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Improving our front porch

St. Clair County did a good job of building a public and private partnership to improve the road and thus the commercial opportunities on the East St. Louis riverfront, improving the job prospect and image of our communitiy’s front porch.

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Show up, speak up in ESL

The word spread fast throughout East St. Louis about the special council meeting to fire the newly elected city manager and replace her with ex-mayor Alvin Parks. Hundreds of citizens gathered in the council chambers chanting vocally to the council “no Alvin Parks.” Although citizens’ comments are not allowed at special council meetings, an elderly gentleman on a walker walked up to Councilman Robert Eastern III for a personal plea.

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Alzheimer’s

Thank you for the recent article about the adult day care published on Aug. 17. The article shed some light on a growing epidemic: Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, over 5 million Americans are living with the disease and that number is expected to triple by 2050. The time to talk about Alzheimer’s and our aging population is now. The time to fight back is now.

Letters to the Editor

Restitution

Years after U.S. Attorney Steve Wigginton put a disgraced Madison County treasurer and his co-conspirators behind bars in a tax-rigging scheme, defrauded homeowners have yet to receive one penny of restitution. Mr. Wigginton estimated our fellow citizens’ losses at over $4 million.

Letters to the Editor

New trend

Consensus among several commentators is that there is often a flurry of interest in political outsiders during the summer but eventually voters become serious and begin to seek more traditional presidential candidates — 2016 could be different.

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