Floods raise question if this is the new normal
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Floods raise question if this is the new normal

The flour mill in Alton, Ill., has a thick red line painted across it. It represents the height of the worst flooding Alton experienced, in 1993 when the Mississippi River crested somewhere above 45 feet.

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Capital plan will improve infrastructure, boost economy
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Capital plan will improve infrastructure, boost economy

This month, the Illinois Senate wrapped up the spring legislative session and adjourned for the summer. I'm proud that in the final days, we were able to deliver to the people of Illinois a capital plan.

Age for CDL holders to drive interstate and transport goods originating in other states within Illinois should be lowered
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Age for CDL holders to drive interstate and transport goods originating in other states within Illinois should be lowered

When it comes to road safety, there are no sides. Pro-safety is pro-family, it's pro-business, it's pro-American. At Kohl Wholesale, we strive to train qualified and skilled drivers.

My View: JWCC committed to its mission to enrich lives through learning
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My View: JWCC committed to its mission to enrich lives through learning

When Ronald Reagan declared April as Community College month in 1986, John Wood Community College was in its adolescence -- just 12 years old. Now celebrating our 45th year, we have transformed into a community partner and Trail Blazer in education.

Visit to China convinces me it's time for a trade deal
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Visit to China convinces me it's time for a trade deal

In Central and West-Central Illinois many of our communities sit along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, which allow our farmers to export their products around the globe and make our state the largest agricultural exporter in the Midwest.

Quincy Public Library provides an information portal
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Quincy Public Library provides an information portal

One comment I frequently hear when I talk about Quincy Public Library is, "We have Google and Amazon, so what good is the library now?"