Penny Weaver

General Manager and Editor

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Penny Weaver is the associate publisher and editor of the JG-TC. She also is an award-winning columnist for the newspaper.

Santa interrogates a spy in the Charleston Alley Theatre's production of 'Tinker, Tailor, Elf, Spy,' written and directed by Sullivan's Matthe…

In a screenshot from an Illinois Education Association video, released Thursday, Mattoon High School teacher Angela McQueen gestures as she di…

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Mattoon's population is about 18,300. -- Penny

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Gosh, WarElk, insults are quite adult of you. First of all, I didn’t say that the Russian government was involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign. I said there are “connections.” My nieces and nephews are connected to this newspaper because they’re related to me, but they’re not “invo…

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WarElk, please specify what I wrote that is a "falsehood," including "what has been proven" as a falsehood.

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BPS: To clarify, I didn't say that the Fox News article was fake news; I said the headline was biased. Also, the headline I quoted was on the main Fox News website page, and yes, they did remove the word "Pointless?" once you clicked on the article to read the full piece. -- Penny

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The story's information regarding which governor commuted Mertz's sentence is correct. Former Gov. George Ryan, in January 2003, commuted to life terms the sentence of any inmate who was on Illinois' death row, after he froze the death penalty in the state about three years earlier. Mertz wa…

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7XZ6983: I typically don't respond to comments on my columns because I think I've already had my say and it's everyone else's turn. I would, however, like to inform you that I am, in fact, strongly pro-life.

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Gringa, bless your heart, I offered my opinion on that issue long ago. http://tinyurl.com/m6zjp9l

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@draker: We apologize for the error; it has been corrected. The incident in question happened in 2012. -- Penny Weaver, JG-TC News Editor

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Hi Gringa. There was no particular event that sparked this column, and certainly not anything done by my friends in advertising. I wrote this due to general, frequent comments and questions we get from readers, and I thought it would be helpful. That's not very "exciting," I know..…

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Penny Weaver commented on Donations sought for Bowls of HOPE

The HOPE of ECI website also states that this fundraiser is Feb. 19, so I believe we have it right here. Thanks. Penny