Editorials

01/11/2017 - 9:06am
By Lee H. Hamilton There are a lot of dire predictions out there about our representative democracy. We’re just past a presidential election campaign in which candidates complained about a rigged political system. Now, commentators worry about the imminent failure of the American experiment. I don’t agree with these predictions of calamity. Our representative democracy is not on...
01/11/2017 - 9:05am
Our view: Alexander, Neid will become more effective with experience New Glencoe City Council members Milan Alexander and Cory Neid proved Tuesday night that they are ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. While it’s gratifying to see that they are not afraid to challenge the status quo, a lot of confusion and possibly hard...
01/11/2017 - 9:02am
The inaugural 2017 meeting of the Glencoe City Council got off to a rocky start. Two new members joined the Council at its Jan. 3 meeting and promptly got into a procedural mess that looked clumsy at best. It centered around the reorganization of the Council for the new year. Most agenda items were simply procedural and expected to take several...
01/04/2017 - 9:03am
Opinion pages in every newspaper should be a place that community members can voice their cares, concerns, criticisms and laurels, provided, of course, that those opinions are not libelous. The Chronicle has been fortunate to have readers who are willing to step forward and express their opinions for public debate and the exchange of ideas....
01/04/2017 - 8:50am
Our view: School, jail, GRHS, street and utility projects show economic rebound As we we leafed through the isues of 2016 Chronicles for our annual year in review, two things stood out: there was a lot of construction going on and it rained — a lot. In fact, the rain put a literal damper on some of the construction projects in Glencoe...
12/28/2016 - 10:11am
Our view: It’s another option for the county, along with restructuring After nearly a decade in an economy marked by recessions and near depressions, it’s unusual to hear the phrase “growing pains” in public discussions. But it is one we are hearing more frequently. We’ve heard it at Trailblazer Transit meetings...
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