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Lives depend on passage of HB 3823

BY NOW, the problems are well-documented: More Illinois roads and bridges are falling into disrepair, and the state's financial straits have left less money on the table to address the growing list of infrastructure deficiencies.

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Real ID cards becoming part of 'new normal' for boarding commercial airlines, entering secure buildings

IT has been a long time coming, but Illinois and Missouri are now issuing Real ID-compliant driver's licenses which will be needed to board planes or enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year.

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Nation must not forget Vietnam War veterans

Today, March 29, is Vietnam War Veterans Day. Sadly, too many people don't know about this opportunity to salute a generation of veterans who served with honor.

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Quincy Public Library truly is a gem in Gem City

THE NUMBERS are impressive. 140,865 books, 8,621 electronic materials, 10,358 audio materials and 5,326 videos on DVD. Those are some of the items in the collection at the Quincy Public Library.

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Pritzker making wise staff choices from start

IN OFFICE for just over two months now, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been hard at work tackling myriad problems facing the state.

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Everybody should stand up and be counted

NOBODY likes to get shortchanged. Nobody likes to pay higher taxes. And nobody likes to see their voice in government reduced. All of those unpleasant outcomes are likely outcomes if there is an undercount in Census 2020.

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High-speed internet is a necessity in the 21st century

Anybody who has tried to access something online and watched a spinning circle as a computer, television or other device is buffering knows the frustration of sketchy download speeds. The issue is more than frustrating for businesses.

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Herald-Whig view: Allowing cameras in court a successful milestone

FOR the first time in Adams County Circuit Court, cameras -- video and still -- recently were allowed into the courtroom to document for the public the proceedings inside.

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Quincy University's Forever Forward Campaign a success on many levels

Quincy University's aptly named Forever Forward campaign was celebrated last week as a $25.5 million success. On the contrary, the campaign's success went far beyond the monetary donations.