On a Fourth of July when it seems as if America is being shattered across a night sky like a thousand falling embers from a burst of fireworks, consider Donna and Tim Ben of Philadelphia, Mississippi.
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If you are among those who have not lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 epidemic, congratulations. Perhaps you share the widespread opinion that the current “lockdown” of the economy should continue, to keep everyone safe.
During the last few days, there have been some changes – specifically, a lifting of coronavirus pandemic restrictions – that make the Iowa side of the Mississippi River seem almost normal.
Fifty-five years ago today, the city of Clinton saw a crest on the Mississippi River that it never had before — 24.85 feet, almost 9 feet above flood stage.
Over the past several weeks and again today, we have published stories about the upcoming Iowa primary election slated for June 2.
The schools have been shut down. Then the bars and restaurants could only provide take out or delivery. Many other “personal accommodation” businesses, such as hair salons and spas, were also ordered to close.
Contemptible as the act was, we have no quarrel with a sentence of probation for two years and community service of 200 hours, instead of time in jail, for the man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault on a congressman for throwing a cup of water at U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iow…
It’s been 305 days since the sand-filled HESCO barriers gave way, sending the Mississippi River surging into downtown Davenport where it displaced residents and destroyed businesses. The Flood of 2019 hit every Quad-City area community in one way or another — homes on Campbell’s Island, a su…
The next time you think lawmakers should do something to make things better for you and me, consider this: More than 250 new laws took effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 and many of them will hit you in the pocketbook.
When driving around the city of Clinton at night, you can spot them – a red porch light outside of a home, glowing in the darkness, or a yard light that throws a red hue into the night sky.
Each day, whether on the street or through social media, the Clinton Herald newsroom learns of questions that residents have about different facets of life in the Gateway area.
It’s been almost 25 years since the U.S Bureau of Prisons approached business and government leaders in Vigo County about supporting a plan to place a new death row and execution facility on the grounds of the federal prison south of Terre Haute.
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.
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.
Building on yesterday’s editorial – when the Clinton Herald Editorial Board gave its endorsement for Ward 2 and Ward 4 Clinton City Council races, today we announce our endorsements for the mayoral and at-large seats that will be decided Tuesday.
The Clinton Herald Editorial Board met last week with seven candidates who want to fill the four seats up for grabs at the Nov. 5 city/school board elections.
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 …
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…
This Week's Circulars
- Clinton police investigate Monday homicide
- Whiteside County identifies Sunday's murder victim
- Clinton man dies in motorcycle accident
- Work at Third and Main set to begin this month
- School start date definite, details in flux
- Whiteside County investigates murder
- Neighbors question approval of new subdivision
- Alliant Building implosion set for today
- Rise in positive coronavirus cases due to group activity, health official says
- Clinton police reports