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In September 1988, I attended a one-hour graduate credit class at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The state of Iowa at that time gave …

When considering the question on the Nov. 3 ballot regarding the retention of Justice Kilbride, I am reminded of the half million Illinois voi…

I have lived in the district my entire life. I also had the good fortune of a nearly 35-year career working at the Quad Cities Nuclear Generat…

To wily political officials and biased media pundits, there are damn lies, lies, white lies, fibs and terminological inexactitudes (a term int…

The Sept. 17 article by Ray LaHood against retaining Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride is unfounded and "technically" unsound. I …

I am voting "yes" to retain Tom Kilbride on the Illinois Supreme Court. Tom Kilbride has integrity, common sense, intelligence and is willing …

Tom Brokaw wrote about "The Greatest Generation". Seventy-five years have passed since the historic signing of the surrender document on board…

I am a farmer and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst has not represented me well during the past six years. Let me explain. My wife and I have pre-existing …

As a pastor’s wife, a mom, and the co-founder of a tutoring center for children with dyslexia, I view this school year from a unique perspective.

I have been monitoring the international Covid pandemic via the Harvard Global Health Institute Covid metrics map. Scott County's worsening da…

I truly loved this quote from Rep. Cheri Bustos regarding the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Many women speak of making sure others h…

In November we have the chance to send a proven leader back to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst.

This proposed constitutional amendment will create an equitable tax structure, and 97% of Illinois taxpayers will either see a tax cut or no c…

The Republican Party screams that only they can stop the socialists (or communists, or anarchists) from destroying the country. They've been u…

I have seen it reported on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, etc., comparing the COVID-19 deaths in the United States to Canada, Germany, etc. Is thi…

Mark Schwiebert, in a Sept. 20 column, states the Fair Tax Amendment is appropriately named. I had assumed they called it that because the "We…

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On November 3rd, we will be asked to trust Illinois lawmakers and give them greater power to decide who gets taxed how much and how often. Don…

In 2016, Mitch McConnell held President Obama’s nomination for the Supreme Court hostage for 293 days. He used the excuse it was too close to …

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