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No Child Unloved: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month: What can you do?

By ANGIE COX
Rantoul Press columnist


In Illinois, a child dies of abuse or neglect every three days, according to the Department of Child and Family Services.


Pauline's Corner: Spring a time for good deeds

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


I hope all of my readers had a happy Easter.


Now watch as everything in your garden comes alive. No matter what is going on in your life, remember you can always turn the light on and become like your garden — just beautiful.


Statehouse Reeder: Politics make for strange bedfellows in Springfield

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist


“Realpolitik:  politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives.”
                    ~ Meriam-Webster


Letter: Took our business out of town

To the editor:


Finally, an economic assessment of Rantoul from a realistic point of view. Hats off to Dylan Massey for his honest and palatable commentary about the situation.


I have been a resident of this town since 1967 and a small business owner since 1983. I have seen a multitude of changes take place and have not weathered them well. 


Prairie Writings: Legacy left by how we love

The changing of the seasons has often been used as a metaphor for life. First comes springtime with its blooming flowers, budding trees and greening grass. Then follows summer, when life peaks at its fullness of strength.


Autumn, in various ways, begins to detach us from this world. And at last comes winter, covering our lives and faults beneath the snow.


Guest Commentary: Perhaps econ development plan should be reevaluated

By DYLAN MASSEY
For Rantoul Press


I find it interesting (and a bit amusing) how one of Rantoul’s economic directors touts the Retail Coach as being “too good” at their job, and thus the village is choosing to “opt out” of the third year of the contract.


Be Encourgaed: God has a plan

Not fully understanding the why of life and the how of God. If there is even such a thing as the why and how of a world that God created. God is bigger than anything we see, hear, feel emotionally or touch.


If God has the ultimate plan, than why do we worry and have so much fear? “We” meaning us Christians. Because life happens to us all, and we are overwhelmed everyday.


Letter: Cop not helping unacceptable

To the editor:


My son and daughter-in-law live in Fisher. I was contacted by my daughter-in-law as she was very upset.  


The chief of police in Fisher came to her door at approximately 12:30 p.m. yesterday and informed her that her garbage can had blown over in the wind. The winds were gusting up to 40 mph.


Letter: Loss of God in our lives is concerning

To the editor:


The Roman catacombs, where many 1st century Christians are buried, lie far beneath Rome’s modern streets.


Representations of the original Apostolic creed are scratched into stone.


Statehouse Reeder: Illinois prime example of democracy at its worst

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist


“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.”
— Winston Churchill


SPRINGFIELD – Illinois politicians like to extol the virtues of democracy but avoid practicing it as much as possible.