Illinois has proven that measures againt COVID-19 work
Let me begin by acknowledging that we are truly in unprecedented times. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing and renewed calls for justice and reform, it is imperative that we confront ongoing worldwide problems. One of the vastly under-identified and underreported problems is the mistre…
In 1956 I was a 17-year-old senior in high school in Effingham. The Elks Lodge held an essay contest for students on the topic, “How we can better develop our youth for the betterment of democracy.”
COVID-19 continues to be a major force in our country, and will continue to affect our daily lives. Three reports surfaced last week, some bad, some hopeful, but certainly important, and I wish to make readers aware.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame have served in Effingham and Teutopolis for more than 100 years. Sister Jane Boos plans to attend the rally in Effingham on Saturday.
The death of the Minneapolis Salvation Army security guard George Floyd was unfortunate and has sparked outrage in America. People have been protesting, looting, fighting with police and even set St. John's Episcopal Church on fire in Washington DC. And in Buffalo New York two officers of the law were hit by an SUV during a protest.
l’d like to address the view stated in an editorial in last week’s Effingham Daily News about the separation of church and state. (“Our View: Decision on removal of cross from mural deserved public discussion,” May 27. 2020.)
Regarding the blotting out of the cross in Effingham: Some city leaders are pulling away from God. In these trying times, we need to draw closer to God. Whose name will be blotted out of the Lamb's Book of Life? Psalms 69:28 "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be writ…
In recent days there have been numerous press releases from local Republican legislators that I believe deserve clarification. This is another one of those times and situations when having a local Democratic legislator to provide equal time to an issue would be helpful.
Most of us are on the record that education is a major civil rights issue of the 21st century. A high-quality education unlocks the door to economic opportunity and stability. We carried that message across the state and to Springfield where, in 2017, the Evidence-Based Funding formula was p…
In the article, “City modifies mural to avoid legal issues” dated Friday, May 22, 2020, our cowardly city officials (Mayor Mike Schutzbach, Commissioner Hank Stephens, Commissioner Larry Micenheimer, Commissioner Merv Gillenwater, Commissioner Libby Moeller) “quietly removed the image” (a cr…
The majority party in the Illinois legislature demonstrated a shocking display of callousness at a time when thousands of Illinoisans are out of work and suffering by passing an out-of-balanced budget and creating a $1 billion in new spending. In addition to the increase in spending, Democra…
The City does not have any artistic objection to the design or content of the mural. Nor does it take issue with the characterization of the Cross at the Crossroads as a symbol of the city and a strong representation of our town and culture. Most importantly, we agree that it represents priv…
Joint Statement from Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith and Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison:
Nancy Zacha was born and raised in Effingham County. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of arts degree in English Literature.
In reference to last week's AP report that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell suggested Illinois declare bankruptcy, both U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. John Shimkus have told me in past years they are not interested in this because no one elese was suggesting it.
By issuing yet another Declaration Disaster and extending his ongoing stay-at-home order, Governor Pritzker has severely overreached his authority. Meanwhile, the leaders of both the Senate and the House are allowing this to happen and have stalled the legislative process.
Traffic is light on Illinois roadways right now, but this will change when the pandemic passes. April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” a time when motorists are encouraged to reflect on driving habits.
Keep fighting the good fight, Republicans I read the headline in the Effingham Daily News, “Effingham County to Chicago: Get Lost.” (Page A4, March 18, 2020.) I read these words with great pleasure.
We support Governor Pritzker’s decision to close Illinois schools to prevent further spread of COVID-19. This is an historic and difficult decision, but it is the responsible action to ensure the health of our students, faculty, staff, and communities.
In 2017, Illinois passed historic school funding reform and made a commitment to fully fund our schools, promising in statute to put a minimum of $350 million into the new formula every year for 10 years. Our goal – getting every district to 90 percent funding by 2027.
Israel (the churches) has gone astray. I stand in the gap and say to them: Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repentence is already started. Revival is coming.
Darren Duncan is a seventh-generation farmer and father of four who is disgusted with politicians in Washington more concerned about getting rich off their office or winning an election than by serving the people they represent.
The following represents a Senate Bill currently being considered in Illinois. This Bill epitomizes the adage that elections have consequences. When a single political Party has unfettered control, the birth of opportunistic Zealots is soon to follow. The very first bulleted item quite succi…
The new Congressman for the Effingham area will realistically be decided by the primary election on March 17. I hope you don't base your vote on who you see the most TV ads or signs for, I encourage you to put some thought into who the best candidate is.
Please take time to vote in the upcoming Efﬁngham County primary election on March 17. As in the last election, the extremely important position of Efﬁngham County Coroner will be voted on. It is very important that the best, capable and experienced person be elected to that ofﬁce. That is t…
In view of her pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-conservative stand, the Effingham Area Tea Party endorses Mary Miller for U.S. Congress. Mary is running on the Republican ticket for the 15th District seat being vacated by John Shimkus.
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