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  • Sex: Who makes the rules?

    I talked with a missionary friend the other day, and he shared this principle with me. “If something ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Accountable reporting

    I write this wondering why the BCR wrote their story on TCI. The paper concentrated on the negative and ignored the positive that Thursday’s meeting p ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Some colorful remarks on Z-Tour

    Responding to the Z-Tour event ... It’s wonderful to see so many people come out to support a good c ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • ‘What has happened to America?’

    On Nov. 13, 1965, Conchita, (One of the seers of Garabandal) had a long conversation with the Lady of Garabandal and Albrecht Weber, a German author o ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Full steam ahead at BV?

    I couldn’t believe what I just read in the BCR! Despite public outcry for further study, the Bureau Valley School Board is moving ahead full steam in ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • County administrator: Not needed

    Once again our county board members have hired a county administrator. The last time this action was taken was in 2005, about nine years ago. After he ...
    July 22, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Others don’t feel the same

    This is in response to the letter from Shirley Lampkin Cinnamon on July 14, 2015. It truly saddens m ...
    July 20, 2015 - 1:06 pm
  • ‘It’s what small town living is all about’

    I was so disappointed when I read a Letter to the Editor in the July 14 BCR. The author stated, “We were appalled at how our hometown is” after visiti ...
    July 15, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • ‘Pull together’

    This past weekend the Wyanet Class of ‘55 celebrated its 60th anniversary. We were appalled at how our hometown is. Everyone in Wyanet should feel thi ...
    July 13, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Illinois needs Amtrak

    I serve on the Amtrak Board of Directors, and as mayor of Macomb from 1991 to 2003, I worked with local, regional and state leaders to preserve Amtrak ...
    July 10, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • You are welcome here

    When I was given my first Bible as a child, my love for the Scriptures began and grew, so much so that they are my life’s passion. It’s a good thing I ...
    July 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • ‘Open hearts and open minds’

    I was discouraged after reading Fr. Stirniman’s depiction of gay people as “disordered” and “immoral” (BCR letter, July 7). That is an archaic way of ...
    July 10, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • We demand change

    On March 6 and March 11, I saw that the News Tribune ran two letters to Illinois Valley taxpayers’ written by Mark Marquis, president of Marquis Energ ...
    July 8, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • ‘I’m with Pope Francis’

    I take two significant exceptions to the letter to the BCR from Fr. Jeffrey Stirniman (published 7/7/15) in response to the Supreme Court decision in ...
    July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • Our past ... our future

    “If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!” Those famous words were penned ...
    July 8, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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