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  • Preserving Illinois Historic Preservation

    I recently learned Gov. Rauner and the General Assembly are considering possible cuts and/or possible elimination of the Illinois Historic Preservatio ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Walmart does not own old building

    I am writing in response to Ernie Whittington’s letter to the editor that appeared in the March 24 edition of the BCR. In his letter he makes several ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Vision 20/20 and Common Core

    Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, are the three core values of We the People Tea Party of Bureau County.
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • The same old refrain but with a different twist

    It didn’t take very long for our newly-elected governor to repeat the mantra of the medical industry, insurance companies, big corporations and others ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Funding crisis for Soil and Water Conservation districts

    Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for FY 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management & Budget a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Why do you like Illinois?

    I am writing to you for a class project on the novel "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country ...
    April 6, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • Political games

    We are about to enter a period of idiocy where politicians will comment about something they know very little about – diplomacy.  Not wishing to give ...
    April 6, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • Caught!

    So many folks, myself included, have a tendency to notice the negative aspects of life in general, and in one category especially, the rudeness of som ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Find a good read for a good cause

    Thank you to all the fans of the Friends of the Library book sales. Through the dedication of Friends’ volunteers, and your support of our sales, the ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • ‘Show tolerance’

    In response to Tuesday’s (March 24) Letter to the Editor, “Shame, shame, shame,” by Carlo Olivero of Dalzell:
    April 1, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • All for the price of a stamp ...

    Since our country was founded, the U.S. Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. Our original mandate called ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Fiscal responsibility and elections

    The city is nearly $37 million in debt. Spending is necessary; responsible spending is supposed to be the goal. Live within your means, and don’t bor ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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