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    Build Obama library without state tax dollars

    Illinois is so broke that it can't keep its funding promises to schoolchildren. It is threatening draconian cuts if a temporary income tax increase isn't made permanent. Yet amazingly Democratic leaders have decided it's OK to spend $100 million they don't have to lure the Barack Obama presidential...

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    Guest view: We have to invest in state highways

    I appreciate your interest in our coalition's efforts to invest in our transportation infrastructure in Illinois and want to respond to your criticism of our call for a meaningful way to fund much-needed investment in our roads, bridges and transit systems.

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    Bill benefits our military families

    If you think serving in the military is a challenging lifestyle, consider what it must be like for their children. They often just get settled into a school, only to have a parent reassigned and they have to start all over again.

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    Guest view: Important to invest in healthy living

    A recent editorial in the Belleville News-Democrat questioned the value of the federal Transportation Alternative Program, which will invest $820 million nationwide, of which $4.7 million will be in the metro-east, on alternative transportation projects.

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    What is involved in 'election work'?

    What exactly is "election work?" We're not sure, but the St. Clair County Democratic Committee sure did a lot of it at the start of this year.

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    Easter stands the test of time

    Today Christians around the world celebrate Easter, the ultimate story of second chances and new beginnings.

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    Guest view: There is progress in cleaning up crime

    In 2007, Col. Gregory Gadson, a former West Point football player, lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in Baghdad. After a long, difficult recovery, Gadson became the first paraplegic garrison commander of Fort Belvoir, standing on his prosthetic legs while taking command in 2012.

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    Will Illinois school aid formula get a makeover?

    People in Illinois hear a lot about schools not getting enough funding from the state, but not much about an effort afoot in Springfield to develop a fairer way to distribute the money.

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    Gas tax hike is nonstarter

    There's a reason the group Transportation for Illinois Coalition is having trouble finding a state lawmaker to sponsor their tax ideas. The timing is terrible.

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    How many hours did the County Board work?

    The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund is tidying up in St. Clair County government, but too bad it didn't do the deep cleaning that the taxpayers who help fund public pensions deserve.

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