Politics has no place in a judicial retention election. The focus must solely be on the character of the person seeking retention, and whether they have properly discharged the duties of their office.
As members of the Illinois State Teachers of the Year (ILSTOY), we come from all regions of our diverse state. Some of us teach in rural farming communities in southern Illinois, others in large suburban schools near Chicago. In some of our schools, the poverty rate approaches 100 percent, a…
Well, it’s time once again for a Supreme Court nominee to go through another hearing. Sad to say, every time we go through these hearings, it seems the main issue with liberals is if the nominee is in support of killing babies before and even after they are born because they, the liberals, s…
I found your editorial on “Gambling no golden egg for Illinois” interesting. We live in a state and country where our politicians think morals mean nothing, God’s laws and commandments mean nothing and are irrelevant. We have turned our back on God and yet we expect Him to bless us.
We at the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District want to share information with you concerning the referendum for tax levy on the Nov. 3 ballot.
Polk Entertainment Enterprises, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation and the Miss Kankakee County Scholarship Association have been able to provide concerts for the Staff of AMITA St Mary’s Hospital Kankakee and the Riverside Assisted Senior Living in Kankakee and Bourbonnais.…
I don’t suppose piling on Trump for contracting COVID-19 is particularly constructive and, perhaps, not the most humanitarian response.
My son, Tom Kilbride, is up for retention on the Illinois Supreme Court in the Third Judicial District. My husband, Leo, and I raised Tom and our three other children, Judy, Joe, and Mary Pat, here in the Kankakee area. Tom is campaigning in 21 counties, starting with Iroquois, Kankakee, and…
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from the Kankakee River Valley Forest Preserve and neighbors concerned about the condition of Strasma Woods.
The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the importance of having a telephone or internet connection. Unfortunately, many Illinois households struggle to afford the cost of this vital connection to schools, employers, healthcare providers, friends, and family. If you or a loved one is strugg…
Well, it seems that Joe Biden and the Democrats have made up a new term to bad mouth President Trump. That word is "climate arsonist" whereby they blame Trump for all the wildfires and are trying to make us believe that global warming is causing these wildfires.
It’s bad enough we’ve been subjected to the 21,000-plus lies of President Trump, we’re also insulted by QAnon conspiracy theories embraced by Trump who welcomes the Q followers at his rallies. What is this crazy stuff?
Donald Trump's extreme incompetence now represents a serious danger to the health and well being of all U.S. citizens. An article written by Laurie Garnett in the Foreign Policy Journal reveals the inexcusable lack of preparation for the coronavirus pandemic. Following are some examples of t…
Misconception No. 1: If the amendment passes, it will give the legislature the power to raise taxes. Wrong. The legislature already has the power to raise taxes, but legislators are loath to add more taxes to the lower and middle classes. The Graduated Income Tax Amendment removes some of t…
Our governor proved what it is that rich people do about taxes. He bought the mansion next door to him in order to keep out the riff raft. Shame his neighbors didn't do that when he was looking to buy.
I am encouraged to see that there is a homeless shelter in the county that doesn’t just keep the homeless homeless, but promotes lifestyle change and Biblical knowledge to help to bring restoration to the hopeless. The Gift of God Street Church offers hot meals every day of the week and shel…
Has Ron Jackson lost his mind? He’s pretending to believe made up vile lies from Biden donors re: the nonsense that the most pro-military president in years said hurtful things on a trip to Europe.
A few weeks ago when I was in Kankakee running errands I noticed a man and woman standing by a stoplight on Route 50. They each had a sign stating “honk if you support the police.’’ I immediately laid on my horn.
With all the conspiracy and hoax accusations floating around regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly without scientific or historical consensus of proof, it appears the Earth is endangered by a new strain of Fact-Endangered Humans!
Illinoisans are beginning to see advertisements on TV touting that rich people should pay their fair share of taxes. The front man for this effort is Gov. Pritzker, who reportedly is funding this campaign with millions of his personal fortune.
That you published the opinion of Gary Weidner of Wilmington in the Sept. 2 "'Voice of the People'' section of the Daily Journal is beyond belief. It takes a truly delusional person to compare Trump's followers to Jim Jones' cult members. And yet you published it.
If you are watching any NBA games these days, you are seeing a lot of athletes kneel before the games. Colin Kaepernick did that back in 2016 before his NFL games to protest racial inequities which provoked a lot of negative reaction.
This Labor Day we should celebrate America’s hard-working men and women, especially the nurses, supermarket clerks, and other frontline workers who have faced unprecedented challenges this year. But as we recognize and honor them, consider that many in your state can be legally forced to pay…
You think the voters will remember (Gov. J.B.) Pritzker at the polls in November. For what? For following the White House and CDC guidelines for phased re-openings that the White House released in April? Which of the guidelines do you think he should ignore?
These are troubling times. Four years ago the GOP platform was rejiggered to accommodate (Russian president Vladimir) Putin’s aggression. Today the GOP platform is entirely gone, superseded by a de facto cult led by President Trump.
I just learned of the death of George Washington. I worked with George for 21 years while working at Kankakee County. He was the nicest person I ever knew. I will miss his sense of history, his sense of purpose, and his sense of humor. He will be missed. When someone mentions the voice of Go…
There are those concerned about the impact of a homeless shelter on the economic development of downtown Kankakee. A homeless shelter is economic development. If you don’t understand why, you probably shouldn’t be responsible for economic development.
Our economy needs help, now more than ever. Reagan’s trickle-down economics in the 1980’s never worked, yet modern conservatives still avow by the theory, leaving the rest of us behind.
This is absolutely absurd that dine-in service is being closed again. First of all, no two counties should be counted as one region. Will County has a previous hot spot, Joliet. Why does Kankakee County have to be penalized?
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