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With waters receding, let's now look to repairs

WE ARE sure that we are not alone when we say that we hope the worst of this spring's flooding is past us. The Mississippi River now has dropped almost 4 feet over the past week.

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Lives depend on passage of HB 3823

BY NOW, the problems are well-documented: More Illinois roads and bridges are falling into disrepair, and the state's financial straits have left less money on the table to address the growing list of infrastructure deficiencies.

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Real ID cards becoming part of 'new normal' for boarding commercial airlines, entering secure buildings

IT has been a long time coming, but Illinois and Missouri are now issuing Real ID-compliant driver's licenses which will be needed to board planes or enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year.

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Nation must not forget Vietnam War veterans

Today, March 29, is Vietnam War Veterans Day. Sadly, too many people don't know about this opportunity to salute a generation of veterans who served with honor.

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Quincy Public Library truly is a gem in Gem City

THE NUMBERS are impressive. 140,865 books, 8,621 electronic materials, 10,358 audio materials and 5,326 videos on DVD. Those are some of the items in the collection at the Quincy Public Library.