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  • When built, jail met or exceeded all requirements

    I’d like to clarify a few things about the present Lee County Law Enforcement Center (jail).The rece ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • The answer to gridlock is not term limits

    Today I heard a discussion mostly in favor of term limits. I, like most of us, am frustrated and angry that our elected representatives aren’t uniting ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Elect Harts supervisor of Sterling Twp.

    Hello, my name is Julie Arreola. I’m writing to ask your consideration of electing Ted Harts as Sterling Township supervisor.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • It is the duty of all people to help the poor

    My reply to Shaw Media post on Feb. 2 as requested.Yes, I agree the poor most definitely need our he ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • It’s circus time in Washington

    Notice the irony.Lose a circus – gain a circus.Barnum and Bailey out of business. Elephants set free ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • Tour exposes county jail’s many problems

    Wow! I believe the letter previously printed missed the main points of the need for a new jail.I wil ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • Sanctuary cities break the law; why no arrests?

    Could someone please explain how state governors, city mayors, sheriffs, police chiefs and others escape justice when they openly declare their jurisd ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    There’s a movement afoot in the Illinois Legislature to name former President Barack Obama’s birthday (Aug. 4) as a legal holiday in Illinois. What do you think?
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