No American president, or any city council member, for that matter, has ever unreservedly delighted in the way he or she was presented in the press. “I so appreciate the accuracy of their reporting on my perceived flaws!” said no official ever. “And good for them for holding me accountable.”
President Donald Trump has veered into perilous territory with his assault on the free press and the First Amendment. His references to journalists as the “enemy of the American people” are no less dangerous because they happen to be strategic.
Illinois residents pay nation’s highest property taxes. Money supports retired police, teachers and other public workers. Little goes to current public servants in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
East St. Louis Park District overspent renovating three tennis courts, so it is asking St. Clair County taxpayers to make up the $20,000 difference. Don’t reward government waste with involuntary contributions by taxpayers in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
BND editorials reflect deep care for the community, even when frowning at the bad in hopes that it becomes good. News media’s role and place in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, sometimes means tough love, but it’s love all the same.
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis expects SNAP program to push and support education to those on food stamps as a way to break the cycle of poverty in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. Creating taxpayers with dignity, futures should be Congress’ goal.
East St. Louis Township supervisor explains, defends using a nearly $900 vendor check to advance money to an employee in response to a BND editorial opinion. Says township government helps the poor in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
A house in Alorton is either a haven for adults with disabilities or a fire trap. Illinois was slow to respond to 40 fire code violations and reports of neglect to those who appear to need more care than a boarding house should provide in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson just visited Scott Air Force Base to discuss pilot retention, but also highlighted military spouses having trouble transferring their professional licenses. Illinois lawmakers can fix this.
Black male students improve academically when they have black male teachers, so convincing more students to become teachers is important. But Illinois’ teacher testing needs to change to recruit more education majors.
Frank Scott Parkway in Fairview Heights and Swansea is again under construction. Highway in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, was a traffic snarl from the day it opened, and St. Clair County continues fixing it in small sections.
Opinion: East St. Louis, IL, Township supervisor Alvin Parks ignores legal rules in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, and trustees want former mayor prosecuted for violating law, ordinance.
News opinion: Republican GOP president Donald Trump visit to Granite City Steel in Granite City, IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO, can help get NGA at Scott Air Force Base AFB.