We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists or by another country (e.g. China may already have the capability — which it may use in an economic crisis,) or it can occur naturally. It could re…
Editor’s note: This letter is in response to an article published Sept. 15 regarding persistent scheduling problems this semester at Kankakee High School.
In response to Quincy Young’s letter to the Daily Journal published Sept. 15, I contend there is no hypocrisy by the right in regards to abortion. We are not “talking heads” nor do we “proselytize lofty speeches of high ideals hammered home with hate and horror.”
Editor’s note: Superintendents and school board representatives have penned the following argument as to why local control should be the course of action when it comes to public education. The letter was signed by officials from 84 schools throughout the state, including the following: Super…
Alan Webber’s rant on the Afghan withdrawal is wrong on many levels. Besides paying lip service to the 13 service men and women killed by an ISIS K suicide bomber while calling their mission “absurd” and “in vain,” he passes over the immediate cause of their death by claiming not to know wha…
The response of many Republicans to Texas’ new anti-abortion laws is a stark example of the hypocrisy at the core of modern conservative ideology.
Joe Biden has been president for eight months and he has 1) Closed the Keystone Oil Pipeline, costing many people their jobs. He has done everything he can to reduce oil production in this country while, at the same time, agreeing to Russia opening up their oil pipeline to send oil to Europe…
Does our new “Commander in Chief” look more presidential than Trump? Did you ever dream, after 9/11, we would arm terrorists with our most sophisticated weapons 20 years later?
When 9/11 hit, believe it or not, some good things happened. I read in the Smithsonian Magazine that the “Survivor” Gallery pear tree planted near the World Trade Center in the 1970s survived. As an inspiration, I wrote a poem about it and read it at a Cancer Survivor Breakfast on April 21, …
I read a lot from armchair epidemiologists about how the COVID-19 vaccine will change your RNA, how this is all just an infringement on personal liberty, we don’t know the long-term effects, and so forth.
Illinois First Audit believes in the sanctity of the vote. Elections should be "free and equal" as stated in Article III Section 3 of the Illinois Constitution.
My answer to the editorial "Kankakee must find an answer to gun violence" published Aug. 28: Let's call it what it is — "gang and drug violence," not "gun violence."
In response to FDA approval of the China flu shot by Comirnaty and Pfizer BioNTech manufacturing: You know not to ask for it because it is not available, and it will not be. You see it is not under emergency-use authorization, so you will be told it is the same as the rest but they do not te…
Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed a bill that will end immigration detention in Illinois. ICE would not be able to contract with local jails in Illinois to detain the immigrants waiting for court hearings. The immigrants would effectively be able to roam at will.
Editor's note: This is a response from an online reader to Ben Shapiro's Aug. 24 column in the Daily Journal titled "The fight over identity continues in America."
Young pedestrians, bicycle riders, and school buses will soon return to Illinois’ streets and roads. Transportation-related accidents are always heartbreaking. The Illinois Insurance Association urges drivers to be vigilant in the weeks ahead.
They looked like a nice new pair of sunglasses when you picked them up off a table at a popular west Kankakee restaurant. Reality is they are prescription sunglasses this 82-year-old lady uses daily.
My name is Cheryl Gash and my cousin’s husband, Howard S. Wischnowsky Jr., passed away on Aug. 13, 2020. At the time, the COVID pandemic was in full force and he was cremated with no wake, no funeral, and no military honors. I am not even sure if his obituary was published.
With students across Illinois returning to classrooms, parents must once again consider the nutritional choices their children make while at school. The Illinois Beverage Association (IBA) understands the importance of ensuring that schools offer healthy options for students.
The backlash following Simone Biles’ decision to drop out of the Olympic all-around competition proves that societal hatefulness isn’t limited to politics. Any self-proclaimed pundit with a computer can spew reason-free judgement on mental health, or any other issue without the hassle of fac…
There are those among us who, most unfortunately, think of the COVID-19 pandemic in political terms rather than in scientific and medical concepts. This type of grossly erroneous thinking is based on either abominable, willful ignorance or is the product of a pitifully weak mind that is easi…
I would like to suggest that Bradley, Bourbonnais and Kankakee use part of the federal COVID-19 funds to place enclosed shelters at the many bus stops located around our area. Most stops do not provide any seating or shelter from inclement weather.
The Bradley-Bourbonnais Magnificent Mile. These two communities should be very proud of the truly great job that CSL Behring has done in the beautification of their property. There is nothing shabby or second rate in the wonderful picket iron fence that surrounds their property, the same goe…
Record flooding, historic droughts, Lake Michigan’s disappearing shoreline. These are the increasingly visible effects of the climate crisis that threaten to further disrupt our economy and our daily lives, while disproportionately impacting underserved and marginalized populations in long-n…
As I read the Gary W. Moore column in the (Kankakee) Daily Journal on July 1, I felt an immense admiration for his calm fortitude as he faces death.
As Mike Ditka might say, “In life and football there are Tom Bradys and, Choose one: Mike Tomczaks, Rex Grossmans, Kyle Ortons, Jay Cutlers and Mitch Trubiskys."
Most Americans believe every vote should be equal, the candidate with the most votes should win, and that candidates should have to solicit votes everywhere in the country.
Editor's note: The following letter is a response to an article published June 28 about Kankakee County's placement on the Cost of Living Index.
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