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  • The price of the party

    By the time you read this, President Donald J. Trump will officially be the new president of the United States of America. I've been contemplating how ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 1:28 pm
  • Church Women United — doing God’s work for half a century

    Presidential inaugural speeches may echo for only a short while, or they can resonate for decades.We ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:49 pm
  • Words to live by

    Shortly before I sat down to write this, I found out that National Thesaurus Day took place earlier this week and I missed it yet again. Ironically I ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • How do we love each other better?

    I wanted to thank Editor Terri Simon for her article “So this is Christmas” on Dec. 23. It seems like peace tends to get lost throughout the myriad of ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:49 pm
  • We shouldn’t be so naive

    Recently, two Democratic, colored politicians made disparaging remarks about Trump and FBI Director James Comey. John Lewis (who marched  with Martin ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:50 pm
  • Moving Princeton forward

    Princeton’s Main Street Revitalization efforts, led by our Main Street Steering Committee, are well underway. This year we will see movement toward th ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:50 pm
  • These numbers are staggering

    Let me say first and foremost, I believe we, as citizens of the United States, have the right to own a gun. I am not against guns; I am against violen ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:26 pm
  • Do you think President-elect Trump should continue tweeting comments about daily events after he takes the oath of office Friday?

    Sure, I'd love to see him give up his incessant Twitter rants. Realistically, that's about as probable as him releasing his taxes, acknowledging that ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • Madigan makes history as Illinois bleeds

    Illinois’ 100th General Assembly began with a whimper.That was the sound of House Democrats casting ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • Plan prompts cheering for the Senators

    It might be considered unusual to find Illinoisans cheering for the Senators these days.We speak not ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:11 pm
  • The true meaning of perfection

    In order for this little saga to make any sense at all, I have to introduce you to my grandparents. I've written about them a lot, but for those who d ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:06 pm
  • Our talent show

    One year, my family attended "Family Camp" at Mennohaven Camp and Retreat Center outside of Tiskilwa. This was the opportunity for us to bond in the g ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Census data brings little joy to the region

    Illinois certainly didn’t get much of a Christmas gift from the U.S. Census Bureau.A report right be ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Affordable Care Act is a big help to rural residents

    Nearly 60 million U.S. citizens are estimated to live in rural areas – myself included. We have higher rates of chronic medical diseases, higher rates ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:50 pm
  • ‘Rome is burning,’ and the rescue is dear

    Reader alert/warning – another state budget impasse column!There are reports that Illinois State Sen ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:50 pm