Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman
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Your Turn/Jessie Shoopman

Jessie Shoopman, 31, is a field staff at Illinois FBFM where she works with farm owners and operators to prepare taxes and financial statements. She is married to her sweet husband, Casey, and has a daughter, Allison.

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Floods raise question if this is the new normal
Guest Commentary

Floods raise question if this is the new normal

The flour mill in Alton, Ill., has a thick red line painted across it. It represents the height of the worst flooding Alton experienced, in 1993 when the Mississippi River crested somewhere above 45 feet.

Capital plan will improve infrastructure, boost economy
Guest Commentary

Capital plan will improve infrastructure, boost economy

This month, the Illinois Senate wrapped up the spring legislative session and adjourned for the summer. I'm proud that in the final days, we were able to deliver to the people of Illinois a capital plan.

Letters

Thanks for help changing tire

On Friday, May 31, I had a tire blow out on State Street near 59th Street outside of Quincy.

Letters

Now is the time to speak out for the unborn

Recently I contacted several people and churches about displaying a "right to life" sign. Now is the time to speak out for the unborn.

It's a good time to stay indoors
Steve Eighinger

It's a good time to stay indoors

I'll be honest, this is more or less an unplanned sequel to Tuesday's column about the downfalls of the warm-weather months.

Letters

Thousands treated for fireworks injuries each year

Federal, state and local laws and ordinances restrict -- and often prohibit -- the use of fireworks. Despite these limitations, hospitals treat thousands of firework-related injuries every year.

Letters

Vacant lot on Broadway would make great park, but strip mall is not needed

I have heard that there are plans to put another strip mall in the empty lot on 14th and Broadway that Blessing owns. I think that Quincy has enough strip malls already.

Summer's right around the corner
Steve Eighinger

Summer's right around the corner

Let the countdown begin. Summer officially arrives Friday, which is a perfect day to kick off two or three months' worth of celebrating brats, burgers, boating and baseball.

Age for CDL holders to drive interstate and transport goods originating in other states within Illinois should be lowered
Guest Commentary

Age for CDL holders to drive interstate and transport goods originating in other states within Illinois should be lowered

When it comes to road safety, there are no sides. Pro-safety is pro-family, it's pro-business, it's pro-American. At Kohl Wholesale, we strive to train qualified and skilled drivers.

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