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About LDN

Lincoln Daily News.com
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL 62656

TEL: (217) 732-7443
FAX: (217) 732-9630

Lincoln Daily News publishes daily news about the Lincoln/Logan County area on the Internet at www.lincolndailynews.com. (We are not a print publication.) All subscriptions are free!


The articles published in Lincoln Daily News are the result of research, interviews and news releases submitted. Any opinions expressed are those of the writers.

Our staff:

In the office

Managing editor: Jan Youngquist


Technician, photo editor, graphic designer: 
Jeff DeMarco

Text processing: Mary Krallmann

Advertising sales and public relations:

Lucky Eichner:  ads@lincolndailynews.com

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For employment information, contact us.


Our mission:

The mission of Lincoln Daily News is to tell the stories of Logan County in a contemporaneous manner, with lively writing and a predilection for simple truth fairly told. Lincoln Daily News seeks a relationship with the good people of Logan County that is honest, neighborly and never patronizing. Lincoln Daily News presents news within a full context that contributes to understanding. Lincoln Daily News is more interested in the marketplace of ideas than the competition of personalities. Without shrinking from the bold delivery of unvarnished fact, Lincoln Daily News operates from the premise that God's creatures deserve the presumption of right motive. Lincoln Daily News eschews malice and cynicism; it approaches every person with dignity and every subject with equanimity. In short, Lincoln Daily News informs, stimulates and entertains.


Please contact us by phone, fax, mail or e-mail with any information about mistakes, typos or erroneous information. If the error is in an item that is still in the paper, we will correct it online immediately.


Our services:

Lincoln Daily News provides daily news, sports, features and commentary on Lincoln, Logan County and the surrounding area. 

To promote local businesses, we offer display advertisements at very reasonable rates and links to business websites. Call (217) 732-7443 or
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"Happy ads" are a special feature to enable our readers to celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and other good news. Call us for details.

Letters to the Editor

The Lincoln Daily News publishes letters to the editor as they are received.
 The letters are not edited in content and do not necessarily reflect 
the views of Lincoln Daily News.

Lincoln Daily News requests that writers responding to controversial issues address the issue and refrain from personal attacks. Thank you!

Serving in the military

To the editor:

I'm glad to see this column ["Serving in the military," posted in Lincoln Daily News].

After graduating from LCHS in the spring of 1967, I served in the U.S. Air Force from July 1967 until October 1989.

Looking back I can see a marked improvement in the way the military folks are perceived now versus then. Keep up the good work.

Thomas M. Dickerson

Retired Master Sergeant

U.S. Air Force

(posted 5-17-03)


Please send your letters by e-mail to ldneditor@lincolndailynews.com or by U.S. postal mail to:

Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows.

Raising the sunken ship

To the editor:

The ship never should have even been considered sinking. Like it or not, that was a good facility and very much needed.  Some of the mentally challenged cannot live in private homes. They need to be cared for 24-7, and it's not like they are going to be getting a job anytime soon.  Have the naysayers ever toured the facility and visited the areas where the really severely mentally challenged live?

It's all about money, not about the welfare of these special folks or their families. Instead of cutting the budget where it shouldn't be touched, why not start with the salaries of our state government.


If you can lay a tax on Lincoln because of the expenses of Chicago, maybe you should pick Chicago's pocket for the Lincoln facility.

There are some sacred cows that shouldn't be touched, and this is one of them.

Becky Eichelberger

[Note: The writer is referring to the May 9 Perspectives article on LDC, "The ship that sank is rising again."]

(posted 5-12-03)


LC parents appreciative

To the editor:

Today (May 10) was a great day... My son Joseph M. Spanos received the loudest applause, with some even standing, when they called his name to receive his associate degree certificate at graduation.

I want to especially point out the following professors who took the time to help guide my son through the last two years:

Mr. Joe Baker

Mr. Tony Thomas (coach)

Mr. Jim Bixby (counselor)

Mrs. Paula Knopp (adviser)

Mr. Miley

And most of all Mr. Tony Schilling (director of admissions)


On behalf of my family and I, we thank you for helping our son find the direction he needed!

Finally, to the people of Lincoln... Thank you for giving the students the welcome they needed when they first arrived!

Have a safe summer!

Mr. and Mrs. Gene T. Spanos

Park Ridge

P.S. Joe has been accepted to Columbia College and will now continue to follow his dream in the field of computer animation.

(posted 5-12-03)

Citizens should band together against water rate increase

To the editor:

I just read in the paper online where ICC has put in different percentage increases regarding a water rate increase.

I do not serve on a committee and am unemployed, but I do receive a disability check once a month, which puts me in a low income level. I am against this rate increase because it will be impossible for ones like myself, senior citizens, the unemployed and ones with young ones and ones who are working for minimum wage to make ends meet. People, especially seniors, have it rough now deciding whether to pay rent or pay for their needed medicine.


I think a petition should be started and then in August be presented to ICC to show that the town of Lincoln, Ill., is against this. This is just one personís opinion, but when everyone sticks together, victory will be won.

Debbi G. Thompson


(posted 5-10-03)


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