Letters to the Editor

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    Taxpayers get stuck with tab

    It's that time of year again. All around the state, taxing entities are hustling up numbers that might deflect criticism over their spending plans for next year. Tax rates may go down, multipliers may stay down, but rest assured levies will be up, resulting in higher property taxes.

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    Who will maintain bike trail?

    Belleville has many beautiful bike trails. The new section connecting Citizens Park to Bellevue Park will allow folks an up-close and personal view of nature.

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    Voting is our responsibility

    It never ceases to amaze me that so many people take voting so lightly or don't even vote.

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    Cannabis will hurt Illinois

    All Democrats, three Republicans plus Gov. Pat Quinn approved a state monopoly to grow and market a drug called medical cannabis, the gateway to drug addiction.

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    Prenzler deserves re-election

    Kurt Prenzler's opponent for Madison County treasurer, a position for which she has absolutely no qualifications, is a lawyer for the most pro-abortion, anti-family law firm in the state, and represents Hope Abortion Clinic. among others. She attempted to get onto the public dole as...

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    Pro bono is part of safety net

    We grew up thinking of America as the wealthiest country on earth, but the truth is that one-third of the residents in Illinois live below the federal poverty level, some unable to pay for the basic necessities of life -- food, shelter and clothing.

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    Out with the incumbents

    Any incumbent with an ounce of integrity would be ashamed to run for re-election. Can anyone give me a reason why any incumbent should be re-elected? Because they're a Democrat or because they're not a Republican is not a reason, it's an excuse, and an egregious one at that.

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    Vote for the Democrats

    Nationally, the results of the Nov. 4 election will start setting the mold for the future of the American people. I urge all citizens to vote for the political party that has made every effort to make life easier for our citizens but was thwarted at every hand.

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    Ease the burden on St. Clair County taxpayers

    Leave it to St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern to point out a sliver of a silver lining in the latest audit of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport. He noted that in 2013, revenue growth outpaced expense growth by $85,000.

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    Wanted: Candidates with courage

    I have concluded after much observation and thought that the majority of our elected officials -- local, state, federal, Democrat, Republicans, etc. -- are just plain cowards. In general, they do not have the courage, backbone or guts to do what is right for the people and serve the people...

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