1. I have friends for whom I feel so sorry. They’re in their 70s and in excellent health. They live every day in fear of Covid-19. They call in their grocery order, wear masks while driving to the store for pickup, return home, then spray disinfectant on their purchases and let them sit in their garage for a while. They are scared to go outside. The boogeyman awaits. Sadly, there are millions of folks who live like that. [Read more...]
By Rich Gurka
Opinions are like a certain body part; everybody has one. Here’s mine.
Many folks have been comparing the unfortunate, idiotic, criminal un-American event by a tiny group of numbskulls at the Capitol building to events which took place in Europe during the 1930s. [Read more...]
Legislators Represent the People
State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is requesting that the Governor use his authority to call the General Assembly back to work to address a growing number of issues that need input from the people of Illinois. [Read more...]
Seth Whitehead, Executive Director – Illinois Petroleum Resources Board
As calls for the United States to “transition” away from oil and go 100 percent renewable gain traction, an overlooked question begs to be answered: Is a “mine, baby, mine” policy better than “drill, baby, drill”?
“Keep It In the Ground” groups, of course, are diametrically opposed to both. But ironically, should that movement’s objective of ending all U.S. oil and natural gas development and transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy become policy, an unprecedented expansion of mining will be required. And most of it will be done by China. [Read more...]
By Kathy Sands, Editor
The Villagers' Voice online
On the national scene and in the state of Illinois, most news reporting in the past few months has been only about the rising numbers of positive Covid-19 infection cases and the number of deaths. Governor Pritzker continues to move regions of the state back into strict mitigation where cases have been rising above a certain level. Rising cases is all that is ever talked about. There has been little to no reporting on the ever decreasing death and hospitalization rates. The constant drumbeat is the infection rate. [Read more...]