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Letter to the Editor – Peotone School District

Dear Editor: The Peotone School Board sold cash bonds in 2010, 2013, and 2015. The total amount borrowed in those three years was $27,292,935. At the September 17 public hearing, the Peotone Board disclosed their plan to borrow another $9.3 million by selling cash bonds. It is the Peotone Board and Superintendent Stein’s contention that…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: More than 80,000 men and women from World War II to the present day still are unaccounted for. Their families have not been able to lay to rest a loved one, nor have they been rid of the worry that still remains. The third Friday in September, September 21, is National POW /…

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A Message from Illinois Chiefs of Police/Sheriffs’ Associations

The Illinois General Assembly is considering legalizing marijuana for recreational use. It is our intention to provide citizens with resources and information that outline the potential harm to individuals, families, employers, and the environment. In addition, we will outline the tremendous costs to the state associated with the use of today’s marijuana. These costs will…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Central Illinois Green Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and riders who participated in the 2018 “Ride the River.” This year’s event was held on August 25, when 98 riders completed a 54-mile trek along the Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers. Stops along the way included Ag…

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to respond to Mike Turay’s most recent letter to the editor in The Vedette and current views of the district’s restructuring plan. Actually, it’s not me rebutting Mike Turay. This rebuttal comes from Mike Turay himself, just three short years ago. On June 18, 2015, Mike Turay was quoted in…

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Letter to Ed.: Morgan

Dear Editor: Perhaps against my better judgment, I find myself drawn to respond to Tammy Burnham’s letter to the editor, which seeks to counter my assertions about the Crete-Monee School Board. The members of the school board are elected by the people and are accountable to their constituents. When constituents ask their representatives a question…

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Reeder: Confederate Flags

by Scott Reeder SPRINGFIELD – When I saw the two Confederate flags flapping from the bed of a pickup last week, I groaned. I wondered: “Why would anyone fly those symbols of treason and white supremacy in Abraham Lincoln’s hometown?” Worse yet, the fellow driving the pickup was near the Illinois State Fairgrounds at a…

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Letter to the Editor: Turay

Dear Editor: There is much misinformation out in the community about the plan to restructure 201-U.  Most of it is propagated by one of my colleagues, Mr. Maurice Brown. Sadly,  Mr. Brown sees a racial motive for everything this Board of Education does and has done. I am frankly tired of the nonsense and race-baiting…

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Letter to Ed: Valente

Dear Editor: Senator Dick Durbin recently introduced a bill to crack down on flavored tobacco in e-cigarettes. He believes Big Tobacco is marketing to kids with flavors such as cake batter, whipped cream and gummy bears. As a mother and grandmother, I applaud his efforts. But there’s another industry targeting kids right under our adult…

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Letter to the Editor: Rebutting Billy Morgan’s Letter

Dear Editor: Billy, I’m sorry you feel the board of education has lost it’s way. For over the past 10 years, the board has employed a security guard for their meetings. Originally it was one guard. I remember quite well when they started with two security guards. A member of the audience did not like…

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Letter to the Editor: CM School District

At the July 17, 2018 board meeting, one thing became abundantly clear: the Crete-Monee District 201U board has lost its way. The board sits in a room with police standing at every exit. They notify the public that their right to be heard will be respected – for up to three minutes. At the outset,…

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Letter to the Editor: Legion Auxiliary

Independence Day! Today, we celebrate the arrival of the United States of America onto the world stage. As a member of American Legion Auxiliary Peotone Unit 392, I want to personally thank all service members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America for their innumerable contributions in protecting our freedoms and keeping…

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Letter to the Editor: Janet Blue

Dear Editor, As I arrived at the Monee PD for a ride along with one of our finest, I was thinking through the role of a police officer in our village.  Fairly quiet I thought, uneventful for the most part in my little corner of our world anyway. Once the formalities were out of the…

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Greg Ohlendorf: The Power of Good Policy

For those who feared that partisanship and politics always trumps policy in Washington, I have good news! Thanks to the power of grassroots advocacy and the support of pro-community bank elected officials, Washington has approved much-needed financial reforms. The landmark Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act provides regulatory relief to our nation’s community…

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