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I had lunch this past week with two civic leaders in their handsome small city in central Illinois. Both had moved to their present town for family reasons, after careers in other states. They are … more
Comprehensive, sustainable reform takes courage, patience, diligence and faith. Building upon the Bail Reform Act of 2017, the General Assembly recently passed additional reforms of the state’s … more
Impeachment. Recently, this term has become part of everyday conversations. Perhaps a review of the Constitutional meaning is in order. Impeachment has been used very little in the history of the … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago Feb. 9, 1921 Seven school boys, ranging in age from five to 12 years, … more
But Speaker Welch told me earlier this month that “The legislature is back in business. We’re going to work in 2021.” “We’re going to probably use the BOS Center for a little while,” … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years agoFeb. 2, 1921 The Lawrenceville Delphian Chapter held its first meeting in the … more
At the post office the other day, where all of us in my rural town go to pick up our daily mail, a friend asked: “Why are we so angry, Jim?” By “we” he didn’t mean him and me, and I could … more
As the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, I don’t pay an undue amount of attention to the weather. However, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, was … more
Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago Jan. 26, 1921 Notices were posted at the Indian Refinery to the effect that … more
Each January, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. for his leadership in combating racial segregation and securing civil rights for African Americans. However, critics lately have charged that King’s … more
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