I hope I get to write this story, completely, someday. But for today, I’m calling out what I know.
Is there corruption at the Illinois Press Association? What president of the Illinois Press Association and multiple newspaper owner refused to run information from BOTH SIDES of an issue when Johnson County voters were getting ready to vote on an important referendum, a referendum where they needed ALL the information, not just one side? He refused to run an ad. He refused to run op eds from a group who had important information to share concerning the upcoming vote. He printed ads and op eds only from the opposing side.
Can you guess how the vote came out? Yep.
Is this what we expect from our local newspapers? Is this what we want? I don’t think so.