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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.

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Funds, dredging needed to restore Quincy Bay

Momentum continues to grow for restoration work on Quincy Bay and three federal lawmakers added their support last week with a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The campaign for a $20 million dredging grant continues.

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Fishing for Freedom tradition marches on

If veterans feel appreciated and respected, the hundreds of volunteers who make Fishing for Freedom possible say the celebration will be a huge success.

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Father Tolton's cause for sainthood progresses

Canonization efforts moved forward earlier this month for the Rev. Augustus Tolton, the nation's first black priest. It would be good to see this humble man, who broke down barriers, celebrated as a saint.

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Congress, states seek fix for high drug costs

Momentum is building for both federal and state lawmakers to help control the rising cost of prescription drugs. President Donald Trump has been a proponent of reigning in medicine costs and he emphasized his stance anew during the State of Union speech.

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We all can do our part to improve highway safety

There are some lessons to be learned from four counties in Northeast Missouri where no highway fatalities occurred last year.