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Reeder: Classic Illinois politics started long ago

SPRINGFIELD – This month, we honor all presidents, but here in Illinois we are especially fond of Abraham Lincoln, with whom I happen to share a birthday.

If you grow up in Illinois sharing a birthday with our state’s martyred saint, expect to be thoroughly indoctrinated in Lincoln lore.


Porter: It's all about the Benjamins

By DAVID PORTER
Rantoul Press columnist

I still have my piggy bank from when I was a kid. And it still has no money in it. In fact, it can’t even hold money anymore because the bottom of it is destroyed from all the times I robbed it.


Poremba: Make someone's day, every day

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone found someone to give a pat on the back and say thank you  for your help?

I will share one of those stories with you. As shoppers, we walk into a store and start looking for something and just can’t find the item. Other times we walk into a store and the manager will greet the customer and try to help them


Wahl: There are ways to figure if it's real or fake news

By KELLIE WAHL
Rantoul Press columnist


“I think people are not clear on the words “facts,” “news” or “fake’I” — Rantoul resident Jason Casteel, Facebook, Jan. 24, 2017

Ah social media. Where do you even begin, right?! This just goes to show that what you put out there via the internet is never safe. Right, Jason? FACT — proven given the topic of this article


Poremba: Make someone's day, every day

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone found someone to give a pat on the back and say thank you  for your help?

I will share one of those stories with you. As shoppers, we walk into a store and start looking for something and just can’t find the item. Other times we walk into a store and the manager will greet the customer and try to help them


Letter to the editor: Get informed; attend candidate forum

To the editor:

The sponsors of the candidate forum firmly believe that it is imperative for voters to have an accurate understanding of the position of each candidate running for local office.


Pace: She's back at keyboard encouraging others

In and out of season, there are lessons to be learned.
Seasons are forever changing in the environment and in our lives. We must be forever going forward and receiving the lessons that are being taught in that season.


Wang: Using art for development, transformation

In the business world Robert A. Hefner III is known as the founder, owner and chief executive officer of the GHK Company LLC. According to an official website, Hefner graduated in geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1957, where he first became interested in the deep gas potential of the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.


Sharing about share: Horse rescue facility a well-kept secret

DEWEY — Not many people know of our horse rescue facility and that we’re located in Champaign County.  

We are a very active rescue organization licensed by the state of Illinois. Our SHARE (Society for Hooved Animals’ Rescue and Emergency) horses, tall and small, are all rescues. Some are adoptable, some make good companion horses and others are sanctuary horses.


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