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I urge you to color outside the lines

Not many people know I dabble with a bit of paint now and then. I love the idea of a blank canvas — always have. There’s just something so p…

People over parties

There's more than one reason I hesitated before venturing toward this topic including the overwhelming amount of examples available for use;…

Disappointed in Rep. Jerry Long

Earlier this month, Republican State Rep. Jerry Long voted against giving women equal pay for equal work when he voted no twice — once in co…

The fight to be average

$19 billion. That’s how much more money Illinois would have in its coffers since 2002 if our state’s economy grew like an average state. Eve…

Warning: Exercise can be dangerous

I always laugh when people ask me if I run. Some are actually looking right at me and can’t come to a logical answer to that question.

Coming to the Crossroads

It was in 2010 when the Bureau County Republican covered our first story about a new high school coming to the county. While schools make ch…


I would guess if you are over 50, or so, there were certain “luck-things” instilled in you as a kid. For instance, just walking to school co…

Term limits now. Here’s how

If there is no comprehensive full-year state budget by the May 31 end of legislative session in Springfield, I am seriously considering crea…

Pomp and circumstance in the air

Wow! The weather sure cooperated during the Mother’s Day weekend. I saw many folks having cookouts, shopping for flowers/plants and enjoying…
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