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Illinois needs to decouple from federal unemployment benefits

By State Representative Adam Niemerg
| June 22, 2021

Illinois is now fully open but all throughout the state there are numerous fast-food restaurants tha...

Once again, much more was said than done by Illinois lawmakers

June 22, 2021

The spring session of the Illinois General Assembly is now history. At the beginning of the session,...

Budget snafu leads to scramble in Springfield

By rich miller
| June 22, 2021

I’d been hearing since the end of May when the General Assembly adjourned for the summer that there ...

It’s a grand old flag; celebrate it and do your homework for Flag Day

June 15, 2021

In America, we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. Although the date holds great significance, it is not ...

1921: Lawrenceville council approves new fire truck Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers.

June 15, 2021

100 years ago june 23, 1921 The city council of Lawrenceville held a special session Saturday night ...

Congress needs to unclog the drain

June 15, 2021

This is technical, but don’t let that discourage you. They are considering doing away with the filib...

1996: County receives disaster aid after Clinton signs declaration for storms/flooding Remember When is gathered from past pages of the Daily Record and other Lawrence County newspapers.

June 8, 2021

100 years ago june 15, 1921 J.G. Stull, a well known businessman of Sumner, shot Aulton Jennings, a ...

Democratic maps fail compactness test

June 8, 2021

Democratic mapmakers in Springfield have crafted new legislative district lines that are so laughabl...

Conservation programs combat effects of climate change

By Eliot clay
| June 8, 2021

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing society today. Climate change can be attr...

Conservation programs combat effects of climate change

June 7, 2021

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing society today. Climate change can be attributed largely to the increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and its effects are numerous and severe. 

What you see from Welch is what you get

June 7, 2021

I interviewed both House Speaker Chris Welch and Gov. JB Pritzker last week, so I thought I’d tell you about one of the overlaps.

Ethics legislation won’t change culture of corruption

By State Rep. Chris Miller
| June 3, 2021

Illinois’s ethics problems have been solved or so the brazen press releases coming out of the General Assembly in the last few days would have us believe.

To have and to hold, unless you accrue too much money?

June 3, 2021

A check of big headlines, small wonders and other highlights: May 2021

We’re not in Kansas any more

June 3, 2021

I drove out to Topeka for a working weekend over the Memorial Day holiday. The track is next to what was once an active military airbase, much reduced in force now and home to the Kansas Air National Guard.

Cover crops deliver big bang for the buck

June 1, 2021

Illinois is blessed with the black gold that feeds America: rich, deep soils that make it one of the...

Lying to avoid the mask

June 1, 2021

I had a Nanny as a child growing up in Carmi in southern Illinois and she was exceedingly good to me...

A bad means to a bad end

June 1, 2021

What happens in a world where medical innovations like the vaccines that are defeating the coronavir...

Lying to avoid the mask

May 31, 2021

I had a Nanny as a child growing up in Carmi in southern Illinois and she was exceedingly good to me. Rosy was large and perpetually cheerful and spoke to Jesus often as if he were in the room with us.

May is Mental Health Month

May 25, 2021

Dear Editor; May is Mental Health Month. By urging my public officials to prioritize suicide prevent...

Messy bills may draw Pritzker veto

May 25, 2021

Gov. JB Pritzker has vetoed only a tiny handful of bills since assuming office in 2019 and has taken...


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Farm Bureau plans Member Family Fun Day

June 24, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Lawrence County Farm Bureau is hosting a Member Family Fun Day on Saturday, July 10 from 3-8 p.m. at the Lawrenceville City Park.

Farm Bureau plans bus trip to Farm Progress Show

June 24, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Farm Bureau’s of Lawrence, Richland and Wabash counties will host a bus trip to the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Beware of texts, emails requesting personal info

June 23, 2021

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation is reminding the public to be on the alert for text and email scams asking for personal information. Over the last several weeks, IDOT has been made aware messages sent fraudulently on its behalf, attempting to defraud the public.