We don’t know how or when this horrific saga of gun violence gripping Southern Illinois will end. Unfortunately, we feel certain that more heart-rending chapters of loss will be written before we reach a resolution.

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Public officials in some states see income taxes as the path to economic salvation, a surefire way to pay for what programs legislators can come up with.

If you’ve ever driven on an open, country road in the fall during nighttime hours, you know now is the time of year when drivers have to be more alert for deer that hop over fences, bound through ditches and run across roads.

In 2019, 380 women living in Iowa are expected to die from breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. To shine a light on the disease and encourage early detection, the Clinton Herald beginning today will observe National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

With fall at our doorsteps, complete with orange-tipped trees and cooler nights, a drive along country roads underscores the importance of the season as farmers begin picking their crops and bringing in the annual harvest.

When watching television during the days leading up to today’s 18-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, one can’t help but be overwhelmed by the many different angles on which this day of remembrance has focused.

Every other week, the Clinton Herald publishes a column by Randy Meier, who is the director of Seniors vs. Crime and works to educate senior citizens, and the general public, about scams that have surfaced in the area.

When the calendar flips over into 2020, Clinton will reach the 165th anniversary of its first platting. But the city originally known as New York actually was born about 1834, its name changed to Clinton after it was purchased in 1838 by Capt. C.G. Pearce of Cincinnati, Col. Beal Randall of …

In the minds of some Americans, apparently, it's wrong to criticize the United States. If you do, you don't love the United States, and you should leave.


It was just a little over 55 years ago when Paul Parker Cassidy made a trip through Clinton that led to a change in his business plan. A retailer from Quincy, Illinois, he owned half interest in a Jack's discount store in that city. At the time, he had his sights set on expanding in the disc…

It was in December that Clinton Herald staff writer John Rohlf, after covering a meeting in Camanche, said the Camanche Fire Department was dealing with a struggle fought by many rural volunteer departments.

As the Clinton Herald Editorial Board was setting up candidate interviews in preparation for our endorsements, there was one candidate we interviewed who did not have an opponent.

Today’s editorial detailing the race for Clinton County Treasurer marks the fourth and final endorsement that the Clinton Herald Editorial Board is making prior to Tuesday’s General Election.

Today marks our third day of endorsing candidates leading up to Tuesday’s General Election, with today’s focus on the Senate District 49 seat currently held by State Sen. Rita Hart.

The Clinton Herald Editorial Board, over two days in September, met with candidates for county and state seats to learn more about their campaigns, the issues that are important to them and their personal points of view about those topics.

When Bridgepoint Education announced Ashford University's campus on Bluff Boulevard would be closing to students in the spring of 2016, the follow-up question on everyone's mind was "What will happen to the campus?"

Throughout this week, we have published letters to the editor in this space detailing support for Mercy Medical Center's linear accelerator campaign.

When a family member or friend dies, his or her final resting place is one that should represent peace — a place where survivors can visit and find comfort and consolation.

As the calendar’s pages flip from spring into summer, its clean white pages can easily fill with ink if its days are used to map out the many things to do in Clinton.

It’s a little building at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and First Street in Clinton, but oh, how much it holds.

A perfect sunset that caps off a beautiful spring day along the Mississippi River. The crack of a LumberKings player’s bat as it connects with a baseball at Ashford University Field. A packed lawn in front of the Riverview Bandshell as a band — be it made up of high school students, the loca…

Here at the Clinton Herald, we recognize that you — our readers — are the reason we’re in business. So we are continually working to improve our products to make them easier and more enjoyable to use. That’s why we’re excited to share our newly redesigned websites and mobile apps with you.

The Clinton Herald publishes six days a week and each day, there are several recurring pages we make sure are included in your newspaper.

Kline's. Petersen's. JC Penney. Woolworth's. Shublin's. Lou Marge's. A few decades ago, these were just some of the stores that lined Clinton's Fifth Avenue South.


Clinton Reads and United Way of Clinton County will host events this week for Drop Everything and Read Week. As part of DEAR week, the Clinton Herald is featuring local celebrities who share about their favorite children’s books. Today’s featured celebrity is Clinton Community College Presid…

A little over two months ago, the Clinton Herald began working alongside its parent company, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., in a nationwide effort to learn what readers think about the direction being taken by our president and Congress.

Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them. In so doing, they are essentially expressing scorn for working class and low-income Americans.

“DStrokeStyle/$ID/Solido all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” — John Wesley

Dozens are dead and tens of thousands of Texans remain homeless, their homes and lives shattered by Hurricane Harvey’s epic deluge of flood water. Along with Congress, President Donald Trump's top priority should be getting as much disaster relief to Southeast Texas as quickly as possible.

United Way of Clinton County, Iowa, and many other local organizations use the County Health Rankings as a guide to identify and implement solutions that make it easier for people to be healthy in their neighborhoods, schools, and workplace. It illustrates what we know when it comes to what …

The fear of fireworks is causing local municipalities to maintain illegality in the actual use of the devices. Starting next month, fireworks can legally be sold in Clinton and Camanche. But if you decide to legally purchase the products, don't expect to actually use them.

We’ve all seen the headlines about the ongoing opioid epidemic happening in the United States. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids nearly quadrupled, and that number continues to climb.

When Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus recently announced its intent to shut the doors on the long-running circus, the impact reverberated through the nation.

During the run up to November’s General Election, Donald Trump promised to generate $1 trillion for infrastructure investment to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and railways.

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Robert "Bob" Ziegler, 86, Albany, IL died Tuesday, November 19th. Family and friends will gather from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church, Fulton. See Bob's full obit at www.papefh.com.

Jacqueline Welch 91 of Clinton, died Monday Nov. 18, 2019 at Genesis Medical Center DeWitt. Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside service 11:00 AM Saturday Nov. 23rd at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Pape Funeral Home assisting the family.