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Beyond a doubt, Rick Robbins is the most qualified to be the next sheriff of Montgomery County. His experience as undersheriff, interactions with the county board and numerous leadership training … more
Nearly four years ago I was elected by the citizens of the city of Hillsboro to serve on her city council as the Public Health and Safety Commissioner. During those four years I have developed a … 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
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
I heartily endorse Bryant Hitchings, our state's attorney.   I recently retired after practicing 40 years as a prior assistant Montgomery County State's Attorney and as a criminal defense … more
Andrew Affrunti is a proven prosecutor of violent criminals in Sangamon County. I have spent the last two years working closely with Andrew on serious criminal cases as an officer with the police … more
Greetings from the Ridge. You can talk about your adventures and thrills of a lifetime all you want, but until you've stood knee deep in clover hay atop a barn hay mow at 110 degrees and you get … more
Montgomery County citizens will be voting soon to elect a new sheriff to lead the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. I would like to share some of my insight.  I have been a deputy sheriff with … more
I am writing to ask Montgomery County voters to support qualifications in the upcoming November election. I am writing in support of Jay Martin for Montgomery County Treasurer, the candidate who … 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
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 tell the public why in my opinion I believe Mark Brazel is the best candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff. I think his integrity speaks for itself. He is a man of his word and … more
Last election, the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate forum. It served as an important opportunity for voters to hear from local candidates on issues facing our communities and our … more
For the purpose of informing the legislators of Illinois, the citizens of Montgomery County will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum at the November election: "Should the Illinois General … more
As a former assistant Montgomery County State's Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I practiced for 40 years until retiring recently. I endorse Mark Brazel for sheriff. Mark is a well … more
My name is Bart Wetzel and I have resided in Hillsboro for the past 20-plus years.  You may know me as the anesthetist at Hillsboro Area Hospital, or from my past involvement with coaching little … more
Andrew Affrunti is our go-to prosecutor for the street crimes unit.  Andrew prosecutes the most complex serious drug and weapons offenses in Sangamon County. Being a member of the street crimes … more
"Everything in this newspaper is important to someone." It's become something of a mantra for me, in recent years. Weekly community newspapers are eclectic, to say the least. We publish photos … more
I am supporting Mark Brazel for sheriff of Montgomery County. After losing the March 2018 primary, I was asked to support Mark Brazel for sheriff. After weeks of contemplating the party … more
Former House Speaker "Tip" O'Neal said "all politics is local."  Old "Tip" had it  right. It all starts at our local precincts and we should take our right to vote seriously.  First, be sure … more
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