Prairie Writings: Take a lesson from Wallace and the moth

Rantoul Press colunnist

Alfred Russel Wallace was an English biologist and naturalist who, along with Charles Darwin, was an early proponent of the theory of evolution.

Statehouse Reeder: Illinois in a state of "pay to play"

By Scott Reeder
Rantoul Press columnist

SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to business, Illinois government has churned out more sweetheart deals over the last decade than a lovelorn teenager on Valentine’s Day.

We have taken to paying businesses to move here. And if they threaten to leave, we’ll give them more bucks to just stick around.

Be Encouraged: Be an example of Jesus Christ

Rantoul Press columnist

We may not really understand the importance of exampling to the masses.

It may be just to a select few that we think we are influencing. But setting the tone or the flow of how things should be.

We need to be more aware of how we are doing, how it will be perceived and how it will influence the next person.

Fostering Hope: Many wrongs when trying to do right

Rantoul Press columnist

Before Addy, our third foster son, moved into a therapeutic home, he told Hal, my husband, he was still learning to use the dictionary in class and how hard it was for him.

Letter: Humbled by support for village trustee

To the editor:

I would like to take this time to thank Mayor Chuck Smith for my appointment to the Village of Rantoul Board of Trustees. 

I appreciate your confidence in me.  I would also like to thank all of those who took the time to express their kind words of encouragement to my family and me.  I am humbled by your support.  

The Library Corner: Come meet local authors

Rantoul Press columnist

The eighth annual annual  local authors fair returns to Rantoul Public Library this weekend.

Pauline's Corner: Pick up the phone, give me a call

Rantoul Press columnist

Please pray for the people of northern Illinois. It looks like they had the worst of the storms Thursday night.

Be Encouraged: Respect those in authority

Rantoul Press columnist

Submission to the authorities over you should be a common act of behavior. It is not a disrespect to respect authorities in your life and in this world. It is a necessary part of having hope in this world.

Art = Life: To know nature, society and one’s self

Rantoul Press columnist

In this Art = Life column I am more than pleased to introduce to my readers a duet art exhibition of Sha Zhibin and his son Sha Li Lan Tian. The exhibition title, “Wise Beach – Blue Sky,” is derived from and actually what the artists’ given names mean.  

On The Beat: Strange goings-on up north

Rantoul Press columnist

First of all, I would like to share with you a couple of stories. The first is from our associates in Chicago.

Officers with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office found 2,100 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of frozen avocado pulp. The discovery was made by employees at a cold-storage facility in suburban Lyons.

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