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    Time to vote out Clayborne

    Earlier this year when Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, cast a crucial committee vote that helped block term limits, he pointed to Missouri as the prime reason for the opposition.

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    Our choice for governor: Bruce Rauner

    When Pat Quinn took over as Illinois governor after Rod Blagojevich's impeachment, most state residents breathed a sigh of relief and thought that better times were ahead.

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    Guest view: Time to put the brakes on further gambling expansion

    It has been two years since the first legal video slot machines were installed in Illinois. In just 24 months, more than 18,000 slot machines have been installed at more than 4,700 locations. As a result of this growth, Illinois now has double the locations licensed to conduct gaming than Nevada.

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    Guest view: Could Ebola patients be helped by Vitamin C?

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    Raise taxes or else ...

    Southwestern Illinois College expects to raise property taxes, and the explanation from school leaders is that the state makes them do it. SWIC would risk losing state equalization funding of about $7.5 million a year if it doesn't levy at least 95 percent of the maximum property tax rate, a spokesman...

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    Steer clear of politics

    The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is supposed to be apolitical, which is why it was distressing to see St. Clair County Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf, a candidate for circuit judge, speak to a chamber group on Wednesday, less than three weeks before the election. Executive Director John...

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    Chamber needs to steer clear of politics

    The Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce is supposed to be apolitical, which is why it was distressing to see St. Clair County Associate Judge Heinz Rudolf, a candidate for circuit judge, speak to a chamber group on Wednesday, less than three weeks before the election.

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    On changing Illinois' Constitution

    The rights of voters and crime victims are topics that will be on the ballot on Nov. 4. Unlike the meaningless, nonbinding questions about the minimum wage, birth control and a millionaire tax, the voting and crime victims questions could change the state Constitution.

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    Ready for a fair election?

    Political candidates from the Chicago area may not know whether the county seat is Belleville or Bellevue, but they definitely know St. Clair County's reputation for vote fraud and election shenanigans.

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    Can't afford to keep Lovejoy high school

    Should Brooklyn residents vote to close the 30-person Lovejoy Technology Academy? The logical answer is yes. School leaders are recommending the closure. The high school is so small that it's not cost-effective to operate it. Closing...

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