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  • The conquering horde

    It happened early last Sunday afternoon. My family and I were doing normal, early Sunday afternoon stuff. My wife and daughter were watching that no-g ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Mitchell and Ruiz play through together with DePue golf

    Every athlete needs a coach like Joe Ruiz.When DePue High School elected to drop its girls golf prog ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Family hunt brings excitement in the duck blind

    October was a busy month. It was the start of several seasons that kept the sportsman quite busy. Deer archery started Oct. 1 and is still going. I do ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Video gambling is the new ‘crack cocaine’

    The U.S. National Gambling Impact Study Commission highlighted in its final report electronic gambling machines (EGMs) constituted the new “crack coca ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Food Court 11-5

    How about some easy meals before the rush of the holidays is upon us. These are all five ingredient recipes ... the kind I like without too many ingre ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • ‘The Hired Girl’

    Ever since you were a child, you’ve had dreams to fulfill. Some of them may have been easy: You wan ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Removing 'felon' label; is George Ryan right?

    Earlier this month, former Gov. George Ryan gave a speech to a suburban Chicago group whose goal is to reduce recidivism in Illinois.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Trying to be the ant

    Autumn is over so quickly, a short commercial break before returning to the overly long mini-series of winter. Spring is similar, but there's a promis ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Voters want open primary, competition

    Reduce red tape. Save money. Increase voter participation.What’s not to like about an Illinois senat ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Common Core math

    With the recent implementation of the Common Core math curriculum, I have witnessed a rebirth of public criticism of math curriculum.
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Despite the day-long drizzle on Saturday — Halloween — it looked like most trick-or-treaters and their adults still had a good time Saturday evening, ...
    Nov. 2, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Lester Peterson, Richard Widmark, Tom Best and Gail Caster graduated June 10, 1932, from Princeton High School. They had spent seven years together in ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • The crabby mask

    When we were children, our Halloween costumes consisted of items we could find around the old farmhouse north of Princeton. Although we begged for a s ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 4:19 pm
  • Stevens delivers hard-hitting message to Tigers

    When it comes to motivation, Princeton Tiger football coach Jesse Snyder does not need much help. He is a master of motivation, a coach who truly can ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Climbing the Walls

    At last Halloween is almost here, one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves change into a variety of beautiful colors; the weather gets cooler; ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 2:23 pm
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