Letters to the Editor

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    O'Fallon should keep control of water, sewer

    I'm a lifelong resident, 30 years retired water foreman and retired deputy fire chief for O'Fallon. I want to inform the public about the crazy idea of possibly selling the water and sewer departments in O'Fallon.

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    Learn about Belleville in St. Louis

    After attending a seminar in St. Louis on a gorgeous October afternoon, I took a side trip to 911 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis. The former home of Lammert's Furniture has been beautifully restored and repurposed. In a space there occupied by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis (Suite...

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    Jail detainees have the right to vote

    With the election just around the corner, the issue of detainee voting rights has been raised at the St. Clair County Jail. Voting is a right protected by the U.S. Constitution for all citizens. The jail detainees are here in pre-trial status -- they have been charged with a crime, have been assessed...

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    Send a message by not voting

    The November election is nearing. I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of the negative advertisements on TV and the countless phone calls I get on election surveys and campaigning issues of the candidates.

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    Our flag deserves respect always

    Something really upset me while doing the Hero Run half-marathon. The route was lined with American flags placed about 6 feet apart; it was a beautiful sight.

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    18 years isn't nearly a century

    How many of you have heard the ads for gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner that say, "We have had a century of Democrats running Illinois government, it's time for a change?" Actually Democrats Pat Quinn, Rod Blagojevich, Dan Walker and Samuel Shapiro have had only 18 years in office. Republicans...

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    Chaos continues in Collinsville

    Previously I wrote that our highly competent Collinsville city clerk suddenly retired on Sept. 15 and chaos followed. The Sept. 22 City Council meeting was postponed to Sept. 24 due to improper posting of the meeting.

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    Reunion for two quarterbacks

    Congratulations to two high school quarterbacks. At 1 p.m. today my East St. Louis Flyers will play the Belleville West Maroons at Lindenwood University.

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    Campaign to stop Buchanan

    I see that the Dems are out for St. Clair County Board candidate Tim Buchanan's scalp for suggesting that the pensions be eliminated for part-time public officials. How disingenuous can you get? Who among us even gets a pension anymore? To suggest that these part-time officials deserve a pension...

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    Free speech is a right for people only

    I hope Edwardsville Township voters will vote "yes" on the following proposition: "Shall the U.S. Constitution be amended to clearly state that the rights of persons protected by the |U.S. Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not those of corporations or other artificial entities and...

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