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  • Resolution for 2017: Support Main Street Revitalization

    Princeton area residents should put the following resolution high on their lists for 2017: find a way to personally and enthusiastically support the P ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:38 pm
  • Historically Speaking: Populist revolts

    Through the long slog of the 2016 Presidential campaign, the media often used the word “populist” to describe the campaigns of both Bernie Sanders and ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:35 pm
  • The future of Bureau Valley

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the Bureau County Republican’s word limit of 500 words for Letters to the Editor. Therefore, the ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:36 pm
  • Gearing up for 2017

    Well, 2017 officially arrived. I always feel good when we begin another year; it’s kind of like we get to wipe the slate clean, so to speak, and begin ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • F & G

    The music director at our church stood during the announcements, “If you don’t know music, that’s OK. We’ll teach you.”
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • This year (Dec. 15) is the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Which of the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution do you most cherish?

    It hangs in a framed picture on my office wall — the First Amendment. Of course freedom of the pres ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:07 pm
  • Jeep to Jeep

    This happened awhile ago, but I wanted time to reflect. I've previously written about driving classic cars, but I've since moved forward — forward in ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:52 am
  • Jim Nowlan: A strategy to derail Madigan and cronies

    Several readers sharply disagreed with my recent column that took Gov. Bruce Rauner to task for his budget strategy, even criticism from a savvy, insi ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Our regrettable shrinking state

    The U.S. Census Bureau released new migration data Dec. 20, and it’s frightening. Illinois has a massive people problem.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:51 pm
  • Thinking about health

    Even though the election is over and Republicans are in a position to repeal and replace Obamacare as they’ve been vowing to do for several years, tha ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Disappointed redistricting reform failed

    Looking back at the election of 2016, the results brought joy to some and disappointment to others.F ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • When driving, hey, let’s all be careful out there

    “Hey, let’s be careful out there.”The late Michael Conrad, portraying Sgt. Phil Esterhaus in the 198 ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Partying with the younger generation

    When I was a kid, there was one night I looked forward to every year. It was right up there with Christmas and Halloween. It was New Year’s Eve, and t ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 10:09 am
  • Resolutions worth keeping

    Every year at this time, I find myself contemplating all the resolutions I need to make. The list is a long one — clearly, I have a host of things nee ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • The stuff does matter

    I know all of you have been reading and seeing the pictures from the wildfires in, near and around Gatlinburg, Tenn. Having visited that area a few ye ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 8:35 am