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Statehouse Reeder: California teacher takes on her union

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist
 

WASHINGTON — Watching Rebecca Friedrichs stroll down the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court last week brought to mind a biblical image: David facing Goliath.


Friedrichs is a California elementary school teacher who chose to take on organized labor.


Guest Commentary: Print is the new media

By CHAVA GOURARIE
For Rantoul Press


Print is beautiful. It can’t notify you when a work email arrives, can’t be tweeted mid-sentence, and won’t die without a charger. Even better, it’s finite.


Letter: Chamber’s euchre tournament disrespectful to VFW tourney

To the editor:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has held a euchre tournament at their post every Friday night for over 25 years.
Despite the local chamber of commerce being fully aware of this ongoing event, their leadership found it necessary to conduct a well-advertised euchre tournament last Friday night at the neighboring KC club.


Art = Life: Art is an agent of change

By IAN WANG
Rantoul Press columnist


Art is more than just business.


Last Friday, I had a cup of coffee and interview with Pauline Tannos, Urbana City Public Art Program coordinator at Flying Machine in downtown Urbana.


Pauline's Corner: Time to kick the bad habit

By PAULINE POREMBA
Rantoul Press columnist


The subject this week is cigarettes.


If you grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, most of you saw the commercials that made you feel like running right down the street for a pack of smokes.


Letter: Thank you for shining a light on the homeless

To the editor:


I am writing to thank you for your article on the homeless residing in Rantoul.


I moved here in November of 2014 from Springfield. I have found Rantoul to be a caring, friendly place to live.


One thing that I found strange was that when I inquired about our homeless population, I was told repeatedly that Rantoul had no homeless.


Letter: Toss the polluters out on the street

To the editor:


I seriously detest people that litter.


Why is it that you can’t wait until you get home to put rubbish in your trash can, or better yet stop at a gas station?


Every single one of them have trash cans.


Please, I ask of you to stop littering. It is not healthy. It is not right. You are polluting our world.


Statehouse Reeder: Fear of being sued hurting our generosity

By SCOTT REEDER
Rantoul Press columnist
 

SPRINGFIELD – I pulled up to Goodwill Industries last week with a pickup truck loaded full of baby items: a high chair, a portable crib, a walker and a potty seat.


An employee peered into the bed of the truck and just shook her head.


Expressions: Peel back layers to find masterpiece

By LINDA KELLEY
For Rantoul Press


There’s nothing quite as frustrating as taking a bunch of photos on a digital camera and having the memory card fail. It’s happened to me a few times over the years, typically while we’re on vacation and right after I captured many irreplaceable family moments.


Guest Commentary: Nature path option for Brookhill needs serious thought

By JOE LARKIN
For Rantoul Press


The park board accepted a $56,300 federal grant (administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources) in 1968 to buy the land to develop Brookhill Golf Course. According to IDNR, the land cannot be used for anything other than recreation.