Commentary

At a time of crisis, there is hope for those with addiction

By JOHN MARKLEY    The numbers are clear and alarming – deadly drug overdoses are on the rise throughout the United States.     Nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths happened in 2016 with the number of synthetic opioid overdose deaths doubling from 2015 to 2016 according to the National Vital Statistics System. Illinois opioid-related deaths soared to…

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Independent researcher an increasingly handy tool for business

By PAUL ANTHONY    You’re a small or medium-size business. What do you do when your company needs quick access to reliable information for a new product launch, entry into a new market, detailed information on competing firms, or possibly complex legal or technical information like a patent search, regulatory information or technical information in support…

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Tax Days of the future will not be like the broken ones of the past

    Congressman John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, sent a letter to constituents across the 15th Congressional District on April 15, Tax Day. Here are excerpts:        President Reagan famously quipped that Republicans act like every day is the Fourth of July, and Democrats act like every day is Tax Day. Well this Tax Day every American —…

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