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  • From the editor’s desk

    So ... was it a good Super Bowl for you ... or a not-so-good one? Whether your team won or lost, I hope you had a good time watching the game, eating ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • The principles upon which our nation was built

    Revisionists have been slowly but persistently and successfully rewriting history. Thomas Jefferson’s sentence from a letter that contained the phrase ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • The Prodigal Son

    We have all heard of the story of the Prodigal Son. However, what is really said in Luke 15, is that he is telling us about the dilemma of the crosses ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Richard Widmark was disappointed, to say the least, when he returned home to Princeton, Ill., in the first part of July in the summer of 1932. He woul ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Shredded

    It’s an interesting machine, to say the least. Born out of the need to protect oneself from others, I assume. It’s that relatively inexpensive gadget ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:18 pm
  • Rauner earns an 'incomplete'

    When Bruce Rauner was sworn into office as Illinois governor a year ago, he said: "Each person here today and all those throughout the state will be c ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:02 am
  • Legion needs reinforcements

    The centennial of World War I (1914-18) reminds us of a terrible conflict that otherwise had been fading fast in the national memory.
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:42 pm
  • Dant really does own the bowling alley now

    J.T. Dant already bowled like he owned the place.He’s a three-time winner of the Master’s Bowling To ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Henry Decoy Show set for Feb. 14

    Hope you are free on Feb. 14 so you can attend the 48th annual Henry Decoy Show. This is really a great show for those who like to see or collect deco ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 3:22 pm
  • ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’

    “I forgive you.”Are there any three more powerful words? Can “I love you” — also used for counter to ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • The blink

    It’s been said things happen “in the blink of an eye.” I’ve used the phrase myself — actually quite a few times. My grandmother used to say it too ... ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • What makes you bloom?

    This is a story about a little Swedish Ivy. His journey began over a decade ago when my ex in-laws decided to go to the Bahamas for three years on a m ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:16 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    My mom and I were looking through a magazine the other day, and we came across a survey conducted by the Bank of America. I’m not sure when the survey ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 3:17 pm
  • More power to the Illinois Future Caucus

    Illinois, saddled with massive debt and deficits, unfunded pension obligations, and a budget-less state government, needs all the help it can get.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:48 pm
  • Deep pockets

    With the Iowa caucuses looming this next week, I guess that it’s time I write my occasional political column. As a distant relative of “The Media,” an ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 12:48 pm
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