Letters to the Editor

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    Quit gouging Madison County taxpayers

    Well, I see that Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan and his merry band of lemmings on the County Board are at it again. They’re seeking fee increases for four of the most overstaffed offices in the county: county clerk, circuit clerk, recorder and sheriff. There must be a friend or...

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    What should happen may not

    Shoulds and should nots:

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    Not free for the taxpayers

    More free stuff from the president. But free to him is more taxes for those of us who pay them, especially higher property taxes, which are already burdensome for homeowners in St. Clair and the surrounding metro-east counties. So if Southwestern Illinois College offers free tuition based on this...

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    Get to root of church’s problem

    Lately it has been noticed that Cardinal Raymond Burke has been attempting a new personal identity ever since his infallible friend fired him. So he turned to his longtime close aide, Donald Rumsfeld, to assist him with telling a joke while looking really mean while saying it. Did you hear the one...

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    Fee changes make sense

    At the recent Madison County Board meeting, I voted in favor of an adjustment to fees being collected by the county. Some of these fees increased and some were decreased, based on a study conducted by a consulting firm in the last year.

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    Clean up more than chemical spill

    A recent news feed reported yet another large spill of drilling chemicals into North Dakota’s public streams, poisoning dozens of square miles with salt and heavy metals. When will enough be enough?

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    Racing was just one facet of Junior Knepper

    Many people recognized Junior Knepper as a great racer from a family of other great racers and sportsmen. I missed most of that and I regret that I only got to know him later in life.

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    Believe your own editorials

    The Belleville News-Democrat seems to have embraced the concept of concealed carry in its editorial Jan. 21. Then why does the door to its building’s front entrance have the “no guns” sign posted?

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    Call abortion what it is

    Black men killing more black men in North St. Louis makes the front pages of newspapers. Even the ad nauseum Paula Sims case some 25 years later found a mark on your fine publication. But 42 years of legalized murder, abortion? Not one paragraph.

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    Crucial to maintain order

    According to the current narrative being advanced by race hustlers, American law enforcement procedures must be reformed.

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