Opinion: Eliminating Madison Count IL recorder of deeds job by merging with county clerk's office would save Southern Illinois taxpayers money. Republicans and Democrats debate with each other near St Louis MO.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner budget address critics on state income tax reliance, shifting teacher unfunded pension costs to school districts raising property taxes in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Republican President Donald Trump's administration has said unfair foreign competition is damaging US steel industry, including Granite City IL and Alton IL steel mills in Madison County IL in Southern Illinois, US Representative Mike Bost says.
Illinois election law is often a convoluted mess, but the aspect that forces candidates to disclose their campaign finances, and thus their conflicts of interest and to whom they are beholden, empowers voters in a state with too few restrictions on the ability to gather power. Twice recently those disclosures delivered a little justice — on the side.
Students have been doing errands for teachers for as long as there have been teachers and pupils — clapping erasers together, taking a note to the office, finding the janitor. You can even imagine those errands bordering on the personal, making an ice run. And you can imagine pet names for students.
Hal Patton is a dentist in Edwardsville. One of his long-time patients, who also has been a family friend for more than 30 years, was at her appointment when she asked Patton to sign a nominating petition for her daughter-in-law, Katie Stuart, who also was a patient of Patton’s.
We can all be excused for being a little hazy on the logic of our friends in the statehouse, but do we understand correctly that they want to ratchet up the regulations on smoking tobacco at the same time they want to loosen the regulations on smoking marijuana?