Another very important election is about to take place and first and foremost I would like to ask everyone to vote with our own minds.

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I have lived in Illinois' 71st District my entire life. I also had the good fortune of a nearly 35-year career working at the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Power Station, which gave me great appreciation for the reliability, cost efficiency, and job creation that nuclear power provides.

For almost 20 years, the Clinton Herald Editorial Board, made up of community members, has consistently met to share and voice opinions about news stories and Gateway-area issues.

Our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities, and it guides our work every day. Just over one month ago – following the derecho storm on Aug. 10 – our purpose truly came to life.

I am currently a Deputy Sheriff with the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, have been with the Sheriff’s Office for over 23 years and started my law enforcement career in 1997. For the upcoming Clinton County Sheriff election, I am supporting and endorsing Bill Greenwalt. Of the two candidates…

Dozens of people from across the country have answered the call from the Franciscan Peace Center in Clinton, Iowa to participate in a revolutionary new collaborative video project to celebrate peace.

On Monday, Aug 10, shortly after the lunch hour, a mid-summer storm slammed into the town of Fulton, taking this community and its inhabitants pretty much by a startled and shocking surprise.

The message seemed a bit cryptic. Sent in reaction to a column criticizing the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19, it was made up entirely of one four-digit number: 9,210.

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For decades, Clinton County’s Labor Congress – a coalition of union organizations that represent local working people at the state and national level – has held a picnic at Eagle Point Park on Labor Day to celebrate Iowa’s private and public sector workers and to advocate on behalf of laws a…

When Camanche School District voters go to the polls Tuesday, they will decide whether to approve a $13.4 million plan to upgrade school facilities.

Since I announced publicly that I will be voting for Joe Biden in November, I’ve received a few communications from puzzled readers. “How can you, a supposedly pro-life woman, support someone who believes in killing babies?”

The U.S. national existence has extended through nearly 25% of one century, two full centuries, and 20% of a fourth. Now, just six years shy of a quarter of a millennium old, the world’s oldest constitutional democracy has many old European anxieties, including this: Elites are inevitable; t…

THE CONVERSATION — During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump refused to promise to accept the results of the election. Likewise, in 2020, his continued assault on the reliability and legitimacy of mail-in voting has laid the groundwork for challenging a loss on the b…

Following the unprecedented derecho storm on Aug. 10, power is now available to all Alliant Energy customers in Iowa. Throughout the restoration process, Alliant Energy received support from customers, communities and leaders from all levels – local, state and federal. The company also recei…

To the brave workers who came out during and after the storm. Police, fire, power companies, followed by tree services, city workers, electricians, county and state workers, and caring neighbors, friends, family and our church members, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the time and…

A week after the Democrats convened under a platform that could best be summarized as “We’re not Donald Trump’s party,” Republicans approved a platform that essentially said, “We’re all-Trump, all the time.”

Since the existence of the Riverstone Crossing Development emerged from behind closed doors into the light of public scrutiny, getting accurate information has been difficult and at times impossible, due to the constant changes in development plans and the apparent reluctance of involved par…

The coronavirus has reminded Americans of something that a mature people should not need to be reminded of: Governments do not get to pick their priorities and preoccupations. Forces and events beyond U.S. shores get a vote, and they might test a Biden administration early and gravely.

The Biden campaign deserves praise for introducing, at the Democratic National Convention, something we haven’t seen a lot of lately – smiles. They’ve showcased grins and joyful, dancing eyes on the faces of all sorts of Americans. Sure, it’s corny. I don’t care. I almost want to shout: “Tha…

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For all that has gone on this year, we can rename 2020 as the year of the expanded lexicon. We can add derecho as a new term in addition to those added by the coronavirus, the political arena, and the economic swoon and subsequent recovery. In some ways it feels to me that we are cramming fo…

At this rate, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will be lucky if he isn’t arrested and tried for treason before a people’s tribunal.

Over the past few weeks, a group of Clinton residents and their supporters have attended Clinton City Council and city Planning Commission meetings to voice their displeasure about the planned Riverstone Crossing subdivision.

When nearly all U.S. brick-and-mortar schools suddenly closed in March 2020 and went online, large numbers of students simply didn’t log into class. Even if they did show up, many more weren’t paying much attention or doing their schoolwork. As a new school year gets underway, is there anyth…

We’ve been feeling some wanderlust lately for a return to normal.

“I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration ... to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.”

As one of the 26,000 (I’m assuming that’s referring to the population of Clinton) that the commissioner of the City Planning Commission is referring to in that number that will benefit from the Riverstone Crossing Project, I would like to weigh in.

Donald Trump’s almost erotic relationship with the Whirlpool Corp. continued last week when he traveled to Whirlpool’s factory in Clyde, Ohio, where he boasted to workers that he re-imposed tariffs on Canadian aluminum. Why this pleased them is mysterious.

Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa. Since then, our lives have been disrupted in ways we couldn’t have imagined. Schools and businesses closed. A record number of Iowans were suddenly out of work. And our normal daily routines were tur…

Political pledges often cause headaches. On election night in 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt told reporters, “Under no circumstances will I be a candidate for or accept another nomination.” He regretted it almost immediately. Later, he would say, “I would be willing to cut off my hand if…

My friend David French, one of the most admirable voices in America today, argues that conservatives need not vote against Republican senate candidates in order to send a message about Trumpism. I disagree. He writes, “A rage, fury, and a ‘burn it all down’ mentality is one of the maladies t…

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.

Moments after becoming president on August 9, 1974, Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Having served a quarter-century in Congress, he understood that presidents are to “take care” that laws produced by the first branch of government are “faithfully executed.” The natio…

Treason is the only crime defined in the Constitution: waging war against the United States, or adhering to the enemies of the U.S. by giving them aid or comfort. Treason can be committed only during wartime by an American citizen or resident alien.

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