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Editorial: Let's all have a big get together

Meeting after meeting after meeting. Does one ever get tired of meetings? You bettcha!

It seems Rantoul is full of meetings since the new village leadership has taken over. With a new village administrator in place and now an economic development director, Rantoul community leaders could be going to meetings just about every week — and sometimes two and three times a week.


Letter: Just how peaceful is Islam?

To the editor:

For reasons unknown to thinking people, many of our politicians, including Barack Hussein Obama,  keep telling us that Islam is a beautiful religion of peace.   

Grab a Quran and take a peek at Surah 2:16, 5:33, 8:12, and 9:5 for starters.


The best solution might be dissolution

By JACK ANDERSON
For Rantoul Press


As always, it is important that I point out that the Rantoul Park District is a totally different governmental taxing entity then the village of Rantoul’s parks and recreation department.


Poremba: Age is just a number for Taylor

OK, give me a clue. What is it that keeps some people so healthy and happy?

Is it the water in Rantoul? Is it the friends we have, or is it where we reside?

After visiting a woman who will turn 100 years old, I still have to wonder because once you meet this women you would never believe her age, and once you have a conversation with her, you just can’t use the word “old.”


Farber: Remember your pets in this frigid weather

The cold weather seems to be relentless, but fortunately we have had little snow to speak of.

Please keep in mind during the cold period to keep a close eye on your pets. Domesticated animals have a difficult time handling cold weather.

Many breeds by nature are not meant to be cold-weather animals. Limit your pets’ outside exposure to the winter elements.


Reeder: Are future union changes on the way?

SPRINGFIELD — Should anyone be compelled to support a political cause they don’t believe in?

That’s the crux of an Illinois legal issue almost certain to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the past, the high court has ruled that workers in non-right-to-work states can be forced to pay “fair share” dues to unions as long as none of the money goes toward political purposes.


Poremba: Please pray for peace

At times it is quite difficult for me to sit still and write a column after reading the newspaper about all the fighting and killing going on in the world.

I wonder what will be left on earth for our children and grandchildren if we don’t put a stop to the mad men of this day and age as they run from country to country and murder the people who refuse to believe as they do.


Visel: Treasures abound in books

Walt Disney once wrote, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates’ loot on Treasure Island.”

This truth is supported by our own local treasure source, Rantoul Public Library. Whether it’s books or music, movies or special events, the library offers a wealth of precious gems for you, your family, and your friends.


Wang: Beauty lies in style, passion

"Flower in the Mind" is the title of a solo art exhibition by Professor Su Geng Sen that will be on display March 2-April 3 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Asian American Cultural Center of the University of Illinois.


Reeder: Politicians need to remember they work for the public

SPRINGFIELD – Sometimes elected officials forget who’s the boss.

They think they are accountable only to themselves.

The reality is it’s the voters who put them in office and the taxpayers who pay the bills who are in charge.

At least that is how things are supposed to work.

At the very least, we deserve to know how elected officials are spending our money.