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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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    Earning more doesn’t equate to taking home more

    Imagine you’re a single mom or dad with two kids. You make $12 an hour. Times are tight but you have a strong work ethic. One day, your boss comes to you with some good news. Your diligence has paid off — you’re being offered a pay increase to $18 an hour. This would raise your...

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    Glad this story wasn’t big news

    Did you know that the FBI arrested a 20-year-old Ohio man last week who allegedly was plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol? Authorities said he planned to set off pipe bombs then shoot people as they tried to flee.

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