Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

O’Fallon school district can easily make more cuts

Meghan Keenan of the Illinois Policy Institute in Chicago, IL says in this opinion piece that voters in O’Fallon, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, should not vote to increase sales taxes during the April 2017 election to give O’Fallon School District 203 additional money until the school administrators and school board take advantage of all the savings in the school district’s budget.

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Taking away the power of the purse strings

Letter to the editor writer Phil Rozenski of Shiloh, IL says to vote no to keep school funding discussions between school boards and residents where it belongs, because each district still has the power to raise money through property taxes and they don’t need a sales tax as well.

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Will use funds from sales tax with great care

Letter to the editor writer Sister Julia Huiskamp of East St. Louis, IL says that a sales tax is the best way to raise funds for education because property taxes are too high and the state cannot be counted on, and that District 189 will use the funds given to them with the greatest care.

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Every vote counts

Letter to the editor writer Helen M. Hawkins, the Nameoki Township Town Clerk, says that early voting for the April 4, 2017 election began February 23, 2017 and that every vote really does count in the election, as she won by 16 votes.

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Consider change

Letter to the editor writer Mark Bagby, a Stookey Township candidate in southern Illinois, says that Stookey Township residents have a choice on April 4, 2017 to make positive changes in their community.

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Thank you, Mayor Mark Eckert

Letter to the editor writer Paula R. Badger of Fairview Heights, IL says that after having read many letters to the editors, she believes some have legitimate concerns, but many see the glass as half empty and she sees the glass as half full and sees and appreciates the changes Belleville, IL Mayor Mark Eckert has put made to the city of Belleville in southern Illinois.

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Too smart to be fooled

Letter to the editor writer Pat Baeske, of Fairview Heights, IL, says that the rumors that Caseyville, IL Township Supervisor Bruce Canty sent out a fake sewer bill to will the election 12 years ago is false and that they expect residents are too smart to be fooled by the opposition’s political-machine negativism.

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There are other candidates

Letter to the editor writer Keith Sturgis of Belleville, IL says that there are other candidates than John “Skip” Kernan on the April 4, 2017 ballot for St. Clair County highway commissioner for southern Illinois.

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Canty’s sudden change

Letter to the editor writer Chris Dunn, of Fairview Heights, IL, says in his tenure at Caseyville Township, Bruce Canty never asked his board to lower people’s sewer bills or reduce higher than normal tap-in fees to encourage economic growth, but suddenly around re-election time he has a plan to reduce our household sewer bills even though he has had years to do just that.

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Past time to address the problem

Letter to the editor writer Rick Croak, of Smithton, IL, says it is past time to address the Illinois state budget problem and shortfalls due to overgenerous pensions that taxpayers are forced to help support with their tax dollars.

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A critical choice on April 4

Letter to the editor writer Lloyd Soeters, of O’Fallon, IL, says that voters in O’Fallon, IL have a critical choice to make in the April 4, 2017 election between O’Fallon mayoral candidates Herb Roach and Phil Goodwin, and that while Goodwin’s campaign looks good on the surface, that’s it, while Herb Roach is one of the few people on city council that do their research.

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Cook doesn’t know what hard work is

Letter to the editor writer John Medley, of Belleville, IL, says that Belleville, IL mayoral candidate Dallas Cook doesn’t know what hard work is, doesn’t support Belleville, IL unions or tell the truth on his campaign flier and that votes should choose current Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert in the April 4, 2017 election.

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Independent?

Letter to the editor writer Martha Dowling, of Belleville, IL, asks can you really be independent if a democratic committee chairman sends out ballots for your candidacy, if a committee pays for your political signs and if a democratic mayor features you in a campaign advertisement?

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Take of the rose-colored glasses

Letter to the editor writer Herman Koester, of Belleville, IL, says that St. Clair County in southern Illinois would not be in this financial mess if the St. Clair County Board Chairman Mark Kern would take off his rose-colored glasses and sell or close down MidAmerica Airport near Scott Air Force Base.

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