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Motorcyclists, drivers must be alert

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Now that spring has finally arrived, I'd like to remind everyone to watch out for each other on the road.

May 02, 2015 7:30 am(5)

Time to end prejudice, discrimination

The killing of a black man by a white police officer in South Carolina is one of several which have been in the news. There are usually simila…

May 02, 2015 7:30 am(8)

State ship headed in wrong direction

Apparently, the voters in Illinois have decided the state's ship was sailing in the wrong direction and needed to be turned around before it c…

May 01, 2015 7:30 am(11)

Magna Carta helped forge our rights

May 1 of every year is designated as Law Day. It was established by Dwight D. Eisenhower as a day of national dedication to the principles of …

May 01, 2015 7:30 am(1)

Drivers should pay for road repairs

I want to put in my two cents worth regarding the bad highways and bridges in the state of Illinois. Raise the cost of car licenses and driver…

May 01, 2015 7:30 am(12)

Collective bargaining benefits all workers

We now have a governor in Illinois who is for right to work. Illinois has a history of being a state for unions. It is interesting to me that …

April 24, 2015 7:30 am(39)

Will Unit 5 keep kids' laptops safe?

Bring your own device. A catchy phrase, but has anyone thought through the ramifications? My daughter is a student at NCHS. Twice in the last …

April 24, 2015 7:30 am(8)

Residents respectful during funeral procession

Recently my husband passed away. My family is grateful to everyone who showed respect during the funeral procession, all of the Bloomington-No…

April 24, 2015 7:30 am(3)

Wetzel an "invaluable resource" to BPL, city

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize an upstanding, selfless member of the Bloomington-Normal community, Bill Wetzel. After serv…

April 22, 2015 7:30 pm(2)

Require disclosure for federal contractors

I support a presidential order to make federal contractors disclose political contributions. Since Citizens United, money has flooded into ele…

April 22, 2015 7:30 am(7)

Actions show feelings about our planet

Climate change is believed by some to be our nations greatest threat, but not by very many. Although you may be willing to give your support t…

April 22, 2015 7:30 am(7)

Wetzel deserves honorary designation

Thanks for printing the nice article about Bill Wetzel's 43 years of dedicated service on the Bloomington Public Library board. Mr. Wetzel tru…

April 14, 2015 7:30 am(6)

Be wary of alcohol's harmful effects

An examination of college drinking by the Chronicle of Higher Education published Dec. 2, 2014, said that colleges are not dealing with campus…

April 14, 2015 7:30 am(16)

Oakdale provides quality education

My wife and I moved to Bloomington-Normal 16 years ago from the Chicago suburbs; we were recently out of college and recently married. The amo…

April 14, 2015 7:30 am(4)

Domestic violence victims need support

I would like to thank everyone for continuing to support the victims and survivors of domestic violence. If you have not lived this horrible c…

April 10, 2015 7:30 am(7)

Thanks for support in wake of tragedy

Our family suffered a terrible loss the evening of March 16. Neal left us prematurely, but his time here with us was not in vain. This incredi…

April 10, 2015 7:30 am(3)

Organic food better for you, planet

Jenna Smith’s central claim is that “there is (sic) no data to support that conventional produce is unsafe (or inferior in nutrition) than org…

April 10, 2015 7:30 am(9)

Kudos to McDonald's for antibiotics decision

McDonald’s took a huge step in the fight to save antibiotics. Its announcement that it will no longer purchase chicken raised with medically i…

April 10, 2015 7:30 am(23)

Wrong for courts to consider gay marriage

“District courts have no power or authority to redefine marriage,” said Judge Roy Moore, chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He was re…

April 07, 2015 7:30 am(55)

Job doesn't violate 'revolving door' statutes

Recently your newspaper ran an article about my registration as a lobbyist and followed it up with an editorial taking issue with my doing so.…

April 07, 2015 7:30 am(6)

Schock's "farewell" showed size of his ego

Aaron Schock's farewell address was so touching ... or not! The chutzpah of this guy is incredible. The fact that he gave a "farewell" address…

April 05, 2015 7:30 am(19)

City needs more taxi services

On March 27, I and a friend called for over an hour to get an answer from the two taxi/cab companies that came up from a Google search. When I…

April 05, 2015 7:30 am(53)

Fox News broadcasts show hypocrisy

A former chef, there is little I appreciate more than our world’s food cultures. Not to mention the beauty and diversity of the world’s wide a…

April 05, 2015 7:30 am(41)

B-N would benefit from sports complex

I would like to give a hefty second to Holli Will’s suggestion to develop a major indoor/outdoor sports complex in the Bloomington-Normal area…

April 04, 2015 7:30 am(11)

Homeless problem is growing in B-N

We should be aware that the number of homeless keeps growing. There are too many reasons for the big increases. The problem is where to start.…

April 04, 2015 7:30 am(7)

Recreate 'poor farm' to help homeless

I just saw on local television that there is a free effort by well-wishers to purchase tiny houses for 40 homeless in our community to replace…

April 04, 2015 7:30 am(8)

Republicans need to move forward

The Republicans have been in control of Congress for three months; how are they doing? They threatened to not fund DHS over the president's ex…

April 03, 2015 3:26 pm(2)

Bloomington Ward 4

I first met Jeremy Kelley a few months ago. From the first time he spoke with me in my living room, it was apparent that Jeremy is the best re…

April 03, 2015 7:30 am(1)

Aaron Schock is no Abe Lincoln

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock referenced Abraham Lincoln in his final speech to Congress. After reading and listening to the words, Aaron refe…

April 03, 2015 7:30 am(6)
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