Letters to the Editor

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    Unruly in Collinsville without Robert's

    BND readers as well as government transparency advocates are invited to see the downside of our Collinsville five-person City Council. According to their 1997 rules of order ordinance, "Robert's Rules of Order" is adopted to serve as a guideline for conducting business during special and regular...

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    Trentman's legacy is CASA

    Gary Trentman did not have a high profile in our community because that's the way he wanted it to be. He preferred to help abused and neglected children in his own persistent, committed, quiet and humble way, away from the spotlight.

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    How to save money and jobs

    Let me submit this pretty picture to you. Most every day, you hear of companies "downsizing" (let's call a spade a spade and say "firing through no fault of the employees").

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    Highland caved in to teachers

    Even though the Highland School District is $2 million in debt, their negotiating group offered the teachers union $23,659 more in total compensation than their 2013-2014 level. Most businesses or households facing a debt crisis would reduce expenses, but the board offered more. On the other hand...

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    Forcing mortgage change

    The mortgage industry is going to be completely revamped. The American dream of property ownership is the driving force of the U.S. economy. But our own government disregards this, thinking that putting financial burdens on homeowners is the intelligent way to pay for bloated budgets. Wrong; dead...

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    Free to choose beliefs

    Again a letter contributor seemingly is attempting to proclaim his intellectual status as superior (thereby disguising its obvious insignificance) by suggesting that open debate or defense of the divinely inspired principles contained within our Constitution should be denied as improper allegiance...

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    Every kind of election matters

    There are three types of elections: general, consolidated and primary. Now which of them would be the most important? Most people would say the general election and the voter turnout would second that. This is because it concerns state and federal government offices, senators, representatives and...

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    As the senator from Texas said ...

    The recent political cartoon depicting the commander in chief all decked out as a fighter pilot reminded me of a famous quote from former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, D-Texas.

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    Sound-off 9/29

    As always, our readers get the last word -- commenting on the news of the week with our weekly Sound-off feature.

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    Are sirens for critical only?

    Judging from the number of ambulances that travel on West Main and North 37th streets in Belleville, (with sirens on) either Memorial Hospital is going to get a lot more patients or the roads to the new St. Elizabeth's Hospital location will be getting a lot more traffic.

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