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    Big job merits wide search

    After 30 years as St. Clair County administrator, Dan Maher should be hard to replace. But Board Chairman Mark Kern and the majority of the County Board prefer the easy way out: Promote an insider.

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    Submitting to the votes of others

    State Rep. Dwight Kay has taken up the cause for eliminating the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners.

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    Quick action shows support

    The U.S. Transportation Command unveiled its new isolation units for military planes last week, and these are a welcome and much-needed addition to our nation’s ability to respond to outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases.

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    Jobs are key to recovery

    We keep being told that the national economy is improving, but for most of us, it doesn’t feel like it.

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    Keep Illinois pension case on fast track

    The Illinois Supreme Court is serious about fast-tracking its review of the state pension reform law.

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    Still in the dark in Belleville

    Soon, very soon, the residents and taxpayers of Belleville finally will know who plans to develop the property across from Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, according to Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert. But the question remains, why doesn’t the public know already? Why the big secret?

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    No danger from concealed carry

    Madison and St. Clair counties are almost identical in population, so it was somewhat surprising to see how different they are when it comes to concealed carry.

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    Temporary but still worth it

    These days, $2.2 million just doesn’t stretch that far.

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    Guest view: Eckert twists facts in election case

    I find it necessary to respond on behalf of the Belleville Treasurer’s office and myself regarding the guest view written by Mayor Mark Eckert regarding the election board hearing. He erroneously stated that a FOIA request could not be produced when the board requested it during the hearing...

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    Fix the broken welfare system

    In 2011 we wrote about a woman employed at a Belleville company who turned down an $80 a month pay raise because the increased income would have made her ineligible for government child care assistance. It made financial sense, she said at the time, not to lose the $730 per month subsidy for child...

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