Illinois needs its wealthiest residents to pay fair share of taxes

It's remarkable no matter how one looks at it. In this part of Illinois, either we have more than our share of the top 3% of income earners, or we have those fortunate individuals who are related to a 3 percenter and are sure they are in the will.

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We as a nation are demeaning deaths from coronavirus

William Gladstone argued that the way a nation cares for its dead measures the sympathies of its people, their respect for the law and their loyalty to high ideals. Two recent events are a cause of concern for our nation.


Do your research and make own decision before voting

I am in the 8% category that cast my votes based on what is good for this great nation. It is not based on a candidate's gender, ethnicity or emotions. Let us not allow others to brainwash us without doing our research.


Remember, honor those who protect our country

I am writing this on 9/11 (Patriot Day) from the Illinois Veterans Home, where I've been allowed to live because of my deceased husband's 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force.


New jail will enhance cooperation between sheriff's department, police

To the Herald-Whig: Great cooperation between county and city officials for the benefit of all citizens was demonstrated recently when county and city officials officially cut the ribbon for the new facility housing the Adams County Sheriff's Department,


Elder abuse on the rise in U.S.

To The Herald-Whig: Elder abuse is on the rise in America, and individuals living with dementia are particularly susceptible. In fact, as many as 62% of the 5.8 million Americans living with dementia experience psychological abuse, and as many as one-fou


Illinois jobless have suffered from Pritzker's political games

Unemployed Illinoisans are at a disadvantage when it comes to federal unemployment dollars, and they have the governor to blame for it.


'Equality' in political sense of word will never be realized

This letter points out at least one example of equality as practiced daily in the United States: Not everyone with a telephone number will be president of these United States. This fact qualifies as an inequality: It is not unfair.


Take action if someone is considering suicide

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 7-13. There is an average of 123 suicides each day in this country. Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S.


Whole idea of presidents defunding police is ridiculous

One of the big lies that came out of the Republican convention is that Joe Biden would defund the police and you would not be safe in your home. As Donald Trump Jr. stated, "You will call 911 and get voice mail."

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