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Due to the nearly year-long COVID-19 pandemic, many Vermilion County businesses have lost a great deal of money or closed, employees lost their jobs and everyone has suffered some type of hardship.

When my dad had Alzheimer’s disease near the end of his life, I would update him on current events. Upon hearing about the Columbia space shuttle disaster, he, like most of us, reacted with silence as he processed what I had just described.

At a time when Illinois lawmakers should be supporting healthcare heroes who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic, we instead receive unwelcome new legislation that will drive up the costs of practicing medicine in Illinois and send more physicians packing to move to a more welcoming state.

I am writing in regard to the local blowback regarding the passage of HB3653. Several local elected officials have resorted to fear-mongering, referring to this bill as a “defund the police” initiative or one that “weakens law enforcement.”

Never forget. This is the phrase shouted to the world about the Holocaust for us to never let perversities of Adolf Hitler or his like ever occur again. A related question to you, the reader, is “what will you remember in two years?”

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My parents gave it to me straight. I needed another year in the 5th grade. Technically, my grades, thanks to something called “social promotion” would have allowed to me squeak into 6th grade, but it wouldn’t be pretty. I needed another year to mature.

Contrary to what the roosters in the political offices say, it will not be them that save us. They are good at crowing that "we're trying to get this done," but it's the president or the Democrats or the Republicans, whoever, etc.

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