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    Illinois has no choice but to cut costs

    In 1998 when Madison County asked to close its nursing and sheltered-care homes because it could no longer afford them, the state at first refused to allow it because it feared a devastating impact on residents.

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    Let private funding for ketchup bottle flow

    Think ketchup, and hamburgers and french fries immediately come to mind. And Collinsville.

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    Keep asking city for help

    Belleville has occupancy codes, police patrols, neighborhood organizations and a crime-free housing program, but it still has trouble hot spots like 7701 W. Main St.

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    Decide fate of Illinois trooper

    Illinois State Trooper Bradley G. Wilken has become a liability to his bosses, St. Clair County prosecutors and by extension, the taxpayers of Illinois.

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    State investigation pauses but questions do not

    State lawmakers investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's discredited Neighborhood Recovery Initiative hit the pause button this week after federal prosecutors requested a 90-day delay to conduct their own investigation. How's that for irony -- a criminal probe of an anti-crime program.

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    Sound-off 7/21

    Democrats changed

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    Nothing dumb about new ideas

    For months, Gov. Pat Quinn has pushed Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release his tax plan. When Rauner unveiled it last week -- roll back the state income tax from 5 percent to 3 percent, freeze property taxes and broaden the sales tax -- Quinn pronounced it a "dumb idea."

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    Guest view: Stronger education compact helps military families

    The people of Illinois -- and particularly those living here in "Scott country" -- should be proud of recent action by our elected officials to correct glaring deficiencies in state law that have for years penalized military parents seeking to enroll their children in public schools when they transfer...

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    Why is gay marriage front-page news?

    Our front-page story on Sunday about the wedding of a gay couple prompted angry calls from dozens of readers. They were offended that we gave prominent display to a topic that conflicts with their view of morality. Many callers saw this as the BND's endorsement of same-sex marriage.

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    No worries about security at Marissa marijuana farm

    We know a lot of people think Cheech and Chong will be heading to Marissa if a medical marijuana farm gets approved. Applicants want to ease opponents' fears about falling property values, increased traffic and "undesirables" heading to town.

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