Gee, I wonder why so many people have left Illinois that the state is losing one House seat. Could it be, as researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have evaluated, that Illinois is the second most corrupt state in the country and Chicago the most corrupt big city in the country? Or could it be that our state is run by Democrats whose values are so backward and upside-down and extreme they bizarrely believe it's okay to discriminate against, legally persecute, and make criminals out of decent moral businesspeople (like bakers or photographers) who merely don't want to cater to heterophobic homosexuals? Friday, May 7, 2021
Why do we tolerate self serving career politicians? Why do we accept an incompetent Legislative Branch? Why do we allow them to keep passing laws, only to give the appearance they are doing something? Let's take a little dive into two States. State "A's" population is twice as large with over 5 times larger land mass than State "B". With an economy that is nearly 3 times larger and twice as busy international airports (with a real international border), State "A" is booming! Wednesday, April 28, 2021
I frequently see the We Care SIU Medicine ad featuring a young physician, Christine Albers, PAC. She is my physician and an exceptional medical professional who truly “listens” to her patients and does excellent follow-up. Friday, April 23, 2021
To answer Mr. Harryman’s question in the letter to the editor on Tuesday. What happens after the 1st bus? Do you want a 2nd, 3rd, or more buses? That’s the problem at the border. The liberals have never said “what is enough.” Is there no end to this madness? Trump had the solution to the border crisis. You come into this country legally and we have to control the number. You can bet NONE of these immigrants are going to be living in the neighborhoods of Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Dick Durbin and AOC. They other day terrorists on the NO FLY list walked right across our border. Do you want those people on the bus coming to Taylorville? Why have a NO FLY list if those people can just walk across our southern border? So, Mr. Harryman, I say this; I’ll give those people on the bus a taco and a bottle of tequila and tell them to go live in Dick Durbin’s neighborhood in Springfield. Wednesday, April 14, 2021
We are writing today to thank Mayor Don Kroski for his years of service to the City of Pana. We both know from our own personal experience that serving as a locally elected official is a challenging task that comes with a lot of work and too often little reward. Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Over the past year I have heard a lot of discussion regarding the new Taylorville Memorial Hospital and its services. In the past four months I have had the occasion to use Taylorville medical services including 911, First Responders, Dunn’s Ambulance, Taylorville Memorial Hospital Emergency Room and admittance to the hospital twice. Monday, April 12, 2021
"What are they hiding" For the past 2-3 weeks I have been unsuccessful to get Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to answer two simple questions regarding COVID-19. These questions are rather obvious, and I believe State and Federal "Leaders" would want answers as well. Thursday, April 8, 2021
I just finished reading the Letter to the Editor published today 04/04/2021 "What happened to Taylorville being "The Friendly Town"? I am the driver that questioned the semi driver. I do not know what all was witnessed but here is my side. As I was waiting to make a turn off of Bidwell St I watched this driver make several unsuccessful attempts to turn around. Monday, April 5, 2021
What happened to Taylorville being “The Friendly Town”? More importantly, what happened to The Golden Rule – doing to others as you would have them do to you? The reason for my questions is related to observing the abuse imposed on a truck driver who got lost either going to or from the Ahlstrom plant on E. Elm St. here in Taylorville on Tuesday. This driver, who may have never have been to our “friendly” town before yesterday was berated by a homeowner and another driver asking him what he was thinking when he turned and drove onto the city boulevard and her yard. Saturday, April 3, 2021
The proposed tax increase at the upcoming April 6th election is imperative for the successful continuation of the Christian County Jail. I have had the privilege of touring the jail with other fellow citizens and was in utter disgust with the unsafe space the officers are being forced to utilize to keep crime off of our streets. When I drove up to the facility it appeared structurally sound and in close proximity to the court house. Upon entering, there was a limited area to “Check-in” following their safety protocols. We were taken downstairs to their training space located next to the detective workroom. Friday, March 26, 2021
I recently read comments by the candidates running for Mayor of Pana. One candidate stated that the City of Pana lacked organization and economic development .
During the last four years the Police Department, City Clerk's Office, Water Department, and Ordinance Office have helped the City in a very professional manner. Every office can improve, but to say the city of Pana is not organized, is not true. Tuesday, March 23, 2021
The Liberal Minneapolis City Council just awarded the family of George Floyd $27 million. George Floyd was a life long criminal. George had been in and out of jail and/or prisons five times. Once for holding a gun to a pregnant woman while his buddies was robbing her of cash and jewels in her own home. Holding that gun to that woman’s stomach tells you all you need to know about George Floyd. Floyd in Minneapolis, Michael Brown in Ferguson and Brooks in Atlanta were all criminals and all resisted arrest. How stupid were they? Now the taxpayer gets to give the Floyd family $27 million. Why didn’t those liberals give that $27 million to the business owners who had their buildings looted and burned instead?
Michael Brown’s family got $1.5 million. They will propose a new settlement because they probably feel like they got screwed compared to the Floyd family Monday, March 15, 2021
I would like to reply to the resent Speak Out letter titled, "No New Jail". I believe everyone has a right to their opinion but they are not entitled to their own facts. If you don't want the new safety tax fine, you have the right to vote against it. Thursday, February 18, 2021