Letters to the Editor
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I know that 2020 has proven to be a difficult year for everyone around the world because of COVID-19. The fact remains though, that we will have an upcoming election in November that will affect … more
Illinois has on the ballot a so-called Fair Tax. Let’s review some of the facts: Property taxes–Illinois’ rate ranks as one of the highest.  The average Illinois taxpayer … more
Chase Wilhelm is the clear choice for our Illinois State Representative in the 95th District. I have gotten to know Chase well.  As an Army chaplain, he served honorably in Afghanistan and … more
My name is Bill Baran.  I’m a Vietnam combat veteran and former mayor of Hillsboro, and I’m asking you to vote for Chase Wilhelm for state representative. I have gotten to know … more
Friends and residents of the Hillsboro Area Public Library District–at last!  It has been a long wait, but the hopes and dreams regarding the future of the Hillsboro Area Public Library … more
I’m writing a letter in support of Chase Wilhelm for state representative. His credentials alone outshine that of his opponent.   Chase is a SLU graduate, a veteran of the Army, as well … more
As a retired attorney of 40 years, I have defended many criminals.  Some need to be put away for a long time, and we would not want them out among our families Believe me when I say I have … more
 How many times have we heard, or said, “I don't talk about religion or politics?”   For me and my house, voting is a matter of faith.  We are told that voting is our … more
2020 has been an education in grace–grace to keep moving through the daily flex of last-minute notices and upheaval of assignments. At the school bus yard we had new routes delivering school … more
I would like to congratulate our very own local newspaper of record for Montgomery County on receiving several awards, again.  Indeed, with or without awards, we are blessed by the kind of … more
I’ve been in 4-H ever since I was five, and it has given many opportunities to me.  I have learned about being a good leader by being an officer and serving on committees in my … more
I want to extend my support to Bryant Hitchings, Montgomery County State’s Attorney. Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with Bryant Hitchings, our current Montgomery … more
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
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