If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, it’s the perfect time to load up the family and take a road trip to see fall in all its splendor.

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President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court is a highlight of his Presidency and perhaps a hinge moment for the judiciary. Judge Barrett’s record and intellect suggest she can join Mr. Trump’s other appointees in reviving core constitutional principles in American…


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.

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.

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.

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

The Gateway area each summer is known for a consistent schedule of events that appeals to families of all ages.


In America, we have the right to peaceful protest. It is right to call out injustice when we see it. It is right to call for change.


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.

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…

As the escalation of COVID-19 has citizens across the country and around the world on edge, that hour of sleep lost recently was likely quickly forgotten.

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…

Clinton School District voters on Tuesday will have to make a big decision – one in which they will basically choose whether to rebuild Clinton High School from the inside out.

On Feb. 3, Iowa will once again be the first state in the nation to make its voice heard in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election.

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.

Great fortunes provide great flexibility, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker has demonstrated.

At 10 a.m. today, there will be a changing of the guard at Clinton City Hall and, along with it, a shift in city government.

Thanksgiving is upon us, and with it comes the time of year that we take a step back to remember all the things for which we are thankful.

Mark Cady, the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court who died of a heart attack at 66, will be remembered as a giant of the judiciary who eschewed political ideology.

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.

The deaths of two Iowa women last week from flu complications should serve as a reminder to everyone. If you haven’t gotten a flu shot yet, please get one.

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.

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.

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