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Illinois: From Garden of Eden to living hell hole

The Madison County Record May 3, 2016, 8:26am

Selfish overspending is why all Illinois pension funds will soon be broke. When a state runs out of other peoples' money, you have Illinois.

Ron Williams for Madison County State's Attorney

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2016, 7:26am

His commitment to the people of Madison County is that he will reduce violent crime by 15 percent in his first year if elected as State’s Attorney and will reduce the average jail population by 20 percent, saving money for taxpayers and making the County a safer place to live.

No exit strategy from Illinois budget standoff

The Madison County Record Apr. 14, 2016, 7:28am

Taxpayers must be vigilant in holding members of the Illinois General Assembly accountable, especially at this unprecedented time without a state budget and as we approach the new fiscal year. Now is the time that legislators could propose the most dangerous solutions to the state’s financial crises, including hiking the state income tax or imposing a new, devastating income tax on retirement benefits.

ITLA: Corporate frontgroup presses to deprive the disabled, disfigured and deceased of the chance for justice

The Madison County Record Apr. 6, 2016, 6:24pm

Illinois has its share of problems, as all states do, but so-called “lawsuit abuse” is not one of them.

Illinoisans deserve opt-out of ComEd's dangerous smart meters

The Madison County Record Apr. 1, 2016, 1:04pm

Illinois is in the midst of an avoidable, man-made health crisis. What happens when the state faces Flint’s horrible position concerning water, but with electricity? ComEd’s smart meter deployment is creating just such a tragic situation. It is up to the residents to take action, push legislators and the Illinois Commerce Commission for a permanent opt-out, and protect the children in Illinois as well as all living beings in the state.

America will go bankrupt if it relies on government for innovation

The Madison County Record Mar. 28, 2016, 12:13pm

The predicament of maintaining a comfortable secure life by turning over most of your income to the state (as described by Bernie Sanders and by those who practice this policy in Western Europe) is that it does not allow people who think outside the box to have available to them the necessary capital to develop new ways of accomplishing tasks or to develop new technologies.

Western European socialism vs American capitalism

The Madison County Record Mar. 21, 2016, 10:49am

The predicament of maintaining a comfortable secure life by turning over most of your income to the state (as described by Bernie Sanders and by those who practice this policy in Western Europe) is that it does not allow people who think outside the box to have available to them the necessary capital to develop new ways of accomplishing tasks or to develop new technologies.

Statement of victory

The Madison County Record Mar. 21, 2016, 9:46am

Republican candidate for Madison County Board Philip Chapman thanks the District Three voters who selected him as their candidate for County Board from a field of talented primary candidates.

Republican elites fear losing control

The Madison County Record Mar. 4, 2016, 4:29pm

The Republican elites are again speaking with a forked tongue.

Throw the penalty flag on St. Clair County judges

The Madison County Record Feb. 22, 2016, 6:34am

The actions of these judges simply underscores why St. Clair County and neighboring Madison County continue to be ranked among the worst court jurisdictions in the country.

ITLA: Rauner’s budget again takes aim at injured workers

The Madison County Record Feb. 17, 2016, 2:10pm

Across Illinois, seniors, individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable citizens are going without vital services because Gov. Rauner is holding the budget hostage until he succeeds in upending our workers’ compensation and legal systems. However, his proposals would do nothing to improve the state’s financial standing or fund the state services necessary to support individuals in need of critical assistance.