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    Guest view: Horse racing offers bigger impact in Illinois than casinos

    A recent column by Tom Swoik about slot machines at racetracks is misleading on several fronts.

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    In Madison County re-elect Prenzler

    Madison County Democrats have an intense dislike for Kurt Prenzler, and we think it goes beyond the fact that he has an R behind his name. The Democrats seem almost desperate to get him out of office. They trump up complaints about his actions during his four years in office, but their real beef...

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    In St. Clair County vote for Cook

    In St. Clair County, Charles Suarez, the brother-in-law of Marleen Suarez, is running for re-election. A federal lawsuit was just filed raising questions about the high interest rates that tax buyers in St. Clair County collected under his watch in 2006 and 2007, years that coincide with former ...

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    Clayborne can help metro-east grow

    Kudos and my vote go to state Sen. James Clayborne, D, 57th District.

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    Keep moving toward fairness

    "We felt like it would be fair." It was a pleasant surprise when the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board gave that as its reason for scheduling a second public hearing on St. Elizabeth's Hospital's proposed move from Belleville to O'Fallon.

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    Vote to retain Karmeier

    Some attorneys wish they didn't have Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier as a thorn in their side, and now they're apparently willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to get the voters to boot him off the bench.

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    Wrong time for Belleville to be silent

    Belleville held a public hearing on Monday on its enterprise zone, but the public was still in the dark by the time it was over.

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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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