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  • U.S. needs to get competitive about education

    “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver If the Unite ...
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  • Let government finance college tuition expenses

    “Institutions of higher education in the United States extract a lot of money without delivering value, but the government has no way of influencing t ...
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  • Clean water group calls for protections

    On the heels of the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, a new report tells how the bedrock environmental law has helped to restore and protect th ...
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  • Vote Morrissey on Election Day

    I am a mother of four who works full time. I do not have much time to worry about what is happening with the money I pay in taxes. That is why I am vo ...
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  • Elect Morrissey Lee treasurer

    My name is Rick Stehlik. When I was Wes Morrissey’s age, I had a wife and daughter and was also starting a business. I have built my business into a g ...
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  • Integrity of Illinois elections should be better protected

    SPRINGFIELD – I dropped by my local courthouse Monday and voted early.Before stepping into the count ...
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  • Trouble ahead if justices reject pension reform

    What if?It’s the single most important question that Illinois residents should be asking, and candid ...
    NEW: Oct. 31, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • Cruelty shown to any animal is inhumane

    In response to Ms. Kuhn’s letter concerning animals [“Treatment of animals is inhumane,” The Reader’s Voice, Oct. 23], her focus centers primarily on ...
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  • Vote against supporters of Illiana Tollroad

    IDOT has proposed a roadway project from Interstate 55 to Interstate 65 in Indiana. Because of Illinois’ dire financial situation, the project was to ...
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  • Korean veteran: Too many take U.S. for granted

    I am writing this in response to an article that appeared Oct. 3 in the Reader’s Voice [titled “Honor veterans today and every day of the year”] that ...
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  • United Way aids Salvation Army’s work

    The Salvation Army is proud to be able to offer emergency assistance to those in need across Lee County through the Service Extension program. I am th ...
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  • In tight elections, one vote counts even more

    Illinois has seen its share of tight elections in recent years.And in such elections, votes become e ...
    NEW: Oct. 31, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Response to question about city manager

    [Regarding Barbara Friel’s letter, “Seeks answers to make an informed vote,” The Reader’s Voice, Oct. 30]:
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  • Vote Fritts for Lee treasurer

    I’ve known John Fritts for almost 40 years. He’s a man of integrity, humility and honesty.He served ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Re-elect Fritts Lee treasurer

    I am writing this letter to support John Fritts for Lee County treasurer.I attended the candidate fo ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm

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    Reader Poll

    A statewide advisory question on the Nov. 4 ballot asks whether Illinois should increase its minimum wage for adults over 18 to $10 an hour. How would you vote?