Letters to the Editor
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In response to your block ad, we have great respect for our military!  We also have great respect for President Trump! Stealing is a crime.  We would hate to think it’s someone … more
My name is Clint Harkins.  My wife and I have lived in Montgomery County for nearly 20 years. Three years ago, a member of our family was the victim of a serious predatorial assault.  … more
I have served the public for 40 years, first as an Illinois State Trooper for 30 years, and then as an elected official on the Montgomery County Board for another 10 years.  In addition, I was … more
You’ve likely heard that it is the year for the census–the time once every ten years when the US gets an official count of people living in the United States and its territories. If … more
Saturday night our Trump flag was stolen from our front porch. The cable ties were cut off in order for it to be taken.  Also, our Trump sign was taken as well. This is the second time our … more
The forgotten members of our community during this pandemic are our fellow citizens in nursing care facilities. They are being held in the facility without visits from family or friends.  … more
I would like to suggest that the reporting of Montgomery County COVID test results should include not only the positive results, but also the negative results and the percentage positive.  Two … more
I would like to publicly thank Mr. Dennis Held for saving the day. My 30-year-old deep freeze, filled with food, recently had operational issues. After calling Springfield vendors and checking … more
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
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