy Manar and Rep. Avery Bourne The Write Team SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 21, 2017) – Educating […]

Have empathy for those who stayed in hurricanes’

With Misty Fritz The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Sept. 14, 2017) – The southern part of this country […]

A hint of fall in the air not

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Sept. 7, 2017) – I’m very whiny when it comes […]

Remembering small-town fire departments and the battles they’ve

With Jan Dona The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Aug. 31, 2017) – Recently, someone posted a photo on […]

Eclipse brings back memories – or not

With Misty Fritz The Write Team CARLINVILLE (Aug. 24, 2017) – The last time this area saw […]

Purr-fect time for Cardinals to make postseason run

By Eric Becker The Write Team CARLINVILLE (August 17, 2017) – When the infamous rally squirrel ran […]

Manar speaks of Senate Bill 1

8 10 17 By Andy Manar After months of divisive rhetoric, changing positions and no specific plan […]

How my garden grows

7 27 17 By Jan Dona The Write Team I’m a big believer in what I call […]

Reading is a lifelong passion

7 20 17 By Misty Fritz/The Write Team I’ve always been a voracious reader, starting from a […]

Chicago mayor proposes public school changes

7 13 17 By Gary Lowder The Write Team Recently, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a plan […]