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Letter: A Brookhill suggestion

To the editor:
Having attended meetings and listened to Jeff Fiegenschuh, I believe he is deliberate, effective and forthright.


Art = Life: A place to rest on a long journey

By IAN WANG
Rantoul Press columnist


A couple of weeks ago our Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) invited its members to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the Comfort Suites hotel located on 2001 N. Lincoln Ave. in Urbana.


Guest Commentary: Trump is not the answer

By TONY LEE
For Rantoul Press


I consider myself a conservative Republican. I’m sickened by the thought of eight more years of a liberal welfare-minded Democrat in the White House, especially if it’s Hillary Clinton.


Pauline's Corner: Lots to enjoy here in Rantoul

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


Thank you again goes to the Rantoul economic development directors and the village administrator for taking the time to answer some of the people who wish to make our town look like a grieving cemetery.


They wrote a guest commentary in last week’s Press explaining the economic development plan.


Statehouse Reeder: Time we offer prisoners opportunities, not scorn

When they let me out of prison, I held my head up high
Determined I would rise above the shame
But no matter where I’m living, the black mark follows me
I’m branded with a number on my name

         Merle Haggard


Letter: Stop in at the Whistle Stop

To the editor:


The Whistle Stop Resale Shop in downtown Rantoul is awesome.


I’ve driven by it many times and had no idea it is full of well-priced new and used items — candles, silk flowers, furniture and everything in between.


I hope shoppers will check this out, and you won’t be disappointed.


Janice Kizer
Rantoul


Letter: Dollins a good and kind man

To the editor:


Once in a lifetime you meet an individual who shines like a star in the heavens.


Then you realize that the star on his uniform matches the star in the heavens.


Police officers endure many trials and tribulations but also achieve a sense of accomplishment.


Expressions: Our trees are such a treasure

By LINDA KELLEY
Rantoul Press columnist


There’s a tree that towers far above the yard of our old house. It’s a silver maple that drops spiraling helicopter seedlings over the entire yard each year.


Guest Commentary: PARCC testing a challenge our students can face

By TODD WILSON
For Rantoul Press

 
PARCC testing is right around the corner. The PARCC test is a test of reading and math that the state requires all public school districts to give. 


Guest Commentary: Nuts & bolts of economic plan

By Jeff FIEGENSCHUH, MIKE ROYSE and REBECCA MOTLEY
For Rantoul Press


In response to the guest commentary by Dylan Massey in the 3/23/16 edition of The Rantoul Press, the village would like to acknowledge some of the truths in Mr. Massey’s argument and take the opportunity to update the community on our economic development strategy and its expected outcomes.