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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Sound-off 7/28

    I am writing regarding the parking meters around St. Peter's Cathedral and St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Second Street in Belleville. Family members do not always know how long they will be visiting their loved ones who are patients in the hospital. Also Mass may go longer at the Cathedral than expected...

  • EDITORIALS

    Rauner hurts his credibility

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner handed Gov. Pat Quinn some high-powered ammunition last week -- an attack ad full of altered or fake headlines that's drawing widespread criticism. The ad was supposed to make Quinn look bad, but instead Rauner ended up with egg on his face.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Transplants help life go on

    My third trip to the Transplant Games of America, this year in Houston, Texas, was even more rewarding than the previous two in 2010 and 2012.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Only so much America can do

    I sympathize with the efforts of the thousands of undocumented alien children flooding across our borders. I've seen much of this planet and most of it is a cesspool. I'm sure all of these children can tell you horror stories as to why they shouldn't be sent back to their country. I know none of...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Lead and close District 189

    One of your letter writers decided to respond to my previous letter calling retired St. Clair County Judge Milton Wharton and his associates leeches and Uncle Toms.

  • EDITORIALS

    Quinn's denials on crime program ring hollow

    Speaking of credibility, Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn has challenges of his own regarding the Neighborhood Crime Initiative in Chicago.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    All Star mis-selection

    The selection of Adam Wainwright as the National League starting pitcher at the All-Star Game over Clayton Kershaw was wrong, shows misplaced loyalty, and may come back to haunt the eventual National League pennant winner in October.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    First, learn about state law

    Recently BND letter writer and St. Clair County Board candidate Tim Buchanan pontificated about county elected officials being eligible for unemployment insurance. Unfortunately for Buchanan, he only demonstrated his ignorance of state law.

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

    Suspect should stay locked up

    As a proud animal activist who belongs to PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States, I read with complete outrage the recent Belleville News-Democrat article about a 43-year-old man, Terry Davis, charged with sexually molested a Rottweiler puppy.

  • MORE OPINIONS

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Selfies in Auschwitz � and why it's wrong

    In a place haunted by ghosts, on a thoroughfare of the damned, standing upon ground once watered by blood, Breanna Mitchell lifted a camera to take her own picture. She smiled a sunshine smile.

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