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Wang: Thomas used her art to protest the war

Among my art collections is a special section of artwork created by local artists and artwork about Rantoul.

I decided to feature a female artist for this month’s column because today is International Women’s Day.

Reeder: Emil Jones is a sensitive man

SPRINGFIELD – Could it be that billionaire J.B. Pritzker, scion of the Hyatt hotel fortune, looks down his nose at Emil Jones, a man who rose from being a Chicago sewer inspector to president of the Illinois Senate?

It sure looks that way.

Last week, the “Chicago Tribune” released an FBI recording of a wiretapped conversation between then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Pritzker.

Letter to the Editor: Confusion at Gifford board meeting

To the editor:

After attending the Gifford Grade School board meeting on Feb. 20, 2018, and asking questions, I left there more confused than when I first walked in the door.

Berg: Illinois is losing the virtues of Honest Abe


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Porter: History rife with fake news

Rantoul Press columnist

Fake news has been around forever. I know I practiced it with some frequency when I was a kid. Back then, we called it fibbing. Had I thought at the time to call it “news,” I might have been more successful at it.

Thompson: Checkout new faces at library

Rantoul Press columnist

You may have noticed new faces at the library the past several months. The library has recently had the most staff turnover it has had in decades.

Reeder: The issue is still who’s behind the trigger

Note to readers: Scott Reeder first wrote this column nine years ago. Much has changed in those years. His oldest daughter is now 12 and has two sisters. But much hasn’t changed. The nation’s debate on the role of guns in society continues.

SPRINGFIELD — I took my 3 year-old daughter, Grace, fishing the other day.

Fogal: Warmer weather just can’t come soon enough at SHARE facility


Rantoul Press columnist

Yeah, January is in the past, and we have more daylight!

Soon with the upcoming time change we will have even more daylight to complete our chores at Society for Hooved Animals Rescue and Emergency. February will fly by.

Porter: Nothing to hide


Rantoul Press columnist

I was looking for something today in the drawer of my nightstand, and it occurred to me that something has changed.

Pace: Opportunities are available in Rantoul

It is true you don’t have to know everything, but it does pay to know something about a lot of things.

In this life being aware of multiple agendas does pay off in many respects. Just being knowledgeable and available to be of service is a rare trademark.