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Concerning abortion rights in Illinois, there are several plans to expand abortion. One plan is to overturn parental notification laws.  In other words, if your teenage daughter wants an … more
As a member of the HHS athletic hall of fame, I'm writing this letter to highly recommend Sammi Matoush for nomination and selection to the hall of fame. Sammi's outstanding achievements and … more
It's early March, and I still don't have a truck. I also realize I'll most likely never own another because when I scrape deeply enough, I find a rather conservative person when the question at hand … more
If you ask my dad about my food prejudices, he would probably be quick to tell you that I lived on hot dogs, spaghetti and macaroni and cheese when I was growing up. It's probably why he still balks … more
I am writing because of some misinformation and wrongdoing to a fine person such as Dr. Jay Martin. I know Dr. Martin and I could not believe what I was hearing could be true of his character.  I … 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
This letter is to show my support for Rick Robbins, Republican candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. For so many reasons, I wish that my late husband, Roy, could be the one writing … 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
In a few short weeks, voters of Montgomery County will be electing a new sheriff for the first time in over three decades.  This decision must be based on many aspects of the candidate: background, … more
I would like to voice my public support for Hillsboro School Board candidate Ed Ervin.   Ed has several goals that I believe in, but specifically: (1) expanding vocational training classes, … more
The April 2 consolidated election is quickly approaching. I live in Hillsboro, but outside of city limits and am therefore unable to cast my vote for those who will be impacting decisions for our … more
I am asking the voters to please look at records and a candidate's ability and experience. Too often a candidate's ability is overshadowed by an opposing candidate's name or affiliation or size … more
I am always amazed at the time Grandma spent doing her washing. Compared to how we now wash and dry our laundry in such a small amount of time, she often had to spend an entire day washing, … more
Halloween is coming soon, and I don't just mean the date on the calendar. A remake of the classic horror movie releases next week featuring the original scream queen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and her … more
Thumbs up to Mr. Steve McLaughlin who puts flags up and down both sides of Edgewood Drive on certain holidays to remember our veterans. It's wonderful of him, and I say, "thank you, Steve, for the … more
A month or two ago a friend (or nemesis, depending upon the day) gifted me with a photo that once appeared in the Journal, (probably on the sports' pages although it could have been printed for comic … more
Since recently moving to Hillsboro, I have enjoyed the gracious discount for police and veterans at the Dairy Queen in Hillsboro.  I have always shown my proof of military service when asked to do … more
It is beyond evident that Illinois has been going through a crisis. At this point, the problems are obvious and far-reaching, including significant decrease in job opportunities, skyrocketing … more
As you may have read in today's paper, a notice from the board of education regarding a public hearing regarding your property taxes will be held on Dec. 18, 2018.  This notice is required by the … more
I think what I'll remember most is her contagious laugh. It was a laugh that was larger than life, and so welcoming that it made you feel like you had known her for years. As I sat down to write … more
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