Area News

THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN MORE ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

Bring God Back To Illinois And Open Up Some Parts Of Our State Dear Editor:      Let’s bring God back to Illinois. God is in control not COVID-19. People need to pray not fear. Governor Pritzker is not God although he thinks he is, as does Durbin, Duckworth, and Madigan. Illinois is a financial wreck so…

Read More

CITY BEAT: HOW’S WEARING A FACE MASK WORKING OUT FOR YOU?

         As we move deeper into the fight to protect ourselves and others from the coronavirus, we are being asked to do what not that long ago, would have seemed ridiculous. Face coverings are now required in public indoor spaces, for both customers and the employees unable to maintain 6-foot social distancing. Many of…

Read More

EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT: TODAY’S ‘NEW NORMAL’ CHANGING ROUTINE HABITS

  (Note: Today’s column is a light-hearted look at my daily routine and a few simple changes that have taken place under the “new normal” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not meant to minimize or be unaware of the suffering this disease has caused so many, both physically and economically.)      EVERY weekday morning…

Read More

THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN A NEW BATCH OF ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

    Some Pandemic Observations From Personal Experience Dear Editor:      Since the pandemic started, I am now responsible for all the family shopping at Walmart. Although I have occasionally shopped at Walmart, my wife and I never shop together. After 57 years of marriage, we have failed to master the art of peacefully shopping together…

Read More

STATE SENATOR CHAPIN ROSE ISSUES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S STAY-AT-HOME EXTENSION

    Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) released the following statement after Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the extension of his stay-at-home order through the month of May: “I’m glad that the Governor has listened to my recommendations about finally allowing important preventive medical procedures like mammograms, colonoscopies, cancer surgeries, and heart and stroke screenings to…

Read More

REP. CAULKINS ISSUES STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S MODIFIED EXECUTIVE ORDER

      Decatur, IL…State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) released the following statement following Governor Pritzker’s new executive order effective May 1: “The governor’s modified executive order is a small step in the right direction. We still need a plan that addresses the regional differences to get Illinois’ economy up and running. We now know…

Read More

THE PEOPLE SPEAK IN THIS WEEK’S ‘LETTERS TO THE EDITOR’

  Ample Evidence That Regular Use Of Marijuana Lowers Immunity To COVID-19      Dear Editor:      Governor Pritzker considers marijuana “essential.” He must believe that being high is fundamental to survival. Whatever his reasoning, he has done a great injustice to Illinois families, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is a greater threat to those…

Read More

CITY BEAT: BITS AND PIECES FROM HERE AND THERE

         • AS I am writing this column there’s been 11 COVID-19 deaths of Macon County residents.  Ten of the deaths have been among residents at Fair Havens.  Every time there is a report of someone passing away or being infected with coronavirus, it should not only make us sad, but strongly…

Read More