The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.

Letter To The Editor

Thoughts From Inside

I would like to thank you for responding to my letter and for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts with you concerning such an important issue that affects our community.

First, and foremost, I would like to extend my deepest apologies to my family, friends, and community for not exercising better judgment in my actions.

To all parents, teachers, clergymen, and responsible adults I am taking this opportunity to reach out to my community.

To speak of my experiences and motivate the youth of my community, and surrounding counties in a positive manner.

I never slowed down enough to see how I was hurting people who cared for me. I am currently serving thirty years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

To anyone who has committed crimes or has thought about it, think again.

I never realized how progressive it was until it was to late.

The most simple things, such as skipping school, can escalate into drugs and alcohol addictions, next thing you know you are lying, stealing, cheating, anything to get your next high.

I made negative choices and don't want young individuals to do the same.

I want to see our community form mentoring programs that include the following: Big brother/big sister programs, law enforcement involvement, after school programs.

I'd also like to reach out to the prosecutors office to form a coalition who's objective is to make Henderson County a more positive environment.

These groups can brainstorm ideas that contribute to the development of our community in an assertive discussion that will influence the youth of our community to live productive lives.

In closing I would like to add inspirational words of encouragement. As a farmer plows the soil of the earth in preparation to plant the seeds that will grow to feed the community.

They are nurtured from the rains produced from the clouds above and the radiance of the sun.

So shall we as responsible adults to cultivate the minds of the youth of our community to reach beyond the negative influences that inhibit their lives to advance in a positive light.


Adam R. Kane


(Serving 30 Years)

Ill. Dept. Of Correction

(formerly of Biggsville)

Adam Kane is currently serving 30 Years for Home Invasion, a class X felony in the February 8th home invasion of his uncle's residence, Arthur Kane of rural Media.