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By Guest Poster On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

SANFORD: Colleague supports Robbins for sheriff

In light of the upcoming election, I would like to submit this letter concerning a friend of mine, Rick Robbins, who is campaigning to be the next sheriff of Montgomery County. I have known Rick and have had the More...

By Guest Poster On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

HILL: Woods handles issues with level head and determination

I am writing this letter to say that I am a proud supporter of Scott Woods for sheriff. I have the pleasure of knowing Scott as both a friend and co-worker.  Scott has wonderful values in life.  His faith and More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

TOSETTI: Get our acts together, start managing the present

Are you concerned? I am. This has nothing to do with politics, as I am a true independent and have been for a long time, knowing that there are good people on both sides. Lately there seems to be a lot of discussion More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, February 19th, 2018

Shrinking Decatur to face budgetary hurdles in coming year

DECATUR (Illinois Policy Institute) — After passing an unbalanced budget in 2017, Decatur will have to address its declining population and revenue as it looks ahead to crafting future budgets. Gov. Bruce More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Illinois teachers saw union dues flow to Chicago groups, politics and Madigan

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois Policy Institute) — Government worker unions can use their members’ dues in any number of ways. The most recent federal filings of one of Illinois’ largest teachers unions More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

GARCIA: A wake-up challenge is needed for American millennials

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln “Great men, great nations have not been boasters and buffoons, More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

BERG: Hold on to your wallets, Springfield back in session for 2018

State lawmakers will start returning to their perches in Springfield Jan. 23. What can Illinoisans expect? 2017 left a bad taste in the mouths of many. The year began with an impasse and ended in a torrent of treacherous More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

KRISTIAN: No, Donald Trump is not a libertarian president by any measure

The American Conservative is a reliable source of thoughtful commentary, and an outlet to which I am happy to contribute on occasion. For these reasons I was prepared to give a fair reading to a Monday article, More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, January 5th, 2018

CAMPANELLA: Time to focus on school choice in Illinois and across America

Later this month, schools, homeschool groups, organizations, and individuals in Illinois and across America will work together to raise awareness about the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. National More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, December 17th, 2017

This Christmas, property taxes are robbing the McCallisters

WINNEKTA (Heartland Newsfeed/Illinois Policy Institute) — Since 1990, the owners of 671 Lincoln Avenue have paid more than $783,000 in property taxes when adjusting for inflation. It’s a robbery even Kevin More...