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GOP Members: Illinois Needs Real Reform – Not More Symbolic Gestures

State Reps. Brad Halbrook, Dan Caulkins, Blaine Wilhour, Adam Niemerg, and Chris Miller urge redo of stalled ethics reform legislation Springfield, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Governor JB Pritzker’s amendatory veto of ethics legislation approved last spring has stalled in the Illinois House, giving lawmakers an opportunity to craft a better bill, according to[Read More…]

Gary Kopycinski, Kopy's Kolumn, here's looking at you

Kopy’s Kolumn: Are You One of the Ear People?

Commentary, Musings, and Some News by Gary KopycinskiEditor & Publisher Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Are you one of the “Ear People?” Are you one of those people who are always on the phone no matter where you are? Walking through the grocery store, through CVS, Walgreens, standing in line at Subway,[Read More…]

School mask debate

Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

BLOG COMMENTARY-(ENEWSPF)- The news from the New York Times about Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has tested positive for the coronavirus: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday and is receiving an antibody treatment, though he has no symptoms, the governor’s office announced. An ardent[Read More…]

John Lewis, Robin Kelly, sit-in gun control

To Honor John Lewis, Progressives Say, ‘End the Filibuster’ and Pass Voting Rights Legislation

“Remembering and celebrating John Lewis today is important,” said Rep. Cori Bush. “Abolishing the filibuster to secure the right to vote for everyone is how we must protect his legacy.” ENEWSPF Commentary – On the one-year anniversary of his death, progressives on Saturday made the case that the best way[Read More…]


What Words Make Up a ‘True Threat?’ Well, That Depends

CommentaryBy Gene Policinski Note: This column includes language that may offend, quoted as part of musical lyrics. First Amendment Center-(ENEWSPF)- As the COVID-19 crisis stretches on, we’re seeing more conflict, more protests and particularly more online rancor in the debate over how — and if — public officials should “open up”[Read More…]

State Senator Patrick Joyce

Op-Ed: On the Need for Availability of COVID-19 Vaccines

Sen. Patrick Joyce D-Essex, 40th State Senate District ENEWSPF- One thing is on my constituents’ minds these days, besides this recent cold snap: When can I and my loved ones get the COVID-19 vaccine? There are no easy answers to that question right now. But rest assured, we are demanding[Read More…]

State Rep. Blain Wilhour, R-107th District

GOP Op-Ed: Are Illinois Republicans ready to provide the leadership voters demand?

By State Representative Blaine Wilhour (R – Beecher City, IL) Effingham, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Nov. 3rd, voters in Illinois resoundingly rejected the progressive income tax amendment on the ballot despite the massive public relations effort from the Governor who spent tens of millions of dollars telling everyone that only the rich[Read More…]

Gary Kopycinski, Kopy's Kolumn, here's looking at you

The COVID-19 Surge: Hospitals Full & Morgues Overflowing If You Won’t Wear a Mask

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In August, I interviewed a friend I hadn’t spoken with in over 35 years. We graduated college together. I’m happily teaching, and Tim Angelotti has his MD PhD., currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine (ICU) at the Stanford University Medical Center. Tim makes[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023