Illinois lawmakers fast tracked a bill that forces defendants to pay prejudgment interest in a lawsuit or arbitration claim whenever monetary damages are awarded. Prejudgment interest refers to additional money courts award for interest back to the injury date. Why be alarmed?

If President Biden is to strike a nuclear deal with Iran or North Korea, it must provide for inspection of suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move the materials for making a nuclear weapon --such as enriched uranium --t o a second site during the…

A conservative man comes home from work to find his liberal wife in bed with another man. ''I can't believe you're cheating on me!'' he exclaims. The young lover leaves and the liberal wife calmly states ''My dear, what are you talking about? There's simply no evidence that I'm cheating on y…

What a wonderful hour we spent driving around Kankakee looking at the Christmas lights. The city looks great with all the beautiful light displays. Riverview gets the prize with the coordinated effort to beautify Kankakee. It showed me what pride the area has in their city. I was very impres…

Tuesday morning I was told by the Elector’s Board 3 comprised of the mayor, the city clerk, and the longest-serving alderman — that my candidacy for Kankakee 6th Ward Alderman was thrown out because I did not number the three sheets that I had my petition signatures on. You read that correct…

I want to thank the voters who have exercised their hard-fought for right and civic obligation to participate in our electoral process, the best system in the world. I want to congratulate Mr. Dickenson in his victory in this circuit judge race and I wish him nothing but success in being the…

First: stop calling the benefits that the veterans get "entitlements" that today equals welfare or handouts. The veterans earned  those benefits, so call them the benefits of having served. They are the benefits we owe them.

I have recently read various letters to the editor in our paper on the two presidential candidates. I found it interesting that many of them did not even mention the issue of coronavirus 19 in spite of the fact that the majority of American adults know at least one person who got the virus a…

Why do you keep has-beens like Star Parker in your paper? She hasn't had an original idea in years. Always complaining about liberal ideas without offering realistic solutions to today's problems.

We are retired judges of the 21st Judicial Circuit for Kankakee and Iroquois counties. Unlike active judges, we are free to publicly express our opinions on public matters. We strongly urge you to support the retention of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride. We come from different backgrou…

Recently we have been inundated with ads extolling the "fair tax.'' We have gotten a pamphlet and a slick campaign-looking glossy ad in the mail. Many YouTube ads tell us to "Vote Yes For Fairness.'' Even the ballot proposal makes people think all it will do is raise taxes on the wealthy. An…

In this election the voters are being asked to support tax increases on both the state and local levels. Again we have taxing bodies asking for more money from taxpayers without providing real solutions to reduce costs. Our local property taxes are already too high and our state is finding n…

The late Neil Postman, a prescient author and scholar, wrote at length about the interrelationship between technology and culture. In his book, "Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology,'' he makes the case that society’s relationship to technology has gone from the point of humans…

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