Letters to the Editor
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These are certainly unusual times in our community and our country.  Unfortunately, many of our politicians have focused on issues that have little to do with the health and future of our … more
The Paws Care, Inc. board would like to thank the local communities for their support.   When the biggest fundraiser for Paws–their annual trivia night–was postponed and then … more
Hello, I am a site manager for the HR  support company that recently spent several days testing residents of Hillsboro and surrounding communities for COVID-19.   I wanted to thank the … more
On Aug. 12 of last year, the results of a study exploring school reorganization of the Panhandle, Litchfield, and Hillsboro school districts were presented to the community.   The impetus for … more
The Illinois EPA Bureau of Water is holding public meeting on  Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you are concerned about the water quality in Lake Lou Yaeger, this meeting should be of interest … more
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan is the clear choice for U.S. Congress on Nov. 3 She strongly supports the ability of families to obtain affordable insurance and prescription drugs, not the drug companies, … more
In recent weeks, I’ve listened to people defend their rights not to wear masks and social distance.  I’ve also worried about the safety of students, teachers, and staff who hope … more
As our communities and state battle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we have a strong healthcare delivery system that provides high-quality, accessible care … more
I’m writing this letter in regards to the recent headline on the front page of The Journal-News, “Nokomis City Council Fires Water Company.”  I would like to set the record … more
The Litchfield Museum and Route 66 Welcome Center will once again be open to welcome visitors beginning Wednesday, July 1.   We will return to our normal hours of Monday through Saturday 10 … more
I thank the young people of Hillsboro who planned and conducted the Sunday morning rally in support of Black Lives Matter protests taking place all over the nation and world. It was a thoughtful and … more
My dad has been in law enforcement, in some fashion, for around 40 years. He and his fellow officers or deputies are why I’m here. Many of them are what I’ve come to believe law … more
Memorial Day is the day we set aside to honor those everyday heroes who put themselves in harm’s way, whether our lost servicemen and women, veterans, police, fire fighters, etc. This year … more
After two devastating months with little to no income, Friday marked the beginning of a recovery for several local businesses as the governor’s COVID-19 plan moved into Phase 3. As liquor … more
I have been an exhibitor at the Montgomery County Fair since 2015 taking my baking, arts and crafts, and photography items. It is the only county fair that I take my items to and the only one that … more
In regard to the new guidelines set forth by our governor, the outside dining rules are absolutely ridiculous. In my opinion it’s nothing more than JB trying to protect himself from the many … more
The media does not give a well-rounded veiw of the pandemic. There are unacceptable restrictions upon the freedom of movement of people.  Closing businesses have created another crisis, maybe … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought home health and safety responsibilities as never before.  In this regard, the Montgomery County Board has even more issues to handle for its residents. … more
It was Monday morning, May 4, when my wife called me to the utility room to show me the reduced water flow in the sink.  Suspecting a possible problem in the water system, we began filling … more
When reading the newspaper, I noticed under the “court” heading that there were several domestic battery charges. Dealing with the present virus and not knowing what will happen next … more
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