Read letters from the editor’s desk.

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 […]

Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]