Letters to the Editor
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Dynegy took over Coffeen and four other Illinois coal-fire plants in early 2014 by assuming some $850 million in Ameren debt.  In 2017, the merger with Vistra Energy was announced, a deal that … more
Have you seen this posting: "How to apologize to people at work after I upset them...I'm sorry that your terrible behavior caused me to act out of character. You should work on that." It appears … more
I have worked over 27 years in another generating station and as a concerned citizen and resident of this area, these are some of my concerns. Coffeen Power Station (the cleanest plant in the … more
I envision Graham Correctional Center's career technology class updating its software to reflect more current technology. It is almost 2020.  The Practical Microsoft Office 2010 book is … more
As a member of the American Legion and VFW Honor Guard, it is an honor to carry the United States flag during the Old Settlers Day parade.   Almost all of the people along the parade route … more
As you have read in past editions of this newspaper, the current Nokomis Memorial Pool is structurally failing.   The pool has been repaired numerous times since its 1966 build and has come … more
In the Aug. 12 edition of The Journal-News, page 2B, Joe Rollins' political cartoon made the point that, "Gun control is not enough. If we expect to live in a civilized society, free from violence, … more
Early in the afternoon of July 17, I began to feel sick. As the day progressed, I became sicker. I chose to not go to the emergency room at the hospital, but wait until the next day to see the … more
The Hillsboro Area Hospital Summer Lunch Program (SLP) recently finished its 2019 program, serving nearly 1,500 summer meals to children in Hillsboro, Witt, and Irving.   The SLP provides … more
I may be the only Hillsboro native who "made the line" to become a member of a world class drum and bugle corps.  In the past couple of years two different corps have stopped in Hillsboro for … more
It is important for residents to attend the public hearing that will be held at the Carlinville Public Library, 510 N. Broad St. in Carlinville, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.   It covers … more
I couldn't help but notice the I-55 death in your paper.   I believe that the design of the entrance and exit ramps could be improved.  I may be mistaken, but it looks to me that the on … more
Mike Plunkett, the Galer family, and staff have really improved our Journal-News to a truly fantastic publication. The recent article on the treason case from the 1930s was wonderful.  The … more
The Fourth of July holiday is approaching fast.  Independence Day is a time to celebrate, reflect on freedom and of course, enjoy fireworks.   Federal, state and local laws and … more
Both the gambling and marijuana bills were steamrolled through in the final days of the session.  Legislators were so eager to get construction projects in their district that they voted on … more
Last week we had a very unpleasant experience when we learned that someone had posted malicious lies and gossip about us on Facebook.  The false rumor accused us of trapping and killing cats, … more
If you've been following our local news lately, you are aware that a minor crime spree was stopped and the suspected culprit arrested by the Hillsboro Police Department.   It began with a car … more
The recently released Avengers Endgame movie has been taking the world by storm.  Your favorite heroes–Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye–are back at it … more
Nursing professionals are a valuable and instrumental part of our hospital. We appreciate our nurses for the excellent care they provide during each shift they work, 365 days a year. They are the … more
I wish to take this opportunity to commend your newspaper for the most interesting and enlightening news article by Mr. Mike Plunkett you recently published in your March 28 edition regarding the … more
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