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Letters to the editor: Oct. 24

Thankful for donations to hurricane relief fundraiser

To the editor:

Poremba: Appreciate all of the prayers sent our way

Thank you for the prayers. The blood clot my husband had in his left leg is now gone. The medication has worked.

He will have many more tests to find out what’s going on with his veins. I am happy that the doctors wish to continue and make sure everything is working as it should.

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Porter: Sometimes it’s nice to get back to basics


Rantoul Press columnist

One of the best things about my weed trimmer is that it throws grass clippings all over me.

The guys reading know what I’m talking about. You see, you can do a little bit of work and look like you’ve been working all day.

Reeder: Why politicians lie, cheat and steal

SPRINGFIELD – After 30 years of covering politics, I’ve lost count of the number of politicians I’ve known who have found themselves mired in scandal.

Sometimes the offenses are criminal.

A bribe, a theft, a fraud.

And sometimes an offense is one of just character.

A lie, an infidelity, a betrayal.

Regardless, each misstep informs us about our governing class.

Thompson: If you've ever dreamed of becoming a novelist, the time is now


Rantoul Press columnist

Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel?

November is National Novel Writing Month. It is the perfect time to stop dreaming and start writing.

One way to help yourself stay motivated is by signing up for National Novel Writing Month at

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 18

Proud of students for showing patriotism

To the editor:

We did not attend a recent volleyball game at RTHS, but heard about the Rantoul Rowdies student organization who showed their patriotism by wearing red, white and blue and singing proudly the national anthem.

Poremba: Thankful for those who supported homeless Rantoul couple

Yesterday a dear friend of mine alerted me to the fact that Rantoul was home to a husband and wife who are homeless. I heard many versions of this story, and as you all are aware, gossip hurts people and destroys who they are. 

Pace: Always choose to do right thing

Some things are foreign to people, and that is the choice to do the right thing.

It should be the first and foremost choice for us. Sometimes we try other avenues that seem more profitable.

It is important to do the right thing, but the motive of why you do the right thing is more important. The heart determines the why.

Berg: Indignation, action needed on jobs crisis


Rantoul Press columnist

Illinois lawmakers spent much of the last month speaking out about the need for a major change in how the state funds schools. Their message hit headlines statewide on a daily basis.

Fogal: SHARE is the home of the unexpected


Rantoul Press columnist

DEWEY — Unexpected things do happen at SHARE, the Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency in rural Dewey.

One never knows what to expect. Linda, the owner of the rescue, had a riding accident when a horse flipped over on her and broke her pelvis.