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Letter to the editor: Criticism of Du Quoin Tourism is way off base
Mayor Guy Alongi responds to negative Facebook comments after the Du Quoin Tourism committee posted that the July 2 fireworks have been canceled.
Jun 3, 2020 10:49 AM
Letter to the editor: Bryant says lockdown of state prisons must continue
To the editor: As 115th District state representative, I have been frustrated with recent policy decisions made by the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Pritzker Administration. Daily news reports are detailing multiple IDOC inmates and staff members are contracting COVID-19 and occupying hospital bed space in community hospitals. I warned Illinois Corrections officials a month ago that they should implement lockdown at state corrections facilities. Thankfully, IDOC did finally take the step to lockdown its facilities two weeks ago.
Apr 2, 2020 8:33 PM
Substance abuse coalition: Many reasons to opt out of recreational marijuana
The Southern Illinois Substance Abuse Alliance says legalized recreation marijuana will be revenue-negative instead of a tax boon; and says it makes it too easy for teens to become users
Nov 6, 2019 11:00 AM
Riverboat passengers could provide boon to Chester businesses
To the editor (an open letter to the Chester business community): Please join us to learn about the visiting riverboats and how your business and our community can benefit from their passengers becoming our guests. The visiting riverboats and their guests have been increasing in numbers and we would like to discuss ideas and strategies to not only improve their experience but to increase their spending while they are here and keep them coming to our lovely little town.
Feb 28, 2019 4:36 PM
Letter to the editor: $15 minimum wage must take into account regional differences
Don Welge, president of Gilster-Mary Lee Corp. in Chester, says if Illinois is going to enact a minimum wage increase, it needs to take into account the varying affects that will have on different regions of the state.
Feb 6, 2019 2:18 PM
Letter to the editor: Time will come when there are no refs left to abuse
To the editor: I enjoyed reading your column ("Too many adults behaving badly at kids' games," Jan. 30, by John Homan) on fan behavior at sporting events. I have been an IHSA-licensed official for 28 years. Some people might say not a very good one, but just like all my officiating buddies, I always do my best and make it my goal to be fair, be in position, and get the call right.
Feb 6, 2019 7:12 PM
Florida family thankful for Marion
To the editor: We are snowbirds, traveling from Minnesota to Florida each year. Several weeks ago, we were planning to stay in Marion overnight at a local motel. Instead, I suffered a heart emergency. Your town was incredible!
Oct 26, 2018 5:43 PM
A Super stand against MG
I thought that I had my life all planned out until I was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis in 2006, Wrong!
Sep 26, 2018 9:19 AM
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Jul 27, 2018 3:24 PM
Letter: President Dunn deserves Carbondale's forgiveness
To the editor: As an alumnus of Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and a former member of the Illinois Board of higher Education as well as the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, I want to take a moment and share what has become an outside perspective on the ongoing leadership struggle on the Carbondale campus as well as the system itself. As many of the readers do, I share in a love for SIU. The last few years have been tough for southern Illinois. The comments made by President Dunn were not what we expected of him. It goes without saying that we can all make a mistake or two, I know I have. I believe his apology is sufficient given the fact that folks in Carbondale were in fact reactively complaining, a right they have. I don't view the email obtained through a FOIA, as an attempt to sidestep Carbondale, but simply a reference to a model that former administrators could acknowledge.
Jun 18, 2018 6:48 PM
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