Jim Nowlan

Nowlan: Let the players call the signals

Whenever I go to a high school or college football game, I cringe at the sight of players on the field, standing as if witless (which they aren’t), looking to the sidelines for instructions from the coaches as to plays to call and defenses to mount.

Nowlan: Is sun setting on rural Illinois?

I gave a talk recently about the future of rural Illinois to a gathering of presidents of Illinois community foundations.

Never above getting a twofer out of a talk, I penned this column. I write because I believe rural communities have contributed much to the development of America and of Americans.

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