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Get a loan from a bank, not from the taxpayers

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As we all know, water flows best downhill and in a straight line. Last fall it was observed the village of Rantoul was replacing a portion of storm sewer that once ran in a straight line with 163 more feet of pipes, some making 90 degree turns.

Society headed in wrong direction

I truly believe our society has gone mad.

Just think about this for a minute. For years we were told smoking would kill us, and they were right, and drinking would destroy our brain by killing off brain cells, and they were right.  

Chamber year ahead chock full of activities

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The downtown mural project
Join us in our cause to beautify and bring the arts to downtown Rantoul.

Becoming a puppy parent

It hasn’t been a secret that I am a huge movie guy.


I’m filled up to the brim with worthless movie knowledge. Wanna know which movie that came out in 1988 won Best Picture? It was “Rain Man.” Not that you would, but you don’t have to look it up. It’s accurate.

Guest commentary: Pray that former base finally gets cleaned up

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Letters to the Editor: March 21

Smith puts heart, soul into mayor’s job

To the editor:

My wife and I moved to Rantoul March 1, 2001. It was not too long after that I met Chuck Smith.

Chuck became a close friend. I was on board before Chuck ran for mayor the first time.

Poremba: You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers

Editor’s note: This week Pauline Poremba makes like a pseudo-Tom Kacich with his News-Gazette Mail Bag column. She answers several reader queries with some help.

Reeder: Rauner needs to begin leading

SPRINGFIELD – There is an old Marine saying that goes something like this: Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way.

Gov. Bruce Rauner would do well to remember that adage, because this past month he has failed at all three.

His first two years in office have been marked not so much by accomplishment but by clarity of vision.

Fogal: Horses in need can count on SHARE help

RURAL DEWEY — The Society for Hooved Animal Rescue and Emergency is an active organization.

In the last article I was going to introduce you to one of our many success stories, Chaos, but he will have to wait. Here is an example of a recent rescue. It is a sad situation but with an positive ending.  

Visel: Entertainment, learning await at Rantoul library

“Public libraries are the heart and soul of any community. They are a place to read, and think and browse and dream.”