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Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers. 100 years ago SEPT. 17, 1920 The Bridgeport Stock Show, an annual event of importance to … more
In tragic times, our county and its approximately 15,000 citizens is like a large, extended family. That’s just one of the things that make living in a place such as Lawrence County … more
Background. Throughout this century, Illinois has each year been spending and obligating billions more than we have been generating in revenues. So now, each of Illinois’ 4.6 million households … more
Is there anyone among us who doesn’t feel sorry for the Lawrenceville and Red Hill high school graduating classes of 2020? What’s happening isn’t fair and you didn’t deserve it. It’s not … more
Pritzker waited until people practically begged him to shut down the schools on March 15. He talked about issuing a stay at home order for days, and then only acted on March 21 after California … more
LAWRENCEVILLE — Not even Woodward and Bernstein could make chicken salad out of chicken feathers. That’s part of the message I tried to convey last week, when visiting via video conference … more
Pritzker appointed Gustavo Giraldo as his IDES director in March of last year. Giraldo abruptly walked out of the office two weeks later. The Pritzker administration has never explained why. A … more
When considering adopting a dog into your family, many people often think that a cuddly, energetic puppy is the most appealing choice. Though puppies are fun and undeniably cute, the cuteness … more
Now that summer is here and the state has finally eased up a little on the stay at home restrictions, one might wonder, what do I do next? How do I proceed in this “new world” we are now living … more
Most of us are on the record that education is a major civil rights issue of the 21st century. A high-quality education unlocks the door to economic opportunity and stability. We carried that message across the state and to Springfield where, in 2017, the Evidence-Based Funding formula was passed into law. This historic legislation forever changed how Illinois funds public schools, with a lens toward equity. more
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