Letters to the Editor
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I am writing to thank Hillsboro​​-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a successful … more
Governor Pritzker and a majority of the General Assembly have clearly demonstrated their contempt for the rights of all Illinois citizens by passing HB5471. As a result of this blatant violation … more
As a past mayor of Hillsboro, the son of a Moose member, and a former Moose member who dropped due to health reasons, I would like to encourage a solution that would allow our Moose lodge to … more
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Litchfield Museum.  The board has decided to mark the occasion with special events all year long! The Journal-News has generously agreed to … more
Two years after the deadly attack on our country on Jan. 6, 2021, it’s hard to ignore that the House of Representatives is now controlled by those who embraced and fueled Trump’s big … more
As we start 2023, we have much to be grateful for. As health care workers, one of the things we are most grateful for is that COVID symptoms are not as severe as they have been in the past, and the … more
On behalf of all the volunteers at the Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Litchfield and the surrounding area for their … more
Attention Montgomery County residents: at the Montgomery County Board meeting on Dec. 13, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., there will be an informational presentation on carbon storage and carbon dioxide pipelines … more
Democrats around the country are attempting to grant voting rights to 16 and 17 year old young adults in their latest scheme to grow their constituency. Speaking out both sides of their mouths, … more
The holidays are an exceptionally special season for those living in a group home, residential or institutional settings. If you have a loved one living in one of these environments please take a … more
Panther Nation, this is a friendly reminder that we must never allow what we don’t like about our city to become bigger than what we love about it.  I promise if you look hard enough you … more
A Vote Yes for HHS sign is displayed in our yard.  Although I supported previous high school building bond issues which would have raised the tax rate, this one does not increase the tax … more
Considering the changes taking place in Montgomery County, it might be time to consider zoning.  The cities of Litchfield and Hillsboro have had zoning ordinances in effect for quite some … more
First of all, shame on Hillsboro High School administration, Superintendent Powell, and the school board. I had to pick up someone at the high school and did not realize that doors are left unlocked … more
I have never written a letter to the editor before for fear of bringing unintended harm to my employees or my family, as I am opinionated.  Abraham Lincoln said, “Better to remain silent … more
There are many valid reasons as to why a new high school in Hillsboro is needed. There’s one main issue that I feel doesn’t get enough attention, which is accessibility.  … more
Beginning Nov. 1, The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will be operating under winter hours.   We will be welcoming visitors from 10-4 Tuesday through Saturday, and will be closed … more
As a registered skeptic, I would like to push back a bit against the great publicity given to construction of a new main building for HHS.   I get that the existing building is old, the … more
We are writing this letter in support of a new high school campus. As retired HHS educators, we are well aware of the campus deficiencies. Three of the most glaring are security, accessibility, and … more
Last week, while sitting in the reception area of Hillsboro Area Hospital, I thought how fortunate we are to have such a state-of-the-art facility in our community. What if all we had was the … more
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