Enroll Lake County!

      I am excited to inform you that the Health Department will be playing a key role in enrolling eligible residents into health insurance options available under the Affordable Care Act.       The Department and the Alliance for Human Services have been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Illinois […]


Open letter to the Twin Lakes Village Board

In 2003, I wrote to the Village Board urging the trustees to enact an ordinance banning the use of herbicides and pesticides on lake front property. Although we now have a ban on phosphorus fertilizer, more and more chemical lawn companies and individuals are using herbicides and pesticides directly on […]


Calling all RBCHS Alumni

The time is rapidly approaching for the annual Richmond-Burton High School Alumni Banquet. This year it will be Saturday, July 13, at Maravela’s Banquet Hall and Catering, Route 59, Grand Avenue and 4 Washington Street, Fox Lake (Ingleside).       Cocktail hour will be at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 […]


Congress needs to get back to work on important problems

get down to business to solve the problems that confront our nation and our world? They are busy trying to find scandals that will either besmirch the Obama Administration or Hillary Clinton. We have big problems such as: global climate change, lack of gun registration, inadequate job creation, poor immigration […]


Candidates write

Brent Bluthardt for Antioch Township Trustee                   Open Letter to All Antioch Township Residents:                   My name is Brent Bluthardt and I am a candidate for Antioch Township Trustee and I respectfully ask for your vote on April 9.                   I am running for trustee because I want to make […]


Wisconsin must sacrifice so Illinois can share in casino profits

                  My letter is in response to a letter last week by Mr. Richard A. Bosanko from Bristol who was very critical of Governor Scott Walker.                   Ponder this. Wisconsin lost 700 “good paying union jobs” not because of a handful of protesting […]


Our policy on election letters

  As a service to our readers, Southern Lakes Newspapers accepts letters to the editor pertaining to local election issues. All political letters must be submitted for publication at least two editions prior to the date of the election. That means letters pertaining to the Tuesday, Feb. 19 primary elections […]


Open letter to Silver Lake Board of Trustees           Eight years ago my wife and I moved to Silver Lake and not to long after that I attended my first village meeting.       This board consisted of some of the village’s mature citizens; some had 15 to 20 years of […]


Letters to Editor

To all members of the American Legion family, Post No. 544                   It has been brought to my attention that there is a continuing issue with the no smoking ban and the disrespect of officers. As part of the writing and receiving of this letter, I will inform you that […]


Thank you to blood donors

The American Legion Auxiliary would like to thank the following people for taking time out of their busy schedules to give blood at our drive on Oct. 30 at the Post: Joanne O’Reilly, Shirley Vozel, Amanda Jacobson, Ashley Amburn, Diane Ainsworth, Pat Dahme, Chris Frommgenbuck, Jennifer Frisby, Kevin Scott, Valene […]