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home : insight & opinion April 17, 2015

4-wheelers don't know meaning of 'trespassing'

Spring is happening all around us with flowers and birds returning and the weather improving.  Unfortunately what's also returning are the four-wheelers running through the woods, fields and tearing up the land.

Thursday, April 02, 2015

More support for youth programs

I am writing to support afterschool program funding, particularly for the Teen REACH ACE Afterschool Program and Summer Success in Crawford County.  I had the privilege of working in the program where I met some outstanding adult role models and children who grew by leaps and bounds under their tutelage.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Supporters of youth programs keep speaking out

I am writing to request that funding be restored for the Teen REACH/ACE afterschool and Summer Success programs. This program is located in Crawford County and is absolutely essential to at least four small towns in the area.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Student credits career path to Summer Success, afterschool volunteering

This letter is being written in regards to the possible extinction of the Teen REACH funding for the state of Illinois. The ACE afterschool program has had many positive effects not only on me, but on others as well and in more ways than one. I write this in hope that my story can demonstrate just how much of a force for good this program is.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Director, alumni support afterschool/summer programs

The headlines are grim: Another student shot. Youth drug use and violence on the rise. So why are state lawmakers poised to end a program that can take a bite out of this crisis?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pre-med student credits program for motivation

I am writing this in regards to the proposed eradication of Teen REACH funding for Illinois. To begin my sincere dissent, I would like to express how much Teen REACH after school program had a positive impact on me and how I have witnessed this in others. I hope my story can attest to the support that this program provides.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ACE/Summer Success have 'become a family'

I'm Kayla and I go to the Teen REACH ACE Afterschool Program and Summer Success. I've been going to Teen REACH since third grade and I'm in seventh grade now.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Writer prefers doctors over nurse-practitioners

Here we go again! Once again we are being force-fed nurse-practitioners and all of those other types of nurses mentioned in the Daily News article in the Wednesday evening paper.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Congress needs to take action on cybersecurity

As most people are well aware, the number of data breaches continues to skyrocket in this country with no end in sight. Unfortunately, everyone but the criminal loses in these breaches.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

U.S. must stand with Israel, or fall

In response to the  Mr. Bonelli column (Jan. 28 Daily News) I'm wondering if he thinks President Obama might be disrespectful to Netanyahu when he says he won't meet with him because he doesn't want to influence the Israeli election but yet he's sending his campaign team to Israel to defeat Netanyhu.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Is money being well-spent in U.S. 50 project?

There was an article in the Robinson Daily News [Jan. 26] about the progress on four lanes for US 50. It implied that the first phase would be to bypass the bottlenecks in Lebanon, Carlyle and Salem.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Good decisions beat raising minimum wage

In the Jan. 21 paper there is an article about the President saying that Congress should try living on $15,000 to support a family of four and wanting to raise the minimum wage.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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