Letters to the Editor

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    No turnaround in sight

    A review of the East St. Louis Police statistics found that from January 2000 to February 2015, the city had 361 homicides. In the past eight years (2007-2015), 201 of the homicides occurred under the leadership of the mayor whose signature is “Life More Abundantly and The Turnaround.”...

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    Paying the price for political influence

    Those people who complain about being overtaxed are basically right. The middle class pays an inordinate share of the tax burden. Billionaires actually pay less of their income in taxes (all taxes) than almost all other citizens. This is absurd and unfair.

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    Nice while it lasted

    I have been reading and hearing how the oil companies are justifying gasoline price increases by saying it is a result of the increase of the price of oil over the last few weeks or so. Oil has gained about $4 over that time. The price of gasoline has increased more than 80 cents over that same ...

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    Unfair to Fairmount

    Why should Fairmount Park have to do without slot machines because of East St. Louis? This city has become the armpit of Southern Illinois because of the extreme corruption, theft and plain mismanagement shown by its leaders. Now honest, hard-working people are facing the possibility of losing their...

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    Good use of county land

    As many people know, I have been critical of many decisions made by St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern. However, his offering of 182 acres of county-owned land to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is a wise choice and undoubtedly will entice the federal government to choose the ...

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    Vote based upon the rules

    For six months we’ve poured our hearts and energies into saving St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and access to health care in Belleville. Today, we respectfully ask the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board to put forth the same time, attention and care.

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    Victims deserve better

    Once again, BND investigative reporters Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk have outdone themselves with the series “Violation of trust: Absent justice.” They deserve Pulitzer Prize nominations for the searing and sometimes disturbing series of articles on the absence of justice ...

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    End doesn’t justify misleading the voters

    After a special school board hearing Tuesday concerning the servicing of the Belle Valley school bonds, I asked Belle Valley School Board President Karen Kunz two questions: Was the servicing of the bond debt designed from its inception to escalate by 7 percent a year? Her reply was, “Yes...

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    Questions for candidates

    As the East St. Louis city election approaches, what are the ideas of the candidates to stabilize the decline and begin the turnaround we have needed for so very long?

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    Proud to be a Democrat

    I’d like to share why I’m a proud Democrat. The U.S. has now had 63 straight months of economic growth and is enjoying the longest period of private sector job creations (54 months) in history. The stock market keeps setting new record highs. The federal budget deficit has been reduced...

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