• Citizens pulled together before; let’s do it again

    I, for one, am totally fed up with all these protests, rioting, burning, looting and bickering. The election is over. Donald Trump was elected, sworn ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Appalled at poor condition of county jail

    After touring the Lee County Jail and seeing firsthand the conditions our public servants are being exposed to, I was shocked and appalled.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Lee County Jail: New is not always the better choice

    Maybe the Lee County Jail was poorly designed, constructed and maintained. Concrete, brick-and-mortar buildings are supposed to last a long time if th ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Trump’s deeds pale compared to Obama’s

    Just wanted to congratulate Mr. Anderson on his recent letter [“Congrats to new president; put U.S. first,” The Reader’s Voice, Feb. 11]. In true Trum ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 – Dave Granlund

    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:44 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 – Matt Davies

    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Comments on Trump, Putin, health care

    There are many Trump supporters who say the liberal Democrats should get over it. Trump won, he won the Electoral College vote, but not the vote of th ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • ANN MCFEATTERS: Good luck to foreign leaders visiting Trump

    WASHINGTON – Dear foreign leader:So, you are considering visiting President Donald Trump at the Whit ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Learn more; help stop teen dating violence

    February is Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. Domestic violence is not only an issue for adults, but for teens as well.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:04 pm
  • Deportation of Arizona mother was deplorable

    The deportation of an Arizona mother is a deplorable example of overreach on the part of our government following President Trump’s executive orders r ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:47 pm
  • Access to community college education can transform lives

    Nearly 50 percent of college students in our country are attending a community college.Yes, you read ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:03 pm
  • Nowlan: We need a new major political party

    Talking politics over coffee with a former student this past week, the two of us came up with the same thought: We need a new major political party.
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 6:34 am
  • Budget rancor threatens more local bystanders

    One version of an African proverb seems apropos when considering the nearly 2-year budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democ ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:43 pm
  • Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 - Dave Granlund

    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:05 pm
  • With Trump, we don’t know what’s next

    Let us hope that our president will be more reasonable if he ever gets over being full of himself. He should realize it’s better to be a diplomat than ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:30 pm
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