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How about an election based on achievement?

How about instead of campaigning for and and lying against their counterparts for the presidency/dictatorship of this best country in the coming elections that we let them run on their list of…

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It's time for a change in how America is governed

I feel sorry for the people of Baltimore who have been governed for 40 years by a one-party system whose leaders seem primarily interested in getting re-elected. It's also sad that American ci…

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Thanks to the many who helped annual plant sale

The Garden Club of Decatur’s annual plant sale was once again a huge success.

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Public works week time to recognize services

National Public Works Week is May 17-23 and a great time to thank the many public works men and women who keep our communities healthy, safe and on the move. The services we have grown to expe…

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Drivers need to be more careful

I would like to address the gentleman who, driving a dark Dodge Caravan on April 29 on MacArthur near Cresthaven Park: Thank you for scaring my children to death as you attempted to pass me go…

16 hours ago(0)

Vietnam vet resents depiction of military service

I just finished reading Ron Adams letter to the editor in the May 1 issue. By its tone, it is obvious that Mr. Adams has neither served in the military nor been anywhere close to Vietnam. I ha…

16 hours ago(1)

Video gambling operators contribute to tornado relief

Illinois’ video gaming industry has always enjoyed a close link to local communities and the small businesses and fraternal and veterans’ organizations that form the bedrock of cities, towns a…

May 03, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Story about sentencing raises abortion question

In a recent Herald & Review article, “Woman gets life for deaths of six babies,” why is it that this woman gets life for killing her own babies when abortion clinics kill hundreds of babie…

May 01, 2015 9:54 am(0)

Fight to preserve rights of good fathers needed

We must stop the war on noncustodial parents. Children need both parents, but unfortunately, children are all too often denied a relationship with their noncustodial parent for unjust reasons.…

May 01, 2015 9:57 am(0)

Military atrocities may be cause of post-traumatic stress

Until I read Nick Turse’s book, “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam,” I had no idea that atrocities were carried out on such a massive scale against civilians by our military.

May 01, 2015 3:30 am(2)

The mural at Oakland and West Main has to go

The Millikin University campus is quite beautiful and the new campus town is great. Please someone fix the hideous mural on the corner of Oakland Avenue and West Main Street.

May 01, 2015 3:30 am(1)

Saying goodbye to some dependable appliances

Last week I said goodbye to someone near and dear to me, my washing machine. He was a good washing machine, delivering the goods and doing a great job, no matter the day or weather, always the…

April 30, 2015 3:30 am(0)

A lot at stake in same-sex marriage decision

What is at stake with regard to the issue of same-sex marriage before the United States Supreme Court? There is more at stake than is realized by some. In an Associated Press article by Mark S…

April 29, 2015 3:30 am(4)

Gov. Rauner needs to understand consequences of mental health cuts

Did you know that one in 17 adults live with a serious mental illness like major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia? Did you know that disproportionate numbers of youth and adults l…

April 27, 2015 3:30 am(1)

Lawn chemicals are destroying our health

Posted on "An editorial published April 25, 2012 in the journal Environmental Health Perspective calls for increased research to identify possible environmental causes of…

April 27, 2015 3:30 am(1)

Hold qualifying tournament for Signature Cup

A recent article stated there would be no qualifier for this year’s Signature Cup team in golf. This was surprising to see as the Decatur team has taken Mike Tyson knockout type loses to Bloom…

April 27, 2015 3:30 am(0)

A plan to make elections shorter and better

He we go again folks. A good number of wealthy politicians all wanting to be President of the United States of America. Each claiming to the one true voice of the middle class, and each claimi…

April 27, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Decatur's best days are in the future

Decatur is a city with its best days ahead. There may be no better indicator of this than the amount of public and private investment that has been made or committed recently. Over $275 millio…

April 26, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Rauner lies about his plans for unions

Among the lies Gov. Bruce Rauner has told, “I don’t hate unions” is the biggest. In a closed meeting with several lawmakers, Rauner told them if they adopted his policies, union membership wil…

April 24, 2015 3:30 am(4)

Decatur's educational work is just beginning

As the ribbon was being cut at MacArthur High School in March, the community-driven process that began in the winter of 2009 is now coming to a close. This, however, does not mean the work is …

April 23, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Retailers should serve all customers

Back in the day when I worked retail, my bosses used to say as long as the customer had money in their pockets and they weren’t trying to shoplift us, everyone was our best customer and they d…

April 22, 2015 3:30 am(3)

Thanks for running for mayor, G.E. Livingston

Thanks for running for mayor of Decatur, G.E. Livingston, in spite of losing to Mayor Mike McElroy on April 7. Mr. Livingston, maybe you need to run again in a future mayor election. There are…

April 22, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Homeless will suffer under Rauner's budget cuts

Can you imagine not being able to take a shower for over a week? Can you imagine not having the ability to wash your clothes, get your mail or use a phone? Can you imagine having to be outside…

April 20, 2015 9:17 am(0)

Police body cameras are an invasion of privacy

Recently in the news was the issue of law enforcement officers wearing body cameras. Any warrantless surveillance cameras and/or audio used in neighborhoods, at red lights, in vehicles, or on …

April 20, 2015 3:30 am(2)

Relish this glorious season

Could there be a more glorious season? It is even appropriately named – spring! That is exactly what seems to be happening from the flowering trees, tulips and daffodils blooming, birds singin…

April 20, 2015 3:30 am(0)

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Independent public notices are vital

Keeping the public informed about governmental activities, large and small, is one of the hallmarks of our system of government.

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Loosen up `home alone' law

Most parents know best when children are responsible enough to spend some time unattended at home.

May 03, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Thumbs UP!/Thumbs DOWN!

THUMBS UP! To Decatur's French Academy, which will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a balloon launch and other activities at 1:30 p.m. t…

May 01, 2015 3:00 am(0)

Lessons from the Aquifer debate

The underground lake we know as the Mahomet Aquifer was created thousands of years ago. It may take almost that long to forget the dispute ove…

April 30, 2015 3:30 am(0)

School funding fix can't wait

The state's new superintendent of schools believes that fixing the flawed state funding formula could take years.

April 29, 2015 3:30 am(0)

The worst state to be a taxpayer

``Welcome to the worst state in the nation to be a taxpayer.''

April 26, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Thumbs UP!/Thumbs DOWN!

THUMBS UP! To all of the events associated with Money Smart Week, which have been taking place around Macon County this week. The annual week …

April 24, 2015 3:30 am(0)

Council members have earned our thanks

A pair of long-serving Decatur City Council members have ended their terms, and deserve the community's thanks.

April 23, 2015 3:30 am(0)

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