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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
I am writing this letter in support of Undersheriff Rick Robbins. Rick served in the Gulf War with the Marine Corps, and he is still actively involved with many veterans' organizations.  Rick … more
As I watched the senate hearings in regards to Judge Kavanaugh, I thought about what Jesus said concerning the "end of the age." In Matthew 24:4 He said, "Take heed that no one deceives you." Many … 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
I am supporting State's Attorney Bryant Hitchings for State's Attorney of Montgomery County. Bryant is passionate about prosecuting the cases that have been presented to him by our local law … more
I am writing to recommend Mark Brazel in the upcoming Nov. 6 election for the office of sheriff of Montgomery County. I have known Mark for over 17 years. In fact, because of getting to know him, … more
There's a lot to be said for living in a small town. I just so appreciate Hillsboro Rental for coming to my rescue Tuesday.  I decided I was going to get my deck ready for staining.  My husband … more
I am not a stranger to the term tedious, so when granddaughter  Kamryn told me a task I had assigned to her was "too tedious to complete," my reply was, "Tediousness is common in everyday life, so … more
Greetings from the Ridge. The congregation turned and looked at us and at once I was swept up in a horrible memory from my childhood. It was Christmas Eve in our little church and the preacher had … more
Greetings from the Ridge. They thought they had it made and the worst was over. The family had been traveling for over a month to get here and had somehow survived exposure to the elements of the … more
A tax on the number of miles a person drives is a terrible idea for rural and downstate residents of Illinois. That's why I filed Senate Resolution 1589 months ago firmly objecting to such an … more
I have put a lot of thought into the choice for my vote for the next sheriff of Montgomery County and want to share my decision-making process. I did not choose by friendship, as I am a friend of … more
Dear readers, "the blue wall" represents progressive secularism, which is anti-God in nature.  We as a nation are in deep trouble as socialist progressives have doubled down on their efforts to turn … more
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we're very lucky each and every day to live in a village that not only takes care of us, but loves our Grace as if she were their own. But that … more
It is my honor and privilege to support Mark Brazel in the race for Montgomery County Sheriff.   I have known Mark for many years, and I have had the pleasure of working with him in many … more
Cross-Over Ministries would like to thank our gracious host, Hillsboro Junior High School, for the use of their facilities to show the documentary, "The Ripple Effect."   We also want to thank … more
With the recent passing of County Treasurer Ron Jenkins and the upcoming elections, I felt it a good time to reflect on one's service. Ron proudly served his country as he proudly served the … more
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