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'Hatchet piece' editorial took no guts to write

I would much rather discuss this with the author of this hatchet piece editorial - Special prosecutors for everyone! - but since your fine publication allows its writers to hide behind the generic byline of “by the Madison County Record” that is impossible.

How to stop senseless school shootings?

Just war means you kill the killer and he kills no more. Sadly, the political class claims the only way to stop the killing is to spend more on scientific research paid for by tax payers ($50 million so far).

Rauner must think twice before signing dangerous 5G 'small cell' wireless bill

The impact of Fifth Generation (5G) small cell wireless facility bills becoming law will mean: it does not matter who you are, how affluent you are, where you live, or who you know in "high places," a cell tower can soon be looming in your front yard.

'Equal rights' amendment sounds really good, but it's really, really bad

The year is 2018, but nothing has changed since 1979. Women's Lib is still pushing for a gender-free or unisex society, and having ERA ratified as an Amendment to the Constitution is its vehicle for success.

Clear choice for Illinois Governor is Ives

Rauner has millions of dollars to push big lies but his integrity can’t be found with a microscope.

Madison County voters should say NO to 1 percent sales tax hike

The state legislature raised our income taxes by 32 percent last summer, and now we are confronted with yet another local tax. At what point do we say enough is enough.

Proponents of 1 percent sales tax trying to 'sneak' it past 'off year' voters

The educational establishment knows how much you pay and they’ve figured out you’re taxed to the eye balls. The jig is up. So, guess what you’ve got on the “spring off year” March 20 ballot?

Money grubbing Illinois lawmakers see dollar signs in legalization of recreational marijuana

For those who say it's impossible to put the genie back in the bottle as recreational marijuana has wide acceptance, I say hog-wash to this! If the public knew the truth they would fight back against Illinois legislators who see the legalization of marijuana only in terms of the money it might net Illinois, and not about the detrimental effects upon its citizens.

1 percent sales tax is back like a bad horror movie

It's like a bad 1980s horror movie franchise. "Sales Tax." "Sales Tax Returns." "Now Son of Sales Tax." When will it end?

1 percent sales tax in Madison County is a double whammy

Has your school board ever reduced your property tax?

Ives: The other reason Madigan should resign - Kevin Quinn 's $750k pension

Thanks to the courage of women like Denise Rotheimer and Aliana Hampton the sexual harassment culture perpetuated by the Illinois political ruling class is being exposed and we have the beginnings of a reckoning.

Rauner outlines FY19 budget

“It reduces government expense but not customer service. It shifts responsibility for the cost of services to the people who buy those services. And it recognizes that we will never have balanced budgets if government grows faster than our economy.”

ITLA responds to Rauner budget

Under the guise of “reform,” Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking changes to our workers’ compensation laws that will shift the responsibility of caring for injured workers away from insurers and onto those hurt on the job and the taxpayers.

Illinois Municipal League responds to Rauner budget address

While we are aware of the challenges with our state's budget, the proposed cut to Local Government Distribution Fund (LGDF) would directly impact core services for all Illinois citizens.

IRMA responds to Rauner's budget address

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is concerned about the continued cuts and devaluing of Medicaid providers as well as its impact on the populations they serve. Pharmacies serve on the front lines when it comes to treating Medicaid patients, especially in areas with few medical options.

Ives: Madigan should step down over handling of sexual harassment complaint

The office of House Speaker is a powerful position that carries with it a great deal of responsibility. It is because of Speaker Madigan’s failure to carry out the responsibility of his leadership position that we’re at this point. He failed to do his job and ensure that a Legislative Inspector General was in place and that complaints were handled in a timely manner.

Ives addresses 'Thank you, Bruce Rauner' ad

So what the commercial that is generating the expected hysteria from the expected quarters attempted to do, admittedly provocatively, was to properly and truthfully characterize the extreme issue positions Rauner took and their implications.

Kolker campaign cautions residents on social media scam

St. Clair County Associate Judge Chris Kolker wants Metro-East residents to be aware of a new scam that is being perpetrated on social media.

Ruocco: A candidate's gender should be irrelevant in political discourse

When one candidate believes another is behaving inappropriately, that candidate should be able and encouraged to call out and discourage such behavior. The respective genders of the candidates involved should be irrelevant.

Women candidates need to be perceived as 'not weak'

Katherine Ruocco thinks someone is bullying her when she is caught stealing a slogan and social media posts. I would expect more from someone like her who wants to be a judge, especially as a woman.