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Rauner's proposed budget would hurt rural schools

To The Herald-Whig: Gov. Bruce Rauner apparently mixed up his holidays for release of his fiscal year 2018 budget because his proposal was better meant for April Fool's Day than Valentine's Day. He has got to be kidding. He proposes to offload more costs

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Presentation on Quincy's first black police officer appreciated

To The Herald-Whig: My son and I recently attended the very interesting presentation of the first black Quincy police officer by Jim Rost, a longtime friend. I must thank Jim for bringing this historical information to the attention of our black community

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Quincy firefighters doused fire, protected belongings

To The Herald-Whig: We had a fire in our home recently. Everyone is fine, thank you. While the damage to the house is much more extensive than it appears from the outside, the loss of things inside was greatly reduced by the heroic efforts of the Quincy F

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Letter on national debt left out important details

To The Herald-Whig: A recent letter from a writer, Al Witte, failed to mention that the $1.5 trillion deficit he's whining about is over a 10-year period as opposed to Obama's doubling of the national debt in eight years. Also the $1.5 trillion projection

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Rodriguez makes commitment to work for constituents

To The Herald-Whig: I support Junius Rodriguez for the House of Representatives representing the Illinois 18th District. We had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Rodriguez in our home this fall for a meet-and-greet where we were able to discuss his positions in

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When will society address issues behind violence?

To The Herald-Whig: I, as everyone, am deeply saddened by the latest school shooting in Florida. The Friday news reported that Iowa currently has a proposed bill that would mandate schools to formulate a plan to deal with shootings. I am a former teacher

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Liberal agenda denies truth, embraces lies

To The Herald-Whig: President Donald Trump brought heroes to his State of the Union address. There were police, firefighters, military and other heroes introduced. The Democrats brought illegal immigrants and computer games. It is becoming painfully obvio

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80th birthday party was special surprise

I just want to say thank you to my family and friends for making my 80th surprise birthday party very special.

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Rejection of family, faith may prompt shooting sprees

To The Herald-Whig: Another horrific mass shooting has been committed by a youthful offender. Shocking for sure, but sadly, no longer as surprising as it should be. Even less surprising will be the typical political reactions to this tragedy. Most of the

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Congress should put politics aside to help Legion

To The Herald-Whig: It is with considerable disappointment that I write this letter. The American Legion Post 37 in Quincy gave the U.S. government 5 acres of land for the Army Reserve Center on North 36th in 1956 for $1. I was a member of the American L