Letters to the Editor
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Dear Editor, Sitting on the Development and Personnel Committee of the Montgomery County Board, I get to participate in the actions regarding the Animal Control Department that is saddled with … more
Four Litchfield City Council alderman (Jacob Fleming, Dwayne Gerl, Josh Hughes and Sara Zumwalt) attended a Litchfield Park District meeting on April 3. The following are the remarks presented by … more
Bert Russell, retired vice president of   First National Bank, and I were asked to serve on the Litchfield Planning Commission in 1984. Our first big project was a special use permit for the new … more
In the Monday, Dec. 18, edition of The Journal-News many of you may have read “EPA, IDOA Report Show Water Pollution Increases.” The article dealt with the Biennial Report of the Nutrient … more
The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center Association greatly appreciates all those who have supported us during our first 10 years.  Both The Journal-News and the News Herald have … more
I read with interest and an open mind about citizen McCann and his troubles with lawyers, money and the courts in a article by Hannah Meisel of Capitol News in the Monday, Dec. 4, edition of The … more
Follow the money. Many of us who are in our senior years have been receiving endless calls about Medicare Advantage.   We have been getting these calls all year–up to 15 a day.   … more
Several years ago when I was a member of Hillsboro 2000 and Beyond, we were looking for a fundraiser to help pay for Christmas lights for the downtown area.   I suggested the Snow Princess with … more
Hillsboro Energy’s Deer Run Mine is seeking renewal of their mining permits from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).  Their original permit #399 included acreage for … more
In July 2022 a coward opened fire on a crowd enjoying an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.   Seven people died; 48 others were injured. That alleged shooter is due back in … more
The Illinois Insurance Association reminds motorists to be on the lookout for deer in the coming weeks. Drivers may have little time to react when deer linger, step onto or leap across the … more
This is an opportunity for residents to comment on how Deer Run Mine has impacted their health, quality of life, and surrounding environment. Hillsboro Energy LLC has applied for a five-year renewal … more
The U.S. Department of Justice, Sec. 1324, says it’s an offense for aliens to enter the U.S. unless through designated ports. It prohibits encouraging aliens to come, reside or enter the U.S., … more
Have we taught all the right things to our students for them to succeed in life? First, I applaud those who have been instrumental in establishing the trade center in Litchfield. I have … more
What a great county we live in, where town and country meet. The best overall location in the state. Close to many major highways, hospitals, colleges, lakes, major cities, churches, and we have good … more
Saving money and spending money wisely should be a top priority for city government. As city of Nokomis commissioner, I want to assure we keep this a priority. Lee Beckman, a licensed engineer with … more
Illinois politicians should be busy with their "expected" jobs for the state of Illinois: dealing with the budget, law enforcement backing, state issues, etc. But yet, they are so easily distracted … more
It's back-to-school time! The Illinois Insurance Association, a state property casualty trade association, and its member companies urge motorists to be alert as kids make their way to and from … more
When someone says that if he is indicted there will be “death and destruction,”that is a threat. Where did the threat of thousands of workers going on strike come from? While I believe … more
There are many factors that make or break a farm operation. Since the war started in Ukraine by Russia, American farmers have seen the price of fertilizer double in cost with no end in sight. … more
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