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We will support mesothelioma this month

The Madison County Record Sep. 22, 2016, 6:19pm

We support more than 150 different organizations with sponsorships, donations, and volunteer time and find them all equally deserving.

Mesothelioma research not a top priority for local fund-raising

Letters to Editor Sep. 16, 2016, 1:54pm

Since September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the headline in the August 17, 2016 Advantage News, “Oktoberfest to raise funds for Mesothelioma research” to occur on September 17, 2016 caught my eye immediately.

Is it time to end backdoor referenda?

The Madison County Record Sep. 12, 2016, 2:34pm

Madison County voters are no strangers to “backdoor referendum.” However, to refresh readers’ memories these referenda require a district superintendent or legislative body requesting a referendum to sell bonds to post their intention in the newspaper.

ITLA: ICJL report is 'another silly study'

The Madison County Record Sep. 6, 2016, 4:17pm

The First Amendment protects the Illinois Civil Justice League’s right to call its tired and misleading 16-page propaganda piece a “study” if it wishes, but that makes it no more a work of credible research than calling a Corolla a Ferrari makes the Toyota a sports car.

Hillary Clinton not qualified to be President

The Madison County Record Sep. 6, 2016, 12:03pm

Hillary has been in politics, with Bill for more than 30 years. There is no way in this world that her claims of being unable to recall some of the questions she was asked by the FBI can be true.

Freedom of expression includes right to boycott 49ers sponsors

The Madison County Record Aug. 30, 2016, 10:09am

I have a right to contact the sponsors, whose products appear on television and radio where Mr. Kaepernick is playing, and tell them I might be disinclined to buy their product because of their seeming support of Mr. Kaepernick’s behavior.

Government needs to stop picking energy winners and losers

The Madison County Record Aug. 29, 2016, 11:17am

Illinois corn farmers and ethanol producers have benefitted from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which has effectively created a sustainable and independent market for conventional ethanol.

Fourth District Appellate Court decision was judicial activism run amok

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2016, 1:21pm

The Appellate Court ignored the fact that four members of the State Board of Elections opined that the judges could not stand for election and four others voted they could. Even Baricevic and Haida obviously thought they couldn't run for election to their own seats; otherwise, they wouldn't have filed for each other's vacancy.

Billions in U.S. debt service robs vital government services

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2016, 11:35am

So, when interest goes from $426 billion per year to $600 billion per year, $174 billion in programs that serve you and your neighbors must be cut. Or, Congress can increase the money supply to continue paying for the programs, which, as you would expect, will lower the purchasing power of your paycheck.

Madison County Democrat party bosses' hypocrisy on full display

The Madison County Record Jul. 23, 2016, 8:41am

Democrat party bosses' hypocrisy is unashamed and boundless. Voters can do something about this hypocrisy in November.

Moms: Stop worrying - organic food is no safer than GMOs – it just costs more

The Madison County Record Jul. 18, 2016, 10:44am

Just as important...is to know what a GMO isn’t. It’s not an ingredient in the food we eat, which may be made using one or more of the eight common GM crops. Nor are GMOs the same as processed foods — which may contain one or more of the eight GM crops, or they can be made with organic or other non-GM ingredients.

Illinois still needs structural reforms to revitalize economy

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2016, 1:26pm

Illinois needs structural reforms to how it conducts public business and in the taxation and regulation of the free market economy.

County Clerk's office should be prepared with enough ballots in November

The Madison County Record Jul. 12, 2016, 11:31am

The March 15 primary inconvenienced many Republican voters, while still others didn’t get to vote.

Naming hundreds of defendants is only legal, moral way to determine asbestos liability

The Madison County Record Jun. 30, 2016, 1:07pm

The recent story on asbestos filings in Illinois and nationally had little information to offer except asbestos industry complaints about the numbers of defendants and the numbers of suits filed.

Mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore

The Madison County Record Jun. 9, 2016, 8:52am

It would have been almost impossible for the ordinary taxpayer of the city and Unit 10 to accurately state objections at the required public hearing at City Hall on June 13. Our more than 14,000 residents could have packed the house, approached the podium and only say, "I am mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore."

Madison County should reduce property tax levy

The Madison County Record May 31, 2016, 5:51am

Approximately 127 individuals circulated petitions as numerous county office holders urged you not to sign it. Local government leaders stated public safety would suffer. However, they offered no facts to support their case. Why? It seems no facts support their position.

The most unbalanced budget in state history

The Madison County Record May 27, 2016, 7:00am

There is only one way to change the way Illinois state legislature operates: change out Illinois state legislators.

Wages, salaries and the dignity that engenders

The Madison County Record May 4, 2016, 3:47pm

On July 20, 2015, I stated, based on my observations of public reaction, Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for President.

Manufacturers oppose graduated income tax hike

The Madison County Record May 4, 2016, 2:40pm

This is a $2 billion tax hike on successful job creators including many small and medium-sized manufacturing companies that pay taxes under the individual rate. This is exactly the wrong message to send to job creators when we need to grow our economy and create jobs for hard working men and women in Illinois.

Progressive income tax is another assault on middle class

The Madison County Record May 4, 2016, 2:14pm

HR 689 is another feeble attempt to make up for lost state revenues. The bill would gouge middle class disproportionately to pay for irresponsible state spending.