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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Wrong place for 18-year-old

    The Monday Belleville News- Democrat news report: "An 18-year-old man is dead ... leaving a nightclub in Washington Park ... at 3:32 a.m. ... 30 bullets struck the vehicle the victim was inside of."

  • GLENN MCCOY

    Editorial cartoon

  • O'FALLON PROGRESS OPINIONS

    Substance to this Quinn appointee

    OK, I admit it. I read the BND headline "Quinn puts moratorium on IDOT political hiring," saw the accompanying photo of the 30-something new Illinois Department of Transportation secretary appointee and prepared to lambast Quinn for not putting his money where his mouth is.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Easier to blame Obama

    Quite a few News-Democrat readers said they were awaiting my response to the conservative letter writers who challenged my letter urging citizens not to support Republican leadership in November.

  • EDITORIALS

    Decide fate of Illinois trooper

    Illinois State Trooper Bradley G. Wilken has become a liability to his bosses, St. Clair County prosecutors and by extension, the taxpayers of Illinois.

  • MORE OPINIONS

    Jay Ambrose: Watch out for Bobby Jindal

    Bobby Jindal once gave a speech inspiring TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to respond with satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn't just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give a speech inspiring a massive audience to a standing ovation, which is to...

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