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.
Now that the City Council has voted 4-1 to move forward with recreational marijuana sales, new opportunities will open to make a difference. How does this happen?
Please … please … please … Pilot … please step up to your responsibility in the community! Another story, “Stuck Truck” appears in an issue of the Effingham Daily News. (Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, page A1.) Another semi attempted to make a turnaround to get back to Pilot Travel Center. Again,…
Can you see the water trickling; no running down a stream of volcanic rock? Snow has colored the deep blacks and burgundies of the rigid rocks. Creating a picturesque seen of dynamics we cannot mentally fathom. Approximately 250 ft. below the water runs and makes its own path forming this de…
The City of Effingham Convention and Visitors Bureau was thrilled by the continued success of the Wonderland in Lights this past year. Wonderland in Lights, a drive-thru holiday light display that features a variety of lighted Christmas scenes in Community Park.
Nov. 18 – Nov. 22 is National Education Week. The members of The American Legion Auxiliary Liberty Unit 289 of Strasburg want to say THANK YOU and encourage members of the community to also say THANK YOU to the teachers, teacher aides, janitors, secretaries, bus drivers, cooks, and administr…
Healthcare is a top issue for most voters. Even with copays, prescriptions & doctor’s visits are often budget-busters. The numbers of uninsured are rising again for the first time since the Affordable Care Act. One-third of all bankruptcies involve medical bills. While healthcare is a ba…
I am very disappointed in Neoga schools today. As some of you know on Veterans Day the school holds a breakfast, ceremony and a 21-gun salute for Veterans. In past years the students were able to go outside for the 21 gun salute.
We are so grateful to acknowledge one of your own local leaders for dedication and devotion to the community college system in Illinois. Mike Sullivan, who serves as vice chair of the Lake Land College Board, has been a driving force toward education and trustee leadership during the past ye…
Regarding mass shootings: The far left cries “guns, guns, guns,” when way more die of drug abuse, which they seem to turn a blind eye to, and a deaf ear.
My recycling efforts began 10 years ago. At that time, numerous recycling drop off locations existed in the surrounding areas. Locations have steadily declined in the years since that time. My thoughts on the decline of collection locations:
I appreciate the article published recently regarding the State funding for road funding. ("Road funding split," Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019.) Unfortunately - it highlights the poor math used by our officials to distribute revenues planned for collection.
National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 20-26. An estimated six teens die in motor vehicle crashes each day according to the Center for Disease Control. Hundreds more are injured.
President Trump should not have pulled U.S. troops out of Syria. Not only are the Kurds being massacred by Turkish forces, but ISIS prisoners are also escaping. This is the very same terrorist group that is bent on wreaking havoc on the U.S. and our allies.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard spoke in Effingham on Sept. 23, 2019 ("U.S. economy is slowing," Page A1, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2029.)
All around Illinois, farmers are increasingly showing how to improve conservation on their land – one important Star Rating at a time.
- 2 employees: Popeyes counter remains open to busloads of travelers
- Reaching Out in Crisis: 2 local CNAs head to Chicago to aid COVID-19 patients
- $1M bond set for Effingham man charged with child porn
- Individual in Effingham County tests positive for COVID-19
- Effingham man charged with drug-induced homicide
- White County case that found FOID unconstitutional remanded
- Area homelessness on the rise
- Pritzker: ‘I’ve given up’ on adequate federal COVID-19 response
- Teutopolis High School names April Students of Month
- Resurrecting the 'Little Ryman': Altamont residents hope for new life at old venue