Local Opinion

Illinoisans starving for certainty

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his fourth and possibly final State of the State address in Springfield Jan. 31. The governor took direct aim at a few politically popular issues. One focal point was a bill that would bar lawmakers from working as property tax attorneys. Another was term limits.... more

Working together, growing together

We have a new initiative at the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District. We will be working with the community and our affiliate groups to make sure the park district is collaborating on projects and improving facilities in cooperation with other entities. I feel the best use of taxpayer dollars is making sure we are not doubling our efforts. ... more