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    Just a hiring hall to Illinois politicians

    State Sen. James Clayborne may not have a clue about how to solve the state's financial problems, but he sure knows how to get his friends on the state's payroll.

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    St. Clair County bobbled Fricke case from the start

    The case of Robert A. Fricke has us thinking about accountability in the St. Clair County court system -- or more accurately, the lack of it.

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    Guest view: You should decide if unions get your cash

    Should people be free to choose what organizations they give money to? The First Amendment says they should, and the nation's highest court agrees.

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    O'Fallon's right to look at all the options

    O'Fallon is right to test the market for its water and sewer departments.

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    Highland strike begins, so does pain

    Are you ready for some high school football? Barring a miracle, there will be no Friday night lights for the Highland Bulldogs tonight. Their teachers went on strike on Thursday; without a fast settlement, there will be no football.

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    Keep court cases moving

    TRIAL DELAYS may be great for defendants, but as the case of Robert A. Fricke shows, they are terrible for justice. Fricke, of Columbia, is accused of kidnapping a boy and holding him captive briefly before the police rescued him. Turns out this isn’t a first for Fricke. In 2009 he was charged...

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    Go ahead and cheat

    The federal government is about as predictable as a Tuesday movie of the week. When the government gets involved in fixing something, trouble's ahead. Unfortunately the 2009 federal stimulus spending is yet another ugly example.

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    Taxpayers stuck with Delaney bil

    Attorney Al Paulson no doubt was trying to make St. Clair County Board members feel better about settling the sexual harassment case against former county clerk Bob Delaney when he advised them that a lawsuit couldn't be won "in a million years."

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    Landscaping falls short

    Fairview Heights leaders say critics of the sad-looking landscaping along Interstate 64 just don't understand and need to give it another growing season to establish itself.

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    Stop issuing state mandates

    Illinois taxpayers pay millions of dollars every year to have public school superintendents, principals and their assistants lead, but that doesn’t stop lawmakers from adding their own ideas.

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