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On the Beat with the Chief: Never overlook a penny for a quarter

In last week’s edition I touched on change which is a definite thing and cannot be stopped — regardless of one’s feelings. We will, in the years to come, see many changes in our community.

Statehouse Reeder: Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Cronyism has got to go!

In Illinois government it’s often not what you know, but who you know, that gets you hired.

It’s been that way under Republicans and under Democrats.

Jobs are divvied up after every election like spoils of war.

It is part of Illinois’ culture of “cronyism” that allows the politically connected to prosper at the expense of the rest of us.
Cronyism comes in all stripes.

Be Encouraged: Having the favor of God on your life

The favor of God on your life does not prevent bad things from attacking you, but it will surpass the negativity of the situation.
If you look up and recognize it is God’s will to give you only good, yet He will allow things that are less favorable to touch your life only for a reason.

During that, you praise Him like never before even though it is not what you desired.

Pauline's Corner: Reynolds’ punishment was not harsh enough

Why don’t we all get together and congratulate Bryan Reynolds for putting a dark cloud over our high school and leaving a mark on the teachers who had to work for their right to teach?

You get off so easily with a plea of guilty.

You are a work of art.

Heart of the Matter: Quinn is not right for Illinois' future

We Illinoisans have a chance to wrest some power from corrupt Chicago Democrats next month.    

With our Gov. Pat Quinn’s dismal record of corruption and failure, it’s hard to believe that challenger Bruce Rauner isn’t dominating in the polls.

Pauline's Corner: Prejudice is a product of ingnorance

I read the article Jillian Smith wrote, and it was a very good article, although I would have handled it in a completely different way.

Just saying.

First of all if you want to talk about prejudice, it happens because of ignorance. Haven’t you noticed in today’s world, if someone does wrong, the matter isn’t bought up; the color is.

On the Beat with the Chief: Always embrace change when it comes

As I said in the last issue — change is coming to this article.

I have been using the term “shelf life” a lot in conversation lately — shelf life simply meaning the way we do things must come to an end and be changed or restock must occur.

Guest Commentary: Local residents want to help

For Rantoul Press

Because I had been speaking before the Rantoul Park District Board, a friend of mine asked me if I could request of the board that nets be added to the Maplewood Sports Complex basketball court.

The Library Corner: A big bag o' books is a big bag o' fun

The Friends of Rantoul Public Library’s bag o’ books sale is much more than just a bag of books.

It’s a bagful of travel, of mystery, of romance, of science. It offers hope, challenges and delights. A bag of books can introduce you to new authors and reacquaint you to long-time favorites.

Letter to the Editor: Don't give Sue the runaround

To the editor: