Opinion: Republican U.S. Representative Mike Bost writes about benefits of federal tax cuts as part of revision to U.S. Tax Code. The IRS is collecting less from the average family in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
Opinion Sound-off: Reader discuss Belleville IL property taxes, spending, college administration costs, U.S. Senators on Veterans Administration and defense spending, and MetroLink safety in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Opinion: Belleville News-Democrat reader sound off in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, on fentanyl drug overdoses, highways creating jobs, East St. Louis Township corruption, Democratic leaders, taxes and other news opinions.
Opinion: BND readers sound off on liquor license fee increases for bars in Belleville, IL; Donald Trump's steel tariffs and jobs, and students protesting school shootings in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Illinois is the dependency capital of the Midwest. No other state in the region has more of its population dependent on food stamps, even though we have less poverty than many of our neighbors. So what’s driving the state’s dependency crisis? State bureaucrats using loopholes and gimmicks to keep more people dependent on welfare.
Opinion: Readers sound off on steel mill jobs and Donald Trump's tariffs, 2018 primary election candidates, Belleville IL government raising fees, and crime on the MetroLink in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
BND reader opinions on President Donald Trump's foreign steel tariffs, Granite City IL steelworker jobs, pedophile priests, Belleville IL Meredith Home parking and MidAmerica Airport in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
We reflect as education professionals on how we can do more to close the pervasive opportunity gaps locally and nationally. Barack Obama once said: “In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education.”
Opinion: BND readers sound off on current event headlines such as school shootings, taxes, TIF funds, mine subsidence, MO Governor Eric Greitens and MidAmerica Airport in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
St. Louis Cardinals Manger Mike Matheny talks about the decision to put starting pitcher Adam Wainwright on the 10-day disabled list prior to a game against the Cincinnati Reds April 22. It will be Wainwright's second stay on the DL this season.