Letters to the Editor
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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
My wife Denita Marie Hedden disappeared on Dec. 25, 2017, out of Royal Lakes in Macoupin County and has been presumed to be deceased since the first week in February of 2018 in a public announcement … more
Montgomery County would be taking a giant step backwards if it ended the recycling program. Surely it's better to recycle acceptable items than fill our dump with those same items.  Some … more
Any family that has lived with autism is grateful that in recent years April has become Autism Awareness Month. I wish I could say that as time moves on, the challenges become less complicated and … more
The Pope stopped the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops from passing their own rules for stopping the molester priests and the cover-ups by bishops at their national meeting last November.  … more
I am thankful for being born during a time when America and its people were fighting for our nation and its protection during World War II. I remember the drafting of our men to be trained to fight … more
An alarming number of Illinois State Police officers have been struck by motorists this year.  Three have died.  Knowing these crashes were preventable makes the statistics even more … more
Our Illinois politicians love new programs, but cannot even pay for the old ones. "We need more taxes!" they say.  I never hear them say, "We must also have a 5 percent cut across the board … more
You are invited to join a conversation on the development and opportunities of our changing energy economy.   BlueGreen Alliance, Prairie Rivers Network, and Grow Gillespie Initiative are … more
As we approach the April 2 consolidated election I want to take a moment to ask the Citizens of Hillsboro to carefully consider the candidates for commissioner.   It takes a true team to move … more
I moved to Hillsboro in August 2017 to be near extended family. I left St. Charles County, MO, after my working career as a carpenter was ended by serious spinal damage and a failed corrective … more
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