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Caulkins appalled at Governor’s signing of massive abortion expansion law

    Decatur – Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Wednesday that will massively expand abortion access in Illinois. State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) voted against Senate Bill 25, which removes all rights for the unborn, and is appalled that the Governor signed it into law. “This pro-abortion, anti-life legislation is a travesty,” Rep. Caulkins said.…

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The People Speak In ‘Letters To The Editor’

Eating Chicken And Turkey Can Also Raise Your Cholesterol      Dear Editor, Chicken is no health food. New research shows that, if you want to lower your cholesterol, you should pass on red and white meat and eat green foods instead—healthy, humane, environmentally friendly vegan food, that is. Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute have…

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City Beat: Will Legalization Of Prostitution Be Next?

         “Marijuana has gone mainstream, casino gambling is everywhere and sports wagering is spreading. Could prostitution be next?”      I didn’t ask the above question, but a writer for the New York Times, Jesse McKinley, did — just last week. McKinley wrote that lawmakers across the country are beginning to reconsider how to handle prostitution,…

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Viewpoint: ‘Life Is Cheap’ In The ‘New’ State Of Illinois

       AMONG A disturbing number of actions coming out of the Illinois General Assembly last week, which included the legalization of marijuana, expansion of gambling and more taxes, the most grievous was the passage of the “Reproductive Health Care Act” which legalizes the killing of an unborn child at any stage of a pregnancy —…

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City Beat: Search Firm Looking For Next Decatur Deputy City Manager

       A search firm for the City of Decatur is looking for a deputy city manager. GovHR USA out of Northbrook, Illinois, has been running classified display ads in the Decatur Herald & Review indicating “The City of Decatur is seeking an experienced, innovative and committed professional to serve as Deputy City Manager, act as…

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The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Commits Additional $2.8 Million To Add Long-Term Housing To Community Care Campus

  Crossing Healthcare has announced a new $2.8 million donation from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to construct two 10-unit apartment buildings on the Foundation-funded 27-acre healthcare and social services “Community Care Campus” currently being constructed in downtown De-catur, Illinois. The addition of long-term housing will bring a critical sober-living component to the campus to…

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City Beat: Bits And Pieces From Here And There

       • I WAS talking on the phone to a community leader Friday morning and, as we were discussing the terrible financial condition of the State of Illinois, guess what happened? I glanced up and passing by one of my fourth floor office windows the State of Illinois was heading down, down, down!      Actually, part…

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Think Big Illinois Praises The Passage Of The Reproductive Health Act

  Chicago, IL — Think Big Illinois Executive Director Quentin Fulks released the following statement on the passage of the Reproductive Health Act: “At a time when women’s rights are under attack across the country, the Reproductive Health Act is more important than ever. Think Big Illinois applauds the legislators in the Illinois House of…

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Bishop Paprocki: Depriving protection for children in the womb is ‘evil’

  Springfield, IL – Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, issued the following statement in response to the Illinois House passing Senate Bill 25 on May 28: “I condemn the gravely immoral action of the Illinois House of Representatives in passing Senate Bill 25, labeled with a highly misleading title…

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